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Aug 1, 2008

The Bloggy Giveaways Carnival

NOTE: My Giveaway began on July 28th. The deadline has been reached. All comments on this post have been disabled. The winner will be announced on Saturday, August 2nd before 9:00 PM PST. Feel free to peruse other posts by scrolling down.

The quarterly Bloggy Giveaways Carnival is in full force. At this posting, there were over 600 hosts and the list is growing by the minute! Now, who doesn't love to win something unexpected? Here's your opportunity to throw some pennies into the fountain. Who knows what wishes might come true!



My contribution is the beautifully inspiring book, Joie de Vivre: Simple French Style for Everyday Living, by Robert Arbor & Katherine Whiteside. The book retails for $30.00. Plus, I will also be adding in a little surprise!

The deadline to enter is Friday, August 1st at Midnight PST.

TO ENTER: 1.) Post one comment under this heading.
2.) If you read anything from my Blog Archives, comment about what you read here and I will give you 5 additional entries. 3.) Be sure to leave a good link for me to contact you. 4.) Open to everyone.

72 comments:

Bunny B said...

LOL! I read Viva La Watermelon and I found out that we read the same article of watermelon working like viagra! Thanks for such a cool prize!

bunnybx at gmail . com

Beverly said...

KJ, you know I love everything you ever write. I guess if I had to pick a favorite it would be ... no, I can't choose.

But, I did love Haplology. Oh, and I adored the Vogue series. And, then there was Mental Pause Moments.

I am your devoted fan.

Simply Sentimental said...

You have a wonderful blog...so glad I found it.......

Smilingsal said...

Cuddles and Cranky's dialogue broke me up!
smilingsal55[at]yahoo[dot]com

Yarni Gras! said...

I read about your Mango Chai Lassi....will have to use that recipe.
As for the giveaway...thank you for hosting...

Beth said...

Great giveaway idea, thanks for the chance to enter!

ikkinlala said...

I like your posts about words (I had forgotten about "chuffed," and now I'll be trying to work it into a conversation).

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Lisa Sharp said...

My mom would love this!!

love_cats05@yahoo.com

paula h said...

Nice Prize.

hafner611 {AT} gmail {DOT} com

BailiwickDesigns said...

This sounds like a great book! I looked at the bloggy carnival page, and oh wow! there are a lot of giveaways! And hmmmm... your archives. I always like the posts about words - such as nectary, and éclat, and hapology...

Did you feel that earthquake? I think you might have been closer to it than me.

xoJill

Mary Isabella said...

I love the posts without words. Have a great week....Mary

PS said...

Wow, this looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance!!

mommy-2-3 said...

What an interesting book. thanks for such a great giveaway.

Christina.Kimberly said...

"Mireille Guiliano authored the book, French Women Don’t Get Fat. I purchased both the softcover and the audio version over a year ago, favoring Mireille's narrative because anything sounds better in French!"

Je conviens, ainsi svp choisissez-moi

Sarah said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Your Mango Chai recipe looks delicious! And I have never ever heard of the word neologism before!!

Sarah said...

Oh dear forgot to add a link...sarahlarrittatgmaildotcom Sarah

BrineS said...

This looks so great! Everyone needs a little French in their lives...ooh-la-la!

dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

Anonymous said...

I am really looking forward to this prize! I feel I could use it if I won :)

mariettaseller(at)yahoo(dot)com

Also, I liked your lassi recipe. Mango lassi are my favorite and I love chai as well. Can't wait to try the mango chai lassi...wow, lots of yumminess in 1 drink!

Qtpies7 said...

Watermelon that works like viagra? My husband does not like watermelon.

I can't imagine living in CA with earth quakes. I really fear them, but I guess when you live there maybe it is just the way it is. Like in Virginia with the hurricanes. I didn't fear them at all because really they didn't do much, some flooding and sometimes a bit of power outage.

Nancy said...

What a cool book, I hope I win. I liked your post about grits, which I have never tried, but now I would really like to.

Wehaf said...

Magnifique; merci!

I liked your watermelon/viagra bit. :)

urchiken at gmail dot com

nosmallthing said...

Thanks for the chance to win this, I'd love it.

