June 26, 2011

Eshakti: Fashionably Fitting

     Have you ever gone to the store, picked out a lovely dress, fell in love with it, only to find out it is too small on your arms, or too big in the rear, or it fits terribly all the way around? This was a common problem in the lives of girls everywhere. Then, eshakti arrived to save the day! Eshakti is every lady's dream; clothes that fit you, without any "misfits". eshakti let's you measure a few basic areas (waist, bust, hips, torso, etc.) and when you input that information, they make a clothing item perfectly suited to your figure. Perfectly. Not only this, but you can customize the length of the garment, the neckline, the sleeves, and many other parts of the clothing. A few words from Jennifer,
"eShakti is a unique women's apparel store online that allows custom changes in the style of the garment - sleeve, neckline, length can all be changed by the customer to her preference.
We also offer the full size selection from size 0 - 26W and custom size too.   And recently, we have  extended our size set beyond 3X to cover 4X, 5X and 6X as a part of our commitment to serving real women who range from petite to tall to Plus-size. To start with, not all styles are being offered in the 4X-6X range, but about 60% of them are. 
Even custom clothes are shipped in 3 business days.   We ship across the USA
The special appeal of our designs are the embellishments we give via print, embroidery and fabric texturing.  So its designer-wear that is not readily seen in stores. 
Unlike other stores, we are never stocked out.  All the hottest colors of the season in every product and style and in every size is always available
The internet allows us to be extremely customer-centric by enabling the buying to be interactive.  And our advisory panel consists of a body of our customers.  
Shakti means 'power' in Sanskrit.   eShakti therefore means the Power of the Net.   We believe the internet empowers customers and helps companies be customer-centered."
Some of their their many stunning clothing items (made to order :) are:

     Eshakti let me choose one of their fabulous items to review, so, without hesitation I accepted. Here are the pictures!

I absolutely adore eShakti *staring at dress drooling* It is a wonderful invention. My dress fit absolutely perfectly, it couldn't have fit better! Not to mention it had pockets! Take the most wonderful, versatile, beautiful, comfortable dress you have, multiply it by two pockets and 100, and you will have an idea how much I love this dress. I received a lot of compliments today, and it has stood the test of sitting down, standing up, jumping up and down, kneeling, and about every other exercise as well! I disliked NOTHING about eshakti. I adored the intricate details: the scalloped hem, rickrack trim, and overall beauty were great aspects of this dress! I will definitely be purchasing from them in the near future (think, graduation dress) I would highly recommend eshakti and their products to anyone who wears clothes. Really, they are that fantastic! Until next time, my dear friends, enjoy life, eat marshmallows, and buy a dress from eShakti!


So, Pinterest has become my new favorite thing. Really. Here is some of the stuff you can find on there...
(All images via pinterest)

You can check out my pins here, but if you don't have a Pinterest, just drop me a comment with your email address in it, OR send me an email at  libbilogs{at}gmail{dot}com

June 22, 2011


Guess where I am going until Saturday at noon? The Desperation Conference in Colorado Springs! It is going to rock :) I really can't wait! Until then, could you vote for my book review? It would be very appreciated :)

June 21, 2011

Book Review: God's Love Letters to You - By Dr. Larry Crabb

       In this forty day devotional, Dr. Larry went through {obviously} forty different books of the Bible, based off of his book "66 Love Letters". In that book, he went through each of the books of the Bible, and rewrote it in the form of a love letter from God to you, trying to say what he thought God wanted to say to His children through that book. The way it is written, it can be read either straight through like a book, or , across 40 days {or weeks!} as a devotional.
Each day’s devotional includes:
-a selected Scripture reading
-a short devotional message
-reflection questions  
-a closing prayer

      What I thought: I thought that this book, while good in theory, was lacking in sound theology. I could not quite believe that if someone was really in love with me that they would make me sick, or take away a loved one. The books cover, however, was absolutely gorgeous! I loved it! I actually thought the questions at the end of each chapter were thought-provoking, yet some were still on the incorrect side. Overall, I disliked the book. If anyone is going to attempt to use a book, song, or picture to try and show how God talks to us, it needs to be biblical, and not heresy. Unfortunately, this book's "letters" did not quite add up.

