Archive - September 2016

Design Your Own That’s Not My Book – GIVEAWAY CONTEST!
Giveaway for Email Subscribers!
Gorlin Syndrome Cuddle Bear Club!

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!



Gorlin Syndrome Cuddle Bear Club!


Thank you all SOOO much for supporting these sweet kiddos! With your help, we were able to bless 15 children with a Cuddle Bear book and bear! This is SO important to me, and I truly do appreciate your support – and know these families and children do, as well!

God bless you!



Confession time…

I haaaate asking people to give money. I loathe it. I never did well with fundraisiers in school; I never sold much wrapping paper, Boston butts, or magazine subscriptions… and girl scout cookies? Fuhgeddaboutit.

But every now and then I come upon an opportunity to bless others with my business, and I just have to ask because it’s that important, friends.

This is one of those times.

I’m asking you to donate $30 to this very worthy cause that can bring a smile – bring comfort – to the lives of these little ones living with Gorlin Syndrome.

Your donation will purchase and ship a Cuddle Bear book and plush toy for a child with this very rare genetic condition.

We first learned about Gorlin Syndrome when my sweet Anna was diagnosed when she was two years old. Click here to visit my old blog to read more her diagnosis, and click here to read about her first basal cell carcinomas (cancer spots). She’s since had over 300 BCCs removed, with more scheduled to be lasered off in October.


Living with Gorlin Syndrome is certainly a different life-style, and an expensive one. With medical bills, special UV-protection clothing, and (in our case) various therapy visits and a special school to accommodate her needs, books and toys can easily become a luxury that get skipped over in the tight family budget.

Your $30 will be a blessing, friend.

And why Cuddle Bear? Portions of every Cuddle Bear sale are donated to the Scott Carter Foundation for pediatric cancer research. So, really, your $30 donation is a double-blessing!

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Gorlin Syndrome Cuddle Bear Club, and I hope you’ll join me in blessing each and every child in Anna’s nation-wide support group with a Cuddle Bear book and soft, loveable bear!

Our goal is to raise enough funds to sponsor 150 sweet children.

** Please share, share, share this blog post with your family and friends so we can make our goal before the end of September! **

Visit me on Facebook to stay up to date with our progress, and please click here or below to sponsor a child:

Thank you so much for your kind consideration, friends!


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