Monday, February 21, 2011

{Giveaway} First One Ever (and a book preview)!

I was asked to do this blog tour with the understanding that I would get this book, be able to enter my readers into a {GIVEAWAY} and that I would be able to review this book as openly and honestly as I desired to. Having said that, I was interested in this book for several reasons:

1. It's hard being a mom of 3 littles to have time for thinking of myself. What is this little book about?
2. There is often guilt associated with doing projects outside the home sphere...I wondered what she would say in that regard.
3. There are many dreams and goals the Lord has put on my heart. I wanted to explore them...even if it's just baby steps now and larger plans later. It's okay to think about.

Read the following article and perhaps be inspired to pick up this book, or to follow up on something that you have wanted to do. Check out the book summary, the author bio and giveaway. If you want to be entered in the giveaways, leave a comment with your email address. The winner of the giveaway for the blog will receive the book, and the grand prize winner of the book tour giveaway will be given the Deluxe Starbucks gift basket. Over the next week I will be reviewing the book and letting you in on my 21 day project.

Kick Start Living Your Dream

Book Summary
(San Jose, CA) Has that rush to make (and break) New Year’s resolutions already waned? According to Daniel Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, taking small steps every day will not only help you stay committed to your goal, but will also help you ultimately achieve that goal when obstacles come up. Author Kathi Lipp wants you and your friends to live out those dreams—and have some fun along the way.
As women, we forget the goals and dreams of our younger years. The busyness of everyday life gets in the way. To-do lists replace goals. The Me Project provides women with fun and creative ways to bring back the sense of purpose and vitality that comes with living out the plans and dreams God has planted in our hearts. Kathi Lipp’s warm tone and laugh-out-loud humor motivates women to take daily steps toward intentional goals. The end result? We get back our lives and enjoy living in the confidence of a purposeful life in spite of our chaotic schedules.

This handy guide coaches women to do one simple thing toward achieving our goals each day for three weeks. A woman experiencing the exhilaration of a rediscovered life offers more as a wife, mother, friend, volunteer, career woman.
Finding the balance between living day-to-day with purpose while pursuing the passions God has placed in our hearts is a delicate pursuit. In this refreshing, insightful book, Kathi lays out a doable plan that makes sense and helps make our God-given dreams a reality. Never stop dreaming, because women who dare to dream do make the world a better place. 
—Jean Blackmer
    author of MomSense: A Common Sense Guide to Confident Mothering
   Publishing Manager, MOPS International 

Author Bio
Kathi Lipp is a busy conference and retreat speaker, currently speaking each year to thousands of women throughout the United States. She is the author of The Husband Project and The Marriage Project, serves as food writer for Nickelodeon, and has had articles published in several magazines, including Today’s Christian Woman and Discipleship Journal. Kathi and her husband, Roger, live in California and are the parents of four teenagers and young adults. For more information visit her website: 
Grand Prize Giveaway:
Deluxe Starbucks Coffee Gift Basket
  • Three 2.5-oz. bags of Starbucks coffee
      (Sumatra, House Blend, and French Roast)
  • Tazo black tea
  • Starbucks marshmallow cocoa
  • Almond roca
  • Almond roca buttercrunch toffee cookies
  • White chocolate and raspberry cookies
  • 2 Starbucks mugs
  • Keepsake black bamboo basket
$62 value

Don't forget to comment if you want to be entered into the {GIVEAWAY}!
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  1. I can't wait to hear more about it.


  2. I'm interested in what you have to say about the book and the giveaway.

  3. Hi Kendra-

    Thanks for posting about the book - I'll be looking forward to finding out all about YOUR 21 Day Project. Keep us posted.

  4. Hey Mrs. Kendra!
    Long time no see! Thought I'd get in on the giveaway action! :)

    Hope you are doing well!

  5. I love the premise of this book. I've been working on being more intentional in a variety of areas this year....


  6. enter me!

  7. I love your book reviews :-).

  8. I want to officially enter the giveaway! :)))

  9. sounds interesting. enter me too.

  10. Don't know if I can still enter, but i'm interested!

  11. I hope I didn't miss the chance to enter. I'd love to read the book! And I'm following your 21 days. Praying we get to meet real soon and again, I'm so sorry about yesterday.

    PS I love to look at your family; they're beautiful! :)

  12. I forgot to mention, you have until March 2nd to get your email addresses to me. The drawing will be on March 7th!

  13. yes, please.

  14. I know it's 8:50 on March 2nd but I'm hoping that I made the deadline! :) Can I participate long distance from Nicaragua? :)

  15. Julie,

    I got you entered! No problem!


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