Wednesday, February 3, 2010

February Book Giveaway & a Question

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Hi everyone! Before I get to this month's book I have question.   Kim left a comment saying that she was having trouble getting my blog to load do to all the pictures and I was wondering if anyone else is having this issue? There are a few blogs that I can’t see at all unless I switch from AOL to Firefox.  Otherwise, I don’t have any problems seeing anyone’s blog (even people with the really huge photos). I have Broadband so I have no idea what it’s like for people with slower connections.  Could you let me know if you are having problems. I’m not really sure what I can do about it, but I’m open to suggestions. Thanks!
 StorageStyle
Now, for this month's book. I thought that since most of us were in a decluttering/organizing mood right now, that Country Living’s Storage Style book would be a good choice.

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To enter all you have to do is leave a comment and I’ll announce the book winner on Saturday morning.  Everyone is welcome to enter.****Thanks everyone - this giveaway is now closed.

I know I always say this, but I truly appreciate everyone that takes the time to stop by my blog. Especially all of you who make the extra effort to leave a comment.  I know for myself, it’s so much easier and less time consuming  to just read a blog in my various readers and move on to the next one.  So thank you!

Have a great rest of the week. I’ll be working on my closet!

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Lisa said...

I came to read about "Trays as Art" as that was on my reader...this post had not popped up yet. So, it looks like I get to be first. Maybe that will give me luck :) This is a great selection for this time of year. I have the urge to declutter area of my home right now!

Hannah said...

Hi! I was looking around for Valentine's Day decorating ideas and found your blog. Cute! Thanks for all the good ideas. :)

Margie said...

I can't wait to clean my closets and everything in my house for that matter! We're remodeling our kitchen at the end of February and I'm sooo excited:) I will be getting rid of so much stuff that I've figured out I don't use, and there will be more storage space! Sweet! Blessings ~ Margie

Stephanie said...

Manuela, even though I subscribe to your blog via a reader, I still visit the blog proper almost every day (sometimes several times in a day). I love to look at your pictures, your design is so refreshing, and I really enjoy your blog roll.

Sometimes when I am cleaning house and doing mundane chores, visiting blogs is the reward I give myself after I finish each task. It inspires me to keep going. I ADORED your "Apple Green" post. I keep going to look at it over and over. Beautiful!

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Manuela..what is it about winter that has us all organizing and nesting......I have had my eye on this book...and could use the "help" as I have many cabinets and closets....well, everything that I want to get organized......

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

Oooh, I would LOVE to win that book. I don't have any problems loading your page and/or viewing your photos.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I have no troubles with seeing your pictures. But I am on a very big screened iMac, so that probably helps.

I sort of "have" to leave comments all the time. :-) I always seem to have something to say. And I feel almost "guilty" if I don't comment. :-)

.♥.

Julie said...

Manuela,

I have had no problems getting your photos to load...always works well. And I love all the photos!! So pretty. so enjoy visiting over at your blog every day. I LOVE the thought of possibly being a winner of the book. I just got my latest Country Living mag in the mailbox today. YAY! Thanks for the offer and for being such a generous blogger. Take care. have a great wednesday!!!

Cecily said...

Manuela, What a great giveaway! Yes, yes, yes I need to declutter & storage ideas would be wonderfuls as my house hardly has any closets. As to the blog, yours always loads well for me. I think the trouble lies when there are a lot of large photos & many days of them versus splitting up those entries into smaller groups & then having the reader click on the link "older posts". Hope that made sense! Anyway, keep it up, yours if the first blog I check daily. home at bcsupernet dot com

Kirsten said...

Definitely in decluttering mode--what a great giveaway!

NYC Girl said...

The book cover is my dream kitchen!

Amy said...

I can see your pics; I read your blog via Google Reader in Chrome! I love to organize....especially if I can do it with style!

Monica said...

I'm in desperate need of some home organizing...especially in the kitchen!

I agree with the others, when I visit your blog it's very refreshing and easy to read. I have no problems seeing your photos. Thats for all the inspiration!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great idea for the subject matter of the book! I love that first picture. I haven't had any problem with your blog loading. I go right through blogger to all the blos I follow and not Google reader, so I don't know if that makes a difference.

julie - eab designs said...

Hi Manuela, I have never experienced any problems with your reading your blog. The pictures always pop up immediately upon opening it. I do love this book and you know how I love to organize! :)

Stacey said...

