Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Belated Book Review...

Book reviews are not necessarily my favorite thing to think about.  But, once I get the chance, I LOVE having the chance to sit down and express my own opinions about my recent readings - or at least some of them...

I discovered another site that offers free books for blogger's reviews and it has been great so far...  I signed up with this company back in November and when I found a book titled Everything Christmas, I figured it was the perfect season, and I for one can never get enough Christmas stories.  BUT, something happened with my shipping and I didn't receive the book.  With all the craziness of the holidays, I didn't get a chance to follow up until the new year.  Once I contacted them, they resent the book and I had it in less than a week!  Awesome customer service!  We all know that mistakes and glitches happen - especially with shipping, but their response was very on top of it!!!

And so...

Everything Christmas is a compilation of exactly what it says... it includes stories, recipes, crafts, carols, poems, etc.  I absolutely LOVE how it is compiled.  It's a one-stop shop for anything Christmas one might need, but it can also be used all month long.  It has a short "chapter" like setting for each day of the month of December until Christmas.  Each day has a number of the things that the entire book has to offer.  But, for those who just need a quick something, there is an index in the back so you can find exactly what you are looking for.

Not only was this book full of Christmas everything, it was a lot of Christmas stories that I had never heard before - and that is saying something!  I greatly enjoyed enlarging my Christmas "vocabulary" if you will.  Not only were the stories unique to the book - in my experience, but the well-known carols also shared uniqueness by giving a background of the song.  Knowing where the carols came from added another level to the already special songs for such a wonderful season.

All in all, for Christmas lovers the world round, or even just someone who loves to celebrate...  This book is for you.  Add it to your collection and read it every year.  There is so much in this small book that it will seem brand new each and every year!

***I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

Baby girl!!!

Okay, not mine... but a friend of mine is having a girl very soon, and I had the privilege of making a car seat cover/tent thing for her.  I've wanted to make a girlie one ever since I made a not-so-girlie one for Britton.  So, without further adieu...

 Love, love, LOVE the ribbons in lieu of the boring straps for a boy.
 A quick view of the reverse side... SOOOO cute!!!
 The official present :D
Yes, my latest project has been baby shoes... aren't they simply adorable!?!?!?!?  This is the only pair I have made thus far, but I have collected a number of different prints to make a large quantity all at once... Baby gifts on hand, and maybe I'll even sell some too.