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It’s a CRAZY exciting day around here! Say Goodbye to Survival Mode officially releases and is available online and in stores nationwide!

Your support of this project has blown my mind! You have tweeted, blogged, posted on Facebook and Pinterest, emailed your friends, and purchased thousands upon thousands of copies.

In fact, last night, thanks to your support, my book hit the top 100 books on and the top 100 on Barnes& is currently in the top 25 books on! How amazing is that?!?

ScrSay Goodbye to Survival Mode

This book is for you. It’s my story, but it’s much more than that. It’s a lifeline of hope and practical help to walk you step-by-step from living a life stuck in survival mode, to experiencing the joy and energy that comes from living a life of passion and purpose.

In Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, I share how to:

  • feel healthier and more energetic by setting priorities and boundaries
  • eliminate stress with savvy management of your time, money, and home
  • get more done by setting realistic goals and embracing discipline
  • rediscover your passions—and the confidence to pursue them

No matter your age or season of life, I feel that the principles in this book have the power to change your life in very significant ways. So I encourage you to buy your copy today.

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode Book Launch

Get a FREE Daybrightener Calendar from DaySpring — Shipped to You for FREE!

To celebrate launch week, starting today and running through Sunday, every person who buys a copy of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode will get a free Daybrightener calendar from — with free shipping, too!

DaySpring’s Perpetual Calendars provide encouragement for each day of the year! Each calendar has a padded cover, wire coil, stand-up easel, and 366 dated pages. Valued at $10.99!

Here’s how to Get a FREE Daybrightener Calendar from

1. Buy a copy of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode from any retailer. It’s available online and in-store from  Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, DaySpring, ChristianBook, iBooks, and Mardel. (You can buy the ebook here or read a sample chapter if you’d like a sneak peek.)

2. Fill out the form below. That’s it! Your Daybrightener Flip Calendar will be mailed to you within 4-6 weeks.

Please note: Purchases must be made January 21-26, 2014 to qualify for this freebie. U.S. Addresses only.


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  • Tabitha says:

    I’m so excited for you Crystal! Thank you for sharing your story with all of us. I was super happy this morning your book was already on my kindle to start reading! Enjoy this day!

  • Suzanne says:

    Congratulations on what looks to be a big success! Writing a book is a huge endeavor and you’ve just succeeded at another. Also, I abolutely love the new look of your website. So colorful and professional. A pleasure to open up each day.

  • Tara H says:

    I’m so excited to get my copy! I just wish Amazon had made it where I would receive it today! I preordered more than a month ago!! It would make sense to me that I would get a book on its release date! 🙂
    Oh well. It was shipped today so I’ll look forward to Thursday when I should receive it!
    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you! And the new blog design looks great!

  • Laura says:

    This is wonderful – thanks so much! I am looking forward to my book arriving today (preordered at the beginning of December). Congratulations!

  • Molly says:

    in keeping with the spirit of saving and such, I want to get your book with my Swagbucks! That will be my Swagbucks success story!

  • Monica says:

    Kickin myself for not pre-ordering. How did I miss that post?! =(

  • Katrina says:

    I was so excited to get my copy just a few minutes ago..Can’t wait to dig in! I have been looking forward to reading it. Thank you again!

  • Carrie E says:

    So exited my Kindle version showed up today (been waiting since I pre-ordered in November). Great timing – home from school with a Snow Day! It was the perfect day to have a cup of coffee and start reading. Thanks for what already seems like a great book. I even have highlighted sections to revisit!

  • Victoria says:

    Congratulations! Top 25 already!

  • Stella Moore says:

    Can’t wait to start reading! I didn’t get to pick the calendar I wanted though. Do you do that? I would prefer the one that says friends on it! Thank you very much!

  • Lily says:

    Congratulations on such a successful launch, Crystal! I’m really looking forward to reading and learning how to overcome survival mode. Thanks for all you do!

  • Ashleigh Bailey says:

    Just ordered via Excited to get it Thursday and appreciate the kind gift of the free calender with purchase. Wishing you huge success on your next journey!

  • Jackie says:

    LOVE your blog and now I LOVE your book!!!

  • Sarah S says:

    Congratulations!! I’ve been on the fence about splurging on the book for myself, and after watching your video I knew I had to get it! I feel like you know exactly where I am right now – overwhelmed & stuck & frustrated with myself – and I can’t WAIT to move forward with your book. It’s so easy to see the light of Christ in that sparkle in your eye. Thank you for working so hard to reach out to other mamas and so many others through your work!

  • Darla Current says:

    Pre order amazon got it to day..

  • heidi says:

    I dont know you and yet i find myself so completely excited for you! What a great endeavor for you and your family! I found your site through Pinterest one day and have been following ever since! I am so encouraged by everything you do to maintain and update and fill it with such helpful information! By everything I see, you deserve all the accolades for a job well done! My book is on its way and I look forward to reading it! Best to you! Congratulations and enjoy this part of your journey!!

  • Marty says:

    Oops missed the rule about purchase dates. I should not have filled out the form. Sorry.

