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Fashion Friday: Edition Sparkly Green Earrings giveaway

Y’all.

First off, I will never ever in a million years be able to thank you for all the kind words and comments and emails. I read through my comments and cried. Several times.

It may have been ugly.

I have never loved you more.

I wish we could all get together for one giant party with a bottomless basket of chips and queso and celebrate the official release of Sparkly Green Earrings today.

And I have loved seeing all the pictures of you with the book on Facebook and Instagram and Twitter and the ones delivered to my door by carrier pigeon. Thank you for that.

I also don’t want to keep bugging you but it would be awesome if you could go “Like” it and leave a review on Amazon today. Or this weekend. Or at some point when you have time. Or never. Whatever works for your schedule.

You’ll be glad to know that I prepared for the book release just like Hemingway used to, by which I mean that I washed the slipcovers on my couch and spent most of the day wrestling them back on to the cushions. I know. It’s all very glamorous.

And then I took my car to the carwash and did laundry all day and swept my house from top to bottom. Gulley said that it really is like I’m having a baby because I’m nesting. Yes, nesting and slightly neurotic. I may be experiencing some adrenaline surges.

Anyway, I’m so excited because I have a special giveaway to celebrate the release of the Sparkly Green Earrings. You have the chance to win a signed copy of the book (I’ll sign it however you want) AND your very own pair of sparkly green earrings, specifically my very favorite Kendra Scott Danielle earrings in green.

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I have these and cannot express how much I love them. You’d be shocked at how many outfits they work with. You will love them and wonder how you lived without them in your life. I promise. Not to mention that emerald green is the color of the year for 2013. That’s real. I didn’t make it up.

Just leave a comment for a chance to win. I’ll leave comments open until Sunday and then email the winner.

In other news, because real life still goes on even on book release day (see above: washing slipcovers), here are some cute things I found this week:

1. sweet tea crochet top

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This is the kind of top I just love. Perfect with jeans and cowboy boots. And maybe green earrings.

2. munich crocheted sweater

I saw this and loved it immediately. I like the charcoal color, but I also love that it’s the perfect thing to layer over a top and jeans. Or with a skirt. Or over a dress. It’s very versatile is what I’m saying.

3. greek goddess dress

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Nothing in my life requires this dress. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like it a lot.

4. water nymph scalloped blouse

Love the color. It would be gorgeous with white shorts or jeans for summer.

5. lightweight patterned shirt

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Have I ever mentioned that I am a sucker for a gingham shirt? Not to be confused with a gangnam shirt.

Old Navy had these in the other day and I ran into a girl I know and she was buying one. And then mentioned she was going to get the pocket monogrammed. I may have swooned. Because Laverne DeFazio will always be my style icon.

6. maura shift dress

This may not be long enough to actually wear as a dress. I have no idea. But it’s really pretty and would look good even with leggings. And it comes in some gorgeous colors.

7. striped bow tank

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Stripes? Bow? What’s not to love? Except that it’s sleeveless and my arms have issues now due to a chronic condition called lack of push ups. However, it would be darling under a light jacket of some sort.

8. crochet trim shift

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Is it just me or is a lot of stuff crocheted this week? I believe we’ve stumbled upon a trend.

Obviously I love this because it’s green. And obviously most humans will need to wear it with some sort of leggings or pants.

And it would look great with the Kendra Scott earrings while you sit reading Sparkly Green Earrings.

9. picado necklace

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I just really like this. Fun for spring.

10. notched v-neck tee

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Have I featured this before? I can’t really remember because I may have killed a few brain cells trying to get the slipcovers back on my couch. Either way, I really like it and it comes in some gorgeous colors.

Including green.

Which would look great with the earrings.

Because if you give a mouse a cookie he’s going to want some earrings or something like that.

Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the Kendra Scott earrings and a signed copy of Sparkly Green Earrings.

Thank you so much for everything. I promise next week we’ll get back to our regularly scheduled program and it won’t be about the book all the time or anything. It will be about important things like my hair.

And if you’re new here and thinking, WHAT BOOK? You can click on the widget below to buy a copy from your retailer of choice.

Y’all have a good Friday.

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Comments

  1. 1

    I would LOVE to win!! This book looks fabulous. I may or may not have cried when I watched the little preview video for it. :) OH and the earrings are darling too!

    • 2
      Natalie Benkovich says:

      Love these earrings and can’t wait to read the book!

      • 3

        Can’t sit to read!

        • 4

          Since having cancer 3 years ago and still being in recovery for two more years. I have had my struggles and tears, but I have found that God has a plan for my life and that He is in control. I am so excited about the book and also the possible earrings that I would enjoy since I am almost in bed most of the time while healing. Thank you for the realism and the mainstay you have been in my life.

    • 5

      I just discovered your blog thanks to the Pioneer Woman. I have been looking for a good read as well so I’m glad I stumbled upon your lovely site!

  2. 6

    LOVE those earrings!! so excited for you and your book!

  3. 8

    Can’t wait to start the book tomorrow!! Love the arrings too!

  4. 9
    Amy Childs says:

    Fun times!

  5. 10
    Jen Fisher says:

    Would love to win. So excited for you ans your mew book. Looking forward to hearing you at DotMom.

  6. 11

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to read it…while earing those fabulous earrings!

  7. 12

    I would love to wear the sparkly green earrings while I read my new copy of Sparkly Green Earrings! I actually love that you’re sharing so honestly how you feel about your book coming out. It IS exciting! I might be living vicariously through you. But I don’t have any slipcovers to wrestle.

  8. 13

    Love you so much. So very happy for you.

  9. 14

    Can’t wait to dive into the book!

    Reading your posts always makes me laugh! I love all the random tidbits you toss in. It makes it feel like an actual conversation. Most blogs feel robotic as you read through. If I wanted to read a grocery list I’d read my own. :D

    Congratulations on the book!

  10. 15

    I’m so excited for your book coming out!!! I can’t wait to buy it and read it!!

  11. 17

    Congratulations on book release day!!!!

  12. 18

    Happy blessings and success for you. Years of watching your little girl grow will be a huge super God-sized blessing. My daughter turns 30 yrs. old this April and I can hardly believe how now she is the one bending down to kiss her mama. I tell her that when she was inside my belly, I finally slowed down enough to listen and fall deeply in love with Jesus. I named her ‘Christ’ina’ (because I couldn’t name her Jesus ;). She is strong, beautiful (inside and out) and most importantly, she also has fallen deep in love with Jesus. 30 yrs ago, that 10 pound pink bundle of joy taught her mama how to love. (By the way, thanks for the opportunity of winning your book).

  13. 20
    Jackie Ingram says:

    Can’t wait to read your book, Mel! Congratulations!

  14. 21

    Can’t wait to read your book! Still waiting for it in the mail… Congrats again!

  15. 22

    Makes me so happy when good things happen to good people! Congratulations on being an author!

  16. 23
    Laura Stultz says:

    I already ordered your book on my kindle, but would sure love an autographed copy and the gorgeous earrings. Enjoy your special week!

  17. 24

    A) Green is my FAVORITE color! I NEED those earrings!!
    B) I need that book with an autograph, that reads, “To Wong Fu, Thanks for everything, Julie Newmar” :D

  18. 25

    Congrats on release day!!!! If I win, I will wear my earrings and read your book while sitting at Starbucks :) Just in case you wanted to know…

  19. 26

    So excited for you and your book. I have one being delivered to my best friend for her birthday tomorrow. I can’t think of anything she needs more than an introduction to you.
    Thank you for being my friend……..

  20. 27

    Pretty earrings and would love to win the book too – cant wait to read it :-)

  21. 28

    My husband and I are leaving for the Dominican Republic this weekend and I have been telling myself all week not to see if the book is available early. Save it for vacation!!

  22. 29

    I’ve ordered your book from Amazon. I sure hope it comes in the mail tomorrow as I can’t wait to read it! I would love to get a signed copy to share with my daughter! I may have to keep the earrings for myself….so pretty! :)

  23. 30

    Can’t wait to read your book!

  24. 31
    Cameron Stimson says:

    I am so very excited for you & cannot wait to read your book! I’m a huge Kendra Scott fan too! XoXo! Have a great book release day tomorrow!!

  25. 32

    Hey Melanie!

    I have absolutely loved reading your blog over the past few years and am really looking forward to reading your book.
    I am a student at A&M and not a mom, but still can’t wait to read your book! I love your writing and will hopefully be a mother some day!

    Thanks Gig ‘em :)

  26. 33

    Even if I win this book, I’ll probably buy at least 3 more! (one for each sister & my daughter-in-law). My mom lived by Erma Bombeck & your stories remind me of hers. ?

  27. 34

    Cannot wait to read the book! Love the earrings :) So excited for your big day.

  28. 35
    Trish in Oregon says:

    Picking my copy of the book up this weekend!

  29. 36

    Love those earrings! I’m so excited to read your book, I plan on picking up a copy this weekend.

  30. 37

    I ordered the ebook so long ago, I can’t wait to finally read it!! Have a wonderful weekend of celebration!!

  31. 38
    Kerri. A. says:

    would love to read your book!!

  32. 39

    Congrats on your new book! How very exciting!!

  33. 40

    I preordered and got the email today that mine is on the way. But I have several mom friends that I could gift a copy to. But not the earrings, those are all mine :) Can’t wait to read it!

  34. 41

    Happy Book Release Day! I would love to win a signed copy of your book! …and the beautiful sparkly green earrings! Can’t wait to read your book!

  35. 42

    I’m waiting (in Indonesia!) for your book to download on my Kindle! Can’t wait to read it!

  36. 43

    hi! I’m so excited to read your book, I even told my mom about it!

  37. 44
    Samantha O says:

    I am so excited for you and your book. I believe it will be a book I tell all my friends to read!

  38. 45

    I plan on reading as much of your book this weekend as my 9 month old daughter and husband will allow. I preordered it in AUGUST! Thank you for sharing your story/life with us.

  39. 46

    So excited for your book!!

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    Elizabeth says:

    Congratulations on your book release!!!

  41. 48

    Pick me!!! Pick me!!! I am totally buying the book anyway tomorrow (already read the preview on Amazon!) – but I would love to win a signed copy and those gorgeous earrings. Yay for you! So happy for you – and can’t wait to read the book! :-)

  42. 49

    Ohhh this is just so great.
    I decided a few months ago that I was going to become a dangly earrings girl because I very recently became a mom, and nothing pulls a hobknob outfit together like dangles, am I right? And if I win, I’ll request that instead of signing it you just inscribe your cell phone number so that you can be my life coach. You said you would sign it however I want. Thanks in advance!

  43. 50

    Love reading your blog, so can’t wait to read book. Love green,always have always will.

  44. 51

    Dangly earrings & a great book….what’s not to love?

  45. 52

    I did the ugly cry all the way through the video yesterday so you can imagine that I can’t wait to get your book! I’m in England so once it’s here (Amazon says it’s shipped!) I’ll try to take a pic of me with it somewhere in Europe. We’re headed to Belgium next weekend so I’ll even serve it some delicious chocolate and waffles if it arrives in time :)
    Also, I just ordered that exact gingham shirt. Old Navy had them last year in a different assortment of colors and I LOVE them.

  46. 53

    Congratulations on your book release! Can’t wait to read it. I love your blog, it’s the first thing I read every morning.

  47. 54

    Can’t wait for the book. Gorgeous earrings!

  48. 55

    So excited to buy your book. Also want to buy one for my daughter. She had a baby 3 months ago, and could use some encouagement. Thank you for your humor. It just brightens my day. Your video of Caroline just made me sob. Motherhood is SO hard and so magical. Now trying to explain to my husband what I am watching and why I am blubbering over my peanut butter toast is another. I tried to relate that you are my imaginary friend, and shared the story of Caroline’s tree and the orange tree. Which may have lost something on the retelling. But yeah, he thinks I’m nuts.

  49. 56
    Jessica Williams says:

    This is the first time I have ever commented to any blog. I love reading your blog and I cannot wait to read your book! Congrats on your book and I hope I win!!! :)

  50. 57

    Congratulations! Loved the book promo commercial/video. Can’t wait to read it!

  51. 58

    So excited for your book release! Congratulations and I love the earrings!

  52. 59

    I bought the book for a friend this week at Sam’s. She’s a precious young mother who is in a deep valley of motherhood. She’s struggling and feels like she’s going to scar her children for life. I keep reassuring her that her children need to see her being vulnerable. It’s good to see humanness in our parents rather than a facade.

    My heart breaks for her. I tried to read as much of the book as I could before I passed it off to my young charge. :) Really good stuff!!

  53. 60

    Can’t wait to get your book this weekend! Congrats….thanks for the fun giveaway!

  54. 61

    Congratulations on the release of your book Melanie! That’s so exciting and it sounds like a wonderful read. I just liked it on Amazon. I love all the adorable tops you posted and those earrings are well – Fabulous!!! Thanks for letting me have a chance to win them.

    Hugs and best wishes…Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

  55. 62

    Pick me! Lol! Can’t wait to read your book! :)

  56. 63

    Congrats! Looking forward to reading the book.

  57. 64

    Love your blog, the earrings are dazzling and the book looks wonderful!

  58. 65

    I would LOVE to win the book and the earrings; thanks for the chance!

  59. 66

    Congratulations on your book and I need those earrings!

  60. 67

    Can’t wait to read the book! and, btw, The Style Up has completely changed how I get dressed!

  61. 68

    Congrats! I went on Amazon do read through the preview pages and I can’t wait to pick up a copy, although having a free signed copy arrive in my mailbox would be even better!

  62. 69

    Congrats on the book…I’d love to win it, but am planning a trip to B& N today to find it, too.

  63. 70
    Sue Mom of Two says:

    Congrats on your book release…..a LONG time coming. I haven’t purchased it for my nook….would rather get the REAL book and the weather has been super ugly in my neck of the woods so haven’t been shopping.

  64. 71

    I pre-ordered for my Kindle. Can’t wait to get it! I would love those green earrings! Enjoy your day today Melanie! What a fun day for you.

  65. 72

    In kindergarten when we’ve it is a special day….. You receive a super day badge!!!!! Sending you a super day badge through email. Just ordered the book on amazon and am will enjoy every word as I do daily through your blog. Today may you rejoice ALL day at what The Lord has done!!! He is so good!

  66. 73

    Good luck to you!

  67. 74

    Just reread my post and you would not want your child to have me as a kindergarten teacher with all my typos !!!!! Have mercy!

  68. 75

    I cannot wait to start reading your book this weekend – you make so many Mamas smile!

  69. 76

    The earrings are fab! Fab enough that if you don’t pick me, I may just have to buy them when I buy the book! :D So proud and happy for you Melanie. I hope you and the fam do something special to celebrate this weekend! xoxo

  70. 77

    Congratulations on the book!! Can’t wait to read it!!

  71. 78

    Those earrings are beautiful! I’m heading to buy your book today. I’m so excited for you. I was going to purchase the book on my iBooks the other day, but in the end, I really want to hold it and turn the pages, etc. Maybe that makes me strange, but I feel like this book is too special to not have in hand.

  72. 79

    Those would look fabulous on me while I’m reading your book!! :)

  73. 80

    The earrings are beautiful!!! I’m going to B&N today to get your book! YAYA! But, I’d still love to win a signed copy because I plan to get my friends your book, too!

  74. 81

    Congratulations on your book! I plan a trip to B&N this weekend.

  75. 82
    Wendy Barber says:

    I know you are so proud of all you have accomplished! I can’t wait to read it and I already know it is my most favorite book, mainly because you make me laugh out loud ! Good luck with sales and I will do my part to promote it…I may or may not consider myself your honorary publicist. Ha, but I really will leave a kind word on Amazon! Hope you have a blessed day.
    Wendy

  76. 83

    Hoping for a snowy weekend & the chance to download your book!

  77. 84

    Looking forward to reading your book!!!

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    Natalie May says:

    I adore your blog and cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of your book!! You have introduced me to the world of shop sosie and shop ruche via your fashion Friday posts. For that I thank you!! My husband does not.???? Congrats on the birth of your new book baby!

  79. 86

    Congratulations Melanie :). Can’t wait to read it!

  80. 87

    So excited about the book! And would love the earrings!

  81. 88

    I’d love to win! But I think I’m going to order the book this weekend anyway :) Can’t wait to read it.

  82. 89

    Congratulations! Coming to see you at Katy Mills!

  83. 90

    Congratulations!!!! Your hard work has paid off. Enjoy!

  84. 91

    Congrats on the book. I am looking forward to reading it.

  85. 92
    Judy in MI says:

    Congratulations! So excited for the book!

  86. 93

    you know i’m so tickled for you this week that i’m just beside myself.
    i remember when i first heard you mention you were writing a book i thought to myself, well YEE HAW!! ( i’m hoping my reference to texas will help my chances of winning my latest obsession which is none other than kendra scott)
    & i think i have a teen or twenty year old who’d love that greek goddess dress..off to check it out
    xoxo

  87. 94

    Congrats! Can’t wait to curl up and read your book!

  88. 95

    Happy baby launch day! Wait, that doesn’t sound good. Happy book birth day! I guess that’s a little better.
    I know it’s been a long, arduous, exciting journey and I wish I were on your list of friends who received an advanced copy of the book along with my very own pair of sparkly green earrings but I’m not so I will just comment away here! :)
    I’m so excited for you and to place your book on my bookshelf, after reading it first, of course!

