My First Contest: A Lazy Book-Reading Afternoon

In honor of my first pre-sale link for my book going up on Christian (yahooo!), I’ve decided to host my first bloggy contest.

I’m giving away everything you need for a lazy book-reading afternoon:

– A 13-oz bag of fair-trade coffee from Just Love Coffee— you choose the kind. (FYI: my friends Johnathan and Rachel are raising money for their adoption by selling this superyummy, fair-trade coffee)

– A Pumpkin Patch Truffle Box from Moonstruck Chocolates– pretty much the most delicious chocolates EVER.

– A novel of your choice from Amazon (under $20)

– PLUS, I’ll throw in a pre-order copy of my book, which will be shipped to you in February or March.

Fun, right?

This contest is open until Friday, October 15th.

Here’s how to enter:

1. Comment on this post saying you want to enter (+1)
2. Add an additional comment if you are currently a follower of my blog (+1)
3. Become a follower of my blog and tell me in the comments (+1)
4. “Like” my “Christian Mama’s Guide” page on Facebook (+1)
5. Blog about this contest (+2)

That’s it! Good luck!


  1. Just started following you today after following your comment from my own blog :) Looks like you have an awesome thing going on here. Love the food posts because I am a foodie myself.

    While I am not having a baby anytime soon (I'd like to be married more than three weeks before we start trying…just sayin'!) I can still appreciate what you have to say on here. I love the cover by the way; looks like it really suits your personality too.

    Heading over to Facebook! Also, if today is a slow work day, I'll be posting.

  2. Books, chocolate, and coffee? Sounds like my ideal afternoon. Sign me up!

  3. Oh, I'm a blog follower, too. I "liked" your facebook page awhile back. :)

  4. I'm already a blog follower, congrats on the preorder.

  5. Many, many congratulations on having your book on!!!!!!! That's really, really awesome!
    Contest. Chocolate. Good books? Say no more, sign me up! :)

    Oh, yes, and I'm an "old" follower, too. :)

  6. Awesome giveaway -Enter me!

  7. I'm already a follower of this blog and also "Like" you on facebook :)

  8. I like the giveaway, I follow your blog, I like you on FB and I like you!

  9. aw, erin, you are the best!

  10. Erin,
    it's really a fun.I am interested in this.You can make my entry.

  11. Oh,
    Really i am sorry–i forget to tell you that i am already following your blog.

  12. Erin,
    I completed all steps—What is next?

  13. As a Mom to 4, winning this would be awesome because I could enjoy some "me" time for a change! :) Thanks for the great giveaway!

    bamagv at aol dot com

  14. I am already a follower of your blog & enjoy your posts!

    bamagv at aol dot com

  15. Love your blog and follow it. More than anything I want you to have the most success. Your gentle and uplifting spirit bless me and have encouraged me on the rocky path I have traveled these past two months. God is good, and His beauty shines through you, Erin.

  16. I think my sis-in-law (who's adopting a second time!) has linked to Just Love Coffee before. How cool!

    I'm so in for this, totally a follower, and now I "like you" to boot!
    (Though truthfully I liked you before, just not on FB. 😀 hehe)

  17. Oh my word. Don't know that I've ever entered a giveaway I wanted to win more than this one.

  18. Already subscribe to your blog. Woohoo!!

  19. Like your FB page. Man, I hope I win! 😉

  20. The giveaway is awesome & i LOVVVVVE Just Love coffee! I follow your blog (thanks for the Pear & Gorgonzola pizza recipe- it's my usual at CPK).

  21. Would like ot win a copy of your book. Or some coffee. Or a novel!

    Congratulations on reaching this milestone with your book. And, if I don't win, maybe you would consider swapping books (I have one on Proverbs) and doing reviews on our blogs.


  22. I want to enter.

  23. I am a follower of your blog.

  24. And I 'liked' you on Facebook!!

  25. Books, chocolate, and coffee are a WINNING combination for me :)

  26. I follow you!

  27. I want to enter.
    bkhabel at gmail dot com

  28. I'm a new follower
    bkhabel at gmail dot com

  29. I like on FB
    bkhabel at gmail dot com

  30. I want to enter!! (I want to win!!!)

  31. I follow via google reader

  32. I am on my way to find you on facebook RIGHT now! (we'll be BFF's by the time you confirm this!)

  33. following you back…thanks for stopping by my blog!

