Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pretty Neat Book Review + {GIVEAWAY}

 

I recently got my hands on a book called Pretty Neat by Alicia Rockmore & Sarah Welch. Organization & cleanliness has never been my strong point, so when my book came in the mail, I was really excited to delve right in. The goal of this book is to help readers let go of perfection and get organized in a way that works for them. Pretty Neat includes stories, tips, ideas and more from real-life people.

Honestly, I loved this book. It was easy to read - I got through it in about an hour total. It has some great tips and it really spoke to me. I grew up learning that everything needed to be pristine in order to be clean. This book tells you that that is NOT the case. It has some great confessionals from other moms, too. It even has a bit on organization and weight loss. How cool is that? I never considered 2 to be related before, but I definitely do now and I'm definitely going to be applying some of the tips to my routine.

All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book and I got a few really good ideas from it. I highly recommend checking it out, if you get a chance.

BUY IT! You can buy a paperback copy of Pretty Neat from Amazon for $10.17 or a kindle version for $9.58. AWESOME!

WIN IT!
All participants in this giveaway are also in the running
to win $200 and $50 worth of Buttoned Up goodies!
Giveaway Ends: March 21, 2011
Please leave a way to contact you in your comments!
Leave 1 comment per entry please.

Ways To Enter:  
Enter as many or as few ways as you'd like!
1. Follow my blog [1 entry]
2. Follow me on Facebook - leave your facebook name [1 entry]
3. Tweet about this giveaway & leave the link in your comment [1 entry per day]
4. Blog about this giveaway & leave the link in your comment [2 entries]
5. Give us one of your favorite organizational tips [1 entry]
6. Tell us about 1 area of your life that needs more organizing [1 entry]


Note: I received a Pretty Neat to check out before offering it to you guys. All opinions are my own.





23 comments:

Amy said...

One entry per comment? Or should i do them all in one...

decisions decisions.

Ok, I am following the blog.

Amy said...

and I follow you on facebook.

Amy said...

1 area of life that needs more organizing - my closets! (something simpler than what I've got apparently so that hubby can stop demolishing them. LOL)

Miller Racing Family said...

This looks like a fabulous book! I love any tips about making life a little easier! I am a new follower!

Miller Racing Family said...

We have a little box with dividers that we keep all our kids artwork, school work, class pictures, etc. I love that the box is large enough to store stuff through high school but small enough that it doesn't take up a lot of room.

Miller Racing Family said...

I need to organize my tupperware section of the kitchen. I usually just throw and close!

LIZ FRENCH said...

love following your blog...

LIZ FRENCH said...

staling you on Facebook as Liz French lol

LIZ FRENCH said...

My favorite orgaizational tip is to have a tote box in my Jeep... I keep handy stuff like Grocery bags, Gallon of water, Jumper cables, Roll of paper towels ect in a small tote with a lid so it's handy and neat.

LIZ FRENCH said...

I need to better organize my purse!!!! that is the black hole of doom in there... in fact I think I lost my son.... LOL

BOWquet said...

I follow your blog

BOWquet said...

I follow you on twitter

BOWquet said...

I tweeted about the giveaway :)
https://twitter.com/BOWquet

BOWquet said...

organizational tip: If I haven't used something for anywhere from 6-12 months (depending on what it is) I toss it! lol

BOWquet said...

Right now the area of my life that needs the most organizing is our office. My husband and I share that space, and b/t ribbons and fabrics from me and paint, papers, books and so much more from him, we have more stuff than the space allows. lol Plus we both have etsy shops so we have shipping supplies everywhere. Sigh it's a disaster.

BOWquet said...

I blogged about the giveaway :)
http://bowquet.blogspot.com/

moonsword said...

My biggest organizational challenge is my sweetie's hobby of restoring vintage collectibles. There is no dedicated space or storage for the items-to-be-restored, the finished items or the restoration supplies. It all just kind of spreads itself out infinitely everywhere...kind of like tribbles.

moonsword said...

Tip: I keep a calendar list of family & friend birthdays which includes the gift I give each person each year so I don't duplicate anything.

BOWquet said...

I tweeted again :)
https://twitter.com/BOWquet

Delco Deal Diva said...

I am following on Google Friend Connect

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Delco Deal Diva said...

I follow on Facebook
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Delco Deal Diva said...

I definitely need to get the toys in my house under control!

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Delco Deal Diva said...

Added your giveaway to my blog

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