Monday, February 4, 2013

WINNER and Heather McDonald: My Inappropriate Life Giveaway

Last week was the last giveaway for our Blogiversary! The winner of the ruffle tote book bag is....

**drumroll please**


Thanks everyone who helped us get the word out. Our stats more than doubled!

On to some more fabulous stuff! It happens to be another giveaway!

A couple weeks ago a friend of mine who happens to know Heather McDonald (of Chelsea Lately fame) asked if I might like to read her new book.

She also knows we have this here blog and some pages on Facebook so she figured it would be a great way to promote the book and possibly promote our little operation here.

And the idea for me to review said book and giveaway a second book was born. Isn't my friend smart? Yes. Yes, she is.

A few days ago I received this book in the mail, signed by Heather.

If you don't win this book you can go to Amazon to order on Feb. 5th. 

I have an entire list of books that I need to read either for friends (to review), book club (to keep up with one and start another) and to finish.

So I did what any normal person would do: I squealed at the pretty cover, ditched the other books and holed up on my couch with a blanky and read this one instead.

Let me first say that it is a fun, light, entertaining, and easy read. On top of that, it's a super quick read.

I started it and then got sidetracked but Friday night when we were having our weekly "slumber party" night with the boys, I got back to it.

This was my first mistake. I'm lying in bed trying to read and be quiet so the boys can sleep. When I got to the part about her Hershey's Kiss moment on Chelsea's private plane, I died. THEN. Came the torpedo moment and I lost it.

The bed was literally shaking, y'all. I tried to keep it quiet and inch my fat butt out of bed without making too much noise to escape where I could let loose with a loud guffaw noise. Donkey's got nothin' on me and my braying, guys.

You might think by the title of this book that Heather is totally irresponsible and X rated and taboo. Really? She's not.

In fact, I would venture out there enough to say that it's not that she's inappropriate. She's got some inappropriate friends, though! She ends up in situations that are seriously priceless.

She's a working mother to 2 boys and 1 step daughter and she's a normal gal...with an extraordinary job and friends that put her in the most entertaining situations.

The way she can take the ordinary story of taking her children on one of her trips for work to the ending where she's quoting Amy Winehouse song lyrics? Awesome.

And all the stuff in between (which is the good stuff that I'm not going to spoil for you) that gets you to the end where she's quoting those lyrics make total sense. As a mom, you're going to totally understand why and how this happened. In the end? It was probably a lil inappropriate that her kids were in that situation. Did she know before hand? Not at all.

Which is part of her charm. Heather is funny, self deprecating, loving and irreverent. It's an interesting and delightful combo, really. And, yes, I totally just said "delightful."

Somehow, I think Heather would smack the crap out of me for using that word in her book review.

I apologize. I need to rephrase it...perhaps something more along the lines of..."I'd trade my left nipple to live a day in her life." (read the book and you'll get that.)

Now. Here's the best part.

You can win your very own copy of Heather McDonald's book!! Autographed by the funny lady, herself!

Rafflecopter's in charge of this giveaway, so follow these rules and you're on your way to some serious laughter. If you ask me, it's perfect for this time of year....dreary, gray, cold, need some sunshine and funny!
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  1. I can't wait to read this book! I love funny true life stories.

  2. I'd like to enter, but the contest says it's closed. What gives?

  3. Wait a minute... It says that the contest is closed! Was the 1st one to sign up the winner?? After reading your review, I HAVE to read it!!!

  4. Awesome giveaway. I NEED this one!

  5. Yea! So excited to get one of Mim's awesome totes! And sounds like a very fun book