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Friday, October 31, 2008

Christmas Ebook Announcement and Giveaway


It's baaaack.
My Christmas ebook is now live-- so all of you who are new to this blog or who didn't get to purchase it last year when it ran for a limited time will now be able to!
This book contains the heart of our family's Christmas celebration. The food, the traditions, and the thoughts behind our festivities are all gathered here, in one place. It really is years and years' worth of trial and error done for you.

Since it's an ebook, you get it within minutes of ordering it, and can choose to keep it on your computer and just read it that way, or print it off to hold in your hands. I printed mine off last year and still have it in my kitchen so I can access the recipes I need.
I have had so many people come up to me all through the year to tell me that they loved my ebook and use the recipes often. Nothing warms my heart more than to hear, "I make your green beans all the time, just like you explained in your ebook!" Or, "That chocolate pecan pie has become a tradition at our house! And it's so easy!"

Girls, I don't do nuthin if it ain't easy! So please know this isn't Martha Stewart's kind of Christmas ebook!
But if you do love Christmas and want to make it memorable and special-- yet don't want to stress and work too hard-- then this book will hook you up. Just click on the graphic at the top to take you to the place to order it. I will post more next week about the book and why you shouldn't wait to order it.
ETA: This giveaway is now closed-- the winners were Jonatha, Just Me, and Monique. Congratulations!
IF YOU DIDN'T WIN, PLEASE CONSIDER PURCHASING A COPY-- MY CHILDREN WILL THANK YOU AS YOU WILL BE HELPING TO PROVIDE THEIR CHRISTMAS!!!! :)
JUST CLICK ON THE IMAGE AT THE TOP OF THIS POST TO TAKE YOU TO A SECURE ORDERING SITE. THANKS TO ALL WHO ORDER!!
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51 comments:

Shannon said...

Would love a copy.........

Mum-me said...

Oh that sounds like a great book! I love celebrating christmas, but now I have six children I am finding it difficult to keep up the traditions (and keep up a cheerful attitude too!) so any book that it about making Christmas easy would be wonderful to have!

Anonymous said...

This sounds like something I have been searching for. I have been wanting to start Christmas traditions but didn't know where to start. I need simple..real simple! Our family has circumstances that could land us in a children's hospital quickly. I have spent two Thanksgiving's there. This would be a blessing to me! Thank you so much for your ministry!! GOD BLESS.

Tricia in KY
tdc13@fuse.net

Arlene Grimm said...

I love all things Christmas Mary Beth and I love your blog so I know the book would be great. I have a Martha Stewart Christmas book but it is just for the coffee table.lol...

Karen said...

I am all about easy things to do with the family!

Jonatha said...

I would love to win this. We have missed our Christmas traditions the last 2 years because of moving cross country just before and after Christmas. This year I want to be extra special and focused on our Lord. So, please enter me! Thanks!

Jennifer said...

I would love to win this book because Christmas traditians are something my son and I have yet to start; I want to, just not sure where to begin. Also, I love recipes but am not the greatest cook in the whole world so easy is right up my alley. Thanks!

Capturing Today said...

We have a few Christmas traditions, but I'd really like to get some great new ideas to start while my girls are still young so they can have great memories!

Anonymous said...

Mary Beth,

We have 4 kids and every year I stress out trying to do too much. The perfectionist in me comes out and rears it's ugly head. I hesitate even writing this but I honestly sink into a bit of a depression in December. In my head, I can understand that Christmas is ultimately about Christ first and foremost but everything else wears me out. It is such a busy time... trying to do Christmas cards, baking, gift buying. The materialism robs my joy. I hate the gift buying. I'll stop because it is leading to a low level of anxiety as I type!
Thanks! Tammy
mntfox6@msn.com.

Brumbemom said...

Hello, I would love the book. I love the holidays and I especially love anything that helps me make memories with my husband and kids. We have recently moved away from our family and I am looking for ways to make this holiday season extra special. Thanks.
http://brumbemom.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

My job is working with single mothers and their pre-teen children. I would love to get more ideas to help them begin Christmas traditions for their families.

