Friday, January 29, 2016

Barefoot Books January Winter Fun Event

My First Barefoot Books Event:

I am so excited to share my news with you that I am officially a "Barefoot Books Ambassador"! 

I have adored books ever since I was a little girl. Books were always a big part of my life growing up and they still are. I am the mother of two young children whom I have been able to pass on my love of literature to. 

As a mother, a teacher, an artist, and a book ambassador, I appreciate quality books with beautiful and unique illustrations that engage the reader. Once I discovered Barefoot Books I knew that I needed to share their amazing and unique books, and literacy themed products with everyone I knew. 

To start the year off I have an amazing sale and giveaway going on my Barefoot Books Website now. The sale last from January 29th, to January 31st (8:00 pm - PST). 

During my three day sale you can:
  • Buy 3 books and get the 4th book FREE by using the following coupon code during checkout: NEWYEAR (all capitals, no spaces).
  • Over 65+ books and gifts are 70% OFF right now during my winter sale.
  • Everyone who makes a purchase (no minimum), will be entered into a GIVEAWAY for a chance to win a FREE1,000 Sticker Mega Pack, worth $17.99.

So, go ahead,  "step inside a story" and discover a whole new world of diverse and enchanting children's literature. 

CLICK HERE to see my "January Winter Fun Event" and start shopping!

~ This Artistically Shauna blog post, Barefoot Books January Winter Fun Event, was originally written on January 29, 2016.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Artistically Shauna Cyber Monday Sale

Right now until midnight all of my items in my Society 6 shop are 20% OFF plus FREE worldwide shipping. Here is just one of the items for sale in my shop, my cute Pyrex "vintage Friendship and Americana patterned" tote bag for only $17.50.

Here is the link to my shop:

Happy Cyber Monday!

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Invention of Wings Book Review

After completing, The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd, I loved reading the back story in the author's notes. To know that The Invention of Wings was in part based on real people and real events, made me enjoy this book even more.

No, this book was not a fast read. It wasn't a book that I couldn't put down for a second, but it was a book that made me remember what others have had to go through and endure in the past, that shouldn't be forgotten.

I love Sue Monk Kidd's voice as an author and her words painted such detailed pictures in my mind as I read the book. Some details that at times were difficult to read because of the inexcusable cruelty that slaves have had to endure during this time period.

I like the quote that Kidd shared at the end of her Author's Note from the words of Professor Julius Lester, "History is not just facts and events. History is also a pain in the heart and we repeat history until we are able to make another's pain in the heart of our own."

Beautiful story Sue Monk Kidd. Thank you for sharing it with us!

~ This Artistically Shauna blog post, The Invention of Wings Book Review, was originally written on Nov. 24, 2015.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Currently June 2015 Journal Page Freebie and Link Party

Currently... June 2015 Journal Page 
Several times while cruising around Pinterest I have come across these brilliant "Currently.." journal pages. I have loved their simplicity and fun factor. I thought that this would be a great activity to do with my little girls who share my love of journal writing. So, we grabbed a few items for inspiration, laughed a lot, filled out the "June Currently.." journal pages I created together, and then shared them with each other. We can't wait to make this a new tradition.

 My "June Currently...Journal Page". I loved filling this out and my plan is to adhere it into my actual journal. I have been writing in a journal since I was 8 years old. I owe my love for journal writing to my late Grandmother Lois Passic. What a great influence she was and still is in my life.
 My 10 year old daughter's "June Currently...Journal Page." We moved about two months ago to a new area, and it has been quite an adjustment for my oldest daughter. We have moved a lot and we are hoping to put down roots and stay in our new home for a long time. In the meantime you can see that my daughter is definitely missing her friends, and wishes that she could make some new friends sooner than later. She is the sweetest little girl. I had to laugh at her referencing "alone time" a few times. I am thinking that even though she is best friends with her little sister, that she is feeling like she is needing a little bit of a break. Normally at our last house we would have 3-4 friends stop by daily to play or "hang out", so now that we are in a new area, and the girls haven't met a lot of new friends, they have been spending A LOT of time together. Once again, I think this is where her "Needing Alone Time" comes in. Ha!
My 8 year old daughter's "June Currently...Journal Page". I love how for her "Currently Loving" answer my 8 yr. old wrote, "Currently loving doing this project with my mommy." After she wrote that she said, "Yeah, I said Mommy, not just Mom." I love that she doesn't think she is 8 going on 16 all of the time.

CLICK HERE to grab your own free copy of my June Currently.. Journal Page to print out, or simply right click the image and save as a JPEG. I actually used one of my paintings for the background, which made me smile.

Make sure to come back next week for a new "July Currently...Journal Page" freebie. 

If you download and fill out my " June Currently... Journal Page" freebie, share you blog post with the InLinkz Link Up Tool below or share your social media post link in the comment box below. I can't wait to stop by and say hello.  Happy writing!

An InLinkz Link-up

This "Currently June 2015 Journal Page Freebie and Link Party" blog post first appeared on my blog, Artistically Shauna, on June 30, 2015.