• Gift Guide,  New York,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Books Which Will Make for Wonderful Holiday Gift Giving and Christmas Stocking Stuffers from Santa

    It is always about sharing and gifting at holidays. This upcoming holidays, I want to introduce three books from the Jackie Corley. Gifting people who you love the good books, sharing the beautiful ideas and inspirations with them.

    EARTH, MY DEAREST

    is an inspirational compilation of over 200 quotes around conservation and sustainability. Highlighting the wonders of our planet and ways on how best we can save it, this quote collection will help show all of us how to cherish the environment and key ways to protect our fragile planet.

    Highlighting the wonders of our planet and ways on how best we can save it, Earth, My Dearest includes quotes ranging from poet Henry David Thoreau to activist Greta Thunberg. This quote collection will help show all of us how to cherish the environment and key ways to protect our fragile planet moving ahead to an uncertain future.

    celebrates the unique and special bond between grandchildren and grandparents that only they can understand. Full of delightful quotes from artists, writers, celebrities, scholars and more, this inspirational compilation of over 200 witty and thought-provoking quotes makes the perfect gift.
    An inspirational compilation of over 200 fun, witty, and thought-provoking quotes for and about grandparents. There’s a unique and special bond between grandchildren and grandparents that only they can understand. Their love is a different sort of parental love and no less powerful. This wonderful relationship is celebrated in A Grandparent’s Love, full of delightful quotes from artists, writers, celebrities, scholars and more. This perfectly packaged gift book also speaks to the benefit of past experience and the patience that arrives with age and wisdom.
    is a collection of over 200 fun, inspirational, and meaningful quotes perfect for every horse lover. Rich with meaningful quotes and humorous one-liners, it brings one into a deeper connection with these majestic creatures, highlighting on all the joy and surprises that come from loving these animals.
    Rich with meaningful quotes and humorous one-liners, The Horse Lover’s Quotation Book brings readers into a deeper connection with these majestic creatures, highlighting on all the joy and surprises that come from loving these animals. Simply, this book is made for the horse lover in everyone. Full of wonderful quotes about horses, riding horses, owning horses, loving horses, and everything in between, The Horse Lover’s Quotation Book is the perfect gift for every horse lover out there.

    About the Author

    Jackie Corley is a writer and editor based in the Hudson Valley. A graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars, Jackie’s writing has appeared in Fourteen Hills, Redivider and 3AM Magazine, among others, and in various print anthologies.

  • Los Angeles,  New York,  pet,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Picture Book Perfect for Cat Lovers: Sleep, Cat, Sleep! by Antje Damm from Prestel Junior

    Make going to bed fun for everyone with charming, surprising, and interactive book
     Sleep, Cat, Sleep!
    by Antje Damm (3/16/21: ISBN: 978-3791374482; Board Book $9.95; Ages 2-5; 24 pages).

    It can be hard to fall asleep because who wants to stop playing, talking, and just having fun. Sometimes, it’s just as difficult to stay asleep. There can be noises, lights, and many other distractions. Cat has this very problem in Sleep, Cat, Sleep! He’s calmly resting until you open the book and wake him up.

    Every time he thinks it’s safe to fall back asleep, you flip the page and bother him again! All he wants is for you to close the book so he can start dreaming away. Author and illustrator Antje Damm has created an uproariously funny book to help young children fall asleep. They will be delighted with all the different ways Cat can come up with to get kids to let him sleep. A new surprise awaits with every turn of the page, but we don’t want to give away who falls asleep at the end of this book!

  • San Diego,  WorldWide

    The Golfer’s Book of Wit & Wisdom

    Maybe now is not a good timing to go out for golfing, but I believe now it’s a good time to recharge yourself, getting more knowledge about the thing you are passionate about. Reading a good book is one of the most popular things during the quarantine time.

    Golfers attention, here is a must-have book for you.

    “You learn very little about golf from life, but you learn a lot about life from golf.”
    —Earl Woods

    The Golfer’s Book of Wit & Wisdom is an essential collection of golf jokes, one-liners, and witty quotations perfect for every fan of golf.

