Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Operation Beautiful: Review & Giveaway

 *Giveaway is now closed. I'll be announcing the winner shortly.*
There has been a bit of a theme around here lately. Touching people with the written word. I know I've been stressing it lately, but it's so true! A hand-written note can change a person's whole day. This is what Caitlyn Boyle's Operation Beautiful campaign is all about!



Operation Beautiful: Transforming the Way You See Yourself One Post-It Note at a Time is about changing the way we think about ourselves and validating the beauty in every woman one post-it note at a time! One day, author Caitlyn Boyle was in a public bathroom. Feeling critical of herself and wanting to do something positive, she wrote "You are beautiful" on a piece of notebook paper and stuck it in the frame of the bathroom mirror. She left it there, hoping it would make someone feel good about themselves, but she had no idea how the campaign would take flight. She posted a picture on her blog that night and soon she had an inbox full of emails from readers talking about the notes they had left and how great they felt after leaving them!

This book is a collection of the most-inspiring stories collected from all over the world about the notes people have seen and left! It's such a simple concept. Leaving a positive note for a random stranger to find will make you both feel good!

I loved this book. It was so inspiring to read the notes and stories and I couldn't resist getting in on the campaign. While I was out shopping one day, I left a note on a public bathroom mirror. I waited till the bathroom was empty, and then stuck it to the mirror and slipped out of the bathroom. I couldn't help but feel good about what I'd done. I thought about who might find it. Would it be a mom who was feeling frazzled that day? Would it be a teenager who was having an "ugly" day?  Either way, I hope I made someone feel better. I know I felt good about posting it!


Thanks to Gotham Books, one of my readers will win a copy of the book, Operation Beautiful: Transforming the Way You See Yourself One Post-It Note at a Time, and a post-it pad so you can go out and participate in the campaign yourself!

For your first and mandatory entry, tell me where you'd post a note and what it would say, if you win!

**Also, please leave a valid email address, so I can contact you if you win!**

Extra Entries: (After you've posted your mandatory entry, you can leave a comment for each one of these extra entries you do!)

- Follow my blog on Google Friend Connect - 1 entry

- Follow me on twitter (@JodibeeDesigns) - 1 entry (Leave twitter name)

- Tweet about the giveaway - 1 entry (Include @JodibeeDesigns & a link in tweet. Leave link to tweet in comment)

- Join the Operation Beautiful Facebook Group and leave a positive message on the wall there! - 1 entry (Leave your Facebook name in your comment!)

- Tell me something you love about yourself! - 1 entry

Giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will end on Tuesday Sept 7 at 12noon est. I will choose one winner with Random.org and contact the winner via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or I'll have to choose a new winner. Good luck everyone!!



Disclaimer: Thanks to Gotham Books and Twittermoms, I was given a free copy of the book to facilitate the review but was given no other compensation for my review. Gotham Books is also supplying the prize for the giveaway. The opinions here are strictly my own and have not been influenced by Twittermoms or Gotham Books.

14 comments:

debbie said...

I saw this author do an interview about this book, and I think it is a wonderful idea.
I would leave a note in a changing room, that says, you are beautiful, no matter what size you are.
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debbie said...

I am a gfc follower.
debbie
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debbie said...

I like my hair. Even though it is really thick and very fine, my hair color is really pretty.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Mimi said...

this is such a great idea! i would post a note on a restroom mirror too because then i'm sure a lot of women will see it. and i would say "everything will be okay in the end, if it's not okay, it's not the end".

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Mimi said...

i am a follower! :)

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Mimi said...

i love how i am learning to appreciate everything about me. :D

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Marelle said...

Your heart is healthy will be on my note
I have just returned from being in ICU for 8 days after a heart attack at the age of 54 - I have two daughters 8 and 9 and I have to keep my heart healthy to enjoy their childhood.

Marelle said...

I am an GFC follower on Fb

Taffy said...

I would leave a note in a teachers room that said "Thank you for your time and talent in the classroom"

taffy(dot)lovell@gmail(dot)com

Taffy said...

I'm a follower

Taffy said...

I left a note on FB (Taffy Earl Lovell)

I like my ease with meeting new people.

Aik said...

If I win, I'd post a note on Twitter saying "I won Operation Beautiful @ jodibee designs!"

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I'm a follower.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Twitter follower @aikchien

aikychien at yahoo dot com