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April 29, 2011

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*** REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Sentenced to Life *** (CLOSED)

Author: Kay Baker
Perfect Paperback: 196 pages

Publisher: Tate Publishing (March 22, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1617390917
ISBN-13: 978-1617390913
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces

Book Description:
Kathy Williams looked every part the successful career woman.
At a time when women were just emerging into high-profile jobs, she had it allan impressive title, a wonderful husband, beautiful children, a good home. But it was all just a façade.
In reality, her salary wasn't enough to maintain her family's comfortable lifestyle, and they had to keep up with the Joneses, after all. As director of investment banking for AMA Global Investments in Manhattan, New York, she had access to clients' funds, what amounted to millions of dollars. Opportunity was in her hands; the door was wide open for financial gain. She gave in to temptation, to the devil's whisperings. Just a few dollars won't hurt. They won't even notice. They have millions of dollars in their account. They don't even know what to do with their money.
Taking a little here and a little there and moving some numbers around, Kathy was able to pad her own salary. But it wasn't long before she was caught and sentenced to eleven years in prison. Realizing how far she had fallen from grace, Kathy turned to Christ, asking forgiveness for her sins.
Sentenced to Life is Kathy's story of how she fell into temptation but was able to overcome challenges in her life and ultimately find peace and victory over her own lustful desires and misguided actions through a close relationship with Christ.
K. M. Baker is a member of Cornerstone Assembly of God in Sugar Land, Texas.

From the Author:
My book Sentenced to Life is a book of encouragement to those who have lost hope, to the discouraged and depressed, to the down-trodden, that there is hope in The Lord Jesus Christ. No one is a nobody because we are all somebody in Christ.


My Review:
This is a book (with many texts from Bible) that tells the life cycle of a woman, whose life turns from bad to good. The book is narrated in the first point of view of a woman, who was tempted by Devil to have more money in an unhonest way, but then repented and turned to Christ to be forgiven and to clean from all of her sins. As it has a first point of view, it gives a sense of autobiography and it is told in minute detail in a successful way. First, the book cover is very striking. You can see the past (youth) and present (age) of a woman who spent her years in prison. It presents a comparison sense in a dramatic way.
The book starts with the young and free life of Kathy, the main character of the book who is trapped by the Devil's whisperings and encouragement, continues with her prisoner life and ends with her old but free life again. Once a sinner, she finds the true way in prison by turning to God. She learns to be close to the God and Christ. She wants to be free from her sins. She behaves well, attends the church, reads Bible, talks to God and develops herself in whatever way she can do in the prison environment.
Even when her mother and husband die from an ilness, she does not leave the God. She is away from her family, her children, but she is close to God. She feels the comfort there in her heart. After she is entirely released from prison, she continues her life as a missionary in Philippines for some years. She wants to share what is inside her with other people. After she returns from her duty, she knows that she found the peace and reality.
PS: Whatever religion we belong to, we believe the same God.

My Favorite Quotes:
- Reflections are good, but sometimes they bring grief, sadness, and unanswerable questions.
- I know God was trying to get my attention so many times, but I was too busy running around and listening to the devil. So God had to set me down in a place where I could not hide from him.

VISIT IT: http://kaybaker.tateauthor.com/ (Website)
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000471349491 (Facebook)

OFFER: You will get 20% discount if you order through her EMAIL komets(at)att(dot)net. Just mention code: DK on the email. There is no expiration date of it, but you just have to order the book through her email address!

BUY IT: You can buy this book on Amazon for $11.04, on Barnes & Noble for $10.92, on Borders for $12.99, and on Tate Publishing for $12.99 and also as e-book for $7.99.


WIN IT: Two (2) winners will receive a copy of "Sentenced to Life" by Kay Baker. (Value: $12.99 USD)
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The contest will end on May 13, 2011 at midnight (Turkish time / EET). Open WORLDWIDE. Winner will be chosen by random.org and notified via e-mail. The winner must respond within 48 hours or another one will be chosen.

