Monday, May 3, 2010

May Book Giveaway

Book
***Thank you everyone for entering! This give away is now closed. Hi everyone! This month’s book is Coming Home A Seasonal Guide To Creating Family Traditions by Rosanna Bowles.

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From Amazon: Home is where the heart ought to be. But nowadays too many of us are missing the human connection and emotional replenishment that only a rewarding home life can bestow. Designer Rosanna Bowles wants to change that. In Coming Home, she shares a year-round plan for establishing traditions—and, in the process, making memories—that will restore home to its central place in your family’s life.
cupcakes

There are also beautiful photos and recipes!


To enter all you have to do is leave a comment. All are invited to enter – that means all you non-U.S. readers! I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday.

147 comments:

Paula said...

This looks like a great book! You are so nice to give away a book each month.

Lynnie said...

Emily Barnes writes books that inspire the making of a haven as well. Such books can be the spring board for creativity in creating a haven for those who you live with !

Hima said...

Awesome book. And, wouldn't it be nice to receive this book all the way in Chennai, south India?
Thanks for the giveaway each month.

Tennis Girl said...

Great book, Manuela. Count me in!
Thanks for having the giveaway.
Robin

Happy Nester said...

Count me in. This looks like a great book!

Shelia said...

Morning, Manuela! Oh, this sounds and looks like a wonderful book. Would you please enter my tiny name in your giveaway? Hope you have a wonderful week.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good morning girl...this looks like a fun book...Thanks for coming by and seeing me...it means alot to me...I pray all is well on your side of the mountain my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

trish said...

Good Morning Manuela.
Thank you for hosting such a lovely give a way.
*Please drop by my blog each Monday this month for a little give a way*
Sincerely ~ Tricia

Happy@Home said...

How sweet of you to offer another giveaway. This book looks so inspiring. The photos are beautiful. I'd love to have my name tossed in the hat.

Thanks and have a great week.

Stacey said...

This books sounds wonderful too Manuela. How do you find all of these? Thank you for the chance to win some inspiration!

Bahama Shores Mama said...

Looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Anonymous said...

Would love this book to give me ideas to make my home more comfortable for my 7 kids! thanks! Amy ajayx3@yahoo.com

The Working Home Keeper said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary Ellen

Dawn said...

Oh, that looks to be a beautiful book, thank you for the chance at winning it?

Becky said...

I've recently returned to my home after working a number of years and it's time I took pride in it again. This book would be an excellent help/

Jemsmom said...

That looks like an awesome book! I am always trying to think of neat traditions to start and am always asking friends what they do. I love the beauty of a family tradition and would love this book! Thanks for hosting such a wonderful giveaway!

1 Funky Woman said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I love the boo votives. This book looks amazing, all the beautiful pictures, I would love to win this!

Carol said...

Sounds like a great book. Thank you for having a monthly book giveaway.

mary said...

What a beautiful book! Please enter me in the give away.
Thank You.
Mary

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

OOOOHHH... that is a nice book. You know how I love making a home warm and cozy.

Kathleen Grace said...

I haven't heard of this book but it looks like one I would love! Thanks for the chance to win it and I hope you have a wonderful week!

Marianne said...

I love the philosophy behind this book! Family traditions are so important. Thanks for your great blog!

Anna said...

Count me in!This book must be interesting!Thanks for your giveaway.Kisses from Italy.Anna

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Looks like a winner to me, thanks for the chance to win a copy, please enter me too! Thanks!

Brenda said...

This looks like a great book. I can never get enough books!

lise said...

What a great book! I would love to read it. I love the haven you have created for your family.

suburban prep said...

The books looks so interesting and it looks like I could learn a lot from it.

msgb245 at gmail dot com

Debbie said...

I would love this one. I like the concept of dividing the ideas up by season.

Hoping that I break my incredible losing streak!

Bluebird said...

Looks like a great book. Have you seen "The Gentle Art of Domesticity"?
Thanks for having these give-a-ways. I always look forward to checking your blog and seeing what you are up to.

Anita said...

I think family traditions are so important. Looks like it has wonderful pictures and recipes.
Hope I win!

Adrienne said...

What a fun book! Thank you for sharing another wonderful book with us.
~Adrienne~

Amber said...

Looks like a great book! You always have such nice book giveaways!! Thanks!

Alison Gibbs said...

This sounds like a fabulous book
Alison

Danyel said...

