Monday, October 11, 2010

100th post/ giveaway

***Giveaway Closed***

Seriously, this is my 100th post! Have I really had that much to say?!  Ha, by now you know, I am never really lacking for words, advice, updates, or pictures of my kids.

So here is my shameless attempt to see who is really reading : ) And to see who will actually leave a comment (hint, hint ;)). 

In honor of my 100th post, and you as my faithful readers, (even if this is your first time reading)... I want to give away one of the books that I am currently reading.  You get to pick from these four books:
 Don't Make Me Count to Three: a Mom's Look at Heart-Oriented Discipline
"Don't Make Me Count to Three" - Awesome book on biblical parenting.   Full of practical ideas and encouragement to create a home of communication and love.

The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name
"The Jesus Storybook Bible"- Great kids Bible.  Every story ties back into Jesus and how "every story whispers His name."  Shows the gospel through each Bible story.

Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way
"Bittersweet"- a compilation of short stories on life and life-changes.  This book is written by Shauna Niequist.  (For you APU friends, this is Todd Hybles sister)

Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: 700 Great Slow Cooker Recipes (Fix-It and Forget-It Series)
"Fix-It and Forget-It"-  My go to recipe book for crockpot meals.  And it is crockpot season!!!

...How to win...
1.  Click on the books above to read reviews and info.  Leave a comment with which book you would like to win.
2.  For a second entry, sign up to follow my blog...
3.  For yet another entry... leave a comment with what you want to see more of on my blog... help me come up with the next 100 posts : )

Leave a separate comment for each entry.  Winner will be chosen at random.
Giveaway will be open until Sunday October 17th at 8pm (pacific time).  I will announce the winner the following Monday by 8pm. 

Thanks for reading!  And thank you to those of you that have let me know that you read Joyfully Domestic, it really encourages me to keep sharing my heart and pics of my little peeps!


  1. Ok - I so need that "don't make me count to three' book! We are totally in that age manipulator stage!! In fact, even if you send someone else the book, I might just have to go out and buy it! :)

  2. I think that you should write about this babe! haha, does this mean that I get an entry for the drawing :)

    I love reading your blog, doing life with you, and experiencing the deep, deep joy of walking with the Lord through this amazing adventure of parenting! I love you!

  3. i am always looking for new crock pot recipes! nothing like making dinner at breakfast time and having it ready at dinner! i'll take that book.

    love you blog, kelly. you do a great job with it!

  4. First of all, you know I really LOVE your blog! ;) Um, do I really have to pick one book! I could seriously use the first book...that two year old of mine is presenting me with a new challenge everyday! But I would seriously love the kids Bible or the cookbook! Any of them would make me very happy!

    Happy 100 post!!!

    p.s. you are such a better blogger than me.

  5. p.s.s. I'm already a follower of your blog. ;)

  6. p.s.s. In the future I would love to hear more of your wisdom about marriage and your relationship with Mr. Steady. Not the juicy details or anything *wink* but some of what you guys do to continue to grow in your marriage. You talk a lot about being a mom (which you are are a great one) but I know you are also a great wife!

  7. Kelly! hi from the middle east.
    I got on here last week when you posted a link from facebook and it was fun to see your growing fam. we will be adding a family member in march! so I guess the 1st book would be applicable to us.
    you are my blog hero.
    ann m.

  8. Book #1- sounds good. I find myself counting to 3 too much! :)

  9. Kelly,

    I hope you already know that I love your blog. After your post on Creative Family Times, I went and ordered it as well as Don't Make me Count to Three. So, I would really like the Children's Bible.

    You have been an incredible encouragement. Hugs to you... Julie

  10. Hmmm..... Since I don't count to three, I bet I would love any of the other ones!!! My crockpot and I become best friends beginning this time of year. Though I must VitaMix may take that spot over! :)

  11. Yay Kel! Congrats on your 100th post!

    I would love to read Bittersweet. I have heard from a few folks that it is a good read!

    Hope you and the cute fam are doing well. I loved the rain boots photo!

  12. Ok I really want to win the crock pot book! I looked at all the books on Amazon and I signed up as a blog follower!!!!

  13. As for ideas....I love when you write about cooking/baking. Maybe you could share more of your green granola ways for cleaning/living.

  14. Kelly, I love your blog. It is a fun way to keep up with you guys. You are an encouragement, especially with your honesty about how hard parenting is, yet how blessed we are to be mothers of our children and we should soak in every minute of it!

    Book???-probably count to three ( I am always doing it and everytime I do it I sound like my mother !) or Jesus stories.

    God Bless!- Gina

  15. Kelly- you are a beautiful example of a wife and a mommy!!
    Love your blog! Gini

  16. Way to go Kel!! I have so enjoyed following your blog! I have gained many helpful tips and insights. Examples: Parenting books, I ordered the Parenting with Scripture and Joe and I both LOVE it. The meatoloaf recipe...big hit! And so many encouraging posts as a mom that have helped me to keep perspective-Delight in your Children as one example. What can I say, I love it all! I admire how intentional you are in your parenting and role as a mother.

    I would vote for the book, Don't Make Me Count to Three...and you know why, haha!!! Love doing life with you as moms

  17. Kel- I'm so proud of you and your 100 posts! I know how much blogging has meant to you and I want you to know you're such an encouragement! You always have great ideas and you are a great example of doing Godly parenting. Anyway, the book I'd want would be the Crockpot one since I already have the Don't make me Count to Three (great book!), and I have about 10 kid Bibles. Anyway, love ya!!

  18. Even though I never comment (and I think I'm doing this right), I am a faithful follower of your blog!!! I always read it to keep us with the fam in CA and I love your honesty, Kelly. You are an encouragement to us all. Well, now, I would love the crockpot book, I think you could've guessed that. You can see what a popular topic that is and I think I should get extra credit for this idea!

  19. I would love to continue to see parenting posts (and selfishly anything specific to Baby Bro so that I know what to expect 6 wks ahead) and also more recipes from what's cooking in the family's kitchen!

  20. Of course I read your blog! I would want the Count to 3 one... and I already follow your bloggie!

  21. And, I want you to keep blogging about all the great parenting things you do.. and then promise to keep doing it for the next 3-4 years so I can steal everything! Love you!

  22. i love reading your blog! your authenticity is so freshing. And i've recommended it to both my sisters with kiddos. :) I'm also with becca, and would love to hear more about how you stay such a great wife. and would love to read Bittersweet.
    Hopfully we can catch up one of these days when we're in San Diego.

  23. I would love to see more of your favorite recipes. Also, I hear you have a wonderful system for making your own baby food...would definitely love to hear more about that.

  24. I would totally want the Jesus Storybook Bible - it's currently on my Amazon Wish List and I know baby Erickson (and mommy) would really like it.

    Oh - and I already follow your blog. :)

  25. And I agree with Dana, that I want you to continue with your parenting tips. Us new moms can really learn a lot from everything you do with your kids.



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