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Monday, March 2, 2009

Book Giveaway Carnival -- Be Strong & Curvaceous by Shelley Adina

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GIVEAWAY CLOSED


I could not stop at just one book giveaway during this fun Book Giveaway Carnival. Do be sure to check out all the great giveaways during this week thanks to the inspired mind of Tracy of
Book Room Reviews. Want to get involved? You can host a giveaway too. Just drop by this link and get all the details from Tracy. :)

Now what else am I giving away?

I happen to have an additional copy of Shelley Adina's Be Strong & Curvaceous from the All About Us series. This is a great series for the Young Adult reader. It is the kind of book I truly wish was around when I was a teen. Both of my nieces devoured these books! Here is a link to my review:
Be Strong & Curvaceous

And here is a description from the Hachette Book Group website:

After spending spring break in Mexico with her grandparents, Carly Aragon can't wait to get back to school at Spencer Academy in San Francisco. With Lissa Mansfield and Gillian Chang by her side, she's ready for anything . . . except a new roommate.
Lady Lindsay MacPhail, flamboyant daughter of the Earl of Strathcairn, quickly becomes Carly's worst nightmare. "Mac" not only swoops in and steals Carly's privacy, she's also dating Brett Loyola--Carly's biggest crush!
But when Mac starts receiving strange, threatening e-mails, she and Carly must come together to figure out who's behind them and why. In the end, the fate of one girl will lie in the other's hands. Will the two learn to trust one another and trust God?

Want a little more detail?










This giveaway will be running throughout the Book Giveaway Carnival from March 2 to March 8. It is open to bloggers and non bloggers alike. Due to shipping costs I do have to limit the winner to the US or Canada. I do have to ask that you post your email address in your comment form so I can contact you if you win. Comments without emails will not be in the drawing. Feel free to spell out your email like so many of us do (ex: yourname(at)emailserver(dot)com. The winner will be drawn on March 8 at 11:59pm.

There are a lot of book giveaways going on out there so here are two quick ways to enter. I know you will be busy!

Main Entry: I asked this before when I was giving away all three books in the series, and it was so much fun. For the first and MAIN entry please tell me your first job. Our main character Carly gets her first job, so I thought and still think this is a fun tie in. :) Don't forget your email! :)


Second Entry: The girls are all about fashion, but our Carly has to do things in an inexpensive way. How do you save money and keep looking fashion fabulous?

That is it. No need to follow me unless you want to. I would hate to have a follower for a few days only to lose them. :) But if you want to follow...really want to...rock on, baby! ;)

I will email the winner and post the winner on March 9. The winner will have FIVE days to respond to my email with their mailing address or I will move on to another winner. Please also leave a comment on the announcement post that you emailed me your details. Thank you so much and I hope you enjoy this fabulous Book Giveaway Carnival as much as I will!

159 comments:

lastnerve said...

First off, AWESOME CONTEST
ok, My first job was at Shakey's Pizza in Las Vegas. My mom worked there and since she was a single mom, the owner let me clean tables in the restaurant. I was only 12 so I wasn't allowed behind the counter. I had so much fun and got to meet so many people. And for a 12 year old, dang the customers were hot! I went on to work at Shakey's until I was 18, made so many wonderful friends and an experience that I will have with me for the rest of my life! LOVED IT!

lastnerve said...

UGHHHH! I forgot my email address. lastnerve2000@gmail.com

If my other message doesn't go through, here it is again. I worked at Shakey's Pizza since I was 12. My mom being a single parent took me to work with her and they let me clean off the tables. Of course I wasn't allowed behind the counter but it was so much fun. I later went on to work for them until I was 18. It's a job that I have fond memories of and will remember for as long as I live.

Rue said...

My first job was delivering my hometown's weekly newspaper. I "inherited" the paper route from a friend who was moving. I kept it for over a year and hated almost every moment of it. But the money was good for a junior high kid. So that was something.

ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

Rue said...

My first job was delivering my hometown's weekly newspaper. I "inherited" the paper route from a friend who was moving. I kept it for over a year and hated almost every moment of it. But the money was good for a junior high kid. So that was something.

ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

Rue said...

I'm far from being at the height of fashion, but I save money by buying good, quality stuff at thrift stores and garage sales.

ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

Wendy aka Misswendiki said...

