Monday, October 27, 2008

It's a Giveaway!!

You can never have too many decorating books, so here's another one to add to one of my reader's collection. The New Better Homes & Gardens Decorating book is a classic that you'll enjoy for years to come.

Chock full of inspiring pics and lots of reading material too, there are many tips and decorating ideas in this soft-cover book. From bathroom inspiration....
To bedrooms....
To outdoor decorating ideas....
Full color inspirational pictures all through the book.
Learn more about arranging too.

To win this book, simply leave a comment on THIS post and tell me what you'd like to learn more about in decorating if you get the book. If you add a post on YOUR blog about my giveaway and link to mine, you'll be entered twice, so double your chances to win! Be sure and tell me in the comments that you've posted a link too!

If you want to get in on many more giveaways this week, check out the Bloggy Carnival...here!

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A very sweet friend of mine has graciously allowed me and Peter to use her beach house in Gulf Shores this week, so we'll be gone for a few days...chilling on the beach. The contest will end at 6:00 pm (Central time) on Thursday, the 30th. Winner will be announced on Friday the 31st!

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Anonymous said...

Rhoda, I can't believe I am the first to comment! Please enter me in your giveaway. Love your blog! It's a daily read.
Have fun at the beach.
Donna

Stacey said...

I always feel that I need new creative ideas about what goes on the walls. Seems like I have a formula of large picture with something around it that I repeat over and over. New ideas would be wonderful.

Please enter me and I will go right now and put a note on my blog for you.

Fran said...

I can always use another decorating book and some new inspiration! Please enter me in your blog!!!!

I posted about your giveaway on Frannycakes this morning!

Fran

Tammy518 said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I'd like to learn more about arranging.

Hope you and your DH have a great time at the beach!

DGF said...

Rhoda,
In hopes to win this book I have posted. I love your BLOG and look forward to it every day.
I really enjoyed seeing your time with your folks. I hope to move to the south in the near future. My son is there and I miss him so much!!!
If winning the book helps me decorate as good as you maybe then I'll start a blog.
Dee

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

I've lived in my house for a year now, and there is NOTHING on a single wall. I sure could use some help!

Kari Beth said...

I always am needing decorating inspiration especially when it comes to the cohesiveness of my home. Sometimes I am random and can have lots of different "themes" going on in my home. Drives my husband nuts...but I just tell him its "eclectic" :)

Thanks for entering me :)

Becky said...

I'm needing new ideas for window treatments in my den and living room/dining area. Have a GREAT week in Gulf Shores!

mrsjones6 said...

I have been in such a decorating slump since we moved in June that a new book might get me inspired again!

I'll add a mention about your giveaway on my post this morning.

Hope you have a great week on the beach. We woke up to a low of 38 here in North Alabama today so I am really jealous!

~Jen

deputyswife said...

Thanks for hosting a giveaway Rhoda!

Southerner said...

I already have this book so I am not entering. I love it! You are really going to be "chilling" this week. It is cold today, isn't it? We are planning to go to Panama City the week before Thanksgiving. My dad has a condo but they also used their time share to get another one for the week so we will have our own home. My husband and two oldest won't be able to go because of school and work but I am taking the three younger kids. I don't care if it is cold- love to just look at the ocean and hear it. The Canadian snowbirds will be out in that water with it being 40's outside- it is crazy to see!

Wendy said...

I'm always up for a good decorating book. I'm not sure what I'd like to learn from it...but I'll know it when I see it ;-)

The family said...

OH please count me in ! I need every bit of help I can get

Sandy said...

Have you seen my house...you would know why I need this book LOL

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

What a great give-away Rhonda. I love decorating books so please include me. Enjoy your time away at the beach - what a nice time of the year to enjoy the beach!

Cameo said...

I have seen this and flipped through the pages. There is some gorgeous stuff. I like this book because so many things are beautiful when simply displayed. I think sometimes I have way too much stuff going on in my decorating. I need to learn to simplify.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Enjoy your time at the beach and I shall keep my fingers crossed. This looks like a fabulous book!

