"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau



Saturday, July 13, 2013

* A GIVE-AWAY - BOOKS & MORE *


Welcome to my newest Give-Away! It's been way too long since I had one, so I decided now is the time!



Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stay at Home Moms
(I did not submit to this one, but I won it somewhere.)



A Slob in the Kitchen
by Karen Duffy
is a really fun cookbook! It's full of easy recipes, anecdotes, and quotes. I even bought two of these: one for myself and one for a give-away! 
A favorite quote from my childhood listed on page 125:
"I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today." -- Wimpy (from Popeye)



Not Your Mother's Book...On Dogs
(Some of my writer friends have stories included, and I have one, too.)



Two great booklets for your home:
Taste of Home Freezer Meals
&
101 Ways to Decorate with Candles



Two tiny plaques approx. 3" x 2"
with wire hangers. 
(Would be adorable as gift tag add-ons, or hanging in a small area.)


The "rules" are simple. Just leave a comment here and be one of my followers. I'll allow comments until midnight Sunday, July 21st. Thanks in advance to everyone who will join in the fun!

Oh, one more thing! I will also add a couple of surprise items to the winner. Ooooh, what could they be? 

AND, finally....this Give-Away is open to my followers in ANY country!


"A disaster or unexpected event is an open invitation to let your imagination shine through." -- Karen Duffy

26 comments:

  1. I remember Wimpy and his endless hunger for hamburgers.....

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    1. Hi Delores! I'm happy to know you remember him, too! I've repeated that quote hundreds of times over the years, and most people just look at me like I'm nuts! (well...that happens a lot, anyway!!)

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  2. You know I would visit and comment even without prizes. Visiting your blog is like stopping by to say hi to a friend. :)

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    1. Hi Julie! Ahhh, you just made my day, and it's only 9:00am! Thank you so much!(I feel the same about you, too!)

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  3. What a fun, fun share! Tho' I've never been fortunate to be a stay-at-home Anything, I so enjoy the Chicken Soup series ... and come away feeling richer.
    Slob in the Kitchen? ... Suspect someone's been peeking in my window?)
    Of course, I'm BESOTTED by dogs, so this title brought a big smile to my face.
    .... as do YOU, dear Becky.

    Have a great day!

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    1. Hi Myra! You're another real sweetie!! Some friends just manage to always say the right words, ya know? Thanks so much!

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  4. Ohhhhh, Becky. That's a sweet giveaway. Please put my name in the hat. I'm a Follower! You know that. Susan

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    1. Hi Susan! Thank you! Yes, you've been a follower of mine for a long time! I think we "met" because we both like Erma Bombeck!

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  5. Please put my name in. The books sound interesting. I love the quote at the end of your post!

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    1. Hi Teresa! Thanks so much for stopping and commenting! And I'm happy to know you love the quote!

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  6. Becky, you really went all out on this one. The prizes are great. Good luck to everyone.

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    1. Hi Myrna! Awww, shucks. It's nothin'! :)

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  7. Oh..I found you on Robert Brault's blog.. and ended up here! :-) I love the "Mantra" on the side. ~New follower!

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    1. Hi Sandra! How wonderful that you found me via Robert's blog! We obviously love quotes! Thank you so much for stopping, commenting, and becoming a new follower!

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  8. What a generous give-a-way, Becky! I hope that I win, lol.

    Are you all settled in now?

    Kathy M.

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    1. Hi Kathy! So good to see your happy face here! I'm not completely settled in yet....but gettin' closer! Thanks so much for stopping!

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  9. Go ahead and toss my name in the hat! I have plenty of books but who could do without more? It is summer and that means read until we can't see right? We have work and write in winter when the snow flies. Have a good week ahead, Becky.

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    1. Hi Claudia! You bet'cha! One can never have too many books! I hope you're feeling MUCH better than a few months ago!

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  10. Hey Becky - count me in. :) And congrats on your agent connection. That's awesome! Keep us posted.

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    1. Hi Lisa! You're definitely in! And thanks for the congrats! I'll keep you posted, for sure!

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  11. I always love a contest. Count me in!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Hi Pat! Thanks! And you are counted in!

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  12. Please enter me in your super duper give-away! Thanks!

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    1. Hi Sandy! You are definitely entered in the "super duper" give-away! Thanks! LOL

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  13. Hi Becky. What a great give a way. Count me in and good luck with the agent. I have a MG manuscript out to an agent. I'm crossing fingers for both of us.

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    1. Hi Janet! Thank you very much for becoming my new follower and entering my give-away! That's wonderful about your manuscript! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, as well! :)

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