This looks like a great book. I have been trying to get some traditions started in my family but they always seem to be flops. It would be great to have a book that walks you through the proses of establishing fun traditions. Thanks for the give away. Danyel

Roses and Lilacs said...

Love the photos. I enjoy sitting and studying the photos for ideas.
Marnie

cindy said...

I love your blog. I'm always looking at Barnes @ Noble for books on homemaking.
You've given me another author to check out!!

Take care-

Rhonda said...

I've never heard of this book or author - I think my DD who is just starting her family would enjoy it

southerninspiration said...

Ooooooh, Manuela, that looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win! I'd love that!

Suzanne

Mischelle said...

Good Morning Manuela! This looks like such a great book would love to have one in Chattanooga. What a great idea to have a book give away. Thank you for visiting my new site as well.

sharonavinger said...

Oh, I'd love to have that book! I love anything about the home.Thanks for the giveaway, Manuela!

Ally's Corner said...

Looks like a great book, hope you were able to get outside this week-end and get some things done.

{ L } said...

Ohhh!! This is your BEST book giveaway yet! :D :D I have had my eye on this before it was released. <3 Exciting. Thank you for always doing a book of the month giveaway. Enjoy your week,
Lisa

A Touch of Country said...

I would LOVE to win this book! I think family traditions are so important in the lives of my children. The cake plate my great grandma always served icebox sugar cookies on...the chipped platter with a rose design from grandma elsie...the elephant cookie jar from grandma harriet...the candy dish grandpa always gave us butterscotch candy out of and he pulled us with his cane by the neck to come closer to his chair.

Family, memories & traditions are what it's all about. Such fond times I remember as a child.

Natalie

Darlene said...

That looks like a WONDERFUL book. Thanks for entering me. Hope you are having a great day.♥

Always Nesting said...

OH, I would love to win that book. I love "having people over" and I definitely need new and creative ideas instead of the usual set the dining room table and/or put the meal or snacks out buffet style on the kitchen table.

Donna said...

Looks like a great book! Please enter me in the giveaway!

Enjoy your day!
Donna

Jo said...

What a wonderful way to start the month of May. The book looks lovely.

Jo

Andrea said...

Sounds like great book! Yesterday after Sunday lunch we took a walk down to the river, as a family of 5. I really enjoyed that special time we carved out just for the 5 of us....hoping my girls remember these little moments when they are older and life gets busier!

Lura said...

What beautiful pictures! Looks like a really neat book! :)

Donna said...

Hi Manuella,
As usual I love your blog. You give me some great ideas. I'd love to win your give away!!

Michelle Hoad said...

count me in! I need some inspiration

June said...

What a lovely book!

Rose H (UK) said...

Looks like a facinating book Manuela. Plenty of inspiration there!
Please add me to the list for your giveaway, thank you.

Jen S. said...

HI Manuela! What a fun giveaway :) Yipeeeee....I'd love to win that book!
By the way, thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! You're so kind!
Have a great day :)

Puan Isah said...

hi manuela,
I am dropping by to say hello to you :)
Have a nice day!

Terri said...

Thanks! Luv your blog, I check it everyday it's like a friend......lindemann11@yahoo.com

Rachel Phelan said...

That looks like a really good book with good ideas and recipes. Thanks for doing this!

commoncents said...

Thank you for posting this! I find you blog VERY interesting!!

Steve
Common Cents
http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

ps. Link Exchange???

Julie said...

Manuela,
Woo Hoo...another book giveaway. You are such a generous and sweet bloggy sister. This month's looks great, once again. Count me in.
Guess what? I got the gal to lower the price on the chicken tole tray. It had been in her booth for SOO long. It's not like yours exactly, has chickens and ducks on it. Lovin' it.
So...my collection is growing.
Gotta pat ourselves on the back for waiting for the joy of finding the thrifty treasure. yes! kudos to you for encouraging girls to do this. A tight budget will make you amazed at what you can do, no? Hugs to you. Thanks for the monthly offer!

Cynthia said...

Please enter me for a chance to win this fabulous book.

cgallagher4@comcast.net

Mary said...

this book looks amazing! I love Emily. so inspiring.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

This looks like a great book, Manuela!
Brenda

Carolee said...

The book sounds fabulous! Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks!

Sandy said...

Looks like it is filled with lots of creative ideas!!!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

That sounds lovely! Please enter me! :)
Blessings,
Stacey

Connie said...