Michelle said...

wonderful book. It would be great to help me help my husband get the houses he has listed to sell.

paintergal said...

Enter me! Have fun at the beach, you lucky girl. :)

lizzykristine @ Uplifted Eyes said...

I love looking at decorating books. :) Our library has tons of them, but they are mostly too many decades old for me to enjoy and glean ideas from. I want color pictures, not black and whites!

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I would love to decorate my patio. It's so bland but I don't know where to start.

the undomesticated wife said...

Great give-away! Books are always nice!

Have fun at the gulf...I'm jealous!!

Michele said...

Love your blog! I would love to learn more about furniture arrangement and making over thrift store finds. Have a great time at the beach!

Michele said...

Just letting you know that I posted a link on my blog! Thanks for a second chance to win!

Robin M. said...

I would like to learn to decorate in ways that express our family and who we are... not necessarily what's in style...

koopermom said...

Oh I would love this! I have just bought my first home and have lots to do to it yet, to make it "mine". I love do-it-yourself projects!

Lois Grebowski said...

I have lived in my high-rise condo for five years and I'm STUCK on how to pull it all together. I'm an interior design school drop out... I should have a few tricks up my sleeve... I have such a creative block...sheesh!

We've renovated the kitchen (major!)and one of the bathrooms, but my two bugaboos are trying to get the "box" feeling out of the bedroom (using trim and moldings) and a suitable furniture arrangement for the living/dining area. The room has odd angles.

I've got a niece who just graduated from Samford in interior design. She'll be moving back to Nashville soon. Hope to be signing her on to the projects while she finds a job here in town!

Came over here via Fran's blog. Don't need to be in the raffle, just wanted to say I'll be adding you to my reader...

Give my regards to O'Carrs in Homewood. Have a chicken salad fruit plate for me!

:-D)

Sunny said...

I need to figure out how to pull it all together so that my rooms arent just a hodge podge of everything.

Have fun at the beach!

Sunny
sj3girls at hotmail dot com

Jessie said...

I would love help decorating my whole house. Most of the time I know I could use all the help I can get. Thanks you

Inspired Kara said...

I would love to learn about editing in design! I think I pile too much on.

Would LOVE the book!

Lisa said...

This magazine hits my problemo on the head...arrangement! I think I can pick out pieces for decorating pretty well (my hubby is the best) but I am clueless about placement. I would love to inherit that gift.

Please enter me as well and I will link you to my blog right now as well.

Have a fabulous beachy week.
-Lisa

Elizabeth said...

Being a military wife it seems we are always moving somewhere new, with different sized rooms than the last place! I would love to learn how to arrange furniture better; it seems I always do it the same way...like I am in a rut. Thank you for doing this giveaway and please enter me! :) Have a wonderful day!

Ivy Lane said...

Rhoda, thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway item!

I would/need to learn more about furniture arranging. I have a large great room and master bedroom that are in dire need of proper arrangement!

nikkicrumpet said...

Oh I'm so jealous you get to spend time on the beach! What a relaxing get away for you and the hubby....have a wonderful time! For me learning more about "arranging" things is a biggie. I love the stuff I purchase...but then I never know where to put it to really make it shine!

Pattie T. said...

My husband and I are planning a move from our current house into a new one with an open floor plan. Going from a place with individual rooms to one with open space has me stymied when it comes to decorating, so my interest is in learning how to deal with decorating an open plan.

Reynie said...

Me, me! I want to enter! If I win that book, I want to read more about the outside decorating tips. I have a patio area that is in desperate need of some help before next spring. Why not get it done this winter!

Tracy said...

Please enter me in your giveaway, I could really use the book, not only at home also great to get ideas for decorating antique booths from books, how exciting it'd be to win.
Hope you have a great time at the beach!

Tracy

Darlene said...

Oh please do enter me in the giveaway. I love all parts of a book like this but I really enjoy seeing their vignettes and wall hangings. Also how furniture is arranged in rooms....OK that was more than one wasn't it....lol

Carol said...

