Hand Lettering

by Gabri Joy Kirkendall, Jaclyn Escalera36679486

If you have ever wanted to learn how to create gorgeous lettering for handmade signs, greeting cards, or any reason, this guide is a great place to start.  They cover 10 different styles of lettering, with several examples of each and how-to instructions to work through step-by-step. There is even bonus content on the publisher’s website to take you to the next level!

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


Find Your Awesome

 A 30-Day Challenge to Fall in Love with Your Playful, Imaginative & Colorful Self 
by Judy Clement Wall

This adorable journal is filled with delightful illustration and plenty of space for you to create your own responses to the challenges or simply color in the doodles through


out. It’s SO important for us to take care of our own selves before we try to take care of the rest of the world, and each of these self-love challenges reminds us of that.

and if you like to color, check out this part of the author’s website: https://judyclementwall.com/coloring-pages/

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Born for This

Determine exactly what it is you were born to do, the environment you want to do it in, and the income you wish to receive, and then figure out how to get there.
If you dread the 9-to-five with an hourlong commute just to sit behind a desk and fulfill someone else’s dreams and financial goals, this book is for you!  And if you love the working environment I just described, this book may be for you also.  The point is, it will help you determine where you fit and how to make the dream a reality.
This one is staying on my shelf for continued reference, because I can certainly see myself revisiting the strategies again and again.
I received this book as a Blogging For Books giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

Out of the Box

by Jemma Westing

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Chock-full of fun projects with illustrated lists of supplies, step-by-step instructions, and templates in the back, kids can make their own toys, games, decorations, and costumes!  My favorites were the Funky Flowers and the Puppet Theater.

If you like recycling and/or great rainy day activities, I would highly recommend this book.

How to tell if your friend is a sociopath

Learning how to see through the smoke

by Jonathan Jaye

A fascinating, educational, and entertaining look at how sociopaths operate.  This psychologist learned from and shares his personal experiences and then shows you how to spot these insidious people in your own life.  Last, but not least, he teaches you how to avoid them.

Excellent content and narration.

I received this book from Audiobook Blast in exchange for an honest review.


Artist’s Toolbox: Color: A practical guide to color and its uses in art (Kindle Edition) 

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An excellent course on color theory.  I would recommend this to any artist or artisan in any field.  It includes a great deal of reference material and it’s something that should be on the shelf of anyone who uses color to communicate.

I received this book as part of a NetGalley giveaway in exchange for an honest review.