Monday, September 20, 2010

MY FIRST GIVEAWAY

Recently Journey Mum wrote a great post about reorganizing a bookcase in her home and it got me thinking about my own goals of organizing and DOWNSIZING my own things. After several moves and the addition of our little girl I've decided that for sanity's sake I really need to simplify my life. I don't want to have so many things to clean and care for or pack up and haul about. I like my world to be neat and organized but I'm not a naturally organized person or particularly good housekeeper & so I find myself always surrounded by clutter which leaves me feeling frazzled and unhappy. So,it's time to get rid of some stuff! I'm planning a yard sale sometime in the next month but I also thought that it would be fun to pass on some of my things through giveaways here at my blog. At least once a month, possibly even more frequently, I intend to give away books, knick knacks, art, photos, etc. For my first give away I'm focusing on books. I'm a devoted lover of books and have been my whole life. Over the years I've accumulated and given away hundreds of books. I did a huge book purge (much to the delight of local libraries) not long ago but still find myself with shelves and boxes FILLED with more books. Time to start passing on the goodness!

Since many of the people in my blogging class are into decorating & design I'm giving away 3 books on decorating, all by Better Homes and Gardens(Easy Style, Express Yourself with Color & The New Decorating Book). The largest book, The New Decorating Book, was $35  when I bought it a few years ago and is fairly heavy. All three books are hardbacks in great condition & filled with wonderful photographs. A bonus surprise gift will also be included. I will pay for the shipping to whomever wins. To enter just leave a comment here. I'd love it if your comment included letting me know what topics you enjoy reading most about in blogs you visit. I'm always looking for inspiration! lol. If you choose to follow my blog you will automatically get a second entry into the giveaway, doubling your chances to win. The winner will be chosen randomly on September 29th and announced that night.  Please remember to stop by every so often to see what new things I'm giving away over the next few months!

P.S. I'd really appreciate it if some of you could spread the word about my giveaway on your own blog. If you do please let me know and you'll get a 3rd entry in my giveaway!


17 comments:

  1. Hey! Your blog is lovely, stylish and calming colors. I am glad to see you are doing the giveaway BYW work! I am doing the opposite as I have done too many on my blog, apparently! Who knew that you could giveaway too much? lol
    always learning
    shona

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  2. I'm a follower as well but you know that. smile

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  3. I enjoy seeing how other people live, where they live, what they do, etc. I'm not so much into the decorating end of things; who has time!? I'm trying to keep up with farm life -smile.

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  4. Are you doing your giveaway for US people only? I've got to check! ;)
    What do I most enjoy reading about? Hmmm... I enjoy bloggers who talk about the hard stuff (addiction, difficult things about being a Mum), people who offer organisation tips, pictures of beautiful places or things, posts that suggest you do something or share something.

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  5. Hi Meegan, Great job on the assignment. I'm looking forward to exploring your blog. I am a home interiors book and magazine junkie. Now add to that the interior design blogs and who has time for anything else. My children are grown so I probably have a little more time than you do right now.

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  6. Dear Meegan-I think that it SO amazing... you having a giveaway. I will certainly mention it on my blog but please don't include me in your competition..I am a serious booklover too but already have way too many books. I hope the people who win your amazing gifts really appreciate them:) I love seeing how this class you are taking is transforming your blog...I see it and I feel it!xxx

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  7. P.S. I did not mean to sound ungrateful Meegan...I just have way too much and would like someone else to benefit from your generosity. Now if there were chocolates involved somehow...teeheehee:)

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  8. HI! This is a great idea! Good for you, cleaning things out! I am just am accumulator!!

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  9. I'm with you! It's time I got rid of much of the "stuff" in our house. Great idea for a give away. How are you enjoying BYW? It's fun, isn't it?

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  10. I love all types of lifestyle posts - food, design, travel.

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  11. Hi Meegan!!! Saying hello from a fellow BYW'er. Downsizing is so hard.

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  12. Another BYW'er here to visit. It's so fun reading through all the great writing! I don't have enough readership to host something like this, so kudos to you! I'll give you a mention over on my little blog & hope you'll stop by to say hi. :-)

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  13. Hi Meegan. I've popped over from BYW. I'm an interior design junkie so I just love to see pictures of before and afters.
    Great giveaway.

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  14. Hello- I am from BYW. I love your givewaway idea. Getting rid of things to simplify your life and using those things in a give away is genius!! I love to read blogs that share a little glimpse into the blogger's life and also blogs that share tips and tricks about many different topics.

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  15. I am popping over from BYW and enjoyed your post on your first giveaway. I am moving in 6 weeks and am also downsizing, (so don't include me in the list to draw from.) I have not done a giveaway yet . . . am thinking of it when I get 100 followers, which is taking awhile.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  16. Hello!!! I'm another BYWer. I love this idea of sharing what you already have. I am a lover of books, but rarely read novels twice, so I pass them on. Maybe I'll try a similar idea on my blog!

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  17. Hi Meegan,
    I'm also from you BYW class. Great idea for a giveaway here. Its a total win-win !

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