Wow Rhoda, what a wonderful giveaway book! I need to learn how to move things around in my home & think outside the box when decorating with what I already have and adding a few new touches as well.
Carol

Wendy said...

I need help "accessorizing" my fireplace in our living room. No matter what I put on the mantel, it never looks right! I would love to be entered in your giveway!
Thanks, Wendy @ whgerdes@comcast.net

Robin said...

Rhoda, thank you for the chance to win this decorating book! I love books like this and BHG, too. I always need advice on accessorizing tables, mantels, etc. And I just love learning new ideas to make a room feel like home! I have spread the word at My Blessed Nest. Have fun in Gulf Shores...went to the Shrimp Festival there a couple of weeks ago!

Pam said...

I love decorating books. Please enter me in your giveaway. I am looking for an idea to decorate a large wall in my living room.

Have a great time at the beach.
Pam

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Stephanie said...

Oooohhh, I've been coveting that book! LOL!

Raising seven kids on avery small budget never allowed for us to decorate. Now they are all older and leaving the nest one by one, I've entered another phase in my life. Looking around and desperately wanting to have a nicely decorated home. I need help with accessorising, and color schemes.

Not techie enough yet to make myself a nice blog.....
aproverbs31_wannabe@yahoo.com

An Accomplished Woman said...

Rhoda, I am working to change my bedroom and need some new inspirations. Your blog is usually inspiration enough though.

Prissy Southern Prep said...

I would love to be entered in the giveaway Rhoda! What would I love to learn more about in decorating? Creativity!

Melissa said...

Color - color - color .... and anything that I can do to help out my poor kitchen . . .

Great give-a-way.

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway...I would love to win that book!

Lisa said...

Hi Rhoda, Darn it, I have that book already. Anyway, I hope you and hubby have a great mini vacation.
Lisa

Jen said...

Hey Rhoda! How great....what do I want to learn more of???? How to be creative....not a bone in my body so therefore I steal ideas.....thanks for the chance to win this!

linda said...

Oh I'd love to win that book. I'll be redoing 2 bathrooms soon and would love to check-out the bathroom designs.

How nice of your friend to let you use her beach house...have a relaxing, wonderful time.

Trish said...

I need help in all decorating aspects! Most of my walls are blank, and my house just feels cluttered. Thanks for the chance to win!

Ally0005 said...

I would like to know how you decorate with children; especially one that makes messes in 5 minutes after the area is cleaned up.
Ally

Magpie Interior Design said...

I would love to learn more about how to mix the new with the old. The shiny with the aged. The modern with the vintage. Please enter me! Thanks Rhoda!

~Stacy

Peggy said...

The beach sounds wonderful this time of year when our forcast in WEstern PA is calling for snow. Have fun! The thing I'd love to learn about decorating is how to edit to have just the right complete look..to keep your rooms from having too much stuff! Peggy from PA

Anonymous said...

Hi Rhoda,

Pls enter my name. I just love to see whats HOT at the moment in decorating.

Have a great time at the beach, lucky you, once all the leaves come down here in the NE it gets so U G L Y !!!

Kathy :)

M.E. said...

Hey, I'm a regular reader. I have you already in my google updates.

I'd like to learn more about the proper why to display items in a visual manner, like on top of a bookcase or a mantle. Love getting ideas on those.
Enter me, please!

NCJill said...

Hi Rhoda,
Please enter me. I need all the help I can get with everything and anything!

Thank you and have a great week chillin'.

§wanny said...

I need ALL the help I can get in this area. I am a decorating disaster!!!

Nancy said...

I'd love to be considered for your generous giveaway. I've been in the same house for 16+ years and have only decorated a few of the rooms. I've made a ton of expensive decorating mistakes, so I've become a very reluctant decorator. I've recently discovered your blog as well as some others and love your musings and photos! I need all the help I can get!

Thanks,
Nancy

Tonja said...

Hi Rhoda,
Gulf Shores should be beautiful this time of the year! Have a great time.

Pam said...

I so want this book. I want to learn more about how to accessorize (sp?). Have a glorious time at the beach.
Pam
I will be linking this to my blog tonight.

