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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Beautiful Girlhood

"Beautiful Girlhood" by Mabel Hale is a book for girls written in the early 1900's mostly focused on living a Christian life. It speaks using metaphors of how a girl starts as a blossom and grows into a full grown rose.
Have you ever watched the development of a rose from the tiny bud to the open flower? The bud held little more promise of beauty than the foliage about it; but day by day it grew until it was full and round. One day you saw a thread of color, promise of the rose to be, peeping through the covering of green.

Ms.Hale talks about the proper character, keeping good company,how to conduct themselves on outings, and preparing for the big responsibility(wife and motherhood). I find it has a few good tidbits like not focusing on outer appearance, encouraging a vocation and reading but mostly seems outdated. Modern girls can't relate to arguing with their mother on a hemline. Ms. hale forbids the reading of anything that tarnishes the mind. A newer edition is available by Karen Andreaola. You can read the original for free here.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"Oh That I Had Wings"

"Oh that I had Wings" is the prequel to "Finding Grace". this book focuses on John Langdon Junior or Jack. Jack feels there is life beyond Stones Mill, Virginia. Jack starts out a 9 yr old boy growing up with a stern father. His Grandma Langdon is his the only ray of light in the family that gives him affection. She makes a prophecy one day a great lady will come into his life. When his sister Grace is born, Mr.Langdon wished her to be a boy and her mother paid her little attention. He knew his father's temper too well and wanted to protect her.

Grace accidentally knocks a baseball in a window. Jack saves her from a beating and Mr.Langdon throws a brick at Jack sending to the hospital a few days. He meets a red haired girl named Alice Miller once and thinks he will never see her again. He runs off to join the military during WWI and progresses into a young man among the horrors of war. This is when he first meets Henry Shaw and his first love, a French nurse named Esme. Esme, a young widow, is puzzled by some of his prudish ways but soon opens him up. Upon returning home, he finds out Alice had taken a teaching job there.. Alice is not like the other women he knows. She is independent, wears make up and pants which doesn't set well with townspeople. A relationship develops between much to the chagrin of his family but this doesn't stop them. It is a good coming of age and romance story all in one.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Smart Soapmaking

Smart Soapmaking addresses everything you need to begin creating your own soap. The book’s writer, Anne Watson, loves the operation of creating soap for her personal use and as gifts. In her book, she applies a direct approach to soapmaking,

The book furnishes the primary instruments and steps of soapmaking. It also exposes old-time myths and concerns of soapmaking, such as “soapmaking is unsafe & soapmaking is pricy”.

The easy to follow directions for the cold-process of soapmaking are included. The book benefits from nice examples and is easy to read. The included recipes are easy and well-balanced. Soaps consist of blending fat, water and lye. Color &/or aromas can then be added to suit your individual preference.

This primary soapmaking book is a great beginning point for creating your own soap, whether it is for yourself or as a gift for somebody special.

The book includes the author’s e-mail address, she is more than pleased to resolve any questions that you might have.

For more information, go to www.amazon.com.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Year of Rag Quilts

A Year of Rag Quilts 
What if you could create rag quilts for a year? With this great project book, you can do just that. A Year of Rag Quilts is simple book with easy-to-do projects.  Featuring an authentic homespun look, these 12 quaint wall quilts boast seasonal patterns and wonderfully textured edges. Best of all, they're surprisingly easy to make, thanks to a effortless, unique technique and great step-by-step instructions.
Making quilts is a favorite pastime for many crafters and hobbyist, and if you are in this category then you will love A Year of Rag Quilts. The patterns are not only authentic but they are appealing to the eye. They will also make a good conversation piece.
You can take these quilts and create family memories from them. Get the entire family involved and share some quality time together. Or invite a few girlfriends over, make some hot apple cider, and have a great time creating a quilt that you can give-away to a pregnant friend or someone who may be sick and shut-in.
You can also give this book to a person who enjoys projects like making quilts and blankets. They will love A Year of Rag Quilts. And why not spice up the gift a bit with the material and tools needed to make one quilt. They will really love that. You can even make a basket and take it to a senior citizen’s home. There are a many women, even maybe even men, who would love to have a project book with the materials needed to make a year’s worth of quilts.
There is great possibility in what you can do with A Year of Rag Quilts in your craft basket.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Audio Book:Power of outrageous Marketing

The Power of Outrageous Marketing
Where to buy: www.nightingale.com


Joe Vitale, the writer of The Power of Outrageous Marketing, is a very successful mesmeric marketer. Through his audio platform that executes on 6 CDs, he will teach you the ten tested secrets of giants, moguls and billionaires to become productive in your own business. You hear tales about Harry Houdini, Martha Stewart, P.T. Barnum, Richard Branson, Madonna, Donald Trump, Mark Twain and other astonishing people, who drew in the most attention and money with the least quantity of time and endeavor.

In his audio book he distributes his far-reaching writing experience to you. He instructs you to compose a book, how to negotiate to get what you want, how to give the most beneficial speech of your life, how to compose mesmerizing ads that increase your sales, how to acquire free promotion for your business and more.

By adopting Joe Vitale’s strategies in his audio series, you will be able to step-up your business success in a short time.

The audio program comes with a 100% unconditional warranty for 1 year.