Wednesday, April 16, 2014

We have a winner for the Austen Art... and a DVD giveaway!

Hello, everybody! I have to first apologize for missing all your comments. For some reason, yahoo decided to send everything to my spam folder. (How? WHY??) So, I've just realized that there was a bit of conversation happening over here... and I was in la-la-land.
  Reading them straight through, I came to two conclusions.

One- Etsy is awesome.

 And two- we're all suckers for Austen goodies.

Which brings me to our winner...

Marissa, Rafflecopter loves you and wants you to have a Kristy Zink original drawing! Whoohoo! I really think I need my own version of this. With all my heroines, in the colors they wear in the Austen Takes the South books. *swoon*

What I really want is this Austen era gown, but since I can't have that... I'll stick to the art. 

Now, for our next giveaway, I thought I'd put up one of my favorite Austen movies... but it's not one of the originals... it's LOST IN AUSTEN
Here's the blurb, if you haven't seen it before: 

Amanda Price is sick of the modern world. She yearns for the romance and elegance found in the books by her favorite author, Jane Austen. But she's about to get a rude awakening as one fateful evening, she is propelled into the scheming 19th century world of Pride and Prejudice while that book's Elizabeth Bennet is hurled into hers. As the book's familiar plot unfolds, Amanda triggers new romantic twists and turns within the Bennet family circle as she clumsily tries to help the sisters nab husbands and even captivates the tantalizing Mr. Darcy herself. But what about Elizabeth...and what will become of one of the world's greatest love stories?

It's got some really funny scenes, a few plot twists, and of course.... ROMANCE.
Still not convinced you need to see the movie? 
There! Elliot Cowan doing his best impression of Colin Firth's lake scene (which of course, did not exist in Austen's Pride and Prejudice, but let's not quibble).
So, enter early and enter often! I'll make sure to pop in and out to check for comments. :) 

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Winner and a new Jane Austen giveaway!

Hello everybody!! The date for the paper release of Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits is getting closer.
                            I. Am. So. Excited.

For a little perspective, I'm usually sort of like this. But I'm not a cat.

Or, maybe like this. But I'm not Clint Eastwood. Or an old guy.

 Maybe kind of like this... definitely closer. I'm not as funny as Colbert and I can't tell a joke with a straight face to save my life but I just don't get POSITIVELY GIDDY about very much.
 But this is me, now. It's sooooo close. I've loved the reissue of the ebooks and am thrilled with the way they're being received, but at heart, I'll always be a book-in-my-hand kind of girl. And having this series in paper ON MY SHELF is making me want wave my hands in the air and give away lots of prizes!

  Which brings me to our winner!
TEISH, rafflecopter loves YOU and wants you to have The Jane Austen Cookbook! I've already sent you an e-mail, so just let me know your mailing address and I'll send it on!

Now, for the next prize, we're going back to art. This is a new artist I've met recently through facebook and the etsy community. I AM IN LOVE with her drawings. They're so whimsical. She's created a drawing just for us... ready????
Kristy Zink has the most adorable take ont he Austen heroines and I love how their personality really shines through. So, for the next give away, I'm offering this 8X10 Austen heroine art print. You can check it out in a few more close up shots here on her etsy page.

Ok, everyone! As always, enter early and enter often, and I'll announce the winners next week. Good luck! 

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Monday, March 24, 2014

NEW WINNERS and a Jane Austen Cookbook giveaway!

Hello everybody!

 Well, the revisions for Persuasion, Capt. Wentworth, and Cracklin' Cornbread are IN! I hope I can share the cover sometime soon. It's GAHJUSS.
I love this story so much, I don't even know where to put all my warm and fuzzy feelings.
So, when in doubt, I just have a giveaway! (Ok, and cook. I like to cook.)

But before we get to that, I need to announce the winners for this awesome Pride and Prejudice paper doll set. I had THREE (I know, that's a lot, and I even kept one for myself) so we have THREE winners!

Tina R., Cindy W. and Tarina B.!!! Rafflecopter loves you and wants you to have a paper doll set!
I've contacted all three of you and you only need to send me your mailing address and I'll put them in the mail. Enjoy!

Now, for the next giveaway... It's not as goofy, but Janeites will have a great time with this book. It's The JANE AUSTEN COOKBOOK by Maggie Black. 

"Jane Austen wrote her novels in the midst of a large and sociable family. Brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, friends and acquaintances were always coming and going, which offered numerous occasions for convivial eating and drinking. One of Jane’s dearest friends, Martha Lloyd, lived with the family for many years and recorded in her “Household Book” over 100 recipes enjoyed by the Austens. A selection of this family fare, now thoroughly tested and modernized for today’s cooks, is recreated here, together with some of the more sophisticated dishes which Jane and her characters would have enjoyed at balls, picnics, and supper parties. A fascinating introduction describes Jane’s own interest in food, drawing upon both the novels and her letters, and explains the social conventions of shopping, eating, and entertaining in late Georgian and Regency England. The book is illustrated throughout with delightful contemporary line drawings, prints, and watercolours.

Authentic recipes, modernized for today’s cooks, include:
• Buttered Prawns
• Wine-Roasted Gammon and Pigeon Pie
• Broil’d Eggs
• White Soup and Salmagundy
• Pyramid Creams
• Martha’s Almond Cheesecakes"

 Ok, that blurb drew me in right at the "wrote her novels in a large and sociable family". That's ME! So, I have my own copy and I LOVE IT. Part history, part Austen dissertation, part cookbook... it's glorious.

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Jan Austen recipe card winner and new giveaway!!

HELLO everybody!

