So Close to Amazing Book Giveaway

So Close to Amazing Book Giveaway: One of my readers will win a signed copy of the new book by KariAnne Wood author of the Thistlewood Farms blog!

My So Close to Amazing Book Giveaway: I'm giving away a signed copy of KariAnne Wood's new book entitled So Close to Amazing: Stories of a DIY life gone wrong...and learning the find the beauty in every imperfection


Remember last week when I shared my amazing reclaimed wood table runner?

I mentioned a giveaway of the book that inspired my project, and as promised, I am here today to kick it off.

One of you (my favorite readers)  will win a copy of So Close to Amazing, the new book by KariAnne Wood the author of the Thistlewood Farms blog.

It’s not just any old copy either.

KariAnne-actually-signed-it!!!! Let’s all collectively gasp.

I don’t have contests around here very often because I’m kinda picky about what I recommend to you.  And that’s because it has to be something I am totally in love with myself and want to share it.

Anytime you visit Thistlewood Farms blog; you leave feeling like you just had a conversation with one of your closest friends.

I had the opportunity to meet her in real life as they say a couple of years ago. I can tell you she is just as down to earth, fun, and energetic as she seems. She makes everyone around her feel like they are her best friend.

Don’t we look like we’ve been friends forever in this picture? We had actually just met for the first time.

I'm excited about my So Close to Amazing book giveaway because I've had the chance to meet KariAnne Wood on several different occasions.


Here’s why I think you will love this book…

I don’t read nearly as many books as I used to and I guess you are probably in the same boat. Am I right?

So if you are wondering what is so special about this particular book, here’s a little snippet by the author herself:

Some days we women are so amazing it would make your head spin. And other days…well, we’re so close.

Can you relate? One day, my hair is behaving; the house is clean; the DIY project turns out Pinterest perfect; all my kids actually like each other. On days like that, it’s an undisputed fact: I am an absolute rock star at life.

And then comes the next day. I decide to trim my own bangs. It’s a tragic miscalculation.   I was so close. So close to amazing.

This book is a celebration of you and me- the incredible, awesome, yes-we-sometimes-mess-it-all  up you and me. It’s my own story of figuring out that perfection is overemphasized and overrated, of learning from mistakes and rejoicing over every victory, no matter how small.

Because when you embrace the imperfect you God created you to be, you’ll discover the amazing that was there all along.  Karianne Wood~So Close to Amazing


Little does she know, she is preaching to the choir with her message. If there’s one thing I am still learning in every area of my life is to embrace the imperfect.

This is the best book I’ve read all year, and I’m willing to bet you will feel the same way too.

So Close to Amazing Book Giveaway

Now, I realize there can only be one winner, so I am including a link for you to preorder a copy and a link explaining all the bonuses you will receive with your order.

Here’s a suggestion; if you order a copy and find out you won this giveaway, well, you already have an awesome Christmas present for someone.

(The following is an Amazon affiliate link to preorder a copy of So Close to Amazing by KariAnne Wood. If you choose to use the link provided I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.)

Link to preorder: So Close to Amazing by KariAnne Wood

After you have placed your order, go here: My Books-Thistlewood Farms to find out how to claim your amazing bonuses.

All you have to do now is fill out the Rafflecopter form below, answer the extra easy question and leave your answer in the comments section.

Good luck, from your sister-in-paint,


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  1. Jeannie M Scott says:

    Oh how I want a copy of SO CLOSE TO AMAZING By KariAnne Wood!!!!!!! Please pick me!!!!! Love her blog!!! And thank you THE PURPLE HYDRANGEA for offering this great giveaway!!!!!!

  2. Patti says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I’ve already ordered my copy and can’t wait. Kari Anne was one of the first blogs I followed. A couple of years ago she consulted with me on my blog and her advice still rings true today. She is one special person with such a great light that we all need in this world.

  3. Amy says:

    KariAnne was one of my first blogging inspirations, too. She is truly sweet, talented and so full of positive energy and inspiration. Just pre-ordered a copy but wouldn’t mind having 2, either.

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