Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Real Simplicity Giveaway - and a Cleaning Link- up

Roses in my Parlour This Morning

I set the timer for 30 minutes. Then I rushed through my housework to see how much I could accomplish. I managed to vacuum the carpet, sweep the floor, scrub the kitchen counters and stove, wash all the dishes and clean the parlour. I even had a few minutes to set up pretty roses on the table.

Today is day 2 of my open house party. I have a great book to share with you. Then I will tell you how 3 of my readers will win their own copy! Finally, there will be a wonderful link-up all about cleaning! I can't wait to visit your blogs and read your cleaning tips and ideas! Are you ready? . .  Wait... did you clean your house first? (smiles)... Of course you did! Okay, read on!

The Book - Real Simplicity - Expanded Edition of - Making Room for Life - by Rozanne and Randy Frazee



 Foreword by Max and Denalyn Lucado

Paperback - over 200 pages

Published by Zondervan




Pastor Randy Frazee was worn out and stressed by life. He described his life as a rat-race. Now most of us immediately think of living in the city, right? Yet we don't even realize that spending most of our time in the car for errands, commuting, and getting the children to all their classes and activities is the rat-race.

Randy and his wife, married for 29 years, kept thinking things would get better. They thought if they struggled through the hard times, life would eventually be less stressful. This idea wasn't working. They were burning out. Finally, they came up with an incredible plan to create real simplicity.

They describe, in detail, the lives of those in other cultures. These are people who have lived the same way for centuries. They do not have automobiles (limited mobility). There are no telephones (friends and family visit each other instead), There is no electricity (making it hard to stay up at all hours of the night being "productive" with work).  Frankly, what they describe is something most of us crave!

But how can we implement this kind of life in American culture? Is is possible to have a peaceful, simple life even if we keep our lights, cars and phones? I believe the Frazee's have come up with a powerful, inspiring plan to make it possible for all of us!

The book includes short sections for discussion and thought. You'll find a few recipes, plenty of stories and a realistic look at the beauty of living a Biblical, simplified life in today's world.

The Giveaway

How would you like a chance to win your own copy of Real Simplicity? I have 3 copies available for a giveaway. There will be three winners! All you have to do is leave me a comment.

For additional Entries:


1. Post about this on Facebook.

2. Post about this on Twitter.

3. Follow me on Twitter.

4. Write a post, linking to this giveaway, on your own Blog. (This is worth 3 entries. Please leave 3 separate comments.)

5
. Become a Public Follower through Google Friend Connect, or let me know if you are already a follower.

6. Choose to "Like" The Legacy of Home on Facebook.

7. Subscribe in an email to The Legacy of Home Blog.


*Please leave a separate comment for each entry.*


One random winner we be selected on Thursday, June 23, 2011. (U.S.  Entries only.) If I am unable to reach the winner within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be selected. Your entry is only valid if you include a way for me to contact you. 


*Disclosure - I received this book from the publisher for review purposes.*

This contest is closed. The winners are:
Illinois Lori
ChristinElle


To find out more about my commercial breaks, please see my disclosure page.


Now for the Link - UP!

I spent much of the morning cleaning and would love to hear your cleaning tips! All you have to do is write a post on your own blog about cleaning. Then link back to this page, so we can visit one another during this open house celebration!




Happy Cleaning!

Watch for more fun posts and giveaways all week long!

Blessings
Mrs. White




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137 comments:

Laura O in AK said...

What a great looking book! I need more simplicity in my house....(and maybe less books, but that's up for debate.)

Laura O in AK said...

Follow the blog through GFC...

Laura O in AK said...

Like the blog on Facebook...

Laura O in AK said...

following you on Twitter..

Nicole said...

I left a link to my post about my cleaning method. You have to read down through the Fitness stuff first, but it's there.

Nicole said...

And I am a Googling Follower!

Anonymous said...

We are trying to simplify as well. Cut cable (we do have HuLu), reading more, purchasing less new and repurposing the old...I would like to win this book :)
Rachael
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Mama Hen said...

Please enter me! I would love to read this.

Mama Hen said...

I blogged and linked up #1

Mama Hen said...

I blogged and linked to this. #2

Mama Hen said...

I blogged and linked to you #3

Mama Hen said...

I follow you on GFC

jeana said...

Would love to reas this book!

Jenn said...

Following you on Twitter

;0)
Jenn
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Jenn said...

Just subscribed thru e-mail!

Jenn
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Jenn said...

I "liked" you on Facebook, too.

Thanks for the giveaway chances!!

Jenn
Jennifermarcil@yahoo.com

Jenn said...

