16 February 2009

A Giveaway: Inspirational Home

You are going to love this! I promise!



My blogging path has crossed with Jeanne Winters several times recently. After a few meetings, Jeanne emailed me and asked if she could send me a little something. Never one to pass up presents, I said, "Absolutely, girlfriend!"



Imagine my delight, when this gorgeous book showed up at my door! It's delicious! I devoured the whole thing in one sitting and then passed it to my mom who did the same thing.



Inspirational Home: simple ideas for uplifting decor and craft by Jeanne Winters is packed full of decorating, project and craft ideas with easy to follow instructions. The pictures are positively glorious!



Each section of the book is full of page after page of beautifully inspiring projects and crafts for your home.



Jeanne also wins the award for "the sweetest note I've ever received from someone I don't know in real life". A small excerpt in her own words: "I try to inspire ladies who do love their spray paint and pillows - to see ways to create meaning they might never have thought of. Sure, it's one teensy, weensy aspect of creating that soft place, but it's my niche and I'm trusting God to use me where He's planted me!" Amen sister!



Are you convinced? Are you going to whither up and blow away if you don't get a copy of this luscious book? Here's you chance. Jeanne is graciously offering TWO copies of her book to be given away to my readers.

All you have to do is leave me a comment by Friday, 2/20. You don't have to jump through hoops or go on a treasure hunt. Just comment. TWO winners will be announced on Saturday.

If you absolutely can't wait to see if you win, Jeanne's book can be purchased from Dayspring, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.

And just because I can't resist telling you all a little more about how much I love Jeanne...she is one very busy girl. She has a line of inspirational gift products in Hallmark Stores AND she shares project ideas on her own fabulous blog AND she has a line of art prints available through her etsy shop. Whew! I'm tired just typing all of that.

Now leave me a comment! And a little secret tip for you...Jeanne is doing a humongous giveaway of her own on her blog. You can enter there too!



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447 comments {Click here to leave a comment}:

Kim Chalfant said...

Looks like a fabulous book. I'm in!!

Lianne said...

That book looks great! Pick me, pick me! :)

Carla said...

Count me in! Looks inspirational. :o)

Amanda said...

I would LOVE that book!

Kimba - I've just recently discovered your blog and I'm addicted!

LovesPINKandPEARLS said...

what a great giveaway! count me in!

Lyndsey Newton said...

That would be just the motivation I need...count me in!!

The Bridwells said...

That book is beautiful - even if I never make a thing it will brighten my living room by sitting there! I wish we had a Hallmark store closer - I love the line she shows on her blog!

Lace said...

Ooohh this is a good one! I love a gift(ahem, or giveaway) that keeps on giving!

Victoria said...

Kimba the book looks great , thanks. Put me in.

Victoria
boobear06@hotmail.com

the rusty cupboard said...

I love books like that. I read and then reread them!!!

Deborah said...

One of my very favorite things...a book!...and an inspirational one at that. I'm always looking for inspiration.

Deborah in NC

maryanne420 said...

I ABSOLUTELY MUST HAVE THAT BOOK! We are believing for a house this year and that will definitely come in handy.

Kendra said...

The book looks lovely! Who doesn't need a little inspiration and some eye candy? Pick me!

Katie said...

The book looks great! It's so nice to read a blog from a Christian woman as well! Thanks!

Abigail Hutchinson said...

I totally just found Jeanne's blog and entered her HUGE giveaway! But I would love to be entered into yours too. Her book looks amazing! I was totally thinking if I don't win it, I would like to buy it! Now I have another chance to win it! Woo Hoo!!!!
Thanks for sharing,
Abigail

Sherri S said...

I am loving all the inspiration I have found on SO many blogs! I am re-doing lots of things around the house and would love to have this awesome book at my fingertips!

Conny said...

wow....looks like something I'd love to win :)

Rebekah said...

Wow! Looks like a great read. Beautiful and inspirational!

Meredith said...

You gotta love a giveaway! If I don't win, I may splurge because the book looks so wonderful. I'll be visiting her blog and shop too!

SAMANTHA AND JEREMIAH said...

