Sunday, January 31, 2010

Birth Month III - and a giveaway!

February is upon us yet again, and in our house that means "Birth Month!!"

This year we are changing things up a bit. In the past 2 versions of Birth Month, Mommy figured out all the pocket gifts - and other than Mommy and Daddy's birthday's and Valentine's Day, the bulk of the pocket presents went to the Munchkin.

This year Hubby did some calculating and divided up the days so that each of us has 8 days (excluding the birthdays and V-Day) when it will be our turn to receive a pocket present. The other two are then responsible for filling the pocket. The Munchkin and I have already collaborated and come up with a list of 8 things to fill up Hubby's pockets... and I already had more than 8 things on deck for the Munchkin (some with the help of Jill -thanks!) - so a few will get re-tasked as birthday gifts.

So where does the giveaway come in? Well, I thought it would be fun to share the Birth Month excitement with everyone else - so here's how to enter to win your own "pocket present" (photos of the actual prize to be posted later).

1. Post a comment here for one entry.

2. Follow the blog for another entry (all current followers will automatically receive this extra entry)

3. Post about it on your own blog and send me a copy of the link (either in another comment or via email) for a third entry.

Entries will be collected until midnight, EST on February 11th, and the winner will be drawn on Abraham Lincoln's birthday (February 12th for those who don't remember their history lessons).

Happy Birth Month -and good luck to all!

37 comments:

Barb said...

Here's me, commenting!!! Happy birthday month. I know Feb is a crazy month for our family as well... princess Julianne will be 11! Where does the time go?

swirlc said...

I love seeing that "Birth Month" calendar each year. It brightens up the winter blues. Looking forward to seeing what pocket presents you all came up with this year.

LYL MYM

Shellie said...

Happy Birthday!! I love the calendar idea = how fun is that!! Hugs to all!!

Colleen said...

It's a good month for a birthday- Ian turns 3 on the 13th! Hope everyone enjoys their day as well!

Shellie said...

I posted about it on my blog...so much fun!!!! It will be on the side bar when I post new posts.

Michele said...

Happy Birthdays to all!

Rhonda P. said...

Wishing all a Happy Birthday! I love your idea!

Rhonda P. said...

Became a follower. I am surprised I wasn't before.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a wonderful idea. Wishing everyone a Happy Birthday month! Thanks for entering me in your sweet giveaway :-)

Jennifer said...

I think I started reading your blog during birth month! Just can't remember if it was last year or the year before! Happy b-day to the munchkin and what a great idea to spread the gifts across the family! Count me in and I am also a follower!

jillquilts said...

I'm a follower! I will post about your giveaway on my blog (you will see it, I'm sure! lol) this week. Pick me! Pick me!

And I really hope that Nathan likes his gifties! :)

Lili P. said...

Love this idea! I want to make one like it! But it would only be me getting these "pocket presents"... ;P

See you tomorrow!

Higgins Design Studio said...

Happy Val-Pres-Birthdays!
I'll post about it on my blog in a couple of minutes...
Love you!
Cindy

Higgins Design Studio said...

posted...
<3
Cindy

Barb said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway!!! I love you blog.

Barb said...

Happy Birthday....I am now a follower!!

Barb said...

Look on my left sidebar for the post on your giveaway...thanks again.

Mystica said...

My son turns 20 on the 15th and my brother turns 37 on the 18th! its a good month for me!

Needled Mom said...

What a great idea!!!

Deanna said...

We have two february birthdays and the boys are glad to share their month with great presidents. Thanks for the giveaway.

gtm said...

Hi Regina, Happy Birthday! This is cool!Thanks for the giveaway.

gtm said...

I'm a follower now too! =)

sharon said...

Happy birthday month & thank you for the give away. Sharon.

sharon said...

And now I am a follower too, thanks Sharon.

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

Doina said...

I am a follower.

Doina said...

I post your giveaway on my sidebar.

Mary Burn said...

Happy birthday month. Thanks for including me in your giveaway.

Kelly's Kwips said...

Please enter me in your giveaway! This is such a cute idea for your family!

Anya said...

Happy Birth Month and thanks for the chance!

free indeed said...

What a great tradition for the family! I just love reading ideas other people have...some, so much more creative than I could ever be! Happy Birthday!

Mrs Quilty said...

Here I am! Posting to be a winner! A pocket present, sounds like so much fun! And I am now a follower of yours!

Ukka said...

Hi!I hope I can take part in this candy?
I just signed up as a follower of yours. Oh fingers and toes and everything else crossed!! my blog
http://pishitejulie.blogspot.com/ I'm putting a link to your blog candy on my sidebar.
Greetings from Russia,
Ukka

Infinity Quilter said...

What a cute way to celebrate with the entire family!

Dianne said...

Please count me in. This is my birthday month.

Regena@QuiltnQuiltthings said...

your b-day pocket is a cute idea. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Happy B-day to you.
Regena

Karen said...

You know I am all about birth-month! :) I subscribe to your blog in my "Google Reader"--does that count for anything? I love seeing your craft projects and keeping up with you!