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Featured Product Giveaway Winners! (Gifts from our writers!)

Written by Leslie Means

Update!  The winners are listed below each item in blue.  All of the winners – please send me an e-mail with your mailing address to [email protected] and we’ll get the prizes to you.  Thanks!


Guys!  We have over 200 writers on Her View and they are all incredibly talented.  Not only do they write (and have many published books, articles, stories, etc) many of them create products too.  

Seriously talented!

And so we had a thought.  And by we, I mean our crazy talented team had a thought.

“Let’s do a big group giveaway!”

Of course we should.  Of course!

Here’s how this works.  Check out all the products and links listed and then head on over to our Facebook page and leave us a comment.  Tell us your favorite part about Her View From Home.  You can also leave a comment on this post.  And then share, share, share away!  You guys, these writers deserve so much recognition and love.  The more shares the better.  That’s it!  We will choose 22 winners (one for each item).

 Contest ends at 10:00 pm Friday (December 11) and winners will be announced Saturday on this post and on social media.  Winners chosen at random.  As always, Facebook has no part in this giveaway.

Let the giveaway begin!

Featured Product Giveaway (Gifts from our writers!)   www.herviewfromhome.com1.  Live Intentionally (Book by Cara Achterberg –
Congrats to:  Allison Bredenkamp
A guidebook for creating a healthy, intentional life for your family. Includes ideas, recipes, and inspiration to help you:
– Make healthy delicious food without breaking your budget
– Clean your home with non-toxic, all-natural ingredients
– Raise creative, competent, caring kids
– Support and embrace your community and the earth
– Enjoy meaningful holidays and celebrations.

2.  Food and Fitness Journal (Ashley Morgan,

Congrats to:  Mary Schwenka

Featured Product Giveaway (Gifts from our writers!)   www.herviewfromhome.comEnjoy a PDF version of the NaturallyNati Food and Fitness Journal.  The journal provides a basic synopsis of nutrition, guide to calculating macro nutrients for weight loss, gain or maintenance, food and fitness trackers, ideas for meals, recipes and more!  


Featured Product Giveaway (Gifts from our writers!)   www.herviewfromhome.com3.  Stamp Haven – Teacher’s Gift! (Tiffany Campione – My Saving Grace)

Congrats to:  Heather Boettcher

I love jewelry that tells a story, jewelry that really means something to me. Stamp Haven parallels my memoir, ‘Gift of Grace’ and my hope is in creating meaningful pieces for others to enjoy, when you are asked what your necklace means or stands for, you will have an opportunity to share your story as well.

Etsy site

Featured Product Giveaway (Gifts from our writers!)   www.herviewfromhome.com4.  Never Alone (written by Jeremy and Bailey Koch –
Congrats to:  Sharon Fuentes
Jeremy and I were high school sweethearts and we were blessed with a great love. It became very clear that God wanted more from us after Jeremy was diagnosed with severe depression and survived five suicide attempts and a near-death accident caused likely by a medication failure. We knew we had to share our story because so many suffer from unseen illnesses in silence like we used to. We have found hope and healing in the ability to be honest and to help others understand the reality of mental illness. Our book, “Never Alone: A Husband and Wife’s Journey with Depression and Faith” tells our entire story from meeting to near death to hope.
Congrats to:  Bobbi Buchholz
An Apple for Dapple is inspired by the Welsh Dapple pony who lived on our ranch.  In the fall of 2010, we had a generous apple crop.  Our Maggie was 2 years old at the time, and I encouraged her to pick up the rotten apples and feed them to Dapple.  He loved them!  After that, Dapple was tied in the orchard each fall to eat the apples that fell to the ground.
It has always been my dream to write and publish a children’s book.  Dapple inspired the story, and in the fall of 2011 my dream was realized.  I treasure the story as a way that will forever commemorate Dapple’s life, and Maggie’s love for him.
Personalized copies are available from me, or at  I am happy to give away 3 copies to anyone who would like to comment about a little person who is deserving of a book this Christmas season.  An Apple for Dapple is geared toward little’s who like to be read to, up to age 9.
Featured Product Giveaway (Gifts from our writers!)   www.herviewfromhome.com6.  I just want to be alone (I just want to pee alone)  (Kathy Glow – Kissing the Frog)
Congrats to:  Sheila Hansen
The second volume in the best-selling I Just Want to Pee Alone series talks about husbands. Don’t get us wrong, we love the men in our lives – we do (most of the time). It’s just that sometimes we just want to be alone. All alone. Is that too much to ask? I Just Want to Be Alone is a collection of humorous essays from 37 of the most Super Cool Lady Writers you’ll find on the web.
Congrats to:  Melissa Whitefoot
From the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series come 101 stories of inner strength and resilience when a problem arises. The empowering stories in this collection will inspire and encourage you to overcome your own challenges.
Featured Product Giveaway (Gifts from our writers!)   www.herviewfromhome.com8.  Faith, Family and Beef – $25 gift card to her shop!
Congrats to:  Andrea Wenburg
In the fall of 2013, I quit my full-time job to ranch with my husband and raise our babies. Six months later I launched my blog, Faith Family and Beef – the story of my life bringing up a family and raising beef. Along my blogging journey, my readers and Instagram followers began complimenting my “eye for photography.”  

