Monday, May 24, 2010

Give Away Monday!

To celebrate...

YOU!
I have one copy of this book to give away as an appreciation for all your commenting, visiting, sharing, and friendly goodness!

While I intend to keep this pretty simple, no tricky rules like tweeting, or following to get extra entries or the like. No, nothing of that sort but, what I would ask of you is this; please leave a comment on this post with a little tidbit of information about yourself. I'm not looking for a standard "Hello, my name is..." kind of thing. Nope. I want to know what music you have been listening to lately. Is there a song or a band that has you dancing, humming, dreaming or just making you happy? Tell me about it!

Commenting will be open until Saturday May 29th, after which I will devise some random picking method to draw a winner. I will announce the winner on Monday, May 31st. I will ship anywhere.

Happy Monday all!

44 comments:

Andrew said...

I want it, I want it! I'm a happily married engineer living in Portland, OR with a beautiful wife and daughter. We have a cozy little house where creativity flows endlessly. I think my wife would really like this book because it seems right up her alley. Wait a second...which blog is this again?

Kate said...

I am Kate in Kansas - Hutchison, KS to be exact. I'm really a relocated Georgia peach! I work at the local community foundation and fancy myself a bit of a community organizer.

I have a lovely 2 yr old daughter and a handy husband.

I have been listening to lots of Lyle Lovett lately. He's coming for a one night performance called "Symphony in the Flint Hills" with the KC Symphony. They play out on the prairie one night a year with nothign but the sunset for a backdrop. He's going to play with them and I am SO excited!

I love love LOVE your blog and read it everyday.

I am looking for a DIY skirt idea to make to wear to this wonderful concert (I'm a basic sewer and I'm a full figured 6'2" tall woman.) Any suggestions from you or any of your lovely followers woudl be greatly appreciated!

I would love to win that fabulous book!

Oh, I have also been listening to this great duo out of Wichita, KS. Elliot Road, discovered them last week and really like their stuff!

http://www.elliotroad.com/

katieb said...

I love the cover! I can only imagine what awaits inside~

katieb said...

oops! I'm not sure what happened to the rest of my post~
I'm Kate,a happily married wife to 1, mama to 3, nana to 5, living in the country, knitting, sewing, gardening, canning, bird watching,cooking, baking, reading, belonging to a knitting group at the library,thrifting,garage sale go-er, all while listening to Jackson Browne~ If my day consist on any of the above, I'm happy!

Amy said...

I am Amy, a mother of two little kiddos. Who are sweet most of the time. I have been married to my hubby for 7 years today!! I have just started sewing this year...I am still trying to get a good handle on using my sewing machine. My goal for the year is to make all the gifts my family gives this year. So far so good. I really need to start on Christmas presents so I don't have a ton of stuff to make in December.

june at noon said...

I really wish I could give you something good with the music, but I haven't really been listening to anything lately. My SIL recently recommended She and Him (sheandhim.com). How about that?

Maevy said...

There's always got to be music around here with a musician boyfriend, although we don't always have the same tastes. Lately, there's been a lot of Jewel playing in my car, awaiting the release of her next album due soon, and I also got a thing for Adam Lambert's Whataya want from me. Thanks for the giveaway, the book looks great.

Ziezo said...

Lovely book that I would like to own. Not much of music listening here with 3 little ones at home. Children's songs, etc. But tonight I was at a restaurant with lovely background music from the 'good old' times: Enya, Sade, etc. lovely memories.

Colette said...

I'm teaching my little misses to love ABBA, the song Mamma Mia seems to be a favourite. Our dancing is a little bonkers though, at 2, 4 and thirty something rhythm seems to elude us - need to work on that.

I am trained in fashion design and am pretty good at sewing - though I'm only just delving into making my girls some clothes - time is not on my side though as we recently took on an allotment so I am digging, digging, digging and all I really want to do is play with my girls, sew, crochet and bake.

I dream of having a cleaner...

C x

BrittanButterfly said...

I'm Brittan and I am obsessed with fiber... I have wool stashed all around the house and many projects going on all at once! I have other medium I work in as well, such as watercolors... I have been working for 2 years now, on the illustrations for a children's book that I wrote.

Lately I have been inspired by music by Jonsi (lead singer from sigur ros), she & him, Emiliana Tourini, Fine Frenzy, Efterklang, Sunwrae... the list could go on!

Music is a big part of my life, my boyfriend is a musician and artist (he does big and little puppets...). We have been performing the story I mentioned earlier as a puppet show for children in our small stage!

