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My Kids’ Favorite Usborne Books + A New Play Space!

I set up this corner in our family room for the kids!
Displaying some of our favorite Usborne Books on our IKEA shelves.
(The play kitchen is IKEA as well!) It’s been a great spot for play time
when I’m working or we are visiting with friends in the front of the house.
It’s right by my little corner desk where I work. I like having a designated area for kids to play so that
we can sit in the front sofa area and still keep an eye on them.
The rest of the toys are in the playroom/sitting room or the kids’ bedrooms.
We are doing limited toys in this area…. play food, books and foam blocks!
Still working on the space but it’s coming together.
The cubby unit is from Target (bins and storage piece.)
The sign is from Hobby Lobby! I’m sorry I don’t have a
paint color for you guys but I’ll try to find it out!
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I get asked all the time about Usborne Book recommendations!
“What should I get my 7 year old girl? What does your 3 yr old boy like??”

I love that part of the job… (I’m a team leader!)
but I thought I would share the experts’ opinions.
My kids. :)
I asked them to share with you guys some of their favorites
right now and these are the ones they grabbed!
Micah cracks me up in this video. He was so excited about The Big Book of Colors.
I was cracking up at his commentary. ;)
Asher had to be rescued at one point in the video… see if you can spot my stealth moves while filming. haha.
Love how sweet Sophia and Sienna are together when reading.
It’s so special how they can read together now!

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As a Consultant + NEWly promoted Team Leader with Usborne Books & More
I earn free books and a weekly paycheck! Cash bonuses too!
I have loved this experience and LOVE being able to grow our collection of books.
One of the best parts has to be the Facebook community of Consultants.
We are able to connect DAILY… and not feel like we are on our own!
We share material and encourage each other.
Let me know if you want info on joining OR
hosting a Facebook party for free books! (You invite and excite…I do the rest!)
Christmas shopping is in full swing (crazy I know!) but I’m gifting
a lot of books this year for the cousins… it’s been fun picking them out based on each child!

I love sharing these books with all of you.
Hope you enjoyed the video and got inspired for Christmas presents this year
or just awesome ones to build up your book shelves!
I can’t say enough good things about the Dolly Dressing Sticker Books.
My girls SCREAMED…high pitched…screams…when they arrived.
So if you are looking for a good gift idea haha, there you go. The best reaction!
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My First Usborne Facebook Party – My Free Books Haul!

One of my goals this past year was to fill up my kids’ book shelves with more books!
I want to encourage them to read and offer new and exciting books for them to dive into.
I love having those moments of snuggling up and reading a book with them.
One of those magical moments of motherhood has to be when you see your kids reading to each other.
I love seeing Sophia reading to her siblings or Sienna and Micah giggling over a funny book.
FREE BOOKS- USBORNE FACEBOOK PARTY

A blog reader, Mary, messaged me about hosting a Facebook Party with Usborne Books & More!
and told me about how, based on the sales of the party,
I’ll get to go on a free book shopping spree after!! Um… YES. PLEASE.
So I did it and was HOOKED. I loved how she shared so many great books and
tips for promoting literacy in your own home.
She was speaking my language!
I decided after my first Facebook party that I wanted to keep on earning
free books and to share them with more people!
It’s insane really if you think about it.All you do is invite your friends to discover great books and then you chat
during the 1 hour party on Facebook, from the comfort of your home
with snacks and yoga pants on…and earn free books.
(Here’s some shots from the video that’s below! xoxo)
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I joined as a consultant and they added me to the closed Facebook group.
It’s filled with resources and graphics and a community that’s excited
about the books and everyone helps each other out!
I needed some book ideas…hopped on there and everyone linked their favorites!
The Facebook parties are automated once you set that all up…
so then during the actual party I just chat with everyone and share book suggestions.
I’m currently working towards earning the Disney trip next summer!
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(I’ll share a little consultant info here…
because I get asked every time I post anything Usborne related.
If you want MORE details just email or comment!)

As a blogger, I get asked weekly, multiple times, to join some sort of team or business.
There are a few reasons I decided to join Usborne Books & More...
but the main reason is it just fit me.

I’m passionate about it and I know a lot of my people feel the same way!
Within my first week of doing this (4 parties) I hit the first monthly goal.
It’s very doable. You get paid every Wednesday and you don’t have to spend anything each
month to get your pay check! (direct deposit for me.)
You can do as little or as much as you want!
I have 19 parties booked. The average payment for a consultant is $100 a party…..
Some parties don’t get that much..some get more.
But once you get the bones of it set up…it’s just fun!

With each party you’ll end up finding people that want to host their own parties…
It’s just a snowball of book loving!
You can do home parties, Facebook parties or just link your shop page
and get commission off each sale!

One of the best parts of this whole consultant thing has been being able to message my
hostesses letting them know how much money they get to spend!
The only thing you pay for is the starter kit.
I did the mini one $75 because I already had a lot of their books!

(You renew your website later on as well. for $50.)
You get bonuses in free books and $$…
and make commission off of all of your sales. (average 25% and up)

My mom used these books for us as kids…I’m excited to now be
getting more and more for my own kids! FOR FREE!
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Maybe you don’t want to host a party..or become a consultant…
but are just looking for great books for your kids.
In the video I share the books I chose for my kids. They love them! Especially the flap books.
Super engaging and I love seeing them dive into these books.
Happy to answer any more questions about the books…
I’m really just so in love with the quality and content they offer.

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Micah has been asking for a Dino birthday party so I know I need to add some of these to our collection.
I need to brush up on my dinosaur name skills. haha.
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Since I earn both money and books as a consultant…
I gave my girls the catalog to circle things they might like…
EVERYTHING was circled. haha.
(I get it. I want to do the same thing.)
When Sienna discovered their Fairy Pony series… dreams came true. ;)
Excited to add more to our book shelves.
I have over $100 of free books earned this week to go shopping with!
CRAZY. I know. Do you like free books??
That’s a silly question.
Yes. Yes you do.
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Check out the books Here.
Info on Joining me Here.
And be sure to join my Kid Book Club Group on Facebook!

Craft, Snack and Reading Time! – How Do Flowers Grow?

Today I’m sharing the final video in our Creative Learning Book Series
where we combined a few of our favorite things…
crafting, snacking and reading!
It’s funny seeing this video because we filmed it in our old house.
That was such a great bright room and we loved crafting in there.
My mom has the green thumb of the family and every time we read
our book, ‘How do flowers grow?‘ we think of her!
It’s a gorgeous book that’s filled with information in such an engaging way. My kids love it.
Spring is just around the corner! Here in Louisiana, things are
already starting to bloom and it makes my heart happy!
We had fun with a flower treat of candy and fruit…and a sunflower craft that we still
have hanging up in our playroom because it’s just too pretty to take down!
Painting with toothbrushes is the best thing ever. ;)
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I hope you join us in having some fun craft,
snack and reading time with your littles!
The kids look so much younger in this video… I can’t handle it. can’t can’t. ;)
And seriously guys isn’t this book gorgeous?! I secretly bought it for me. haha.
So pretty!
 

Thanks for stopping by for another post
of my Creative Learning Book Series!
You can see all of the posts I’ve shared, so far, Here!
We love Usborne books and these are just a few of our favorites.
I’m in the middle of editing a video that Sienna made
sharing fun Usborne activity books for girls! Can’t wait to share it.
I have a feeling you are going to love the Wild Garden book if you love flowers!