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Who Peed on My Yoga Mat?

Lela Davidson

Price: FREE

In all seriousness (sort of), this book is a ton of fun to read. In fact, I read the whole thing in one night because I just couldn’t put it down.


Lela Davidson doesn’t like to brag, but her children are clean and fed, her husband likes to cook, and she is rarely referred to as Troll Toes at the yoga studio. In other words, she’s got it all. Who Peed on My Yoga Mat? peels back the curtain on family life to show that happiness is really a matter of perspective. Between watching adorably annoying toddlers transform into text-obsessed teens, and facing inevitable moments of marital “for worse,” a girl’s got to carve out time for inner peace. As she did in Blacklisted from the PTA, Davidson shows us once again that laughing at yourself and your family is the surest path to tranquility–or at least the most fun.

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Impact My Life: Biblical Mentoring Simplified

Elisa Pulliam

Price: FREE

Elisa’s book Impact my life! biblical mentoring simplified, is an encouraging, challenging read. Her open honesty, biblical wisdom and knowledge are a gift from the Lord. If you mentor, have considered mentoring or never thought about it this book is for you. Her practical hands on ideas and thoughtful questions will help you grow into all the Lord has made you to be. Excellent for small group study. You will keep this book close by turning to it often, long after you have finished reading.


Impact My Life offers a true blend of biblical principles, relevant illustrations, life coaching techniques and creative ideas for simplifying mentoring and thereby cultivating influential and healthy relationships that honor God.

Designed to help you discover your identity as a disciple of Christ, Impact My Life challenges you to grow in your personal faith while also responding to the Titus 2 call. Through looking at the components of discipleship and mentoring, Impact My Life will teach you how to effectively mentor others, whether they are your children, extended family members, women at church or on your ministry team, or women at your work or in your community.

Ideal for a devotional study, a book group discussion or a women’s Bible study, Impact My Life includes thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter as well as small group leader’s guide and an extensive resource section.

This message is timely as it offers a practical response to the cry of a generation in pursuit of relevant truth and authentic relationships.Impact My Life will move you to see how you are equipped by God to step into positions of influence today.

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If you download Impact My Life, don’t forget the study guide below


Impact My Life Study Guide: Biblical Mentoring Simplified

Elisa Pulliam

Price: FREE

I have to tell you that this is one of the best study guide books that I have ever read and as I had the opportunity to be in a study group using this material, it guided me in my study of Biblical mentoring as well as the Bible and the book, Impact my Life. It is so well laid out, thanks to Lisa! You can go at your own pace or do like me and just read the book first, and go back and use the study guide to dig in more! This study guide really helped me see the areas that I personally needed to grow in, stretched me beyond my comfort zone, and challenged me to grow more in my relationship with Him!

Michael Goddard

Mentoring is a calling fit for every woman, whether she is seeking to impact her own children or reach out to the community beyond the walls of her home. But knowing how to effectively speak into the life of the next generation isn’t always easy. The tools found within this study guide, which are built off the principles shared in “Impact My Life: Biblical Mentoring Simplified,” will enable women in every season of life to discover that they are equipped by God to mentor biblically as they follow Christ distinctly. This study guide is also the foundational curriculum utilized by the M2B Mentoring Training Courses available through More to Be (

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Does This Taste Funny? A Half-Baked Look at Food and Foodies

Michael Dane

Price: FREE

What a hoot! The author is a later-in-life foodie who wields his sense of humor as expertly as Julia Child did a wire whisk! Dane’s takes on food and its fans intertwine with sparklingly offbeat interviews, insights into his relationship with “The Girlfriend,” and MUCH more. Seriously…there’s out-loud laughter on every page. This is perfect light summer reading, and would make a great gift for anyone who eats and/or is in a relationship…in other words, everyone.

Drew Jansen

After many years of working in standup comedy, followed by a small nervous breakdown, I decided to learn about cooking at the age of fifty. Along the way, I found a little bit of sanity.

If you’re a full-fledged foodie or a kitchen klutz, whether you love to cook or live for take-out — if you’re craving humor with a bite, this book is for you.

Join me on my stumbling culinary journey, as I bridge the gap between Top Ramen and Top Chef, from ‘The Piggly Wiggly Cookbook’ to ‘Modernist Cuisine.’

If you like gadgets, I’ll tell you about everything from quinoa sifters to guns that shoot beef jerky. You’ll also read about two of the most important things any good cook should have: a cast-iron skillet and a catchphrase.

You’ll meet a group of performers who make music with vegetables . . . a man who has made the best doughnuts in L.A. for the past fifty years . . . and a tattooed, fire-loving chef with a connection to Hunter S. Thompson.

Find out how the host of “The Splendid Table” feels about okra, and learn about cooking a fox from somebody’s mom. My own mom makes a surprise appearance, too, and I even throw in a couple of recipes for good measure. Dig in!

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Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul

John and Stasi Eldredge

Price: $2.99

What I love about this book is that it does beat the idea that God loves us. And you know what- I don’t think we ever really learn this lesson and need to stop hearing it. This is not a Barney “God loves me” now let’s all run and give eachother hugs- it is learning that God’s love is totally life transforming. HE changes us- and not because we are this problem He has to deal with (which I think is how many people see sanctification)- but because He loves us more than we can imagine! “Captivating” forces us to our continual need…that’s not a comfortable place…I think that is part of why I wanted to chuck the book across the room. I don’t want to need anyone- I am a strong woman, right? Oh, wait, I am broken…we all are!! This book is not for low-self-esteem women- it is for any women who is willing to consider that she is broken (and maybe more than she wants to admit).
I think the Eldredges are bold, and sometimes with being bold, you miss sometimes, but I think the message behind this book- that we are ALL broken and in need of rescue, and that God loves us in our brokeness and that He cares about our redeemtion beyond our salvation because we are of immense value to Him- is a message worth being bold about. I think they lack in some theological arguments, but I think their core message is Bibical- very Bibical- but I’m not sure we always want to hear it.
I advocate reading this book. Read it as a skeptic, but be willing to actually consider their argument. Don’t accept everything you read in ANY book…only the Bible is God’s Word. Test things. Test their arguments against Scripture- see the flaws. But don’t let your skeptism harden you to also hearing a message that might bring you some amazing freedom.


