Monday, October 29, 2007

Live Well On Less: door prize

In appreciation for the readers who make LMS a lovely conversation, I'd like to give away three books in that spirit:
*Creating A Beautiful Home by Alexandra Stoddard
*Celebrate Simply by Nancy Twigg
*Decorating On A Shoestring by Ellis and Janssen

Leave a comment below, and you'll be entered for all three books! I'll announce the winner this Saturday, November 3. US and Canadian readers only, please.

If these subjects interest you, by all means, visit again! We love discussing hospitality, decorating, and cooking on a budget, and new content is posted almost every day.

(These are gently read books from my very own bookshelf. They may be older printings than the Amazon links above show.)

Thanks for stopping by, y'all! More giveaways available at Shannon's.

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Kathy Frazier said...

I adore your blog! The pictures are just beautiful, and you make frugal living look pretty! I check on your blog at least once a day to see what's been added. Please enter me in your drawing for the books. Thanks!!
Kathy Frazier

Anonymous said...

WOW thanks for offering such nice treats!

Angela
mybuttercup "at" cavtel "dot" net

Tubo Family said...

Well, I'm just among the many who love LMS and read it every day. Thanks to your suggestion I've borrowed a few Alexandra Stoddard books from the library and now I'm excited about this "Celebrate Simply." If I win it, great, if not I know what to look for at the library!

Cindy said...

Pick me! Pick me! I love A Stoddard books :)

Anonymous said...

Please enter me. I have a lot to learn about being frugal...

Anonymous said...

Oh what a loverly treat! Not only would I love to read them, but I have many friends I would like to pass them on to as well.

Love your blog, so much so, that I linked to it on my own blog. I was tired of searching through frugal hacks for you...so now your right on my homepage :)

happy momma said...

I love your site and the ideas in it.

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I am a faithful reader and visit your site daily for a dose of inspiration. Please enter me in your drawing. Miss Kris

kadusey said...

Oh, this sounds great. I've been trying to figure out how to budget and make-do better with what we've got. Thewe books sound very helpful.

Adena said...

I always love reading your blog. If I don't win, these are definitely titles I will be adding to my wish list!

Amberly said...

I would love to be entered. apurv623@yahoo.com

Shannon said...

These books definitely look like worthwhile reads!

Jen said...

Ooh Ooh! Pick me pick me!

Catherine said...

Those sound like great books. I would love to be entered. Thanks!
Catherine

bizy_mom[at]hotmail[dot]com

Tamara said...

More winter reading material - yay! Tossing in my comment for a chance... Thanks!

mrshuntinak AT msn DOT com

Allie said...

What a lot of comments! Thanks for a great blog - I read through the archives in my spare time! :)

Holly said...

Enter me please.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me, Tracy P

lydia said...

Please count me in for the drawing!

Amy said...

Please enter me!

ohsandohs said...

Thank you, Meredith, for such a lovely blog. I've been enjoying catching up on your archived posts when I can. You have a real gift for finding the beauty in everyday life while playing the frugal game.

Blessings,

Michelle

AshleyR said...

Count me in Please!!

Christine said...

Please enter me too. What great books.

mrsw said...

The books sound great!

Laura said...

The books look great!

Anonymous said...

Hey there, Meredith! I haven't visited in a while, but figured I'd better jump on the bandwagon for the books!

BTW, I love your blog and your simply, yet classy ideas. :)

Heather said...

The books sound lovely!

Sandy said...

I love decorating books... especially ones for "real" women, who may or may not have legos as part of their living room decorating scheme :-)

meg said...

Count me in!

The Fouch Clan said...

Well, I've been reading for a few weeks now and am finally persuaded to write a comment :)

I love how you make simplicity and frugality such a beautiful thing. I'm inspired by your blog to make my home more beautiful and my life at home with my 4 little ones a precious memory for us all. What you do through this blog is a gift - thank you!