Count me in!

I've discovered you're blog last month and enjoy update/ideas. Keep it up!

Samantha
Spokane, WA

Amber said...

Looks lovely, I'm in!

Melly said...

wow!! looks like you received kisses from heaven, what a blessing you both are. It's so gorgeous to see women inspiring women to be all God created them to be.

God bless you

Melly:)

Rachel said...

What a wonderful book! I'd love to enter!

wife.mom.nurse said...

Her book sure looks beautiful! Would love a copy!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh please enter me in your giveaway. I would just love to have that book!

Thanks and I will add your giveaway to my blog for you.

Hugs,
Joanne

greedygrace said...

Great giveaway!

Julie said...

that looks like a great book, thanks for sharing and the giveaway!

jenjen said...

How fun Kimba! That book looks awesome!

Jen

Pretty Organizer said...

Who couldn't use a book like that? That kind of book would get tabbed and put in my highest place of honor... the bathroom! Seriously, isn't that where all great reading and ideas begin? I'm off to check out her blog. Thanks for sharing Kimba:) They need you on QVC!

Pretty Organizer

Mom in High Heels said...

Kimba, I am starting a collection of pretty decor books. Of course I pour through them too. That book would make a lovely addition to my collection!

Maritez said...

Great giveaway...looks like it has tons of good ideas!

Kwood said...

The book looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

lisa t said...

That book looks awesome. Love the pillow too. Will have to keep my eyes open for both.

Lisa

Momofgirls said...

Fun book! Can't wait to get it!!

Sheryl said...

I'd love to have that book! Very inspirational.

Sheryl

Vindiciti said...

Ooooooo....pretty....shiny....-drooling-

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

OHH! Love that! Thanks for sharing!

WallysMama said...

Count me in! The book looks wonderful!

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

I would love to win:-)

The Giveaway Diva said...

wow would love to win!! always need great ideas!

Blushing hostess said...

I'm in - looks beautiful!

Paula said...

Please enter me in your drawing. This book looks great!

Patch of Flowers said...

What beautiful pictures in her book!!

Melissa D said...

I love Jeanne Winters! (and would love this book)

Kasey Hunt said...

What a great give away!! Looks like a great book.

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Oh that looks great!!! Please count me in.
Have a wonderful Monday,
Tam

Anne said...

WOW! Looks amazing and inspiring!

Lilly's Life said...

The book look gorgeous. I need all the inpsiration I can get. Happy to pay for postage if I win just because I live outside of the US.....

Southern Gal said...

I just recently found Jeanne's site. I would love this book. I'm at an impasse on decorating. I feel like I'm locked in and can't get where I want. This would be a great jump start for me.

Jen said...

Oh boy! A giveway of really great looking book. How exciting, I would love to win!

Living on the E.D.G.E said...

Lovely!!! Pick me Pick me!!!!

katy said...

Lovely book!

McKay Family said...

I need that book for our upcoming move...will be perfect for getting the decorating started. Pick me!

bekahw@hotmail.com (bekah) said...

I haven't ever won a giveaway and this book looks beautiful! Pick me! :)

Addi's mom said...

Beautiful book. Would love to have it!
reading44654@yahoo.com

melanie said...

Count me in!!! Beautiful!

b.ellen said...

What a beautiful book & Fun giveaway. Praise God for women who are willing to serve HIM. Blessings B

Leslie said...

I would love that book!

The Oylers said...

THis is exactly what i need.

LDH said...

I love Jeanne and would love to win this giveaway!

PS I really enjoy visiting your blog too :)

Anonymous said...

Would love to get a copy!! Amy ajayx3@yahoo.com

Sarah Mae said...

Wow, this is a cool giveaway! You know how I need it - I am so craft and decorating handicapped!

:)

E said...

The book looks fantastic!

Bea said...

This book is beautiful.
Please enter me!
Thank you.

tidymom said...

I need all the inspiration I can get!! I'd LOVE to win this book!!!

~TidyMom

Cindy Lammon said...

The book is beautiful. Please enter my name.

Wendy said...

