Recently Journey Mum wrote a great post about reorganizing a bookcase in her home and it got me thinking about my own goals of organizing and DOWNSIZING my own things. After several moves and the addition of our little girl I've decided that for sanity's sake I really need to simplify my life. I don't want to have so many things to clean and care for or pack up and haul about. I like my world to be neat and organized but I'm not a naturally organized person or particularly good housekeeper & so I find myself always surrounded by clutter which leaves me feeling frazzled and unhappy. So,it's time to get rid of some stuff! I'm planning a yard sale sometime in the next month but I also thought that it would be fun to pass on some of my things through giveaways here at my blog. At least once a month, possibly even more frequently, I intend to give away books, knick knacks, art, photos, etc. For my first give away I'm focusing on books. I'm a devoted lover of books and have been my whole life. Over the years I've accumulated and given away hundreds of books. I did a huge book purge (much to the delight of local libraries) not long ago but still find myself with shelves and boxes FILLED with more books. Time to start passing on the goodness!
Since many of the people in my blogging class are into decorating & design I'm giving away 3 books on decorating, all by Better Homes and Gardens(Easy Style, Express Yourself with Color & The New Decorating Book). The largest book, The New Decorating Book, was $35 when I bought it a few years ago and is fairly heavy. All three books are hardbacks in great condition & filled with wonderful photographs. A bonus surprise gift will also be included. I will pay for the shipping to whomever wins. To enter just leave a comment here. I'd love it if your comment included letting me know what topics you enjoy reading most about in blogs you visit. I'm always looking for inspiration! lol. If you choose to follow my blog you will automatically get a second entry into the giveaway, doubling your chances to win. The winner will be chosen randomly on September 29th and announced that night. Please remember to stop by every so often to see what new things I'm giving away over the next few months!
P.S. I'd really appreciate it if some of you could spread the word about my giveaway on your own blog. If you do please let me know and you'll get a 3rd entry in my giveaway!