* I received the abovementioned free item for an honest review. I'm not responsible for the shipping of the prize. I'm not affiliated with this company.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED

April 27, 2011

Mini Jewellery Giveaway

Win this jewellery bundle.

END: May 25, 2011

CLICK HERE: http://beautybloggiveaways.blogspot.com/2011/04/our-mini-jewellery-giveaway.html

Giveaway and Contest!

Win this gorgeous bracelet and lip gloss in a matching silver container (ball)!

END: April 30, 2011

CLICK HERE: http://eatitlikeyoumeanit.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaway-and-contest.html

Giveaway: Summer Essentials

Prizes:
Iman Essentials Palette in Cote d'Azur
Rodial Glam Balm Wipes
Chanel Extrait Lipgloss in Insouciance (nude)
MAC Marine Life Blush Highlighter
Guerlain Shimmer Bronze Oil
MAC Shimmer Bronze Oil
Iman Essential Palette in St. Tropez

END: June 21, 2011

CLICK HERE: http://shahadakarim.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaway-summer-essentials.html

FIRST GIVEAWAY from With Love From Japan

Prizes:
KAKIMA EYELINER
KAWAII ANIMAL FACE ROLLER
DIAMOND LASH in BEAUTY EYE
MINNIE PLUSH STRAP KEYCHAIN
STRAWBERRY POCKY

END: April 30, 2011

CLICK HERE: http://nanarabu.blogspot.com/2011/04/first-giveaway.html

Mother's Day Giveaway


Win a bracelet with matching earrings in rose "quartz".

END: April 29, 2011

CLICK HERE: http://aroundbeads.blogspot.com/2011/04/mothers-day-giveaway-3.html?spref=bl

*** GIVEAWAY: Delinda Boutique - $35 GC *** (CLOSED)

Do you love decorative items? To be more specific, do you love pillows? If your answer is yes, then you will adore today's giveaway from Delinda Boutique, which is an online store selling affordable handmade decorative designer cushion covers and throw pillow cases which can be custom ordered.

LAVERNE CUSHION New 16 inch Smocked Linen And Taffeta Pillow Cover in Terracotta
Decorative Throw Pillow Case 16 inch Cushion Cover in Chocolate and Turquoise COLETTE DESIGN

From the Shop Owner
:
Hi, my name is Maria and I'm from Bulgaria. This is my website as a painter http://www.artabus.com/korkinova/
I have an arts degree, majoring in fine art. I am mainly a painter and interior designer, but I love sewing and designing soft furnishings. I’ve been sewing as long as I can remember. As a child – dresses for my dolls, later – clothes for me on my mom’s sewing machine. I bought my first sewing machine when I was at the university.
I started DELINDA BOUTIQUE an year ago when I made a Roman shades for my bed room window and remembered how much I LOVED to sew, and discovered how many gorgeous fabrics are out there now! I also had a nice collection of fabrics and laces in my home from my visits in Europe. Cushions and throw pillows along with paintings are my favourite home decor accents so it was a logical next step. I had already known about Etsy, checked out the pillow section there and it was HUGE! I knew that ETSY is a nice platform for an online crafty business and I started.
My philosophy – I’m offering one of a kind or limited edition handcrafted originals at affordable prices. I can’t agree that a pillow could cost hundreds of dollars just because of the label. And I rarely make an ordinary pillow. I think everyone could find a nice fabric and sew 4 or 6 seams. I think my customers deserve more. I treat every pillow as a painting – a nice combination of colors and materials, made with love for pleasure and fun. That’s why everyone has it’s beautiful name – my creations are like my children. And no two pieces are ever exactly the same because I love individuality.
My inspiration - all kinds and forms of art and fashion now and before.
My biggest reward - my happy customers.
PS: You can check her Flickr.

Decorative Throw Pillow Case 16 inch Taffeta and Lace Cushion Cover in Orchid and Eggplant SELINE DESIGN
Decorative Throw Pillow Case 16 inch Georgette Cushion Cover in black and shades of gray LEA DESIGN

OFFER:
Special coupon code 20% off for all my readers. Use the code SWEEPSTAKELOVER20. The code expires on May 11, 2011.

