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A Big Hint and a Giveaway!

by | Jan 28, 2008 | blogging

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A Big Hint and a Giveaway!

Hey Girlfriends! You are so fun, I loved all of your guesses and the eager suspense you share in imagining who I could be talking about (or talking to!)! What would life be like without our girlfriends to gather around us and delight in life’s happy events and surprises? All will be revealed soon, my dears. Very soon.

As we gear up for our Inspiration Week to begin February 4th (by the way, I have some super women lined up to share their inspiration on how they find beauty in their every day life, and I hope YOU will take part as well!), I thought it would be fun to have a giveaway to get us in the right frame of mind! There is nothing like a great book to inspire us!

So, leave a comment here on this post with your contact information and you will be entered into a drawing for the following inspiring book (one of the only ones the author has written that I have not read, so I need to get one for me too!). If you have this book, I can substitute one of equal value! One comment per person, please. Winner will be drawn at 9 PM (PST) February 1st and posted by Saturday Monday.

A Big Hint and a Giveaway!

Good luck to all of you, more surprises and fun to come!



  1. Kathleen Grace

    I would love a chance at that book:>) Please enter me in the drawing.

  2. Dawn

    I’d love a chance to win! Thanks! Dawn :)

    (contact info – dawn at

  3. Kathleen Grace

    I would love a chance at that book:>) Please enter me in the drawing.

  4. Karen

    WHat a great giveaway. Please enter me in your drawing.

  5. from my cherry heart

    I can’t wait for inspiration week! It sounds so exciteing!

    I’d love to included in your give away!

    Hugz, Dolly

  6. Theresa

    Dear Melissa, thank you for visiting my blog, I am so glad you did…I ran right over to your FANTASTIC blog and I am now grateful you replied on my post…I love how that works :)

    Your comments on Blogging tips could not have come at a better time. I love how you express one should be “authentic and stay true to who you are”. I am new to blogging and have a lot to learn. Thank you so much for the encouraging words and I look forward to visiting you often.

    Oh yes, count me in on the giveaway please!.


  7. ellie

    I would love to win the book..I can’t say I have read any of her books..but I know she comes highly contact info will be posted when I post…

  8. mrs darling

    Okay I wont pass up a giveaway. Enter my name and thankyou very much!

  9. Colleen

    I would love a chance to win this book! I still have no idea who you ae talking about though and it is killing me! LOL

  10. Heather L.

    i really enjoy Alexandra Stoddard’s writing

  11. Kathy in WA

    I love Alexandra Stoddard – I have several of her books. She makes me feel creative and beautiful just reading her work.

  12. Susan Ericson

    Wow, I would love to win this! Susan

  13. janet

    You know I love a giveaway and I love A.S. and her pen :).

    Sign me up please.


  14. Jill

    That’s one book I don’t have… count me in!

  15. Laura

    Sounds like a wonderful book, thanks!

  16. Wendy

    I could use some daily inspiration. Looks like a great book. Please count me in, and thanks for the chance to win!

  17. Lisa & Alfie

    Yes please sign me up! I know I’ll win one of these days. I think I can, I think I can!
    Lisa & Alfie

  18. windicindi

    Hi, It is one of her books I don’t have or have not read! Please enter me in your drawing. I love her books immensely! Many thanks…..Cindi

  19. Jrizzo

    I’d love to win! Please sign me up. I’m also having a drawing if you want to pop over and enter!
    Jen R

  20. Design for Mankind

    OMG— I have something perfect for your inspiration week, if you’re interested. Email me for deets… [email protected]. ;)

  21. tracy

    we love giveaways!

  22. kari and kijsa


    Please enter us…this is so exciting…we think she is an incredible author and truly just plain wonderful!

    smiles, kari & kijsa

  23. mary

    alexandra’s books are so practical and so great. . . add me to the list of the hopefuls.


  24. A woman who is

    I’m in :]

  25. Janice J

    Sounds like a good book, thanks for the giveaway!

  26. Veronica

    I love books. Thankyou!

  27. Kara Garber

    oddly, I have read lots of magazine articles on this lovely lady, but have never read her books! Oh my, I must put this one one my list of “to read”!
    (hello to you, I’m back in brrr cold Ohio)

  28. Jill Flory

    Hey, I’m always up for a new book! I’d love to win! you can contact me at [email protected]
    Jill Flory

  29. the feathered nest

    Oh I was right! I love her and have every book except this one!


  30. Carolyn

    I love reading your blog…please enter me in the giveaway!

  31. Jenny

    Please enter me, I love Alexandra Stoddard!

  32. Claire

    i have always loved Alexandra Stoddard – please enter me in the drawing.

