Sunday, January 15, 2012

Celebrating With A Giveaway!

In March 2008, soon after I started posting to my blog, I met Kathryn Bechen. Yes, I met her the way most bloggers meet...somehow she found my blog, or I found hers and a blogging friendship began.

I admire Kathryn and her lifestyle of choice for many reasons, probably because I have parallel interests. She loves to organize and decorate and write. She loves her husband and making her home a haven. When I visit her blog, I come away encouraged with more inspiration for living a life of intention and purpose.

Across the years I have collected books on organization and keeping an orderly home and office. So late last year when I was contacted by a representative from Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group to see if I would be interested in doing a book review post on my blog of Kathryn's latest book, "Small Space Organizing", I did a happy dance right there by my laptop computer...well inside my heart I did a happy dance!

I am giddy with excitement to participate in a blog tour to promote her book January 15 - 21, 2012.

Kathryn is a published author and has had articles featured in many magazines and publications across the country. I am thrilled to participate in promoting her new release.


Kathryn writes with humor and honesty about her life. She and her husband have chosen to live in small homes and she tells about this. I found her reasoning behind this lifestyle choice to be quite interesting.

This book is applicable to anyone who wants their home or office or life to be more organized and orderly for living well. Though it is primarily written to those who live in small spaces I feel that the ideas she gives will help anyone be more organized in general, no matter the size of the space or area of frustration in your home.

You will not be disappointed in the information you receive from reading this book.


I collect organization and time management books so I was over the moon with excitement when I received my very own copy of Kathryn's book hot off the press.

After much consideration about this, I have decided to give it to one of you. I have read it so it has been gently used. It has so much wonderful information in it and one of you may need it to get your lifestyle off to a more orderly start for 2012.

On Sunday evening at 9 p.m. eastern time, January 21, 2012, I will choose the winner of the book by random selection.

In order to have your name entered for the drawing you need to do 2 things.

1. Leave a comment stating that you are a follower of this blog.

2. In your comment state why you would like to receive this book.
AND (as a bonus)
if you would choose to tell about my giveaway on your blog I will enter your name 2 times, but you need to let me know you did when you leave a comment. Or to have your name entered 3 times, visit Kathryn's blog and once again let me know this in your comment.

In the meantime, happy organizing and de-cluttering!



Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

How fun that we reviewed the same book... especially since I've cut WAY back on the books I accept for review these days. Obviously, you needn't enter me in your drawing since I already have the book.

Please do participate in the writing prompts I posted today. I would love to read yours!

Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you're blogging again!

skoots1mom said...

sounds like fun to me...
i'm a follower ;)

skoots1mom said...

i posted a link back to your blog...and a pic of the book ;)

skoots1mom said...

i'd love to win the book b/c my 'galley' of a kitchen is driving me crazy with it's tiny-ness
I need some new ideas

skoots1mom said...

went over to Kathryn's...73 people signed up for her blog hop is GREAT!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Whooopeee.... I would love to win this book. It's small here, at the cottage and I'm always looking for ways to add more storage..

Following too.


Susan said...

Hi, Rachel! Organizing spaces is one of my current passions, so I would love to read this book. Nice to catch up with you via your blog!! Susan

FrancisMoore said...

I love your blog.

Hollace said...

I follow your blog, and I live in a small house with too much stuff that I love.

Ana said...

Hi Rachel,
You can say I am a bit OCD when it comes to organizing. I love it and I think I would enjoy this book very much. I am not a follower just yet but as soon as I finish my comment I will....Thank you for stopping by for a visit. Hope you come and visit again soon. I know I will. Keeping my fingers cross to win :-)

Hugs and Kisses,

Ana said...

Yay! I'm a follower now. Good luck to everyone.

Hugs and Kisses,

Kathryn said...

Thanks for reviewing my book Rachel and I hope it helps your blog readers!

Author Kathryn Bechen