Wednesday, November 9, 2011

2nd annual happy-haulidays!

okay so i have to admit i gasped aloud and did a little happy handclap to myself when i saw this in my inbox....the SECOND annual happy haulidays giveaway from chronicle books! what's even more amazing this year is that in addition to winning your list, you could win $500 worth of books to a charity of your choosing!

what you need to do:

1. make a list of Chronicle Books valued at up to $500
2. put it on your blog along with a charity of your choosing
3. you're entered (well, you have to go enter yourself on their giveaway page) to win your list of books and win books for a charity! (AND one lucky commenter!)

deadline is december 2nd!

now on to my list, which is not different from my list from last year...haha! i know, so boring, but i still love and covet all these books.

1. 100 years of fashion illustration by cally blackman
2. decorate by holly becker and joanna copestick
3. open studios with lotta jansdotter by lotta jansdotter
4. paper craft by minhee and truman cho
5. family by lauren dukoff
6. reprodepot pattern book: folk: 225 vintage-inspired textile designs by djerba goldfinger
7. little book of letterpress by charlotte rivers
8. how to be a graphic designer without losing your soul by adrian shaughnessy
9. photobooth by babbette hines
10. the printmaking bible by ann d'arcy hughes and hebe vernon-morris
11. lotta's printing studio by lotta jansdotter
12. craft inc. business planner by meg mateo ilasco
13. lettering & type by bruce willen and nolen strals
14. the exquisite book by julia rothman, jenny volvovski, and matt lamothe
15. the commonsense kitchen By tom hudgens
16. tartine by elizabeth prueitt and chad robertson

cart total: $496.50 :)


and my charity of choice is: First Book!

as a child, one of my favorite things was a weekly trip to the library. it was a goldmine of stories, information and adventures at my fingertips! all for free! i felt like matilda when she discovered the library for the first time. for a child from a single parent home, having that kind of access and freedom was such a blessing to me. and yet, i wasn't even from a low-income neighborhood like the ones that i've assisted in during my education studies courses in college.

First Book is a charity "determined to see that all children, regardless of their economic conditions, can achieve more in school and in life through access to an ongoing supply of new books." they have distributed more than 85 million books and educational resources to programs and schools, serving children from low-income families all throughout the US and canada. as the richest country in america, it is sad and embarrassing if our children (any child!) are illiterate and lack resources they need to succeed!


amanda jane said...

Oooo...I"m going to have to do this! Such a great list by the way.

Catie said...

I have heard awesome things about The Commonsense Kitchen!

Anastasia Marie said...

I am so doing this! Thanks for putting this across my path, dear!

Kelly Robinson said...

You made some great and lovely picks. If I don't win my own haul, I'd be happy with this one. Good luck to everyone.

nfmgirl said...

So excited for this giveaway! It was such fun last year! Good luck!

Catie said...

oooh ... I love your choices!

Rhianna said...

Fabulous book choices and a wonderful charity!

Good luck!

Ai said...

Great list! Thanks for posting, I just put up my list too!

amanda said...

This contest is just about the most amazing thing ever.


Gretta said...

Love your book selections. Thanks for the chance to win

bamagv at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

wow totally never saw the photobooth book. It's fantastical and would love to add it to my list! good luck! Check mine out if you get a chance and comment to enter

Jennifer Young said...

ahhh it's here again! how much do i want to win this? i think you know!

TRAN! ( said...

Great picks! Good luck!

chloe said...

Great list! I would love to get these ... you have a few that I would have loved to have on mine. So difficult to keep it to $500. Best of luck & happy holidays!

jcamp2020 said...

Love reading all these book lists. Think it gives us a little insight into each other.

good luck to both of us! ;D

Bavarian Erin said...

I never did get that Exquisite book...maybe I should treat myself!

Best of luck to you!

My list:

xxsquigglesxx said...

You picked out such a great list of books!

Check out my list here


Robin said...

Excellent list of books & a great charity you've picked! And i am impressed with how close to $500 you got!!
I worked in a school where majority of the children didn't even have 1 book at home, a charity like this definitely makes a difference!

rg86 at nau dot edu

hsw said...

Food & crafting, awesome! Good luck!

Joanne said...

Great list! I'd love to win these, if I don't win my own. Good luck!

Arlee Bird said...

Best of luck to you!

find my list at:
Tossing It Out

Craftinomicon said...

Great list! Good luck to you.

throuthehaze said...

the exquisite book looks interesting. Good luck!
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Kristy said...

Great list! A few I wish I had added to mine! :) good luck!

Cheshire Kat said...

Great picks! Good luck!

Theresa said...

Great list! Good luck xx fingers crossed for us both!

Hello Cupcake said...

Great list! I've been wanting to pick up several books that you choose!

Scott at the Blue Nickel said...

Love the cover of Family...looks like an interesting read!! nice list to win!!

Vintage Love and Photographs said...

Good luck!!

Melinda said...

Great list!

Jasmine Marie said...

I chose First Book too!

Good luck and happy holidays!

JJ said...

Great choices!