*Creating A Beautiful Home by Alexandra Stoddard
*Celebrate Simply by Nancy Twigg
*Decorating On A Shoestring by Ellis and Janssen
Leave a comment below, and you'll be entered for all three books! I'll announce the winner this Saturday, November 3. US and Canadian readers only, please.
If these subjects interest you, by all means, visit again! We love discussing hospitality, decorating, and cooking on a budget, and new content is posted almost every day.
(These are gently read books from my very own bookshelf. They may be older printings than the Amazon links above show.)
Thanks for stopping by, y'all! More giveaways available at Shannon's.
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I really enjoy reading your blog, and I look forward to all the creative ideas I can glean from you in the future! Count me in for the books!
I would love to be entered....
theraulersons (at) msn.com
I would love to have them!
I confess I look at your blog daily. Your archives are a great source and I'm learning a lot. I promise this isn't brown-nosing to get the books. I just think you should know how much you teach people through your blog. Thank you!
Please enter me as well!
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Please enter me in the drawing! I love your blog and check it daily!
Michelle in Georgia
Your blog is on the top of my 'reading list'! You are so creative, and I glean many great ideas from your suggestions, projects, and posts! Keep 'em coming!
Have a blessed day!
These would be great! I'm always looking for new ideas.
Thanks so much Meredith!
All my favorite things!
How neat, Meredith! I'd love to enter!
Yay! Great idea and wonderful prizes. (And, "gently read" is my favorite condition for books, I like to think of the people who read before me...did they like it? what did they learn? Just another side of The Great Conversation, as they say.)
Thanks for your lovely blog...and count me in on the contest! - Karen
I would love to be entered into your giveaway, Meredith.
Love your blog!
Enter me in the drawing for these lovely books!!! Thank you!
Oh what a nice giveaway. I would love to enter!
I have recently found your blog and it is my new favorite!
LOVE your blog! I've just recently discovered you, and I really enjoyed the Pottery Barn Hack post. Please enter me for the beautiful books.
I love your blog and read it daily. I would love to be entered to win those books.
I would love to be entered in this drawing. Thanks!
Lovely idea! Please enter me in the giveaway. I check your site every day for ideas and encouragement!
Emmylance at hotmail.com
Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a regular lurker :)
My DIL and I look at your blog and talk about how clever you are. Last night I handed my son a glass bottle of water from the frig (recycled bottle) and she looked at me and said,"Merchant Ships?" Thank you for all the time that goes into your beautiful blog. Please enter me in the drawing! Dee
Found your blog a month or so ago and enjoy your posts. Thanks for the giveaway.
What a nice thing to do, Meredith! Thank you!
oh, count me in!
I really enjoy your blog...I am always inspired to do more for less!
What a lovely giveaway! At a garage sale she was hosting, my grandmother told someone looking at some books that "These books are used, but the words aren't all read up." I lol'ed.
I'm already familiar with your blog - thanks for joining in.
I would love to be included in this wonderful giveaway. What a nice thing to do. Whenever I go shopping now I think "Could Meredith find it cheaper?" Then I keep looking.
I'm delurking to say that I love your blog, and I'd love to win those books!
What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to win! Thanks for your great blog -- I really enjoy reading it!
Please count me in. Your ideas and attitude really inspire me.
I love how you tie ribbons around your books and magazines to give away. I saw you do that with a stack of magazines you passed on, and have done it myself ever since. It is amazing how such a small thing can make such a big impact! Anywho, please enter me in your give away, the books look lovely.
I really enjoy your blog. Please enter me for the books!
I'd love to be entered! Come enter mine too, I'd so love to give your daughter a baby doll :o)
Please toss my name into the drawing, Meredith! Thanks for offering books from your own collection!
Enter me! I have one of these books on my "wants" list and the other two look great, too! Thank you!
Please enter me! I would love the books!
Oh I would love to win this!
I love your blog thanks!
I'd love to be entered. I'm a new reader to your blog - just found it last week - and I've been really enjoying it! Thanks! I especially like your frugal decorating tips.
What a lovely giveaway! Those sound very inspiring, throw my name in the bunch.
