Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Story Tots - Day 1 of Birthday Bash!

We all try to be good Mom’s.


We feed our kids great food, give them baths, sing silly songs and read to them.


Sometimes, good deeds bring very harsh reality.


That the same book, over… and over… and over can breed… insanity.

I can not tell you how many times I have said. “Go Dog Go” or “Emmy said: Let go get some dandelions”… I need something different, and so do my daughters.


Storytots was the answer. I pulled the book out of the packaging and was instantly in love. The book is sturdy and fun, with bright colors, beautifully illustrated pictures and a little girl that looked just like Issa.


And more importantly… it has her name in it.


I couldn’t wait for the next bath time and snuggle in the chair, hair was combed, jammies wrapped around clean bodies that smelled like oranges. We all cuddled up and opened the book with anticipation.


I loved how their eyes lit up when I said “Issa” the first time. They both looked at me and waited for me to say it again. Pretty soon they were pointing out monkeys and yelling out names of other people in the story. It was an interactive reading night instead of just fighting me to turn the page.


Issa now calls it her “Issa Monkey” book.


I can tell you that this holiday season I will be purchasing at least three of these books and one gift certificate.


Yes, I said it, gift certificate. This will be for my best friend’s son, he will be getting one of these delightful gifts and his parents will get to make it for him! What a cool present all the way around.


Another wonderful fact about these books, they are created by a talented MOMpreneur located here in Colorado! Just makes me all warm and fuzzy helping out another local mom.


Wanna enter? Here’s how….

Visit Story Tots and check out all the different personalized books. Then come back here and leave a comment telling me what book you would choose if you won this.

Want extra entries?:

  • Subscribe to my blog or tell me you have.
  • Become a Twitter fan - @CrunchyGreenMom and tweet this giveaway (link)
  • Write a blog post about this giveaway (leave me a comment with a link)
  • Put my blog button up (leave me a comment with a link)
  • Tell me Happy Birthday… Leave me a tip, a poem, heck, even a cake made out of lines and dots!

Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry. If you do not have your e-mail address easily accessible, please leave it in the comment post.

Giveaway ends on Friday, July 17, 2009 at midnight (US only)

Winner will be selected from all eligible entries using Random.org. Winner will be contacted via email and must respond within 48 hours.

Huge Thanks to Jessica of Story Tots who sponsored this giveaway!

113 comments:

Gretel said...

I am the first! I think! I would get the book The Dragon of Snoobledoob! Grady would love it! He would laugh at us when we try to say Snoobledoob!

Gretel said...

Happy Birthday my Soul Sister! I am a subscriber!

Gretel said...

Oh and I added the button on a blog about the BIRTHDAY BASH!

wigget said...

i would choose Catch Those Monkeys!

JennyMac said...

Love that book! Too cute and a great idea.

Michelle@lifeinawhirlwind said...

My princess would love The Princess Crown.

Michelle@lifeinawhirlwind said...

I subscribe

Michelle@lifeinawhirlwind said...

Buttons on top of my blog.

Michelle@lifeinawhirlwind said...

la la la la.... Happy Birthday to you, happy Birthday to you... cha cha cha.

Lai-Lai said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! God I miss you so much honey! I hope you are having a fantastic birthday! Love you love you love you

Lori said...

This is adorable! My son LOVES monkeys, and his little sister will be born in the next few days {let's hope...} so I'd choose "Catch Those Monkeys" for two characters! Thanks!!

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Lori said...

And... "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!"

Here's my tip... celebrate ALL MONTH LONG! My bday's at the beginning of January, and I LOVE to use it as an excuse for the rest of the month... just say something like, "But it's my birthday!" It makes for a fun joke at least, and you may even get something out of it! :)

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Pam said...

My son would love Dinosaur Circus.

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Pam said...

Happy Birthday! Bonne annee!

Hope you have a good one!

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Kristen said...

