Pinch me. I thought this day would never come. Scratch that. I knew it would come, but have been busting at the seams with anticipation since April 6, 2012. That’s the day my incredibly amazing editor called me to say Betterway Home Books (an imprint of F+W Media) wanted to publish my book.
I was so filled with excitement, I’m pretty sure I got an eye twitch after that call. But then began four months of devotion to the subjects I love most: furniture upcycling, DIY lifestyle and simple living. I really get jacked about reducing waste, creating really cool home decor and paying off debt with the money I save along the way.
In my debut book, I set forth a guide to clearing out clutter, hassles and obligations to make way for whatever it is that truly makes you happy. I help you empower your talents and resources to find sustainable satisfaction and curb your consumption.
Living Simple, Free & Happy offers guidance is many areas, from making money off clutter and getting control over your busy schedule to taking things you have and repurposing them into what you really want. With all these different areas of home life, my virtual blog tour will “travel” to sites where I will share projects and tips and tour hosts will share honest reviews of my book.
Click below to watch my video book trailer:
Now, let’s talk giveaways. There is a comment box at the bottom of this post. Leave a comment on what you love about upcycling, reducing waste, simplifying your life or DIY living to win a copy of Living Simple Free & Happy. Or, if you can’t wait to own it, purchase it online or in stores (Barnes & Noble) and leave a review on Amazon.
Below is a schedule of my book tour that includes live appearances, TV interviews, book reviews and guest blog posts. Visit these tour hosts to learn more about upcycling, simple living, decluttering and writing a book.
March 1st: Buffalo Spree Magazine interview
March 4th: Mod Podge Furniture on Mod Podge Rocks!
March 6th: Upcycling obsolete Baby furniture on GreenUpgrader.com
March 9th & 10th: LIVE presentation “Furniture Upcycling” at the Buffalo Home Show
March 11th: Interview and book review on Mrs. Hine’s Class
March12th: TV interview on Winging It, Buffalo Style
March 14th: Upcycling Project Tutorial on My Repurposed Life
March 15th: Live TV interview on AM Buffalo 10-11am
March 16th & 17th: LIVE presentation “Furniture Upcycling” at the Buffalo Home Show
March 21st: Web TV interview at 3PM on Third Thursday with Rebecca Parsons
March 24th: Radio Interview at 6:30PM EST on Artistically Speaking
March 25th: Radio Interview an 12PM on Heart Filled Holidays
April: Book Review from Shoestring Magazine
April 20th: Book signing and free upcycling consultations at Della’s Consignment Shop
I so look forward to reading each and every comment and review. I cannot thank you enough for your support of my book and the goals of Eve of Reduction – reducing waste, empowering talents and resources, simplifying life and finding sustainable satisfaction. Cheers! ~Cristin
If you have a blog for DIYing, frugal living, simple living or home decor and would like to be an affiliate for my book, visit the F+W Media affiliate program page then scroll down to the ShopWoodworking,com link. You will earn 12% on sales.
Video of live drawing!!