Wednesday, December 28, 2011

End of the year Giveaway!

Just because I feel like it! lol... So I got this awesome little book for Christmas called A Taste of Chicken Soup to Inspire a Woman's Soul. It's just that, a taste, of the actual book, Chicken Soup to Inspire a Woman's Soul. It has a few of the best stories and is mostly aimed at Middle Aged women with families, etc. Though I'm only 26 I still found it a good read and very inspiring and totally teared up a time or two. I thought wow what a great little read, but I've only had it two days and already finished reading it, now it's just going to sit around my house collecting dust for years... then a lightbulb went off in my head and said hey I know just who I can share this with! You guys!

I thought I could do a giveaway and let one lucky winner receive this special little book... but then another idea popped in to my head, kind of stemming from Katie's idea to pass around her Garmin. I would like for this book to get passed around!

So here are the rules to my give away.

1) To enter you must be a follower of my blog and leave a comment below with your favorite inspirational quote. :)

2) If you win, then take as long as you want to read the book and share it with your own friends and family, but then I would greatly appreciate if you could host your own giveaway with whatever rules you'd like, just be sure to include this rule - the winner must hold a giveaway when they are done to pass on the book to someone else. Then ask them to also be sure to include this rule in their give away. And so on, and so on... hopefully this ensures that many people will be touched by the stories of this book! ^_^ ( I think I will include a short note to whoever wins, and you may want to do the same for the winner of your giveaway and pass along the notes like we've been doing with the Garmin. ) Take a picture of you with the book (and notes passed along). I want to see where it travels to and would like to make a post updating my readers on where my book has ended up throughout time... :)

3) Winner will be chosen at random on December 31st at 10pm Central time zone using

4) You may earn an additional entry by any of the following ways but must post a separate comment for each extra entry earned.
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  1. "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."

    I'd love to read the book, but I have hardly any followers! I don't know if a giveaway would work on my blog! :( But, I'll give it a try!

  2. "Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat. ~Ann Landers" - LOL!

    I love your blog and you're such an inspiration! I'll put up a post about this tomorrow!

  3. Marvin Phillips: The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!

    You inspire me. I just need my kick in the rumph!

  4. This quote helped keep me motivated from couch, to 5K, to 10K, to 1/2 marathon!

    "No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch. " - Unknown

  5. Found your blog through Katie's Runs for Cookies link. You are quite an inspiration--I know you're going to reach your goal in 2012. Like you, I am ready for these Christmas temptations to be GONE from my house. I'm not good when they're around, and have gained a few pounds since Christmas. I'm still below my goal which was 160, weighing in at 147 this morning, but still above my all time low of 139, which I hit on Oct. 30 this year. I started at 328, so still feeling pretty good, but do NOT want to gain the weight back. That has been my worst fear. Would love to win the Chicken Soup book. LOVE those books, and need some inspiration to get these holiday pounds back off right now, before it gets any worse.

  6. "The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it's too low and we reach it" - Michelangelo

    Yay for giveaways!

  7. @dupster

    Wow girl, what a huge loss!! Do you have a blog? I'd love to follow it... :)

    Thanks for coming to check mine out. I know the feeling all too well about being scared of gaining it all back. Often its a nightmare of mine to just wake up a whale again someday. eek.

  8. "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."

    I just found this quote today and it fit perfectly for the outlook in my 2012 plans. I'm going to work on my new blog tomorrow. I also plan on putting this on my blog too..."Life is a journey not a destination".