I would love a copy of the book! Enter me!

Wendy

Sandy Toes said...

How fun..that book reminds me of my favorite magazine..I love flowers in tin buckets :)!
-sandy toe

Anna@Boogers,Bibs,BooksAndBubbles said...

I think I could devour this book pretty fast.

kahlanne said...

Wow that is such a great way to look at things. Thanks for allowing me a chance to win.

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

I could use this...I am not good about adding in the little details to decorate a home...mostly just pictures of the kids...

I could really USE this!!

Living with Lindsay said...

Ooooh, that book is gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

Looks wonderful - put my name in the hat! Barbara in AR

Anonymous said...

This looks like a wonderful book. Im crossing my fingers.:)
thehooksfam@yahoo.com

Anna Sophia said...

I am goinf to shrivel up and blow away if I don't win this!!! Oh please pick me!!! :-)

Katrina said...

Love it! I'm in! Thanks for the tips on her other stuff too!

Erika said...

OH, pick me!! I already entered Jeanne's giveaway, so I'm going to try my chances here, too! That book looks absolutely wonderful.

Leslie Miller said...

What a great book!

Victoria said...

The book looks wonderful!!! Please sign me up too.

Michelle said...

i would love to win this great book. I am moving into a house and could use some great ideas. the cover alone tells me i would love everything inside. i promise i would put it to good use.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Kimba! Well, of course count me in on this one. I love giveaways AND books! I'll have to stop by & visit Jeanne too.

leigh ann said...

Looks like a great book. I'm headed over to see her blog, too!
Thanks!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Now thats a book worth buying! Anything that sweet Miss Kimba praises...Im in! I also will be sure to hop on over and check out her etsy. A girl can never have too many pretties to wonder upon. Have a great day Kimba~

Beth Ann said...

That looks like an awesome book! I would love to win it.

Lisa said...

I would love for you to put my name in the hat for the book - I could use some inspiration.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Looks like a great book - sign me up!

Shannon said...

How fun!! It looks like a great book!

Magic Brush said...

What about those gorgeous candles? Are those yours? Very pretty!

The McDaniel Five said...

I would love that book!

Erica said...

I love how she just wants to use her gifts and talents for the glory of God. So sweet! Please enter me. =)

Renee said...

Love all your ideas ... I've told several people about your blog.

heather said...

Looks like a fantastic book!

Emily and Frank said...

I just discovered her recently and love her stuff! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Shannon C said...

Looks like a fun book!

lisa@littlesliceoflife said...

The book looks beautiful! I just visited Jeanne's blog and it's gorgeous. Thanks!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Jeanne is quite the inspiration! I follower her like a kid, can't wait for next post. I have already entered her huge giveaway at her site now I am being a begger at yours! She rocks! Pick me, pick me!
~Misti

southerninspiration said...

Yes, I found her blog last week, in fact.....and I am enamored! She is very talented......You could give me that book; I"d love it! :)

Suzanne

The Dearborn Family said...

Yay! Count me in! :)

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Love her stuff. What a fun giveaway! :-)

Kristi said...

This book looks SO refreshing!

Tricia Anne said...

Hi Kimba,
What a wonderful book. I would have eaten it up right away too!
Please include me in your give away and please be sure to drop over to my blog for my very first give away!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Sara said...

That book needs to find its way to my house. Count me in!

Lana said...

Count me in! It looks wonderful!!!

ACJ said...

This is an absolutely adorable idea! I'd love to flip through the pages for ideas to make my home more inspirational.

Becky said...

That book looks so amazing! I just ran across Jeanne's blog the other day and I'd be more than a little thrilled to win this.

So throw my name into that proverbial hat and I'm off to visit her.

Have a GREAT week!!

Lara said...

That looks like a really cool book.

Nicole said...

Too cool!
Sign me up too!! :o)
I love your blog! I'm one of those "lurkers!" :o)

sharonavinger said...

How beautiful! I'd love to win that book so enter me in your drawing, please! Thanks!

Sharon Avinger
mavinger@sc.rr.com

Steve and April said...

What an inspiring book! I'd love to win it! I'll blog about it, too.