Your blog loads quickly for me. There are a couple of other blogs that take so long that I minimize them and move on to other things. Then come back to see if it has loaded.

The books looks very neat. I just love a good decorating book.

Michelle Hoad said...

I'm a Country Living addict and a clutter phobe, so this book is perfect for me.

JOYfilled Family said...

Love your style and ideas.
Pax - Lena

Darlene said...

I LOVE my Country Living magazines so this book would be WONDERFUL. I have also been trying to de-clutter! Thanks for letting me enter.

I have no problem with your blog and photos coming up quickly on my home or office computer.

kramerfamily said...

your blog is so inspiring!

country girl said...

What a great book! I only ever enter giveaways when it's something I REALLY like (somehow I feel like I'm saving up my luck for something special :))
I've always wondered if bloggers like you who have over 500 followers really read all their comments, and I hardly ever comment on blogs where there are already so many...it feels so anonymous. To be honest, I mostly enjoy visiting blogs where there aren't too many followers. It feels more personal.
But I can't help coming here...it's so beautiful. :)
xo country girl
p.s. i see your blog just fine, no problems.

Laurie Anne said...

Hi Manuela!
Visiting your blog is my pleasure! and to leave a comment as often as I can is just my way of letting you know that you make my day!:)
I am not having any trouble viewing any part of your blog.
A lovely giveaway....thank you for the chance to win this beautiful book!XO

Jennifer said...

I LOVE this book (and already have it, so don't enter me)! It is so full of cute ideas and things that are afordable. I have never had a problem bringing up your blog. I have broadband too, so there may be a difference there.

Happy Day!
Jennifer

Anonymous said...

No problems here and I always use Firefox.

tina

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

Oh please count me in! Your blog is always so fun to visit--and I can't help but leave a comment!

Treasia Stepp said...

That sounds like a fabulous book for giveaway. I guess I'm still old fashioned since I read all the blogs I enjoy by going to each one and not using a reader. I just like it much better this way.

I never have any problem with getting your blog to load. I use firefox and cable modem, not sure if maybe this is why. I have noticed some of the blogs do have a problem with load time.

ShelliRae said...

What a great book! I have never had a problem getting your pictures to load. Thanks so much.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Oh this book is SO on my wish list! What a great giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance to win - this is the year I really declutter, so it would be a terrific help and inspiration, I think!

Julian said...

im in desperate need to redo my kitchen(and the linen closet still when payday gets here:))i have a country style home, and this is perfect! Please put me in,
Thanks,

christina

Lee Laurie said...

Your blog is one of my very favorites. I know I've told you many times how much you inspire me everyday. I just love your style. Your colors always put a smile on my face. That book would be perfect for me because I have a lot of decluttering to do and I am planning on making new storage.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Heather's Stitches said...

What a great book for this dreary Feb.! I'm using this time to declutter and would love to browse this book, Thanks for a nice give-away!

Caroline said...

This book looks like a great place to get inspired. I'm always looking for ways to stay inspired.

design4less@yahoo.com

Vee said...

What a sweet giveaway! I'd be thrilled to have you toss my name into the cap.

Sometimes I have trouble with your blog, but only if you've got lots and lots of pictures. It just takes a few more seconds. Heck, I've had trouble with my own blog loading.

Becky Humphrey said...

Manuela,
I have daily visited your Blog for quite awhile now and it's the first time I have ever left a comment. I so enjoy all the Blogs out there but yours is definitly in my Top 5! Just a few of the many reasons...I love your style, use of color and the way you pull things together (all your thrifted finds) to me what you accomplish is the real talent of decorating!Sure anyone can decorate with a huge budget, but someone that can take thrifted items - shine them up and repurpose them (which you do) to me that is a real decorator. Sorry this is so long - please keep up the good work and know that so many find enjoyment in your Pleasures of Homemaking. I would also love to win the book!

Pink Princess said...

OH what a wonderful book, please enter me ♥

BTW I have NO problem with your blocpictures. I am on cable so maybe that is why. I LOVE cable lol

suburban prep said...

What a great help this book would be. I would love to be included.
msgb245 at gmail dot com

Marla said...

Manuela, I have not had any trouble with your site. Would love to win your lovely book giveaway. Blessings, Marla

Eden said...

I absolutely love your blog! I hope I win!! :)

Molly said...