BUY IT: You can find many pillow covers in various colors between $25.00 - $45.00 USD. There is also an original painting section between $35.00 - $99.00 USD.

WIN IT: One winner will receive a $35.00 USD gift certificate, free shipping included. (Value: $35.00 USD)

35 Dollar Gift Certificate Delinda Pillow Boutique

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Follow my blog publicly and tell me your favorite item from Delinda Boutique.
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The contest will end on May 11, 2011 at midnight (Turkish time / EET). Open WORLDWIDE. Winner will be chosen by random.org and notified via e-mail. The winner must respond within 48 hours or another one will be chosen.

* I wasn't paid or didn't receive anything in any way. I'm not responsible for the shipping of the prize. I'm not affiliated with this company.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED

April 26, 2011

Spring Cleaning Giveaway With Over 40 Books!

Win over 40 books.

END: May 27, 2011

CLICK HERE: http://bloodybookaholic.blogspot.com/2011/04/spring-cleaning-giveaway-with-over-40.html

Unique Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Marvelous Mom
Memorable Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Your One-of-a-Kind Mom
By Sherry Richert Belul

I'll never forget what my mom said to me the day my son was born: "Honey, your heart is now open in a new way and everything can — and will — fly in."

My son was only a few hours old, but I already knew what she meant. I really understood at that moment how much heart, work, worry, fear
, delight, and love are involved in being a mom.

Whether or not you're a mom yourself, you probably can imagine what it must be like to be a mother. As children, many of us took the love and care we received for granted. It was just e
xpected that our moms would feed us, protect us, do our laundry, and listen to our woes. We may not have thought twice about how many times mom put her own needs second so she could focus on her kids' needs. We may even have felt disappointed or deprived in our childhoods. But as adults, we have an opportunity to appreciate our moms for everything they've been to us. We can step back and get it that our moms have poured so much of themselves into helping us develop into the people we are now.
I remember clearly the moment I really got this. My mom was turning 50 and at the time that seemed pretty old to me. I started to understand that my mother wasn't going to be around forever. If I were lucky, maybe we'd have another twenty or thirty years together. Suddenly it was crystal clear to me that I had to make sure she knew how much she meant to me.

One of the best ways I found to do this was by giving her gifts that were unique and really reflected who she was to me. I want to share a few of my favorites with you in the hopes that this Mother’s Day you might give back to your mom something she’s given freely to you for years and years — time, attention, and unconditional love.

1. Make a List
Remember I told you that when my Mom turned 50, it was a turning point for me, too? It was when I first got it that none of us was going to be around forever and I needed to let her know who she was to me. I started making a list of all the things I loved about her: how she taught me the value of books, how patient and kind she is to people, how she sews me drop-waist dresses by the dozens, how she always tells me that brownies have no calories and are good for me, how she encourages me to be whatever mak
es me happy, how she is so cheerful, etc. I started out thinking I would send her 50 reasons and before I knew it, I easily had 100.

You could make this for your mom. All you need to do is set aside a half hour or an hour in a quiet place and think back on all the years you've had with her. Think about qualities that are unique to her, things
she does for you, or special times you've shared together. Your Love List can include big things and small things, funny things and sweet things.

If you want some ideas on how to present your love list once you have it written, check out the free video I created. There’s also a free download of a ready-made Love List template
— all you have to do is fill it in!

These lists are treasures for someone to hear. I swear to you, they are the best gift someone can receive. It is amazing to receive a gift that mirrors who you are. It is a gift to be seen. And unfortunately, people often don't get to hear these kinds of things in their lifetime. For some reason in our culture, folks wait until funerals to express their love. Love Lists are a way
to express your love and appreciation NOW!

