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February 16, 2013

Sponsor Giveaways | Big Picture Classes, Be More With Less

GIVEAWAY | Five (5) people will receive Courtney Carver’s of Be More With Less’ newest microcourse Creating A Meaningful Morning Routine.

From Courtney: I wasn’t always an early riser, and there are still days I choose to sleep in until seven or eight, but it’s rare. Usually I wake up and start my day before the sun comes up. When I am consistently practicing a morning routine, waking up early is even easier. I look forward to waking slowly with intention and purpose.

My morning routine changes from season to season, but typically it includes a combination of meditation and yoga, and sometimes walking and writing. Dedicating a block of time to actions that heal my body, calm my mind and inspire creativity first thing in the morning informs my day in a really positive way. I think everyone deserves a morning routine, (early riser or not) so I made this Microcourse for you.

This workshop includes 9 PDF’s in one downloadable folder:

  1. Welcome and Getting Started
  2. Day One: Why & How
  3. Day Two: Actually Beginning
  4. Day Three: Choosing Activities
  5. Day Four: Always Before Email
  6. Day Five: Habit Stacking
  7. Day Six: Road Blocks
  8. Day Seven: And Beyond
  9. F.A.Q.

Imperfect action beats perfect inaction every time. – Harry Truman

The most important part of each Microcourse is closing the gap between awareness and action. The course material will increase your awareness of the importance of a morning routine and how to develop one that is meaningful in your life. Delivering that information is my responsibility. The action part is your responsibility. This will only work if you implement the recommendations. Each day will have the information you need for awareness plus a special daily action step section.

Find all the details here

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GIVEAWAY | Two (2) people will receive The Ties That Bind : Five Ways to Scrapbook Your Most Important Relationships workshop from Stephanie Howell and Big Picture Classes.

ABOUT THE CLASS | Learn to identify and treasure the relationships in your life, both big and small, while creating authentic and meaningful scrapbook layouts in five vital relationship categories. Above all, learn to share a little piece of your heart on every page you make.

Stephanie Howell is a popular blogger, devoted Army wife, and busy mother of four young daughters (including twins). She welcomes you into her inspiring world in The Ties That Bind, her very first online class. As you connect with Stephanie’s stories, you’ll discover the importance of sharing pieces of yourself as you honor the people and ideals that have made you who you are.

In this class, you’ll create the kinds of pages that you and your family will treasure all your lives.

You can read more about the class here.

TO BE ENTERED into this giveaway please leave a comment below (if you are reading this post on Facebook please come to my blog to leave a comment). Comments will be closed at 8pm Pacific Sunday evening with the winners posted shortly after. Please be sure to check back or subscribe (click here to get posts delivered to your email box) to see if you are receiving one of the items.


  • 1.
    Lynn said…

    Both courses sound great. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 2.
    Susan said…

    Wonderful classes. I’ve recently become an early riser and would love to know how to make it more meaningful.

    • ….
      Lachalledm said…

      Wow these sound like such amazing course . Hope I win but good luck to us all .

  • 3.
    ruth tacoma said…

    Interesting classes! Would love to win!

  • 4.
    Armalite said…

    Since one of my goals for february was precisely to work on my morning routine (I’ve started doing 15mn yoga sessions before breakfast on weekdays, and it’s made a fantastic difference on my energy level throughout the day!), I would love to win Courtney’s microcourse.
    Thanks for the giveaway; have a nice week-end.

  • 5.
    Ainslie H said…

    Would love to win one of these classes. Thanks for the opportunity Ali!!!

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      Joanne Anglin said…

      Awesome giveaways. I really could use the morning one as not a morning person.

  • 6.
    Michelle said…

    I would love to win a spot in the Morning Routine micro course – this post has spoken to my heart right now as I am struggling to make my mornings more meaningful and less chaotic! I think the morning sets the tone for the whole rest of the day and at the moment it is full of stress and rush and chaos to get us all out the door to work and school. Life has been whispering to me to fix this over the past few weeks and then I read your post and thought, yes that’s exactly what I need. Thanks Ali.

  • 7.
    Allyson said…

    Love the ideas in these classes. Thanks for the chance.

  • 8.
    Lainey said…

    Love these!

  • 9.
    Wendy said…

    Great classes- thanks, Ali!

  • 10.
    Laura Moegenburg said…

    Sounds great! Thanks again.

  • 11.
    Michelle Allred said…

    These courses sound wonderful!

