Country Living “Spooky & Bright” Halloween Book Giveaway

Truth be told, Halloween is usually on the lower end of my favorite holidays to create for. But that’s about to change thanks to this wonderful new title by my friends at Country Living!

Country Living Spooky & Bright: 101 Halloween Ideas

CL_Spooky_Bright_Book_08The book arrived for my review a few days ago, and already I’m in the mood to craft and decorate for Halloween, and we’re still in August. Firstly, I really like the petite purse-size of this book. The projects are all so unique and just plain cool.CL_Spooky_Bright_Book_07This little hard-cover spiral-bound book really packs a punch. Apple Cider Punch to be specific, along with several other deliciously haunted treats to make for your family and guests, like these stamped sugar cookies.CL_Spooky_Bright_Book_04 There are over two dozen pumpkin craft and display ideas, every craft has a beautiful photograph and instructions.CL_Spooky_Bright_Book_06A few crafts have step-by-step project images…CL_Spooky_Bright_Book_03…and templates for creating the perfect haunted house.CL_Spooky_Bright_Book_02

Oh, LOOK! There’s my spider web doormat!CL_Spooky_Bright_Book_05 The instructions for the mat are in the book and also on my blog right here!CL_CH_Spider_Web Doormat


One lucky JSIM reader will receive a copy of

Country Living Spooky & Bright: 101 Halloween Ideas

TO ENTER: Leave a nice, relevant comment below. Entry open to US and Canada residents. One comment/entry per person, please.

DEADLINE: Entry closes Saturday, August 31, 2013 at noon (PST). The winner will be randomly chosen, notified, and posted here shortly thereafter. Good Luck!

UPDATE: The winner is #66 – Karen Crawford 

Thanks for all the great comment/entries. More fun giveaways to come!CL_Spooky_Bright_Book_01

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115 Responses to Country Living “Spooky & Bright” Halloween Book Giveaway

  1. #1 - Mary Herman says:

    Halloween is my favorite holiday as I love to wear costumes and decorate for the holiday! Hope I win that book. Those birds would be fun to place around my mantle.

  2. #2 - pattie says:

    What an awesome book! I’m buying it if I don’t win it. So worth it.

  3. #3 - karen withers says:

    I love to decorate and craft for Halloween! My youngest daughter is ready for Halloween by mid-summer and is already looking for ideas for what we can do. The guys in our family also get into the spirit (ha-ha) with crafting tombstones, and other outdoor items.
    Just a few weeks ago, at our yard sale we had someone ask about the witch and cat silhouettes my husband made a few years ago! We were so surprised that someone remembered them and has watched for them year after year.
    Country Living is one of the places I go for crafting ideas all year long and I’m looking forward to checking this book out!

  4. #4 - Lucy Tracy says:

    I LOVE to creat for HaLLowEEn! it’s been fun to follow you in IG.

  5. #5 - Amanda Cunningham says:

    I just love anything Country Living does for Halloween.

  6. #6 - Lynne Weinberger says:

    Our annual neighborhood Halloweenie Roast brings out all the neighbors to share a hotdog meal and delight over all our costumed trick-or-treaters. What fun to have new decorations from this spooky-cute book!

  7. #7 - Valerie says:

    Halloween is my favorite holiday, and autumn my favorite season. I actually try to incorporate things from it into my every day decor. A little spooky here and there. I’m totally going to try making that mat, I can’t believe I missed the post on it. It’s so cute! 🙂

    I’ll have to checkout this book!

  8. #8 - Talina says:

    This book looks like so much fun! The cover itself is so inspiring!

  9. I love, love, love Halloween and would adore adding this book to my library!

  10. #10 - Kaye Edwards says:

    What a great idea book! I love decorating for Halloween with my little boy. We decorate inside and out, and have so much fun making memories.

  11. #11 - Lisa @hooplapalooza says:

    halloween’s my bday so i think you know how i feel about this book! :>D

  12. #12 - Debra B. says:

    Halloween is my favorite holiday so I’d love this book!