My first job was an important part of the entertainment business...selling popcorn at a movie theatre!
misswendiki at gmail dot com

Kaye said...

Other than babysitting, my real first job was at the local ice cream, clam shack kind of place scooping ice cream and making sodas etc.I think I made 85 cents an hour or so. Please enter me in the drawing

florida982002[at]yahoo[dot]com

masonsgranny59 said...

MY FAMILY HAD A BAIT SHOP AND CAFE SO I REALLY STARTED OUT EARLY BUT MY 1ST JOB OUTSIDE THE HOME WAS AT A LOCAL NURSING HOME THAT I STARTED WORKING AT WHEN I TURNED 18. I WAS A CNA/CMA/CMT. WE HAD 55 PTS AND IT WAS VERY REWARDING EXPIERENCE FOR 8 YEARS:) TY 4 THE ENTRY:)

malleycc said...

Great giveaway. My first job was working in shipping and receiving for a large national company. I loved driving the forklifts!

malleycc (at) hotmail (dot) com

malleycc said...

What I do to save money is go to a Goodwill here that has a boutique section and you can find any brand name items are really great prices.

Brenda said...

My first job was cashier at a grocery store... I hated the job, but it was a large store, so lots of employees, many of them kids like me... so it turned out to be more of a social engagement :)

elmomomi at americaonline dot com

photoquest said...

First job i ever had was working in a tobacco warehouse weighing tobacco, I held out for 3 months then moved on out of the heat into some airconditioning. lol
photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

photoquest said...

2nd answer- one of the things i do to get the most of my money on clothing, having 2 kids i try to buy interchangable cloths and a couple of pair of versatal shoes.
photoquest(at)bellsouth (dot)net

Anonymous said...

My first job was working after high school at a men's clothing store in an attic typing labels for shipping catalogs. I thought I was so rich by earning such a small pay check!




Bshaw75015@aol.com

Tracy(bookroomreviews) said...

No need to enter me, just wanted to say Great Book and thanks for participating:)

Belladonna1975 said...

My first job was as a teacher's aide for a summer school program. I think it helped me wait until my 30's for kids! I have much more patience now. LOL Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Belladonna1975(at)pobox(dot)com

Belladonna1975 said...

I haven't really focused on fashion much since I had my baby girl but I always buy things on sale.

Belladonna1975(at)pobox(dot)com

Erin said...

MY first job was working as a chef at a residential care facility! Pretty cool huh? I loved that on my break I was able to chat with the elderly and they would tell me stories of their younger days!

Erin said...

One way I save money on fashion and still look good, is I hunt for bargains at outlet stores. My recently favorite is the Chad wicks and JC Penny's outlet.

livingmyhappilyeverafter said...

My first job was as a cahsier at a grocery store. I was hired a month before I turned 16.

livingmyhappilyeverafter said...

I keep looking fabu by using coupons at cvs and walgreen to get free makeup. I also make my own face masks and peels...

Erika Lynn said...

my first job (other than babysitting, and I was an AWESOME babysitter to all the kids on my block) was waitressing for a caitering company with my mom. We would work huge parties and weddings and had a blast on the weekends.

sports dot erikalynn at gmail dot com

Erika Lynn said...

I save money on fashion by seeing something I like and sending a picture of it to my Gram who is an awesome sewer and she makes things for me a lot cheaper.

sports dot erikalynn at gmail dot com

Bingo said...

My first job was a "copy kid" at the local newspaper back when they needed a person to run things down to the printing room...which makes me wonder how I ever got SUCH a more than curvaceous body but so thanks for entering me. As for saving money on fashion...I guess to be honest it is because I don't shop much....I hate to shop and so only buy things when forced to. I know, women are gasping all over the world! But I can never pass up a good purse on sale! Thanks for running the giveaway!
kdhaney at "gee" mail dot com

sweetsue said...

My first job(besides babysitting)was a car hop at A&W. It was so much fun to be earning my own money!
smchester at gmail dot com

SunShine said...

My first job was babysitting two little boys next door along with their two labs. I was only fifteen, so it was a great learning experience! (It got pretty crazy sometimes!) ;)

sentas_cry516@hotmail.com

Kristina said...

My first job was at a Dairy King making shakes and cones and sundaes. It was a very sticky mess as I learned the ropes!
luckistarr4 AT gmail DOT com

Kristina said...

