How to Hi-Jack Christie's How-To Tuesday in Order to Shamelessly Promote My Blog Giveaway

Thanks to Christie for approving this idea!

It's time for a giveaway and since I love Easter and I love Easter Candy and Mother's Day is right around the corner and I love my mother and I love being a mother, I'm going to do a giveaway that celebrates both events. I think you're going to want this one!

First is a wonderful book for mothers. I Am A Mother is written by former CBS Morning Show host Jane Clayson Johnson. Keep it or give it to your mom!

Included in this giveaway is LOTS of Easter candy--a BIG assortment that will include lots of chocolate! You can use the candy in your kids' baskets, share it with your friends, or hide it in your underwear drawer and eat it all yourself!

AND, because I feel a little guilty for hi-jacking How-To Tuesday, I'll throw in a signed copy of my book Gifted. You can keep it or give it as a gift if you already own it. (And if you already own it, let me take this moment to offer my most sincere thanks for your support.)

Giveaway will end on Friday, April 15, 2011 at 6 p.m. mountain time. This should be easy to remember because your taxes are due.

I want everyone to have lots of chances on this one. So here is the list of ways to enter.

1. Leave a comment telling me one great thing about your Mom.

2. Leave another comment telling me why you like Easter.

3. Follow this blog through Google. (leave a comment)

4. Follow this blog through Networked blogs. (leave a comment)

5. Follow me on Twitter. (leave a comment)

6. Tell me what your favorite post is on this blog. (leave a comment)

7. Click the "Like" button on the right side of the page to like Gifted on Facebook. (leave a comment)

8. Leave a comment on the Gifted page on Facebook. (leave a comment here)

8. Link a favorite post from this blog to Facebook. (You can link a new post each day, which gives you four more chances. Just be sure to leave a comment with the link.)

9. Link a favorite post to Twitter. (You can link a new post each day, which gives you four more chances. Just be sure to leave a comment with the link.)

10. Get your friends to follow me on Twitter or Facebook and have them include your name in the comment, then you leave a comment to get credit for bringing me a new follower. (You'll each get an entry that way. Refer as many friends as you can!)

Please be sure to leave your email address so I can notify you if you win.

There are lots of chances to win, which means lots of chances for good candy to eat while you read a good book (or two). BUT DON'T BE OVERWHELMED! Even a couple of entries could make you the lucky winner!

(Image from http://blendnewyork.com/fashion/tag/snow-cartoons/)

102 comments:

Lizzy said...

What a crafty, dare I say sneaky thing to do: highjack How-To. BRILLIANT! I'm going to "enter", but just for the books!

Kristi said...

I like Easter because it is a time to celebrate the life, atonement and resurrection of our savior.
It comes during spring, my favorite season, and also has the best candy of all holiday confections.

Kristi said...

My mom is nice and super easy to talk to. I love her.

Christie said...

Ha! Hilarious. I love it.

Is it wrong to love easter for the Reeses peanut butter eggs? Probably.

mudderandfodder said...

I am not entering to win anything. I just want to say that i love my mother. She was loving, kind and patient. I hope to be like her. i also want to say that I have "Gifted" and I loved reading it. Great book! I love Easter because of the great atoning sacrifice from a loving Savior. I love your blog and I have several favorites, so can't pick just one. I won't be responding on all those other websites, but did want to say "keep up the good work." Your blog is fun and thought provoking. LMH

Suzanne said...

Great how-to, Karey! I didn't know you had written a book, how awesome! (That's what I get for joining "how-to" when I don't really know anybody else who does it). =)

This giveaway is totally awesome and to die for. Bless you.

I love my mom for way more things than I can mention here. But for now, I love how selfless she is. She helps me out ALL THE TIME with my five little kids while my husband is in Iraq. Maybe I can illustrate how much she helps me out by saying that I don't for a minute regret leaving HAWAII to move to a small, rural town in Central California to be near my parents during the deployment. She's made my life do-able right now. =)

Suzanne said...

I love Easter for all the obvious reasons (the Sunday reasons). But I also love it for Cadbury mini-eggs, which should be available in #10 cans for food storage.

We do the "bunnies and eggs" Easter on Saturday, and save Sunday for the "real" meaning of Easter. So I love it because it lasts 2 days!! Wooo hoooo!

Suzanne said...

Oh--and I loved your post about Mehmet. In high school I was friends with all the foreign exchange students--although we never had one live with us. I love that you were able to give him such a great experience, and that you were blessed as well!

It's a toss up for favorite with your post about the Book of Mormon musical. I haven't looked into it too much, but I like what you had to say about it.

Thelma said...

I can't write about my mom in a space this small. I guess one of the things I love the most is that she's convinced I will be a success, no matter what. (And then she helps me make up the difference.)

Thelma said...

I'd love the book (and the candy) so here's another comment. I love the lightness and hope of Easter.

melissasmeanderings said...

My mom is great because she gives unlimited support!

mk261274 at gmail dot com

melissasmeanderings said...

I love Easter because I get to spend time with my loved ones!

mk261274 at gmail dot com

melissasmeanderings said...