Every woman was once a little girl. And every little girl holds in her heart her most precious dreams. She longs to be swept up into a romance, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, to be the Beauty of the story. And yet―how many women do you know who ever find that life?

Most women think they have to settle for a life of efficiency and duty, striving to be the women they “ought” to be but often feeling they have failed. Sadly, too many messages for Christian women add to the pressure. “Do these ten things, and you will be a godly woman.” The effect has not been good on the feminine soul.

The message of Captivating is this: Your heart matters more than anything else in all creation. The desires you had as a little girl and the longings you still feel are telling you of the life God created you to live. He offers to rescue your heart and release you to live as a fully alive and feminine woman. A woman who is truly captivating.

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Change Your Body, Change Your Life – How to get off your butt and start living life on YOUR terms

Kat Loterzo

Price: $2.99

Honest and truthful, this book has motivated me to overcome my fears and reach for the dream life I always knew was within my capabilities. Kat’s no bs attitude and her honesty about her own obstacles is inspiring. Read it cover to cover.


You can live your dream life, and you can start now.

Most people will never truly achieve their dreams purely because they don’t believe that they really can. The truth is that you have everything already within you to create your perfect body and your perfect life. But it’s up to you to be willing to step up and admit that, and then do something about it. This book will show you how.

What’s holding you back? What do you really want?

Creating change – achieving transformation – has very little to do with knowledge, with being up to date on the latest tricks and techniques.

There’s an abundance of knowledge out there on every area we could possibly care to investigate. Diet and self-help books abound and yet still, here you are. Not yet there. Perhaps close, but still not quite – there.

And despite all of your knowledge and despite the efforts you’ve made, you just can’t seem to get there, can you?

So you find yourself once again with just a few more kilos creeping on. Once again, getting caught up in being too busy and stressed to stop and even think about what your ideal life would be if you had a choice. About how you might eat differently, think differently, create a new career or a new way of living.

The truth? You do have a choice. Right now, you can choose to accept the status quo, the notion that ‘this is just how life is’, that it’s normal to gain weight every year and to slowly but surely let your childhood fantasies and dreams fade away.

Or you can choose to demand more.

You can decide, right now, that this moment will be a moment you look back on as your turning point. As a time when you said ‘that’s IT’, and committed to living life entirely on your terms.

To creating the body of your dreams, and to also creating the life of your dreams. The career or business, the lifestyle, the relationship, the fun. And most of all, the freedom.

In Change Your Body, Change Your Life I will show you that this doesn’t have to be a pipe dream.

I’ll show you exactly how you – yes you – can make your dreams your daily reality, how thousands of women before you have done just that, and how you can follow in their footsteps.

You Have What It Takes to Live an Extraordinary Life

Even if you believe that, are you living it? Do you believe it can happen now, or do you see it as something ‘for the future’. Creating your reality is about doing so moment by moment.

Now is the time to ‘press play’ on life.

It’s so easy to think that you will chase your big goals and wants next week. When you have more time. When the current pressure has eased.

The truth is that most people will die without ever having lived the life they deserved to live or truly wanted to live.

If you’re serious about living life on your terms, now is the time. Not tomorrow. Not even later today.

You Can Be Whoever You Want – Let Me Show You How.

I want to take you on a journey. A journey in which your eyes are opened as to just how within your reach your dreams already are. In which before you even finish the book you start to act differently, to think differently. To create your new life and become a new you.

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Essential Pepin Desserts: 160 All-Time Favorites from My Life in Food [Kindle Edition with Audio/Video]

Jacques Pepin

Price: $3.82 (Kindle), $4.24 (NOOK)

First, do be aware that this is an interactive book which includes 13 of Pepin’s marvelous videos (these come on a separate CD with the print version) that have been wonderfully interfaced in the text where appropriate, but these will not be accessible unless you are using a Kindle Fire, an iPad or perhaps other tablet app.
Very well done, two thumbs up from Grandma! Highly Recommended.


Essential Pepin Desserts showcases more than 150 of Jacques Pépin’s top dessert recipes from his lifetime in food. The five chapters (Fruit Desserts; Puddings, Sweet Soufflés, and Crepes; Cakes, Cookies, and Candies; Tarts, Pies, and Pastries; and Frozen Desserts) display his many cooking styles, from homey French (Mémés Apple Tart), to haute cuisine (Coffee and Hazelnut Dacquoise), to fast food Jacques style (Warm Chocolate Soufflés), to fresh contemporary American dishes (Top-Crust Cherry Pie). In the accompanying videos, Pépin demonstrates ten essential techniques, including segmenting an orange, working with pie dough, and making chocolate “balloons.”

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Quilts! Quilting Techniques from Easy To Advanced

Instructables Authors

Price: 99 cents

I was looking for a book to help with a project and this one is it. I found it to be a great learning tool. I am now working on the quilt and I have all the info I need to get me through this one.


Quilts! gives you full step-by-step instructions for 25 amazing quilting projects from start to finish. Learn how to make a crazy quilt block, an easy weekend patchwork topper, a denim frayed lap quilt, or even a portrait quilt! All projects are written by home quilting experts, and contain pictures for each step so you can start quilting today.

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