I'm not the kind of person that needs to follow fashion trends so I tend to save money by not buying a whole lot of clothes. I'll use the same 4 or 5 major pieces and update them with accessories to keep up.
luckistarr4 AT gmail DOT com

mindy said...

my first job was babysitting if you call it a job thanks for the giveaway thanks for the giveaway minsthins(at)optonline(dot)net

Mia J. said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. My first job was at a toy store at the mall during Christmas....what was I thinking. LOL

mia at jacobsracing dot com

Mia J. said...

We have a lot of wonderful thrift shops and consignment shops in my area so this is the way I try to get some fashionable clothes at inexpensive prices.

mia at jacobsracing dot com

Chantele said...

My first job was working in a warehouse. My dad worked in the office, and he got me the job obviously. It was a sports warehouse, and I started out stickering rackets, and racketball goggles, tennis balls, whatever! It was great!

alwayssomething2read(at)gmail(dot)com

Chantele said...

My fashion sense is nonexistent, since we don't have a lot of money. When we do have a little extra, I shop the sales, and take my fashion conscious sister with me!;) She always helps me pick out cute outfits! I NEVER pay full price for anything!
alwayssomething2read(at)gmail(dot)com

Boo Bear's Place said...

I'm currently at SAHM = stay at home mom to a 2 year little girl who I adore!Maybe after she gets in School I can get a REAL job! I love reading everything I can get my hands on tho. ezziriah (at) gmail (dot) com

Boo Bear's Place said...

I have always tried to make my own fashion taking from this or that to create my own sense of style. I go to thrift shops and boy oh boy do i get up clearance racks

liane66 said...

My first job was Bradlee's as a cashier. I lasted 7 days.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

liane66 said...

My first job was Bradlee's as a cashier. I lasted 7 days.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

psuhottie402 said...

My first job was babysitting. I babysat this boy, about 5-6 years old. He used to pull out my hair and make me hold his guinea pig. He was a terror but he loved me.

bfeh0402@gmail.com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

newspaper route- which also picked up others who were sick..
also worked as a secretary in dads office

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

I repurpose clothes and we have clothese swaps

psuhottie402 said...

For fashion savvyness, I usually mix and match A LOT. I get the basics, but I also get some unique items. I figure I can always put a cardigan over if I'm cold in the winter. One example to add pizazz was today: I am wearing a warm gray sweater and black pants but I added a cute red flat to add color to my monotone color scheme.

bfeh0402@gmail.com

Meg89 said...

My first job was working as a secretary in my mother's law office. I filed paperwork and made phone calls, mostly.

meh471 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Meg89 said...

I save on fashion by shopping the clearance racks of stores I love but can't afford to pay full price in. Last weekend, I bought a beautiful gray skirt with gold threading at Ann Taylor for $20!

meh471 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

techyone said...

My first job was as a tutor when I was in high school. I loved it and wanted to become a teacher.

techyone at gmail dot com

Shannon said...

I started babysitting at the age of 12. Jobs at that age weren't easy to find as we lived out in the country.

Linda said...

My first job was as a sewing machine operator at a local sewing factory when I was 18. I worked there for 2 years until it actually burned down one night!

frogz60@hotmail.com

Linda said...

As for fashion, I shop the clearance racks and sales and only buy when I really need something or when I really love something!
I have a middle age body and have a hard time finding fashions that fit my age and body shapes!


frogz60@hotmail.com

bettyd said...

I became an aunt at 9 which gave me some practice and babysitting for neighbors started by the time I was 11. My first real job was selling popcorn at the theater in highschool. I stay within budget by sticking to basics that do not scream 'out of fashion' within a short time

Toystory said...

After I graduated high school, my first real job was pumping gasoline. 1prizewinner (at) gmail (dot) com

bettyd said...

second entry - I keep within budget by sticking to more to basics and not splurging on trendy items that are guaranteed to scream 'out of fashion'

Meredith said...

My first job was babysitting for neighbors and friends.

I don't know if that counts as the frist real job or not. So my real first job that I have had since 2007 when I was 19 is crossing guard. It is at the elementary school that I went to as a child and it allows a flexible schedule that lets me go to school.

~Meredith
rosesaremyfavorite at hotmail dot com

Annie said...

My first job was scooping ice cream in a tourist shop down on the waterfront!

