Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

My family and I usually have a very small, quiet Christmas celebration, and this year is no different.  My parents will come over for dinner, we'll all go to our church's Christmas Eve Service and then come back for dessert and gift exchange.  On Christmas Morning, my boys will wake up and enjoy a stocking surprise and gifts from us and their other grandparents who live out of state.  We enjoy a laid-back day with yummy food and just spending some quality time together.  I am definitely looking forward to celebrating the true reason for Christmas - Jesus' birthday and precious gift of salvation.

I pray you have a very Merry Christmas this year spent the way you want to spend it. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

New Twist: January 2015 Available Party Dates!

I am doing something a little different for January, and would love to have you be one of my Hostesses!  Yes, we're all getting over Christmas, but books are needed all year round, so why not host a party in January?  Especially with this awesome "New Twist!"

Here are my available party dates, and of course, you want to grab the earliest one so you get your extra bonus book/set at the least amount possible!!!  And the Monthly Hostess Special is Double FREE BOOKS with a $350 party!  You and your children could be rolling in books in the New Year!

Home Party
Monday, January 5th
Friday, January 16th
Friday, January 23rd
Saturday, January 24th
Sunday, January 25th
Monday, January 26th

Facebook/Online Party
Tuesday, January 6th
Tuesday, January 13th
Thursday, January 15th
Tuesday, January 20th
Tuesday, January 27th
Thursday, January 29th

Contact me ASAP to grab your party date! HeyJadeBooks @ gmail .com

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Shipping Deadlines!

The following applies to orders received by 10 a.m. central time on the dates listed...

East coast, West coast and rural areas:
Tuesday, December 16: larger orders by UPS.
Friday, December 19: small packets by USPS priority mail.

Central States
Friday, December 19: larger orders by UPS.
Monday, December 22: small packets by USPS priority mail.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christmastime Is Here!

I can certainly cover the "want," "need," and "read" because all three of those obviously describe BOOKS!  I suppose you could "wear" one on your head or something, if you wanted, lol! 

I currently have a few dates left for Home or Facebook parties that will help you get your FREE BOOKS in time for Christmas, but you must hurry and contact me to claim it!
Monday, December 8th
Saturday, December 13th
Sunday, December 14th
Monday, December 15th

Offering Double FREE BOOKS this month, and I will throw in an extra FREE holiday title as well!  Contact me now!  HeyJadeBooks @

Friday, November 28, 2014

Book Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday!

All weekend long, I have a fantastic sale going on through my website,, so you don't even need to get our of your PJs or stray too far from the leftover turkey!  Definitely no need to fight crowds or wait an hour on a parking space!

Check out our four pages worth of books for up to 60% off.  Don't forget to click over to the Internet and Customer Specials, too, for even more discounted books.  And then, finish it off with FREE SHIPPING on orders over $100! 

Get all those kids on your list taken care of in one sitting.  Books make the BEST gifts!  Don't delay, though, because some of these titles are already selling out! Titles on sale will switch out on Cyber Monday for even more discounted books to choose from!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Book Friday - Get the VIP Scoop!

Book Friday is coming!  You may know it as Black Friday, but around here... we call it Book Friday!  AND, the best part, to me, is that you don't have to go out and stand in the lines or deal with the angry crowds, you can shop online ALL weekend and still get to take advantage of the amazing sales!  Sale runs from Friday through Cyber Monday!  I don't know what books are going to be on sale yet, but I do know it will certainly be worth your time!  Up to 60% off on our best-selling titles, and the sales will switch our periodically, so you're gonna need to pay attention!  Or, let me help you stay on top of the Book Friday news...

- Subscribe to my eNewsletter!  A special edition will come out on Wednesday before the sale starts, then after that it comes out once a month.  It's full of specials, reading tips, downloadable activities and more!
- "Like" my Business Page on Facebook!  I post reading tips, product reviews, specials and fun facts often.
- Join my VIP Friends Group on Facebook - this is an exclusive group for my best customers and hostesses, and right now you can join to get the absolute scoop on all things Book Friday!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dates Left for 2014!

We are rapidly coming to the end of 2014, if you can believe it!  I am posting my remaining available dates for November and December in hopes to fill them up and have the rest of my year set!  Now is a great time to host a book party, either in person or online.  People are ready to shop for Christmas gifts, and hey, you could earn yours for free!  Contact me to claim one of these remaining 2014 dates as soon as possible! HeyJadeBooks @ gmail . com

November's Hostess Special is $100 More - so, $170 in FREE BOOKS with a $400 party.