JOYfully in Him,
Meredeth, I enjoy your blog on a daily basis! Please enter me in your drawing. Thank you! =)
Ack! Sorry for misspelling your name! =)
These books look great, and I would love to join in the fun. Count me in and come play at my site today too.
Thank YOU Meredith! I would love to be entered!
Oh what fun! I am new to this and loving every minute and every bit of help I have received from your site - thanks for blazing the trail!
pennyeganATcomcastDOTnet (replace caps :))
I love your blog. It inspired me to get over the top excited over a Tupperware pickle holder I found thrifting last week. LOL
What a sweet thing to do. I know anyone who 'wins' these books will treasure them all the more because they came from you.
I already own one of those books. My favorite books are OLD Martha Stewart books and Rachel Ashwell, and last but not least, Emilie Barnes...
Thanks again for the wonderful blog. It is always a breath of fresh air. Roxie
I would so love to have the books! How generous you are!!! I love your blog and visit with a cup of tea 3 times a week!
I'd love to read them!
I could use these!
You've got a wonderful blog! Reading your posts both inspires my "steak taste on a hamburger budget" and makes me laugh to see someone else has my own bold fugality. Thanks a bunch!
I enjoy your blog. It is one of my favorites. The photos are always beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
Count me in! I read your blog regularly. It's one of my favorites. :-)
Love, Love, Love your blog!
Count me in.
I'd love to be in the drawing! Thank you for all your inspiring ideas!!
Woops, forget my name! LOL! It's Stephanie!
Great prize, count me in.
I have been reading your blog for quite a while and really enjoy it. Thanks for the contest!
What a wonderful giveaway! They all sound like great resources. Please enter me and thank you!!
Pottery Barn doesn't make me drool, but your blog does - really! :) Thanks for the contest!
Good idea for a giveaway! You are such a great book finder, count me in!
Count me in! Love your blog!
tenillemh (at) hotmail.com
What a beautiful picture of those lovely books. I've enjoyed reading your blog and have added you to my bloglines. Thank you for the great ideas!
Enter me for the giveaway! I'm in...:-)
What a lovely prize! I would love to be entered!
Hi, love your daily posts :)
~C in Tualatin cmhesh (at)yahoo.com
Love your blog! Please enter me in your giveaway.
Oh! Yes! Wonderful prize! I would love to be entered in the contest! Thanks!
oh, beautiful. I am now de-lurking for this :)
I just found your blog thru Moneysavingmom.com. Have only read a little but I am very interested. I'm trying to "frugalize" our family a little, so you are helping alot. Would love the books.
Look forward to reading more from you.
Debbie @ email@example.com
If I have time to read only one blog in the morning, yours is the one I read. I always come away feeling inspired to do more with less. Please enter me in your contest - thanks!
Helen in CA
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I'd love to be entered. I so enjoy reading your blog, and I've been much inspired by the ideas I've found here.
Your blog is my favorite! Thanks so much for being an inspiration in frugality, as well as living beautifully. And thanks for the drawing!
How exciting! I love how I can come to your site and get inspired in just a few short minutes without being stuck at the computer too long--(can't do that with a houseful!)
How fun! Please enter me, too!
I've enjoyed your blog for several years now. And we enjoy your baked oatmeal on a regular basis. :)
I'm working on decluttering my home right now... next up will be decorating so these would be great to have! Count me in... and thanks!
(crossing fingers!!) Please enter me in your contest!! Thank you!
Put my name in please! This sounds like just the thing to jump-start my (as of yet) un-creative mind into making our home more welcoming.
I had never heard of Alexandra Stoddard until I read your blog. I would love to win the books...you have no idea how badly I need help when it comes to decorating.
Thanks for the lovely give-away. Whoever wins will be surely blessed....and I do hope it will be me!!
Ooh, I'd love to be entered! (and I've really been feeling quiche and soufflé envy looking at those gorgeous pans you found)
They sound like lovely books.
I've really been enjoying your blog. I'm going to try out some of those Pottery Barn like projects you posted about. I'll post pics on my blog and let you know when they're up. Thanks.
