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Save with Blurb's Black Friday Sale

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I have been thinking about gifts this year and what do you give someone who doesn't need anything?I've got it!  How about a book created especially for that person on Blurb!  I am thinking of creating a book with fun memories of past times with photos, family stories and poems for a beloved relative such a grandparent.

Some of the best gifts we've ever received have been books made by our family and friends. With Blurb, you can create your own present for someone special to you. You could make a photo book with memories that last a lifetime. Another idea is to create a book filled with your child's artwork or make a cookbook consisting of old family recipes. The gift-giving possibilities are endless at Blurb.

Since it's Black Friday, you can get 20% off print book orders with code: CYBER20 from 11/26 through 12/1. Now's the perfect time to create those gifts!

Decorating with Cotton Stems

cotton wreath
Antique Farm House
    It's almost the start of the holiday season...and I have noticed many people itching to decorate their
    homes, myself included.  One of the things I love to decorate with is cotton.  Yes, you read right, cotton!  Living in the south gives me the advantage to use natural cotton stems for my decorating needs.  I just love how it looks!

    For the folks around the world that will like to decorate with cotton this year, Antique Farm House has cotton available right now!  You may want to visit them this minute, because it's a one time deal. There is a different deal everyday and today it's cotton, so get on over there and get your cotton!
I have posted two of my favorites items, the cotton wreath and cotton garland, I just love them!  I wanted to give you the opportunity to grab some and start your holiday decorating.
Antique Farm House
I have added below a few ideas to inspire you this season for decorating your home using cotton and other natural elements.  As for the wreath below, I could not find the original link, it is only available on pinterest, but if you know the original source, please let me know.

These are some of my favorite ways to use cotton on decorative pieces including the Christmas tree.
There are many other ways to decorate, so I hope that you feel inspired.
Sophia's Decor
Sophia's Decor
Perfectly Imperfect
Hope that you enjoy!

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Publishing & Selling Books in the Blurb Bookstore

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Many bloggers out there have worked hard on their blogs and even use the means to promote 
business or their personal stories.  Today I want to help you take a step further and show you 
a way to create your own book and sell it to your readers. 

If you have an idea for a book, but don't know how to get it published you are in the right place. 
Self-publishing tools like Blurb BookWright are helping independent publishers just like you 
become successful authors. If you’ve been working on a novel, cookbook, craft book, 
or your blog, now’s the time to finally publish it!  

Publishing couldn’t be easier with Blurb BookWright. Not only can you easily publish your 

book, you can sell in the Blurb Bookstore with the help of Blurb Direct Sell. Through it, 
your book will get its own page in the Blurb Bookstore and you can use the Personal 
Storefront widget to promote your book to your readers. You can even sell your book on 
Amazon when publishing with BookWright. Self-publishing a book has never been easier! 
If you're ready to try it and sell your book, download BookWright.
I hope that this helps you get started! 

Inspiration via France - You're Never too Young to Create

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On my last post I introduced you to what Blurb is doing this fall.  I told you that each week, Blurb will be highlighting makers all over the world and that they will be focusing on each person's craft, on their culture, on their traditions, and on their favorite moments right? 

Today they share with you someone from France.  When we think of France we think of taste, elegance, and style. Some of the greatest art, design, and fashion in the world has a French accent. That's why they turned to France to see what the next generation of creative genius will look like. 

Meet Tolly Dolly—a fashion blogger with big ambitions and an impressive resume of brand partnerships and press coverage. Her goal is simple—to be a fashion designer. She already has her first design contract—all this and she's just 14, wow! Here we talk inspirations, ambitions, and all things festive. For the full interview click on the image above to read how this young girl got started.

The holidays are quickly approaching, save 15% off any order (no minimum spend required), and 25% off Landscape and Portrait photo books ($100 minimum spend required)
which is great news if you're planning to make a gift. This deal ends November 25th.

Sweet Gift Making Inspiration From Paul Lowe

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This fall, Blurb is highlighting makers all over the world. They will be focusing on each person's
craft, on their culture, on their traditions, and on their favorite moments. One of those people 
is Paul Lowe, creator of Sweet Paul magazine. 

Sweet Paul magazine features spectacular food photography, scrumptious recipes, and 
inspired crafts. His work is truly amazing! In Blurb's interview with Paul, he discusses 
his childhood in Norway and provides a delicious recipe. You'll love Paul's stories of gnomes, 
trees (and tree-related disasters), food, family, and memories. At the end of the interview, 
Blurb features great gift books reminiscent of Sweet Paul. Read the interview here
I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did!

Save 20% on photo books with code OCT20%, which is great news if you're planning 
to make a holiday gift. This deal ends October 31st. 

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