Tuesday, October 1, 2013

House Proud the book {Give Away}

 

I am most happy to offer my readers and followers another chance to win a signed copy of House Proud the book by interior designer, blogger, and now author Valorie Hart.

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The book is signed by the author, the Vamp herself {love your house and it will love you back, Valorie Hart xo xo}.

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It is also signed by J and I at the beginning of our own chapter, Chapter 7 {From our home to yours…Cheers! xoxo}

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I was elated when Valorie asked J & I if we would be interested to have our Uptown home featured in the pages of a coffee table book that she was working on. That was in the Spring of 2012. I jumped at the offer and could not wait to have our home photographed for the publication. See photos of the photo shoot HERE.

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Our home was photographed in June 2012 by photographer Sara Essex Bradley. Valorie was on hand to help style vignettes throughout the rooms of the home.

Once the photos were taken, J & I filled out a long questionnaire from the author to help her with her homeowners’ stories.

Then, I waited with baited breath until last month when I finally received my copy of House Proud from the publisher. OMG! I was speechless. I could not wait to rip the package open and view the photographs selected for the book. I was also impressed that the entire chapter 7 is devoted to our home. I cannot wait for you to see our home and the homes of other Louisianans.

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From Amazon.com:

Experience the joy of decor and design, restoration and rebirth, color and comfort - all in the enchanting locale of Louisiana. A New Orleans-based interior designer, Valorie Hart expertly leads a private tour of the most fashionable homes in the state. Sara Essex Bradley's photographs document the personality of Louisiana's homes, from the formal Greek revival house to the warm Creole cottage, the pre-Civil war beauty to the kitschy 50s-style ranch, the grand Victorian to the modern urban loft. This is not simply a design inspiration book, but rather a thoughtful compilation of homeowners' personal stories of restoring and redesigning their dream houses - the stories of the "house-proud."
In addition to Debra Shriver's foreword, Hart gives her creative expertise on repurposing furniture, displaying art collections, creating extra rooms, and rethinking storage. Hart presents us with today's Louisiana homes: the feel of southern hospitality married with a look of contemporary chic.

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If you would like to win a copy of House Proud the book, you must:

1. Follow Uptown Acorn through Google Friend Connect and Bloglovin’ (You must follow on both). Leave a comment on this post telling me that you are following through both.

2. “Like” Uptown Acorn on facebook. Leave another comment on this post telling me you follow through facebook.

3. Leave another comment telling me why you’d love to win House Proud on this post.

The contest is open to residents of the continental US only.

The contest will last until 6:00 PM on Monday, October 14.

Good Luck to all of my readers!

Linking to:

Open House Party Thursdays

Still House Proud, y’all!

54 comments:

  1. I already have mine, so I'll opt out of entering the contest. I don't want to be greedy! Love the book, especially Chapter 7. Have a great day! xoxo P.S. I still want you to sign Chapter 7. :)

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  2. What a great post!!! Thanks so much. AND the giveaway is extended for one more day, today Tuesday. Please go on over! xo xo

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    1. Thanks, Val. You know I am a fan!!! xo

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  3. Oh- You know I LOVE this! I would love a copy to see what The Visual Vamp did with that wonderful book. Also, I love YOU and would love to show you off on my coffee table and can proudly say- I KNOW THEM!;>) xo Diana ps. You know I really AM proud of you!!!!! xo Diana

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  4. I follow your blog and like it on FB. I would love to have the book because it is beautiful, and it is NOLA, and your house is featured.

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  5. Oh- Ps. I also follow you on Bloglovin' AND Friend Connect AND I just liked you on FB...YOU are a lucky dog cuz I rarely ever do FB!;>) Have a great day, Ron. Wish you could see the beautiful Fall day we have here-you would want to skip school! xo Diana

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  6. Another fab giveaway, Ron. I cannot wait to see your home in all its finest. Sign me up! xo Jan, Beaumont TX

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  7. Hi Ron! What a great give away! I'm following you on Google Friend Connect, of course and now I'm following you on Bloglovin'. House Proud looks fabulous!
    xo Babs

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  8. I "LIKE" The Upton Acorn on Facebook, too.

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  9. I'd love to win "House Proud" especially since your home is featured, of course. And, also since I've never visited Louisiana, I'd love "touring" the featured homes in the book...

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  10. House Proud, feature proud of and for you and Jeff, Louisiana proud, giveaway proud! Oh, wait- following on Google Friend Connect and Bloglovin' proud.

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  11. I would love to win House Proud to proudly display on my coffee table to enjoy and share with others the decors and finds that make Louisiana homes Louisiana gems.

