Mmmmkay. Here’s the deal-io: I’m in love with “The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking” and I’m going to give away a copy to one lucky reader.
The thing about this book is (drum roll please) It Makes a Colossal Amount of Sense. Its full of stuff that makes you say, out loud to the dog, “Well, duh! Why didn’t I think of that?!” There’s nothing earth-shattering in the book, but its all Good and Calming and Earth-Friendly. And she curses, which I always appreciate in a book. “Hip Girl’s” is Martha Stewart for The Rest of Us. I love it. You’ll love it.
So far, my favorite forehead slapper is:
On a clean cotton ball, put a few drops of vanilla extract. Put that cotton ball in your vacuum cleaner bag or canister and while you’re sucking up dirt, the vanilla will make the air smell divine.
Well: duh! Of COURSE that’s a great idea! I wish I’d thought of that…and everything else in this book…
Kate Payne, the author I wish I could adopt and move in with, talks about composting, cleaning, indoor and outdoor spaces, and all manner of things that make a Home. Bonus: its all cheap, green, and totally doable. (that’s do-able, k?) She’s fabulous. I love her. …in a non-creepy, author-ish sort of way…
Here’s how to win:
Leave a comment describing one area of your homemaking that you’d like to change. It could be organizing your junk drawer or thinning out toys or making dinner more relaxing or whatever.
I’ll assign each comment a number in the order it was posted, then I’ll use randomrandom.org to generate a random winner. The winner will receive a new copy of “Hip Girls” and a $10 donation in your name to The American Red Cross.
Catch: you have to be okay with me having your mailing address.
Winner will be chosen on July 1. If you already have the book, you can still enter! If that’s the case, then you’ll receive a $35 donation to the Red Cross. 🙂