Book Launch Giveaway: $500 Target gift card (one winner)

*** Update! The winner of the Target gift card is Melissa (richnmissy1@) ***

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

In case you missed this post yesterday, be sure to read it and enter to win a $500 Target gift card!

We’re officially kicking off the Say Goodbye to Survival Mode Book Launch Party today! Over the next six weeks, we’ll be giving away one BIG giveaway every single week. And trust me, you’ll want to enter to win each and every one of them! :)

I’m so excited about releasing this book — writing it was hard but oh-so-good! And I believe the message of the book is going to change lives in powerful ways.

The book shares my story of pulling out of the pit of survival mode and the practical steps I’ve taken to be living a life filled with meaning and purpose. It’s raw, vulnerable, and authentic — and it delves much deeper into my story and personal journey than I’ve had the space to do here on the blog.

I poured hours, days, weeks, and months into this project. And I’m truly thrilled with the final product — and I believe wholeheartedly that you will be blessed and encouraged by reading it.


Here’s more on it from the book description:

Calling the super busy, the stressed out, the overtired.

You know you’re made for a more fulfilling life. With this book, you’ll know where to start.

You wake up tired. Your to-do list is too long. The commitments—and the laundry—are piling up, but your energy keeps dwindling. You feel like you’re simply making it through the days, not living or enjoying any part of them.

In Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, you’ll find both practical ideas and big-picture perspective that will inspire you to live life on purpose. As a wife, mother of three, and founder of the wildly successful blog, Crystal Paine has walked the road from barely surviving to living with intention. With the warmth and candor of a dear friend, she shares what she’s learned along the way, helping you:

  • feel healthier and more energetic by setting priorities and boundaries
  • eliminate stress with savvy management of your time, money, and home
  • get more done by setting realistic goals and embracing discipline
  • rediscover your passions—and the confidence to pursue them

Packed with straightforward solutions you’ll use today and inspirational stories you’ll remember for years, Say Goodbye to Survival Mode is a must for any woman who’s ever longed for the freedom to enjoy life, not just survive it.

We’re Celebrating You!

You all have been my cheerleaders on this journey. Your comments and emails have been the catalyst for so much personal growth in my life. And you all have inspired me to become something I never believed I could be — a writer.

You all show up here every day. You listen, you share, you comment, you inspire… and you keep showing up, even when I don’t always get posts up in a timely manner and even when it takes me longer than I hope to finish series. You keep showing up. And you tell your friends. And you leave beautiful comments. And you send me emails of encouragement.

This book deal never would have happened without you. So months ago when we started dreaming up ideas about a book launch, my heart’s desire was to bless you all and knock your socks off with giveaways and other fun things — as a small way for me to express how grateful I am for each of you.


Enter to Win a $500 Target Gift Card

We’re kicking things off by giving away a $500 Target gift card. You don’t have to do anything to enter other than leave your name and email address — just like all our other giveaways.

If you wanted to do something to help us launch this book, we’d love that. But know that it’s not required.

Three Things We’d Love to Have You Do:

1. Pre-order a copy of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode. If you pre-order, be sure to download your Freebies & Discounts Package worth $125! And if you want to order a copy of the book for a friend, you can gift them a Freebies & Discounts Package, too!

2. Sign up for the FREE 7-Day Say Goodbye to Survival Mode Course (see the orange banner at the top of the page here or click the check box in the giveaway form below). This course is packed with encouragement and practical tips to help you live with more purpose and joy.

3. Tell your friends about Say Goodbye to Survival Mode. We have buttons, tweets, banners, and more here to make it very easy to spread the word!

Again, if you don’t have time to do any of these three things, just skip straight to signing up for the $500 Target gift card below. One winner will be chosen and posted next Wednesday. I hope you win!


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  1. says

    I want to win this giftcard bc Im on disability and don’t have the money to get my girls anything.. I just want to get them clothes and shoes.. socks and underwear.. ty for this giveaway.. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  2. Alysha Jackson says

    I’d love to be entered into the drawing. With just going through a divorce, this would be amazing!! You have no idea!!

  3. Christie Phelps says

    Please I would love to be entered in for the target gift card. I am a new SAHM, who is pregnant with our second child, had to move out of our apartment and in with my mom, because I was diagnosed with vertigo after Halloween and could get up our apt stairs. It’s been an unbelievably tough year and it would mean the world to our family not to mention get our 17 month old and newborn due Feb everything they need. I love your blog, look forward to it everyday , I’m grateful God really uses it as a tool of encouragement and hope restored each day I see something or read another story and recognize I am not alone and other families are struggling, I am loving your 7- day challenge before your new book comes out, I desperately want your book too…:-)
    Thanks for doing what you do, I know it blesses me and many others.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

  4. Judi says

    I’ve been following you for a few months now but haven’t commented yet. I just wanted to say that I appreciate all your hard work. We have had circumstances change dramatically and are now living with only $150 a month to provide for our families groceries and personal supplies for the 7 of us. Between your site and the prudent homemaker I fell like we can manage this. Thanks for all the tips, coupons and recipes. God Bless You.

  5. Pamela Grady says

    Thanks for entering me in the contest. It would be a Christmas blessing to receive
    this for my daughters.

  6. says

    Would be Blessed to win this gift card! Thank you for the time you put into your posts and website! It has been a Blessing to me. I have always been a Money Saver and it so great to read what other like minded women have to offer in ideas and encouragement to continue being wise with everything we do, especially our money! God Bless you and may you and your Family have an Abundantly Blessed 2014!

  7. Marci Schmidt says

    My first step in breaking the survival mode was to take a medical leave of absence from work. Still listening for what God has for me…but I know I am on my way…