2. Get Present
As we get older, material things become less important to us and old-fashioned quality time with people we loves becomes the real treasure. Everything is so fast-paced these days and we’re all always checking our smart phones or clicking away on the laptop. Why not give your mom a gift of your undivided attention? Make a handmade gift certificate for her that is good for an entire day together, just the two of you. M
aybe you could plan an at-home spa day in which you give her a Mani Pedi and cook a healthy lunch? Does she have a favorite hobby that you can join in somehow? What if you went with her to her sewing class and then the two of you bought some fabric together and sat in the park to sew? Could you plan an afternoon picnic and you bring your camera so you can frame a favorite shot later? How about morning bird watching followed by a cup of tea at a local cafe?

Give Mom the gift of your time and attention
by planning a very special adventure, designed with her in mind.

3. Straight from the Heart
Remember when you were in elementary school and at Mother’s Day you’d make your mom a photo paperweight or a vase of pretty paper flowers? Remember how your mom would always say, “This is my favorite gift!?” She meant it. Nothing tops a gift that someone specially makes with us in mind. You may think you’re too old to pull off a craft gift for
mom, but think again. How about heading to one of those pottery-painting places where you can decorate a coffee mug? Create two of ‘em, one for each of you and then set up a time for a regular coffee klatch with mom by phone or in person. Or, use some of your talents as a photographer, painter, or photographer to create a one-of-a-kind artwork for mom. Sew her an apron with a personalized quote on it. Memorize a couple pieces of piano music and invite her to an at-home evening concert, followed by some wine and cheese. Don’t forget, you’ll always be your mom’s child. And there’s nothing moms like more than something created just for them by their kid!

Need a few more ideas? I’ve got three more great ideas for you on the sample pages from my ebook, Present Perfect: 127 creative, one-of-a-kind, no-to-low cost, wow-em gifts they'll never forget. Check out the samples and if you like what you see, you can download the book instantly for just $10.

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Sherry Richert Belul lives in San Francisco and is mom to a fabulous 10-year-old boy. Sherry is founder of Simply Celebrate, which is dedicated to helping people find more joy, color, connection, and spontaneity in life. Simply Celebrate offers practices and products to turn ordinary days into an extraordinary life! Sherry’s current focus is helping people foster deeper relationships through conscious and creative gift giving.

#18 MAIL ALERT :)

This is one of the best and most useful prizes that I've ever won! A while ago, I won a $20 GC from Orabella Lingerie through Menopausal New Mom blog. And I ordered this bra. I immediately wore it and saw that it was very very comfortable. It fits to me very well. Actually, choosing a correct bra is difficult. I try lots of bras to find the nicest one and sometimes I leave the store with my empty hands. But this one came from a long distance and I didn't even try it, but it's really good.
ARV: $20


And I won this one or two weeks ago from a local giveaway. It is a pack of cloth pieces that preserve the color of the clothings in the washing machine. So, you can wash the white and colored ones together and their colors don't mix. Very time saving ;)
ARV: $4


April 25, 2011

400 Followers Giveaway!

Win one of 5 lightly used books.

END: May 15, 2011

CLICK HERE:
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GUARDIANS OF THE HIDDEN SCEPTER Giveaway!

Win a copy of GUARDIANS OF THE HIDDEN SCEPTER by Frank L. Cole.

END: May 6, 2011

CLICK HERE: http://pjhoover.blogspot.com/2011/04/guardians-of-hidden-scepter-interview.html

Giveaway: A Royal Wedding Treat!


Prizes:
Tris & Izzie (Mette Ivie Harrison)
Chain Reaction (Simone Elkeles)
Love Story (Jennifer Echols)
Epic Fail (Claire La Zebnick)
The Vampire Stalker (Allison Van Diepen)
Lola and the Boy Next Door (Stephanie Perkins)
Illuminated (Erica Orloff)
Winter's Shadow (M.J. Hearle)
Jessica Rules the Dark Side (Beth Fantaskey)
Ripple (Mandy Hubbard)

END: May 10, 2011

CLICK HERE: http://withoutabookshelf.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaway-royal-wedding-treat.html