  13. #13 - Janet Brockman says:

    Love Halloween, Country Living and Cathe Holden! Triple threat! Can’t wait!!!

  14. #14 - Gail Crews says:

    I love the book. Halloween happens to be one of my most favorite holidays. Love the colors of fall. I enjoy your blog. Thanks.

  15. #15 - Meaghan V says:

    I adore Halloween and every year I throw a huge bash for my kids, their friends, as well as family and friends of the adult variety. It’s so much fun decorating and cooking in a Halloween theme. Thanks for the chance at winning this awesome book, it looks like it would be a nice addition to my Halloween inspiration sources… Congrats on having your work featured in it!

  16. #16 - Irene adams says:

    Who’s who’s going to win? Me love it!

  17. #17 - Michelle Salois says:

    OK, already said this on your Facebook post~ But….
    Oooohhh… This looks cool, I love Halloween!!!

  18. #18 - Lisa Peterson says:

    Each fall we host a Fall Fest at our farm. We have hayrides, kettle corn over the open fire, build your own scarecrows, punkin’ chunkin’ and more. I am always looking for new ideas and this book would be a wonderful addition to my idea collection.

  19. #19 - Kathie Mennetti says:

    halloween is so much fun!

  20. #20 - Marlee Dickerson says:

    love Country Living..and I am hosting a Halloween Bash this year…good timing…love your style!

  21. #21 - Nan J says:

    I have a stack of Country Living Magazines going waaaay back. I love their publication and the ideas they share for fall each year. I came across Just Something I Made on Facebook and have been a fan ever since. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great book. Keep those ideas coming. Good luck everyone!

  22. #22 - Deb says:

    My daughter loves Halloween and I always make her a special decoration. This book would be a nice resource.

  23. #23 - Jessica Dougherty says:

    I LOVE Halloween crafts! This book looks amazing & I would be thrilled to win! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  24. #24 - Jean Hamberg says:

    This book looks hauntingly wonderful! Hope I win, and thanks for the opportunity!

  25. #25 - Barbara Mason says:

    I love Halloween and would have so much fun decorating pumpkins with new ideas and making devilishly delish treats!

  26. #26 - Rochellw Cottonware says:

    I love Halloween and try to make all of fall as magical as possible for my 7 year old son. Really it’s just an excuse for me to be able to relish the season for as long as possible!

  27. #27 - kbo says:

    I always decorate for this Holiday and with 101 ideas, Spooky & Bright is the resource for me!

  28. #28 - Shawn B! says:

    Your doormat has been on my list of Halloween decor to make for almost a year!

  29. #29 - Jeannie says:

    Cathe, if I don’t win this book, I’m going to buy it. Thanks for letting me know of its existence.

  30. #30 - Michele Hicks says:

    I absolutely Love Love Love Halloween! It’s our family’s favorite holiday! The whole house is decked out 🙂 I’m constantly looking for new ideas so this would be perfect!

  31. #31 - Susan Graben says:

    COUNTRY LIVING has always been a great source of recipe and unique decorating ideas for me so I am sure this book will be just as great!

  32. #32 - Lisa says:

    I love decorating for Halloween! I enjoy CountryLiving magazine, this would be perfect inspiration for me! I am looking forward to decorating my new (to me) house this holiday season!

  33. #33 - Connie says:

    Love Halloween and always looking for new ideas!

  34. #34 - Kathy says:

    This looks like a really good book, I would LOVE to win it!!!

  35. #35 - Meaghan says:

    Halloween is my favorite holiday — always has been. And October is my favorite month. Not too cold, but you can smell it coming. And it doesn’t get dark too early yet but the days are getting shorter — perfect for telling spooky stories.

  36. #36 - Lynda says:

    Oh I love Halloween… as do my closest spooky friends… I would share this book if I win!

  37. #37 - Michelle Wilcox says:

    I’m always looking for new ideas for Halloween and if this book is anything like the fall issues of Country Living, I’ll be very busy. Thanks for the opportunity.