I would love to win this book. Need all the help I can get. I have no trouble with your site. Your pictures are wonderful. Thanks for the work you do to bring us pretty things to look at. Molly

InHisGrip said...

Manuela,
I've had no problems viewing your blog...and good thing, too, because I love it! You have so many good and thrify ideas, and I appreciate your sharing them with us. I would love to win that bood!

Silke said...

Oh, this looks like such a great and useful book! I'd love a chance at winning! So generous! :) Silke
P.S. I have no problems seeing your photos.

noahbythesea said...

if that first picture is your kitchen, i am SO jealous! i love everything about it! if it's from that book, i NEED it!!! i just checked to see if my library had it and they don't :-( so i would truly love to win! love your blog and all the photos too!

the first time i came here it did load very slowly, but as i am now a frequent visitor it doesn't take much time at all to load.

Adrienne said...

Hi, Manuela -
I never have a problem viewing your blog! I enjoy it from the minute I open it up until I finally decide there's nothing more to see this time - or when I have to force myself to deal with real life. Love the new book giveaway - please add my name to the list.
~Adrienne~

~Ruthie Sisemore~ said...

I haven't had any trouble viewing your photos, but then, I'm using Firefox. :)

Wonderful book selection for your giveaway! I'm glad I'm not alone in trying to clean/organize/simplify already this year. :)

Deb said...

Such gorgeous images! I love the Country Living books & Storage Style looks fabulous. Thanks Manuela ♥

TinaTx said...

Looks like a great book!

I don't have any problem with your pages loading.

trish said...

Oh I could just live in that first picture, couldn't you?! :o)
I adore the tray that you have on your walls. I have looked and looked for those. :o)
Hoping your day is a good one.
Trish

Susan of Pink Portuguese Roses said...

I love your blog Manuela! I am so glad to have found you again.

What a great giveaway!

Shilo said...

I love country living! I can't afford the overseas shipping so I was very thankful to find it is available in digital format with Zinio. There's nothing better than sitting down with a good mag...but digital is better than nothing!
I never have any trouble with your blog. Sometimes my internet is slow so it takes a bit to load up the pics...but it is worth it! :)
Blessings, Manuela! Have a great rest of your week!
Shilo

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

No, I don't have a problem loading your blog. There are blogs that have a zillion pictures and 20 posts up on the same page that take forever for me to load, but yours is not one of them.

I would love to be entered in your giveaway! Looks like a great book...and since we moved and I just starting shoving everything in closets...it would be nice to get organized!
Hugs,
Penny

The Working Home Keeper said...

No problems viewing your blog here. And thank you Manuela for taking time to come by and comment on my blog!

Mary Ellen

Shirlee said...

I pop in everyday to "visit" with you and I've never had a problem with your blog loading.
It's always such a pleasure seeing your cheerful home and great projects.
This month's book looks great. I have major storage issues with living in an old house with no (and I mean no) closets.
I would love to be entered in your give away. Thanks! =)

bongal said...

Organizing is a great project for winter, and ideas to do it "pretty"
are perfect. The book looks fab! Thanks for your blog, I look forward to it each day. God Bless

Donna said...

I haven't had any problems with your blog except being addicted to it! :) You have such great ideas and are such an inspiration to others with your home decor.
The book looks wonderful! I am trying to organize things around my house.
Blessings,
Donna

Get Your Martha On said...

I don't have a problem viewing your blog, pictures, etc.

And what a great book! I hope I win!! ;)

Connie said...

Would love to win the book. I enjoy your blog every day, especially when you make something beautiful using your creativeness instead of big bucks.

julie & joe said...

Looks like a great book! I wish I could remodel my kitchen....it really needs it!

Stacy said...

Love your blog and love this giveaway! Love books! Please enter me.

pammiejo said...

No trouble at all seeing everything on your blog. I would love to get the book - I'm always looking for new storage (as well as display) ideas. PAM

The Library Lady said...

I just found your blog from a link at Cherry's Jubilee ~ I love it! I've put you in my favorites file so that I can visit often.

Sign me up for the give-a-way. I need some declutter help.

Diane
The Library Lady
"Take surprise and delight in the little things"

Love the Decor! said...

I think my collection just needs to have this book in it!! We have been clearing out and cleaning out my dad's home and I am determined not to collect so much clutter that my children will have to go though some day.

P.S.
Your blog loads just fine.