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

What a beautiful book! I might not be able to wait until Saturday!

kellydee said...

I would love to have that book! and I love your blog - thanks for the ideas!

emily said...

I just love beautiful books and would love to have this one. Can't wait to check out her blog. And did you see my flickr photo of your lovely pins? Its one of my favs. AND I've gotten so many compliments on the pins you gifted us. I even swiped the Nesters b/c I'm sneaky like that.

Marilyn said...

Count me in. It sounds wonderful.

Allison said...

I want to win.

Jennifer said...

Look fabulous. I hope the winner is me :)

thehammondfamily said...

I love that she is using her talent for the One who gave it to her in the first place! What an inspiration! Thanks!

Elizabeth said...

I always love new ideas!

Natalie Ruta said...

I WANNNTTTT ITTT :) please ... thanks for giving it away!!!

Shanna aka Eli n Lucas's mommy said...

That book looks awesome! I'd love to win it!

Sarah@VintageChic said...

This sounds like a great book!

MJ said...

I love Jeanne's blog and her ideas! I'd love to win. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Nicol said...

What a wonderful book! We moved into our new house 2 months ago and I am trying to make it feel more like home. This would help get ideas flowing.

nicolmontero at gmail dot com

Smelling Coffee said...

Beautiful book! I'd love to "devour it in one sitting", too!

John and Che Acord said...

Count me in! That book looks great! Tons of greta projects and fun things to keep me busy!

Rhonda said...

Would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance!

rhondamm@windstream.net

knittingknirvana said...

This book looks fabulous!

Runner Mom said...

She is the sweetest thing! So glad that you got a copy of her darling book!
Hugs,
susan

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

oh yes....this lady is a kindred sister for certain. :) Yipee...thanks for the fun giveaway.

Dana said...

I have enjoyed Jeanne's blog in the past. Thanks for reminding me of such a great resource.

Steve and April said...

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/ElCloud/658720/

I blogged about your giveaway!

April

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I'd just love a copy! Thanks for the chance!

Laura said...

Beautiful book. Count me in!

Ali said...

Looks like a fabulous book! Love your blog, Kimba!

ginny said...

The book looks terriffic! Please include me in the drawing!

Handmade Housewife... said...

Ohhh, great giveaway. I could use a little inspiration right about now. Count me in!

-Hayley

Darlene said...

That looks like a GREAT book so please include me in the drawing!♥

Imperfect said...

Sounds absolutely wonderful. I love those pictures of the flowers! You can count me in.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Ohh, please enter me, that sounds right up my alley :)!!

Ashley said...

Gorgeous stuff! I'd love to see more.

Trisha said...

Looks great! I need it!

Trisha said...

Looks great! I need it!

Tanya said...

she is great!

~MeLiSsA~ said...

I flipped through this book at Hallmark, the only reason I didnt buy it was because I was shopping for a gift! I was pretty reserved!

I would love to win it, thanks for offering the chance. Love your blog!

Melissa

Anonymous said...

oh my...just lovely...my first time to comment but I read your blog all the time...love it!
Carmela
hersh4@epix.net

BECKY said...

Wow...she sounds like a very special lady!! I would love to have this book!! Thanks, Kimba!!
Blessings,
Becky

Yvonne said...

Thank you. I've been eyeing this book!

Brandy said...

I LOVE books and could look at them all day! This book looks wonderful! Count me in! Thanks for all of the inspiration and the giveaway!!!

aswewalk said...

Oh, count me in. I love the looks of this book--and just in time for spring!

Rosanne said...

Looks like a terrific book!

Polka Dot Possibilities said...

I love an inspirational book! Please enter me.

queenbee said...

This looks like a wonderful book. I am always looking for a new craft or project. I hope I win!!!

Heather said...

Looks like a wonderful book, full of great ideas!

katy-shops.com said...

I feel my creative juices starting to flow again....

silverhartgirl said...

This book looks great

Keri said...

Well, as the 156th commenter, I'm just going on faith here, but that looks like a really lovely book and one I'd curl up on the couch with. Just before I went to the garage for my spray paint.

