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.