Speak Love

FOUR DOLLARS.

on March 9, 2015 in Perfectly Unique, Speak Love with no comments by

Cheap ebooks!

FRIENDS!

I just had to tell you.

Both my ebooks for teens/young women are on MAJOR SALE LIKE WHOA KIND OF SALE today!

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Perfectly Unique

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Speak Love

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Literally for less than a grande no water soy chai at Starbucks, you can have both of these resources on your e-reader! BOO. YAH.

FOUR DOLLARS. Two cents less, to be precise. $3.98. FOR TWO FULL BOOKS.

Get. You. Some.

(And actually, my people at Zondy have put soooo many books on sale this week, so if I was you, I’d set a little budget- maybe $10?- and grab a handful of them. Actually, if my calculations are correct, you can get the whole lot of them for $22. Wowie zowie.)

Hope this makes your Monday a little brighter! 🙂

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Speak Love Gift Guide

on December 16, 2014 in Speak Love with no comments by

If you are Santa (you aren’t. Santa is real.), then I want to be your elf. For the next few days, I want to help you. If you are going to gift one of my little books, I want to share with you some easy things that go along with the book, in case you are looking to make a gift pack with a few items.

Here are some suggestions for Perfectly Unique, and today, we tackle Speak Love!

Speak Love teaches that your words matter and this is an important reminder to teen girls and women of all ages. Separated into three parts- how you speak to God, how you speak to others, and how you speak to yourself, this book will challenge the reader to use words to speak life.

This one would be good for gals as young as 13 and up to probably 22. Here’s a link to lots of places you can buy Speak Love.

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Here are some fun products you could gift along with Speak Love:

–> Speak Love Revolution : This 30-day journal was written to go hand in hand with Speak Love.

–> Leather Strand Necklace : I think this necklace from 107 Market Street is totally adorable.

–> Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong. by For King & Country : I love these dudes and I love this album.

–> LetterPress Blocks : Whether you want to spell her name or her favorite word like GRACE or FAITH, I absolutely love these wooden blocks. I have LOVE hanging in my house and I absolutely love it.

–> Rifle Paper Co Thank You Notes : Especially when we are teaching about how to use our words, having beautiful notecards will help encourage her to write someone!

–> Speak Love bookplate : If you’d like me to autograph the book you are giving, easy cheesy!

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Hope that helps you with your shopping, Santa!

Sincerely,

Annie The Elf 🙂

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2014 Bookplates!

on November 26, 2014 in Gal Stuff, Let's All Be Brave, Perfectly Unique, Speak Love with no comments by

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…… BOOKPLATES!

No joke. For three years running now this has become one of my very.favorite.things.

Autographed books as Christmas gifts are awesome. Unfortunately, unless you live on my street in Nashville, I can’t personalize each book. BUT. I can mail you a signed bookplate that sticks inside the book! So if you are gifting Let’s All Be BravePerfectly Unique or Speak Love, I’d love to autograph it! And it won’t cost you anything except a few stamps!

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Here’s what you have to do to get one:

1. Fill out this little Christmas Bookplate form.

2. Mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

BOOKPLATE

c/0 Annie Downs

PO Box 121826

Nashville, TN 37212

Pretty much, address an envelope to yourself, put a stamp on it, and then fold it into another envelope, address and stamp that outer envelope, and mail it to me.

3. Wait patiently a few days… hang a few ornaments… and then the sticker will come in the mail, personalized by me! Stick it in the book you are gifting, wrap it, and you shall be able to give your friend/child/cousin/person an autographed copy of the book you think they will love!

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A few things:

I need to receive your envelope BEFORE DECEMBER 19th to guarantee it gets to you by Christmas.

I will let you know by email when I put the bookplate back in the mail to you! [I’ll have your email address after you fill out this form and I will be able to get in touch with you.]

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Any questions?

31 Books: Speak Love (book #3)

on October 8, 2014 in 31 Books Every Young Woman Needs, Speak Love with 1 comment by

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[Going ahead and knocking my books out so that we can catch up on the 31 books. Don’t hate. 🙂 ]

 

speak love coverTitle: Speak Love

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Author:

Annie F. Downs (meeeeeeee!)

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What the book is about:

You’ve heard, “Think before you speak” a hundred times, and probably shrugged it off just like that other insightful phrase, “Your face will freeze like that if you’re not careful.” But unlike a facial expression, our words do stick around. (Just think about middle school a sec. See?) Which means everything you say””from what tell your friends, whisper about your enemies, post online, mutter to yourself, or even say to the celebrity you ran into at the coffee shop””carries a whole lot of power.