  It's spring here and we've been outside as much as we can, gazing up at that strange ball of fire in the sky... The sun feels SOOOO good! And then at night, the sky is clear again and we can see stars- and the moon!!
Isn't this amazing? The winter has seemed SO LONG, but we're finally at the end. And we're so much closer to the paper release of Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits in JUNE and Emma, Mr. Knightley and Chili-Slaw Dogs in July!
I feel like I've been waiting and waiting, like an expectant mother... except I know exactly what my babies look like. :)

 Ok, time to announce a winner! LUTHIEN84, rafflecopter loves you and wants you to have these awesome Austen recipe cards! I have a set and they really are the cutest thing. I'll have them sent straight from the etsy shop, so be sure to contact me on the Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits page with your address.

 So, you're all wondering what's next, right? Well, here it is! My favorite giveaway so far (and I've loved them all).
I've already ordered these, because I wasn't sure how big the book was, or how sturdy dolls were... and I was very impressed! It's a magazine sized book, with nice, thick pages and bright colors!

Do you all know what's better than a Pride and Prejudice paper doll book?
I mean, besides Brown Sugar Pound Cake with Quick Caramel Glaze, which I've shared over on the recipe site Yankee Belle Cafe. I'm there every Wednesday and the occasional weekend, and most of the time what I'm cooking is edible. No guarantees, but I try.

So,  what's BETTER than  Pride and Prejudice paper doll book? THREE Pride and Prejudice paper doll books! I suppose I could space them out a bit, but I think I'm running out of weeks, and still have LOTS of prizes, so I'm going to start doubling up.  Enter early and often, and if your name comes up twice, you'll get two! One for you and one for a friend... or two for you, if you're greedy like that.

Did anybody watch Austenland? Did you LLURRRRRRV it? Or just like it a lot? I liked it, loved JJ Feilds but I thin I'm still a BBC gal.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Teacup winners and a new giveaway!

Hellooooo, everybody!
 I love being able to announce a winner but what's better is being able to announce FOUR WINNERS!

 Are you all ready??


 Rafflecopter loves ALL OF YOU and wants you to have a pretty tea cup! Thank you to everyone who entered and never fear, there are many more prizes to come!

 Now, all giveaways have been sent or ordered at this point so if you haven't received your goodies, just be patient a little while longer. The teacups will need some tender loving care, so they won't be mailed until later this week (because I need to find the perfect little boxes to ensure their survival through the postal system).

  NOW, for the next giveaway! (You thought I was kidding when I said I had oodles and oodles of Austen gifts, didn't you? HA!)
As a foodie (or as the French say, une gastronome) I horde cookbooks like a film buff collects movies. I love them vintage, modern, ethnic, short, oversized, sassy, serious, and everything in between. Why? Because I like to cook! (I hope there's not another 'why' waiting, because that should be obvious: I love to EAT.)

  This next giveaway is a dozen Jane Austen recipe cards on heavy notepaper. I have a set of these and they're just darling, but yours will come straight from Dorothy Jane, which a wonderful little etsy shop. (I'm currently smitten with her  blue bird nest tags but have absolutely no reason to buy them. Note to self: find purpose for delightful gift tags even though all upcoming birthdays are for males over the age of 10.)

 Now, these recipe cards might just come in very handy with the NEXT few rounds of giveaways. *hint hint*

Oh, forget about the hinting! Here's a sneak peak at what we have in store!

WHOOHOOO! Look at all those fun books: Southern Cakes, Southern Pies, A Jane Austen Cookbook and Pride and Prejudice paper dolls!

 All right, my friends. Enter early and often- and good luck!
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Monday, February 24, 2014

Winner!! And tea cup giveaway!


 I love this giveaway stuff!

VESPER,  rafflecopter loves YOU and wants you to have some Austen art!!
 Congratulations and now, we've had tea, a mug, Austen movies, Austen art.... What do we need now? A tea cup giveaway! Excuse the picture, it really IS a very pretty demi-tasse cup. So small, so perfect for espresso or a bit of mulled wine. (Or, I suppose, TEA....) And I have FOUR to give away!

What's been your favorite giveaway so far? Leave a comment below and let me know. I have lots of prizes left and only a few more months before Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits emerges in PAPER. I've seen an advanced copy and she's SOOOO PRETTYYYY. And I can say that, because I'm the mom. Book babies are all beautiful, but to the mom, they're perfection.

 Anyway, my plan is to make sure I have only a very SMALL MOUNTAIN of Austen items left when June arrives, and an even SMALLER mountain when July is here and Emma, Mr. Knightley and Chili-Slaw Dogs comes out!!
  I have more art on the way, another mug, and some snazzy Austen book cover earrings... because we all need Austen jewelry, right???
Okay, so, enter early and often, my friends. Remember, I have four of these beautiful little tea cups! I'm not sure of the age, but they're a beautiful deep red!
Until next week!
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Monday, February 17, 2014

Winner!! And Austen Art Giveaway!

You thought I was kidding... but I'm not. I have been collecting lovely Austen items for many months now and the time has finally come!

But wait, we have a winner of the Darcy mug!

     BROOKS, Rafflecopter loves YOU! I've sent you an e-mail and I'll post this on the PPCG facebook page. Let me know where to have this pretty mug sent, 'kay?

Now, for the next item.... *roots through her massive pile of Jane goodies*

This lovely piece of Austen art from a wonderful etsy shop called Castle on the Hill (Elinore and Edward from Sense and Sensibility) all the way from England. I've already ordered and received the picture, so it will ship from the US, but when I ordered from straight from the shop, it took hardly any time at all! This is the second time I've ordered from her and she's one of my favorite etsy stores!

 We've had movies, tea, a mug... and now a bit of book art! I own one of these (Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, of course) and I love it so much I can't decide which room to put it in. Maybe I should get a few. One for each room??

 All right, my dearies, enter early and often! Good luck!

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