I love the Catch those Monkeys storybook!

Kristen said...

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Kristen said...

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Over Coffee - the green edition said...

It would be a difficult choice between the dragon of snoobledoob and the princess crown.

I am also a follower.

Happy Birthday!

Heather R said...

I would choose the Princess Crwon.

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I would choose the Catch Those Monkeys book because my 3 1/2 old son absolutely loves monkeys and I know he would think this was the coolest!

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Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope it's your best yet!

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Nad said...

I'd get the Princess Crown book for my daughter.

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Nad said...

Joyeux Anniversaire!! (Happy Birthday in French, my native tongue).

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Nad said...

I'm a suscriber.

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Anonymous said...

I would choose the monkey one. My son loves animals right now

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LaVonne said...

I was going to choose the Princess one, but I think my Princess would rather have the monkey one. :)

LaVonne said...

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LaVonne said...

A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Blessings to you this new year of life. :)

hotmommatrish2 said...

I would love The Dragon of Snoobledoob For 2 characters! since i have 2 kids theses would be great since my daughter is getting into dragons because of her uncle.

hotmommatrish2 said...

i subscriber thanks alot

hotmommatrish2 said...

Today is my birthday also... 7/9/?? thanks

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

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princess crown

count me in

Everyone have a great week!

khaski said...

I would choose the Dragon of Snoobledoob for my 3 year old son Sam.

Joanna said...

Oh The Princess Crown, for sure! Kelsie is such a "pretty pretty princess" as she always says!

rachel Posell said...

my son (oliver) loves dragons so definitely dragon circus. thanks for the opportunity.
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rachel Posell said...

my son (oliver) loves dragons so definitely dragon circus. thanks for the opportunity.
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Anonymous said...

"catch those monkeys!" looks like the best one!

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Anonymous said...

I would choose Catch the Monkeys.

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RR said...

My little guy would like "The Dragon of Snoobledoob" simply because of the word "snoobledoob." What fun!

Linda said...

My grandson would love Dinosaur Circus.
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ReggieMann said...

If I won, I would choose The Dragon of Snoobledoob for my niece :)

ReggieMann said...

A very happy birthday to you and may you have many, many more!! :)

RE said...

The princess crown sounds great! Thanks!

Kim said...

LOVE: Dinosaur Circus

Tammy N in TN said...

I would choose Catch Those Monkeys to go along with the Monkey theme in my son's room.

Tammy N in TN said...

Happy Birthday! Let's hear it for July birthdays! Everyone in my family was born in July, it's great.

Ms. Autumn said...

i'd get super suction man or cath those monkies!

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Ms. Autumn said...

happy birthday!! don't ever let anyone tell you you're too old to eat your cake & enjoy it too!!

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sweepmom said...

I would choose "The Dragon of Snoobledoob" for my son.

jessecreations said...

I would want "The Dragon of Snoobledoob" so I could have it personalized for both of my kiddos.

Jess

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mogrill said...

I would pick Catch the Monkeys. Thanks for the chance. mogrill@comcast.net

Miranda said...

Oh! The Dragon of Snoobledoob!! I love the idea of being able to read "Snoobledoob" out loud over and over.

-Mandy

The Halton Mom said...

The Dragon of Snoodledoob is right up my kids alley. They love making up new words and Snoodledoob would become a new favorite. Thanks so much for the chance!
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The Halton Mom said...

Happy Birthday!

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Tia said...

I would love to get The Princess Crown to read with my daughter.
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Tia said...

I hope you have a fantastic birthday!
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Joanna said...

I subscribe!

Cocoa Lover said...

I would get the Princess Crown for my granddaughter.

Dolphin Girl said...

My kids love monkeys, I think I might get Catch that MOnkey.

Lori said...

Catch Those Monkeys would be my pick (monkey is my son's nickname--perfect!)
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zanesmommy2008 said...

If I won I would choose The Dragon of Snoobledoob

zanesmommy2008 said...