Please enter my name to win the book(s) :)

Katy-Anne said...

Please enter me!

Lisa@Take90West said...

Longtime lurker on your blog! Would love the books.

Anonymous said...

Please add me! I can always learn more!

Chris

Andrea said...

Hello!
I enjoy your blog daily! I have just recently found it and love to visit! Please enter me in your book giveaway contest!
Thanks!
Andrea

Ruth said...

enter me please! :) thanks!

Anonymous said...

Good grief, Meredith! 234 comments??!!....Wow, I think your blog is being read far and wide! I love this blog, as always! Thanks for a fun contest!

Susan

Mama Luxe said...

Please enter me--about to buy a new house (and be house poor) and I could use the tips!

mom@babylemons.com said...

There is no such thing as too many books - just a lack of bookshelves.

Pick me!

Capturing Today said...

What a great set of books to win!

Melissa said...

Thanks for entering me - those sound like great books!

Jennifer said...

Great giveaway! I would love to win, so count me in! Good luck everyone!

Happy Monday!

Jennifer :-)

volpecircus said...

great books! wonderful blog! i'm hooked!

A Servant of the King said...

Would love to be entered. I enjoy reading your blog!

*MichiganMomma* said...

243 comments???

Jeepers!!

Ok, add my name on anyways....you're in my Google Reader so I visit often!

*Michigan Momma*
(aka: Lori)

Anonymous said...

Hi Meredith,

I just finished reading Living Well on One Income as part of my self-taught "Meredith's Home Education Course" . . . taken from your wonderful list of books awhile ago. Thank you for your inspiration! So, I'd love to get a chance at some new "class" materials by entering this drawing. :)

Roslyn in Alberta, Canada

PEA said...

Ooooh what a fabulous giveaway!! Please add my name to your draw:-) xo

jen said...

please put me in the draw

sherri said...

What a lovely giveaway. I find your blog inspirational on a daily basis. I regret that it takes a giveaway to goad me into telling you.

Cyndi Lewis said...

Oh what the heck, throw me into the two hundred plus other entries!

Cyndi

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

Could you please enter me? I know I don't have much of a chance,, but I would love to read one of those books!!! I'm definitely on a budget.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all you do to encourage us!!! And yes i would like to be entered in the drawing too. tammyp

gerryt said...

I would love to win the books.
I love your blog, please keep
up the outstanding work!!!

Lauren said...

I would love the books. i am 9 months pregnant with my first baby and about to end one career to stay at home (and start another!) your blog inspires me to live frugally and fully at the same time. God bless!
Lauren

Mrs. L said...

I would love to be entered. Thank you!:)

Christy said...

Thanks for the offer

Anonymous said...

I would love to be part of your giveaway! I really enjoy your blog...you do a great job! Shelley at gamiller@rtelnet.net

Anonymous said...

Your blog is one that I visit every day. I am often inspired and always leave with a smile on my face. Thank you for creating such a beautiful place to visit!

Melinda
curtisandmelinda89@msn.com

Kathy D said...

I'd also love to be entered!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog - and all the wonderful ideas you give us. Please enter me for this giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Good ideas and great books.

Kim said...

These sound great! Thanks!

Rain said...

Yes, please enter me in your contest. Your blog inspires me and I would love to read some of the books that have inspired you!
Thanks, Rain

carrie said...

Meredith,

I just posted about Nancy Twigg's website. I would love to read any of these books. Thanks for being such an inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Count me in! (Those of us without blogs are allowed to enter, I hope!) I have read Alexandra Stoddard's book & enjoyed it sooo much...the other 2 sound like good reads as well.

Brenda

heather said...

I'd love to be entered...your blog is my favorite!

Heather@pagesbyheather.com

Flibbertigibbet said...

Oh, I would love to be entered!

flibbypie@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

Agreeing with Rachel about the book...:) But glad your blog is here to read every day!

What a neat giveaway...love the selection of books!

Kathleen Marie said...

