Wednesday, May 2, 2012

homework: reading {That Works For Me!}

Several months ago I was notified that two of my projects had been selected for an e-book. I was excited but then I sort of forgot about it. Recently, I was notified that the e-book was done and when I saw it I was super excited. The book is amazing and filled with great tips, tricks, crafts, ideas and more. I’m really honored to have my projects included.


The book was organized by Kristen Welch of the blog "We are THAT family” and Jennifer De Groot, a freelance writer and former blogger of Bitterroot Mama.

Kristen hosts a blog party called Works For Me Wednesday that I participate in. Over the past five years, thousands of links have been shared and this book categorizes over 800 tips in 24 categories including;
Baby | Beauty | Blogging | Cleaning | Craft | D├ęcor | Frugal  | Garden | Gift |  Green | Holiday |   Homeschool  |  Hospitality  |  Kitchen  |  Laundry  |  Marriage  |  Odds and Ends  |  Organization |  Parenting  |  Pets |  Recipes  | Time Management  | Tech/Computers  | Travel

One of my projects is under the Craft category. It’s my scarf wreath

The other project is under the Gift category. It’s my Seed Strip Garland and Vase Gift.


Here’s what Tsh Oxenreider of SimpleMom had to say about the book as seen on the That Works for Me website {check out the 2nd sentence - I was thrilled to have my project mentioned in her review}!

You want to know how to take care of makeup brushes? Curious how to make a scarf wreath? How about how to plant grass over concrete? This is the book for you. I love the Internet because it truly is the world's hive mind; the ultimate chat-over-the-fence-with-your-neighbor neighborhood. And this book has compiled the best of the best tips in one place! I love that, and I love that it supports an amazing ministry. Every household could use this book. It's worth every penny.
-Tsh Oxenreider, blogger behind and author of One Bite at a Time: 52 Projects for Making Life Simpler


Here are some fun things surrounding the launch of That Works For Me.

  1. If you’d like a chance to win a free copy of the That Works For Me e-book, leave me a comment. I’ll draw a winner on Wednesday, May 9th (Anonymous and No-Reply comments must leave me an email address).
  2. And, if you would like to purchase a copy of That Works for Me you can click on the button below. The e-book is $8.00 and you can save $1.00 by using coupon code  SAVE1. A portion of the profit from your purchase will benefit the Mercy House. {click the Mercy House link to read about Kristen's amazing humanitarian efforts}.

~ Updated May 15th, 2012 ~

The winner of the free copy of That Works for Me! is...

Paula at stuffitellmysister.
Congratulations Paula! I will be sending you an email with the details.

Thanks for visiting.



  1. Oh congratulations, Carolyn. What a thrill. I love the two projects that they featured of yours. I would love, love to be included in the draw for the ebook. Thanks so much!!

  2. Congratulations, how exciting! Thank you for sharing and giving us an opportunity to win a free ebook:)

  3. How very exciting! Congratulations on your ideas being featured. Sounds like a great read!!

  4. Congrats on the e-book! It sounds like it is full of "wonderful"! Thanks for sharing with us! paula ~ (

  5. Congrats Carolyn! Your projects are simply amazing! You totally deserve this!!

  6. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

    megandurant AT gmail DOT com

  7. Congratulations, Carolyn! You are very talented and must be thrilled to be part of the book!

  8. How cook that your projects made it into a book! Sorry I missed the giveaway, but I'm putting it at the top of my list for when I get that Kindle Fire in a little bit. Congratulations!


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