Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Pick your books giveaway...

I have several books that I get to give away. So if you would like to win one of the books below please leave me a comment on this post by May 5th telling me which book or books you would like to be in the drawing for. I will post the winners on May 6th.
Mrs. Meyers Clean Home:
No-Nonsense Advice that Will Inspire You to CLEAN like the DICKENS
When Thelma Meyer tells it to you, she tells it straight: Clean the kitchen daily! Don't waste anything (not even the water leftover from those potatoes you just boiled)! Always work hard! This philosophy meant that when Thelma's daughter Monica founded Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day products (named after her mom), the products were designed to work hard for you. Now for the first time, Thelma's sage advice is being made available in this revolutionary cleaning guide chock full of practical tips and secrets based on the premise that life is hectic and messy -- and so keeping your house clean and nice is the only sensible thing to do. With shortcuts and tips for cleaning the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living room, MRS MEYER'S CLEAN HOME contains unexpected advice such as:

--Never use vinegar and water on wood floors. One part dish soap and four parts water is the only way to truly get them clean. And remember to buff with a terrycloth towel. --Always clean out the fridge before grocery shopping. Serve the kids "Musko" ("must go") for dinner, using the items that were fast approaching expiration. --Wash windows on a cloudy day to avoid the nasty streaking that happens when the sun's out and glass dry too fast.

Thanks to Hachette Book Company I get to give away five copies of this book! (Only residents of the US or Canada are eligible. No PO boxes, please.)

Deadly Treasure by Jillayne Clements
A treasure map. A locket. Murder. Deceit.

None of these things are on Lexi’s mind when she returns home to Park City, Utah, for her grandfather’s funeral. That is, until she stumbles across an old diary while cleaning out his attic. Soon Lexi’s head is filled with tales of hidden treasure buried deep in the mines of the Uintah Mountains.

When the diary is stolen and Lexi realizes her life is in danger, she decides to find out if the stories are true. She heads to the Uintahs in search of the secret mine, with her handsome friend Brad by her side. What they don’t know is that someone is following them, someone who will stop at nothing to get the treasure. Soon Lexi and Brad are in a fight for their lives, just as they are starting to realize that there may be more to their relationship than they originally thought.

With surprising twists around every corner, expect the unexpected in this thrilling tale of adventure, romance, and mystery.

Thanks to Jillayne Clements I get to give away one copy of this book!

The Time-Starved Family by DeAnne Flynn

You’re busy. Your spouse is busy. Your children are busy. So when do you find time to spend together as a family? Is it possible to foster individual interests and talents in your children while still focusing on the things that will bring you the greatest rewards as a family?

As a mother of seven children, DeAnne Flynn has experienced firsthand the challenge of staying balanced in a world where jam-packed calendars have taken a huge toll on family time. The sixteen practical ideas in this book will help families break out of the hectic, overscheduled, underconnected way of life that has become the norm for both parents and children. Her sensible and realistic approach will help relieve anxiety, encourage self-reliance in kids, and restore order and simplicity to daily family life. Isn’t it time to refocus your energy on the best choices for your family?

Thanks to DeAnne Flynn I get to give away one copy of this book!


Please no zits! by Anne Bradshaw

~and other short stories for LDS youth~

Suzie is tragically torn between two difficult choices: pleasing her non-LDS boyfriend, or listening to her parents.

Oliver, back at home in England after his Texas mission, finds nothing is going right. Surprisingly, help comes from an ostrich, worms, a spiky-haired biker, and Gilly.

And Bryce discovers that finding a date in a small New Jersey ward seems totally impossible. Then ... bananas?

Thanks to Anne Bradshaw I get to give away one copy of this book!

Jantsen's Gift by Pam Cope

Nine years ago, Pam Cope owned a cozy hair salon in the tiny town of Neosho, Missouri, and her life revolved around her son's baseball games, her daughter's dance lessons, and family trips to places like Disney World. She had never been out of the country, nor had she any desire to travel far from home.

Then, on June 16th, 1999, her life changed forever with the death of her 15-year-old son from an undiagnosed heart ailment.

