Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A Recipe For Christmas JOY and a *Giveaway!*

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I promised to share with you a special way to welcome in the Christmas season, so here it is!

Marybeth Whalen is a homeschooling mom of six children and has just published her first ebook! It is called A Recipe for Christmas Joy and she was sweet enough to give me a copy to review and another copy for a giveaway!

Marybeth has filled this book with over 50 recipes, menus, devotionals, practical advice, and tips that will inspire you to put the focus of Christmas back on Jesus as you and your family prepare to celebrate this upcoming season!

Here are a few of my favorite things from the ebook:
~A week-by-week checklist for organizing your Christmas
~Celebrating Advent
~Creative gift ideas that won't break the bank
~Homemade gifts
~Hosting a Christmas peppermint tea
~25 ways to make the holidays holy days
~List of Christmas read-alouds for you and your children

and most importantly...

~How to make Jesus the center of your Christmas!


For more details, please visit Marybeth's blog, Cheaper by the Half-dozen.

If you would like to be entered into the giveaway for this wonderful ebook, just leave a comment by November 27, 07 at 10:00pm. For all of you who would like to order it, it is an ebook, so as soon as your order is confirmed, it will arrive in your inbox! No waiting on shipping!!

93 comments:

Homemaker05 said...

I would love to be entered! :) Thanks for the opportunity!

Mrs.Garcia said...

Kelli, Please enter me into this lovely Contest.
God Bless,
Mrs.Garcia

Amber said...

Oh it sounds like a wonderful book. Please include me in your drawing. Thanks so much, Kelli.

Kimberly said...

Ooo ooo ooo!! Pick me! Pick me!! :)

Mommy said...

Sounds like a really great book to add to my library. Please count me in. :)

Becca said...

Thanks for offering the chance to win a copy of this book! :-)

Love,
Becca

Mary said...

This sounds like a wonderful book. If you ship to Ontario, please enter me in the draw.

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Blessings,
Mary

Lauren Christine said...

Oh, enter me too please! :)

deb said...

Please add my name. Thanks!

Mammy said...

Kelli, I'd like to be entered in the drawing. Nancy

Michelle said...

Please enter me in this contest. I love your blog!

Thanks!

Kelly said...

I would love to be entered, Kelli! Thanks for sharing about MaryBeth's blog - it's great, and I love the title. Hope that you and your gang had a wonderful and very blessed Turkey Day yesterday! :o)

craftymama said...

That sounds perfect! I'd love a copy! :)

P.S. Do we have a date on when the new SD issue will come out? As you can tell, I can't wait! :)

Marybeth said...

Thanks Kelli for this sweet review! For all of you who would like to order it, it is an ebook, so as soon as your order is confirmed, it will arrive in your inbox! No waiting on shipping!!
Thanks to all of you who order--

devildogwife said...

I would love to be entered in the contest! Thank you!!

Heather said...

Kelli - the e-book sounds wonderful! It would be lovely to be entered in your contest!

We are having trouble this year coming up with our theme for Advent. Last year we studied the Names of God, and it was so meaningful, we are having trouble coming up with something as good!

May the Lord bless you with a Christ-centered Christmas!

Cris said...

It sounds wonderful... please I would love to be entered!

Thia said...

I would love to enrich our holiday season!

Jen said...

Please oh please enter me...I would love to have a copy....glad your Thanksgiving went well.

Anonymous said...

How fun! Please enter me in your drawing! And thank you for all the fun tips and "clean alongs," very inspiring!
blessings,
Theresa
Arlington, TX

melissa said...

I really like the theme Christmas JOY! The ebook looks interesting as well.
Melissa

OKGardners said...

What a great idea! We NEED to keep Christ in Christmas. Too many folks are so materialistic and only think of things they want and have no thought for the real Reason for the Season.

Enter me for her wonderful book and I will be checking her blog, too. Thanks for the info.

Betty in Oklahoma

Amanda said...

I would love to be entered too!

Is there no show and tell Friday this week? *sniff* Well, I did one anyway!

You can see it here if you would like. :)

http://aikoheiwa.livejournal.com/303248.html

Anonymous said...

I would love to be included. It sounds wonderful. Thanks so much. Diana

Farley80@sbcglobal.net

Susan P. said...

I would love to enter the drawing!

Barbara H. said...

This sounds wonderful! Please include me!

And happy day after Thanksgiving to you! :-)l

beingmolded said...

I would love to be entered too!

O. said...

I'm in for the book, please!

Mrs. Hurzeler said...

I would also like to be entered into this. Thank you so much for the chance. God Bless.

Lori - The Simple Life at Home said...

I'd love to be entered for this contest. Thanks so much!!

Cori said...

Please consider me entered. Thank you for giving us the chance to win!

Gena said...

Yes, Kelli, I am still full! However, my husband has already eaten 3 plates of leftovers today!

I would love to be entered in the drawing. It sounds like a great book.

Naturegirl said...

This is a book that will be a treasure to have! It is always a Joy when one knows the author! I would love to win this book! Crossing fingers and toes!
Kelli I hope that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving with your sweet family!
hugs NG

Siri said...

Awesome! Do include me for the drawing. Thanks.

~ Siri

Sandy said...

I would love to be entered in the contest!
I was just meditating on how to begin showing Jesus in the holidays. Jessica is 2yr and starting to understand more. It is important that she knows more about Jesus than Santa Claus.
Hope you had a great holiday!

Terry@quilt-nut said...

I would love to be entered! The ebook sounds very interesting. Terry

Kim said...

Please enter my name too! Thanks so much!

Kim

Lulu said...

I hope you had a nice thanksgiving with your family...

tchrmom said...

I would love to have "a recipe for Christmas joy" and find ways to make the celebration holier. Thanks!

