Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Remembering School Days 'a picket fence life' Review and Giveaway!

The first day of school is one of the most exciting, days for your child, and one of the most nerve wracking for mom!

I recently discovered the Etsy shop, a picket fence life, and fell in love with their selection of unique paper bag scrapbooks, journals and tiled jewelry.

The quality and thought that goes into each of the hand-crafted products cannot even be portrayed in the pictures at the shop or on this blog! When I received our School Memories paper bag scrapbook, I was blown away. From the stitching on the binding down to the tags tucked in the paper bag pockets- this scrapbook is simple to personalize, and the perfect keepsake to remember the "firsts" and fun from your child's school year. There are raised embellishments, sparkly stickers, and ribbons galore. It's perfectly neutral for either a boy or a girl, and would make a great gift for grandma or grandpa! If you decided to keep it, after you add your pictures, you could display it proudly at work, or add it to your child's keepsake box.

The pockets allow for you to jot down all of the adorable things your child will say or do on the enclosed tags, and small art work folds nicely into them as well. The size of this scrapbook is only about 5.5”x5.5” but it's completely delightful!

I've recently ordered some of Alex's Second first-day of school pictures- (it's a long story, but we had a mock first day the last day of school at his new school!)- but as soon as the one's I want are here, I will add them to our book and post a finished product! I think I'll be ordering a 1st grade paper bag scrapbook next, as I'm considering *this* to be Alex's first "real" elementary school experience.

Want it? Aren't these items super cute?!? Visit a picket fence life on Etsy, and shop around. Browse the great selection of embellished journals & notebooks (perfect for an older teen, or college student!), and the paper bag scrabooks for remembering the special moments from your pre-k or elementary school child. Be sure to mention that you heard about a picket fence life from 4BabyAndMom!

WIN IT!
The owner and creator of a picket fence life, Judy, has offered one lucky winner their chance to win a paper bag scrapbook of their choice!

Here's How:
Head over to a picket fence life, and browse the selection of hand crafted goods. Pick out your favorite paper back scrapbook, and come back here and tell me which one you want to win, and why!

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  • Become a FAN of the newly created a picket fence life page on Facebook! Leave a comment on the wall telling Judy which paper bag scrapbook is your favorite!
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This giveaway is open to residents of US & Canada and will end on August 21st, at 11:59pm EST. One winner will be chosen at random using Random.org from all valid entries. You must complete the mandatory entry before any extra entries. Special thanks to Judy from a picket fence life for sponsoring this review & giveaway, and for your extraordianry talent in creating my son's very first school memory book.

150 comments:

Anonymous,  August 11, 2009  

I so love the "Drama Queen" scrapbook. I have a grand daughter that fits so well, I love it. I also like the My Daughter's Scrapbook. Actually, I like a whole lot more than those 2. lol
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Angela August 11, 2009  

I would love to have the sweet life scrapbook!

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I'm Going To Kindergarten Paper Bag Scrapbook

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Melanie,  August 12, 2009  

I absolutely love the "My Daughter Book". It truly shows the heart of the artist who created this. It was very hard to choose, as they all are unique and wonderful.

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I love the Back to School scrapbook. It would be great to have for my son's school year.

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wow. All of those scrapbooks are nice. She's very talented. I would pick the "Childhood Memories" as my favorite.

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Those are adorable! I'd pick the survivor one, for a friend who is currently batteling breast cancer.

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I would like the Happy Birthday Paper Bag Scrapbook

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for my son. He is turning 10 this year and I would like a special way to commerate him going into the double digits.

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I would definantly choose the Grandma's Girl Paper Bag Scrapbook for my granddaughter Sophie because she is grandmas girl :-)

Love this giveaway..thanks

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I absolutely adore the Summer Fun scrapbook! It ios adorable! Summer is my favorite time of the year because my kids are home from school and we have lots of fun picsa to get in an album!!

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I love all the school memory books-what a precious way to preserve those memories! I also love the daughter and puppy ones!

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