Friday, May 01, 2009
It's that time of the week again! Weigh in Day! So my results for this week: I was 182.6 last week and this week.... 180.8! 1.8 pounds down, just shy of my 2 pound goal for the week. Not bad :)
Hope everyone else is doing well. I feel my clothes getting looser and I am making way better food choices than before. And I have not touched soda except for having some ginger ale this week when I got hit by a stomach bug. Sometimes we have to look at our non-scale victories too! Do you have any non-scale related victories for this week? Please share.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
I am so excited! I am hosting my first giveaway from Hachette Books.
Please leave me a comment with your favorite Mother's Day memory and I will pick a winner at random on Monday, May 4th.
The winner will win a set of the following five books:
Miracles of Motherhood By June Cotner
Odd Mom Out By Jane Porter
Mommy Grace By Sheila Schuller Coleman
Beginner's Greek By James Collins
The Road Home By Rose Tremain
So don't forget to leave me a comment about your favorite Mother's Day memory for you chance to win. I will announce the winner picked at random on Monday, May 4th. Good luck and stay tuned for another giveaway next week!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I received a copy of A Gift of Grace by Amy Clipston to review as part of a blog tour from Blog Tour Spot (you can find other participants here.)
This book was a nice change of pace for me. It is book one in a series about an Amish family. In this first book, the plot is centered on an Amish woman and her husband who have to take in her two teenage nieces after her sister and brother in law die in a car accident. The girls did not grow up in the Amish community so they have a hard time adjusting to the new lifestyle.
The author did a good job of transporting the reader into the Amish world. We see the struggle of the older niece who does not like the new lifestyle and I really felt for her. I loved all the character developments and can't wait to see what happens to the rest of the family as the series progresses.
A nice bonus that was added to the book was the Amish recipes! I can't wait to try some of them!
More about the author and the book from Blog Tour Spot :
Amy Clipston is a first-time author and member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). She holds a degree in communications from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time as a public information specialist for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband and two sons.
For more information about Amy, visit www.amyclipston.com.