Monday, August 1, 2011

August Giveaway

August 1st, 2011

Where has this year gone? Christmas will be here in no time.

August is a hard month for me. My mother passed away 10 years ago this August. I can not believe I have been without my Mommy for 10 years. The void never goes away. <3 

Thankfully, I am so blessed to have AMAZING friends that request time off from all of their individual jobs and responsibilities to spend a weekend with me. And for the last few years, every August, we venture out to AMI for a girls weekend getaway on the anniversary of my Mothers death. What better way to spend the day than with my sisters in friendship?

Anyways.... that's August for me. BUT,  I do have a saweet giveaway that I am super super stoked about. In honor of one of my all time favorite blogs, and her new cooking show that is about to premiere on Food Network, I am giving away one free copy of The Pioneer Woman Cooks.


My favorite recipe thus far. Mmm

The Pioneer woman is one of my all time favorite BLOGS. She has almost everything you could ever imagine in a blog: parenting, homeschooling, cooking, gardening, photography, pets, and entertainment. I constantly chuckle when reading her blog thanks to her style of writing, AND she is a published author, not only does she have her cookbook out but she also has a kids book with none other than her quirky basset hound as the star, as well as my favorite, her true story romance novel of how she and MM(her husband) came to be. I highly encourage you to check out her blog, The Pioneer Woman if you haven't already. There is something for everyone. :)

DISCLAIMER: I do not know Ree (the Pioneer Woman) personally, nor does she know I am giving away a copy of her cook book. I was not asked to "advertise" her blog. I am doing so because I truly enjoy her blog, and her books, and would recommend them to anyone.

On another note, the story about HOW I came to own Black Heels to Tractor Wheels and The Pioneer Woman Cooks is quite entertaining. One of my good friends, DaisyJo, knows how much I adore TPW, and knew that I really wanted to get her 1st book, Black Heels to Tractor Wheels. When I mentioned wanting to buy it because it'd be the perfect read for my honeymoon, she told me "forget we had this conversation, but, DO NOT buy that book!" and low and behold, I got it as a gift at my bridal shower in March. It took a lot of will power for me NOT to read it before the honeymoon, but I saved it, and it was the perfect read. WELL, I decided to put the cookbook on my wedding registry at Target, and when I saw that it had been snatched up, I just assumed my friend had bought it for me. After all, who else knew of my blogging addiction? A couple of days later when we finally opened our wonderful wedding gifts, I kept waiting to open that cookbook that I was oh so excited to be receiving. Every time I opened a smaller gift, I was like "this is it! The cookbook!" everyone thought I was crazy, but I kept saying I know it's coming! Then, I get to my friend's gift, and it's a much bigger box, so I said "Oh, she is trying to throw me off" and whaddya know, I open it, and it's the storage canisters that we wanted, not exactly the cookbook but still such an awesome gift. By then I was really confused. Where was the cookbook and WHO got it for me? Did they know of my love of TPW blog?! Finally, as we neared the end of gifts, I open one from one of my coworkers and his wife, and ALAS, THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS AND a lemon grass candle (that happens to be one of my favorite relaxing scents). HELLO! My coworkers wife is a wonderful cook (she made those amazing smore cookies I blogged about a week or so ago) and she also follows The Pioneer Woman and thought it was cool that we read the same blog so she bought the cook book for me. So yeah, it was quite entertaining as I kept waiting to find "the gift" that I just knew was somewhere in the midst. I was SURE to tell my coworker to THANK his wife for picking out that wonderful wonderful gift for me.

And now, from me to you, I am giving away one free copy and there are actually quite a few ways to enter. The contest will run from TODAY, August 1st, through Thursday August 25th at 10pm EST. I will announce the winner on Friday's fabulous post on August 26th AND the Pioneer woman's cooking show starts on the Food Network channel on Saturday August 27th (hence why I waited until August to do this giveaway). Be sure to set your DVR!

Ways To Enter


As for the (many) ways to enter:
1. Become a follower of Brown Eyed Bell(e) with Google Friend Connect. To do so, you can click JOIN THIS SITE on the left hand side of the screen and follow it with your google/blogger, twitter, yahoo, or AIM login info) and then leave a comment below letting me know you are following me. NOTE: If you are already a follower, just leave a comment letting me know. That is your entry. You MUST do this entry first in order to be eligible for other entries.

You can also earn other entries by doing the following:
2. become a follower of my pet blog 4Paws4Love
3. update your status on facebook with the link sending people here to this contest
4. LIKE Brown Eyed Bell(e) on facebook
5.  LIKE 4Paws4Love on facebook
6. LIKE Kidney for Kristy on facebook
7. blog about this contest, with a link sending people here
8. tweet about this contest, with a link sending people here. If you do so please use the following tweet: from Brown Eyed Bell(e) is giving away a copy of The Pioneer Woman Cooks http://browneyedbell.blogspot.com/2011/08/august-giveaway.html


In order to qualify PLEASE remember to leave a separate comment for each entry that you do, as well as the link so I can verify it as an accurate entry if you win. 

That's EIGHT ways you can enter!! :)

GOOD LUCK FRIENDS :)

*Disclaimer: 08-08-11 - when you enter, please use a name because if I have 10 anonymous entries, and 1 wins, it will be hard to narrow the winner down if no email was provided.