Melanie said...

If I win the book, I would like to learn more about arranging furniture. Also I love ideas on re-purposing items I already own. You do a great job of showing a lot of that on this blog. You are already on my blogroll and I will post this give-a-way on my blog.

Julie said...

Oh Rhoda - have a wonderful vacation at the beech. Find a beautiful shell for me!! ha ha..

Please enter me in your drawing too.

His Doorkeeper said...

I would love the decorating book. Always looking for new ideas of making my home more inviting!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jill said...

I would welcome some new decorating ideas for my home! Thanks :)

Beth said...

I'm good at picking out an individual couch or a lamp or a rug etc but i would LOVE help in making it all come together and truly creating a tailored "look" for each room!! thanks for the giveaway!

Holly said...

I always need help with arranging! BHG is one of my favorite mags. I also linked to you on my blog.
Have a great vacay!

Haley said...

I love decorating! My hubby and I bought our first home 1 3/4 years ago and I have just been able to start really decorating in this year. I have done some of the bedrooms, gutted out and redone a bathroom (and working on doing the same to the master bath right now).... but I want to get inspiration for my kitchen and dinning room! I am deff. linking to your page so put me down for two entries (I want all the chances I can get).

kari and kijsa said...

we are always looking for inspiration in decorating, and this book looks like just the ticket!! Sounds like a great giveaway!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Charlene said...

I love this book! Have only checked it out at the library and would love to own a copy. I want to learn more about mixing decorating styles to create an ecclectic and cohesive look. How nice of you to have it as a giveaway!
Charlene

ginny said...

Rhoda, If you could see my 1970's house, I could use some new decorating ideas!! Finances are an issue with us right now(fixed income)so, I have to use my imagination when it comes to decorating.sigh........Would love to win the book!
ginny

Ms. Tee said...

I always like new books! Hope you have a relaxing time at the beach. :)

9405018--Pat said...

Hi Rhoda, I always need new creative ideas. Please enter me in your giveaway. I read your blog! daily and love it...Have a great time at the beach....
Pat H

PisecoMom said...

I don't know if this is covered in the book, but I've always wanted to have more ideas for my walls than (a) plain paint or (b) plain wallpaper.

Thanks for the contest!

chappyandalexa [at] earthlink [dot] net

Wendy said...

I would love to learn more about accenting with a punch of color. Ü

Chantelle said...

i always loved ecletic rooms i would love to learn how to achieve that look without looking tacky lol! Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win :)

martha said...

If I were to win this lovely book, I'd hope to get some ideas on decorating bookshelves. Please enter me in your special contest. Thanks.

Pajama Mama said...

I REALLY need help arranging our living room. I have been experimenting with not just pushing the couches against the walls, but it's an open room so where do i place them without cutting off the next room?

thanks,
kristen

Kathy - mom of many said...

I'd love to get some help with window treatments. This looks like a great book!

Elizabeth said...

Have a fun time at the beach. I need help with table scapes and wall art placement. I love your blog and everything you do.

Mrs. Holmes said...

I'm trying to decide on a paint color for my front door, and what to do with the foyer.

Granna said...

My bathrooms need makeovers. One is 1970's pink tile and the other one is blue tile. Yuk.

cdziuba said...

I reaed to learn how to accessorize with being to cluttered. cdziuba@aol.com

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Rhoda,
Hope you had a great time at the beach! Gulf Shores is a beautiful place to rest and relax!

Please enter me in your giveaway.
Thanks,
Diane

KMfamily said...

I would really like to learn how to make things pop. As an artist you think I would know that but the world of decorating is a whole different art form.

consider me entered!!

allstarkim28 AT yahoo DOT com

Katie Stacey said...

I would love some ideas from a nursery or my kitchen. I'm at a loss!

Huguette E. said...

I would actually love to give this to my daughter. Not that I don't need tips as well but she's interested in going for interior designer and I think she would love this book.

Alyce said...

There's not a whole lot I know about decorating, so I could really use this book. My walls are still all white, and I'm probably breaking a million unwritten style rules that I know nothing about. I'd love to win!

