Tuesday, September 09, 2008

JOY Give-away!!!

***Edited to add: Just to clarify, you do NOT need to have a blog to enter this give-away. Only one entry per person. And I am willing to ship outside the U.S.***

We're at approximately "T" minus three weeks until "the baby" arrives. I believe I have thought long enough about the announcement and give-away, and now I am ready to share the details with you.
OK, not all of the details. There is one thing I'm keeping a secret until the big day. hee hee I love secrets!

And there's a perfect lead-in to a tangent...
We have decided to get a dog (Puppy? We're not sure.) but haven't told the kids yet. Gotta do a little homework first. So last night Joshua was telling me it's hard for him to keep secrets from his friends and I agreed that keeping secrets is hard. Then I asked him, if I was keeping a secret from him, what would be the best secret I could possibly be keeping? He wasted no time in answering, "That we were getting a kitten or a puppy."
On the outside I laughed a yeah-right-that'll-never-happen kind of laugh. On the inside I was squealing with delight and almost blew the secret!!!

So, back to the book give-away.

I told you previously I wasn't sure if I was going to just let you enter, or if I'd make you work for it. Well, I have come up with a sort of compromise.

All you need to do to enter is leave me a comment with your name.(If you want to tell me how much you love me and my blog and how much you hope you win this book, while it won't increase you chances of winning, it will make me happy. *grin*)

The work part comes in claiming your prize. I will not be contacting you to tell you when you win. It will be up to you to watch check the post in which I announce the winner and then email me with your address. Oh dear, did I just give a clue about my secret? I am so bad at keeping secrets.
At this point the book is scheduled to be completed the week of September 30, so my announcement will likely take place during that week. As the time draws nearer I will update you on the announcement date. Don't worry, I will do my very best to keep you informed so you know when to watch check. Ugh! There I go again!

As for how many copies I'm giving away? That part I haven't decided yet. But if there are a whole bunch of entries I know I'm going to want to give away more than one book. So, I guess in this case the more people who enter - the better your chances of winning. Er, I don't know. Someone else can do the math and tell me if the statement I just made is correct.
Anyway, if you have a blog and want to link to this post, please feel free to do so.

But for now all you need to do is leave me a comment with your name, telling me you want to be entered into the drawing. Yes, it will be a literal drawing. I know there is some random number generator thing-y that can pick for me, but I have enough to do figuring out the video delivery for my announcement. So I'm going to stick with the old fashioned names-in-a-bowl selection method.

Blessings to you today!

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67 comments:

LK said...

Yeah! I've been waiting for this one. Please enter me into the drawing!

Heather @ Desperately Seeking Sanity said...

Oh good, I'm not first. #1 never wins. Ever. I'm not sure about number 2.

Seriously, though, I WANT THIS!! :D

But I'll gladly buy it if I don't win... (but don't let that discourage you from making sure that #2 is in the bowl. :D

heather said...

I've been waiting for this!
And I can't wait to see what the bigger surprise is!!

Melissa said...

Hey, after reading the first book, how could I NOT try to get my hands on a copy of this one? Sign me up!

Thanks!

mythreesons said...

I would love to win a copy! Count me in please.

JanMary said...

No surprise to see me - add me to the list wishing to enter :)

Chatty Kelly said...

I love your blog!!!!! And of course I did purchase your first book, so the 2nd book would be "pefect timing" after I finish the first. PICK ME!!!

Speaking Thru Me Ministries said...

count me in and I like you too!!

another giveaway at my blog for today.

thanks

Jessica said...

That's so cute about the dog! My husband insists that we'll never have pets but I know once the boys are older, he's going to cave. I can't wait because I had pets as a kid and I know how much joy they bring to a child!
I hope you'll post about your kids' reactions.

Dakota's Mom said...

Sign me up! I can't wait to read it!

Mrs. Sidney said...

I would love to win this book!! :)

Iris said...

Me too! I'd love to win. Truly was blessed by your first-look forward to the next.

My ADHD Me said...

OK, I really do want world peace AND I really do want to win your book.

I really really really want to win.

I really really really do love your blog.

I'm waiting and "watching" for it. Can't wait to "see" who wins.

My ADHD Me said...

Is this one of those contests that "the more times you enter, the better your chances of winning are?"

My ADHD Me said...

Because I could sit here all day....

My ADHD Me said...

..........unless it starts raining again because I'll have to go up to my attic and stand there with a bucket to catch the water....

My ADHD Me said...

...Poor me...hole in roof...tree ON roof....getting wet...wanting to win a prize....never win....sigh....

Jeff and Valerie Carr said...

I'd love to get your next book!

I would gladly buy it! Would you be willing to ship to a missionary in Spain who's at her wits end with her two toddlers?

My ADHD Me said...

Oh great! How can I beat out a missionary in Spain?....did I mention that I am a firefighter??

km said...

I really need this after the first one. =0) If I don't win...then I'll have to buy it. So this is a win/win. Either win for me or win for you.

Shane said...

This is definately the lucky number!

Happyhome said...

OK, saying nice things about you won't help my chances but I'll say them anyway - you are awesome Karen!

Can't wait to read your new book! I'll be sure to post about your give away on both my blogs.

Sweet Mummy said...

YIPPEE!! I would LOVE to have this new book. And I always say nice things about you and your blog,'cuz I love you and they are true!

THANKS!!

Julie said...

Hey Karen,
Thanks for visiting my blog today and your sweet comments. You have blessed me.

Hugs,
Julie

Amanda said...

Me Me me!!! Oh dear, you know I'm gonna by one anyway, but I would still love to win one!!!

I DO love your blog and YOU as a matter of fact!

God bless-
Amanda

mamajil said...

Enter me please!! I DO Love your Blog!! :)
thanks
mamajil

Karen said...

