Country Living Christmas Books Giveaway!

I’m so excited to share with you TWO wonderful holiday books from Country Living/Hearst Books. The first is by the fabulous Serena Thompson. I not only met Serena recently, but had the great privilege of walking the Alameda Flea Market with her and good pal Heather Bullard. It was a day I’ll never forget. Serena is a very kind soul, wife, mother of 4 boys, Contributing Editor to Country Living and runs the ever famous Farm Chicks Antique Show in Spokane, Washington. And if you think her blog is breathtaking, wait until you get a load of her holiday book, The Farm Chicks Christmas: Merry Ideas for the Holidays, now available in paperback!I adore how Serena savors the simple things in life. She shares sweet family traditions and lots and lots of inspiration for creating cherished memories in your home and with your family. This is a book I wish I’d had when starting our family.

Her holiday displays have me drooling. You will soon find me nestled up on the couch with my laptop shopping Etsy and Ebay for vintage treasures like the ones she shares in her delightful photographs. Serena has lots of delicious holiday treats she shares with full recipes for each (and cute blank recipe cards to share your favorites with others) and includes Ways to Ward Off the Chill, a compilation of delicious drinks perfect to pour from the Thermos. My favorite- Warm Lemonade with peppermint stick candy as flavor stir sticks.Serena even takes you along to visit her friends and admire their Christmas decorations!The Farm Chicks Christmas: Merry Ideas for the Holidays will inspire you to make handmade crafts, re-think holiday decorating, wrap beautiful packages, and create delicious food gifts. There’s even Farm Chick Style adhesive labels in the back to use on your treats! Of all the things included, this wonderland of a book left me wishing for something I rarely do- snow. The Farm Chicks Christmas is the perfect Christmas gift for your best girlfriend, your sister or mother, and of course, yourself.


This second book is far FAR more than a book. It’s a DIYer’s dream- Country Living Deck the Halls: Christmas Notecards, Labels, Ornaments, and Other Festive & Fun Projects by Katy McColl, former Executive Editor of O at Home and Country Living. With this delightfully illustrated book, you’ll be inspired to make, bake, decorate, craft, cut, perf, paint, gift, wrap, pack, ship, and then… do it all again! Deck the Halls is a very chunky, all-inclusive package that includes projects with punch-out templates and patterns…recipes, recipe cards and stickers…

pages of punch-out ornamental birds to tuck into your Christmas tree and other paper ornaments to hang… Name tags, stickers, disguises, diy coupons, adhesive gift tags, place cards, and napkin rings…even gift boxes to construct!It’s more fun than you can have in any given day- another perfect gift for friends and family, and yes, YOU!


Four lucky JSIM readers will each win one copy of either The Farm Chicks Christmas or Deck the Halls!

TO ENTER: Leave a nice and relevant comment on this post! That. Is. IT! Easy right? (One entry per person, US residents only.)

ENTRY DEADLINE: Monday, December 17 at noon, Pacific Time. Winners will be randomly chosen, notified and posted here shortly after.

Thanks to all who entered. The winners are #129 Leslie, #125 Julie, #178 Tina Rose and #38 Celine. Congratulations ladies!


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249 Responses to Country Living Christmas Books Giveaway!

  1. #1 - Nicole Chorney says:

    I love and want both these books! Please Santa! I have been a very very good girl this year!

  2. #2 - Anita Tinlin says:

    In kindergarten (a hundred years ago) we used to get little worksheets once a week that included items to color and punch out. I looked forward to that day SO much. Thus began my love of paper. I’d love to win the Deck the Halls book! Please!

  3. #3 - Julie says:

    Pick me please!!!

  4. #4 - Heather Followell says:

    Merry Christmas!! Thanks for the cool stuff you share with us all year!! 😀

  5. #5 - Brenda Jennings says:

    LOVE these! I do OK with making stuff, but I never come up with ideas, I don’t know how y’all do it, but I’m glad you do! Would love to have either of these gorgeous books!

  6. #6 - Isabel biesterfeld says:

    Love the look of the books…..I would really like to have one of these books. Merry christmas

  7. I almost purchased each of these books TWICE this season! And then I didn’t…;) I would love love love the chance to win one! Thank you so so much! Merry Merry Christmas, Cathe!

  8. #8 - Lynne Weinberger says:

    Have been busily making Christmas gifts and would love to read (and use) these books cover to cover. Thank you, Cathe. Your generous spirit is a joy!

  9. #9 - Linda S says:

    How cool is this!!! Love the photos of the old thermoses and tin picnic basket. Great resource for anyone. Thanks for the generous give-away.

  10. #10 - Lona says:

    This farm chick would love to win one of these nifty books! Thanks for your wonderful blog and this great giveaway, Cathe!