  33. rosieswhimsy

    I am so looking forward to “Inspiration Week”! I haven’t got this book in my library :-) Count me in, please……..((HUGS)) Rosie

  34. Dawn

    I would love to be entered into your giveaway!!! Thank you so much ~ xxoo, Dawn

  35. Sharon Goemaere

    Good Morning Melissa!
    I have not read any of Alexandra Stoddard’s books so I would love to be entered into your drawing!!!Have a wonderful day!

  36. Ruth Welter

    Hey Melissa, please enter me in your drawing…many thanks and have a good day.

  37. Tamara

    I have not read that A.S. book…it looks wonderful. Please enter me! I can’t wait for Inspiration Week…I know it will be….um…inspiring!!! :)

  38. Kierra

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. Teresa

    Another great giveaway! Please enter me in yours…love “living a beautiful life”, even though most of the time it’s just in my mind…

  40. Tyna Begley

    Oh what a great book!

  41. Jeannene

    “hey how exciting!!” You most certainly can enter me in your fabulous “giveaway, please!”

    Thank you for leaving me a kind comment too;-))

    (Love Conquers All)

  42. Kathleen

    I love her books. she had an article in the new “Victoria” last issue. Count me in.

  43. JO

    I know of this lovely woman… she has apprently made an impact on the hearts of many…. I would be honored to own this book… please enter me in the giveaway…..

    Anxiously awaiting the 4th to see all the wonderful surprises you have in store for all of us



  44. Rhoda

    Count me in the drawing! I love new books.


  45. Catherine

    Great giveaway! Sign me up pleasssssssssse!

  46. Elzie

    Hi Melissa! Haven’t been able to visit as much lately, work has taken too much time LOL. It’ll be nice to share these womens ideas next week. Will certainly remember to come in here.
    Hope you have a great Tuesday.
    Love Elzie

  47. Michelle

    Hello there!
    This is my first visit and a lucky one at that since there is a give-away. Please enter me.
    Thank you!!

  48. Paris Parfait

    What a great idea! I like Alexandra Stoddard’s books and have quite a few. Please toss my name into the hat! Merci bien!

  49. Knittinchick

    Sign me up! I want to win:-)

  50. Melissa

    I would love a chance to win this book because I’m a firm believer in living the life you want to instead of the one you dream about.

    Thank you!
    Melissa Kaufman

  51. cass

    I think I need that!

  52. Stacie

    Please count me in! Love your blog ~


  53. Connie

    Great!!! Count me in!!! Connie

  54. Laura

    Count me in please.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Stop by my place to win a bath set & candles or one of two copies of a book I’m giving away. Don’t miss the daily edition of contests galore that I post on my blog.

    Laura @ Laura Williams’ Musings

    email is in my profile or you can use the contact form on my blog

  55. thechattyhousewife


    This looks like a very interesting book. I would love to own a copy!

  56. anjanette

    What a beautiful book. Would love to enjoy it.

  57. Rachel R.

    I’ve never heard of that book before, but it looks like one I could really use!

  58. anne

    Hi Melissa, well my guess was so far out, I think I am going to do a google search to find out more, but hope I can still be part of the give away.

  59. Megan

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway, I’d love to be entered to win.

  60. Jamie V

    Love your blog… please sign me up for the giveaway! Jamie V

  61. Jamie V

    I love your blog…. please sign me up for the giveaway! Jamie V

  62. Sarah

    please enter me into this lovely giveaway! Come by and visit me soemtime there is always something being made on my blog!

  63. MaryEllen

    Great giveaway, love your blog! Enter me, too!

  64. Hannah

    I love her books! Count me in!

  65. Linda

    I love Alexandra Stoddard. One of the first books I read by her said to be surrounded by things that make you happy and give you joy….put a fresh flower in your refig. I did and still do. Please enter me the drawing. Hugs, Linda

  66. Amy

    Please enter me in this one – it looks good!

  67. Debra W

    Hi Melissa,

    Exciting stuff, my dear! I already have that book and really enjoyed reading it, but if you enter me into your giveaway, I will pass the book along to someone who might not have read it yet.

    I do hope you are enjoying your Tuesday!


  68. Lorrie

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I’d love to win the Alexandra Stoddard book. Her “Living a Beautiful Life” has been one of my most inspiring books.


  69. Lynda

    I’m really looking forward to next week, Melissa! I’d love a chance at winning this book … Alexandra Stoddard is full of inspiration! ~ Lynda xo

  70. Kathy

    Alexandra Stoddard taught me that the plastic milk carton doesn’t belong on the dinner table. Her thoughts on the beautiful life raised the standard in my home. It would be a pleasure to win her book! Count me in!

  71. karen

    Your Inspired Room is my favorite blog. I look forward to it each and every day. Please enter me in your contest; I love to read and do not know this author! Thanks :)

  72. Don H.

    Please enter me to win.

