Book Review – 30 Days to Peace Journal

Holidays are almost here. Peace on Earth and all those of the slogans that we hang on the mantel place and then enter into the chaos and blur of November/December. If we stop and really think about it, do we have peace? Do we even know what that word means or do we wear the chaos on our sleeve like a badge of honor? 10473207_10152368774587886_7193440034617429743_n
Take a moment. Take a deep breathe. Think about your “To-Do” list for today.


What on it is going to bring you Peace? What is going to bring you anxiety or more stress? Which of those things are going to matter in 10 years?


I found this amazing Journal, 30 Days to Peace, that gives you prompts everyday to help you realize what peace looks like to you and how to get it in your life (and hopefully maintain it, too)


Each page is beautifully illustrated with quotes and scriptures to help you meditate on Peace and change your thought patterns.

I challenge you this Holiday Season, don’t let the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” make you more stressed out. Instead use it to take a journey to find Peace that will get your New Year started right!


**I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review**


Book Review – Coloring Book: Tokyo Street Style



Zoe de las Cases did it again with another beautifully illustrated coloring book that captures the culture and fashion of the city. This time it is Tokyo! The bright flexible cover stayed in place with a band so you can enjoy on the go. There is also a ribbon to mark your place.


We live in a stressful world, take some time to relax, unwind, and color.



**I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review**

Book Review – New York Street Style Coloring Book by Zoe de las Cases

This portable size coloring book is full of beautiful illustrations waiting for you to being the City to life! With over 30 pages of street views, fashion, and abstract art… this coloring book is sure to transport you to New York City itself as you relax and fill its pages. The book has a ribbon to mark where you left off and wraps the edges of the pages so you can take it on the go. If you enjoy this coloring adventure, be sure to check out Zoe’s other destinations.


**I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review**


Book Review – He Calls You Beautiful by Dee Brestin

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Every woman longs to hear those words, “You are Beautiful”. In this book Dee takes us through the “Love Book” –  Song of Solomon – and shows us how our Savior wants to Romance us. It is great for personal or group study with though provoking questions at then end of each chapter to help you go deeper. Whether you are single, happily married or otherwise…this book will help you remember that His love is enough for you.


**I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review**

Book Review – My Rad Life, a Journal



This journal has lots of space to write, draw, put inspirational quotes and get inspiration from amazing women who stood up and lived their lives despite any limits society put on them. It is the perfect gift that young woman in your life who is going to be a World Changer. Be Inspired!




**I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review**

Book Review – Instant Happy Journal

We all get busy, stressed, focused. Sometimes it can suck the life, energy, and happiness out of us. We don’t necessarily mean for it to, it just happens. Studies have shown that a positive attitude can improve performance and overall quality of life. So with all the stressors in life, I am excited to be doing the “Instant Happy Journal” by Karen  Salmansohen. 12106819_10207512750597880_6851931739064209330_n

Each page has a prompt, whether is be to reflect on the day, begin the day with a good intention or just a quote to get your brain on the right tract. 12109109_10207512751277897_1737405093135460480_n

I already see the improvement in my outlook of life. I realize that I need to give more positive feedback at work, instead of only commenting when they need correction. I am learning to see the good in my personal life as well, and appreciate it.

For the next 365 days I look forward to becoming more grateful, aware, and happy! Join me on my journey of #365Happy on Instagram and Facebook.



**I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my review**

Book Review – Trim Healthy Mama Plan

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to be reviewing this book! “Trim Healthy Mama Plan” by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison is the easy-does-it approach to vibrant health and a slim waist line. Their motto, “Keep it simple, keep it sane”. Diets don’t work for me. Exercise plans and groups haven’t worked for me, but this Plan blows all that away and makes room for success!


My friend Sarah has read and tired their previous book, “Trim Healthy Mama” and loves it! She said, “I’ve already lost 5 lbs… It’s really not that hard once you get going [and] it’s easy to do on a budget.”

Sarah is no a mother, but the great thing about this Plan is that it is for Women of all ages and stages of life.

If you have read their previous book, you will notice this one is much more concise and not so bulky.


FOOD FREEDOM! They guarantee 0 pounds lost in the first month. Why? Because if you focus on food freedom instead of pounds, you will be so much more successful and less likely to loose your joy and become discouraged. It is also designed to be unique to YOU, that is why it WORKS! If you’re looking for a list of rules and lists, this isn’t for you. BUT, if you are like me and looking for real information on how to properly fuel your body for its specific needs to become healthier in a realistic way…read on!

First Chapter: Getting to Know You. They take the time to help you see where you are in the world of food and eating.

Second Chapter: The Basics. They break down “how this thing works”, and help you decide if you want to 1.) loose weight, or 2.) maintain your healthy weight, They explain the two primary fuel sources: Fat and Glucose, and how your body uses them.

Chapters 3-6: Explain how to build meals based on what your body needs. Satisfaction, energy, fuel pulls, etc.

Part Two of the book puts the plan into action and tackles snacking, drinks, sweets, fast food, and incorporating this into a family setting. It also dives into affordable superfoods, eating well on a budget.

Part Three is my favorite. Here is where they break it down for different “types” of mamas. I fall into a few of the categories (working, nursing, fast food Mama). It gives you a 7 day idea menu to get you jump started into the Plan as well as some great snack ideas. Recipe suggestions are from the new “Healthy Mama Cook Book” (which my MIL has!!!)


Part Four ends the book on a great note, talking about exercise, attitude, hormones,skin care and balance.

If you are ready for a Plan that fits you, is affordable on a budget, family friendly, and explains the science behind why it works… Trim Healthy Mama Plan is for you!

**I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my review**