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I have a great giveaway for you guys today!  The wonderful folks at Hallmark have come up with some great fun stuff and I am super excited to share with you! 
This all started back when we first got pregnant.  See – we live over 4 hours from all of our parents – so we aren’t going to have grandparents around all the time.  And I honestly got a little bummed out about that and started thinking about ways that we could involve them in the Lil Man’s life.  Then I saw the Hallmark Recordable Storybooks.   Those of you that went to Blissdom might remember that we were gifted with one. 

Recordable Storybooks work by letting you record your voice reading each page of the book and then “save” that story so it can be told over and over.  As you turn each page in the book – your voice plays reading each page individually.
As some of you may remember – we have a book theme going on in the nursery.  So for me – this was the perfect gift for our parents to regift back to our Lil Man!  I wanted to give one to each of our parents so that they could “read” for the Lil Man and we would have that story forever.  To me – this let us have a couple of key benefits.
1.  Lil Man gets to hear and learn his grandparents voices.
2.  We have a wonderful memento of our family and loved ones.
3.  Even when Mommy and Daddy don’t have the energy to read, they can still share a story with the Lil Man – all you have to do is turn the page!

When I talked to Hallmark about it – they were totally on board and offered to send my Mom one for her to try out in honor of Mother’s Day.  I totally forgot to take pictures of her with it – but it was super easy to figure out how to use.  There are instructions right on the inside cover and with each page you can re-record if you mess up – or get a little weepy!  :) 

And Hallmark was generous enough to offer one Recordable Storybook for you guys too!  And in honor of Mother’s Day they are also offering two of their new Postage Paid Card Packs!  They sent me a card pack to review and I have to say they are really fantastic!  The cards are all really cute – I love this one!  (We are totally a funny card family!)
Mother's Day Postage-Paid Greeting (gift of life)And the best thing with these cards is that you can just sign them and mail them.  The postage is already included – which is really fantastic!  No running to the post office to grab stamps – which I never have any more because we pay all of our bills online!  And the cost of the cards is around $3.99 and I have paid that much for just a regular card before. 
So we have one Recordable Storybook and two Postage Paid Card Packs up for grabs!  So what do you have to do to enter?  First – hop over to Hallmark’s site and pick out which of the Recordable Storybook titles you would like to have.  Then come back and tell me which one you want in a comment. 
For any extra entries – you can also do the following

  • Leave a comment telling me how you plan on honoring your mother this Mother’s Day
  • Become a Follower (or tell me you already are)
  • Become a Facebook Fan (or tell me you already are)
  • Tweet or share this contest on Facebook
  • Blog about this giveaway
That is 5 extra ways to win!  I will leave the contest open until next Tuesday evening (5/10) at 8pm CST.  On Wednesday AM – I will announce three winners – one for the Storybook and two for the Postage Paid Card Packs!  So you have lots of chances to win!!  Good Luck!! 



89 frugal friends said ...

Mari said... @ May 4, 2011 at 8:04 AM

I love these recordable books. I did two already for my grandbabies. Would love to do more..they are all so sweet. I'd get the bear one, All the Ways I love you this time.
I want to surprise my mom later this week and drive up to spend a day with her. She'd love that!

Mari said... @ May 4, 2011 at 8:05 AM

Just tweeted about this giveaway!

Mari said... @ May 4, 2011 at 8:05 AM

already a follower and fan!!

April said... @ May 4, 2011 at 8:51 AM

Twinkle, twinkle, little star! These books are so cute!

April said... @ May 4, 2011 at 8:52 AM

I follow your blog

April said... @ May 4, 2011 at 8:53 AM

And I'm a fan of yours on FB :-)

Larissa said... @ May 4, 2011 at 10:29 AM

I'd pick CURIOUS YOU ON YOUR WAY!.

Whiterose Designs by Debra said... @ May 4, 2011 at 10:35 AM

WOW, what choices there are, but after looking at all of them and their contents, my little grandson would love to hear the curious george one over and over again, he is our little curious george, even at 4 months old.

Whiterose Designs by Debra said... @ May 4, 2011 at 10:36 AM

I am defintely a follower, thanks so much for your wonderful ideas, and giveaway....

Larissa said... @ May 4, 2011 at 10:44 AM

We're taking my mom to brunch and getting her a gift certificate for a manicure.

Larissa said... @ May 4, 2011 at 10:45 AM

I'm a follower.

Larissa said... @ May 4, 2011 at 10:46 AM

I'm a FB fan.

Larissa said... @ May 4, 2011 at 10:48 AM

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/ReefBotanicals/status/65804812238864384

Larissa said... @ May 4, 2011 at 10:50 AM

Shared on FB: http://www.facebook.com/ReefBotanicals/posts/151829634882588

CraftyMama said... @ May 4, 2011 at 12:04 PM

The Counting Kisses one is super cute!

CraftyMama said... @ May 4, 2011 at 12:05 PM

This Mother's Day, I hope to honor my mom and mom-in-law with a new grandbaby!! :)

CraftyMama said... @ May 4, 2011 at 12:06 PM

I am a blog follower!

