The Weekenders Book Launch {with FUN Giveaway!}

You all are in for a treat today!  We’ve got a fun book launch and fashion and jewelry giveaway happening today, so get ready for some excitement.

My author friend, Mary Kay Andrews and a few others have cooked up a fun promotion in celebration of her brand new 24th book, The Weekenders.  Mary Kay lives here in Atlanta in the historic Avondale Estates and I went down there this week for a photoshoot at her house.

You might remember that I photographed her other historic Avondale Estates home a couple of years ago at Christmas. It’s a gorgeous tour!  This one is beautiful too and when she gets it finished, she’ll let me come back and shoot it as well. Yay!

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It’s very English cottage in style and has such curb appeal.

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Isn’t this a beautiful walkway??  Love her entry at her new home.

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And one tiny shot of the dining room inside, with her wall of blue and white china.  I couldn’t resist a little peek for y’all to see!

OK, now on to the really fun stuff!

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Mary Kay said this house finally has enough bookcases that hold her books and she can now get them out of boxes and on the shelves.  For an author who has written 24 books in 25 years, that’s quite an accomplishment.  How great that she has these built-ins in her new house!  This is just a portion of them.

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Speaking of books, The Weekenders has just been released and hits the stores May 17th, just in time for the summer beach season.  Reading a Mary Kay Andrews novel just reminds me of summer, they are great reads by the pool or lounging on the beach.  Chick lit at its best! I haven’t had the chance to read this one yet, but you can bet I will!

Here’s my affiliate link for Amazon, in case you want to order soon, just in time for a beach trip!

Since this book is all about traveling and beach houses, we thought it would be fun to do a promotion with all of our readers.  I work with Glamour Farms clothing and they sent me and Mary Kay some tunic tops to wear and we thought it would be very fun to have y’all vote on your favorite outfit for Mary Kay to wear.  She’ll be going on her book signing tour very soon and will be on the go for weeks.

Here’s the giveaway info so you know what you’ll win!  ONE LUCKY reader will win the following:

**$50 gift card to Glamour Farms

**The Weekenders Gift Basket:  Including a copy of THE WEEKENDERS and MKA’s fave things, OPI Strawberry Margarita nail polish, DVD of Bridesmaids, Red Currant aromatherapy candle and WEEKENDERS leather luggage tag.

**Lucy’s Inspired prism necklace

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Glamour Farms Outfit #1:

We are both wearing Glamour Farms  (affiliate link) Keep the Faith tunics (royal Blue) and Dark Coral  with our white pants.  Mine is Royal Blue and Mary Kay’s is coral.  Note that I’m wearing a Lucy’s Inspired prism necklace.  You’ll love her jewelry!

A big congrats to Mary Kay for losing 30 lbs.  Doesn’t she look great?!

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Here is an example of 2 of Lucy’s Inspired prism necklaces.  One is brass toned chain and the other is gray suede.  She also makes those really cool leather cuffs and keys are her signature piece.

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Glamour Farms Outfit #2:  Pretty Please Tunic 

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A closer look at Lucy’s Inspired prism necklace.

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Glamour Farms Outfit #3:   English Gardens Top and Navy Leggings

If you want to order from Glamour Farms, use code Rhoda3 for $10 off your order!  Sale clothing excluded!  

To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is vote for your favorite Glamour Farms outfit on our blogs!  Fill out the Rafflecopter widget with your email address, check the box that you are leaving a comment and then…..leave a comment! We’ll choose a random winner in a week!

Stop over to Mary Kay’s blog for her write up on this too. She’s a hoot and you don’t want to miss her post! 

That’s all!  One very fortunate person will win the whole giveaway to enjoy!

Note:  Glamour Farms sponsored this post! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

- Rhoda


  1. Jenna O says:

    Number 2 is my absolute fav one 🙂

  2. Outfit #2 is my favorite!! They all are beautiful.
    Thanks and have a great day 🙂


  3. Robin N. says:

    I believe that #1 has the most “punch” to it. And please share your secret for losing the 30 lbs!!!!

  4. Angela VanAlphen says:

    Hi Rhoda,
    I just got my first tunic from Glamour Farms and I love it!! I really like Outfit #1 the best. But all the clothes at Glamour Farms are beautiful!!! Also I have read several books of Mary Kay’s and I loved them all. And you know her! Wow, it must be amazing to have a friend who is a writer. I’m going over to her blog and check it out. 🙂

  5. I love Mary Kay…especially in that Dark Coral top! Gorgeous…I’m reading the one before this now. I can’t wait ; )

  6. Hey Rhoda you gals look fabulous in your Keeping the Faith tunics! I vote for the coral for Mary Kay ! The turquoise jewelry is a winner with the top!

  7. Pamela G says:

    I’m picking Outfit #1…looks great on both of you!!!

  8. Oh yay! Rhoda I think about the tour of Mary Kay’s house and revisit that post often. Can’t wait to see more of her beautiful home. I think it’s so fun that you two work together from time to time and have become friends.

    You both look so pretty in the first photo and the tops looks cool but so in style. I vote for those. 🙂

    Looking forward to reading Mary Kay’s new book!

  9. I vote for outfit #1. I love Mary Kay Andrews and will have to get her new book for my beach trip next week. I have read everything she has published.

  10. I think number 2 is my favorite.

  11. Janice Brito says:

    Hi 🙂 I absolutely love MKA books !! I have read about 10 of them and will not stop until I read all of them !! I follow Mary Kay on IG and recently have also started following the clothing line that you are representing. I love the look very much ! It really suits my lifestyle !! I really love outfit #3 on Mary Kay !

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