Books and Coffee To Love – a Giveaway!

If you’ve been around here for long, you know I love to read! I want to devour all the books, all the time… and I get so excited to spread the reading love.

Together with my good friend, Ginger Newingham, we’re sharing All The Books today! It’s Valentine’s Day – and we love you. And we love books and coffee too. Are you feeling the love yet?

We’re giving away 14 awesome books released in the last year to one amazing winner, along with fresh ground coffee and my Live a Different Beautiful coffee mug!

IMG_0060Our Books and Coffee to Love Giveaway runs through Friday evening. What’s up for grabs this week, you ask?

  • The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp
  • It’s Not Fair by Melanie Dale
  • From Depths We Rise by Sarah Rodriguez
  • The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines
  • Full by Asheritah Ciuciu
  • Move Toward the Mess by John Hambrick
  • Worth Living by Mary DeMuth
  • The Key to Everything by Matt Keller
  • Fear Fighting by Kelly Balarie
  • Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin
  • Doing Good is Simple by Chris Marlow
  • Four Letter Words by Krista Wilbur
  • Choosing Real by Bekah Pogue
  • A Different Beautiful by Courtney Westlake


No reading experience is complete without some delicious coffee sitting by your side. Obviously. So we’re also giving away my adorable Live A Different Beautiful coffee mug, along with:

  • 20 oz bag of freshly ground direct trade coffee grown from coffee house Custom Cup
  • Coffee from coffee house Katie’s Koffee


Ready to enter? Just add your email address here! And don’t forget to share – for each person you refer who also enters using your link, you get TEN extra entries!

Happy Valentine’s Day from our book-and-coffee-loving selves!

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The Big Awesome ULTIMATE Playroom Giveaway!

In celebration of the upcoming release of my new book, A Different Beautiful (3 more weeks!!), I am so excited to host this fantastic giveaway that is a mom’s dream for her kids – a new PLAYROOM! (*note: must be on computer to enter – not mobile device*)

Amazing giveaway! Step 2 Play kitchen, books, and more - Ultimate Playroom Giveaway. Ends 7-22-2016

Here’s what is up for grabs to help you create a fresh new play area for your child or children (or grandchildren!)…

The first thing you need for your playroom is beautiful and encouraging artwork on the walls!

Playroom Wall Art. These gorgeous watercolor printables are from my Etsy store, and serve as a daily reminder to discover, seek and celebrate the different kinds of beauty all around you – including the astounding beautiful found within yourself! These can be printed in 8×10 size or smaller – and hung all together or in different rooms.

ABC Scripture Cards. These gorgeous scripture cards created by Courtney DeFeo are currently on display in our own playroom, and I love rotating out the various verses with corresponding letters of the alphabet each week. The cards come with magnets if you choose to hang them on the fridge, or a cute little easel for counter/table/dresser display. Such a fantastic way to get God’s word into your everyday play, while also helping to reinforce the alphabet!abcscripturecards1Butterfly Terrarium Kit. I’ve been eyeing these adorable bug terrarium kits from The Amateur Naturalist for a while, and I can’t wait to get one for Connor for Christmas this year. Bring science to life while you explore and learn with your kids with a butterfly terrarium kit! The jar is acrylic – so no worries about breaking glass – and the top of the jar has a magnifying feature which is fun for closer inspection of the butterfly!mossterrariumcamilluschildjar04

Set of children’s books that celebrate being yourself and being different! I’ve selected a bundle of some of our family’s favorite books from my children’s book guide about celebrating differences (sign up for my email newsletter to download the whole list!), so included in this giveaway is:

Different is Awesome by Ryan Haack
The Colors of Us
by Karen Katz
Wherever You Are by Mem Fox
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
by Patty Lovell
Don’t Call Me Special
by Pat Thomas
Let’s Talk About It: Extraordinary Friends
by Fred Rogers
That’s How You Know
by Courtney Westlake (yes, had to include my own book!)


And what completes all of these cute new additions to your new playroom???

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The most amazing play kitchen that ever has been.

Step2 is releasing this Grand Luxe kitchen next month (so design may vary slightly from this image), and it is the most beautiful play kitchen ever! The design is just spectacular, and it is large so that several children can easily play at once. It has incredible accessories and features – lighting in the fridge and oven, lights and sounds on the stove, granite-looking countertops and farmhouse sink, and lots of adorable food and kitchen accessories. My kids absolutely love to play “restaurant”, so they are especially excited about the Grand Luxe kitchen!

So how you do you win it all?? Simply answer a quick question (so we know you’re not a robot!) and type in your email address to enter the giveaway! (*note: must be on computer to enter – not mobile device*)

But what fun would just one entry be?? So we decided that for each person you refer who also enters the giveaway, you can get TEN EXTRA ENTRIES. Once you enter yourself, you’ll get a unique code to share on social media. Share with your code, get your friends/family to enter too, and you can get potentially hundreds of entries with just a quick share!

*EDITED TO ADD: there is a glitch when you try to enter the giveaway on a mobile device, and I’m working to correct it. I’m so sorry! Please use laptop or desktop computer to enter!!


Good luck!!

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