We have another Winner!

March 26, 2011

Thanks again to everyone who took the time to enter into this giveaway!

This week’s lucky winner wins all three of these beautiful Country Living books!

The winner was chosen randomly by random.org.

Congratulations to Patty, who left comment #7 !!

(Patty, I’ll contact you via email for shipping instructions!)

Have a great weekend, everyone!



~LilSis

We have a Winner and a new {Giveaway}!

March 19, 2011

First of all, thank you to everyone who took the time to enter into the contest! We appreciate you!

Restore. Recycle. Repurpose, {Create a Beautiful Home}

The lucky winner of this lovely book; Restore. Recycle. Repurpose.: Create a Beautiful Home (A Country Living Book) chosen by random.org. is Chandel, who left Comment #11.

Chandel, be sure to email me your shipping information so I can get this lovely book on it’s way to you!

If you entered last week’s contest but didn’t happen to be the lucky winner, don’t worry, you can enter again this week. And this week’s contest is super special because we decided to give away two Country Living books instead of one!  We’ve chosen these two beautiful books for this week’s giveaway!

Country Living The Handmade Home: 75 Projects for Soaps, Candles, Picture Frames, Pillows, Wreaths & Scrapbooks

This book contains 75 crafty projects such as aromatic candles, superb soaps, family keepsake book, wreaths, herbal bath bags and several projects for framing, just to name a few.

A Very Modest Cottage (Country Living)

A Very Modest Cottage
This is a beautifully illustrated story about how one woman saves a 1920’s cabin and moves it across two states to give it a new life. The cottage is now restored as close to it’s original condition as possible, and filled with vintage pieces found at thrift stores, yard sales, and even dumpsters. Her story shows that the right attitude and a willingness to roll up your sleeves makes pretty much anything possible.

So, there you have it!! Both of these books could be yours! The details of the contest are the same. You can do any or all of these for a chance to win:

  • Leave us a comment, any comment.
  • Subscribe to our Feed and leave us a comment letting us know if you already subscribe or if you’re a new subscriber.
  • Subscribe via email. (It’s easy to do in our top right sidebar!) Leave a comment if you already subscribe via email or if you’re a new subscriber.
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Remember; even if you already Like Us on Facebook, Follow Us on Twitter, Subscribe to our Feed, or Subscribe via email, you can still leave us a separate comment for each one of those letting us know that you do! :-)

This giveaway will officially end at midnight on Friday, March 25th and the winner of these two books will be announced on Saturday, March 26th.

(And, again, if you follow us on Twitter or Like BigSisLilSis on Facebook, we’ll be giving you some bonus chances to enter during these next six days.)

Have a great weekend!

~LilSis

{Book Giveaway} Restore. Recycle. Repurpose. Create a Beautiful Home.

March 16, 2011

Restore. Recycle. Repurpose. {Create a Beautiful Home}

First of all, if you’ve found your way here after reading about our Natural Dyed Colored Easter Egg Project in the April issue of Country Living Magazine, we’d like to extend a HUGE WELCOME to you! We really hope that you enjoy reading BigSisLilSis!

And, just in case anyone missed our announcement this past Saturday, we’re giving away a copy of this beautiful Country Living book to one lucky reader! The contest will officially end at midnight this Friday, March 18th and the winner will be announced on Saturday, March 19th.

This book is full of beautiful photos and inspiring ideas on how everyone can create a home that’s as harmonious with the environment as it is beautiful. The book is jam-packed with great, practical advice on ways you can “go green” in each room of your home. BigSis and I have committed to work harder at becoming more earth-friendly in our own homes, and this book tells you how you can do it without spending a fortune.

Want to know how you can enter to win this gorgeous book?

Here are the details!

You can do any or all of these for a chance to win:

  • Subscribe to our feed. It’s super easy! Come back to the post and leave us a comment letting us know if you’re a new subscriber, or if you already subscribe.
  • Subscribe via email. Would you rather get our feed in your email instead of in a Reader? (Just put your email address right there in the “Subscribe via Email” section in our right sidebar and click on the Subscribe button.) And don’t forget to leave us another comment on the post telling us you subscribe via email.
  • Tweet about the contest and leave us a comment on the post that you tweeted it.

