Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Capturing Memories + Bellflowers Giveaway!

We do not remember days; we remember moments.
~ Cesare Pavese



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These are pictures of a photo wall that I had created when we celebrated baby Z’s first birthday back in March of this year. There were at least eighty pictures that showed him from birth up until the point of his birthday. My camera is always with me to capture our lifestyle and essentially our memories. Daddy wasn’t around for the first birthday, but he was definitely on the photo wall and capturing the celebration with these pictures enabled him to still enjoy the details and feel apart of that special day!

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And with that said, let me introduce to the lovely ladies of BellflowerBooks.com! They are experts in capturing your memories beautifully! Their site, BellflowerBooks.com helps people to easily create meaningful gifts to celebrate special occasions like weddings, significant birthdays, new babies, anniversaries and retirements. So fun!

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Their website allows a group of people to work together to create a collaborative memory book full of letters and photographs. Their books are also perfect for documenting group/family vacations, childhood memories and for providing encouragement to people who are battling illness. The entire book is created online and professionally printed and bound. The end result is a beautiful 12 x12 hardcover book printed on 100 pound archival quality paper.

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A few more things about www.BellflowerBooks.com :
  • The company was started by two childhood friends.
  • The Co-Founder and the  graphic designer are both stay-at-home moms.
  • They are committed to donating books to people battling illnesses who are truly in need of some good wishes. They have partnered withwww.pinkribbongirls.org to raise awareness about their organization and to donate books to women in the organization currently undergoing treatment, reaching significant milestones (like 5 years of being cancer free) and to amazing volunteers.
  • Their books are printed and bound in the U.S.A.
  • They use 50% post-consumer materials to keep our product eco-friendly.
So, without further ado, I am thrilled to tell you that the winner of this giveaway will receive a $75 gift certificate to use on their site! In addition, these lovely ladies are giving all of you an additional discount of $20. Just enter BELLFLOWER20 at check out. Therefore, everyone is a winner! How awesome is that?  Just comment below and voila, you’ve been entered!

For additional entries:
Giveaway ends Dec 21st! Good luck everyone!XX

91 comments :

  1. Im in love with your photo wall:) What a fantastic way to keep memories:)...The giveaway is so amazing! Fingers crossed:)
    Hugs and kisses, darling

    Ps: I am hosting a charming scarf GIVEAWAY later today, just in time for cozy Christmas!

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  2. What a beautiful family you guys are and I love your idea wall. I've been married for over 20 years and for Christmas I doing something like that as a gift for my husband. He says he collects memories not stuff....that's to try and keep me from spending.....lol, hasn't worked.

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  3. Your photo wall is so sweet Stacey! Lovely and meaningful!

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  4. I love photo walls, have one right inside my front door that makes me smile every time I walk by. Please put my name in the hat and of course I'm also a follower.

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  5. Your photo wall is wonderful and what a wonderful idea Bellflower is - such a great idea that everyone can contribute to the lasting memories.

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  6. LOVE your photo wall! So amazing. xo

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  7. AWWW that picture box of you guys is so cool!!!! I want one of those! I'd love to be entered :)

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  8. what a great giveaway! Following of course!
    <3 Cara
    Lilac and Grey

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  9. wonderful quote + lovely pics = great post

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  10. great giveaway! and i absolutely love that photo wall!

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  11. Hello Sweet friend!
    Love that photowall of yours and the quote gave me an aha-moment. That is so true!
    Hugs to you!

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  12. Wow that is fantastic, I love that photo wall!

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  13. Your photo wall is fantastic. I've always wanted to do something like that!

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  14. what a fabulous photo wall...straight out of magazine...and your family photo is outrageous! gorgeous!

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  15. I love baby Z's wall- such a great memory- thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

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  16. I love that photo wall!! What a great idea. You guys are the cutest little family.

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  17. Fabulous photos and giveaway, darling!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  18. whoa! what a generous giveaway!

    that is so cool that it's a collabrative process. you could make a really awesome gifts that way.

    ps - your photo wall is total perfection. i love it!

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  19. You're so hot! Love this! And I saw a really cute book like this at an oyster roast not long ago, darling idea! XX!

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  20. HELLO GORGEOUS ONE! Oh I missed your last beautiful post....I came home sick yesterday and I am home today with a stomach thing.....YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND AND BABY ARE JUST UNBELIEVABLY FABULOUS!!!! Oh Stacy, you are chic as can be! May you have the most memorable holiday ever!!!! BISES, Anita

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  21. I love the photo wall! What a sweet little family! :)

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  22. Loving the photo wall A LOT! ... Lovely giveaway.

