Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Book Giveaways!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Popping in on turkey day for a fun giveaway!  I'm giving away two books and I'm so excited about both of them!

I'm grateful for a long list of things each Thanksgiving but motherhood is always at the top of that list.

Being mom to these three pretty much tops everything.  They drive me crazy on a daily basis and I wouldn't have it any other way.  And yes, I know I need a more recent picture of my three kids all together, but once Kole started moving we said good-bye to calm, posed family pictures.  Most of my recent pics of him now are of the back of his head running away.  :)  

The first book I'm giving away is all about motherhood.  In fact, it's a book written by a group of mothers.  A group of wonderful mothers who all have such inspiring words to share.  



The book is titled Deliberate Motherhood: 12 key powers of peace, purpose, order and joy and was compiled by the women at The Power of Moms.  I've been to one of their motherhood retreats and learned so much.  I knew I would really enjoy this book.  Motherhood is such a journey of highs and lows and this book is full of wonderful stories and uplifting ideas from over 60 mothers.  I just received this book and have enjoyed reading it so much!  I started with the chapter written by my friend Sarah from Clover Lane and couldn't put it down!  She is always so inspiring to me and so were all of the other mothers who's chapters I've read so far.  I'm so excited to give one copy of this book away to one of you!  You can also check out 71Toes and MaisyMak (two other fun blogs) for another chance to win because they are also giving away one copy of this book.  SO fun.  :)  

OK - so if motherhood is my ultimate favorite topic a very close second would have to be organizing.  I know - this is not news to anyone reading.  :)  I'm so excited to give away three copies of this fabulous on-line book:

The Staying Organized Survival Guide.  You guys.  When Chloe wrote me and asked if I would do a giveaway for her book I told her that I needed to check it out first.  Obviously I'm pretty protective of my blog and only want to do giveaways for things I really stand behind.  (Which is why I politely turn down most of the giveaway offers I receive).  I was planning on just skimming this book to see if it would be a good fit for my blog and before I knew it, time had flown by and I had read the whole thing!  I loved it!  I felt myself nodding the whole way through and have blogged about a lot of the same things Chloe mentions in her book.  This book is great for someone who wants to be organized but doesn't know how or where to start.  You will spend just 15 minutes a day for 30 days organizing your home and along the way you will learn strategies to help you get and stay organized.  What a great way to start out the month of January!  *You do need to have an Amazon account to get access to this book.  

I have truly enjoyed both of the books I mentioned above and think either one of them (or both!) would make a great Christmas gift for you or someone you know.  You can read more about Deliberate Motherhood here and you can read more about The Staying Organized Survival Guide here.  

If you would like to win one (or both) of these books, leave a comment below that includes your name and city.  Let me know which book you are interested in winning and I will pick some winners on Saturday.  YEA!  :)

I can't believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving!  It crept up so quickly.  If you are planning on starting your Christmas shopping on black Friday good luck!  For those of you who are new to my blog (hello and welcome!), here are the links to some of our favorite toys and gift ideas if you need suggestions... 





I'll be posting a few more fun gift ideas during the next month!

Happy shopping, good luck with the book giveaways, and have a fabulous Thanksgiving everyone!

153 comments:

Briana Runde said...

I would love to win either of these books. They both look great and like I could learn something from them.

cindy said...

My name is Cindy from chatsworth, CA. I would love to win the staying organized survival book. I struggle with organization and thank goodness to you I am getting better. But it would be nice to have a book you recommend.
Have a happy thanksgiving.

Tara said...

Tara D from Nampa, Idaho. I am new to your blog...thanks for the giveaway! I would love the Deliberate Motherhood book. I have been feeling defeated lately and could really use this book!

Freja said...

Oooh, the Deliberate Mothers book!! Yes please!

the W* family said...

I would love to win the Deliberate Motherhood book. I need all the help I can get with my 3 darling punks. ;)

Allison
Las Vegas, NV

Anne Camille said...