Lovely! I enjoy your blog so much. I learn something everytime I'm here. Blessings, Heather
Sounds great. Please enter me!
How fun! I'd love to win this one!! :)
How fabulous you are to do something like this!
I hope I win--I love your blog!
I read your blog daily (I actually check it several times a day for new entries). I love your cheerful and, I might add, creative frugality. I would love to receive such lovely books. Thank you for such a generous offer!
How exciting! I want in!
I have been enjoying your blog for awhile now - it is the first one I go to each morning to see what uplifting and encouraging things you have to say or show us. I would be so blessed to be able to read these lovely books! Thanks for all you do!
Enter me please!
I've checked your blog daily since my sister told me about you, love it! Would also love the books! Thanks!
Pick me! Pick me! Okay, I got excited there! What a lovely thing to do!
How generous! Please include me.
I love your blog.Your pictures reflect a sense of calm and peacefulness.Your ideas are insprirational.Please enter me in your contest.
You are a blessing and an encouragement...thanks for what you do!
Oh my, this is popular! 97 comments before mine. Well, that's still about 1 in a 100 chances of winning....
Oh, maybe these would help me develop a better knack for loveliness--a knack I lack.
Please, enter me!
I love your blog! Not only does it inspire me to reuse/recycle creatively, but it also has made me want to start blogging myself!
Thank you again!
Oh my gosh, you have a lot of readers! This is the most comments I've seen on any of the giveaways. And of course I'd love a chance to win these books as well. Please enter me!
Sounds great. I hate how my house looks like it's decorated by kids, for kids. Love the kid art, but need to add some style.m
wow! i love your blog. you inspire me everyday to to be thankful and creative. Enter me for the door prize, please :)
Count me in and Come enter mine, too!
Sounds lovely. Count me in!
Hi, I really enjoy reading your blog. It has helped me with decorating my house and creative frugality. Please enter me in the contest, thanks! (I left a comment before but I think I forgot to do the word verification.)
What a grat give away! I would love to win them. :)
I always read your blog 1st thing in the morning. Love the pictures & the content. Please enter me in your generous giveaway.
Delurking here....please don't ever stop blogging...I'm addicted to yours. I would love to be entered in your drawing...many thanks for the daily inspiration!
I not only want these but I need them!! Please enter my name into the drawing!
Thank for such a great giveaway!
What wonderful prizes! I just LOVE books.
Thanks for the opportunity!
I love books.
Please enter me too! These look like wonderful and inspiring reads!
Oh fun!! These books all look wonderful! Add my name to the list please :)
I'd love to read these books...thank you for your generous offer! Susan
Fabulous give-away! I must admit that I frequently come to your blog for inspiration. Please know how much this means to a Christian wife from the Pacific Northwest!
I'm all for any of those books! They sound great.
I'm going to check out your blog, I love second hand shopping and am frequently called a tight wad, but I'm just frugal.
Mereditch! I love your blog!
I'd love to be entered. I love that Creating a Beautiful Home book!
I am such a fan of your blog. Please enter me.
Please enter me! I love your blog and find all of your advice so useful and interesting!
Please enter me! I love entertaining!
I love your blog please enter me in the drawing.
I'm learning tons and have you on my Google Reader. Thanks and please enter me!
The books sound good. I'm definitely with you on saving $ but I'm way behind on decorating, thank you for sharing your talents!! :)
oooh Meredith, you even wrapped a coordinated bow around them! Would love to be your winner!
Oh please enter me! I love Alexandra Stoddard, but when we moved overseas I had to give them away to make room for more important things - like dishes.
Some days I still wonder if I made the right choice!
I would Love to own books that have graced your bookshelf.
Count me in, too!
I would LOVE all of these books! Please include me in your drawing
What a generous drawing! Thanks for entering me.
Please enter me into your drawing. Those look like wonderful books!
Meredith! I love your blog, I've been "ghost" visiting for a few months. I visit every day and get so many good ideas!
It's so nice to read your posts, knowing that there are other people like me out there! Keep up the good work!
Please enter me! Thanks!
You know I love frugal! Enter me, please! :)
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I'd love a book! pick me! pick me!
