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Like all of you, I'm a number of things to a number of people...Navy wife, homeschooling mama, educated woman and aspiring writer. Read my thoughts on all of it here. Please feel free to leave your thoughts on all of it too!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Back with a Giveaway!

Two months!  Holy cow!  If you've followed my blog, you know I used to post almost daily...then it slowed down...then, apparently, it just about stopped!  I can't believe it's been two months since I posted something on here!  Wow. 


OK, now that that's out of the way...I don't have any excuses for neglecting my blog.  There are reasons, however.  Life has a way of taking over and forcing some prioritizing.  Blogging wasn't near the top of my list with everything else I was tackling.  Honestly, it still isn't.  So, my posts may be few and far between for a while to come.  But I still think about it and desire to write, and I will, if there's time.  So, check in every now and then and say hi or go through past posts.  There are lots of ideas about homeschooling, encouraging posts about handling life, and simply amusing stories!  And, as always, let me know your thoughts on any subject...those are ALWAYS welcome!

Today, I want to offer you all the opportunity to ask me a question, or more than one, about what healthy living means to me and our family.  Each question you ask (as long as you post it as it's own comment) will give you an entry for a giveaway I've been preparing for a while.  Fun, huh?

What am I giving away?  Cook books

I have four different cookbooks that have very quickly become my go-to's for ideas, holiday favorites, baking, weekday meals...everything!  So, check them out and list which one you'd like your entry to be for. 

Here are the four cookbooks I use daily:



If you're familiar with these books, you probably already know which one you want!  If you aren't familiar with them, click on the book and check out the links.  Or google the titles and read the reviews.  Or ask me a question about them and get an entry in the giveaway! 

So, is this all making sense?  (Sometimes I think I know what I'm saying...but no one else does!  Am I the only one that happens to?)  Maybe it'll help clear this all up if I give some examples:

One entry for: 
"I already have Everyday Paleo, but would like to know which you like better Make It Paleo or Paleo Comfort Foods? (enter me for Make It Paleo)"

One entry for:
"What recipe has your family loved most our of Everyday Paleo?  (Everyday Paleo)"

One entry for:
"Does your husband eat like you do? (Quick and Easy Meals)"

One entry for:
"When do you exercise? (Primal Comfort Foods)"

Are we good now?  Be sure to ask a question and tell me which cook book you'd like to be entered for.  Also, if I don't know you personally, please leave an email address so I can contact you if you win! 

Two more things:  I have had the pleasure of meeting Sarah Fragoso (woo hoo!) and I bought the copy I'm giving away then, and she signed it!  So, you not only get a great cook book, with plenty of get-started-and-stick-with-it type information about living a paleo lifestyle, but you get a signed copy!  (Yes, I'm that cool!)  Lastly, I will answer the four winning questions in a blog post.  That may not be quite as exciting for you, but it means I'll be back to write a little more about healthy living and that makes me smile. 

Bottom line: 
Each comment is one entry, as long as it asks a question and specifies the cook book you'd like to be entered for. 

There is no limit to the number of times you can enter.

The give away will close Sunday, October 30th at midnight PST. 

The winners will be annouced sometime the following week and you'll have your cookbooks with plenty of time to prepare for Thanksgiving! 

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the everyday paleo cookbook. Would love the comfort food one. Everything so far has been great

Jaime Benkelman said...

Was it hard to get your kids to make the paleo jump?

Linsey s said...

Well since I have three of thes cookbooks, I guess I should make it a set with Make it PaleO

Jaime Benkelman said...

Also, how long have you been doing paleo and what difference have you noticed in yourself?

Jaime Benkelman said...

Did you get headaches when you switched? I heard that happens...

jeanna diaz said...

We are just getting into the primal blueprint and I am wondering how hard was the transition as a family to this lifestyle? (Everyday Paleo looks like a good starting point for us)

Boot-Camp Diva said...

What is the best thing you've noticed about yourself that isn't related to the size of your clothes since you made the switch to Paleo? Make it Paleo for me... carmel@bootcampdiva.com

Dragonbug said...

What's your all time fav paleo dish and fav book of the four? I don't have any of these books, so I would like any of them. I am now following your blog. This is Natalie from bootcamp.

Michele Packer said...