It was a lot of fun, but when the boss came around to weigh the cones, I always got in trouble for being too generous with my scoop lol

Thanks for a great giveaway!

nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

I am a thrift store shopper! I've always been one and will always be one! I have found fantastic items for pennies and have received commnets on them as well. I love the hunt as well; there is nothing more thrilling than finding a treasure in amidst the other stuff!

Thanks

nancyrobster@gmail.com

Alyce said...

I already told you about my first full time job (the last contest) so this time how about one of my first babysitting jobs? I was babysitting for a couple that worked at home, and I was responsible for taking care of their 2 year old adopted son who was Korean and spoke not a word of English.

I had to keep him entertained, out of trouble and away from their office. It was a very hard job because he couldn't communicate with me with words, and all he wanted was his mama. We did manage to have a lot of fun with pantomime and playing trucks, but some days were very long.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Alyce said...

For cheap fashion choices I shop at Ross. It can be hard to find things there (especially since there's no petites section in our store) so a couple times a year my husband watches the kids and I spend an entire day trying on clothes.

You have to be willing to try on clothes you think are hideous, or that you would never wear, and you will be amazed at the great outfits you can find. It can be time consuming and frustrating though to try on a hundred outfits just to buy five.

As for "fashion fabulous," well I am not very fashion forward. :) I just wear what I think looks good and what is comfortable.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Alyce said...

For cheap fashion choices I shop at Ross. It can be hard to find things there (especially since there's no petites section in our store) so a couple times a year my husband watches the kids and I spend an entire day trying on clothes.

You have to be willing to try on clothes you think are hideous, or that you would never wear, and you will be amazed at the great outfits you can find. It can be time consuming and frustrating though to try on a hundred outfits just to buy five.

As for "fashion fabulous," well I am not very fashion forward. :) I just wear what I think looks good and what is comfortable.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

danie88 said...

my first job was working for my dad as a concrete resurfacer... holy moly that was a tough job...

i buy things on clearance and on sale... it's a lot cheaper that way

danie88 said...

oops i forgot my email address... sorry!

romancebookaddict(at)hotmail(dot)com

Helen S said...

My first real job was in a hospital cafeteria.
helencutie06@aol.com

demmi said...

baby sitting was my first job con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Ginny said...

Technically, my first job would be babysitting. My first paycheck job was at a clothing store in the mall called Sharkeys.

Ginny said...

To save money & look fashionable I like to take advantage of clearance sales, thrift stores & ebay!

Dani said...

#1 First Job - Proof reader at our local newspaper.

#2 Tip: Get a real good haircut. Everything looks better on you, when you look your best.

Dani

infotoo@gmail.com

susan1215 said...

My first job was a busgirl at an Italian restaurant.

s2s2(at)comcast(dot)net

Bev said...

My first job was at age 16 as Christmas help for a drug store downtown, I was a cashier and that's when I met my husband :D he was the stock boy, just a few day later he left to go work for a photo store down the street but we dated for almost 6 years and have now been married 32! Nice first job :D

BevE
merryweatherbookblog@gmail.com

Marie said...

My first job was selling fruit and vegetables and flowers at my grandparents road side stand. I got to keep a small portion of the profits from everything I sold so I was very motivated :-)

vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

Marie said...

I save on fashion by shopping the consignment stores -- you can find some great stuff at much better prices that way!

vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

george ferris said...

My first job was in the circus taking care of the elephants. I got along with all the elephants except one.
No matter what I did, this elephant was miserable and ornery.
One day I was about to give all the elephants a bath with soap and water in this gigantic wash tub.
The elephant whom I called meanie saw me coming and bellowed outloud
so the other elephants heard him.
They were standing in a corner by them selves. They all walked toward meanie and then all walked away to the far end of the fair grounds that was caged in for them.
It seemed the got in a huddle and after what seemed like a few minutes, came walking to me.
All of them lined up in a line like they were trained to do.
I figure I wash meanie first and get it over with.
As I had the brush in my hand, I just started to wash meanie. No sooner I put the brush to meanies head,before I knew what happened, meanie bellowed and all the elephants got a trunk of water and squirted me with it.
Drenched, I started to walk away.
Meanie bellowed and the elephants circled me. Very gently they nudged me back so I could not escape and pushed me in the giant tub.
All of a sudden, in unison meanie bellowed and the rest of the elephants did, too.
Not only was I embarrassed and humiliated, but I never heard the end of it.
Needless to say I did not stay there long.. It seemed like the elephants plotted against me.
Now I believe elephants never forget. Meanie must have been the leader. I never did anything to Meanie that I was aware of.

