Archives for June 28, 2017

Lucky Or Not, Here I Come by Gerry Orz is a Must-Read! A Curse,A Blessing, A Divined Destiny....


“John Wilson has no talents, No aspirations. He is certain that he will never live up to his parents’ expectations.” He is the main character of this inspiring book by Gerry Orz. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure what to expect but being in awe of such a younger writer way beyond his years was not what I was expecting. This is a story of a man’s journey from childhood to adulthood and it is way beyond just an ordinary journey. You will laugh and you will cry as you read about love, loss and loyalty. This is a story about life and I recommend it for both Teenagers 13+ and adults. One really strong aspect of this book is the characters. I felt that as I read page after page, I really got to know them. There were ones I really liked and a couple I didn’t but even the ones I didn’t like…I felt they needed to be in the book so you could really understand the main character and his journey. My favorite character is John but I also really liked his sister and enjoyed reading about the special bond they had.  It is not often that I give a book 5 out of 5 stars but I do give this one that rating. I highly recommend it and look forward to the next book by Gerry Orz.

Look for the book on by the end of July!

More about the Author:

Gerry Orz is a 15-year-old writer and filmmaker from Los Angeles, CA. He is currently in 9th grade and is dreaming of writing bestsellers and directing feature films in the future.


Self Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book to facilitate this post. The photo was also provided. 

Bursting into Fourth of July with Cascade Ice


Looking for some healthier and delicious drinks this upcoming holiday? Cascade Ice has you covered! I received samples and actually tried a couple of the following recipes! My favorite is the Fresh Firecracker! Yum!

  • Patriotic Punch: For this fun concoction, start with Cascade Ice Blueberry Watermelon sparkling water. Next, muddle strawberries and blueberries just a bit to release the flavor and serve over ice. If you want to make it an adult beverage, add a splash sparkling wine. Garnish with strawberries and blueberries and get ready to watch some fireworks!
  • Red, White & Mixed Berry: For this yummy drink, start with Cascade Ice Mixed Berry sparkling water over ice. Add some frozen raspberries to enhance the flavor and keep your drink cold. Garnish the glass with some fresh mint for the perfect touch and serve!
  • Fresh Firecracker: Take two parts Cascade Ice Lemonade sparkling water and add in one part club soda. Stir well and serve over ice in a cold glass. Decorate the rim of the glass with sugar crystals, or add in a rock-candy pop for the kids for a festive look!

Look for Cascade Ice at a location near you!


Happy 4th of July!



Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Images and recipes were also provided.