"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau



Monday, May 5, 2014

* MOTHER'S DAY GIFT SUGGESTIONS *

Mother's Day is only six days away!
Here are some great gift ideas:
 
* JUST UPDATED THIS MAY 7th AT 5:25 pm, CDT.
* This post is getting new participants added every day until Saturday, May 10th, at midnight, so please remember to keep coming back for new information. Thanks! *

Creative Carmelina's Blog and Etsy Shop. Carmelina makes beautiful items, some of which I own! I won a give-away of hers last year and wrote about it here. I love, love, love the crocheted tea cup, along with everything else, of course. The tea cup is one of my treasured items in my curio cabinet. Any of her creations would make lovely, unique gifts!


Here is an open invitation to all my talented followers who have items they've made that are For Sale. If you would like to be featured here, please either leave a comment that you'd like to participate, or e-mail me, with pertinent info.

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I also thought about contacting my writer friends and ask if they'd also like to mention their book(s) here. But, I would surely forget to ask more than one, and I obviously don't want to hurt anyone's feelings! (Books always make great gifts, too, so keep them in mind....whether they're print copies or e-books.)

So, the same invitation goes for followers who have books they've written and would like to sell. Please either leave a comment that you'd like to participate, or e-mail me, with pertinent info.


And, I can't possibly post something about books for sale that would make great Mother's Day gifts without mentioning my memoir -- Can I?! Please keep it in mind, too. Moms of any age would enjoy it! It can be purchased directly from me, or from Barnes & Noble (online only), or from Amazon, or STL Books.

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* From Melissa Goodwin - Two children's books: The Christmas Village....and....Return to Canterbury.


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* From Jennifer Shirk
Thanks, Becky! My book FIANCE BY FATE is a fun (and clean) romance--perfect for moms who own kindles or ereaders. :-)
http://www.amazon.com/Fiance-Fate-Anyone-Novel-Entangled-ebook/dp/B00J6U1DOW/ref=la_B002BM4L8M_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1399317458&sr=1-4

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* From Patricia Preston
Here is the link to my humorous short story, The Yard Salehttp://amzn.to/Jmog8Z  It is a funny story about a Southern gal having a yard sale. It is a Kindle ebook.

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*From Susan Flett Swiderski
Anyhow, this is a great idea. Thanks for coming up with it. Yes, my book Hot Flashes and Cold Lemonade would make a good Mothers' Day gift, too. It can be found on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/148489071X
It's also up for grabs on a Goodreads giveaway right now, and the widget can be easily accessed to whiz you right to the spot from my blog. Also, the week after Mothers' Day, the e-version of my book will be on sale for the paltry sum of ninety-nine cents.
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* From Patt Hollinger Pickett
Thanks, Becky, for the opportunity! Your blog looks cool! Here’s my Mother’s Day gift info:
A 99 CENTS Kindle SALE! Great Mother’s Day gift.  Limited Time Only-- May 7-11
Get your e-version copy of The Marriage Whisperer: Tips to Improve Your Relationship Overnight for just 99 cents.
http://www.amazon.com/Marriage-Whisperer-Patt-Hollinger-Pickett-ebook/dp/B00GZPFDUG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399437823&sr=8-1&keywords=the+marriage+whisperer-kindle
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* From McGuffy Ann Morris
"Weeds" is a poetry book based upon life's experiences and observations. Weeds come in many forms and varieties, from beautiful to plain, dangerous to harmless. Each has a purpose, if only to value what is important. It can be purchased from Amazon.com.
Thanks, Becky!
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* From Carol Kilgore
Becky, what a great idea. In my book SOLOMON'S COMPASS, Taylor Campbell vows to never be like her mother. And we all know how that goes. Right?
Happy Mother's Day to all!

