Monday, March 28, 2011

Review and Giveaway: Words to the Rescue, by Steve Fadie

Pros: Pleasantly designed, lots of choices for different occasions, funny and serious messages included,  fun to read, time saver when writing lots of notes or thank yous...

Cons: Several sayings I will probably never use; would love more sub-categories....

Summary:  If you are looking for a great little book to help you write extra-special notes to your friends, loved ones and co-workers on just about any occasion, this is a wonderful resource to have!



Full Review:
Have you ever found yourself wanting to write something meaningful to someone you care about, but had difficulty thinking of what to say?  This is the book I have often wished for when trying to find the right words for special occasions and situations!  Since I love being creative and I love saving money (Wow, greeting cards are expensive these days!), I often make homemade greeting cards or gift tags, but coming up with thoughtful messages to write inside is not always as easy.

This lovely little book is full of a thousand thoughtful things to say when you need ideas!  Words to the Rescue includes messages for so many occasions: Birthdays, Congratulations, Anniversaries, Apology, Encouragement, Sympathy, Weddings, Thank Yous, Romance, and many many more...  I like the fact that you can use the ideas word for word, tweak them to make them more personal, or just use them as inspiration to create your own.  This pleasantly-designed little book would look great in a gift basket or makes a great gift with note cards or stationery and a pen or even card-making supplies for a crafty friend.

A few examples I love:

Anniversary:  How much stinking happiness can one guy take?

Apology:  I hope these flowers get me in the door/ 'cause what I did I won't do no more.

Birthday: To my down to earth buddy who's older than dirt.

New Home: Kick back and relax. You'll be making regular trips to the hardware store soon enough.

There are several sayings in this book that I personally would never use, but since all it takes is one and there are so many to choose from, you're sure to find something good.  I also found myself wishing for more organizational sub-categories like in the card shop... for example: funny birthday, messages to children, how to write a thank-you for a gift you don't really like, etc...  ;o)

Overall, if you are looking for a great little book to help you write extra-special notes to your friends, loved ones and co-workers on just about any occasion, this is a wonderful resource to have!

Want to buy it?:  You can purchase this book for $9.95 here on Amazon.com or from the Words to the Rescue Website.

Win it! The Author has generously offered a copy of this book to three lucky Be Blessed readers!

Entry #1:  To qualify for this giveaway just visit WordsToTheRescue.com and leave a comment about the book there and then come back and let me know that you did.

You may also enter any or all of the following ways:
  1.  Become a follower of this blog through Google Friends Connect and/or subscribe to emails. This counts if you are already a follower too! (2 entries)
  2. "Like" Be Blessed on Facebook and/or vote in my giveaway poll in the upper right.
  3. "Like" the post about this giveaway on Facebook and leave a comment here. (2 entries)
  4. Follow ReviewMama on Twitter.
  5. Post about this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, or your blog and let me know that you did. (Enter daily if you'd like..) Tweet or facebook this:  Enter to win Words to the Rescue: The sentiment guide for the tongue tied http://tinyurl.com/5rwgvnm@
  6.  Leave a comment telling me about the occasions you would most like to use this book.
  7. Let me know where you heard about this giveaway.
  8. Add the Be Blessed button to your blog or website.. (3 entries)
This giveaway will end April 20th, 2011 at 11:59 pm (EST). The giveaway is open to US residents only. The winner will be chosen using random.org and I will be notifying you by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winners will be chosen.

***Please leave a separate comment for each entry, and also your email if it is not on your profile.  Happy Entering! :)

Disclosure: We received a copy of  Words to the Rescue to review.  The opinions I have expressed are my honest opinions and have not been influenced by the companies providing the free product.  No other compensation was received.

35 comments:

mverno said...

i left a comment about their book on their site
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mverno said...

i follow as mverno via gfc
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

what a cute book. i commented on their site!

-lauren
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sweetpea18 said...

i could use this book! i left a comment on their site :)
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sweetpea18 said...

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sweetpea18 said...

gfc-heatheranya
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#2

sweetpea18 said...

i follow reviewmama on twitter @1589m
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sweetpea18 said...

i heard about this giveaway from prizey
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sweetpea18 said...

i would probably use this for birthdays and thank you's the most!
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Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I left a comment about the book at WordsToTheRescue.com

saturdaynightfever said...

Comment placed.

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I visited the page. Love that it is a great way to personalize a greeting card or message

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
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Raven In A Blue Room said...

Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis

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Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I like your blog on facebook (Louis Here)

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I *Like* this post (Louis Here)

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

following you on twitter @left_the_stars

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I tweeted your giveaway

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Nancy said...

I learned that this book has 152 pages of wishes, quips, proverbs, etc. You can sign up on the site for Word of the Week emails!

Nancy
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Nancy said...

I follow via GFC: allibrary.

Nancy
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Nancy said...

I am an email subscriber.

Nancy
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Nancy said...

I learned about this giveaway via Prizey.

Nancy
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Nancy said...

When would I use this book?

I make home-made greeting cards to give to friends and family and this would be perfect for adding sentiments inside the cards!

Nancy
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Jim said...

i commented on wordsto the rescue.com

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Jim said...

i follow via GFC Entry 1

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Jim said...

i follow via GFC Entry 2

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Jim said...

i like be blessed on facebook

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Jim said...

I like the post on facebook

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Jim said...

i like the post on facebook entry 2

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Jim said...

i follow you on twitter

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Jim said...

i tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/JCoyne1031/status/60784883861164033

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susansmoaks said...

i left a comment there
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jhitomi said...

Sounds great. Would be useful, and the site has a Word of the Week fun feature.
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jhitomi said...

Forgot to say I left a comment on the book's blog posting.
Also, am following you on gfc as jhb.
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jhitomi said...

I think I would most use it for Sympathy notes.
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