This is a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for entering me! God Bless ☺

Sandy said...

I'd love to win!

Toiling Ant said...

These books sound great!

mindi said...

I probably have NO chance to win - look at all these entries! You are one popular blogger.
BUT I'm going to try, I need something like this!

Meldrims said...

What a great giveway for a pastor's wife on budget! Thanks!

Beth said...

Wow! Competition is fierce! Well, please enter me in the drawing, those books would certainly be put to good use here.

Lib said...

This sings to my frugal heart! Count me in!

Good luck to everyone :)

Lib
notmuchmorethanthis [at] gmail [dot] com

PS I too, am hosting a Fall Ya'll giveaway - http://not-much-more.blogspot.com/2007/10/fall-yall-bloggy-giveaway.html

Jen said...

Gulp - do I dare even leave a comment - I'm usually not so "lucky". I'd love these books though! I love your blog!

Jen
http://gracioushomemaking.blogspot.com

Revka said...

Hi, Meredith! These books sounds fantastic - please enter me.

Drop by RS Designs to enter both of our giveaways. :)

Jenna said...

Please count me in!

Tara said...

I can always need help with hospitality and creating atmosphere on a tight budget. Thanks!

Karen said...

This is fabulous! Please count me in:-)

kpuleski [at] gmail [dot] com

Amanda said...

Great giveaway! Thank you!

Bonita said...

Wow! Count me in!

Saph said...

I like anything that helps to stretch a dollar. =) Count me in!

Opening Pandora said...

cont me in! I'm always looking for new ideas! New Reader, but I love your blog!

meredith said...

i would love to be entered. i read your blog all the time! - it's on my netvibes :)

Leia said...

Beautiful! Please add me:
leia18@yahoo.com

And I'm a subscriber. ;)

Margaret said...

I would love to read these books! Thanks for offering them!

{Karla} said...

hi Meredith!

I'd love these! Please add my name!

Blessings,
Karla

Ann'Re @ Home said...

Meredith...I would be happy to win these. :) Thank you!

tonsofsons said...

Pleezzzzzzzzze pick me!

http://tonsofsons.wordpress.com/

Ellie said...

Hi! I would be so happy if you could enter my name in your contest!
Thanks,
Ellie

Carolyne said...

I would love to be entered in your Give-Away. Your blog is an inspiration and a your 'daily happenings'? ~ a giggle-a-day is the *best* vitamin :-o)
Carolyne

tonia said...

Well, since you're not quite up to 300 comments yet, I'll add my name to the hat. *smile*

Thanks!

Chele said...

Oh what a lovely giveaway....how very generous of you. Please count me in!!!

Anonymous said...

What great prizes! Count me in.

Elizabeth said...

oh i'm a total cheapskate and always trying to figure out how to be more of a cheapskate...

basham628 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
basham628@tampabay.rr.com

Candace said...

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Please include me.
Tracey in FL

Tracy said...

I always enjoy reading your tips for living well on less. Please enter me in the drawing. :)

tonsofsons said...

Pleassee pick me! Awesome prize!

http://tonsofsons.wordpress.com/

Thanks ~

Seis said...

I love your blog. I especially love the way you wrap things, so if I win I will have something to look forward to.

Country Girl At Heart said...

Wow, this was a long line.

I've really been enjoying visiting your blog. The topics are very refreshing and inspiring.

Decorating has been something that I've been focusing on alot this past year. Now that I've accomplished a consistant cleaning schedule I have more time to focus on making my home look pleasant.

Please include me in your drawing. If I win the reading will be very helpful.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I am in.
I am glad I got to know your blog.
Karen (karenyoram@gmail.com)

On Fire For Jesus said...

Thanks! Please add me to your list. Blessings.

Anonymous said...

I would love to enter!
Thanks a bunch!
Amanda C
(thechickgals@yahoo.com)

Leia said...

Pick me!

Sarah said...