  89. 96

    Relatively new to your blog and to motherhood (our baby is going to be 15 months old).
    Motherhood is hard but also joyful. Every.Single.Day.
    Reading your blog and the comments from your readers assure me that others feel the same.
    I’d love to win your book (I’ve never won anything- unless you count the 6 pack of yoo hoo
    in 9th grade!).

    Ps- do you know anyone who lives in Corpus Christi? A friend may potentially have a job opportunity there and wants to know more about the city (where to live, things to do, schools, etc.)

  90. 97

    I’ve enjoyed your blog and I know I’d enjoy the book too. Congratulations on your new “baby.”

  91. 98

    I’m tens kinds of excited to read your book.
    But mostly, at this exact moment, I’m wishing you’d names it Ginormous Diamond Studs.

    Hindsight.

  92. 99

    Congratulations!! Can’t wait to read your book…and I adore those earrings!! Even if I don’t win I may have to treat myself to a pair.:)

  93. 100

    Congrats! Love that you’re combining the book with earrings. FUN!

  94. 101

    Those earrings are awesome! I have the book on my amazon wish list, but I accidentally backed into a corvette last weekend, so it’s gotta wait a few more weeks! Unless I win this one! Congratulations, hope I see you at dotMOM!

  95. 102

    Those earrings are gorgeous! I may have to get them anyway. I have requested the book for Valentines Day!! So Romantic! I love your blog and can’t wait to read your book! Thanks!

  96. 103

    I am a long time reader and so excited for your book!! And love the earrings!!

  97. 104

    Congratulations Melanie on the book!

  98. 105

    Congratulations! How exciting! I Pre-ordered a copy as a gift, but haven’t purchased my own copy yet.. And green is my current color obsession.

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    Katie Smith says:

    So so happy and excited for you!!!! I am going to get my copy today and can not wait to read!! Praying for you!! Thanks for the giveaway, also!!:)

  100. 107

    Congratulations on the book! Love your blog!

  101. 108

    Amazon cannot get me my book quick enough! And I haven’t even read it, but have decided that’s what all my girlfriends are getting for our joint birthday celebration this year.

  102. 109

    Love the earrings and can’t wait to read your book!

  103. 110

    Congrats on your book. Can’t wait to read it. Love your blog.

  104. 111

    I agree, hurry up amazon!! Wish I ordered more than one copy now :). Happy day!

  105. 112

    Congratulations on the publication of your book! You mentioned book signings in Texas and a dotMom but are others planned?

  106. 113

    I can’t wait to read your book. I love the earrings. That green is my favorite color. It goes so well with my red face

  107. 114

    I would love to win this.

  108. 115

    Congratulations on the release of your book!!! I can’t wait to read it.

  109. 116

    I absolutely would LOVE to win because 1. I am already planning on giving the book I bought this week to the godmother of my girls, and would save me a trip to buy a replacement, and 2. those earrings? Seriously fabulous and just the sort of thing I could see myself sneaking with every outfit.

    Love, love, love the book… I am procrastinating on the last couple of chapters because I don’t want it to end. Congratulations! It is fabulous and honest and encouraging and real. I wish I could just sit down and dissect it with you, so much funny to rehash. Hugs!!!

  110. 117

    They are gorgeous!!! I’m so excited about reading your book!

  111. 118

    Congratulations!!! YOUR book day is here!! LoVe the earrings!!!

  112. 119

    I just got an email from Amazon that my pre-ordered copy of Sparkly Green Earrings (Christmas gift) has shipped! Can’t wait to read it!! And wear my earrings if I win!!

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    Melissa s says:

    I can’t wait to read the book!

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    Pretty please…I’d love me some green earrings!

  115. 122

    Love your blog and can’t wait to read the book!

  116. 123

    Congrats

  117. 124

    Melanie, I am so very happy for you. After all the trepidation, excitement, and nerves, the big day is finally here. I have a copy of your book that I am picking up today, but if I win, I will ship one to my sister. I would keep the earrings for myself though. Green is my favorite color!

  118. 125

    Hey Melanie! My friend and I have been scoping out B&N and LifeWay this week hoping they had put your book out early:)! When I got up this am, I downloaded it to my kindle. So excited to read it, already through ch 1. Thanks for making us laugh and still pointing us toward Christ! You make me laugh daily, and we all need that! Congratulations:)!!

  119. 126

    Can’t wait to read your book and love those earrings!

  120. 127

    Congrats on the book!

  121. 128

    Melanie,
    I am loving your book!! Couldn’t sleep so around 4 this morning I looked on my Kindle and your book was on there. It is wonderful!! Thank you for blessing me in the middle of the night. I don’t usually post but read your blog daily. I hope you have a wonderful day.
    Elaina

  122. 129

    New to your blog, although I have heard about it before. Spent an hour last night reading and catching up! Your book is on my reason list! :). And who wouldn’t live some green earrings!

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    Vicki Esh says:

    So excited for you and your book! Would love to win a copy! And those earrings!

  124. 131

    I went to Lifeway two days ago and bought the book. Yesterday I read it cover to cover. My husband is getting ready to deploy in two weeks , which makes me incredibly sad. We also just had a baby less than two months ago, resulting in a little postpartum. All that to say thank you. Reading your book brought real smiles and even laugh out loud moments. Something that is rare lately. Seriously, thank you.

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    natalie mubarak says:

    I can not wait to recieve your book,been looking forward to it since you told us about it.a yr ago! LOVE your posts,and adore your heart! Best wishes on the book,I know womem everywhere are GOING to LOVE it! And those green earings….PERFECTION!!!!!

  126. 133

    Oh my goodness!!! So excited to read your book!! And I plan to buy it this weekend but would love a signed copy to give as a gift!!!

  127. 134

    Sparkly Green Earrings is a fabulous name for a book. And a fashion accessory. Which would go with my sparkly green eyes!

  128. 135

    Love those earrings! I plan on getting Sparkly Green Earrings this weekend and can’t wait to read it!

  129. 136

    Your book was delivered to my Kindle this morning. You had me at The Book of Dreams. My plans for my day off today? Clean my very messy house. However, I do believe my plans have changed to reading your book. The dust bunnies can wait.

  130. 137

    Congratulations on you book release. I can’t wait to read it! Love the earrings.

  131. 138

    Congratulations on your “book baby!” I look forward to reading it as I know it will be chock full of fun. I’m pretty sure you have fashion ESP or something since emerald green is the hotness of color this year ;) seriously, congrats! Can’t wait to hug your neck at dotMom in Chattanooga this fall!

  132. 139

    I’m anxiously awaiting my preordered book! Love reading your blog…and would love those earrings! Enjoy your special day—all the best!

  133. 140

    So excited for you and your book! I teared up watching the promo for it and can’t wait to read the book!

    Love the earrings! And isn’t God so good that the color of the year would be emerald green (which I love) just like your book. He never misses one single detail! That to me is a wink to you from God! Enjoy this time as that tiny little dream that was tucked away in your heart hidden from most everyone makes it’s big debut!

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    Louise in NE OK says:

    Love the earrings and will definitely get your book! I didn’t comment on the video you did earlier, but it was precious. Love your voice!

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    I have never been so happy for and so proud of someone I’ve never met or even spoken to. Amazon emailed and said my copy has shipped, but if I somehow won this copy you’re offering, I would find someone I knew who needed your humor and kindness and hope, and give it to them right away. The earrings I would keep for myself – ha. God bless you and your sweet family, Melanie.

  136. 143

    Congratulations! I bet it feels like you just ran a marathon and now you can do anything! ….world peace and cure for cancer would be nice.

    I am so happy for you! To God be the glory!

  137. 144

    Would looove a book. So so happy for you.

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    Love your blog. Looking forward to your book (getting it on date night tonight), and would love to win an autographed copy and earrings! Thanks!

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    Congratulations on your book release! I found you through Ree Drummond’s blog and am so glad I did, you are wonderful!

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    Congratulations and can’t wait to get a copy of the book this weekend!

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    Any book I win would be given to my mom who had me #5 in a house of five…all in six years. She would relate!! Good luck Melanie!

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    Congrats !

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    I’m a long time reader of your blog and would love to win your book, AND the sparkley green earrings.

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    I ordered mine in January. I went out of town earlier this week and came home to read the blog and delighted in the fact that I only had to wait overnight before I could start reading. I have a weekend ahead of me with nothing planned but….reading, YEA!!! Happy Book Birthday!

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    Congratulations on your book! It’s on my list of books to read : ) Love the earrings- green is my favorite color. Have a great weekend!

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    Daphne Petrey says:

    hooray hooray hooray! Amazon is going to send me my book today!!! I hope you have a fabulous Friday….enjoying lots of chips and queso!

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    It’s my first stop-by today, following a link from Conversion Diary :0)
    –and now you’re on my list to follow!

    What an accomplishment to have a BOOK!

    Best wishes for best-selling! :0)

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    I love your blog and can’t wait to read the book!!

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    Congratulations on your book. I can’t wait to read it. I would love to win those earrings. They are beautiful.

    Sue

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    Congratulations on your book! Even if I don’t win, I’ll go out and buy it :-)

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    What a fun way to celebrate! Congratulations on your new book-it will be so fun to read!

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    Congrats! Writing is kind of like giving birth, and now you get to share your baby with the world! I can’t wait to read it!

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    Congratulations!

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    So excited for you! I’d love to win!

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    I’m so excited for you and cannot wait to read your book!!!!

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    Best.giveaway.EVER. Hope I win!!! Congratulations on the book – can’t wait to read it!

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    Can’t wait to start reading your book, got my email from Amazon yesterday that’s its winging its way to the ATL as we speak (or type!) I haven’t watched the promo video because I know I would cry… and that’s just ugly man. So proud of you today. What a year you have had. Aggies in the SEC. Johnny football to Johnny Heisman and now Sparkly Green Earrings :) Congrats Congrats Congrats. and yes, green has always been my favorite color so those earrings would be awesome!

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    Always wanted a couch with slip covers. May rethink this. Fitted sheets are bad enough. Love the earrings. Can’t wait to read the book. Still think y’all deserve some road trip book signings. Wouldn’t that make them tax deductible now and total $15.00?

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    I think my life could use some sparkly green earrings! :)

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    Gabrielle says:

    Congrats on your new book! I CANNOT WAIT to read it. I’d love to win a copy and my very own sparkly green earrings!

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    MELODY FROM INDIANA says:

    I would love to win your book and those earrings are gorgeous!!

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    Ooooohhhh…I’d love to win a copy, but if I don’t I’ll still get it and read it. Congrats!!!!

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    Congratulations on your book! I would love to read a signed copy! =) I WILL be reading your book whether I win or not. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Shelly V. says:

    I ordered your book for my kindle and I can’t wait to read it!

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    I’m excited about reading your book! It sounds great.

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    Thanks for the chance to win! I love the earrings and can’t wait to read your book!

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    So excited to read your book! Congratulations:)

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    Cannot.wait.for.amazon to deliver my pre-order :) And love those earrings!

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    I woke up thinking about you – weird?? haha I am so, so happy and excited for you today. May you spend it doing something besides sweeping or putting on slipcovers.

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    I am so excited to read you book. I loved the video promo- just watching that made me reflect on the blessings and challenges of motherhood. I wish you great success in this journey!

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    Would love to win! Congrats and thanks!

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    Wharrison says:

    Congratulations on the book! Quite an accomplishment, I’m very proud of you even if I don’t actually know you :)

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    Melissa O says:

    Congratulations! I love to see fellow 40 year old moms still chasing dreams!

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    Congrats on the book!! Headed to SAMS to buy diapers in bulk & your book today!! Can’t wait to start reading it! Love the earrings!!

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    I bet Amazon had to hire extra help today! Can’t wait! Love the earrings!

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    Gonna be waiting all day for the UPS man to bring my book :) So excited!

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    Melanie,
    Rejoicing with you!! I can’t wait to read it!

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    Love the earrings…and I am putting my order in for the book as we speak….. !

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    I would love the book and the earrings! But if I don’t win, I will still buy the book :) Have a great weekend!

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    I very seldom buy me a book (use the library extensively), however, due to the enjoyment you bring to this grammy with your blog I pre-ordered your book from Amazon and I just received an email it has been shipped. Can’t wait to get, read, and pass on to two daughter-in-laws.

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    Something about Fashion Friday is always a tad bit depressing to read while pregnant. Winning your awesome book sure would make me feel better.

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    Congratulations! I’m so excited for you! I LOVE your blog and can’t wait to read the book!

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    Congratulations on the book! My Friday afternoon adventure will be to go in search of a copy because I really want to actually see it on the shelf (and of course buy a copy).

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    Congratulations!! I look forward to your posts every morning and can’t wait to dive into the book! Blessings to you and yours!

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    I *might* be a little excited to get your book today.. I have a 19 mo old and an 8 week old AND I have a babysitter coming over today.. JUST so I can run to nearest BAM to get your book! The promotional video about killed me.. I loved it! So excited! (and the earrings are fabulous!)

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    I would love to win a both Sparkly Green Earrings. I love your blog so I can’t wait to read the book. Congratulations!

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    Lynda Roberts says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THE EARRINGS AND THE BOOK would have a special place of honor on my shelf of specialness …. good luck today and gods blessings for your family

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    Congrats on the book! I love your blog and sure I could say the same about your book :)

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    Can’t wait to read the book. Congrats to you. What an awesome accomplishment.

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    Marcia Compton says:

    I can not wait to start your book, received it today, from Amazon. I love your blog, it is great, Thank you for sharing always, You are so funny and sweet, and so very real, with what you post, Thanks Marcia

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    Thanks for the chance to win! I hope your book goes gangbusters and sells like crazy. More than that, though, I hope you continue to experience lots of joy in the process! What a great milestone in life. You wrote a book!

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    Just ordered your book this week from Amazon and am now waiting to grab it out of the hands of the Fed Ex guy-lucky him. Congratulations on your book and thank you for sharing on your blog-I love it and rarely comment but always start the day looking for a post from you-no pressure or anything;-)
    Congrats!!! I am wearing green today to celebrate your book!

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    I read that the color of the year is emerald green the other day too and then I later thought about your book coming out with that title. It has to be fate! Can’t wait to read it. And I absolutely must have a pair of those earrings!

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    I love that color and the book sounds so fun!!

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    I am so excited for you. I want to give my sister a copy of your book as a gift and I can’t wait to read it either!

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    Heading out today to purchase my copy. Can’t wait to start reading! Celebrate today!

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    How exciting?! I would LOVE to win your book; however I am SURE it will be on my gift giving list this year! :) And the fabulous earrings would totally be a much added bonus…and I KNOW my sister would be jealous! ;)

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    I would love to win this!

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    Congrats on your book release! I am planning to head to the bookstore today to pick up your book! I would love to win one to give to a friend though :)
    I seriously can’t wait to read your blog on a daily basis so I know I will LOVE the book too!

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    Happy Book Release Day! I saw those very shirts at Old Navy, and you have my heart with that Laverne comment. Love her and her big curly L. Enjoy your big day!

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    You know BooMama really threw me for a loop the other day. She drew some winners and lo and behold one of them was Beth but it wasn’t THIS BETH. For a minute I really thought I had finally won something but she quickly beat down those winning feelings and put me back in my place.
    Anywho, congrats on the book. I for one have so enjoyed reading your blog each day and laughing along with you. I imagine your book will be a blessing to read.

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    I seriously cannot wait to read your book. I loved the video!

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    Kristen L. says:

    Last week I pre-ordered the book on my Nook and can’t wait to turn it on today and start reading! Oh, and the earrings are fabulous! Thanks for the great book and giveaway.

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    I already ordered your book. It’s supposed to arrive today! But, I’m sure I’ll love it, so if I win the giveaway I can give it to a friend.

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    Just found out this morning that my husband hasn’t ordered your book for me yet…thought I’d given him the hint that it’d be a great Valentine’s Day present and he didn’t think I could wait that long and that I had already ordered it for myself already. Hah! So I’d love a copy of the book and the earrings would be an added bonus!! Thanks for doing such a fun giveaway!

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    I am so proud of you and feel as though we’re practically friends – one of my dear childhood friends is one of your friends so that makes us friends, right? Wishing you great success with your book and continued success with your blog! Blessings!

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    beccarayle says:

    I’m so excited for you! I would love to win the giveaway, we just found out we are expecting our third child (surprise!) so there’s no room for extras right now, a new book free would be so fun! <3

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    Elizabeth Ann Herring says:

    Love the earrings! Congrats on the book!

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    Yay yay yay!! So exciting! I pre-ordered your book already, but I would love an extra copy. I have a feeling it’s going to gifted a lot :) Sparkly Green Earrings and a package of diapers – the perfect new mama combo!! :)

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    Congratulations on the birth of your book! Looking forward to reading it while wearing some Sparkly Green Earrings :)!!

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    Love the earrings, can’t wait to read the book. Congratulations

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    Wearing my sparkly green earrings in your honor today, and am headed to amazon to leave a review now!!
    Hugs and many congrats,
    Mary

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    Phyllis Neal says:

    Congratulations on your book’s release. Know it will be super! From an Aggie Mom :)

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    Elizabeth says:

    Congratulations on the book. It is a GOOD thing. Maybe Oprah will use it in her book club (does she still do that ?) Or maybe not. Cheers to your dreams coming true!