I'm very curious to learn how american mothers are dealing with children!This book seems great!Merci :)

Jenny said...

Wow, I'm pretty sure I need both those books!! I definitely need help with both motherhood AND organization! So I'm hoping to win either one! :)

Cathy's World said...

Hi Erin.
I would love to win either one of those books for my daughter. I think she would really love either of them.

Hope you and your family enjoy your Thanksgiving.
:)

Cathy
Victorville

Jessica Schmitz said...

Hi Erin. I rarely enter giveaways because I never win anything. But I couldn't help to through my name in the ht for the organization survival guide. I'm in desperate need to read that book. Lol.

Jessah
Dreamingofdimples.com

TeenerDoes said...

Hi! My name is Christina from Milptas, Ca. I would love to have the organization book! I have three children under 5 (two girls and our youngest a boy, like you!). And I feel like I'm drowning in unorganized chaos. I need heeeeeeelp! Thanks! LOVE your blog!!! You are truly an inspiration!

Thanks!

The Watkins said...

Hi! I am Holly from Bountiful Utah. Either of these books looks so wonderful and helpful! By the way I have never commented, but I have so enjoyed your tips on organizing, parenting tips and your recipes-yes YOUR recipes. The cashew broccoli chicken recipe has become my hubby's favorite! Thanks so much! Happy Thanksgiving!

tblanch said...

My name is Tiffany from Farmington, UT. I would love to win the Deliberate motherhood book. Thank you so much!

Sue said...

Hey, Erin! Hope you're having fun with all your crew taking pictures instead of cooking (that's how I weasel out of stuff I don't want to do, I'm the self-appointed photojournalist!)

I'd love to win either of these books. Cokeville, WY. Can't wait to see your weekend report!

Rachel said...

These books sound great. I'm in Melbourne.

Josie said...

I would love to read the Deliberate Motherhood book. Thanks for the chance to win!

Josie
Christchurch, NZ

Lisa said...

I would love the staying organized book :-) I wish I could be as organized as you!

Lisa G

Melbourne Australia

xo

AshleyRo said...

Hi Erin. I could really use the Deliberate motherhood book right about now. Just stopped working in August with the addition of my son to the family, so now I am getting used to being home with a rambunctious 4 year old and 3 month old all day. I am struggling trying to find a schedule to keep as all sane and I could definately use some good advise! Happy Thanksgiving:-) Thanks!

Ashley R.
Philadelphia PA

krisalt said...

I would love to win the Deliberate Motherhood book! I have been going through a very trying time with my 10 year old daughter lately.

Kristin

Anonymous said...

I would love the staying organized book! I love the feeling of getting organized but have a hard time staying that way:) Corrie from Nashville.

Heather said...

I would love to win the Deliberate Motherhood book. I've been struggling a bit in that area and could use some advice! Heather from Troy, Ohio.

The Taylor Family said...

I'm Marcie from St. Pete and I would LOVE the motherhood book. It's just what I need right now.

Hope you have a wonderful holiday!!

Anonymous said...

I would love the organizing book! Zara from Woodbridge

Hilda @ From Overwhelmed To Organized said...

Hi Erin! I'd love to win the organizing book. I'm still learning tips and ideas to make organizing easier (and then sharing and passing them on to others who want to get organized) so this would be fantastic! Happy Thanksgiving!

Hilda
Mississauga, Ontario

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love your blog! I would love to win the Staying Organized book!

Ileana
Fairmont, WV

sabbycat said...

I am the most unorganized person in the world -- I could use the organization book for sure!

sabbycat said...

I'd love the book on organization since I am the most unorganized person I know.

Jennie said...

Love your blog!! I would be thrilled to win either of these books. I am the mom to two crazy girls, and I am in desperate need of organization...haha. My name is Jennie and I am from Mesa Arizona!!

Anonymous said...

Would love to win either of these books! Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Kaye C.
Columbus, Ohio

Jess said...

I would love love love either of these great book! I moved into a new home this year and would love some help getting everything in order.
Lots of love from Houston, TX

*Heather* said...