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Patti said...

Thanks for offering this book. WHat I need in decorating advice is that nothing looks cozy and homey. Everything looks staged, and I cannot take it to the comfort level.

Mudpies and Mary Janes said...

I would love to know how to mix fabrics in my room. That is something that is always tricky for me. Thanks!

TJ said...

Rhoda,
Please enter me in the giveaway, I would love to be able to put my new things with the things that have been passed down for generations. I think that what makes your house a home. I love reading you blog. Thank you so much for taking the time to blog and letting us enjoy parts of you life.

Sheldon Jen & Ryanne said...

We just bought our first home & I have the decorating itch! My problem area right now is what to do with the Master Bedroom & Bath! ARG!

JSCaple@gmail.com

Lana said...

I could use some inspiration! I have a hard time sticking with a "theme"...I always find lots of stuff that is pretty but doesn't match! I am always welcome to new ideas! I need to work on decorating so badly! :) Count me in!

Stacy said...

How to decorate without making it look like I am trying.

hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

mollie said...

I would love to know how to start at the beginning visualizing a scheme for a room...please enter me in your giveaway so I can find out :)

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Have fun at the beach! I'd love to be entered into your drawing. I will add a link on my blog as well.
See you when you return!

Marilyn said...

Right now I need some bathroom inspiration. I'm sure this book would help.

Melissa B. said...

I'd like to learn about furniture placement.

RachelM said...

Hi!Please add me also. I need help in decorating our bedroom and window treatments.

Erin said...

I would love to learn about placement of furniture and where/what to put on the walls. Thanks for the giveaway!

Ginny said...

I'd love to learn more about groupings & better furniture placement.

Lady Katherine said...

I have fun in Gulf Shores, I love to have the book, I need idea's for my family room, starting from scratch, and the 18x16 bath and dining room. We are remodeling our craftman's style house and I love your blog. I still not sure what my family room is to be like? yes I need help.

Lady Katherine said...

Oh I forgot I made a post of your give away on my blog.

Bo said...

Can you believe I'm commenter #105...wow! I did post a link to your great giveaway on my blog...I'd love to get some new ideas to wrap my head around so as to learn how to be less symmetrical...go for some organized randomness so to speak. :-) Bo

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

What a great give away, and even a better friend. Well, I am getting a new sofa, so I would love some ideas on positioning in my great room. :)

Elaine said...

Fun giveaway! I need to know more about dealing with a cathedral ceiling and the round top window that goes to the ceiling at the end of the room...I guess window treatment solutions?
Have fun at the cabin!

miss bliss said...

I need to know how to decorate blank spaces...niches...small loft-like areas, etc. I have some weird spaces in this home, and need some inspiration.

michelleharrod at hotmail dot com

the schros said...

how to frugally decorate tastefully

Leigh said...

Have fun, Rhoda! I would love to win the book. My style evolves...

Janera said...

I'd love to win this book! I have an older edition that I've absolutely worn out by thumbing through it and poring over it.

I'm still trying to work on my poor little master bedroom and would love to learn how to combine the colors and textures I want to make this room special.

Thanks for the great giveaway.

Joy said...

What a great book. I'm not sure what I'd like to learn, but I always enjoy looking at the pictures so that I can get inspiration for more projects in my home.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Great book! I would like to learn what to put on different table tops! I get stuck in a rut! Thanks for the chance to win.....Come check mine out too ;)

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

Hi, Rhoda ~ I'm having such FUN tonight, "running around" enjoying everyone's blogs that I "know" or "know of" from GOLLUM'S and SUSAN'S ("Between Naps on the Porch"). Nope, I do NOT have a "blog", so I can't "enter" for that gr888 book~~~ I just really enjoyed reading your blog, & seeing your lovely home... and wanted to tell you that!!! Warmest wishes to a lovely lady (and I CAN say that because I CAN'T win a book or anything... so, you KNOW it's sincere!)~~~ Blessings, Linda/ "Mom..."

Crayl said...

