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T.A. Barron's Merlin Camp

Merlin Camp in Boulder

I was very lucky to work with author T.A. Barron last summer on his web site. Not only is he a very talented writer, he is a very nice person. When I heard he was starting Merlin Camp in Boulder this summer, I was very…
Parent Hacks Book Tips

Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life

For those paying attention, that is not the correct title of the book. Asha Dornfest's collection of tips is actually called Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life With Kids. And yes, most of these tips are directly related to parenting, pregnancy and children. But lots…

Win 1 of 3 Polar Express 30th Anniversary Books!

I know it's a little early to think about Christmas, but it's a great time to win a giveaway to get Christmas presents to give away! Making me feel super old, this year is the 30th anniversary of the book Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. I knew of this author well before the movies, because my illustration teacher in college was a deep admirer. Which, if you do the math, puts us right in the era of Polar Express and Jumanji. The 30th anniversary edition of The Polar Express reveals a new jacket design and expanded interior layout, includes a letter from Van Allsburg, downloadable audio read by Liam Neeson, plus a golden keepsake ornament.

I have three of these to giveaway, so enter via the Rafflecopter below!

Polar Express Book - 30th Anniversary Edition
Design Mom Book

Design Mom: The Book & Denver Book Tour Stop

I know I met Gabrielle Blair at SXSW Interactive. It was really early in this blog, and she had Kirtsy with Laura and Laurie. I loved all three of them instantly and I'm proud to call all of them good friends. Then there was the time that Gabby lived in Colorado and I got to see her (slightly) more often - but most times, I just stalk her online like everyone else does. Gracious. That is one word that I have seen used to describe Gaby's book, but I would say that is pretty much her whole being. If anyone can float around the room and make you more calm with her presence, it's her. So *OF COURSE* her book feels just like that too. Even though you marvel at how she manages life with six kids. And creates such a beautiful site. With all those lovely photos. And kick-butt ideas. Design Mom Book
One Good Thing Jillee Bean

Jillee Bean & The One Good Thing Book(s) Giveaway!

Note: Jillee Bean provided me a book and the books for a giveaway but all words are mine.
I met Jill Nystul at Alt Summit last year and we immediately hit it off. I was a fan of her site, of course, because ohmygoshthepretty. But I love when I become a fan of the person behind the site too. Jill teamed up with Samantha Hollister to create a gorgeous and endearing book, "Jillee Bean and The One Good Thing," about a young girl who learns that putting good out is much better than being jealous or unkind.
Potatoes Not Prozac Book

Alcohol, Addiction, Potatoes… and yes, Britney!*

Day 5 of Britney-Watch and now that K-Fed is starting to look like the normal, mature person in that relationship... I am thinking about how lucky I am to have avoided the trap of addiction. My father was a hard-core alcoholic. Vodka was his drink…
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