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    This year I am only reading “memoirs”!!! I am so glad Sparkly Green Earrings qualifies. I might have had to break my own rule and read it anyway! LOVE your blog and can’t wait to read the book!

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    I would love to win your book! The earings are amazing.

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    Congrats on the birth of your baby! :) I can’t wait to read it.

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    I pinned your quote about “tee-tee” on Pinterest. FUNNY!

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    So proud for you! BigMama and BooMama were the first blogs I read…and two of the very few that I still read each day. I have so enjoyed watching your journey!

    Sarah

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    Soo excited for the book!!! I will totally give you a “like” :)

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    WHOOP WHOOP!!!! I got my copy delivered to my Kindle this morning!!! (I tweeted you a picture…but I’m sure you had a TON of those!) Anyhow, can’t wait to read it this weekend, and those earrings? Darling.

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    Love those earrings, and I have your book on my Wishlist for my Nook, can’t wait to read it!

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    I am anxiously awaiting my copy of Sparkly Green Earrings from Amazon, but would dearly love a signed copy from you. I am such a fan and have told so many friends and family about your wonderful blog. Those earrings are gorgeous, too!! I hope you settle down once all the nesting is done and have some Mexican food and relax a little.

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    Beautiful earrings! Can’t wait to read your book which I will be buying even if I don’t win. Like many others the promo video had me in tears.

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    Cant wait to read the book. Love the earrings.

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    Love the earrings, can’t wait to get the book!!!!!!
    xoxo,
    Sheaffer :)

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    Mary Peterson says:

    Oh, Mel,

    ( I feel like we’re friends, so you can call me Mare!)

    Reading your blog is the highlight of my day! I always enjoy your humor and just love your family! Thanks for always making my day!

    Mary Peterson

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    Cannot wait to start reading on my Kindle tonight! Would love to win this giveaway! :)

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    Jaclyn Bailes says:

    LOVE IT!!! Can’t wait to read your book!

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    Congratulations pon your book release. I looked for it last weekend at a Lifeway store, but they didn’t have it on the shelf then, but guess where I will be headed tomorrow. Love the earrings!

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    So excited for you, even if you did have to wash and reapply the couch slipcovers! UGH! Anyhoo, 2 things~when I clicked on the gingham shirt, it popped up as the ORANGE one, had to laugh! This Longhorn may or may not be a wee bit jealous of the Aggies going to the SEC. I have a GATOR daughter! : ) And I bought 2 copies of your book, the Kindle version is there NOW and I got a real LIVE book for my daughter so she is very impatiently waiting for hers to arrive! : )
    Again, all the best to you. Enjoy this time and thanks for blessing us all!

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    Can’t wait to read your book, and oh, those sparkly green earrings wouldn’t be so bad either.

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    Lisa Rundle says:

    I can’t wait to read your book, your blog is hilarious!

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    missy owens says:

    I really started the book yesterday. No lie! I laughed, I cried, I wet my pants ( a little). Would love a signed copy for my mom.

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    I’m so excited for you! I’ve loved your blog for a long while. You have even given me specific San Antonio food recomendations when I emailed–that were dead on by the way! So have a great day and CONGRATS!

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    Stephanie says:

    ok, so I cried when I watched your preview video & I can’t wait to read the book. I’m running-not walking to my local bookstore to pick it up after school (I’m a teacher) today. Last summer I was pregnant & couldn’t sleep so I spent MANY nights reading all of your archives and well I feel like you’re my friend. So friend, I am so proud of you…I’m trying to figure a way I can make it to the book signing in San Antonio next week. Not because it’s too far-I’m only in New Braunfels, but because I have 4 children ages 5 months-10 years and I’m not sure how they would fair standing in line to meet Mama’s “friend”. So if my husband isn’t working then I’m there! Anyway, just wanted you to know you’ve touched my life & I’ve never met you but I can’t imagine my weeks without your humor, faith, & honesty. Thanks for making me feel like there is someone else out there who is like me. You’ve saved me in more ways than one and I just wanted to let you know…
    Your “friend” in New Braunfels,
    Stephanie

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    Love the ear rings and can’t wait to read the book! Happy nesting! ; )

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    I want to get a copy of that book! I love those ear rings!

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    Congratulations on your book! I’m very excited to pick it up and read it!

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    I can’t wait to read your book! I got all sobby when I watched the video! Congratulations!

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    Can’t wait to read the book, your writing always makes me smile. Also, cute earrings!

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    I was under the impression the emerald earrings came with the book, no? :) it’s being delivered today–can’t wait to read it!

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    Can I just say I LOVE your blog and it has made me love you! I can not wait to read your book. The earrings are fabulous too. Wishing you many blessings today!

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    Congrats on the book!

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    fitzwoman says:

    you make me laugh every morning! going to buy the book to read on my upcoming vacation

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    Karen Colver says:

    Condratulaions! Cannot wait to read your book..I’m getting it on my Kindle this morning! :-) Love you and your blog! Karen :-)

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    Congratulations on your book. What a labor of love!! I so appreciate you sharing a piece of yourself with the world every day. And the video for the book – OH MY TEARS!! I shed a few knowing how precious and fleeting the time is with our children. My oldest turns 13 next month (I KNOW! And I haven’t aged a day, by the way.) and I know I may have 5 good years left. Heart strings… But you have made a lovely record for Caroline, and she also now had hundreds and thousands of moms and grandmoms and wonderful women to look out for her because we watched her grow up too!

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    So excited to read your book! I’m saving it for my vacation next week, but it’s hard to make myself wait. Your blog is the first one I read each morning. Congratulations!

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    Congratulations on your book! Gig ‘em!

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    Cant wait to read it!

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    I can’t wait to read your book – And I’m not waiting for the library’s copy – I’m getting my own! Congratulations!

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    Kellie C. says:

    Congratulations!! I rarely buy books for myself but was planning on buying this one…can’t wait to read it~! Oh, and the earrings…My FAV color!!

    Love your blog…I lol every morning reading it!

    Kellie

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    I have been following your blog for many years and I am so proud for you on your book release! I absolutely can’t wait to read it! Thank you for brightening my day everyday with your writing!

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    Congrats to you! I’m excited to read it – I’ve read the preview 3 times already!

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    I NEED sparkly green earrings. Both kinds!!!

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    To LifeWay after work today and may read the entire book before I sleep tonight. Congrats! I’m going to tell everyone “I know another best-selling author.” It’s going to happen.

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    Yea for book release day!!!

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    Those earrings are beautiful and I’m so looking forward to reading your book! Congratulations!!

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    Yeah! It is your day! First thing this am I turned on my kindle and watched as Sparkly green earrings appeared in my book collection. I cannot wait to finish work so that I can sit down and read it! I love those green earrings. I have a sister who has bravely been battling breast cancer. Chemo is done and now she is in the midst of radiation. She has a birthday at the end of this month and I have been planning on getting her a hard copy of your book with a pair of sparkly green earrings. So much fun. You and your blog are a blessing. I’m so glad to have found you here every day. Hugs and love to you today!

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    Came here from Conversion Diary, and if Jen likes your book then I’m sure I’ll like it too! Love those earrings…maybe once my baby stops yanking mine off I’ll be able to wear something like them. Congrats on the book and thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    Can’t wait to get my book, ordered from Amazon. Would love the green earrings, they are gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway..

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    Very excited for the release of your book! Congrats and thanks for the giveaway

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    So excited for you. I got an email today saying mine was shipped. Can’t wait to get it! Enjoy this special day!

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    Love the earrings! Emerald…everything old is new again!

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    Lauren A. says:

    Can’t wait to read your book! Congratulations!

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    Mary Feagley says:

    Mine should be coming in the mail but I’d love to have a signed copy. Cannot wait to read and share with my gf’s!

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    I plan on buying my book today right after work. I can’t wait to read it!!!! A second signed copy would also be GREAT!!! :)

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    Hope this weekend is everything you need it to be. I’ll be out buying a new book.

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    Congrats! I’m so happy for you! I’m going to buy the book today, but of course I’d love to win a signed copy, as well! Enjoy this day!!

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    Congrats! Can’t wait to read it!

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    I’ve been reading since around the scarf tutorial. I love your blog and cant wait to read your book. You have such a gift with the words. Congratulations!

    P.S. I think Caroline is a hoot!

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    I am so excited to read you book. Whether I win or not, I’ll be picking it up soon!

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    LOVE those earrings!!!! Have shared about your book on fb and twitter. Got mine yesterday evening in the mail and I am so excited, yet I don’t want to read it too fast!!!!! My friend and I are already planning a girls night with chips and queso to talk about our favorite parts!!!!

    Blessings!!!!:)

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    There is no better combination, beautiful jewelry and the anticipation of a great read. I have been waiting for its release. Congratulations!

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    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it!

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    Oh my goodness! Sparkly Green earrings – like goes in your ears AND a signed by Mel copy of Sparkly Green Earrings book! It’s too good to be true! I hope I win – I hope, I hope! :)
    Congratulations Mel – so excited for you.

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    Can’t wait to read it!! Congratulations!!

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    A comment to try to win the goodies for my wife!

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    I’m really looking forward to reading your book!

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    Congratulations on your book! I can’t wait to read it. My daughter is currently a freshman at A & M and she also loves your blog and will be reading the book as well. You should be very proud of your accomplishment!

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    Congratulations on the book! Totally love the earrings!

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    What an awesome accomplishment! So excited for you, and I can’t wait to read it. I’m actually going to a bookstore to buy it because the cover is so cute!

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    I don’t know which one I want more, the earrings or the book!

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    Spiritmom says:

    Love the earrings and love you!

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    I’m so excited for you at the release of your book! I’ve been an avid reader of BigMama for years (I know you have know idea who I am, or anything about me, but I’ve been so encouraged by your testimony through this blog. I’m a twenty-something, married just over a year, and share a birthday with your Caroline. As someone who grew up in a non-Christian home but found Christ in college, I read anything and everything I can about everyday life in a Christian setting – the way I want my family to be raised, Lord willing I have one.) I went out to look for the book yesterday, just in case it was already out at a local Lifeway. (It wasn’t. I was sad.) I’ll be heading to Barnes and Noble today, but would still be honored to win a signed copy! AND, those earrings look in the picture a lot like they are Kelly green. My favorite color. :)

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    I plan on buying the book, but having two copies AND a pair of sparkly green earrings would be a win!

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    Kim Johnson says:

    Can’t wait to read your book!

    Kim J

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    Melanie Miller says:

    Congratulations, Mel! So excited for you! We will have chips and salsa in your honor this weekend. So looking forward to reading this sparkly gem.

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    Christal K says:

    I am excited to read your book! Love the blog, you make me laugh every day. The earrings are beautiful too!

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    jamey rogers says:

    I am so happy for you. I can’t wait to read your book…. green is my favorite color.
    These earrings are gorgeous

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    During some rough days in Japan, your blog helped keep me sane. More recently, while going stir crazy during some forced rest, I have occupied myself by reading back through your archives and have laughed out loud more times than I can count – and maybe more times than I have in my whole life.

    Can’t wait to read your book – and would love to win it, especially since we (err, I) probably blew our annual book budget at a conference recently. Seriously, before the session started, I made a quick trip to the conference bookstore, and when I came back – with two bags! – the lady next to me (who had learned my husband is a farmer) said, “You better hope there’s a good soybean harvest this year!” So, I’ll be entering every giveaway I can find for your book. :)

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    Can’t wait to read your book! Fairly new to your blog, I really enjoy it!

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    Gwyn Rosser says:

    Congratulations ! So very exciting. Would love to win, but will definitely be buying my very own copy (just in case )

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    So happy and excited for you! Would love to have a signed copy of your new book!

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    Shari Ingram says:

    Love the earrings are beautiful – green! I love that color!

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    I don’t think I’ve ever left a comment before, but I’ve been reading your blog forever and love how real you are – it is a real encouragement in my own walk!! I have already ordered your book and was so excited to get the Amazon e-mail that it shipped yesterday and is on its way!!! So many people have already recommended it that I can’t wait to read it – and I know it’ll be great; just like your blog!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    I would love to win! I would love a copy for me and my sister in law. And the earrings? Well, I’d keep those. Congrats. Big day today!

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    Well, I’m loving those earrings. And I CAN. NOT. WAIT. for your book — going to buy some copies today. Also, I’m coming to the signing in Katy. Let me just say that it is a “fer piece” from my house in West U, so you may take that to mean that I’m so excited that I will drive out of my geographic zone to come see you!

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    a fan of your log, can’t wait to read your book!

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    So happy for you! I can’t WAIT to read the book! I have been so looking forward to it being released! And the book preview video….totally made me cry…like, ugly cry..from sweetness! :)

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    I am so excited for you! I’m buying and the book and if I win I’ll pass it on to one of my mom friends :) Can’t wait to read!

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    Stephanie says:

    Congrats on the book! It will do awesome!

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    Read your book last weekend during the pregame, and post game… the ‘game’ being… Beyonce :)

    Laughed. Cried. Laughed out loud.

    Happy Friday.

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    Congratulations on your book release! I read your blog everyday and have for years. All the way up here in New Hampshire!

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    Going to buy the book today so I don’t have to wait on shipping! Love the KS earrings!

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    Carrie in CT says:

    Congrats!! I would love a signed copy of your book, and the earrings are an added bonus!

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    I so can’t wait to get my signed copy that I asked my husband to take care of for Valentine’s day. Be kind to any strange men from Nashville that knock on your door in the next day or so. Or you could just pick me as a winner! Hehe
    Also have to admit while driving home from the grocery, I thought I would call books a million yesterday to see if they had any yet. For the life if me I couldn’t think of the name of it! Ugh they did not have any pretty green necklaces book and no books wrote by big mama. Sigh so I’ll wait on my man or you to come through for me. Love you and so proud for you!

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    Congrats on your book! Looking forward to reading it……..soon!

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    I have been reading your blog for several years because a) you make me smile and laugh out loud and b) who doesn’t need to smile and laugh out loud?! I’m confident your book would evoke the same type of behavior so I can’t wait to read it.

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    Congrats on the book. I have never commented before, but read the blog every day. You have such a wonderful gift. Even though we have never met, I almost feel like we are friends. Not in a creepy/stalking way though! HAHA. Maybe I can also be the lucky one to win your signed book and some beautiful earrings!

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    Can’t wait to read the book. I per-ordered it but would like a signed copy and of course the ear rings :)

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    Congratulations on your new release! Love reading your blog. You are such an inspiration!!

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    Can’t wait to read your book! I laughed & got teary-eyed watching the video promo.

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    I’m so very very happy for you. Congratulations!

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    My copy of your book is on the way! I cannot wait to read it and dearly wish I lived close enough to get it signed by the author!

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    Is it weird that I told my husband this morning that tonight’s plans involve a stop at Barnes and Noble because “my TX blogging “friend” (whom I’ve never met) has a book coming out today and I need to get it ASAP?!?” :) It took every ounce of restraint and sensibility to not call in sick to work today to go get it and stay home reading it. I’m THIS excited to read it. Congratulations again!

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    Congrats! And the gingham shirt with a monogrammed pocket? Well, LOVE!

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    I’m going to sit down and read your book cover to cover tonight. And I will write a review on Amazon just as soon as I finish. Congratulations!

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    Congratulations! Can’t wait to read it!!

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    God Bless you Big Mama! So excited to read the book!

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    Sallie Baker says:

    Congratulations on the book! I am such a goober . . . was wondering when it was going to get here, and looked in my Amazon account? Not there. I was sure I pre-ordered it..?
    Well, just made me a trip to Lifeway and bought it. Almost read it in one sitting.
    Low and behold, an email last night from Barnes and Noble. . . ” your book is on it’s way! ” Ha!! So now I have one to share! But would love a SIGNED one! :-)

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    Congrats! Looking forward to reading the book. I don’t own green earrings…..need some!

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    Tisha Ward says:

    I can’t wait to get your book!!! I am getting one for each of my lunch group and one for my mama!!!! We LOVE your blog and I LOVE the earrrings!!!

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    Can’t wait to read the book!

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    Ok….I woke up crying when I thought about this being the big day!!! I am so excited and could not be prouder!!! Happy book release day!!!! Love you!

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    Sister DO NOT apologize for talking about your book! HELLO equal if not superior to giving birth!!! (not as physically painful but I CAN NOT imagine the emotional impact, throwing it all out there for the world to critique!) SO proud of you!!!! It is going to be NUMBER 1 in NO TIME! Mine should be at my door TODAY!!!!!! Would love to give a copy to a sweet friend.

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    wow, laundry, car wash, housework….it really is true, the glamorous life of a published author is all I’ve ever dreamed it would be! I went to amazon.ca this morning to order (I’ve been waiting to order it on the release day, because I wanted to combine it and get free shipping…I’m cheap like that!) and it’s sold out already!!!! ARRGGGGHHH! Turns out I could have preordered and still got free shipping! Oh well, let’s hope they restock soon…can’t wait to read it!

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    JamieBinNC says:

    SO excited about reading your book!! Congratulations!

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    Congratulations on your book release! I really, super duper hope I don’t forget about the book signing on Tuesday. Pregnancy brain will do that to you.