I opened my shop to make images of my everyday ranch life available to those who appreciate them. I hope to one day expand my shop to include other items related to my passions – faith, family, and beef. 
Featured Product Giveaway (Gifts from our writers!)   www.herviewfromhome.com9.  Migraine Expressions – (Kelly Maeser)
Congrats to:  Ashley Adrianse
Migraine Expressions: A Creative Journey through Life with Migraine; is an anthology of art, poetry, prose all done by migraine sufferers. Her View From Home writer Kelly Maeser, contributed a poem that was included in this book.
The book is a great platform for migraineurs and their loved ones to share experiences. This book also inherently promotes awareness and a real understanding of migraine and exposes the urgent need for more education, research, and effective treatments. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be contributed to migraine research and advocacy organizations.
Congrats to:  Annette Minderman
Featured Product Giveaway (Gifts from our writers!)   www.herviewfromhome.comMy Hope Toolbox Printable Kit is a printable for depression, sadness, and grief. With daily journaling pages in 5 different colors (choose your favorite or print a variety), Bible verse cards, researched methods for motivation, and so much more, this is a fantastic resource for lifting your mood, growing in faith, and moving along the road to healing and wellness. 20 pages, $6.
11.  Journey Through the Door (Dani Stroda)Featured Product Giveaway (Gifts from our writers!)
Congrats to:  Amy Townsend
Journey Through the Door is a brand new release by Dani Stroda. It’s a 31 day devotional inviting you to into a deeper experience with Father God and His Kingdom. In this short book, Dani shares thirty-one of her own encounters in the heavenly realm as an invitation for you to walk through the door into your own heavenly experiences. Access to the heavenly realm is a gift from Father God and we are all invited to say yes to His invitation!
Congrats to:  Michelle J Garwood
These State Love Mason Jar Coasters come as a set of four and are made with cork and widemouth mason jar lids.  The winner picks any state of their choosing!
13.  Hot Chocolate In June (Holly Mthethwa)
Congrats to:  Kendra Kuhn
Featured Product Giveaway (Gifts from our writers!)   www.herviewfromhome.comUnder-qualified and overly-ambitious, Holly left her family and friends behind in Nebraska to search for that radical life, that all-for-Jesus-or-nothing-at-all life. Escaping the depression that chased her following her father’s untimely and agonizing death, this young accountant-turned-adventurer trekked to remote mountain villages and through city streets smelling of human excrement: all in search of a Father’s love. Thousands of miles from the only home she’d ever known, Holly discovered a deeper passion for her God while sharing the gospel in India and soothing abandoned babies in South Africa.
14.  Holiday Print – (Kimberly Campbell)
Congrats to:  Terryn Drieling


Featured Product Giveaway (Gifts from our writers!)   www.herviewfromhome.comThis is a hand-lettered print on cardstock 8×10 with the names of Christ written around it. Perfect for every year during the holidays! 

@kcreatives on Instagram

Etsy store coming in 2016.

