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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New Tiny Tips Series Review and Giveaway!

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When I heard about this new series I was so excited. As a Gooseberry Patch book lover, one of the things I loved about them were the little tidbits of information and tips that they would sprinkle throughout their books. Now they’ve gone and put them into a neat little series.

Right now there are 4 books in the series and they have sent me two of them to review.

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At just 5”x5” these books are small in size, but big in the fun department.

The first book, “Tiny Tips for a Cozy Home” gives just that. Goodness gracious I was bookmarking pages left and right. Some of the ideas I am already incorporating.

Things like

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Some of you might remember this picture of my kitchen cabinets after I took the doors off. I gotta tell you, I have been loving this idea. It just makes me happy to be in the kitchen.

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Then there is this quick and easy idea.

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I love using handkerchiefs as part of the decor. I did it here in my white hutch that’s in our bedroom. It just adds that little extra something.

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Here are a few more Tiny Tips!

Need a new handle for your garden gate? Attach a weathered garden tool, like a spade or trowel….how clever!

An old-fashioned mailbox placed on your garden gate makes a handy spot to store small garden tools, gloves and seed packets.

Small birdhouses make whimsical toppers for garden fence posts! Pick up some undecorated ones at a craft store, or collect a variety of styles at flea markets.

As you can see, it would be a great book to add to your collection.

The next book “Tiny Tips for Gifts to Give” has such fun and creative ideas for gift giving. I like the fact that most of them are simple and practical things. I was having “Duh” moment after “Duh” moment because some of the ideas were so cute yet so easy.

Here are just a few of my favorite ideas from the book.

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How cute would this be? You could tuck in a loofah sponge or something with the soap. What a cute gift.

Then there’s this one.

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This would make a great neighbor gift at Christmas or just for someone who loves to bake. This was one of my “Duh” moments. Simple, yet oh so cute!

And just one more.

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I think this one would make great grandparent gifts. Don’t you?

As you can see each book has the cute artwork you’ve come to know and love about Gooseberry Patch. They are just so fun to look at.

If you’d like to see the other two books in the series go here to check them out.

Now Gooseberry Patch only sent one book each this time and it was up to me whether I wanted to give one away. How could I not share with my peeps at least one of the books. So the giveaway is for “Tiny Tips for a Cozy Home”. It was so hard deciding which one to part with.  They are both so fun!

Here are all the ways to enter. Please read carefully.

1. Tell me what makes your home cozy to you.

2. If you are a follower of my blog let me know.

3. Go “like” Gooseberry Patch on FB and then come back and tell me that you did. If you already do, just let me know.

4. Like “Homesteader’s Heart” on FB and then come back and let me know that you did. (Shameful Plug) LOL!

5. Blog about it and leave me the URL in your comment.

6. Facebook or Tweet it.

So you have 6 ways to enter.

The fine print: This giveaway is only open to U.S. and Canadian residents. You must leave a separate comment for each entry. You must leave me some way to get in contact with you if you were to win the giveaway.

This giveaway is open until: October 1st,2011 @12:00 pm EST

HAVE A FABULOUS DAY!

102 comments:

  1. Holy moly girl! SIX ways to enter--You do it right! Lol! Guess I better get busy!

    One thing that makes our home cozy is our vast number of fuzzy blankets. They're everywhere and in every chair, and we use them all year long. :) Who doesn't like some cuddle time?

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  2. And, of course, I follow you! And enjoy every minute of it!

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  3. Oh dear dear dear! Those are darling ideas!! Especially the pot holder cookbook idea!

    Hmmm. cozy? That would be my fireplace nook in the kitchen ♥
    Girl, you now I'm a follower and I don't just "Like" you on FB I "Love" you :)
    I also "Liked" Gooseberry on FB

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  4. Love these tips and what a fabulous ideas these little books of inspiration are. You know I am a follower of your blog...from nearly the beginning I think...and I do really like you on facebook.

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  5. I'm not here to take part in the giveaway as I already have these books and someone else should get to enjoy them like I do! You are so sweet to give one of yours away. I don't know if I would have that kind of strength to part with one. :) I do want to tell you that I love your cabinets. I have always thought about removing my doors but am too afraid to. lol Good luck to all who enter!

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  6. Kim, you did a GREAT job with your review...love the photos of the interiors of the books and your real-life photos of the tips! Thanks so much and best of luck to all who enter this giveaway. :)

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  7. What makes my home cozy to me is having soup on the stove, candles burning, and afghans folded on the arms of the couch so they are easy to grab and cuddle up in. I already follow your blog and I like you and gooseberry patch on facebook. Thanks for having the giveaway. Those books are so cute.

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  8. I like your facebook page.and what my home cozy is a movie and snuggling with my hubby and a bowl of popcorn.

