Inspiring Links, Giveaway Winners & Other News

by Tammy Strobel on September 21, 2012

{Every week, I publish a small round-up of my favorite articles, books, photos, and other goodies. Enjoy!

WOW! What an incredible week! I have so many stories to share, but I can’t do it all in one blog post. So today, I have a few updates for you.

First off, I’m happy to be back home. We’ve been on the road the last few weeks and I’m looking forward to sleeping in my own bed and cycling around the valley. Next week, I’ll tell you about our travels and the logistical challenges we experienced.

Second, thank you for participating in the book giveaway! Over 400 comments were left on my last post and I was incredibly inspired by each one; especially when I read the comments again. Last night, I turned to your words for inspiration because I miss Mahlon so much. I keep expecting him to call and say that he loves me and that he’s proud of me. I’m sad he can’t be here with us, but your comments reminded me that there are many things to be happy about. Thank you.

The winners of the giveaway are Teri Kojetin, Gary, and Joe. I’l send you an email shortly! (Chosen through random.org)

And last but not least, THANK YOU for purchasing my book and telling your friends about it too. As I mentioned on launch day there are a number of ways you can help spread the word about You Can Buy Happiness (and it’s Cheap), including:

1. Buying the book from Amazon.comBarnes and NobleIndie BoundNew World Library, or Powell’s.

2. Leave a review on Amazon.com and tag the book with some keywords.

3. Tell your library to order the book.

4. Attend an author event. If you can’t make an event, you can help with the blogging tour by sharing articles with your friends. If you are a blogger and want to interview me about the book, send a note to: tammy(at)rowdykittens(dot)com.

Now onto this week’s inspiring links . . .

I devoured Cal Newport’s new book, “So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love.” It’s an informative read and I highly recommend his book.

Loved this comic about happiness.

The Burning House

Trust Habits looks like a lovely ecourse.

An awesome podcast on finding your voice.

Pure magic!

The blog tour continues!

Friday, September 21

Thursday, September 20

Wednesday, September 19 

Tuesday, September 18th

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Have a great weekend!

1 Kristin Noelle September 21, 2012

Cheering you on over here, Tammy! Incredible week indeed! xo

2 Paul - The Kind Little Blogger September 21, 2012

I don’t know how you keep up! You’re one busy gal.

The Kind Little Blog (http://www.thekindcleaner.com.au/blog/the-reading-list-september-17th-2012/) also gave the book a shout out. ;)

3 George September 22, 2012

Great stuff. Many are reaching the same place and conclusions in our lives. I can’t wait to read the new book. Keep it up!

4 Mark September 22, 2012

Purchased the Kindle version of your book. Well done and inspiring, on the order of No Impact Man and Farewell my Subaru. Also, great to hear your story after following your blog for the past year or two.

5 Donna Holmen September 23, 2012

I’m about half way through your book, and I love it! I am slowly downsizing and doing with less but it is hard to do mentally. One day at a time, and it is getting easier and life is better.

Your book makes one do a lot of thinking! Thank you!

6 Tammy Strobel September 24, 2012

Yay! Thank you Donna. :)

7 One Crafty Mumma September 23, 2012

Hi Tammy,
I stumbled across your blog 2 weeks ago after I watched ‘We The Tiny House People’ on youtube. I’m not sure how I accidentally came to viewing the movie – I certainly didn’t have tiny homes on my mind at the time! I’ve since been back through most of your archives and just finished reading your new book on my kindle app. You write beautifully and between your blog & book inspiration, I am now downsizing like crazy. I live with my 2 children and husband in Tasmania, Australia. Our house is reasonably small, but I think we can relocate and go even smaller and be able to really start ‘living’ instead of always ‘paying’ and spending our money on unnecessary items. It will take some time for our new long term plan to evolve, but I just wanted to say a very big thank you for sharing your experiences and inspiring other people to live simply and downsize.
Mel xo

8 Tammy Strobel September 24, 2012

Ahhh thank you so much Mel!!!! xo.

9 Tom Callos September 24, 2012

I Tammy, I’ve ordered your book on Amazon, congratulations on getting it to print! I live in Placerville, CA, near Sacramento –and would like to help you organize a book signing here in the Sac. area, if you’re so inclined. I’d also like to interview you for publication on several websites, if you’ve the time and interest. Please reach out to me when you come up for air. Tom

10 Tammy Strobel September 24, 2012

@Tom – Sounds fun! I’ll send you an email. :)

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