P.S. Booksneeze gave me this book for free to honestly review.

Book Review: The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck -By Kathleen Y'Barbo

     What does one do when they are in absolute financial ruin, forced to either live on the streets, or face an even more difficult decision? The obvious choice would be to get married...to the most annoying, irritating person on the planet. This is the situation Alexander Hambly is faced with. What if you are a prominent young lady, in the nineteenth century, who wants to go to college? This is the troublesome happenstance of Charlotte Beck. Alex and Charlotte can barely stand each other as acquaintances, much less as husband and wife. Kathleen Y'Barbo tells the sweet, innocent, and mischievous love story of Alexander Hambly and Charlotte Beck.
     This book was delightfully surprising, absolutely adorable in all the right parts. I loved the plot,
and I fell in love with Alexander Hambly! It was one of those books you can't quite put down :) I loved how innocent it was, a very non-graphic romance novel if I do say so myself. I love romance novels with just the right amount of sweetness, love, and innocence mixed in. Overall, I believe that Kathleen Y'Barbo overdid herself, and I am looking forward to reading some of her other books, and I would reccomend this book to anyone ages 13+. Don't forget to Read Chapter 1!

Libbi H.

P.S. If you would rank my review, that would be wonderful! 

June 14, 2011

Guess whose blog just hit 10000 pageviews?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?! Mine! Augh!

June 13, 2011

Survey Says...

SO, as you guys can see on the sidebar ( Right over on this side---------------------------------->) I have been conducting a survey, which I have really gotten a lot of information from! (Feel free to take it anytime :) A couple of the things that needed changing were the background, Blog button, and more posts on my convictions and my favorites :)  I will try and get a few out there, but it has been an incredibly busy month so far :) I will also be posting a couple of reviews in the near future :)

June 10, 2011

The Winner of The Duchess' Jewels Giveaway!

As you all can tell, it is the time to pick a winner for The Duchess' Jewels giveaway!  If you have forgotten, the winner will receive a $30 gift certificate to The Duchess' Jewels! 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Out of 267 entries, the winner is.....

Comment #86!!!! Which is... Bree!

Congratulations Bree!You have 2 days before I re-choose the winner!

Good luck next time to all of you non-winners!

Until the next giveaway!

June 07, 2011

Changed around the look!

Hey you fantastical followers!  If you haven't already noticed, I have changed up my blog a LOT. I decided to go for a pattern that was, well, less busy. I absolutely adore the new one! What do you think? If you have a few minutes,  Click here to take my quick and easy survey! It would be very appreciated! Also, if you haven't already, make sure to Click here to enter to win a $30 gift certificate!   I hope you like the new layout! 

June 03, 2011

Big News!

Great News today!




Dear Braces,
You stole 2 1/2 years of eating corn on the cob, well, on the cob. Not to mention apples, caramel, and caramel apples. I was very attached to you, but now, I have to break things off with you. Literally. Goodbye Braces!
Libbi Sarah Hartwig
P.S. I only liked you for your looks.

June 01, 2011

Book Review: The Waiting Place by Eileen Button

     As humans, we spend most of our time waiting, waiting for our sweet 16 birthday party, waiting for our graduation, waiting for our aunt to marry her boyfriend, waiting to get married, waiting to go to college, waiting for the person in front of us to finish checking out. In this sweet, tenderhearted book full of life's humorous tales, life's trials, and most of all, life's waiting places. Eileen Button demonstrates through her own life stories, showing readers how to make the most of the waiting places, and rather then wish them away, to savor them happily.
     This book is one of a humorous nature, bound and determined to make readers laugh to themselves. Although extremely fun to read, one must agree that this book would be most beneficial when it is read by a married adult. One must enjoy her witty sense of humor and understandable circumstances, all the while looking upon the essays with a knowing heart, seeing the resemblances in her life and theirs.Overall, one can expect to laugh, to cry, to sympathize, and many will undoubtedly love this book, along with it's troubled tales, hilarious happenings, and sincere stories. In the meantime, enjoy your waiting place!

