Thursday, January 29, 2009

Suburban Diva Bloggy Giveaway

When I found out about Bloggy Giveaways, I knew I'd be posting it here -- as of right now, there are over 1400 opportunities to win something!

But as Grandma always said, "It's better to give than to receive," I figured I'd better give something away too.

So I'm giving away one copy of Suburban Diva: From The Real Side Of The Picket Fence, by Tracey Henry.

All you have to do is post a comment telling me something you'd like Things Your Grandmother Knew to help you with -- a household tip, a recipe, a 'how to', etc. -- so that you'll actually have time to read the book *wink*

Here's the giveaway fine print:

* Giveaway is open to US residents only
* Post a comment with your 'help' request
* Be sure that you leave your email so that I can contact you
* Winner will be announced on Sunday, February 1, 2009

And yes, I'll actually do my best to see what vintage wisdom I can find to solve your problems and post it too. That way, even if you don't win a copy of the book, you'll still be a winner!

38 comments:

The Domestic Diva Wanna-Be said...

Not sure if this qualifies but here goes:
My grandma was born and raised in the hills of Virginia (as she called it.) She didn't have running water, electricity, or even a real washing machine until she was 30.
My grandpa was a coal miner. They had 7 kids. And they were poor. Just a fact.
She once told me when we went there on our honeymoon and I was washing some jeans that and I quote, "If them there are new jeans Sissy, put you some salt in there or that there color will be weared away in no time."
And from articles you see today, we know it's true.
She died 2002. She was 91.
Thanks for that memory.

Tammy
domesticdivawannabe@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love my grandma pitsticker recipe. Even though I got'en the recipe it just doesn't seem the same as when I was a kid. Funny how grandma will always make the best.

pollyq121@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I wanna know how grammy used to make sugarcorn. She's clean out both sinks, dump the freshly popped corn in, then drizzle some syrup she'd just made over and mix it up. mmmmmm!!!!

Rebecca
rlb46341(at)yahoo(dot)com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

wanna know how my granny dealt with all the crap of the family

and her pierogi recipe

sherri419 said...

I would love to know how my Grandmother's homemade mac and cheese always tastes better than mine. I swear I make it like she did, but it never tastes the same. The only thing I can think is that she always used wheel cheese (almost impossible to find nowadays) and I just grab whatever cheese i can find. I would give anything to have the chance to ask her just one more time!!!!

sherri419 at gmail dot com

Beth said...

My grandma made the best bread and rolls - I can't get them to come out right - Can you help with some advice on your blog?

Erika Lynn said...

want to know how my gram was so crafty and constantly had time to make everyones clothes on top of working and being a mom

daytoncat said...

I am always searcing for a wonderful pot roast recipe. You know, the kind where the meat just falls apart and is not dry, tough or generally unedible. That's what I need help with! (And if it could be somewhat simple too, that would be the icing on the cake!)

daytoncat1(at)yahoo(dot)com

susan1215 said...

My Grandma made great apple pies

mindy said...

i would like to know why my grandmother always made the same thing with the same name but it had different ingredients thanks for the giveaway

taterbug said...

I'd like to know how to season a cast iron skillet like my grandmother used to make her cornbread in. I have googled instructions and have tried it over and over. It just doesn't work for me. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mattenylou said...

I missed not having a Grandma, she died in 1918, in the influenza epidemic. I would love to tell her how much I enjoy using her good china, and tablecloths and doilies that she made. I think of her often and wonder what she was like.

Grandad always said she made the best shortbread cookies. Do you have an easy/foolproof recipe?

Mattenylou @@ yahoo dot calm

The Basgier Family said...

I'd love to know how to make homemade buscuits. It seems like every grandma can do it and every young person buys frozen! summe21 at aol.com

Mia J. said...

I would like to know how to make the apple head dolls.

Tonya said...