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    Heather F says:

    I plan on ordering your book on my Kindle this afternoon, but would LOVE a signed copy! And the earrings are so cute!

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    congratulations on your book. i bet you are so excited especially after all the work ;)

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    Congratulations!

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    I ordered your book today! Love the blog

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    I read the book last weekend and loved it. I so-o-o-o-o badly want to have a book club discussion about it. I have one story in there that really resonates with me, but no spoilers here. I guess I can wait until everyone else has a chance to read it. On another note, sparkly green is in my color wheel (sorry – the Super Bowl Ravens, Michael Oher, Leigh Anne Tuohy in the news lately have had that quote from The Blind Side on my mind and I’ve been quoting it every chance I get.) Loved the book. Love you. I’m so happy for you I can hardly stand it.

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    Congratulations on your book – that is really so exciting. I look forward to opening my google reader every morning to see what you have to say – I always laugh out loud :)

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    Okay, if I don’t win the book I will absolutely go buy it on Monday. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    Can’t wait to read it!

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    I have to admit that you are my new obsession. I’m not stalkery or anything just love you for making me laugh out loud with every post. Many Blessings!

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    Can’t wait to read your book and would love to win a signed copy (along with the earrings!)

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    I would LOVE a signed copy of your book!!!

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    CONGRATULATIONS!! Such an exciting day. Can’t wait for mine from Amazon to arrive! Would love to win another to share with a friend! But, I’d keep the earrings for myself :)

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    I LOVE this book!! I picked it up two days ago and could hardly put it down. I just found out I am pregnant and I think I will forever associate this baby with Sparkly Green Earrings. Thank you for writing such a funny, wonderful, and uplifting book! And who wouldn’t love some Kendra Scott earrings!

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    Sheila Laurence says:

    Congratulations on your book! I just read a great review of it on Conversion Diary.

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    Kim Hutmacher says:

    Congratulations! I’ve been reading your blog for years, and I am so happy that your funny and wise words have found a book of their own. I would love to win a copy, and I would love a pair of those darling earrings, too! :)

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    Rachel R. says:

    I’d love to win! Can’t wait to read the book!!

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    Best of luck with your book! I love these earrings.

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    I would love to win! Congratulations on your book!

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    Glennell Strawn says:

    I enjoy your blog so much and am looking forward to reading your book. I ordered it for my Kindle. I checked and it is there this morning. The

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    Can I just say, if you ever decide that authoring is not your cup of tea anymore, perhaps you should switch to voice work? I loved hearing your voice on the video. Gosh, that sounds a little creepy. But I do love your speaking voice and could listen to you read any number of things.

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    Congrats on the book release! Excited to read it (and I would LOVE to have those earrings!)

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    This is exciting! Those earrings are gorgeous and just what I need to get out of my fashion rut, I’m sure. :) Thanks for sharing about your excitement and the process and everything — it’s wonderful to read!

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    Cynthia M. says:

    Congrats on the release of your book! I love reading your blog, and I’m so happy for you . Love the earrings, too! Blessings!

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    Good luck with the book sales! I’ve always loved this blog

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    Oh, goodness. I cannot wait to read your book! The video made me cry and want to scoop up both of my boys and hold them tight! Thank you for sharing your words and talent with us all!!

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    Tiffany Y says:

    What an exciting day! Congrats! Can’t wait to read it!

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    My brothers girlfriend would love the book!!!!

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    I can’t wait to read your book!

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    Elizabeth says:

    Well done, Melanie. Seriously. Writing well done!

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    Jennifer in Ohio says:

    Congratulations on the book! I am (im)patiently waiting for my copy to arrive from Amazon.

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    Oh, I really hope I win, but if I don’t I will definitely buy the book anyway!
    I love your blog!

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    Kerry Mandulak says:

    OMG SO EXCITED FOR YOUR BOOK! Going to get my iPad right now and look for it to show up…been WAITING! YAY MELANIE! Congrats.

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    So excited for you and to get your book! Can’t wait!

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    So happy for you! Can’t wait to read!

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    Would love to read this book after watching the Vimeo yesterday!

  365. 372

    My friends and I are all discussing your book on FB. We are excited for you!

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    I love, love LOVE reading your blog & can’t wait to read Sparkly Green Earrings!!! The sparkly green earrings are to die for :-) Congratulations!!

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    Megan Joy says:

    Congrats on the release of your book! I can’t wait to read it!

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    Just discovered your blog and am already a fan!
    Congrats on the release of your book. :-)

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    I just bought my SIL these earring for Christmas and I’ve been pining for them for me ever since! Can’t wait to read your book! Also, thank you for making it pretty so that I can leave it sitting out on my coffee table!

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    Cassandra says:

    Can’t wait to read your book and love the earrings! Thanks!

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    Looking forward to this read! Would love a personal copy and of course ANYTHING Kendra Scott is the sweetest icing on the cake!

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    I am so excited to read your book! Can’t wait :)

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    I am so excited to read the book…the trailer was just darling and perfectly describes how I feel about my own kids. Thanks for this, Melanie!

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    Would love a signed book and my very own green earrings! I was so excited to get my email from Amazon yesterday saying my book has been shipped! I have already told my kids we have to get our homeschool finished before the mail gets here because mama will be busy the rest if the day. I have loved your blog forever, it’s one of the only blogs I read without fail. I love to laugh and cry with you. And sometimes grimace. I have a five-year-old daughter who reminds me so much of Caroline, which makes me very happy! My Callie knows more than I do, only wants to wear leggings and t-shirts, has even told me I buy her too many clothes! But, she already stands up for herself and is smart and funny, so much more than I could have asked for. I know they will both grow up to be strong girls that light up any room they enter, I can’t wait to see what their future holds! Looking forward to the book and to many more years reading your blog.

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    I am so excited about your book! i’m so happy for you!! i would love to read your book while wearing the earring and eating queso :-)

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    I have a bunch of friends expecting Spring babies. This would be the perfect gift for one lucky Mama!

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    Jennifer Z. says:

    So exciting! Congratulations on your book! I want those earrings!

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      Jennifer Z. says:

      I want the book of course too! But I’m going to buy that anyway whether I win or not.

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    I got my “Amazon has shipped your book” email yesterday and cheered out loud! But I’d love to win another one with the earrings!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Do you know what I LOVE (in addition to your BOOK and those GREEN EARRINGS)… that you went ahead with FASHION FRIDAY on this amazingly special day for you!!! You are the BEST!

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    Congrats, Big Mama!

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    Ann Marie` says:

    congratulations! Your reviews are wonderful and I can’t wait to read it. And those earrings need to be in my ears. now!

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    ohhh, thanks for doing this! Congratulations, and I would LOVE to win!

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    Kate Bassett says:

    I was about to go buy it! But maybe I’ll see if I win first. Either way I love your blog and will absolutely love your book too I;m sure and be compelled to write comments on every internet bookseller I can!

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    Congrats on the book! I can’t wait to read it. Beautiful earrings!

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    I cannot wait to get my hands on your book and read it. And those earrings are gorgeous!

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    Shawnda D says:

    Love the earrings and I think your book is going to be a fun read!

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    Ashley Honea says:

    You are hilarious and I would totally love to win a signed copy of your book AND the green earrings. Congratulations!

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    Congrats on the book! I cannot wait to read it!!!! Thanks for the chance to win the book and the beautiful earrings.

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    Congrats on the book! Can’t wait to read it. Love your blog.

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    I can’t wait to read it! I wept through the promo video. I know I’m going to love it.

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    I look forward to reading your book.

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    i can’t wait to read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and i LOVE those ear rings!! so excited for you, this is a huge thing!!! you should be very proud!

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    Congratulations on the book! I would love to win a copy.

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    Love the earrings! And I JUST got an email from Amazon this morning saying my book had shipped! Yay! Congrats, sweetie!

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    Would love to win the BOOK and the earrings! Congratulations!!

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    would love to have both. I thought about heading out to the local bookstore to see if it’s there or to get them to order it. I’ll wait and see who else wins it first. Congratulations! We who read your blog daily are proud of you and for you.

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    I hope I find time on my spring break (grad school kicks my butt) to read your book!

    Love those earrings!

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    I just bought your book and I love it so far! If I didn’t have to go to work this morning, I would probably be done with it by now.

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    Cant wait to check out the book and the earrings are a great bonus! :)

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    Lisa Pickle says:

    I can’t wait to read your book! Thanks for the chance to win it! Have a great weekend!

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    Congratulations on the book! and those earrings definitely need to come live with me :-)

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    So very excited for you!

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    Rachel Haney says:

    I’d love to win the book!! Congratulations on a job well done!!

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    Congratultions on the book! Love, love those earings! So cute…

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    So excited for you and yes, I imagine giving birth to a book does require nesting. Can’t wait to read it and if I win, the earrings would be a big bonus!

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    Teresa Clodfelter says:

    Yeah for you!! I am so happy for you! I would love a free copy of your book but I will have to give it to someone else because I can’t wait and I have to buy your book today!! (Was that a run on sentence or what?!) So excited for you!!

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    Can’t wait to get my hands on your book! Hoping they’re in Canada, but either way I’ll pay the shipping from the US if needed. Congratulations!

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    Hi Melanie!!

    I pre-ordered my book, and dang(!!) it hasn’t arrived yet. I’m expecting it at any MOMENT!! I would LOVE to win the earrings.

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    So excited to read the book…congrats to you!

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    Claire Hood says:

    Those earrings are so cute, and would love to read your book!!

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    Can’t wait to read your book! The earrings are just gorgeous too!

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    Can’t wait to read your book today! Congratulations! I have enjoyed your blog so I know the book will be just as great. Love the earrings!

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    Tarah Hoffland says:

    Pick me! Can’t wait to read it!

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    Ann Marie Luckow says:

    Enjoying your blogs! :-) would love to read the book, am hearing lots of good things!

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    So excited for you! I can’t wait to read it! When my husband asked what I wanted for Valentine’s I told him Sparkly Green Earrings and he was a little confused! :)

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    I pre-ordered and I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of the UPS man today. I have friends that I would love to pass the book along to.
    Love the earrings too!!

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    Congratulations on your book! I’ve put it on my Amazon wish list! Love reading your blog, it’s the first blog I go to every day!

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    Congrats on the new book :)

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    I’ve been reading your blog for about three years now after stumbling onto it through the Pioneer Woman website, and I have laughed and cried with your words many times. I look forward to doing the same when I read Sparkly Green Earrings. Wishing you all the best.

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    Congratulations on the book release! I would love to read it

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    Can’t wait to read your book! I’ve loved your blog for a few years now. So this will be fun to read. So happy for you and your dream come true!

  422. 430

    Congratulations on the release of your book! I bought the Kindle edition, but I would love to have the signed copy and the earrings!

  423. 431

    I am reading your book right now and love it! Plus I love those earrings.

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    I recently discovered your blog…love, love, love it! I will be buying your book this week-end!

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    Congratulations! Looking forward to reading the book – if I don’t win it I’ll have to buy it. :)

  426. 434

    So excited for you! Would LOVE to read the book! Cried and laughed while watching the video!!

  427. 435

    Congratulations! I cannot WAIT to read the book!!!

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    Congrats on the book! Wish I was still close enough to go to the book signing.

  429. 437

    Congratulations! I can hardly wait to read your book. Having been one of your blog fans for a quite awhile now, I am certain it will be a success!!!

  430. 438

    So. I just left a comment on yesterday’s post about buying the book, but let’s be honest…I love free stuff! And I have women in my life that would love this book!

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    Sooooooooooo happy for your success, Melanie! I’ve been a long time reader and so enjoy your humor! Would love to win your book but if I don’t…I will be buying it!

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    What an awesome achievement! Congrats to You! Enjoy it!

  433. 441

    The first time I read your blog I thought, “this girl should write a book!”. Ha, you did it and I can’t wait to read it….I love your “voice” and your Texas girl take on things. Congratulations and best of luck.

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    Congratulations! We have all been waiting for this day!

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    CONGRATULATIONS! I know that Sparkly Green Earrings will be a blessing to many!

    What a FABULOUS give-away-would love an autographed copy of the book and the beautiful earrings to wear while reading it :) Thank you!

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    SO.EXCITED.FOR.YOU.!!! Can’t WAIT to get my hands on a copy! Keeping my fingers crossed!

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    GREEN IS MY FAVORITE COLOR, AND I LOVE YOU (IN A NORMAL, BLOG-READING TYPE WAY).

  438. 446

    Your blog, along with Sophie, was one of the first I started reading years ago. So excited for you!

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    I’m still waiting on my pre-order from amazon!!!! I’m dying here!!!! Can’t WAIT to read it!!!! Congrats!

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    Congratulations Melanie!

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    As excited as I am about the book (and I am trying to swing a trip over to Katy to get a signed copy anyway) I LOVE those earrings. So excited that emerald is the Pantone color of the year, because it is *my* color, you know instead of blush and bashful.

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    I preordered the book to be delivered to my Kindle months ago. :) So excited to start it on my lunch break today! Congratulations!

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    CONGRATS!! I’m very excited to pick up my copy of the book! Here’s hoping it sells a ton a copies so there will be more queso and chips in your future! :-)

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    Jessica V. says:

    I want! I want! I WANT! The book and the earrings because you are awesome and I love a good accessory!

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    Oh, I can’t wait for my book to get here! C’mon Amazon! If I won a copy, I’d keep the signed one :) and give the other one away, because I can’t wait to talk about it with a friend. :) Thanks Melanie, you are such a bright spot to my day.

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    Yay, so excited to read your book & I love the earrings!

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    I can’t wait to get started reading your book! I kind of feel like we are best friends, in a non creepy we’ve never met kind of way.

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    My Amazon pre-order arrived yesterday and I read the whole thing in one day :). It was perfect for the same reason I love your blog-A hilarious but realistic look at the journey we are on…motherhood being a large part of that. I would love the sparkly green earrings (for myself!). And a signed book to give my sister-in-law who is a new mom!

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    Can’t wait to read the book!

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    SO excited to get your book this weekend!

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    I will be buying my copy at lunch today and I can’t wait to start ready it and “Green” is my favoritie color too!!!

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    AdriAnn Jahn says:

    Can’t wait to get the book and those earrings are awesome!

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    I have loved reading your blog and I can only imagine how much I will love reading your book! And those earrings will look great with EVERYTHING I ever wear.
    Good luck, Melanie!!

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    Stephanie L. says:

    So happy for you! Love the earrings and can’t wait for my book order arrive!

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    So happy for you, can’t wait to read your masterpiece! And I wouldn’t be mad if I won those earrings, either.

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    Would love to win a copy of your book, and those earrings are lovely!!

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    I love your blog, and I can’t wait to read your book!

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    Oh boy! I’d love to own a copy of the book! The earrings are beautiful, but they’d be housed in storage as Mr. Grabbygrabber, my one year-old, might use them against me. Date night! Also, I have not purchased the book, but I was very pleased to see that even in Seattle, the library system has pre-ordered four copies! You’re totally famous!

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    I am comment 456 so chances are you won’t even see this. However. I had pre ordered the book and it was delivered to my Kindle this morning. I. Love. It. It kept me on the elliptical for 31 minutes. That is saying something. I have never laughed out loud or cried on the elliptical, so thank you. Go ahead and start on book 2. I’ll be done with this one tonight. ;)

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    I just downloaded your book! Can’t wait to read it! Talk to you soon, off to start reading

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    My daughter in law would LOVE to win your book. Woke me up this morning to tell me how much she wanted to win your book so Please please pick her! Thank you

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    I hope the random number picker picks me. :)

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    My booked shipped yesterday and I cant wait to read it! The video couldnt keep my temptation away from wanting to read it as soon as it came out. Such a sweet story to your daughter!

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    Those earrings are beautiful! Prayers for ‘dealing’ with all this excitement. ;)

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    Rachel McCoy says:

    What an exciting day for you, Melanie! I can’t wait to read the book!

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    Congrats on the book! I love the blog, so I know I’ll love it too! (Thanks for the chance to win one!)

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    I am so beyond delighted for you and this wonderful adventure you’ve been blessed with – and I CANNOT WAIT to receive my book (my dear husband ordered it for me for Christmas but didn’t think to get expedited shipping and so I’ll be stalking the UPS man til Tuesday.)

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    Congrats on the book! Enjoy this moment! :)

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    Big…you know I love you more than my luggage…so happy for you and proud. I’ve been a faithful reader for the past SIX YEARS…oh my goodness time flies. I don’t comment much because hey…lotsa people want to talk to you. You were already really popular (I think you were pulling in like 40-50 comments a post) back when I started reading this blog so I thought…no chance she’ll read anything I’ve got to say.

    But…today…on the day of days…I did want to say this…

    Congratulations. You did something that took courage and bravery…you went after a dream and totally nailed it. If P doesn’t take you out for major queso and chips at some point today…well then he’s probably out hunting something. But STILL…he should take you out and celebrate his amazing wife. Thank you for all the laughter and spewed sweet tea you have given me over the years. I feel like I know you personally…and that’s the magic of it. You have touched me in a lot of ways. Here’s hoping this little note touches you back.

    Shayne

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    Congrats on the book! Can’t wait to read it:).

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    Very excited! I have the book on my iPad right now!

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    Congrats on the book! I pre-ordered in December and it was downloaded to my Kindle today; can’t wait to read it!

