The Gene, Everywhere Virtual Book Launch party is only 9 days away! This is getting real, y’all! What would Gracie do? She’d make a paper chain to count down the days. (Actually, she would have done that a month ago.)
Today, I want to tell you about the book launch giveaway items that will be available to win during the party.
But first, I’m required to provide you with this disclosure: Grace Grits and Gardening is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
Alrighty. If you are confused about the idea of a virtual party and/or you missed the post about how it will work, click HERE. Otherwise, let’s move on to the goodies.
I’ve tried to curate items that not only relate to Gene, Everywhere, but also support local, handmade, and/or small business ventures.
Take a look…
Carrots Market List
The carrot design on this shopping note pad
and the idea of grocery shopping
remind me of Gene. Yes, shopping will be more fun
with this paper pad featuring
an original illustration by Gingiber owner,
Stacie Bloomfield. Gingiber’s nature/animal-inspired
designs always make me smile.
50 sheets / 4.25″x8.5″
Designed and printed in the USA.
This handmade/fresh-brewed coffee-scented soy candle
will bring 40+ hours of burn time serenity.
And how cool is this—the wood wick
provides a gentle crackling sound!
Hand poured and made in small batches in Texas.
Package of American Legion
from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
Poppies grew in Europe during WWI;
this poppy is named after those soldiers who died.
Poppies will always remind me of my father-in-law.
This variety is particularly appropriate to my story,
as Gene was a veteran of WWII.
from Red Bird Naturals
Raise your hand if you occasionally suffer
from body aches, joint pain—oh, you know,
those regular aging nuisances that find all of us.
Old Thyme Medicine Balm from Red Bird Naturals
will sooth those creaky places
with wild-harvested herbs, organic ingredients
sourced primarily from local Colorado farms,
and essential oils pressed in Utah and Oregon.
Knit Fingerless Gloves
These soft, fingerless gloves in ivory tweed
will keep your hands cozy,
even when you need your fingers free for typing,
phone-scrolling, chip-eating, or puzzle-working.
My father-in-law wore mine indoors, all day long.
Machine washable / Made in the USA
Everything is Possible Notepad
from Freckled Hen Farmhouse
This 6″ x 6″ notepad
will provide an adorable reminder
that everything is possible.
And if you haven’t visited Freckled Hen Farmhouse,
you are missing out.
(Sugar Boo & Co. Designs)
3 Reusable Drawstring Produce Bags
from Freckled Hen Farmhouse
Since my time with Gene,
trips to the grocery store
have taken on a new meaning.
These reusable drawstring net bags
make shopping for produce stylish
and ecologically friendly. Perfect
for trips to the farmer’s market too!
(Le Marche / Now Designs)
Start Where You Are:
A Journal for Self-Exploration
by Meera Lee Patel
For me, so much of Gene, Everywhere
is about growing older and discovering
more about myself. This beautiful journal
will tap into your creative side, help you
remember that child who loved to color
and draw and write once-upon-a-time stories.
Eyes in the Garden Puzzle
Oh, the puzzle of Gene and me.
So symbolic, the simple puzzle piece. And what a beauty
this garden puzzle is!
The Pioneer Woman
Lily Dot Melamine Mixing Bowl Set
These fun mixing bowls from The Pioneer Woman
will make your kitchen time brighter.
And the lids allow for handy dandy storage
or traveling to a potluck.
Set of 3 in these cheerful colors.
Your fur baby (dog or cat) will be extra happy
to win a RescueBox
filled with goodies.
RescueBox provides food and vaccinations
to animals in desperate need.
Yay for that.
This prize is Lucy approved!
Signed First Edition Hardback of Gene, Everywhere
Signed 2nd Edition Hardback
of The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee (now illustrated!)
Don’t they look great together???
I know everyone is busy in March with spring break and spring planting and spring cleaning and spring flinging, but if you can, I hope to “see” you at my Virtual Book Launch Party on Facebook—March 9, 6:30 – 8:30 PM CST. Click HERE to get in on the fun.
What item would you most like to win?
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.