Needing to get as far away as possible from everything that reminded her of her loss, she accepted a friend's invitation to travel to Vietnam, and, from the moment she stepped off the plane, everything she had been feeling since her son's death began to shift. By the time she returned home, she had a new mission: to use her pain to change the world, one small step at a time, one child at a time. Today, she is the mother of two children adopted from Vietnam. More than that, she and her husband have created a foundation called "Touch A Life," dedicated to helping desperate children in countries as far-flung as Vietnam, Cambodia and Ghana.

Pam Cope's story is on one level a moving, personal account of loss and recovery, but on a deeper level, it offers inspiration to anyone who has ever suffered great personal tragedy or those of us who dream about making a difference in the world.

Thanks to Hachette Book Company I get to give away five of this book! (Only residents of the US or Canada are eligible. No PO boxes)

The Butterfly Box: A Modest Proposal
by Michele Bell
All my life I had dreamed of changing the ordinary girl's world of fashion by designing modest formal gowns — ones that you'd actually want to wear. With my super-hero stitching I would save you mothers and daughters crying in dressing rooms over yet another "the straps are just too small" prom dress. Don't worry, I even thought of a catchy tagline for my brand: "Modest Is Hottest." I told you I was good!

So I moved to New York and am finally living that dream . . . well, almost. I am at one of the top fashion companies, and my designs are definitely modest — but let's face it, when it comes to outerwear, would you want to buy a skimpy trench coat? Didn't think so.

Even though I don't have my dream job, my family is a mess, and my love life stinks, I have a feeling things are going to change. I mean, they have to soon, or I'll be forced to marry Jace. I did promise to become his wife only if I turned thirty and was still single, but I honestly didn't think it was possible. Now twenty-nine, I'm cutting it way too close. Right now I'm flying back to Utah for our Butterfly Girls reunion. And since it is the Mormon Mecca, I might find myself a modest proposal. Utah engagements can take mere weeks. Never mind, I'm not that desperate. Really.

But maybe the girls can help. We've been best friends since high school. We Butterfly Girls are not the typical Pink Ladies, although we've definitely had our share of drama. We'll laugh and cry over memories, from pageant glory to tragic endings, but the ones stored inside our butterfly box will surprise you most. We only open it when we're all together, and our lives never seem the same after.

Thanks to Michele Bell I get to give away one copy of this book!


How to Date Your Spouse by Lindsey Rietzsch

Revitalize Your Relationship!

As serious as relationships can be, a sense of humor is often needed when discussing ways to improve them.

How to Date Your Spouse offers lighthearted humor along with over 50 creative date ideas, examples, and new perspectives on the topic of marriage improvement.

This clever approach to "spousal dating" offers a fresh spin on being married in the 21st century.

Lindsey has written a guide designed to help couples fall in love again — and stay in love.

Thanks to Lindsey Rietzsch I get to give away one copy of this book!

Life Is Tough I Doubt I'll Make It Out Alive by: Stacy Gooch-Anderson

Stacy, author of The Santa Letters, has had her share of trials as a mother. From making decisions about her career and future to dealing with illness in her family, she has learned that life will continue to teach her lessons in all circumstances. These lessons can be poignant, meaningful, and, in the case of Stacy, quite humorous.

Stacy reveals a life filled with laughter and wit as she chronicles her adventures of being a mother. Join her as she shares 28 life lessons that changed her perspective and helped her grow in character. Full of humor and practical advice, Life is Tough I Doubt I'll Make It Out Alive is sure to inspire mothers everywhere!

Stacy has been so sweet to contribute another copy of this book for me to give away on my blog!

Now leave me a list in a comment of which books you would like to win! It can be one or all! Good luck everyone :)

105 comments:

Misty said...

I would love to win any of these, but the most appealing ones to me are How to Date Your Spouse or Life is Tough...

Prep in the Big Apple said...

I would love the Mrs. Meyers book!

Becca said...

How to clean my house better and faster? I am sold. Though, how to date your spouse would be great as well (now that we have a baby its hard to do).

Jillene said...

I would like Deadly Treasure or Life is Tough. Great giveaway Shauna--have a good day!!

Nanette said...

Put me down for all of them!

mindy said...

any of these would be terrific thanks for the giveaway

R Max said...

I would love any and all of these books! This is another great giveaway! Books are my favourite thing!

Yeah, I'm Still Here... said...

I would absolutely love to win the "Mrs. Meyers Clean Home" book! Shortcuts and tips?! Don't we all need 'em! Thanks for the giveaway!