  11. This is my nice and relevant comment: both of those books are simply to die for! I hope I win (and don’t die!)!

  12. #12 - Shirley says:

    I think both of these book would be great to have, it would be great to be picked for this give a way. Thanks for sharing!

  13. #13 - Christine Duff says:

    Both of those magazines look fabulous. Would love either one!

  14. #14 - Bev Sprenkle says:

    I am a collector of craft books. Nothing better than sitting down on a quiet evening & thumbing through idea after idea to get the creative juices flowing!! I would LOVE to win these two books this holiday season! Thanks for the opportunity and wising you a Merry Christmas!!!

  15. #15 - Peg says:

    What a couple of great books. I’d love that Farm Chicks book with all the great display ideas. Thanks, Cathe!

  16. #16 - Cinda Stone says:

    I am a book “junkie”.
    I’m surprised that I didn’t know about these two beauties.

    Throw my name in the hat.

    Thanks and Merry Christmas!

  17. I hope the winners don’t have to choose which book – they both look wonderful! Fingers crossed!

  18. #18 - Kate Costello says:

    Merry Holidays! Love your blog and would love either one of these books. :o)

  19. #19 - Jenni Espinosa says:

    How fun! Both of these books are a visual treat that makes you want to explore all of the possibilities they hold! The cover artwork alone is both inviting, fun and artistically nostalgic. The fact that both books are brimming with ideas, pop out projects and the like just sweetens their appeal! Thank you for offering these to we grateful folk!

    Happy Holidays!

  20. #20 - judy says:

    OH! Both these books look amazingly wonderful!

  21. #21 - Bethany says:

    Oooo I LOOOOOOVE the Deck the Halls book! I could hide away for an afternoon with that and some scissors for sure 🙂

  22. #22 - Lacey says:

    I’d love to win!

  23. #23 - Marianne says:

    Ohh… Yes please! Thanks for such a great giveaway. Happy Holidays.

  24. These books look wonderful and inspiring. I love decorating in the vintage style too. I would love to enter your giveaway.

  25. #25 - Cindy says:

    I love the Farm Chicks book. It’s the first book that I pull out for Christmas ideas each year…would love to try the other CL book.

  26. #26 - Julie Schmitt says:

    Would love, love, love these books!!!!

  27. #27 - Danee says:

    What a beautiful book. I love all your projects you do for Country Living.

  28. #28 - Melanie says:

    What a wonderful Christmas giveaway! Thank you for a chance at owning both of these intriguing books. I love the decorating inspiration that the Farm Chicks Christmas book offers and the fun inclusive projects Deck the Halls provides. Thanks again!

  29. #29 - Cindy Is Crafty says:

    Wow, if I won either I would be in Vintage hog heaven! I ove making things, I love vintage things, heck I love THINGS! Here’s hoping I am lucky!

  30. #30 - Grace says:

    these are just gorgeous. Im happy just looking at them. Thanks for the chance to win.

  31. #31 - Bethany says:

    Oh I love the Southern Living one-looks like I’d be really busy if I had that book!!! Would really love to win it 🙂

  32. #32 - Lelainia Lloyd says:

    I’m really diggin’ the retro design on both the covers-fabulous! The thing I am swooning over however is the kitchy thermos & lunchbox collection! *Loves* I have an affinity for the plaid ones-my Gramps had one of those, so it reminds me so much of him.

    These are so obviously books that I’d pour over again and again.

  33. #33 - Shelley says:

    Oh, Cathe… Your blog is so inspiring – love your ideas…and have made quite a few of them. The give-away books all look exciting & I’d love to win one. Thanks for the chance!

  34. #34 - Shelli Nelson says:

    What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

  35. #35 - Cindy says:

    Wow, those books look great! I love getting inspiration from what others have done. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  36. #36 - SmilynStef says:

    Both books look fabulous … thanks for the chance to win.

  37. #37 - Christine N says:

    I’ve thumbed through this book several times both in the book store and on Amazon but it’s just not been in my budget! Thanks for the chance!

  38. #38 - Celine says:

    I would love a copy of the Farm Chicks Christmas! oh, Santa?

  39. #39 - LeAnne Pugliese says:

    Ooooh, these look wonderful! What nice books to read while curled up with some yummy warm drink on a cold winter’s night!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  40. #40 - Angie says:

    I’d love to get my hands on the Farm Chicks book – I can tell from the photos that I’ll love it. They both look wonderful!
    Angie @ Knick of Time

  41. #41 - Brittany B says:

    These books look so lovely! Thanks for the chance to win one of them! 🙂

  42. #42 - Heather says:

    Merry Christmas! Thank you for doing this giveaway. 🙂

  43. #43 - jennifer says:

    wow….these look totally awesome. and vintage. like i can remember seeing stuff like this when i was younger. kinda gets me that stuff i used to see is now “vintage.” i would LOVE to have both these books…or even one or the other. thank you for such a great giveaway. i love your blog. seriously. and i never ever thank you enough for all your fabulous freebies. i lurk. believe me. i lurk a lot. thanks for everything! merry christmas!

