It’s time for a Bloggy Giveaway!

I am so excited to tell you about Keeper of the Home’s first ever bloggy giveaway!

Since I’m an official bookaholic, I thought that it would be fun to offer one of my readers the chance to choose a book out of a selection of great books that I have mentioned or promoted on my blog!

Here’s the list:

Nourishing Traditions:  The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats

Square Foot Gardening: A New Way to Garden in Less Space with Less Work

Shopping for Time: How to Do It All and NOT Be Overwhelmed

The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

Passionate Housewives Desperate for God

The Green Kitchen Handbook: Practical Advice, References, & Sources for Transforming the Center of Your Home into a Healthy, Livable Place (my newest buy, which I can’t wait to receive and tell you all about!)

Don’t Make Me Count to Three: a Mom’s Look at Heart-Oriented Discipline

Here are the rules:

  1. If you’re not familiar with any of these books, click on the links to find out a little bit more about them.
  2. Decide which one you would most prefer to win.
  3. Leave me a comment telling me which one you want, and why. Please note that this is open to both Canadians and Americans. 🙂
  4. I will close the comments on Friday, Feb.1 and randomly select a winner, which will be announced on my blog by Saturday, Feb. 2, at the latest.

Happy commenting! Go on over to Bloggy Giveaways for more opportunities to win!

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  1. The gardening book appeals to me because this year we’re planting a garden for the first time since moving to this house. The “planting up” idea sounds interesting.

    Thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway. I’m giving away a book on my blog, too… stop by

  2. I would love to read Shopping for Time. It sounds like a valuable resource. I am finding it hard to tackle all the things on my To Do List AND enjoy fun time with my daughter.

  3. OH!!! i definitely know what i would want to win..the Passionate Housewives Desperate for God! I have been wanting to read this!!! Please enter me! Thank you so much! 🙂

  4. I would love to win Square-Foot Gardening.

    My friend recommend the book to me and she has an awesome garden!


  5. Square foot gardening. My sister has recommended this to me and loves it. Thanks for your consideration!

  6. I would love to get Passionate Housewives Desperate for God. Upon reading the description, I really felt like it would provide fresh insight to the stage of life I am in right now.

  7. Oh man, tough choice. Passionate Housewives… that or the Discipline… Oh *sigh* The housewives one it is.

    That one. 🙂

    (I guess I dont need to say, “Enter me please,” now, do I?)

  8. I’d love to have Nourishing Traditions since I own most of the others (which means you have great taste in literature 🙂 – and since my daughter took my copy when she got married!

  9. This is so thoughtful of you! I too love to read and you’ve mentioned some great choices. I have been researching Passionate Housewives Desperate for God a lot lately (the spirit keeps drawing me to this book). It sounds like a great book. Many of the reviews make me want to order it right away! That would be my pick! Thanks for being a blessing to so many!

  10. Green kitchen handbook – cuz I’d like to move beyond white vinegar – I’d love a chance to win! Thanks! Dawn 🙂

  11. I would love to win The Green Kitchen. My family and I like to live healthy lives and since returning to the USA from Mexico I am finding it to be a fun experience learning about what is out there, I think this book could help!

  12. Good evening 🙂

    I would LOVE Nourishing Traditions. I’ve heard so much about it, can’t find it at my local library and it’s too expensive for me to buy….but I want it LOL!

  13. Square Foot Gardening: A New Way to Garden in Less Space with Less Work

    I am going to try a square foot garden this year, it would be cool to know the right way of doing it 🙂

  14. I’ve heard so many good things about the Passionate Housewives Desperate for God & would love to read it!

  15. I would choose Total Money Makeover. We just started a new budget this year & I think it would help alot to get some of Dave’s advice!

  16. I love reading your blog! I am very excited about this giveaway. I would love to win a copy of “The Total Money Makeover” by Dave Ramsey. I borrowed it from the library and loved it, but my husband didn’t get to read it. We really want to get our finances in order and this book would really help. Thanks so much for including me in your drawing. Keep up the great blogging!