  73. Reeva

    GREAT contest! I really want to win. :)

  74. Aimee

    Count me in! Thanks! :)

  75. jen

    Please enter me to win.

  76. Courtney

    I want, I need! :-)

    Thanks for offering this awesome opportunity for the giveaway! You are very generous! Good luck to all!

  77. Sue

    Your Inspiration Week is just what I need … could also use that book (hint! hint!)

    Thanks for such a beautiful blog – never miss it!

  78. Lori Stilger

    I, too, would LOVE to win your blog giveaway. :) One of my blog readers sent me your way; what a beautiful blog you have! I agree with your tip to new bloggers; being yourself is so important. It’s also not always easy, is it. :)
    God bless you!

  79. Louise

    I am looking for a great book to read….


  80. Mary

    Great give-away.

  81. Anita Hiltz

    Great giveaway! Thank you so much for doing this!

    [email protected]

  82. Mommy

    Please enter me! Thank you for offering such a nice prize. :)

  83. Denise Elizabeth

    Wow sign me up. Denise

  84. Dee

    Sure seems like an interesting read.
    It would be nice to win!

  85. Lisa

    I’d love a chance at the book! thanks so much!

  86. Lesha

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  87. Melanie

    Please count me in!

  88. Julie

    I’d love to be entered in your contest!

  89. Irene

    I hoped it would be Miss Stoddard. I haven’t read much of her but what I’ve read and whoever speaks about her, says “Tully from a lovely Heart”. Thank you.

  90. Daisy Cottage

    Pick me, pick me! I am a HUGE fan of Alexandra – have all of her books, but not this one. She is such an inspiration…..

  91. jayedee

    great giveaway! please throw my name into the hat too! good luck everyone!

  92. Trina

    This sounds Marvellous Darrrrrling . . . it would be an honored to win. Blessings ~ Trina

  93. Stephanie

    Please enter me! Thank you.

  94. Vinita

    First time on your blog and what a pleasant surprise. A giveaway. ALexandra stoddard is my favorite author. She came to my city for book signing and that was the first time I bought her book. Its a signed copy and I got a photograph taken with she and her husband and me in the center.
    SHe is truly inspirational. I would love to enter in the drawing.

  95. Bree

    Ohhh looks great! Please enter me!

  96. Vinita

    Oh my gosh!! I read your post on “surprise” YOU GOT CONTACTED BY ALEXANDRA STODDARD…yayyyyyyyy
    Is she going to be writing on your blog? wowowowo Or giving us some tips .. I just can’t wait.

  97. Julie

    Every time I stop by for a visit, I feel like I’m visiting an old friend. You are such a dear person to me. Please enter me into the giveaway and thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your comments on my blog today. I love you!


  98. Julie

    My comments disappeared! I was saying…I popping over to here to visit an old friend. You are such a dear person to me. Thank you so much for your comments today on my blog. Love you!


  99. Emily-Sarah

    What fun! Please add me to your pile of possibilities. Contact e-mail: [email protected]

    Thanks, and hope everyone is having a lovely day.

  100. Heather G

    Crossing my fingers!

  101. Tami

    I need that book! My creativity levels are really low right now and it is hard to get out of the slump…help me. Pick me.

  102. Alice

    Can’t wait for inspirational week…how grand! Count me in for the giveaway…I love, absolutely love her books!

  103. Lisa

    This sounds like a interesting week for sure. The book is just a added bonus.

  104. Paige

    I would love to enter. Thank you.

  105. Shauntelle

    Just found your website and will definitely be back to get more tips and ideas! I’d love to be entered into the contest too. Great giveaway!

  106. tami lewis

    i love this author’s books so i’d be thrilled to win!

  107. Geri

    love your blog. i always check in now with you to see what is going on. it’s been a pleasure. i am trying to start a blog myself and am afraid of all involved. i wish you were a neighbor.include me in your giveaway. many thanks. geri

  108. Carolynn

    Please enter my name! Thanks for the chance to win:)

  109. rochambeau

    Can’t wait, Please enter my name!

  110. rochambeau

    Can’t wait!! Yes please sign me up for the drawing. This book looks great!

  111. Marilyn

    What a great book! Count me in please :)

  112. Teri

    Count me in please! Thanks!

  113. Judy

    Anything with hydrangeas on it has to be good (I love hydrangeas)…so count me in!

  114. Susan Smith

    please enter me

  115. Corina S

    yay!!! :) Thank you for a great giveaway.

  116. Tara

    Thank you for this offer for all of us–please count me in!

  117. Jane

    Your blog is truly an inspiration! Your ideas get my ideas flowing…thanks! Please enter me for the give away. The book looks wonderful…like all of her others.