  44. #44 - debi m says:

    OH Cathe,
    I have drooled over the Farm Chicks book for weeks. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  45. #45 - Kris Black says:

    What wonderful idea books. Great way to fight Holiday creative block!!!

  46. #46 - Marie Peat says:

    Just recently found your website as I am a rosette fanatic also but to come across the Country Living books giveaway is an added bonus.
    Looks like they both would be a great read after chores with a nice cup of hot tea.

  47. #47 - Tara Vance says:

    These look like amazing books with lots of wonderful craft ideas, I would love to win these!!

  48. #48 - Nicole Shelley says:

    I would LOVE to win this book I love to decorate and would get a lot of inspiration. 🙂 Thanks.

  49. #49 - Steph says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! Just in time for Christmas!

  50. #50 - Amy Baldwin says:

    WOW! I would love to win either one of these books! They look like they are both filled with tons of inspiration and creative ideas! I will keep my fingers crossed. Happy Holidays! 🙂

  51. #51 - Felicia Stewart says:

    The books look so cool! It would be great to be a winner… Wow! I love your site.

  52. #52 - Tanya says:

    I’d be thrilled to win. The Country Living book seems like a fun one for holiday crafts and handmade gifts

  53. #53 - Carol Rehme says:

    Creative Christmas how-to packaged with delicious photos. You’ve whetted my appetite. Made me drool. The Farm Chicks’ Christmas would be my pick!

  54. #54 - Jen Y says:

    I love Farm Chicks style – it would be very hard though, to choose between these two books!

  55. #55 - Laura says:

    These books are fabulous! Love the ideas and the trip back to a simpler time with these books. Thanks for the terrific give away.

  56. #56 - Christine Weiss says:

    The books both look wonderful! I even saw some Skotch plaid items in the Farm Chicks photos; I have some of those things, too! Could give me new ideas for decorating with what I’ve already got! 🙂

  57. #57 - Frances Leal says:

    OMGEEZZ! Love these books! I do a lot of paper crafting so I would put them to good use.

  58. #58 - Beverly says:

    I would love to enter to win one of these books 🙂
    Thank you and Merry Christmas,

  59. #59 - Into Vintage says:

    You used so many of my favorite words in this post: Farm Chicks, Alameda, Country Living and giveaway! Thanks so much for hosting this and my fingers will be crossed. happy Holidays! -amy

  60. #60 - Tina G says:

    I love/want these books! Merry Christmas!

  61. #61 - Cynthia R says:

    The Internet is such a wonderful resource for crafting ideas. But the touch and feel of a book you can go back to over and over is still the best!

  62. #62 - Bailey Dunmire says:

    Beautiful book!

  63. #63 - Monica says:

    It would be hard to choose between these two books, they are both so awesome. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  64. #64 - Maureen says:

    I follow the Farm Chicks blog and I have read the first book. I would love to see the ideas and notions and what is said in this seasonal Christmas Book.

  65. #65 - tina says:

    Oh what a treat these books would be! Thanks and have a wonderful Christmas!

  66. #66 - Susan says:

    Wow! Those books look like just the thing to get me in the holiday mood! I have some of those plaid tins…should get them out and display them for Christmas! 🙂

  67. #67 - peggy says:

    thanks for the wonderful giveaway! I’ve always wanted the Farm Chicks book.

  68. #68 - Karla Treber says:

    I just found your site through Miss Mustard Seed. These books are fab. Would love to have in my collection. Your site is fun with all the fantastic projects and designs. Thank you for your hard work.

  69. #69 - Claudine Taylor says:

    Drool dribble, these books look so inspiring and cute! I love your website, visit it regularly.

  70. #70 - Dana says:

    I am swooning over these fabulous books! Thanks for the chance to win!

  71. #71 - Susan Tidwell says:

    These books look wonderful! Would love to win one!

  72. #72 - Diane says:

    I love The Farm Chicks Christmas. My good friend owns a farm and all the pictures you have remind me of her lifestyle. This would make a great present for her!

  73. #73 - Debbie Metti says:

    oooooooooooooh!!! I adore Christmas idea books & these two look perfect. I hope I’ve been good enough this year to win either one…Santa can you hear me???

  74. #74 - Barb Brooks says:

    Oooh, I would love to have these gorgeous books! Country Christmas/DIY, yes Santa!

  75. #75 - tina says:

    both wonderful books – I would love to have either – Lucky girl able to spend time with Serena & Heather – dreamy!

    Happy Holidays

  76. #76 - Kim Stewart says:

    Oooh, what a tough decision! The Farm Chicks Christmas book is on my wishlist and the Deck the Halls book is adorable!