    However, very excited that I did receive an email saying my book had shipped and will be here soon. 🙂

  • LIsa says:

    I just purchased a kindle copy. SOOO excited to read it and begin to apply the principles to my crazy life. I did complete the free calendar section (love those calendars) but there wasn’t an option for a Canadian province 🙁 Ah well….Enjoy this most awesome day Crystal!

  • Vivian says:

    Hi Marty,
    You aren’t alone. I too missed the dates condition. Oh well. See, we are so excited we are reading at warp speed. Congrats Crystal!!!!

  • M Puffer says:

    I ordered my copy! I can’t wait to read it. I decided to get the hard copy, instead of a Kindle download this time.

  • Sonja says:

    Can not wait until Friday (payday!) to get my copy!!! I have been in survival mode for the past four years! After a very difficult pregnancy with my fourth baby, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. The past few years have been a huge challenge in every area of my life –home schooling to private school & back again; huge diet changes; my husbands’ job changes and heart attack to name a few. Physically, emotionally, mentally & financially, I am at the end of my rope. I am hoping your book will be the knot at the bottom & I can use it to find my way back out of the horrible place I’ve been in!

  • Becky says:

    I got my book today…so excited to get started reading it!

  • Adriana says:

    Does this apply if we preordered and received the book today?

    • Jo says:

      This offer is only valid on orders placed Tuesday through Sunday of this week. But orders placed before Tuesday can grab the $125 value freebies & discounts package.

  • Hayley says:

    So excited to get the book!! I follow your site and love your easy cooking tips and freezer plans! You saved me when my third child was born! Can’t wait to have this at my fingertips!#!!

    God bless!!!

  • Vicki D says:

    Oops, I just read the full post…I pre-ordered mine, back in Dec. Please disregard my submission.
    I did get the book delivered today, though…my husband was checking it out. I told him about your great reviews….so if its missing, I’ll know who has it! 🙂

  • Tina Durden says:

    I started reading the book last night with a 18 month old grandson, drinking his cup. As I read out loud, he fell alsleep. I read a lot of the book and up this morning. With my book in hand, my coffee and my warm chair. So far this book has hit not only home but a lot of string in my heart. With 4 daughters, a full time job, member of a HS booster club, friend and whatever is thrown on my plate. READ THIS Book, Your not the only one feeling the way you do….thanks for investing your time to write this book. HUGS!

  • Tracey Moore says:

    Hi, I ordered the Kindle edition of your new book. I’m looking forward to reading it! Is there any way to select which Dayspring calendar that I would like? I like the “Thanks for Being A Friend” calendar. I wanted to give it to a friend. Thank you!

  • Susan Festin says:

    Congratulations! I bought my Kindle copy – but I don’t live in the US. I guess that excludes me from the DaySpring Calendar?

  • Becci C says:

    Thanks so much for writing this book Crystal!! I am so looking forward to receiving my pre-ordered copy from Amazon! I want to get beyond surviving and start living more intentionally.

  • Lonni Harper says:

    Hi Crystal-I’ve been following your blog faithfully for several years. I “pre-ordered” your book on Amazon (kindle edition)….can’t wait to start reading it ! I ordered it on Monday, so I am not sure if I qualify for the DaySpring calendar…although I did fill out a form. Congratulations on the book launch !

    • Jo says:

      This offer is valid for orders placed Tuesday through Sunday. All pre-orders are eligible for the $125 freebies & discounts package, so I hope you were able to take advantage of that! If not, be sure to email [email protected] and we’ll make sure you get access!

      Thanks SO much!

  • Marianne J says:

    Hi Crystal,

    I pre-ordered the book on Monday and have received and started reading it. I have been in quite a funk. As a stay-at-home mom with a 3 and 5-year-old, I have been truly sick and tired of being “sick and tired”. This is just what I needed to kickstart my year on a different note. Thank you. The bonuses are all great. Thank you for that too.
    Just to let you know, though…I clicked on the Redeem button and filled in the info for the motivated moms e planner, but have not received it as yet.

  • Lauren says:

    Went out to Barnes and Noble on my lunch and bought it today! I filled out the form for the calendar- will I get an email or notification when it’s sent? I just want to make sure it went through correctly! Looking forward to starting the book when I get home from work!

    • Jo says:

      If you were re-directed to a Share page after filling out the form, you’re in! It will take about 4-6 weeks for it to arrive. If it hasn’t arrived by then, be sure to us.

      Thank you SO much for your support!

  • B says:

    I filled out the form but after I submit it, it keeps coming back to this page? Did it send? I tried for two days now. Thanks!!!

  • Heidi says:

    Crystal, I’ve been following your blog for a couple of years now, and am so excited for you and your new book! I just ordered my own copy of it in hardback from Amazon and cannot wait to read it!

  • Marie says:

    I just ordered your book today from Amazon! I can’t remember how I stumbled upon your blog a few years ago but I am so glad I did. I can’t wait to get it.

  • Rachel Heinrih says:

    I could not find an order confirmation number on my receipt, but I have a transaction number that I entered. Is this what an order confirmation number is? Did I do this right?

  • Michelle Tauber says:

    Just bought my copy… found it in the Christian life section at B and N! Can’t wait to start reading… Thanks!

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