The question is, are you ready to use that power to make a real difference? Because the truth is, you could be part of the first generation who uses their words to build up and not tear down, and even kill the mean girl mentality. Through very funny stories, Scripture, and a real understanding of the good, bad, and ugly ways we can use our words, Annie Downs explores the difference you can make when you speak love to others, to God, and even to yourself. Because when you speak love, you speak life. And that’s what matters.

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Why I like it:

Girls are using more words that ever these days thanks to social media. It is our duty, and our honor, as adults in this day and age to train young women on how to use their words to bring glory to God and good to others. In Speak Love, we go through how to talk to God, how to talk to others, and how to talk to yourself- all important conversations. (You can read more about the book here.)

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Buy it here.

 


VIP

I know some of us love books, and some of us LOVE them. For those that LOVE books, I’m creating a special VIP list. When you join this list, you’ll receive an email at the end of October with five additional books to add to this list of 31 and you’ll be entered to win some fun giveaways and discounts/coupon codes for some other special products I think young women will want!

Join the 31 books VIP list here.

 

 

 

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Book Clubs!

on January 22, 2014 in Perfectly Unique, Speak Love with 11 comments by

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So here’s a fun idea.

Let’s read Perfectly Unique and/or Speak Love together! 

Watch the video below for more details!

So…. to sum it up:

–> There will be two online book clubs this spring that run from February 6-May 1.

–> Each week, I will send a video out to each book club (one for Perfectly Uniquers and one for Speak Lovelies) with discussion questions. There will also be a secret Facebook group for each book club.

(PS- if you aren’t on Facebook, no biggie. You can still join the book clubs!)

–> The first 20 gals who join each group will get a Skype date with me sometime in June to discuss the book they read, what we learned, and to answer any questions.

HERE IS THE FORM YOU MUST FILL OUT.

–> Only the first fifty girls who sign up for each group will be able to participate this semester.

Why are we doing this?

Because a lot of girls got one of these books for Christmas and may just want some friends to read with. Because you may be looking for a group of gals to talk to about life. Because you may think it is cool to read the same book as a girl across the country or across the world and get to talk about it.

Also? We just think it will be really fun to get to know 100 girls this semester, mail them cool stuff, and see what God does in our hearts and lives!

So if you are interested, join us! If you know a young woman who would be interested, will you share? If you gave someone a copy of Speak Love or Perfectly Unique for Christmas, this could be a cool thing to let them know about!

Christmas Conundrum and e-cards.

on December 17, 2013 in Speak Love with 4 comments by

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Here’s my problem.

I love Christmas cards.

Like, I love them so much. I love snail mail. I love seeing beautiful pictures of my friends and family. I love the handwriting on the outside of the envelope. I love displaying them across the garland in my dining room.

But I have yet to have the guts to send one myself. Because it may be a little weird to get a Christmas card from a single girl. Right? Maybe not. But it feels like it would take some guts to send one and say, “MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ANNIE DOWNS AND HERSELF.”

How’s this. No matter what, I pinky promise that I will send a Christmas card. Married, single, cat-owner [nope]. Just don’t let me forget.

But for this year, I’m keeping it classy and keeping it digital. We’ve added five holiday-themed cards to the Speak Love Now e-card page. I’ve sent them here there and everywhere across the world wide web so far this month.

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Aren’t these awesome!?! I totally love the New Years ones. Such sweet sentiments- totally what Speak Love is all about. So feel free to pop over to Speak Love Now and send a few e-cards via email or social media.

Also, we’re seeing people LOVE LOVE LOVE these Speak Love Now e-cards on pinterest. Here’s the Speak Love Now board. So you can also share that way if you want.

And if you happen to have a spare Christmas card laying around this year, feel free to pop it in the mail and I’ll add it to my garland strand!

Annie Downs

PO Box 121826

Nashville, TN 37212

2013 Bookplates!

on December 6, 2013 in Perfectly Unique, Speak Love with no comments by

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OH friends. This may become my favorite holiday tradition- BOOKPLATES!

So for anyone who is gifting Perfectly Unique or Speak Love, I’d love to autograph it for your gal! And it won’t cost you anything except a few stamps!

