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Everything You Ever Wanted {Review & Giveaway}

I was give a copy of this book to review. Affiliate links are included.

I love to read. I used to be a night owl {now, I would kill to be in bed asleep by 9:00} and I would stay up late reading. Nancy Drew…The Babysitters Club….Little Women. You name it! In more recent years, I’ve gotten out of the habit of being a ravenous reader. All of that adulting business has gotten in the way. I’ve really missed it, so I made a goal this year to read 12 books. That may seem like a small goal to many of you, but 1) It’s a lot more than I read last year, and 2) New baby in the house, y’all. 

So, with limited reading time these days…I’ve been a little extra picky about what I’m reading. I needs to be something that is really good and will lock me in. Everything You Ever Wanted by Jillian Lauren is just that book. 

EYEWCOVERI’m all about non-fiction and love a good memoir. Jillian Lauren has the most interesting and captivating life story. The tagline for her blog is “From member of a harem to a member of the PTA. Yes, really.”. While her previous memoir, Some Girls, covers her life in a harem, this book picks up where she meets her husband, bass player from the band Weezer. Lauren then goes on to tell the stories of losing her best friend to drugs, their struggle with infertility, their journey to adopt their son from Ethiopia, and even their struggles to parent a child with special needs. 

DSC_3351-3275222647-OJillian Lauren is beautifully honest with her story. This is a story of second chances. Even if you yourself have not adopted or become a parent, you will find something that you can identify with. Upon finishing, you will feel the hope of overcoming any struggle or obstacle. I highly recommend this book! 

How would you like to win your own copy? I’ll be giving away one copy of Everything You Ever Wanted to one lucky winner. Just use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. Giveaway ends May 11th at midnight.

 
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CRAFT FAIL {Book Review}

I was given an advance copy of the book to review. All words, thoughts, and opinions are my own.

Do you remember last year when arm knitting was all the rage? All of the cool kids were making these beautiful, cozy scarves for the winter….and “it was so easy” ! Well, I tried my hand at this craft called arm knitting. I knew I was going to have a new beautiful scarf to add to my collection, and that’s what everyone was going to get for Christmas, too! Well…I tried…and I failed. I found myself in a tangled up ball of fuzzy blue yarn. 

Craft Fail by Heather Mann...in stores now!

I have had my fair share of Craft Fails, but I don’t usually post them here. I figured my readers would rather see my projects that were a success and turned out beautifully. I’m rethinking that stance after flipping through Heather Mann’s Craft Fail : When Homemade Goes Horribly Wrong*. Because y’all…these Craft Fails are hilarious! I love a good laugh {and love to make people laugh….even if at my own expense}, and this book is definitely full of laughter inducing moments! 

Craft Fail by Heather Mann...in stores now!

You will find horribly entertaining photos, hilarious anecdotes, and even some tips on how to avoid failing at certain craft projects. If nothing else, it will make you feel better about your own “Nailed it” moments. ;) 

Craft Fail by Heather Mann...available now!

Craft Fail* is available on shelves now! If you need a laugh, don’t hesitate to grab your own copy! It is sure to entertain! :)

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