    The great Arnold Palmer famously remarked that golf is, “Without a doubt, the greatest game mankind has ever invented.” He goes on to say that golf is “deceptively simple and endlessly complicated” and “at the same time rewarding and maddening.”

    The Golfer’s Book of Wit & Wisdom seeks to encompass everything there is to love about golf. Collecting over 350 sayings containing the wisdom and wit from the world within and outside of golf, this book promises to be a cherished and fun collectible for every fan.

    A hilarious collection of golf jokes, one-liners, and witty quotations perfect for every fan of golf.

    About the author, GERD DE LEY:

    Gerd de Ley is a former English teacher and has been a professional writer and actor since 1975. From an early age, Gerd has been an avid collector of quotations and proverbs from all over the world.

  • food,  Health,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Ryan Is On Keto! Helpful Keto Books Needed.

    Ryan is on Keto now; we absolutely started to change our diet a lot, which is so trendy and also healthier. Some books about Keto are very helpful because it is a new diet for him, and I have never done that before. As a blogger, I know about Bobby Parrish for a long time – I watch his videos at YouTube a lot to learn about the healthy snacks, produced foods and even that oil is good and which is bad. I love watching his videos and I also want to check out his book.

    Keto Meal Prep by FlavCity

    125+ Low Carb Recipes That Actually Taste Good

    By Bobby ParrishDessi Parrish

    Keto and meal prep are both trending very strong now, and FlavCity is positioned as a food authority in this space. Good content always wins out, and the authors’ keto meal prep content is top class and presented in a personal way that ensures the casual consumer will choose the book over others.

    FlavCity is about Bobby and Dessi, two passionate home cooks who just want to hook you up with tasty, healthy recipes. Keto Meal Prep by FlavCity will have a total of 75 recipes, but one can argue that since many of the meal prep recipes contain 1-2 recipes each, it’s really so many more. Keto Meal Prep by FlavCity will be organized by breakfast, lunch, and dinner but also by the various proteins featured. Each recipe will have headnotes and 1-2 photos. The book will also have a dietary restriction chart that will easily identify each recipe as GF, DF, Paleo, etc.
    About Bobby Parrish:

    Bobby Parrish is a passionate home cook who went to the best culinary school around: his mom’s kitchen. He wanted to be on the Food Network badly, and, when they rejected his application for the next Food Network star, he decided to start a YouTube channel. Four years and hundreds of thousands of fans later, it seems the Food Network made a mistake! Bobby and his wife Dessi started filming online cooking videos for the sole purpose of proving that healthy food can taste good and that home cooks can be rock stars in the kitchen. Little did they know that only a few years later, Bobby would quit his job in finance, Dessi would quit her job in corporate America, and they would turn their two-bedroom Chicago condo into a production studio involving all things food.

    Here are some Keto meals we cooked at home, they are very yummy. But as a dessert lover, I can’t live without sweets. The good thing is this cookbook also introduces a lot of Keto Desserts recipes!

    Apple Coffee Cake (Paleo, GF, DF)
    Gooey Coffee Cake Recipe w/ Caramel Sauce – Gluten Free & Paleo Cake Recipe

    This apple coffee cake is luscious and rich, spiced with cinnamon and cloves and topped with toasted walnuts and a vegan coconut caramel sauce! It’s paleo, gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free.

    INGREDIENTS

    FOR THE CAKE:

    • 3 eggs
    • 2 egg whites
    • 1 cup coconut sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract
    • 3/4 cup virgin coconut oil melted
    • 2 cups blanched almond flour
    • ½ cup arrowroot starch or tapioca starch
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
    • ½ teaspoon grated nutmeg
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda + 2 teaspoons cream of tartar or 2 teaspoons of baking powder
    • pinch salt
    • 1 cup peeled and grated applesabout 2 medium sized apples (Honey Crisp, Gala or Fuji)
    • 3/4 cup toasted walnuts chopped

    FOR THE CARAMEL SAUCE

    • 1 can (13.5 oz) full fat coconut milk
    • ½ cup coconut sugar
    • 2 pinches salt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla

    INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Preheat oven to 375F.