Priscilla

Becca said...

Growing up Christmas was a big holiday for us. Not big as in lots of gifts, but we always spent the whole day at my grandmothers and with the extended family. Like 30+ people would cram into her 3 bedroom house. Now I am grown and married, grandma passed on and i live 7+ hours from my family, plus I have my own little one. I want to start new traditions for our new family!

Dawn Sodini said...

We are trying to simplify our lives and so your book would be a true help in that direction.

Pam's Pride said...

I am having my 6th baby in Feb...I will be officially up to a half dozen!! I am always looking for new ideas to keep the meals and activities that my family does memorable!!
Thank you for entering me! You have a beautiful family!!

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy. We have a few things we do....but nothing that I TOTALLY love. And you mention recipes, I am a self proclaimed recipe addict. I have lots...use some. Guess that's how it goes.

Marja
www.homeschoolblogger.com/isaiahandmom
ryanandmarja@msn.com

Renee Swope said...

LOVE YOUR CHRISTMAS Ebook Marybeth! So glad I got mine last year. And I am glad you reminded me today to get it out early so I can start planning and enjoying the holidays starting tomorrow - November 1st!

Of course, I don't need to be in the drawing. Just wanted to thank you for writing it and tell all your readers that this is a worthy purchase if you don't happen to win it. One of my faves is the cranberry pecan relish. I didn't even like cranberry sauce but my mom and I ate that stuff like it was chocolate. Yummy!!!!!!

Have a great weekend!
Renee

tiggerdaisy said...

Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!!!! I wanted to get it last year, but didn't get around to it--then it was gone! :)

I have a 14 month old and am currently 10 weeks pregnant. I want to help create good solid Christmas traditions that will continue through the generations. This is what's been on my heart--what can I do to make Christmas more meaningful that what presents to buy and receive. Know what I mean?

Thanks for offering a free giveaway! I hope one of the three free copies arrives in my mailbox! :)

Prayers and blessings,
Rebecca

Sandra said...

I am hosting Christmas this year and need all the help I can get. My son is also getting to the age where he is looking forward to the traditions we have already started...I would love to add to that.

owatz (AT) telus (DOT) net

Nancy @ Homemade Blessings said...

I would love to read this book and glean some new ideas to use in our family of 11. We love Christmastime around here and are always looking for great new ideas.

Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

I read your blog every day. Also Proverbs 31 devotions. It is very inspiring. LOVE Christmas and celebrating the love of Jesus. I'm a Grandma of 11 and my whole famly comes to our home. We have many traditions but would love to get some new ideas. Have a great day! Carol N.Y. cpfehr@aol.com

Karolee said...

I would LOVE to read your ebook! I'm looking for ways to make our Christmas celebrations more memorable and less about all the STUFF. With 4 kids and a mountain of debt that we're slowly conquering, I find it to be a challenge, but I know it will be worth it. I want my kids to remember Christmas when they're older, not as the day they got this or that, but as the season that held the most celebration and love of the year.

karoleeg@gmail.com

butler1939 said...

This would be great!

Just Me said...

I would love this!!! I am always looking for new things to try and hopefully start a tradition that my kids will carry on.

Angela said...

Would love to have a copy! I'm always looking for new ideas for the holidays!
kajkbishop@charter.net

::Sylvia:: said...

Wow! I think this is fabulous! I love creating new traditions for my family. A tradition is something that will be remembered and cherished long after the toys have been forgotten...

Liz said...

As we are starting our family(I am expecting our second in January), I am thinking alot about wanting to establish traditions for our family. I would love to read all of your ideas. I love the Christmas season, but it will have to be easy! This book sounds perfect! Thanks!

Laurie Ann said...

Oh, please enter me in this! I'd love it! I have grandchildren coming up and we're starting to spend some of our holidays at home now that some of my older relatives are no longer with us or are unable to host. I need all the help I can get, plus I love to read about others experiences...and I love all things Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Hi there.. this is so neat that you took the time to share so much of your family with others.. I love your blog and I know I would get so much from your ebook to share with my family. It sounds very special. I look forward to the drawing.. thank you!