I follow thru Google:)

mk261274 at gmail dot com

melissasmeanderings said...

I really enjoyed the "Words of Wisdom " post:)

mk261274 at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

One great thing about my mom is: she makes sure to give me a hug whenever we visit. I love hugs!

Melissa said...

I like Easter because I get to celebrate the life of our Savior.

(... and I like Cadbury Creme Eggs!!)

Melissa said...

I follow your blog through Google!

Melissa said...

I follow your blog through Networked Blogs!

Melissa said...

I now follow you on Twitter!!

Melissa said...

I like the "Are You Happy" post from last November. It's one of my favorites. :-)

Melissa said...

I "like" Gifted on Facebook!

Melissa said...

I left a comment on the Gifted Facebook page.

Melissa said...

I linked one of my favorite posts to Facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/melissastory

Melissa said...

I linked another one of my favorite posts to Twitter!
http://twitter.com/#!/ProvoPerson

Melissa said...

Oh, and my email address is:

melissa dawn 84 at gmail [dot]com
(without all the spaces, of course)

Primarymary said...

I'm not sure I can pick out just one great thing about my Mom. My Mom was very supported of the things I wanted to do. I always called her my fan club, because she would brag about my "special" skills to anyone who would listen. She was a hard worker and instilled that in her children as we grew up.
One of the most special things about my Mom is that she raised 4 kind of rowdy kids in the church with out help from my Dad, who wasn't a member.
Mom passed away 6 years ago and I still miss her every day.
primarymary2 at gmail dot com

Primarymary said...

I liked Gifted on Facebook and left a comment.

primarymary2 at gmail dot com

Primarymary said...

I am a follower on Google.

primarymary at gmail dot com

Primarymary said...

I am a follower on Network Blogs



primarymary2 at gmail dot com

Lexie@BookBug said...

There are so many great things about my mom but the best thing about her is her strength--physically, spiritually, and mentally.
lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

Lexie@BookBug said...

I'm a GFC follower (Lexie@BookBug)
lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

Lexie@BookBug said...

I'm a Twitter follower (@LexieBookBug)
lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

Lexie@BookBug said...

I'm a Networked Blogs follower.
lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

Lexie@BookBug said...

I'm a FB follower (Lexie May Hogan)
lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

Lexie@BookBug said...

I love Easter because it is the celebration of our Savior's sacrifice and exaltation.
lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

Lolawid said...

Sheesh, you're not asking for much, are you? ;o)

Let's see if I can get these right. One of the many things that I love about my mom, is that she and my dad are serving a mission. (I miss her soooo much!) She is a great example for our family.

Lolawid said...

Ok, I too love your post about Mehmet. We've had a lot of teenage girls living in our home. I love them and still consider them my girls.

Lolawid said...

I love Easter because it is in the Spring, and a wonderful reminder of freshness, renewal, and new life!!! (love jelly beans, and those marshmellow eggs too...)

Lolawid said...

and I follow you on Facebook, google, and networked blogs too...

Lolawid said...

Oh, I guess you need my e-mail address? widsfam7 @ digis dot net

jessica said...

One great thing about my mom is that she gave birth to me and my four siblings naturally...no drugs.

jessica said...

I love the weeks leading up to Easter when I prepare my children for the Sunday that we celebrate the resurrection of Christ. My most favorite part is listening to Easter hymns and helping my children recognize what the spirit feels like when we sing them.

jessica said...

I know follow you on network blogs...YAY!

jessica said...

And now I have "liked" your book...

missy said...

I don't have (or want) facebook or Twitter so here's one entry. Might as well, right? I love Easter because of all the new growth and the outburst of Spring reminding us of the real reason for the celebration -- Life. The Savior lives and because of Him, so can we. I love the treasure hunt we do with the kids instead of Easter baskets (my attempt to combine my husbands traditions with my own) with all the clues having to do with Christ and the Easter season.

I love my Mom for so many reasons, but one is that she pays attention and remembers what people like and she loves giving meaningful gifts.

And I love reading and I love (LOVE) chocolate so bring it on!! :)

Melissa said...

I linked another one of my favorite posts to Facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/melissastory

Melissa said...

I linked another post on Twitter!
http://twitter.com/#!/ProvoPerson

Scott / Lori said...

My Mom is just plain great. While growing up I watched her do so many things, I can't even imagine how she got it all done. Homemade everything. Bread, cheese, cereal (I'm talking grape-nuts style),homemade breakfast every morning, dinner every night, dresses, stylish shirts, dolls, blankets and quilts. I am sure there are more. All this and I remember her reading novels to us at bedtime. THe Little House Series and Where the Red Fern Grows were my favorites. Now that I am an adult and a Mom, I am lucky enough to call her my wonderful friend and example.

Oops, was I supposed to just say one thing? Well, if I win I will share my spoils with my Mom.

Scott / Lori said...

I follow you on Google.

Scott / Lori said...

I follow you on Networked Blogs.

Scott / Lori said...

I "LIKE" Gifted on Facebook.

snarchibald said...