I need help making small tight spaces into more storage. :)

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

hi Rhoda, what a lovely giveaway from you, a classic for sure...

enjoy your trip, think of me lol!

Sarah

Becky said...

I would like to learn how to pull all the things I already have into a more put together look.

superpaige said...

I don't have any design books, so I guess I need one. I love curtain ideas.

tiff said...

i've been wanting to decorate my living room forever and have no idea how to do it or where to start! this would surely help me out.

texan_michael(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Elizabeth said...

I'd love to have this book! I have trouble w/ choosing colors, so I hope there's a section on that.

Gina said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I am always looking forward to news ways of arranging things. I love your blog!

Gina

Denise said...

Miss Rhoda, enjoy your time at the beach! You are`such an inspration to us we want you to rejuvenate and come back with lots more exciting ideas. You never cease to amaze me with your fabulous ideas of taking the ordinary and making it EXTRAordinary! Thank you!

Sandy said...

please enter me- very nice- thanks mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

Bettina said...

We are in the process of remodeling (little by little) our home. I love getting new decorating ideas that the Mr. and I actually agree on!

Busy Bee said...

I would love some ideas to help my master bath. I love your blog. It is so beautiful and has great ideas! Please enter me in the contest. Have a good vacation!
Stephanie

Mrs. McB said...

I'd like to learn simple decorating without clutter.

Joanne said...

I need to learn how to STOP buying at yard sales. Where do you put it all? My house is officially full but it all looks so nice. I love peeking into the homes of other people so I would love to win this book. Thanks, Joanne ~~ glamourgirljoanne@yahoo.com

Jody said...

After leaving our study group last night I told my husband that I need to learn how to decorate... I don't feel like my home has any style- other than "lived in"!

frugallm said...

I would like to learn how to tie everything together so that the decorating just flows.

elkmeese at yahoo dot com

Ashley said...

I want to learn how to pick the perfect draperies.

Anonymous said...

Can't have too many decorating books. I'd love to win this one. I'm always looking for inspiration. Love your blog.
Teresa

tbarnardvolb@aol.com

Victoria said...

Please include me too!

Julie said...

I'm always looking for new ways to stylishly store things. Thanks for the giveaway.

Chandra said...

Have fun at the beach!

blessed mama said...

I desperately need to learn more about actually styling my home. I have lots of stuff, but don't quite know where to put it all and not make it look like a mess.
I will definitely add a link to my post at www.gimmiemoore.blogspot.com
Thanks!
Blessed Mama

Anonymous said...

please enter me. i would like to learn more about arranging or re-arranging.
thanks,
djohnson@catcrew.com

CanCan said...

I want to know how to make your house look all sleek when you have a bunch of STUFF in there!

onlycancan at hotmail dot com

SophieMae said...

Sorry, but I had to laugh when I read about your 'chilling at the beach'. Considering it was in the 30s (!!!) here last night, I reckon you got more chilling than you bargained for?

Re this post... Can this stuff be learned? I think my house could do with a new owner for a while. I'm like a gallery visitor... I appreciate art, but couldn't create it to save me. I have some lovely things but it's a rare serendipitous occasion that they come together to form a beautiful setting.

I have a little something for you here.

Kirby McCauley said...

I need help decorating my outdoor space!

jayedee said...

i am so decorating challenged! i need help to cure the "my taste is all in my mouth" syndrome i seem to suffer from! lol
please toss my name in the hat for this awesome giveaway! good luck everyone and be sure to check in at the lost world for my giveaway too!

Audra Marie said...

I'd like more ideas on those little touches that make it even cozier. :) This looks like a great book.

Jenna said...

I would love to learn more about colors... and also pairing country antiques with comfort (not sure if that would be in the book but it's an interest of mine).

Melissa said...

Hmmmm. I'd love to learn how to tie together different themes and pieces. Like tying together different patterns, it's not my forte.

Huse Yo Mama said...

I hope you're having fun on your trip right now. You're going to have one FULL inbox when you return! I'd love to learn more about decorating on a budget. I'm a big fan of antique store finds, and placing them with contemporary pieces intrigues me.

