A Giveaway! And a Getaway, and April 3rd’s Winner!

Apr 4, 2011 | Full Time Family | 78 comments

APRIL 3rds WINNER IS…
theanneandbaron!!!


If you haven’t entered, go ahead and do so now for next weeks drawing… (all previous comments will be part of next weeks drawing)!!!


And I promise, I will have the kids draw like my last giveaway… we just walked in from THE shower and they were exhausted… as am I!
See you in a week!


If you have no idea what I am talking about – read on!~Okay Girls…
It’s about that time.
I need a break.
I don’t want to…
There are so many fun posts swirling around in my head…
But there are a lot of other things swirling around up there too!
Man Cub is on the cusp of being able to read on his own and after our self proclaimed Spring Vacation this week he and I are ready to crack down and get-er-done. I am so proud of him!

Little Sister’s bridal shower is a week away and that calls for big sister to make and assemble a Ladurée style macaron tower! Full of my Parisian macarons of heady flavors…. oh my gosh… wait ’til you see the styling of this shower!!!! Never mind find an outfit to accommodate my new “thicker” figure, buy a gift, screw my head on tight, etc…

The big garden project from last fall needs attention if it’s ever going to be done (though the two inches of SNOW we are supposed to get is not going to help)

I have been a re-decorating fool around the house and have more ideas I am anxious to get out of my brain and into real life….

Fifi’s book signing at Sentimental Gardens in Geneva that Mom is in charge of planning… she is so gracious… I get to “feel” like I am involved!!!

AND, of course, Shop the Shed… oh-my-goodness… if you are even THINKING of coming… I don’t even know what to say… it’s going to be amazing! For our first sale the line was CLEAR down the driveway (IN THE RAIN!) I wouldn’t be surprised if this one stretches around the BLOCK!

The reasons for my much needed pause go on…

and on and on…
Reality is saying loud and clear,
“STEP AWAY FROM
THE COMPUTER.”
So, I bid you a short but sweet “Adieu
and leave you an opportunity to win a GORGEOUS copy of…
of course…

Mom’s Porch’s “spread”… The Parisienne Farmhouse article is the one just before hers! How cool is that to be in a book right next to yo’ Momma??

To be entered:
Simply become a follower (leave a comment if you do).
or
for those who already follow
leave a comment.
To be entered again:
Do a small post about my little giveaway/put it on your sidebar. Use any photographs you’d like or feel free to grab the button on my sidebar!
There are going to be TWO winners!
One for each week of my “Getaway”!One announced on April 3rd
(closes midnight on the 2nd CST)
&
One on April 10th!!!
(closes midnight on the 9th CST)


BONNE CHANCE MES AMIS!


I will miss you but I will be back, refreshed with TONS of photos, stories and inspiration!
(For those who don’t want to wait or “play the odds”, I have the books available for sale!
 I ship on Fridays and Mondays. See Sidebar.)

78 Comments

  1. Just a Girl

    I would LOVE a copy of Romantic Prairie Style! I was considering ordering one from you, but we just don’t have the money right now. 🙁

    Merci beaucoup for the giveaway, I will be posting about it on my blog!

    ~Just a Girl

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  2. Selina

    Wow, that is a lot of stuff to be doing at the moment!! And it all sounds very exciting!! Looking forward to hearing about it after your break (and seeing photo’s of the macaroon tower).
    Have fun,
    Selina.

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  3. Priscilla

    Have fun and take care of yourself!
    Oh, yes, please send me the book!
    I’m posting it on my blog, so more people will discover your blog and follow your family’s adventures.

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  4. Tami / Maddie Lumpkin

    I would be thrilled to pieces to win a copy of Romantic Prairie Style! I am already a follower.

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  5. Brenda Hodges

    I want that book…….please? (Is that an appropriate comment?)

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  6. PRAIRIE GIRL FARM

    I love the busyness Warm Spring weather brings…it helps me remove my extra little “Winter Padding”
    Enjoy your time away!

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  7. Mandy

    I have been so anxious to gt this! alas, some unforseen medical bills made me delete it from my virtual shopping trip so I would LOVE to win one:) and yes, I follow. enjoy your break!

    thanks and blessings,
    mandy

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  8. Ann at eightacresofeden

    I’m guessing this is for your US readers only – but if you are prepared to post overseas I’d love a chance to win this giveaway. If not, no worries, (gosh that sounds so Aussie!) I’m thinking Mother’s day is coming up and my thoughtful children usually ask me what I would like – this year guess what is on my wish list!
    Ann – a faithful follower!

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  9. Pam

    I will miss your posts while you are away, but completely understand reality. I just can’t figure out where you get the energy to do all that you do – especially while you’re pregnant. Maybe you should do a post on THAT! :0)

    Count me in on the lovely giveaway. Wishing you the time and energy to get done all that’s on your plate right now. Looking forward to awesome posts and pics when you come back.