Did you find it difficult to start the Paleo lifestyle? Any of the cook books work for me. packermichele@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Since all my questions were asked already, Ill ask this one: You have so many different roles, parent-wife-teacher ect. How do you manage to stay on top of Paleo? Do you have meals made ahead of time, do you find yourself straying when you get swamped with life? Fawn from bootcamp..

The Paleo Pupil said...

I have 'Every Day Paleo' and love it for the most part. My biggest struggle?? I miss 'comfort food!'. Feel like the only thing in the world I want is a huge helping of mashed potatoes ((not sweet potatoes)) dripping with butter and milk and cheese! :P My question is what's your favorite Paleo comfort food (please don say mashed cauliflower :P uck!) that you make and what is your fave recipe in the Paleo Comfort Foods cookbook?
naomimword@gmail.com

suebillings said...

Love everyday paleo. would love to try comfort foods one. Everything I have made has been great.

Susie said...

What made you decide on the Paleo lifestyle? Did you do a lot of research, or know people who've done it? I've never heard of it before you, and am curious how it's changed your life.

Anonymous said...

I'm kindof close to paleo in gluten free land but I'm clinging on to starches. It would help to get a start on what I could happily replace them with?
Chelsea

Anonymous said...

I know this is off the paleo/primal subject, since your an aspiring writer, what do you /are writing about? Fawn

Jody Nagle said...

Paleo Comfort Food - are your grocery bills higher with this style of eating?

Jody Nagle said...

For quick & easy meals...How was the transition for your kids? Did they fight the changes?

Anonymous said...

Which would be the best cookbook for the person who doesn't like to cook? Simple, easy meals, that don't require a lot of preperation? ~Mescha

Anonymous said...

Do any of them have crock pot recipies? ~Mescha

Anonymous said...

Is there a diffrence between paleo and primal? Are they the same?~Mescha

Barbra M said...

I'm curious as to how you made the transition to Paleo/Primal living...Was it a gradual or immediate thing? And, how do you get your family to understand and follow it, as well? I'm interested in learning more about this lifestyle, so any of the cookbooks would be great! :) ~Barb

Lins said...

How do you balance the desire to make paleo desserts and the knowledge that a treat is a treat? Would love to try e carrot cake in make it paleo, speaking of treats!
Mylovelylins@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

How do you respond to people when they say "oh your on a diet", Do you look at Paleo/Primal as a "diet"? Im constantly explaining to people im not on a diet.
Fawn (blueprint)

Michele said...

What made you decided to go paleo and start Boot Camp Diva?

Michele said...

What gave you the strength to do all that you do?

Michele said...

Do/Did you have a sweet tooth and what do you do when you have a craving for sweets ( Chocolate)

Anonymous said...

When are you going to make up book of your favorite recipes?!
Easymeals book!
Monica

Kealoha said...

What is your favorite recipe from The Primal Blueprint Quick and Easy? Kealoha and I would like to win The Quick and Easy :)

Kealoha said...

How long ago did you start living Primal? (make it Paleo)

Kealoha said...

Who is your favorite trainer at BCD? LOL J/K How long have you been homeschooling and what lead you there? (Make it Paleo)

Anonymous said...

How do the foods in the comfort food cookbook compare to store bought comfort foods? I have always been a "buy it because it's already made" kind of shopper! I would love the Comfort Food book!

Bonified Boudreauxs said...

Which book will give me info and help me build my personal cookbook?

Megan H. said...

I have a lot of food allergies (nothing deadly :) and actually eat a ton of rice since it's something I can ea. I am curious how to make quick meals with the cookbook for quick recipies that omit the grains. Thanks!

Megan H. said...

I have a HUGE sweet tooth that I struggle with. CHocolate in particular. How are the comfort food recipies still good for you? I'm curious if they are high in fat still?? Thanks!i

Megan H. said...

I don't cook much but want to save money and start doing this a lot more, in a healthy fashion of course! What are some of the best recipies in the Everyday Paleo book? (Everyday Paleo)

Megan H. said...

I forgot to say the books for my first 2posts!

1) Primal blueprint
2)comfort foods

Megan H. said...

I forgot to say the books for my first 2posts!

1) Primal blueprint
2)comfort foods