Giveaway: “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Less” Book

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Having less is more sometimes. I know, I know, it’s a great saying to live by, but I’ll definitely admit that I have problems always sticking to it. After all, that dress at the store is SO cute! And look at that new end table! I need it, right? I’ve been trying to cut down on the clutter and excess stuff in my home for the last year, and I have to admit: I feel better about it. I’ve figured out that we can’t quite get rid of our video game or book collection yet, but we’ve definitely cleaned out a lot of the excess stuff that we were keeping around, and I do feel better about it.

“Chicken Soup for the Soul” wants to ensure that you can find the same peace within yourself as you start to simplify your life. A lot of people can find the process to be frustrating, difficult, and stressful, so they want to help inspire you with their latest release: “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Less“. Featuring tons of stories about people finding happiness as they reduce their workload and material clutter, this book is going to be a fantastic read if you’ve been thinking about cutting back.

The official book description says:

In the Age of Disposables—fashion, phones, glasses, and even friends!—some people are finding joy by rediscovering the simple life. They’re cleaning house, both literally and figuratively, and finding themselves better for it. By getting rid of excess “stuff” and trimming down their over-filled schedules, they feel happier and more fulfilled than ever before. It’s really true that little can go a long way.

With Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Less, spring cleaning takes on a whole new meaning. You’ll read stories about people who found happiness in an unlikely way: by saying no. No to buying more stuff, no to taking on additional time-filling commitments, and no to trying to please everyone all of the time.

WIN IT:

Chicken Soup for the Soul has generously offered to send an unread copy of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Less” to one lucky winner! To enter, simply complete the form below (one entry per person, per method). Info collected will only be used to verify the winning entry and contact the winner. This giveaway will close on June 7th at 11:59pm EST. The contest is open to readers in the US only.

One winner will be picked randomly through Giveaway Tools, and I will contact them via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond with mailing address or another winner will be chosen.

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Giveaway: Purex Plus Clorox 2 Stain Fighting Enzymes Review!

purex_clorox_2_laundry_detergent (2)I’m back to hitting the gym. Granted, I’ve always done quite a bit of cardio, and I enjoy a good run or Zumba routine, but at the suggestion of a good friend who does a lot of weight lifting, I’ve decided to try getting into lifting heavier weights and building muscle – instead of just burning calories with cardio routines.

With the more intense workout routine comes more laundry, though – and more sweat. As anyone who’s used a regular shirt for working out and sweating in knows, even after a regular load of laundry detergent, the shirt can just start to take on that scent after awhile. It’s unfortunate, too – I’ve lost quite a few workout shirts that way after I can’t get that sweat off of it!

However, I’m hoping to see my current favorite workout shirt last even longer with Purex with Clorox 2 Stain Fighting Enzymes. Not only should it keep my white workout shirt, well, looking whiter, but I’m looking forward to seeing how much longer I’ll be able to keep my workout shirt around this time.

Purex Plus Clorox 2 combines the cleaning aspects of standard Purex with the Clorox 2 stain fighting benefits. It’s designed to remove the toughest stains and scents, and it is safe for colors and made without bleach. To ensure your laundry smells exactly how you want it to, it’s made in two scents: Original Fresh and Sunny Linen. I have to say that I’m pretty fond of the Original Fresh scent. It has a decent amount of lightness to it without feeling like it’s overly scented.

For anyone that tends to get a lot of stains on their clothing (children, right?!), Purex Plus Clorox 2 contains 3 stain-fighting enzymes that are formulated to remove over 100 stains. This detergent can remove chocolate and tomato sauce, protein-based stains like grass and blood, and food stains like ice cream and BBQ sauce. I haven’t quite spilled a bottle of BBQ sauce on my white clothes to let you know how it works, but when I do, I’m looking forward to having my white shirt back to normal with the help of Purex Plus Clorox 2!

Want to try out some of this stain fighting detergent on your own laundry?

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Purex has generously offered to send a coupon to save $7.00 on a Purex Liquid or Powder Detergent to a lucky winner! This should basically cover the cost of any bottle! To enter, simply complete the form below (one entry per person, per method). Info collected will only be used to verify the winning entry and contact the winner. This giveaway will close on May 27th at 11:59pm EST. The contest is open to readers in the US only.

One winner will be picked randomly through Giveaway Tools, and I will contact them via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond with mailing address or another winner will be chosen.

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Giveaway: $100 iTunes Giftcard!

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Prize: $100 iTunes Gift Card

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck! (Please email becky@ohmygoshbeck.com with any questions.)

Co-Hosts: Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog // It’s me, debcb! // Foxy’s Domestic Side

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 5/18 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

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Giveaway: “Chicken Soup for the Soul: For Mom, With Love” Book!

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Mother’s Day is coming up soon, and there’s a reason we should have an entire day devoted to your mother. As one of your parents, she sacrificed a lot to bring you into the world (whether that’s through birth or adoption) and to raise you. While some mothers were more involved than others, there’s no doubting that it takes some personal sacrifice on both a mother and a father’s part to raise a child.

If you’ve ever wanted a Chicken Soup for the Soul book that celebrates motherhood with the best that Chicken Soup has to offer, this is it! Featuring 101 of their best, most-loved stories from prior books, this book is filled with heartwarming stories by mothers and children about what makes their special relationship unique.

The official publisher book description says:

“Enjoy the best 101 stories from Chicken Soup’s library on the celebration of mothers and motherhood. With heartwarming stories by mothers and their children of gratefulness, love, inspiration and even amusement, this book does what we so often fail to do – say “I Love You, Mom”, making it a great gift not just for Mother’s Day, but always.”

Ready to win a new, unread copy of the latest Chicken Soup for the Soul book? Come enter to win!

WIN IT:

Chicken Soup for the Soul has generously offered to send an unread copy of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: For Mom, With Love” to one lucky winner! To enter, simply complete the form below (one entry per person, per method). Info collected will only be used to verify the winning entry and contact the winner. This giveaway will close on May 19th at 11:59pm EST. The contest is open to readers in the US only.

One winner will be picked randomly through Giveaway Tools, and I will contact them via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond with mailing address or another winner will be chosen.

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