Sunday, November 13, 2011

Chronicle Books: Happy Haulidays

I’m a huge fan of Chronicle Books. I’ve purchased many a books they’ve published, gone to their launch parties and last year I even pitched them a book idea at their pitch for charity event. They are an awesome San Francisco based company that cranks out top notch books and truly cares about the community.

This year, they are giving away $500 worth of Chronicle books in their Happy Haulidays give-a-way to one lucky blogger and one commenter on the winning blog post. They are also asking the winning blogger to choose one charity to receive up to $500 of books.

The charity I would choose to receive $500 worth of books would be Project Night, Night. They give out care packages, free of charge, to homeless children from birth to pre-teen who need childhood essentials to feel secure, cozy, ready to learn, and significant. Each Night Night Package contains a new security blanket, an age-appropriate children's book, and a stuffed animal -- all nestled inside a canvas tote bag.

Imagine what they could do with $500 worth of Chronicle Books!

I hope I win and one of you lucky commenters will win right alongside me! If so, this is the list of Chronicle Books that I would get with $500 credit.

Instantly Antique Wall Decals Peel & Stick Decals $24.95
Pattern Making basic principles of pattern cutting $40.00
Famous FrocksPatterns and Instructions for Fabulous Iconic Dresses $29.95
1, 2, 3 Sew 33 Simple Projects $24.95
Handmade Weddings 50 Crafts to Style and Personalize Your Big Day $24.95
Paper + Craft 25 Charming Gifts, Accents, and Accessories to Make from Paper $19.95
DIY Fashion Customize and Personalize Fashion $24.95

Life & Style:
Boo The Life of the World’s Cutest Dog(3 copies) $38.85
What's Next? Follow Your Passion and Find Your Dream Job $22.95
Apartment Therapy Presents: Real Homes, Real People, Hundreds of Real Design Solutions $27.50
A Gracious Welcome Etiquette and Ideas for Entertaining Houseguests $19.95
The New Color Book 45,000 Color Combinations for Your Home $24.95
Secrets of Gorgeous Hundreds of Ways to Live Well While Living It Up $12.95
The A-Z of Visual Ideas How to Solve any Creative Brief $30.00
Bubbly on Your Budget Live Luxuriously with What You Have $12.95
Humanity A Celebration of Friendship, Family, Love & Laughter $24.95
Mixed Portraits of Multiracial Kids $19.95

Pantone: 100 Postcards $19.95
Clockwork 2012 Agenda $12.99

The Cheese Tasting Party Kit Selecting and Serving International Cheeses $16.95
The New Thanksgiving Table An American Celebration of Family, Friends, and Food $24.95

Grand Total: $499.54

Good luck to you!


  1. ohhh!!! I love the books you chose! I can't wait to make my list too! I've never heard of Project Night, Night, but they sound Amazing.

  2. Your book list is awesome. Lovely books for creative/artsy people! Good luck!

  3. Your book list is awesome. Lovely books for creative/artsy people! Good luck!

  4. Such a great list! Looking forward to making my own. Good luck to you!


  5. oh i like chronicle books too. a few years ago i was given a box of their manly men mail order fashion hunks postcard line. so funny!! i like that they have unique creative products. i always find something cool.

  6. Oh, I love paper crafts too! Your selection is wonderful..would be fun to win.

    good luck to both of us ;D

  7. Great mix of books, I love how you managed to get really close to the total. :) Best of luck!

  8. Good luck, feel free to enter on my blog as well!

  9. Boo is on my wishlist too :) So adorable. Good luck!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  10. What an awesome charity! That hits really close to home so me likey. :)

    Your book choices are great too! Good luck!

  11. Great list! Several I wish I had added to my list now! :) Good luck!

  12. I love your book list - I have Handmade Weddings and love the ideas! I need to check a few more of them out - how about the Common Sense Kitchen? I'm thinking of getting that one. Thanks!

  13. love the list & would love to win too! xx fingers crossed for us both! Good luck!

  14. Great list! Thank you for stopping by and checking out mine, too!

  15. Great variety of books!

    Good luck and happy holidays!

  16. Just missed with The New Thanksgiving Table, but it'd be great for next year! Good luck!