Misty said...

Great Giveaway!!! The ones that interest me are:
Mrs. Meyers Clean Home
Time-Starved Family
How To Date Your Spouse
Life Is Tough...

THANKS SO MUCH!!!!

RhondaLue said...

I'd love to be entered into the giveaway for the Mrs Meyers book (did you see my thankful thurs blog last week-I spotlighted a mrs meyers clean lavender soap! lol), how to date your spouse (because seriously after over 18 yrs we need to keep the sparks alive!!), and the Time starved family book. Mostly becuase we're time starved with 8 of us coming and going all the time. WOuld love to get some tips!

Thanks Shauna!

Brenda said...

Please count me in the drawing for all of these books! I would love to win any of them! Thanks Shauna!

Michele Ashman Bell said...

Hey Shauna,
Thanks for including my book in that incredible lineup. Anyone interested in learning more about my books please visit my web-site www.micheleashmanbell.com
Michele

Julie said...

"How to date your spouse" particularly caught my attention. I feel things are still in a rut even after the workshop weekend we took. Maybe this book would give us some ideas.

nikkicrumpet said...

I would love to win the "life is tough" it sounds like a great book...and I do love a book that is funny! Thanks for the chance to win. I hope you're having a marvelous day!

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

I'd like to win how to date your spouse. We need more of that around here.

Lori said...

Life is Tough
Great Giveaway :)

Sugar Boogers & Tantrums said...

Have a great week and Monday Shauna!! HUGS

trublubyu said...

i would love to win any of them. especially the cleaning one.

how do you get so many things to giveaway? you are amazing.

Donna said...

These books all look great and I'd be happy to get any of them. The ones that interest me most are A Modest Proposal, Deadly Treasure, and the Mrs. Meyers cleaning book. What a fun book giveaway!

Hannah said...

Wow these are all great! I would love any of them.

Jenny in Utah said...

wow ... I'm thinking 1. Jantzen's gift, 2. Life is tough and 3. A Modest Proposal ... how fun!

Bren's Life said...

Your so sweet! I want to win a really good novel that gets you glued to it & can't put it down...
:)

Mitchell Family said...

I would love the Mrs. Meyers book. Sounds good and would really come in handy as I am moving and need some good cleaning tips to scrub this place down. Thanks

in time out said...

you amazing woman. such fun. I love the time starved family. That is where we are right now...love you. ♥

gigi said...

Mrs. Meyers Clean Home

deanne said...

Thanks for your interest in my book, The Time-Starved Family. I think you're on to something great here -- giving away free knowledge and advice from one woman to another. What could be better than that?

All my best to you and your readers!
DeAnne Flynn

Sandra K321 said...

I would really like to read Jantsen's Gift or Life is Tough. Thank you.

deanne said...

Oh! Put me down for the cleaning book. I'll have my husband read that one.

DeAnne Flynn

Terresa said...

all of the books would be groovy!

PS: do you work for a publishing company or what?! lucky lady you!

Sher said...

Do you have rules about entering, even if I've already one?
I really want to read Anne's No zits book.

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

The Cleaning book or Life is Tough would be greatly enjoyed around here. How are you able to do such wonderful giveaways all the time?! It's so fun! Have a great week!

MommyAmy said...

Great selection!

I'd like to enter for Mrs. Meyer's Clean Home and How to Date Your Spouse.

debilyn said...

How awesome are you??

I'd like either "How to date your spouse" or "Life is Tough".

And guess what?? I got my pay it forward gift today...and I LOVE IT!!!

You totally rock! I'll post a pic of my goodies on my blog tomorrow. =)

Thanks again♥

Kelly said...

I'm most interested in Mrs. Meyers Clean Home, Life is Tough, and A Modest Proposal. :)

krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

Michelle said...

Please put me in the drawings for Treasure", "The Time-starved Family", "Please no zits!", "How to Date Your Spouse", and "Life Is Tough I Doubt I'll Make It Out Alive".

Thanks for the chance to win these books!

Shimmy Mom said...

Oh, you've hit my soft spot, I LOVE to read. I would like a chance at: Jantsen's Gift, How to Date Your Spouse and Mrs. Meyer's CLean home. - I'm already intrigued, I mop my hardwood floors with vinegar all the time, now I have to stop and use dishsoap!
Thanks for the great give-aways!
*hugs*

robin_titan said...

