Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy Haul-idays Giveaway!

This year I thought I would participate in the Chronicle Books Happy Haul-iday Giveaway for several reasons.... 
1. WE LOVE BOOKS!!!
Here's a glimpse at part of our collection,
Hubs came home one day and with a chuckle shared that he had just heard on the radio that children who live in a home where there are at least 100 books consistently had higher IQs. Well, kind of makes perfect sense if you think about it, but when we stopped to consider that there were more than 100 books in EACH of the main rooms of our home....the chuckle. :) (a little extra background on our "addiction" for those inquiring minds...hubs is a teacher, we homeschool our children, we have several really awesome used bookstores local, we also have a Scholastic Warehouse where I've volunteered from time to time in exchange for book vouchers.... yea, we seriously just LOVE to read!)
2. The idea of $500 in FREE books makes us GIDDY!

3. The chance to give one of our favorite charities the choice of their own collection of books worth $500! WOW!!!

+++++PLUS+++++
Could it get any better??? YEP!!! One commenter on this post could win their own $500 book bundle! Isn't that exciting???!!!

So here is the list of books we would indulge in if lucky enough to win! Loads of sewing and stitching books, as well as, a bunch of fun story and activity books for the kids. Ooooo! I'm seriously hoping we win folks! ;)
  • Beard (This one would be especially fun for my husband as we tease him about his "goatie" all the time!
  • Gratitude Journal x 3 - I would LOVE for my daughters and I to journal together all the things we have to be grateful for each day for 2012.
  • Pattern Making
  • Print & Pattern 2
  • The Liberty Book of Home Sewing
  • Little Bits Quilting Bee
  • The Button Factory
  • Everyday's a Holiday
  • Silhouette Art
  • Sock Monkey & Friends
  • Embroidered Effects
  • Simple Sewing for Baby
  • Sublime Stitching
  • The Big Wish
  • In My Forest (finger puppet fun!)
  • Create Your Own Planet
  • Eric Carle's Dream Snow
  • D.I.Y. Kids
  • Charolette in Giverney
  • Charolette in Paris
  • Happy Birthday to Me
  • Postmark Paris
  • 52 Christmas Activities
  • Star Wars Cookbook II (for my little Wookies! They would LOVE this!)
  • 52 Nature Activities
 
 
Now, for the best part of all....the charity that I would choose to win their own $500 book stash...
The 3Seams Mission Statement: "Reaching beyond ourselves through children’s clothing, promoting global interaction, and putting faith and love into motion."
From 3Seams Blog
 Aside from firmly believing in what 3Seams is all about, I think they could greatly benefit from this prize. They are teaching women to sew as a means of supporting themselves and their families, and books that would help guide and develop that process I'm sure would not only be most welcome, but would also have a significant impact!

So there you have it! 
Don't forget to comment to be entered for your chance to win your bundle if I'm the lucky winner! 
Thank you Chronicle Books for this fun giveaway and chance to win these great books for my family! We would be thrilled and the books would most certainly be loved!

24 comments:

Debra said...

What a wonderland for both the kids and the parents!

Michelle said...

Wow, what a great giveaway!

Lindsay Conner said...

Oh yeay--good luck to you!

Catskill Quilter said...

What an unbelievable giveaway! Books RULE!

Dorian said...

Wow, what a wonderful giveaway.

I, too, am a homeschooler and have books coming out our ears...but there is ALWAYS room for more :)

JustPam said...

My daughter is about to begin homeschooling her kids. I hope she is successful and think it is a wonderful endeavor for any family. I have passed my love of books to all three of my kids and hope they pass it on to theirs.

Craftinomicon said...

Fantastic list! Good luck to you and your charity!

craftinomicon@gmail.com

Pat V. said...

This is a fantastic giveaway. I think I'd have to share my bundle with my neighbor who home schools, if I were the winner...

Kelli said...

My 5- and 7-yr-old both mentioned books in their thankful list on Thursday. We LOVE books in this house too and often share our out-grown books with the public library. My kids would love some new ones!

rescueriders said...

I saw a few of the books I have in your collection. (the Reader's Digest ones). I had to stop buying horse training books cause I couldn't find ones I didn't have but now I am hunting for books on traditional needle arts.

Jodi said...

What a great thing for everyone! 3Seams, you and one of your readers. I love books and often am reading several at a time.

Thank you and Chronicle Books for such a generous giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Melinda said...

Great list! I see you're a book lover like me!

Marci Girl said...

For Reals you have more books than our local library that is shoe-horned in with the fire station! LOL Awesome!

Carla G said...

What a great book giveaway! :)

katie B said...

I love the idea of books

Ella said...

I was going for this giveaway, too! Great list of books!

Evelene S said...

Oh how wonderful I hope you win! I just love books one can never have too many books!

Scott at the Blue Nickel said...

Love all your books! and would love to win with you as well! Here's hoping for a VERY Merry Hauliday!!

fishgirl182 said...

i am drooling over the liberty book, too. i hope you win!

Doris said...

Awesome list, awesome charity! Print and Pattern 2 is a must have book for me!

Vintage Love and Photographs said...

Good luck!

Jasmine Marie said...

I thought I had a lot of books! I'm jealous!

Good luck and happy holidays!

jcamp2020 said...

I love your plans for the "Gratitude" books. What a special idea that is..and I am going to share that with a special group that I belong to. What a great gift to all members of a family. And what discussions are to be had. Love it.


So, here's wishing us both good luck.
jeaneC from CA
jcamp2020 at aol

JJ said...

We have some in common, Great choices!

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