Kelly B said...

What a great giveaway!! As for the blog issue, I think it is perfect. You can't design blogs for people on dial up. You couldn't add pictures, theirs is too slow. I wouldn't dream of reading blogs on a dial up. Not to be a snob, but I don't see how you can read blogs without cable internet access. It would take forever for anything to load. Make your blog look like you want it to. We love it just the way it is!! ;0) BTW- your pictures are always great and I would miss them!

Melissa Miller said...

Horray! This looks like a really nice book Manuela. What a generous giveaway!

I have no problems viewing your blog!

Connie said...

I AM organizational challenged.

There, I said it, now I have to do something about it. That book might be what I need right now. What a great idea to choose this book, especially now. I would love to win it.
Thanks

Anna said...

I have no problem with your blog.This book must be very interesting and useful!I cross my fingers!Bye and thanks!Anna

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

You know I adore your blog. Great book!

Julie Harward said...

YOUR BLOG LOADS JUST FINE FOR ME! LOVE THE BOOK TOO...HAVE FUN IN THE CLOSET! COME SAY HI :D

Karyn @ Candarbry Garden said...

I am working feverishly to organize and declutter my house. I would LOVE that book! I seem to be doing alot of following and very little creating lately, anything to get the creative juices flowing is much appreciated! I especially like the kitchen pictures you posted as that seems to be my Problem Area. Thanks for the opportunity. Karyn

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

hi there... no problem for me at all!

Bonita said...

I've never had a problem with your blog. Love all the beautiful pics too.

CRICKET said...

l just became a follower and hope to read more. Since I tend to be on the minimal side not liking things on counters, tables etc. - organization behind doors is essential but not always easy. Would love to see what's inside this book!

TheSmithHotel said...

Wow! Would love to get some fresh ideas on organizing! I am a shove it in and close it person! Not so good when you have to "find" something!

Thanks,
Jody

craftmom said...

Manuela - I don't have a problem seeing the images in your blog. Also, I am a new reader to your blog and love it! I would really like to win, as I need all the help I can get decluttering and thinking up storage. THanks for the great giveaway!

Debbie said...

I've browsed through that book at the book store. Great ideas and style. I very much enjoy your blog. You have so much energy and do so much around your home. It is very inspiring. Thank you for taking the time to share your ideas with us. Uploading pictures? - never a problem.
Thanks,
Debbie

Me said...

I love your blog, and have no trouble with it loading. I'd love the book! :o)

Cathy said...

I see everything on your lovely site...I always have the best time visiting here!

I adore your book selection...wonderful!

Have a wonderful day sweet girl!
XOXO
Cathy

Leann said...

I never have any problems with your blog, and I stop by everyday:)

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Leann

Lisalulu said...

your blog is always an inspiration... so are your book choices. (usually I'll look them up at the library too) Your pictures load great! I'm always impressed.

Marla at Always Nesting said...

I'm definitely in cleaning mode! Middle daughter moved out yesterday into an apartment and I'm cleaning to keep from crying a river. Love it that she's an awesome young lady. Hate looking into the empty bedroom.

That book looks fabulous!

Julie said...

I've recently found your blog and my word - I love it, full of inspiration and fantastic idea's.
I'm in the middle of decluttering at the moment as i'm due my second baby in 14 weeks and live in a rather small [cosy] cottage, lots more space is needed. Wish me Luck.
Ju xxx

misskp said...

I have been looking at this book on my stops around blogland, and it looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Tammy G said...

What a fun book--thanks Manuela.

Meredith said...

WOW! Thanks for a great giveaway! I'm starting to organize room by room - this would be a great book to have!

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

WoW I have never even seen that book! It would be AWESOME to win... I love the sneeky peeks you posted!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Manuela, what a lovely book. Please enter me.

Your blog is loading slower than it used to...for me. But, it really isn't a problem.

Barb ♥

Miss Janice said...

I don't have a problem when I click onto your blog. I know that I DO experience the problem you mention when I visit certain other blogs--it takes forever to load their posts and photos! This is such a sweet giveaway Manuela:)

Lori said...

I don't have any problems gettnig your blog and all the lovely pictures. I could never decorate like you do. I just don't have that talent so I live through yuor lovely pictures.

Junk Mammas said...

I was just looking at this book the other day at Barnes and Noble. Love to add it to my collection.

No problems loading pics.
Kim

Tracy said...