  17. I’d like to have Nourishing Traditions. I keep hearing about it, but haven’t read it myself! It sounds really good!

  18. I would love to win a copy of Square Foot Gardening. I am planning a bigger and better garden this year! Thanks for all the informative posts!

  19. Oh I’d pick either Shopping for Time or Passionate Housewives. I’ve wanted to read both for awhile now.


  20. Please enter me to win “Passionate Housewives Desperate For God”. It sounds like something I need to read…. Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Hi. I would probably most like the gardening book. My husband and I are moving into our new house this weekend. It has a rather small yard, but I still want to have a garden, so I am looking into square foot gardening. Thanks so much!

  22. I would love to win Nourishing Traditions. I have been reading alot of information online at Weston Price, and reading as much as I can about the NT style of cooking for my family. We are trying to eat better and I have been told this is the book to read and follow. Thanks for offering this contest.


  23. Wow, I was going though the list thinking, “That one!. Ooh! No! That one! No, I want…this is hard!”

    I guess I would have to say Passionate Housewives because, as much as I might gain from the gardening or finance advise, improving myself would be the best investment.

  24. Oh man, how can I choose?! I think the square foot gardening would benefit me most, however. Please enter me for that one 🙂

  25. I’d have to choose Passionate Housewives Desperate for God. I’ve heard so many good things about this book, and the title describes me perfectly. Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. I’d love Total Money Makeover because I’ve only gotten to read the library’s copy, and I’d love to have those forms at my fingertips … not to mention being able to read it when I need encouragement!

  27. I’d love either the Nourishing Traditions book or the Don’t Make Me count to 3. We try to eat a very healthy diet and I’ve heard alot about the traditions book but have just never purchased it. Also, a friend recently told me about the count to 3 book and it sounds like it would be an interesting read!

  28. I would love to be entered for Nourishing Traditions. I’ve wanted to read this for a long time as we are trying to convert to more natural, healthful eating.

  29. I’d love the Total Money Makeover. I listen to Dave Ramsey online and we use a lot of his principles, but I’ve never read the book and I’d love to have a copy to lend to people who actually need the step by step plan.

  30. Wow, too many great choices! But I think I’ll pick Square Foot Gardening since I just got that from the library this week!

  31. I have been wanting to read the Passionate Housewives book since it has been released. This is the book I would choose!

  32. Passionate Housewives Desperate for God… I have heard soooooooooooooo much about this book!
    I believe that so many wives get caught up in the day-to-day grind of being a wife, mom, referee, chef, etc. After a while, we lose that passion for God. I need a spark now and then.
    Please pick me!!!

  33. I’d love to win Nourishing Traditions. I’ve been meaning to buy this forever, but it seems like something else always comes up. Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway.

  34. I would love either Square Foot Gardening or Nourishing Traditions. I have been trying to feed my family better foods & I think both of these books would be a great help.

  35. So hard to choose, but I’ve been desperately wanting to read Nourishing Traditions and haven’t found it at the library or a price I can afford on, so I’ll say that one!

  36. I think the last book would be great. My older son can really make things challenging and that just sounds like a great book as most of them on your list do!

  37. OH, OH! Passionate Housewives! I’ve wanted it forever but it’s just not in the budget right now. Pick me, pick me!!

  38. My choice would definitely be Nourishing Traditions. I heard about it, checked it out at the library, wrote notes, loved it, and it has been on my wish list ever since (about 7 months). What a dream come true!

  39. Wow! Those are some great books. I’ve really been wanting the Nourishing Traditions book. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about it. We’re working on getting more healthy around here, so it would be put to great use. Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway.

  40. Square Foot Gardening.

    Count me in please.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Stop by my place to win a bath set & candles or one of two copies of a book I’m giving away.

    Laura @ Laura Williams’ Musings

  41. What a great give away! All of the books you listed look wonderful.

    I would really like to have Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover – since that is what I am working on right now.

    The rest will go on my wishlist!

    Hope you are having a reat day.

  42. I would be interested in Nourishing Traditions. Several of the others are terrific, but I have them already. 😉 Nourishing Traditions has great recipes for fermented foods and information about real-fat foods, and I don’t have that one.