Following through Google Friend Connect as well.

Jenn
jennifermarcil@yahoo.com

WhatIfWeAllCared? said...

This book looks very interesting! I read a book once called "Happier in the Country". It was about a couple that gave up the rat race for farm life. Made me rethink my priorities!

Huskerbabe said...

I think I need this book. No matter what I do, I find myself so tired and unable to even think past the day. Simplicity is welcome in my life at this point.

Huskerbabe said...

Oh, and I have you on my Google reader

Beth said...

We could probably all use a little more simplicity in our lives.

Beth said...

I shared on facebook.

WhatIfWeAllCared? said...

I did add you to the blogs I follow~ Google!

Julianne said...

The thought of a more simple life sounds like a breath of fresh air. Another great give-away!

Beth said...

I subscribed to your blog email.

Liz said...

I would love a chance to win!

Liz said...

I follow through Google.

Liz said...

I like your blog on Facebook.

Jenny said...

I am a new follower through Google Friend Connect =)

Jenny said...

I blogged and linked up! 1

Jenny said...

I blogged and linked up... 2

Jenny said...

I blogged and linked up =) 3

Susan Halladay said...

I am Canadian but have a USA address, so I'm hoping I can enter your giveaway! Susan, Momma of 8

Stacie said...

This looks like a wonderful book, I would love to win!

Jeanna said...

I would love to win a copy.

Jeanna said...

I became a follower.

Jeanna said...

I liked you on facebook.

Anonymous said...

this book sounds wonderful,.
i don't have a blog but you can reach me thru dbgroff@juno.com
thanks
becky

Anonymous said...

I joined via email
Debbie D

Dolores said...

I sure would like to win this book!(dolores_lynn@yahoo.com)

Illinois Lori said...

Dearest Mrs. White,

I would love this book! I've blogged about your giveaway...
http://illinoislori.blogspot.com/2011/06/great-give-away.html

Blessings!
Lori
(ENTRY #1)

Illinois Lori said...

Dearest Mrs. White,

I would love this book! I've blogged about your giveaway...
http://illinoislori.blogspot.com/2011/06/great-give-away.html

Blessings!
Lori
(ENTRY #2)

Tami said...

i want this! pick me pick me pick me :)

Illinois Lori said...

Dearest Mrs. White,

I would love this book! I've blogged about your giveaway...
http://illinoislori.blogspot.com/2011/06/great-give-away.html

Blessings!
Lori
(ENTRY #3)

Illinois Lori said...

I'm already a follower!
Blessings,
Lori

Illinois Lori said...

I've already subscribed via email!

Blessings,
Lori

Tami said...

facebooked this

Illinois Lori said...

I've already "liked" TLOH on Facebook!

Blessings,
Lori

Tami said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/apronmama721/status/78502795153645568

Tami said...

i follow u on twitter

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follower

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like u on fb

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gfc follower

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email subber

Illinois Lori said...

This is the kind of book that I so desperately need...I am responsible for so much (special medical needs in my son, elderly parents on both sides and I'm the only one nearby to meet their many needs, homeschooling, college coming up for my youngest so transcripts, records, etc, plus MUCH more) that I cannot just "say no" to...it's just not that simple. So I have to be creative with the other things that I feel pulled to. My strong, strong desire is to sell my large home and downsize, but that isn't the wish of my sweet mate, so I need to downsize right where I am. I think/hope/pray that this book might give me ideas and insights on doing just this thing! Blessings to you for offering it!

Lori
PS: That, I think, makes 7 entries, total... :-)

Mrs. Zwieg said...

This book sounds SO great! I would love to win this! :)

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Mrs. Zwieg said...

I twittered this giveaway!

Mrs. Zwieg said...

I shared this giveaway on Facebook!

Mrs. Zwieg said...

I follow you through Twitter!

Mrs. Zwieg said...

I liked you on Facebook!

Kathy said...

The book sounds wonderful. Thanks for all you share each day.

RebeccaL. said...

This sounds like THE book for me!

RebeccaL. said...

I follow you on Facebook.

RebeccaL. said...

I receive your blog through email.

RebeccaL. said...

I shared about this giveaway on Facebook.

SaveOne said...

I would love to read this book. I am a big fan of Max Lucado!!!!
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SaveOne said...

I follow you on Twitter.
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SaveOne said...

I like The legacy home on facebook.
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SaveOne said...

I subscribe to you by email.
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SaveOne said...

I posted about this giveaway on twitter http://twitter.com/#!/saveone83
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SaveOne said...