  38. #38 - Heidi says:

    Ooh, Halloween is my favorite holiday! I mean, how can you NOT love a holiday that is all about candy and dressing up and gorgeous autumn weather and pumpkins and FUN? We’ve already planned out our costumes this year–I’m so lucky to have a fun husband who goes along with all of my ideas and has as much fun dressing up as I do!

  39. #39 - Maria says:

    omg how wonderful!!!!!!
    Halloween is my favorite Holiday! 😀 I love to decorate the house and give a mini party for my daughter and the neighbours kids. 😀 how nice to have a giveaway! 😀 Very kind!

  40. #40 - Gwen says:

    Always looking for new ideas for my Halloween birthday boy and these are spooktacular!

  41. #41 - Mary says:

    Cathe, I’ve become more and more fond of Halloween as my grandchildren get old enough to trick-or-treat! While I don’t do anything too eerie for them, I love to see ideas like your spider web door mat and other decorations. Thanks for posting this giveaway!

  42. #42 - Annamarie says:

    What a great book! Can’t wait to read a copy.

  43. #43 - Deborah Kirk says:

    What a lovely book. Would love to spend time, page by page read every item. Would love to win this.

  44. #44 - Mimi Gardner says:

    My husband and I moved last November, and this will be the first time in 29 years we will be in an area where we will have trick-or-treaters! So excited to see and the ghosts and goblins at the door, and would love this book to help spooky up the holiday. Thanks for the chance to win!

  45. #45 - Barb Brooks says:

    I love that Fall is almost in the air around here! Would love some new inspiration for Halloween!

  46. #46 - Kathy Chavez says:

    Halloween is my favorite holiday second only to Christmas. I love to decorate and bake for Halloween to the max!

  47. #47 - Paula Fellows says:

    Been giving fabulous Halloween parties for 25 years, am terrified I’m running out of ideas! It would be positively Spooktacular if I won!

  48. #48 - Renee G says:

    This looks like a fun Halloween book. I’d start by making the candied apples on the cover.

  49. #49 - Bonnie says:

    What a fun book!! I especially like the photos with the lighted eyes! Spooky!!!

  50. #50 - Michelle Bartel says:

    Fingers crossed! Country Living is so great!

  51. #51 - Gail says:

    I adore creating for Halloween, it’s our favorite holiday……..I’d love this book.

  52. #52 - Jill Prather says:

    I would love to win this book because my kids are grown and I need to get back into the Halloween Decorating Spirit!

  53. #53 - Dawn Woods says:

    Be afraid, be very afraid.

  54. #54 - Rochelle Schiffbauer says:

    This looks like a fantastic book. Halloween is my favorite holiday. Thanks for the chance to win!

  55. #55 - Elizabeth Brunner says:

    Love the photo with glowing eyes. Thanks for the GiveAway contest.

  56. #56 - Suzy Girl says:

    I’m already in the Halloween holiday spirit and want to decorate also. The book looks great.

  57. #57 - Sherry says:

    Second to Christmas as my favorite decorating holiday.This looks amazing!

  58. #58 - Jeanne says:

    Halloween has become the second most favorite holiday for decorating, just after Christmas

  59. #59 - Julia Stratman says:

    woo hoo! Thanks for the fun giveaway 🙂 Looks like plenty of fun and spooky ideas for Halloween.

  60. #60 - Dee L Neff says:

    Halloween is my second favorite holiday. I’ll be getting this book one way or another. Looks great!

  61. #61 - Sue Schwarz says:

    Have a booootiful day

  62. #62 - sherry Lykins says:

    Love Halloween! This book looks like it has wonderful tasteful ideas!!

  63. #63 - Pat B. says:

    Would LOVE to have this book ! Halloween is one of my FAVORITE holidays ! Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  64. #64 - Polly Archer says:

    I’m ready to start making some Halloween stuff. This book would help to fuel my creative inclinations so I could create some eerily awesome things!

