Designer Liners {Review}

14 September 2011

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I really don't like having the plain little trash cans all around the house, much less having them with plain plastic colored bags. The kids each have to have one in their room, and one at their desk; and add the one in my room, the one by my desk and the one in the bathroom; that totals 9 small ( I'm talking under 10 gal.) unloved trash cans with little white plastic bags.
I am the type that likes to have lots of color in the house; the office area where all the desks are is a bright red, and every room in the house is a different color, so just having the plain bags really irks my nerves! When I got the opportunity to try out Designerliners I was ecstatic! Designerliners is a genius little invention, they are stylish, decorative, biodegradable trash bags that are perfect to "Dress the Mess" in your home or office*.

Like I said, genius! The bags come in many different colors and sizes ranging from 5 gallon up to 10 gallon. The colors are bright and vibrant and the bags hold up well to the trash that we have been putting into them! We received the Red Toile in the 7-10 gallon (24x24 in) size. The bags come packaged with the design on the inside so that when you put them in the trash can the design ends up on the outside of your trash can. No more unsightly trash cans for us!

Designerliners come in a total of ten color/pattern combos which you can see above. They come in packs of 12 and only cost 9.99. You can purchase them at, ebay, Amazon and
Patterns include:

  • Pink, Orange, or Navy Blue Polka dots in the 5-6 gal. size

  • Blue Leopard and Black Leopard in the 7 gal. size

  • Red Gingham and Gold Gingham in the 7 gal. size

  • Red Toile and Blue Toile in the 7-10 gal. size

  • Black Tattersol in the 7-10 gal. size

  • And exclusively to Ebay and Amazon: Green Gingham and Brown Leopard in the 7 gal. size

You have got to love all of the options that you can choose from, one for just about every room in the house!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

The Lying Game by Sara Shepard {Review}

Title: The Lying Game
Author: Sara Shepard
Series: The Lying Game #1
Publisher: HarperTeen
Date: Dec. 7th, 2010
Pages: 307
ISBN: 9780061869709
Source: gift
Purchase: The Lying Game

Summary from Goodreads:

The Lying Game
I had a life anyone would kill for.

Then someone did.

The worst part of being dead is that there’s nothing left to live for. No more kisses. No more secrets. No more gossip. It’s enough to kill a girl all over again. But I’m about to get something no one else does—an encore performance, thanks to Emma, the long-lost twin sister I never even got to meet.

Now Emma’s desperate to know what happened to me. And the only way to figure it out is to be me—to slip into my old life and piece it all together. But can she laugh at inside jokes with my best friends? Convince my boyfriend she’s the girl he fell in love with? Pretend to be a happy, carefree daughter when she hugs my parents good night? And can she keep up the charade, even after she realizes my murderer is watching her every move?

From Sara Shepard, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars books, comes a riveting new series about secrets, lies, and killer consequences.

Let the lying game begin.

My Thoughts:

I understand now why everyone was telling me to read the book and not just watch the show. So I will tell all of you now...The show is TOTALLY different from the book!!
Sutton Mercer is the narrator in the book, and as you will find out from the beginning; she's dead. So there is the first major difference from the show. We still get that Emma is in foster care and her foster brother is a jerk. Emma finds out that she has a twin due to a video showed to her and her foster mother by her foster brother. Emma then finds her on face book of all places and sends her a message.
After a little while Emma receives a reply from who she believes is Sutton and then heads to Arizona, to meet the twin she never knew. Emma arrives and goes to the designated meeting spot, but there is no Sutton. Emma is instead found by Sutton's friends. Emma is dragged to a party where she steps into pretending to be Sutton.
Emma continues the "game" as Sutton, going so far as to go to her house and take up being Sutton. Emma goes to school as Sutton, plays tennis as Sutton and pretty much just takes over her life. A little bit into the book ( I believe a few chapters) you learn the truth that Yes, Sutton is dead, and who ever killed her knows that Emma is there and wants Emma to continue to play Sutton.
As I said, Sutton is narrating the story, so when Emma is going through the days as her, you get little flashes of Sutton's death as flashbacks from Sutton, but since she can't remember anything specific you never do find out who it was.
With the book being narrated by the dead twin, I found myself lost more than once. And really, I understand being dead and not really remembering anything, but you would think that Sutton would remember a lot of more thing than she does. Like really, how could she not know why she is friends with the girls that are her BFFs? All you get from Sutton is feelings and that she knows that she should know such and such about this person. I found the whole thing a little hard to believe, how would a sister, parents, best friends and even a boyfriend not know that the person they are talking to isn't who it should be? I like to believe that even if I had a twin, my family and friends would know if it was actually me or not.
While I wasn't too thrilled with the book in itself, I will be getting the 2nd and 3rd one in the series just so i can find out exactly who killed Sutton, and if anyone ever figures out that Emma isn't really Sutton.

My Rating: