I haven't posted Book deals in a long time but here are some that have recently popped up in my Amazon feed and I wanted to share. I'm not sure how long they will stay .99. I've always been a sucker for 99 cent bookset deals.
I recently survived being laid off after 17+ years of employment so I'm restructuring my priorities, gaining knowledge, raising my head high and standing tall.
It's coming down to the end of my unemployment compensation with no real leads in employment. I know I'm an entrepreneur at heart so I think this may be my end game if a job doesn't come into the picture that my knowledge and skills compliment. I'm smart, intelligent, a fast learner and a leader.
Believing in oneself and staying positive has always been my top personal characteristics. I know I will get through this and I know it was meant to be.
I know from the bottom of my heart it was the best decision for me and my family. I've taken this time to increase my knowledge of Digital Marketing, Branding, Computer Skills and Affiliate Marketing. I've also learned all about Launches, Lead Magnets, Tripwires and Core Offers.
I know what I did wrong in my place of employment as well as what they did wrong. I also know what I did wrong when I self-published years ago. (Wish I knew then what I know now, bummer)
I know that this world has so much to offer and I have to start today. I also know that I will never know everything. That I will never be perfect and that there is no time like the present to live dreams that were meant to be lived.
I've experienced the good, the bad and the ugly and still walk tall. My self confidence and self esteem has not been broken by this method of survival. No one will defeat me nor will I give them the power to take my positive attitude away from me. It's always been and always be a part of me.
I believe in myself even if noone else will. I am my own biggest cheerleader. I will not relinquish the power of my happiness to anyone. I hold it all within myself. I'm a master at gluing any parts that have been broken and making them strong enough to withstand any storm. Faith is my biggest Adhesive and I'm proud to be on a new path. In fact I'm excited for my new adventures and long for the variety that my new life will endure.
Who's with me? Who wishes to step out and live a life they always dreamed? You are not alone. You will never be alone. I know there are others out there wanting and dreaming of more, getting stuck with the roadblocks along the way, well not this girl. This girl is going to make a difference. I'm going to help others like me. Let them know they are not alone and they too can survive a layoff.
So this morning started out like any other morning. I woke up wondering "Do I really need to get up just yet or could I possibly squeeze in a few extra "z's" this morning?"
Well as my mind pondered the inevitable question, my hand instinctively reached for my phone that was resting on my nightstand. As I browsed through all my notifications from my various apps on my home screen, I decided to open up my Twitter app as usual.
And what do my wondering eyes behold?????
Tiffany - one of my favorite 80's pop stars - Follows me- @kimbershook.
So a couple things ran through my mind:
1) What was it that inspired her enough to choose me?
2) Am I truly worthy to have an 80's icon follow me?
3) What will I tweet about now to keep her inspired?
Of course as my head still tries to wrap itself around such an amazing discovery that I can only conclude....
It must be a redhead thing :)
So the only thing I could possible do next? (Besides snapping a pic and bragging to my BFF, my family and you!)
Row 1: 10 sc in magic
ring; sl st to beginning sc; ch 1; (10 sc)
Row 2: Sc across, sl st to beginning sc; ch 1 (10 sc)
Row 3-9: Repeat row 2; at end of row 9; end off; weave in
ends; (10 sc)
Row 10: Attach white, Repeat row 2; (10 sc)
Row 11-14: Repeat row 2; (10 sc)
Row 15: Sl st in next 5 sc; (sc, ch1); sl st in remaining 4
sc; end off; weave in ends;
Stuff 2-3 cotton balls inside test tube. Glue two rhinestones or
beads (or attach brads) in the center of row 7, 8 or 9 and let dry; Using needle and embroidery
floss, sew a curved stitch for mouth, knot and hide ends inside test tube. (Helpful hint: I dip needle tip in glue and
run between the floss and test tube to help hold “mouth” in place. Clean off
needle for future use.)
Change to white yarn anywhere - just be sure to add eyes
& mouth on bottom colored portion.
Add a cork in the top of test tube, if desired.
I made these for my Daughter-in-law per her request. I hope you enjoy them as much as she did. I hope you stop by again.
Rnd 1) Form a magic ring, ch 1; 10 sc in ring; sl st to beginning sc; (10 sc)
Rnd 2) Ch 1; sc in ea st around; sl st to beginning sc; (20 sc)
Rnd 3) Ch 1; *2 sc; 1 sc; *repeat around; sl st to beginning sc; (30 sc)
Rnd 4) Ch 1; *2 sc; 1 sc; 1 sc; *repeat around; sl st to beginning sc; (40 sc)
Rnd 5) Ch 1; bpsc in ea st around; sl st to beginning st; (40 st)
Rnd 6-12) Ch 1; *sc in ea st around; sl st to beginning sc; (40 sc)
Rnd 13) Ch 1; sl st in ea st around; sl st to beginning st; (40 st)
Handle- row 1) Ch 20, attach to opposite side with sc (19 st away from beginning ch); hdc in same st;
Handle - row 2) Hdc in ea ch across to opposite side; attach to top row of basket with hdc; fasten off; weave in ends;
Additional Materials for Owl:
2 flower brads for eyes
Worsted weight yarn - additional color (mine is light pink)
Make base as noted above in color of your choice. (Mine is pink)
Eyes: Make 2
Rnd 1) Using 2nd color, form a magic ring; ch 1; 5 sc in ring; sl st to beginning sc; (5 sc)
Rnd 2) Ch 1; 2 sc in ea sc around; sl st to beginning sc; (10 sc)
Rnd 3) Ch 1; (sc, ch 1, dc); hdc; sl st to next st; fasten off but leave long tails to attach to base.
