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Wednesday, September 3, 2008


I just realized that I have reached 25 posts!!!! It seems that a lot of bloggers like to have give-aways to celebrate these achievements. Ok, so it’s not 100 but I have to get rid of some of these books I have. I also would like to get rid of all of my decorating magazines from the last ten years, but I can’t part with them.

So, the first 2 people who comment get to pick one of these books for their very own. I will happily send them off to your beautiful homes.

Hopefully you actually might be interested in one of these:

Laura Ashley Complete Guide to Home Decorating
Laura Ashley at Home
Country Garden Planner
The Comfortable Home
The Romance of Country Inns
Home Landscaping
Easy Roses
Arbors & Trellises
Mary Engelbreit’s Outdoor Companion
Rachel Ashwell-Shabby Shic
Rachel Ashwell’s Treasure Hunting Guide
Mary Emmerling’s American Country Cottages
Decoratve Painting for the Home
Growing Herbs

Ready ---set---comment!


Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Hi Linda Lou! Well I think I could trade with you! I have a bunch too!! But, sentimentally, i remember seeing the ME outdoor companion...and having lots of little kidlets (4) enjoying a Barnes and Noble in a "big city" (we lived in a very remote, very beautiful part of the country where a grocery store trip was a half of an hour one way)...we were visiting our closest friends...they were happy reading and pouring over their books, And I was enthralled by that one!

You know how you remember certain things...well seeing that in the list just brought it all back! Right now two of those little kidlets are in college, the other two in HS!!!!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

I'll let the next people that DON'T have a slew of books take my place, Linda.

I mainly came over to say Hey...then got caught in a blast from the past!

And...Thanks for that!!

Lisa said...

Isnt it fun to live vicariously through those dang decorating books? I love love love it!
Ive got just waaaay too mnay to choose a fave, although, both the MEnglebreit, and MEmmerling are at the very tippy top of the list. I love ashwell, but have not ever bought any of her books, wierd eh?
Congrats on 25, girl. Ive got a years giveaway goingon, come on over!!
coastal nest

~j~ said...

Hi Linda Lou,
you have a GREAT blog! I really enjoyed visiting (finally since I have been working like crazy lately and away from the computer)
First Congrats on your posting, a belated Happy Birthday, I hope you and your daughters had a great time in Santa Monica! You were so close to me!!
Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog, I am so happy to have a new blog friend!
Happy Saturday,

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh shoot! I guess I missed out! I love books too. Congratulations on your 25th post, Linda! Have a great week. Twyla