Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Book Review and Giveaway - The 411 on Life Skills - CLOSED!

Do you have a niece, nephew or child or your own heading off to college this fall? If so I have found a great book to send them off into the real world with! It is called The 411 on Life Skills and it is written by Michele Sfakianos, RN, BSN. Michele is a Life Skills Expert, a Registered Nurse and a mother! This book is packed full of information such as how to do your laundry, car buying basics, general home repairs, and things you need to know when purchasing a home or renting an apartment. You may be just a phone call away but this book may give you that extra peace of mind that your loved one knows what to do out in the "real world". I consider myself pretty keen on life skills by now but I actually learned quite a few things from this book. I would definitely recommend this book to young adults.

Description of
The 411 on Life Skills:

This is a book about the basic life skills that are not always taught in school or at home. Those basic life skill needed by adults of all ages for everyday living. Did you ever wonder when you were getting ready to leave home for the first time, if your parents had taught you everything you needed to know to survive on your own? Or, were you in a long term relationship and now find yourself single and don't know where to start? Do you know how to do laundry; clean a home; balance a checkbook or cook a meal? Are you aware of the different types of deposits required to either rent or buy a home? If the answers were "yes" — good for the role models that you had! Thank them every chance you get! If the answers were "no" to most of these questions — don't be discouraged — there is help on the way! It is my hope that this book will help those who need it and will be shared with others who can benefit from it. This is not a "be all, end all" book and it is not intended to replace knowledge received from professionals trained in certain areas. As a Registered Nurse, Life Skills Expert and a mother, I want to be able to help out the young adults of today and the next generation to come.

BUY IT:

You can purchase The 411 on Life Skills here!

WIN IT:

Thanks to Michele Sfakianos, RN, BSN, one lucky Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy reader will win a copy of her book The 411 on Life Skills! (US Residents Only)

You MUST be a follower of Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy via Google Friend Connect (located at the right) for your entry to count. And you MUST include your email address with each entry.

Mandatory Entry:

Follow Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy via Google Friend Connect. AND Like The 411 on Life Skills on Facebook. (both combined = 1 entry)

That's all you have to do! But, if you'd like to receive extra entries you can:

-Tell me who you'd like to give this book to. If it is for yourself, just say so. (1 entry)

-Like Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy on Facebook here. (1 entry, include your ID)

-Follow Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy on Networked Blogs. (1 entry, include your ID)

-Follow Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy on Twitter here. (1 entry, include your ID)

-Tweet this giveaway. (1 entry daily, include the link)

-Enter another Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy giveaway. (1 entry for each giveaway entered)

-Post the Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy button (located at the right) on your blog. (5 entries, leave me a link)


Please include your email address with EACH entry. If you don't have your email attached to your comment, I won't be able to contact you if you win! Post a separate comment for each entry (if it says 3 entries, post 3 separate comments.)

This giveaway ends August 5, 2011 at 11:59 pm. Good luck!

* Lucky winner or winners will be selected through True Random Number Generator.* If your profile page does not show your email address, please include your email address in your comment. For example: adventuresofathriftymommy@gmail.com -- so that I may get in touch with you if you are selected as the giveaway winner. * Each giveaway winner has 48 hours to respond to my email about getting the awesome giveaway prize to him/her. If the winner does not reply to my email within 48 hours, I will choose another winner using the True Random Number Generator. * I do contact each winner via email

Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours. Because I do not directly ship most giveaways from my home, I cannot be held liable for lost or not received products.

62 comments:

Social Worky Family Girl said...

Mandatory Entry Complete

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