Tuesday, October 30, 2007

About that Life Coach...She's ready to listen to YOU!

REMEMBER--THIS IS FOR THE NEXT 25 BOOK ORDERS ONLY! Move your life ahead with Theresa's help! Make this your most fabulous holiday season ever.

Theresa A. Smith is a life and business coach dedicated to providing the support, feedback and strategies you need to increase performance and profitability, either for yourself or your business or organization. Theresa helps individuals clarify the changes they want, develop goals to achieve them, and the strategies to adapt and make them stick. In other words, to bring you through the transition to a fulfilling life!
Theresa co-designed and co-developed the Start Your Own Part-Time Professional Business Workshop for women. She also collaborates with her husband, Edward Smith, on Peak Performance Seminars for corporations and co-hosts the “Bright Moment” Peak Performance cable television show.

Theresa is a member of Circle of Brilliance Coaches, a community of business, life, and executive coaches who work with individuals, entrepreneurs, small businesses and corporate managers who want greater fulfillment and efficacy in their lives. www.circleofbrilliance.com

To take advantage of Theresa's free coaching call offer, you must be one of the first twenty-five people to order the book today! Hurry and get that order in now!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Make It before it's too late!

Just a reminder that the FREE downloadable gifts now number over 35 (WOW) PLUS I have an experienced life coach who wants to give YOU a FREE forty-five minute life-coaching call, when you order the Christmas book between today and December 1st! How fabulous is that!

Theresa A. Smith is a life and business coach who can help you move to the next level of performance or fulfillment you need. What's holding you back? What chaos is getting in the way of your success? Or maybe you just need help with managing the holiday this year--that's why Theresa is on board! To give you expert advice, strategies and know-how to overcome obstacles and move forward in life! She has agreed to give the first 25 Christmas book buyers the option of a free 45-minute coaching call with her--a $125 value!

But hurry--Theresa's free offer is only for the next 25 Christmas ebook buyers! Her call is worth more than ten times the cost of the book! So what are you waiting for? Need a reminder about the other FREE GIFTS you'll get with your order? Just read through the posts, below, or go to: The Christmas page here

You'll be astounded at all the things included with your purchase! And for me, it is a blessing to be able to bless others with such great value. Just, please, hurry up if you want the coaching call with Theresa! Only 25 quick-moving people can get her deal.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Make it Happen!

Wondering how to make this year better than previous ones?
It has to start somewhere.

Have there been elements of past seasons that you do NOT want to re-live?
Something may have to change.
Sometimes, a big change is necessary. Often, however, making little tweaks here or there can make a BIG difference, transforming your overall holiday experience almost effortlessly.

How can this be?

Because it is the little things that add up to an "overall" experience. Consequently, little changes can bring about huge results.

Where to start? I have the perfect suggestion.
Since it's really the quietness of the season that most of us miss or never get to experience, (parades, shows, parties, exhibits are all fun, but it's when you nestle down cosily in front of your own tree, burn a candle, and muse near a fireplace or stove, that peace can descend) it stands to reason that finding a way to include this into your December can enhance your holiday immeasurably. Having loved ones nearby enjoying the same experience multiplies the effect, but even if you're by yourself you can enjoy some soul-renewing warmth.

My Prescription:
A 19th Century night is in order! (Perhaps a mere 19th century hour or two will do.) Here's how to do it: Having my ebook ahead of time will make it all much simpler, but even without it you can still do this.

Turn off the lights except for the tree and other decorations if you have them; If you've already obtained some of your favorite Christmas music, play it very softly, because it's only for background effect. Light some candles, preferably aromatic seasonal ones. If you've a fireplace or wood-burning stove, use it!

Print out a small selection of the numerous choices of "Fireside Reading" that came with your Regency Christmas Book from me.

Now--get comfy. Make sure you're warm. Zip up a holiday treat (from the numerous ideas in the recipe downloads you get with the book.) One of my favorites is
"Fireside Coffee Mix," on page 67 of the "Easy Gifts in a Jar" recipe book. (It's ridiculously easy and inexpensive to make the scrumptious recipes in this ebook, so why do we ever buy the chemical-laden ready-made junk from the store?) So, when you've got a steaming mug of Fireside Coffee or another hot libation of your choice (there are many mouth-watering suggestions in the book) put up your feet, rest your weary head, and:

Enjoy! Savor! Smile! Laugh! Go back in time. To truly experience a 19th century night, you can whip up a wonderful wassail or mulled cider to enhance your evening. (How to make it? It's in the book, of course!)
In another post I'll discuss the various types of wonderful reading I've prepared for you. I have specially hand-picked recommendations for music, too, which will help evoke the era.