    2. Using a hand mixer beat the eggs and egg whites on high along with the coconut sugar and vanilla until fluffy and the sugar is completely dissolved.
    3. Add the melted coconut oil and beat just to incorporate.
    4. In a separate bowl mix in the almond flour and arrowroot starch along with the ground cinnamon, ground cloves, grated nutmeg, baking soda and cream of tartar (or baking powder), and salt. If you want to keep it strictly paleo use baking soda and cream of tartar, because baking powder typically has cornstarch in it.

    5. Pour the egg mixture on top of the flour mixture and beat on medium for 30 seconds to incorporate.
    6. Peel and grate the apples and squeeze out all of the excess moisture. Measure one cup of the grated and squeezed apples and add it to the batter.

    7. Mix well and pour into a 9-inch round springform baking pan lined on the bottom with parchment paper. An 8×10 inch baking pan also works for this purpose.
    8. Top off with the toasted and chopped walnuts.
    9. Bake in 375F oven for 38-40 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. The edges of the cake should be deep brown in color.

    10. For the caramel sauce, place the coconut milk, coconut sugar and a couple of pinches of salt in a small pot and bring to boil.

    11. Turn the heat down to low and simmer on low for about 40-50 minutes while stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. The sauce will reduce and turn deep caramel color. It’s done when it coats the back of the spoon. Keep in mind that it will thicken a little more once it cools down.

    12. Remove from the heat, stir in the vanilla paste or extract and set aside to cool. Makes about 8oz of caramel sauce. Once both cake and sauce have cooled down, drizzle the caramel sauce all over the cake and serve!

    My Keto Journal
    A Daily Food and Exercise Tracker
    to Help You Master Your Low-Carb, High-Fat, Ketogenic Diet
    (includes a 90-Day Meal and Activity Calendar)

    My Keto Journal is a great companion journal and activity tracker for keto diet books like Keto Living Day by Day. Pick your favorite keto recipes and get going!

    Track Diet and Exercise in One Place: Put all of your fitness information in a journal that is just the right size—big enough for all of the day’s details but small enough to take with you to the gym or the grocery store. Like helpful all-in-one fitness trackers such as Hello New MeMy Keto Journal is a combination meal planner, food tracker, and workout journal—and this one can easily fit in your gym bag.

    A Dedicated Keto Diet Journal: My Keto Journal is the only tracker fully dedicated to the approachable and proven weight loss power of the ketogenic diet. Simple, informative, clear and easy to use, this all-in-one journal will help get you started on your new life.

    Using My Keto Journal, you’ll be able to keep up with what you’ve eaten, when you ate it and how it improved your body. Once you get started, you’ll be able to:

    • Master the science of the keto diet
    • Record your meals—breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
    • Progress your overall health
    • Love your new active lifestyle

    I believe with these two books, Ryan will get his Keto life keeping up and at the same time enjoy this great new diet!

  • Art,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Lettering for Absolute Beginners Workbook – Learn Lettering for Absolute Beginners

    If you’ve always wanted to learn how to hand letter, now is the time! Lettering for Absolute Beginners Workbook is an interactive workbook designed to teach you, in careful progression, how to create gorgeous lettering with any pen on any surface—no brush pen or calligraphy nib necessary!

    Inside, you’ll find everything you need to know to begin a hobby of hand lettering. You’ll learn how to draw letters, words, inspirational phrases, and bible verses in multiple alphabet styles by practicing outlining letters and thickening downstrokes. A bonus section with full-page traceable phrases and backgrounds allow you to make your own art, pull it out, and frame it!

    Simple, approachable, and fun, this method is versatile for any surface so you can create stunning faux calligraphy on paper, chalkboards, wood, glass, and more. You don’t need any special skills or lettering experience to get started.

    The must-have guide to faux calligraphy for beginners!

