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monday fun day…. the first

October 1st, 2012 | 26 Comments »

Happy Monday everyone!

I know…. Monday is not exactly a favorite anywhere. It’s really such an abused and ornery day, isn’t it? People save everything unpleasant and difficult for Monday…. have you noticed? “I’ll start my diet on Monday.” “I’ll start exercising on Monday.” “I’ll make that doctor’s appointment on Monday.” Then Monday comes, the coffeepot can’t brew fast enough, you’re too tired to exercise, too lethargic to think about eating right and the phone calls never get made.

But this particular Monday is going to be a good one. And all the rest of them in October will be just as fun. Why?

I’m giving away cookbooks. Lots of cookbooks. Some terrific titles, and a few that are a bit obscure, but perfect for someone.
Will it be YOU???


~~Each week in October, starting on Monday, I will put up a post offering cookbooks to give away.
BUT YOU’LL HAVE TO ACT FAST! Each cookbook offer will be up for only FIVE DAYS. 

~~At the end of the day on Friday, each week, I’ll close out the current giveaway, choose the winner and notify them quick as a wink.
So in order to be eligible- YOU MUST leave comments on these posts that contain your contact information.
Don’t go through all the work of commenting without that!

~~If you are chosen as the cookbook winner, you will be asked to provide a mailing address so I can send you your book.
If you’re local, I’d be happy to meet up with you to hand you your winning cookbook in person!

Unfortunately, given the expense of mailing books, I have to limit these giveaways to US residents only.

So let’s get this party rolling, shall we?? For our first Monday fun day, I’m giving away TWO cookbooks, perfect for this time of year.


There is still some time to get your canning on! This simple and easy to follow guide will help you take the mystery and fear out of preserving the bounty of our harvest. It includes an easy-to-follow DVD and contains an enormous wealth of information from gardening basics, to choosing your produce to step-by-step instructions on the age-old art of preservation. This book is brand new and the DVD is in perfect condition.


Everything you need to make a memorable, scratch-made Thanksgiving feast, from tasty appetizers to stunning desserts. We all love Thanksgiving, but quite frankly, I’ve met a lot of people who struggle with creating every aspect of the meal as they’d like to offer, and this book takes the work out of searching for perfect recipes and places them all in your hands. If you LOVE Thanksgiving, and wish to make it a bit easier on yourself, then this book is perfect for you.


Leave one comment on this post, telling me which cookbook you’d like to have and why.
It’s THAT easy.
(and remember…. in order to WIN, you MUST have contact information embedded in your comment
or I won’t have any way to reach you.)


~~Come on over and hang out with me on Facebook!
Leave one more comment telling me that you did!

~~Follow along with me on Twitter! And share YOUR Twitter account.
Leave me another comment about this!

~~Want even MORE chances? I LOVE Instagram. You can find me there under @kate_selner.
Follow along with me, leave me a comment here that you did and share YOUR Instagram account so I can follow you.

That’s it. Pretty easy, isn’t it?

Ready!?? GO!!


26 responses to “monday fun day…. the first”

  1. Amy G says:

    I’m always up for new cookbooks of ANY kind. I’m an avid canner so new recipes and ideas are welcome, but the Thanksgiving book could help put a new twist on old favorites too! Either way – thank you for the opportunity!

  2. I started following you on Twitter- this is me: https://twitter.com/SweetSavoring

  3. I’ve become a fan on Facebook, both through my personal page and my Sweet and Savoring page!

  4. Yay, I love contests! I’m hoping to win the Guide to Easy Canning and Preserving, since my husband and I just started a garden this year in our yard and would love to be able to enjoy our produce throughout the year. Plus my grandmother used to make jams and all sorts of canned goods, so it’d be nice to do those things and remember her 🙂

  5. Cathy says:

    The canning and preserving one, for sure! That’s something I’ve been wanting to try and get into but have so far lacked the courage to do so. That book might give me the confidence and knowledge I need to start!

  6. Jess J. says:

    This is the first year I’ve attempted canning and preserving, maybe a book would help?
    I also follow you on Twitter(@IcaJell)….

  7. gail says:

    liked you on fb

  8. gail says:

    would love to have the canning book b/c i’ve been wanting to try that

  9. Megan says:

    I would love to check out the canning book and DVD

  10. I would totally choose the Thankgiving one because I attempt to cook a huge thanksgiving dinner for my college friends every year.

  11. Liz says:

    and on instagram too.

  12. Liz says:

    and on twitter

  13. Liz says:

    I follow you on facebook.

  14. Liz says:

    Can I say both? Mr. Goat has been canning and we are thinking about doing thanksgiving for the first time ever. But probably the canning one.

  15. Marjorie says:

    aaand liked you on facebook.

  16. Marjorie says:

    and i follow you on twitter @theravenquoth

  17. Marjorie says:

    oh canning! I would love to can! right now? i freeze things instead of can… but it doesn’t last as long, and i have more shelf space than freezer space.
    m dot l dot heinemann at gmail dot com

  18. jjmcgaffey says:

    And I’m now following you on Twitter. I picked up on you from a retweet by @artiaanbreadin5 – I’m @jjmcgaffey .

  19. jjmcgaffey says:

    They both sound great, but I’d be more likely to use the canning one. I do some and know there’s more to learn…

    What a neat idea! Thank you!

    Jjmcgaffey at guenean dot com

  20. kristin says:

    would love the canning book, looks fun!

    wallerka at yahoo dot com

  21. Christie says:

    new dishes for Thanksgiving are a must around here!

  22. Kelli says:

    The canning and preserving book for sure!! @sweetnsnazzy gave me my first lesson. My fear is going away, but I would LOVE this book for reinforcement! What a great giveaway. Thank you for making Monday brighter 🙂

  23. Jenny says:

    I love canning so that is the one I would choose – but the Thanksgiving cookbook I could live with too! 🙂 jenhartin at optonline dot net

  24. BethanyG says:

    I can’t believe I did not already “like” you on Facebook! So I just did!

  25. I’ve wanted to get started canning so I think that’s the cookbook I would choose! mrshawkins03 (at) gmail (dot) com