    Pam

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  10. Junk Evolution

    Oui-please drop my name in the bucket for Fifi’s book!
    xo
    Char

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  11. Alice

    Wow, you’ve got a lot on your plate! Take it easy so you don’t get stressed out.

    I’d love to win a copy of Romantic Prairie Style. I’ve been a follower of your blog for quit a while.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  12. ~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~

    Of course I follow you my dear! Thank you so much for the lovely book giveaway. Love Fifi but have not seen the book yet. I would be thrilled to win.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  13. mmelber1

    Just became a follower, thanks for the chance to win Fifi’s book!

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  14. Sherri

    Romantic Country Style looks wonderful! I am a follower of yours already.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  15. Mrs. B.

    I’d love to be entered in to win the book. Looks gorgeous! 🙂
    Have a refreshing break.

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  16. Theanne and Baron

    Get done all you need/want to get done…as always we’ll be waiting!

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  17. Joannah

    You are one busy lady! My sister just threw me the best baby shower. Lots of sweet details. I know you’re going to have so much fun doing that for your sister.

    Have a good week. Don’t forget to stop and put your feet up now and then. 🙂

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  18. primjillie

    I would love to win a copy of this book for my best friend. I have one of my own, but I would love to have one for her. Thank you for the chance!

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  19. claudia b

    you are rocking out the To Do list! 😀 I would definitely love to win a copy and bien sur, je suis une Follower!

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  20. Heather Ozee

    I loved the write up on you in Artful Blogging.
    I know what you mean about being tickled when they begin to read. I have two bookworms that I’m very proud of.
    Your gardening project, how expensive was it to get started? We hope to start a garden this spring.

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  21. Vickie Wiles

    Enjoy your time off, Angela, if I dare even call it that! Or perhaps enjoy your two weeks away from the computer is more appropriate. I can “hear” the excitement and enthusiasm you have regarding the projects you will engage yourself in during the two-week respite. I will enjoy a brief respite of sorts with a copy of “Romantic Prairie Style” and a cup of hot tea should I be lucky enough to win it! God bless…

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  22. Lady Farmer

    We will all be waiting with baited breath for your return! I know you will come back well armed with amazing posts!
    I would love to win a copy that book. I need some style!
    I am a follower!
    Blessings!

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  23. Karen

    You have a lot on your plate! One task at a time, that’s what I always say. 🙂 I would be honored to receive the book as I know it is awesome! Thanks for the generous giveaway.
    Karen

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  24. Lady Farmer

    Oh! And I am putting your giveaway on my sidebar ~ at the top! ;~P

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  25. Karen

    I have you all set up in my sidebar! Good to go!
    Karen

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  26. Katie Rose

    I recently stumbled onto your site from a gardenweb forum and must say that it is lovely. I will have to spend some more time perusing it for ideas 🙂 Enjoy your break!

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  27. Homemaker Ang

    you know I want one!!!!!!!

    pick me!!!!

    xoxox
    The other Ang
    “HomemakerAng”

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  28. ~Lavender Dreamer~

    I would be SO thrilled to have this book! And I’m wishing you a refreshing break! I’m a follower…thank you! ♥

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  29. maid marian

    I would love to win this gorgeous book. I’m already a follower. Merci!

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  30. Buttonchief7

    This would be a very nice book to add to the collection. Never enough books.

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  31. Buttonchief7

    this would be a very nice book at add to the collection. Never too many books.

    Reply
  32. Beth - In My World...

    Love the music! Brava!

    You are on my sidebar – I am sure you will have many new folks who adore you as much as I do!

    Now in hopes of Spring eventually coming to Upstate New York…I am going to start me seeds!

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  33. Carissa

    Take all the time you need… Blogland will still be here. 🙂
    Your family life and those precious children of yours comes first!

    Sounds like you have your plate full! Good Times though! 🙂

    Carissa

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  34. Carissa

    I posted your giveaway on my sidebar.
    What a great giveaway!

    Carissa

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  35. Bohemian

    Congrats to the Man Cub on his reading accomplishment! And I Hope you have fun on your getaway! I pre-ordered my copy of this wonderful book and Hope to receive it any day now, so no need to enter me, this is a very generous giveaway and I’ll be delighted for the two lucky peeps who win!

    Happy Spring… Dawn… The Bohemian

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  36. TRACEY.R

    I would love to own a copy of Romantic Prairie Style to sit and drool over and read during our winter months inside 🙂 … i am a follower from Australia…
    Blessings to you and your family…ox

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  37. Old Centennial Farmhouse

    Oh, I cannot wait to see that book! If I win, I am going to give it to my sister, Mary! You have a good time during your break, and don’t work too hard, now, you know you have that little one to think of!
    xoxo
    Joni

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  38. joanna

    I am a follower…and I would LOVE to take an evening to myself to sip a cup of herbal tea and read that beautiful book! (nibbling on a macaron would be nice as well…)

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  39. Hands to Work, Hearts to God

    Have been following for some time now. Enjoy your interesting posts. I’ll be back to comment again if I do put your wonderful giveaway on my sidebar. Merci beaucoup! and Bon voyage!
    Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  40. Leigh

    I’m a follower and would absolutely love a copy of this book! Please enter me in your giveaway.

