giveaway: celebrate every day
In my freshman year of college I met a girl named Jaime. We lived on the same 4th floor of the dorms. Sweet as can me, talented as ever. Over the years (has it really been nearly 20 years!?) we have stayed in touch and I have loved seeing Jaime blossom in her passion for literature, music, and food. Today I’m pleased to feature and host a giveaway of her brand new – and completely gorgeous – book.
Jaime shares: I had a teacher in tenth grade who constantly encouraged us to have a “fully realized life.” She explained it meant to really examine everything that came our way—every heartache, every joy, every fear—and truly feel the full measure of each experience and not to shove it away. My life is happier when I follow her advice.
As a single mom, though, it’s hard to slow down to have a family meal, let alone stop and examine every moment of my family’s life together. So much of what we do just feels like surviving. Even so, I wanted to carry on with the traditions I had been trying to cultivate from when they were little–teaching them about classic literature, inspiring music, and great food.
I wrote Celebrate Every Day to help me remember to do just that. And I love it because when the kids and I turn through the pages, we remember working as a family to create each photograph, recipe, and party. To us now, it’s our family scrapbook of the last year.
You guys know how I feel about honoring and documenting the everyday, which makes this book even more appealing to me, let alone the personal connection to the author and the gorgeous photography and fantastically meaningful ideas. To learn more about Jaime’s book, you can check that out on Jaime’s Blog. I’m just saying that when you breeze through her blog, you may have similar thoughts to mine: Can Jaime just live with us? ; )
Jaime is giving away 3 copies of her book to my wonderful readers (anywhere in the world). Just leave your first name + city + state/country, and we will add the randomly-selected winners’ names at the bottom of this post on Monday. Be sure to check back!
Congratulations to the following 3 winners! Please email Jamie at: firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize! Happy Cooking!
Bev – Peoria, Illinois
Sylvia – East providence, Rhode Island
Maria – Buenos Aires , Argentina