Monday, January 24, 2011

A "Gabby Mom" REVIEW: True Treasures

NEWS REPORT: My blog was recently approved for The Gabby Moms, a blogging program through TEACH magazine (now known as Eternal Encouragement). As a “Gabby Mom,” I will be writing monthly reviews on various products and sharing them with you on my blog.

FYI: Eternal Encouragement is a magazine geared towards encouraging women in their choice to be wives, mothers, and homemakers; while also challenging us to strive for improvement in the areas we are lacking. To find more information about this magazine, go to: http://www.homemakingwithteach.com/

Now, on to my first review.... The book I was asked to review for the month of January is called

“True Treasures.”

It is a newer book, in a thin, 8x10, magazine-style format, that celebrates the first 10 years of TEACH Magazine. In the picture (left) it looks a lot thicker than it really is, but it's filled with some of the best articles from the past years, and breaks them into 6 different categories for easy reference:


• Jewels That Make the Heart Sparkle
• Marriages Made of Solid Gold
• Parenting Pearls: Practical and Priceless
• Homemaking That Dazzles Like Diamonds
• Homeschooling Nuggets of Wisdom
• Godly Living That Glitters

If you haven’t noticed, the chapter titles coincide with the book’s title, revealing how the articles in the book are “True Treasures.” Pretty neat, huh? But, anyway, if you are like me, it is hard to get through an entire novel in a decent amount of time. But, with this book, it is easy for busy moms to pick it up and read through one or two articles in one short sitting.

So, do I like the book? Yes, I do! I would recommend it for women of just about any age who are wanting to read encouraging articles and helpful ideas on homemaking, Biblical and practical parenting, marriage, homeschooling, and living a Godly life. As I read through this book, it has given me some helpful advice, as well as encouragement in being the kind of woman I have chosen to be. Many of the articles overlap in topics, as well. For example, an article titled, “Teach Your Children to Embrace Homemaking” is placed in the “Homemaking” category. However, it also could be included under “Practical Parenting.”

There is only one thing I would possibly change about this book, and that is to maybe add a splash of color on at least some of the pages. There is a picture of a flower on most of the pages, and I think it would be so much more appealing to have those flowers in color. But, that’s just me - I’m a visual kind of person.

For more information, or to order the book, click here to be linked to the TEACH (Eternal Encouragement) website: ORDER

SPECIAL DISCOUNT: You can get $4.00 off of “True Treasures” until May 31, 2011 (only one per customer and per order). Just enter this coupon code at checkout: GABBYMOM

Thankyou, Eternal Encouragement Magazine, for allowing me to review this book for you.

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Disclaimer: I received this product for honest review from Eternal Encouragement Magazine as a part of The Gabby Moms blogging program. All opinions expressed are solely my own.

17 comments:

  1. Nice review! I didn't connect the titles of the chapters to the magazine title...DUH! haha

    btw I LOVE your haircut...it really brings out your high check bones and beautiful smile!

    fellow Gabby Mom and now newest follower
    http://for-one-another.blogspot.com/2011/01/true-treasures-review.html

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  2. Thank you for stopping by my blog! Your review is excellent! I look forward to getting to know you better through Gabby Moms.

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  3. What an encouraging book! Love your review.

    Blessings from a fellow Gabby Mom,
    Kara
    www.homewithpurpose.blogspot.com

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  4. I love the title of your blog! Thanks for sharing.
    Jenny, a fellow GM

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  5. I agree with Jenny! FANTASTIC name! I'm a new follower & I'm a fellow Gabby Mom!

    http://alittlesugar-n-spice.blogspot.com

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  6. very nice review and a lovely blog :)

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  7. Nice review! I love how cleverly the titles were written too! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    MacKenzie
    Head Mama

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  8. Thank you for coming by to visit me at my website! Looking forward to getting to know you and the other Gabby Moms better this year.

    Julieanne
    http://www.JoyInOurJourney.com

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  9. I am a new follower. I just set up the google connect yesterday because I noticed so many gabby moms had it! Have a blessed day!

    Tina
    www.tina.thejobes.com

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  10. New follower & Gabby Mom here too :) Loved your review. Great blog as well. God Bless!

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  11. This is the kind of thing I've been looking to do! Could you hlep me get started in anyway? I've been blogging for 3 years & I write reviews on my blog & would love to be a gabby mom! http://www.diabeticsnacker.com/ directorylanesuperstore(at)gmail.com Thank you!

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  12. I totally missed the connection between the titles of the chapters to the title of the book... oops! Great review! Following along as a fellow Gabby Mom.

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  13. Great review~Thanks for stopping by Telln' It'! I'm following you too~blessings!! ;-))

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  14. Great review! It's so fun to read other point of view on the same book!

    Amber~ Fellow Gabby Mom

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  15. Great review! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

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  16. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!

    Caroline-Gabby Mom Blogger. :-)

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  17. Great review~and we use MFW too :)

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