I have been trying to figure out how to say thank you to those who have purchased my book and left a review! It really does mean the world to me! So I think I’ve finally figured out a way to do just that! I want to put all of your names in a hat and pick out a winner! That sounds like fun, right? Absolutely!! Let’s do this!!


More information on each prize in the description of that image. Comment on your favorites!


First Prize:

The Messermeister Elite 3.5 inch paring and 7 inch Santoku Knife Set (Value $158) These are *my favorite* two knives, they are the ones I recommend in my Buying Guide to the Super Simple Kitchen. And although I don’t actually have this exact pair, I believe they might just be the nicest knives I’ve ever held (sorry other pricey brands represented in my kitchen!) The Santoku is $98, the paring knife is $60.  More info on this set is here.

Screenshot (78)

Second Prize:

A 1 year PDF subscription to the Tiny House Magazine with a bonus of their 12 most popular previous issues (A $120 value currently available for only $50 – can you believe that?!) I’m so happy to be a monthly contributor to this magazine. I love how much remarkable tiny house and simple living information is available here every single month! If you don’t win this prize you can treat yourself to 24 issues of this PDF magazine at an insanely low price of only $50 (but just till Friday).  More info available here.

Blue Ad 2

Third Prize:

One hour of private coaching with me (A $95 value) see description for more info.  I *LOVE* coaching people. I can’t even tell you how much I love it! I have learned a lot the hard way, I’ve been mentored by some interesting people, and I have paid a lot of money to take classes from some of the best in the business. All that means that if I can’t help you, I probably know who to send you to.  More info available here.

Right Size Your Kitchen Video Series Logo (2)

Forth Prize:

Coming soon, my “Right-Size Your Kitchen” video series (Value $47) will take each participant through 24 practical steps to a simple kitchen without sacrificing flavor or contentment! The video series comes with a private Facebook group so you can comfortably connect with me and your classmates.  I’ve created this class to do what the book just can’t do – show instead of tell.  I’m very pleased with how it’s coming together!  It really will help folks navigate the transition to a simple life in a smaller space.


Fifth Prize:

A *SIGNED* book, wrapped in bright yellow paper and packaged in that adorable bright pink mailer and sent to you or a friend of your choice. Value: $12.50 (including shipping).  More info on the book here.

the super simple kitchen gear list 600

Sixth Prize:

This is where it all begins – this list is the “keys to the kingdom” so to speak. It really helps people find a simple starting place that each person can tailor to their own needs. And quite honestly, there are things on here I don’t even use anymore – so it could be slimmed down even further… This prize is yours simply for being such a good sport and entering my fun little drawing by sending me an email entry.



*ONE ENTRY* Find the email from Amazon where you purchased the book (paperback or Kindle – doesn’t matter which) and forward it to me at carmen@carmenshenk.com. (If you purchased it at a festival or were given the book as a gift – I created the next option just for you!)

*ONE ENTRY* Send me a photo of yourself with the book with the front cover showing (can be the Kindle version – but the front cover of the book must be showing) and email it to me at carmen@carmenshenk.com. Get creative with this… your face – my book! And GO!

*ONE ENTRY* Write a review on Amazon – this can be as simple as “I liked it” or as complex as you like. Yes, it would be good if you’ve at least read chapter 28 because I can usually tell if the reviewer has or has not read the book! lol! If you review under another name other than your facebook user ID, then please send an email to carmen@carmenshenk.com to let me know that review came from you.

All entries must be in my email box (I’ll check my spam mail also – don’t worry) by Friday August 10th at 1:00 pm EST and I’ll find someone to draw the winners and post their names in the Tiny House Foodie Facebook group that evening.


  • *Fine Print*
    All entries must be sent by email to the address shown above (this is not the email address I use normally so please be sure you use the right one) – messenger or text messages will not qualify.
  • By sending me a photo of yourself with the book, you are granting me permission to use that photo in a video (or other marketing) because that would be so much fun!