CurlyPops said...

Ooooh what a lovely giveaway!
Lately my music tastes have been a little bit random, but when I'm sewing I like to listen to happy boppy music so Lisa Mitchell fits the bill perfectly.

Vic said...

Oooh, she's full of suprises, this Ms Lola Nova! What a lovely gift for some-lucky-one!

I have been listening to a mixed cd of my own creation, fancying myself as a bit of a DJ or cashed up music producer... sticking to the old rules of 'the mixed tape' it has to flow, you know, moving from one style, tempo, mood, to another with ease & grace... included in this mix that I just never tire of are the likes of Feist, The Eels, Johnny Cash, Patti Smith, Nirvana, Mirah, Lou Reed... I could go on... and on... and on...

Farmgirl Cyn said...

I like a little bit of a lot of different styles of music, but my very favorite has to be the classics like Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, etc.

ecoMILF said...

Not sure about international entries but would love a chance to win. My favourite kookies group when I'm by myself and in a young and free mood is Coco Rosie, my favourite to listen to lately when I want to chill out and relax is Basia Bulat and Imogen Heap. xx m.

Mel said...

Hi, I'm Mel, a down to earth girl who lives in rural Australia. I'm a sweet Mumma to the 3 Little B's, Primary School Teacher, and just someone who enjoys life as it is in the country. I love sewing and trying new things, its' been a wonderful learning journey and has produced good things and of course not so good things. I'm currently reading the 3rd book in the Tatiana and Alexander series by Paulina Simmons and one of my favourite songs on my ipod playlist to walk to is Adam Lambert's "what do you want from me" Thanks for your great give away :)

growfamilygrow said...

I'm Tepary. I live in the desert southwest and am using a little Sister Morales and Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta to get into the monsoon mood. Oh, how I love Tucson in the summer. No, really!

crzylady said...

I could never do that lovely book justice so I am only commenting because I love you and not because I want to be entered :)

I am gearing up for our little movie premier in August.. down 25 lbs (put on hiatus because I didn't want my weight to fluctuate inbetween scene shots) but want to get down another 30 so I can wear a _fancy_ dress for the first time in my life.

Charity McAllister said...

Lately I have been listening to a hodge-podge of different artists/groups. Anything from The Rolling Stones to Sublime. The last song I actually sang out loud today was by Janice Joplin ( Me and Bobby Magee )

Tas said...

Just yesterday I discovered Lenka who is actually from my home country of Australia. Youtube is getting a work out while I wait for my order to come in to my local music shop! I have a thing for young girlie musos at the moment (that didn't sound healthy did it?) Lisa Mitchell and Kate Nash are all on my playlist.

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

Hello, Cath here from Bellingen Australia, I have been listening to The Pixies non stop for the last month and a bit of mudhoney too... sliding down memory lane....*sigh*

Laura said...

Hey hey hey! I read you in Finland. I'm a country girl trapped in an office and dreaming of a life in the great outdoors.

When John Paul Young sings Love Is in the Air I sing and dance and smile the biggest smile ever.

angelina said...

hi, thanks for the giveaway! i have been listening to :: tori amos, tracey bonham, and a relaxing native american flutes & chants. tori revvs it up, tracey screams it out, then the indian makes it all right and calm in my soul again.
=)xxxxxx

Kate said...

I love Lisa Mitchel too, and I have just been listening to my sister Emily Ulman's cd in the car and I love it all over again. I love the idea of a Monday giveaway, I love your blog and I love the look of that book. It's all love over here right now.

Marley said...

The music that makes me happiest lately is "Why do you build me up, Buttercup" the oldie. Whenever if comes on the radio, I sit up alittle straighter and sing a little louder.

Mary said...

The book looks great! Lately I've been listening to a mixed bag: Dvorack's Cello Concerto with Yo-Yo Ma, Caroline Herring's Golden Apples of the Sun, and Buddy Miller's Midnight and Lonesome.

mamas collection said...

Always write my blog listening to Pandora/KT Tunstall...I know; weird for a 56 year old....

Drewzel said...

Two of my absolute faves: the Avett Brothers, and Sia Furler. Also loving The Mummers. As I write this Neil Young is on the radio, but from your earlier post titles I can tell you're a fan. :P

Doug and Ashlie Barker said...

