Saturday, July 14, 2012

Redefining Home Book Giveaway!

This book could be on YOUR shelf soon!

Last Spring, I ordered the book (seen above), Redefining Home: Squatty Potties, Split Pants & Other Things That Divide My World, written by a new friend of mine, Carrie Anne Hudson.  I first knew about her writing through my BFF, Steph, and instantly fell in love with her hilarious, insightful, thought-provoking, smart and honest blog, Rescued Remnant.  I just knew her online, but then...

...I got to meet her in person!  Her family, who lives in our area of the world, was on holiday in the city we live in and Carrie, Steph and I got to meet at Starbucks (that blessed establishment) for some girl chat.  She is exactly as she portrays herself in her writing; transparently real, funny, wise and truly fun.  

As she is, she writes about her life learning Chinese, mothering five little ones, living in a very foreign, but now familiar culture...keeping her head afloat and thriving in what can be a very stressful way of life.  

She wrote a book chronicling her wild, but awesome life - and you're gonna need some serious bladder control if you want to get through some of the more hilarious moments.  Trust me. 

In her own words about the book. "It's a look at real life overseas. From the humiliating encounters with a fruit vendor to being swept into a Chinese funeral procession, we are kept humbled and alert."

Carrie has offered to give a paperback copy of her new book to the winner of a giveaway I'm hosting here on my blog.  You ready?

To make an entry, please answer one or more of the following questions in the comments below:

1.  What is the current population of China?
2.  Have you ever used a squatty potty?
3.  What exactly ARE split pants?

Other ways to enter:

4.  "Follow" my blog.  (Scroll to the top right of this page to see how to follow)
5.  "Follow" Carrie's blog (click here to visit Rescued Remnant)
6.  "Like" Carrie's Facebook Page (click here to go to her page)
7.  Tweet about her new book Redefining Home (click for the Amazon link)
8.  Share about her new book Redefining Home on Facebook. 
(make sure that you comment and tell me about #4 - #8 if you do them!)

Look at that!  You have eight different ways to enter this giveaway!  What are you waiting for?  Crack open your Google search page, visit our blogs or blab about this book on the WWW.  Go ahead! Better your chances and win this book!

The deadline for this giveaway is Monday, July 23rd at noon (Mountain Standard Time).  I will announce the (randomly-picked-by-the-computer) winner sometime that evening.  Make sure you don't post anonymously (at least leave your first name or log in)!

Hope you win!  I LOVE this book!


  1. Hi Alina!! I have to comment on split pants. They are the pants little babies in china wear with the slot down the middle in the back so they can just squat and pee. No need for diapers!!! Population 1.3 bil and yes I've used a squatty and so have my kids. Does that count for more entries????? So fun that you are doing this. I would love to read her book!!!! Vikki

  2. I loved this book! I read it on my Kindle sometime last year. If I win, I will pass it along to some m. moms who need a laugh! I have in fact used a squatty potty and Autumn brought us some split pants for D. They are a 'creative way' to help boys go potty wherever and whenever they need to!

  3. Oh yes, definitely used a squatty potty! Spent a month in Thailand many years ago now with YWAM :)

  4. YOU WON!!! The random number generator must like you because you just won a free copy of Carrie's new book! Please email me at to get the ball rolling. Congrats!


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