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mod*mom giveaway :: 5 blurb make-your-own books ($800 value)
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I have already started to turn my blog into a blurb book, but it has a long way to go, but I can't wait to print it. I am also doing my girls baby books - a month by month chronicle.
I would do a first words blurb book. First words my kids say that is. Its sounds cool. Im going to try it.
Oh my, this would be perfect. I have been dreaming about my ideas for my little boys baby book/my blog book (since they are pretty much one in the same). He turns one on Oct 27th, so this is perfect timing.
I'd make a book of my granddaughter's baby pictures
Definitely a children's book illustrated by my daughter.
I like the idea of my children illustrating their own books. I'd write the story and they could draw the pictures to go along with it.
I'd love to write a childrens book. :)
My book would be, "Year Two" of my blog which covers what's going on with me and my daughter. I'd love to win! Thanks for the chance.
Wow, this sounds very cool. I would love to make some of my daughter's stories into a book for her!
I"m at work on it right now in my head -- I would write a book for PunditGirl about what China was like in the year she lived there before we adopted her. It's a project that's been on my mind for a long time but many friends have been giving me a kick in the you know where to get it done!
Mine will be a baby book for my kids :) because I my daughter doesn't have a baby book and my son (6) stops at 18months.
I would make an anniversary book for my parents or a baby book for my nieces. I have been looking into these books for awhile.
This is such a terrific idea!!! I've been wanting to work on a project with my daughter and this is the perfect one!!! I will leave it up to her what kind of a book we'd pick.
What a cool prize. I'm keeping a journal for my daughter... if I won this, I'd turn it into a "real" book with photos. :)
what a fun idea. maybe it would motivate me to further develop some of my favorite recipes and get them in print. i love to cook and experiment and it would be fun to have my own cookbook.
I would make a portfolio coffee table book of my husband's artwork! How cool!!!
I'd love to make my blog into a blurb book -- it's the only real record of my son's first years. I didn't ever start a baby book, I just made entries in the blog for the boy.
Ooh, what fun! Mine would be all the kids crafts and activities I've done with the kids -- over a whole year-ful of blog posts so far :-)
What a wonderful contest! I would love to win and make a book about all of the travels we've done with our son in the past 2 years. I'd love to make a keepsake like this for him. I am hoping that even if he does not remember these trips, he will at least feel some sort of connection to the different cultures he's been exposed to by looking back at the pictures and stories we have to share.
I'd love to publish the second year of my blog to a book. Blurb is a great service and I'd love to use them.
I would probably just make a book of my blog, because it is just mostly my memories of my kids! Awesome contest!
Turning my blog into a book has been my heart's desire since I started my blog. The hidden agenda I've kept in mind while writing my posts is that one day my then-adult child will be reading them. Perhaps she'll see me as less of a "mom" and more of a person, and perhaps a friend. Boy, I'd love to win this one!
My grandmother has just finished writing my deceased grandfathers life story. I helped her edit it today, and it was touching and heart wrenching. I never knew the man but after reading her story I felt I knew him a little better and her a lot better. She is the most forgiving and courageous person I know. I would blurb that.
I'm doing a digital baby book for my daughter via Blogger. I love how it is organized, I can edit dates to show milestones, and it's fun to do. I'm still working on her first year, but what a joy it is to revisit all those important moments. I'd love to turn this into a printed book. Perfect!
I totally want to put my blog into a book!!
I would definitely make a book out of my blog I've been keeping for the last few years. I've been looking for a service like this!
Great give away! I love the idea!
I would make a book for my granddaughters.
I would love to make a book from my blog...I'm blogging about my daughters first year. That was our part of our plan when we started the blog. Pity my other future children...like I'm ever going to have the time to do this again! =)
Such a great idea. Would love to win this one.
My husband and I live far from our families: one parent is three hours away, two others are halfway across the country, and the fourth is across an ocean from us. When our daughter was born two years ago, we started a blog to share news and photos of her grandparents. She's changed so much in such a short time, and I find myself so very grateful to have her live well documented. Right now her blog exists only in electronic form, and I've love to publish it as a book--something she can cherish for herself and perhaps someday share with her own children.
I would make my book all about my 2yr old daughter!!! It would be excellent to win!!!
I think I would make it a family journal, year by year, basically from the time we were married and through our children to now. Highlights from each year would be great.
My book will be called "Princess Maddie Loves Her Daddy" I will draw all the illustrations and I already have it written out. It goes about saying all the stuff Princess Maddie loves like, "Princess Maddie loves all her mom's kisses and all her mom's hugs, and yes Princess Maddie even likes bugs"... it goes on about stuff she loves in rhymes as so above and in the end it goes... "Yes Princess Maddie does love a lot of things but most of all Princess Maddie Loves Her Daddy." It's cute. Drawings will be super cute and I have it all written out it's probably like 15 illustrated pages.
