Archives for the month of: April, 2018


Anyone who needs a bit of inspiration to follow their dreams should pick up a copy of Sue Tabashnik’s recently released book, “Patrick Swayze The Dreamer” (

The author has compiled a fitting homage to the actor/dancer who spent his all-too-short lifetime, encouraging himself and others to follow their dreams. This book is a must-read for any true-blue fan of Swayze and one of his best loved movies, “Dirty Dancing”, and provides a wonderful introduction to his art, talent and philosophy to anyone not familiar with his work in the entertainment world.

“Patrick Swayze The Dreamer” by Sue Tabashnik – Gotta Love It!



If you’re looking for a great way to rev up your circulation and get ready to be more active this spring, start using the T-Tapp Body Brush as part of your daily health routine (

The T-Tapp Body Brush is applied gently in quick strokes to dry skin in order to stimulate blood circulation, exfoliate the skin, tone muscles, strengthen the body’s immune system response and help move toxins out of the system faster. Body brushing has long been an accepted health practice in Europe for both health and longevity.  After trying out the T-Tapp Body Brush daily  for the past two weeks, our skin feels softer and looks better, our digestion is better and we feel more energized to begin another day. We’ll be talking more about the T-Tapp exercise program developed by Teresa Tapp to lose weight and tone up in a future blog.

The T-Tapp Body Brush – Gotta Love It!



With horse racing’s “Run for the Roses”, the Kentucky Derby happening in just a few short weeks, the recent release of “Jim Beam Bourbon Cookbook” ( offers a timely guide to creating an imaginative array of light bites, entrees, desserts and classic cocktails that feature Kentucky’s favorite libation.

This beautifully illustrated volume adds a bourbon kick to  a wide variety (over 70) of such classic recipes as Cobb Salad, macaroni and cheese, Chili Con Carne and even Boston Baked Beans. And for the traditionalist, there is also an excellent final chapter featuring recipes for classic Bourbon Cocktails. The creative bourbon recipes presented in this guide will be the hit of many a Derby party the first Saturday of May and well into the summer barbecue and grilling months.

Jim Beam Bourbon Cookbook – Gotta Love It!


With spring blossoms slow to arrive this year, we recommend a dose of color and creativity for your soul as found in the recently released “Weird Homes” by David J. Neff and Chelle Neff (

This gorgeous volume is artfully illustrated with lush photographs by Thanin Viriyaki , each showcasing homes in and around Austin, Texas that have been skillfully decorated by their occupants to reflect creativity, imagination, bursts of color and most of all, unique character. As you take a visual tour through what the authors call “the people and places that keep Austin strangely wonderful” you may feel inspired to do a little redecorating of that space you call home this spring!

Weird Homes by David J. Neff and Chelle Neff – Gotta Love It!


Both spring and baseball season have arrived, perfect timing for the newly released “America Can Catch”, written by Kevin Christofora and illustrated by Dale Tangeman (

This action-filled, engaging tale tells the story of Syrian immigrant Amira, new to the school and excited to join the Hometown All-Stars, a team of children from diverse backgrounds. Readers of “Amira Can Catch!” will not only learn baseball history, terminology and skill sets, they will also learn how everyone’s differences can unite to make a strong team effort. This book makes an especially good gift for young girls interested in sports and provides a nice role model that encourages participation.

“Amira Can Catch!” by Kevin Crhistofora and Dale Tangeman – Gotta Love It!


“Fermentation Revolution” by Sebastien Bureau and David Cote, published by Robert Rose Inc. ( offers a beautifully illustrated guidebook for readers interested in creating more probiotic-healthy foods into their diets.

“Fermentation Revolution” offers not only an overview of the fermentation process and the kitchen equipment necessary to properly ferment foods and beverages, but also provides detailed instructions for creating some 70 healthy recipes, ranging from homemade sauerkraut, kimchi and kombucha to preparing black garlic, almond yogurt and Umeboshi Plums in your home kitchen. The wide array of food and drink recipes presented in this handsome volume have enormous health benefits for your digestive, immune and nervous system function.

“Fermentation Revolution” by Sebastian Bureau and David Cote – Gotta Love It!