Debs Desk said...

Wow - What fun, please include me in your drawing. My first job was in a file room, filing invoices all day.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9@verizon.net

Mari said...

My first real job was in the fruit packing house in my town. Not fun but made a nice chunk of money. There was a lot of overtime-good crop that year. :)

I have to say, I don't think I am doing that great a job of looking fashion forward. Sale racks at BCBG are always a fave.

Thanks for entering my giveaway, btw, and thanks for the book rec. :)

Angela C said...

My first job would be babysitting. I did it everyday after school for about a year. Than I got another babysitting job after that one. Baby sitting 4 hrs through the week and 8 hrs on Saturday. My first real job was at McDonalds though. Thanks for the giveaway:)

Qwill said...

Besides babysitting my first job was working in the childrens section at Sears. To this day I hate people who open up packages of socks. lol

Qwill said...

Besides babysitting my first job was working in the childrens section at Sears. To this day I hate people who open up packages of socks. lol

Sherrylinn said...

My first job was at a local spot "Hiboy's" in Independence, MO. Loved it, met my date to my senior prom there too. Worked there all through high school until I moved a little ways north for school.

Sherrylinn said...

Forgot my email in my first comment, so I'll answer #2 as well.

Shopping thrifts stores can get you some sweet deals on clothing (and other items), as well as watching the sales. To me, there's nothing better than picking up a beautiful top (or whatever) for pennies on the dollar!

slcremer at gmal dot com

Bcteagirl said...

My first job was at a health food store.. I went to Nova Scotia to study french and ended up working in french (Acadian) there for 5 weeks afterwards. It was great!

Renee G said...

My first job was as a page at our local library. (I was responsible for filing all the returned books.)

rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

chromiumman said...

my first job was delivering pizzas for a local pizza place

Carol Lawrence said...

My first job was cleaning motel rooms...ughh. jelly15301@gmail.com

Carol Lawrence said...

My first job was cleaning motel rooms...ughh. jelly15301@gmail.com

shopannies said...

my first job was that of working in a office during the summer I would file, and clean

shopannies@yahoo.com

shopannies said...

love to go thrift shopping as well as bargain hunting in great stores.

shopannies@Yahoo.com

YZgirl4 said...

LOL...my first job was at a miniture golf coarse. I was so excited to earn my own money!



yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]net

YZgirl4 said...

I like to do a lot of my clothes shopping online bc I can find current styles for much less than in the stores.



yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]net

Sunnyvale said...

I worked high school summers in a cannery

vboackle said...

my first job was helping out at our hardware store.

gkstratos said...

It was sorting loans files at a bank.
gkstratos@yahoo.com

gkstratos said...

You'd be surprised what a colorful scarf can do for an outfit. Whatever you wear, just wear it with confidence.
gkstratos@yahoo.com

Susana la Banana said...

How fun! My first job was as the only female "sacker and stocker" at a tiny little grocery store in my tiny little hometown. I got some MUSCLES after carrying everyone's gallons of milk and cases of beer out to their cars for them for a couple of months! =)

susanbaranow (at) yahoo (dot) com. Thanks!

deltay said...

My first job was delivering newspapers :) Not too bad, and pretty typical.

lucidconspiracy[at]gmail[dot]com

deltay said...

In order to save money + look fashion fab, I typically wait for sales. There are some really great swag sometimes if you get lucky!

lucidconspiracy[at]gmail[dot]com

bridget3420 said...

My first job was at Long John Silver's. I stunk every night!!

bridget3420(at)yahoo(dot)com

Valerie said...

first job-at a pizza place, not the best experience
KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

LighthouseSandy said...

My first job was at Montgomery Ward selling records (45s and LPs) and 8-tracks. No CDs back in those days!
But it was a great job for a 16-year-old into music.

LighthouseSandy said...

As far as fashion, buy everything on sale or hit the Goodwills in the area, where you can find new items if you're dilligent!

LighthouseSandy said...

And of course I'd forget my email address, twice!

ILuvOceanBreezes@gmail.com

Sorry about that!

Stacie said...

