Chronicle Books #GiveBooks 2014

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With the holidays fast approaching, I’m sure most of you have already started eying potential gifts for your loved ones, and with all the wonderful books that have come out over the last few year, it would be a shame to not include a few to give.  Chronicle Books is launching their 3rd season of the Give Books campaign, where for every person who pledges to #GiveBooks via social media or here, you’re helping them reach their goal of donating 10,000 books to children in need through First Book.  You can also get 30% off + free shipping on orders at Chronicle Books (excluding personalized items) through December 31, 2014 with code GIVEBOOKS.

And as a special kick off, 1 of you lucky ducks gets a chance to win these 10 books that I’ll be giving away as gifts this season!  Keep reading for details!

 BOOK 1 CHEF

For my husband, who’s the epitome of a slow (and messy!) cooker, I’ll definitely be giving him copies of these 2 cookbooks.

Cooking Slow  |  Tartine Book No. 3

BOOK 4 ENGAGED

After years of having destination weddings back to back to back, I thought we were done, but low and behold, next year one of my bridesmaids is getting married AND I’m getting a new sister-in-law, so wedding books for everyone!

Handmade Weddings  |  All the Essentials Wedding Planner

BOOK 2 CRAFTY

You can never have too many craft books, and these are two of my favorites!

Paper+Craft  |  Pretty Packages

BOOK 3 HOSTESS

I know a few ladies who are quite the party planners, so an easy party kit and flower decorating book are top of my list to give them.

Decorate with Flowers  |  Pretty Paper Parties

BOOK 5 ARTIST-BABY

The 75 Artist Books I’ll probably keep for myself since I absolutely LOVE handmade books and these are stunners, and for my friends who are soon embarking on motherhood for the first time, having a guide to help you along the way is always appreciated.

75 Artist Books  |  The Baby Bump

To win a copy of all the books you see above, leave a comment below with what book YOU’LL be giving this year as a gift!  We’ll announce the winner on Friday.  Good luck, and #givebooks!!

[title image by Lisa Congdon, book images from Chronicle Books]

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Ann Wood Handmade giveaway

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Ann Wood has long since been a favorite when it comes to the sweetest animal cake toppers. What she can create with some fabric & paper is just magical, and I’m lucky enough to say I own one of her birdies (and I’m absolutely going crazy for her flamingos!)  But today, we’re giving away one of her newest designs, a pair of forest folk bunnies!  The winner gets to pick what color glittery shoes & bouquet the lady bunny gets.  Because Ann usually names her little creatures, leave a comment below with what YOU’D name this adorable pair, and the winner will be announced on Friday.  Good luck!  CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

Contest open to US residence only. 

[image from Ann Wood Handmade]

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Maptote giveaway

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Maptote has certainly come a long way since I wrote about them years ago…they’ve added a crazy number of cities all over the world, new designs, new products, and they’re all amazing! I’ve always thought they were great for out of town gift bags or for destination weddings, and with all the customizations you can now do with them, they really are the perfect gift for guests & bridal party alike.

Today we’re giving away a chance to win 50 customized grocery totes (including domestic shipping!) for one lucky winner!  You’ll be able to choose from any of their three customizable options, so leave a comment below on what city you’d love to see on YOUR tote and the winner will be announced on Friday.  Good luck!  CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

Contest only open to US readers, sorry!

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[images from Maptote]

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Deck Out Your Digs with NewlyWish & BRIDES Magazine

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NewlyWish & BRIDES have teamed up for the Ultimate Giveaway which includes a $1,000 shopping spree on wedding registry and gifting site NewlyWish. The winner will also have their photo featured in an upcoming issue of BRIDES Magazine, PLUS a design consultation with HGTV Design Star, Danielle Colding. And they didn’t stop there. Three runners up will also receive a $150 gift card to NewlyWish.  Excited yet!? We are!

First, for those of you who aren’t familiar, NewlyWish is an online registry and wedding-related gifting service, with the express purpose of helping couples create gift registries that truly reflect their personal styles. They’ve built a network of more than 50 shops in a single, easy-to-use website so that couples can create a registry that includes everything for their home, from kitchen equipment, to tabletop items, bed and bath linens and home décor, as well as a range of unique experiences and less-traditional items such as food and wine, and even tickets to the theater and sporting events.

So, in the spirit of discovering (or refining) your wedding-day and home style, NewlyWish has partnered with BRIDES Magazine and Danielle Colding, as well as joined forces with the finest judges (who have some serious style and are go to experts in the wedding and home space) to bring you a pretty cool giveaway!  I’m so excited to be amongst these ladies!
Here’s how to jump in…
 
The Rules:
  1. Follow NewlyWish and BRIDES Magazine on Pinterest.
  2. Create a Pinterest Board titled “Deck Out Your Digs With NewlyWish & BRIDES Magazine.”
  3. Pin images to your board that inspire your personal home and wedding-day style from NewlyWish, BRIDES and across the web. For each pin, include hashtag #dreamdigs and label it with the hashtag of your style (e.g. #modern, #classic, #vintage, etc)
  4. IMPORTANT: Once you’ve created your fabulous Pinterest board, visit NewlyWish’s blog post here and post a comment with a link to your board. Don’t forget this step! We won’t know you’ve entered unless you submit a link!

Need some inspiration to get started? Check out Danielle Colding’s board here — her style is Eclectic.  You can also check out the judges boards for more inspo: Harmony’s Pinterest Board, Vané’s Pinterest Board, and Xochitl’s Pinterest Board.  We’ve all got different styles, so don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

The most creative and comprehensive board, as determined by our three judges, wins!

Harmony

XOCHITL

Vane

The Goodies:

The grand prizewinner will receive a $1,000 NewlyWish gift card, a 4-hour interior design consultation with HGTV Design Star winner, Danielle Colding, and will have their photo showcased in an upcoming BRIDES Magazine issue. Three runners up will receive a $150 gift card to NewlyWish.

You will have until November 8, 2013 11:00 PM EST to enter. The winner will be announced November 15, 2013.

For more, see contest rules here.

This post was sponsored by Newlywish.  Thanks for supporting our advertisers!

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Minted holiday card giveaway

I know, I know, its only October, but when it comes to holiday cards, you really have to start early….especially if you want a chance to win some personalized ones from Minted!  This year they’ve introduced triple thick paper, which is absolutely amazing to hold in your hand, and now you can even customize your cards with different die-cut shapes.  With all the new designs, I know it will be hard to pick your favorites, but there are definitely plenty to choose from.

3 readers have a chance to win 50 holiday cards each on the new triple thick paper…just leave a quick comment below with your favorite Holiday card design and the winners will be announced on Friday!  THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

[images from Minted]

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