  77. #77 - Sirpa says:

    What a lovely giveaway! Both books look really nice, but if I could select, I probably would take the first one. 🙂

  78. #78 - Elaine Sumner Rumsey says:

    Either of these books would be a wonderful Christmas gift! Thanks so much.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  79. #79 - Heather says:

    Super fun! I would love to win either for the eye candy but as an avid DIYer I especially would love Deck the Halls! Happy Holidays 🙂

  80. #80 - Jane T says:

    Either book would be wonderful to receive. Love what you share. Thanks and Merry Christmas!

  81. #81 - Sheri E. says:

    I follow the Farm Chicks blog. Have read some of her books too. Lots of vintagey goodness. I’ve never seen the other book. Looks very good.

  82. #82 - Shannon says:

    Two gorgeous books! Thanks for the opportunity to win a little Mrs. Claus treat. 🙂

  83. #83 - Anne says:

    These both look like wonderful books. I’d love to have either one of them! 🙂 Ho, ho, ho…

  84. #84 - Louise says:

    Oh Yes please to either of those gorgeous book – what a feast of inspiration

  85. #85 - Philipp Montesano says:

    First time I went the United States was in Summer 10.

    Santa Barbara, CA, made my life, thats all I can say.
    reading your blog to me is like travelling back in time!

    Your posts always make me think back and kind of give
    give me an outlook of what’s going on in America!

    Those books would really be a really personal gift to
    myself for Christmas!

    Best wishes from Germany,

  86. #86 - Amy C says:

    Ohhhh, these books would keep me busy,(and happy), for hours on end!!! What a wonderful giveaway!!

  87. #87 - ElizabethToel says:

    The books look so inviting! Wonderful for a cup of tea and a lazy afternoon.


  88. #89 - Uta says:

    I love Christmas books. And since I am from Germany, I am particularly interested in books from other countries. So I would be very happy if I could win the books. Thank you so much for the chance to win.
    Hugs, Uta

  89. #90 - papelhilo says:

    these books are so cute ! i love xmas time !!

  90. Ooh would love to win either book! That would be a Happy Christmas!!

  91. #92 - Phyllis says:

    Merry Christmas! Country Living books are beautiful. Love the magazine too

  92. #93 - Kimber says:

    What fun books! The projects in Deck the Halls look especially fabulous!

  93. #94 - Mandy weaver says:

    Love the books! Hope I win. Thanks!

  94. #95 - Amy/grrlTravels says:

    The Deck the Halls book looks like a lot of fun. My kids would love it too!

  95. #96 - Beth Fedorko says:

    Oh MY!~~~These books look wonderful! Even If I don’t win, I have them on my Amazon wish list! Thanks, Cathe, for hosting a great give-away!~~XXOO, Beth

  96. #97 - deb says:

    I would absolutely LOVE either of these books and so appreciate you submitting my name!

  97. #98 - Kelly Gray says:

    Three of my favorites…Country Living , The Farm Chicks and Christmas!

  98. #99 - Bobbiann says:

    Aw, those books are just gorgeous! I especially love the picture with the plaid tin picnic basket.

  99. #100 - Lisa says:

    What a lovely giveaway! Inspiration everywhere I look! Happy holidays!

  100. #101 - Jenny Depa-Karl says:

    Lots of inspiration to share with family! perhaps a girls’ craftmaking party? Love to take a chance to win! Happy Day!

  101. #102 - Tee Ransone says:

    What Christmas riches! Thanks for sharing these fab books AND the chance to win them! Merry Christmas to you!

  102. #103 - Cathy Lane says:

    The Farm Chicks are always a favorite of mine. Love to have their book.

  103. #104 - barb says:

    fun giveaway – count me in in in!

  104. #105 - Chelsea says:

    Dear Cathe Holden,
    I’ve always loved you freebie blog buttons. You help make my blog better and I thank you!

    Merry Christmas,

  105. #106 - katie says:

    These look so inspiring!! Would love to win either, but deck the halls looks especially perfect!

  106. #107 - Melissa says:

    Both of these books are just beautiful and I would love to add them to my growing collection of Country Living books. The style is so me and I just love neat decorating ideas. There can never be enough. Merry Christmas and thank you for the giveaway Cathe.

  107. #108 - Pamelotta says:

    I would love either book, but the Deck the Halls looks like it’s just my style! Thanks for the giveaway!

  108. #109 - Shari Harniss says:

    Oh, how nice are those books? Love to win these!

  109. #110 - Jane B. says:

    Grown-up punchouts from a totally awesome book! I really hope I win. Fingers crossed for a fun, DIY holiday break….

  110. #111 - JOANNE OUELLETTE says:

    Would love either of these books….wooohoooo! smiles, joAnne
    Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

  111. #112 - Kate B says:

    I waffle on whether the aesthetic of Country Living would be for me, honestly, but I do think both of these books would be really inspirational springboards!

