GIANT Giveaway!!!! The Great Mother’s Day Giveaway Event

Posted by Brette in Books

moms-day-collageI have teamed up with some other bloggers to create this amazing, outrageous, and stupendous Great Mother’s Day Giveaway. ONE lucky winner is going to win ALL of the prizes listed below (and shown at the left). The prizes are outstanding – books, DVDs, a gift certificate, and a beading kit. This is quite a haul. I’m pretty envious of whoever wins, actually!

Entering is easy. Leave a comment on this post and you have one chance to win. Want to up your odds? You can also enter once at each of the blogs listed below which will increase your chances of winning. All the blogs are posting this giveaway today, April 22 and you can enter on those posts at any time. Enter now because you don’t want to miss out on this. The winner will be chosen the day after Mother’s Day. You don’t have to be a mother to enter, but this sure would be something lovely to be able to give your mom — or keep for yourself!

I highly recommend you click through to check out all of these blogs. They are all well-written and offer unique perspectives about food, marriage, friendship, travel, health, jewelry, movies, and parenting. I read them all regularly and learn so much from all of them.

*From Project: Happily Ever After

project-happily-ever-afterOne copy of Project: Happily Ever After, by Alisa Bowman, a memoir of how the author saved her marriage. Partly tragic and partly humorous, the book will help you feel normal, give you helpful tools to try at home, and leave you with a pervading sense that you are not alone.


*From Belle Jewelry Designs:

One Bead Kit and Pattern to make Dainty Daisies Braceletbelle-jewelry-designs by Claudine Jalajas. Every year my children give me flowers for the garden for Mother’s Day. It’s one of my favorite gifts. This bracelet reminds me of Mother’s Day for that reason. This pattern and bead kit will provide you with everything you need to create this lovely bracelet. The design is created using a cross-weave technique which is great for anyone from never-touched-a-needle-thread-before to advanced weaver. Most people can create the bracelet in an hour. It is woven using 4mm and 6mm genuine Swarovski crystallized pearls for the flowers, TOHO seed beads for vines, and potato pearls to simulate leaves. The clasp is a lobster clasp. This design also makes a gorgeous anklet–just increase the size. Claudine’s bracelet design book, Wearable Art,  featuring more than 25 bracelet designs, will be released Fall 2014 by Running Press.


attainable-sustainable-off-the-shelf*From Attainable Sustainable:

One copy of  Off the Shelf: Homemade alternatives to the condiments, toppings, and snacks you love from Kris Bordessa who shares a collection of recipes that take your favorite condiments and pantry staples off the grocery store shelves and puts them right in your (very capable) hands. Make hummus, pesto, fresh salsa, and a Caesar ranch dressing that will knock your socks off. Whip up a batch of hot fudge sauce or chocolate pudding to indulge your sweet tooth. If you can chop, dice, and stir you (or your kids, mom!) can make any of these recipes and more right at home.


my-kids-eat-squid*From MyKidsEatSquid:

One $25 Gift Certificate for King Arthur Flour, from My, which offers cooking tips, tricks, and recipes to tempt your family’s taste buds.


*From: The Friendship Blog:

One copy of Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup best-friends-foreverWith Your Best Friend by psychologist Irene S. Levine. On a recent appearance on CBS Sunday Morning, Rita Braver called Irene the “Dear Abby of Friendship.” Close friendships, which are essential to our well-being, can be challenged by motherhood. Having children often drains time and emotion from other relationships, and can create distance between mothers and child-free friends. Give yourself the gift of focusing on your female friendships this Mother’s Day.


*From PuttingItAllontheTable:

muffin-tin-cookbookOne signed copy of The Muffin Tin Cookbook: 200 Fast, Delicious Mini-Pies, Pasta Cups, Gourmet Pockets, Veggie Cakes, and More! By Brette Sember. Moms love muffin tin cooking because one cup equals one portion (no fooling yourself that you’ll have “just another bite”) and because kids automatically think anything made in a muffin cup is delicious and are willing to try new foods made this way.

