photovent 2010, day 6: celebrate (and giveaway day 1!)

"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."

~ Oprah Winfrey

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This week is a big week for me, folks -- the official book launch happens this Thursday, December 2nd, here in Houston at Brazos Bookstore!  I've spent the weekend trying to figure out what I'm going to be saying, so now that I have some idea, I'm starting to get excited.  It should be a great time, and I hope I see a lot of you there.

That said, I realize that only a small percentage of my readers will actually make it to Houston on Thursday.  This doesn't seem fair.

So I decided that every day this week on my site, I'm going to give away a signed copy of my book.  Also, I have a few blogging friends that are also going to be giving away copies on their sites this week as well, so as their posts go up, I'll point you over there to if you'd like to enter their giveaways, too.  So tell all your friends!  It's going to be like an Oprah giveaway show up in here!

Or something!

Anyway, it's my little way of bringing a little of this week's celebration online.  So! If you'd like to win a signed copy of my book, please leave a comment telling me your favourite way to celebrate.  Is it going out with friends? A blowout party?  A glass of champagne? A slice of chocolate cake?  A long, hot candlelit bath? A run through a pretty neighbourhood?  A night alone with a a good book?  I'll pick one commenter at random, and announce the winner in tomorrow's post.

And heck, if you don't win?  There's always tomorrow.  Because I'll be doing another giveaway then.  And every other day this week.

Good luck! And as always, thanks for everything.

UPDATE:  my sweet friend Catherine Connor has written an amazing blog post on beauty, and is also giving away a signed copy of the book.  After you leave a comment below, go there to read and leave a comment for another chance to win!

UPDATE #2!  Another sweet friend of mine is hosting a giveaway!  Go visit the lovely Tanis at Attack of the Redneck Mommy -- leave a comment on her awesome post on body image, for another chance to win!

UPDATE #3!  It's giveaway-a-palooza up in here!  My friend Mir is giving away a book on her site as well!  Go leave a comment on Want Not for yet another chance to win!

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The image at the top of this post is the 6th image of Photovent 2010You can download the pdf for it here.  And click here to learn how to use it to assemble a beautifully different photo garland.


SongLa copa de vida by Ricky Martin.  I'm not a huge Ricky Martin fan, but this song always makes me want to grab a football and celebrate.  ¡Gooooooool!