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    I would love a copy of your book. I need a good giggle
    Shannon

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    I would love a signed copy of your book. My 16 yr old daughter and I will read it together.

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    LOVE the green earrings!! Really looking forward to reading your book! Congrats on it’s release!! :)

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    Can’t wait to read your book!!!

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    Congratulations!!! I cannot wait to read it!!! Loved the Vimeo promo!!

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    Love the earrings and am tempted by your finds this week! You have great style :) Excited to read the book!

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    Looking forward to reading your book!

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    Congratulations! That’s a wonderful bucket list item, now done! Fyi, I’d love the book, but I don’t have pierced ears (allergic) so if I win, please give them to some stranger who needs something to pick up their spirits that day :)

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    Congratulations on the book! I can’t wait to read it.

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    Finally able to wear earrings again since my babies are a little bigger, at least until this me t womb-dweller is born! Cannot wait to read this book!!

  483. 491

    Congratulations! I’m looking forward to reading your book!

  484. 492

    Congratulations Melanie! What a beautiful, exciting, crazy day for you! I can’t wait to read the book!

  485. 493

    Congratulations on your new book. What a great title! :)

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    Hi! I was going to leave a comment whether there was a giveaway or not, I am so excited to read the book! I’m bummed, I left my Kindle at home so I can’t download and review at work…..that’s probably a good thing.

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    Congratulations on your book — so happy for you! :)

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    Can’t wait to read the book!

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    Congratulations! Can’t wait to read the book!

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    so want a copy of your book!!! the earrings are a bonus

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    My husband bought me the book for Valentine’s Day. Can’t wait to get it and read it! And share it with my friends because I know it will be that good. I can see why you love those earrings- they’re gorgeous!

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    Erin Parker says:

    Congratulations!!!!

  493. 501

    I have long awaited your book to come out…just like I have long awaited an aggie football season like this past year! and kendra scott earrings on top of it all?!?

  494. 502

    Oh would love to win! Can’t wait to read your book!

  495. 503

    Cannot wait to read your book!

  496. 504

    Just ordered mine on Amazon but could always use another copy to share! So proud of you. You are an inspiration!

  497. 505

    Would love to read your book! :) Great job!!

  498. 506
    Kimberly Mallett says:

    I can’t wait to read your book in it’s entirety…I did read the excerpts on Amazon and am already smitten! I had planned to try and come see you whenever you were having the Houston book signing, but it falls on my nieces wedding date so that trumps you unfortunately! ;-) If you get any more dates on the calendar, please make sure I know!

  499. 507

    Can’t wait to read your book! Congrats!

  500. 508

    I would love to read your book, and the earrings are adorable, too!

  501. 509
    Jersey Lou says:

    Would love to have those earrings and am interested in reading your book!

  502. 510

    I”m so excited, because my copy of the book is going to come today! Thanks for always making us laugh, but then also being SO REAL. Thank you. Can’t wait to read your book!

  503. 511

    What excitement it would be to get a signed copy! My day, week, month, maybe even year, would be made. :-)

  504. 512

    I’m anxiously awaiting for my amazon pre-order to arrive! Dang snow storm is delaying deliveries but I hope your book makes it thru… I would love to win a copy so that I could give it to a friend who needs a little Big Mama in her life! Congrats!!

  505. 513

    the book looks great…cant wait to get my copy

  506. 514

    Would love the book and the earrings!

  507. 515

    I’m excited to read your book! I hope I win..

  508. 516

    I’m pretty excited about reading this book.

  509. 517
    Courtney Lindsey says:

    I would love to win! The book cover is enchanting… love it! And the earrings are beautiful! :)

  510. 518

    I cannot WAIT to read your book!!!

  511. 519

    Congratulations on the book release! What an accomplishment! Thanks for the amazing giveaway too!

  512. 520

    Thanks for the giveaway. I love to read and this sounds like a great book. Congratulations. Oh, and the earrings are great, too.

  513. 521
    Judi Brinegar says:

    I look sooooo good in green!

  514. 522

    It is awesome to see what God has done in your life. Super inspiring!

  515. 523

    Congratulations to you. Enjoy your successes.

  516. 524

    I’m so excited to read your book! I can’t wait! Congratulations!

  517. 525

    I preordered your book WEEKS ago and was highly indigent that everyone was getting their books and I still haven’t gotten mine. I even called Barnes and Noble the other day (and I hate making customer service calls) to see what was up with the statues of my book. Apparently “pre-ordering” does not mean that you’ll get your book weeks before the rest of the world. It was a hard lesson to learn. I’m so happy for you!! :)

  518. 526

    I would SO love to win a signed copy of your book. Thank you for this chance!

  519. 527

    I was just telling my best friend about your book (she’s a new mom), as we were talking about bloggers I enjoy–I’d love to give her a copy! Can’t wait to read it.

  520. 528

    I would love to win!! Congrats on the book!

  521. 529

    I’ve ordered my copy from Amazon and can’t wait for it to arrive! I know it’s going to be a great read and I can’t wait to share it with my friends and family! Congrats!

  522. 530
    Jaclyn Rose says:

    Yay! SO excited for you and I CANNOT wait to read the book!!!

  523. 531

    Wow, the book sounds amazing and those earrings are fabulous! Thanks for the chance~

  524. 532

    I can’t wear earrings. My ears can’t handle the. It’s a shame but there is nothing I can do. If I win, the earrings will be gifted but the book absolutely won’t. And I’ll have you sign it: To Chelsea. My very best friend. Aside from Gulley and Beth and PW. So my 4th beat friend.

  525. 533

    Congratulations on the release of your book! I’m so anxious to read it!! (I’m a Texan too, well I got here as fast as I could! :)

  526. 534
    Jennifer Batts says:

    So excited to get the book yesterday in the mail a whole day earlier than I expected. It’s fabulous of course and I’ve ordered 2 more to give as little happies to my two best girlfriends. I just can’t get used to you calling P Perry ;) Great job!!

  527. 535

    Congrats on the book! It looks wonderful!

  528. 536

    I would love to win a copy of your book!! It sounds like an amazing read. :)

  529. 537

    Congrats! I can’t wait to read your book! Have you thought about doing a giveaway on Goodreads.com?

  530. 538

    Congratulations! Earrings are beautiful!

  531. 539

    Pick me, pick me! I would love to read your book!

  532. 540

    I would love a signed copy of your book. I pre-ordered from Amazon, but it won’t be signed. :) The earrings are very pretty too. I could wear them while I read the book. Can’t wait to read the book!

  533. 541

    Loved the preview for the book! Can’t wait to read it!

  534. 542
    Sherrie Holloway says:

    I seldom have the opportunity to read. I’ll definitely have to find time to read this one!!

  535. 543
    Kathy in Kansas says:

    I read about your book on The Pioneer Woman’s web page. It looks like the kind of book I would love which speaks of family, failures and faith! Can’t wait to read it. :) Congrats!

  536. 544

    Anxiously awaiting my copy from Amazon. Would love to read it wearing some sparkly green earrings! :-)

  537. 545

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read your book…you crack me up (in a good way) :)

  538. 546

    Congratulations!

  539. 547

    Found out about you from Ree Drummond…would love to read your book…

  540. 548
    Michelle in Dallas says:

    Love those earrings! Love that color! I know I’m going to LOVE that book. I got a notice just this morning that it had shipped. So I’ll just give that one to someone else in favor of a personally autographed one from you. :-)

  541. 549

    Can’t wait to read your new book! Congratulations!!!

  542. 550

    I’m enjoying your blog so much, and would love to win in your giveaway! Thank you for this opportunity! Looking forward to reading your new book as well. :)

  543. 551
    Melinda L. Coombs says:

    First off, Congratulations on the book release!! I would love to win this!! And if I do win, it woudl be a great birthday present for me!! Tomorrow is my birthday!!!

  544. 552

    Heard about your book from the “Pioneer Woman” facebook page and sounds wonderful. I look forward to reading it and sharing in the laughs. CONGRATS!!

  545. 553

    Congrats Melanie!

  546. 554

    Looks like a great book to read! I’d love to win a signed copy! thanks!!

  547. 555
    Paula Martin says:

    I can’t wait to get this…I will wait just in case I win!! It will be on my Nook soon if I don’t win!

  548. 556

    I love sparkly green anything!! I would love to read your book and will either way.

  549. 557

    Congratulations~

  550. 558

    Just found out about your blog through The Pioneer Woman. Looking forward to checking it and your new book out!

  551. 559

    Would LOVE to read your book. I will do ASAP! Ree Drummond recommended you and she only knows GOOD!

  552. 560
    Amy Gonzalez says:

    Congratulations on your book! I would absolutely LOVE to read it and share it with all of my friends. :0)

  553. 561
    Lauri black says:

    Can’t wait to read your book!

  554. 562
    Sandra Ritch says:

    Can’t wait to read your book!

  555. 563

    I just discovered your blog through Pioneer Woman and Ree- can’t wait to read it and also read your book!!! Green is my favorite color and I’d love these earrings and your book! Memoirs are some of my favorite reads :)

  556. 564

    I read about your book two weeks ago in a church publication and wanted to get it. Plus, I read your stuff on the Pioneer Woman blog. You have a new fan!

  557. 565

    Congratulations on your special day. The book looks great and I’ll definitely give it a “like”!

  558. 566

    Can’t wait to read your book! I loved the video promo. Your voice sound just like you write. Would love to win a signed book by you! Have a great weekend!

  559. 567
    Nancy Minchew says:

    I would love to have a signed copy of the book – and the earrings are beautiful!

  560. 568

    Congratulations!!

  561. 569

    Would love to read your book!

  562. 570

    Those earrings are fabulous! The book sounds great too

  563. 571

    Love the earrings, and can’t wait to read the book! Would love to win!

  564. 572

    Wonderful! Sounds like a fabulous book. :)

  565. 573

    Congrats! Can’t wait to read it soon:)

  566. 574

    I bet you’re going to hit the Best Seller list girl!!!

    I love the Greek dress! Where ever could I west it? Hmm

  567. 575
    Erin Thiele says:

    Congrats on the book! I love your blog and can’t wait to read the book!!

  568. 576
    Amanda Gerner says:

    I love a new book I was reading Pioneer Woman’s blog and she recommended your book. If I don’t win, I am going to have to put it on the wish list!

  569. 577

    Congrats on your book! I can’t@ wait to read it :)

  570. 578

    Plan on reading the book. As the mom of a 13 year old and a 3 year old I can use a laugh on a daily basis. Congratualtions.

  571. 579

    I think I need to wait a couple weeks to fit the book into my budget but can’t wait! Yippee!

  572. 580
    Mary Foster says:

    I pre-ordered my book (it comes today!!! YIPPEE!!!) so if I won this, I would give one copy to a dear friend who could use a pick-me-up. And the earrings? LOVE! I have green eyes so this whole green being the color of the year thing is making me feel super trendy. But back to the earrings, I adore her stuff and totally agree that they go with so much. Can’t wait to read the book and am so happy for you!! You totally deserve to be able to eat your weight in chips and queso tonight!!!

  573. 581

    Oh, those earrings look gorgeous and your book sounds wonderful. I’d love to win a copy and a pair.

  574. 582

    Congrats on the book!! Can’t wait to read it :)

  575. 583
    megan palfreyman says:

    Looks like a fabulous read!! Can’t wait to get into it!!

  576. 584
    Michelle Gray says:

    Can’t wait to read…and in other news, gonna go back and check out that gingham shirt :) Congrats!

  577. 585

    Just ordered your book from Amazon, following recommendation from PW. Looking forward to reading it and discovering your blog. Thanks!

  578. 586

    So excited for the book!

  579. 587
    Veronica Kuhman says:

    Can’t wait to read your book! I will buy if I don’t win one! :0) And who doesn’t love earrings of any kind and of any color..these are beautiful! Best of luck on your book sales!

  580. 588

    I would absolutely love to read this book.

  581. 589
    loraine thompson says:

    Congratulations!! I look forward to reading your book. I would love a pair of ‘sparkly green earrings’. It would be awesome to win because green is my favourite colour, and it’s my birthday this month as well as my grandaughter’s . We could perhaps share the earrings. Most likely I’d have to get her another pair in purple if at all possible.

  582. 590

    Definitely adding to my to-be-read list.

  583. 591

    I’m so excited for you!!! Can’t wait to read it and the earrings are beautiful!!

  584. 592

    Congratulations on the book! I’ll read it whether I win or not, I promise :D

  585. 593
    Kimberley Coleman says:

    I love a good book! I would love those earrings too!

  586. 594
    Marcie Aultman says:

    Congrats on the book!

  587. 595

    Great giveaway! I’m looking forward to reading your book- whether I win it or not.

    Congratulations!

  588. 596

    I’m a long time PW reader and am not sure how I’ve survived this long without popping over to your blog . The book is officially on my list!

  589. 597

    I found your site through PW and I plan on sticking around!
    The earrings are beautiful, and the book looks like one I would truly enjoy curling up on the couch with.

  590. 598
    Cheryl Torbett says:

    Congrats and Blessings on your new book!

  591. 599

    Love your blog! Been seeing things on Instagram and just discovered via the Pioneer Woman! Her review sold me on the book! Congratulations on your success!!

  592. 600

    Congratulations, Melanie! I plan on reading the book, and I’m sure it is wonderful, if it is anything like your blog. Those earrings are gorgeous, too!

  593. 601

    I’m going to go out and buy the book this weekend!! Can’t wait to get started. I love your blog!! Enter me in to win the green earrings :)

  594. 602

    Melanie, I’ve been reading your blog for 4 years now and I am SO incredibly excited and happy for you! I cannot wait to get my hands on Sparkly Green Earrings!

  595. 603
    Stacey Thomas says:

    love reading your entries on Pioneer Woman – congratulations on the book release! I will definitely be reading it :-)

  596. 604

    I can’t wait to read this book! You remind me of my sister. Who is funny.
    Congratulations on your success!

  597. 605
    Kelly Campbell says:

    Congratulations of your new book!!! I can’t wait to read it!! Reading is my absolute passioin!! I could live in a bookstore or library! Thank you for sharing with us, your fans!!

  598. 606
    Sarah Wofford says:

    I’m so excited to read your book. And those earrings are gorgeous!

  599. 607

    Congratulations on the book! Can’t wait to read it!

  600. 608
    Katie Dean says:

    Beautiful! Would love to win! Thanks!

  601. 609

    So excited for your book!!! Congratulations! Love your writing/blogging! Hope I win! :)

  602. 610

    Green is my favorite color! Congratulations on the book!

  603. 611

    I love your blog so much. This book is going to be a fun read. I know you will do great from it all. Success to you in the future as well.

  604. 612

    Congratulations on the release of your book! I would love to win a copy.
    On another note, I so look forward to Fridays for your Fashion Friday post!

  605. 613
    Shellly Garrity says:

    I would love to win both! Thank you!

  606. 614

    Looks like a great book! & Love the earrings!

  607. 615
    Michelle (Mishababy) says:

    Happy Book Release Day!!! (I hope God blesses me with one of those one day!!) Congrats! Can’t wait to dive on in with a big mug of hot chocolate!! :-)

  608. 616
    Kathryn Jones says:

    can’t wait to read the book! i’ve already heard so much about it!

  609. 617

    Nice! Congrats on your book release. I’ll check it out…Please enter me too. :-)

  610. 618
    Sarah Bell Van Orman says:

    Can’t wait to read Sparkly Green Earrings!

  611. 619

    Melanie, I just adore you. Reading your blog is such a bright spot everyday. I cannot wait to read your book!! And I will inevitably end up buying it as a gift for all my favorite people. God Bless. (…and those earrings are adorable!)

  612. 620
    Kathy Price says:

    Congrats on the book! Your blog gets my day started!

  613. 621

    Congratulations on the release of your new book! I love getting recommendations, especially from people like Ree!

  614. 622
    Susan Feltman says:

    Connected to you from PW’s site, sounds like a great book and perfect earrings!!

  615. 623

    I must read this book…and soon!

  616. 624

    Just downloaded your book to my Nook this morning and can’t wait to read it! Love those earrings!

  617. 625

    Just ordered the book! Can’t wait to begin!!

  618. 626
    Christina Bowles says:

    I would love to win a copy of your book…ok ok…and the cute sparkly green Kendra Scott earrings too! :)

  619. 627

    Congrats on your release! Would love to read it!!

  620. 628

    I’d LOVE to win these earrings as green is my absolute favorite color. With that in mind, I can’t wait to read the book!! :-)

  621. 629

    This book sounds like the book for me. I’ll read it regardless if I win it. Not to “judge a book by it’s cover”, BUT this one is mighty spectacular! :) It’s one of those that you just feel fancy holding. :)

  622. 630
    Georgia C - Houston says:

    I love your blogs and love the way you write just like you talk. Congratulations and I can’t wait to read your book. I have a pair of Kendra Scott earrings from a friend and wear them all the time, I would love these Sparkly Green Earrings.

  623. 631

    All the best to you on the PUBLICATION of your book. I think Sparkly Green Earrings would go GREAT with my Beautiful Red Hair. :-)

  624. 632

    I just found this blog…and heard about your book…from The Pioneer Woman…excited to be a part of your community!!

  625. 633
    Angie Coburn says:

    I’m heading over to Amazon to see if it’s available for Kindle. Love the earrings!

