Shakespeare Week!
Ask the Author Giveaway!
Join our Friend-a-palooza Party!
Tribal Council Giveaways!
I’ve Earned the Usborne Books & More Trip to Disney World!
Golden Ticket Christmas Party! Win $300 in Free Usborne Books!
Usborne Children’s Sewing Kit is SEW Much Fun!
Guess the New Title GIVEAWAY CONTEST!
Design Your Own That’s Not My Book – GIVEAWAY CONTEST!
Giveaway for Email Subscribers!

Shakespeare Week!

Happy Shakespeare Week, friends! It’s finally heeere!

Shakespeare Week 2017

We’ve had so much fun celebrating The Bard, and I hope you’ll join our party on FB! Click here to come on over!

Usborne has a HUGE selection of Shakespeare books, and I’d love to help you find just the right ones for your family. Click below to watch my FB Live video on our Shakespeare collections:

Be sure to check into my FB page all week for more fun Shakespeare goodies!

Click here to shop for Shakespeare books, and please let me know if you’d like recommendations. I’d be honored to be your personal shopping assistant!

Thanks for stopping by, friends!


Ask the Author Giveaway!

Is award-winning author Eric Ode really coming to my town?


Is he really going to answer your questions?


Am I over-the-moon excited?


Ask the Author giveaway

He’ll be answering our questions at our Usborne consultant dinner, but I need your help! What should we ask him? What do your kiddos want to know about a real-live children’s book author, poet, and songwriter?

Please click here to hop over to my Facebook page and submit a question. Everyone who does will be entered into a drawing for a signed copy of my FAVORITE Eric Ode book – Dan the Taxi Man!

Click here or below to check out my video review:

Isn’t this sooo exciting?! Eeeek!

Be sure to join me on Facebook to keep up with the fun and see if you’re our winner! Contest closes April 4th at 5 pm CST. Open to US residents and non-consultants only, please!

Thanks for stoppin’ by, friend!


Join our Friend-a-palooza Party!

One of my favorite benefits of being a book lady – and perhaps the most unexpected – is building relationships with amazing women! Many of my Usborne teammates, hostesses, and customers have become dear friends, and I’m SO thankful and blessed to have them in my life!

This Thursday, March 16th, our team is having a Facebook ‘business opportunity’ party that celebrates friendship while giving you all the information you’ll need to decide if Usborne Books & More would be a good fit for you and your family. And I’d love for you to join us!


Friend-a-palooza is all day Thursday, 8 am – 8 pm CST, and I’ll be posting fun giveaways and helpful information about the biz.! Since we absolutely don’t want to spam people with notifications, we’ve made this party a private FB event, so we’ll have to be FB friends for you to get an invite. Please click here to find me on FB and send me a request and quick message that you’d like to come to the party. And, if you’d like to unfriend me after the event, my feelings won’t be hurt – promise!

Check out this quick video to learn more about Friend-a-palooza:

Want to quickly learn about the biz a little first? Click here or below for my FAQs on joining:


Hope to see you at Friend-a-palooza, and don’t forget to check out my Wednesday Live @ Lunch show on my Facebook page for all things Usborne!


Thanks for checkin’ in, friend, and have an absolutely fabulous day!


Tribal Council Giveaways!

Dust off your buffs, because Survivor is BACK!

Yes, I’m a super-fan of the reality show, and I want to celebrate this new season with weekly GIVEAWAYS on my FB page!

To enter, all you have to do is comment on Wednesdays with your guess of which castaway will be voted off that night. Everyone who guesses correctly will be put into a drawing for a free book the next day! Easy peasy!

Click here for the Survivor Season 34 cast list.

So, if you pick the loser correctly, you could pick your prize! Check out what I’ve got for ya:

Prize Books

Mark your calendars and join me each Wednesday on FB for your chance to win!

Oh, btw, are you in my UBB Sale group yet on FB? It’s pretty awesome, and it’s the only way to get access to my weekly Wednesday sale, so click here or below to join the fun!

Click here to join SALE group

Thanks for stopping by, friends! Have an absolutely marvelous day!



