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win: a farrow and ball paint diy book

When it comes to the cheapest and easiest way to perk up your home decor, paint always wins the argument. It was true years ago and certainly held true during our Decorating on a Budget live Twitter chat last week!

From your walls to flea market finds, a fresh coat of paint can create a world of difference. And Farrow & Ball took this to the next level. In a new book, they showcase 21 DIY projects that prove that paint is not only an affordable way to update  your decor, but can also make a standout customized statement piece. Been craving getting crafty? You’re in luck because we’re giving away this book to one lucky reader! Read on to see how you can win.

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win a scotch-brite prize pack

I don’t know why but I have a hard time keeping my kitchen sink sparkling. Every time my mother visits, I can see her eying it warily, then casually tossing a cleaning tip my way. Part of the problem is time and the other part of the problem is tea bags, which always stain.
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contest: win a nespresso limited edition colombian terroirs prize pack

Spring 2014 is certainly bringing us showers (in Toronto, ON, at least), but did you know it also brings a delightful caffeinated surprise?

This season, Nespresso released two limited edition Colombian coffees. Featuring two very different blends from two opposite regions, the Colombian Terriors offers consumers a taste of the country’s Arabica variety. Cauca, from the southwest region, is described as fruity with winey aromas, complex and aromatic. While the Santander, from the northeast region, is more rounded and balanced, with notes of toasted bread and sweet caramel.

To accompany this launch, Swiss graphic designer Werner Jeker illustrated two limited edition espresso cups to represent the two terroirs. The cups even come in a gift box that transforms into a capsule dispenser for the Nespresso U machine. I love a multi-functional twist!

And, to make things even better, we’re giving it all away to one lucky winner! Read on to find out how you can win.

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cookbook giveaway: recipes from my home kitchen by christine ha

Yesterday I had the delicious pleasure of enjoying breakfast with Masterchef USA winner Christine Ha. Watching her on season three of Masterchef USA was addicting (much like her kale and mushroom chips and candied bacon), but I constantly wished I could taste her winning dishes. While the breakfast recipes we did get to try were simple in nature, the flavours sang.

Not only is Christine Ha, otherwise known as The Blind Cook, an inspiration when it comes to passion and hard work, but she invokes confidence in anyone who wants to cook. Her culinary adventures didn’t start from a young age like most mastered chefs. Instead, she began cooking in university out of pure necessity and admits every dish was not a success. Her skills and palette developed as, sadly, her sight diminished, eventually losing her vision entirely due to an autoimmune disease.

In her cookbook, Recipes from My Home Kitchen: Asian and American Comfort Food, Christine states, “Food, like love, is a basic human need” and that she really started to love cooking for friends and roommates, delighting in giving them a “food coma”. I believe it is her love for food and creating food out of love that makes her recipes special. After experiencing this firsthand I only wish to share this with others… And that is exactly what I’m going to do!

I’m giving away a copy of Christine’s cookbook to one lucky reader! Read on to find out how to enter.

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contest: win a copy of cheese obsession cookbook

With the holidays upon us, entertaining season is in full swing! Everyone is digging through their favourite holiday cookbooks and recipes boxes to find the perfect appetizers, dishes, desserts and cocktails to satisfy hungry house guests.

One of the most popular foodie options, though, is the ever-devoured cheese platter. A selection of cheese, crackers, breads and fruits are always a hit at any party, but how does one even begin to create the perfect cheese plate? We look to Georgeanne Brennan, author of Cheese Obsession: The Complete Guide with 100 Recipes for Every Course, for the expert know-how and tips. And now you can learn how to select, plate and pair with your very own copy! Read on to find out how you can win a copy of Georgeanne’s book.

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contest: win a scotch gift wrap pack

Hey, all you holiday shoppers! Once you’ve bought all your Christmas presents and are ready to wrap, we’re here to help. We’re giving away a Scotch gift wrap pack filled with an assortment of essentials (like tape, a tape dispenser, packing tape and scissors) you’ll need to get your Christmas gift wrapping done easily and in style. Approximate retail value: $75.

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contest: win a $50 gift card from indigo

indigo blog contest: win a $50 gift card from indigo
With just under a month to go, the countdown to Christmas is really on. I don’t know about you, but I like to get my Christmas shopping done early so that I can avoid the last-minute madness at the malls. To lend a hand with your holiday shopping this year, we’re giving away three $50 gift cards from Indigo. I’m a huge Indigo fan and I love that now you can shop not just in-store and online but on their mobile app, too. I’ve rounded up my own list of great $50 finds but what would you buy? Leave a comment below for your chance to win one of these gift cards.
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win: 1 of 3 ss print shop prints

Whether you’ve checked out Indigo’s latest print collection, attended BlogPodium 2013 or have just been obsessively checking out stephaniesterjovski.com like us, you will quickly recognize the woman behind SS Print Shop – Stephanie Sterjovski.

Working with bloggers is a wonderful part of my job and allows me to indulge in my love of design. Coming across Stephanie’s blog, I was instantly crushing on her style and prints (I love me some typography and gold foil!). If you haven’t checked out her work, please do because it will only make you all the more excited for this fabulous giveaway!

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win: a copy of the meaning of home

Whether you follow his design career, watch him on Million Dollar Decorators, or have seen his book, Jeffrey Alan Marks has been influencing the interior design industry for over two decades. His first book, The Meaning of Home, showcases his portfolio of work, featuring 15 clients’ homes designed by his firm Jeffrey Alan Marks Inc.

Style at Home’s December 2013 issue highlights Marks’ renowned design style and delves into the inspiration behind his work, from budget-friendly decorating tips to his signature colour palette to creating personality in every project.

As an added bonus to our readers, we’re giving away a copy of The Meaning of Home to one lucky winner! Continue reading to find out how you could win.

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2013 delicious food show: top 5 things to see (and eat) + win martha stewart’s cakes cookbook

A fave of the gourmands in the Style At Home offices, the Delicious Food Show is taking over  the Better Living Centre in Toronto, Ont., this Friday, October 25 until Sunday, October 27 and here is what we’re looking forward to seeing and tasting most!

1 Martha 2013 delicious food show: top 5 things to see (and eat) + win martha stewarts cakes cookbook

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