Hello! I'm a recent graduate just landed my first RN job on a cardiac unit!! Lately, I have found that I have so much free time so I have been listening to Colbie Caillat and the Fray while cooking! I also wanted to add that I have been reading the latest by Dorothea Benton Frank! If you love the south, you will love her books!!! =)

Michelle said...

hmmmmm
Love the book...
unsure about the music thou...
so how about something else like...
My favorite colour is burgundy and I love the smell of carnations and my favorite pastime is searching ebay for vintage caravans...
I actually love house painting and hate things that take me too long...
oh and i wavered from my challenge cause I had to have a copy of the most gorgeous cool caravan book...
I hope this makes up for not having a song in my head...no room...lol...

Sherri B. said...

Oops. Sorry, I left my comment on todays post (Tue.)about the music. Hope that's O.K.

Iwannabecreative said...

Listening to public radio last night, i had to stop the car and write down the name of the band the reviewer was raving about and playing extracts of . George and Queen - Teenagers and Grown-ups album. Love hearing a new band and loving it on first listen! Love the blog too by the way!

Mar said...

Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!!!
I like many different kind of music, but there is a song that lately makes me dance like a full, it is an old spanish song called "Vivo cantando" from the sixties. It isn't epecially good, but I love it.
Best whises from Spain
Saludos desde EspaƱa.
Mar

Abbington said...

Flight of the Conchords - they always make me laugh! I especially love their 'Bowie's in Space'.

jus said...

Hello my name's Jus and I have a pathological love of gingernuts. This week I have mostly been listening to Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Iggy Pop. Thank you.

Eco builders said...

I've been listening to a lot of japanese pop songs lately. Utada Hikaru and Yuna ito songs especially.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Elizabeth Hyland-Pankalla said...

I really enjoyed todays post (a rainy day song) and was actually thinking of sending you info on my favorite band The Wailin Jennys. They are a Canadian group of three women and they have a song for every mood. I discovered them years ago and was finally able to see their concert last month. If you haven't heard them definitely check them out at http://www.thewailinjennys.com/
Oh, yah. My name is Elizabeth and I have two girls and a wonderful husband, blah, blah, blah ...
Seriously, go check them out. You will LOVE them.

Flaming Nora said...

I'm in London, and have two wayward young boys and one wayward grown up boy. I work from a rambling shed in the back garden making things of beauty out of scraps of stuff and nonsence. Right now what keeps me sane is Mundford and Sons fantastic British nu folk band with burning Banjo's and foot stomping rhythms.

Cindy Is Crafty said...

What have I been listening to? I found an older cd at Goodwill and have been wearing it out. It is a blast from my past. Toad The Wet Sproket! I have not seen them for years, but their name always made me smile. It is not their normal heavier rockier sound, but a bit more mellow. If I remember is is called Dulcinea. It is in my car CD player and I am inside.

T.J. said...

Music, hmmm? I need to listen to more of that. I've got the radio on a lot of evenings, but I couldn't tell you what's been playing. But when I do get the record player rolling (OK CD player), I've been listening a lot to Carrie Newcomer (a folk singer with a wonderfully fresh voice). I also love Kate Wolf and Custer LaRue (with the Baltimore Consort). Custer LaRue is a bit more classical, but all of them have voices to die for!
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! I'll check back to see if I'm the lucky winner.

sassypackrat said...

I have a very eclectic taste in music. I like everything from Buddy Holly to Prince to Biggie to Neil Diamond to Usher to Miley to Abba. I've been listening to a lot of 70's Disco lately. It makes me get up and dance and inspires my creativity. ;0)

Megan said...

I love a wide range of music but lately I've been loving Mindy Smith - especially her rendition of Jolene!

Beetle said...

I love contemporary Celtic music with female voices, including groups/singers like Capercaillie, Mary Black, and Clannad. I also like Stacey Kent quite a bit. I guess she's a jazz vocalist. (I'm not very good at getting the genres right!)
This is a fabulous giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. I'll check back when it's all over.

harmony and rosie said...

I never win these things and I may be too late but what the heck, I'll tell you some stuff anyway! My Mother thinks I was born in the wrong era as I love all the oldies such as Dinah Washington, Frank Sinatra, Julie London, Ella, etc but I also love the Beetles, Eva Cassidy et al, but really and truly you can't beat a bit of ABBA to get the toes tapping ...

I've got a bit of a thing for Michael Buble too, v cute!

Have a lovely weekend x

Kristi said...

Oh. Please. May I. Would love to.

Since I have two young boys. I really like to listen to silence. Truly.

Lately I find us listening to Brother IZ, because the boys love it and it takes me back home. Especially his version of Over The Rainbow.