    • An interactive workbook to the art of hand lettering for beginners
    • Use normal everyday pens to learn to letter, no brush pen or calligraphy nub necessary
    • Versatile method to faux calligraphy works for paper, chalkboards, wood, glass, and other large formats
    • Practice 5 alphabet styles to draw letters, words, inspirational phrases, and bible verses
    • 5 step-by-step projects to help you practice your lettering on home décor, chalk boards, and gifts

    What’s Inside:

    • Everything you need to know to begin a hobby of hand lettering
    • 5 alphabet styles
    • 5 step-by-step projects
    • Guidance on lettering common words and sayings
    • Countless practice pages throughout
    • And more!

    Author Danielle Stringer is the owner and artist behind Imperfect Dust and shares her secret to hand lettering—that it doesn’t have to be daunting! Starting with the basics and the hope of encouraging beginners to pick up a pen and go for it, Stringer will teach you how to achieve the calligraphy look with simple key lines. Learn five different alphabets in both upper and lower case to trace and try. From there, practice lettering common words and continue on to sweet sayings.

    Lettering for Absolute Beginners Workbook is the ultimate resource for any aspiring hand letterer. Ready-to-frame art pages and a project section containing step-by-step instructions for five beautifully lettered items—including gift bags, wood signs, and ceramic plates—all await to welcome you to the world of lettering!

    About the Author

  • New York

    Life is Short! Say “I Love You” with a Valentine’s Day Gift

    We all have someone we want to show our love to, whether that someone is a significant other, a family member, a friend, or ourselves. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this is the perfect time to share your love and appreciation with your beloved. Give your loved one the gift of joy and happiness in the books below or take advantage of the advice and wisdom in them to improve your life and love for years to come.

    Life is short. Don’t wait to show people how much you love them.

    Say It Now:
    33 Ways to Say I LOVE YOU to the Most Important People in Your Life
    by Sherry Richert Belul

    We never know how much time we have left with our loved ones. If there’s someone you care about deeply―a parent, grandparent, child, friend, colleague, teacher, or neighbor―don’t wait to express how you feel.

    But sometimes it’s difficult to find the right way to say “I love you” to the people you appreciate the most in life. The emotions are there, but the words don’t come.

    Say It Now shows you how to put your feelings into words―and actions, too. From activities that take just a minute to love letters, joy jars, tribute videos, surprise parties, and more, this book helps you celebrate the most important people in your life in the best ways. View this book on Amazon!


    u & i:
    A Love Letter in Illustrated Poetry
     by Michael Hall

    The illustrated poetry of u & i begins with a physical attraction that blossoms into a full-blown love affair. iimagines a marriage with that includes world travel, children, and the joy of watching the kids grow. But things don’t go quite as planned.

    Follow the relationship’s ebb and flow in a series of frank, funny, and surprising typographic illustrations paired with brief text that tells the story of attraction, marriage, family, frustration, antagonism, and ultimately, the deep appreciation of a lifelong partner.

    u & i offers a comforting and realistic perspective on marriage. It takes you through the ups and downs of a long-term relationship in a whimsical, raw, and creative way. As a gift to your sweetheart or newlyweds on their first Valentine’s Day, u & i is a reassuring glimpse of the enduring spark of love. View this book onAmazon!

    The “I Love You” Book:
    More Than 500 Ways to Show the Ones You Love That You Care
    by Cynthia MacGregor and Vic Bobb

    Saying “I love you” is not always easy. Luckily, the sentiments of this beautiful phrase can be expressed in many ways. Let Cynthia MacGregor, Vic Bobb, and The “I Love You” Book expand your heart and spread the message of love to those you truly treasure.

    The “I Love You” Book is filled with suggestions for activities, gifts, and projects. This book contains over 500 ways to show your loved ones how much you care. It is designed to be a resource for thoughtful gift-giving and loving actions that you can take every day to express your love for friends, family, and significant others.View this book on Amazon!