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  23. Hi Stacey

    Awesome Photowall, great frame choice, layout & background colour! I am a big photo fan and have a Photowall with over 150 photos at home. I also have a website with some tips for anyone who is considering creating a Photowall www.fridgi.com.au/Photowall-Tips.html

    Have a Merry Christmas

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  24. I've been trailing behind, but always following in your fabulous wake of genius and generous blogging! LOVE the photo wall, love you too :) XOXO, Kelly

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  25. Stacey, you have memories for a lifetime and beyond on your photo wall. By the way you and your husband look somewhat alike. There is a saying that stated that when couples live long together they grow to look like each other. Be blessed my dear!!

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  26. OMG...i love ur photo wall! awesome DIY dearie!...i'd love to have something like that when i have babies some day :)

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  27. I like so much your photo wall:)great idea!!!


    xx Marina

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  28. What a great idea...your photo wall AND this new company!

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  29. Your photo wall is TOO Darn cute. I love the idea of making a collage of your sons life on his bday. What a special gift.

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  30. I would totally have to get my uber creative sis to do this for me. Following you now!

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  31. I just love it! How sweet and really touching. And what a fabulous giveaway!

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  32. Thanks for featuring Bellflowers, I would never have found it. Great concept and excellent execution!

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  33. What a fabulous photo wall! Love.

    Have a great weekend!

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  34. Your photo wall is such a special idea -- something I'm sure baby Z will cherish as the years go on :)
    And Bellflowers is such a great idea! Well done them!

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  35. Thanks fo such a generous giveaway!
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  36. I follow you as bridgestranslation on GFC.
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  37. Hi girl...
    What a great giveaway...i love these posts:)

    Have a great day.

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  38. Great pictures. I would love this.

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  39. That is such a great idea Stacey - and I love that picture of the three of you :)

    Hope you are having a nice weekend!!

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  40. what a fantastic photo wall dear! congrats :)
    and now following your adorable blog, count me in!

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  41. following design addict mom

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  42. fb fan of their page/letesshaw

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  43. I love that photo wall! How awesome is that?!

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  44. Wow, what a great site. They have really cute stuff.

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  45. What sweet memories Stacey! And what a handsome hunk your husband is!! :)

    You are so right, the days don't matter it's the treasured moments that do. They make life so precious and makes it so clear that each and every one of those moments count. If they don't teach us something valuable, they lead us towards our next step, or create a cocoon of memories in your hearts.

    Big hugs to you!
    xx Charlotta

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  46. And of course I am a follower! Now and always.

    Fingers crossed for this great give away.

    xx Charlotta

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  47. I absolutely love your memory wall, Stacey! I remember seeing it in past posts and love this more up-close look - there's nothing like documenting precious moments and memories. It really is the moments in life! Thank you for this lovely giveaway :)

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  48. I love your photo wall.
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  49. I adore that wall of pictures...I find when I look at old pictures of the kids they take me back to that exact moment, those exact feelings!!! It's so wonderful.

    Happy Monday!! xoxo

    ps of course I follow :)

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  50. This is an awesome giveaway thank you!
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  51. Their books are so nice! It would be a great first anniversary gift for my bestie and her husband if I put one together with wedding pictures!

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  52. Great site. So beautiful. Thanks.
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  53. Love the photo wall what a great idea lezanac@yahoo.com

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  54. What a great idea! Beautiful decorating ideas.
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  55. i'd love to win this!

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  56. The photo wall is adorable! I absolutely love it. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  57. I love your idea of a photo wall too! How neat!

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  58. I Became a fan of their page on facebook

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  59. Looks like a beautiful book
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  60. Follow Design Addict Mom via GFC under the name of Chip
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  61. I'm a fb fan of Bellflower's - Jill L
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  62. What a fantastic gift idea - this would be a hit for any grandma! :)

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  63. I would love to win

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  64. I follow you on gfc

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  65. I Follow Bellflower’s blog

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  66. I like Bellflower on fb

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  67. This would be great for my sister


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  68. What a great giveaway and some lovely ideas!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Happy Holidays!

    Jordan B

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  69. I love your photo wall-I keep trying to start a wall myself, but never got all the pictures framed and organized.
    Diane Baum
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  70. this would be great for Christmas
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  71. I love the photo wall. I'm moving in two weeks and think it would look great in my new place.

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  72. Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in :)
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  73. your google friend klp1965
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  74. I follow Design Addict Mom GFC.

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  75. Now following A Meaningful Gift Revolution GFC.

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  76. I really like the idea for their website. Thanks for the chance!
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  77. this is great!

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  78. The photo wall is so cool!!Thanks for the chance.
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  79. following your blog via gfc. kellyeandjosh@aol.com

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