My grandma taught me how to bake:)My mom was never a baker or cook,but my grandma would have your mouth watering:)
tmw1223 at gmail dot com

lfhpueblo said...

I'd like to know how Grandma made the one piece wrap around dress with three arm holes. I can't find a pattern for this anywhere. There were no button, no zippers, just one single tie at the waist. The bottom was fuller, so it wasn't a straight looking block. It had binded edging. Me and my sister loved these dresses when we were little. She made them for us from ages 2 to 12. Where, oh where is a pattern to be, Grandma I wish you would have left one to me.

lfhpueblo said...

Sorry I posted above, my email is with the Goggle blogger Identity, I hope you can get it off of their if you need it.

Carolyn said...

Those home made biscuits my Grandmother and Mother made, that I cannot recreate to save my life. I just wished I had paid more attention. I guess I thought they would be here forever. How wrong I was. thanks for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com

Sherry and Gena said...

My granny use to make this thing called a Butter Roll. I remember it was some type of pastry in a sweet liquidy milky sauce and man oh man was it good..i sure wish someone could tell me how to make one.

Anonymous said...

My grandmother made amazing chocolate pies. I wish I had paid attention to all the wonderful things she knew how to do.

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Nana*2*4 said...

I am looking for a recipe that my grandma had for cookies that were made with potato chips. They were wonderful as was my grandmother.

jkubenka said...

My grandmother used to make a big old pot of butterbeans....I can't make them right to save my life...

and candlewicking...she used to do candlewick embroidery, and I know they have books now to teach you, but she used to do it without books...

Daintry said...

Two words, TIME MANAGEMENT. My grandmother worked outside the home, raised 2 kiddo's, was an officers wife, cooked , sewed and entertained all the time. I can't find enough time in the day, and my dd is only 2, not even old enough to have to deal with school things and outside activities (girl scouts etc). What are we doing so different now adays.

Anonymous said...

How do you get hair dye stains out of a bathtub?

theretrohousewife@gmail.com

Mama Zen said...

How do you get the smell of vomit out of a leather chair?

kelli at pfrog dot net

Becca said...

My grandma can cook without a recipe...she can see when something "looks right". I would love to be able to do that!!! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

AudreyO said...

I'd love to know how my grandmother did her latch hook rugs. The edgeings were always perfect.

demmi said...

I want to know why grandma wore three dresses at one time con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Nicole said...

How did grandma raise all those kids? She had 6 boys.

Ally said...

Lost my grammy at 15 and my Mom at 57 and both were great pie bakers and pie crust divas. I still have a problem w/ crust. My mom baked a pie in a brown paper sack in the oven!

espressogurl(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kristin said...

i wish i knew how my grandma was able to keep her home so spotless clean, even with EIGHT kids. I only have one and struggle to keep a tidy nest.

DEBIJOT said...

My grandmother made pecan sticky buns when I was small. I wish I knew that recipe.

Sarah Berry said...

I would like to know how my great grandmother kept her sanity after raising her 6 children, then my mom, and then me. And boy oh boy was I ever a WILDCHILD. Sorry grandma now I know better.

Pat Martorella said...

Sewing definitely sewing. ty! ffbbcourtney@hotmail.com

Mary_Freebies said...

Using vinegar when washing new colorful clothes.

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dddiva said...

I want to know how my grandmother made her stew so darn much better than anyone elses- we all use the same recipe but it is not the same.
She did use a pressure-cooker, but my mom wasn't the cook gramma was and exploded one so I'm leary of them.
Oh, and the aunts/cousins who have them still can't make it taste as good.
Your blog looks very interesting I'm glad I found it.

photoquest said...

My Grandmother use to let me sit in on the friends quilt where the ladies would hand sew the quilt they were making and i would get to learn from watching them, I would've never got to see that this day and age. (makes me feel kinda old now since i think of it lol) Please enter me in your contest.
photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

sarah katy said...

my grandma ate flowers.

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