I’ve Earned the Usborne Books & More Trip to Disney World!

Aahhh!! We DID it, friends!

Thank you SO much for your support and encouragement this year! 2016 has certainly been a WILD ride, and this incentive trip is the icing on the cake! Take a look:

Disney World is WHY I became an Usborne consultant almost 3 years ago; it’s become our happy place! Click here to read more about the beginning of my Usborne adventure.


This will be second trip with Usborne (I earned the Western Caribbean cruise last year, but couldn’t go because my girls’ schools started that week). Click here or below to check out my Usborne Ireland trip (yes, IRELAND!)!


This trip, however, is going to extra special because…

I’m not taking the KIDS!

Yes, yes, yaaaaaas!

Since we use our Usborne money to take the kids to Disney each year anyway (our next family trip is in Feb.!), my husband and I are using this incentive trip as our 10-year anniversary celebration!

Y’all, can you even IMAGINE how AWESOME this trip is going to be?!

And it’s fa-REEEEEE!

Usborne is paying for our hotel, 6-day Park Hopper passes, private night at Typhoon Lagoon, and we get $1,200 to play with!

I. love. my job!

And I also love my incredible team (Go, Pineapples!), and YOU, for your support this year! This wouldn’t have happened without the generous love and support from my hostesses and customers. Thank you SO much, friends!

My husband and I are SO excited to see Disney in a whole new way, and we’ve already started planning!

Things we will NOT do on our Usborne trip to Disney World in July:

  • Meet princesses
  • Ride the Ariel ride
  • Meet princesses
  • Use a stroller
  • Meet princesses
  • watch Beauty & the Beast Live on Stage
  • anything having to do with Frozen

Things we WILL do on the Usborne trip:

  • Stay up late and watch the fireworks (and then SLEEP IN)!
  • Ride Tower of Terror!
  • Eat a turkey leg and walk, stroll really, whereEVER we want to go!
  • Ride the Aerosmith rollercoaster!
  • Explore Disney Springs!
  • take the Backstage Magic tour and see the underground UTILIDORS!


Earning a company trip is always mind-blowing, and the fact that I get to take my husband on this once-in-a-lifetime getaway on Usborne’s dime is almost too much! If you’ve ever thought about giving Usborne a try, just do it! You NEVER know what might come out of it! I never DREAMED it would be such a blessing to my family!

New catalogs and over 100 NEW books are coming out in January, so the new year is a great time to test the waters! Click here or below for my book biz FAQs to see if this might be a good fit for your family.


I’d love for you to join me on Facebook, too! We have a lot of fun over there with my weekly LIVE show, exclusive sneak peeks, Wednesday sales, and giveaways! Click here or below to become a part of the Usborne Book Barn community!


Again, thank you so much for your support, friends! I’m absolutely thrilled and honored to be your book lady, and I can’t wait to serve you in 2017!



Golden Ticket Christmas Party! Win $300 in Free Usborne Books!

Oompa loompa doompety doo…
I’ve got a sugary-sweet deal for you!
Order, host, or join my team,
and you could win $300 in free… BOOKS!

Usborne Book Barn Party!

This amazing year is almost over, and I want to end it with a BANG!

I invite you to join my event on Facebook (click here) to do some Black Friday – Cyber Monday shopping, have some fun, and possibly win $300 in completely free Usborne books!

No purchase necessary, either! Check out how to get your golden ticket and put your name in the hat for the big prize:


You only have to enter ONCE to get a chance at the $300 in free books, and it’s one ‘ticket’ per person.

Deals start on Thanksgiving night, so click GOING to the event to stay up-to-date!

Throughout the week, there will also be chances for you to earn points to win free BOOK PRIZES!

These three books are SO much fun, and all you have to do to win one is participate in the Facebook event. Easy peasy!


The event is open until Cyber Monday 2016 at 11:59 p.m. CST, with the deals announced Thanksgiving evening. Click here to head over to the Facebook event and join the fun! I’ll announce the winners LIVE on the event page at 8:30 a.m. CST on Tuesday, November 29th.

