Hi all! First off, I want to say how lucky I am to have such incredible readers. Your comments are always so enthusiastic and I am thrilled to say that as of yesterday, Project Light to Life has reached 5,000+ followers thanks to such amazing support from all of you.

Although I initially said I’d have my first giveaway after both my Facebook & Twitter pages reached 300 followers, I couldn’t wait to have it and decided that the milestone we reached yesterday warranted one anyway!

So what prizes will the winner be given?

The winner will receive two paperback versions of my absolute favorite books, The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin and My Year with Eleanor by Noelle Hancock:


Both books are ideal for people looking to start bucket lists or life projects, but even if you’re not, they are incredibly enjoyable reads and I’ve read both books a few times. As a bucket list blogger, I felt these two were ideal for the blog’s first sweepstakes.

The winner will also receive this inspirational notebook:


All items are brand new/newly purchased.

So how can you qualify to enter the giveaway?:

  1. Like/follow Project Light to Life on Facebook and Twitter.
  2. After you have followed both accounts, please leave a comment on the Facebook page with something you would like to cross off your bucket list, and on Twitter, send me a public tweet with the same information.
  3. In the comment section below, please list both your Facebook name and Twitter account so I can confirm that you’ve liked/followed both accounts. If you are already following either account (thank you, btw!), please list this information anyway, so I can still confirm it.
  4. If you are uncomfortable listing these in the comments below, you can send me an email with this information. Please make the subject line “Giveaway.” My email address is 
  5. The winner will be asked to provide two addresses (his or her home address to receive the package, along with an alternate address – maybe that of a close friend or family member – to use as a return address, in case the package does not reach the intended destination. I apologize if this part is inconvenient, but, for now, until I get a PO address, my parents do not want me providing our home address). Please take this part into consideration when entering the giveaway.


The giveaway ends Tuesday, August 20th at 11:59 PM EST. Open to residents of the US only. (Someday, I hope to branch out and have international sweepstakes). Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes. Winner will be selected by (using List Randomizer, the first name that comes up will be the winner) and be notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. The products offered for the giveaway are free of charge, no purchase necessary, and have been purchased by me. Facebook and Twitter are in no way associated with this giveaway, nor are any outside sources, aside from myself. I do not share or sell any information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner. The winner will be contacted with further information about when he or she will receive the package (two books and one notebook) in an email and asked to provide the two addresses for where the prizes can be shipped.

Now, back to sounding a bit less serious. I am super excited to be hosting this giveaway and look forward to hearing from you guys! Good luck and email me if you have any questions or concerns 🙂


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88 Responses to Giveaway!

  1. Facebook: Shannon McDonough
    Twitter: @smmcdonough81
    Great idea for a giveaway! 🙂

  2. Don Meincke says: says:
    Facebook: donmeincke
    Twitter: salesviking
    Very clever idea. Enjoy your posts.

  3. Jenn Meadows says:

    Facebook: Jenn Meadows
    Twitter: @jennmeadows2010

    I’m starting a bucket list so I think these books would really help me out as I begin this journey!

  4. glockers13 says:


    This is such an awesome idea! I’m so inspired by your positivity and creativity!

    My Facebook name is Laura McLoughlin
    My twitter name is glockers_laura

    Thanks for giving readers the opportunity to win one of the books that has inspired you! If I don’t win I’m gonna track them down anyway.

    All the best


  5. Rosie Amber says:

    I’m from the UK! (sadly can’t enter this) But it’s a great way to celebrate the success of your site, great giveaway idea, I’ll still sign up.

  6. Super cute idea! I’ve heard that book (The Happiness Project) is great!

  7. kristilynk says:

    Great idea! Even if I dont win…thanks for the book suggestions! 🙂

  8. Glenn says:

    I live in the UK so I don’t qualify for the books, but I have read the Happiness Project. It is a great read, haven’t read My Years with Eleanor so I will have to look out for that 🙂

  9. Dear Christine,

    I would love to send you a copy of my book, Happiness as a Second Language. You seem to enjoy this genre, and I love your blog, so I wanted to share.

    If you’d like a hard copy, please email me the address, or I’d be happy to send you a .mobi or ePub file for your e-reader. Let me know.

    Warmest wishes,

  10. The Happiness Project is on my to read list! Congrats on the 5000+ followers!

  11. milambc says:

    Facebook: Brett Milam
    Twitter: @brett_milam

    I think this is a great idea and really plays into the community feeling involved in blogging. Plus, who doesn’t like free books that could be wonderfully insightful?! Also, congratulations on reaching so many followers; that is terrific!

  12. shoedooo says:

    Facebook: Shardé Reneé Davis
    Twitter: @shoedooo

    I hope I win so I can do the same and pass the books along!

