*There is a giveaway at the bottom of this post. You just have to scroll through my mental ramblings to get there...*
Tuesday morning there was a storm.
5 a.m. and I was staring out the window watching the trees in our front yard wave to me and wishing they weren't so darn friendly.
Within seconds, our power was out and somehow I just knew. It wasn't coming back anytime soon. Do you know how hard it is to work from home with no electricity? Did I also mention that last week during CHA Adam's car completely died? We're contemplating headstones just in case it can't be revived.
So, The Sainted Mother had to rescue me, bringing me to her house where I worked the rest of the day and kept checking to see if our power was back.
We spent the night, saw The Dark Knight Rises and then I worked from there all day yesterday (thinking the entire time that it was TUESDAY.)
My brain has been spinning a little bit and finally, finally, I realized why. Moving out of Colorado, everything went wrong.
It was an incredibly stressful (and expensive) two weeks. When we finally got to Illinois, moving INTO our new house was also horribly stressful. Nothing seemed to want to go our way... immediately, I plunged myself into CHA work, which was exciting but somewhat frenetic, as is to be expected.
Then we moved in. Little by little, I'm trying to put my house together but the truth is, I just need to be still.
Do you ever feel like that? You just need stillness? Not even physically, but mentally. I need to quiet my mind. I get like this sometimes, but I'm not sure how to pull it all back and just be.
It's difficult when there is a lot going on, and let's face it, moving sort of wrecks you for a bit. This is why I have no intention of doing it again. Ever. Well, at least not for a long, long time.
Anyway, enough with my self revelation, whining and pity partying. Today, I have to share something really exciting...
This is my new e-book with Ella Publishing. You can read more about it HERE.
I'm really excited because there are projects in here that will help you think outside the box in terms of your stash of supplies.
Here's the description:
Find new uses for patterned-paper scraps, chipboard, popsicle sticks, magazine pages, maps, flowers, and more! It's all packed into 30 beautiful pages you can read on your computer or tablet reader—or print and take it with you on the go.
It's been awhile since I've done a scrapbooking book, so this one is exciting for me, especially doing it with the Ella girls, who are amazing to work with.
Through August 5th, you can get the book for just $5.99 (seriously, this is a great deal)...but today I want to give one away!
But I can't stop there, and you know it.
Next week Wednesday, I'll officially welcome this guy into the world:
You can pre-order HERE and it will be available on Nook and Kindle August 1st. (tell a friend?)
A Sweethaven Homecoming picks up where A Sweethaven Summer leaves off (and that book is 99 cents on Kindle and Nook for just a little while longer...)
You also know I'm a scrapbooking hoarder, so I've got some serious goodies here to give away, and I'm throwing THAT into the mix along with a pretty awesome Barnes and Noble gift card (because I love that place with all my ever-lovin' heart.)
So let me sum up. I'm giving THIS away...
1. Leave a comment on this post. (You're entered! Woo! See how easy?) Just tell me something quirky about yourself. I'll go first. "I can't touch or smell butter. It literally makes me gag." There. Not so hard, right?
How to get MORE entries:
1. Facebook, blog, Pin or tweet about this giveaway and/or these books and then come back and leave another comment for each one you do. For instance, if you share the link on Facebook, you come back and comment "Shared on Facebook!"...that's another entry. Pin the covers, another entry, etc.
That means you have up to five chances to enter and I promise I will chock that box FULL of fun stuff for you. Winner will be chosen next Monday, July 30th.
On a serious note...I'm already so incredibly humbled by the support I've received surrounding my books. You can't possibly understand what the emails, comments and shares mean to me. Sometimes it's overwhelming. For these things, I just want to say a most heartfelt Thank you. I am most blessed.