When you leave your cosy retreat back in time to resume your 21st century life, you'll find yourself feeling comforted, a bit more rested, and better able to face whatever is before you. How's that for a merry Christmas treat?

More next time,
Stay tuned!
Blessings in abundance,

PS: With all the new, free bonuses (see below "Make it a Steal" for details)and the ones still coming, it makes getting this book a no-brainer! The value of the package FAR exceeds the cost, and there is a six month money-back guarantee, to boot!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Make it Real

You know, when I wrote Regency House Christmas, I was aiming to tear the veil away from the shroud of mystery over the holiday at the very turn of the 19th century, when the hedonistic regency was about to begin, and England had still not fully recovered from the earlier bans on the holiday. During the process, however, I became so enamored of the quaint customs, the quiet expressions of faith and joy, that I realized history, once again, had something to teach us for today.

When you read my book, I would encourage you to put on a pair of "virtual" headphones (to protect the atmosphere the book creates for you); to snuggle up somewhere quietly and immerse yourself in the period. Select a yummy holiday drink from the free recipe book (the download link is IN the book) before sitting down, or just help yourself to one of your own favorites--and get comfy.

Choose a heartwarming tale, a poem, an excerpt--throw a few logs on the fire if you have one, or light an aromatic candle (fir-tree, balsam, cookie-dough, anything that conjures up a seasonal feeling in the air) and give yourself a virtual bubble-bath of 19th century holiday charm.

When you're ready to return to life, you'll be refreshed.

More ideas ahead. But don't forget--get a copy of the book today before the price goes higher!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Make It a Steal!

Christmas is a time for giving. Since I'm asking you to trust me enough to get a copy of my Christmas ebook, the least I can do is give back in return. As I stated earlier, I am delighted to heap lots of quality goodies into a "Regency Christmas Package" so that you'll be delighted, too. I won't ask for a penny more for all the bonuses and premiums--if you had to pay extra for them, they would no longer be gifts!

So here's the deal (and I'll make it a steal!) When you get just one copy of "Regency House Christmas" (title to be changed, possibly to "Christmas in England: Under George IV") you will not only receive more than 175 info-packed pages with readings, stories, poems, recipes, lavish illustrations, additional downloads, links, shopping tips, and more, BUT you will also get: (drumroll, please)

ALL of the following:
1. Fabulous Pumpkin Pie Recipes
2. Christmas Cookie Recipes
3. Great Gifts in a Jar
4. How to Deal With Holiday Stress
5. Carols and Hymns, Traditional and Ancient, for a Regency Yuletide Celebration
6. Holiday Candy
7. Christmas With Sir Roger de Coverly (18th Century)
8. English Housewifery Exemplified (1794 Cookbook--the Complete Text!)
9. "Little Britain" by Washington Irving
10. "The Mistletoe Bough" (a treasure from Trollope)
11. "Old Christmas" (another Irving gem, with quaintness to the nth degree)
12. "Ancient English Ballads for Christmas"
13. "The Bells" (A touching tale of the Season)
14. "The Chimes" (A Dickens'Story)
15. "Under the Mistletoe" (A holiday "Home Sweet Home" from Louisa May Alcott)
16. The Young Readers Christmas Book
17. King Winter (An old, old, German Children's book, translated, with original illustrations)
18. Aesop's Fables for Children (Beautifully illustrated! And not just for kids.)
19. A Puritan Christmas (In which Christmas in old America comes alive.)
20. American Christmastides: "A Winter Roundup" (Heartwarming delights)
21. "Our Christmas at Wheathedge" (American Christmastide)
22. "An Old Time Christmas" by Paul Lawrence Dunbar (American)
23. American Christmastide (This one by Jane Abbott)
24. "October Charades" (Perfectly demonstrates how the Christmas parlour game was played!)
25. Peace on Earth, Good Will to Dogs (A hilarious American tale)
26. "The Old Peabody Pew" (Another offering of Christmas Americana)
27. "Cowboy Christmas" (Old-time Western Christmas)
28. "The Christmas Waits in Boston"
29. "Christmas on Old, Windy Mountain"
30. Christmas Eve on Lonesome (an excerpt)
31. The Famous "Unfinished Christmas Story"
32. Red-Robin ("The effect was very Christmasy")

HAD ENOUGH, YET? Wait, there's more!