  112. #113 - Emily Abramson says:

    oh cathe. these books are gorgeous! oh, and i want to live in your new gorgeous barn studio. 🙂 i mean that in a non creepy, stalker way.

  113. #114 - coasterkim says:

    Oh my gosh, I would love either of these book! Thanks for the chance to win one!

  114. #115 - Shalagh Hogan says:

    These books are a brain feast with yummy visuals. Love them and would buy just for me.

  115. #116 - Tania says:

    I love the Farm Chicks show… how fun it would be to have this book too! :o)


  116. #117 - Lorinda L says:

    Love it! Vintage and Christmas is my favorite mix!

  117. #118 - Lisa Prohaska says:

    How wonderful and generous of you to offer such a fabulous giveaway! BOTH of these books look chock full of beautiful and festive Christmas ideas! Thank you!

  118. #119 - Trisha says:

    Would love to spend some time perusing through these books 🙂

  119. #120 - Nancy says:

    I know it’s said you shouldn’t but I sometimes judge books by their covers and these covers are beautiful and your review of what’s inside of them sound fun and festive! Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Holidays!

  120. #121 - Danelle Fuqua says:

    These are two very beautiful books. I love the warmth and sweet displays in Serena’s (Farm Chicks) book and the wonderful graphics in the Deck The Halls Book.

  121. #122 - Elena says:

    Love these books ! I’ ll ask the Three wise men for them !

  122. #123 - Laura Ingalls Gunn says:

    I love the clever use of vintage treasures to create an enchanting Christmas. I’d like some of that magic in my own home. These wonderful books are just that sort of inspiration. Fingers crossed.

  123. #124 - sarah says:

    this is hardly country. very cute.

  124. #125 - Julie says:

    Beautiful books! Paper crafts are so much fun–these are great! I want ’em!

  125. #126 - Rori Jensen says:

    Don’t you just LOVE the Alameda Point Fair? These look like great books and thanks for the giveaway.

  126. I allllmost bought the Farm Chicks book the other day because of all the adorableness inside!!!!

    I HOPE I WIN 🙂

  127. #128 - Serinda says:

    this would keep me and my crafty kids busy over the holidays!

  128. #129 - Leslie says:

    Oh…you had me at Country Living! The covers of both books make me want to jump right into them! Thank you for sponsoring a terrific giveaway!

  129. #130 - lauren fraser says:

    oooh .. ahhh ..
    lovely books!
    Happy vintage Christmas to all !

  130. #131 - Kelly J. R. says:

    I have a vintage metal picnic basket like the red plaid one shown in the photo. I never thought about using it as holiday decor. What a great idea!

  131. #132 - Nichole Garmon says:

    Would love to add these two wonderful books to my ever growing collection! 🙂 Happy Holidays!

  132. #133 - Karen S. says:

    I popped onto your web page to find ideas for my gift tags–and found your give-away. How I would love to use those bird punch outs your showed in one photo.
    Country Living mag has become a regular for me after seeing your ideas on your blog.
    Merry Christmas!

  133. #134 - Amy says:

    I have seen the Farm Chicks book before but that Country Living book looks like so much fun!!!!

  134. #135 - sarajane says:

    Country Living always does an amazing job with whatever they turn their hand(s) to! Merry Christmas, Cathe!

  135. #136 - Sharron says:

    I love books…. Country Living & The Farm Chicks so this would be awesome to find under my tree!

  136. #137 - Jessica Wohld says:

    I have been to the Farm Chick’s show in Spokane. It is just full of overwhelming loveliness!! I would be thrilled to win either of these beautiful books!

  137. #138 - Elaine says:

    You share the best stuff! More fun awaits! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
    Merry Christmas!

  138. #139 - Meg S says:

    These are so cute! And I especially love the cover of the Deck the Halls book.

  139. #140 - Kari says:

    What adorable books!

  140. #141 - Glenda says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! Both of these books look wonderful, and I can picture myself enjoying them with a cup of cocoa, nestled on the sofa with a warm throw around me! Merry Christmas, Cathe!

  141. #142 - Crystal Allison says:

    Ohhh… I am drooling over the pages you shared in this entry. Sign me up and my fingers are crossed.

  142. #143 - C McKenna says:

    These look like very inspirational books. Thanks for the chance to win one! I just love to look and dream or copy cool ideas that I see!

  143. #144 - Gina F. says:

    I just adore The Farm Chicks! I am keeping my fingers crossed!! Thanks!

  144. #145 - Chris says:

    We are about to get our first snow fall of the year here in NH. So Merry Christmas!

  145. #146 - Amanda Cowell says:

    Ooh, those look like SO much fun. I’d love to win. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  146. #147 - Mary Ann Potter says:

    Wow! What great goodies! I’d surely love to win — thanks for the opportunity. That first book is especially retro. Merry Christmas the way it’s supposed to be!