Anonymous said...

I love Christmas and we've been creating traditions based on some from friends but I love to incorporate new ideas to make the season special.
Stephanie
dsmoore1 @ centurytel.net

michelle said...

This sounds wonderful. I would love to add to the Christmas traditions my family has already started and this would be a terrific resource.

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

Amity said...

I would love to win because I love Christmas and I am always looking for more wonderful ideas!!

amitymatthia[at]hotmail[dot]com

Tara Sloan said...

Count me in! I would love to win a copy!

James and Andrea said...

This looks really helpful. I am hoping to keep Christmas peaceful and relaxed (especially since I will be 8 months pregnant). Thank you for this!

rural momma said...

Yes, I would love a chance to win a copy!! :0)

Valerie said...

Why would I love this book? That's easy. It's a Christmas book. It's an ebook. It has lots of recipes and stuff to do in it. And you wrote it! Heck, I started asking about it over a month ago. I hope I win, but if I don't, I'm buying it Monday morning.

Anne said...

Hi MaryBeth ~

I would love a copy of your Christmas ebook. I was never taught how to cook by my mom (only my 3 sisters were) so I am always looking for new things to try to make for dinners, dessert, etc. I think it would be wonderful to have a copy of your ebook to perhaps help me learn how to make new things for my husband and daughter :)

Denny said...

Let's see.....I want to win because I'm a GUY and I read your blog!

Becca said...

I would love to win it for the great recipes, thanks!

mommyp4 said...

I am a mother to three with one of them being special needs. I am always looking for ways to make Christmas special... everything in one location and in one book sounds wonderful! I would love to have your Ebook!!
Angie
mommyp4
www.xanga.com/mommyp4

Janelle said...

I am ALL about Christmas, and I don't do anything if it isn't easy, either. I'd LOVE to win your e-book as it sounds absolutely wonderful! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

monique said...

Would love a copy. Remember it from last year since it got rave reviews!

Ariel Allison Lawhon said...

Toss my name in the hat!

Barbara H. said...

This sounds wonderful, I'd love to be entered!

Anonymous said...

Sounds awesome! Love tradition done easy. Hope I win!

Lynn
Fiskecnn@aol.com

Chatty Kelly said...

I would love a copy because I am not domestic. I do love Christmas and want to make it memorable and special-- yet don't want to stress and work too hard. So hook me up!!

Thanks!
Chatty Kelly
chattykelly@comcast.net
www.chattykelly.blogspot.com

Lehrerin said...

I love trying to make a real old-fashioned Christmas for our family, but for the past few years my husband says that I've gone overboard and done too much. I want to make sure that I'm keeping the focus on Jesus where it belongs, but it's hard not to get caught up in all the holiday happenings. This sounds great!

lehrerin@charter.net

aswewalk.com said...

I'd love a copy. We're a young family still forging our own traditions, and love hearing about others'. Put my name in the hat.

tdrowlee said...

I would love to win a copy of your eBook! I am alreaady into my Christmas mood, playing music and looking for a way to keep Christmas doable for this pregnant with baby #5 momma. We're planning a fun homescool unit on gingerbread already! I hope to open our home to friends and amily often this Christmas season and any easy recipes or tips would be helpful!

Thanks!
Tristan
tdrowlee@yahoo.com
See our blog at www.ourbusyhomeschool.blogspot.com

Anne said...

Mary Beth ~

I posted a comment up a ways, and my email address was not included
:(

it is mommy1@cox.net

thank you
Anne Meyer

Anonymous said...

I love reading your blog. It has inspired me to think about homeschooling my four children. Would love a copy of your book to help jumpstart the holidays. Thanks for including me.
Toyfam@gmail.com

Faerie Mom said...

I am probably too lat eto win.... but I would love to! I am always looking for new traditions and recipes and ideas for the holidays. My family is growing and we want our traditions to grow with us. Thanks for the chance!