10/9/09

Free Books, Phil Done, Flowers from my Garden and Dove...




Let it NOT be said that I am too proud to sponsor a giveaway! Geez, if I can fall on my face in front of a billion gas-pumping soccer moms, and watch kids pick their noses all day, I can CERTAINLY offer an incredibly cool giveaway.


First, here’s the bait. Remember how obsessed I am with Phil Done? He’s the author of Thirty Two Third Graders and One Class Bunny – which I loved. His next book is out, and he sent me TWO copies: One for me, and one for you. And you know what? I’m giving them both away! (The second one goes as soon as I finish it, which will surely be this weekend.)


My ulterior motive in all of this is to bring awareness to Dove’s program on self-esteem for young women. As the mother of two young ladies, this is a cause near and dear to my heart. Read about Sassy’s struggle, and you’ll understand.


In order to be in the drawing to win a book, here’s the deal. Please click here and leave a comment. (It should be working now!!!) If you Twitter the contest you can get another entry, and if you go to the Dove page from mine, you can have ANOTHER entry. Of course, let me know when you do that. Three entries max, per person.


Thanks, guys. The book is fantastic, but the cause is the real heart of the matter.


43 comments:

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

How nice of you to do this. I have to check out this writer.
I love how cosmos look in a blue vase, BTW; beautiful!

Brian Miller said...

a great cuase and i am a sucker for a free book...clicking over now as well...

Brian Miller said...

can you check the link on the "click over here"...it did not go anywhere for me...

Secretia said...

Building self esteem for younger women is such a noble thing!

Carolyn...Online said...

I'm just here to say hi. I don't have time for a new book. Or apparently a shower. So I don't think the Dove or the fabulous new book need to come my way. But you know, Hi.

Mango Girl said...

What a great cause! I tried to follow the link, but got an error...hmmm.

Christy said...

Uh oh the link isn't working. Great cause and I look forward to entering!

ChiTown Girl said...

this link isn't working. :(

Joanie M said...

Sounds like a great book!

checking to see if the link works.

Joanie M said...

If you click on the Dove in your left sidebar, it will take you to the other blog.

Mrs. D said...

Broken link! Probably all of your thousands of followers have crashed it. Really! But I'll keep trying :-)

tjames said...

I could not get link to work either....

Anne said...

I will be a two vote getter... haven't twittered much lately ... so I'll give you a shout out and then go see Dove one way or another!

Tammy Howard said...

I went to Dove from here, but - as has been duly noted - the other link doesn't seem to be working. 'A' for effort?

The book sounds cute - but this is a cause that is near and dear to my heart, as well - as a former girl with low self esteem and a mother of two beautiful girls, one with - you guessed it - low self esteem.

Desert Songbird said...

Your link is not working!!! I'll come back later.

Sprite's Keeper said...

Clicking the clicker! xoxo

Irish Chick Soup said...

I've seen some commercials on the internet about this campaign and think it's amazing. I got goose bumps watching their spot about talking to your daughter before the beauty industry does.

Signed, a Little, Fat Girl

CatLadyLarew said...

Great post! I'm off to buy some more Dove now! Clickin' it!

staceyjwarner said...

Yes, finally the world is changing...thank God for Dove...

Suzy said...

Hey genius, where do we read about Sassy's struggle?

LydaBabes Going Ons!!!! said...

I went to the other sites but they wouldn't let me leave a comment. But such a great cause. will pass the word around.

Love your blog....My daughter teaches middle school and she has funny stories too.....

Anna See said...

I'd love to win!

Self esteem is so important. I can still remember how it felt to be young and miserable about myself!

Captain Dumbass said...

Great idea, VM.

I think I can't count the flowers I have left on one hand. Sigh.

laughingwolf said...

wunderbra! :O lol

my daughters would enjoy it, AFTER i read it ;)

Lisa said...

So nice of you, love your blog, always makes me laugh when I need one most.

CarrieAnn said...

I hope my little girl has more self esteem than I did growing up. She is a beautiful, marvelous little thing; I wonder if that's what my mom thought about me, too.

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

Good luck, Vodka Mom!

Sounds like you and that Brigida (Bergeta?)(sp?) magazine (banning unrealistic tiny models from their pages) are gaining momentum in a big way.

Go Vodka Mom, Go!

Cora said...

Clicking the Sassy link and leaving a comment.... check.

Visiting the Dove link.... check.

Twittering.... FAIL. I'm a Stone Age dweller, I don't twitter/twit/tweet or whatever it's called. But I might be able to send smoke signals about it if you like. Or I could shout it out my window. Would that count? ;-)

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Thanks for the chance to win and I love your blog!

Desert Songbird said...

Okay, went to your link (which is working now - yippee!), and I went to the Dove site. I don't Twitter, so there you go.

blueviolet said...

I left a comment on your post on the other blog. :)

blueviolet said...

I also clicked through to Dove's website.

Thanks for the giveaway fun!

GinGin said...

I would love to read these books. Thanks for letting me know about them. I am a second grade teacher, but I have taught third for many years too!!!

Parsley said...

Books....drool. Must...read.

Bethany said...

I read Phillip Done's other book and it was fantastic. Can't wait to read this one!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I loved the book! Isn't Phil the best!?!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Free? Did you say free?
:-)
xo

Deb Thaxton said...

-->The book sounds interesting.

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