July 12, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason 28

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here. Today we are taking a trip into town to visit Anne at Archer’s Hardware store. For today’s giveaway you will receive a $20 gift card to Lowe’s.  It’s funny how the older I get the more I enjoy wandering the aisles at a hardware store.  My admission for today is that I often enjoy the hardware store more than clothes shopping.  I have so many projects that I would love to do in my 16 year old home…mainly updating stuff.  Twenty dollars could get me started on a few of them.  Hopefully you have something you’ve been wanting to do around your house; a fresh coat of paint, a new light fixture, a new shower head, maybe a little yard decoration.  Whatever you want to start, we want to help you start. In order to be entered to win this gift you have to answer this question: Why did Rose go to Archer’s to visit Anne? Here is how this will work.  You will answer the question.  Your answer will not appear in the comments section.  In fact for two weeks there will be no comments.  We […]
July 11, 2012

Writer Wednesday- Tori St. Claire

*** There’s a link to a contest at the bottom so be sure to check it out! ***   This week I have the honor and the privalege to introduce you to someone I’ve known for several years, Tori St.Claire. She’s a member of my local RWA chapter and I know her as Claire Ashgrove. Tori is her pen name for her hotter romances. (Now I want an alias a pen name.) Tori has a hot new release that came out last week. For those of you who like a lot more spice in your romance, this will be right up your alley! Here’s the blurb: ***** A man of action… After helping to break up a Russian human trafficking ring as part of the CIA’s elite Black Opal team, Alexei Nikanova’s newest assignment is to rescue one of the stolen women and return her to her father. When he arrives in Dubai, he discovers his target is Sasha Zablosky—a woman he knows all too well, and who has haunted him ever since their unforgettable time together in Moscow, two and a half years earlier. But he finds Sasha reluctant to leave her sheikh, the only true friend she’s ever known. […]
July 11, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Twenty-seven

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here. Austin Kent is our guest today. “Austin seemed self-assured yet not arrogant.  A man who knew what he wanted in life and how he planned to get it.  There was no doubt that he was handsome; his chest filled out his shirt nicely and his tan set off his hazel eyes and dark brown hair.  And I had to admit, if Joe wasn’t in my life, I’d have been interested in him.”  Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons by Denise Grover Swank Me too! I want a blind date with Austin Kent! He’s so much better than the disastrous Steve date. Denise asked last week which of her characters we would want to be stranded on a deserted island with.  I wholeheartedly chose this man.  Maybe it’s because of the above picture.  I would hope to not be saved off said deserted island for quite some time as well. The gift that we chose to represent Mr. Kent might be a partial reason why I like him so much. If you can tell us why we chose this Pedrini corkscrew and these very pretty beaded wine glass charms […]
July 10, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Twenty-six

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here. Mason Devereaux…if you’ve finished Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons there really is no need for an introduction. Rose was never formally introduced to Henryetta’s superstar prosecutor, unless you count running into him and causing him to drop all of his paperwork, more than once.  For Mason’s giveaway day, we will be giving away a $20 Men’s Wearhouse gift card. Why would we be giving away a $20 Men’s Wearhouse gift card for Mason? (this one is easy, people) Here is how this will work.  You will answer the question.  Your answer will not appear in the comments section.  In fact for two weeks there will be no comments.  We will be keeping them all private so you can’t see other poster’s answers. In order to be entered into this giveaway you must 1. Post an answer and 2. Post the correct answer. You will have two weeks from today(midnight on July 24th) to comment.  At that time we will post the correct answer and the winner.  Good Luck! Brandy, you are the winner of the Men’s Wearhouse gift card!  Congratulations! I will be emailing you.
July 9, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Twenty-Five

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here. Today we welcome the larger than life personality that is Neely Kate. Neely Kate quickly becomes one of Rose’s best friends in Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons.  She is so full of life.  You can’t help but love her. For her giveaway we came up with a package fitting her unique personality.  If you win this one, you will receive an “Oh My Stars and Garters” t-shirt that has already been bedazzled by Miss Julia AND a pedicure spa kit in PINK! To be entered in the day twenty-five giveaway tell us what the t-shirt and pedicure kit have to do with Neely Kate. Here is how this will work.  You will answer the question.  Your answer will not appear in the comments section.  In fact for two weeks there will be no comments.  We will be keeping them all private so you can’t see other poster’s answers. In order to be entered into this giveaway you must 1. Post an answer and 2. Post the correct answer. You will have two weeks from today(midnight on July 23rd) to comment.  At that time we will post the […]
July 8, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Twenty-four

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here. We welcome Marjorie Grace to the blog today: Here is another obscure clue for you today.  Marjorie Grace, paper towels and a $20 Beauty Brands gift card(actually just beauty in general)… Hmmmm what do these three things have in common? Since we are on the subject of paper towels, anyone who knows me knows I have an addiction to Pinterest.  It is my guilty pleasure.  In my pursuit to be frugal, crafty and appear to have it together(hahahahaha), I have begun trying to make some of my own cleaning products.  I’ve tried the bathtub cleaner(it works like a gem) and laundry soap(I’m back to buying my Kirkland brand). This week my find was making my own Clorox wipes.  I’ll have to say, as many as I go through, this one could truly save me money.  I thought I’d share the idea here with you. http://www.mynewoldschool.com/2009/11/04/make-your-own-cleaning-wipes/ I made a Clorox batch and also a Windex batch, because I have three kids and two fairly large dogs.  They were cheap and easy enough to make. Back to the giveaway: What do Marjorie Grace, paper towels and beauty(not necessarily Beauty […]
July 7, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Day Twenty-three