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  12. Pick me. pick me. pick me. I want for my coffee table. Disha, St. Louis

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  13. I have been a follower of your blog and facebook for a while. I want your book so I can pull it off the huntboard and hand it to my friends...with a glass of wine....and say "I know them"!! :-) lol

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  14. Hi,
    I follow your by email. Hope that helps towards being able to enter. I would so love that book. I adore your blog
    deezie
    deeziesunshine@aol.com



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  15. I want to win to see your home photos. And it would love great on my coffee table. marysroy@gmail.com Mary, Wisconsin

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  16. Hi Ron! I follow your blog on Google and Bloglovin! Great giveaway!
    -Shelley

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  17. I would love to win because the book looks gorgeous! I would love to have pictures of your beautiful home sitting on my coffee table!
    -Shelley

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  18. Hi Ron! Congratulations on being featured in a book!!!!! That is such an honor and a thrill (I am sure...never have/will experience that but I will live vicariously through you). Will the book be available on Amazon, etc.?

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  19. I follow you on Google connect and bloglovin

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  20. I follow you on Google Connect and Bloglivin'!

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  21. I've been following you on Facebook!

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  22. I would love to win 'House Proud' for the inspiration it is sure to give me! And if it signed by you, all the more better!

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  23. I'm following on Google Friend and bloglovin'!

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  24. We just bought a real fixer-upper and I have no natural design/decor talent. None. To assuage that somewhat, I've taken up a new obsession: decor blogs, which I read. All. The. Time. For inspiration. For ideas. For *help*. _House Proud_ would be a godsend for me! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. Congratulations on being featured. I love the whole New Orleans vibe, and Louisiana in general. I will follow your blog because I want to read it, but I guess I can't be eligible because I do not do Facebook.

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  26. I liked Uptown Acorn on Facebook.

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  27. I would love to have one of the books where your home is featured. I could just spend hours in front of the fireplace in the winter savoring each page.

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  28. I liked Uptown Acorn on Facebook.

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  29. I am following your blog on both Google and Bloglovin! It is a great blog and your home is lovely.

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  30. Hi Ron- I'm already following you on Google Connect and now BlogLovin.

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  31. Ron I'm already following you on Facebook.

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  32. Ron I'm anxious to see your lovely home and all the others featured in this book. It looks like a great book to enjoy and to reflect on the homes in the area. I'm so happy for you!

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  33. I have been following Uptown Acorn for awhile on Facebook.

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  34. I want it. I follow on all counts, Ron. maryedelphi@yahoo.com

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  35. Hi Ron, Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win so I can see more pictures of your lovely home.

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  36. I love your NOLA blog and would LOVE a copy of this book. Thanks

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  37. Liked you on FB.

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  38. HI My friend, I love reading your blog. Of cource I follow you on face book and Pinterest!
    Take care,
    Becky Clay

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  39. I would a copy of this book. Although I love living in Colorado, I miss home like CRAZY! having this book on my coffee table and being able to look at it and share with my friends here who dont understand the beauty of the south and how it makes you feel would make me feel closer to home! i try to surround myself with bits and peices of home (Lousiana) to have that magical undescribable feeling you get when your in New Orleans or Thibodeaux. There are many beautiful places in this world that i have had visited but i have learned..... you can take the girl out of the south but you cannot take the south out of the girl!

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  40. I Follow Uptown Acorn through Google Friend Connect and Bloglovin’
    keshakeke(at)gmail.com

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  41. I follow Uptown Acorn on Facebook
    keshakeke(at)gmail.com

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  42. I would love to win this book to help me with some decorating issues!
    keshakeke(at)gmail.com

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  43. HI!!! Found your blog and just LOVE it!! I have liked you guys on Google and Bloglovin and Facebook!! Sure hope to win, the book looks just fantastic!! ckirkpatrick1973@gmail.com

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  44. Hi Ron!
    You know I am a follower and now I am a follower
    through BlogLovin too!
    I cannot follow you through Google Connect bc I they ask way too
    many personal questions to join!

    Hope you understand!

    x0x0x
    Alison

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  45. I forgot to say WHOOOOO HOOOO and good for YOU!
    You soooooo deserve this awesome recognition for your
    talent and fab home decor!
    CONGRATS Ron!
    I follow you on Facebook as you already know!

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  46. I really REALLY want this book for my coffee table
    and I really REALLY want YOUR autograph in it more than
    anyone elses!!!!
    So THERE!

    xoxoxoxox
    Huge Hugs to YOU!

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