Tuesday

Family Feasts {Giveaway}

*UPDATED with Winners* Yay! Congrats to Erin at Closing Time and Jelli Bean Journals!


I love supporting other bloggers. Especially those who've written books!!

(are you listening Fairy Godmother?)

This great cookbook, Family Feasts for $75 a week, written by Mary Ostyn (the Mom blogger behind Owlhaven) is an amazing, useful guide to really great frugal meal planning!

Family Feasts for $75 a Week: A Penny-wise Mom Shares Her Recipe for Cutting Hundreds from Your Monthly Food Bill


Mary is an authority on big families. She mothers 10 beautiful children and knows how to stretch a penny. This is so much more than a cookbook. It's really a fantastic guidebook that equips you to not only be a smart shopper, but a creative cook.  

I loved the copy I was sent (for FREE, I think that's called a disclosure).

You will too! Today, I'm giving away two copies! Just leave a comment with a valid email.

This giveaway ends on Thursday.

317 comments:

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JEWEL said...

I would love that book!

Dining Table Teacher said...

I participated in her grocery challenge last month. Would love a chance to try some of her recipes! Thanks for the chance.

Julie said...

That book's mine!!! jgrogers@cox.net

Erin @ Closing Time said...

I love cookbooks!! :-)

Cherith said...

I would love and use this book. I need help being more frugal.

MemeGRL said...

I'm so glad she wrote the book to answer the "how does she do it?" question. I only feed four and don't get out of the store for $75/week. I'd love to see how she does it!

Stonefox said...

Wow, a mother of 10 sure has to know what she's doing! Would love to learn from her! stonefox@pobox.com

Jessica Young said...

Um, this sounds AWESOME! I spend $75 per week and I only have a family of three...only 1 child!! How did she do that with 10?!? Sounds like she is the perfect person to write a book. Thanks Kristen!

The Wier Family said...

Oooh! Sounds like a winner! I would love to win this helpful book!

~Lis

lizbit_@hotmail.com

Jaimie said...

Book looks cute! A girl can always use more cookbooks!

Leigh said...

fabulous! I am always searching for new menus for my family...

Andrea said...

Sounds awesome!

Andrea

amrynders@comcast.net

~Christina said...

This looks awesome!!!!

brudcrew said...

Ooooo! I am always looking for new recipies for my family of six!

Kristin said...

ooh me pleaseee! LOL

First Baptist said...

Give a DAD one of the cookbooks! :-)
We have 3 kids....we both work....hook a brutha up!
:-)

TR

fbcyouthjonesboro@gmail.com

Mary said...

I need help staying in budget and it looks like this is the book to get proven ideas from a pro.

Gina @ MoneywiseMoms said...

I would love to win! That's my kind of cooking. Thanks for the chance! ginava3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

elizabeth said...

I love Mary's website - and would love to learn to be more frugal in the kitchen!

Thanks!
elizabeth

Mary said...

funny i was just tell my husband i need to learn to spend less on food. This would help I am sure.
cali2il (at) yahoo (dot) com

Working Mom said...

Anything that helps me save money, save time in the kitchen, and gives me a great selection of recipes is an automatic "Yes, please" in my book!

professionalworkingmom@gmail.com

heresthediehl said...

I would love this! Thanks for the giveaway!

Laura said...

oooohhh... I so need some help in the kitchen and even better budgeting... That book would totally help my Family out!

humbleklp(at)hotmail(dot)com

I hope I win .. I hope I win...

MaryBeth said...

I enjoy her blog... I'm sure I'd love reading her book! Thanks for the chance!!

foursillysisters *at* gmail *dot* com

Peta said...

Will you post to Australia? I would love one of these books.

green102(at)bigpond(dot)com

thanks sp much for the chance of aquiring this book

Carri said...

Definitely a book I would love to own. I spend so much more then $75 a week for a family of 4.

Carribear0620@aol.com

The Rudy Family said...

Fun giveaway! brandieblood@hotmail.com just in case I am lucky!

Brandie

rankin1997 said...

I would love to win!

Jennifer said...

That sounds cool! My boys are growing and eat more than my husband and I--this would be a huge help.

Ang said...

Wow!! My goal is to feed my family of 6 for $400 per month, boy this book sounds like it would help me meet that goal.

mcmcolospgs said...

Great giveaway, and I would SO appreciate any help in this area!!

Lolli said...

Oh boy! I would LOVE to win this book! Feeding a family of 7 cane break the bank sometimes.
lollislife at gmail dot com

Gayle said...