Love your blog! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Keeping Up with the Benson's said...

I can see everything just fine too. I am on Firefox, btw. I heart your design and pretties! Thanks for the ideas!!!

Barb said...

thank you for such a wonderful giveaway. i found your blog about a month ago and was hooked when i saw all your toile. i love it. thanks again.

Rachel Phelan said...

I feel like I'm always in decluttering mode! My husband is a pack rat. :) The book looks really good and interesting. Thanks for doing this.

~ Jill ~ said...

I don't have any problems viewing the pictures - I don't comment alot but do subscribe and LOVE reading all your ideas! Thanks!!!

Stacey said...

I love that magazine and I love storage! A perfect combination!

Amy said...

Hello! I'm one of those who subscribes to your blog in Google Reader coming out to meet you! You have a great blog with so many beautiful and inspiring pictures.

This giveaway is great-- I need some organizing ideas.

Hannah said...

What a neat book! Sure hope I win! ;)
h
hannah@atcalvarybaptist.com

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I love Country Living books, please enter me! THanks!

my hungry boys said...

What a lovely book! It is SO inspiring and the pictures are absolutely gorgeous!

I am in the midst of organizing our closets and it feels great to clean out!

You do a marvellous job with your blog and your beautiful home!


Thanks for sharing!

Anita K. said...

I have just recently found your blog through a recommended list from google. I am enjoying reading it!! I would love to win the book - thanks for the chance!

Karen said...

Your blog comes right up for me. I have firefox.

Love coming over here. There's always lots of eye candy:)

StephanieinSD said...

I LOVE all the pictures!!! I've never had any issues with viewing images from your blog on my MAC or PC though I only use Firefox. Also, all the images show up on my iPhone via Google Reader.

As for comments ... THANK you for taking the time to reply when we do leave comments!!

Mrs.Rabe said...

I haven't seen this book before, but it looks great.

Thanks for your comment about fruit trees on my blog! Very helpful!

2Belles2Beaux4me said...

I have DSL and do not have trouble loading your blog. Love love love your ideas and would love love the book!! Thanks you.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I use Firefox and have a high level broadband (as son is a Computer Science major at college but I think it is really for his games) so no problem at all loading.

Christina said...

Another great giveaway! Love the book and would love a chance to win.

julia said...

I don't have any trouble viewing your blog.....
Looks like a neat book... count me in! :)

Tamara said...

Looks like a beautiful book - like your blog! No problems seeing your blog/photos.

Ally's Corner said...

I don't have any problems reading your blog but I understand some people have said the same to me about my blog. I think it's them not us.
Cute kitchen, wish mine looked like that.

Ally

Laura said...

What a great giveaway! I love organizing :) I don't have any trouble loading your pictures either by the way...

Mary Ann said...

I'd love to win that book; looks awesome!

Jen said...

I came across your blog a couple of weeks ago and love it. Thanks for sharing such beautiful things.

Melissa said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I don't have any problems loading your blog either.

Victoria said...

I use Firefox and Google Reader and have never had trouble with your pictures. I do have hi-speed DSL though so maybe that is why.

Whoooo wheeee what a fabulous book! Maybe this is my lucky month!

I know I've said this before but I found your blog via my Sis shortly before you stopped blogging. I was so glad when you came back because you do inspire me in home decorating, being frugal, gardening, etc! Thanks for taking the time to share a bit of your life with us through your blog.

Belle said...

Like most blog, it does take a few minute to load.

I would love to add the organizational book to my library!

Diana said...

Love your blog -- would love to win! Your pictures are beautiful and inspiring.

Diana (morganschmied@bellsouth.net)

salmagundi said...

I have no problem loading your blog. I would love to win this book - great for this time of the year. Maybe it would motivate me to do more organizing! Sally

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I can read your blog and see pictures with no problems--I'm using Firefox. :)

~ Sarah

Megan said...

Hi Manuela--I just saw that book advertised in Country Living Magazine and thought it looked interesting. If for nothing else but to drool over the pictures. Just a few more weeks of the 9-5 and then I will spend lots of time cleaning out closets and get things organized.
Your blog loads really fast for me-so no problems here.
I love all the pictures -- it puts me in the mood to start decorating my little beach house.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Hi Manuela! I have been forever away from my blog it seems but wanted to pop in to some of my favorite blogs and and say hi- How fun that you are having a giveaway! This book looks wonderful!

