Thursday, January 1, 2009

Starting the New Year Out Right - A Texas Word Tangle Giveaway


In my mind, there's only one way to bring in the New Year...

besides rocketing in a space ship from NASA up into outer space to look for aliens...

ahem.


and, that's with a fabulous giveaway!!!




The gift package will include three books:



When her plane en route from Glasgow to London experiences horrible turbulence, Emma Corrigan is convinced she is going to die. She babbles all of her most intimate thoughts and secrets to the handsome American man sitting next to her. But the plane lands safely, and Emma bids him an awkward good-bye. When she enters the office on Monday and learns the CEO of the company, Jack Harper, is in for a visit, Emma is horrified to learn Jack is actually the man in whom she confided on the flight. He knows everything, including that she hates her job and that she is not quite sure she loves her boyfriend. But Jack does not fire her on the spot; instead, he quietly replaces the office coffeemaker she hates and gives her advice about her personal life, which she finds infuriating. So why can't she stop thinking about him?





Something Borrowed is as much about the meaning and value of friendship as it is about love, and it takes some risky chances that pay off. Rachel is celebrating her thirtieth birthday with her friends, including her lifelong best friend, Darcy, and Dex, Rachel's handsome friend from law school and Darcy's fiance. One thing leads to another and Rachel ends up in bed with Dex.



Goodnight Nobody stars Kate Klein is a feisty, charmingly insecure Connecticut housewife who trades in a life of late-night karaoke sing-a-longs and West Village brunches with her best friend Janie for a world of mini-vans and Mommy and Me pilates classes. Life in Upchurch, Connecticut, heats up when Kate discovers picture-perfect wife and mother Kitty Cavanaugh dead on the pickled maple hardwood floor of her recently remodeled kitchen. A former chronicler of celebrity gossip, Kate takes it upon herself to solve the mystery of Kitty's murder and the disappearance of Lexi Hagen-Holdt, another Upchurch supermom. Along the way, the mysteries and disappointments in Kate's personal life begin to unravel, including her marriage to the kind-yet-uptight Ben, and her unresolved crush on Evan McKenna, a former neighbor with whom a one-night tryst ended in disaster.



So, I'm giving away those three books
as well as:

this 11" Thomas Stir Fry Pan free from my grocery store.
(and since I have plenty of pans) I've decided to pass on to you.






It's dishwasher safe, oven safe, comes with a glass lid and is $70 in value.



And with this fabulous piece of cookware I am including
a package of Cajun Magic Jambalaya mix.




And this yummy chocolate brownie mix.







I might throw in some more stuff as a surprise, like a picture frame or a photo album...

But only the winner will know for sure.

Leave me a comment a day to earn an entry each day,
Tweet about it for 5 extra entries,
blog about it for five more.

Giveaway ends Tuesday, January 6th at midnight U.S. central time.


288 comments:

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Twisted Fencepost said...

Happy New year, Rhea!
I hope all your dreams for 2209 come true!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Happy New Year Rhea, it was great to get to know you in '08!

Captain Dumbass said...

Wow. That's quite the giveaway.

Happy New Year, Rhea.

Kristi said...

Awesome giveaway!!! Glad to have found your blog.
Kristi
guntergirl71@hotmail.com

Sarah said...

Love it! I'm going to be doing a book giveaway in Jan ~ but it's for the entire month!

Blissful Babe said...

Happy New Year, Rhea Girl!! So glad to know ya!!

I hope I remember to comment everyday! I tend to forget things... CRS and all...

Karen said...

Happy New Year, Rhea.

All tyhe best for 2009 and may your dreams come true :-)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Good golly, what a giveaway!
Happy New Year!
xoxo

Lynette said...

Yippee!
I am entered and will be blogging later about it.
Check out my 100th blog give away too!
Hope I win
I declare 2009 the Year of the Blogger

Lynette said...

Alrighty, I have now got you on the give away for 2009!
http://theysayimnuts.blogspot.com/2009/01/year-of-blogger.html

Sidney (Sixy Mama) said...