Missy said...

it sounds like a wonderful book! thank u.

missy

Kelly said...

Those are all great subjects to be covered in one book, sounds like a great combination of things! Thanks for having the drawing!

Jessica from NB said...

Thanks for the opportunity to participate in your Giveaway!

Mamabeanof4 said...

The book sounds wonderful-include me in the drawing. I hate to say it, but the world has "made" us look at the commercial side of Christmas and forget WHY we are even celebrating it to begin with: the birth of Christ! Without Christ, there would be no Christ-mas!

Midlife Cycler said...

You were my first contest, and now you can be my second! Try try again, right??
Jody

Julie Zilkie said...

i would like to be entered. Thanks!

Heather said...

please enter me!!

alicia b said...

sounds like a great book to have-thanks for your great site too!

alicia b

La Dolce Vita with LeAnn said...

This sounds wonderful, please enter me in the contest. Blessings, LeAnn

Judy said...

I would love to be entered, I love Christmas and spreading joy with goodies.

thank you for this lovely givaway.
Judy

Just Mom said...

Sounds like fun. Enter me, please.

Stephanie said...

Sounds like a great book! I'd love to be entered!
Thanks,
Stephanie

Mom of Many Hats said...

Kelli,

Please enter me into the contest. Oh, I hope I win!!!

Thanks a million.
God Bless,
Amy

Patty said...

I would like to be entered into the drawing, sound like a wonderful cookbook

Sonya said...

I am still really full from Thanksgiving dinner! I'm still eating on leftover turkey and I just love it!

The book sounds wonderful and I'd love to be entered!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in your contest - and I absolutely LOVE your blog!
Helen in CA

debbie said...

I would love to win this ebook. We all need to put Christ back in Christmas!Please enter me in your drawing. Kelli you have a lovely blog.- debbie

Anonymous said...

I would like to please be entered in the contest. Thank you very much.
Laurie Harris

Kimmie said...

Hi Kelli

Oh how fun...there are quite ALOT of 'players'...so I won't hold my breath with winning- but MaryBeth's book sounds charming. God bless her hard work.

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Kendra said...

This sounds like a great book! Count me in for the drawing!

Marianna said...

I saw mention of this book on her site. I would be thrilled to win a copy.

Ashley said...

Please include me in your drawing. Thanks!

Ashley

forhisglorytooATcomcastDOTnet

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Nice contest! Please enter my name, sounds like a neat book!

Katherine

Anonymous said...

It sounds like a lovely book. Please enter me-thank you. :)
joanna
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/glad2bheld/

diana said...

sounds like a wonderful book. i would love to own such a book. i'll go over to her site and take a look. thanks.

Lori said...

Sure sign me up. Sounds like a wonderful book.

Gail said...

I would love to be entered. Sounds like a wonderful book! Thanks

Jammy said...

OOOOH please enter me, Kelli! I would LOVE a copy of this! Thanks so much~

Jenn

Linda said...

This book sounds wonderful. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you. Linda

Lynne said...

What a wonderful giveaway-please enter me, Kelli. I love Christmas, but it has gotten way too commercial-really makes me sad.

robyn said...

Please enter my name. Many thanks.

Momma Roar said...

What a wonderful giveaway!! Count me in!

In your posts below, everything looks simply gorgeous!! :D

Have a great week Kelli!

athenainaminivan said...

Enter me..Enter me...

tara said...

Oh, look! We are both running a Give Away this week! Aren't they just a blast :). I love giving away fun goodies!

So, enter me into your give away please...and then come on over & enter MY give away!

Daughter of the King said...

Would love to be entered.
Deby

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the contest. Thank you, Regina

Michele@Philoxenos said...

count me in!

Mrs. Pivec said...

It sounds great; I'll play along.

Heather said...

Kelli,

I would like to be entered.

Love, Heather

PEA said...

Hello dear Kelli, this truly does sound like a fabulous book! Please enter my name in your giveaway:-) xox

Angela Billings said...

Hi Kelli,

I would love to win this ebook.

Merry Christmas,
Angela Billings

Jeannie said...

I would love to be entered in as well:)

Bella said...

The books sounds perfect! This would be wonderful to read!
Bella

TJ said...

Sounds like a wonderful book! It looks like she will be selling plenty of copies!

Paula said...

I would love to enter!! The book sounds terrific!! Thanks Kelli!

Blessings,
Paula

Lina said...

I would love to be entered!

Robin J. said...

Please enter me in the drawing for the book!

Lori4squaremom said...

Oh Kelly, please enter me in the giveaway! My darling 14 year old daughter pointed out to me yesterday that there just isn't enough CHRIST in CHRISTmas.....and started asking questions about why we have to have a tree, why we have to give gifts, etc. She doesn't understand the reason for all of the secularism if we are celebrating the birth of our Saviour.....in all honesty, I didn't have many answers for her. It broke my heart to see her so burdened, and my not being able to answer many of her questions and concerns. Anyhow, I would LOVE to be entered in this drawing (and I'm really praying that I win this one, because even though we've never done a whole lot with the materialism/secular portion of Christmas, we have also not done our best to keep CHRIST as the center of CHRISTmas). Thanks!

Blessings!

Lori4squaremom

Christina said...

please enter me in the drawing!

Julie said...

Hi Cindy,
I am just playing catch up on my favorite blogs since I have been on vacation. Your Thanksgiving photos are beautiful!

Tina said...

Hi Kelli, Please enter me in the giveaway. BTW... I love the magazine and all the extras!! :)

Blessings and peace! Tina

Tina Leigh said...

ME ME PICK ME!!!!!

Stephanie said...

Please enter me in the drawing as well.

Lady_MSnow said...

Sounds like a wonderful book. I would love to be entered. :D