We all need a lift sometimes

When you’re feeling down, an uplifting, inspiring read, could be all you need to lift your spirits.

One is never to old to read an eBook, such as this:

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“My angels surrounded me and whispered in their sweet high pitched voices, providing warmth and comfort to me. I felt my heart able to breathe again,” ~Excerpt from Annabelle’s Angels

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How do you find time to work and bring up children?

Here is a teaser of what to expect to uncover when you read the eBook “How do they do it? 16 Business Mums share how they juggle life:”

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How do you find time to work and bring up children?

“… Family time is sacred on the weekends, and if I have to work to meet a deadline I will work at night only. The kids are only young for such a short space of time, so I relish the time I have with them,” said Merryn Padgett, Earth & Sea Creative in How do they do it?

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I would love to hear from you to find out how you find time to work and bring up children. Comment below!


Read more from Mums in all various industries about how they juggle running their own business and being a Mum and wife here.

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You can bring fantasy to reality

Have you seen Katy Perry’s film clip Dark Horse? I loved watching her perform this in her live show. I just adore the film clip – so imaginative, creative and reminds me:

we can create anything the way we really want to see it. ~ Melanie Toye

Watch it here:

Mr. Frank and his brilliant class – Kids TV Series

Please rate my pitch for a children’s TV series – Mr. Frank and his brilliant class . You can download the PDF to read the full concept here.

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Mr. Frank and his brilliant class is a children’s series based in a classroom environment with a teacher and a classroom of twenty kids. The main characters – Five kids will feature prominently in each series as well as the teacher.

Check out Mr. Frank and his brilliant class.

Follow this link: http://studios.amazon.com/projects/80259?ref_tag=email

Profile for Melanie Toye at Amazon Studios: http://studios.amazon.com/users/165858?ref_tag=email

My press release for my novel, Entice Me in The Messenger magazine. Titled Job Cuts Change Lives. See it here:

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Time to search for your dream career

With thousands of jobs already lost around the State, Melanie Toye, author of Entice Me, urges everyone to start thinking about their dream careers and where their passion for life really lies. Ask questions such as, ‘do I want to spend the next ten years in an office environment, working 9-5’, is a good place to start when thinking about what you do want in your dream career.

With limited jobs offering ‘security’ what risk is there for you to apply for a role that you would ultimately love to do? Your career should be your passion in life and when you spend hours working in a field that you love, time flies by. You realise when people ask you questions about your dream career that you cannot stop talking about it. These are just some of the signs that you have found your true calling.

There will never be a good time to go chase your dreams, reasons such as you’re children are too young or you don’t have the financial capital to back it up will always be there. Be creative, look outside of the box and just imagine what it would be like to live the dream. When you focus all of your attention on your dream and you really want to achieve it, then you will find a way to make it happen.

Melanie, an author, Mum, wife and part-time office worker reminds you that you can do anything with your life, you choose to do what you do each day, you choose to work in that unsatisfying, demanding, negative environment by going there every day. Until you start realising that you have so much more to offer in life and to your self then you can really start setting your goals.

With the recent release of Entice Me, a chick lit fiction novel available on Amazon.com, Melanie recognises the roller coaster ride she had to go on to get to where she is today. “If I did not have the passion for writing and the absolute dedication to achieve my goals, there is no way I would have been able to finish my book let only submit it for the world to see,” said Melanie.  Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone will bring you to greater heights and you will realise how much you can achieve and then set your sight on higher goals that you thought were never possible.

Melanie’s aim of Entice Me is to inspire all those who read it to really think about how they want to live their life and then find a way to turn it into a reality. “In most cases your dream job will not be advertised, you will have to find a way to make it happen,” said Melanie.

To read more about Melanie’s journey you can follow her blog at: https://melanietoye.wordpress.com/.

Entice Me is available on Amazon.com for $2.99.

As seen In The Messenger, September 2012 Issue.

Objects of my affection

About this book:

In the humorous, heartfelt new novel by the author of The Next Thing on My List, a personal organizer must somehow convince a reclusive artist to give up her hoarding ways and let go of the stuff she’s hung on to for decades.

Lucy Bloom is broke, freshly dumped by her boyfriend, and forced to sell her house to send her nineteen-year-old son to drug rehab. Although she’s lost it all, she’s determined to start over. So when she’s offered a high-paying gig helping clear the clutter from the home of reclusive and eccentric painter Marva Meier Rios, Lucy grabs it. Armed with the organizing expertise she gained while writing her book, Things Are Not People, and fueled by a burning desire to get her life back on track, Lucy rolls up her sleeves to take on the mess that fills every room of Marva’s huge home. Lucy soon learns that the real challenge may be taking on Marva, who seems to love the objects in her home too much to let go of any of them.

While trying to stay on course toward a strict deadline and with an ex-boyfriend back in the picture, a new romance on the scene, and her son’s rehab not going as planned, Lucy discovers that Marva isn’t just hoarding, she is also hiding a big secret. The two form an unlikely bond, as each learns from the other that there are those things in life we keep, those we need to let go, but it’s not always easy to know the difference.

My review:

I love reading books where I am swept away in the story and enjoy reading about the characters and there crazy lives.

Lucy, who is working as a house organizer for a well-known, interesting artist. Has me intrigued, as right now, I am going through my own de-cluttering process. Although her client is a major horder, and has ceiling high items through every room (mine is really not that bad in comparison!!) It is interesting to see how everyone, including Lucy who is working on this project, find a way to get their own lives back on track through the process.

Some tough subjects, such as a young adult in trouble with drugs and the self-denial one goes through while looking out for them is included. As well as the idea of suicide. You are hoping through the read, everything works out positively.

Aside from that, the love interests and the quirky attitude held by the hoarding client, is eccentric and fun to read. Of course this romance reader, gives this book a big thumbs up.

Click here to read a free sample on Amazon.

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Destiny Lane and the truth about dreams

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“I wake up drenched in sweat. I look around my surroundings. I am in my apartment, in my five year old bed. Although I know what I had just experienced was not a dream. It is the only word I can use to get my head around what just happened, without totally losing it. This ‘dream’ was unlike any other, so real, so terrifying and yet so wonderful,” ~ Excerpt from Destiny Lane.

Read – the first chapter of Destiny Lane for free here

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