You are awesome! You always give away the best stuff!

And I've got to start grocery shopping where you do...where do you? LOVE those pans!

Darling729 said...

Love the giveaways! Happy New Year!!

C and C Mommy said...

Happy New Year!!

Living on the Spit said...

Please enter me Rhea! Happy New Year to you and your family...hoping you guys have the best 2009.

Love ya,

Marlene

Kori said...

Holy Moly. I am so in. And let me just testify that, that Jambalaya mix is the best. It is soooooo good. And I want that pan. And those books. Oh how I really want those books. Rhea you are awesome with your give-a-way goodies.

Kori said...

I tweeted also. Much love and Happy New Year my friend.

Justine said...

Ooh, me loves Sophie Kinsella. Just finished reading Remember Me? Love her writing, her humor, her everything! Gimme! Gimme!!!!!!!!!!!!

Justine :o )

Justine said...

Dammit! I tweeted, I twittered, but I don't know if I did it right, 'cause I don't understand it!!!!!!!! Waaaaaaaaaaaaa

Justine :o )

Sprite's Keeper said...

Happy New Year, Rhea, and as my toddler would say when she wants something, "Um?"
Um, Rhea, Um! Great giveaway! Especially the books..

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Happy New Year!!!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

That's a lot of stuff there.

Happy New Year Rhea and wishing you a great 2009.

Amy said...

Books, cookware and chocolate ...mmm.. enter me please:)

Happy new year, it has been good to get to know you these past few months.

Jen said...

Oh Yippee! What a great way to start to new year. Those books look awesome and that pan. I want that pan. I am so going to make a tweet.

Tiff said...

Happy New Year Rhea!! what a great giveaway, you really do love us don't you ;o)

Tiff said...

Twittered about ya here:
http://twitter.com/celticross17

Jennifer said...

Happy New Year!! What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

That Girl Who Likes To Go, Go, Go said...

Oops... left my comment in the wrong place the first time!

I hope all the dreams you didn't even know you had come true for you in 2009. Surprises are always the best, aren't they?

Congratulations on the new television!

That Girl Who Likes To Go, Go, Go said...

Also, I tweeted: http://twitter.com/tammigirl/status/1090196544

Cristin said...

Happy New Year Rhea!

Chrystal said...

Very nice! I'd be happy to get even one of those things. Fiction? With no rhyming or pictures? Sounds good to me!

Happy New Year

Anonymous said...

I have to say this giveaway is pretty awesome. How sweet are you?! Have a fabulous year filled of nice surprises and fantastic moments.

scarey_karma@yahoo.com

Mama Dawg said...

Girl. That's amazing. I'm in!

Happy New Year!

sushi_noem said...

Awesome giveaway

sushi_noem said...

http://andadelinetoo.blogspot.com/

blogged it

Katrina said...

Happy new year! I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway! =)

Rick said...

Hello again Rhea! I started my 2nd annual giveaway over on my blog. I hope you will come and make a comment to enter a chance to win a fee caricature drawn by me. I'd honored if you did.

goodfather said...

Happy New Year, Rhea! A give-a-way is a great start for 2009!

I hope this is a great year for you and yours.

Sally-Ann said...

Wonderful give-away! Happy new year all!
http://wombatsinthebelfry.com

Frogwoman said...

What a cool give away. Books and chocolate what else does a girl need. Have a great New Year!

dddiva said...

I stopped over to wish you a happy and prosperous New Year and find this awesome giveaway- thanks!
I hope 2009 brings you much love and success and many blessings.

MJ said...

Books and chocolate...my favorites!

MJ said...

Tweet! Tweet!
http://twitter.com/sumrthyme

toohotforturtle said...

Brownies and books? Woo hoo, color me happy,

toohotforturtle said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/toohotforturtle/status/1090872791

ChristiS said...