I worked at a local donut shop serving coffee and donuts.

windycindy said...

HI! This is a delightful book series! Please enter me in your book drawing. I have a lovely niece that would really enjoy reading these books Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

My older brother was a veterinarian and I worked with the animals and answered his business phone.
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

As far as fashion, I try to be at a large percentage on sale and not buy trends! Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

ellie said...

My first job was at a phone solicitation office. We called people asking them to donate for the American veterans.

kimmyl said...

My first job I worked at the community center where I had to deliver meals to the elderly, with my grandmother when I was 16. I hated it.
tobfree35@sbcglobal.net

MD said...

My first job was a ticket taker at the state fair.

mdfitz85[at]yahoo[dot]com

Jinxy and Me said...

My first job was doing phone surveys. Most of the people we had to call were farmers and we had to ask them about their cattle, what they fed them, etc.

Darlene said...

My first job was as a waitress in a little hometown diner. What an experience! It was a good life lesson about people because you run into all kinds in the restaurant business. Thanks for the giveaway. Darlene, wrig9945@charter.net

Darlene said...

I look thru clarence sales and such to save money on fashion. Would love to learn to sew someday.
wrig9945@charter.net

Mom of 5 Boys said...

My first job was working at my parents' health food store. The pay was lousy, but I could certainly pick my hours!

momof5boys at gmail dot com

Mom of 5 Boys said...

I am not really fashion conscious, but I am frugal. I mainly shop clearance. When you shop clearance at the upper end stores, you can get prices that are the same as clearance at the lower end stores, but the clothes are of much higher quality!!

momof5boys (at) gmail (dot) com

Nicole said...

My first job was helping my dad in his bicycle store. But, the first 'real' job was telemarketing.

409cope said...

My first job was working in a cardboard factory. I put together the insert fot wine bottles. I would come home with my hands cut to bits from the cardboard. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I love clothes and shopping and I save money by watching the items that I like closely and pouncing when they come on sale. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

mmentor said...

no one could believe that shy, intraverted me was a car hop, first job....i hated it

superdee9 said...

My first job was as a custodian at an art gallery

superdee9 said...

Second Entry - To save money fashion wise I make sure to buy a few good basics that I can pair with may different things to make versatile outfits

Michelle Kuo said...

Sound like a good book :) My first job was... non-existent. Haha I'm still only 14 so I'm too young to get a job. I really want one though!

michelle.kuool(at)yahoo(dot)com

Michelle Kuo said...

And as for fashion, if you look in my closet ALL of the clothes in their were bought either in the sale or clearance section. Well, except maybe like 2 items. Plus, I double the amount of wardrobe I have because luckily my mom and I are the same size in clothes, so I can take some of hers too :)

islandgirl said...

Great book recommendation! First job was at Burger King!

islandgirlinutah at gmail dot com

islandgirl said...

and for fashion: HA! Mine would be to shop the clearance racks wherever I go!

islandgirlinutah at gmail dot com

Heather said...

My first job was as a telemarketer.. those people we all love to hate but reslly you make good money!

Karen said...

First job was at the Movie Theatres - I loved it !!!

ktgonyea at gmail.com

msrodeobrat said...

working in a coffee shop was my first job

Anonymous said...

This would be a great book for my teenage daughter. My first job was as a hostess at a restaurant.
-Terra H.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

My first job was making wreaths
Della
delcamino at yahoo .com

Smooshy said...

my first job was as the wait staff at a catering company. it was terrible because it was one of those jobs where they don't train you adequately and then get angry when you don't know what you're doing.

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - My first job was as an insurance company clerk in a small office building with no windows (at least in my part of the office!). I had to take in mail and credit people's accounts and invariable made mistakes because I didn't know all the ins and outs of the game!

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - If you want to be fashion-conscious but don't have much money, you SCOUR the malls and newspaper ads for SALES, of course!

iggysaysno said...

My first job was a "crew member" at Mcdonalds... basically a nice way of saying I did everything!

silverhartgirl said...

I worked at a pizza place
silverhartgirl at gmail.com

Nora said...

My first job was as an ice cream scooper, which I'm guessing is a pretty common first job. And right now I'm working on cheap fashion by uh...not buying anything, although that's less to do with my willpower and more to do with how far away all the stores are!

wishonstars13(at)hotmail(dot)com

ky2here said...