Guess what I'm doing? Taking that blue wallpaper down in my dining room- it is taking forever with my schedule and it being stubborn!

Paula said...

I have no trouble at all reading your blog. (and I love it!)

This giveaway is a good one!

Lisa said...

I love your blog. I have no problems with the pictures loading. :)
~Lisa

Shawnandmeganplus4 said...

I would love the book!Your blog reminds me of my mom.I live in Colorado and she is in Ca.You guys use the same fabric's and like so many of the same things!It really gives me joy to read your blog!I'm also a stay at home mom with 4 children on one income and we live in 1300 square feet I so need to better organize.
Thank you!

Ashley's Thrifty Living said...

what a great give away! I have been in the organizing mood!!

Jacki said...

I never have any trouble reading your blog. I use Firefox all the time. Ooh, I want to win the book!!!

Mindy Nelson said...

I love following your blog and have no problems viewing it. I think I would really enjoy looking through the book. Great giveaway!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Manuela! I'm not having any trouble with your blog at all! The book sounds wonderful! Yes, I am happy about the little general's prediction, too! I understand that he is very accurate...more so than Phil! lol Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Kimberly said...

In response to your question, I also have problems when there are lots of photos. I figured my old computer just gets overwhelmed after 8 or 10 photos. My daughter and I were loving your Ikea pictures (we don't have one nearby), but unfortunately they didn't all come up. I had the same problem when you posted your top ten projects of 2009--I only saw about 7 or 8 of them. I'm sure it's not your fault in any way--probably just an old computer and/or slow internet connection. Thanks for the chance to win the book. It looks awesome. Have a great day--Kim

Kelley B said...

Hi, I have no trouble getting all your yummy photos. Keep 'em coming! Count me in for chance at the book.

Julie said...

Oh my word there is already 127 readers on your blog! I sure hope I have a chance it looks like such a wonderful book and I do love Country living!

I have no trouble with your blog but I do with another one that I have to do the same thing and switch to firefox! But yours is great!

Kathleen Grace said...

No problem for me viewing your blog (thank goodness!) This looks like a beautiful book, hey, I just remembered I got a new Country Living in the mail today! Love that magazine, and I would love this book!

Karen Beth said...

I don't have problems viewing your blog, which I am so grateful for, but I do with another one that I love, so I appreciate your suggestion about firefox. I will try that. Please enter me in your giveaway. I love you blog. Thank you. Karen

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hey Manuela, I have no problem with loading your blog. That book is gorgeous - love the pics! Linda

jemilyea said...

I'm using IExplorer 7 and read your blog in Google Reader. The pictures show up fine. The storage book looks inspiring. I don't think my local library has it; I may need to request that they order it. I enjoy all your decorating ideas and the many uses of toile.

Zoe said...

Thanks for such always giving us such creative ideas. Love your blog.

Zoe

Mary in AR said...

I've been reading your blog for about a year and just love it. I've gotten so many ideas from you, now I just need more hours in the day.

What a great giveaway! And thank you for being so generous.
Mary in AR

Lorrie said...

It's true - this time of year makes me, like many others, want to fluff and reorganize and clean my nest. What a great giveaway.

I use Firefox and haven't had any trouble viewing your blog.

Lorrie

DarcyLee said...

I just decluttered and cleaned my food storage cabinets today, which made me feel sooooo good! It has motivated me to go on to the next thing.

mamta said...

Hi Manuela,
I don't have any problems loading up your page. I love your blog, its great with all your lovely pictures and helpful tips.
I absolutely love reading your blog.
Mamta.

seanymph said...

I find too many photos take too long to load so many people just leave. I try not to post alot at a time, Ill just make two blogs then. Plus most have short attention spans so too many once again....gets boring.

I just moved and Im trying to figure out the storage issues in this house. As I get more and more familiar with the house tho, I find Im already changing things around. lol. I bet that book has some great ideas I could use. Would love to be entered in the giveaway. :)

Anonymous said...

I love the cover of this book. I could just get lost in the pages of it.

Thanks for the entry.
Tasha
momofsbandeg@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Your blog is one of the ones that I read every single day. I adore your style and ways. Destiny D.

I don't subscribe but do read every day. I like to go to blogs so that I can look through archives and click on buttons. I have never had any issues with our blog.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hello Manuela! Nope, I never have any trouble uploading your blog, but then I do have highspeed internet. Personally, the bigger the better as far as pics are concerned.