I would love to win deliberate motherhood. Thanks!!!!!

Emily said...

Either book sounds great! Happy Thanksgiving!
Emily
Henderson, Nevada

Bright Beginnings Photography said...

I would love to have the Deliberate Motherhood book! It has been on my amazon wish list for some time waiting for me to get a little extra money:)
Erin
Martinsville, IN

Beth Roberts said...

I'm Beth and I'm from NW Arkansas! I'd benefit from either book...but my husband would appreciate the organization book...our house is a MESS! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm Amanda Bateman from Newark, Delaware! Love reading your blog! I'm a teacher with two lively, little girls, ages 3 & 5, and I thrive on organization, so I'd love that book. I'm also building a house, so I love seeing your updates! Have a wonderful holiday season with your beautiful family:)

Katie said...

Both books sound great. Katie from Farmington, UT

Melissa said...

I'd love the organization book!!!

Jamaille Noto said...

Thanks for offering the giveaway!!!! I would love to win the deliberate motherhood book. I am in Coeur d Alene, ID.

Kim said...

I have a feeling the Deliberate Motherhood book would increase my Thanksgiving spirit!

Jen said...

Oooh! I'd love either one! They both look great.

Jen from South Jordan (aka SLC, aka up North -- since everything north of Beaver is up north, yes?)

Laura said...

The motherhood book looks like such a treasure. I would love to read it.

Mindy said...

My name is Mindy from Cincinnati. I could really use either as they both look very interesting and as fairly new mom I could use :) Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for the giveway!

find out more said...

But I couldn't help to through my name in the ht for the organization survival guide.

Mel said...

I would love the Organizing book!

Melissa, Colorado Springs

melcandersen@gmail.com

MML said...

I am a struggling organizer - I would love the organizing book.

Mason from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
mmmason2@yahoo.com

Sarah Richmond said...

My name is Sarah and I live in Sparta, MI. I would love to have a copy of the Deliberate Motherhood book!! Looks amazing. Thanks so much!!

The Learner said...

I would love to read these! Charity, Highlands Ranch, CO

Terri Edwards said...

Terri from San Clemente. I'd love the Deliberate Motherhood book :)

Kaila said...

I would love the organizing book! Have a great Thanksgiving!
Kaila
Pueblo, Co

Jeanette said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I'd love the Staying Organized Survival Guide. Jeanette from Miami, Florida.

-kim said...

both of these books are right up my alley.... i have so much work to do in both areas!

CarrieB said...

Hi! I have been eyeing the Deliberate Motherhood book since reading about it on Clover Lane and 71 Toes! I would love to win a copy of it!!

Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!
Carrie
Valparaiso, IN

Anne said...

I'm Anne from Mesa, AZ and I have been dying to read the motherhood book (though I can always use some organization ideas!) Hope you guys have a great Thanksgiving!

Jeni said...

Hi! I'm Jeni from Oklahoma City! The organizing book looks wonderful! I've been so inspired by some ideas you have on your blog! Thank you!

Rikki Matson said...

Hi,
I'm Rikki from Milwaukee. I would love to read the organizing book. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your beautiful family. Thank you for keeping me inspired!

Donna said...

That organizing book would be very nice to have. Thanks!

Meatball's Mom said...

Would love to win the organization book.

Michelle W.
Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada

Happy Thanksgiving

Velvet625 said...

I would love the Staying Organized book. I try to read everything I can about getting and being organized because it just makes life that much easier. Easier means more smiles!

Bette from Cohasset, MN

Bastian Family said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
Tricia, Colorado Springs, CO.
I would love the either book. I need help in both areas.

Anonymous said...

I would be interested in the organizing book as we too are building a house and my hope is to start off on the right foot with an organized house!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Andrea
Sussex, WI

Anonymous said...

Hi Erin,
I'm 3 weeks away from having Baby #3 and possibly closing on a house! So needless to say, I could really benefit from both books:)! I would like to enter both giveaways!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Sompa

Anonymous said...