CraftyMama said... @ May 4, 2011 at 12:06 PM

I'm a Facebook fan!

CraftyMama said... @ May 4, 2011 at 12:07 PM

I Tweeted! (StephanieW----)

CraftyMama said... @ May 4, 2011 at 12:11 PM

I blogged! :)

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B. Wilson said... @ May 4, 2011 at 3:56 PM

Hey Diddle Diddle sounds cute
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B. Wilson said... @ May 4, 2011 at 3:56 PM

I am giving her some of her favorite things- a new teakettle and starbucks gc!
--Brandy
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B. Wilson said... @ May 4, 2011 at 3:57 PM

i follow your blog
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Nicole Johnson said... @ May 4, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Goodnight Moon - classic!

southerninspiration said... @ May 4, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Would love to do the Bear one, All the Ways I love you for my g'daughter that lives over in AL. What a great giveaway!!

southerninspiration said... @ May 4, 2011 at 8:05 PM

I am a follower!
Suzanne

southerninspiration said... @ May 4, 2011 at 8:06 PM

I am a FB fan!!
Suzanne

southerninspiration said... @ May 4, 2011 at 8:06 PM

My mom passed away in 93, so I will call my sweet mother in law instead!
Suzanne

Autumn said... @ May 5, 2011 at 8:11 AM

Bright and Beautiful. I love that little hymn book.

aecopley at gmail dot com

Autumn said... @ May 5, 2011 at 8:14 AM

I made my mother some beautiful flower pins and bought her a book that she's been wanting to read. Those are the material things. I plan to honor her the way that I have for the past 10 years or so - by being her best friend every day, by lending a hand whenever she needs it (even if she doesn't ask), and by always keeping her in my prayers each and every day.
She's not just my mom - she's my best friend.

aecopley at gmail dot com

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Nana Kat..♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said... @ May 5, 2011 at 11:17 AM

I'd choose All the Ways I love you! How cute is that! I've purchased one of these recordable story books (Twas Night Before Christmas) for my grandson & would like to have another for my granddaughter.
fastkat at gmail dot com

Amy V said... @ May 5, 2011 at 1:34 PM

i'd choose 'bright and beautiful'

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Amy V said... @ May 5, 2011 at 1:35 PM

gfc-annae07

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Amy V said... @ May 5, 2011 at 1:36 PM

i'm going to honor my mom with flowers and spending time w/ her- incl. going out to brunch

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The Tinkerer said... @ May 5, 2011 at 9:19 PM

All the ways I Love You....would love to have my baby girl send this to her Huney & Papa (Grandma and Grandpa) who lives 6 hours away from us!! Love these books!!! Thank you for the giveaway!!

Booker's Mom said... @ May 5, 2011 at 10:47 PM

I love this idea! No matter how far away they are they will always be available for story time! I am new to your blog, as well as the blog world! I love it so far!

The Knapps said... @ May 6, 2011 at 6:13 AM

I would love to have Guess How Much I Love You

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The Knapps said... @ May 6, 2011 at 6:13 AM

I follow via GFC

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other-option said... @ May 6, 2011 at 10:53 AM

I'd love to have All The Ways I Love You.. I'll cook for my Mom this mothers day.
- Danielle
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other-option said... @ May 6, 2011 at 10:56 AM

I follow already!
- Danielle
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ashleynichole said... @ May 6, 2011 at 11:55 AM

I would like all the ways I love you.
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Cheri said... @ May 6, 2011 at 4:08 PM

Thanks for visiting my blog - new follower!

andrea v said... @ May 7, 2011 at 7:32 PM

All the ways I love you is what I would choose
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andrea v said... @ May 7, 2011 at 7:34 PM

we are taking her out for brunch

Joanne said... @ May 8, 2011 at 12:28 AM

I'd want We're Not Scared of Anything! Both of my kids can be little scaredy cats, so this book would be a good one for them.

Christie said... @ May 8, 2011 at 1:19 PM

I'd pick "We're Not Scared of Anything!"for my nephew. I used to babysit him 4 days a week from when he was 1 until he was 2 1/2 and then auntie had to move away :( He'd love hearing my voice read him a great book!
I'm hoping this isn't just for the US - I can't find anywhere that says who it is open to (I'm in Canada)
Thanks!
Christie
swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

LisaAnn Young lhy5@yahoo.com said... @ May 8, 2011 at 3:22 PM

I would love to have Goodnight Moon as I have read this book literally thousands of times to our nine children over the years! To think of having it left for them in my voice for the grandbabies is heartwarming!