  147. #148 - Becky says:

    Lovely to have so many ideas on hand! The only problem would be choosing where to start and what to do first! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  148. #149 - Meghan Thimjon says:

    Wow what fun looking books!
    Happy Holidays!
    Would love to win!

  149. #150 - Kathy Bumb says:

    I love your blog and have been following you for several years. You have so many great ideas. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your giveaway. Have a great holiday season!!!

  150. #151 - suzy mooney says:

    These books remind me of the simpler times when it was about the holiday and not the gifts, or even the number of gifts.
    Memories that stay as vivid as the moment they happened, each year getting better.

  151. #152 - Maureen says:

    It does seem rather strange to see some of the items from MY childhood being used as retro items but …time passes. Love the look of these books and would love to have either of them!

  152. #153 - Peggy says:

    Love them both. I love paper of all kinds! Merry Christmas!

  153. #154 - Lacy says:

    These books look absolutely delicious! I need to expand my collection and they would fit in just right!

  154. #155 - Laura says:

    Those look like fabulous books! Maybe they will end up under our christmas tree!

  155. #156 - Julia D. says:

    Ohhhhhhh Myyyyyyyyyy Goshhhhhhhhhhhhh! Those are two wonderful books that would sure be great to have. Thank you for sharing what delights they are. I hope I will be the lucky winner of one this time. If not, I guess I just have to save up my pennies to buy each of them. Thanks for sharing and being so generous.

  156. #157 - Emily says:

    Oh me oh my you always have the best books! These look awesome!

  157. #158 - Terri Barton says:

    Both of these books would be fantastic resources! Love them both!

  158. #159 - Beth Kaylor says:

    I love these books and enjoy reading JSIM. Fingers crossed 🙂

  159. #160 - Mary McGrath says:

    The “Deck the Halls” book is calling to me! Cathe, you keep me inspired!!

  160. #161 - Ashlea Green says:

    These book are absolutely adorable! I studied publishing. I love books! I’m also creative with DIY projects around the house and would love these books to give me inspiration, especially the punch out patterns – how cool! And I love the photos of vintage treasures. I’m hoping to open a vintage business, this could be just the key I need to get me started. You guys are great! Thanks for the opportunity to enter. Merry Christmas + Happy Holidays. I hope I win! =)

  161. #162 - deb says:

    Thank you for having this very NICE giveaway! I would LOVE to win the Farm Chicks Christmas book!
    Thank you!

  162. #163 - Shauna says:

    I LOVE the Farm Chicks — and you! It’s so inspiring to see the work of such talented people — it makes me want to step my own decorating up a notch! Merry Christmas!

  163. #164 - Kris Rowland says:

    Love your blog. Love your projects. Thanks for the giveaways.

  164. #165 - carriep says:

    these look like some very books to hold onto. love the inspiration on your blog

  165. #166 - mary ruth foust says:

    I love all the things you make. I would really like to win of these books.

  166. #167 - Garci Jackson Moreno says:

    Country Living is one of my favorite magazines, so I would really enjoy those books!

  167. #168 - Terri Kolte says:

    Oh MY goodness! Aren’t these two books just too cute for words? I especially L.O.V.E. The Farmchicks style… please, please, please Santa- I promise to be a good girl (next year!)

  168. #169 - Mary says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

  169. #170 - Laurie says:

    How fun these books seem! And the red plaid picnic gear pictured – I have the thermos jug. Belonged to a dear aunt. So fun to use for Christmas decorating.

  170. #171 - Lana says:


  171. #172 - Alice says:

    Love the books, thanks for offering the give away.

  172. #173 - Nancy D says:

    I just LOVE Country Living’s Deck The Halls book! When I received the sample in my magazine, I knew I had to get my hands on the book! And I immediately ordered it from! I almost hate to pull anything out of the book, its so darn pretty! But to make my Christmas really bright, I would love to add the Farm Chicks book! I love Serena’s style and so enjoy reading her blog! Happy Holidays! And thanks for all the projects and great graphics through the year!

  173. #174 - Theresa N says:

    I love these books they would really be a big help.

  174. #175 - Tabitha says:

    I do love the Farm Chicks!!! What merry Xmas present this would be for me 🙂

  175. #176 - Janet says:

    Thank you for the BEAUTIFUL Inspiration! Good Luck Everyone!

  176. #177 - Laura Stewart says:

    the books look great!!

  177. #178 - Tina Rose says:

    How sweet. Also very nice to have refreshing ideas for the holidays!

  178. #179 - Heidi Woodruff says:

    What a treat! The chance to win one of these wonderful books! Thank you! Merry Christmas

  179. #180 - Laura says:

    A country Christmas! My favorite! Both books look wonderful.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  180. #181 - Tanya Felsheim says:

    Would love to win one of these books! I have only seen them for the first time today and they are wonderful looking!

