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Jump Start the New Year with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 02/03

| January 5, 2017 | 52 Comments

Jump Start the New Year with DK Canada!

The New Year is here! Do you have resolutions or goals set to make 2017 a fabulous year for yourself? I usually have three goals I try to accomplish each year. They are to try something I have never done before, to become more active and to eat healthier. Sometimes, I need to be pointed in the right direction to get going with my goals at the beginning of the year. DK Canada asked me to choose three books to help me get a jump start on the year!

There are the three books I am using to get a jump start on 2017:


I love knitted items. They are warm, cozy, and great to have on hand, especially in the winter. Since I like trying my hand at new things as one of my goals each New Year, I thought I would choose Arm Knitting to put together some fun and handy pieces. Arm Knitting teaches readers to create 30 items, from clothing and blankets to bags and rugs with step-by-step instructions to follow. The best part about arm knitting is that no needles are required!



I really loved that there was a section at the beginning of the book for not so handy knitters like myself. It shared each of the techniques you would be using to create all of these pieces. I was also impressed with some of the projects that can be made with arm knitting. I want to get to work on a Boho bag to carry around this spring, a toy hammock for all of the wayward toys around my children’s room and a huge knit blanket to snuggle up under on chilly winter nights.



Another goal of mine for 2017 is to be more active. Now that all of my children are in school, it allows for me to have more time to get moving without being distracted. There are so many walking and bike trails around my home I should be taking advantage of no matter what time of the year it is. I chose Walking For Fitness. This title gets readers up and out power walking around their home to take advantage of the benefits of this simple and popular exercise.



There were so many great tips I picked up from this book! Walking For Fitness taught me how to pick the right shoe for walking, it gave health and food tips to use to improve performance and shared various levels of walking programs to get walking to enhance well-being. I also enjoyed that there are so many instructions to help me learn how to stretch and strengthen my body to help me perform this exercise better.


I am always trying to improve what I putting inside of my body. My other half and I are also trying to find new foods to make for our family. When I found Cook Healthy & Quick, I was really happy because there are times that we are in a rush, and feel as though we do not have the time to prepare a healthy meal.



This book shares 300 recipes to help readers whip up healthy meals and snacks that can be made in about 30 minutes. At the beginning of Cook Healthy & Quick, a section entitled “Recipe Choosers” features many of the dishes in different categories and separates them into prep times between 10 minutes and 35 minutes. This way, a meal can be easily made that is nutritious without having to wait too long to eat it.



These three books from DK Canada are going to help me get a great jump start to this New Year. They are helping me to try something new, continue to be active, and eat healthier. The instructions shared in all of these titles were easy to understand and follow to achieve each goal. I also love the photography used to help illustrate instructions or the finished result of a move, project or dish. My 2017 will be made better with these three books on hand! Click on the button below to see how you can find great books to start your New Year from DK Canada!



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Disclaimer: I received books from DK Canada in order to write this review. The views I shared are my own.


DK Canada New Year Giveaway!



DK Canada would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club reader to get a jump start on the New Year by giving away all three books I reviewed! Here are the titles my family enjoyed:

The ARV of this prize package is $75!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on February 3, 2017.

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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About the Author ()

My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me! Author's website.

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  1. SS says:

    I would choose to jump start 2017 with the Cook Healthy and Quick

  2. Liberty says:

    Walking For Fitness is the one I would choose.

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