If I don't win it I'm buying it on Amazon, sweetpea. Looks like my kinda book.
xoxo,
Connie

Jonell said...

my first stop by but it wont be the last..looks like a wonderful book-the content re to The importance of HOME caught my attention-wl go back and finish reading..what an idea 'book give away.'

Nikki said...

This book looks so wonderful!Please enter me in the drawing. Your posts really inspire me. I think the gardening posts have even inspired my husband to start a garden!! Thank you! :)

salmagundi said...

Looks like a great book this month. Count me in! Sally

Sarah C said...

Wow, this looks like a really good one! Here's hoping.....:o)

sallyjland@yahoo.com

The Library Lady said...

I love books. I collect books. No such thing as too many books. I've been down in the dumps lately and I need some new inspiration. Lift me up...Pick me.

Thanks,
Diane
The Library Lady

Anonymous said...

Manuela, its so nice of you to offer this beautiful book! I have been following your blog for quite some time but have never commented. Please count me in and thank you!

Debbie L.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This looks like a beautiful book, Debra. I would love to have my name tossed into the hat!

Christina said...

Looks like a wonderful book. What a nice giveaway. I can always use inspiration for creating more family traditions.

Heather said...

This looks like something I would love . . .count me in!

Vera @ Cozy Little Cabin said...

How generous of you! I can't wait to find out who wins. . . I know it'll be just the right person!

Vera

Kim@Simply Domestic said...

This book looks amazing! How fun! What a great giveaway!

Kelly said...

I know it's probably nothing that hasn't been said, but this book looks wonderful! I have 3 young girls and am always looking for new ideas to start some traditions. I love this book...thank you for the giveaway! Hope I win, (of course!)
thehoneafamily@gmail.com

Julie Harward said...

I would love it! Come say hi :D

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I would SO love to win this book! It's just what I enjoy! Thanks! ♥

Shirlee said...

Please enter me in your giveaway, it looks like another great book.
Thank you for hosting the giveaways every month.
Have a great day! =)

Melissa Miller said...

Oh I love the looks of this pretty book Manuela! It looks like it's full of lovley ideas.

Thank you for your kind words and for entering my blue giveaway as well. You're the sweetest blog friend and I do appreciate you.

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Hope said...

This book looks so lovely and the topic is quite compelling. Thank you for doing this giveaway!!

Diana said...

Beautiful book! Maybe this will be my lucky "day"!

jcpmommy said...

Its a very nice book. I am very frugalwoman . I have to be with 3 kids 5 and under!

StephanieinSD said...

This book looks lovely!

Sportsgirl said...

Looks like a lovely book! Count me in please :-)

Shilo said...

I love the premise of this book! Looks like another great giveaway from TPOH.
Have a great week, Manuela!
Shilo

Victoria said...

Oooooh sign me up! :)

Jenn said...

Pretty book and adorable cupcakes!

Nancy H. said...

This likes such a fun book to have. I hope I win! Thanks for thegiveaway!

Lacey said...

love your blog!

Amy said...

What a great giveaway-- that book looks wonderful.
Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

Atelier de Charo said...

Great a wonderful book!!!

Hugs
Charo

Stacy said...

Oh this book looks so yummy! I would love to have this book!

joyous said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

ginny said...

Ohh, The book looks wonderful! I am always looking at how to improve the looks of my home, and enhance my lifestyle while nurturing my family. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

Ooooh, this book looks like so much fun! I think I REALLY need to win this one!

Mary Ellen said...

Manuela what a wonderful looking book to give to one of us blessed readers!! Thank you friend!! I know I can always use more inspiration and hints on making my home more of a haven!

bee blessed
mary

Damaris said...

Count me in!! I am so loving your blog!!

Heather said...

Beautiful book - very inspiring!

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Manuela
I haven't seen this book....it looks amazing....thanks for the introduction......

Kelly Bookend Diaries said...

This book looks wonderful, and I hope that I win this.
Kelly Bookend Diaries
http:bookenddiaries.blogspot.com

debbie said...

This book looks charming. Thanks for sharing.

pmcd said...

Hi Manuela! I enjoy your blog so much!!!! The book looks beautiful!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

What a great giveaway. I hadn't seen this one before. Thanks for the chance to win.

Shay said...

Very cool book. Love your blog.

stephanie said...

what a beautiful book!

Julie said...

Looks like a really good book!

Bobbi said...