Thanks so much for a great giveaway to start the year! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

This is a great way to start out the new year! Thanks!

email: keithadanielle[at]yahoo[dot]com

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

Um - You. Are. Awesome.


Happy New Year!

Stacie said...

Wow what a fabulous giveaway!! Thank you!

stacie_vaughan@hotmail.com

elaine said...

Happy New Year! Such a lovely giveaway!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

Wow, it's like one of those As Seen on TV ads - "but wait, there's more..." This is a great giveaway and these really sound like books I would enjoy. Happy New Year!

Miss Nessa said...

Happy Happy New Year to you, and a faboo 2009!

valerie2350 said...

fabulous prizes!

valerie2350 said...

twittered it
http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/1091131919

windycindy said...

What a fantastic prize package! Please enter my name in your drawing.
I really appreciate it.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Have a super 2009!

Sharla said...

Hey, sweet giveaway! Happy New Year!

Sharla said...

I tweeted about your giveaway! I'm @momnerd. Thanks!

crystal said...

I think the books sound great!!
I have been enjoying your Blog..Happy New Year:)

cyclona66@aol.com

Beeb said...

Wonderful giveaway! So many great prizes - I could sure use a new pan!! Thanks so much!!

-Beeb
supercoupongirl AT gmail.com

Donna said...

Great giveaway.
donna444444@yahoo.com

Donna said...

I tweeted your contest.
http://twitter.com/donnak4/status/1091269309
donna444444@yahoo.com

kat c. said...

i love the books...and i cant wait to bake that brownie mix!

katch05(at)gmail(dot)com

Plowlady said...

AWESOE giveaway! Thank you for putting it all together!

hope you enjoyed the holidays

mariannakeough at hotmail.com

(goodness, could I use that pan, mix and brownies right now like you can't even imagine!!)

Dina said...

Great giveaway - love the book selection!

Lynette said...

Hi Rhea, I follow you already, I blogged about this yesterday. And now I am leaving my second comment. Woot! I am up to 12 entries.
Your doing a great give away. Thanks.
I have had a couple of your readers come visit. Thanks for that too!

Anastasia said...

wow
happy new year :)

jceko77 said...

I LOVE Sophie Kinsella, and would love to win this!!! thanks!!
jceko77@yahoo.com

koopermom said...

Great giveaway! I want it all, haha! I hope you had a great New Years!

Jackie said...

Happy New Year!
Thanks for an awesome give away!

Denea said...

Happy New Year, Rhea! Hope it's a great one.

Love the giveaway. Now I've got something else I can blog about. ;)

Kim said...

this rules! Thanks! I hope I wiiiin...

Kim said...

and I tweeted it! (kgail11)

Courtney said...

Happy New Year!

This is the perfect way to start off the new year!

Courtney said...

I also posted about it on twitter!

twitter.com/cgstubbs

Courtney said...

And now I am following your blog on google reader!

Krystyn said...

Good books and brownies? Count me in!!!

Amy said...

Visiting for another entry. :D

Tonya said...

I want in(raising hand high)lol.

Nessa said...

Books, chocolate, and cajun food? Does it get any better than that? Please enter me.

Have a wonderful New Year!

kathemc(at)gmail(dot)com said...

Wow -- great giveaway! Yes, please!

Becky said...

What a fantastic giveaway! A friend of mine and I were just talking about the book "Something Borrowed" earlier this week and it defiantly looks like a book I want to read!

Thanks so much!

Jennifer said...

Wow, this is a huge giveaway! You are correct, what an awesome way to begin the New Year! Thank you for the chance to start mine out right.

knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Jennifer said...

Tweeted It:
http://twitter.com/knittingmomof3/status/1092382967

Entry #1

knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Jennifer said...

Tweeted It:
http://twitter.com/knittingmomof3/status/1092382967

Entry #2

knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Jennifer said...

Tweeted It:
http://twitter.com/knittingmomof3/status/1092382967

Entry #3

knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Jennifer said...