Ooh I would so love a copy of this book! I've been very excited about it's 'formation' process and now it is ready - yay!

fireball said...

stoked that you WILL send out of US - to the ends of the earth like fantastic New Zealand :o)

so count me in...

and i'll be *watching* to see if i win :o)

Edie said...

I'm new here and, well so far your blog is Great! I came over here from my friend, ADHD's blog. I'm really entering to win this for my daughter. She really neeeeeds this book! Of course after reading ADHD's comments, and seeing how much effort she's putting into winning, I might have to let her have it. :D

I will be watching... I mean checking for the winner(s).

Mrs. Sidney said...

I have given you something on my blog!!

Debbie said...

Do your children read your blog? If so, the puppy will not be a secret for long! :-)

Would love to win the book, so please enter me in the draw. Thank you.

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

FUN FUN FUN! I've been waiting! And I am so excited that you are willing to ship outside of the US! Yeah! Enter me!

Anonymous said...

i would really like to win !!!!!
Judy

My ADHD Me said...

Did you know I recently learned to link? I love your blog. I think I am going to link something to your blog to show people how great it is...of course that would lower my chances of winning, because more people would enter.....after all, I have hundreds of readers (ok, actually about 8 and I think they already visit you) But if we PRETEND I have hundreds of readers and that I am sending them to your blog, that would show what a great sport I am....It's still going to be hard to beat a missionary in Spain....did I mention I am a firefighter... :D

Teresa said...

Please enter me too!!!
and I love your blog and can't wait to meet you and I think you are funny...etc...heehee! (I really do!)
Blessings!
Teresa

My ADHD Me said...

and yes, I am also an EMT and would gladly make a house call to your house. It would be from Virginia so hopefully your situation wouldn't be too serious. (but I could get there a lot faster from Virginia than from Spain...) :)

My ADHD Me said...

I PROMISE I am not stalking you!

Stacey said...

Yay! Count me in for this drawing, please! I have to admit, I've never heard/read any of your stuff before I came across your blog. Sorry, that probably just majorly ruined my chances of winning :) But, I have always been so encouraged every time I've read your posts, and I am so very excited to read your new book!

Kris said...

Oooh, neato! Count me in too!

BTW, love your blog!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

I think it pretty much goes without saying that I love you and your blog. :) Somehow the Lord always speaks right too me through your posts. I'd LOVE to win this...but even if I don't I plan on buying it anyway.

And you are already in my Google Reader so I should have no problem noticing when you post the winner. :)

StephG said...

I love the description of your blog...it made me smile!

I would love to be entered into your "old fashioned" drawing.

Cristina said...

Me, me, me.......pick me!

Stephanie M. said...

I'd love to win!!! I can't believe you're an *author* now =)

Anonymous said...

I am totally a blogging newbie...so winning this book would probably cause me to explore blog-land a little more...or maybe it would just make me chuckle and buy the first one so I could catch up! Karen, this is the first I have heard of you, but you sound like an amazing, talented, funny, beautiful, strong, did I mention talented woman! Can't wait until I get the prize in my hot little hands. :)
~Brenda Nardo

Anonymous said...

It would be a pleasure to read your new book!

Deb said...

You are awesome and it is inspiring to read your blog on a regular basis! Thank you for your honesty!

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

I hope I'm not to late! Enter me!! Girl, you know I need this book!! =)

The Combes Family said...

Hey Karen!
Yes, please enter me in your drawing. I know I wouldwould like a copy of Julia's favorite Sunday School Teacher's book. We miss you!

nickmal said...

How exciting ... being published
How fortunate ... your sharing

Tamrah T. said...

Just stopping over to say HI. Thanks for letting me enter your drawing.

Lord bless, Tamrah T.

My ADHD Me said...

Just thought I would share with you that I just ordered your other book. After..ahem..excuse me...IF I win the book, I want to have the first one finished.
(no pressure) :)

Mrs. Sidney said...

WOW... is all I can say. I didn't realize this was going to get this crazy on your site. As much as I would love to win your book I think ADHD should get a copy..... :)

StephG said...

Afton chose her cake well! I don't think I could have done better myself..lol!

I'm supposed to be watching my weight, but after the birthday cake I watched it go up! Ooops... :)

Chai on the Fly said...

I'd love to be entered in the drawing. Sounds like a great book. :)

Kari

Elisa said...

I only recently found your blog, and already love it and your encouraging words (do you feel happy?). I would love to win your prize!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a book. It sounds great.

Angela Fay

Deb said...

Oh yes count me in, my daughter needs this book:) Thanks.

kreed said...

Me! Me! Me! I do truly love your blog and find it inspiring - I hope I tell you that even when there isn't a drawing going on!

Lex said...

I would love this book. My kids call me "Mean Mom" on a regular basis. I don't enjoy it but I have to be "mean" and set the limits. It definitely makes me irritable. I could use help once in a while in finding the joys after being "mean" all day long.

Tara Sloan said...

I would love to read this! Count me in!

Coupon Clippin' Mommy said...

I am a new mom and I think this book would be great!

3 boys club said...

Joy in mothering... I'd love to hear your take on it because I fall over laughing at some of the crazy things my boys do. I'm gathering pictures of all the "fun" things that my boys do to stay busy. I'd love to share notes sometime.

Keep on CHOGing (CHild Of God) get it? I came up with it myself :)

Thank you for your blessings,
Erin

Jean said...

I do love your blog and I would love to receive your book.....jean

Bonny said...

I would love to win this book. Please enter me in. Thanks!

Colored With Memories said...

I'd love a copy...thanks for the chance!

ATSmith said...

Please enter me in the contest ... Amber.

Cindy said...

I just found your blog in the knick of time. Please enter my name. I'd love to read the book.