I would give them a good home, please enter me.

SeekingHim@gmail.com

mommyof8blessings said...

I love books new and used!!
Please enter me too!!
denise@hattrickpress.com

Anonymous said...

I also read your blog everyday and love it!
Please enter me in your give-a-way and thank you for the chance to win an awesome gift.

Melinda
littlebookworm06@hotmail.com

Sonya said...

These books sound wonderful! I'd love to enter! Thanks for sharing such great books!

The Fritz Facts said...

Such a great giveaway! Count me in.

Abbi said...

The books sound like a fun read! Please enter me.

Andrea said...

I am VERY interested in all three books! Please enter me! Thanks!

mamaredhead at gmail dot com

Evangeline said...

Somehow stumbled onto your blog and have been enjoying visiting. I'd love to be entered into your drawing.
Visit me anytime at www.xanga.com/chefvangie.
God bless ~E

selah said...

These books look great!

Bouquet of Daisies said...

I am really having fun discovering new blogs this week! I'd love to enter your drawing!

angelaandconnor@gmail.com said...

Enter us!!

Lesha said...

Great contest!

Emily said...

I adore decorating books and decorating on a budget would be even better!

S & B In Asia said...

What fun books -- I have a US address.

Amanda said...

Thanks for the giveaway -- count me in!

courtcourt said...

Count me in!!

momofmhasr said...

Please count me in.

maggie said...

I'm so glad that I found your blog through this contest. And please count me in for the draw. I'd love to win those books.

Anonymous said...

I think I found a new blog to read! Thanks for the chance to win these great books!
Cyndi
dckline007@comcast.net

Mama Squirrel said...

Oh my--already over 300 comments! Can you slip my name in there somewhere too?

daisyaday said...

Oh, I'd love to win these.

Thanks!
Daisy

Lindsey in AL said...

Please count me in! Your blog is one of my top 5 (out of about 50 total :|) and one of the few that gets checked daily. I feel like we're almost neighbors since Nashville is *only* about 150 miles from me :D

Bessings!

Ruth said...

i am also a "frugal-fan"! please add me to the draw. :)

hephzibah62 at yahoo dot com

Susan said...

Please enter me!

Susan Keister
susan dot garrison at gmail dot com

Audra said...

I'd love to win these books. Thanks. :)

Audra
writetome (at) thesilvas (dot) com

MommaBlogger said...

I need all the help I can get in this area! I am horrid at organizing and keeping things clean :)

Debby said...

Please enter me also1!! I loe these types of books.

debby
all_for_christ_6@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Obviously I don't check in everyday...I would like to enter into the giveaway. And I would like to take the opportunity to say that I love your very educational and inspirational blog!!!!

Nicole in MD

Once Upon a Dream... said...

Totally fabulous giveaway. Please count me in. Thanx.
I'm doing a giveaway as well. Check it out if you get a chance.

Eden

Christina said...

Please enter me! Thanks!

Huskerbabe said...

I enjoy your blog immensely, but find myself wishing I could find such great thrift shops like you do. The MacClaren stroller really hurt, since I'd been shopping for one for weeks. I did have to buy one full price as my little 2 yo can't walk and was too big for his stroller. On the positive side of thinking, I think thrift shops are few and far between here because the average person in our community is still pretty thrifty. But I have noticed consumerism expanding exponentially in the under 35 group. (sigh)

Carri said...

I'd love to receive those books! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Count me in.

Nicole said...

I would love to be entered in the giveaway! Thanks!

Amy said...

Great Giveaway! Thank you!

Michelle O. said...

I read your blog every day and really admire your taste in decorating. I also love the frugality posts as well. I'd love to win! Thank you.

Richelle said...

Count me in!

Heather said...

Awesome!

Cindy said...

I love those books! Enter me, please.

ChristiS said...

I'm in! Thanks for sharing!

Navy Wife said...

count me in!
melissa nassraway

Kerry said...

