Money Saving Tips and Recipes for the Frugal Homemaker by Emma Buckley

Money Saving Tips and Recipes for the Frugal Homemaker by Emma Buckley

If you want to save money on almost anything read this book!  If it helped me it will help you too!
This eBook will share some money saving tips and get you started living “on less.”
One tip I found to be true is when we make smart financial decisions that help us live on less it will help us create more freedom to spend more time doing what we really want to do. When we are a slave to our debts life becomes a struggle, and when we live on less life offers us more freedom.
Another helpful tip is to use coupons when you shop. I know it’s time consuming but it can be done. This is a secret money saver that everyone can use.
You can save money also by buying a vacuum with a bagless system so that you don’t need to spend on bags for it. Emma Buckley will give you enough money saving tips that it far outweighs what you will save in a year and worth the money to buy the book.
You will be amazed by how frugality can change your life for the better. Hit like, share your money saving tips in the comments below.
© 2014 Jackie Paulson


#30 Find It from Pinterest and Post It

For those of you that are new here, I am doing a Photo a day where I find it from Pinterest and at the end of the year I will have 365 Pins that I love.  I plan to make a book for my daughter for Christmas.  I will of course make one for me as well.  I am a full time 47 year old college student with three blogs so it’s a hectic schedule.  I hope you enjoy these creative ideas or Pins!  Here is my Pinterest LINK:

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Book Reviews on Nick Vujicic

Life Without Limits by Nick Vujicic (BOOK #1)nick-vujicic-life-without-limts
Nick Vujicic was born with no hands or feet. I had so many questions when I read his book. He is 27 years old in 2010 when this book was published. He was raised in a Christian home and has a younger brother (Aaron) and (Michelle) his sister. His goal in writing this book is to encourage others to overcome challenges and hardships so that they can “find your own purpose.” Nick over came so many obstacles with his (disability) which make us think and realize that to discover who we are meant to be and what we can share of our gifts to benefit others by his true story of overcoming the odds.

Quote, “You have to stretch beyond where you are to reach where you want to be.”

Nick was born on 12/4/1982 and the nurse told his parents he had a medical condition called “Phocamelia.” Nicks mother happened to be a nurse thus understood what the term meant. His father was in shock and denial the day Nick was born. Both parents were from former Yugoslavia which is called Serbia.

What encouraged me the most is the way he wrote about all of his life experiences and challenges he had to overcome. He had to learn not to depend only on his family to do things for him. He had a desire to learn to be independent of his family as he did not want that burden on them. When I think of all of the challenges and teenage struggles I went through and thought they were a big deal, I can see now that Nick’s struggles were far more challenging to overcome. It made me look back on my life and see that I was a typical American Teenager who wished this book was out back when I was in High School.
At the age of 24, Nick attended a California church for a speaking engagement and met one other newborn baby that day who was just like he was; born without limbs. That said, Nick is a public speaker, a Christian, and travels around the world to help others understand that we are all God`s Creation. This is what led Nick to realize his life passion to public speaking and helping others was his Life Mission given by God.

He finally met one other person “just like him” and he realized, “when I was growing up I had no one who shared my situation who could help guide me, but now (Daniel) has someone. I can help him. My parents can help his parents. He does not have to go through what I went through, Perhaps I can spare him some of the pain that I had to endure.” PAGE: 24.
The genre for this book is very inspirational, guiding, spiritual, and very thought provoking.

Unstoppable by Nick Vujicic © 2012 written by Jackie Paulson (BOOK #2)51Ubtv02+8L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_

This is the second book Nick has published. I want to thank Blogging for books for a free copy for my review. Vujicic is pronounced Voo~yi~chich). His disability did not stop him from enjoying adventures, fulfilling and meaningful career, and loving relationships. His goal is to share with you the unstoppable power of faith in action that has helped him create his own good life.
Nick wrote this book as he was so inspired by people who asked him for advice and guidance in dealing with challenges in their own lives. The chapters cover topics that were asked of him the most and include:
* Personal crises
* Relationship issues
* Career and job challenges
* Health and disability concerns
* Self destructive thoughts, emotions and addictions
* Bullying, persecution, cruelty, and intolerance
* Dealing with matters beyond our control
* How to reach out and serve others
* Finding balance in body, mind, heart and spirit

Nicks desire is to help you and inspire you to overcome whatever challenges you face.
I love the photos from years ago until now in the middle of the book too. What a personal touch!
© 2014 written by Jackie Paulson All Rights Reserved

The BP Corollary by Rick Lacey Book review+


The BP Corollary by Rick Lacey

The BP Corollary is a novel written from two different viewpoints, when you read it you can decide which one you like best. If you wish to understand the PB tragedy and the organization of the world that only an authority a novel could give, then this is a great book for you to read.

