Thursday, May 26, 2011

Book Giveaway! Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking


You know those food swaps that I blab about periodically? Well, the lovely lady who organizes the swaps is also an author. Kate Payne's first book, of many to come I hope, is now out! 

Kate wrote the Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking for those of us who are decidedly not Martha acolytes. She offers tips and tricks to make homemaking easy breezy and enjoyable. Who would have thunk doing housework could be fun? (Certainly not me. As I type this, there's a pile of laundry waiting to be folded. It's been sitting on a chair in the living room for going on a week now. Martha, not to mention my Mother, would be scandalized.)

Kate really does make a convincing case that keeping house can, indeed, be a pleasure. Her book is a treasure trove of information on how to make your home an oasis of domestic bliss.

If you’d like to win an autographed copy of the book, courtesy of Harper Design, the publisher, leave a comment telling me your least favorite household chore. 

Here’s hoping that Kate’s book will include a hip trick to help you conquer that pesky task. (If not, at least you’ll have a good book to curl up with while procrastinating doing it.) Check back in on Monday, May 30th after 5pm CST when I'll randomly choose a winner.

Also, be sure to check out Kate's site, Hip Girls Home, for even more tips and tricks to be the best homemaker you can be.

Update!!!! Vion is the lucky winner of the signed copy of Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking! Vion, shoot me your email address at the address listed on my site and I'll get the book in the mail to you ASAP.

Since I didn't hear back from Vion after one week, I decided to redraw for  another winner. This time Renee is the lucky gal!  Renee, I'll contact you for a mailing address.

16 comments:

  1. My least favorite would have to be the actual picking up. I don't mind laundry, washing dishes, or even the cleaning. But the picking up before the cleaning is what drives me crazy!

    I have a book give away too! Come see. Its plate to pixel.

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  2. There is nothing I hate more than cleaning the shower or bathtub. And I don't care what anyone says but those spray-and-leave-with-no-wiping-cleaners - yeah, they never work.

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  3. YOu know how you are "supposed" to periodically move the fridge and stove and clean behind them? Yeah, I almost never do that. Been in my little house for almost three years, and oops! Not a shot. My mother would be horrified!

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  4. Ironing! I hate it so much!

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  5. I have two. Dusting and vaccuming.

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  6. I honestly HATE cleaning the bathroom but good thing the BF loves to do it! :)

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  7. I honestly cannot pick a least favorite household chore. I hate them all! I'm really trying to figure out how to train my cats to clean our house.

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  8. It's a close tie between cleaning the shower and ironing...

    The book sounds like a good read for me...

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  9. I hate cleaning too, least favorite is cleaning the tub and toilet, so gross.

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  10. Anything in the kitchen! I like to make a mess but I have cleaning it up. Sometimes I just wish I could throw away my pots and pans after using them.

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  11. i am so sad i won't be at the brunch on sunday! i wanted to postpone moving to 1 o'clock for the event but it just won't work. but i'd love to read the book! i've found a lot of joy in cleaning but NOT in floor-related activities. nope, don't wanna vacuum or wash the floors and definitely do not want to wipe down baseboards. noooooo thank you! :D

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  12. I hate, hate vacuum cleaning! Considering I have a big Golden who sheds like crazy, dusting and vacuuming are painful for me!
    By the way, I love the tart below, since I am learning how to make tarts now, I will try this one... love the mascarpone filling!

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  13. Looks like a great book! Cleaning the bathroom is absolutely my least favorite chore to do.

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  14. Cleaning behind the couch, i just don't like surprises.

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  15. Bathroom stuff is the worst. The toilet is dreadful but what I despise the most is the soap scum build up on the glass shower door. That's impossible!

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  16. Thanks to everyone for stopping by to leave a comment. Happy homemaking to you all and I hope you find relief from your most pesky chore (or at least a partner or roommate to do it)!

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