  65. #65 - Lorraine Finkbeiner says:

    I have been subscribing to Country Living magazine for almost my whole married life (41 yrs!). I have saved SO many issues and have a stack of Fall/Halloween ones even! How great it would be to have a book with ideas all gathered together! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  66. #66 - Karen Crawford says:

    I LOVE & live Halloween, everyday! Most of the items I make for my Etsy shop are Halloween themed, and this awesome looking book would be perfect for new ideas!!
    LOVE your site and wonderful creativeness, Cathe!!

  67. #67 - Amy M. says:

    Halloween is my very favorite holiday and COUNTRY LIVING is my very favorite magazine. I remember some of these projects featured in the magazine. How fun!!!

  68. #68 - Nicole Chamberlain says:

    Great! I’ve been looking for some new ideas to spook up the house for Halloween. All my old stuff is getting kind of stale.

  69. #69 - Tracy Altieri says:

    Halloween has recently become one of my favorite holidays. I think that there are just so many more magazines and books (like the give-away!) for inspiration!

  70. #70 - Danielle Westvang says:

    Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and time of year. One of my favorite memories was winning a costume contest at a workplace. I went dressed up as a “fried egg.” My Mom helped me make the costume using a white sheet, bright yellow felt, and white leggings. I put yellow face paint and yellow mouse in my hair. Good times.

  71. #71 - Tami Lahmann says:

    Besides Christmas, Halloween is my favorite holiday for decorating my house, and making ghoulish treats. I scour the web each year for ideas, but this book looks like it’s got it all in one handy place!

  72. #72 - Lizi B says:

    I love Halloween! This book looks great for a crafty lady like me 🙂

  73. #73 - Jennifer W says:

    Love this spooktacular book! One resourse for great halloween decor and num nums!

  74. #74 - VickyC says:

    Since my son’s birthday is in early October we celebrate his birthday and spend the rest of the time with the family decorating our house for the trick or treaters to enjoy. It has become one of our favorite family activities, the grandkids love the spooky decorations!

  75. #75 - Laura says:

    Halloween is my favorite holiday for crafting! I go all out carving pumpkins, and love trying new techniques. Can’t wait to see what other fun ideas are in this book.

  76. #76 - heather says:

    hooray for halloween! i’d love to have this book!

  77. #77 - Carol Parsons says:

    I love Halloween! I love Country Living! What a great combination! This book looks like a lot of fun, and good ideas!

  78. #78 - Jay Mello says:

    This is awesome! Halloween is my favorite holiday and Autumn is my favorite season! Always looking for new things to do and decorate! Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  79. #79 - Kathy Waxler says:

    I had to laugh out loud at those altered family photos with the glowing eyes and fangs! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book.

  80. #80 - Linda Smith says:

    I love to craft for Halloween-hope I win!

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  82. #81 - Richard Rocha says:

    Bubble, bubble…Toil and trouble…

    Need “Spooky & Bright” for Halloween ideas,
    On the double!

    Thanks for the chance and for the great, inspirational blog!


  83. #82 - Debbie Metti says:

    Oh how I love Halloween & Country Living…how cool to have this book available…and thanks for the chance to win one!

  84. #83 - Sue Bradford Edwards says:

    My son’s godmother was a Halloween Eve baby so we always give her an amazing Halloween gift. This would be perfect.

  85. #84 - Julia D. says:

    I really love to decorate for Halloween! I decorate inside out every year in hopes of getting at least one trick or treater… I live in the country so only my neighbors driving by on our dirt road get to enjoy it, and of course me. I also love to decorate my office at work and get the crew scared and laughing of what I come up with each year. The wonderful CountryLiving Halloween book would be fabulous to have, and hope if I win you will autograph your page showing your delightful rug. Thanks for the opportunity…..

  86. #85 - Peggy says:

    I am so ready for fall and all the creativity that goes with it!

  87. #86 - Linette Manier says:

    I love the painted pumpkins, and I can’t wait to see the other projects in the book! I think even I could do some of these.

  88. #87 - Marcie Nielsen says:

    What a fun book! Halloween is the best holiday to craft for and it looks like there are a lot of great ideas.

  89. #89 - Last Minute Lynn says:

    This looks like a terrific idea book. I love Country Living and Halloween. What a great combo?