I am a google Follower of this blog.

snarchibald said...

I love that my Mom helped me learn to love reading!

CindyV said...

I've enjoyed all of your posts I've read, but I recently enjoyed the "word survey" post, and I remember the cash in the book post. I look forward to reading your book--whether I win it or not.

Rebecca Adams said...

There are many things I love about my mom! I will say that I love her smile and her laugh! Of course, I love anybody's smile and laughter, but I absolutely love seeing my mom happy. :)

Rebecca Adams said...

I like Easter because it's a time to celebrate the Savior and all that He has done for us. Also, it's a good day to spend time with family (and of course eat chocolate!)

Rebecca Adams said...

I follow your blog through Google.

Rebecca Adams said...

I love this post:

http://kareywhite.blogspot.com/2011/03/count-your-blessings.html

We could all benefit from counting our blessings!

Rebecca Adams said...

I like Gifted on FB.

Rebecca Adams said...

I made a comment on the FB page!

suburban prep said...

My mother was there with me each time I was in the hospital last summer for three different surgeries. She will jump in and help each one of her 7 kids and her 10 grandchildren.
msgb245 at gmail dot com

suburban prep said...

Easter is wonderful because it is a rebirth. Just like spring everything has promise.
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Kari Pike said...

I follow you on Google!

Kari Pike said...

I "Like" Gifted on Facebook!

traciet said...

My fav thing about my mom is her willingness to help anyone! tracietrump@yahoo.com

Kari Pike said...

My mom is amazing. She is the epitome of graciousness.

traciet said...

Love Easter Egg hunts! tracietrump@yahoo.com

traciet said...

gfc follower! tracietrump@yahoo.com

traciet said...

Networked blogs follower!

traciet said...

Follow you via twitter@tmt121172

Domestic Diva said...

My mom is generous.

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Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Domestic Diva said...

I like dying eggs.

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Melissa said...

I linked another post on Facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/melissastory

Leslie said...

hi. there are many great things about my mom, but if i had to pick just one, it would be her love for the Savior.

sandyandcosmo said...

I like Easter because it's our one true spring holiday, winter is gone and the flowers are starting to bloom so prettily!

Leslie said...

i like Easter because it brings to our minds even more the love and sacrifice of our Savior.

Leslie said...

i already follow you through Networked blogs... :)

Leslie said...

my favorite post on this blog...

the one that comes to mind quickly is the one about when you were in the musical 'Annie'. it is funny, so it stuck in my head.

Leslie said...

i clicked the LIKE button.

Leslie said...

commented on the Gifted page of facebook.

Leslie said...

i posted The Price of Beauty posting to my facebook page.

okay, that is it. can you tell i want to win this one?

i love candy! :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i love that my mom is one of my best friends. she's fun to hang with, and is easy to talk to

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

i like easter because it's just fun to hang with the family and we go to this great lunch place. it's relaxing.

lauren51990 at aol dot com

Time to Blog It Up! said...

I love my mom and miss her everyday. She was such a kind and giving person and would call me each day just to say hello and tell me she loved me.

Time to Blog It Up! said...

I also love easter, for one thing I love spring and the flowers and colors and being able to go outside without being cold! Of course Easter is a wonderful reminder to each one of us of what Jesus Christ has given to us. Something that we should remember daily. thanks for the contest.

Kat said...

Only 1? My mom has supported me through a teenage pregnancy, a divorce, a hard-times with my own kids. She is giving in so many ways but most importantly with her unconditional love.
fastkat at gmail dot com

B. Wilson said...

My mom is so friendly!
--Brandy
fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

B. Wilson said...

Easter = great food with friends!
--Brandy
fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

vwestermeyer said...

my mom never made me feel like I had "messed up" (even when I felt like I had!

cucciolo25 said...

I love my mom because she puts her family ahead of herself...probably more than she should; and she wouldn't have it any other way. She's the absolute best.

cucciolo25 said...

I love Easter because it has some fantastic candy. But more importantly, we get to celebrate Christ's victory of death...and it benefits us all. How great is that?!

Jacqueline said...

my mom hasn't had an easy life... but she keeps on fighting. :)

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Jacqueline said...

peeps are my fav part about easter :) jmmccarr@gmail.com

Jacqueline said...

i follow via gfc jmmccarr@gmail.com

Jacqueline said...

i follow u on twitter jmmccarr@gmail.com

ArtsyBookishGal said...

My mom is a great listener. She's ALWAYS there to listen to my successes and failures and in-betweens!

Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com

ArtsyBookishGal said...

My fave part of Easter is when the pastor shouts, "He is risen!" And the congregation responds, "He is risen, indeed!" It's even more exciting if we get to see "The Wonderful Cross."

Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com

ArtsyBookishGal said...

Following via GFC (ArtsyBookishGal)

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snarchibald said...

I don't know if I am too late with this comment, but thought an even 100 comments would be good.

I love Easter because of what it simply means to me.I know we will all live again. What a gift.

Kristen said...

One great thing about my mom is that she makes friend with everyone she meets.

Kristen said...

One thing I like about Easter is all the fancy dresses :)