What a wonderful book! I'd love to be entered for a chance to win!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Brenna said...

I really like your style. I am always inspired by your ideas and pictures.
-Brenna

Lamp Tramp said...

Hey Manuela
I do not have any problem with your lovely photos to load. Just takes a second or two, as most blogs do. What a lovely post! I love to organize and declutter...got to get going on this!
Thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog, I adore all that I get. I cherish yours that nuch more!

Dilem*mama said...

what a great looking book!

9405018--Pat said...

Hi! love your blog...I to have trouble loading your pages....thanks for all the great ideas....Pat H
pattygary@kc.rr.com

9405018--Pat said...

Hi! love your blog...I to have trouble loading your pages....thanks for all the great ideas....Pat H
pattygary@kc.rr.com

Jessica said...

That book looks beautiful! :-)

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

....love all of it....

perfect



kary

Rhonda in OK said...

hi Manuela
of course I want to enter!
thank you for hosting

Heidi said...

I haven't seen this book before but the pictures are gorgeous! And like everyone else these days I am in the middle of cleaning up and cleaning out! I read your blog everyday but have never had problems with the pics (or anything) loading.

Terri and Bob said...

Lol, It took me 15 minutes to get to the bottom of the comments! :-)

I load your photos fine. Darling idea for a giveaway!

mamajuliana said...

Please enter me in for the book. I would love to have prettier storage. I am still stuck in that Rubbermaid state of mind!

Golie said...

I LOVE your blog and have been reading it for several months. I absolutely love everything that you do! I don't have a hard time with viewing the blog.
Blessings,
Golie

Cozy Little House said...

I switched from IE to Firefox and am not having any problems with any of the issues I was having. I have a fast internet so I don't have any problem with loading. Please don't stop showing your big photos! I look forward to them!
Brenda

Stix said...

The book looks awesome and I could put that to good use!
I wanted you to know I love to read your blog, it's nice to find something inspiring, uplifting and clean. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Manuela, Your style is always evolving & you always have a surprise for us! You inspired me to "pretty up" my notebook & binder covers & now I smile each time I open them. Thanks...please enter me in the giveaway.

Thanks,
Hope jag2016@sbcglobal.net

Nikki said...

Manuela,
I recently found your blog and I LOVE it. I love your use of toile, thrift finds, trays,and transferware. These are some of my favorites and it is always fun to find a friend with common interests. Thank you for sharing all your great ideas. The book looks great---please enter me in the drawing!
Love,
Nikki

Shannon said...

I love coming to your blog to see what new toile decorating you are doing. The book looks fabulous! Thanks for offering the give away!

Keisha said...

I really enjoy your blog and love looking at all your pictures! Thanks for the inspirations!!!

Kari said...

I could really use this book! Thanks so much for sharing so much with us!

Nancy said...

I open your blog on AOL and I have not had any problems. I love all of the pictures you include!

I would love to win this book!

Elizabeth V. said...

Thanks for all the inspiration you share. I love your focus on using things well loved and thrifted. Thanks for offering the great prize!

Linda said...

Looks like a GREAT book- with a small house I am ALWAYS looking for storage ideas! Linda (PS- I haven't had any access problems to the blog with Firefox.)

GrammaGrits said...

Love your blog - thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Great giveaway Manuela! I love all things Country Living does. And I love your blog!

Andrea said...

What an appropriate book! I 'need' it :)
Love your blog for sure!!

southerninspiration said...

Oh, that kitchen IS inspiring! I love it, and the book looks very nice, too! I love coming to your blog and I agree, it's nice to let the author know you are reading and that you appreciate what they wrote, so I am letting you know I appreciate your time that you spend blogging!

Suzanne

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! You truly inspire me to do more decorating around my home. I eagerly await your next blogs.

M.J. said...

I would love to win. I absolutely love the back cover of the book! Mona

M.J. said...

I would love to win. I absolutely adore the back cover of the book. Mona

Patti said...

Hi,
Your pictures load for me without any problem. I am somewhat new to your blog. Just got a new laptop and went in search of blogs that caught my eye to put in my favorites. Love yours! Thanks for the opportunity to win the book giveaway.

Recycled Rita said...

Ooooh la la! I would love to win this, please enter me in the drawing! karen....

