Thursday, December 19, 2013

Foodie Friday -- Giveaway!


Do you recognize this sweet face?
 
Here are a few hints:
1. She celebrates the long lost art of writing lettersm using pen, paper--and stamps.
2. She has a marvelous sense of humor.
3. Her first memoir was recently published.
 
The adorable smile belongs to Becky Povich, author and blogger, and she is celebrating the publication of her delightful memoir, From Pigtails to Chin Hairs.
 
  
Becky always has a smile and kind words for her friends and fellow bloggers. Her work has been
included in many publications, including Chicken Soup for the Soul. Becky has generously offered to give away a copy of her memoir (see below for details).
       
Becky sent along a few beguiling chapter titles. Don't they sound like fun?
     
“Mother Knew There Was No Santa in More Ways Than One”
      “Piggyback Toes and Coffee Can Spittoons”
      “That Crowbar Changed Everything”
      “The Tupperware Queen of Tacoma, Washington”
      “Doris Day, AE Hotchner, and Me”
      “Thoughts on Love and Forgiveness”
 
Here's a snippet of a chapter:
 
……..I know I was only five or six years old during that time. Knowing my fear of the dark, during those same years, one of Mike’s [my brother] favorite things to do was to scare the living daylights out of me. When it would be nighttime, he’d say, “Let’s go play in our room!” To which I always happily agreed. (Ah, I was so trusting and naïve.) We’d scamper into the room and begin to play a game when all of a sudden he’d let out a bloodcurdling scream, turning the light switch off as he ran out the door, slamming it shut behind him. I’d run out seconds later, as soon as I could find the doorknob, squealing and crying hysterically. He’d be standing nearby laughing his head off. I think he got into trouble the first couple of times, but I fell for it so often that it just became Dad saying, “Mike, don’t scare your sister in the dark.”
 
 (c) Becky Povich, 2013
 
Congratulations, Becky! The book is a humorous, moving look at life. Visit Becky's Amazon page: Click HERE.  At  Becky's website  , you can find out how you can order an autographed, gift-wrapped copy.
 

The winner will be announced Monday, December 23 at Rattlebridge and on the farm's Facebook page. Becky will personalize and wrap the book for you--a great gift from the author.
 To enter the contest, leave a comment, using the words "chin hairs."
 

If you are participating in Foodie Friday, locate the blue Inlinkz icon in the lower, left-hand portion of this post. Click on the icon and follow the directions. After you complete the process, you will see a red "x" beside your name. This allows you to delete your link if you made an error; the red "x" is visible to you only.

For a complete guide to this linky party, click HERE. Thank you for visiting.
 
 

 
Images supplied by Becky Povich.

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40 comments:

  1. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and thanks for the wonderful parties in 2013!
    Miz Helen

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  2. Congratulations to Becky on her memoir. It sounds very entertaining. I've been up to my chinny, chin, chin hairs preparing for Christmas. Thanks for hosting ML. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.
    Sam

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  3. Thanks for hosting and Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  4. You have to love an author who titles her memoir, "From Pigtails to Chin Hairs " :) Sounds hilarious and intriguing, especially the chapter "Piggyback Toes and Coffee Can Spittoons"... Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

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  5. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thanks so much for hosting.

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  6. Becky's book sounds like a fun one and I could use a little, and I'm sure hoping i don't have any chin hairs! Thanks for hosting, Michael Lee. Merry Christmas to you and your family. xo

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  7. Thank you for the great gathering, Michael! Hope you have a great holiday week!

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  8. If someone can incorporate the word chin hairs into a title and still make the book appealing, it sure is a wonderful book.

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  9. I look forward to getting to know Becky better through her writing, she already has me intrigued with her title, brave and definitely interest provoking using the phrase "chin hairs." I hope your holiday is relaxing, full of wonderful food and treasured family time. Thank you so much for always hosting this grand foodie party through thick and thin!
    Jenna

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  10. Thanks so much for hosting! Have a Merry Christmas!

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  11. Thank you, Michael Lee, for such a wonderful post about my memoir, (and me!) You've always been so kind and generous with your encouraging words, and I appreciate you so much. Big hugs to you.... ♥

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  12. Thanks so much for the party and Merry Christmas!

