Friday, July 17, 2009

Mrs. Myer's Cleaning Kit Giveaway *Updated with Winner!*

The winner is comment #12! Congrats!

Courtesy of my neighbor Leslie, a/k/a The Cleaning Coach, I have this Spring Cleaning Kit to give away!

"Our handy and helpful kit is back with a brand-new springtime scent. Capturing that garden scent of springtime and fresh-picked peas, Snap Pea makes spring cleaning a breeze - and who doesn't like that? Kit contains convenient sizes of our most popular cleaners. Each kit includes 8oz of the following: All Purpose Cleaner; Countertop Spray; Liquid Dish Soap; and Window Spray."

Simply leave a comment below to enter to win. (And if you don't have a blog, be sure to leave a valid e-mail address.) Giveaway ends Friday, July 24th.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Book Review and Giveaway! *Updated with Winner!*

*Carma Sez is the winner of both books!

When MotherTalk contacted me to review Return to Sullivans Island, (a sequel to Sullivans Island which I had already read) I was ecstatic. You see, eons ago, Hubby and I, post-marriage, pre-children, lived in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Sullivans Island was literally just down the road!

So when the book referenced Rifle Range Road (the road we used to live on! Quite a southern name, eh?), Billy's Backhome Restaurant (where we ate practically every Sunday morn!) and Dunleavy's Pub (where we uh, imbibed), I got to relive those carefree Southern memories o' mine.

With her melodic descriptions of the sea, Ms. Frank pens the tale of Beth Hayes, a 23 year old woman who has returned to Sullivans Island to man the family homestead:

"They stepped out onto the porch and into paradise. The Atlantic Ocean rushed before them, unrelenting eastern winds whipping the silver stacks of so many small waves to the western end of the island. It was as though the water was in a race with itself, in a panic to imprint the beach with its high watermark. The white sand raced from the dunes across the yet unwashed beach in fiery torrents, leaving ever-changing serpentines carved in its path. The sky was moving toward the deep shades of early night, changing by the minute, the horizon painted in the rich hues of mangoes and plums." (p. 121)

*sigh* Doesn't that make you simply LONG for an ocean view?

Return to Sullivans Island is a fabulous summer beach read. It's about innocence, coming-of-age, love, betrayal, and old-fashioned Lowcountry loyalty.

Wanna experience the lure of the south for yourself?

Well, I happen to have both books for you! Sullivans Island and Return to Sullivans Island!

Simply comment below to win. You must leave a valid e-mail address or blog address. Winner will be drawn on Friday, July 17.