This is exactly what I need to get me started on what I've been saying I'll do (a Blurb book) and getting it done. Actually I've got twins, so my thought is I'll do two as their baby books. Fingers crossed I win AND get started! Thanks for the contest.
This is exactly what I have been looking for! I have already started to make my blog into a blurb book and I'm constantly thinking of other ones I could make for gifts. Thanks for the great idea! My email is email@example.com.
I would make a book featuring all my photos I have taken.
What a neat idea. I would make a book about my family and poking fun at myself for being a slacker mom. It could be a how to book.
My wife and I take pictures of ourselves doing handstands in places all over the world. This would be the perfect way to pull our collection together for display!
these are great book ideas!
my book would be about the struggles of a young girl as she tries to make it out of a reoccurring life of abuse and abandonment in order to find happiness, acceptance, and love. Here's my email addy in case I win: firstname.lastname@example.org
I would do a book about what we did this summer!
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I migrated to the United States and I LOVE all the beautiful traditions and holidays here therefore my book would be about explaining to my child a bit of her parent's culture but also I will incorporate the US Culture and holiday traditions, wich are so inspiring to me and beautiful ( I love to decorate and bake etc.it will have easy recipes etc
This is so amazing and cool!
I would like to use excerpts from my blog to create a memoir for my four children of a year in the life of a SAHM raising them. Including pictures, my joys, my moments going crazy. I think this would be a special thing for them to have when they someday become parents of their own.
What a great product! I would love to give my blog to my parents as a christmas gift. This way they would have their own book of the kiddos.
It's hard to say what I would do a book about, though I know it would have something to do with my daughter. There were lots of emotions surrounding her birth including a period of terrible post-partum depression. I have been thinking of a way to document/write/journal about this period in a tasteful and loving way. I think this would be a wonderful way to do it.
I have a blog that I'm writing about my pregnancy in hopes to make it into a book someday. I would also love to make a photo book of all the beautiful pictures my husband and I have taken along the way.
My husband and I are working on a book for our son. This would be a great way to publish it for him and our family members.
I cannot believe this is a giveaway. I have been wanting to do this and ran accross this on your blog. I would love this! this is a great History Book that I will want more and more of. Ihope I win!
oops,got to excited and forgot to include my email; email@example.com and blog is janibraskasdailytreasures.blogspot.com
Oh my goodness! I have ALWAYS wanted to publish a childrens' book!! My head is going crazy trying to decide on just one topic. Would I do the story of how we got our little girl through adoption? Or combine art pictures with pictures of my little girl to make a fun "art book"? Or make a book of all my relatives living in Finland whom my little girl hardly ever sees (hasn't seen any of them yet, she's already two) so that she can get to know them? Or fun drawings of animals combined with pictures of our little girl interacting with them (she loves animals)? Or a songbook of all the songs she already knows how to sing (with illustrations and her pictures).............. PLEEEEEEEASE PICK ME.... PHLEEEEASE. :)
what a wonderful give-away!
We leave for our first family vacation next week. So my book would probably be about our trip!!!
I'd make a book about my travels over the world to show my children.
Being a stay at home mom, I have had so many special moments with my son - I'd love to make those into a book.
I would definitely make a book about my daughters. I send out a weekly email to friends and family and this would be the perfect way to preserve them.
I would love to publish my blog into a book. What a great idea!
I have been designing my own set of baby books after being frustrated with all the too "cutesy" stuff I see or cool but very expensive books. I started with a "boy" book, and we just found out we are expecting a boy! Now it I can just find the time to finish it.....
I would love to do my blog as well. After that, I would want to do my recipes. How neat!
I have wonderful pictures and stories of our family outing. I would love to be able to put them into a book for my daughter. She is 3 and most of the things we did with her as a baby she will not remember. This would be a great family treasure.
Oh, how wonderful. I would love to be published. My husband and I love to create drawings and poems about parenthood (and other things). It would be a dream to have our little ditties in a book. Wish we could also include my husbands compositions. Maybe blurb would have some thoughts on that. firstname.lastname@example.org
I would love to turn my blog into a book! It would be about all the stuff my kids have done! I don't have the time with 4 kids to keep their baby books up to date. The last time I wrote in all the baby books was when I had my youngest and put his birth in the books.
I would do a baby book for my precious children who I haven't had time to do one for :)
I would create a book for my sister. She is such a talented photographer and this is a great gift to showcase her work.
a picture book for my daughter.
My son's first two years. It would be SOOOO nice get all the good digital pictures and family memories on paper.
