Weekend Giveaway & a Little Teaser

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I’m updating this from the lovely home of my friend Jonni McCoy.

From where I sit I can see breath-taking mountains.

And stunning blue skies.

And all kinds of wildlife.

And, best of all, her hubby Beau out in the kitchen making me morning coffee.

The McCoy’s are the picture of hospitality and offer to let me crash at their place each time I come to Colorado Springs. Since I’m gone for a few days with mind mind on other things (like appearing here and speaking there.) I am going to offer a weekend giveaway based on hospitality.

So leave a comment to enter. Then, come back Monday to see if you won. AND to see a fun announcement that my friend LeAnn Rice of She Cooks.org and I have.

Oh…I can hardly wait!

In the mean time— I am giving away three signed copies of my book A Life That Says Welcome: Simple Ways to Open Your Heart and Home to Others. each with a $10 Target gift card. Then, you can purchase something fall-ish & fun for your home—a new table runner, apple pie scented candle, or cute pumpkin-themed knick-knack. Here is the description of the book:

When it comes to hospitality it doesn’t matter what size your house is, how it’s decorated, whether or not it’s spotless, or what you cook or don’t cook. The secret to making guests feel comfortable is more about the condition of your heart than the condition of your home.

A Life That Says Welcome helps you make others feel refreshed, rather than impressed, in your presence. It’s packed with inspiring tips on how to:

  • decorate well on a budget
  • make the most of your space (no matter how small)
  • be prepared for unexpected company
  • create delicious, simple dishes your guests will enjoy

You’ll be encouraged to not only open your home but to open your life as an avenue for God’s love everywhere you go.

Okay. Here is the dealio: leave a comment on this post telling me either your favorite aspect of fall OR giving a guess as to what LeAnn and my big announcement is about. (If you are a friend who already knows and you spill the beans you are in BIG trouble sister! I just might un-friend you on Facebook!)

Happy weekend!


  1. Karen, this book sounds like just the book I really need to read and I want to get Untangling Christmas as well. Can I get it for my kindle so I can read it on the bus?

    Thanks for your contributions to those of us who can really use such wonderful learning tools in our lives. I live in a small condo (975 sq ft) and would love to have more people over including the neighbors in my building. I’m contemplating opening my door to whoever would like to come eat a meal with me probably on a Sunday as I work all week. Any good suggestions would be appreciated and I look forward to getting your books to read.

  2. I love the colors of fall, the activities of fall (fall festivals, apple orchards, pumpkin patches) and the scents of fall.

  3. Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite part about fall is the leaves and the fact that I get to wear jackets and hats!

  4. Fall used to be my worst time of the year because that meant that winter was coming, and I dreaded the cold. This has really changed for me in the last few years. I now enjoy fall, because it’s like a season of rest and renewal is upon us. I can now enjoy the beautiful fall colours, the crunchy leaves on the ground, the crisp air, the pumpkin muffins, fall potlucks, warm sweaters, the comfort of the furnace turning on again to name a few!

  5. I love the colors of fall. The leaves and pumpkins. It is my favorite season even though I love them all.

  6. I love hiking with my family in the Fall, enjoying the beautiful foliage, and baking apple desserts with my girls.

  7. My favorite thing about fall is the cool breezes and planting seeds in the garden. Living in south FL we don’t get the color changes of the leaves (bummer) but it’s still fun to see all of the warm fall colors in decorations.

  8. Fall is such a wonderful time of year…cooler weather, leaves changing colors, apple picking at the local orchard, looking at all of God’s beauty and really, REALLY sitting back and just looking at all of God’s beauty. Fall means a time of change, a time of soccer for one son, football for another, cheerleading for a daughter and photo opportunties for my oldest daughter. The way we look at fall is how we look at ourselves…we too change with the seasons…we become cooler and want to spend more time curled up in a cozy quilt reading our bible or another book of choice. I love this time of year. What another blessing God has given us.

    I think your big announcement will be a book that you have co-authored on how to eat dinner as a family and all the recipes that go along with eating as a family is this busy, face paced society.

    Wishing you many blessings, much laughter and miles of smiles,
    Robin :)

  9. Fall is my favorite season! Crisp air, fresh scents, cozy fires and all the WONDERFUL smells from the kitchen :-) In college, I was the one in old sweats carving pumpkins and taking walks to the park to just swing and listen to the birds and the wind. Now, I’m sharing those things with my kids. Love this time of year!

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