It was a labor of love and a lot of sweat and tears and probably a few glue gun burns. I was never surprised that she would accomplish this at some point in her life. This was the girl that introduced me to Griffin & Sabine, who accented her art projects with elaborate story lines, who wrote a sentimental summary of our college years for our closest friends upon the eve of their college graduation (she and I were on the 5 year plan).
In the twenty years that we have known each other the fact that she would write a book just always seemed like a given and I feel honored to be a part of A Homemade Year.
Not just to have helped with the actual production of it but to be a part of her story. So if you haven't had the experience of reading A Homemade Year then here is your chance to win a copy. Leave a comment and a randomly selected winner will receive their own autographed copy from Jerusalem.
"I began reading A Homemade Year one afternoon when I had no fewer than a thousand things going on in my house. Almost immediately, I was drawn into Jerusalem Greer's beautiful writing and became fascinated with her journey through an entire year of liturgical celebrations---some of which (Advent, Epiphany) I celebrate in my own home, but some of which I never knew about before. Two hours later, I was still reading, happily resigned to letting my plans for the day slide. Jerusalem so clearly conveys the significance and beauty of liturgical tradition, and her celebration-specific recipes and crafts are sweet and meaningful, while at the same time completely "do-able" for everyone. This book is an absolute treasure. I want to share it with everyone I know!" —Ree Drummond, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks