I can’t take the cuteness!!! =D

Okay, Today I got permission from NetGalley to borrow this awesome book. I’m totally in love with  this book. This is a crafting book. Called Dumpling Cats, this book has endless patterns for crocheting these cute looking cats and critters. You can also make their boxes, bowls and bed. I love them. They are adorable.

I can’t say enough about this book already and I’ve barely read any of it. The patterns are fairly easy and I love the guided images. I really like the images because they are very clear and help with the instructions.

This is the first crochet book I’ve reviewed on here.  Again, this book is called Dumpling Cats  by Sarah Sloyer. I’ve really enjoyed reading and reviewing this book today for all of you.  Plus, I want to thank the publishers at Dover Publications and Netgalley for letting me review this book.

I can’t wait to see it on shelves at a store nearby soon.

I’ll see you next week with a great review on a historical situation of the heart. Enemy versus friend. Forgiveness and Love. All these things are going to happen in the next book review. 🙂




Joyce Meyer’s latest publication

Oh! I’m so excited to tell you about the latest book that comes out later this week, actualJoyce.JPGly tomorrow, April 4.  Joyce Meyer’s 20 Ways to Make Everyday Better is a very inspirational book.

For those who do not know who Joyce Meyer is, she is a televangelist and tells you how it is in a Biblical perspective. She has been through a lot in her life. She was sexually abused as a child and has dealt with issues many of us face each day. Joyce really makes you think and she really knows how things are in your life. It is like she knows who you are and what you are going through everyday.

In this book, 20 Ways to Make Everyday Better,  Joyce has divided it into sections to get you rethinking in a better and more positive perspective.  The four sections focus on several topics to get you moving in the right direction for changing your negative perspectives to positive ones. The four topics (which have several sub-chapters) are as follows:

  • Section 1: When you Awake
  • Section 2:New Steps to Take
  • Section 3: Patterns to Break
  • Section 4: Before It’s too Late

I’m about half way into the book as I write this review. Joyce Meyer’s books are always and easy read and are big print. I have so far enjoyed the book and my perspective on things in life feel brighter and better. Amazing!!! I also have just discovered that there is a Study Guide book to compliment the publication. This will give the reader a deeper meaning to the book.

For those who order the book before April 31st, they’ll receive a free downloadable sampler from Joyce Meyer that includes LIVING BEYOND YOUR FEELINGS, BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND, OVERLOAD, and LET GOD FIGHT YOUR BATTLES. To get your free downloads go here: http://www.faithwords.com/20ways. You simply have to fill in your name, email, and upload a copy of your receipt.
Lastly, I want to thank, Joyce Meyer and the FaithWords-Hachette Publishers in allowing me to share this great and awesome book. I’ve enjoyed it immensely and will continue the journey as I read the rest of the book.
Until next time, Happy Reading!

Sorry. in holiday transition

Hi, folks. For those that follow me here on this blog, know I usually post about a book every week. I’ve read 20 books this year since I started last December. 🙂 Amazing feat! Props to those that have followed me this year, because I’m happy to say I have officially 14 followers. Yippee. My goal was 30, but I’m glad I’m half way there.

Due to the upcoming holiday, I got behind in reading and haven’t finished my latest book Shadow in the Storm, which is really good, but when you are only 15% through the ebook, I don’t think I know enough to share with you all as of yet. So stay tuned for that. I just have been busy trying to make things. (See my crafting blog here) Plus trying to reach out to people about my businesses (See my personal site here) Maybe I’m trying too hard with everything.  I don’t know, but let me know if you check out my sites in how I could get more attention and feedback. 🙂

However, I’m planning to share with you the sweet amish holiday romance Angel of Forest Hill by Cindy Woodsmall next week.  Then hopefully a couple of other great short stories will be shared throughout the month of December including the Shadow in the Storm book that I’m currently reading.

I’ll see you all next week with my latest book review and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Gratitude- A prayer and praise coloring journal

What an uplifting set of praises and prayer this little book has!

