The day has arrived…Kate Payne’s Hip Girl’s to Homemaking has hit the stores. It was released on Wednesday- hurray!
Along with other fabulous blogs, Harper Collins Publishers have graciously provided us one advanced copy to giveaway to one of our readers. To up the “ohhhhh ahhhhhh” factor, our copy will be SIGNED as Kate will be in our presence tomorrow (CAN NOT WAIT!!!)
Now, onto the book….Its is divided into three parts; Room-by-Room Guide to a Homey House, Homie and Impressive Acts of Domesticity: Do Try This at Home and Life After Restaurants (could also be our blog’s tagline). Its chock-full of amazing small-scale self-sufficiency home projects; cooking, canning, gardening, composting, DIY non-toxic beauty & cleaning products, home maintenance projects and up-cycled decor and organizational solutions. The book is a soup-to-nuts comprehensive and detailed “how to” for the modern person trying to live closer to earth, sustainable, budget conscious and more self-sufficient. Her tips and directions are clear and concise and her suggestions are brilliant. I think there is something new for everyone in the book. Not familiar with the differences and uses of the loop or running stitches or what exactly goes into compost or how to clean the house on 60 cents of materials or how to preserve lemons? Well, Kate will tell you in an enthusiastic and non-preachy way. Plus, this book is easy on the eyes with wonderful functional lay-out, beautiful typography and lovely drawings. Truly a piece of art in a functional book.
Congratulations Kate, its wonderful.
This giveaway will run for TWO WEEKS: Today, Thursday April 21st through Midnight Thursday, May 5th.
The winner will be chosen by random.org. Winner will be announced by Monday, May 9th.
One entry per person, in the form of a comment BELOW.
Answer this question:
What DIY Project are you most excited to tackle this summer?