Wednesday, August 31, 2011

1 Year Blogging and a Give Away

I can't believe it's been a year. You know what they say, time flies when you are having fun. That is very true. Over the past year I have posted 220 recipes and tips, gained over 250 fans on Facebook, gained 33 followers on blogger and have made tons of friends. Thank you for reading, encouraging me, and being a part of the Better Than A Box community!

I thought what better way to celebrate my first year of blogging than with presents! Not for me of course, I'm doing a GIVE AWAY!!!

Homesteading and living sustainably are topics that are very close to my heart. That's why I'm giving away a copy of The Back Yard Homestead and a copy of The Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving. These are two of my favorite homesteading resources.

The Backyard Homestead
Ball Blue Book

The Rules

The rules are pretty simple, you must be 18 years old to play, and this give away is for continental U.S. only.

How to Enter:

Post a comment below this post and tell me what you would like to see in the next year. (1 entry)

In addition to your entry, do the following and you get:

Follow me on Facebook (1 entry)

Follow me on Google Friend Connect (2 entries)

I will randomly pick 2 entries. Please include your email address so that I can email you to get your address to mail the book.

Good Luck!



Winnybee said...

said yummy because.. those books are tasty!!!I haven't been following that long but I like what I see ..Love the far as the year.
Not sure if I am doing it right but when I print it prints a lot of color Must be a way to print just picture and recipe.It may be just me.
I love tips on things easy ways to do different things,or things about food you may not no.Ex: I found out the more you chop or mince garlic the better it is for you..heart healthy, lowfat recipes are always a plus. Great sight just love it.And you Joy are very on top of it and always try to answer post etc..we thank you
Big Fan
Lynn Brown

Joy B. said...

Lynn, Thanks for entering!

Elizabeth said...

Hi, congratulations on your 1st anniversary and many more. Let's see, I already follow you on FB, probably for about 4-5 months now . I did click on the Google Friend connect but that is a mystery to me and not really sure what it will do. But I did.

Love the BALL BLUE BOOK...I have gone through a couple generations of it over the last 30+ years and I always highly recommend it to anyone and everyone, no matter how little or much experience one has preserving food. I love to read homesteading books and THE BACKYARD HOMESTEAD is one I do not have.

Trish Killion said...

Joy, I've only been following you on FB for a short time, but it's been a good experience! I like your recipes and your vacation blogs. I love reading homesteading books, too - actually anything about self-sufficiency. Congratulations on your one year anniversary!

Joy B. said...

Our first winner today is Trish Killion! Trish you have until 8:00 P.M. to claim your prize. Congrats!


Casey said...

Hi Joy, I have been following for about 6 months now. I really like the money saving posts, its always great to know what other people are doing to still eat great while food prices rise! Congrats on your first year~
Casey Rose

Holly said...

Congrats on your first year blogging!

Joy B. said...

Casey, Congrats you are our final winner today! You have until 12:00 A.m. to claim your prize!