Thursday, April 26, 2012

Beautiful Ambition Book Review and Giveaway!

*Giveaway extended until 5/31/2012 & is now open to international readers!*

I read it in one night - it was that good! 

Tara does an excellent job of engaging her readers - and it was one of those books I simply couldn't put down!
"Be open to possibilities for yourself. 
Select one area of your life where you are unsatisfied, and choose something new, something more for yourself. Do different things and do them differently. Risk more." -Tara Brooke 

She focuses a lot on positive thinking, positive self-talk and affirmations. This is something that has been pushed my way a lot recently. I do believe that everything happens for a reason and I'm certain that this book fell into my hands on purpose! I have a bad habit of engaging in negative self-talk - about myself, about the world, about other people. There really is no place for this in a positive, fulfilled life. In order to make room for the good we must eliminate the bad. 

Tara teaches strategies for defining, visualizing and working to obtain your goals. "Life is a game of trade-offs, of give and take. You want one thing, but in order to get it, you have to give up something else." - Tara Brooke. 

I'm excited to be able to offer you a copy of this amazing book FOR FREE courtesy of Tara's publishing company. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. I will leave the giveaway open until May 17th May 31st to give everyone a chance to enter. For an additional entry, you can post about this giveaway on your own blog. Simply leave another comment with a link to your post in the comment section below. Good luck everyone! 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


I am so behind on everything right now that I hardly know my ass from a hole in the ground....

First let me catch you up to speed:

  • I am down to only one job now - at the hospital. They have offered me a full time position on my preferred shift and I gladly accepted. Driving all over creation and working more hours a day than not is definitely not my style. I like to have my "me" time.
  • I have also been able to catch up on my reading a bit and have finally gotten to finish reading Tara Brooke's Beautiful Ambition. What a fabulous read! I'm happy to be able to offer some of you a copy my friends! My review and giveaway post will be up within the next few days. So be on the look-out for that.
  • My Canada trip had to be postponed. The whole job thing made it difficult to do. I'll just get to go later in the year instead!
I think that pretty much sums up the highlights... Now for some music! I think I've found my summer soundtrack... Jason Mraz's latest - Love is a Four Letter Word. Here's a preview:



Sunday, April 1, 2012

First & foremost m'dears...

Happy Cadbury Creme Egg season! 


Look - you can even make cupcakes out of them...


Tell me that ain't epic... 

I think I just had a creme egg-gasm. Heh... gross.

Anywho. I have exciting news - as if Cadbury Creme Egg season wasn't enough - I have a surprise for youuuuuuuuuuuuu.......

I have FOUR copies of this book to giveaway to you lucky Belle of The Desert readers! It's kinda my way of saying thanks for reading my nonsense regularly :) 

Now, as soon as I get these two papers written, complete my quiz for this week, and find some time in between my two full time jobs to sit down and read this book - I will review it and we'll have a giveaway! Sleep is for the weak, eh?

Now, if you'll excuse me - I've just gotten home from job numeros dos and I am exhausted. So in typical Belle of the Desert fashion, I'll leave you with a song... Music for your morning - which happens to be my evening. I think... I'm working such crazy hours these days I don't know what is what! Good night/morning loves! I'm off to write a paper!




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