  • 12.
    Marie said…

    Both courses seem awesome! Thanks a lot for the chance to win.

  • 13.
    Stephanie said…

    My Februaru intention for OLW is Renew Mornings, so the first course would be a great help. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 14.
    Tinkster said…

    That morning one sounds awesome. I keep trying to do this but sleep keeps winning. And Stephanie Howell rocks so either would be awesome.

  • 15.
    Marilyn said…

    I agree, a morning routine sets up the balance of your day. Since recently losing my job I have found out how important a morning routine is. These are fab give aways this weekend Ali, would love to win.

  • 16.
    Rossana said…

    Great classes… thanks, Ali!

  • 17.
    SharonKC said…

    Thanks, Ali! I’d love to have a morning routine that is meaningful. And who doesn’t want to scrap those relationships? :-)

  • 18.
    Bev W. said…

    Great idea!

  • 19.
    Ellie Augustin said…

    These classes look amazing and would love the opportunity to get into one of these classes. Thanks for the chance

  • 20.
    Nicky from Okotoks said…

    look like great classes. thanks ali for the chance

  • 21.
    Pam said…

    These sound great! Thanks for the chance.

  • 22.
    Pheeebzzz said…

    Both classes sound great but I would love to win a spot for Courtney Carver’s as I really need help to better start my days….
    Thanks for the chance to win !

  • 23.
    Michelle M. said…

    Sounds interesting. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 24.
    Vicki I. said…

    Both of these classes look wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win :-)

  • 25.
    Pidgen said…

    I was just looking over my February priorities for OLW – and “strengthen morning routine” is right there for me to see and to contemplate what my hold up is! Then I clicked over to your site and to see this giveaway made my heart jump a little! Thank you so much for the chance to win! I’d love to have a better morning routine! Not to mention “strengthen relationships” is also on my list – so Stephanie’s class is super exciting too! :)

  • 26.
    Laura BC said…

    Interesting classes. Would love to win.

  • 27.
    Judy S said…

    A Meaningful Morning Routine is exactly what I need. Have always been an early riser but do not make efficient use of that early time I have by myself everyday.

  • 28.
    Tara B said…

    More awesomeness! I would love, love, love to take either of these courses! Thanks for the chance.

  • 29.
    Leah Burgett said…

    Awesome giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • 30.
    CarolG said…

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 31.
    Holly d said…

    Sounds like fun!! I’d love to participate. Thanks for the chance!!!

  • 32.
    LaVerne said…

    Yea! This is a timely email! I really need to work on getting myself up and going in the morning. I am not a morning person so this workshop may be just what I need to turn me in another direction!

  • 33.
    Alishia said…

    This is why I scrapbook… thank you for the chance to win. Have a beautiful weekend.

  • 34.
    Carolyn Carter said…

    What a great idea! Both of these classes sound wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 35.
    lori Page said…

    Thank you Ali. These classes sound awesome.

  • 36.
    Sue C said…

    Both courses sound wonderful. Thanks to you and your sponsors for the chance to win.

  • 37.
    Margie Visnick said…

    I love taking online classes! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 38.
    Dee Cummins said…

    Both classes sound great! I would love to win one. Thanks.

  • 39.
    Dawn said…

    Hope to win one of these great classes! Thank you, Ali!

  • 40.
    pat lyn said…

    Both classes sound wonderful. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • 41.
    Jessica ML said…

    I would love a chance to participate in the Create a Meaningful Morning Routine.

  • 42.
    Kimberly K. said…

    Very cool classes. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 43.
    Connie Heitner said…

    Great classes! Would be wonderful to win a spot!

  • 44.
    TaraMcK said…

    Thanks for the chance to win. Who doesn’t need help with mornings!

  • 45.
    carolyn k said…

    what a great idea- would love to win… thanks.

  • 46.
    Kim E said…

    The classes sound great. I could really benefit from “Create a meanful morning routine”. I’m at a place in my life that it’s just needed.

  • 47.
    helen said…

    awesome giveaway : I would love to win!! have a great weekend!

  • 48.
    Olivia said…

    Great giveaways! Thank you!

  • 49.
    Jane Overby said…

    I love the ties that bind – great theme and cute images. I could also use all the advice I can get on appreciating mornings, especially with 2 noisy kids around!

  • 50.
    Sacha said…

    These classes sound wonderful. I would love to take either one. Thanks for another great giveaway!