P.S. Book Sneeze gave me this book for free to honestly review.

Summer Splash Blog Party!

What are two songs that describe you?
 Happy Day by Tim Hughes and Stuck in the 80s by KJ52
What do you most fear? 
Fear itself...and Spiders.
What color(s) dominate(s) your wardrobe? 
Red and Black
How do you normally do you hair? Normally I have it down Monday, Ponytail Tuesday, Down Wednesday...
Do you prefer milkshakes or smoothies? Definitely Smoothies!
Do you like the color pink? ALL shades of pink are the best! My favorite is that lovely Bubblegum pink :)

What is your favorite flower? I love hot-pink peonies!

How many states have you been to? About 12, I think.

What is your favorite thing about June? The nicest part of summer where it is perfect weather, and you can read all month!
Describe your "dream wedding location.
Honestly, if it weren't for the cost, Hawaii would be fantastic!

Sponsor Giveaway: The Duchess Jewels

I am extremely excited to announce a wonderful giveaway! The shop sponsoring the giveaway is...
The Duchess' Jewels!
I was thrilled when I found out lovely Mrs. Lana was sponsoring the giveaway, because her shop has a wonderful collection stunning, vintage-inspired jewelry. 
     When asked about sponsoring a giveaway, Mrs. Lana was quite kind! Here is her beautiful bio:
"I grew up in Europe. My family moved around a lot because my dad's job assignments required relocations time after time. When I was a 5 years old we lived in a beautiful old European city which has a huge royal palace in the heart of it. The palace was made into a museum and I remember frequently strolling through its numerous halls filled with beautiful classic paintings and sculptures, all hundreds years old. Visiting the palace was one of my family's favorite pastimes and it surely left a lasting impression on me even though I didn't appreciate it as much when I was 5 :)
     I am a self-taught jewelry artist. My passion for beading started in childhood and slowly grew into something bigger over the years. I love creating pieces with a classic vintage flavor, but giving them a touch of modern simplicity and style. I am fond of nature, folklore, ancient myths and legends, classic art and literature and you are going to see the elements of these in my work. My favorite materials are vintage brass, pearls, glass opals, and various sparkling vintage gems of vibrant color (Swarovski, Czech Preciosa, vintage glass). 
I live with my husband and two naughty turtles in a cute cozy house surrounded by blooming lilacs. When it is not winter in Minnesota (which is about 6 months long) we like to ride our bicycles down to Fort Snelling Park to see the deer; or go for a spin on the lake on our little sail boat."
Some of the luxurious choices from her shop are...
 Mrs. Lana has immensely beautiful items; needless to say, I am superbly envious of the winner of this giveaway! Mrs. Lana has kindly agreed to donate a $30.00 gift certificate to her lovely shop! Oh the marvelous things you can buy! To enter, make sure to do at least one of the following:
  • "Like" The Duchess' Jewels on Facebook, and make sure to let her know that you came from my blog :) *2 comments
  • Tweet about this giveaway, and make sure to leave me the link to your post! *3 comments                   
       There is a wonderful giveaway from "The Duchess' Jewels!" Come check it out!        
  •  Post about this giveaway on your blog, and leave me the link  *3 comments
  • Share on Facebook, and leave me a comment with the link *3 comments 
Leave your email address, or another way to contact you, in at least one of your comments, and make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry! This giveaway is open to jewelry lovers in all parts of the world!
The giveaway will close on June 10th, 2011. Until then, make as many entries as possible!