Wednesday 27 June 2012

First Birthday Give Away

It's my blog's FIRST birthday  and I am inviting YOU to come and help me celebrate.

In response to my HSMJ two weeks ago, some wonderful ladies in bloggy land have generously donated products for a Birthday Giveaway. These are all digital (Just Plain Nora is avalable in paperback or ebook your choice) and you can enter from anywhere in the world!

There are a few options of how to enter via the Raffelocopter at the bottom of this post and a few prizes up for grabs. Please make sure to read the Terms and conditions before entering.

Some ways to enter are:
  • Leave a comment on THIS post, 
  • Follow Every Bed of Roses,  
  • Like Every Bed of Roses on Facebook or 
  • blog about this giveaway and invite those visiting your blog to pop on over it's up to you !

 Gifts in the raffle:

Thank you to Jenn from Little Homeschool on the Prairie who has donated your choice of a Kindle edition of Just Plain Nora or a signed paperback by the author.

Eastern Colorado, 1881: Nora Smith is growing up as a middle child in a frontier family. She struggles with feeling insignificant and just plain ordinary . If only she can win the Mountain Springs spelling bee, her problems will disappear! Nora prepares for her moment to shine as champion of the bee. However, other circumstances prevail, proving to Nora the importance of just being herself. Just Plain Nora is recommended for children, age eight to twelve.

Interrested in a sneak peak of the story? Pop on over to Amazon.

Deborah has recently rejoined the blogging community over at The Paper Maid and has some great free notebook pages as well as some for purchase over at TpT.  She has donated one product of your choice from her Teahers pay Teachers store.

Jimmie from Jimmie's Collage and The Notebooking Fairy has donated a TWO sets of her eBooks books for two participants to win.

Have you wanted to implement Notebooking into your home school ?  Jimmie has created an excellent eBook that will help you not only implement notebooking but answer these questions:
Am I using notebooking to its fullest potential ?
How do I know if my children are really learning ?
How do I use notebooking to help my children learn and to remember what they learn ?
What should I expect from different ages ?

This book is not a workbook or a set of lesson plans nor is it a curriculum.  It is a how to manual that teaches the teacher the ins and outs of notebooking.
Notebooking Success is available to purchase for the Summer Special of $5.50 over at The Notebooking Fairy.  **

Jimmie recently took part in a 10 Days of Language Arts blog hop from which Designing Your Language Arts Curriculum was birthed.

The guidelines and advice in Designing Your Language Arts Curriculum will help you navigate the complicated waters of teaching such a broad field as language arts.
What is essential?
What is optional?
What are some effective methods for teaching?
The ten topics covered are: grammar, spelling, vocabulary, poetry, reading, literature, building a library, writing, Shakespeare, and public speaking.

The eBook is in PDF format and can be purchased at Jimmies Collage for $3-00.**

 **If you purchase these books from Jimmie and win the give away, Jimmie will fully refund your purchase price.

I look forward to meeting new friends and chatting to the ones who are here all ready !


The give away will commence at 12:01 AM EST / 2PM Australia NSW time on Wednesday 27th June

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway Terms and Conditions:
  • The give away will commence at 12:01 AM EST / 2PM Australia NSW time on Wednesday 27th June and be open until midnight EST Wednesday July 4th, 2012. Winner will be announced by Sunday July 8, 2012.
  • No purchase necessary to win.
  • Giveaways are held with Rafflecopter; commenting will not enter you.
  • Winners are chosen by through Rafflecopter
  • Must be 18 years of age or older at time of entry.
  • If prize winner forfeits or does not claim the prize, prize will be re-awarded at my sole discretion. Void where prohibited by law. 
  • Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, winner will be chosen at random! 
  • Please leave a way for me to contact you in your entry otherwise another winner will be chosen. 
  •  NOTE: This giveaway is offered worldwide, to anyone with internet access. 
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. 
  • Odds of winning based on number of entries. In order to enter the contest you must leave a comment on THIS post. To leave a comment scroll to the bottom of the post and click “Post a comment” (Facebook comments will not count, if you are reading this via RSS, you will need to visit my actual blog to post a comment.) 
  • By entering this contest, you agree to release Every Bed of Roses and all associated parties/sponsors of any liability.
  • Winners will be announced in a Giveaway Post 
  • The cost of the eBooks are correct at time of giveaway.  It is your responsibility to check the current price of any items before purchasing. 
  • Non of the links in this post are affiliate links.
  • Disclosure: I was provided with a free copy of Designing Your Language Arts from Jimmie.  


  1. Happy birthday Chareen's blog! I sure would like to win something, but even if I don't it's been nice getting to know you through your blog.
    Best wishes for another happy year of blogging!
    PS, am I supposed to say what I would like to win? I'm not really sure how this works...

    1. Hello

      Thank you so much :) Nope you don't need to say anything special just hello :o)

      Once you've posted a comment press the comment button on the rafflecopter so it knows you have been here then it will keep track and do the draw. If you win I track back to find your comment to confirm your entry and then email you.
      PS don't forget to leave your email or email me so I have your email address.

      everybedofroses @ hotmail . com

  2. Hello blog friends. Post your comments here and then press the button on the rafflecopter. Posting a comment here validates your entry.

  3. Replies
    1. Thank you Susan and Aussie Homeschool :o)

  4. Wow .. you really are having a birthday party. Look how many friends have come to play with their donations! :)

    I'm a Jimmie fan, so the notebooking pages would be my first choice. :)

    1. :o) Thank you for coming to my party Catherine :o)

  5. Congratulations on a years worth of insight and sharing. You have done an amazing job building up your blog into what it is today, and I know that you are going to just keep the love flowing!

    1. Thank you for the gift of your words of encouragement Nikkie :o)
      Thank you for coming to the party !

  6. Hello, Chareen. Congratulations on chalking up a year in blogging. It has been nice to have a browse around and meet another home schooling family in Australia.

    1. Hello Ruby Welcome to my blog :o) Thank you for joining my party

  7. I would love to win Jimmie's ebook!

    1. Hello Rachel :o)

      Welcome to my blog and my party :)

  8. Happy Birthday! I've just found you and am your newest follower.

    epolston at rowland dot k12 cot ca dot us

    1. Hello Elizabeth. Welcome to my blog and thank you for joining in on my party ! Pleased to meet you

  9. Oh I forgot to mention that I would love Deborah's freebie from her TpT store :)

    epolston at rowland dot k12 dot ca dot us

    1. I'm looking forward to doing the draw tomorrow :)


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