  34. I am now following you thanks to New Friends Friday, and it would be nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
    Also today we have the coolest blog hop there is… no rules just fun and would love you to join in with us at Boost My Blog Friday :) Plus, don't forget, if you need any help increasing your blog's traffic or easy blog design tutorials, you know where to come! Happy Friday!

  35. Just stopping by to say hi!

    Thanks for your thoughtful comment at the Moonboat last week!

  36. Really cool contest:
    I am a follower and am commenting (1+1)
    I liked you on FB. (+1)
    I added you to my blog sidebar. (+2)

  37. I would love to enter. I am a new follower! Can't wait to get to know you!

  38. Hi!! Found you from New Friend Friday! What a cute blog you have. I would love to be entered into this giveaway. :)


    Heather From and Mommy Only Has Two Hands! and Lynhea Designs

  39. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog & i'm following you back now. I wanna enter this giveaway, too!
    a good life

  40. I'm so excited for you!! And yep, I want to enter. All of the prizes sound so nice!

  41. I'm a current follower of your blog. My e-mail is jrkemer(at)charter(dot)net!

  42. What a fun idea–you're so supercool! I'm a follower (yay)! I'm already like your book on facebook (of course)! And, I'm about to blog about this :).

  43. What a lovely website and a great competition!! I'm a new follower via NFF! Pleased to meet you! :) I've 'liked' you on FB too!

    Have a lovely weekend!


  44. I forgot to state that I'd like to enter your competition! :)

    I've shared your post on FB & Twitter!


  45. Wow! This is a contest that draws a hermit out of the writing cave!

    Congrats, GIRL!! God bless!

    patti at patti lacy dot com

  46. Oh wow!! A great contest!! Add me in! I already follow:)
    terri dot tiffany at yahoo dot com

  47. I just found you, and became a follower today thanks to the post on my awesome friend Michelle's blog!
    Can't wait to check out your book!

  48. Well, I like chocolate and books, if not coffee, so I'm in! :) I am a "follower" of your blog and I've posted comments, I "like" your blog/book on facebook, AND I posted a link on my fb page to your pre-order site. So I should totally win!

  49. Just following you back from Follow Me Back Tuesday! Sorry it's late! Your blog is very cute! Please follow me back @

    Thanks, Nicole Mariana

  50. Well, I'm always up for an afternoon of reading! Count me in your contest.

  51. OK, I figured out to become a follower so I'm in. I've been following for awhile, just not officially! Your food photos look yummy. Can't wait to hold a copy of your book in my hands!

  52. Yippee! I love free stuff!

  53. Congrats on your book. I hope it is successful :)

  54. I'm a new follower and excited about your book!

  55. I'm also excited about winning because there is a Moonstruck Chocolates right down the street from my house and I would sure love to try some! (The book and coffee would be great too.)

  56. Well, I'm a little late but I'd love to be entered. :-) Congrats on your book coming out! How exciting and fun for you!!!

  57. Moonstruck Chocolates?! YUM!- haven't had those since I lived in Portland :) mmmm… throw in coffee and a book and I'm totally in! Yes, I'd love to enter your contest.

  58. I'm your most recent follower! Woo Hoo!

  59. Just added a note about your contest and blog in my blog!

  60. I'm new to your blog, and I am really liking it! I'm currently 7 weeks pregnant -my first-, so winning this (especially the pre-order of your book) would be a blessing.

    1) I'm commenting to offically enter!
    2) Five seconds ago I became a follower of your blog.
    3) 15 seconds ago I "liked" your page on facebook!
    4) If I had a blog I would totally put up a post – oh, well! :)

    Crossing my fingers… :)

  61. I love reading your blog and hearing about all the exciting things going on in your life. I would LOVE a copy of the book.

  62. I follow your blog.

  63. I "like you on Facebook.

  64. And I'm a follower now, too.

  65. Love this your blog and you look nice y profile pic.Thank for this blog.God bless you.

    Friendly greetings:Kata

  66. I want to win the contest…and I'm a fan on facebook now!

  67. Hey girl ~ done, done and done! You're so clever! ;o) {XansMama}