I love a good design book. I mean that’s a given. And, as you know, I love ALL kinds of books. But, when a design book is married with useful information, well then that is when you have a winner. And, Apartment Therapy Complete and Happy Home by Maxwell Ryan and Janel Laban is just that. It’s imagery is inspiring and the content is resourceful.
I’ve long been a fan of Apartment Therapy, the website (My daughter’s room was featured on their website a few years back) and now I can say the same about the book.
click thru for a sneak peek and to enter to win a copy.
I’m super excited to host a giveaway today. Not just any giveaway, but a birthday giveaway. It’s my blogging birthday this week, and you all get the gifts! I’m putting together 3 identical packages for 3 lucky readers. The gifts will include items from some of my favorite friends and brands that I’ve been so lucky to meet and partner with along the way:
+ Design Mom’s new book
– I loved being a part of Gabby’s Living With Kid’s series. Also, my home is featured in her book. GASP!
+ A Charm Pendant Light from The Land of Nod
-It was such a dream to collaborate with the Land of Nod and have my home featured
in their catalog. They are the coolest.
+ The Alem Scarf by FashionABLE
-I love fashionABLE. Yes, their scarves, but even more their heart and the
opportunities they provide for women in Africa. My heart has been decorated by
+ Free Fall to Fly book by Rebekah Lyons
-Rebekah is one of my very best friends and her book a favorite. Her words written
and in conversation have been such a light in my life.
I’m also including a few little surprises, not listed, in each gift box. Entering is easy (even if you don’t do social media).
Click through to enter.
I have a little surprise for you, that came as surprise to me, too.
The other day I received an e-mail from Dot & Bo (one of my fave places to shop online for well priced, modern design) informing that I recieved a Design District Award for The Cool Mama Award. I blushed at their kind words and found a little pep in my blogging step. And, then I got super excited because they informed me that I could giveaway a $500 credit to shop at Dot &Bo to one of my readers!
So lovelies, I’m saying thank you to Dot & Bo, and also to you, because you make this blog. The conversation, exchange of ideas, inspiration, and exchanged encouragement is what it’s all about!
image / coccorrina
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let’s do wednesday right with an early gift guide and a giveaway from one of my fave online shops, lulu and georgia. how does winning a $100 gift card sound? you can do some holiday shopping for those on your list or treat your self to a little something special… just becauase. because sometimes you just need to do something for yourself.
i’ve selected a few of my most favorite (and very affordable, might i add) items from lu lu and georgia to give you a small peek at the pretty possiblities. i’m wishing for that lamp, loving the serving board, and giving someone that cozy blanket this year!
here is how to enter lu lu & georgia’s 12 days of giveaway:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
i have something to confess. i don’t do crafts with my kids very often. this is kind of hard to admit as a mom of four and a design blogger who is “supposed” to live my offline life in a very crafty online kind of way. the thing is i’m not a super great crafter myself. i think of the clean up. i think of not being able to do it just right (i know i know, clearly i need to learn a thing or two about art and inhibitions), i think of meltdowns. but, what i’ve been thinking lately after thumbing through mer mag’s newly released book, PLAYFUL, is that i can do this, and i want to! and, hey, the back of the book has templates (click through to see), how amazing is that? there are crafts a plenty that would be appealing to both girls and boys (mer is a mom of boys) and moms too!
playful, styled by brittany watson jepsen of the house that lars built, is a darling as darling gets. i’m so inspired creatively just looking through this book. it’s one i’m glad to have in my collection and one that i’ll be buying as gift.
want to win a copy?
you do. i promise you do.
click through to enter to win + to take a peek inside the book.