Thursday, July 3, 2014

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real} and a Giveaway!

Congratulations to Julia Mooney won the giveaway - please contact me @ krschb11@gmail.com with your mailing information.  

~Capturing the context of contentment in every day life~

~Every Thursday, at Like Mother, Like Daughter~

{Pretty}
All my flowers are just gorgeous this year.  My family gave me this planter for either Mother's Day or my birthday (I forget) and they continue to make me smile every time I see them.  I guess that qualifies them as {happy} too, but I have something better!

{Happy}
The 6 pack is back!!!!  All 9 of my children under one roof - makes me VERY happy. Cousins coming over to welcome home Jonah is awesome too!  The youngest didn't know Jonah was home yet, when they woke up this morning and saw him sitting at the table, oh my goodness the happiness is practically dripping down the walls!

{Funny}
Look a pig in a blanket!  She came up with this idea all on her own.  Asked me for the supplies and made it herself.  Clever, creative girl (with a great sense of humor) - I am so proud of her.

{Real}

I'm giving away this copy of The Little Oratory. This book is absolutely fantastic, full of beautiful illustrations and written in a easy to follow style.  The Little Oratory has all those explanations in an easy to find format, it invites each Catholic to want to live more fully our faith and liturgical year.  When I first found out Leila was writing this with David Clayton, I pre-ordered.  Sometimes I've rushed to pre-order a book and when the final product arrived it was sort of a let down.  The opposite happened with The Little Oratory, it exceeded my expectations.  You have an opportunity to win this copy, I love it so much I want to share it!
I'm going to run this giveaway old school style.  Leave a comment and next Thursday during {P,H,F,R} I'll put all the names in a drawing and we will select one randomly.  Even though I like those snappy internet drawings which get you to leave a comment and then tweet the giveaway etc..etc.. they cost to get all those features and I'd like to keep this simple so if you don't mind just leaving a comment (on this post) telling me whatever you'd like then I'll enter you.

Please join Leila over at LMLD for today's {P,H,F,R}




29 comments:

  1. I. WANT. THAT. BOOK! Thank you for hosting a great giveaway!

    What great pictures! So the older 6 are called The 6 Pack? When the younger 3 catch up, they should be called The 8 Pack With Faith. ;) Speaking of Faith - Great job on the cute Pig In a Blanket! Smart!!

    Finally, I wanted to tell you that I smile every time I see your cover photo. I crack up when I see Jonah's "I'm too cool" pose, Toby's "I promise I didn't do anything mischievous" look, and Faith's "I may or may not be planning something right now" grin. But today I was surprise to see the coffee cup in the foreground! I laughed out loud when I noticed that just now. I don't know if it's intentional or not but it's like saying "Yes, adults are raising this bunch and coffee is required." I think it's a great way to include you and Pete. :) <3

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    1. Thanks for entering Anne - it is a wonderful book! The cover photo is my favorite because it best captures their personalities. It is rough and not polished, just like we are!

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  2. Oh, the happiness in your home when everyone is home, I LOVE it! I recently drove home a boy my son's age after playing here and (he has 8 brothers and sisters) when we got to his house, he saw his older brother and was like, "Joseph is home! Joseph is home!" He told me that Joseph is always gone before he gets up in the morning and doesn't get home til after he goes to bed...he grabbed his stuff and was gone!! It touched my heart so much!

    The love. I love all the love.

    I'd love to read that book, just because you've promoted it so much!! It has to be wonderful!

    Your flowers look amazing!

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    1. I feel that way when I look at your pictures Jamie Jo! I sure hope you can move this way soon!

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  3. LOVE all of this. You are so blessed! I will be smiling all morning thinking of all of you being together again. :)

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    1. Thank you Laura, I'll be in touch later today.

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  4. Those flowers are beautiful!! I wish I had more of a green thumb!

    The Little Oratory is fantastic, hoping to win this as a gift for a very special lady in my life. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. I would LOVE to win this book!! Of course we have prayer in our home...but I desire so much more. I want our little family to grow in faith and live the liturgical year in our home. I have yet to make this really happen on a regular basis. This sounds like a great resource to set me in the right direction.

    This is my first time to read your blog. It's wonderful and so full of love!! Thank you for inviting us to follow along! : )

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  6. I would love to win this book to donate to the church library (I already have a copy)! The flowers are beautiful! Mine have been exceptional pretty this year too. Good weather or perhaps because I put some fertilizer on them, or both, who knows!

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  7. I would love to win Aunt Leila's book! I've downloaded a chapter here and there but just haven't had the time to read it yet. And I must add each time I visit your blog, I am in awe of all those boys and one little girl. You are very blessed!

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  8. I love reading your blog! Thank you for sharing a slice of your life!

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  9. Love the pig in a blanket! Happy to have found your space. :)

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  10. Can not wait to read that book! Thank you for the giveaway!!!

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  11. Oh that pic just made me smile so big this morning!! Thank you for sharing!

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  12. I see this book nearly everywhere I look in the virtual world. I would love a copy!! My kids are 1, 3, and 4 and i want to do a better job of living the presence if God with them.

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  13. I would love to win this book. We are trying to make our lives much more God-centered, for us and our children, and I believe this book would be a welcome help.

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  14. Oh, I would love to win! Thank you for the chance!

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  15. Can I pray to win that book or would that be greedy? :-) I will be happy for whomever wins; maybe even a tinge happier if it is me!!! - Genevieve

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  16. Hi! I would love to win the book! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  17. I'm so excited about this book!

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  18. I would love to win this book! Your family is beautiful. :)

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  19. Heard the authors on Catholic radio...sounds like a great book:)

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  20. Would love to win the book! My dad grew up one of 8 boys with one sister. Your family looks so awesome!

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  22. I have really really really really been wanting to read this book I would so love a chance to win it!

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  23. I would love a chance to win too! :)

    The pig in a blanket idea is adorable!

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  24. I'm really excited to start reading your blog...and this book!

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  25. Great book...love to win it!!!

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  26. Putting my hat in the ring, hoping to win this book. :)

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