Count me in please. I was just over at her site checking this out.

gaylebryant6(at)hotmail.com

Angie Kerr said...

I would love a copy. Thanks for the giveaway!

stacief said...

I love cookbooks!
staciefontinell@gmail.com

MahoneyMusings said...

How I would LOVE to win that book. While I only cook for a family of 6, the 15 year old son is eating us out of house and home. I could use all the help I can get.

Carrie said...

Wow...that book would be so helpful!!!

Jennifer, Sunshine, Angel, Miss Thang, Baby said...

While I only have 4 children, I also bring meals to widows in the church...this would help me out with being able to supply more food to more widows - And who doesn't love a good cookbook?!
jennifer [at] praiselikedavid [dot] com

Fernando said...

This would be fun!

Chelseajg@yahoo.com

Elizabeth said...

That would be fantastic!

Carlee said...

I could really use this book. My husband is a pastor, but was laid off last week. It takes months to a year for a pastor to find a new job.

We have always been frugal, but if I could feed my 3 kids and us on $75 a week it would sure help.

carleerussell@gmail.com

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I would love to win this! I need all the help I can get with making good affordable meals!

mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com

jOni lAnE said...

i could stretch a penny or two!
sounds like a wonderful tool for the kitchen!
crossing my fingers. toes, eyes, well...you know.
smiles!
joni

Colored With Memories said...

how fun! that would be great...especially when everyone (even smaller families) is trying to stretch the dollar on the dinner table.

coloredwithmemories at gmail

dicity said...

Ohhh, I'd like that. Pick me.

dicity

homeandgardenparty4u at yahoo dot com

Kristin said...

Would love to win a copy of that book! I'm amazed by the frugality of people and need to learn some helpful hints!

krievans at gmail.com

arkie said...

What a great giveaway!

Maren said...

What a great giveaway! thank you for offering!

Duct Tape Chronicles said...

This family of seven could certainly use her help; I think maybe hubby is growing a bit tired of beans, rice and sausage.... :)

Crayl said...

Sounds like a great book, and free is just the right price for us right now. Thanks for a chance Kristen!

Sarah said...

I would love that book!

Terri said...

LOOKS LIKE A BOOK MADE FOR MY FAMILY
THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN
Terri

Jackie said...

I would love to have that book! Thanks for hosting!

thediaperdiaries said...

Would love this!!

SJL~ said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Kim said...

Would love a chance to win this one. Sounds like a book that no house with children should be with out.
Thanks for the opportunity (Hope it is OK to post to Australia)

justbeingamum@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

I would looooove the book I am always trying to sreeeeeetch the dollar just a little further!

jmaginness@verizon.net

Leslee said...

I want it! I sick at making meals around here & it would help soooo much!!!

Jennifer said...

i would love this book!

djcap8@frontiernet.net

Linda Ross said...

Wow...what a great way to save!!! Being a grama raising the second generation can be taxing in these times, this would be a great help! Have an awesome day all!

Jennifer said...

Sounds great! I certainly would love these sorts of handy hints.

Emily said...

That looks like a book I want.

emilykate84@yahoo.com

tinahead81 said...

i would love to learn how to be more frugal!!

me said...

great giveaway (as usual) kristen!

katenowakistan at gmail dot com

Sara said...

Love Mary. Love you. I'm quite sure that I'd love this book. Love that you are giving it away. Hope I win. I'd REALLY love that.

Jennifer said...

This sounds great! I'm always looking for new meal ideas that are yummy, frugal, and family friendly. Thanks for the give-away!

Carissa said...

Would love to get this book....thanks for the chance. I think I'll have to go find it elsewhere if I'm not the lucky winner. Jordans0597 at yahoo dot com

Abbie said...

That looks like a great book. I always love cookbooks and would like to learn to stretch my dollar a little more.

snowlover1@gmail.com

--Amie-- said...

I would love to try her recipes!!!
amiegwayne@hotmail.com

Renee Douglas said...

I would love to use this book! Right now I struggle with trying to feed our family of five for $100/week. I could use some help and inspiration to lower our grocery spending and still fix delicious meals.

~ esther ~ said...

I'd love that! At the beginning of this year we went on a very strict budget... which means I have to be more careful with grocery money. I could use more ideas... so we're not eating pasta every night! :)

Adrienne said...

I am always looking for new meal ideas! This seems great!

Jessica D. said...

anyway to save money!

Jackie said...