Like Merchant Ships has inspired me so much; I read your blog regularly. Thanks, and yes, please enter my name for your book giveaways. I LOVE books!
I'd love to be entered!
Thanks so much -
This sounds maaaah-velous dahling! Put me down . . . gentle books are the BEST! Pick me .. . I'm a book junkie.
Please enter me.
I love your blog! Please enter me in the drawing!
These look lovely. I was just thinking of adding some more frugal sites to my reader. I'm in. Simple, frugal, and elegant. All good things.
I would love to have a chance to receive one of these books.
Hi Meredith! Thanks for this great giveaway :)
I love your blog and read it every day! Would love to win ... thanks for participating.
What a wonderful prize!
Your blog encourages me so much!
Oh! Oh! Oh! (wild arm waving) Pick me - pick me - pick me! Love your blog - I really enjoy your before and after projects as well as your garage sale finds. Thanks for sharing daily!
I would love to be entered in the drawing for the books! I found your blog a few weeks ago, from a link on MaryAnn's at "Happy Helms". I've been an avid reader ever since. I even read ALL your archives, as well as MaryAnn's. You are very inspiring.
Please enter my name.
Count me in!! Great prizes
Awesome! Enter me please.
What a wonderful give away. Sign me up. I love your blog and have been greatly encouraged by your hospitality posts!
I would LOVE to be entered for this! Thank you so much!
I've been stopping in at your blog daily for awhile now. I'm working my way through your archives too! You're great! What a great "blog candy" giveaway!
How sweet! Enter me please.
Books and frugality, my two passions!
I would love to win this contest please enter me in it
I want to win!
Thank you for sharing your life with us in this blog. I read it often and have learned so much!
I would love to be entered in the drawing for these books. What a lovely giveaway.
I made it to 165! Yay me! :-)
You have an inspiring blog. That's prize enough.
But yes, enter me in your drawing ;-)
Count me in please!
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I'd love to be entered to win these. firstname.lastname@example.org
Love your blog, Meredith! It's on of the very few on my "Daily Read" list! I've been reading through the archives, too!
I read your blog daily and find it very helpful as well as interesting. :0) Please consider me signed up for the fall give away. ;0)
Count me in. Thank you.
yes please enter me I love that kind of stuff.
I just found your blog via my sister and have been enjoying reading through your posts. I love the frugal way of doing things, especially when done with such taste as yours! Please include me in your giveaway!
Wow, what a list of comments! I probably do not have a chance, but I would like to be entered!
Please include me! Living w/ 4 girls on a teacher's salary, frugality is our way of life!
I don't stand a chance, but I'd like to be entered in the drawing!
Love your blog. Not sure if you will have the chance to read these comments anytime soon, but I was hoping you could write a post on starting off as a frugal wife and mother. I'm gettting marriend in 6 months and could really use some tips. Also, what do you recommend couples register for?
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I love your blog! I visit every day for inspiration and hope. Thanks for all of your great ideas and wisdom.
What a lovely giveaway! I can always learn something new about being frugal, so I will be coming back to visit often. :D
I love your blog and your ideas, so I'd love to read books that you'd recommend! Count me in.
You know, Meredith, you could probably make a book of your blog and it would be a best seller!
so fun and creative. please count me in!
Awesome giveaway! Count me in! Thanks!
I could use these.I would love to be entered thanks!
What a great giveaway! I'd love to be entered!
Hello, hello. I just love your blog!
I'm in! I love your blog. by the way. i have been readin it for quite sometime but have never commented. But you have inspired me in many ways.
I can use all the help I can get when it comes to decorating. I would love to be entered!
michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot)
What great books and honey, I can use all the decorating help I can get! Seriously, girlie here just isn't good at it. :)
I'd love to be entered in your drawing! Thank you!
wow...go offline for 1 day and look what happens! enjoy your blog daily....
Thanks for all the fun ideas.
Please include me in your drawing! Thank you!
Teri in CO
I'm all for passing good books on to others! Thanks for the chance to win!
I would love to win! I keep reading your blog hoping to usurp a little of your wisdom!
How generous of you - thank you!
Count me in too please.
Count me in too please.
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