http://underthetikihut.blogspot.com/

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* From Toby Speed
I love your Mother's Day gift idea. Moms who love murder mysteries might like my new book, Death Over Easy, available in hardcover and Kindle editions. Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/Death-Over-Easy-Toby-Speed/dp/1432827227/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1370955679&sr=8-2&keywords=death+over+easy
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*From Terra Hangen
This is a super idea, and my book is written specifically for moms of all ages and is full of humor and tips. A Scrapbook of Motherhood Firsts: Stories to Celebrate and Wisdom to Bless Moms, on Amazon.com, hardcover, color on each page. Oh, recipes kids love too. Terra Hangen, co-author. http://www.amazon.com/Scrapbook-Motherhood-Firsts-Stories-Celebrate/dp/0915547716/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399520881&sr=8-1&keywords=terra+hangen



 
"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new." -- Rajneesh

35 comments:

  1. That tea cup is darling!

    Thanks, Becky! My book FIANCE BY FATE is a fun (and clean) romance--perfect for moms who own kindles or ereaders. :-) http://www.amazon.com/Fiance-Fate-Anyone-Novel-Entangled-ebook/dp/B00J6U1DOW/ref=la_B002BM4L8M_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1399317458&sr=1-4

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    1. Hi Jennifer! Thanks..I DO love that tea cup! :)
      And thanks for accepting my invitation. I'll also post your info above, inside the post itself.

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  2. Brilliant idea. And those of us who inhabit the talent-free zone can get inspiration and ooh and ahh from the sidelines.

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    1. Hey Ms. EC! You are always so good for my soul ~~ Brilliant idea? Wow! :)
      And you are NOT in the talent-free zone, either!!

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  3. Great ideas! And I am always happy to receive a book as a gift. Reading is one of my greatest pleasures in life!

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    1. Hi Beth! Thank you! I agree about books being wonderful gifts...and reading is also one of my favorite things to do! This just reminded me of the book I received as a gift from my paternal grandma when I was a little girl.....She was a huge influence about books and reading....Those tales will be in "the sequel" :)

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  4. You are so thoughtful, Becky! And I love both of the quotes. :D

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    1. Well, thank you, Peggy!! And you know I just can't get enough quotes on ANY subject!

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  5. Dang it. Let's try this again. The darned link didn't work first time. Maybe if I make it a capital X...

    Anyhow, this is a great idea. Thanks for coming up with it. Yes, my book "Hot Flashes and Cold Lemonade" would make a good Mothers' Day gift, too. It can be found on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/148489071X It's also up for grabs on a Goodreads giveaway right now, and the widget can be easily accessed to whiz you right to the spot from my blog. Also, the week after Mothers' Day, the e-version of my book will be on sale for the paltry sum of ninety-nine cents. (If the link poops out this time, I give up.)

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    1. Hi Susan! I'm sorry you had troubles! I went ahead and totally deleted your first comment for you! Thanks for participating! I'll put your book info inside the blog post, as I have the others.

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  6. My book comes out June 24th so I don't really have anything right now but I do love the tea cup and saucer. Perhaps I can do a guest post later next month?

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    1. Hi Clarissa! Congratulations on your book coming out in June! Of course you can do a guest post next month. Please e-mail me and tell me more about your book, etc. Thanks!!

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  7. Great idea.Our Mother's Day has been and gone. Funny how our date is different. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Hi Molly! Yes, I noticed on my calendar and I think also on Facebook, about the different Mother's Day dates for different countries. Thanks for always stopping and commenting!

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  8. Our Mother's Day in Australia is 11th May this year but I believe an entirely different day in the UK.
    My daughter always loves to receive books and I must ask her if she has read your memoires.
    Me? I've asked for a frangipani for our garden. Love the perfume.

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    1. Hi Mimsie! That really is interesting about the different dates in different countries. Soon after my memoir came out, I discovered it's not available on Amazon's Australian site, which I think is very strange, because it's on the UK site! I don't remember what the explanation from Amazon was.....Hopefully, if your daughter WOULD like to read it, it can be found at a reasonable price. I imagine the Kindle version would be "cheaper" to get, right??!! :)
      Oh, and I had to look in the dictionary for "frangipani," because I hadn't heard of it before. (I really don't know much about flowers, other than what I'd call the "regular" ones....roses, tulips, marigolds, etc!) But, I can certainly understand why you love the aroma of it.....plumeria! THAT I do know!

