Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!!

From one annoyed cuddly Santa to your family.  Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Gift Ideas for Shoe Lovers!

The countdown has begun... the holidays will be here before you know it!  Below are some ideas for the shoe-lover left on your list.  Each shoe is unique in its own way.  Which one will you add to your list?


TOMS Desert Wedge
A very comfortable wedge with a good message - Every time you purchase a pair of TOMS shoes they donate a pair. One-for-One.  Featured in Black Suede.

Madden Girl Gavin
Extremely versatile, a unique light brown color and super cute on everyone!

Frye Veronica Slouch
A gorgeous, long lasting boot that every girl will love.

Pikolinos Verona in Brandy
This stunning boot turns heads, fits like a dream and they're super comfortable!


Olukai Moloa in Henna/Toffee
These are the ultimate slip on shoe.  With a collapsible heel, this shoe is super easy to slip on but looks sharp with khaki pants and shorts in the Summer!  And guys, it is the softest shoe ever!

BedStu Revolution in Charcoal
These incredible boots look good on every man.  They fit well, are comfortable and look sharp!

TOMS Brogues
From dressy/casual business to jeans and a t-shirt, this shoe always looks incredible! Don't forget the One-for-One too!

Sperry Oxfords in Burnished
The most comfortable men's Sperry to ever exist.  The epitome of comfort with style.  These incredible shoes look very sharp on every guy no matter what age you are.

All of these styles can be found at your local Tradehome Shoes.  Have you gotten your shopping done yet?  Happy Holidays!!

**All pictures shown are from the brand's website or taken in my store.**

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Review Day: Snow White Must Die

Today I have a guest review written by the amazing people at Sainsburys Ebooks!  Enjoy!
Review: Snow White Must Die
Title: Snow White Must Die
Author: Nele Neuhaus
My Rating: 4 stars
Book Blurb:
Snow White Must Die is the fourth in a German crime novel series, but the first to be translated into English, but don’t let that put you off, this is a great standalone mystery thriller, and is no fairytale!
On a wet November day two detectives, Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein, are summoned to a crime scene; a woman, Rita, has fallen from a bridge onto a vehicle below, a witness claims she has been pushed. The investigation takes them to a village near Frankfurt, where they encounter the victim’s son Tobias.
Eleven years earlier, on a September evening, two seventeen-year-old girls vanished from the very same small village, Altenhain, leaving no trace. Rita’s son, Tobias, finds himself at the centre of a flimsy trial for the murder of the two girls – his girlfriend and childhood friend – a crime which he vehemently denied. While he is in prison the villagers turn on his family, driving them out of business and treating them as pariahs.
When Tobias returns to his home village years later after serving his prison sentence, the village is again disturbed by the events of the past. Then, after Tobias’ family are subjected to attacks, detectives Kirchhoff and Bodenstein are sent to monitor the goings on in the tiny village, was his return linked to the death of his mother. The atmosphere is tense and the detectives find the village community puts up a wall of silence.
Then, when the past repeats itself and another girl goes missing, the two detectives are thrust into a race against time to solve the mystery before the villagers take the law into their own hands and act on their suspicions.
About the Author: 
Nele Neuhaus is a 46-year-old German mystery author who has just had this, her first book, published in English despite selling millions in her native tongue. She started writing at a very early age, creating stories about horse and other animals by hand in her exercise books. She first began selling her books from the offices of her ex-husband’s meat packing factory where she also worked; she would offer customers who had come to buy meat and sausages her works until eventually people would come just for her books. In 2005 she published her first book, Swimming with Sharks and since then has enjoyed great literary success with her crime series from which Snow White Must Die is taken.
My Review:
This is a great, atmospheric, dark and thrilling mystery novel which examines small town communities. It is the tale of a tight knit village where gossip, power and influence reign supreme and mob mentality prevails. The novel has all the suspense and tension of a Scandi-crime novel and creepy scenes given lots of colour and some rather unhinged characters make for a gripping read. The author really takes the time to develop the characters, good and bad, and this creates a great chilling atmosphere, this coupled by the snowballing vindictive villagers makes a thrilling page-turner.