Your blog is wonderful. I've been enjoying reading it for sometime now. Hope I win!

Kerry

Anonymous said...

I'd love to look at these books.
Theresa n.
weceno@aol.com

JewelsHud said...

I love to read - these look great!!

seahagstudio said...

i would love these books! my husband and i are trying to "live beneath our means" these would help. thanks, tracy

Mrs. Bonnie said...

Oh I'd love to be entered! So glad I popped onto the computer tonight, otherwise I would have been to late to enter!

Misty said...

count me in please. i enjoy your blog tremendously.

eyeslikesugar said...

Thanks for doing this! I hope I win.

ancient one said...

You know everyone wants those books. You probably have set a comment record. Please add me! I love your blog and will continue to visit... win or not...LOL

Jenny said...

What a fabulous collection of titles! I would appreciate being entered in your contest.

Thanks-
Jenny

Tara said...

Love these. I am addicted to books. Please include me.

Tricia said...

Thank you for your generosity!

Tricia

Jhianna said...

Count me in, please!

Gina Conroy said...

Count me in! I'd love to win this! And you're invited to enter my contest!

Portraitwriter at gmail dot com

CanCan said...

The word "Frugal" makes my heart sing. I am the tightwaddiest person I know. I'd love to win these!

diXymiss said...

What a wonderful collection. Please include me in your drawing. Thank you.

Hollene said...

These books look great, and I'm glad to have discovered your blog. I have bookmarked it, and will be returning!

BChsMamaof3 said...

Please enter me in your contest :) Thanks
www.homeschoolblogger.com/NatureNotesFromAbove
roslenhs(at)oberon(dot)ark(dot)com

Robin said...

These look like lovely books. Please enter my name in your drawing. Thanks

Anonymous said...

These are great!
ccmccoy4031@yahoo.com

Holly said...

This subject is near and dear to me. Great giveaway.

Mommy said...

Please Count me in! Thanks! :)

Sheree said...

Wow, Meridith, I had no idea you would get so many entries!!
I just want to say that i love your blog and I hope whoever wins your gift enjoys it as much as you did.

Mary_Freebies said...

Please enter me!

Nancy @ Homemade Blessings said...

I would love to win these! Thanks so much!
Nancy @ Homemade Blessings

Tiffany M said...

Thanks for the contest, Meredith! I love that you are giving away something gently read!

Dovey said...

I'm truly excited about this giveaway, and I'm excited about finding your blog. I'll definitely be back!

Bethany Sue, CFO said...

Please enter me, I just love you blog. Thank you!

Tobi said...

What wonderful books. Thanks for the chance to win.

Hannah said...

I'd love to win, they look lovely and I LOVE Alexandra Stoddard's books!

managing the motherload said...

These are great! Thanks!

M.E. said...

oooh, these books sound great!
Enter me, please!

Tammy and Parker said...

These would be adored.

www.prayingforparker.com

hods5mom (at) aol (dot) com

Patricia said...

What a wonderful giveaway - I love frugal books! Thanks!

Sarah said...

Thanks for offering such a practical giveaway. I'd love a chance to win these frugal books. :-)

sarah_carol (at) hotmail (dot) com

holly K said...

I would like these!~ cookiecutter72@hotmail.com

silbook said...

I came across your blog by accident and have really enjoyed it. Please enter me in your drawing.

Bethany said...

I think I shall bookmark your site and come back when I have more time to read!

Dawn said...

Those sound like good books.

mavis said...

those look great. i'm sure my husband would just roll he eyes, but has awful taste. harpers and soccer reviews. nasty.

Jenni said...

These would be so great! Count me in!

LivingforGod said...

Please count me in. Thanks!

Meredith said...

Thank you so much for entering--and showering me with oh so many compliments!

Opening each comment has been like opening a lot of little gifts each day.

I'm going to close the comments and "draw" the winner using a random number generator right now.

Winner will be announced in a separate post at the top.

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