  43. Oh, I want Nourishing Traditions. I’ve wanted it for over a year, and have been checking all the used bookstores for it. Apparently it’s a keeper because I’ve never seen it on the second hand market!

  44. I would be interested in “Don’t Make Me Count to Three”…as I will be entering that stage shortly! 😉

  45. I’ve been a lurker almost since you started blogging ~ isn’t it terrible that I’ve never commented before? 🙂

    I’d go for Passionate Housewives ~ I’ve heard so much about it but haven’t gotten a chance to read it!

  46. First of all can I just say that I really enjoy your blog? I don’t think that I have commented before and I wanted to let you know how encouraging your blog is to me..ok,ok…now onto the books!

    I would love, love, LOVE to receive Nourishing Traditions! I have been following all of your posts about nutrition and this book sounds incredible 🙂 I am striving to prepare the healthiest meals my budget will allow for my husband and I but it can be so overwhelming at times…someone says that X food is so bad for you, yet another says X food is completely healthy, in fact eat more of it! It can be so hard to determine what we really should be eating. I have enjoyed all of the things you have been sharing from this book. I did not even hesitate to determine this as my choice 🙂

  47. I would like Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats, because I am unconvinced either way of what I should do for my kids and would like to learn more.

  48. I’ve been lurking around your blog for a few weeks now, I suppose it is time to introduce myself! 🙂

    I would like the Square Foot Gardening if I were to be lucky enough to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

    I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog, too!

  49. I’m also a bookaholic so this giveaway is wonderful! Hard to choose! I would like Passionate Housewives Desperate for God since I read so many good reviews.

  50. Neat assortment of books, great giveaway. I need/would like to read Total Money Makeover. I have heard nothing but excellent things about it. i have started a debt repayment plan and have started a savings plan. I have been trying to impliment changes in our life to simplify a little bit, making more frugal choices as well as greener choices. We are planning to have a child this year and want to make changes that will continue long after the baby arrives.
    Thank you for sharing all that you do to make your life better for you and your family. I love your recipes, cooking days and frugal choices, excellent informatioln.

    Dawn in Canada

  51. I would like to win Passionate Housewives Desperate for God. This book seems to be popping up all over. I keep entering to win it at numerous sites, but so far I haven’t been in the winnings. Desperate is definitely a word that would describe me some days. Thanks for hosting a drawing.

  52. I’d love the nutrition book. But I would also enjoy the Dave Ramsey book. And with three kids ages 5 and under – I could probably use the discipline book! 🙂

  53. I have had my eye on Nourishing Traditions for a while now. It is time to refine our eating habits, and this is the book I want to use. Wonderful giveaway! Perfect for us bookworms!

  54. Please enter me!Total Money Makeover, or Passionate Housewives. Thank you for offering such a nice prize. 🙂

  55. Nourishing Traditions! I would love to read it because my husband keeps reminding me that I am the family nutritionist. Healthy eating needs to be a priority in our household and so I need to continue educating myself. i think that would be a helpful book!

  56. You and your MIL are a God-send…my cyber-mentors! Shopping for Time has been on my wish list for some time, so this would be a huge blessing.
    From a Bellingham Mom of similar mind,

  57. Delurking to comment for the first time, although I have enjoyed your blog for a couple of weeks now! I would like the Nourishing Traditions. I have read so much about it and would like to read the real thing!

  58. I’d love to read the gardening book. I’ve toyed with the idea of growing some of our own food in our small garden but I don’t have a clue how to begin.

  59. the green kitchen handbook–i’m all about making my home a healthier place, both for my family and the planet
    great giveaway! please throw my name into the hat too! good luck everyone!

  60. Passionate Housewives Desperate For God because it sounds really good and it is recommended by alot of people who have read it!

  61. This sounds Marvellous Darrrrrling . . . it would be an honored to win. Blessings ~ Trina

    Square Foot Garden

  62. Wow, those are all great books; what a tough choice! Square Foot Gardening sounds like such an easy system, but I don’t think I’ll be up to a garden this year, so I’d go with Nourishing Traditions. My family liked the coconut soup I made when I checked it out from the library. Thanks for the contest!

