Oct 18, 2014
Oct 11, 2014
- free books
- half-priced books
- $25 in books for 65% off
- another $20 in books for $5
- any set/collection for 65% off!
The winner will cover the cost of tax and shipping, but that's never much when you think about all the free and discounted books.
Oct 9, 2014
We stayed at a beautiful lake house that was just PERFECT for our group!
A few of us spent some time talking on the dock, while others stayed on the deck.
There was no agenda, no schedule, and nothing planned (except dinner - thanks, Mary Ann!). It was fabulous! Imagine hanging out with your friends and NOT having to be somewhere or do something! Yeah, it was pretty awesome!
After dinner and some hangin'-out, some of us played Telestrations, and others watched Moms' Night Out. If you've never done either, I highly recommend both activities!
Here's a little Telestrations fun:
Everyone gets a little wipe-clean book and a secret word.
You write your secret word...
And then draw it on the next page. Then we pass the books to the next person, and that person tries to guess the secret word by the picture. So... Anissa passed this to me, and I totally did not get 'boxer shorts.'
Yeah, this is what I thought she drew (my guess below):
So I wrote my guess, and then I passed it to the next person, who had to draw what I wrote:
Those are perfect polka dot mits! So this person then passed, and the next person had to guess what she drew:
Sure, those look like spotted gloves! So then she passed, and the next person had to draw 'spotted gloves.'
Perfect! Then she passed, and the next person guessed what she drew:
Spotted gloves, gardening gloves, close enough! Then the next person had to draw that person's guess:
So this person drew someone in the garden with a glove and an arrow pointing to the glove. Good. Then she passed, and the next person had to guess what that picture was:
Remember what the secret word was? Boxer shorts.
Nailed it. ;)
So, it's like the old game of Telephone and Pictionary mixed together. And it's just soooo much fun! For me, the secret word 'tumbleweed' was the highlight of the game! ;)
Checkout time was 11 a.m., so that meant I could SLEEP IN!! And I did! And then when I woke up, I read a book. I actually stayed in bed, snuggled up, and read a book! NO clue when the last time I did that was. Oh, friends, it was just so relaxing!
The weekend was amazing, and I'm so thankful for the friendships (and nicknames!) that were made and strengthened during our moms' retreat. If you're able to organize one for your own community or area, I say go for it!
Labels: CC Moms' Retreat
Sep 10, 2014
Aug 29, 2014
I want to do that. I want to give a smile to a child, to a mom, to a family who has a tough road ahead. It's not easy, and every path is unique, but I want to give them that same smile that Anna has above.
Labels: Cuddle Bear Challenge
Aug 6, 2014
Yes, we have a reservation! Yes, my girls will be overjoyed when they see all their favorite princesses!
I'm still in shock. Still amazed that it's happened in just four quick months as a consultant with Usborne! (Click here to read about my goal from the start of this adventure!) The money doesn't fall from trees; it's like any job - you have to work and train and go out there and give it your best. But to our family, it's worth it. I've built an INSANE library of amazing books for my girls, made a boatload of new friends, and paid for our first family vacation.
And I know I talk about Usborne a lot. I know. But, friends, it's just been such a blessing! It's hard not to share about something I've become so passionate about!
So, I'm sharing once again (shocker!).
If you're looking for something fun and flexible, something where you can be PROUD of the product and be rewarded for your efforts, something where you can stop and pick back up when 'life' happens, then I encourage you to take a look at Usborne Books and More.
This month, we have a great special on our new consultant kit:
There's a Mouse About the House (Classic!) - $10.99
See Inside Your Body - $14.99
Illustrated Dictionary of Math - $12.99
1000 Things That Go - $14.99
Illustrated Dictionary - $15.99
My First Word Book - $9.99
Secrets of the Apple Tree (SO fun; flashlight book!) - $12.99
Muddle and Match Adventure - $8.99
(we just passed the $100 mark...)
100 Paper Planes to Fold & Fly - $7.99
That's Not My Goat - $7.99
Ted and Friends (GREAT phonics collection!) - $19.99
Conspiracy 365 (young adult fiction) - $10.99
Special Forces (LOVE this one!) - $8.99
Baby's Very First Big Play Book - $22.99
Drawing, Doodling, & Coloring (AWESOME!) - $13.99
Wipe-Clean First Words - $7.99
(just passed the $200 mark...)
Jonathan James & the What If Monster - $6.99
The Last 13 (young adult fiction) - $10.99
100 Things for Little Children to do on a Trip (wipe-clean activity cards - SO great!) - $9.99
Dogs (non-fiction beginning reader book) - $4.99
Underpants for Ants (phonics book) - $6.99
Sticker Dolly Dressing Princesses - $8.99
Lots of Things to Spot at School - $8.99
And YOU can get them all this month for just $100!
Labels: Usborne Books