33. 115 Gift-Giving Tips
34. The Big Book of Christmas Tales (35 more stories for hearth-side pleasure)
35. Christmas Song Book (22 Carols including musical scores)
36. 50 Great Christmas Decorating Ideas on a Budget
37. Fun Craft Projects
38. A Read-Aloud Book of Children's Fables

And that's not all--right now I'm in the process of working with people to get even more freebies!
My next post will have more details on them, as well as suggestions on how, exactly, to use all this great stuff!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Make It Delicious!

There are hundreds of recipes in the "Regency Christmas Package," meaning, that if your taste buds--and those of the ones you love--aren't fully delighted this coming Christmas season, all season long, then you haven't been exploring all the possibilities at your fingertips--if you have the package, of course.

Are you a history buff? Make an authentic old English syllabub--a Regency dessert that was highly popular with everyone from Jane Austen to the prince regent! (It's in the book).

Like puddings--without any modern chemicals and better-tasting beside? (There's a whole book of 'em in the package.)

Like REAL food, period?! The beauty of old recipes is that there are no additives, no food colorings, no chemicals, just 100% all-natural ingredients. That doesn't mean it's all necessarily good for you, of course, but at least it's more wholesome than modern counterparts. Additionally, you can make your own mixes for yourself or others (use them as gifts--so easy to do, so much less shopping, and so yummy!).

Here's a simple pudding recipe to try just in time for the colder nights we're starting to have: (One of 169 old puddings in just one of your free downloads)

Apple and Honey Pudding
Raw Apples, cut in small pieces (to make 4 cups) About 5 apples
Three slices of bread, shredded, or bread crumbs
Butter, two teaspoons
cinnamon, two teaspoons
Honey, 1/2 cup
Hot water, 1/2 cup (substitute apple juice or cider, if you prefer.)

Put a layer of the apple in a greased oven-proof dish
Then a layer of crumbs
Mix the honey and hot water, and pour a little over the crumbs.
Sprinkle with cinnamon, then dot with a few pats of butter.
Fill the dish with alternate layers of apples, crumbs, honey,
and spices, leaving a layer of crumbs on top. (Optional: Sprinkle with sugar)
Cover and bake in a 350F.oven for 45 minutes.
Serve with cream.

Simple, and yummy. Enjoy.

Another post will detail the Christmas Feast, old-English style. Stay tuned.

Make It Special

Christmas was always special for me, but once I became a Christian, it was extraordinary. More than anything else, I want to share that love for the Season of Christ's birth, and I can't think of a better way to do it than by stuffing my ebook into a much larger package of goodies, so that you'll feel extremely gift-laden when you get your hands on it all--without question!

You see, a Regency Christmas, far from being a pale shadow of what came under (Queen) Victoria, was actually a less commercial, much more personal holiday. I can't *make* you adopt my faith, nor would I wish to; I probably couldn't convince you of how wonderful it is to know the One whose birth the day celebrates. But here's what I can do: Give you the simple resources you need to improve your holiday immeasurably, no matter what you believe.I can share a little of the joy and wonder in this small way.

Everyone longs for a Christmas filled with love, warmth, and good memories. These things are not tangible--they don't come in a box, nor wrapped in pretty paper. But they are attainable.
My ebook supplies many ways to enjoy the togetherness that promotes loving--and lasting--memories. Laughter that comes not from watching TV, but from playing games with those you love best; Quiet reading, or shared reading, that is of a quintessentially Christmas essence, allowing you to actually enjoy your labor of love that went into decorating your home, and your tree.

There's more....oh, so much more! Please do come back or sign up to be notified of my next posts! You don't want to miss this! Tomorrow's post--Make It a Steal! (A list of the "goodies" you'll get for free with my ebook, no kidding.) There's nothing else like this around anywhere --I guarantee it.