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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Many thanks to Marcia at The Printed Page for hosting Mailbox Monday every week!

It is so much fun to see what everyone is getting in the mail.

Thanks for taking the time to visit ~ I just love hearing from you! Please let me know if you have read any of these books - I'd love to hear how you liked them!! :)

Here are the books that came into my house last week:

From the Cover: Mrs. O: The Face of Fashion Democracy by Mary Tomer ~ Non-Fiction / Fashion ~ Received courtesy of Hachette Book Group for review

Celebrated for her style and substance, Michelle Obama has transformed the role of first lady and become a 21st century icon, attracting attention from all over the world. The qualities so admired in her - intelligence, strength and charisma - radiate through her personal style, which has united accessibility with high-wattage glamour. The clothes, like the woman, feel both familiar and inspirational. Readily mixing high-end labels with more affordable brands, with a focus on craftsmanship and artistry, Mrs. O has elevated the notion of real value and ushered in a new era of "fashion democracy".

Building on the success of Mrs-O.org - the Web site that chronicles Michelle Obama's style - MRS. O: THE FACE OF FASHION DEMOCRACYtakes a closer look at America's modern style icon, featuring more than 120 photographs of the first lady and delving into the back story of her clothes and accessories. It also goes behind the scenes with interviews from her favorite designers, including Isabel Toledo, Jason Wu, Michael Kors, Maria Pinto and Isaac Mizrahi.

Opening with a brief overview of Michelle Obama's early years, the book goes on to provide rarely seen photos from behind-the-scenes on the presidential primary trail through the 2008 Democratic National Convention, the monumental events of election night, the inauguration and early chapters of life in the White House. The final chapter hears the opinions of Mrs. O's adoring fans - giving the last word to the people.

Original photographs of Michelle Obama's most iconic looks, along with commentary from fashion experts, top off this tactile visual feast. Woven together with sketches and illustration inspired by the first lady, the book reveals the story of a new era of American fashion.
Petite Sweets: Bite-Size Desserts to Satisfy Every Sweet Tooth by Beatrice Ojakangas ~ Non-Fiction / Cooking / Baking ~ Received courtesy of Sellers Publishing for review

From the Publisher: A shot glass of velvety chocolate mousse. Itty-bitty key lime pie. Two-bite whoopie pies. Mini-desserts are one of the hottest food trends around, according to the National Restaurant Association. In Petite Sweets, renowned cookbook author and James Beard 2009 Cookbook Award Nominee Beatrice Ojakangas serves up more than 50 recipes for bite-size desserts that will satisfy every sweet tooth.

So You Want to be a Work-At-Home Mom: A Christian's Guide to Starting A Home-Based Business by Jill Hart and Diana Ennen ~ Non-Fiction / Business and Economics / Careers / General ~ Received courtesy of the authors for review with an upcoming WildCard Tour

From Amazon: Home-based businesses are estimated to be a $427 billion-a-year industry. In recent studies it was found that as many as 105 million people in North America alone were working at home. Considering this information, it is obvious that home-based businesses can be successful and authors Jill Hart and Diana Ennen will help you succeed with your own.

So You Want to Be a Work-at-Home Mom details all the basics of starting a business in a spiritual, motivational, and comprehensive manner. From deciding what type of business to start to keeping your family and faith first, this helpful tool details every aspect of establishing a business. With proven success tips utilized by the authors and others who own work-at-home businesses, this inspiration approach will provide you with the resources you need to start your own home-based business.

So You Want to Be a Work-at-Home Mom includes:
Detailed information on types of businesses to start
Ideas and assistance for setting up, operating, and marketing your business
Definitions and descriptions of work-at-home terminology and processes
Help for developing your Web site
Explanations of the business nuts and bolts, including bookkeeping, taxes, and more

What was in your mailbox last week??

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Renee (BlacknGoldGirlsBookSpot) said...

Oh that Petite Sweets book looks like fun! Thanks for sharing!

xoxo~ Renee

The Book Chick said...

I haven't read any of these ones yet! The one about desserts looks great, though- make sure you share a recipe or two with us!!!

Alice said...

Interesting books, Wendi! The first one particularly interests me.

Ryan said...

I'm so jealous of the first two books. Have fun with them.

Blodeuedd said...

Mmm the sweets book looks yummy. Very so, I hope you will make something good from it

Unknown said...

I'm ogling your Petite Sweets books... Enjoy!
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Kaye said...

Those little mousses look too delectable. I wish I could reach through the computer and grab a couple. Happy reading!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ooh, they sound wonderful! I must stay away from the "petite sweets," though! I just started a new blog over the weekend (Obsessions and Compulsions: http://rainysnowyobsessions.blogspot.com/)
in which I attempt a more healthy, balanced life! Hmmm.

Meanwhile, my Mailbox Monday is here:


bermudaonion said...

Those all look good - especially Petite Treats. I hope you enjoy them!

Katy said...

That cookbook looks delicious! I'm so impatient when it comes to cooking, though.

Here's what I got this week: Mailbox Monday

Anonymous said...

Great books! All 3 look really good!

kayerj said...

petite sweets looks positively yummy. Thanks for stopping by today.

Booklogged said...

Let me know when you are trying some of those recipes from Petite Treats! LOL

Teddyree said...

Petite Sweets looks good enough to eat, just from the cover lol. Enjoy your books :-)

brizmus said...

ohman, my mouth is watering just looking at that cover of Petite Sweets. I wish it were a vegan cookbook!
I'll be interested to know if "so you want to be a work at home mom" is any good.

Yvonne said...

Enjoy your books. The Petite Sweets looks so good :)

DCMetroreader said...

Oh I want Petite Treats! Chocolate is a favorite topic of mine.

Jo-Jo said...

Oh those Petite Sweets look delish! lol

Kristen said...

I want to know if you make something from Petite Sweets. It looks like a great cookbook but my problem would be making and eating ever last thing the recipe produced. No longer petite, that's for sure!

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