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  9. Love that end quote, especially want to share it with my expectant granddaughter. Happy Mother's Day.

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    1. Hi Linda! Thank you...and Yes, I loved that quote the minute I read I read it. I read your post about the baby shower. No wonder you were exhausted! You took my kind of naps!! LOL

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    2. P.S. Linda, I found that quote yesterday when I Googled something about a mother's love....and just today I remembered the paragraph in my memoir when I saw my first son, in the hospital for the first time. I'll have to post that somewhere.....probably on Sunday's blog post!

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  10. Happy Mother's Day. Some excellent ideas...:D

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    1. Hi Robin! Thanks! And thank you for stopping to leave a comment!

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  11. These are not my books but for Mother's Day this year, I bought our friend Pam who is like a mother to us, NOT YOUR MOTHER'S BOOK ON BEING A MOTHER and Red Dog, Blue Dog (By Chuck Sambucchino). She is the same one that I bought your book for for Christmas and she loved it so much! :)

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    1. Thanks, Margo! You could mention your two books here, too, if you like.

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  12. Nice post, Becky. Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day.

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    1. Hi McGuffy! Thank you, and I'm glad you're participating, too!

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  13. These are all great ideas for Mother's Day! I've already read Susan's wonderful book, Hot Flashes & Cold Lemonade, and thoroughly enjoyed it! Happy Mother's Day Becky!

    Julie

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    1. Hi Julie! Thank you so much! I really want to read Susan's book, too....along with all my other writer friends' books! I need a separate bank account for all the books I want to buy! LOL

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  14. Becky, what a great idea. In my book SOLOMON'S COMPASS, Taylor Campbell vows to never be like her mother. And we all know how that goes. Right?

    Happy Mother's Day to all!

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    1. Hi Carol! Thanks! I love your tag line! Yep, "And we all know how that goes. Right?" LOL

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  15. HI Becky, thanks so much for stopping by this morning. I'm not blogging much anymore...have been busy on a project, but also have been dealing with a neck injury which makes sitting at the computer for long periods of time impossible. I had committed to co-hosting a blogathon in honor of Tyrone Power's 100th birthday, and I didn't want to bail on that, so 3 of my last 4 blog pieces were about that.

    Anyhow, for Mother's Day I made my mom a photo collage. I've entitled it "A Chain of Mothers and Daughters," and it includes photos of 6 generations of mothers and daughters. My daughter/me; me/my mom; my mom/grandma; grandma/great-grandma; great-grandma/2nd great grandma. The photos range from 1913 to 2012. Each woman in that line had only 1 child (a daughter) or 2 children (the first of which was a daughter). My mom is going to love this gift.

    Hope all is well with you.

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    1. Hi Patti! Great to hear from you, too! Your collage is such a perfect gift for ANY reason, but especially for Mother's Day! Thank you so much for coming by and commenting!

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  16. I love all of your wonderful recommendations! I always buy myself a little something. My 'kids' aren't big gift givers. And I still have YOUR amazing book on my wish list! Enjoy your week my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

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    1. Hi Diane! That's a great idea to buy yourself something! And maybe someone WILL surprise you sometime with my memoir! :)

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  17. This is a super idea, and my book is written specifically for moms of all ages and is full of humor and tips. "A Scrapbook of Motherhood Firsts: Stories to Celebrate and Wisdom to Bless Moms", on Amazon.com, hardcover, color on each page. Oh, recipes kids love too. Terra Hangen, co-author.

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    1. Thanks, Terra! And your book definitely sounds like the perfect Mother's Day gift! Thank you for sharing the info with us!

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