I posted about this giveawa on facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Saving-With-SaveOne/184808231569695
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SaveOne said...

I posted a blog about this giveaway
http://savingwithsaveone.blogspot.com/2011/06/real-simplicity-book-giveaway.html
saveoneharvey@yahoo.com
entry#1

SaveOne said...

I posted a blog about this giveaway
http://savingwithsaveone.blogspot.com/2011/06/real-simplicity-book-giveaway.html
saveoneharvey@yahoo.com
entry#2

SaveOne said...

I posted a blog about this giveaway
http://savingwithsaveone.blogspot.com/2011/06/real-simplicity-book-giveaway.html
saveoneharvey@yahoo.com
entry#3

monicaandrew said...

thanks for the opportunity to win this.
monicaandrew25@hotmail.com

monicaandrew said...

follow you on google friend connect
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monicaandrew said...

like the legacy of home on facebook
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Chels said...

I linked up my hot to make your bed post :)

Chels said...

I'm a follower :)

Chels said...

I like you on FB

Christin said...

I would love a chance to win this! :)

christin@joyfulmothering.net (email)

Christin said...

I facebooked :)

christin@joyfulmothering.net (email)

Christin said...

I tweeted! :) @ChristinWrites

christin@joyfulmothering.net (email)

Christin said...

I follow you on Twitter :)

christin@joyfulmothering.net (email)

Christin said...

I follow you via Google Friend Connect :)

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Christin said...

I liked Legacy of Home on FB :)

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Jennifer said...

Sounds like a great book!

Alina said...

I linked up! #1

Alina said...

I linked up! #2

Alina said...

I linked up! #3

Alina said...

I already like The Legacy of Home on facebook.

Very Blessed Mamma said...

I ahve been trying to simplify for over a year now. Sounds good to me.

Very Blessed Mamma said...

i follow through GFC.

The Burkherts said...

This sounds very interesting. I sure could simplify.

The Burkherts said...

I follow with email subscription

The Burkherts said...

I follow through GFC.

The Burkherts said...

I like on facebook

The Burkherts said...

I follow on twitter.

Penny said...

please enter me! :)

Kristy said...

I would love to win this!

Kristy said...

Follower

Kristy said...

I like you on Facebook

Kristy said...

Email subscriber!

Julieanne said...

I'd be very interested in winning this book! (or at least reading it at some point in time).

Julieanne
http://www.JoyInOurJourney.com

Julieanne said...

I shared about this on Twitter!

Julieanne
http://www.JoyInOurJourney.com

Julieanne said...

I'm following you on Twitter!

Julieanne
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Julieanne said...

I'm a public follower through GFC!

Julieanne
http://www.JoyInOurJourney.com

Julieanne said...

I "like" Legacy of Home on FB!

Julieanne
http://www.JoyInOurJourney.com

Julieanne said...

I'm an email subscriber to The Legacy of Home Blog!

Julieanne
http://www.JoyInOurJourney.com

Dawn Terrell said...

Please enter me in your giveaway.
Thanks.
Dawn T.
dsterrell@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

a really interesting book I would love to read it

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AndiMac said...

I would love this. I need help simplifying. Really need help!

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AndiMac said...

I follow you on twitter at crazydazedesign

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AndiMac said...

I follow on GFC

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Elle said...

Looks like a really great book. I would love to read it.

elleberra at gmail dot com

Elle said...

I'm a twitter follower. Elleberra

Elle said...

Already a GFC follower.

elleberra at gmail dot com

Elle said...

Liked you on Facebook a while back. I still like you by the way!

Sherry P.

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Elle said...

I am an email subscriber.

elleberra at gmail dot com

Elle said...

Forgot to leave email in my twitter follower comment. I am following on twitter as Elleberra and email is :

elleberra at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

Simplicity is something I need to learn in my life.

Sarah said...

FB it here: http://www.facebook.com/sarah.bailey1/posts/195893373794752

Sarah said...

Tweeted here http://twitter.com/#!/SarahJoBailey/status/83563101831696385

Sarah said...

I follow you on Twitter

Sarah said...

I am a public follower on GFC

Sarah said...

I like Legacy on FB

Sarah said...

I sub in an email to Legacy

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

Follow you on twitter

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Follow you through GFC

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Like you on FB

Shannon said...

We moved here to WV for looking for "the simple life". I would love to win this book.

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Shannon said...

I follow you on FB.

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Shannon said...

I follow on GFC.

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Debbie said...

I would love some ideas on simplifying my life!

Debbie said...

I follow on GFC.

Debbie said...

I like "Legacy of Home" on FB.

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