The bee-friendly Garden

The bee-friendly Garden by Kale Frey and Gretchen LeBuhn, took me places that I have never gone.  I know that we need to pollinate.  The bee-friendly Garden, led me to understand that planting a full garden of flowers is very important.  I was surprised how important it is to plant vegetable gardens as well.

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The book is filled with full color photos of beautiful gardens.  It touches on topics such as bee-friendly perennials; plants that attract and support bees & hummingbirds; factors that influence bloom, nectar, and pollen; and how shade versus sun affects bees.  The book is easy to read and follow.  The index is quite extensive and useful.  This book has given me the know how and encouragement to explore the art of bee gardening.

“I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”

Meet the New You

Self improvement is something I am really interested in.  Whether it be physically, mentally, or spiritually,  I am always trying to become a better person for myself, my husband, my kids, and for God.  Sometimes I just feel like I’m in a rut and do not know how to get out.  I feel like I need to start over.  I came across a great book that teaches you to do just that in only 21 days.

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Meet the New You by Elisa Pulliam, is a 21-Day plan for embracing fresh attitudes and focused habits for real life change.  Each day you are required to dig a little deeper and question yourself a little more.  It begins with a short story that is very relatable.  I love how she incorporates God and what is best in God’s eyes.  The author has added in Bible verses throughout each day’s chapter so you can further your reading if you choose to.  After the story comes the action part.  The book is very much like a workbook.  It has you answer questions about yourself and your journey.  For example, Day 2’s focus was how you divide your time throughout the day.  One of the question’s at the end was, “Could you be making better use of your time? If so, explain your thoughts.”  The day ends with a short prayer.

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I really liked the format of the book.  Very easy to understand and follow along with.  It only took about 10 minutes out of my day to complete, which is nice when you’re looking for something quick to do.  I chose not to write in the book and write my answers in a notebook.  I figured this way I can read the book over and over while keeping the question portion clean.  I highly recommend this book if you are looking for an easy, worthwhile way to improve yourself mentally and spiritually.

“I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”