For extra entries, I read that July 2nd was your blogoversary! Happy blogoversary!

dkkwhcs at yahoo dot com

kamewh said...

I would love to be entered to win this book. I loved your blog post about smiling and the suggestion to place pre-meditated smile on your face. I think I will try it and see what happens! Thank you for the giveaway!

Parker Family said...

This would be very fun to win. thanks for the giveaway! trishblack(at)juno(dot)com

Kimberly said...

It sounds like a very interesting book. Thanks for the great giveaway!

momo3 said...

i heart your posts about words!

i alos heart good books . . . this one looks so good!

thanks, kristen

ryankristenwilson(at)msn(com)

sweetsue said...

I read your post titled Making 50 a Design Challenge, and it reminded me that I am nearly there. I think I will set up a goal to achieve for when I finally achieve (hopefully) that milestone. I would love to win that book!

pierce said...

I freaking love surprises and house-styling. Thank you!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Beautiful eye-dyllic, a most wonderful place to visit! Karen the book sounds quite interesting! Thanks so much for another lovely giveaway my friend! Enjoy the rest of your week!

Smiles...

Beverly

NeereAnDear said...

KJ .my favorite would be Todays Bouquet... about a silver lining after all...

But all your posts are fun... the limmerick contest... each one is so good and so different from the next so its hard to choose..

Good luck to all

HUGS

JO

Preppy Mommy said...

Will this help me tie scarves like a frenchwoman? I read that you have an awesome recipe for Mango Lassi. Thanks for the chance to win. Visit mine at www.mypreppypurse.blogspot.com

Spork Fashion said...

Oooh, would love to check this book out!

Ebie said...

cool, have not heard of this book and would love to see what it's about

Meg said...

I love your post on Haplology! I felt the quake too!! Im abt 20 minutes from Chino Hills and it was pretty crazy. My hubby speaks French (used to live in Paris) so this book really got me excited-thanks!
gomeggo[at]gmail[dot]com

Jacqueline in Atlanta said...

Sounds like a delightful book. Thanks for having the giveaway!

Charlotte said...

I love your blog! I almost got dressed again to go out and get a mango so I can make that Mango Chai Lassi. Sounds wonderful!

Thanks for the great giveaway.

charlotte(dot)evard(at)comcast(dot)net

Marilyn Miller, the Marmalady said...

I love anything French, that would be a great prize!
Thanks also for visiting me at Delights of the Heart

CanCan said...

I would love to read this!


onlycancan at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Count me in to win!
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

hazel said...

Would love to win this book! My sister is moving to L.A. in January and the quake has me concerned. Also love the post with the bunnies, too cute!

Kathy said...

Sounds like an interesting book - count me in!
Kathy
bigfamily8(at)yahoo(dot)com

Dana said...

Since I am a new reader of yours, I quickly picked Feb. I landed on your post talking about Pat, from Back Porch Musings giving away a copy of Mary Carol Garrity's book about weddings. That was interesting to me because she just opened a new shop here in KC, MO last Fall. She is a very friendly and talented lady and I am so happy to see her popularity extend outside of the Mid-west. Thanks for your chance to win a great book, too!

frugallm said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!

elkmeese at yahoo dot com

Tara said...

This sounds like a wonderful prize.

And I read a whole bunch of your previous posts- I especially liked "buried treasure"- I used to love beachcombing... but now I live WAY too far from an ocean!

danandmarsh said...

Sounds to be some good reading. Thanks for the chance to win it!

cmartin0055 said...

THis book sounds great!

Audrey said...

Ok, so next time I get upset with my daughter I'm going to call her a logophile. I love it!!!!

Can you tell I want to win? :)

robin_titan said...

this books seems interesting hope to win it :) haha i like your mental pause moments those are great!

lc_intocable at yahoo.com

Lisa said...

The post on Xanadu caught my eye - I did a paper on Coleridge when I was in high school, and "Kubla Khan" figured prominently in it.

Love your blog, I think I'll be back from time to time. Thanks for the giveaway!

Judy Hartman said...

Crossing my fingers to win this one!
I loved your post on April 28 about your first ride on the Small World attraction in Disneyland! Your writing was so eloquent, and I thought it was sweet that 5th grade you started an International Club with a friend after that! A lovely memory shared with us!