  181. #182 - Sarah says:

    What a wonderful giveaway. I would love to receive these two books. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks and happy holidays. Sarah

  182. #183 - mary ann says:

    so many pretty pictures! So many fun ideas! and so much color! Hope I am a lucky winner 🙂

  183. #184 - Julia Prohaska says:

    Wow! What a great gift (to give yourself or someone else)! Even a greater give away! Thanks for sharing! Have a Merry Christmas!

  184. #185 - Anne Kapinus says:

    Merry Christmas, Cathe!

  185. #186 - Heather Alexander says:

    As a super creative type, always soaking up inspiration, these books would make my holiday season! Merry, Merry Christmas to you!

  186. #187 - Pam P. says:

    Oh my goodness! Both books are fab! Thank you for a wonderful give away.

    PS-thank you for making the give away an easy one!

  187. #188 - Kathy Waxler says:

    What cool books! Thanks for the chance to win one.

  188. #189 - Smallgood says:

    Beautiful books. Thanks for the contest.

  189. #190 - Linda Smith says:

    I would love to win these and would use them often. Just my style!

  190. #191 - Karen on Bainbridge Island, WA says:

    Cathe, you have found two of the absolute best books of the season to feature and who wouldn’t want them both??

    I cannot put enough emphasis on the word “inspire” when I read your blog. It’s the highlight of my day when I find a project that just makes me want to run upstairs to my craft room and get to work.

    Thanks and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  191. #192 - Renee Fleming says: – would you just pick me??

  192. #193 - Jonee Platt says:

    Love these books, what great Christmas projects.

  193. #194 - Carol Severy says:

    Remember the anticipation of Christmas morning when you were a child…the buterflies in your tummy, the “I can’t sleep, Mommy” whine, the sweet smell of hot cocoa and muffins as you burst from your bedroom and bolted for the Christmas tree when it was FINALLY time… That’s the feeling I get anytime I get a new book. I would love to have that experience with either one of these books.

  194. #195 - lisa says:

    pick me please at random : )
    I would be thrilled with either book !
    They both look filled with awesome ideas.

  195. #196 - Lizi B says:

    These books look so adorable and fun! Happy Holidays!

  196. #197 - Juliet A says:

    That second book looks like so much fun! I wish I had it already so I could make all the stuff in it in time!

  197. #198 - Susan M says:

    What wonderful books! Thanks for a chance to win.

  198. #199 - Cathy says:

    So retro and so fun! Please throw my name in the giveaway hat. 🙂

  199. #200 - SandyMcClay says:

    I already own a copy of the Book Serena wrote, but have a good friend that would love one, and Christmas is all about giving, right? The other book looks incredible! I can sit and read these kinds of books over and over this time of year. Thank you for having this giveaway!

  200. #201 - Becky Neal says:

    Love your blog and LOVE these books! I tried going with the trends of a more modern Christmas, but I always go back to my love of the vintage and traditional so I have a very special appreciation for both of these book! I have been working on “simplifying” my life and my home, including the holidays! Would love to have these books! Thanks for sharing your time, ideas and talents!

  201. #202 - katherine says:

    What terrific books! I hope I’m lucky enough to win.

  202. #203 - mary says:

    What wonderful books to give away! I love all the inspiration publications like these bring to us! Goodness the original creativity out there! I need books like this because I am a copy cat- not an original creative thinker for the most part.

    bee blessed
    Merry Christmas-

  203. #204 - Sheila B says:

    love both books! thanks for sharing these. the ‘deck the halls’ book looks like a grownup version of the punch out books i loved as a kid 🙂

  204. #205 - maybaby says:

    What a treat! You are so sweet.

  205. #206 - ivy says:

    what fabulous looking books!

  206. #207 - vickie says:

    i would love these books -I would like to make more gifts and decorations for Christmas. They sound wonderful

  207. #208 - pj says:

    Your article was very informative. Thank you. Will look for these books next time at the book store.

  208. #209 - Laura says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win some great books. I enjoy your blog very much.

  209. #210 - Gretchen says:

    These books look fabulous! They would make for very Merry DIY Christmas to me! 🙂

  210. #211 - Tracy says:

    Yes please! I’ve seen Serena’s book – and would love to take either one of them home!

  211. #212 - LisaT says:

    Those are some mighty fine looking books. If I were lucky enough to win one, I would love to spend the upcoming winter nights with the Farm Chicks book.

  212. #213 - Julia Stratman says:

    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂 Would like to be the recipient 🙂

  213. #214 - Robin says:

    Both of these books are lovely. I am loving the Farm Chicks book…then I get to the deck the halls book and fall in love again…they are both so wonderful, no way could I choose a favorite! I would be a proud owner of either! thanks for the opportunity!

  214. #215 - cheryl keyes says:

    what a beautiful book. i would love to win this. thanks so much for the opportunity.

