November 18, 2011

Design*Sponge Event & Giveaway

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Earlier this week I traveled across the state to Nashville for an event I just couldn’t miss. After the much-anticipated release of her first book, Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge has been doing a book tour and the West Elm store in Nashville was one of the stops on her agenda.

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Not only was I able to meet Grace (who is tiny in real life) and get a copy of the book signed, I attended a special pre-book signing event where we were able to complete a fun little craft from the book.  I took my mom along for the adventure and we had a blast.

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Here Grace, Amy A. (left) and others ham it up for the camera. We were all encouraged to take silly pictures in front of that bright backdrop and they should be posted on the Design*Sponge Facebook page. I’m going to do another post detailing the craft, but you might be wondering about the giveaway.

I had pre-ordered my copy of the Design*Sponge book as soon as I heard about it, but a signed book was included with each ticket to the event so I asked Grace to sign the extra copy for me to give away to one of you. She wrote a sweet note inside for the SBS reader who wins. 

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Design*Sponge at Home Giveaway:

1 entry per person for a chance to win a copy of the book signed by author & D*S creator Grace Bonney. You can leave a comment here OR comment on the Southern Belle Simple Facebook page OR tweet me @sthrnbellesimpl. It’s that easy. The giveaway will be open through midnight on Thanksgiving and I’ll announce the winner on Friday November 25. Good luck to everybody!

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Happy Friday!

32 comments:

  1. I love Design Sponge! So awesome that you got to meet Grace!

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  2. I would love to win this book - Design Sponge is awesome, I've been following the blog for years and I follow Grace on twitter. Congrats to Grace on her first book!

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  3. How cool, I wanted to attend the one in NYC but it sold out fast.

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  4. Love Design Sponge to pieces! Would love to win a copy!

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  5. Fingers crossed! This book is totally on my Christmas list!

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  6. I would love to win this book! Thank you for the giveaway and lucky you to be able to meet Grace in person.

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  7. Sounds like it was fun! Would love to win this!

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  8. Hello! I am a graduate student working towards a degree in design! I unfortunately missed the Atlanta event and would love a copy of this amazing book. Thanks for offering this giveaway.

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  9. I have heard such great things about this book and asked Santa to bring it to me for Christmas. Could YOU be my Santa?

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  10. No chance Grace would make it to OK where I'm from. LOVE HER and Design Sponge. The book would be a real treat!

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  11. How sweet of you - I would love a copy!

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  12. Looks like a great time -- and, of course, a lovely book!

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  13. Love Design Sponge! Thank you for the giveaway :)

    oshkoshhh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. How sweet of you to give away your extra copy! I would love to get my hands on Grace's book.

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  15. What a great contest! Would love to read the book!

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  16. Love Design*Sponge and your blog is great! Thanks for thinking of us with a giveaway!

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  17. I love the last pic- the back drop is so cute! Design sponge is an awesome website and the book looks amazing; thanks for the contest!

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  18. looks like you had a wonderful time! i wish i could have made one of the DS events!

    thanks for this awesome giveaway! glad i found your new-to-me blog!

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  19. Yay for giveaways! Very jealous you got to Meet Grace. It looks like you had fun !

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  20. Would have loved to go to the Design*Sponge event! SO glad you had a wonderful time!!

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  21. Ha, I had no idea Grace was so petite! That's a whole lotta awesome packed into one tiny little person.

    [Pick me, pick me!]

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  22. I am excited to be attending her last event in Philly and I haven't purchased a copy yet. Winning one would be amazing!

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  23. How awesome to have been able to meet someone so inspring. As they say, it is good to surround yourself with creative people.

    Thanks for offering this awesome giveaway. I hope I can win it. Would be super :)

    btw, Happy Early Thanksgiving!

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  24. I would adore a copy of Grace's book for my home! Thank you for the giveaway!!

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  25. Great photos of you and Grace. I'm happy to have discovered your site through this giveaway. Thanks!

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  26. The book looks amazing. The D*S team and co. did a great job. Wish I could've went to the Dallas event. :(

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  27. I would love to win a copy of the D*S book! My husband and I are in the process of fixing up and decorating my mother-in-law's home to get it ready to sell for her. We'd love some serious inspiration and practical how-do's for the days ahead. Not to mention some great holiday make-it-yourself ideas! Thanks for the chance!

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  28. Oh, so glad you got to meet Grace! I would love to win her book!

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  29. Exciting to meet Grace! I'd love to win a copy of this book as I just moved into a new apartment and desperately need some design savvy. ;-) Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

    Oh, and happy early Thanksgiving!!
    xo,
    Margaret
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    margeincharge(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. very cool you got to meet Grace! V. Jealous - would LOVE a copy of the book.

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  31. I've been holding my breath! Who won?? :)

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Lay it on me y'all!