Everything We Left Behind

This book is a series. So I suggest you read Everything We Keep first or you will be lost. I had to read the next book because once James disappeared the previous book leaves you with the feeling that Aimee is going to find him. But what we dont know now is that James has become Carlos and living in Mexico in a state of fugue. I didnt even know there was such a thing and looking is up made me better understand what James/Carlos was going through.

Again this book has some surprises, romance and a lot of anger – between family members….and lots of secrets. Keeps you turning the pages BUT the reason it didnt get 5 stars is that it keeps jumping back and forth in the story between Carlos in his present state and then when he realizes he is James and doesnt remember a Carlos (fugue state)….this is not a book to put down and pick up a day or two later. You need to continuously read this book so you dont lose track of what is going on….

How to get rid of that ring…..

I didnt want it anymore.

I was tired of seeing it day in and day out.

Nothing helped


I used Skin So Soft Bath Oil

One cap full in the tank – once a month – keeps the ring away!

Dont believe me?  Try it. Currently on sale!  Item #941253

What do you have to lose?  You can always use the bath oil on yourself.  It’s America’s favorite bath oil, and sure to be yours, too! Pamper yourself with Skin So Soft Original Bath Oil. This jojoba infused luxury bath oil helps your skin and mind with its uplifting botanical and herbal scent. Stay radiant by using our moisturizing bath oil during your bath and shower. Take your skin from dry to soft, smooth, and touchable with Skin So Soft moisture locking formula. Keep your skin hydrated longer with the larger 25 fl. oz. bottle! 

Available at www.youravon.com/ashapiro

Or buy directly from the brochure at my e-store here

Still time to get your MT

They are going fast…..and now is the time to get them.  Avon has a product called Moisture Therapy and if you want your skin to feel like silk that you need this.  Is the sun making your skin extra dry?  Come home from the beach, take your shower and then try MT Intensive Healing and Repair….I use it every night before bed……now on special – all 4 for only $13.99


You get the Lotion, Body Wash, Extra Strength Cream and Moisturizing Lip Balm..perfect for summer…order item #687184 at www.youravon.com/ashapiro while supplies last.





Going, Going…..almost Gone

It’s hot this summer….what are you doing to keep cool?  When the temp reaches 95 degrees do you stay in or are you one of those people who will go out anyway.  Well, I love the hot weather and although there are time I will stay in the air conditioned house or store or car….you will probably find me sitting on the patio reading and sipping my wine (or coffee in the morning).

But along with loving the hot humid weather, comes bugs.  Flies, bees, mosquitoes and of course ticks.  So I never leave home or go out on my patio without my Bug Guard…..and it keeps those bugs away…….Avon is still having their sale on them so make sure you get yours today…..at my store – www.youravon.com/ashapiro

Anyone who places an order of $25 or more this week through my website  will be placed in my weekly raffle to receive a #free prize from me…remember to use code RA2507 to get free shipping on any order over $25!

this prize offer ends on Friday, July 21, 2017

We went there

It was the hottest day so far in July – 95 degrees….and we went into the city to see a Broadway show.  We heard raves on A Bronx Tale and just had to see it.  We dont do it often but while we managed to get to the theater via car and also found a parking lot right across the street from the theater…..it was a good day.  Being too hot to wait on line outside, my hubby ventured in and spoke to one of the men there who so kindly got us chairs and allowed us to wait in the lobby until the opening of the doors in a half hour.

The seats were good (small theaters are the best) and the show was fabulous.  It was more for us baby boomers who remembered how things were back in the day when we sat on stoops (those are the stairs outside of your building) and hung out with friends, some singing and some getting into trouble.  Nowadays everyone is hooked up to a tech device….where are the good old day?

If you get a chance to see this show, or have seen it already let me know.  It’s a tale of a boy who witnesses a killing and then is torn between his his two mentors —- his father….and a mobster.  Read what the NY Times has said about it here ……when it first came out.


No time for…..

Reading?  As an avid reader I am always carrying my Kindle around with me.  That is one of the reasons I carry a tote bag….besides my Avon books and samples, I find my Kindle stuck in the corner of my bag because you never know…..you may be sitting somewhere waiting (arent we always waiting for something) and it becomes an opportunity to read.


We recently took in a Broadway show – drove all the way into the city in snail traffic but managed to arrive 1/2 hour before they opened the doors…..and waited – and read…..

I have been searching blogs that write about reading, not only their reviews but also what they think of reading – how they get reading done within their day.  And I started to think about how much people read.  One blog said she wanted to read 5 books for the month of  June and ended up reading 9.  It used to take me 2 weeks to read a book, therefore I could only claim about 2 books per month.

In addition to reading I am also posting reviews…..on Goodreads.com, this blog and my other blog…So please feel free to follow me and check out my reviews.

But now that I am retired, I find there is more reading time – or am I just making more time because I know I can do other things tomorrow….Ahh, that word “tomorrow”….while I have used it in regard to laundry, cleaning and cooking……I have never said I would read tomorrow…and on that note I will end and ——go back to reading!

Start your own business today!

I’ve been getting messages the last two days inquiring about joining Avon and selling to make a 40% profit.  Yes, Avon is having a special right now – and it will not last – where you can make 40% profit from all your sales.


And the more you sell, the higher your profit will be.  I am also hearing that some of you do not have the start up fee.  Avon has given us three choices: $25 or $50 or $100.  One of my team members also was hesitant to spend that money….so I told her to put aside a few dollars each week special for Avon and when she had the amount she wanted, then join.  Well, she listened and went for the $100 kit because it gave her more for her money.  But you can buy the $25 kit – it still has so much more.

If you are really serious in making Avon your business – once you join you also get a free website and continuous help not only from me but from groups on  FB and youtube recordings, giving you great ideas to continue and grow your business.  Wouldnt you like to be your own boss?

Ask me how or if you have already decided go straight to www.startavon.com and sign up using reference code ashapiro