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Simple Gatherings Progressive Party & Giveaways!

by | Oct 3, 2017 | Decorating Inspiration, My Books, Simple Gatherings

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Simple Gatherings Progressive Party & Giveaways!

What an exciting day! My new book, Simple Gatherings, has been released into the world. If you do not have your copy, you can grab one today through Amazon or Barnes & Noble or ask about it at your local bookstore!

I hope Simple Gatherings will be an encouragement to all of us to be more confident and intentional about opening our homes. Now more than ever, I think we all crave a safe and welcoming place to gather for genuine community.

Five Giveaways!

Today we are celebrating the launch of Simple Gatherings with a “Progressive Party.” Five lovely friends have invited us to gather on their blog for a fun celebratory giveaway (all five unique giveaway sets are sponsored by my AMAZING publishing team at Harvest House!).

Simple Gatherings Progressive Party & Giveaways!

You guys, every single prize is my favorite. Each one is so versatile for hosting! You can enter all five giveaways and possibly even win more than one set of prizes! The sources are all listed in the scrolling bar at the bottom of this page.

***At the bottom of this post you’ll find source links for the prizes.

What is Simple Gatherings?

Inside the book you’ll find lots of tips, ideas, photos and inspiration for creating an inviting atmosphere and hosting a memorable gathering.

Yet, Simple Gatherings is about letting go of the stress and expectation of hosting a Pinterest-perfect party.

Simple Gatherings encourages you to find more joy in your own style of preparing for and welcoming guests into your home.

Launch Party & Giveaways

In addition to getting to know each of our hostesses and entering the gorgeous giveaways today, you’ll have the opportunity to take a fun hostess personality quiz through any of the host blogs. Our hostesses will share their style and you should find some fun conversations in the comments of each blog, so I hope you’ll join in!

Simple Gatherings Progressive Party & Giveaways!

So, without further delay, below is the list of the five wonderful hostesses who offered to host our launch parties. Click through to visit each and enter the giveaways. I’m so thankful for these ladies and their generous hospitality. 

You’ll find a link to each giveaway at every stop along the way, so don’t worry if you began visiting the party on another blog. You can visit and enter giveaways in ANY order, but don’t miss a single stop!

Thank you for gathering to celebrate with me, sweet friends.

I’m grateful to every single one of you (readers and bloggers alike) for the welcoming and supportive community you have created for all of us online!

Simple Gatherings Progressive Party & Giveaways!

1. Click here to visit Jones Design Company

Simple Gatherings Progressive Party & Giveaways!

2. Click here to visit Home Stories A to Z

Simple Gatherings Progressive Party & Giveaways!

3. Click here to visit Reluctant Entertainer

Simple Gatherings Progressive Party & Giveaways!

4. Click here to visit Rooms for Rent

Simple Gatherings Progressive Party & Giveaways!

5. Click here to visit Balancing Beauty and Bedlam

Below are the source links for the lovely hostess giveaway prizes!

Simple Gatherings Progressive Party & Giveaways!


Grab your copy of Simple Gatherings at Amazon or Barnes & Noble!


  1. Jen Schmidt

    So thrilled for another of your books to hit the world. So much encouragement and inspiration to be found in these pages. Love you, sweet friend.

  2. C's Collection

    So exciting, congratulations!

  3. Alyson

    I love all your books, Melissa! I can’t wait to read this new one!

  4. Tracey

    Congratulations, Melissa! Happy launch day :)

  5. Kirstin

    Congratulations…it looks like a wonderful book

  6. Marisa Patel

    I can’t wait to get the new book!!!!

  7. heather

    This book looks beautiful! Can’t wait to read it!

  8. Kathie from IL

    I have all of Melissa’s books. They are beautiful and have wonderful content. They are lovely around our home as a decoration. I look forward to this latest book? Even though I had a stroke and can’t get around much I love her books. I hope to sometime carry out her ideas. Happy launch day!

  9. Sherry

    Congratulations. I cannot wait to read your new book and plan to purchase one for my collection.

  10. Lorrie

    Congratulations, Melissa! I’m looking forward to reading your new book. Love your simple and down-to-earth, and charming style.

  11. Shannon

    So enjoy your blog. We are newbies to the Seatown and hood as well…follow your house work as we redo ours! Congratulations on the new books!! I so enjoy them and your blog inspires! Happy launch party day!!

  12. Marianne Hamilton

    My doorbell rang at 8:10 this morning and there was my Amazon package with your lovely book Simple Gatherings! So excited to read and enjoy all the wonderful, simple ideas! Love your blog Melissa.

  13. Tamara

    Congratulations on your new book! I am looking forward to reading it. XOXO

  14. Debbie - Mountain Mama

    Congratulations, Melissa!! I have your other books (love them!) and look forward to reading this one also!!

  15. andrea d Ellis

    Thank you for demystifying deco. It’s for everyone, not just the gifted. xoxo from PdX

  16. Dawn DeMulling

    I am easy breezy. Fun quiz

  17. Valzora

    I’ve had a lovely morning on the Launch Party Circuit. Thank you, Melissa, for the new book, fun quiz, beautiful giveaway and introduction to other sites of interest.

  18. Francesca Gunn

    I am looking forward to adding this book to my collection( and gifting to others) Melissa just speaks to me :)

  19. Corinna Henderson

    Congratulations on the new book! It’s perfect timing for it too, haha. I’ll bounce around to the hosts. Some of them are bew to me, how fun!

  20. Kim

    Congratulations on the new book – so exciting ;o) What a super fun idea for a launch party. I enjoyed meeting your friends through their blogs! ;o) xo Kim

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  22. Diane

    looks like an encouraging book. Good Luck!

  23. Kathy

    I didn’t pre-order but will be getting this latest book! I have 2 of the previous ones. Still working on my confidence to open up my home sometimes. Thanks for your books and ideas!

  24. Linda Grubbs

    This is a very fun launch!!! ……excited to get my book?

  25. Yvonne

    My book is on the way! This is so much fun, Melissa!

  26. Dana

    Fun,fun!! :)

  27. Diana R

    Congratulations on the new book. I have all the other ones, hoping to order the new one in a couple of weeks. Right now I am in the middle of painting and recarpeting some bedrooms. I read your books to get inspired ad inspired I am!

  28. Lisa H.

    Congratulations on your new book. I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  29. Rachel

    Congrats! So fun!

  30. Teri

    Very happy for you! Thanks for all the nice giveaways!

  31. Karen Jeanne

    I’d love to host a pig roast, with great food, great live music, & a relaxed atmosphere. I have the space, but definitely not the hosting abilities. Maybe someday. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Karen Jeanne

      Oh gosh… I meant to post this on one of your co-host’s blogs! I’m sorry for the confusion! Still, to you, thanks for the giveaways!

  32. Garden, Home and Party

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to see this book. We love to entertain. I know you’ll have some great ideas for us.

  33. Marcia Davis

    Congratulations on your latest release and what a wonderful way to launch it! Looking forward to implementing your ideas in the year to come.

  34. Cindy Richter

    Super excited for you – wow a book! And super excited for me – wow a fun giveaway. I look forward to reading!

  35. Anita Jackson

    Thank you! For celebrating the simplicity and publishing for all of us that It is OKAY to not have perfection!

  36. Diane

    Gorgeous gift/prize choices!

  37. Kelly Anderson

    A big congratulations on your book! It looks lovely and I’m putting it on my list to get. I’ve been a lurker here on your blog for a quite a while, and admire your down to earth posts and enthusiam for simple beauty. Thanks for continuing to inspire.

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