The HoneaBees said...

I am foaming at the mouth! I hope I win!!!

Linda and Greg said...

Sounds like a great book! I'd love to enter, thank you!!

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Well ... what a beautiful morning at my computer today!!! Kimba, you are toooooooo sweet!!!!!!!! Hmmmm, now what do I send you after all those nice things you wrote - my firstborn? :-)

Seriously, you are too kind!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

aggiemomof2 said...

The book looks amazing and she sounds amazing. Thank you!
sylviarj at yahoo dot com

Lindsey said...

How fantastic! I could use this!

Angela said...

This book looks so refreshing and inspiring. Thanks Kimba!

duchess said...

Wow. 160 comments - I'm always late.
Anyhoo, Thanks for the chance to win that wonderful book. Can't wait to see it.

Anonymous said...

Oh!!! I would LOVE this book! I'm addicted to your blog.

Melita (not a blogger, but a reader!)

mtomlinson@pres.msstate.edu

Meghan said...

Oh!
I found that chica awhile back on Etsy & totally fell in love.
I read her blog too.

What a fabu book!

Thanks for the chance to win.

Serah said...

This looks right up my alley! Thanks!

Bethany said...

A comment. . . I can do that.

Mrs. Dunbar said...

I need all the inspiration (with pictures) that I can get. How fun. Thanks Kimba.

Mic In Tx said...

Looks like a great book!

aimfulms@cableone.net said...

Love your blog, I visit it daily!
I'm all about the spray paint!!
Pick me!!
amy

saved by scrapping! said...

inspire me! send me that wonderful book of secrets!!!!

regards
anne:)

My First Kitchen said...

That looks awesome. And since I had a bit of a rough breakup with my last can of spraypaint, I think I need a little inspiration.

NCJill said...

I was inspired by her blog for several hours just last night! Woo-hoo! I would love the book. Thanks.
PS Kimba----did you get my nest picture?

AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

Hmmm, well I think I'm comment #173, but it's still worth a shot. That book looks great. I also agree that note is incredibly sweet.

Anonymous said...

Hope I win =)!

Gretchen N.

Monkey Giggles said...

You know I'm in.

Joanna said...

Oh, I'd love to win this book!

Whimsical Creations said...

That book looks so inspirational.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

rindie09 said...

What a great book! Looks really interesting...and perfect b/c I just moved into my first home!

Lady Farmer said...

I can always use some creativity and inspiration! Please add my name to the Giveaway!

Maya@Completely-Coastal said...

Would love to curl up with this one for a while...

Anonymous said...

How wonderful! Winning would make my day!!

lcandm(at)juno(dot)com

Sara said...

Wow. what a great idea for a book.

Kelli said...

Would be delighted to win the book!

Kim said...

That book looks yummy! I would love to have a copy...count me in!

Megan said...

*gasp* Simply lovely! I want it!!!! :)

This Little Hen said...

I need all of the inspiration I can get! Count me in!

Kristin said...

That looks like a wonderful book!

Sadie said...

What a gorgie book! I'd love to win.

Nichole said...

It looks like a wonderful book!

Anonymous said...

Way cool! That book looks gorgeous!!!!!
~Meghan
nutmeg16@sbcglobal.net

Joanne said...

Wow, Jeanne sure is one talented lady. I'd love to win a copy of this book. Please enter my name -- thanks, Joanne ~~ glamourgirljoanne@yahoo.com

Jill said...

What a great giveaway! Count me in.

Shelly said...

LOVE IT!!!
ebertowskis@bellsouth.net

The Hopkins Home said...

Yay! I'm new to your blog - just wanted to say that I love it and the book looks amazing - I'm in! :)

linda said...

What a wonderful giveaway...thank you!

This book looks like a must have!

shannonmichaelis said...

Love the book!

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

So cool! I'm in! If I jump through hoops will it help my chances??

Julia said...

Wow! What an awesome looking book!

Jennifer said...

Looks like a beautiful book, and I'm about to go check her blog too! Thanks for the tip! :)

punkinmama said...

This book looks beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!