Tweeted It:
http://twitter.com/knittingmomof3/status/1092382967

Entry #4

knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Jennifer said...

Tweeted It:
http://twitter.com/knittingmomof3/status/1092382967

Entry #5

knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Elissa said...

Happy New Year! Great giveaway!
elissa at huebert dot org

Shannon said...

Happy New Year!!!

JAMBALAYA!

You know how I like sayin' that word!

Jennifer said...

My second day entry! I hope I win!! Thanks!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

Beeb said...

Stopping by for my second entry! Thanks so much!

-Beeb
supercoupongirl AT gmail.com

Kristi said...

I'm back for my second entry:) I kind of forgot I could enter every day. Silly me!
Kristi
guntergirl71@hotmail.com

Kristi said...

I also follow your blog.
Kristi
guntergirl71@hotmail.com

Mama Dawg said...

I'm here! I'm here!

Happy Saturday, Rhea!

sassy stephanie said...

I love all of the above and have not yet read these books, so I should totally win.

Kim said...

this is an awesome contest!!!!

Mama Dawg said...

I blogged about your contest!

http://twodogsrunningsouth.blogspot.com/2009/01/saturday-sht.html

Tonya said...

Another day,another entry:)

Jennifer said...

It's my birthday today!! Maybe this will be my lucky entry today!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

Jackie said...

Back for another entry...Enjoy your Saturday!

Tamara said...

Happy New Year everyone! I follow you through Google Reader.

tiff said...

i'm always looking for good reads to add to my shelf!

texan_michael(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

John Deere Mom said...

Yahoo! Count me in, sister!

lindanuts said...

I love this stir-fry pan---and the jambalaya mix-yummy!
Count me in!

lindanuts said...

I am new to twitter but I think that is tweeting so -Yes I am tweeting!

Wanda said...

Great giveaway! Love all your choices. Cute blog too!

I posted about your contest!

http://queenieslittlekingdom.com/?p=991

John Deere Mom said...

I posted about it! :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

FABULOUS!!! Pick me! Pick me!!

Finding Normal said...

Happy New Year! I love all of those books!

Lori said...

great give away!

Mimi said...

What a wonderful giveaway. My fingers are crossed!

It's Always Something Around Here said...

Fabulous giveaway!!!!!

Tamara B. said...

Back for another entry for such a great giveaway, thank-you.

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Books! New Unscratched Pans! Brownies! Yes! Sign me up!

Z's Mom said...

WOW...look at all the comments. I just popped over from John Deere Mom. This looks like a fabulous giveaway....I do not happen to have too many pans....and I'm always looking for a good book to read. Count me in!!!

Sharla said...

This is my entry for today. Really hoping I win this one! We do not have a single good pan. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jessica said...

Great giveaway! Count me in! Check out my first giveaway and a link to yours here:

http://therussocorner.blogspot.com/2008/12/favorite-beauty-products-giveaway.html

- Marybeth I. said...

that hershey's mix looks to die for. count me in!

- Marybeth I. said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/misaacmom/status/1094579048

Bunny B said...

Is this open to ALL?! Awesome prizes!! Happy New Year! :)
bunnybx at gmail . com

Bunny B said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/bunnyb/status/1094626482

bunnybx at gmail . com

greedygrace said...

Happy New Year! What a great giveaway!

greedygrace said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/greedygrace/status/1094637488

Aubrey said...

You're right! What a great way to bring in the New Year! I love me some books!

Lisa said...

Great blog and giveaway. I love what your banner says about words and emotions! Thanks!
lisanne411@yahoo.com

silverhartgirl said...

wow what great stuff.

Lora said...

That skillet looks great and I do love jambalaya! Hey, it all looks great though!:)

Anonymous said...

Could really use this!! Another day!!!!!

email: keithadanielle[at]yahoo[dot]com

Keitha

Jennifer said...

Can you tell I really, really, really, want to win this?! Daily entry for me...wee!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

Smoochiefrog said...

What a great giveaway! I'd love to win!

Sena said...

