Thursday, November 29, 2012

jolly goode giveaway week-day 4- Sweet Home

This is post is going up by the hair of my chinny chin chin. Today Sweet Man woke up not feeling great. By the time he picked the me and the boys up from school I could tell he wasn't doing well. At the moment he appears to have the flu and has be quarantined in the bed room. I am bunking in the studio tonight on our old couch. Usually I would power through and stay with him, but not this time.
Me and my broken foot are staying on the other end of the house. I cannot tell you how sweet and helpful our boys were tonight running between us tonight, delivering us whatever we needed. What a pitiful pair we are!

But enough about the sick ward at our casa. Let's move on to the fun stuff- MORE giveaways!

First up: A copy of A Sweethaven Christmas by Courtney Walsh
The women of Sweethaven are reunited for a small-town Christmas! 
It's holiday time in Sweethaven, but things don't go quite as planned for these scrapbookers. Lila is thrown for a loop when a woman claiming to be her sister arrives in town. As she begins digging into the woman's claims, Lila uncovers things about her family she may never be able to accept or forgive. After the girls find an old scrapbook on Adele's bookshelf, she is reminded of her first love, a Sweethaven boy whose heart she broke so many years ago. With help from modern technology, Adele arranges a reunion with this man. And when Campbell sees Luke with a ring, she isn't sure whether to be happy or terrified. Are wedding bells in her future? For Jane and Meghan, Sweethaven is filled with the promise of something new -- as well as good friends, a new scrapbook, and a little holiday magic!

I just finished this book, and just like all the others in the Sweethaven series, it is absolutely loveable. I really do feel like I know of the characters so well, and I wish there at least 3 more books in the series coming out! I am so proud of Courtney and her work and I am so happy that she has decided to share a copy of her book for the giveaway week!

BUT wait! That's not all!
Courtney has generously offered, for one lucky winner,  free admission to her online class Home Blessings! In this four-week workshop, you'll learn to create mixed-media wall art, collaged frames, and dimensional decor to bless your home with your own unique touch. Along the way, you'll discover meaningful ways to bring blessing into your everyday and then create tangible elements to reflect these blessings.
Can you think of a better way to put your paper-crafting products (and skills) to use?
Learn more about this course here at Big Picture classes

Even though Courtney and I have yet to meet in person, we have swapped emails for a while now, and I am honored to call her a friend. Her heart and enthusiasm are genuine and I am always amazed at how many irons she manages to keep in the fire. This girl gets it DONE! (Whatever It may be.)  I am determined that at some point we will actually get to hang out, eat cheese dip and dream up some fun projects to do together.

Courtney chose A21 as her favorite non-profit. Courtney says "My favorite ministry is A21 which was started by Christine Caine. To me, there is no greater injustice than human trafficking--treating people like objects and slaves. I love the work A21 has set out to do and I only wish I could get a little more "in the trenches" with them. I appreciate so much the hands-on nature of their ministry and the way they help these women--many of them just girls--and help them heal. Their stories are remarkable."

If you have not heard of A21 please check them out. Human trafficking and the sex slave trade are both real issues that are happening right underneath all our noses- not just off in distant third world countries. And we can all help, we can all notice, we can all act.

 While we are on the subject of home blessings (among other things,) I am SO excited to tell you about our third giveaway item of the day!

A custom 8x10. any design, any name, any colors from Baby Byrds!
These prints are too adorable and I have been contemplating who I can order one for.  They are perfect for babies and kids rooms, as well as bathrooms, playrooms and kitchens. They also make great gifts!

Check out Christens shop Baby Byrds to see all your options for colors, patterns and prints. I think you will love everything you find there.

This is Christen and her husband Ryan. They live in Little Rock where they raise their 3 "baby byrds" in a great old house that has a front porch to envy. Every now and then Christen and I manage to find a night to sneak off for coffee together and I am always so encouraged afterwards. She is another person who I would LOVE to collaborate with someday, somehow. Also, she bought my vintage green velvet couch, so I will love her forever for saving it from the thrift store. And she loves and cares for the homeless every chance she gets, so you know, she is pretty golden.

Christen picked Our House as her non-profit of choice, because in her words:
"They actually change lives. Our House helps those who want to get back on their feet. They give them tangible ways to get their life back together. They keep families together and support them and love on their children so much. They truly want people to succeed."

To enter to win these 3 lovely items - the book, the class and the print (to keep or give as a gift) all you have to do is leave a comment  on this post telling me the best remedy for the Flu, which print you would choose. Or whatever you want to say, I like knowing what is on your mind!
 Also make sure to leave me your email address somehow!

For  a second entry please go "like" Our House or A21 on Facebook. (make sure to let me know you did!)

And if you feel up to a little more work, go on and "Like" my new Facebook Page or follow me on TwitterPinterest orInstagram and make sure to let me know you did. This will also help you stay connected to all the Jolly Goode Giveaways and Givers this week!

And don't forget - you can still enter Giveaway 1: MyMemories Digital Creative Software

All Giveaway entries will be closed at 12 AM December 2.
I will be announcing all the winners for all the Giveways on December 4. 

I cannot believe tomorrow is the final day of the Giveaways! Be sure to come back and see what it will be!


  1. I don't really have a remedy for the flu but I do like to use Airborne when I feel a cold coming on. Thanks for the chance!

  2. The best remedy for the flu is your mom....she always knows what to do, and she'll take care of you...even when you are older!

  3. Anonymous12:32 PM

    I'd choose a lovely print for my sweet baby boy, jacob, who is three months old today! :)

    following on Instagram. :)

    katie.collins AT

  4. Anonymous4:13 PM

    I think chicken soup and Tamiflu, but you have to get the tamiflu from your doctor. I would have to think hard about who would get the print before I could choose. Not sure. Feel better soon. Roseann

  5. chicken noodle soup and sprite. and a lot of wallowing. that always works for me!

    i liked our house facebook page, and i like your new page.

    hope your household feels better soon!

  6. Rest, rest, rest is the best remedy I know of! I love baby byrd prints and would love to get one for someone in my family. Thanks for doing the giveaway even when your man is unwell!

  7. Thank you for a new book series to read! Sweethaven sounds just perfect for this time of year!
    My remedy for the flu? Lots of sleep, lots of fluid, and lots of Downton Abbey. ;)

  8. I just "liked" Our House on FB!


ok, really. tell me the truth... do these comments make me look fat?

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