Book Report, Giveaway, The Latest Buzz

Celebrating Dear Carolina Day

Dear Carolina

Dear Carolina

While many were celebrating yesterday’s date with magaritas and Mexican fare, we were celebrating the launch of Dear Carolina, the first novel by North Carolina native and beautiful blogger, Kristy Woodson Harvey.  Having had a regatta-free weekend (woohoo!), we spent two days reveling in the Southern charm of this story – two strong but very real women who come together for the sake of a baby girl.  Kristy’s writing career began at UNC where she studied journalism and mass communications and was perfected through her blog, Design Chic, a family affair with her mother, Beth.

The Lovely Kristy

Kristy Woodson Harvey

Dear Carolina‘s richly developed characters (à la Steel Magnolias) live in a world where family comes first and colorful Southern idioms are as abundant as crepe myrtle.  You can’t help but be transported by the two female narrators and the tale they weave for baby Carolina.  So grab a copy, hop on a porch swing with a glass of sweet tea sangria, and prepare to be enchanted…

Porch Swing

Porch Swing

Should you wish to join the celebration and add a little Southern style and comfort to your home and kitchen, Kristy is offering a $1,000 Shop Design Chic Shopping Spree to one lucky winner.  The Design Chic shop is chock full of divine home accessories and furniture, curated with a designer’s expert eye.

Halie Pillow

Halie Pillow

Shopping Spree

Shopping Spree

To enter the shopping spree, send proof of purchase of Dear Carolina (photos are fine!) to  And just for entering, you’ll also receive a free e-copy of the Dear Carolina Companion Cookbook, full of Southern recipes from renowned bloggers and family members, and Dear Carolina printable quotes.  Everyone’s a winner in this giveaway!

Photos: book, author, porch, pillow and giveaway

Previous Post Next Post

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Sandy May 6, 2015 at 7:37 am

    I can’t wait to read Kristy’s debut novel…it will be the perfect way to pass the time on my flight to California tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your week, ladies!! xoxo

  • Reply Karena May 6, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Congratulations to Kristy!! What a great accomplishment and I am so excited to read her new book!!

    The Arts by Karena

  • Reply Jeanne McKay Hartmann May 6, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Can’t wait to read Kristy’s book – it’s next up in my Kindle. How lovely that you had a regatta-free weekend to dive into it! Love seeing our talented blogger community do great things. Have a wonderful Wednesday, ladies! XOXO

  • Reply Kristy Woodson Harvey May 7, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    Thank you SO MUCH for sharing Dear Carolina! And all of the other lovely goodies on this post 🙂 You are too, too sweet. xoxoxo Kristy

  • Reply designchic May 7, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    Thank you ladies for such a wonderful post on Dear Carolina. I am one proud “mama” and so grateful for this amazing blogging community that has been so supportive…you’re the best!

  • Leave a Reply to Jeanne McKay Hartmann Cancel Reply