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  41. Cindy Lew's Studio

    Hello, I am new follower and just love your site! I would love to win a copy of the the Romantic Prairie Style. I look forward to following you and seeing all of your new and exciting pictures when you get back from your little break. Enjoy your time away and try not to work to hard:-/

    Warm Wishes, CindyLew

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  42. Miranda

    I would adore a copy of Romantic Prairie Style! I just became a follower. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  43. angela bergsma

    This book looks beautiful and my style!
    I am a new follower! Fellow conservative french obsessed mommy to 3 sweet girls…
    blessings!

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  44. LillianNCruz

    Hello. I am a new follower. Your blog is so much fun! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  45. Anji Johnston

    I have just become a follower and so glad I did! Can’t wait to have a good read of all of the postings that I missed – it’s gonna be a long night! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book!

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  46. Tamra

    I will be very happy for anyone who wins but I’ll be exstatic if I win!!

    Enjoy your very busy “break”.

    Merci,

    Tamra

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  47. French Countryside Farm

    I can’t wait to win this book!
    (Positive Thinking)
    Thankyou for offering it as a
    give away.

    Have an inspiring day!

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  48. French Countryside Farm

    I can’t wait to win this book!
    (Positive Thinking)
    Thank-you for offering this
    give-away.
    I appreciate it.

    Have an inspiring day!

    Reply
  49. Renata

    Oh Have fun & I hope you get everything accomplished! I would love to win – I’m already a follower!
    Have a great fortnight – we’ll miss you (although I’ll be away for the next week, so I guess I won’t be online anyway)
    Blessings
    Renata:)

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  50. Kathy B.

    Whew!!! I’m exhausted and think I now need a nap just reading about all of that! It sure would be lovely to curl up with that copy of Romantic Prairie Style. Thanks for the opportunity to win it! I just became a new follower, and I hope all of your posts aren’t all like this–not sure I can keep up!!! You sure do accomplish a lot in short amount of time. Teach me your secret???

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  51. Shelley

    Ditto with Just a Girl. And I do follow your blog. Just never officially did until today.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win Fifi’s book.

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  52. Jodie B-C

    What a fun blog you have…I can’t wait to check back now and see what you’ve been up to. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway..I’m now a follower.

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  53. Laurabee

    I just became a follower of your blog.
    Thank you for the lovely giveaway!
    XO,
    Laura Jane

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  54. Rachel

    the book looks beautiful!

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  55. Rachel

    the book looks so pretty!

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  56. Klik

    Today I’ve found your blog (thanks to Fifi ;)) and I like it! So many cool ideas! I became your follower and next week will read your blog attentivly! :))))

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  57. Sue@CountryPleasures

    I’m so glad to find your blog, it’s lovely and Oh I’d love to win that book! I’m a new follower so I don’t miss a thing! lol

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  58. Theanne and Baron

    Well I’m ROFL…I thought I read this post when I came over here ans commented…apparently not…because today I found a comment from a post of mine (in my eMail box) saying I better get on over here…and lo and behold I discovered I’d won something. I never win things…this is brilliant!

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  59. debbie

    Hello, I just found your blog after reading Artful Blogging! Looking forward to following you!

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  60. Pam

    I am following. So happy to find your blog. Would love a copy of
    Romantic Prairie Style!
    pam

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  61. ~Lavender Dreamer~

    I’m a follower and would love to have a copy of her new book! Thanks! ♥

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  62. tere

    Hi! I also just became a follower, I would looove to win Fifi’s book! You have a beautiful blog!

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  63. CIELO

    Oh, am I still on time for this nice giveaway? Oh I so hope so! 😉 Please enter me!

    Cielo

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  64. Marqueta (Mar-keet-a)

    I absolutely love your blog; all the beautiful things, and you’re French, too! 🙂 Someday I’ll come visit your beautiful country, but in the meantime I can drool over your beautiful photos.

    Love,

    Marqueta

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  65. à la parisienne

    I’m going to have to try my luck on winning this book for myself!
    I received the book I purchased from you and took a peak before giving it to my mother-in-law, and it is beautiful!!! The pages of your home are gorgeous. You have such a talent for decorating. Everything is perfectly in place/symmetrical-great color combinations and truly inspiring. And did you paint all of the backsplash tiles in your kitchen???

    Mandy

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  66. Karena

    Oh of course I am a true follower!! I love all design books and would love this (since you are the famed author)!!

    Fingers are crossed!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  67. Tamra

    Congrats theanneandbaron!!

    Hoping “The Gilded Barn” is the next winner! Book looks fabulous!!

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  68. FatihaUSA

    Even though I’ve been religously reading your blog I’ve never thought of following you!!! But now I’am. Have a good time at the shower!!! And great giveaway, I would loooove to win. Bonne fin de semaine…

    Reply
  69. Emma Wink

    Love your blog! You inspire me!!

    Reply

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