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Here’s what you have to do to get one:

1. Fill out this little Christmas Bookplate form.

2. Mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

BOOKPLATE

c/0 Annie Downs

PO Box 121826

Nashville, TN 37212

Pretty much, address an envelope to yourself, put a stamp on it, and then fold it into another envelope, address and stamp that outer envelope, and mail it to me.

3. Wait patiently a few days… count down your chocolate Advent calendar… and then the sticker will come in the mail, personalized by me to your girl. Stick it in your book, wrap it, and you shall be able to give your teen/college girl an autographed copy of Perfectly Unique or Speak Love. Like THIS!

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Speak Love autograph

Obviously it won’t say “TO YOU!”…. it will have the name of the girl receiving the book- you’ll tell me that info and make sure I spell her name right on the Bookplate form here.

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A few things:

I need to receive your envelope BEFORE DECEMBER 17th to guarantee it gets to you by Christmas.

I will let you know by email when I put the bookplate back in the mail to you! [I’ll have your email address after you fill out this form and I will be able to get in touch with you.]

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Any questions?

 

CYBER MONDAY SALE!

on December 2, 2013 in Speak Love with 1 comment by

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Alright, friends! HERE WE GO!

For today and today only, we’re doing 30% off everything in the store and FREE SHIPPING!

The prices have already been changed and shipping is goneski, so no code needed or any crazy jazz like that.

There are limited supplies for every item, so the quicker the better if you want a particular size t-shirt.

We’ve also got some goodies in Santa Sarah’s shop…. you know, my intern who is amazing that really runs the show around here… so each package will include stickers and an autographed poster and bookmarks and whatever other excitement we find around here.

No kidding. Sarah just said, “We have deals that will SLEIGH you.” I’m more proud of her punny-ness than you can imagine.

If Speak Love is the turkey, our store is offering all the fixin’s at 30% off and no shipping cost. So go ahead and grab Christmas gifts for the gals in your life- friends, daughters, babysitters, nieces, college students.

Happy Cyber Monday, friends. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good sale!

Please steal my books.

on November 30, 2013 in Perfectly Unique, Speak Love with 2 comments by

speak love cover As I told you yesterday-

The Speak Love Kindle edition is only $0.99!

Like 99 pennies.

Seriously.

So hop over to Amazon (or your favorite online retailer) and download that puppy before the deal goes away. I can’t imagine it will ever be this cheap again.

And while you’re at it…

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The Perfectly Unique Kindle edition is only $5.12!

So you can literally get both my books on your e-reader for less than the cost of a burrito.

Almost thievery.

AND I LOVE IT.

Happy Saturday. Get your save on, people.

Random Holiday Thoughts

on November 29, 2013 in Speak Love with 4 comments by

Oh friends.

I hope you had a really lovely Thanksgiving holiday. Here’s something I learned: my family loves Duck Dynasty. We watched a lot of Duck Dynasty and football and Elf.

Also, as my first dairy-free/gluten-free holiday, I survived just fine. No big deal.

My mother made a turkey that would just bless you and the rest of the family contributed sides that are tried and true and perfect.

So today we celebrate my mom’s birthday and then I head back from Georgia to Nashville where my home is decorated and I am DYING to show you my mantle because I have never felt more decor pride. I bought real garland, y’all. I’m so domestic.

Also, I will be buying boiled peanuts from a run-down gas station before I exit North Georgia because they are delicious. If you’ve never purchased boiled peanuts, here’s a tip: the more backwoods the location / people, the more perfectly salted and cooked the boiled peanuts.

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Meanwhile on the internet…

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HOLY MOLY.

Speak Love is only 99¢! It’s a Black Friday Miracle, y’all.

Here’s who should buy this ebook for only 99¢:

– if Santa is giving your teen girl a Kindle or e-reader, grab Speak Love to throw on there!

– if you’ve been wondering whether Speak Love would work for your small group, check it out for less than a buck!

– if you like to have lots of rando books on your Kindle so that when you are flying on a airplane you can flip from book to book like changing channels on a television, here ya go!

– if you have a friend that you’ve been wanting to gift Speak Love, buy it today!

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And we have MAJOR SALE STUFF going on for Cyber Monday over at the AnnieBlogs Store, so prepare your hearts for that.

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Speaking of books for young women, I want to make a list of all the books that teen girls should be reading right now. I’ve got a Pinterest board started for Teen Reads, but I’d love to know what you think we should add to it.

Suggestions?

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