Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Living the Savvy Life...and a giveaway!

Melissa Tosetti sent me her new book hot off the press, called Living the Savvy Life
The Savvy Woman's Guide to Smart Spending and Rich Living.

Melissa Tosetti and Kevin Gibbons worked on this book project together.

Thank you so much for this opportunity to review your book...
the pleasure has been all mine.

I received this a couple of days ago and thought it might take me awhile to read it.
I currently have a novel on the go and thought that this book might require extra attention 
I was not sure how devoted or engaged I'd be and that it might be a bit of a challenge...

 I am pleased and surprised to say nothing could be farther from the truth...
I picked it up and was immediately immersed and interested in reading the savvy tips.

The authors point out how detrimental habits of overspending and living beyond ones means can be.
These habits preclude us from obtaining what it is we truly want and dream about.
It might be a vacation in an exotic locale or the dream of buying something expensive that seems to elude our grasp.
(perhaps a Chanel bag Hostess!)

They give sensible and concrete advice on how to plan to be successful and to achieve these lofty goals!

There are tips for saving money, shopping, cooking, entertaining, wardrobing and more...
I almost forgot that there is a bit of French Chic Shopping advice too!

She lists books and websites
and has her own site which I suggest that you explore.
Thank you Melissa, I appreciate your gift of this book

I'd like to pass it on to someone else,
as they say
One Good Turn Deserves Another
I will host a quick giveaway
if you want to enter leave me a comment
and sign up to follow my blog
I'll send it snail mail via Canada Post.

I'll put the names onto slips of paper and pull one out of a bag...
the giveaway closes Saturday January 15th @ 10:00 pm PST
Sunday January 16th I'll draw for the book.
Good Luck!


  1. Count me in. If I'm not currently following, Ill do it immediately. (I DO already have you listed in my side bar - which is my personal way of following). It sounds like great motivation & inspiration - both of which I could use right now.

  2. Anything that can impress the two Adriennes must be a pretty darn good book. I soounds full of great ideas.(-: Nice give-a-way.

  3. Count me in, the book looks fabulous! I am a follower! Thanks!

  4. Ooh, I'd love to read this book. Please throw my name into the hat. :-)

  5. Sounds like a great book Hostess and I would like to enter your generous giveaway.

  6. Have seen this reviewed on lots of blogs- I want in on the tips! xx

  7. I've been eyeing that book on Amazon! Please, throw my name in! I've enjoyed your blog since the beginning btw!

  8. It looks like a lovely book, I'd love to read it!

  9. This is on my to-read list. Thanks for your kindness in sharing it!

  10. I'd love to win. This looks like a wonderful book. Please count me in. I'm following you with Goggle Friend Connect as well.

  11. I'm really eager to read this book; please count me in. Thank you!

  12. I´m here just admiring how much you manage to accomplish during a short period of time!

  13. Dear Hostess,
    please give others the chance, and don't throw my name into the box, because a) I have "A Vintage Affair" to read :-) and because I own India Knight's Thrift Book.
    But I think those books are especially wonderful in January, after the money one spent on celebration (though it was worth it!)

  14. I've been reading the reviews of this book and would love to be included in the giveaway. Thanks!

  15. hi leslie,

    i have seen this book floating around the internet. you haven't steered me wrong yet on a book review so i trust you!


  16. I'd love to read it. Need some fresh ideas. I've been following you anyway, might as well sign up!

  17. Having already won a lovely scarf from you, I won't be greedy, but this book sounds very timely for January!

  18. Count me in! This is the second time I've come across this title, maybe it's a sign?!
    Your statement made me laugh: Canada Post IS snail mail :)
    (As a fellow Canadian I get to say that.)

  19. What a great book Hostess. I would so enjoy reading and owning it and glad you enjoyed it. Love the new makeover on the blog too btw. X

  20. Oh so happy that many of you would like to read this book.
    I am not planning to post much until I draw the name of the winner...
    so I have been busy playing and redesigning my blog...

    Please enjoy the change of scenery
    Have a great weekend!

    Hugs from the Hostess!

  21. I am a new follower > I would so enjoy that book.

  22. Hello! Wow! You have been renewing your blog. Gray. You know that I too love this color. So elegant!!! Why not add your own photo ( the last one ) to your profile? It is a good one!

  23. metscan- I felt that January was a great time to implement some blog changes and add some new photos to the sidebar. I'll consider your idea about my profile image :)