LisaAnn Young lhy5@yahoo.com said... @ May 8, 2011 at 3:24 PM

follow you on facebook

LisaAnn Young lhy5@yahoo.com said... @ May 8, 2011 at 3:25 PM

We phoned my Mom and passed the phone around so we could all talk as long as we wanted with her :) This is what she requested and we all enjoyed it.

jcsjcs said... @ May 8, 2011 at 4:37 PM

I'd like to get my son the "Were Not Scared of ANYTHING" recordable book.

libbylopez AT hotmail DOT com

jcsjcs said... @ May 8, 2011 at 4:39 PM

I sent my mother flowers and woke up early so we could chat on the phone while she had her morning coffee and before my little one woke up (so I could actually talk!).

libbylopez AT hotmail DOT com

Becca said... @ May 8, 2011 at 8:32 PM

I just teared up thinking about my parents being able to read to our baby across the miles (they live 5 hours away). I would choose "Goodnight Moon" or "Thank you God for Everything".

Becca said... @ May 8, 2011 at 8:33 PM

I'm a new follower.

Becca said... @ May 8, 2011 at 8:34 PM

I sent flowers to my mama and my Meme, and will be giving my mom her 2nd grandchild in the next 3 weeks. :)

Wise Owl Designs said... @ May 9, 2011 at 10:36 AM

I would like the Guess How Much I Love You book.

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Wise Owl Designs said... @ May 9, 2011 at 10:37 AM

I sent my mom flowers and had her over for dinner as well.

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Wise Owl Designs said... @ May 9, 2011 at 10:39 AM

I am a follower.

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faithplusnothing said... @ May 9, 2011 at 1:12 PM

I like Counting Kisses
annwwins@yahoo.com

faithplusnothing said... @ May 9, 2011 at 1:13 PM

I'm honoring her by thinking of her. She passed away in 2003
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faithplusnothing said... @ May 9, 2011 at 1:13 PM

I'm an RSS follower
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faithplusnothing said... @ May 9, 2011 at 1:14 PM

I'm a facebook fan
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faithplusnothing said... @ May 9, 2011 at 1:14 PM

I tweeted this giveaway
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ani hearts japan said... @ May 9, 2011 at 2:06 PM

I would like to have the My Little Princess book.

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ani hearts japan said... @ May 9, 2011 at 2:08 PM

I honored my mother by sending her flowers, sending her a card from shutterfly with my kids pictures in it, and a couple of other gifts. I called her on mother's day since I couldn't be with her.

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ani hearts japan said... @ May 9, 2011 at 2:21 PM

I am a follower via GFC.

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ani hearts japan said... @ May 9, 2011 at 2:22 PM

I like you on facebook.

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Wehaf said... @ May 9, 2011 at 6:13 PM

I love Goodnight Moon.

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ashlynloves2blog said... @ May 10, 2011 at 7:26 AM

I'd love to get the 'Goodnight Moon' book.

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ashlynloves2blog said... @ May 10, 2011 at 7:26 AM

For mother days we had a small picnic with the family. The weather was amazing, so happy it turned out.

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ashlynloves2blog said... @ May 10, 2011 at 7:27 AM

I now follow you via GFC.

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ashlynloves2blog said... @ May 10, 2011 at 7:27 AM

I also like you on Facebook.

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mummytotwoboys said... @ May 10, 2011 at 10:31 AM

I would pick the Goodnight Moon Book
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mummytotwoboys said... @ May 10, 2011 at 10:33 AM

My Mom is currently overseas so I honored her on Mother's Day by having a special Skype session
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mummytotwoboys said... @ May 10, 2011 at 10:34 AM

GFC Follower
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mummytotwoboys said... @ May 10, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Facebook Fan ! (D Schmidt)
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Amanda M. said... @ May 10, 2011 at 12:35 PM

I would pick Good Night Moon because my husband who is deployed always read it to our daughter. It would be great to send it to him and let him record it for her while he is gone.
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Amanda M. said... @ May 10, 2011 at 12:36 PM

I'm a new follower
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Ryan said... @ May 10, 2011 at 12:39 PM

Kids all love Curious George.

Andrew McKinley said... @ May 10, 2011 at 1:52 PM

We're not Scared of Anything

Andrew McKinley said... @ May 10, 2011 at 1:53 PM

This year instead of buying a card, I made a card for her. Yes, it still looks like something I would have made in 2nd grade. :)

Andrew McKinley said... @ May 10, 2011 at 1:54 PM

following u via GFC and twitter (andygmck)

Andrew McKinley said... @ May 10, 2011 at 1:55 PM

fan on FB

pjaenke said... @ May 10, 2011 at 2:23 PM

I would like On The Night You Were Born.

katychick said... @ May 10, 2011 at 4:36 PM

i like my little princess
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katychick said... @ May 10, 2011 at 4:36 PM

i follow you gfc
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Anonymous said... @ May 10, 2011 at 4:41 PM

The counting kisses!!! thanks
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Anonymous said... @ May 10, 2011 at 4:42 PM

My mom lives far from me, so I was not able to be with her on mothers day, but she is coming to visit in june so I am taking her to get her toes done.
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Jus and Kat said... @ May 10, 2011 at 7:30 PM

I would choose Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.

Jus and Kat said... @ May 10, 2011 at 7:31 PM

I honored my mother this Mother's Day by inviting her over to our house, where we cooked her a nice, homecooked meal and she didn't have to lift a finger!

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