August 2, 2009

Blogging For Bliss ~ The Book & A Giveaway

Time To Party!

Bliss = supreme happiness, utter joy or contentment

The new highly anticipated book by Tara Frey "Blogging For Bliss" is now available in both retail bookstores and on line!

Everyone is invited to join the party over at Artsy Mama's Blog on TUESDAY, August 4th by clicking on the Party Button up above. I am posting this a couple of days early as I won't be around much on Tuesday, but you can visit there any time and see who is participating in the event.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who is reading this blog it has been written in Tara's modern and witty style for everyone from the novice to the seasoned blogger or those who may be thinking of blogging and are unsure of how exactly to get started.

Tara has been a long time on line friend of mine, dating to back in the day when she was the proprietress of The Shabby Attic (pre~ Bella Pink). We belonged to a group of shops and did some bantering back and forth, and before long she was helping me organize and edit a column that I was writing. Tara was the one who actually encouraged me to start my own blog, which has been a big part of my daily life for about 2 1/2 years now. She is GOOD at this stuff, writing her own columns for some home decor magazines, her wildly popular blog "Typing Out Loud" and now "THE BOOK". I am sure that there will be lots more to come from this talented girlfriend!

Blogging For Bliss, Crafting Your Own Online Journal....A Guide For Crafters, Artists & Creatives Of All Kinds (quite a tag line!), published by Lark Books. You will find information on everything blog related from blogging platforms, simple HTML, how to take great photos and edit them, creative banners, driving traffic to your blog and that all important subject of blog manners.

You will be delighted with a bevy of eye candy presented in the book as well with photos from Tara and a host of some of the most inspiring blogs around. I am honored to be included in the book (pg. 41) amongst these talented bloggers, and remember the very beginning stages of Tara emailing me about the project. It's finally here and worth the wait!
As for why I gives me yet another way to connect with my on line shop customers, my friends and family and to meet other similar minded people from all over the world. I have written about everything from my travels abroad, projects that I am working on, family events, photo shoots, home decor and tutorials. It simply makes me happy to share my on line journal with you~BLISS!

To celebrate the official release date of Blogging For Bliss I am having a GIVEAWAY on my blog. I will be giving away a copy of the book and this lovely vintage wallpaper box I crafted that will be filled with beautiful things, just for you!

Just leave a comment below and I will draw the winner randomly on Friday August 14th. Don't be shy, I would love to meet you......and be sure to look back to see if you have won!


  1. Hi Janet

    Great review on the new "Blogging for Bliss" book. It sounds wonderful.

    Congratulations on being included in the book!!

    Please count me in on your giveaway


  2. I would be thrilled to win your lovely box and the new book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. Wowee, awesome giveaway. Have heard about the book - would love to win a copy. LindaSonia

  4. Hi Sweet Janet,

    This book sounds wonderful!!! And your giveaway sounds even better!!!! Hope all is well! Please do count me in on your giveaway!

    Warmest Regards,

  5. Hi Janet. The book sounds wonderful. Please count me in for the giveaway. Any of your items are beautiful. i hope your summer is going great. Take care,, cinner

  6. Sounds like a great book....Jo

  7. Boy do I need this book, Janet. Thank you posting about this great new book. Your giveaway sounds wonderful. Count me in!

  8. Will have to check out the Bliss Book. Love your blog ... TY for accepting my entry. TTFN ~Marydon

  9. hi Janet, sounds like a great book!!
    hope your well & hope you have a great week!!

  10. Hi Janet, I am definitely going to buy this book! As a beginner Blogger I know I will benefit from the great featured Bloggers but would love a chance to win your crafty box! Thank you so much for your kind comment on my site. It was lovely to see you there. I have followed your site for quite awhile and posted a few comments to you under the name of Primrose. xx

  11. Hi Janet,
    Tara's book sounds fabulous.
    Hope we get to see it here in Australia.
    Count me in for your giveaway.

  12. Janet -

    I don't have a blog but this book will be the incentive I need to start one! LOVE YOURS!!!!

