Jill's Book Bag # 6 - November 2007


With the holidays just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to give two books with an entertaining theme this month.

One of my favorite things about the holidays is baking cookies. From a very young age, I was the family baker, not only at the holidays but year-round. My brother Jon was 3 years older than me and he could devour half a pan of brownies in one sitting. During the holidays I made peanut clusters, almond bark pretzels, and cut-out sugar cookies using my grandmother's recipe. I still have it in my recipe box, written in my mom's handwriting.

Another thing I love is making meals and entertaining. I've begun to collect holiday dishes and linens when I see something that's especially neat, evn if it's the middle of July.

So, this month my two books are 100 Best Holiday Cookies and Southern Lady Gracious Tables by Phyllis Hoffman.

The bag this month is the small but oh-so-charming i-pod sleeve from Modsack. I have one of these myself and I use it to hold my Blackberry. It's also the perfect size for a a cell phone or even a pair of glasses. There's a little pocket on the outside that I use to hold a pen and my business cards.

There you have it. A festive little bag plus two holiday-inspired books.

To enter, simply leave me a comment (one per person).

I will draw the winner next Saturday, December 1, right before I hit the road for the second offical meeting of the B-Club in Birmingham!


Steph :

How wonderful! I was just reading about the Southern Lady book. It looks great!

Linda :

Oh count me in. I love baking and I sure could use the ipod sleeve. If I am not lucky enough to win it here I believe I will order one myself.


Leah in Iowa :

You have the most amazing give-aways, Jill! And what a giving heart you have. Bless you!!

Laurie4567@aol.com :

I am so NOT a baker, I whip myself with the "bad mom" noodle this time of year, for sure! I might get brave this year, I have my late mother-in-law's cookie recipes, maybe I will surprise my husband and father-in-law for Christmas!

Tammy :

Oh, what an awesome giveaway, Jill...I agree with Leah, you have such a generous heart!

melissa :

Such a generous gift :) I am SO sad that I can not make it to the B club get together! I had planned on it back when the weekend was choosen, but now we have 3 different events to attend that weekend. I know you all will hjave a fabulous fun time!!


Just Mom :

Excellent! Sign me up.

JennaG :

I would love to win!

Melissa @ Breath of Life :

Pick me, pick me!

Momma Roar :

Count me in! You have such cute ideas!! :D

The 5 Bickies :

I love baking and am always looking for new recipes to try. I do need help with my table settings. I hope I am the lucky winner of your very generous give away. Thanks!

Laura K :

Please enter me into your contest. I love to bake, too.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane :

Ooh, those look awesome Jill! I'd love to be entered :)

Have a great day and a joyous holiday season!

windycindy :

Hi, What a fun and wonderful giveaway you are sponsoring! Please enter me in the draw. Thanks,Cindi

Betsy :

Love to enter!

lev53211 :

great giveaway- please enter me!

Happy Working Mom :

I love to bake! And cookies are a tradition in our family!

The ipod sleeve is adorable!

dawnylou52@yahoo.com :

I love to bake so the Christmas cookie book sounds fun! Thanks! Dawn

Amy :

Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway.
amyjohnallen at bellsouth dot net

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) :

OH! I love that little bag. Very cute. The books are wonderful, too.

Great giveaway!

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.

p.s. I'm having a giveaway in early December for a very cool (think rock star mommy) t-shirt and one in January for a hip (way hipper than I'll ever be) play mat.

jayedee :

please throw my name in the hat for this awesome giveaway! good luck everyone!

Diane :

Ooooh, a cookie book! Count me in, please!

themommyspot (at) gmail (dot) com

Annie :

Wonderful give away Jill! My blackberry would look terrific in that little bag :0)!
btw... thank you so much for the magazine and your sweet note. I have enjoyed looking at it!
Hope you are having a day full of blessings!

KT :

I had been out of town for the holidays and really missed my regular blogs! How cool to tune in today and see your giveaway. Thank you! Katie

Bebemiqui :

I could use a cookie cookbook.

Janis :

Wonderful giveaway! Please enter me, Jill! Thanks!

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings :

Wonderful giveaway!! I don't own an ipod, but the cookbooks interest me.

blogged ya: http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2007/11/monday-edition-of-contests-galore_26.html

Karla ~ Ainsley's Mom :

Please count me in, Jill! I would love to have either one. :-)

Lissete :

Great giveaway! I love baking cookies. And cakes, and pies, and....

Renae :

I'm always looking for a good cookbook! Count me in!


Julie :

I'd love to enter! The ipod sleeve is very cute.

angelaandconnor at gmail.com :

Awsome giveaways!

Ill blog ya here :

Susan :

Please count me in!! I love the bags you select.

Anonymous :

What a great giveaway! I'm a northerner transplanted to the south and could use some help becoming a southern lady.

Nancy at njones 127 at tampabay dot rr dot com

Nadine :

This sounds wonderful. It's a great give away. You are so generous.

Tracey Kirksey :

Hey Jill,

Count me in!

Can't wait to see you Saturday!!!

Love ya!

Lori :

When I got home from Chicago last weekend, I was greeted with your book bag package that I won last month! I love it - and I carry my books in it and leave it in my car so I'm never without something to read. Thank you so much for such a wonderful give-away you are doing every month.

Don't enter me in this month - I'm already a lucky winner. I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate my special gift from you.

Given Grace :

Another great giveaway! Please count me in!

Donna :

Thanks for introducing me to the modsack products. Would love to win.

Kari :

The books and bag look fabulous! You are so generous to offer these giveaways!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality :

Count me in too...on second thought, you can just bring it with you to B'ham, LOL!


Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special :

Hi Jill, the cookbooks sound great.I would love to win them Count me in for the drawing.You are a sweetheart to give away such cool gifts. Baba

Shawna :

Add me please! It would be great to win on my anniversary!

cass :

I just found your blog, but those books look great. Count me in!

c_a_stew at yahoo dot com

Audra Marie :

Nice giveaway. :)

KJ :

I do want to purchase the Southern Lady book. It's a bit steep for me right now, but alas, I will get to it.


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