Thanks for visiting, friend, and I hope to see you at the party!




Usborne Children’s Sewing Kit is SEW Much Fun!

Confession: I don’t like getting my hands messy… really, I think I have a thing. Gooey, sticky, slimey? Nope, not for me.

I really do enjoy doing activities and crafts with my girls, but my ‘thing’ holds me back sometimes.

However, I’ve found the PERFECT craft to do over the holidays that doesn’t get my hands sticky or gooey (woot!):

Enter the Usborne Children’s Sewing Kit!

Check out this video for an exclusive inside look:

Here are some fun inside pictures:



Step-by-step picture guide!



Make seven cutie-patootie felt animals!


Doesn’t this look great?! And your kids can MAKE their own gifts, y’all… HOMEMADE presents! You know the grandparents will LOVE that!

Click here to get your sewing kit for $24.99.

I’d love to know how you like it, and I’d love to see pictures of your kids’ creations, too! Please post them on my Facebook page, and I’ll send you a special happy! Click here to join me on Facebook.

Enjoy making these adorable critters and fun memories with your children this holiday season!

Looking for more fun activities? Click here for a video of some of my favorites!



Guess the New Title GIVEAWAY CONTEST!

We have almost 30 new titles being released next week (aaaaahhh!!), and you could win one (double aaaaahhh!)!

Hop over to my Facebook page, look for this contest entry image, and take your best guess (or two – two guesses max. per person, please.)

Everyone who guesses correctly will be put into a drawing to win a brand new copy of the MYSTERY BOOK!

(trust me, you’re going to loooove it!)

Click here to enter the contest on my Facebook page (remember to scroll and look for the entry post).

Contest ends Sunday, October 16th, at 11:59 p.m. CST. I’ll announce the winner on FB after the book is released next week!

Good luck, friends!


Design Your Own That’s Not My Book – GIVEAWAY CONTEST!


Congratulations to our winner, Mindy’s sweet daughter! And thank you to everyone who entered! I loved seeing all the creativity (and super-cute kiddos!):


My loved my daughter’s entry; she knows me so well. 😉


Be on the lookout for more fun and giveaways soon!


Ready to win a copy of Usborne’s latest and greatest book in our popular That’s Not My series?! Let’s DO it!

Your little one will love our new That’s Not My Elf book ($9.99), and you’ll love the price – FREE!


To enter, simply print the blank book cover below and have your child design her own fun new cover! Then snap a picture and post it as a comment on the ENTRY POST on my Facebook page!

Click here or below to download and print your design page!


Then comment with your child’s finished cover on THIS POST on my FB page by Sunday, Oct. 2nd, at 9 pm CST:


Every entry will go into a random drawing, and the winner will enjoy That’s Not My Elf! I’ll announce the winner on my Facebook page on Monday morning, Oct. 3rd. Contest open to US residents only.

Good luck, and thank you for visiting me today, friends!


Giveaway for Email Subscribers!

I’ve got my fancy pants on, friends, and I now have my own email newsletter that will go out the first of every month!

And to kick it all off, I’m doing a GIVEAWAY for my subscribers!


To be eligible to win, simply subscribe by Wed., Sept. 21st, before 7 pm CST.

I’ll announce the winner of the absolutely fantastic Timelines of World History book LIVE on my Late @ 8 show on Facebook!

Click here or text UBB to 42828 to sign-up!


And then join me for my weekly FB LIVE show, Late @ 8, this Wed. at 8 pm CST on Facebook to see if you’re the winner! Click here to join the Usborne Book Barn FB community!


Good luck! I’ll see ya this Wednesday for the LIVE giveaway announcement!

** IMPORTANT: After you sign-up, you should get a Welcome email. If you do NOT see it, please check your spam or junk folder, mark it as not spam, and then view it in your normal inbox.

Thank you for subscribing, friend! I’ll have lots of great stuff once a month for you (no spam!). I’m VERY excited about the newsletter, and  I think you’ll really enjoy the updates, insider info., contests, and more!

Have a fantabulous day!



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