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  13. Becky's book is a joy. Thank you for featuring her here. I have, and cherish an autographed copy already, so won't be entering the giveaway, and potentially depriving someone else of the pleasure of reading it.

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  14. A generous and kind post for Becky. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  15. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas Michael! Enjoy:@)

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  16. What a sweet sounding memoir. I always find a little comfort when I see titles like "From Pigtails to Chin Hairs" - it reminds me I am not alone in all the crazy things that are happening to my body right now! Last year, I explained to another teacher that the cut on my lip was because I was trying to trim my mustache!

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  17. Such wonderfully festive fare to inspire me! Thank you for hosting!

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  18. Looks like a wonderful book thank you for letting us know about it. Merry Christmas to you.

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  19. Merry Christmas Michael Lee, oh my Chiny Chin Hairs.

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  20. I love Becky! She is a sweetheart just like you!

    xo

    Sheila

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  21. Thanks for all the yummy link parties. Merry Christmas!

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  22. I can relate to pigtails -- chin hairs, well, I'll never tell. Love the title!

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  23. Oh my Kris Kringle! I wasn't AT ALL hungry when I started reading but now, I'm drooling. No kidding, the spit is dripping off my chin hairs. ;-)

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  24. Oh my Krispy Kringles! I wasn't AT ALL hungry when I stopped by to read about Becky's memoir, but now I'm drooling! No kidding, the spit is dripping off my chin hairs. ;-)

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  25. Thank you for the link up! Everything looks absolutely incredible.

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  26. Another gorgeous party today! It's a little intimidating to be surrounded by so much excellent photography, but I went ahead and linked up a few recipes anyhow. :)

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  27. I've read Becky's memoir, and it is awesome! What a fun party. Happy holidays to all! :)

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  28. Thanks for the great support for Becky's book. It always makes me feel good to see how well bloggers help other bloggers promote their books. It's a terrific community.

    Wow, that's a collection of a LOT of recipes. Merry Christmas! (Oh, I already have a copy of Becky's book, so no need to include me in the drawing.)

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  29. Thanks for this delightful giveaway, Chin Hairs and all which is unique and special. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. Congratulations on Becky's memoir which I would love to read. Who cares about Chin Hairs when life is to be enjoyed.

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  31. What a hilarious title for a book!!! My best friend & I PROMISED each other, that if either of us is ever hospitalized or in a coma, we would come & help remove those stubborn chin hairs for each other!!! LOL Crazy Goofus!

    Thanks for hosting FF again this week. I'm sure you're triple busy right now & I appreciate you taking the time to do this every week. Heck, I'm impressed that you can REMEMBER to do it!!! *wink* I sure couldn't. I'm currently turning the house inside out, looking for the recipe for cherry walnut bread that I make EVERY. STINKIN. YEAR!

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  32. Chin hairs, you say? If I didn't deal with them daily I'd look like Skitch Henderson (Google, if you're a young person).

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  33. Santa Claus has scads of chin hairs. This books sounds like fun to read.

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  34. Michael Lee, thank you again, for being such a gracious and encouraging friend! Your blog post is amazing!

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  35. Thank you to all the wonderful bloggers who left a comment with "chin hairs" in it!! You're all very clever!! :)

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  36. Guess 'chin hairs' show we've been blessed with more years in our lives! Sure are an annoyance sometimes though.

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  37. Guess the annoying 'chin hairs' are worth the years they represent!

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  38. Thanks for the party Michael. Wish you and your family an very Merry Christmas !

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  39. Her book sounds fabulous! Oh I love stories I can relate to! Thanks for bringing that to our attention. She will do quite well.

    Thanks for hosting- specially this crazy busy time of year. I am late, so sorry. Parties, parties, parties! Such a life! (Not)

    Enjoy yourselves in the next few days. Hugs.

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  40. Thank you once again, Michael Lee! I don't know how you accomplish everything you do. Please bottle up some of your energy and send it to me! :) Big hugs to you and to ALL the wonderful bloggers who left "chin hair" comments about my memoir! I can't wait to find out who the winner of the give-away is!

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