I'm also doing a giveaway at my blog if you'd like to check it out and enter.....www.theotherhuse.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

I'd love some new ideas for bathrooms...tired of the ones i see around here;)

karen and co. said...

My hubby has given me free reigns on redecorating our house, but I have no idea what to even do! I really want to redo our bedroom, as it's not decorated at all. We even have blankets hanging as curtains.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rhoda!
We were in CBS together a couple of years ago. I really enjoy your blog. I need help with accessorizing my home. This book would help a lot.

Elaine
bells6atbellsouthdotnet

sarah said...

i want to learn more about how to rearrange a room where the living room and dining room are together. i can't think of anything right now my mind is a blank!

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

FaithfulMommy said...

I need ideas to help decorate and keep the rooms safe for my babies as well. Everything is always up high and out of the way! ;)

Reva Skie said...

I have zero decorating ability. I mean it, zero. Any help would be an improvement.

ahiltz said...

I think I would learn quite a bit on how to decorate various rooms! I need all the help I can get! Thanks so much for doing this for us!
ahiltzy@yahoo(dot)com

jnmacdonald said...

I need to learn how to handle accessories without having too much around. I have the essential furniture, but our home still doesn't feel right.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

First, your blog header is beautiful...it made me feel right at home. :)

I'd love to learn more about color schemes and what goes together. I need all the help I can get!

Kelly said...

As I've been trying to find artwork to hang in my living room, I would say I'd most like to get ideas and suggestions for hanging things/art on walls. Thanks!

crystal said...

I'd like to learn how to decorate to sell my house! Any ideas?
Thanks!

Krista said...

I'm hoping to find some inspirational ideas for my tiny bathroom. There's not a lot of room in there but it desperately needs an update!

clay_walker_fan at yahoo dot com

Chrissy said...

I'd like to learn more about using coordinating fabrics. Thanks!

Mikelle said...

I would love to learn more about coordinating fabrics.

kacyd said...

first, i love your style and your blog!! i would love the book because i am always looking for new ideas to spiff up my small condo. i do have a blog, and i will post about your giveaway as soon as i can get over there - seriouslykacyd.
thanks (for having the giveaway, and for the inspiration!!)

Anonymous said...

Rhoda,

I love you blog and check in every day! Please enter me in your giveaway.

Have a relaxing and fun time at the beach.

Margaret, Virginia

Rue said...

Hi Rhoda :)

I've been having trouble keeping up myself, but I made it in time to enter your giveaway!

I need to do something to this house so that I can fall in love with it again since we won't be moving for a while and this book looks like it could help ;)

Have a great time at the beach!!
hugs,
rue

Kristy said...

I would love to learn some ideas for decorating my bedroom. It is very boring and needs some help.
ksieker(at)hotmail(dot)com

fancyfeet48 said...

I need help decorating, this would be a great inspiration to get this book

Vickie said...

Rhoda, I've been visiting your site for a while and have enjoyed it immensely, but haven't ever commented. The book is beautiful. You probably will be chilling on the beach cause the temps are dropping!!! Have fun!

joan said...

Great giveaway Rhoda. Hope you are having fun at the beach!

Maggie said...

The book looks fabulous! Count me in for the drawing. I'd like to learn more about color.

Sandi McBride said...

Just dropped in to see you Rhoda and say hi. For someone who retired you're busier than ever! I can't believe you! You're always painting something, recovering something or refurbishing something. Time for a rest!
hugs
Sandi

blueviolet said...

I know what kinds of things I like but I don't know how to classify my style. I would love to see a book that showed the different decorating styles and examples of each kind.
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

blueviolet said...

I blogged here
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

jdm said...

I would love to win this book. I'm always in need of inspiration and ideas.

Thank you!
Jan

Tracey said...

I'd love to learn to be more creative (i.e. new uses for things).
Thanks for entering me!!
Tracey

Pam's Pride said...

I would love to learn more about decorating a nursery...especially for my baby on the way!

jenna said...

