Monday, February 21, 2011

Contest Info and Blog Tour: The Me Project

My apologies if the formatting is off on this post. We are still having contractors repair our home post-freezing pipes flood, and I do not have access to my desktop computer (and the flood ruined our laptop), so I am posting from a phone, which limits my options. Since I cannot type much with this access, I am posting the tour information. This was a fabulous book, and I hope you have the privilege of reading it! Please feel free to peruse the article Three Super Simple Kickstarts at your convenience :)

The author and KCWC (which sent me a complimentary copy of the book, but did not influence my opinion!) are generously holding a contest at the end of this tour. Please leave a comment here prior to March 4, and I will select one random commentor's name to forward to KCWC to be entered in the prize drawing. They will pool one entry from each participating blog and draw for the winner. The winner will be drawn and notified on March 7, 2011. The details of the giveaway prize are at the bottom of this post.
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 www.MOPS.org

Author Bio
Kathi Lipp
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: www.kathilipp.com
    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

    Monday, February 7, 2011

    FiberChoice


    Most of you who know me in real life, remember what a terrible time I had trying to have a baby. So many complications and tragedies before we were finally blessed to carry Aaron (past) his due date in 2002. Once I was finally induced, the complications seemed to multiply, finally resulting in an emergency C-Section ordeal that quite frankly, I will never forget. What you may not know is that I continued to have issues after that, that required me to see a few specialists to get things back to normal. One such specialist was a GI doctor. After having the "thrill" of a colonoscopy at such a young age, a few different prescription medications, and other fun things, the problems seemed to clear up. However, one of the "maintenance" things they told me would help me long term was a fiber medicine.

    When in your mid-twenties, most people are typically not shopping around or researching the fiber market, so I had no idea what would work for me. I knew that I wouldn't drink the disolvable stuff, and wasn't wild about taking an enormous handful of pills daily, so I elected for the chewable tablets. Since that time, I have recommended these tablets to many people that I know who need them for various reasons, but the reality is that most people, even in their 20's don't get enough fiber as part of their daily diet, and could really benefit from these.

    I am certain that with the media coverage of new years resolutions and the fitness craze, we all know that we can get fiber from whole grains, vegetables and fruits. The key is to make sure you are getting enough, according to the American Dietetic Association, most women only get about half as much as they need in a day! Fiber helps support your digestive system and maintain immunity, and since all three of my kids have had the flu in the past month, I am all about some immunity! 

    When I saw that FiberChoice was teaming up with Mom Central for a blog tour, and I knew that I have used their product personally since 2002 and benefited from it, that I wanted to participate and share this information with you .FiberChoice Chewable Fiber Supplement comes in a chewable tablet that offers "the natural benefits of fiber, while also helping to support the health of your immune system and digestive tract, and overall health.  FiberChoice contains prebiotics - a unique fiber that nourishes the friendly, "good" bacteria that aids our digestive system. While the short-term benefits of fiber may go unnoticed, taking FiberChoice every day as part of an ongoing effort helps you to live a more healthy life."


    ***This is a sponsored post on behalf of FiberChoice and Mom Central. I was given a coupon to get a free full size bottle of the product to test, so that I could provide you with an honest post, that is 100% my own opinion. I will also receive a gift certificate as thanks for taking the time to write the post. I have used this product for almost 9 years, purchasing it with my own money prior to accepting the invitation to write this post.***