  63. I would love to own a copy of nourishing traditions. I’ve taken it out of the library a few times and it has a wealth of good information. Thanks!

  64. I’d love to have the book Shopping for Time. I am a mom who frequently finds herself overwhelmed. I am a wife, the mom to a 3yr old girl and 5yr old boy, have a full time job and am trying to make a photography business take off. I’m also striving to get healthy by eating and cooking better and exercising. We’d also like to get much more involved with our church. Time management is something that I truly struggle with on a daily basis.

  65. I would have such a hard time choosing!
    I would love to read the nutrition book, I am so sick of the political food health junk. My kids need better choices, and the government needs to stop deciding we are stupid, like forcing companies not to put lables on the milk saying they are free of hormones!
    I want Passionate Housewives! And a few others.

  66. What a nice lot you’re offering. I have Nourishing Traditions. Wow! What a book. I would like to read Desperate Housewives. It sounds so encouraging.

  67. All of these books sound great, but if I had to choose, I would pick the last one (Don’t make me count to three) because we’re hoping and praying for a baby soon and I need all of the patience I can get! 🙂

  68. ‘Don’t make me Count to Three’ or ‘Passionate Housewives’ sound like the kind of books I’d love to read.
    Thanks for the giveaway:)

  69. I have heard so many good things about “Passionate Housewives Desperate for God” and would love to read it! Thank you for the chance to win.

  70. I’ve seen Passionate Housewives before and it looks like a good read. Great giveaway! Count me in.

  71. This is one I could really use right now: Shopping for Time: How to Do It All and NOT Be Overwhelmed


  72. All those books look so wonderful. But I would really love to win Passionate Housewives. I want to be used fully by God as a housewife and mother, and that is the vision I want to share with others as well. So I think this book would be useful!

  73. I would love to win the Total Money Makeover – I’ve been on the waiting list forever at my library and just can’t seem to get my hands on a copy! Although it was a tough choice – I’ve put all of these books on my reading list!!!

  74. It is hard to choose and a couple look really interesting to me, but I would choose Square Foot Gardening. I have always wanted to garden and have tried in pots with little success. Thanks for doing this!

  75. I’d have a tough time deciding between Sq Ft gardening and Total Money Makeover. We’ve taken FPU and have FP and so I’ve been wanting to read TMM. But, we’ve borrowed SFG and based our garden off it but it would be nice to keep handy and read again. I guess I’ll decide if the need arises! Thank you for offering.

  76. Oh, that’s a tough one! I love both the Square Foot Gardening and Total Money Makeover Books, but I’m going to have to choose Square Foot Gardening because I am soooo ready for Spring!

  77. I would like square foot gardening because I have a small courtyard to work with and I want to make it lush.

    Second choice would be the Green Kitchen book, because I have seriously thinking of changing my ways to more…well.. green ones!

  78. Ooooooh! Passionate Housewives please! I am extremely comforted to read the other comments and see that I am not the only person on the planet who has not read it already 🙂

  79. I choose Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats

    thanks for having the givaway

  80. I would love to win Nourishing Traditions. A friend of mine has recommended it, and I would love to own it. Thanks for the chance to win!

  81. Id love to win any of them.. but especially the Don’t Make Me Count to Three: a Mom’s Look at Heart-Oriented Discipline

  82. I so very much need the Square Foot Garden book because my yard is super small. I’ve wanted to convince hubby but he doesn’t seem to understand how easy it would be so if I won this book, then I could take him step by step. Thanks so much!

  83. Those are all great books! So hard to choose, but I think I would pick “Don’t Make Me Count to Three”. I’ve heard good things about it. Thanks!

  84. I would be interested in a chance to win the Shopping for Time book. I have a 5 y.o. DD, 3 1/2 y.o. DD, and almost 2 y.o. DS. They all stay home with me (no preschool). Need I say more?

  85. Oh boy, my favorite is The Green Kitchen Handbook: Practical Advice, References, & Sources for Transforming the Center of Your Home into a Healthy, Livable Place. Sounds so interesting. Please choose me!