  215. #216 - Juline says:

    Both books look super NICE and I certainly haven’t been NAUGHTY…so t’would be a real holiday treat to receive one. Thank you Cathe for all the year round creative inspiration! Your site is one of my fave escapes!

  216. #217 - Melanie Thompson says:

    What a wonderful book! Would love to have a copy!

  217. #218 - Peggy Edinburgh says:

    Love how beautiful both these books look. Would love to have new resources for holidays ideas.

  218. #219 - Brandy Poorman says:

    I deck my house with all my country farm decor every Christmas…
    Merry Christmas….

  219. #220 - Brandy Poorman says:

    I deck my house with all my country decor every Christmas….
    Merry Christmas….

  220. #221 - Deb says:

    These are wonderful – well designed books! Would love to have them in my collection of craft/decor books.

  221. #222 - Wendy says:

    I love the vintage tins, I saw one a year before X-mas at an antique shop and hinted around what a nice gift it would be. Well, I should have bought it myself 🙁 Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

  222. #223 - Ann says:

    I’ve always enjoyed making homemade gifts each Christmas. This looks like a book packed with ideas.

  223. #224 - Sarah says:

    Oh, how I would love to savor and use these books to bring fresh ideas to my Christmas season. Thank you.

  224. #225 - Kim W. says:

    Christmas crafts make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Now that I have a baby and a toddler, I have way less time to do them. Sometimes just curling up with a sweet book full of beautiful ideas for a few minutes in a busy day can satisfy my crafting desire! Neat books…I’d love to win one, of course! 🙂

  225. #226 - Kim says:

    I love your blog! It is one of only a couple that I check each day. I don’t want to miss a single inspiring and cool thing! Fingers crossed for the great giveaway prize….Thanks!

  226. #227 - Kim Reedich says:

    Beautiful tomes!I’m glad that a mainstream publisher like Country Living is embracing the “alt” craft style as evident in “Deck the Halls”!

  227. #228 - Kathleen says:

    I saw the Farm Chicks Guide when it first came out in hardcover and loved the mixture of Christmas and vintage. Would love to add the softcover to my own library.

  228. #229 - Terri says:

    Oh wow! They both look so wonderful, I’m not sure which one I would choose!

  229. #230 - Stephanie Mansdoerfer says:

    Both books look great! I love, love, love perusing through Christmas idea books! Thanks for the opportunity to win a couple of wonderful books!

  230. #231 - Maureen says:

    These books look very fun and inspirational. Thanks for the giveaway!

  231. #232 - Deb McKathan says:

    Love both books and thank you for the opportunity!
    Wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

  232. #233 - Wendy Orme says:

    What a fun giveaway…these both look like so great!

  233. #234 - Anne Thompson says:

    Both of these books look like ones I should add to my collection. Thanks for the chance to win one! Happy Holidays! Anne, yourmainestamper

  234. #235 - Cheryl B says:

    I grew up as a farm chick and I still am one at heart! Great giveaway!

  235. #236 - Keri says:

    I have a week off work… time to whip up some of the projects in these books!

  236. #237 - Lisa says:

    These books are perfection! The type one thumbs through again and again and again – memories swirling in and out the pages… Crafting ideas galore.
    Wonderful books!

  237. #238 - Stephanie says:

    I just love the Farm Chicks so I know their Christmas book will be amazing and the Deck The Halls book looks just as great! I’d love to spend a drizzly afternoon with both books and a big cup of hot tea…. mmmm!
    Merry Christmas!

  238. #239 - Georgia Guglielmini says:

    Love all your stuff you offer and most of all it is free. Thank you for being a friend in these hard times when money is so tight.

  239. #240 - J L says:

    Thanks again for sharing new ideas. Wonderful books; wonderful opportunity.

  240. #241 - Karlyn Cherry says:

    I love the eye candy colors shown in the Farm Chicks book.

  241. #242 - Sheryl Remy says:

    I have been a Country Living reader for many years and I eagerly read their Country Living publications. These books look like they are filled with treasure.

  242. #243 - Pam Forgerson says:

    I love the farm chicks book, and of course country living is my fav magazine. What could be better.

  243. #244 - bev tippett says:

    Love the looks of both books…it would so fun to win either. Merry Christmas!

  244. #245 - Susan says:

    Both books look absolutely wonderful! Would love to win either one, thank you for the give-away and wishing you & your family a very merry Christmas!

  245. #246 - richard says:

    Beautiful Books! Thanks for the chance to win them!

  246. #247 - Yvonne says:

    two great books. it will be hard to decide which one. thanks for a great Holiday giveaway.

  247. #248 - Donna M. says:

    Such cheerful books! Country Living always creates publications that help inspire us. I would love to win, of course! Thank you and Merry Christmas!

  248. #249 - staci lee says:

    waaaah! I just now saw this 🙁