Thursday, May 3, 2012

Spring Reading Giveaway!

It seems as though Spring is slipping away into Summer and we haven't even settled into a good Spring rhythm yet.  We haven't quite figured out the flow of our days, the nature table hasn't been set up yet and we haven't even finished planting the garden.  Yet, here we are the first days into May and facing temperatures that are much more likt Summer than Spring.  Already we are having to plan our outside work (and play) for the mornings before the day gets too warm to enjoy and we are forced back inside during the heat of the afternoon.  This morning was no exception as we gathered our quilt, books, and snacks and headed out to enjoy the cooler morning air. 


Spring Reading

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Even mama got to bring a few books out to enjoy, a couple old favorites to revisit and a new addition that we are loving.  My copy of Naturally Fun Parties for kids arrived just a couple weeks ago and already I can tell it will be a favorite that we will refer to often. 

Kinsley immediately grabbed it today to look everything over once again.  With each turn of the page declaring a new idea for her upcoming birthday or a "oooh mama can we make this" at most of the incredible looking foods inside. 


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I think that is what I love best about this book, that it truly is a book for the entire family.  Even the littlest among us enjoys looking at all the beautiful pictures the book holds.  The themes for the parties are seasonal and incredible.  With every party giving you all the details you need to host a beautiful party of your own, everything from crafts right down to the foods.  The really great thing is that it breaks down all the details so that you can easily pick and choose which details speak to you and make each idea your own.  It even gives you a timeline to help planning go smoothly and keep you from running around frantically at the last minute like I always seem to do.

Kinsley has decided a fairy party is a must, but this Gratitude Birthday Party is my absolute favorite in the book.  Something about the simplistic beauty just makes me happy.  And I'm thinking we need a banner like that just to have hanging in the house every day.

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Now to the good part, the giveaway!  Since I was lucky enough to win my copy of the book from a giveaway over at Rhythm of the Home I thought I would share the good fortune and give away a copy myself.  Right now we are full swing into party planning mode so it seemed like the perfect time.

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All you have to do to be entered to win is a leave a comment on this post telling me about your favorite birthday party. 

See how easy that was?  And I'll even give you a couple more chances to win.  See how nice I am today? ;)
1.  Follow me here on the blog and leave a comment saying you did so.
2.  "Like" me on facebook and leave a comment saying you did so. 

I will leave comments open until 10am CST on Sunday and will announce the winner (chosen by Random Number Generator) shortly after.  Good luck!!



Comments Closed:

And the winner is Kim who said:  "My favorite birthday party was my son Owen's First Birthday. I really want that book. :-) "

Congratulations Kim, send me your address so I can get your book in the mail to you! 

18 comments:

  1. I am now following your blog. I already follow you on FB. My favorite birthday party was my son Owen's First Birthday. I really want that book. :-) http://www.thetomkatstudio.com/earthdayparty/

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    1. Kim, that birthday party is fabulous. You always do such great decorations!

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    2. I am now following your blog (love) and have liked you on FB. My favorite party was my sons first birthday party - made a banner, the cake, and party hat for him. I would love a copy of this book!

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    3. Thank you TrishJP. I think the 1st birthdays always hold a special place in our hearts.

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  3. Ohhh, wonderful giveaway!! I've had this book on my wishlist since I heard about it!! My favourite birthday party was my son's last one. He turned 3 and the kids that came dressed up as whatever they wanted and they all just played in the backyard while the parents caught up!

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    1. That sounds like something my daughter would love. How fun not to have a theme but for everyone to just dress up how they want.

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  4. And I follow your blog (and love doing so!)

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  5. My favorite party was my daughter's last birthday when she turned 3. We went to a local farm and the kids went on pony rides and hung out with the animals, then we had a cookout at our house afterwards.

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    1. We considered doing a barnyard themed party for our youngest this year. How fun.

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  6. I "like" you on Facebook. :-)

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  7. My favorite birthday party was one at our family's lake house.

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    1. I immediately got a picture of sitting out looking over the lake and just peacefulness. Sounds lovely.

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  8. That's a tough call, the early ones are so cute when they just dig into the cake and everything is exciting. I think I liked the 3yr one the best so far. She was up for games, so we had a pinata and made a bean bag toss and had little frog cupcakes. Her fourth birthday is coming up next month, so I'm hoping to be inspired and yet not go over board.
    I also like you on fb :)
    Thanks!
    Celia

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    1. That's a hard balance to find, for me anyway. I can easily go overboard with parties. My little one is turning 2 next month and I'm trying very hard to stay simple and lowkey.

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