Mend it Better Book Giveaway!


Thanks to everyone who entered!

Congrats, Jerusalem. I’m emailing you now.

Want to win a copy? See below!

Kristin Roach has written this adorable book called Mend it Better. (Publisher, Storey Publishing) And I’m in it!

The book has full-page color photos and easy to read, step-by-step instructions:

I first met Kristin when I asked her to participate in a craft panel at Blogher in ’07 that I moderated. I wanted her to be a part of it because of her passion of reusing and finding new ways to look at waste and crafting.

Part of her creative journey, which she recounts in the book, is receiving many of her Grandmother’s sewing and craft supplies. It’s a beautiful story. I love how Kristin takes something like patching your clothing, which some people might find embarrassing, and turns it into something not only practical, but beautiful. Wear your patches with pride, indeed!

If you’re into sewing, great writing, inspiration and information, this book is for you.

Check out the Mend it Better website. Want to win your own copy? Leave a comment with your favorite color. Winner to be chose at random. Ends Friday the 16th at midnight, PST.

V-Day Contest Winner!

Congrats to Jessica #17 who said –

“My Valentine is my darling husband who is currently waiting on me hand and foot, the poor thing. He’s my Valentine because he is my better half, and picks up all the pieces when I fall apart.”

Thanks for all your entries. I loved reading them.

Win Head to Toe Women's Expo Tickets

Full Disclosure – Joe and I do work for the H2T company.

Have you been to the Head to Toe Women’s Expo before? It’s a weekend filled with everything a girl/woman could want – shopping, chef demos, massages, a fashion show, famous people and quality time with your best friends or mothers, sisters and daughters. From their website – “With an emphasis on health, happiness, and style, Head to Toe offers something for every woman.”

I’ve got 2 sets of 3 VIP passes to give away, so if you win, you can take a couple of friends or family members with you. There are two upcoming weekends, one at the Pasadena Convention Center, October 9, 10 & 11 and the other at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, December 4, 5 & 6. These VIP tickets are good for one day at either location.

To win one set of three passes, tell me in the comments one of your favorite things about being a woman and which location you live near. If you don’t live near one of these locations and couldn’t go, tell me your favorite thing anyway. I like to hear from everybody. Ok? Go!