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  9. What makes my home coziest are lots of quilts to snuggle up in, and lots of yummy kitchen smells. If Im not cooking or baking, all it requires is a few great candles! I've already been a friend to Gooseberry on FB, and have you too! Also get you by e-mail, and will post this contest on my FB page! Think thats 5! And Thanks for the Contest!

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  10. Cozy home is you feel welcome, comfortable, warm atmosphere and scents of Fall/Winter candles.

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  11. I am a follower of your blog, I follow Homesteader on FB, I follow Gooseberry Patch on FB. My home is cozy because when you walk in it smells good and inviting. I don't have everything neat and put away, but everything has it's place. I have old quilts that I just love to lay here and there that add character to any room.

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  12. My home is cozy BECAUSE of the kids' fingerprints, dirty laundry pile, and loud laughter emanating from within - not in spite of those things.

    Wishing everyone the best of luck in this wonderful giveaway! I already "like" GP on Facebook and will go "like" your site, too. Thanks!

    Kathleen Baldwin
    carolinejosh@aol.com

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  13. I have candles burning in some comforting, cozy scents for fall or whatever the season is.Also have books and sewing projects within reach.

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  14. I love quilts in my home for homey cozy feeling and scent of candles burning.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  15. gfc follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  16. iam a fb friend on g.p page .i dont any of there books yet .but i like ur feed on the napkin liners wouldnt havent thought of that ..i like ur page and look forward to read ur up coming blogs..thax so much ..fonso_tubb@yahoo.com

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  17. like GBP on FB

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  18. posted about your giveaway on my blog

    http://abis-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2011/09/gooseberry-patch-tt-books-giveaway.html

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  19. RT your giveaway from gbp tweet

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    http://twitter.com/#!/gooseberrypatch/status/116919518776926208

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  20. Kim, You are a new inspiration on facebook for me, I love the time you spend thinking up new ideas for your readers. I started out receiving your emails, and now facebook. Thank You. I love the little tips in the Gooseberry Patch books, such a fun way to spend quiet time, a cup of tea and a book of recipes and tips. All the Holliday tips and recipes that I find there help to make my home feel warm and cozy. I have also liked your homesteaders Heart page. Glenda Meyer

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  21. Kathleen Uebele BaldwinSeptember 22, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Hi - just officially "liked" you on Facebook. I'm proud to join your ranks! I believe my home is cozy because of all that I learn on homemakers' sites such as your lovely one. Thanks for all you share. Hoping to win the GB books but am so happy to have found you regardless!

    Kathleen U. Baldwin
    carolinejosh@aol.com

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  22. Love Gooseberry Patch! Comfy warm quilts and throws, yummy smelling candles, low lighting, playing games with the family, a stack of books and a cup of tea or coffee and something yummy cooking in the crockpot or dutch oven. These are all things that make my house cozy. :)

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  23. Liked you on Facebook!

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  24. Follow your blog.

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  25. I already like Gooseberry Patch on FB.

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  26. I forgot to leave my info.

    Jen Millett 3milletts@gmail.com

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  27. Love the tiny books! I went right to my linen closet, grabbed some hankies and "voila"! The cozy part of my home is the family and friends that frequent it!

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  28. Your new follower makes her home cozy with warm colors, lots of natural wood (not feeling the white trend)and vintage goodies galore!

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  29. A cozy home is where my family is.

    daldak01@yahoo.ca

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  30. Cozy to me is family. With a decorations of pictures, sweet sayings and little things that symbolize love csaring and thoughtfulness.

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  31. I already like Gooseberry on FB

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  32. I already like Homesteader's heart.

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  33. http://homeistheheartofafamily.blogspot.com/2011/09/gooseberry-giveaway.html

    Here is my linl to my blog

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  34. Kim, I just found Homesteader's Heart and I love it and I just LIKEd it.

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  35. I already like Gooseberry Patch!

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  36. I am officially a follower now!

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  37. Candles, soup on the stove and my loved ones make my home cozy!
    I love all things Gooseberry and I hope I can win!

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  38. Soup on the stove and homemade bread in the oven and my boys home to enjoy it makes me think of our house as cozy -krisostrander2001@yahoo.com

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  39. Susan said,
    Hi there! I already like Gooseberry Patch on FB and would love to have the Tiny Tips book in the give-away.
    Thanks,
    craftybikerbabe@live.com

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  40. Susan said,
    Hi there! I already like Gooseberry Patch and would love to win the Tiny Tips book in your give-away and I now like Homesteaders Heart.
    Thanks,
    craftybikerbabe@live.com

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  41. My home is made cozy by my unique style, warm atmosphere and lots of things that are special to me, as well as a great place to gather with friends.
    stef42678@cox.net

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  42. I like Gooseberry Patch on FB.
    stef42678@cox.net