Wonderful prizes! WOo!
sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

Sena said...

I blogged for extras!
http://senalovescandy.blogspot.com/2009/01/sweet-sweet-candy.html
sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

momma said...

glad i found you on sits today! i need a new stir fry pan - the glass lid on my got broken on wednesday.

wish me luck!!!

Aileigh said...

Count me in!

Mandy said...

What an awesome giveaway, the books sound great and I definitely need a new covered pan! Please count me in!

starrlife said...

Well, Mama Dawg sent me over so I'm in and looking forward to reading more of your lovely blog! I aim to blog about the giveaway too but we'll see how far I get!

teachergirl said...

Happy New Year!! Angie sent me. I will try to remember to blog about this.

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

I'm feeling lucky...so I'm gonna enter....but I don't tweet... :(

Emma said...

What a great gift! reading and cooking, two of my favorite things too do!! Happy new year!

Vic said...

I don't know what tweeting is but Happy New Year!

Preston said...

What an awesome give-a-way. I'm coming you way via SITS and I am so glad I stopped by. Happy New Year!

CrystalChick said...

Sounds like a perfectly wonderful way to bring in a new year. I'm in. Gosh, almost too late too. Yikes, I had such computer problems again. Bought a new system this time. Hope it's good atleast for the warranty time. LOL Missed you!!

Jackie said...

Thanks again for a great giveaway!

Valarie Lea said...

I just want to know where have I been?? How did I miss this post??? Ohyeah I thought I had to refresh my reader again cause there were to dadgum many to look at. :)

Great Giveawawy. :)

Janelle said...

Great giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Janelle said...

I tweeted about it!!! Here's the link: http://twitter.com/JanelleKC/status/1095220807

Thanks again!

carogonza said...

THanks for the giveaway

Amy said...

Those are some great prizes! I hope I win! Oh, and I think we have the same granite counter tops.

Ruth Ann said...

Fantastic Give-A-Way! I would love to win.

Queenie Jeannie said...

New day, another comment!

I'd really love to win!!!

Anji said...

Happy New Year!!! What a great giveaway!! Count me in!

Kristy said...

Oh my, what a cool giveaway, I wish I would have seen it sooner! Thanks for the opportunity!

Kristin said...

Great giweaway!

Reva Skie said...

Heh, why is it the simplest things are the ones that get to me. Free brownie mix, I am so in!! Thanks for the chance.

Dan River Mama said...

Great giveaway! I would love to win! Happy New Year!

Heather said...

Awesome giveaway. I'd love to win!

momma said...

for some extra entries, i blogged about this at: http://ivebloggedaboutyourgiveaway.blogspot.com/2009/01/another-great-big-giveaway-that-ends.html

Julie said...

Wow...great giveaway! I'm really into reading now so that would be great. And I'm always into brownies!

Julie said...

Now I twittered :)

Brandy said...

I saw the SITS shoutout today and headed over...what a way to start the year.

Great giveaway! Anything that includes books AND cookware was made for me.

Kim said...

Getting another entry in - great giveaway!

wenderful said...

Great giveaway! I hope I win!

C and C Mommy said...

I love this giveaway!!

Yelowflower said...

wow, this is one of the more esoteric giveaways I have entered lol

thanks and happy new year

Lori said...

How about a big Texas YUMMO!! The giveaway sounds great. I would like to be entered please!! I'm in from SITS. Happy New Year!!

Cassie said...

Hi! This is a great giveaway, I love reading anything!!! I found your blog on John Deere Mom's blog!

Cassie said...

I've blogged about your giveaway here.

Miss Grace said...

I'd love to win!

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

What a great start to the New Year!!

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Tweeted here:
http://twitter.com/MrsCox/status/1095441687

Zen Ventures said...

I'm lovin' that pot now! I can use me some new pot. My old ones are ready to retire. I hope I win it! :)

KatieSaysSo said...

What an awesome giveaway! How did I miss this before?!?!