  86. I would love the “Don’t make me count to three” because I’m always looking for effective ways to discipline.

  87. I would like the Total Money Makeover book – we have just bought a new house and are trying to make ends meet.

  88. I would love to have “Square Foot Gardening”. We do have a “regular” garden for growing veggies, but I would like to try the square foot gardening for herbs. Thank you for participating in the give away!

  89. I’d love Square Foot Gardening… I’ve tried for gardens in the past but with two kids and not much time to tend it, I need to do something small this year. Thanks for the contest!

  90. “Square Foot Gardening: A New Way to Garden in Less Space with Less Work” – like small gardens – earsier to weed.

  91. I have heard so many good things about Nourishing Traditions. My second choice would be The Green Kitchen Handbook because I want to start cleaning and living greener.

  92. I would love the Square Foot Gardening book. I’ve been wanting to try a square foot garden as opposed to our row garden this summer. Would love to read this!

  93. I would go for the Square Foot Gardening….since this will be my first year gardening on my own, and we only have a small space to start!

  94. I think I’d like the Square Foot Gardening book. I have been interested in learning more about this and I already have a few of the books that you listed – I’m a book fanatic too. Thank you!

  95. My FIL has the gardening one, and says it’s great.

    However, I’d like “The Green Kitchen Handbook…”, because the things listed in the title are my exact goals for our kitchen, and I don’t really know where to start!

    Thanks for the great giveaway and the chance to win!

    I hope I win!

  96. don’t make me count to three parent. learning is good.

    yes please, thank you. 🙂
    oh…mousegirls (at) gmail (dot) com

  97. I would like both the Green Kitchen Handbook and the Shopping for Time one. It’s a toss up- but if it came down to it I would like the Shopping for Time more because I struggle with balancing my life sometimes

  98. I can’t decide between Passionate Housewives and Don’t make Me Count to Three. If I win I’ll need you to pick!

  99. Oh wow! I have been wanting Ginger Plowman’s ‘Don’t Make Me Count to Three’ forever!
    Great giveaway! Count me in!

  100. Don’t make me count to three sounds like just the book I desperately need! My two seven year olds are having a difficult time listening and I hate having to spank or put them in time-out. We RARELY spank but sometimes it feels like there is no other option. I would love to get insight from this book! Thank you for you having such a generous giveaway! I would LOVE to win it so my kids can be happy and I can too!

    (Please email me if I win!)
    Thanks again!

  101. I love your list of books! I am also giving away a copy of the Total Money Makeover!

    I am very torn between Nourishing Traditions, and the Green Kitchen Handbook. I guess I lean a little bit more towards Nourishing Traditions, because I have heard so many great things about it! Really looking forward to checking out your blog!

  102. I think I would pick “Shopping for time” because I am so bad at budgeting my time wisely and I’ve had my eye on that book for awhile! Thanks so much!

  103. I could use the Total Money Makeover. We are a young couple… planning a wedding and could really use some financial advice for our future! Thanks!!! : )

  104. Wonderful idea for a giveaway, thanks so much for entering my name!

    I would love to win Nourishing Traditions because my family needs to learn a different way to eat. Everything I’ve heard about this book has intrigued me.

  105. The green kitchen book looks very helpful. I’m trying to move away from chemical, processed, blah into more wholesome living.

  106. Hi!

    Thanks for offering your book giveaway. I am most interested in Dave Ramsey’s book, “Total Money Makeover.” When I first heard of it on another blog I thought it sounded terrific.

    God bless you and yours.

  107. I’d love the book on square foot gardening because I’ve always wanted to be the neighbor who stops by with a basket full of tomatoes and peppers to share!

  108. The Green Kitchen Handbook because I’m continuing in my endeavor to become “greener” each year. This year I’m continuing to phase out harmful cleaning chemicals and put in a large garden. 🙂

  109. I would love the DONT MAKE ME COUNT TO THREE book!! It looks like a great book, and I do need some ideas with this 3 little ones at home!!!