Hi Erin ... I would love the chance to win the organizational book ... I sure need the help!! I want to change and don't know where to start ... this sounds like the right book for me to read ... LOVE your blog and look forward to reading it each day!! Thank you ...

Sue from Ilderton, ON, Canada

Amanda said...

I'd love to win Deliberate Motherhood. I'm Amanda from San Francisco. I'm due with my first child on January 31.

Anonymous said...

Would love the organizing book! BillieJo from Virginia, US. Currently living in Naples, Italy.

Robyn said...

I could for sure use both! Thanks for doing such a great giveaway! Happy thanksgiving!

molambert said...

I would love to win either book
Maureen
Northville, Michigan

Kellie said...

I would sure love to win this book!

Kimberly said...

I would LOVE either of these books! Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Kimberly
Kansas City

Andrea said...

I'd love Deliberate Motherhood.

Andrea
Alberta Canada

Wendy said...

Happy Thanksgiving Erin! I'd love to win either book :)

Love,

Wendy
Vancouver, BC Canada

Kate D said...

My name is Kate from Pinehurst, NC. I would love to read either of these books and think that it's SO appropriate that you are giving these away. They are both totally YOU! :)

Emily said...

I would love to win the Deliberate Motherhood book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Marit said...

I could definitely use either of these books-- what a treat!

Samantha said...

I'd love to win either! My heart skipped a beat when I saw the first book... one of my good friends took the photo that's on the cover and the woman and her two kids that are in the picture are friends of mine as well! So exciting to see the book come up on your blog, all the way in CA! How fun is that?!

Willemijn said...

Hi Erin,
Although I do not live "around the corner" I would love to participate in your giveaway. I landed on your blog via 71toes. I would love to read "the Staying Organized Survival Guide", the "12 Powers" seems good too. Anyway, both books seem interesting.
Have a special Thanksgiving!
Greetings from Nampula, Mozambique

Erin said...

I'm from Columbia City, Indiana. Both books look great!

Susanne S said...

Hi Erin, I would love either book. I am in Australia.

Sheila said...

The books look great! I would gladly take either one. :)

Happy Thanksgiving to your beautiful family!

Sheila--Palmer Alaska

Shell in your Pocket said...

What fun pictures and great toy ideas!

sandy toe

Jennie said...

Hi Erin! I would love to win the Deliberate Motherhood book. It's been sitting on my Amazon wish list since it came out!

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Todd and Naomi (Bell) Schneider said...

Columbus, OH
I like Deliberate Motherhood.

Sarah said...

I'd love to win the Deliberate Motherhood book!
Sarah
Lodi, CA

P:aula O said...

Thankful for my babies too and would love tips on survival or organizing and motherhood!!

Vancouver, BC Canada

luckyduck said...

We just had a little boy (also a third child) a couple months ago so I can relate to the part about trying to take pictures of little wiggly ones. Thanks for doing the giveaways - I think I could use both books. Organizing is a challenge for me..

Anne L. said...

I would be so thankful to win Deliberate Motherhood! Anne from Orlando.

Heather L. said...

I would love to win!!! I'm a long time reader of your cute blog =)

Shawna said...

I would love to win either!
Shawna from Rochester, MN

Susan said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Among my many blessings, I am thankful for YOU!! I am so thankful to have stumbled upon your blog a few years ago! I look forward to seeing what is going on in your life!! I also LOVE Sarah from Clover Lane, so I would love to win the motherhood book. Thank you!!

Heidi and Ben Daniel said...

Deliberate Motherhood, please! Heidi in Rexburg, ID.

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I'd like the organization book. Renea from Des Moines, Iowa renea(at) fridleytheatres.com

kimM said...

I would love the organizational book. Kim Ogden Utah.

Lisa said...

I would love love the deliberate mothers book! It's already on my wish list on Amazon!

Heather said...

I just started listening to the Power of Mom podcasts and they have been so inpsiting. I would love to win the Delibrate Motherhood book.

Hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving!

Heather from Charlotte, NC

Heather B said...

I would love Deliberate Motherhood. Heather from Pearland, TX.

Jenny Bay said...

I'd love the motherhood book!

Lindsay said...

I'm Lindsay, from Queen Creek, AZ and I'd LOVE to win the motherhood book!

Kalarachel said...

My name is Kala Winter and I live in Crowley,TX. Both of these books sound really neat! I would love to read the Deliberate Motherhood Book. Thanks for the opportunity!

Pam said...

I'm Pam from Clearwater, Fl., and I would love to have either of these books. Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving!

andee said...

I would love to read the book about Motherhood!!

Andee
SLC, Utah

Courtney said...

What a great giveaway (giveaways!)! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. I would love to read the Deliberate Motherhood book. It looks fantastic. Thanks for the giveaways!

laundry and lipstick said...

Christina from Baltimore, MD (and Hiddenhausen, Germany). I would love to win either one of the books, the book on motherhood for myself and the one on organization for my husband ;o)

ckcclan said...

I would love to win this giveaway.

Jenny from Dublin said...

I would love to win either or both o these!!!

Thanks!

Jenny from Dublin

erin and keven said...

I have been meaning to look at Deliberate Motherhood after hearing about it. I have yet to get to the bookstore but with your recommendation am sure I would find it wonderful as well. That's my pick! Erin from Indianapolis, Indiana.

Koni said...

Erin my dear,
I LOVE 71toes blog. I am faithful at reading every post. I am SOOO inspired by her and her family. I've been wanting to get my hands on her book too. So that's the one I want to win. :)
Call me, lets get together while you're in town.
Koni

Megan said...

Hi! I am Megan, from Centennial, CO. I would love to win either book. They both look great!

Lynn said...

I would love either book. The Deliberate Motherhood one looks great.

Lynn from Alberta, Canada

Anjane' said...

I would love to win the Deliberate Motherhood book!

Jana said...

I would really love to read the motherhood book. I've heard do many great things about it.
Thanks
Jana, Syracuse UT

Amanda said...

I would love to win the Deliberate Mothers book. Thanks for the giveaway! -Amanda from Farmington, UT

Julie said...

Hi Erin
I would love the book on organising. Happy Thanksgiving.
Julie L, Melbourne Australia

Bina said...

Hi! Sabrina from Kent, WA. I would love to win the Staying Organized Survival book!! It looks like just the thing I need!! :)

Lisa said...

Lisa from College Station here! I'd love either one, but probably need the organizational skills book more now!

Caroline said...

Caroline from Halifax. I'd love to win either book, they both look great.

Anonymous said...

Awesome Books!!
I am Julie from Verona, Wisconsin!

CindeeQ said...

I'd love to win that organizing book, thanks for the opportunity.

Happy Holidays!

Susan Pelizzaro said...

Hi Erin! Both yours and Sarah's posts have helped me with my own mothering, but I would love to have more insight from the Deliberate Mothering book!
Susan from St. Louis
susanpelizzaro@gmail.com

Amy said...

I would love either book! Amy from Pulaski Wisconsin

Shari said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving Erin!

xoxo

Kim said...

I would love to win either book. They both sound great!

Kim from Orem, UT

Anonymous said...

I would love either book but I think I need to read Deliberate Motherhood.

Jenny - Boise

Jessica Speed said...

I would love to have this book! As a mother of five young children, I really could use this!

crozyb said...

Karalee from Clinton, UT. I would love either book!!!

Becky said...

I'd love the Deliberate Motherhood book! I could use a little pick me up!
Morgan, Utah

Rhonda Dow said...

Pick Me! Pick Me! I would LOVE either of these books! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Trisha said...

Trisha from Milford, OH

I would love to win Deliberate Motherhood.

Dawn said...

Hi Erin. I love reading your blog. I would love either of these books as I have 3 boys and I Love to organize.
Thank you,
Dawn
Albuquerque, NM

Mika said...