I was a dishwasher at a greek chili parlor. I quit after they kept yelling at me. Later, I realized this was cultural - they weren't yelling, that's just how they communicated.

nhertel85 said...

My first job was at Thriftway.

nhertel85 AT yahoo DOT com

nhertel85 said...

I love sales!! Oh and I can't get enough of outlet malls:)

nhertel85 AT yahoo DOT com

ksbald2 said...

My first job was at pizza hut waiting tables. IT was alot of fun. I save money by trying to buy at clearance times. In addition, if I find something I like, I wait to think about it before I buy it

Dree said...

My first job was as a data entry clerk. I was a teenager but it was good money. My email is visible in my profile.

Anonymous said...

Newspaperboy on my bicycle for the Chicago Daily News!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

Homemaker said...

My first job was as a housekeeper at a Best Western. I worked there from the age of 16-19.

sallylynnsara@hotmail.com

Homemaker said...

I save money by still having great name brand clothes by going to rummage sales and Thrift shops. You would not believe the high end clothes you can find for a few bucks.

sallylynnsara@hotmail.com

lezanac said...

My first job was as a dishwasher in a diner and I hated every second of it until I quit after about a week

Janea said...

My first job was working at a small town bakery. This was a great job since I liked doughnuts.

Princess Golden Hair said...

my first job was a salad girl at a restaurant called the red barn. it didn't last long. they had me working a split shift and I hated it.

teechbiz at gmail dot com

Paradox said...

1. First job... Er, I'm not really sure. I volunteered a lot, but I also did random chores and odd jobs for money.

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

Paradox said...

2. Like everyone else is saying, thrift stores and garage sales are often great places to find cheap, but good clothes.

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

Sharon said...

my first job was a bagger at a local supermarket. Thanks for the giveaway

sharr1226 at yahoo dot com

Sharon said...

To save money I usually shop at thrift store and Goodwill I have found wonderful bargains over the years. Thanks for the giveaway

sharr1226 at yahoo dot com

Donna M. Clark said...

My first job was as a Blueberry Raker summers here in Maine. My first job that taxes were taken out of was McDonalds. litefoot873 at hotmail dot com

Donna M. Clark said...

How do I stay looking fashionable while being frugal? I keep an eye on sales, and use coupons when I can. litefoot873 at hotmail dot com

theolotto said...

My first job was working at my mother's popcorn stand in woolworths.

theolotto at yahoo dot com dot au.

nicolehrb said...

My first job was working at a Korean dry cleaners. They didnt speak much english, but it was such a fun experience

barbara said...

My first job was taking pictures for ID cards for our community pool. Now I know why everybody's DMV pictures look so bad. It gets really tiring when you have a huge line and these people are primping while you just want to move on to the next person in line.

barbara529 at juno dot com

jayne said...

My first job was babysitting! I loved it!

dugsdream(at)gmail(dot)com

LKnott said...

My first job was a nanny position in the city. I had it all set up before telling my parents. They were Not happy but didn't say no. Looking back now as a parent it was not the way to go!!!!


lknott@partnercom.net

melinda said...

My first job was the day after I turned 14 years old-I got hired at Wendy's Restaurant.(I was the first 14 year old to get hired with my parents signed consent.)I loved it. I worked my way up to management,and quit at 19 when I finished college to pursue a career in government healthcare.

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

My first Job was at a Pizza Joint~waitressing! They let me go after only two weeks.........said I was to slow.
I was 16.

zestywonderland@gmail.com

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I shop at thrift stores & then use my craft skills to create one of a kind fashion for myself & my friends.

zestywonderland@gmail.com

Amy said...

My first job was as a waitress at Steak N Shake. My first day on the job we were really busy and before I came into work the floors had just been mopped (no wet floor signs). Needless to say but I fell my first day on the job! I was so embarrassed!!

lilyk said...

My first job was technical support over the telephone.

ms.lilyk@gmail.com

lilyk said...

I like to shop at consignment stores to save money.

ms.lilyk@gmail.com

Swtlilchick said...

My first job was busboy at Aunt
Sarah's Resturant in Fredericksburg
VA.Thanks for the giveaway

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

Swtlilchick said...

I stay looking fabulous by shopping
sales and buying outfits that
interact with each other.Sometimes
I shop at Thrift stores.I am on a
budget

CharlieGurl57@aol.com