Giveaway: Reluctant Entertainer Book

 I love entertaining. I love entertaining my way, the way that is fun for my family. Not the way someone else does it. It doesn't always look the same, but it's always fun. It's not always perfect. Sometimes things don't turn out right. That's totally okay with me.

A few years ago when I started blogging I somehow came across a blog that caught my eye and I have loved it ever since. I've never been reluctant to entertain, but from time to time I would find myself comparing my way of hosting or entertaining with the way someone else did it, or what they served, or how all of their serving containers matched and were beautifully arranged. 

Sandy from Reluctant Entertainer has an amazing knack for entertaining and encouraging the  most "reluctant" entertainer to step out of their comfort zone and go for it. I've even had the honor of meeting her in person and she is just as "real" in "real" life as she is on her blog. 

She recently pooled her years of entertaining and put it down in book form. It is a beautiful book filled with illustrations, recipes, simple hints and tons of encouragement. I purchased one as soon as I could and read it from front to back. A few months ago I actually won a signed copy of the book and so decided to use the one I purchased as a giveaway.
This would be a great Mother's Day gift IF I had thought about it in enough time to get it out for Mother's Day. So just consider it a Ready for Summer Entertaining Giveaway!

....How to win......
* Leave a comment telling me your favorite entertaining/hosting tip or the thing that keeps you from entertaining/hosting.

.....For additional chances......

* Facebook about this giveaway encouraging your friends to be a part.

* Blog about this giveaway.

* Subscribe to the Loving Life blog.
Come back and leave a separate comment for each thing you did to ensure more chances at winning.

U.S. Entries only!

Giveaway will end next Friday, May 6th at Noon!

With Joy UNquenchable,


  1. Just found your blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win!! Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!!

    c1amato at gmail dot com

  2. Hosting tip: if your guests ask to help and you DO need some help, let them assist you. Sometimes our guests can feel guilty when they see you slaving away after they have arrived. Allowing them to help you with some of the final details will actually put them at ease.

    Kirstin, You have always been the best hostess! Thanks for the opportunity!!!

  3.'re the winner of the Reluctant Entertainer book! Chrystal, if you "like" the Reluctant Entertainer FB page, she often has giveaways or points you to blogs that do!!!


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