Julie said...

I love the pictures on your blog but have lots of trouble viewing them. I have a very slow dial-up and usually get to see only a few photos and that takes forever. Just one of the consequences of living in the boonies, I guess.

Would love to win the book.

Thanks, Julie H.

Laura said...

Hi Manuela-

I have enjoyed your blog so much and have gained such great common sense inspiration.

This book looks lovely-

Thanks,
Laura

Linda said...

Manuela this is a neat giveaway. I love books like this! You have a ton of comments today...so my odds aren't good, but I thought I'd enter anyway! ((smile))

I love your blog title and I agree...
Homemaking has MANY Pleasures!

Have a good evening.

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

They call me Estatez... said...

No problems with your pictures loading...thank goodness! I always enjoy seeing what projects you're working on because #1 they are usually very practical #2 I love your style of decorating and #3 they are usually frugal. Keep up the great work!!!

Laurie

kjquilts said...

I would love to own that book! I'm always looking for great ideas for storage and organization.

jenjen said...

What a great book! I am naturally unorganized, so I could really use a book like this :)

I have had no problems reading your blog. I hope it's a fluke that has worked itself out!

Love your blog Manuela!

XOOX
Jen

Anny said...

I normally read in the google reader without issue. Its in IE if that's any help.

arkie said...

I use Firefox and never have any trouble getting your blog pics. Love the book! Love your blog!

Angie said...

Great giveaway! I am not having any problems with your blog.

Dawn said...

Oh, that looks like a book to get lost in.... thank you for the chance to enter!

Lisa said...

This is the perfect book for Spring cleaning and organizing!

Heidi said...

Hi, I think I came across your blog from Nester -- I don't really remember, but was completely enthralled with your paperwhites post. Since then I follow anonymously and really enjoy your ideas and beautiful photos. I would love this book!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Manuela,
This book looks wonderful! It looks like it is full of great storage and organization ideas, and who couldn't use that? :)

Oh, and I am not having any trouble at all seeing your post pictures! I can see all of them just fine and they are always beautiful! :)

Have a good night! :)

ellie said...

that looks like a great book...would love to win. I know I do that a lot...stop and read but not always comment. guilty as charged. Please enter me.

Andrea said...

I just stumbled on your blog, and have enjoyed blog stalking you.

I am really into organization, and even worse now that there is that silly show hoarders. It makes me nuts, and I want to organize everything in sight. I would love this book.

Franca said...

Love the book!
And look ar your blog every day.

Marianne@Songbird said...

Yep same here, your blogphoto's often won't load completely. I use firefox and have speedy internet. Maybe you upload your pictures in their original size? Try resizing them, for webuse they don't need to be so big. Or are you hosting them from a different site, that might cause it.
Today your blog loaded just fine btw.

Tina Leigh said...

When I view you at my home, the pictures are very slow to pull up. I have Verizon wireless...I dont know of anything to make it better unless you could get the phone company to bring me BB!! LOL

Carla said...

Looks like a great book!

mary'smom said...

I use google reader and just plain, old blogger to read your blog...no problem with the photos. I need some advice. I saw your disclaimer about using ideas from your blog....if you see something in blogland and make your own version inspired from another's project...do you contact them first before posting? Also, if you just want to put their link in your blog as something you like, would you ask them first?

Annie said...

Wow, what a totally amazing kitchen with farmhouse sink. Gorgeous...thanks for posting.

Annie @ The View from 256http://theviewfrom256.blogspot.com/

Theresa N. said...

I haven't had a problem with your blog loading. You have some great ideas, I found your site a couple weeks ago and now I'm hooked I stop by everyday.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Bridgit said...

I have not had any problems viewing your blog ...yeah!! I'd love to win the book! bggianakos@yahoo.com

Suzann said...

I do not have any problems loading your blog.
There is only one blog out there that causes me some difficulty and I still haven't figured out why.

That photo is amazing and that book is right up my alley. Fingers crossed that you will pick me.

Brittany said...

I have been wanting this book, but just can't bring myself to go out and buy another book.

b.leitch@comcast.net

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I would completely LOVE to win this book! :)

I am not having any trouble with your site loading! :) I use Firefox! :)

Melanie said...

I can get my page to load fine. I do have another blog that doesn't load very good but I think it is just from the feed burner. If I go directly to the blog, I have no problem.

The book looks lovey. I love organizing.

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