You can enter up to seven times! Since the winner will be chosen at random.org; obviously, the more times you enter, the better your odds of winning this beautiful book.

At the same time we announce the winner of this giveaway, we’ll be revealing our next book giveaway. Since the Editors at Country Living were so kind to donate four books, we decided to have a book giveaway every week for four weeks.

So, don’t miss out on your chances to enter! We’ve made it really easy to leave comments! :-)

~LilSis

Natural Dye Colored Easter Egg Project Recreated for Country Living Magazine

March 12, 2011

Country Living Magazine April 2011 Issue

Do the eggs on the Country Living Magazine’s April, 2011 cover look familiar?

Do you remember this Natural Dye Colored Easter Egg post that I did for Easter last year?

Natural Dye Colored Easter Eggs

Now that the April issue of Country Living Magazine is officially on the newsstand, we can finally announce this exciting news!

We were contacted by an Editor from Country Living Magazine back in January to see if I would be interested in recreating this Natural Dye Colored Egg Project for the April issue of their magazine. And, of course, I said yes! :-)

Natural Dye Colored Easter Eggs

It’s true; the eggs beautifully displayed on this pedestal were made by me, in my kitchen in Southern California, and were carefully packaged and shipped overnight to County Living in New York City for their photo shoot!

The Editor had originally planned on the project being featured in the craft section of the magazine, but we were thrilled when we received the news that the Editors decided to feature the project on the cover. And the project is also featured on their website in the 10 Adorable Easter Craft Projects section.

If you’ve come to our site after reading about us in Country Living Magazine, we would like to extend a HUGE welcome to you!

If you like this project, we want to encourage you to Subscribe to our Feed and Like us on Facebook. We have plans to share more craft projects here on our site, as well as continue with our recipes, beauty product reviews and tips we discover that help us in our quest to live a fit, healthy and responsible lifestyle that’s still fun!

We don’t claim to be experts in any one thing, but what we do know is what women care about and like to talk about.  That’s what we love to share with you here on BigSisLilSis.

To celebrate this project making the cover of Country Living Magazine and to welcome our new readers, we decided to give away a Country Living book. And since the Editor at Country Living was so kind to donate FOUR books to us, we’ll be having a Country Living Book Giveaway each week for the next four weeks.

To kick-start this series of giveaways, the first book we’ll be giving away to one lucky reader is this gorgeous book!

Restore. Recycle. Repurpose. Create a Beautiful Home

(A Country Living Book)

Restore. Recycle. Repurpose. A Country Living Book

And when I say gorgeous, I mean gorgeous! I LOVE this book!

(I really wanted to keep this book for myself, but it’s more fun to give than receive, right?) :-)

This book is full of beautiful photos and inspiring ideas on how everyone can create a home that’s as harmonious with the environment as it is beautiful. The book is jam-packed with great, practical advice on ways you can “go green” in each room of your home.

Do you want to know how this lovely book can be yours?

It’s easy!

Here are the details!

You can do any or all of these for a chance to win:

  • Leave us a comment. Do you have any fun or unique ways to decorate eggs for Easter? Or any fun tips on “going green” in your home?
  • Subscribe to our Feed and leave us a comment letting us know if you already subscribe or if you’re a new subscriber.
  • Subscribe via email. (It’s easy to do in our top right sidebar!) Leave a comment if you already subscribe via email or if you’re a new subscriber.
  • Tweet this post and leave us a comment that you tweeted it.
  • Stumble this post and leave another comment to let us know it’s stumbled.

So, there you have it. You can enter up to seven times! Since the winner will be chosen at random.org; obviously, the more times you enter, the better your odds of winning this beautiful book.

This giveaway will officially end at midnight on Friday, March 18th and on Saturday, March 19th, we’ll announce the winner and the next book giveaway!

(I’ll let ya in on a little secret. If you follow us on Twitter or Like BigSisLilSis on Facebook, we’ll be giving you some bonus chances to enter during these next six days.)

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~LilSis