This giveaway is closed. The winner was Samantha E. Congrats!
I love handmade jewelry. I love the uniqueness of the pieces and I always find I get tons of compliments when I wear handmade jewelry, even if it’s handmade by someone else. We all love getting compliments and there is something special about saying, “I made it” or “My friend made it” when asked where you got a piece of jewelry. Today’s giveaway starts with this beautiful pair of sterling silver and bead earrings. The silver dangle was hand-formed and hammered by yours truly. The green beads and hint of purple make these the perfect earrings for early fall.
Blacklisted from the PTA by Lela Davidson
Blacklisted from the PTA is an irreverent look at motherhood and the modern family. From the high chair to a vinyl restaurant booth on date night, Lela Davidson has captured life on the cul-de-sac with a husband, two kids, and the occasional pet. Whether failing at cloth diaper origami or smug in knowledge that her children have never consumed a PopTart, Lela assures parents they are not alone, and that it’s okay to laugh-at yourself, and at your kids. These are the stories of Everyparent-even if we don’t always tell them out loud. Each of these 62 essays can be read in under five minutes for a quick laugh-either with or at the author.
As a CPA on the mommy track, all Lela wanted to do was sit on the driveway and drink wine out of a box with the neighbors. Luckily, she started writing down her stories instead. Whether tackling PTA meetings, neighborhood politics, or inflation-by-Tooth Fairy, Lela exposes the humor in every awkward moment and maternal meltdown. From a trendy Seattle condo, to a tidy Arkansas subdivision, Lela shares the comic side of family life. She takes you to Mexican bars, the hockey rinks of St. Louis, ski slopes near Santa Fe, shopping in Dallas, and even introduces you to a few strippers-the novices on the playgrounds of New York City, and the pros in Vegas. Lela says what the rest of us are thinking. Her hilarious observations and subtle satire are always spot on. She’s not afraid to reveal her screw-ups, along with fleeting delusional moments of wherein she honestly believes she is the best mom ever.
This book is such a fun book and is great for women wether you are a mom or not. The stories are light-hearted and funny. You will laugh to the point of tears and find yourself relating to many of Lela’s anecdotes.
Today I am giving away one pair of handmade earrings and one AUTOGRAPHED copy of Blacklisted from the PTA to one lucky winner.
Entering is easy! Just leave a comment and tell me you’d like to win. For extra entries you can do any of the following, just leave an extra comment for each one. (If you are already following on Facebook and Twitter be sure to let me know!)
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Entries will be accepted through September 30th and the winner will be announced on October 1st. Winner will be selected by a random number generator and notified by email. Winner must reside in the US and must be willing to provide a mailing address for the prize to be shipped. The winner will have 48 hours after notification to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
Don’t forget to check back each day this week because I have giveaways all week long!
Day 1: Airship Coffee Giveaway
Day 2: Handmade Earring and Blacklisted from the PTA Giveaway
Day 3: Necklaces, Journal and My Life Unscripted
Day 4: Necklace and Bracelet Set and A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet
Day 5: P. Allen Smith and Soybean Products Giveaway
Day 6: Beef Council Cookbook and Riceland Rice
Day 7: Handmade Recipe Binder
Day 8: Peebles Farm Tickets for 4
Disclaimer: I know Lela Davidson personally and she was a keynote speaker for the Arkansas Women Bloggers Unplugged 2012 Conference of which I am an organizer. Lela provided free copies of her book to conference participants however I purchased this book for the giveaway. The winner will receive a brand-new, unread copy. I am not being compensated by Lela Davidson. All opinions are my own.