I would love to learn how to pull a round all together. I seem to have lots of bits and pieces that I love and that should work together but am missing some kind of "glue." Lol!
frog123 (at) cyipcom (dot) net

Mia J. said...

I am hoping to buy my first home this year and would love some great decorating ideas.

Smellyann said...

I could really use this book as I know NOTHING about decorating. I need to learn more how to group things together to hang on the walls. Thanks!

Carolina Mama said...

What an awesome Giveaway book. It looks like a real treasure. Here's hoping and thanks for the fun.

Feel free to enter my Giveaways! :)

Jacqueline in Atlanta said...

Well, it's either a book like this one or listen to your mother and you can't do that!!

Thanks for having the giveaway!

msrodeobrat said...

i would like to learn how to put things together in a cute way

redpolkadotsgirl said...

I don't own a decorating book at all so this would teach me a lot!

Ornery's Wife said...

One never knows what might inspire the next great room make over at Miller Manor, and having idea books handy is always good! Please enter me in your drawing, I'd sure like to win!
tm

Janell said...

I would love to learn how to decorate or dress up my windows.

The Silk Thumb said...

Rhoda, I'm excited to be entering this contest. I read your outstanding blog daily but for some reason was not able to comment. Just started a blog of my own, so maybe now my computer will cooperate with comments! When I figure out how, I will add this contest to my blog!
I would love for you to talk more about placing groupings of accessories together.

Southerner said...

You have been boo-ed. Copy the boo photo and put it on your sidebar so everyone will know you already have been boo-ed. Then, find some friends to boo.

I wonder if you will even see this amidst all your comments!

Karen said...

OoohOooh! I would LOVE to win that book. I need help with how to hang things, what to put where:) Please enter me! I'd love to win:)

Brandy said...

I do not know much about decorating, but the thing I would most like to learn would be where to place things, and how to mix colors.
joyfulnoise4him@yahoo.com

Hollie said...

We just bought a house and are having a 2nd baby, so we have many rooms that are blank slates and could use this as inspiration. We need to learn everything!!

Thanks for hosting!

hedwards25 (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

elizabeth p said...

Being from down south and living in the frigid north I would love to bring that southern warth into my home. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

dani said...

I love decorating books! I want to redo my kitchen. This book will have some great ideas!

daniwilliams30 AT gmail DOT com

Nina said...

I have nothing on my walls, so that is what I would hope to learn or get ideas. Thanks for the chance to win.
Nina
NinaGonzalez0430(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tracy said...

Rhoda, have fun at the beach! Sounds great about now. Just starting to get cool here in Texas.
Please enter me in the give away for the beautiful book. I love decorating books. You are always so kind. Thanks, Tracy

Janice said...

Hi Rhoda.... I love your new header. Your tablescape is beautiful.... Where did you find those perfect acorns?

fondly - janice (GI)

chunnym said...

I love your inspirational blog! I would love to get some great ideas for re-decorating my guest bath from the book! Please enter me in the contest. Thanks1
Philicia

Swampgirl said...

Please enter me! My big problem is furniture arrangement- I can't seem to get away from lining things up all around the room!!!

Kerri said...

Well, It looks like I'm #194, so my chances are a bit slim, but I'll give it a try anyway because I love decorating books! This is my first time on your blog. Looks like a lot of fun. I'll have to come back again! Thanks!

Charlotte said...

I'm interested in making my bedroom more cozy!

charlotte(dot)evard(at)comcast(dot)net

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I would like ideas on how to make my tiny bathroom atleast seem roomier!

mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I blogged about this giveaway: Here

mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com

Eclectic Mishmash - totally unfocused. said...

This carnival is a fun way to find new blogs to read.

As for decorating, what I REALLY need is a HOUSEKEEPER. And it's so very difficult deciding what to keep, and what to let go!! :(

Twice as Nice said...

I would love to learn more about accessorizing. I never quite feel the room is complete when I'm finished. I think I'm always afraid of over doing it.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I've been wanting this book--checked it out from the library and loved it. Great giveaway!

Hope you're having a wonderful vacay, Rhoda. Sounds good to me. :-)