We are moving this week! I would love to make a book about the first month or two of living in our new city.
a cookbook of all the different dishes I could make with Trader Joe's items.
A history of speedskating and all my buddies
With my children getting ready to starte leaving the nest, my first book would be a cookbook. Most definitely.
I'd make a "best-of" family photo album!
What a fun idea!
It would be a book of my photography chronicling the lives of my special needs sons.
No problem deciding what my book would be! My 2 grown kids have always teased me about my photographing their lives...they say that "Mom documented our childhoods!" I would definitely make a book for each one of them, plus all the pictures I've taken of my 2 beautiful little granddaughters!
I would love to do baby picture books for my 2 kids or just turn my blog into a book! Love it!
I love to scrapbook, but it's so hard to keep up with a toddler running around. So, my book would be a look back at my baby's first year complete with milestones and his first crayon drawings so I can let go of the guilt of getting behind with my scrapbooking. We actually just ordered a couple of bound books for this purpose (and for Christmas gifts) from a photo hosting site and are SORELY disappointed with the quality. It sounds as if blurb makes a much higher quality book!
I'd love to make a book with pictures of the textiles I create.
I would love to create a book of heritage for my girls - kind of a legacy of where they came from (highlighting interesting fact of my family and hubby's family) - fun memories of our family - favorite recipes and other things that have been passed on to me by my mom and her mom and her mom .. things only a mother an daughter can share.. basically "The Thyen Girls Guide" - something they can read and laugh about, go to as a source from time to time, and most importantly, a reminder that I love them, love them, love them lots!!! :)
This would be wonderful for our family since my kid's grandparents are in Australia - we have family all over the place. London, Israel, all over the US.. we'd love to share family pictures in a book format. Since I'm a graphic designer, it would be a great project to test my photo editing and layout skills in a non-pressuring way!
I've been putting together a family cookbook, and this would be the perfect thing to help me finish it. My grandmother is my last living grandparent, and I'd love to have a beautiful collection of her recipes to pass down to my daughter.
My husband and I are coming up on our 5 year anniversary. A blurb book documenting our adventures of the last 5 years would be a beautiful way to celebrate.
Mine would be more of a "blur" book, about the first six months with our new son. It's gone by so fast! I'd make the book for his dad for a Christmas gift.
There's so many things I could make with a book like that!
I'd make a baby/kids book with photos that I've taken of my family.
I would make it about my 70yo mother. It would be to celebrate her life and her achievements. I think she would love it!
Wow, WHAT a giveaway! You are always so chic and I love looking at all the cool stuff you find! I'd love to make a book of my family - my hub, myself, and my 2 kiddos. The hub is big into web design stuff, so he would probably be very good at this sort of thing!
A baby book, a grandkids book (for my mom), an artbook (my 4 year-old is amazing!) a places we've lived book...so many ideas. Thanks for introducing this great product. And as my kid would say pick me pick me!
My book would be a book of my son's first year of life! :)
Hmm.. hard choice. It would either be a collection of my favorite chocolate recipes with photos or a memoire type book about our life on the farm and ranch with tons of photos added.
Wow what a great give-away. I would definetly make my blog into a book.
I would make a special baby book for my little girl or a cookbook that could be passed down to her.
My girl friend and I are currently working on a cook book for "Working Moms". This would be the best thing to help us finish up this project.
My partner & I have an idea for a childrens book... This sounds like a great way to get it started!
I would make a FAMILY RECIPE BOOK. It would include pictures of all the food we love to make together and their recipes. Unfortunately, (or maybe fortunately) the Dessert section would be the biggest chapter.
I would do a blog book and have the precious memories and pictures from my blog in a physical form. It would be awesome! Sure hope I win!!!
My blog is my way of putting the precious day-to-day moments with my children down "on paper." I have thought often of blurbing the blog, and this would be the perfect opportunity!
My book will chronicle the journey we've taken to adopt our daughter. She's six months old now, and our blog has evolved from a place for me to vent my emotions about infertility and the tedious adoption application process, into a celebration of her life, her developments, and our new family!
My book will be a chronicle of our life together from dating to parenthood...
I would love to make a book for my son that would feature family photos and letters from his family members. I have letters written to him by his great grandparents, grandparents, ect. I think that would be truely something special.
Oh sooo good! I've been looking for a better way to create a book of my Grandma Elsa's life instead of the kinkos binding method... She past away recently and I was in charge of putting something together with pictures and stories of her life from a recording we took of her telling those stories. (she could remember everything from her childhood just not so much her day to day life) Anyway i'll most likely use blurb even if I don't win. Thanks for the heads up. Love your blog Nic
I would make an 'Our Story' book, all about our family and extended families and our heritage.