And one copy of Cookie: A Love Story: Fun Facts, cookie-a-love-storyDelicious Stories, Fascinating History, Tasty Recipes, and More by Brette Sember, a glorious celebration of America’s favorite treat, a gleeful look at its history, impact, meaning, and deliciousness, filled with mouth-watering anecdotes and stories that will satisfy in a way no other book can. Special recipes, anecdotes, and everything you ever wanted to know about cookies are in its pages.


*From Christine Gross-Loh

parenting-without-bordersOne signed copy of Parenting without Borders:  Surprising Lessons Parents Around the World Can Teach Us to be released just in time for Mother’s Day. Parenting expert Christine Gross-Loh, a mother of four, takes readers on a multicultural tour of the world’s best parenting practices— from Finland, Sweden, and Germany to France, Japan, China, Italy, and beyond to examine how international parents successfully foster creativity, discipline, independence, resilience and academic excellence in their children. Revealing the surprising ways in which culture shapes accepted practices, Gross-Loh offers objective, science-based insight into what strategies are best for children — and why — in a book that is sure to spark new conversations among parents.  Ultimately, Parenting without Borders is both a call to action and an international handbook on how to build our own global village — one that will raise all of our children well.


*From MyItchyTravelFeet:

65-things-to-do-when-you-retireOne copy of 65 Things to Do When You Retire. A total of 10,000 people turn 65 each day — and many of them who retire want to make the most of travel opportunities.  65 Things to Do When You Retire: Travel offers practical, inspiring advice about how to have the time of your life, whether traveling with a group, with a spouse or partner, or on your own.  More than 65 intrepid writers and travel experts reveal their own personal adventures and describe glorious getaways for retirees, including such exciting travel opportunities as international house-sitting, going to Italy for a writing workshop, volunteering to help communities in developing countries, doing archaeological digs, taking a retirement “gap year,” and chucking it all to see the world.


*From: StickingMyNeckOut

An autographed hard cover copy of The Business of Baby, by Jennifer Margulis, an explosivethe-business-of-baby new book uncovering how corporations and for-profit medicine harm new moms and their babies. Award-winning midwife Ina May Gaskin calls the book, “a must-read for expectant mothers,” and Library Journal has said it’s “not just for parents to ponder.” Watch the book trailer: Join the FB community:



*From ReelLifewithJane:

6 DVDs. Every mom needs a distraction from life, whether it’s Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts reel-life-moms-day-giveaway-200on a scooter, Edie Falco as a wayward nurse, Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman as old friends, the classic boy from Neverland, Anna Wintour’s glitzy life, or America’s bully crisis. That’s why Reel Life With Jane’s prize pack in the great Mother’s Day Giveaway is a DVD/blu-ray six-pack extravaganza: “Larry Crowne,” “Nurse Jackie Season 4,” “The Switch,” “Peter Pan Diamond Edition,” “The September Issue,” and “Bully.” For more great giveaways, entertainment news, celebrity interviews and reviews, visit Reel Life With Jane.


One winner will win the ENTIRE package of prizes! You may enter by leaving a comment on this post. You may also enter once at each blog listed in the giveaway for more chances to win. You must enter by midnight ET on Sunday, May 12, 2013 (Mother’s Day). Each blog participating in the giveaway will randomly select one semifinalist from those who have entered on that blog.  One winner will then be randomly selected from those names and will win ALL the prizes. Sorry, offer limited to U.S. addresses only and entrants age 18 and up only. One entry per person per blog. Winner is notified by the email given when entering; not responsible for email transmission problems or postal delivery problems or failures. You are responsible for notifying us of your correct mailing address if you are selected as a winner. Contest closes at midnight Eastern time on 05/12/13. Prize is nontransferable and may not be redeemed for cash. We reserve the right to announce the name of the winner on the blogs. Each participating blog will be responsible for sending its own prize.

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