I added your giveaway to my sidebar links of awesome giveaways!

Its funny because I have read something blue and baby proof but havent yet read something borrowed so i would love to win this!!!!

KDLOST said...

HAPPPPPY NEWWWW YEEEEEEAR!

R.E. Photography said...

GREAT giveaway! That pan is awesome! And I might have to make some brownies now that I saw that box of mix :)

Tulsi said...

Fun, fun, fun, I'll enter. I love to read. I could be enticed into cooking.

Rasberryswrlgirl said...

Great giveaway!

melissa said...

you had me at stir fry pan. i'm yours...er...enter me please! please!! i'm begging you!!!
ahem...
great giveaway...
i'd like to win please :)

Wendy@RuensOnTheRun said...

Fun giveaway! I live in the hill country of Texas too...found you from SITS, and enjoyed looking around!

♥georgie♥ said...

stoppin by from sits great giveaway!

Nicki and Mathis said...

stopping in from SITS! what a fun giveaway!!

Nicki and Mathis said...

Just posted about your contest on my blog! Count me in for the five extra giveaways!!!

Cathy said...

Stopping by from SITS! Great giveaway...I love to read!

lorrwill said...

Hi SITSta!
ooo frying pan...

Vanessa said...

What a great giveaway! I need a new girly book to read. designsvanessa@gmail.com

Vanessa said...

I just twittered about your giveaway...

http://twitter.com/designsvanessa

Miss Anne said...

Look at your fancypants giveaway!!!

I've seen your posts on other people's blogs and just knew I needed to check you out!

I love your adorable blog layout :)

I am in dire need of some new reads... and I keep getting suggestions but never know where to start!

and oddly enough... I just threw out my stirfry pan!

Ty for the giveaway and nice to meet you Rhea!

Happy New year~

:)
MissAnne

Miss Anne said...

oh btw i'm adding this giveaway and your blog to mine! :)

xo

Kathryn said...

Wowsers! What a fabulous giveaway! Thank you so much for having it! I am having a blogiversary on my blog starting tomorrow!
Happy New Year and Artful Blessings,
Kathryn

Kathryn said...

I gave ya a Tweet and became a follower on both Blogspot and Twitter!
Thanks again,
Kathryn

The Mommy said...

Ok, I've discovered this a little late, through someone's tweet...but you never know, better late than never! What a great giveaway...woo hoo!

Misty Dawn said...

I SO am in on this!!!
I'm a follower of yours on Blogger;
I'm a follower of yours on Twitter;
I tweeted about this giveaway;
and I'm commenting.

I LOVE and am addicted to books...
I desperately need that pan...
my husband will go crazy over that pan and the Jambalaya mix...
and I don't even need to comment about the brownies... *sigh*

It's hard to type with my fingers crossed.

The Mommy said...

I tweeted your giveaway here: http://twitter.com/preparedmommy/status/1095861820 with a copy to @TexasRhea

The Mommy said...

I'm blogging this giveaway at preparedmommy.blogspot.com Thanks for the extra entries!

The Mommy said...

I'm blogging this giveaway at preparedmommy.blogspot.com Thanks for the extra entries!

Mimi said...

I'm back for another entry to your awesome contest!

RandomWonders said...

Here from SITs! What an amazing giveaway!!! I just want the books! I had "Can you keep a secret" and loved it, then a friend "borrowed" it and I haven't seen it since...oh wait, I did...on HER bookshelf! LOL oh well I guess she loved it too!
Happy new year!

Marrdy said...

What a great giveaway. I feel like I haven't visited in months!

Ginny said...

What a fun giveaway! I tried to get to it yesterday but my silly computer wouldn't work. Glad i made it for an entry today!

SuZ said...

Those are my favorite authors!!! :)

Oh, I twitted about the giveaway too. I just added you to follow, so look for it: NYTMBlog

:)

Leah said...

happy new year!

what a nice giveaway!!!

valmg said...

Found you through SITS.
That looks like such a nice pan!

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