The opening of the book, “Whenever a foreign corporation with investments and operations in the Americas engages in flagrant and chronic wrongdoing whether through overt act or negligence and irresponsibility to the actual or anticipated detriment of America, its people, or its resources the United States reserves the right to force said corporation to divest its American assets, make restitution for financial harms to America or Americans and to leave the hemisphere of the Americas.”

Prologue: April 20, 2010

The earth moved.  The explosion and fire killed eleven men and would send the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform to the seas floor a mile below.  The televised oil gusher 40 miles off the Louisiana coast would last an agonizing 87 days and devastate the ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico with 5 million barrels of crude oil.

Oil spread across the Gulf nearly 12,000 square miles, in the beginning.  Before it was over the number sky rocked!  The oil spread to beaches three weeks after the explosion.  BP stands for British Petroleum, and lost over one hundred billion dollars.  It’s obvious that the devastation had direct and indirect impacts on the environment and mother earth.

BP would disregard man and nature to engage in a cover up so daring, devious, and deadly that he decision to attempt it could only come form those few who are completely above the law.  This is a topic I am very interested in, which led my reading this true story about the Oil Industry.

On April 21, 2010 Liam Camron comfortable in Captiva Island, Florida home felt the seismic wave from the BP Explosion, it was 6:00 am.  His phone rings and a reporter said, did you hear about the tragedy at BP?

Not knowing what just happened…

There was an explosion on an oil platform under contract to BP Exploration in the Gulf of Mexico.

The reporter says, lives were lost, and the rig burning fast, the rigs name is The Deepwater Horizon.

Crew of a 100 men.

He knew who to blame or who the person to talk to was and did not want to tell the reporter his name because he signed a confidentiality agreement over ten years ago.  Camron tells the reporter that you need to talk to Maximilian Thomas, go talk to him…a former BP insider.  He also added, you didn’t hear this from me!  Because he wrote a novel called “Involuntary Separation.” to show the world attention was needed to address abuses at BP.  His prediction was right in his book and would tell the reporter why something this horrid would come to pass. After he hung up Camron then called Maximilian Thomas!

As I was curious I looked up the book “Involuntary Separation” I read that this is a book about murder in the corporate headquarters of an international oil company; a beautiful psychotic driven to revenge; one man’s obsession with stopping corporate downsizing . . . this is the thrilling heart of “Involuntary Separation.” Confronting one of the most consequential issues of our time, Involuntary Separation compels us to see what really motivates corporate downsizings and why we must stop them if we expect our great society to survive.  In the end, 11 to 15 men are dead.  This tells the reader that BP negligence, profit ahead of safety, corrupt corporate culture.   Liam Camron climbed the corporate ladder and use to be VP of Finance for BP in America.  Interesting enough Max worked under Liam and Liam protected him.

I enjoyed both sides of the story, one written in the 3rd person mostly and the other from the standpoint of a man in the first person.  I did not think I would be interested in such a story about oil in America until I read it!  Sometimes a person can learn more than can be expected and I sure learned a lot from this novel.  I am not a “news: reader” so this information was a very new to me.  Whether you read the news or not, this story will open your eyes to a new perspective on the Oil spill and one that the Big Wigs of America corrupted America.

© 2014 Jackie Paulson

Book Review Beyond Victim Consciousness by Lynne Forrest

Beyond Victim Consciousness by Lynne Forrest

Lynne Forrest published this book in 2011, and I have yet to post my book review. Here it is 2014 and I am just now getting to it as this book has helped me in so many ways.  This book is based on personal experience and subjective evidence.  Lynne does not wish to diagnose or cure illness or disease of any kind.  Your situation may not be exactly suited to the examples found in this book.

