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I would enjoy winning the book!


This has always been my family's way of life, and it's so nice to see so many others embrace this spirit as well. Amanda is such an inspiration. I'd love her book! Thanks for the giveaway!




Loved your Mothers and Daughters at Home book, though I have only sons! Looking forward to reading about your daughter's wedding!


Warms my half Scottish heart, that quote, although lately I find I have been frittering too much...I love Amanda Soule's first book so, fingers crossed :)

Dagmar Leuenberger-Swift

Finding someone else castaways that have been created by hand always makes me a bit sad to see all that handwork go un-appreciated. On the other hand, I bring it home and fondly look at all the love and time that went into making something that I now can enjoy and re-purpose!! Thanks always for sharing your gifts and for your caring soul.


I would love a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance to win and hosting this great giveaway!


The best days my girls and I have are with crafts and making things at home. I have and love your book and would love to have Amsnda's for new ideas.


I would love a copy of Amanda's book. I have been a long time reader of her blog, read her first book, read your Mothers and Daughters, and the friends one too. I just love the creative quality time with my daughters and my friends, and yes, even my husband.


Love your blog and amanda's first book. i would love to share her new one with my family.


I sure could use this book I'm such a pack rat...I need more ideas.


trying so hard to use what I have and make it handmade with love...thanks for the generous offer...I will keep my fingers crossed

Peggy M

Sign me up.
I relate to the "Use it up" title of your book. Coming from a family of 10 girls and 1 boy (yes, he the youngest) everything we had was handmade and nothing wasted.
My mother was clever & creative. And we each believed she loved us the best.

Angie F

I just came to your blog from a link in Mary Engelbreit's St. Louis Workshop email I just received. I would LOVE a chance to win this book! THANKS! :)

Marianne Boulton

Handmade and Home are two very inspiring words for me. I love to make something from nothing. Today, on a walk with a good friend, we found some lovely dried alum stems. My so talented crafty friend will do some amazing thing with hers and mine will inspire new paint in my home.

Mothers and Daughters at Home is one of my favourite bedside books.


Oh, how delightful!

Kelli Taylor-Dixon

I have 3 daughters and I want to teach them too to use it up....make do..or do without!!!


Enter me please! I love her first book and have gotten so many ideas!

Char DeRouin

Amen, amen, Charlotte! Thank you for the inspiration, as always. xoxo.


Your book 'Mothers and daughters at home' brought many fun hours of crafting with my own girls. Would love to get some new inspiration, thank you for this giveaway!


My grandmother taught me the same motto and showed me to treasure the beauty of creating from "nothing". Wishing you all the best this week and remember to relax!


This is indeed the perfect proverb. I like to think we we couple-generations-removed-from-the-farm southern girls practice it well too. I find it applies so thoroughly to so much of life. Can't wait to see this book!

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