I started blogging when I was pregnant. I wanted to document the entire journey of becoming a mom. I've continued and now my son just turned one! It would be so awesome to turn my blog into a storybook of his first year of life! What an amazing product!
I would love to do this. I would make a book about my sons first year of life or I would make my sister one about her husband who was KIA in Iraq on Christmas 2006. I think she would like that. It would be such a wonderful thing to do.
I forgot my e-mail address email@example.com
It would definitely be some kind of comic book, where my toddler is the superhero protecting smaller bebies from ne'er-do-wells. It would make clear that she is NOT a baby.
a book of our family.
a book of our family.
turning my blog into a book would be such an amazing, fun adventure! thanks for turning me onto blurb. there are so many projects that are waiting to happen!
I am in the midst of putting together a truck book for my son using pictures of truck doing all kinds of jobs around our city. This would be great.
So many choices! I would either do a blurb book about life, a book about scars from cancer, or a children's book. :)
I would a book about my kids first year for the grandparents.
My book would be about impacts of todays society on christianity. Thanks for entering me.
My book would be on preserving 1960's go go dance and teaching it to the next generation. I am excited to teach kids the frug, the hully gully and the watusi! I have been working on a book on this topic and it would be lovely to see it pulled together blurb's booksmart.
I would publish a book with pictures, stories and family trees of our ancestry. What a great way to pull all the memorabilia together!
I would make a book of all of our relatives because we live 3000 miles from our children's nearest family and they ask about them all the time. It would be a nice way to keep in touch with them with something tangible.
It would be my Life & Times here at home...
I have long wanted to edit my photos and information from my thesis into a fun and colorful book on Chicago! This just might motivate me!
The perfect giveaway!
My book would be about how my son Finn eats everything -- because he's in that stage where he puts everything in his mouth. I've already written the text and now I need the illustrations. I'd love to record this for him in a nice professional looking bound book so he save it for his kids also. my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I want to publish a book for my sister about her pregnancy. Thanks!
I started my photo blog today is pretty so I'd have something nice to show at the end of a long day—especially when that long day entails meeting the needs of two little boys. It's also about documenting and sharing the good stuff, amid the diaper changes, the meal making, the cleaning up, and the whining and the boredom (theirs and mine) because often the lovely moments in ordinary life and in motherhood pass quickly and go unnoticed by the rest of the world. I would love to create some books of my favorite shots to share with others.
i had a blog for a year - the first year of my daughters life. then i found it took too much time, so i quit. i have wanted to blurb it, so there would be a nice, tangible record of the first year she was here - you know, what happened, how she looked, her brothers and all their antics, and who her mama was at this particular time in life. even if i don't win, you have reminded me that i need to do that for her.
i'm always starting my scrapbooks and never feeling like they're moving forward... or accomplishing the info i want to include. as simple as it sounds, i'd love to make an "our family" book. complete with some of our family-isms, great photos and art from my boys. what a phenomenal giveaway.
I would create a blurb baby book documenting my daughters first year.
I would love to signed up for this... I would make a book of my Fiancee and I's relationship. I think it would be a thoughtful and sweet gift to give her at our wedding. I would include all of the letters and cards I've given her, pictures of the kids and us together, and pictures of what we have seen since being together!
Like you, my children are my life. I started my blog this year mostly to document the first year of my daughter's life (also staring her hilarious and amusing 3 year-old brother) and I would LOVE to make a book of all my posts. The book would include all the adorable photos, stories, and family outings with her dad, me, and her brother. I would love to be able to give her a BEAUTIFUL book of her first precious year of life.
That's easy! My daughter turns 1 tomorrow! I would love to do a "Carson's First Year" book. After a lot of research, my friend used blurb.com for her family book and loved it.
whoops... I wrote "I have long wanted to edit my photos and information from my thesis into a fun and colorful book on Chicago! This just might motivate me!" but forgot to enter my email. donohoen @hotmail .com
My blurb book would be a book of my beautiful son's first year! He just turned one in August and I document his days in pictures and I'd love to make a book out of them!
I would love to make a children's book for toddlers. And I would turn pictures of my daughter into illustrations for the book. Please pick me!
My book would be a book that chronicles different children's lives (around the world) and the choices they make. I think it would be a really neat book and I already have a lot of photos for it.
My book would be a wedding album for our parents. It's been two years and a baby and they still don't have wedding albums. It's time!
I'm a digital scrapbooker so I would definitely turn my pages into a book!
My book would be all my pics and thoughts from my blog. I don't keep a journal so my blog is the closet thing to it! I would give it as a Christmas present to my two little girls! Yay, Pick me!