Monday, November 15, 2010

My Fantasy Book Buying Binge

Chronicle Books is having a contest right now that I just couldn’t resist participating in.  You pick out $500 worth of Chronicle Books and post it, then one blogger and one blog commenter each win that list!  Picking out $500 worth of books was heaven, I tell you – they just have loads of crafty books.  I am usually a borrow-it-from-the-library kind of girl, so actually owning this many books would be UNREAL.

Without any further ado, here’s my list.  Leave a comment so if I’m the lucky winner, you win too!

The Exquisite Book (39.95)  I keep reading about this one, and it looks so cool!  It’s a collaborative effort with a bunch of artists, who continue each other’s drawings.  Awesome!

Cake Pops by Bakerella (19.95)  I make cake pops for my kiddo’s birthdays every year and they’re always a huge hit.  I’d love to have this one to expand my repertoire!

The Book of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks (14.95)  OMG, I had no idea this existed.  I’m kind of a grammar junkie, and unnecessary quotes make me CRAZY!

Handy Dad (24.95) and Holiday Hero: A Man’s Manual for Holiday Lighting (9.95)  The first one is full of projects for kids and dads – the hubs would LOVE it.  I would just love for him to read the second one.  I always need a drink when it’s holiday lights time.

Mom’s One Line a Day (16.95) and My Quotable Kid: A Parents’ Journal of Unforgettable Quotes (14.95) Because the kids’ baby books are woefully neglected.

Top Chef: The Quickfire Cookbook (29.95) and Top Chef: the Cookbook (29.95) I love me some Top Chef!

Eric Carle’s Dream Snow Pop-Up Advent Calendar (10.99) and The Backyard Birdsong Guide (29.95)  I guess I can’t pick out books JUST for myself.  The little guy will love the pop-up book, and Princess B loves birds.

Dirty Little Secrets from Otherwise Perfect Moms (12.95) and I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids (18.95)  Who doesn’t love a little reassurance that you’re not the only imperfect mom?

Amy Butler’s In Stitches (24.95) and Amy Butler’s Style Stitches (29.95)  Love her fabric, love her patterns!

Doodles: A Really Giant Coloring and Doodling Book (19.99), MOMA Modern Play Family (12.99), and MOMA Modern Play House (19.99)  I’m going to pretend like these are for my kids, but they’re really for me.

Every Day’s a Holiday: Year-Round Crafting With Kids (22.50)  Sometimes I struggle with what crafts to do with Bridget.  Plus I LOVE Heidi Kenney’s stuff.

Subversive Cross Stitch (14.95), Paper + Craft: 25 Charming Gifts, Accents, and Accessories to Make from Paper (19.95) and Stencil 101 (24.95) I work so much with fabric these days that it would be fun to play with some embroidery floss, paper, and paint!

Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY Art, Craft, and Design (24.95) and Creative, Inc (19.95) As you all know, I loved Craft, Inc and I really want to read this one, too.   It’s inspiring to read about the handmade movement and all the success stories.

I’d love to hear if you guys have read any of these.  If I don’t bring in the mother lode in this contest I may actually bite the bullet and buy a few new books!

22 comments:

  1. What a great list--and a great contest! I'm going to Chronical Book's website right now for some early Christmas shopping!
    Kate

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  2. This is a fabulous list of books! I received my package, and everything is so beautiful. Love the booties, bib and burp cloth. Thank you SO much. Can't wait for my daughter to see them.

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  3. Wylie, when I was packing up your order I was thinking how cute everything looked together - you did a great job picking out a gift! I'm SO happy you like it and I hope your daughter loves it too!

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  4. I found your blog through Prudent Baby, and I'm loving it! I LOVE this list of books! And what a great contest! I'm cracking up at the "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks book (being a bit of a grammar junkie myself). I hope you win! :)

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  5. Kara, at some point I saw a website full of signs with unnecessary quotation marks - it was AWESOME! Thanks for stopping by and I hope I win too! :)

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  6. Many cute titles featured- great list. If you'd like a chance to enter yourself, visit my list too!
    http://reniazen.blogspot.com/2010/11/please-help-me-with-haul-idays.html
    ashleyrn@gmail.com

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  7. Awesome choices! Good luck!

    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

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  8. Great list...great giveaway.
    katklaw777 at yahoo dot com
    Good luck!

    I like Top Chef: The Quickfire Cookbook and Top Chef: the Cookbook.

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  9. Great list! The advent calendar must be gorgeous. This is an amazing giveaway.

    Thanks!
    gaby317nyc at gmail.com

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  10. Great list!

    ncnguyen514 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  11. I like your list...and heaven help me I probably need to read the one on quotation marks. Your list is very different--for the most part--from the ones I selected See My List Here but I would absolutely love to win either one.
    Smiles,
    Teresa
    PS: Best of good luck with your new crafts venture. I'll follow you and see how it goes :)

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  12. OHHHH I love this contest. Thanks so much for the chance to win too! :)

    Your list sounds great.

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  13. Um please please PLEASE win. Wow I seriously think I would cry if I won all these books!

    happy_haylee_3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. Good selection of titles. Good luck to both of us. And Thank You to Chronicle Books.

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

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  15. What a great list of books!

    jowanjowan73(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. I love the quotations book, and it narrowly missed making my list!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  17. Fabulous choices, especially the Top Chef book!
    Lilyhoot at gmail dot com

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  18. I love the quotations book, and it narrowly missed making my list!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  19. Many cute titles featured- great list. If you'd like a chance to enter yourself, visit my list too!
    http://reniazen.blogspot.com/2010/11/please-help-me-with-haul-idays.html
    ashleyrn@gmail.com

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  20. I found your blog through Prudent Baby, and I'm loving it! I LOVE this list of books! And what a great contest! I'm cracking up at the "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks book (being a bit of a grammar junkie myself). I hope you win! :)

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  21. This is a fabulous list of books! I received my package, and everything is so beautiful. Love the booties, bib and burp cloth. Thank you SO much. Can't wait for my daughter to see them.

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