Row 1) Using orange yarn, ch 4; sc in 2nd ch from hook; sc; sc; fasten off; weave in ends;
Bow: Make 2
Row 1) Using 2nd color, ch 40; fasten off; weave in ends;
Tie one bow to ea side of handle.
Attach 1 flower brad to ea eye, bending tabs to backside of eyes.
Using hook, attach eyes to top of basket, centering between bases of handle. Pull tails through inside of basket, tie in knot and weave in and out.
Center beak between eyes, using yarn needle and orange yarn, sew in place.
Flower and Butterfly
Additional Materials for Flower and Butterfly:
2 Seed Beads or small enough beads that will stay on pipe cleaner ends
2 Beads or buttons
Black pipe cleaner - 2”
Worsted weight yarn - 2 additional colors (Mine is dark & light pink)
Make base as noted above in color of your choice. (Mine is purple)
Handle Bows: - Make 2 - one in ea additional color
Row 1) Ch 50; fasten off; weave in ends;
Flowers - make 2
Rnd 1) Form a magic ring; ch 1; (sc, ch 3) 5 times; sl st to beginning sc; fasten off; weave in ends;
Rnd 1) Form a magic ring; ch 1; (sc, ch 3) 6 times; sl st to beginning sc; fasten off; weave in ends;
Cross the two handle wraps to one side of handle base, using sewing needle, and thread, sew on one bead or button in center of crossed ends.
Crisscross handle wraps around handle to opposite side and cross the ends, sew on one bead or button to the center of these crossed ends.
Bend pipe cleaner around center of butterfly, gather center close together and twist pipe cleaner at top of one side; glue a seed bead to tip of ea end of pipe cleaner.
Using yarn needle and matching butterfly yarn, sew in center of basket between the two handles.
Using yarn needle and same color yarn as flowers sew one on each side of butterfly.
Additional Materials for Bunny:
Dec - Decrease
Sk - Skip
Make base as noted above in color of your choice. (Mine is blue)
Row 1) Ch 13, sk 1st ch, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across in ea ch; turn;
Row 2-3) Ch 1 (this counts as 1st st); sk 1st st,; sc across in ea sc; turn; (12 sc)
Row 4- 5) Ch 1 (this counts as 1st st); sk 1st st; (sc) 5 times; turn; (6 sc)
Row 6) Ch 1 (this counts as 1st st); sk 1st st; (sc) 3 times; dec sc; turn; (5 sc)
Row 7-8) Ch 1 (this counts as 1st st); sk 1st st; (sc) 4 times; turn; (4 sc)
Row 9) Ch 1; sc in 1st st; (sc) 2 times; dec sc; turn; (4 sc)
Row 10) Ch 1; sc in ea st across; turn (4 sc)
Row 11) Ch 1; dec sc; dec sc; fasten off; weave in ends; (2 sc)
Attach to other side of row 3;
Repeat rows 4-11
Cut pink felt for inside of ears; use ears as a template but trim smaller so yarn still shows around the felt; Glue felt inside of ears and allow to dry. Using yarn needle and matching base yarn, sew bottom portion of ears to center of basket between the handles;
Cut two circles in white felt (about size of quarter); Cut two circles in black blue felt (about size of nickel); glue blue felt in bottom part of white and allow to dry; Glue white eyes at top of basket position below the ears between the handles;
Cut triangle out of pink felt and glue in center below eyes and allow to dry. Make two small pompoms and glue or sew below eyes and sides of nose.
Additional Materials for Frog:
Black yarn or embroidery floss
Sewing needle or yarn needle
Make base as noted above in color of your choice. (Mine is green)
Frog Eyes: Make 2
Rnd 1) Using same color, form a magic ring; ch 1; 5 sc in ring; sl st to beginning sc; (5 sc)
Rnd 2) Ch 1; 2 sc in ea sc around; sl st to beginning sc; fasten off; weave in ends; (10 sc)
Cut two black felt circles; glue inside center of Frog eye. Cut two small white ovals; glue bottom right of black felt and allow to dry. Using yarn needle and base colored yarn, sew eyes at top of basket centered between the handles.
Using yarn needle & black yarn (or sewing needle & black embroidery floss), sew a smile at the bottom of basket, centered between the handles. Dip your needle into glue and brush between black yarn and basket, to help hold smile in place. Clean glue off of needle for future use.