Love your blog! Looks like a great book! Enter me please. Bobbi

Kristen said...

Please enter me.

Kristen Smith
searchforgod@yahoo.com

Melanie said...

Hi Manuela,
This looks like such a lovely book! Please count me in for the giveaway. Thanks!

Blessings,
Melanie
www.melathome.blogspot.com

Linda said...

This looks like a wonderful book, Manuela! Thanks for entering me!

Joanne said...

Wow - love the look of this book. You've got a beautiful blog that I enjoy frequently. Thanks, Joanne @ glamourgirljoanne@yahoo.com

Carol said...

What a wonderful looking book! I would love to find a way to draw my family closer. The more family traditions we have the more the kids will want to hang out with us!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for having the great giveaway. The book looks awesome! Hope I win.

Terri
fallingleaves58@att.net

Primitive Seasons said...

I'm new to your blog but your philosophy of home and hearth is right up my alley. I can't understand why anyone wants to leave home!!!! Thanks for this wonderful giveaway.

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Hillcrest Acres said...

Such a great giveaway. This looks like a wonderful book. Count me in.

mary beth said...

This looks like a terrific book and you can never have too many of these inspirational ones! Thank you so much for this giveaway, I just discovered your blog and can't wait to check it out some more!

nycgirl0501 said...

Enter me please! I'd love to try the recipes in this book :) Another great giveaway!

misskp said...

This looks like a fun book! Thanks for offering a wonderful treasure each month!

Allie and Pattie said...

Oh, I'd love this book. So glad I found you!
xoxo Pattie

faithplusnothing said...

Great giveaway. Thanks!

Lady Laura said...

Please count me in. Thank you for offering it.

Angie Antwine said...

Hi!
I just love your blog, I check it daily! I enjoy making our home a comfortable, joyful place to be. I am very domesticated and proud of it! This book looks like one I would LOVE to own. Thanks for having this giveaway and continue your good work!
~Angie~

Christy said...

It looks like a fantastic book! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog and love free books! Thanks for the giveaways. Trudy

Joan said...

Manuela, I found you through Yvonne at the Stone Gable. I love your gardening projects. Count me in for your book give away. Stop by Applejack Lane on your travels around the internet.

Susan said...

Looks like a wonderful book! Might have to add it to my wish list if I don't win.

Blessings.

Susan

Jamie said...

Very fun! Looks like a good book.
jamiemarie@gmail.com

Tanya said...

This looks like a great book for some new inspiration!

Heather said...

What a sweet book! Please include me in your giveaway!

Jennifer said...

WHat a fabulous book! It looks like it is full of great ideas.

Extra!Extra!BlogAllAboutIt! said...

Sweet book, Manuela! Love your blog.

<3 ~Kimberly

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks for your generosity. I would love the opportunity to win. Jackie

Anita K. said...

What a neat book - I would LOVE to win!! Thanks for the chance!

Melissa said...

This book looks beautiful! Love traditions. I think they are so important.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I just ran over from StoneGable...I decided if Yvonne loves your blog, I would too.

Sue

Cherrie said...

I would love to pass this book on to my daughter whom I hope carries on family traditions. Love your blog!

Gina said...

Thank you for the give-away. It's a beautiful book, I love all things home.

Melanie said...

You are so sweet!

The book looks great.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Manuela, I got your generous giveaway and posted about it today! I just love everything!!!!! Wait till you see what I am going to do with the yellow toile. When I saw it I just about fainted. It is so me!
The rooster coasters, much to my husbands dismay, are going to be framed. He loves the coasters and was hoping to have them for his bar. I am putting them in my eating area.

Thanks you so much! I really love it all!
Yvonne

dana said...

Love that book!!! All I've ever really wanted to be was . . . "at home". That looks like a wonderful read!! dana

Donna said...

This looks like a lovely book! I would love to win :)
Blessings,
Donna

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Manuela~
I think this book looks wonderful! The pictures are beautiful! Of course I would love to be entered in your giveaway! I think it is so sweet of you to do a book giveaway every month!

I hope you are doing well, and have a good night. :)

Chris M said...

Hi Manuela
I'm new to your blog and have been enjoying your past posts. I'm inspired by your creativity. The book looks interesting. Please enter me in the drawing! Chris M

Gretchen said...

My name is Gretchen and I am a bookoholic. Please enter me in the book drawing.

Books are friends that never fail me.

Hugs,
Gretchen

www.birdnestcottage.typepad.com