The giveaway is now over :D More details at the bottom of this post. If you didn't win, you can now get your copy at Target :D
I don't do book reviews as a general rule here. Even though I do read a lot of books, that's just not what this blog is about. However I recently read a book... no scratch that! I devoured the book! And I feel like it's one of those books that you tell everyone about, you buy as gifts for people and you just want everyone to read. It does tie into to this blog's theme however, as one of it's main theme's is to find more time to do the things that fill you up. And for most of you that's either scrapbooking, planning or some other form of paper crafting! Am I right?! :D
When I first heard of the Fringe Hours by Jessica Turner, I thought to myself, 'If I was ever to write a book this is the one I would have written.' I'm very often asked how do I do it all and where I find the time. And my answer is always in two parts. First, I don't do it all, and second, what I do get done, I do in the 'in betweens.' However, once I actually read the book, I quickly realised that she did such an outstanding job of saying what was in my head and then continuing on to expand on that and say so much more than I ever could!! And in a much more eloquant way.
So even though I've been living my life similar to what she says in her book, pretty much since Jacques (who will be 14 this month) was born, I still found little tidbits and inspiration all through out the book. It's genius! Since my friend Sarah has passed her copy onto me, I was planning on reading it and then passing it on, so someone else could benefit from it as well. Then, I started reading and taking notes. I always write in books, but this one even has space for note taking. And I even went back and added bookmarks with washi tape to my absolute favourite parts, and well... in short I want to keep it :D I did buy a copy for both my sister and sister-in-law and I'm waiting on the French translation so I can get one for each of my sisters-in-law here in Europe. But, I'm also going to purchase one more copy and give it away here on the blog. I really feel that every woman, whether you are a mother or not, work outside the home or not, yound or old you really should read this book. The bossy, oldest sister in me wants to tell you in my bossiest voice to READ THIS BOOK!! If you've read it already, please spread the word!
Theresa, email me your mailing address at email@example.com and I'll get your book out to you.
To all the rest of you, please read the book!! Yes, the bossy big sister is telling you what to do :D
I really enjoyed reading all of your comments. I actually got quite giddy, as a lot of these projects and activities I would love to do as well! However, I did get some overwhelm mixed in there too, which is complete normal, I guess. There's a lot I want to do, there's a lot we all want to do. I believe we have the time to do what's most important, we just need to make it a priority and fit it in. I think I'll to go back and read over some parts of the book again :D
To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment below telling me what you wish you had more time for. That's it! If you are new here, welcome! And, please sign up to my email list if you haven't already. There is a sign up box at the bottom of this post :D
I'll choose a winner Tuesday July 7 at midnight Pacific.