Jan 14, 2012

Start Something That Matters Book Giveaway

Start Something That Matters Book Giveaway

We Have a Winner!

Entries from two Hibiscus House Posts and from Hibiscus House Facebook page
winner is #6
Heidi from White Wolf Summit Farmgirl Blog
My Simple Country Living Blog

Congratulations Heidi!

Hibiscus House Blog was started because I have a love for sharing and wanted others to realize that in this life it is the simple things that are the most important.
Blake Mycoskie wrote his book for the simple reasons to share, to inspire, to entertain and challenge you to 
"Start Something That Matters."

Halloween Costume
Look at Catie's feet
Tom's wrap around boots

Only three pairs of the multiple pairs of TOMS Shoes my daughter Catie owns.  She is crafty. She covered the shoes in the third picture. 
  It makes her feel really good to know that each time she buys a pair of these shoes, someone somewhere in the world gets a pair of shoes.

TOMS has given me two books one to read and another to give. 
Does this surprise me?  No. That is what they do, they give!

One quote: Love your work, work for what you love, and change the world—all at the same time.
 It reaffirms the fact that if you can dream it, you can do it!  This book is exciting and does make one want to start something that matters. We can all get something from the book. Whether we are starting a new business or trying to accomplish something on our own that will help others, it is a great guide.  It is a very uplifting, motivational book.

I am pleased and honored to host this giveaway for the book 
Ends:  Friday, January 20th

"With every book purchase, a new children's book will be provided for a child in need. One for one."
Shoes One for one
Eye Wear One for one
Yes TOMS now sells eyewear:

 with every eyewear purchase TOMS will help give sight to a person in need.
Simple yet such grand ideas.


Mandatory for entry:  1. Please make a comment that you want to win the book
I, of course, would love for you to follow Hibiscus House, but it is not mandatory. You do not have to have a blog just an email address so that you can be contacted.
You may comment on my Hibiscus House Facebook Page if you wish and be entered also. Thanks.

Not mandatory but for extra entries:

1.  Make a comment as to what you have done lately to help others or something that you think would be a great idea to help others.
2.  Like TOMS on Facebook come back here and leave a comment that you did.
3.  Visit TOMS.COM Pick out a pair of shoes, or eyewear you would like if you were buying. Come back and tell me what you chose.

4.  Like Hibiscus House on Facebook come back here and leave a comment that you did this.


To see who entered the contest early hit this link 
 the Start Something That Matters 

Another very informative link that pertains to TOMS
TOMS Blake Mycoskie Pt.

Let's start 2012 off with giving in our hearts.
Let's follow Blake's example


  1. I love, love Hibiscus House posts.

  2. I have to agree with "Unknown" I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your posts too my dear. Stories like this one inspire us all to help others. In my little community I sometimes volunteer to quilt quilts for local philanthropic efforts like Paul Newman's Painted Turtle Ranch (a family camp for children with terminal illness, a place where an entire medical staff volunteer so these children and their families can enjoy something we take for granted, time together in nature.)

  3. Heidi, thank you so very very much! I have to say that it does not surprise me you would be such a giving, sharing, and loving person.
    You are very special. Yours is a very inspiring story too. I appreciate you sharing this.

  4. This sounds like a great book and would like to win it, also Blake sounds like a marvelous person. I am very giving and help out a homeless man that always comes here asking for work. I always overpay him, have given him clothes and shoes and many other things. For Christmas I gave him cash and he was so thankful. It's very rewarding to give. Hugs...Lu

    1. Well it is good and you are entered! Thanks Lu for your wonderful caring story....dolly

  5. Okay... I am a little confused, which isn't hard to do, lol. I noticed that I hadn't heard from you in awhile so I came over to your blog to check on you and saw this post. But I KNEW that I already commented on the Toms. But the entry date was Jan. 14. I thought blogger was messed up so I left with intentions of coming back to check it out in a day or two. Then I got your email. So I now see that you have 2 posts about this, lol... I'm such a goober, hehe!

    Anyway, glad to see that you are just fine. =] Wishing you a grand week, my sweet friend~

  6. Hello Angie, sorry for the confusion it is my fault for doing the contest the way I did it. I wanted to share info about Blake and TOMS before I gave it away and also give another chance for extra entry ..You now have 2 entries in the giveaway for both of your comments...
    I hope you have a great week and good to hear from you.

  7. Hello Dolly! I am so excited. Thank you! Thank you for hosting such a meaningful giveaway. I am really looking forward to reading this book and paying it forward eventually by sharing it with another blogger too. Like you said: "Let's start 2012 off with giving in our hearts. Let's follow Blake's example
    Give...." I'm with ya sister! Have a wonderful weekend Dolly.

  8. Congratulations to Heidi!! Thank you Dolly for such an awesome and fun giveaway! Hope you all are doing well.

  9. Sweet Angie, thank you for always visiting. I am fine and you?