I would love to enter for please no zits :)

Jessica said...

I would love any of those books, I'm a book fiend :) Hope you're doing well, {{{hug}}}}

Queenie Jeannie said...

Gosh they all sound so great!

Especially Deadly Treasure and Dating your spouse!!!

Hugs and bloggy love back atcha!

Annikke said...

I was going to narrow my list to just a couple of the books, but then couldn't stop so I'd say they all would be welcome in my house! LOL

Erin said...

I want them all, but I'll choose Life is Tough and the Mrs. Meyers one. How fun!

Jan the crazy lady said...

Mrs. Meyers is calling my name. And she is talking loud :)

Jenette said...

Great books! There are quite a few I would choose! The ones that I really like are...
How to date your Spouse
Life is Tough
Mrs. Meyers Clean Home.

Thanks so much!!

Sheri said...

I would like to win any of these. Thanks for giving us the chance to win them! :)

Liz said...

I would love Deadly Treasure & How to Date your Spouse. Thanks for having these great giveaways!

ramsam said...

Cleaning or Zits.....Cleaning or Zits!
Isn't this fun!!!!

Debbie said...

The Clean Home would be great to win! Thanks for the chance.

Aunt LoLo said...

Oooh...the Cleaning book looks AWESOME, and so does the Date Your Spouse book...or any of the story books! I always need a good story to read...

Leslie said...

I would love to be enter for How To Date Your Spouse, and the Life is Tough. Thanks for a fun giveaway.

Becky said...

Great giveaway Shauna, I will read anything, so enter me to win any of them!!!

by the way I have something for you on my blog, check it out!

Sally said...

i would be happy winning any of these prizes. thanks sally

Beth at Aunties said...

I don't know how you have so many connections but I love it!
I would love to read some actiion and mystic so I would find 'Deadly Treasure by Jillayne Clements' or Jantzens ...actually all of them!

YOu are wonderful!

Thanks!

Wendyburd1 said...

Okay I'd love to win: Mrs. Meyers Clean Home and Life Is Tough I Doubt I'll Make It Out Alive!

Shawn said...

Oh, I DO need that cleaning book!!!
I have always been interested in learning how to do it easier and faster!!

Great book give-a-way, my dear.

Tolman's Heaven said...

I would also love any of these, but my husband speaks Vietnamese fluently, from a mission to Cambodia, and I think it would be great to read Jantsen's Gift by Pam Cope, together. Thanks!
P.S. The Lisa Nichols book is a great candidate too. Thanks!

KathE said...

Life Is Tough I Doubt I'll Make It Out Alive by: Stacy Gooch-Anderson, please! :D

Kristie said...

hmmm hard choice, but if I got to pick one I guess I would do 'Deadly Treasures' those een books come as a close second, but I'm selfish and want one for me:-)

Merrianne said...

wow girl! i am in need of Mrs. MEYERS' CLEANING BOOK ... for sure!!!!!!!!!!

funky bag freak said...

Morning tootz...happy Tuesday! ;p

Leah said...

Please put my name in for Life is Tough and also for How to date your spouse.

thanks

Bobie said...

They all look like great books. Put me in for all of them!! :)

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

I would love to win any one of them but my 1st choice would be the Time Starved Family. I just finished the Time Starved Marriage and it was awesome!

Thanks so much! You are the book giveaway queen!

The Barnharts said...

how much fun! I would love the Mrs Meyers Clean Home, How to Date your Spouse,and th Life is Tough Book ( i really need that one!)thanks shauna! you rock!

Sit A Spell said...

Look at all those books! How sweet of you. I like the cleaning book and Deadly Treasure.

Mary Ellen said...

Thanks for the contest!

Deadly Treasure

or

Jantsen's Gift

You're the bomb!

Piko and Kanoe sitting in a tree. . . said...

How to date your spouse looks great to me! My hubby and I have a hard time making time for each other... due to having 4 children ages 7, 5, 2, and 6 mos.

scrapwordsmom said...

I so need the Cleaning ideas book or the Time Starved family book!! My home is in need of help!!! Thanks!!

Jennefer said...

I would love any of the books. The two most appealing to me are How to date your Spouse or Mrs. Meyers book. Thanks for the chance!