  626. 634

    The book sounds amazing! Congratulations!

  627. 635

    Love green, and anything sparkly, and books….therefore I believe that your green sparkly earings book WILL be a favorite!!

  628. 636
    Wendy Darling says:

    So proud of you! And did you know that Scallops are the THING for Spring???

  629. 637

    I love the crochet top. And of course, the green sparkly earrings.

  630. 638

    Those earrings are to die for!!! Congrats on the book :)

  631. 639

    This book sounds like just the thing for me! And I’m a redhead, so those green earrings would go with my EVERYTHING!

  632. 640

    Congratulations on seeing the fruition of all of your hard work!

  633. 641

    I’m a newbie … stumbled here from PW’s website, but I believe I’m officially hooked! Look forward to reading the book!

  634. 642
    Amber Rairdan says:

    Would love to read this book. My daughter would love the earrings. Good luck on the release of your book.

  635. 643
    Helen Reynolds says:

    Your book sounds so fun & interesting – would love to win! Congratulations on the release!

  636. 644

    Ordered the book today – looking forward to it! Congrats, sistah!

  637. 645

    The earrings are lovely and I cannot wait to read the book! Congratulations. Big time.

  638. 646

    Both are lovely

  639. 647
    Debbie Rock says:

    Ordering your book and I can’t wait to curl up on the couch….all dressed up in my sparkly green earrings!!!!

  640. 648

    A book and earrings?!? That’s like the ultimate giveaway!

  641. 649
    Danielle Gharineh says:

    So excited to read this!

  642. 650
    Katherine Curry says:

    I would love the book and the earrings are beautiful!!

  643. 651

    I am headed out to look for the book today! So exciting. Cute earrings too!!

  644. 652

    A woman who does it all. What an inspiration. Would love to win the book and earrings. Ordering that sweet tea sweater today. I’m going to wear it when you come to chicago for a book signing! : )

  645. 653

    Oh my, so excited!!!!!

  646. 654

    ok, so I’ve pre-ordered, but would LOVE to have a signed copy!! And the earrings…yes, please!

  647. 655
    Heidi Menges says:

    I’m so excited for you! Love your blog I really hope I win it because we are on a tight budget. Praying for you and this new adventure.

  648. 656

    So excited!!!!! Oh so excited!

  649. 657

    Would be delighted to read your new book! Congrats!!

  650. 658

    Melanie, I love your writing and can’t wait to read the book. Congratulations!

  651. 659

    LOVE those earrings!! I’m so excited for you and your book! Congrats!

  652. 660

    I have LOVED your blog for years. So nice to see you have a book!!!! Can’t wait to read it and congratulations! Will be looking for a signing near me. Coming to Birmingham???

  653. 661

    What a great giveaway! I am so looking forward to reading the book!

  654. 662

    I pre-ordered your book and am hoping it comes today, but would much rather have a signed copy! So excited for you…hope you enjoy every minute of it!

  655. 663

    Love those earrings!! And I honestly cannot wait to read your book. If it’s anything like your blog, I will be wiping tears away while I lay on my couch laughing. I’ve been reading your blog every morning for at least 4 years now and feel like I know you. Couldn’t be more proud of you!!

  656. 664

    The big day is here and I am anxiously waiting on the mail to get my book! God’s richest blessings to you!!!

  657. 665

    I just downloaded the book to read on my vacation next week! Can’t wait to laugh on the beach!

  658. 666

    I’ve been saving the bookstore gift card that I received for Christmas to buy your book. Tomorrow is the day! Congratulations on the success of your efforts!

  659. 667
    Kristine H says:

    Looks like a great book. Would love to win a copy. :)

  660. 668
    Crystal McClary says:

    I am ALWAYS on the look out for a great book to read and yours sounds fabulous!!! The earrings would just icing on the cake!!

  661. 669

    Found you through Pioneer Woman. I love green…

  662. 670
    Angela Jernigan says:

    I would love to win the signed copy of your book! I have already preordered 2 copies, one for me and one for my BFF. Congratulations!

  663. 671

    So happy for you! Really enjoy your writing.

  664. 672

    This book looks like a great read!! And I am in need of a new book… pick me, pick me! :) :)

  665. 673

    I love the earrings; they are so beautiful! Congratulations on your book! I am looking forward to reading it!

  666. 674
    Pam Clemons says:

    I cannot wait for the snow to start this afternoon! A good ole Nor’easter, my kindle with my copy of Sparkly Green Earrings, oh and maybe a bottle of wine. What a perfect snowy weekend!
    I am thinking a copy of Sparkly Green Earrings and a pair of those gorgeous earrings for a friend who is due with her first baby in May will be the PERFECT shower gift :)
    Furniture covers may be the answer to my problem with those big yellow labs that have taken over the furniture, I think they are worse than the teenagers for the messes.
    Regardless, I am so excited for you and for me! I cannot wait to get home from work and get started. Congrats!

  667. 675

    Congratulations, such an amazing accomplishment! I cannot wait to read the book!!

  668. 676

    Congratulations! What a great title for a book. Love, love, love it!

  669. 677

    Would love to win both the book and the earrings!

  670. 678

    Congrats on your book! I can’t wait to read it!

  671. 679

    Congrats!!! Can’t wait to read your book!! Oh – love the earrings too (my birthstone).

  672. 680
    Stephanie Mm says:

    I really want to read this!!! Thanks! :)

  673. 681

    How exciting for you. Congratulations and good luck. I will definitely check out your book. And, I love those green earrings! Emerald green is my favorite color in the world.

  674. 682

    Congrats on your book release! I’m so excited to read it :)

  675. 683

    I would love to win. In fact I forgot to put my earrings on before work this morning, and those would match. Not that they’d get here in time, but I still like them

  676. 684

    Beautiful earrings and can’t wait to read the book! I think our Feb budget is going to be blown on a few of these fun things posted:) Congrats on your newest baby!

  677. 685

    Looking forward to reading your book!

  678. 686
    Beth in Illinois says:

    I would love to win!!

  679. 687

    I’m so happy for you and your success. Good luck!

  680. 688
    Shelley in Cali says:

    Bought 4 copies already along with some earrings, for my sisters in law…would love to have a signed one, not to mention THESE earrings! Congrats!

  681. 689

    Can’t wait to read it!!

  682. 690

    The Pioneer Woman hasn’t steered me wrong yet – love your blog and the book looks amazing!!! I remember when I had my first baby I decided there needed to be parks named after Moms!!!

  683. 691
    beth larson says:

    I would LOVE to win a copy of your book. I would.
    not. even. kidding! Congrats!!!!!

  684. 692

    Can’t wait to read your book – the video for it brought tears to my eyes. (Might have something to do with the fact that I’m 5 months pregnant with our first?) :-) The earrings would be an added bonus. Thanks so much!

  685. 693
    Gabriella K-Brook says:

    Love those earrings! Just thinkin’ up a whole new outfit with those as the centerpiece!

  686. 694

    I love to read and would love to read your book. Thank you for the giveaway.

  687. 695

    Found you via PioneerWoman’s giveaway. An avid reader and glad to have found your blog! Hoping to win :)

  688. 696

    Love those sparkly green earrings! Can’t wait to read your book!!

  689. 697

    Love the green earrings – would love to win your book!

  690. 698

    Would love to win a copy of the book!

  691. 699

    Congrats on the book! Can’t wait to read it…

  692. 700
    Jennifer Franklin says:

    these would go so well with my new emerald green dress! Please and thank you!

  693. 701

    I think what you have done is fabulous….can’t wait to get it in my hands and prop up my feet and read it….we just had a new baby born into our family last night and I think this will be a perfect gift for that new mamma….

  694. 702
    Melissa O'Brien says:

    I would love to win your book and the sparkly green earrings!! Can’t wait to read the book. I think it is going to be my next suggestion for our book club! I have no doubt that it is going to be a fun read! Have a great weekend!

  695. 703
    Mary Craig says:

    The earrings are gorg, and I can’t wait to read your book!

  696. 704

    I am not-so-patiently waiting for my copy to be delivered from Amazon. I LOVED the excerpts that were on Amazon and can’t wait to read the whole book. Your blog brightens every day for me! I would love a signed copy of your book, and, of course, the earrings!

  697. 705

    I came via PW, too. Happy to find another good blog to follow.

  698. 706

    Your site is so great! I’m looking forward to exploring it more :)

  699. 707

    Your book sounds fabulous – I would love to win it!! (of course…the earings as well!!!lol)

  700. 708

    LOVE the earrings and looking forward to loving the book :)

  701. 709

    Look forward to the read!

  702. 710

    I came over from Pioneer Woman – would love to read this book!

  703. 711

    So excited about your giveaway! Love that you love green as much as I do. :) P.S. The gingham shirt from ON is FABULOUS! I have it in blue/white.

  704. 712

    Looks like a fabulous book! I’ll have to get it for sure if not a winner! Congratulations on your newest arrival and best wishes to you!!

  705. 713

    I just discovered your blog thanks to the Pioneer Woman and I can’t wait to get a copy of your book to read. I live in MA and with the impending blizzard our schools closed early so I’m going to hunker down and explore your blog. YAY for me!

  706. 714

    Can’t wait to read the book. Love the earrings too!

  707. 715
    Jennie Chambers says:

    Congratulations and I’m looking forward to reading your book!

  708. 716

    Congratulations on your new book! I saw Pioneer Woman wrote about it too.

  709. 717
    Susie Campbell says:

    I love green and especially anything green and sparkles.

  710. 718
    LeAnn Maroney says:

    I NEED your book…and the earrings.

  711. 719

    Whether I win this or not, I’m still buying the book! I’ve been looking forward to “release day” for months!

  712. 720

    Gorgeous earrings! I am buying the book for me and my girlfriends to read on a girl’s trip we are planning. I can’t wait for all of us to share together!

  713. 721

    Congratulations! Your blog makes me laugh every time I read it! I cannot wait to read your book! I hope you are wearing your sparkly green earrings today!!!

  714. 722

    I am so excited about your new book. I think you are hilarious and can’t wait to read it!

  715. 723

    Oh my. Love you on PW. SO excited for you about the book. Plus….who doesn’t love earrings? Congrats! and Whoooty hoo!

  716. 724

    Congratulations, This is a great giveaway . . .

  717. 725

    Cannot wait to order and read the book!

  718. 726

    Congratulations on the book!

    Noonday Love,
    Audra Koning

  719. 727

    I’m really looking forward to ready your book!! :) Emerald is the perfect color for the year considering it should be the ‘color of the year’ every year!

  720. 728
    Joanne Viola says:

    Have read so much about you online & through twitter :) that I would love to read the book & learn about you myself :)))

  721. 729

    Would love to win/read the book and the earrings are PERFECT!!!!

  722. 730

    Congratulations on your book! I would love to win the book and earrings! But if i don’t, I’m still buying the book! :)

  723. 731

    How exciting! And the earrings ARE gorgeous!

  724. 732

    Congrats on your book! Looking forward to reading it!

  725. 733

    Congrats! Looking forward to reading this :-)

  726. 734

    Looking forward to reading it!

  727. 735

    I will definitely check out Sparkly Green Earrings. Perfect timing, since I’ve been needing something new to read! Good luck and best wishes!.

  728. 736

    Congratulations on the book! I would love to win a copy, and those earrings are to die for! Emerald green is so swoon-worthy!

  729. 737

    I cannot wait to read the book. I’ve been torn between ordering the real thing or the Kindle edition. Now, if I win this one, I can have both!

  730. 738

    Hurray!! I’m clicking away and “liking” everywhere! Congratulations ~ and would love the green earrings – my favorite color!

  731. 739
    Stacey Mardene says:

    My husband was just saying this morning that we need to find me a new book to read, so this would be perfect! And I love everything in the color green, it’s just so happy!

  732. 740

    My copy from B&N is being shipped as we speak, but OH How I wold love a signed copy, and some sparkly green earrings to wear while I read!!

  733. 741

    How sweet of you!! I’d love to win – I wish there was a way I could get a signed copy of your book even if I don’t!

  734. 742

    Super excited to read your book!! I love those green earrings, too!

  735. 743
    michele alexander says:

    Can’t wait to read your book!! Whoop, Gig ‘em and God bless!

  736. 744
    Eleana Zeits says:

    If i don’t win your give away. I will for sure be ordering your book, posting on Amazon and keep checking back on your blog! You are loved!

  737. 745

    Love a good read from a fellow mom.

  738. 746

    I’m dragging my kids to barnes and noble after school to look for the book. Can’t wait!

  739. 747

    Congratulations on the book! Can’t wait to read it! And I looove those earrings (This Momma needs something new to make her “feel pretty”)

  740. 748

    Congratulations! Looking forward to reading the book

  741. 749

    The book looks great – congrats!

  742. 750

    I just found your website through Pioneer Woman and can’t wait to read your book. I would love to have a signed copy and the gorgeous green earrings, too!! I subscribed to your blog; you sound hilarious!

  743. 751

    I’m not sure if I am more excited about the book, the earrings or the fact that emerald green is the color du jour for 2013!!!!!

  744. 752

    Congratulations!! What a wonderful accomplishment. I’m looking forward to reading the book!

  745. 753

    Congrats! ( I love reading your posts on Pioneer Woman!)

  746. 754

    Good luck on your book release. I would love to win the book and the earrings! Come spend some Thyme in Grammy’s Kitchen @ http://thymeingrammyskitchen.blogspot.com.

  747. 755

    Oh – those earrings are sooooo pretty! Your book should be on my doorstep this evening when I get home from work. Guess what I’m doing this weekend!!

  748. 756

    Hi Melanie!
    I am so happy for you!!! You have brought joy to my life for years with your blog and I can’t wait to read your book!
    Many blessings to you,
    Susan

  749. 757
    Kristi Barnett says:

    Sounds like a great read! Can’t wait to get a copy of it!!!!

  750. 758

    My copy of your book was just delivered to my Kindle, can’t wait to read it!

  751. 759

    Can’t wait to read it!

  752. 760

    Congratulations on your new book. It looks like a fun read:) I would love to have it and the Sparkly Green Earrings.

  753. 761

    I would so love to receive your book and those gorgeous earrings! The book sounds like a wonderful — and much needed — escape for this mom-of-four!

  754. 762

    Can’t wait to read the book!

  755. 763

    Congrats on the book! I can’t wait to read it. My little girl is grown up now and moved away from home, the time goes so fast. Enjoy every second of it.

  756. 764

    Congratulations!

  757. 765

    Haven’t got the book yet, but you mention book and I’m on it. I’m looking forward to reading it.

  758. 766

    Can’t wait to read your book and the earrings are lovely!
    PS: PW sent me :o)

  759. 767

    Oh my goodness, i would love to win!

  760. 768
    Iris Brown says:

    Your book sounds wonderful and the earrings are an added bonus. Face it – I would love to be one of your winners!!!!! Can’t wait to read Sparkly Green Earrings!!!!

  761. 769

    Can’t wait to read the book!!!

  762. 770

    Congrats on the book. Would love both!

  763. 771

    The cover art on the book is fabulous! Can’t wait to read it! :)

  764. 772

    SO incredibly excited to start reading the book tonight!!! I preordered off Amazon and BAM! it showed up on my Kindle this morning. Charged the Kindle all night so I wouldn’t have to worry about a dead battery :)

  765. 773

    Congrats on the book! Can’t wait to read it.

  766. 774
    Meredith W in TX says:

    I am eagerly awaiting my UPS delivery this morning, cannot wait to get your book. I really enjoy reading your blog, you make me laugh on a regular basis and as a mom of young kiddos, hope that I will survive these crazy years! I would love a signed copy and those beautiful earrings! Hope you have a fabulous release day!

  767. 775
    courtney c says:

    Just discovered your site (thank you, Pioneer Woman!) and may be entirely hooked. Congrats on the book — I look forward to reading it! Hopefully while wearing some sparkly green earrings. :)

  768. 776

    Congratulations! It is on my wish list!

  769. 777
    Naughty Lizzie says:

    So Cute!!!!

  770. 778

    SOOOOO looking forward to reading your book!

  771. 779

    Would love to win a copy of your book & the beautiful earrings! Thank you for offering this!

  772. 780
    Wendy Shen says:

    Hi! I am a new follower and am very excited to read your book. Congrats!! I would love to begin my journey with you via your book while wearing the beautiful Kendra Scott green earrings !!!!!! Sounds like fun to me!! : )

  773. 781

    Love your site! Can’t wait to read the book!

  774. 782

    i’m looking forward to reading your book! i love your blog; it’s the only blog i read every day; you always make me laugh!

  775. 783

    Amazon has let me know that my book has shipped, but I’d love to win a copy to bless someone with. The earrings though, they would be all mine!

  776. 784

    Love those earrings! Would love to win the book, I will definitely be reading it soon!

  777. 785

    I cannot wait to read your book. I would love to wear those earrings when I go to Hawaii in April!

  778. 786

    I love sparkly any earrings–green would be fantastic!

  779. 787

    Cant wait to read the book…..Congratulations!

  780. 788

    Thank you for this giveaway! I enjoy your blog so much & I’m looking forward to reading your book.

