Freebie Friday: Southern Living at Home

This weeks Freebie is From Southern Living At Home Consultant, Julie Hodge.  I am a big fan of Southern Living at Home.

Hi – my name is Julie and I am a proud mom of two girls, ages 5 and 7.  I LOVE my girls, but I also like to have some time away from home, making new friends, and of course I love to shop!  So a couple years ago I decided to become a Southern Living At Home Consultant, allowing me to buy awesome products from myself and share them with other women.  I have made some great friends through my business, and I’ve also made good money!  I even got to go on an all-expense paid vacation to Cancun, Mexico for 5 days with my husband last summer thanks to SLAH!  If you’ve never heard of Southern Living At Home (SLAH), here’s a little history:

Before the turn of the last century, a gentleman farmer from North Carolina began publishing Progressive Farmer, a small agricultural magazine with the mission to improve the livelihood of farm families throughout the South. That determination for a better quality of life led to the birth of one of the most successful magazines published in America today. Southern Living came to life in the early 1960s and embraced the warmth of friendship in a gracious home environment. In recent years, thousands of readers have called in to ask how they can find many of the beautiful products they see in the pages of Southern Living.  In response to those inquiries, a party plan company, Southern Living At HOME, was created in January 2001.  Since then, it has enjoyed phenomenal success, making it the fastest growing party plan company in the history of direct sales. Dedicated to the same values and principles upon which the magazine was founded, Southern Living At HOME brings the pages of the magazine to life. The company also serves as a way for Southern Living to invite valued readers to share in its success. It stands committed to help entrepreneurs realize the dream of owning their own business and achieving personal and financial freedom.

Win this awesome prize!

Holiday Door Bucket

Spread holiday cheer with this merry metal door bucket. Fill it with holly and pine springs and hang it on your front door, or use it inside to display wrapped presents or candy canes on a mantel or armoire.The playful style and classic colors will make it a jolly addition to your holiday décor, and the flat back allows for easy hanging.

• Hang on the door of a child’s room and fill with goodies

for Christmas morning.

• Fill with wrapped holiday candy and hang in your kitchen.

• Use to hold Christmas cards in your foyer or kitchen.

I would like to offer one mom a Free Holiday Door Bucket – just in time for the Holidays!  This is a $34.95 value!  Give it as a gift or keep it for yourself! I also LOVE finding new Moms looking to have fun and earn some extra money!  It is very feasible to earn $500 or more each month right from the start!  In these tough economic times, imagine how much of a difference that could make for your family!  Please check out my website at to browse through our Fall 2008 catalog, get recipes and decorating ideas, or learn more about the business.  Please also feel free to contact me at or 336-309-0308 to place an order or to get more information about being a Party Hostess so you can get your favorite products for FREE!

Here’s how to enter:

  • Leave a comment telling me what YOU would do with an extra $500 a month. To Leave a comment, click the title (Freebie Friday…) and scroll down to the bottom.
  • * If you are a Mom Squad subscriber, you get an extra chance! Leave a separate comment. To subscribe for daily or weekly email updates, see the top right sidebar of the page.
  • If you share this article by email, Facebook/MySpace, or blog, you get a third entry! Leave a third comment! (3 total per family please)

ANYONE can enter: moms, dads, grandparents, parents of older children, younger children, you name it!  GOOD LUCK!!!

The contest will run through Sunday night, and the Winner will be announced Monday Morning..


  1. An extra $500 a month – we’d be able to finally have some extras 🙂 Oh, don’t get me started dreaming.

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  4. Hmmm…an extra $500 – I think this time of year I’d have to put it into Christmas gifts for family and friends. Somehow we always say we’re going to budget throughout the year for gifts, but that never happens!

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  7. I would invest in a retirement account for my husband & myself with some of it & add some of it to my son’s college fund. These are things we are unable to contribute to at this time, but would love to if we had more income.

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  9. E-mailed a friend

  10. A commercial oven or a small car would be in order for our family with an extra $500 per month.

  11. Subscriber–thanks for all your hard work on the site, Sarah!

  12. With $500 extra…..I would buy more stuff to finish decorating my house!!

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  14. Shared on facebook!!

  15. with $500 extra a month we would pay off our car faster!

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  18. I love Southern Living At Home, would love to have the stocking!

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  20. We would use the money to help pay for christmas presents.

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  22. I would love an extra $500. I would go on a fun trip with my hubby.

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  24. For me an extra $500 month would go towards fuel oil and Christmas gifts right now and towards a nice vacation later in the year.

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  26. Shared with friend by email

  27. I would love to start saving for college for the kids and retirement for us!

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  29. I would probably put it back in a savings account to keep for later.

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  32. I would put it in savings $$$$

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