73 comments:

  1. I am your newst follower. SO sorry about your mom.

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  2. I posted on my twitter.
    @gunsmom05

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  3. Am now following you on Twitter. Found you at PW... nice to meet you!

    Congratulations, Stephanie Hobson
    You are now following Brown Eyed Bell(e)

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  4. Following 4Paws4Love too. Happy to do so, as I am also an animal person.

    Congratulations, Stephanie Hobson
    You are now following 4Paws4Love

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  5. I LIKE Brown Eyed Bell(e) on Facebook.

    Stephanie Hobson
    https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.lee.hobson

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  6. I LIKE 4Paws4Love on Facebook.

    Stephanie Hobson
    https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.lee.hobson

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  7. I LIKE Kidney for Kristy on Facebook.

    Like you, I am a huge fan of Ree's blog. I look forward to following you too.

    Stephanie Hobson
    https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.lee.hobson

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  8. Following your blog and also TPW...I would love to have a copy of PW's cookbook. Thanks for giving me a chance to win it...:)

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  9. Oops, here is my email :) whizbam77@yahoo.com

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  10. Following via GFC. Love TPW & can't wait for her show. Thanks for the chance!
    wenmun at aol dot com

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  11. I'm a follower of 4Paws4Love blog via GFC.
    wenmun at aol dot com

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  12. I like Brown Eyed Bell(e) on facebook.
    Wendy M.
    wenmun at aol dot com

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  13. I like 4Paws4Love on facebook.
    Wendy M.
    wenmun at aol dot com

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  14. I am now following your blog

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  15. I am now a follower of your blog, and I LOVE the Pioneer Woman, too!

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  16. Also, I posted on my facebook about the giveaway, so I get to enter again. yay!

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  17. Sorry about you're mother passing away .God bless.

    Micheldiaz32@gmail.com

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  18. I am a new follower and love Pioneer Woman! What a great giveaway!

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  19. I'm also a Facebook fan now...

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  20. I followed your blog comment over from TPW which I also follow! I am now your newest follower, but I don't have FB so this will be my only entry. Thanks

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  21. I am your newest blog follower!

    (larissapavei@yahoo.com.br)

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  22. I am a fan on fb!


    Docura doces americano

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  23. Liked Brown Eyed Bell(e) on Facebook.

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  24. Following you via GFC. Love the picture of your dog on your home page!

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  25. Tweeted about your contest at https://twitter.com/#!/teslaca/status/105729893505048576

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  26. I'm sorry to read about your mom, but thank you for the giveaway! I am a follower.

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  27. I just found your blog by reading your post on The Pioneer Woman's blog. You've done a good job with your site. I like that your blog has links to different interests. Happy to be a new follower.

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  28. Following your blog and facebook. Heading over to 4paws4love next. I love animals so much. I also love to cook and would LOVE to win Ree's cookbook. Thanks for letting me know about your blogs. :)

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  29. I liked all three of the facebook pages and posted the link to this page :)

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  30. I also follow your other blog now. I have now done entries 1-6. I don't tweet or have a blog.

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  31. gfc follower!
    tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. LIKE Brown Eyed Bell(e) on facebook (Tara Huff)
    tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. LIKE 4Paws4Love on facebook (Tara Huff)
    tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. LIKE Kidney for Kristy on facebook (Tara Huff)
    tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/huffychic/status/106123182691450880
    tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. Following...and hope to win the cookbook

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  37. I liked Brown Eyed Bell(e) on FB!

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  38. I liked 4Paws4Love on facebook.

    (I realized I may need to have posted 6 comments in order to have all 6 of my entries count. Commenting once on 4 of them might not work.)

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  39. I liked Kidney for Kristy on facebook

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  40. Found you on PW. Love that Blog! I'm following you now, too! Yippie

    Amy @ www.croquetncocktails.blogspot.com

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  41. I don't have facebook anymore but I am now one of your newest followers! ;)
    It would be awesome to win! I love PW and cooking.

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  42. I am now a follower of this blog! :)

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  43. Just liked Brown Eyed Belle on FB :).

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  44. Just liked 4 paws4 love on FB. :)

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  45. Just liked Kidney for Kristy on FB :)

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  46. became a follower of 4paws4love blog. :) Awesome contest! :)

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  47. This is my first time to your blog spot/page. I love Ree, and I love your blog also.I collect all kinds of cookbooks,and would love to add this one to my collection.I will follow you......

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  48. I'm a new follower.
    Jciancio@sbcglobal.net

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  49. I liked Brown Eyed Bell(e) on facebook

    jciancio@sbcglobal.net

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  50. I liked 4Paws4Love on facebook

    jciancio@sbcglobal.net

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  51. I found you on PW and Liked Brown Eyed Bell(e) on Facebook. I just spent a few days in NJ at my moms house in the middle of nowhere with no computer and just found your blog! I was so mesmerized by looking at it I just realized it's after 10pm! Oh well - I've bookmarked your site so I can check in daily!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  52. Aww, man... I am happy to have found your blog, BUT I found it a day late to win TPW cookbook. :(

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