November Home Party Dates Available (evening unless otherwise stated):
Tuesday, Nov 4th
Friday, Nov 7th (Express party only)
Tuesday, Nov 11th
Tuesday, Nov 18th (express party only)
Sunday, Nov 23rd (afternoon or evening)
Sunday, Nov 30th (afternoon or evening)

November Facebook Party Dates Available (8pm or later):
Monday, Nov 10th
Monday, Nov 17th
Thursday, Nov 20th
Monday, Nov 24th


December's Hostess Special is Double FREE BOOKS!

December Home Party Dates Available (evening unless otherwise stated):
Tuesday, Dec 2nd
Sunday, Dec 7th (afternoon/evening)
Tuesday, Dec 9th
Friday, Dec 12th
Saturday, Dec 13th

December Facebook Party Dates Available (8pm or later):
Monday, Dec 1st
Monday, Dec 8th
Thursday, Dec 11th
Monday, Dec 15th

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Bald & Free Day!

Haha, don't look at me... I didn't create this day.  Though I HAVE been bald.  Twice, actually.  And I liked it.

Anyway, why not celebrate it with a gorgeous book about a Bald Eagle and The Civil War.  Do you know this tale already?  If not, what a great way to explore it!  Old Abe, Eagle Hero: The Civil War's Most Famous Mascot.  Available at

Old Abe, a spirited bald eagle with legend-inspiring powers, was the Civil War’s most famous mascot. This picture book account of Abe’s adventures brings the battlefield to life as readers join Company C of the 8th Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers and experience the rigors of war, trusting Old Abe to be their guide and lift their spirits.

Please visit for more resources (games, puzzles, activities etc.) to accompany the books.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Do Something Nice Day!

Having trouble thinking of ways to BE NICE?  This book can help!  Great for individuals, classes, service projects and more.

This cool and quirky title is full of ways to spread a bit of happy, and release your inner ninja of niceness with some guerrilla acts of goodness. From sending hugs through the mail to being “pushy” at the park, there’s a helper hint for every hero.

Available at

Please visit for more resources (games, puzzles, activities etc.) to accompany this book.

Friday, October 3, 2014

New Titles: Usborne Slot Together Castle

This new title is actually a bit of a throw-back from Usborne.  It's exciting that it's back and better than ever!  Usborne Slot Together Castle with an Usborne Book!

A book-shaped box containing twenty-one sheets of pre-cut EVA shapes, with 90 pieces in all. These pieces can be assembled again and again, they are thick and sturdy!  The 40-page Usborne book included shows you how to assemble your castle, what life is like there, information about people and weapons, and suggests battle scenes for your two armies.

This and the other latest books are available at

Thursday, October 2, 2014

October: Mid-Season New Titles!

Usborne Books & More Releases a huge batch of new titles in January and again in June.  And throughout the year they introduce new books, too.  For example, on October 1st, we got about a dozen new titles, and I am excited to show them off to you!  I'll be hosting a quick Facebook Release Party tonight at 8pm (central) if you would like to join us.  I'll be posting pictures, descriptions and videos of the new stuff.  So come on by if you can!  Click here for the event page.

Here's a sneak peek!

New Titles available at

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cuddle Bear Drive for Ohana Ministries, wrap-up

I just wanted to, once again, thank everyone that participated in my Cuddle Bear Drive.  Can I just say that my family and friends are amazing?!  They are.  Together, we were able to raise the money (matched 50% by Usborne Books & More!) for 21 Cuddle Bears and 21 Cuddle Bear books for the children of Ohana Ministries.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and I wanted to do something special.  Since a portion of all sales of Cuddle Bear goes to the Scott Carter Foundation I knew I needed to start there.  So, I reached out to people I know, asking them to donate $25 to cover a set (book and bear) and so many stepped up, it was beautiful.  Then, we were able to use the UBAM grant matching program to get even more sets on top of that. 

I partnered with Ohana Ministries because I wanted to give back to an organization local to me that was helping to make a difference in the lives of kids.  Ohana is a foster care/adoption support ministry.  They work with families who are thinking of fostering, are already fostering/adopting, or families that are trying to keep their children in their homes.  These precious kids have been through so much in their lives, I just wanted them to have something extra to hold on to and to reassure them that they are truly loved.

Once the sets were delivered, I had the privilege of visiting with the organization during a support meeting.  The families were so sweet and grateful for the gifts, and the kids instantly fell in love with the bears and books!!!  I am thankful to my company, Usborne Books & More, for making this possible through the partnership they have with Scott Carter Foundation and the fantastic grant-matching program we offer!  