My name is Mika from Wellington, New Zealand!

I would love to win both books...they sound FANTASTIC!

Thanks so much for the giveaway

I will be crossing my fingers, my arms, legs and toes in hopes of winning this book.

Jill said...

I'd love to win the Deliberate Motherhood Book!! The other one looks awesome too. Thanks for posting quick links to all the gift ideas - so helpful!! Love your blog and amazed at your gorgeous home that you are building!!
Jill from Mendon, MA

Laura said...

My name is Laura, i'm from Lee's Summit Missouri, and I would love to win either one!!! :)

Nicole and Justin said...

I would love either of these books as well.
St george, ut

Chelsea said...

I would LOVE to win the Organization book :-)

Chelsea, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jill said...

Would love to read The Staying Organized Survival Guide. I am so NOT organized! I'm in Lexington, KY.

Anonymous said...

Hi Erin,
I forgot to put my hometown in my comment!
I'm Sompa from Miami. My original comment is:

Hi Erin,
I'm 3 weeks away from having Baby #3 and possibly closing on a house! So needless to say, I could really benefit from both books:)! I would like to enter both giveaways!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Sompa

November 22, 2012 11:00 AM

Kristin W. said...

I am Kristin from Fremont, CA. I would be grateful to win either book. Both look like they would be useful to me right now. Thanks for sharing.

S said...

I could use either of these books!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm Steph from Chicago and I'd love to win the Staying Organized Survival Guide!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Cortney M. said...

Hey Erin! I'm Cortney from Fayette, MO. I just love, love, love your blog! I think the Organization book would be awesome for be as I don't have any kiddos of my own yet. Thanks for sharing on your blog.
Can't wait to see your new house all finished.
:)
Cortney

Anonymous said...

I would love either book, but i guess i will pick the motherhood book :) Amy from Fruitland, MD.

Jenny P said...

Oh my gosh, either one of these books could help me out in so many ways!!! I am a mother of 5 boys, two of which are disabled.... So being a good mom, keeping my sanity and staying organized are pretty much three of my top priorities!!! Great giveaway regardless who wins!! ;)

Jenny P. from Racine, Wisconsin

Danee said...

i would either one od these books. I am a HUGE power of Moms fan. LOVE Sarah and her constant inspiration. Also love a good organizing book. Thanks, Danee from Loomis, Ca

Mary said...

I would love to read Deliberate Motherhood. I love your blog and 71toes.

Thanks,
Mary
Simi Valley, CA

Brooke Hansen said...

I could use help in both departments, so either book, or both, would be great! I love your blog!

Brooke
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Ange said...

I would love to start out the holidays with either book! Thanks so much for a giveaway :)

Angelique
Roseville, CA

Barbie said...

I would love the motherhood book.

michelle said...

Happy thanksgiving! I'm Michelle from Maryland and I wouldlove to read Deliberate Motherhood. As I type one handed while I nurse my 3 week old. :)

K - aka The Baker said...

Konnie from Utah. I would love the Motherhood book. Thanks for the chance! Happy Holidays

Kath Covic said...

Hi Erin! I would love to read the motherhood book. Clover Lane is also one of my favourite blogs so I'd love to read Sarah's section. Thank you so much!! Kath - Perth, Western Australia

Anna Catherine said...

Fayetteville, TN
I have no kids, so I would love the organization book. Goodness knows I could use it.
I did use some of your suggestions for toys the other day for some picks for a friend's daughter's first birthday and in getting started on my nephews' birthdays and Christmas. Thanks!!

graviola cancer cure said...

I would love to win either of the books. =D

Thanks
Angie.

Kellee said...

I definitely need BOTH of these books - they are now on my must-have list! :-)

john & kristin said...

Not sure if I'm too late but I'd love to have the organization book or either of them! I recently found your blog and have started using a lot of your ideas. Thanks for adding strategies to my organizing arsenal!:)

The Andersons said...

Would love to win!

Anonymous said...

I'm Eve from Orlando and I'd love to win the organization book.