  118. fizzledink

    Oh, it looks interesting. Please sign me up!

  119. Natalie

    I love Alexander Stoddard. She definitely inspires me.

  120. EmmaMary

    What a beautiful idea. An inspiration week just when many of us are likely to be needing it. The excitement of Christmas is over, winter still lingers and spring is just a tad too far away! I don’t have a blog (yet) and am just becoming familiar with the concept.
    So glad I stumbled on yours. Please enter me in your give-a-way. This is one of the few books by Alexandra Stoddard that I don’t yet have. Her writings are truly inspirational!

  121. carrie

    What an inviting looking book! I’ve heard of AS but never read anything by her. Thanks for entering me.

  122. Michelle

    I love inspiring books and haven’t read this one. Would love a chance to win! mlciavola(at)yahoo(dot)com.

  123. Angela

    Id love to have the book!

  124. Amy B

    I would love to read this book… Please, Please, Please pick me and thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  125. piseco

    Thanks for the contest!

  126. Christina

    Please enter me. I have heard alot about her books.

  127. pineymama

    Enter me in your giveaway, please. Thank you!

  128. wendy

    I’d love to get a copy of this book!

  129. agilitynut

    yes please, thank you. :)
    oh…mousegirls (at) gmail (dot) com

  130. dawn

    I just “refound” this blog again and I love it! Giveaway or not, and I love your kitchen.

  131. kelly

    Please choose me!

  132. taryn237

    Please enter me for your giveaway!
    I would love this! Thanks!

  133. Susan

    I am always on the hunt for good books. Count me in.

  134. Lisa

    What a lovely book. Thank you for you having such a generous giveaway! I would LOVE to win!

    (Please email me if I win!)
    Thanks again!

  135. phxbne

    The book sounds great – thanks!

  136. Lulu

    Please sign me up! The book sounds simply marvelous.

  137. Rebecca

    Please enter me in the drawing. Looks like a great book. Thanks!

  138. Holly

    love her

  139. Amanda C

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I’ve heard lots about this author.

  140. Beth

    Wonderful idea for a giveaway, thanks so much for entering my name!

  141. kdkaren

    This is so nice and thoughtful, I would certainly enjoy it. Thank You!

    kpuleski at gmail dot com

  142. Susan Chester

    I would love to be included, please enter me.

  143. tanyamt

    I would love to be entered.

  144. Marsha

    I’d love to win the book!

  145. Robin

    This would be great! Count me in.

  146. Penny, Mosaic Artist

    Please, please, please pick me!!

  147. Sue

    What a sweet giveaway! Thank you for being a part of this.
    I have many AS books but not this one. They are treasures!
    I was away from the computer last week so have missed out having my own giveaway.
    : ( I will have one for Valentine’s Day though!


  148. Beth

    Thank you for such a great giveaway. Please sign me up!

  149. Fay

    What a great idea! Yes, please enter me.


  150. Tisa

    Please count me in! I love books! ~ :) Thanks!

  151. Sheila

    Looks like a great book! Count me in!

  152. sassystyle

    That looks like a great book. :)

    Thanks for the chance to win! :)


  153. Anastasia

    This s great! I’d love to enter :)

  154. norththreads

    If its not too late, I would love to be in the draw!!!Thanks !!

  155. Gloria

    Awesome! Please add me :)

  156. Michelle

    Hello. Looks like a wonderful book, so I’d love to enter.

  157. KJ

    Oooo, I don’t have this book yet and I enjoy Alexandra! Please include me and THANK-YOU!


  158. Judy

    Thanks for such a great blog – and the chance to win this book!

  159. Mary

    Hi Melissa,
    She’s a wonderful author — please enter my name in your drawing!

  160. Dana

    I would love the book! thanks!

  161. gail

    I need some inspiration!

  162. Janet Lanier

    Thanks for the reminder on this. Please enter my name. Looks like a great book to enjoy!


  163. me, myself, & I

    Count me in!! How very generous of you!

  164. Amity

    Seems like a great book..please enter me!!!

  165. Jenn

    I’d love to win this!

  166. Rhondi

    Hi I just want to put my name in for the giveaway. I love reading your blog.

  167. kamewh

    Great giveaway! Would love to win!

  168. Bri

    Hope I’m not too late for the contest! Please enter my name. Thanks!

  169. manicmama

    sounds great! thanks for the opportunity to WIN!!

  170. Erin

    can’t wait! Luv your blog!

  171. Erica G

    I love books!

  172. paola

    Am I too late? Please count me in!

  173. LaTeaDah

    I would love to be entered in your book drawing. Am I too late? Oh, I hope not!!!


  174. kpeacock

    Please enter me–very nice book!

  175. melissa

    moi aussi, s’il vous plait!!

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