The Cuddle Bear set is available here and makes a wonderful gift for any age.  Yes, it's a picture book, but it's so sweet and the message of love needs to be heard by young and old, alike!  Contact me if you have an organization that needs a Cuddle Bear Drive!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Happy First Day of Fall!

Yes!  It's finally here.  I love Fall.  It's my favorite season!  Beautifully changing leaves, pumpkins everywhere (oh yes, I love me some pumpkins!), the scents, the tastes, the colors, the feeling!  I just love it!  So, happy Fall, y'all!!

Something about Fall makes me want to curl up with a coffee and a book!  How 'bout you?  If you need some suggestions on "Fall Reading," I'll be posting more about that soon!  Stay tuned.  Plus, I will be sharing mid-season new titles as soon as I get word. I already know one and it's AMAZING!  You're going to love it.

Fall is a fun time for my business because there are all kinds of Fall Festivals and Holiday Markets popping up that I will be participating in.  People start wanting to get together with their friends more (and hey, why not earn free books for that?).  I am excited about this season.  I hope you are, too! Also, remember, through September 30th, you can start your own Usborne Books & More business for just $25!!!  Let's talk about it, ok?  It's pretty much a no-brainer!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Elephant Appreciation Day

So, when is the last time you truly appreciated an elephant?  Yep, that's what I thought... it's been too long!  So I guess that's why someone felt in necessary to create a special day just to show our appreciate of those large, loveable pachyderms!  Here are a few books on that very subject:

Elephants - Beginner, Level 1
That's Not My Elephant...
Elephant's Birthday Bells w/CD
And, of course we can't forget Bob... because, well, Bob only things he's a unicorn.  Oops, did I just give it away?  Sorry!
Bob the Unicorn plush
Bob The Unicorn, plush w/removable horn!
Bob is a Unicorn

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Talk Like a Pirate Day - September 19th, 2014!

Tomorrow is National Talk Like a Pirate Day.  So, arghhhh, matey!  Here is some inspiration!

On A Pirate Ship
Pirate's Handbook
Wind-Up Pirate Ship
That's Not My Pirate...
We have a lot more piratey books to choose from, click here to see them.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Books Change Lives!

This important message was presented by Kira Lynn at convention, and I am excited to share it with you through this video.  Take a few minutes to watch!

Books Change Lives from Usborne Books & More on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

September 2014 - Start Your Business for ONLY $25!

We always have amazing deals going on, but through September 30th, you can start your own business as an Usborne Books & More consultant for only $25!  You get eight of our best selling titles in a branded box (which includes our mission statement right there on the side, it's awesome!) and all the business materials you need to get started!  You can't really go wrong with spending $25 and getting eight books AND A BUSINESS!!!  Contact me for details!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Celebrating 25 years of UBAM, National Convention 2014...

I spent this past weekend with my Usborne Buddies in Paradise (aka Tulsa, OK) for National Convention.  Usborne Books & More celebrated it's 25th Anniversary this year and they went CRAZY for convention.  It was so much fun.  Despite hotel issues (which were themselves cray-cray), the whole experience was just what I hoped.  I was able to further bond with some of my teammates, including new ones!  We got great training, received a bunch of new titles and just had a pure blast! I am definitely motivated to promote to Team Leader in the VERY near future and am definitely gonna work towards earning a trip to IRELAND!  Oh yes, bring it on!

President/CEO of UBAM, Randall White
5 generations of our team!

About 100 new titles are available today and they are AMAZING.  You definitely want to check them out at  Also, they rolled out a new kit special.  You can start your own Usborne Business for only $69 now through July 31st.  What a great offer!  Plus, hosting a party in July gets you Double FREE Books, our best hostess benefit.  JULY is already off to a great start and it's not even here yet!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Mother's Day!

Just a reminder that... for fantastic Mother's Day Gifts.  Because Mom likes books, too!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Product Knowledge Videos...

Hey, I spent some time today making some little videos to show off some of our great books!  With over 1,500 titles in the catalog, it's hard to get to them all, but hopefully this gives you a good taste of what all we have to offer!  Enjoy!

Baby & Toddler Books

Learning to Read/Reluctant Readers

Chapter Books

Activity Books

Picture Books

Non-Fiction Fun

All of these titles, and so many more, available at !

Thursday, January 2, 2014

January 2014 - Time to Start Your Business for $25

January 2014 New Recruit offer! Start your business for only $25!!!  What have you got to lose?  More info here.