  110. I would love to read “Don’t Make Me Count To Three…”. I just had my first baby and at three months old she’s already a back-archer. Eek! I need this book. 🙂


  111. I would love to receive “Passionate Housewives Desperate for God”. Sometimes in the middle of ALL that I have to do, I stop and think, “WHERE is my relationship with God???” Why am I struggling to fit Him into my day, even though I REALLY want to. I WANT a close passionate relationship with Him, and yet I can’t ever seem to find the time to schedule Him into my day. Shouldn’t it be “God, I give my day to you…I begin it with you, I end it with you; and oh yeah, let’s talk throughout the day!”

  112. I would love to have the Green Kitchen Handbook!
    And I want to add: I read Total Money Makeover last fall (and also took the Financial Peace class) and it was a wonderful, life-changing book for ym family!

  113. Okay – that didn’t come out right. Please feel free to delete that comment or change *stuff* to veggies! Sorry!

  114. Passionate Housewives Desperate for God – because I’m a young stay at home mom who can use all the help I can get.

  115. This is great! I’d love to enter 🙂 I’d go for the “Nourishing Traditions” book because this is definately an area I need to know more about 😀

  116. I would love the passionate housewives book, but we’re also planning to have our first garden this year, so my 2nd choice would be square foot gardening. Thanks for counting me in!

  117. Total Money Makeover because, well, we NEED a total money makeover. I think this book would help point us in the right direction (which would be a U-Turn I think). 🙂

    Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  118. I would love a copy of Square Foot Gardening. I have a small space but am starting to get into gardening. Thanks for the chance to win!

  119. I would love to read – Square Foot Gardening: A New Way to Garden in Less Space with Less Work. Thanks! ~ 🙂

  120. I am torn between the Square Foot Gardening book and the Passionate Housewives book, but I guess I’ll go with the gardening book. I’ve been drooling over seed catalogs since before Christmas.

  121. I would choose Passionate Housewives Desperate for God. I have heard many wonderful things about it. Thanks for giving me a chance to win it!

  122. I would choose Nourishing Traditions. I have it from the library right now, but would love to have my own copy. Wow, over 200 comments!

  123. Passionate Housewives Desperate for God – this book seems very fitting with where I am right now in my self-discovery process. I’ve almost purchased it several times but keep holding off – maybe this is my opportunity. 🙂


    Alissa in Canada

  124. I would choose Passionate Housewives Desperate for God because I just read the reviews on Amazon and it looks like a great book!

  125. Square Foot Gardening: A New Way to Garden in Less Space with Less Work

    I have heard a lot about this and would be interested in finding out how to do it!

  126. The Green Kitchen Handbook: Practical Advice, References, & Sources for Transforming the Center of Your Home into a Healthy, Livable Place

    I want this!!! sounds awesome! I need more healthy around here, always!

  127. Boy, this is a tough choice!
    But I guess I’ll choose Nourishing Traditions. I’ve checked it out from the library but would love to own it!

  128. Hi there. A friend referred me to your site. I’m eager to look around, but your give-away caught my eye right away. Although I am an avid reader, I am unfamiliar with all the books except the Nourishing Traditions. After looking at, I think the gardening one (because I’ve promised my eight year old we’ll garden [in our suburban yard!]this year – her great love in life!) or the time management one (because I love Carolyn Mahaney and because with 5 kids under 8, I certainly need more time managemant to keep me from feeling like a failure all the time). Hope I’m not breaking the rules by putting two down. If I happen to win, you could just pick whichever seems better to you! (If you have one on decisiveness, that would work too!) 🙂 Looking forward to getting to know you and your site!

  129. If I made it in time please add my name and I would like Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats, always need more things to make for my family and this would be great.

  130. I’m a new reader (Jeana sent me here for your take on cloth diapers) but shoot, I’ll enter a giveaway. I think of those listed I’d like to read Shopping For Time. Even if I don’t win I think I’ll look into getting that book.

  131. I think I would really enjoy Nourishing Traditions. I’ve been looking at getting it since our library doesn’t have it!

  132. I have been wanting to get the book passionate housewives for quite a long time now…i would love to win this book.

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