Happy Haul-idays with Chronicle Books

by Gwen


Chronicle Books is having a killer contest and you and I could both win $500 of Chronicle loot! The Happy Haul-idays Contest will have two winners, one chosen from the bloggers that post their wish list and the other chosen from one of their commenters.

$500 is a lot of book moola and Chronicle has TONS of great books. Seriously, there is something for everyone here; even the yahoos in your family that don’t have the love of reading that we do.



1001 moments


I like to think that I am pretty good at living in the moment. However, there are a few loved ones in my family that could use a few tips. I am not going to point fingers, they know who they are. Or… at least they will when they get this in their stocking.






Amy Butler


There is only one thing better than Amy Butler’s fabric and that is her patterns. This baby is staying with me.








Lotta Jansdotter


I am all about handmade, handcrafted, & hand painted in my life. The simplicity of the Scandinavian style in Lotta Jansdotter’s Handmade Living really appeals to me.







Craft Inc Planner


I already have Craft Inc and still need help with my business planning. This will be great and don’t forget,  Creative, INC


I can’t seem to stay out of the kitchen lately, so for Christmas gifts, this will sure come in handy. Get ready to have some snazzy looking jars of jams, jellies, and cookie mixes!

Pretty Pantry Gifts

Lincoln 3d


My friend and I enjoy everything and anything Lincoln. We may have to fight over this one or I could just send her one of her own to Illinois.

Can you imagine seeing real pictures of Lincoln in 3D?!?!?




FLW Fallingwater



SQUEEEE!!! A Frank Lloyd Wright book. My collection is close to bursting, but there is always room for more.









I could go on and on and I am still not up to $500. I can’t forget this one though. Do you like classic movies? I am a Turner Classic Movies junkie. It all started almost 20 years ago when I couldn’t sleep and PBS was playing Meet John Doe in the wee hours.

I fell in love with Gary Cooper that night. Soon after, I fell in love with John Barrymore. Leave it up to me to fall in love with drunk alcoholics. That little issue is something for my therapist to deal with. Nothing to discuss here people, move along.


Like I said, that doesn’t even make much of a dent in the prize of $500. There are a few Moleskines that I have my eye on, books for the kids, the always fun mashups of Jane Austen and I read a great review of Booze Cakes in the San Francisco Book Review What would you get?



43 Comments to “Happy Haul-idays with Chronicle Books”

  1. Great book choices! I am really, really hoping to win this one. Thanks for the post and the chance to enter!

    mrsderaps @ hotmail . com

  2. you have some different choices, that’s great!

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

  3. Let’s Cross our Fingers!!!!!!!!

  4. Crossing my fingers for us both!

  5. As I said somewhere else, I got so caught up in the cookbooks, I forgot to look at some of the other fabulous choices. Hope we both win, either here or on my blog!

  6. What a lovely prize! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you. I love your choices, particularly the first 4.

  7. Love your choices! It is so fun to see everyone’s mix. I made a huge dent in the winnings with one book!

  8. You have a wonderful list, I have a couple of the same titles on my list as well, you should check it out if you get a chance.

  9. A great selection! I missed the Crossword puzzle book…I love crossword puzzles on rainy nights.

  10. love this list! thanks!

  11. Speaking of bursting….when my bff was here this weekend she helped me install my bookshelf unit only there was not enough room for all my books. She went out and got a bottle of wine to play which books have to go and I filled two whole boxes– but now that I am sober I cannot believe that I did that– thank God we procrastinated and they stayed on the staircase!

    Now I have to figure out how to make more room, and these are just my can’t live without books. Looking into replacing my nightstands with small bookshelves and adding another shelf onto of the existing ones, lol.

  12. I am drooling over the Amy Butler book of course! Good luck!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  13. Wow! Some of those books look fantastic! So beautiful!

  14. Here’s hoping for a win for you and a commenter win for me! :o) You’ve got a great list there! Good luck!

    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

  15. Loving all the craft books people are including. Good luck!

  16. Love love love your list! I have several of yours on mine too! Good Luck!

  17. It’s a nice start! Add some cookbooks, Life and Love of Trees, and the Bird Song Bible! shetreadssoftly(at)gmail(dot)com

  18. Great list! I visited Fallingwater a few months ago – it was amazing. I hadn’t noticed the Fallingwater book when surfing their site. They have tons of amazing cook books, architecture books and children’s books.

    This such a generous contest. Thanks so much for the entry.

    gaby317nyc at gmail.com

  19. I love your list! I hope you win!!! Stop by my blog to check out my list too!

    jamie.l.torres at gmail dot com

  20. Great list of books! Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway!

  21. Love this list… how crafty!

    ncnguyen514 [at] gmail [dot] com

  22. I really like what you have listed so far 🙂

  23. I love your choices and I really hope you win!
    Good luck!
    jryder416 at yahoo dot com

  24. i’m completely loving your list! here’s hoping we both win!

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

  25. I hope you win!

  26. Wonderful book selection!

  27. Great list! Best of luck.

    If you’d like to comment on mine: http://ticklemebrahms.blogspot.com/2010/11/chronicle-books-contest.html

    pmathers at jps dot net

  28. great list! good luck to you!

  29. Um please please PLEASE win. Wow I seriously think I would cry if I won all these books!


  30. great list! best of luck!

  31. Wasn’t it fun to browse through the great selections and try to come up with your list? Good luck to us both! 🙂

  32. What fun! Isn’t this the coolest contest?

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  33. Ooooh! This is an awesome contest! I just posted my own wish list… I had NO trouble using up the whole $500 🙂

  34. great list! good luck to both of us!

  35. Fabulous choices, especially the crossword puzzles book!
    Lilyhoot at gmail dot com

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