Ruth Ann said...

I'd like to win any of them. But I like 1,3,and 8 the best.
Have a great night!
-Ruth Ann

Ms. Bookish said...

I'd love to be in the drawing for Deadly Treasure and A Modest Proposal!

Janet said...

put me down for all of them!! They would all be super =)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I would like Deadly Treasure or Life is Tough.

I enjoyed reading your blog today ....I am making so many new friends in the blog world. Hope you will stop by and sign up for my give away on Thurs....

BUSY BEE said...

I would love to be entered for:
Mrs. Meyers Clean Home
Life is Tough

Thanks! Great giveaway!

lilbabypug said...

I want them all!! but the one that interests me most is Life Is Tough I Doubt I'll Make It Out Alive by: Stacy Gooch-Anderson

Ronda said...

They're all great but I think I'd enjoy Life is Tough, I can totally relate!

wendy said...

I'd like Deadly Treasure or Jantzens Gift ---yes sireee. get my name on those two my dear.

rubymoon said...

Enter me for Mrs. Meyer's Clean Home! That would be a great help to have.

espressogurl at hotmail dot com

Tink said...

Wow! Look at how many great books you are giving out! I laughed at the title of the Zits book! Ha. Count me in!

malleycc said...

I would love them all but especially like The Butterfly Box: A Modest Proposal
by Michele Bell and love the title on the one about making it out alive.

Dede said...

Wow, lots of good stuff! I am interested in winning the
Mrs. Meyers Clean Home" book,
Life is Tough,
Time Starved Family

Thanks!!

carolasar said...

I really would love Mrs. Meyer's Clean Home- Thanks.

jaynec said...

I would love to win Deadly Treasure for me and my teenage daughters to share.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

look great for all but how to date your spouse and meyers clean are tops

Doris the Great said...

Oh me please! I'd like either "Life is Tough" or "Jantzen's Gift".

techyone said...

I'd love to win all of these.

Tati said...

The life is tough book looks like a great one! wannajugarwithmigo [at] gmail [dot] com

Mummy McTavish said...

I love the look of 'life is tough' 'how to date your spouse' and 'the time starved family'. Today our time starved family had to cancel a spouse date but I guess life is tough like that. Maybe one of these books would help:)

3 Docs and A Diva said...

I too would love to win any of these!

I ♥ what you do!

LittleEagle said...

I would like to read Deadly Treasure. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail.com

Mia J. said...

I would like to have Mrs. Meyers Clean House. Ic ould use all the help I can get. LOL

Deedles said...

I would love to be entered for Deadly Treasure.

Deborah said...

Hi! I'd like to be entered for "Mrs. Meyers Clean Home" or "The Butterfly Box: A Modest Proposal." Thank you! asthenight at gmail dot com

ellie said...

I would love to win the Mrs. Meyers book or Deadly Treasure. Thanks for the giveaway.

bargaingirl said...

I would like any of these wonderful books or all of them. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Anne said...

I would love any of these books!

Parentblogger said...

I'd love to win the Mrs. Myers Book!

Jennifer said...

I would love to be entered for:
Mrs Meyers Clean Home
Deadly Treasures
How to Date Your Spouse

Thanks for the giveaway!

mattandjen[at]gmail.com

MaMa said...

Please enter me for the Mrs. Meyer's Clean House. My DH would love it if I won!
Lisa
mistyfuji (at) yahoo (dot) com

Marly said...

Oh, I think I might NEED Mrs. Meyer's Clean Home! Thanks for the giveaway!

Rachel said...

I am a HUGE advocate of adoption, and I would absolutely LOVE Jantsen's Gift by Pam Cope.

(keeping my fingers crossed :)

Amber said...

I would love to win How to date your spouse. We need some tips with lots of kids running around here! Thanks

Tiffany819 said...

I would love any of them but my first choice would be Mrs. Meyers Clean Home. Looks like a great book! Thank you for the giveaway!

Tiffanys819 at gmail dot com

Brooke said...

Mrs. Meyers Clean Home would be wonderful to look at....

Leslie S. said...

I need this book Mrs. Meyers Clean Home.I never have the motivation to clean.I would also like to be entered for the Deadly Treasure and How to Date Your Spouse books. Thanks!

Natalie A. said...

I'd like any! Thanks, Shauna!