  781. 789

    Can’t wait to get my hands on your new book…I am waiting to buy it at your book signing next week! I never seem to see you at church, but one day when I do I will try not to be too weird (or cry) when I tackle you and tell you how awesome you are! Oh, and I will try to introduce myself properly…but, I will ask for your grace now because I’m not sure composure will be my friend that day.

    You have such a special way of making me feel less alone in motherhood and making me laugh every morning when I get into the office and read your latest post.

    Praying that you enjoy every second of all the success that is coming your way with the book! You deserve it!

  782. 790

    I’d love to win a copy of your book. Can’t wait to read it.

  783. 791
    Rose Marie says:

    Congratulations on your new book!!

  784. 792

    Love, love, love the earrings! They would look great on me!

  785. 793

    I love your blog (and your sense of humor), so I have really been anticipating your book. I pre-ordered it from Amazon, but when I heard it was already on shelves, I headed to Lifeway and bought a copy 2 days ago. I am reading it now and realize that I can only read it when I am alone, because I am laughing and crying so much it will unnerve people (at least the normal kind). I already have some friends in mind to give copies to, and am hoping to get some signed copies to give as door prizes for our Women’s Retreat in a few months. Congratulations!!!!

  786. 794
    Cheryl Hassell says:

    I would love to read the book. My taste in literature runs rampant from political to history to emotional. Yours sounds like my kind of reading.

  787. 795

    So excited for you!

  788. 796

    Can’t wait to read your book! And would love those pretty earrings!

  789. 797

    I enjoy reading your blog daily!! Can’t wait to read the book!

  790. 798

    Would love to win a copy of your book!

  791. 799
    Kathleen T says:

    Congratulations! Looking forward to reading your book.

  792. 800

    Hope I win :)

  793. 801

    I am looking forward to reading the book!

  794. 802
    Wendy Hack says:

    I’m so glad I found you through your dear friend, Ree Drummond! She pays you high compliments. I think you and she are very similar in your style of writing. You both display such grace and humility and humor in your “conversations.”

  795. 803

    Regardless if I win, I will be purchasing your book :)

  796. 804

    I have already purchased my copy of the book. Here’s to hoping it is on my doorstep this afternoon!! I can’t tell you how curious I have been during the past few years of reading your blog as to what P stood for. In my mind he has been Patrick, PJ, Peter, Pete…the list was endless. I am so excited to know it is Perry. Knowing allows my curiosity to rest;)

  797. 805
    Denise Panell says:

    I am looking forward to reading your book! Green just so happens to be my favorite color in the whole world!

  798. 806

    Congrats on your new book! and what fun earrings!

  799. 807

    I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of the book! And I would be beside myself with excitement if I won an autographed one and some pretty green earrings!

  800. 808

    Thought I was being so smart by pre-ordering SGE on Amazon a while back.
    It’s not going to be here until Tuesday and I don’t know if I can wait!

  801. 809

    Congratulations! I love your blog; can’t wait to read the book.
    P.S. My favorite color is green. :)

  802. 810

    Congrats on this special day!! I think 795 + 1 will be purchasing your book oh minus the ones your friends win here. The fortune cookie reads “success and fun are in your future!”

  803. 811

    I can’t wait to read your book and would love the pretty green earrings! :) Your blog makes me smile. :) Congratulations and thank you for your funny, humble humor! You are a blessing to sooo many. xo

  804. 812

    I would love to win this book…and the earrings! If not, I will have to go out and get it myself!

  805. 813

    Congratulations, Melanie! Cannot wait to read the book and – OH MY WORD – those earrings are FABULOUS! :-)

  806. 814

    My copy is mailing out today. Can’t wait to read it.

  807. 815

    This might be one of the best giveaways I have ever entered (and not won…)

  808. 816

    I could use some bling in my life! And I am looking forward to reading your book! Congratulations!!

  809. 817
    Corrinne Wilson says:

    Pioneer Woman gave you such a raving review, cannot wait to read the book! And the earrings are super cute!

  810. 818

    I received an email from Amazon yesterday that they shipped my pre-ordered book and it won’t come til next Friday. I’m beside myself with the wait! I am from Missouri and last night my husband told me he was going to watch the Missouri/A & M game on TV. I quickly began lamenting the fact that I had to wait another week for my book to arrive. Fortunately he knew the connection to his basketball game and my lament – Big Mama and her book /A & M loyalty! I’d love to win a copy to give to a friend! Congrats to you, Melanie!

  811. 819

    Congratulations on your book hitting the shelves! I’m so excited for you!

  812. 820

    I am so looking forward to reading this book and winning a copy would fit nicely into my budget. Congratulations, Melanie! I’ve been reading your blog for a long time and I’m so happy for you.

  813. 821

    Oh, Mel! I’m so happy for you and your finished book! I’d love to win a copy. :-)

  814. 822

    Congratulations on the publication of your book! I’ve been reading your blog for quite some time and would LOVE to win an autographed copy.

  815. 823

    Congrats! My book is coming from B&N today in the mail…so I’ll be stalking the man in brown today :) If I win, I’ll have a copy to give to a friend! Yippee!

  816. 824
    Tory McCord says:

    This book looks fab, and the earrings are awesome! Congratulations on the release!

  817. 825

    I bought the book this morning. Can’t wait to curl up and read it this weekend!!

  818. 826

    Congrats! I have the book on my kindle and can’t wait to start reading it. I have been enjoying your blog for sometime now and have enjoyed your humor, love for life, family and God. Looking forward to reading your tales of motherhood, as I will be joining the ranks with my first child due this summer. :)
    Blessings-
    Julie

  819. 827

    Your book is on my “Must Read” list.

  820. 828

    Those earrings are fab. The book sounds pretty fab too. ;) Would love a chance to judge for myself!

  821. 829

    I would love a signed copy! And of course those earrings :)

  822. 830
    Angie Robertson says:

    I am SO excited to read your book! I have had it on reserve for my nook for well over a month now! I hope you have a fantastic day and CONGRATS!!!!

  823. 831

    Came over from PW and would love to read your book – as my new daughter-in-law is going through similar. (I’ll buy her a copy.) And I would love to pass those earrings on to a red-headed friend that would wear them well!

  824. 832

    I would love to win!!!! Huge fan! Have heard so many good things about this book!

  825. 833

    Congratulations on your book! I’m one of those who chooses a book by its cover & I totally would buy yours based on the cover alone! And those earrings…darling.

  826. 834

    Congrats! Looks like a great read. :)

  827. 835

    Congrats, congrats, congrats!! And the statement earrings – Fab.u.lous!

  828. 836
    Alice Clark says:

    I’ve been looking for a fresh new read. Can’t wait! Those earrings are divine!

  829. 837

    I am SO new to your site, but plan on returning. Having met the lovely Ree Drummond on two occasions, her recommendation for your book makes me think my daughter (mother to two young children) would be perfect! Best wishes for a successful future!

  830. 838
    Amy Bramhall says:

    Can’t wait to read the book! So proud of you.

  831. 839

    My current reading list consists of The Little Blue Truck, Everybody Poops and Elmo Loves to Potty (we’re not potty training yet, he just loves poop books). I’m in desperate need of adult content.

  832. 840
    Marie Durfee says:

    Whether I win a copy or buy one, I will be reading your book. Congratulations, I am so happy for you!!

  833. 841

    Can’t wait to read!! Such a cute title and that trailor video was so good! I just started blogging but I’m excited to post a review after I read. Congrats!

  834. 842
    April Hixon says:

    I would absolutely love to win an autographed copy of your book! I actually considered asking if i mail mine to you with a prepaid envelop if you would sign it and mail it back. LOL!

  835. 843

    Congratulations….cannot wait to read! Green, my favorite….color of growth and life

  836. 844
    Jill Talbert says:

    I’m new to your blog and I love it! I get so excited when I see it in my email box. Isn’t it amazing the things that excite us as we get older?! LOL

  837. 845

    I was going to wait, and hope that I won the giveaway, but I think I will have to order the book now! Can’t wait to read it.

  838. 846

    I would love to win this book. It sounds wonderful and also the earrings are awesome!! I am loving green right now.

  839. 847

    Congratulations! What a tremendous accomplishment! I just began the process of writing my memoir and it seems very overwhelming at this point. I can’t wait to read your story, and hopefully wear these lovely green earring while doing so.

  840. 848

    Would LOVE to win your book! Happy Book Day to you!!!

  841. 849

    I am so very thrilled for you and can’t wait for the UPS guy to show up at my door today so I can finally start reading your book. I know it’s weird to be proud of you, but I am. I still feel “special” that I got to be on Fashion Friday before I went on my first date with my now husband–and after enduring a loss and now having my own baby girl I feel like the book is going to mean a lot more to me. Thanks for showing up every day to make us smile.

  842. 850

    Got lots of preggos in the family this year – would love to read this and pass it on to the other moms. Congrats on your new “baby”! It’s quite an accomplishment!

  843. 851

    I can’t wait to read your book! Would love to win a copy.

  844. 852
    Nancy in AZ says:

    Congrats on the book, love that you spent the day before nesting! Can’t wait to read a signed copy in those gorgeous earrings!

  845. 853

    Congratulations on the book! That is no small feat! Kinda like motherhood!!

  846. 854

    Would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  847. 855

    Just bought the book on Amazon for Kindle and sent it as a gift to my daughter who is a new mom. Love your blog!

  848. 856

    Congratulations! So much!

  849. 857

    Congratulations on the book!

  850. 858

    Would love to read your book…and the earrings too of course :)

  851. 859

    I cannot imagine why I have never seen your blog before. I believe I may have been living under a rock. Or something like that. I will go to Lifeway posthaste to purchase a copy of your book.

  852. 860

    Your book sounds fantastic. It’s now on my to-read list!

  853. 861

    My book is out for delivery right now!! Woo hoo!!!! Can’t wait to read it… and I wouldn’t mind another copy if its signed ;) I’ll be happy to give away the other one and help get the word out!

  854. 862

    can’t wait to read it! congratulations~

  855. 863
    tia bennett says:

    I am so happy and proud of you! I can’t wait to read it!

  856. 864

    I can’t wait to read your book! Congrats Melanie! So excited for you! :)

  857. 865
    jacquelyn jenkins says:

    congrats on your book release!! i ordered this morning, can’t wait to start reading!

  858. 866

    Sure am looking forward to reading your book while wearing the sparkly green earrings!

  859. 867
    Melissa O. says:

    I saw this book over on Ree’s site…congrats on being a published author!!! I have to admit that I usually choose books by their covers and your cover immediately grabbed my attention. Can’t wait to read it!!

  860. 868
    Patty Shack says:

    TO WIN YOUR BOOK AND THOSE FAB EARRINGS WOULD BE AWESOME!

  861. 869

    I just stumbled on your blog via PW’s comments about your new book. Looks like I’ll be reading your blog, along with a few others, as I drink my morning coffee. Congratulations on the release of your book–looks like a fun read and I’ll check it out soon.

  862. 870

    Congratulations! It is kind of you to share your exciting day with us!

  863. 871

    Super fun giveaway- I love the earrings, and congrats on your book!

  864. 872

    Congrats on your book release… I’m looking forward to reading it.

  865. 873

    Could I please have the waist of the person inside the sweet tea crocheted top? And I think you should wear the goddess dress as a cover up. It would bring pool lounging to a whole new level. Congrats on getting your slipcovers back on!! Oh. And on your book release, too. :)

  866. 874

    Your book should arrive via Amazon next week! Yay! The earrings are beautiful, and I would love to win!

  867. 875

    Would love to read the book!

  868. 876

    Congratulations! The earrings are beautiful and I would love them! I won’t buy them myself, but I will buy the book either way. Love to give books like yours for gifts!

  869. 877

    Congrats! Your blog is fab and your book will be too.

  870. 878
    Carol Nelson says:

    Found your blog through PW. Looking forward to reading your book.

  871. 879

    Love you and can’t wait to read your book!

  872. 880

    Have loved reading your guest posts on Pioneer Woman. New subscriber to your blog. Good luck with your book. Hope I’m the winner.

  873. 881

    Congrats on your book release! Can’t wait to read it!

  874. 882

    I would love to win your book! Although, I will definitely read it if I don’t win it!

  875. 883
    terry kerns says:

    Congrats on such a HUGE event in your life! I know God is gonna bless this beyond your wildest dreams. Thanks for making my Fridays happy days.

  876. 884

    I would love to win!! Although I’ll probably go buy it today anyway!!

  877. 885

    Can’t wait to read your book! I’ve enjoyed reading your blog everyday! Congratulations!

  878. 886
    Lynda Esser says:

    I would love to win this book, I live in a little town with a little library and we don’t always get great books like this.

  879. 887

    Can’t wait to read your book – sounds like a winner!!

  880. 888

    Congratulations on your new book…looking forward to reading it!

  881. 889

    Can’t wait to read the book! Have a great weekend!

  882. 890

    One Aggie to another, let me just tell you how much I would LOVE to win!!! Thank you for the give away!

  883. 891

    I can’t wait to read it!

  884. 892

    Congratulations on your book! (And also on getting the slip covers back on, which is a truly remarkable accomplishment – oh, so is the book! ;) )

    Best Wishes for fabulousness!

  885. 893

    Love those earrings!! So pretty!

  886. 894

    I’m getting married soon and this sounds like a great book for all that’s coming up in my life!

  887. 895

    Congratulations on the book! I look forward to reading it!

  888. 896
    Nate's Mom says:

    Congratulations!! I will be buying it if I don’t win it.

    Nate’s Mom

  889. 897

    Congrats on the book’s debut! Those earrings are sparkly and delicious. I would love to win a pair.

  890. 898

    Congrats on the book! Loved the video promo too!

  891. 899

    love this! cant wait to read it! congrats!

  892. 900

    I’m curious about your book!

  893. 901

    I’m so happy for you – watching the video entry brought tears to my eyes, and I’ve only met you once (at a Siesta Memory Verse Celebration) and only know you through what you share here… thank you for your honesty and humor and insight!

    May you be blessed abundantly for your courage! :)

  894. 902
    Pamela Spencer says:

    “The Racketeer” by John Grisham – I bought/downloaded the digital version of your book from Amazon for my Kindle today but still want the autographed one for my “collection” – you’ll be the third one – Paul Prudhomme was 1st, Tyler Florence was 2nd —- Yeah – I read a lot of cookbooks ;-)

  895. 903

    Green has always been my favorite color!! Cant wait to read the book!!

  896. 904

    New to your blog and just purchased your book on Amazon for my Kindle. Can’t wait to read it and looking forward to reading your blog.

  897. 905

    Can’t wait to read it!

  898. 906

    Would love to win this. I can’t wait to dive into the book.

  899. 907

    Cant wait to read it….ready for some laughs!!

  900. 908

    I would love to win!

  901. 909

    I may have cried this week when I realized it was THE week! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…you and BooMama taught me how to laugh again after a few rough years in NYC. I realized one day that I didn’t laugh anymore. And I hardly even smiled. Then I discovered blogs, and you and Sophie. You reintroduced me to being lighthearted, talking about trivial, girly things like make-up and clothes, and how faith can get you through those times. I’ve been tracking my package, and my book should arrive on my doorstep today. If this snowstorm delays it, I’m not sure what I’ll do! I have a pair of Kendra Scott earrings in emerald (not Danielle’s though…I’ve been wanting a pair!), and I might just have to put them on today! ;) I’m so happy for you!!!

  902. 910

    I’m very exited to read this book!

  903. 911

    Thanks for a chance to win your book! I know it will be a success – just read the preview on Amazon!

  904. 912

    Congratulations on your book release! I would love to win this and am so excited to read the book!

  905. 913

    I am a sucker for gingham too. I thought Doris Day when I saw the picture. Green is my absolute favorite color and those earrings are gorgeous. I have heard fabulous things about the book as well. Congrats!

  906. 914

    So cool! It’s on my wishlist on Amazon!

  907. 915

    Congrats on your book! The earrings are beautiful!

  908. 916

    If I don’t win your book and the earrings, I’ll have to buy them. Both look wonderful! Congratulations!!

  909. 917

    Congratulations! How very exciting to see you book come to life!

  910. 918
    Leanne Toohey says:

    Hoping to win! I love all the crochet themeds items…pretty!

  911. 919

    Congrats on your book. I watched the trailer for it and LOVED it! Can’t wait to read it. If I don’t win, I guess I will have to download a copy for my Nook!!

  912. 920

    The perfect combo: a great book and fabulous earrings!!

  913. 921

    Followed your link from the Pioneer Woman’s website.
    After I read her post on your book, I want it! It sounds just like a book I want to read, and you sound like a delightful author.

  914. 922

    Yay, it’s finally here! Can’t wait to read it! Congrats, Melanie!!

  915. 923
    Lori Wojtczak says:

    Great giveaway! Excited to read the book and beautiful earrings!

  916. 924

    These earrings are adorable, and I am looking forward to reading your book!

  917. 925

    Congratulations on your book!

  918. 926

    I would love to win I just found you from Ree’s site. Now I can’t wait to go back in time and read some of your posts.

  919. 927
    Rebecca B. says:

    Congrats on birthing your book. How awesome and exciting!

  920. 928

    I would love to win your book and the gorgeous earrings! Thanks for being so generous with your giveaway!

  921. 929

    I came here via The Pioneer Woman’s site. I’m definitely looking forward to reading your book!

