Hello, Friends. Something exciting happened over the weekend. This little blog turned 5 years old! I can hardly believe it. Five years of intersecting Motherhood and Design. 3740 posts. I’ve been thinking and thinking of an appropriate celebration and I’m really happy about what I’ve come up with. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be introducing FIVE new columns and features. These are ideas I’ve been working on for months, and an anniversary is the perfect excuse to make them official.

But first, I thought we should start things off with a bang. How about a giant giveaway? To celebrate 5 years of Design Mom, I’m giving away a Children’s Library!

That’s right. The prize is a collection of 50 picture books! A children’s library for your home worth $1000, handpicked by Design Mom. I’m going to buy my fifty favorite children’s books — all hardcover, all beautiful, and all beloved by my children — and send them to the winner. Which 50 books? Check back tomorrow, I’ll be sharing a post with the full list. [Update: here’s the list!]

Ready to win? Good! There are 3 different ways you can enter. You only need to enter once, but if you’d like, you can enter once-per-method to increase your chances of winning:

1) Leave a comment below.

2) Join the Design Mom Facebook page and share this contest on your wall.

3) Follow Design Mom on Twitter and tweet out the contest with the hashtag #5YearsofDesignMom.

The winner will be announced next Monday. Good luck! And most of all, thank you for reading. I adore the Design Mom community! Your comments and emails are a bright spot in my day and I can’t wait to see what the next 5 years will bring.



Michelle Sorensen is the lucky winner! A huge thanks to everyone for joining in the celebration. Watch for more 5th anniversary happiness coming up…