Alexandra Hancock said...

here is my comment.
and i watched a story about the quake on the news. glad nothing too serious happened besides your lovies getting to experience mother nature.

alexandra dot hancock at gmail dot com

jskell911 said...

I read In Basket, and agree, now that you mention it, author unknown is kinda sad

jessleigh said...

I read on February 11th about Tasha Tudor. You linked to her website and showed a picture of her cookbook. I LOVE Tasha Tudor and was very sad about her recent death. I also love the Valentine's Day ideas! Thanks for the great giveaway and I hope I win!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi KJ! Please enter me in your wonderful giveway...I had some catching up to do here. Enjoyed reading True Grits! I have never been a fan of grits. Funny, because I like Cream Of Wheat and it is similar...
Penny

Natalie said...

Enter me in yours, too! Sounds like a great book :)

Thanks!

Natalie (the spice girl)

The Chatty Housewife said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! nw_wife(at)hotmail(dot)com

I read a post in your archives about aging. It had a bunch of quotes and they were SO funny!

Jinxy and Me said...

Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Rockin' Mama said...

This book sounds lovely

jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

Luvkids334 said...

I would, love,love,love that book.

I agree with you, I always feel a little sadness when I read a poem and then read "Author Unknown". It's almost as though the person behind the words never existed.

Your bunnies are adorable, I have a little soon to be 5 y/o who would love to do nothing but spoil them with fresh Dandelion leaves and carrots.

Theresa N. said...

I'd love to win this book and I read your quake story.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Megret said...

I enjoyed looking through your blog posts -- I love your style and writing! I would have to say that your post about your mother was the most inspiring. I loved reading it!

And thanks for the neat giveaway!
Megret
musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

Jessica said...

I read the post on Logophiles and found out something about myself..I am one!

You do have a way with words and I enjoyed my visit.

CIELO said...

Good morning KJ.... just hopping by to say hello... Great giveaway idea, thanks for the chance to enter!

Have a lovely weekend

cielo

ihchicky said...

C'est Bon! I'd love to win this book. I am trying to improve on my french and this would really help. I also looked back into your archives and I found a post I really liked: S. M. I. L. E. I totally agree with what you had to say about not many people smiling now a days. And when you do see people smiling or people smiling it is truly contagious. Even smiling on a day that you feel less than perfect, instantly lifts your spirit. Thank you so much for sharing all your thoughts with us! Also, thanks for the giveaway.

ihchicky(at)gmail(dot)com

Amydeanne said...

looks like a cool book! not sure if Canadians are allowed but if I am, please add me! :)

You have a very neat site!

Toiling Ant said...

Count me in, please!

dolls123 said...

Thanks for the chance

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

Brandy said...

I love your blog. This is my first time visiting.

Krissi from Krississippi said...

Hi :)

I wanted to say thank you for entering my Bloggy Giveaway, and drop by yours to enter, too!

Have a great weekend!

Krissi

msrodeobrat said...

so this book looks pretty interesting and i would like to read it

ShabbyInTheCity said...

You mean I have to give away something to get 70 comments?! No fair!
Hey thanks for saying I'm a cutie :) That was like getting a rock out of your shoe :) No, better!
I hope I win KJ because I'm gonna save you on shipping! I'm coming out to pick it up myself :)
You say you have a guest cottage out back? Oh? Cottage cheese in the morning...welllll...bury it in a layer of Lasagna with some mozzarella on top and I'll take a bite....hey! Do I get extra credit if I leave the longest comment ever? Did I tell you that I was working for American Airlines when we got married and we took our honeymoon in Monterey? $24 came out of my paycheck for 2 round trips in 1st class :) We stayed at Green Gables Inn. Have I told you already? I don't care if you do have earthquakes...I say California is so great I'd stay anyway. There used to be a song that said California girls are the sweetest in the world...each one is a song in the making...and I was so jealous! Always wishing I could be a California girl. Did you ever want to be a Kentucky girl KJ? Hey wouldja look at that I'm out of space! Good night KJ!

She'sSewPretty said...

KJ, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and my Etsy. I've been reading through your posts. I didn't know that people could still get milk delivered. Where have I been?!