  922. 930
    Elaine Hankins says:

    Would love to read your book – plan to buy it right away!!! Love those Kendra Scott earrings!

  923. 931

    The Pioneer Woman sent me to your site… Now that’s what I call a friend!

  924. 932

    Congrats! Can’t wait to read it.

  925. 933

    Congrats on the release of your first book! I say first because I am sure there will be more. I’m excited to see how God uses His Word in your to touch the lives of others like me, who sometimes just need to know I’m not the only neurotic one around. (And who needs help in developing fashion!)

  926. 934

    I’d love to win the earrings and book. Congrats!

  927. 935

    I had no idea you had a blog or a book coming out….happy Friday to me for finding it!!!

  928. 936

    I am so excited to read your book!! The intro on Amazon made me cry! :)
    Congratulations!!

  929. 937

    What a great blog…I’m glad I found it!!

  930. 938

    Looking forward to reading your book, Congratulations!

  931. 939
    Heather from NC says:

    Can’t wait to read the book! I love the earrings :)

  932. 940

    I’d love to win this, either way I’ll read the book. I can’t wait!

  933. 941

    Can’t wait to read it!

  934. 942

    I had no idea Pantone’s color of the year was emerald. I chose emerald as the accent for our living room. That was the first decorating decision I made for our new house and actually the first conscious decorating decision I’ve made in my life! I feel so vindicated now, and it’s thanks to you!

  935. 943

    I am so looking forward to reading your book, what an accomplishmet! The earrings are just a nice bonus.

  936. 944

    Congratulations on your book! I’d love to receive a copy AND the earrings. :-)

  937. 945

    Just discovered your Blog. Would love to read your book.

  938. 946

    I cannot wait to read this! Congratulations on your big day!! And that first top is to die for.

  939. 947

    Congratulations ! I am so looking forward to reading your book!

  940. 948

    Congratulations on the book release!

  941. 949

    I will be a momma for the first time in August (yay!), and based on all of the glowing reviews, it sounds like I would be in for a real treat if I were to win your book!

    Also, green is my favorite color. Just throwing that out there.

    Congratulations on your book-baby!

  942. 950

    Congratulations! I can’t read to read your book. And I love the earrings. :)

  943. 951

    Congratulations on the book! Can’t wait to read it.

  944. 952

    Congrats on the book – those earrings are gorgeous!

  945. 953

    Can’t wait to read it. Love the earrings also. I actually love all the Fashion Friday items too. Now, I just have to go buy, buy, buy :)

  946. 954

    Congrats on the book! Can’t wait to read it! Love the earrings too!

  947. 955
    Yolanda Marron says:

    I would love to read what I hear from Kelly’s Corner is a very hilarious book on motherhood. The earrings would just be grand to read the book in. ;) As a mother of 2 boys the bathroom may be the best escape place to do my reading. Congratulations!!!

  948. 956

    I would love to win a copy of your book.

  949. 957

    Congrats on the book release!!!

  950. 958

    way to go on having your book out. the earrings are the perfect compliment to your book release.

  951. 959

    Wow! It’s really happening! Congratulations on the book release; I hope you sell tons. You’ve at least sold one in Atlanta because I pre-bought mine ages ago. Also, those green earrings would match my eyes.

  952. 960

    I am so excited for your book and those earrings are amazing too!

  953. 961

    Would love to read this book…and those earrings are gorgeous!

  954. 962

    Am so excited for you!! If I don’t win the book I am still going to purchase and read. I shared on my facebook page…

  955. 963

    I’m about halfway through the book…so, so, so goooooood!!!
    And the earrings are beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful celebratory weekend!

  956. 964

    I’m here because Jen Fulwiler loves you so much. But I love those earrings, and have become a big fan of green in the past 2 years. Except I don’t know about loving the color of the year. It’s a weird feeling loving something popular when you are as chronically unpopular as I am. Do you ever feel this? Because, first you have to explain it it true love and not just because someone deemed it so. But then after a short period of loving it AND it being popular, you love it AND it’s passé. And then you love it AND it’s dreadfully dated. And then you are just back to being uncool after a brief rush of heady respect. Yeah, I still haven’t gotten over the boho trend invasion.

  957. 965

    Love the book title and the earrings that go with it! Hope to be reading a signed copy soon. Congrats!

  958. 966
    Rebekah Stevens says:

    I cannot wait to read this book! So excited for you!

  959. 967

    Congratulations! I love love your blog, and I’m sure I’ll LOVE your book! I asked for it for Valentine’s Day, and my husband already purchased it. I’m so blessed. :-)

  960. 968

    I would LOVE to win this book. I have six kiddos: 9 (almost 10), 7,4,2,2, (twins not a typo!) and 8 months. To curl up in my garage sale recliner and laugh with you would be great! CONGRATS! Glad you’re from TX. I’m a Texas girl, too.

  961. 969

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to read it!

  962. 970

    Congratulations! Like many others, I love your blog, and look forward to your daily posts. Now I look forward to your new book! And while I never, every win anything I guess you can’t win if you don’t eve try, huh? So here I try…

  963. 971

    I can’t wait to read your book! I’m hoping to be a mommy in a few months!

  964. 972

    Can’t wait to read this whether I win or not!

  965. 973

    I would love to read your book and then share it with my daughters. The ear rings I keep.

  966. 974

    Can’t wait to read this!!

  967. 975
    Stephanie Stewart says:

    ooh! me! me! I can’t wait to read your book!

  968. 976

    Excited to read your book. Love your blog. Keeping my fingers crossed. Thank you.

  969. 977

    Here from Pioneer Woman. Thanks for the chance to win!

  970. 978

    I haven’t ordered your book yet, but I plan to download it tonight on my Kindle. I’d love a personalized copy, though, and I totally need new earrings. :-D

  971. 979
    Belinda Turner says:

    This looks like a great book and I would love to read it! And those earrings are fabulous! Green is my favorite color and it really POPS my green eyes!

  972. 980

    Congrats on your book coming out!

  973. 981

    The book sounds entertaining. I would love to read it!

  974. 982

    Congratulations!

  975. 983

    oh how I would love this. come on, random number generator. PICK ME!

  976. 984

    I would love to win this book. It sounds like a good read and the earrings are very cute,

  977. 985

    Congratulations! Cute earrings.

  978. 986

    Congrats on the book! The earrings are gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway.

  979. 987

    Melanie, I’m so excited for you about your book! I can’t wait to read it! I know it’s going to make me laugh and make me cry. Congratulations!

  980. 988

    Yay! Have been waiting for your book release! And earrings, too? It’s just too much!

  981. 989

    As a writer and green-eyed girl, I’m excited for you and your book release! Might have to seek out those earrings (and, of course the book) if I don’t win!

    Congrats!

  982. 990
    Yameiry Nolasco says:

    Im new here and will love to win. Cant wait to read the book. Thank you for the chance to win.

  983. 991
    Patrice Anne says:

    fabulous news! excited to read your book – congrats!
    and yes, i, too, knew ‘green’ is THE color for 2013!!
    yay!!!!

  984. 992

    Congratulations on the book. Can’t wait to read it and the earrings are awesome!

  985. 993

    Congratulations!

  986. 994

    First let me say HUGE congratulations on your book! Looking forward to reading it and would love to win (especially since my birthday is Sunday and I won’t be getting gifts this year).

  987. 995

    Can’t wait to read this!! and OMG at thsoe earrings!!!!!
    Congratulations on your book release!!!

  988. 996

    congrats! and love the earrings

  989. 997

    Would love to read your book and those earrings look divine!

  990. 998
    Terri Heise says:

    congratz on the wonderful book. =) I’m a new fan of yours from PW =)

  991. 999

    Looks wonderful!

  992. 1000

    My Girl would really like to read your book and has been waiting for it’s release!

  993. 1001

    Congratulations on your book! The earrings are darling!

  994. 1002

    Would love the book and would love the matching earrings. Congrats

  995. 1003
    Karol Swauger says:

    If Ree loves it I will too.

  996. 1004

    just got done ordering my copy of the book for my kindle. BUT if i win this copy i will share it with all my friends!

  997. 1005

    I went to Amazon the other day and read exerpts from the book, and can I just say HI-LAR-IOUS! Can’t wait to read it all the way through. Hopeful I’ll have the chance to win it, but if not, will definitely order it.

    BTW, super cute earrings!

  998. 1006

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to read your book… and I love those earrings!

  999. 1007
    Jessica Knight says:

    can’t wait to read it! xoxo

  1000. 1008

    Love those earrings! Can’t wait to read your book.

  1001. 1009

    Would love to win the Kendra Scott earrings (love her new store in Houston) and of course have a signed copy of you book!

  1002. 1010

    I plan to order “Sparkly Green Earrings” as soon as I fire- up my Kindle today.

  1003. 1011

    Congrats on your book! Can’t wait to read it. And would love to be the proud owner of those earrings!

  1004. 1012

    Looks like a great book! And I so dearly love to read. Thanks for the chance at winning!

  1005. 1013

    I can’t wait to read the book! And I love the earrings!!

  1006. 1014

    I’ll buy the book if I don’t win it; it’s already in my Amazon cart!

  1007. 1015

    I’d love to win this book. Congrats on finishing and publishing it.

  1008. 1016
    Melinda Reid says:

    I would love to win…

  1009. 1017

    What a great blog! Had never been here before, but think I will be visiting more often! :)

  1010. 1018

    It is so odd to be this excited for someone I don’t even know! I feel proud of you and just want to tell people in the bookstore-“hey I KNOW her” (but not exactly LOL!) I love reading this blog and can’t wait to read the book!

  1011. 1019

    Found you through PW.

  1012. 1020

    Congrats on the book and thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  1013. 1021

    Congrats on the book release! Can’t wait to read it! Love the earrings! They would go great with the sweater I am wearing!

  1014. 1022

    Your book sounds great. I love your writing. If I won it I would read it and then past it to a friend.

  1015. 1023

    Looking forward to reading your book! And…hopefully winning the earrings!

  1016. 1024
    Melanie Wegner says:

    Cute!!!! Love having a little something bold, like these earrings, to go with my outfit.

  1017. 1025

    Woo Hooo! SO super excited for you today! Ive been a long time reader and fan …even made my husband laugh with your shower tile/Mexcian man story years ago. I knew you were an author in the making back then ;)
    Praying HIS hugest blessings on you, your family, and this book!!

  1018. 1026

    Can’t wait to read your book! Also, what girl doesn’t love earrings?

  1019. 1027

    I would love to win…looks like a great book!

  1020. 1028

    Melanie, your book is wonderful! I sat down to read a chapter the first day I had it and ended reading 10 chapters! I can relate to so much of what you said…thanks for your realness!

  1021. 1029

    The book sounds great!

  1022. 1030

    My book is supposed to be delivered today and I positively can’t wait!

  1023. 1031
    Lori Mack says:

    So looking forward to reading your book! Congratulations on the release!

  1024. 1032

    Congrats on the book! And, those earrings look amazing.

  1025. 1033

    I love your promo video!!

  1026. 1034

    LOVE those earrings and can’t wait to read the book!

  1027. 1035

    Can’t wait to read your book!

  1028. 1036
    Olesia Flegka says:

    Congratulations!! I’d lvoe to read your book! The earrings are beautiful!

  1029. 1037

    I cant wait to read this! Also, my favorite color is gree

  1030. 1038

    Green is favorite color. Just sayin.

  1031. 1040
    Leslie Moeller says:

    Congrats! I can’t wait to read your book.

  1032. 1041

    Congratulations on your book. You always put a smile on my face!

  1033. 1042

    So excited for you! Congratulations!!!! Love those Earrings!!! SO so so happy for you, P, and Caroline! Hope your sales numbers are through the roof today!!!

  1034. 1043

    Can’t wait to read this! Congrats on the big day! :)

  1035. 1044
    Hollia W. says:

    I have red hair, I need these beautiful green earrings AND was in a car accident this past week, need to rest, what better to do than add this highly acclaimed book to my Bible reading?!

  1036. 1045

    Congratulations!

  1037. 1046

    How awesome to see a dream realized! What a beautiful blessing, can’t wait to get my hands on the book (the earrings would be a lovely bonus :D )

  1038. 1047
    Chrissy H says:

    So excited about your book! I have been stalking the delivery of my book via the amazon tracking, and it should be here today :) Woo hoo!!!

  1039. 1048
    September says:

    Congratulations on your book! I’m looking forward to reading it. I’ve been reading your blog daily for a few years. You’re charming and witty. Thank you for your stories. However riveting or about a boring weekend, I always enjoy a good laugh.

  1040. 1049

    I love,love, love those earrings!!!!!!!!!

  1041. 1050

    Can’t wait to read it!

  1042. 1051

    Looking forward to reading the book.

  1043. 1052

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read your book! Thank you for a chance to win a copy. :)

  1044. 1053
    Kris Springer says:

    I got my book in the mail yesterday and cannot WAIT to read it!!

  1045. 1054

    I love a good read! You go girl!

  1046. 1055

    So excited for you! Would love to win!

  1047. 1056

    I may or may not be sneaking out of my office this afternoon on an “errand” to go buy your book. So excited about it. You crack me up…your tweets come thru on my phone and hubby says–is that Big Mama? He may even want to read the book–but alas, I would not share the earrings with him if I win! Congrats on your wonderful accomplishment!!

  1048. 1057
    SarahB816 says:

    Congratulations on the book! I would love these!

  1049. 1058

    Can’t wait to read it!

  1050. 1059

    love, love, love Kendra scott

  1051. 1060

    Congratulations on your book release day! How exciting. Thank you for sharing your life with us!

  1052. 1061

    Can’t wait to read the book and the earrings are lovely!

  1053. 1062

    My book arrived via Amazon and I hope to dive in tonight when the kids go to sleep! Love the earrings . . . great giveaway, Melanie! Best of luck with the book and enjoy this experience for all it is!! You deserve it!

  1054. 1063

    Can’t wait to get your book. Buying copies for my daughters, too!

  1055. 1064

    Congrats on the book! God is faithful. :)

  1056. 1065

    I can’t wait to read your book!
    And the earrings are gorgeous. :)

  1057. 1066

    Want the book! Want the earrings! Pick me!

  1058. 1067

    I love the earrings and can’t wait to read the book! It’s so exciting!

  1059. 1068

    I hope the story about you reminding Caroline what Heaven is like and her saying it is better than I remembered made the book. Congratulations on the book! I just may have to move it to the shelf with Jen Hatmaker’s books at my Lifeway Store.

  1060. 1069
    Michelle T. says:

    Can’t wait to read Sparkly Green Earrings!

  1061. 1070

    What an exciting day for you! Good luck with sales.

  1062. 1071

    Looking forward to reading your book either way!

  1063. 1072

    love those earrings

  1064. 1073

    I can. not. wait. to read your book! yay! And the earrings are super cute, but I won’t be able to wear them for approx. 5 years … the point at which I estimate my little people will no longer be tempted to rip them out of my ears.

  1065. 1074

    My husband and I don’t usually get each other anything for Valentines day because our anniversary is March 7 but this year I told him I had to have your book. The earrings would just be a extra sweet bonus.

  1066. 1075

    Got your book locked and loaded on the Kindle already but would love a copy to rub against my cheek and snuggle and give away to friends. So, so, so excited for you, Melanie! Seriously, CONGRATS.

  1067. 1076

    Congratulations on your book!

  1068. 1077

    Can’t wait to read your book…and hopefully wear those earrings someday!!!

  1069. 1078
    kayceebeebee says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. I come from PW’s site. Congrats on your book.

  1070. 1079

    Congrats on your book release! I pre-ordered it and can’t wait to start reading it……those earrings are fabulous and i would be honored to own a signed book by you! Hope you have an amazing weekend :)

  1071. 1080

    I would love to win a signed copy of your book, and I love the earrings!!

  1072. 1081
    Karen Sawyer says:

    Okay, first let me say, I just found your blog about two weeks ago and I’m hooked. You write like I think. Next I would like to say, good luck in choosing a winner for your contest. It’s not even noon yet and I’m number 1057. Let’s just say your weekend is shot! Lastly, I’m just being honest when I say that I don’t have your book yet but I plan to get it. The first time I saw the cover on your blog I thought I’d have to get it because it looked like it might have something to do with Ireland, being about green things and all. And yes, I’m obsessed with Ireland right now. But even if Ireland is never mentioned, I’m sure it will be a wonderful book. Lastly, I would love to have the Kendra Scott earrings. My 17 year old daughter just went to the Kendra Scott store here in Austin and had the same earrings made except with a different stone. She blew all of her birthday money on that one purchase but she assures me it was well worth it. So, if by chance, I had some Kendra Scott’s, I’d be the coolest mom within miles just by default. And let me tell you, when they get to be 17, (something you can start preparing for now) it’s extremely tough to be a cool mom. Congratulations on your book and keep up the good work on your blog. Happy weekend!

  1073. 1082
    Carol S in Florida says:

    Just discovered your blog via PW. Looking forward to reading your book!

  1074. 1083

    I can’t wait to read your book! I have a two-month old at home and it’s our first so I know I’m going to devour the chapters with the relating :)

  1075. 1084
    Vicky from Michigan says:

    Love the earrings! My favorite color has always been green. And I can’t wait to read the book and I’m very excited for you. It has to feel like you just gave birth!

  1076. 1085