I wa415796s surprised how positive my mindset became after receiving this book. I walked away reading this this 102 page book feeling relaxed and uplifted as well. Plus, the pictures are detailed enough that you feel relaxed just reading the scriptures. The coloring idea is new and I did like it, although I’m not a person that would be sitting reading my devotionals with my crayons in my desk or back pocket.  The drawings are pretty enough to frame once you finish coloring them in.

My opinion:

Although I enjoyed this book, it wasn’t like my all time favorite devotional to want to go back to again and again.Sometimes the drawing part did not appeal to me. I’m giving this book to my mom for her birthday, because I feel she may enjoy reading the prayers and praises and share them with other people in cards or notes.However, if someone wants to purchase a book that appeals to the coloring book types, this book is for them. Below are a few places you can purchase the book. As always, if you have a chose purchase the books locally in your area to stimulate your local economy.

CBD: $11.99

Amazon: $14.99

Barnes and Noble: $14.99

Walmart: $10.60

As always I need to mention that I got this free through Tyndale Publishers and I want to thank them for the opportunity to read and share this book.

Happy reading!! And next week I’ll be telling you about the 6 week Bible study I AM FOUND by Laura Dingman. Have a great week!


Coming later this week..

Oh I can’t wait to share the latest book I’ve read this week! It’s called Fading Starlight by K. Cushman, I believe that is the author… In the mean time feel free to follow this blog if you like books. You’ll see that I keep to to similar genre, but its fun to read..

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I Don’t Get You by Sherry Graf

What an enlightening booklet! I couldn’t have found a more helpful book. Plus, I got it through Tyndale Publishing’s Blog network for free to review. This book shed light on relationships; serious or casual. It helped the reader to see when a relationship was going too far too fast or help decide on how far the relationship should go through 5 simple steps. Those steps are the following sharing guidelines:bio-data, testimony-faith story, dreams, fears, and deepest hurts. Yes, we may share some of these with our friends, but the book is really speaking about the deepest personal fears, dreams, and hurts that you have dealt with.  The book gave light on so  many things that I hadn’t really seen before or took time to notice.

This booklet was an easy read and really helped me figure out how to get through a tough time with a friend.  Grab your copy at the stores below. It helped me, so I’m sure it will help you look at the different side of things.

Amazon: Kindle for $2.37; 10 pack of paperbacks $19.99

Barnes and Noble: $2.49 for all editions

Stay tuned for next week’s post on Anchor In The Store by Sarah Sundin. It’s really been a great read and I’m sure I can use what I read in this book to relate to it… 🙂

Happy Reading!

Hairstyled by Anne Thouieux

Hairstyled by Anne Thouieux

Okay! This book just came today from Blogging for Books, but I couldn’t help going through it in one sitting. This a paper back book called Hairstyled by Anne Thouieux-75 ways to bride, pin, and accessorize your hair (learn more about this book and author here)  and it really is all about hairstyles.

As a amHairstyledature cosmetologist, I thought the book was really awesome. It has all kinds of styles for short or long hair to curly or straight. There are simple dos and a little more difficult dos. Myself, I’ve never been good at braiding it just never goes well. lol However a few of the dos I’ve done on my own. Particularly I have done the flower bun on page 27 and the french twist on page 15.  I’ve also done the interesting bow like bun  on page 194.

What I like about this book? Well… I definitely feel this is an easy book for anyone wanting a simple hairstyle or something differe
nt. I also like the fact the pictures really show detail and get to the point quickly and the worded directions are easy and short. This book is awesome.  If I was a cosmetology instructor I’d make this a go-to for all my students. It’s always nice to have a reference book for hair dos and don’ts. I’m probably going to try some of the shoulder length hair dos myself this weekend, because its my birthday…

Where to get this book…

I recommend looking on Amazon as always for these books or Barnes and Noble… I’ll list the prices below.

Amazon : $16.99 paperback NEW; $8.19 USED; Kindle $11.99

BN: $16.98 Paperback NEW; $11.99 NOOK

If you know anyone that likes to “play” with hair, they’ll love this book.

As always, have to note I got this book for free through  the Blogging for Books program.

Thanks for stopping by and can’t wait to review another awesome book. 🙂