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  43. I am a follower of your blog.

    mudsockacres@live.com

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  44. I like Gooseberry Patch on fb.

    mudsockacres@live.com

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  45. I like Homesteaders Heart on fb.

    mudsockacres@live.com

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  46. Cozy defined for me....curling up in the rocking chair with a book and warm blanket on a cold winter night next to my antique parlor stove with the flames flickering through the glass at me, the smell of the wood burning and all the children asleep in their beds.

    mudsockacres@live.com

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  47. I stalk ~ no I mean creep ~ oops! I follow you! Ya, now that's right ;)~

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  48. What makes my home a "cozy home" is first having is filled with my family!!! Then you fill it with the laughter of the good times we have, the wonderful smells of good homecooking and baking.
    rhondaree1958@yahoo.com

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  49. I follow your blog through Google Friend Connect.
    rhondaree1958@yahoo.com

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  50. I follow you through email subscription.
    rhondaree1958@yahoo.com

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  51. I have been a fan of Gooseberry Patch on facebook for some time. I absolutely love GP and have been collecting GP since their beginning!

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  52. I am a relatively new fan of yours on facebook.
    rhondaree1958@yahoo.com

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  53. I have been trying to share your post on facebook but for some reason my phone isn't letting me and my phone is my only internet access.
    rhondaree1958@yahoo.com

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  54. My home is cozy because I have 10 people living in it!!!

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  55. Like HSH on FB!
    such a cool page

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  56. A cozy home starts with clean!

    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  57. I'm a GFC follower: Ladytink_534
    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. I LIKE them on FB~ Jen Tink
    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. I LIKE you on FB~ Jen Tink
    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/Ladytink_534/status/117578722210619392

    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  61. Teri said
    My home is cozy, because of its small spaces, warm, soft leather furniture, country decor and love of my husband.

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  62. I follow your blog.

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  63. My collections of favorite things makes my home cozy! I'm a GB fan on FB!

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  64. I pressed LIKE on Gooseberry Patch!

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  65. What make my home cozy is a course my family and dogs...but also the smells coming from the kitchen while cooking...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  66. I follow via gfc too...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  67. Like Homesteaders Heart on fb...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  68. I like Gooseberry Patch on fb...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  69. I already like Gooseberry Patch on facebook. Love to have a fire in the fireplace on a snowy day! BevQuilter@aol.com

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  70. I make our home cozy in the fall and winter by having blankets in each room.

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  71. Having something baking in the oven! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  72. I follow GP on facebook.

    :)
    ButterYum

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  73. For me, comfy furniture is what makes my home cozy. Good food doesn't hurt either ;).

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  74. Thanks for the sweet giveaway! What makes our home cozy? Well, that would be the smell of home cooking! I love when someone comes by and smells wonderful aromas wafting from the kitchen.

    My email is in my profile. :)

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  75. I just became a follower of your blog!

    My email is in my profile. :)

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  76. I like Gooseberry Patch on FB!

    My email is in my profile. :)

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  77. I also like your site on FB!

    My email is in my profile. :)

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  78. My home is cozy with lots of family heirlooms
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  79. I follow your blog.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  80. I love these little books and will be doing my review soon...but on a different book! The things that make my home cozy are the little touches that are unique to me...things that I collect and love.
    Please add my name in the pot!

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  81. I'm already a follower that loves to visit here.

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  82. I've already "like" GBP on Facebook!!

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  83. I make my home cosy with lots of books and lots of love. Susan steveac@bellsouth.net

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  84. Love your blog, liked Gooseberry Patch, you on facebook

    elmorejr@charter.net

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  85. You've done such a good job using the ideas in the book my friend - cute!

    What makes my home cozy is comfy couches with pillows and afghans in easy reach. And I think a nice scent makes a home cozy instead of say...Basset hound smell. ;)

    Big except-that-I-need-to-make-them-tiny-to-match-the-tip-books size hugs to you!! Love ya! :)

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  86. Oh I am definitely a follower! I wanted to say that I was the ultimate follower, but since I am behind on commenting, I better not. :)

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  87. Cozy is everyone home under the same roof. As children (no longer children) begin to leave it is treasure to have them all home. We love a meal shared together and game or movie night.

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  88. I make our home cozy by bringing out the warm blankets for warming up on cool nights.

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  89. What makes my home cozy to me is the love that is inside of it! :)

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  90. Yuppers. I like Gooseberry Patch on FB. :)

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  91. I absolutely like Homesteaders Heart on FB. :)

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  92. Sure nuff...Facebooking about your giveaway. :)

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  93. Crazy me...I told you that I was doing different books on my GP review...I must be going nuts! I am doing the Cozy Home book...so please DO NOT include me in your give away! Thanks.
    Take care and hugs to you.

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