    CONGRATS on yet another honor for you to be included as a featured blogger in such a beautiful book!

  13. Thank You so much for giving us a chance at another Beautiful Giveaway!!!-Laura

  14. Your blog is so sweet, I am a newcomer and found it through another sister in law is very shabby and I cannot wait to tell her about your blog! Thank you for sharing!

  15. Janet

    Loved your review of Tara's book. Congratulations on being featured.


    P.S. I would be crazy not to want to be included in this fantastic give-a-way!

  16. Hi Janet!

    I LOVE this book so much! I read the whole thing the day I got it, lol! I was thrilled to see you in there :) I love your blog and shop and have fora long time. I was included in the book in a little paragraph and was so honored to be included in such a wonderful project. Tara did a beautiful job!

    I LOVE that wallpaper box!!!!!!! Gorgeous!!


  17. Hi Janet,.. I live in New Zealand and am new at this blog world but for a long time I,ve been reading your,s and many others and many an hour has disappeared. I love it and if you check my website
    you will see what we have begun down here in this part of the world.Up there you have so much choice, WOW. That book is perfect for us. Keep up your awesome talent. Regards, Noeline, Christchurch, New Zealand

  18. Hi Miss Janet!! Congrats on being in Tara's book!!! I am doing a happy dance for you right now! Your blog is lovely and shows your passion for all thing beautiful. I always enjoy my visits here. Enjoy the party ~ xo Joy

  19. I can see why you were featured in Tara's book. Your blog is beautiful! It's very generous of you to give away a copy of the book AND a beautiful box of goodies. I'd love the chance to win. I hope you have a loveleigh day and thank you for sharing why you blog for bliss!

  20. Congrats Janet on YOUR wonderful feature in Tara's beautiful new book!

    Here's to many many more blissful blogging days in Blogland.


  21. My husband had to drag me out of the bookstore last weekend (I had already found my week's self-imposed allowance of treasures)- away from the craft section where Tara's new book was so beautifully displayed! I'd love to win, read, and be inspired!

  22. Great post! Glad you could participate. So wonderful to be i the book with you.
    Cheers to blogging!

  23. just joined as a 'follower' on your pretty blog! thanks janet!
    cupcake smiles, diana

  24. congrats! i have enjoyed visiting your blog :)
    i will be back for many more visits.

  25. Congrats on being in the book! I don't have a blog, but I can't wait to take a look at this book--and thanks for the opportunity to be entered in your giveaway!

  26. That is one lovely giveaway. Yes please enter me...and pick me, pick me... =)
    Thank you for sharing such great gifts...

  27. Oh that sounds like a great book:) Congratulations for being in the book. Please put my name in for the wonderful giveaway. Thanks!!

  28. Hi Janet,well deserved to you and the many chosen for Tara's book.I have ordered it through Amazon, hope to get it soon.
    Id love to be part of your giveaway, so count me in!

  29. I just purchased the Blogging for Bliss book and found you in it.

    Looks like that accolades are true.

    So nice to find your loveliness.

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

  30. Dear Janet....I love the new book....looks like a lot of wonderful readings and eyecandy!! And your box is so very sweet! Please enter me in this giveaway. I'll add this giveaway to by blog for others to see.

    Warm Hugs...Linda

  31. I would love to win Tara's book & your gorgeous box full of 'goodies'. Congratulations to you for being in Tara's book showing the very best of blogger world!! ~Sue~

  32. I would love a copy of the new book. Please count me in your generous giveaway.

  33. Hi: I did not make the party, but I sure purchased the book. It is full of wonderful information. So glad I own it. Love your blog by the way. I will be back again and again. Martha

  34. Glad I didnt miss this.... I have been really lax in the commenting a posting department of late...

    Congratulations to Tara for her book and you for being featured...


  35. I would love to have a copy of this book, I've already tried to find it at my local Borders and they don't have it.

    Carol Casey

  36. Janet,
    Please count me in for your giveaway. I would be thrilled to win these wonderful goodies.