Featured Product Giveaway (Gifts from our writers!)   www.herviewfromhome.com15.  Looking Glass Photography mini-session (Taylor Runge)
Congrats to:  Susie Peterson 
Giving away a mini session (45 minute session booked on a Saturday) in the Omaha, Nebraska area.  Limited availability in Kearney, Nebraska as well.
Over the years I have developed a passion for photography. After being approached by friends and family members to capture their special moments, I realized that photography is more than just a hobby.  I’m a fan of natural light and candid moments. My photos are simple and refreshing.
 16.  Unfrozen (Andrea Wenburg)Featured Product Giveaway (Gifts from our writers!)
Congrats to:  Naomi Loomis
 “Do you ever hold back your deep thoughts and intense feelings? I did. UNFROZEN is my story, but perhaps it is yours, too.
Featured Product Giveaway (Gifts from our writers!)   www.herviewfromhome.com17.  FREE 20 Minute Discovery Session – Erin Schumacher
Congrats to:  Sara M Gellinger Brown
Do you feel like YOU have fallen off your priority list? Are you overwhelmed and ungrounded or looking to find a way to create a sustainable model that works for you and your lifestyle? Erin Schumacher, professional coach, specializes in self-talk, mindset, resiliency, soul-care, self-worth and leading a heart-centered authentic life. Call to schedule your free 20 minute discovery session and discover how you too can strengthen your roots, grow your wings and unfold into the fullest expression of your authentic self!
Featured Product Giveaway (Gifts from our writers!)   www.herviewfromhome.com18.  45-Minute Body Applicator – Wrap away the extra jiggle from the holidays  
Congrats to:  Tressa Nelson
Expect “ultimate” results with this amazing 45-minute body Applicator! The Ultimate Body Applicator is a non-woven cloth wrap that has been infused with a powerful, botanically-based formula to deliver maximum tightening, toning, and firming results where applied to the skin.


19.  Your Girl Friday, FXBG – $25 gift card to Target!Featured Product Giveaway (Gifts from our writers!)

Congrats to:  Shannon Winter
While the kids are in school, Kathy caters to the community by providing help through her business Your Girl Friday, FXBG which is an errand and task management service (feel free to follow her on Facebook, she needs fans!). Kathy loves helping others manage their home and businesses one task at a time! 
Kathy is giving away a $25 gift card to Target – just to check out her site. She would love a like on Facebook!
santa sack 220.  One personalized Santa sack with name of choice and one mystery prize!  (FashionHeroes)
Congrats to:  Molly Will
Fashion Heroes Inc is the lovechild of President and CEO, Joanna Awoniyi’s, passionate affair with fashion. Stemming from her roots in Surbiton England, where to look like anyone else is a crime, Joanna strives to bring uniqueness and individuality back to fashion. From the streets of Soho to the boutiques of Paris, each piece is selectively chosen to bring quality and individuality to every man, woman, and child. We also believe in paying it forward, and will highlight a charity to donate a portion of our proceeds to every quarter.
necklace 121.  Necklace And Earrings Set – Hello Beautiful Bridal
Congrats to:  Dana Rhodes

This beautiful necklace & earrings set has a 6mm White Pearl pendant accented with a trio of crystal rhinestones on an adj. 16″ – 18″ silver chain. The set includes fashionable 6mm pearl & crystal stud earrings. Great classic look!

Retail Value: $40

This stylish set is always available for purchase at Hello Beautiful Bridal & Formal Wear in Kearney. 5012 3rd Avenue, Suite 150. We’re open 7 days a week for your shopping convenience and online at Say Hello & Shop Today!

Featured Product Giveaway (Gifts from our writers!)   www.herviewfromhome.com22.  Trish Eklund has an essay, Happy Endings, in the anthology, Hey, Who’s In My House? Stepkids Speak Out by Erin Mantz. The first book telling the story of blended family life from the perspective of the stepkids. Trish revisits the rocky relationship with her own stepmom, one of the main reasons she is so determined to co-parent with her children’s stepmom, and her own idea of a happy ending.
Follow Trish at Family Fusion Community
Congrats to:  Janel Baker

About the author

Leslie Means

Leslie is the co-founder and owner of Her View From She is also a former news anchor, published children’s book author, weekly columnist, and has several published short stories as well.

She is married to a very patient man. Together they have two pretty fantastic little girls ages 8 and 6 and one little dude born March 2017!

When she’s not sharing too much personal information online and in the newspaper – you’ll find Leslie somewhere in Nebraska hanging out with family and friends. There’s also a 75% chance at any given time, you’ll spot her in the aisles at Target.