That looks like a great book! I am always wanting to know how to reduce my costs for feeding my family of 6. Thanks.

Queen Diva said...

That looks great! I could always use a little help in the kitchen. . .

Holly said...

that would be such a blessing!

Tina said...

tinaspurgeon@gmail.com

Heather L. said...

Wow, I would love to win. My family of seven could sure use some more frugal meals. Thanks!

Heather
heatherlanxton@yahoo.com

The Surviving Mom said...

So with all the comments you have recieved I HOPE I WIN :) I would so love this book :) ~Jessica

jessicajporter@gmail.com

Julie said...

I love your blog, and I think I would love that book, too.
julieadp at gmail

Johanna said...

I could always use help stretching a penny! johanna@showers-of-blessing.net

Southerner said...

I don't see how these ladies do it other than hiring an armed guard to protect their pantry. I have 5 and they eat things as fast as they can, those poor hungry children that have to wait one hour between meal and snack.

Jennifer said...

I love reading your and Owlhaven! Thanks for the giveaway and I'd love the book!

Kristy K said...

I'd love to win!

Molly said...

This would be a great book to have! I need help in this area!!!

ourgreenstreet said...

I spend that on a family of 3 and my son is only 5 months so he doesn't really count! Sounds like I could learn a lot from her!

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

Well, we're only a family of four,
But I do hope to hae more!
(That Rhymes!!)
Would love a copy :)

ryleeandnoahsmom said...

Sounds like a great book!
ryleesmom@bluefrog.com

joelashh said...

I really need this cookbook! I hope I win:)

Pamela said...

I love any book with recipes and one that helps you save money...well, that just makes it all the better.

Thanks for a chance to win.

pscole3467 at gmail dot com

The Activity Mom said...

I would LOVE to win!

Kristen said...

I haven't won anything in a long time. This would be a great way to break my bad streak.

Traci said...

I would love to win that book! I am forever trying to lower our grocery budget and save money.

King of King's Princess said...

Thank you for the opportunity

Kristi said...

WOW! I cant imagine feeding 10 kids!!

Racheal said...

I would love this book!! I am always looking for ways to spend less on food and for new recipes :)

Thia said...

Just $75...really? Hmmmm. I'd like to see that!

Sandra@threepumpkinslittle.squarespace.com said...

Looks like just what I need. Great giveaway--thanks!

bridgie said...

I would love to read this book!

Tigermadstanley said...

As someone trying to keep a healthy yet frugal home I could do with a cookbook aimed specifically at feeding a family well on a tight budget.

Blessings,
Amanda

Amy said...

Great giveaway! I'd love to check this book out!

amabbate at gmail dot com

Jane said...

I sure could use that cookbook. If I don't win it, I might have to go buy it ... if I can find some money in the budget for it!

Lauren said...

I would love to check out this book!!!

laurendelk@centurytel.net

Dawnisha said...

What a great give away!

Dawnisha@gmail.com

Bennett Family said...

tiabennett70@gmail.com

I would love to see this book. I feed a family of 6 for way more than $75. a week. I even coupon/ sales!
tia

Amanda said...

Yay! What a treat. I'd love to see this book.

Thanks for the chance!

amandabroadway@hotmail.com

Songbirdtiff said...

Thanks for offering this giveaway. I can use all the help I can get in the kitchen/.

songbirdtiff at gmail dot com

Stephanie L. Johnson said...

Oh man, jackpot! I'd love a copy! I really need tips to stretch my dollar as we are both full-time students with a child.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Jesabella said...

I could really use the help on what to do with all the great deals on groceries I get. Sometimes I just don't know what to cook!

Christy said...

Wow - sounds right up my alley! I love cookbooks and have a big family - thanks for the chance!

CHER said...

wow, what a great idea!!! Have a blessed day!!! Archibaldbc@yahoo.com

Gina said...

Oooh, I love cookbooks! I hope I win!

jennibell said...

Yea!! I would *love* a new cookbook!!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Aunt LoLo said...

Oooh...I'd love to have a copy of this book!

Alaina @ Three Ladies and a Dad said...

Would love this book...thanks for he chance!

Chasity said...

I was just drooling over the thought of buying this book last week, but its not in our budget right now.

Jen said...

I totally need advice on frugal grocery shopping. There's no way I should be spending what I do for our little family of 3. And a lot of it goes to waste b/c SOME people don't eat their veggies. Urgh!
jenlaser2015@yahoo.com

BentoForKidlet said...