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here. Did you hear about Tom and Katie? Did you know that Lindsey Lohan’s hair is red again? Matthew McConaughey is going to be a dad for the third time!  Why on Earth would I be sharing these things today on the blog, you ask?  It’s all part of the day Twenty-three giveaway.  Today is the first day that we begin introducing you to characters from Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons.  Have you read it yet? Our first visitor is Miss Heidi Joy. We will be providing the winner of this giveaway with a stack of current gossip magazines(we are waiting to buy them from the week when we ship them) and a summer water bottle; pictures of flip flops included. Your job today is to tell us WHAT these two things have to do with Miss Heidi Joy. Here is how this will work.  You will answer the question.  Your answer will not appear in the comments section.  In fact for two weeks there will be no comments.  We will be keeping them all private so you can’t see other poster’s answers. In order to be entered […]
July 6, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Day Twenty-two

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here. We welcome Rose’s leading man to the blog today. Joe is a tough one because he is so private, protective and manly. The giveaway for today is a paint kit.  It may vary a bit from the one pictured, but will help you hopefully get started with a painting project of your own.  Denise and I have both been in the painting mood recently and have started new projects around our homes.  I wonder if Rose was the reason we were inspired. Today you need to share with us what this paint kit has to do with Joe.  There are actually two acceptable answers for this one. Here is how this will work.  You will answer the question.  Your answer will not appear in the comments section.  In fact for two weeks there will be no comments.  We will be keeping them all private so you can’t see other poster’s answers. In order to be entered into this giveaway you must 1. Post an answer and 2. Post the correct answer. You will have two weeks from today(midnight on July 20th) to comment.  At that time we […]
July 5, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Twenty-one

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here. Today we are visited by the lovely, Violet. As Rose’s big sister, she has her work cut out for her.  We have an extremely special giveaway today.  In honor of Violet we are giving away THIS: Isn’t it just the prettiest apron that you have ever seen?  This beautiful apron was made by a friend of Denise’s.  Sivje made this just for our giveaway.  Denise loves it so much she has ordered one for herself AND she said it might even get her in the kitchen cooking.  We’ll see about that.  Please visit Sivje’s site and see her work: www.goosegirlsews.blogspot.com Also with this giveaway you will receive a bake and take cupcake kit and a pink spoon.  In order to be entered to win the Violet giveaway you need to tell us Why we had this specific apron made. Here is how this will work.  You will answer the question.  Your answer will not appear in the comments section.  In fact for two weeks there will be no comments.  We will be keeping them all private so you can’t see other poster’s answers. In order to be entered […]
July 4, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Twenty

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here. We have as our guest on the blog today, Henryetta’s finest law enforcement officer, Ernie. Today’s giveaway will require you to maybe search just a wee bit. The giveaway is a $15  iTunes gift card, but the clue is the image above.  Any guesses?  Anyone? So today you have to share what THAT image has to do with Officer Ernie. Here is how this will work.  You will answer the question.  Your answer will not appear in the comments section.  In fact for two weeks there will be no comments.  We will be keeping them all private so you can’t see other poster’s answers. In order to be entered into this giveaway you must 1. Post an answer and 2. Post the correct answer. You will have two weeks from today(midnight on July 17th) to comment.  At that time we will post the correct answer and the winner.  Good Luck! Elizabeth, you are the winner of the Def Leppard giveaway! Congratulations.  We will be contacting you by email to get your mailing address.
July 3, 2012

Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons to Love Rose Gardner- Reason Nineteen

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here. Today we are visited by Mike.  Meet Mike(he’s kind of cute): I’m not going to say much about Mike so that you can do your research.  You should absolutely know who he is and what today’s giveaway has to do with him.  So for our prize today we are giving away a barbeque kit: If you get this giveaway correct, you can own this 16 piece Chefmate barbeque tool set, which comes in a handy case to keep it all neatly stored. Today you need to share with us why we chose this gift to go with Mike?  Do you know?  Shoot us a comment.   Here is how this will work.  You will answer the question.  Your answer will not appear in the comments section.  In fact for two weeks there will be no comments.  We will be keeping them all private so you can’t see other poster’s answers. In order to be entered into this giveaway you must 1. Post an answer and 2. Post the correct answer. You will have two weeks from today(midnight on July 17th) to comment.  At that time we will post the correct answer and the winner.  Good […]
July 2, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Eighteen

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here. I would like to welcome our favorite canine from Henryetta, Arkansas, Miss Muffy herself.  She had no idea what kind of trouble her life would involve when she and Rose became best friends.  Muffy would like to give away a very special collection of dog treats. In this gift package you will get to choose one of two dog collars and a dog tag that can be personalized with your very own favorite pooch’s name.  The code for getting it engraved at your local Petsmart is included.  We are also including some scrumptious treats for you to share with your best friend. Today you need to tell us why these are the giveaway.  What does this package have to do with Muffy?  Here is how this will work.  You will answer the question.  Your answer will not appear in the comments section.  In fact for two weeks there will be no comments.  We will be keeping them all private so you can’t see other poster’s answers. In order to be entered into this giveaway you must 1. Post an answer and 2. Post the correct answer. You will have two […]