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!