  13. kristilynk says:


  14. Tatum says:

    Facebook: Tatum Rangel
    Twitter: @rangel_tatum
    Thank you for sharing this awesome idea. Books are a great motivation for all.

  15. Facebook: Siobhan Karen Thouvenot
    I don’t have a twitter account so I hope Facebook will do. Love your blog!! Awesome idea! Blessings to you!

  16. Charles Huss says:

    Congratulations on your milestone.

  17. katyhancock says:

    Facebook: Katy Hancock
    Twitter: @katyandthetweet

    Keep up the amazing and inspiring posts! I absolutely love reading what you have to say and I’ll have a reason to use my Twitter now 🙂

  18. Silvie says:

    Facebook: Silvie Armas
    Twitter: @SilvieArmas

    I love all your posts and your idea for the Giveaway! You were the inspiration behind me making my Bucket List!! 🙂

  19. Facebook: Olivia Hightower
    Twitter: @oliviahightower

    I like reading your blog and this is such a great idea! (mainly because I’ve been wanting to read that book for a long time). Congrats on 5,000 followers! Here’s to 5,000 more!

  20. Facebook: Layne Kinney
    Twitter: @LaynelikeaCholo

    So glad you followed my blog which then led me to discover yours! I’m so inspired by your posts!

  21. djtoasterbiscuit says:

    Hey! I totally entered! My name is Ellie McHale (I commented on your FB page) & my twitter handle is @DJToasterBiscui. I commented about driving from SW California to NE Maine. And, thank you for following my blog. Totally appreciate it. I’ll be doing a giveaway in a few weeks I think. Look out for it.

    • Yay, so glad to hear that! And happy that I found your blog; I will definitely look out for the giveaway 🙂 Just please don’t forget to “like” Project Light to Life on Facebook to qualify for the giveaway, as I saw you followed all the other steps perfectly & wouldn’t want you to miss out for missing one of them!

  22. Sophie Milan says:

    Even though I am not qualified to join this, I’d congratulate you nonetheless. And I’ll probably try to get my copy of these books for now. 😉

  23. Ahh I was getting ready to enter, but sadly South Africa is a bit far 🙂 I’ll wait for you to branch out – will still follow you on twitter & Facebook though! @KimboChristian / Kim Christian

  24. bridgeworksmediagroup says:

    I love this book and reccomend it to everyone! Good choice for the giveaway!

  25. Congratulations on reaching so many followers!!! That is such an accomplishment; one you should be proud of and one that should motivate you to keep on reaching for more! I am on a journey myself at this time… trying one day at a time to revamp some of my ways and I think following your blog is certainly going to give me encouragement and maybe even some ideas! I saw that you are following me (thank you!) and hope you feel comfortable enough to drop some ideas or feedback once in a while… best of luck to you!

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  27. mdog32 says:

    Facebook: Gina Gresch (ggresch)
    Twitter: ClerkSupremo

    Thanks for the cool giveaway! I’m trying to figure out how I want to do one for my blog too. This way seemed pretty easier, easier than rafflecopter. Thanks again!

    • You’re welcome 🙂 Thanks for entering and good luck! I was going to use rafflecopter, but then read something about how it’s not compatible with hosted WordPress sites (unless I got that wrong, haha) so I figured I’d just do it manually for now, which has actually been a lot of fun!

      • mdog32 says:

        I read that too and decided I didn’t want to mess with it. Let me know how easy/hard it was to manage all the entries and how you pick someone, any help I can get on how to do this is appreciated, thanks!

      • Yes, exactly! And ok I’ll definitely do that 🙂 So far I’ve been using an Excel spreadsheet, which is helping with organization!

  28. Barbara says:

    Lovely idea but far too complicated for my dyslexic brain!!! Will take the books as a recommendation 🙂

  29. ktmcg82 says:

    Facebook: Katie McGarry
    Twitter: ktmcg82

    This is a great idea for a giveaway! The Happiness Project has been on my list of books to read for some time now! I haven’t heard of the other book before, but I’m definitely going to check it out! Thanks!

  30. This is a great initiative. All the best!!!

  31. Lauren says:

    I’m a fan of Gretchen Ruben but I hadn’t heard of the other book. It looks awesome. I’ll email you my other info.

  32. neishabella says:

    awwww I live in the Bahamas so I don’t qualify but I love your blog and liked your pages anyway. You inspire me 🙂

  33. thecoffeedarling says:

    Hi Chica- my facebook name is Emily Norman and my twitter name is coffeedarling23. I am actually about two days away from posting a 2013 bucket list on my blog but since it’s for 3 months I’m trying to make them somewhat attainable- so I am having trouble coming up with a 13th one 😛 BOO!!! 😛

    Anyway- thanks for the opportunity to win these books. I’ve been thinking of reading Gretchin’s book for a while.

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