Looks like a fantastic book!

bentoforkidlet@yahoo.com

Anne said...

I checked out the book on Amazon and it looks like a fantastic find! I'd love to have it.

Thanks for hosting the give-away!

acgibbs@gmail.com

~~ 130 by 30 ~~ said...

would love this for my moms group we cook for up to 100 families a night babyjean422@gmail.com

Mindy said...

as always...so enjoy your blog. and your perspective. and your tips. would love...love, love, love...this book. :) mindy @ mindyscakes@gmail.com

Sarah said...

I saw this book the other day and was really intrigued! I'd love a copy.

31graphics at gmail dot com

Tina said...

I ususally don't comment on giveaways but you spoke my language...I love to cook and I love to be frugal when doing so. So here is my email crayons_markers@yahoo.com

amykat said...

If I pray that I win this book, does that give me better odds?
Oh I'm kidding...but it would be totally cool to have my name drawn!

World's Greatest Mommy said...

Been wanting to read this! Even suggested it to our local library board as a purchase.

Alex Hall said...

I would LOVE to win!
centimental_one (at) yahoo (dot) com

Amy Lynn said...

That looks awesome.

roomthreeseventeen@gmail.com

Wendy P said...

This is the kind of cookbook everyone always tells me to write. I'd like to see what she did!

Since my husband and I are supporting my daughter and her son right now, dollar stretching is the name of the game.

Kim said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win. I love your site.

MyLinda said...

That cookbook sounds absolutely wonderful, I would love to win it!

ksfostermomdad@yahoo.com

Shayna Mills said...

Would love this book, thanks for sharing it.
texasmonkeyboutique@gmail.com

Emily said...

Sign me up!!! I think I may just have to buy this book if I don't win it!
bertholic630@yahoo.com

jmberrygirl said...

Gimme, gimme! (wait, that sounds like a six-year-old.) May I please have a copy of the wonderful book?
(There, that was better!)
jmberrygirl@yahoo.com

LISA said...

i would love a chance to win the book! thanks!

~ Cee ~ said...

Oh! I would so love this. I just looked through the index of the cookbook, and there are so many delicious sounding dishes. Thank you for this giveaway!!!

ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

jennifertobler said...

I was just at the store yesterday thinking that there has to be a way to spend less!! This book would be amazing!! jennferlynn05 (at) gmail (dot) com

taradon said...

I love a new cookbook... hoping I'll win!

Kara said...

I would love a copy of this book! I've been feeding our family of six for about $100/week, but I'm not very creative about it. Sounds like this book would be very helpful!

kjkmom2boys at yahoo dot com

:) said...

I would love a copy of this book. I am on the library waiting list for this.

Sarah said...

sounds like my kinda book!

Lisa Anne said...

I would get so much use out of that book you have no idea. Especially living here in the expensive crazy Bay Area.

My email comes up, so just hit reply! =)

Jill said...

Trying to come up with a menu plan for the week; since I was gone over the weekend. This would be a welcome addition to my planning sessions.

brandam said...

Being on a tight budget, I would also love to have this book! Thanks so much :3

Jennifer said...

Please, Please, Please pick me!

jennysjabber@gmail.com

April said...

thanks for the chance to win!

Lyn said...

I would love to have this book!

Lyn said...

I would love to have this book!

Mary said...

looks great!

Life is Good said...

I love winning stuff! And this sounds like a great topic for a book
whatzthebuzz@gmail.com

threeboysandcounting said...

I am very intrigued by this as I have the most control in our budget with the groceries.....and it seems to be our area we ALWAYS go over budget!

ProlificMom said...

Wow! With five kids, three being boys who NEVER STOP EATING, I really need this book.
Thank you for posting about it. :-)

Kirsten said...

That sounds great!!!

- kirs10kavanagh@gmail.com

Betsy Smith said...

Oh Please!!! The Smith's need all the help we can get.

todd.betsy.smith@suddenlink.net

Tammy said...

I so need that book!!

Tara said...

That sounds like a book I could use! Thanks for hosting!

O Mom said...

Could really use this Cookbook!

Tiffany Crawford said...

Yah, I totally NEED this cookbook...I'm a mother of Five and my husband is getting ready to deploy to afghanistan.... :)

Tiffany Crawford said...

Yah, I totally NEED this cookbook...I'm a mother of Five and my husband is getting ready to deploy to afghanistan.... :)

blessdtwice said...

ooh....one question- are the recipes EASY?

or are they, like...go make your own organic bread from wheat you raised in your own backyard? 'cause while I am frugal, i'm also a lousy, throw 3 ingredients together and call it good kinda cook kinda gal...