  90. #90 - nancy d says:

    Ohh this book looks fun! I love Country Livings special books. I have the Christmas one. The only problem I have with that one is that I love the book so much I don’t want to use any of the tags or other goodies out of it! Win or lose I will have to get this book for myself and my daughter too. We both love this time of year.

  91. #91 - Jennifer Caswell says:

    This book looks marvelous! Halloween is my favorite holiday and this book looks like it has many fabulous ideas. Thanks!

  92. #92 - Lorinda L says:

    I’ve always loved Country Living – this book looks like another home run for them!

  93. #93 - Annette says:

    I love Fall! I also love Country Living!

  94. #94 - Dawn Heese says:

    Halloween is my favorite! I can’t wait to get out all my decorations. Lovely book.

  95. #95 - Julie Bramman says:

    I don’t usually carve pumpkins–I find the guts really gross and don’t like the feel on my hands–but I like the scored pumpkins, it might be enough to make me put on a pair of gloves and give it a try.

  96. #96 - Rebecca says:

    Looks like a great collection! I like when my favorite mags do something like this. You tend to see new ideas and some favorites from past issues.

  97. #97 - Betsy says:

    What a cool door mat. You must be very proud. I’d love to win the book.

  98. #98 - Danelle Fuqua says:

    Seriously, this book is jammed packed with great ideas!

    I have always loved “All Hallows Eve”…to the dismay of some. I have been making my children’s costumes since they were babies. A lot of years and crazy get ups, including 3 year old Elvis and an “Injured Worker” (you know those commercials).

    Would love the book! Long time subscriber to Country Living!!!

  99. #99 - Monnah says:

    I’ve been waiting to make your spider web door mat for a year now! 🙂 Halloween is definitely not my favorite holiday, but this book seems to be full of fun projects!

  100. #100 - Gwen says:

    Always decorate at Halloween for my son’s October 31 st birthday!

  101. #101 - Karla in CA says:

    Ohhh, I love Halloween! Autumn is my favorite time of the year. This book would be greatly appreciated and used for years.

    Thank you!

  102. #102 - Leann says:

    What fun! I’m busy planning pumpkin palooza and this would be terrific for ideas!

    Thanks for the chance!

  103. #103 - Kathryn Pritchard says:

    I love Halloween! I would love to win this book! *Fingers crossed*

  104. #104 - Danielle says:

    This looks like a great book. We love Halloween and everything fall. After living in Hawaii for several years we are looking forward to a colorful Northwest fall.

  105. #105 - Jane says:

    Always looking for new ideas! We live in a neighborhood that really decorates for Halloween and the children. The book would be drooled over by the whole street! 🙂 !

  106. #106 - Nelda Johnson says:

    This looks like a great book! I have started working on a cardboard haunted house and it would be great to see some additional ideas. Thanks for the chance to win!

  107. #107 - Susan Mathews says:

    My daughter is already asking if we can put the Halloween decor out. Would love to add some new things.

  108. #108 - Maria says:

    Oh this book looks lovely. Christmas and Halloween are my favs for decorating. While I have lots of items I’ve made for Christmas, I need to beef up the Halloween decor. This book would be the perfect thing to get me going. 🙂

  109. #109 - Yvonnebeyer says:

    I love Halloween and all the cute ideas I have found in Country Living. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  110. #110 - Melissa Waterbury says:

    I can’t wait to start decorating for Halloween! We have a party every year for our daughter and her friends. We decorate the whole house, the best part is seeing the kids’ faces when they walk into the living room which is one huge spiderweb across the ceiling. I pull out my Halloween magazines and books each year to add more ideas to the decor, this one would be a great addition, Country Living is a staple in my house.

  111. #111 - Jeanette Jackson says:

    I would love to win this book. I am always looking for new ideas for Halloween decorating.

  112. #112 - Carol says:

    What a great book! Would love to be the lucky one on your giveaway!

  113. #113 - Mary Ann says:

    What fun it would be to win that book…I love to decorate for fall and Halloween.

  114. #114 - Mary Hastings says:

    Perfect choice for a winner . . .