Southern Belle in Training

Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle Blog || Est. 2012 || Virginia Beach, VA

September 1, 2015

Project Inspired: Book Review + Giveaway!

     About five-ish years ago, I one day found a website while browsing around online called Project Inspired. It was still fairly new, and it caught my eye! Founded by a former Hollywood model named Nicole Weider, Project Inspired told Nicole's story of coming to faith in Christ and changing her life, and served as an online forum and community for Christian girls around the country. There were also lots of helpful articles on the website from guest authors on topics like friendship, dating, morals and more, all coming from a Christian perspective and written with young women in mind! I got into Project Inspired right around the time that I first began blogging (back when I used to write on my first blog, Confessions of a Maine Teenager!). I loved checking in regularly to the website, and everything that I read on Project Inspired always encouraged me greatly.

     I still enjoy following Project Inspired and Nicole Weider's personal accounts on social media today, so I was so excited to find out last year that Nicole was in the process of writing a book! I knew that she would have an amazing story to tell. I was even more excited when my friends at Icon Media reached out to me about reviewing Nicole's book and giving away a copy to one of my readers!!

      Nicole's book is both an autobiography and also a book filled with wonderful advice and tips on everything from fashion, relationships, maintaining your faith, etiquette and much more. I love how she is able to go back and forth from her own personal story and then back into the tips and tricks that she shares so well! This book is able to be both a light and fun read, but also covers some more serious and real-life topics (while doing so in a readable way). I think that my favorite chapter was Chapter 5, which is where Nicole addresses faith and Christianity the most!

     I really enjoyed reading Project Inspired, especially since I have been following Nicole's story and career for awhile! I probably would have loved the book ever more had it been published when I was still in high school, as I do think that it is written with younger girls in mind. But that doesn't mean that us college gals and 20-somethings can't enjoy it too! There's definitely lots of good stuff in here for any girl.

     My friends at Icon Media have decided to sponsor a giveaway for my readers! One of you will win your own copy of Project Inspired- either to keep for yourself or to give away to a young lady in your life. This giveaway will run until September 8th, 2015. Enter using the widget below!

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     Do you follow Project Inspired? Have you read any good books lately?

     xoxo Miss ALK

      The book reviewed was gifted to me for review purposes on my blog by Icon Media. All opinions are honest and my own.


  1. What a great book, I'm going to add it to my reading list! It's SO fun when you get to work with a brand on something you already love!

  2. This is amazing- I love how this worked out for you. I definitely need to check this book out. Thank you for sharing!



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