Sherri said...

I would love that book too!

Kate said...

I have just started "meal planning" and could some help. Thanks for the giveaway, hope to win :)

katesadventures(at)gmail(dot)com

Shawna said...

Pick Me! Pick Me! :)

Sarah said...

Please sign me up! I'm desperately trying to trim down my food budget! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Amanda said...

Wow, looks like an awesome book!!

cnahorvath [at] yahoo [dot] com

Jelli Bean said...

When you can't even visit the dentist because of penny-pinching, you know you need this cookbook. Thanks for the giveaway. My fingers are crossed!

M said...

Sounds like a great book!

monicaalbers@yahoo.com

mommagurl32 said...

I would so love to have that book!

kylsgurl3235(at)yahoo(dot)com

Luke's Mommie said...

I would love that book! It's exactly what I need! Thanks for the chance!
yellowcinderella at hotmail dot com

Bree said...

Sounds like a great book!
drewnbree@gmail.com

me said...

That sounds like an amazing book!!

cnikim@hotmail.com

Sharon said...

I may not have 10 kids, but I NEED that book. Teenage boys are not good on the budget! :-)

Great giveaway!

Jackie D'Amato-Reitnauer said...

I would love to see what the book has to offer. Thanks for doing this :)

mommieskullfish@yahoo.com

windee said...

I have three boys so this book would be a lifesaver!


windee

windeekae@yahoo.com

windee said...

I have three boys so this book would be a lifesaver!


windee

windeekae@yahoo.com

Jess said...

I so need that book!

jbrodt at gmail dot com

C-re said...

Awesome! I've skimmed the first one and keep wanting to try this.

I should be clickable.

Annikke said...

With my family of 5 (not near as many as Mary's...) we tend to have a high food budget. I have tried to cut back and obviously don't know how to do it! I would love the cookbook!

Nicole said...

I WOULD LOVE one of those books!!!! Thank you for the opportunity!!!!
Nicole

jenbme said...

Thanks for doing this. I think this could really help my family.

Wanda said...

Mary is an amazing woman! I've been wishing for her book.
I'm trying to be extra frugal these days.
My oldest is a freshman in college and the other two are in high school.
Needs, wants and gotta haves are eating up our budget!

Autumn said...

LOVES IT!

acanny@lisco.com

marybt said...

That would be so awesome!

I love your blog, by the way. Especially on Wednesdays. :)

marybtanck at gmail dot com.

Jenna said...

Ooh! How neat! I'd love to get a copy of this!

Rachey said...

I would love to have this book, what a great giveaway!

You're much more than beautiful said...

I would love this!
sortabeautiful@gmail.com

dolphin lady said...

I think I would LOVE this book since I am a "frugal fanatic"!

Di said...

Thanks for the give away!

~Di
(mom2riandkayl at lycos dot com)

Beth said...

Seriously?! As a mom to seven, we NEED this book! Our shopping bill is about $140 a week. This would nearly cut it in half!

But Momma said...

Definitely in need of this book.

r- m val said...

i can't wait to get my hands on this book! the hubs and i have been reviewing our grocery bill in shock! melissajasmine@gmail.com

Cindy said...

Pick me, pick me!
cferch at gmail

Beach said...

Would LOVE to win this!!!!
:) Heather

jennschmerer said...

Since we don't even have a dollar to stretch right now- it would really help me to win this book for FREE! Pick me!

Lindsey said...

Oh how nice it would be to have a guidebook to do that. I've worked very hard to do that but man it's tough. We stay in budget but I tend to cook the same meals. With a couple of dairy and a chicken and pea allergy it's a little tough to come up with fun and tasty meals for our whole family.

Cryss said...

I just saw this book in Family Circle and ripped the page out so I could look into getting it. FREE would be awesome!! cryssq@yahoo.com

Mrs. McFadden said...

I love cook books and would love this one! :0)

lilchelsi2001{at}gmaildotcom

Jenn said...

While I only have ONE kid and not TEN, I'd still love the book :)

Michelle@lifeinawhirlwind said...

I need all the help I can get when it comes to the cooking department! buggabooburchatgmail dotcom

I Am Boymom said...

My family NEEDS me to win that book. They need some variety in the meals I make and I am NOT a confident cook. Would love to try some new meals AND stay within a budget!! Great giveaway!

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