Giveaway: Ashley English’s Homemade Living Series

November 26, 2013(updated on October 3, 2018)

Homemade Living with Ashley English

I am sure that most of you are knee-deep in Thanksgiving lists and travel coordination this week, so I’m going to keep this giveaway post short and sweet. Thanks to Ashley English and the kind folks at Lark Crafts, I have one set of Ashley’s Homemade Living books to give away. This series includes Canning & Preserving, Home Dairy, Keeping Bees, Keeping Chickens.

These books are the perfect resource for those folks who want to delve deeper into an array of homestead-y arts. If you’re limited by space (like me) and can only dream about having property enough for a flock of chickens or a personal beehive, they also make excellent aspirational reading.

Homemade Living with Ashley English

Because Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, let’s focus on gratitude in the comments. I’ll go first. This year, I am exceedingly grateful for my family. I am deeply grateful for the amount of love in my life. And I am outrageously grateful for all of you who take the time to read these blog posts and make my recipes. Giant thanks to you all.

And now, in more organized fashion, the giveaway instructions.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share something for which you are grateful.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm east coast time on Saturday, November 30, 2013. Winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday.
  3. Giveaway is open to US residents (apologies to my more far-flung readers).
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post. I do not accept submissions via email.
Disclosure: The nice people at Lark Crafts are providing the books for this giveaway. My opinions remain my own and I received no compensation for this post. It’s here because I like Ashley and her work. 

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499 thoughts on "Giveaway: Ashley English’s Homemade Living Series"

  • Thankful for this wonderful ride that is life. It may not always be perfect but I’m happy I’m here to live it fully.

  • I’m grateful for my family. It sounds cliche, but I’ve had a hard last few months and they’ve really been there for me.

  • I am grateful for the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgivakah with my multi devotional family. We will be combining Christian traditions with Jewish traditions for a truly unique holiday.

  • What Am I Grateful for? Wow what a loaded question with a myriad of responses from my spouse, to my sons, to my sister, to my job through the hard times which sustained myself and my family, to my health, my friends…but you see…it is all my, my, my,,, all about me…

    What I am grateful for is the ultimate sacrifice every mother, father, husband, wife, brother, sister has given so that we can remain free. Free to choose our path, free to vote, free to complain, simply…free

    It is in our very own constitution: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

    May God (or whomever higher being is yours) give these families peace during this holiday season, and may someone wrap their arms around them and hold the up and simply say “thank you.”

  • I am grateful for my 2 wonderful cats, having time to enjoy creative tasks, and for all the improvements that have come into my life in the past year.

    Thank you Marisa.

  • I am ever so grateful for a kind and understanding husband. The holidays can bring out the crazy with the extended families, and he handles it all with grace and is so good to me when I am at my most frustrated!

  • I am grateful that my family and friends are willing to taste test my kitchen creations, no matter how bizarre they think they are.

  • I am thankful for my family & for freedom. We bought a farm & are learning as we go. Its hard but wonderful at the same time. I love to garden & love animals.

  • I am thankful for my family & for freedom. We bought a farm & are learning as we go. It is hard but satisfying. I love gardening & animals.

  • They look like wonderful books and what a great addition these would be to add to anyone’s library.
    Thank you for this opportunity.
    Most thankful for having Christ into my life; family and friends and last but not least; even tho I don’t have a blog myself, I’m thankful for all the bloggers out there.

  • I’m so grateful for my health. If it weren’t for good health, I wouldn’t be able to enjoy my family, our world, or this adventure called life in quite the same way. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • I am grateful for life!
    My beautiful daughters, family, wonderful friends and soul sisters. With them I can endure anything.

  • I am grateful for everything in my life and the man who makes it all possible. Sorry everybody but I have the best hubby!

  • I’m thankful that pursuing things like chickens and dairy can be a luxury for me, however much enjoyed, rather than an extreme necessity.

  • So much to be grateful for, but for this post, I’d like to share my gratitude for Ashley and her Keeping Chickens book. About a year ago, we made a coop and purchased four baby chicks and it has been an amazing experience for the whole family. It wouldn’t have happened without reading her book.

  • I am thankful for my great family and friends. I am also thankful for wonderful blogs :0)
    I have looked at these books on her site before and thought about buying them. It would be exciting to win them!!
    Happy Thanksgiving

  • I’m thankful for a wonderful family that I learn to appreciate more each year that I get older. And thankful for the simplicity of life.

  • I am grateful for family as they are always there no matter what to comfort, laugh with and help you when you need it most.

  • I’m thankful that i get to spend Thanksgiving with my family, which I haven’t been able to do in about 5 years!

  • My Gratitude list is so enormous I could not list even a small part here. Today I am thankful for the bounty of gifts that nature has given, and the honor of being able to preserve those delights and have them in my larder.
    I have had 60 years of life that has brought me joy and tears. I am so happy to see that the home arts have not died out, and is being fostered by folks such as you and Ms. English. My mother taught me to sew, my Mother in Law taught me to can, freeze and dehydrate. I am still learning, as my interest in this blog proves!
    Hats of to you, Marisa, for fostering this!

  • I am soooooo grateful for my wonderful husband who is the best father! He is always there for me and our children.

  • I’m grateful for having two jobs that pay me enough to get by on. I may not always love them but I know I’m luckier than a lot of people

  • I’m thankful for God, my family and our home! My husband and I consider ourselves homesteaders, so these books would be a wonderful addition to our reference library :).

  • Thankful for our happy and healthy family. And the wonderful Thanksgiving dinner my step-mom prepares and host on Thanksgiving Day. 🙂

  • I am thankful for the lessons in hard work taught to me by my parents. For I am not afraid to spend hours gardening, canning, freezing and dehydrating food that is grown under my watchful eye.

  • I have so darn much to be thankful for. But in this case, I’ll just say I’m thankful that I learned that sauerkraut is so easy to make at home.

  • Besides the usual family and friends stuff, I’m thankful to have a husband who supports my desire to grow and preserve food, and raise chickens. He’s willing (even happy) to live with less spending and less stuff than his co-workers in order to make our dreams happen.

  • I’m grateful for the many blessings in my life. I have a loving family, a nice home, a good job and more than enough to provide for my children. I am also grateful that I have learned how to feed my family nutritious food that I can make myself and Marissa has been a big part of my learning, so thank you Marissa – I am grateful for you!

  • I thankful my dream of living the country life is finally in reach. We’ve bought a small farm, but now, we going to need a lot of help learning how to raise the chickens, goats and pigs of our dreams. Ashley’s books seem a step in the right direction. I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity

  • I am thankful for my friends. My family suffered a minor tragedy recently and I was really touched by the support they provided.

  • It goes without saying that I am thankful for the love of my husband, children and close-knit family. But I am also grateful for Google, white wine and chocolate.

  • I am thankful for my warm home, friends & family that enjoy its comfort & all the creativity that it inspires in me for my work…

  • I try to lead a grateful life, conscious of all the good that enters it. And, there is a bounty of good in it. I appreciate the people in my life most of all, I appreciate having a job that I enjoy and make a difference in, I am grateful for my health and that of my loved ones, I love my pets. I am grateful for the where-with-all to enjoy a comfortable home, good food and entertainment. There are thousands of smaller gratitudes that make up those big ones.

  • I am thankful for God who gave his only son so we could be free! I am also thankful for my amazing husband and two beautiful children…