    I’m So Full of Happy Today: The Hygge Wisdom of Children
    by Martin Andersen and Moira Tuffy

    Is there anything more likely to make you laugh and put a smile on your face than the innocent and funny remark of a child? The Danes have a word for the feeling of happy delight that you get from simple things in life, such as the funny things kids say: hygge.

    I’m So Full of Happy Today is a heartwarming collection of the remarkably observant, funny and wise things said by children. All of the stories are real and personal, and include the name and age of each child. These playful, sometimes tongue-in-cheek tales straight from the minds and mouths of kids will have you learning, laughing, and sharing the love long after you’ve turned the last page.View this book on Amazon!

    You Are an Awesome Woman:
    Affirmations and Inspired Ideas for Self-Care,
    Success and a Truly Happy Life 
    by Becca Anderson 

    You know what they say about happiness—it comes from within. Use the affirmations, quotes, and ideas in this book as a set of tools for your own inner work. Incorporating positive thoughts as a daily practice will build mental muscle and help you achieve the all-important optimistic way of thinking.

    Author Becca Anderson is a champion of undertaking the inner journey of working toward a better you. She is also a strong advocate for believing in yourself and loving yourself more each and every day. These are habits that can be reinforced by practices such as journaling, creating your own affirmations, and talking to yourself positively. Like an engine driving you toward greater things, self-belief brings you closer to your life’s purpose, your personal mission, and will absolutely make you a happier camper. So, give it a try! It’s as easy as pie and just as sweet. View this book on Amazon!

    It’s Your Weirdness that Makes You Wonderful:
    A Self-Acceptance Prompt Journal 
    by Kate Allan

    Depression and anxiety are topics that can be uncomfortable to talk about, but that doesn’t mean they should be avoided. If anything, it means we need to be more aware and have more conversations about them. With the help of her adorable illustrations, art blogger Kate Allan, author and illustrator of the bestselling book You Can Do All Things, urges us to be mindful of our mentality.

    Kate, who suffers from anxiety and depression herself, understands what it’s like to deal with feelings that are difficult to fight through. In It’s Your Weirdness that Makes You Wonderful, she provides the kind of loving encouragement that she herself needs to hear. These encouraging words, along with writing prompts and illustrations, can help readers sort through and express their feelings.

    Kate Allan’s creative journal meets us where we are―in the midst of the feelings that say we’re not enough, we can’t handle this life, we won’t make it. Her whimsical art and simple words lift trampled spirits and combat thoughts that lead us to believe our weirdness makes us weak. Instead, we are encouraged to love ourselves exactly as we are. View this book on Amazon!

    365 Days of Love by Daphne Rose Kingma

    There is love to be found in each day of our lives if we know how to look for and practice it. Daphne Rose Kingma provides daily meditations for each day of the year, perfect for starting or finishing our days. By reflecting on the words she shares about love, we are provided with a guide for living out the journey of life with a heart brimming with compassion. Each day brings with it a new opportunity to share in and spread love.

    With the help of Kingma’s words, readers are able to see clearly the many-faceted possibilities that love brings. This little book serves to inspire, affirm, remind, encourage, support, and comfort each person who picks it up. With her characteristic prose and heartwarming style, Kingma has crafted a source of love in it of itself to be shared with readers of all ages. View this book on Amazon!

    Friendship Isn’t a Big Thing, It’s a Million Little Things:
    The Art of Female Friendship 
    by Becca Anderson 

    The bond shared between girlfriends is like no other. Whether the friendship is decades old or just beginning, we share a unique, loving relationship with these women, a connection wholly different even from what we share with husbands or boyfriends.

    Author and blogger Becca Anderson has long been moved by the inspirational quotes and stories of groundbreaking women. In this book, Becca reminds us just how valuable our bonds with our gal pals are. These are the women who answer the phone at 4 a.m., who drop everything to help a sister out. These women are there for both the tearful wine nights and the champagne-worthy celebrations. Following on the heels of her bestselling titles The Book of Awesome Women andBadass Affirmations, this book shares inspiring and encouraging female empowerment with us, reminding us of the love and joy we share with our friends.  View this book on Amazon!