I subscribe thegrants

zanesmommy2008 said...

I hope you have a very lovely birthday!

mommablogsalot said...

I love the Catch Those Monkeys - especially the one with an option for 2 characters!

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Colleen said...

Catch those monkeys!

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paula h said...

I would pick Super Suction Man (I think). My son loves to "help" me vacuum. He also loves monkeys.


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paula h said...

Have a Happy and Wonderful Birthday. You know it's illegal to do any housework, cooking, etc on your birthday?

crystalf said...

My daughter would love The Princess Crown book. thank you!!

crystalf said...

Happy birthday wishes coming your way!!

Jenna said...

Catch Those Monkeys would be a hit with my daughter! Thanks for the chance.

Jenna said...

I'm a blog follower!

Jenna said...

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday, dear crunchy green mommmmmm
Happy birthday to you!

erma said...

I like the Catch Those Monkeys!
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jceko77 said...

catch the monkeys
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adrian said...

I would definately choose Catch the Monkeys b/c my daugther is so into monkeys nowadays.
Great idea and nice website.
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Molly K said...

I would pick the Catch those Monkeys because it always it to have 2 names so my boys could be in it together.

Molly K said...

I subscribed.

Molly K said...

Happy birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you. I hope you have a great day and remember to take some quiet time for yourself.

Xenia said...

My daughters are definitely my monkeys, I would LOVE the Catch Those Monkeys! for 2 characters. It would be perfect for them.

Thanks!
xpsundell at gmail dot com

Xenia said...

Happy Birthday! My tip is to just enjoy yourself and hopefully get to do at least one thing that YOU want to do!

xpsundell at gmail dot com

chazvgo said...

I would choose Catch Those Monkeys and put both my boys names in it. Thanks :)

chazvgo said...

Happy Birthday!! And dont forget to make a wish :)

Heidi said...

Catch Those Monkeys! looks like the cutest book ever!

Ellisen said...

Catch Those Monkeys! for 2 characters would be a wonderful surprise for my granddaughters. They love books and would adore seeing and hearing about their adventure.

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Ellisen said...

Happy Birthday! Take time to reflect on what has happened this past year and how great this next year is going to be!

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Laura said...

Happy Birthday! I would chose Catch Those Monkeys. Adorable!

Tracysweetangl said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I would chose Catch Those Monkeys!! Thanks!

Amanda said...

I would choose the Catch Those Monkeys! book. So cute! macd82 at gmail dot com

tina said...

i would pick Super Suction Man or catch those monkeys thanks so much for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina said...

i subscribe thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I would love to have the Catch Those Monkeys one. So cute.

-Lauren
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

i follow your blog.

-lauren
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

happy birthdayy!!! I hope it was or is great.

-lauren
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Diana D said...

Dinosaur Circus would be my choice. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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Nola said...

I would definitely choose Catch Those Monkeys for my little one, who is obsessed with monkeys.

mom2anutball said...

I would choose the The Princess Crown! Thanks for the chance!!
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Anonymous said...

"Super Suction Man"!

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Xenia said...

I'm a subscriber (now that you helped me figure it out)!

:) xpsundell at gmail dot com

amyd29 said...

I like the Dinosaur Circus or snoodledoob,since I have 2 boys

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Anonymous said...

I would select Dinosaur Circus for my daughter. She has an older brother who has taught her all about Dinosaurs.

Barbara Rawe
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purango said...

I would choose The Dragon of Snoobledoob. garrettsambo@aol.com

kathy pease said...

i like
Catch Those Monkeys!

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kathy pease said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! With many more to follow :)

Gianna said...

Catch Those Monkeys :)

liliesrnice said...

I'd like Catch those Monkeys for characters! My little one would love it!

masonsgranny59 said...

We heart the
Catch Those Monkeys book!

Donna said...

I would pick the The Princess Crown book.
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