The reason I am doing such a long review is that it has helped me become more conscious of the victim mentality and how to let go and let God.  If you are a victim of codependency, this book will help you as well.  They say that to overcome anything you need to become aware and admit to yourself that you have a problem in order to get to the root cause in order to solve it once and for all, this I do believe.  If you don’t know you have a victim mentality and don’t know how to recognize them, how can you get any better mentally?

Preface: “On the morning of 12/16/2006 I “got” the message.  I finally understood that I could no longer coast along, hoping it would work out, praying that I was not getting really sick, but I had to face reality.  I was, in fact, increasingly, alarmingly ill.”  Lynne was diagnosed with a serious illness in 10/2001.  After finding out that traditional doctors could not diagnose and help heal her, Lynne went on a hunt to cure herself with holistic medicine.  I have to admit that I have “been there and done that.”  In the 21st Century with Obama Care, I think more individuals are seeking natural ways to heal as their method to cure their aliments more than using traditional doctors.  The key is to rebuild your immune system which will take time because if it took some time to get into an illness it takes great strength and effort to get out of it.

Lynne wishes to share her transformational story with all of you and how she was restored to complete health and wellness.  She gained her physical health, stabilized her emotions, cleared her thinking and energized her connection with the world around her as she placed the higher power or God at the focus of her healing.

In this book you will learn, like her how to take your excess weight off, shed layers of unhappy beliefs, of destructive habits, and of defensive reactions that held her captive which led to the term “victim consciousness.”

The most important lesson to learn from Lynne is the Drama Triangle which is a diagram which outlines the three primary roles of victim consciousness which is the rescuer, persecutor, and victim.  The Drama triangle was developed by Dr. Stephen Karpman.

This is a book about victim consciousness, it is defined, and it is illustrated and tells how it affects each of our lives.  More important, this book provides a way of reframing the way we think about ourselves, our lives and those around us.  We are given tools to actually follow through with transformation of our own lives.

If you have had a dysfunctional or painful childhood this book will help you along your path to become conscious of how that has affected you throughout your life and how to overcome it.  If you need healing and peace in your life you will learn that being happy is a choice and does not depend on your outside circumstances.  Just change your focus.  The real reason for unhappiness is always what we are thinking about an event, never the event itself.  The law of attraction is a great resource to help you get out of a negative and toxic mindset.  If you want to change your unhealthy life you need to begin to shift the way you perceive yourself and your life in general.  Just examine each of your thoughts and beliefs about the things that are bothering you and in doing this you will lift out of a very unhappy world you live in based by your own thoughts.

On page three Lynne gives us all the “guiding principles” that will help you along your journey.  Here they are summed up-

The thoughts we believe determine the quality of our life experiences.

Our thoughts determine our vibrational frequency.  Low frequency thoughts are fear, depression, isolation, resentment, jealousy and such.  High frequency thoughts are when we believe we are protected, loved and have faith in a higher power to give us all that is good.

The world acts as a mirror that reflects our own state of consciousness.  We project our beliefs onto the world where they are reflected back to us.  We than react in ways that prove to us that what we believe is true.  We tend to think our beliefs come from our life experiences but it is the opposite our experiences often come from what we believe and our beliefs create our personal reality.

Our beliefs become the personal reality we see and experience in physical form.  In other words, we manifest our beliefs.  If we have beliefs that breed feelings of peace and harmony we will see that all around us.  If our beliefs are full of strife and conflict, then strife and conflict will be our personal reality.

Life has cycles, like a roller coaster going up and down.  We can either perceive ourselves as victims or feel at the mercy of life’s ups and downs or we can move into “observer consciousness” and witness life as a reflection of our own mind.

What we focus on expands. The more we resist something the harder it gets.

What we judge as unacceptable in others is something we have not admitted or accepted in ourselves.

Everything happens for a reason and for has a purpose.

This book is packed with information that you will be able to use and transform your life as it has slowly done to mine.  If you enjoy this review hit Like or please comment below.

© 2014 Jackie Paulson