Wednesday, June 22, 2011

30 for 30.

well, the day has finally arrived. 30 years old. crazy. i can't think of a better 29th year. i'm so excited to see what 30 brings.
but let me tell you something:
i love to give really awesome gifts. i love to think them through and put together something that the receiver will just l-o-v-e. brings me so much joy. so when i saw what my friend did on her birthday, i thought to myself, "let's do this." so i'm gonna give YOU the opportunity to bring someone joy as well.

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this is me in 3rd grade. know why i love this picture so much? because i LOVE to read. love it. whenever i have free time, my nose is stuck in a book. i go to the library every 2 weeks and stock up on 10 books. 
call me a book worm. whatevs.






 so when i first heard of the joyful life library project, i was so excited.
really? kids could enjoy books as much as i do? yes. count me in.
kids who were stuck in a hospital room could enjoy them too? of course. no hesitation from me.

then i met heather. i like to call her "my boss".
 and once i met heather, and got to know her heart, i was even more excited to be a part of this project.

[wanna know more about it? i thought so. heather says this:]
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go here to continue to read all about the joyful life library project.

amazing, right? makes you want to be a part of it, right? well - here is your chance!!
there are 30 shops that have partnered up to give back for the Joyful Life Library. 30 SHOPS!!
i am so appreciative and thankful to each person who has donated for this.

SO.  here is the part you've all been waiting for. 
it's quite simple, really.
in order to enter this giveaway, you must buy a book for the joyful life library
one book = one entry. 
you can buy as many books as you want for these hospitals and children for as many entries as you want.

to buy the books, just click one of these links and you will be directed to an amazon wishlist. 
amazon offers free shipping for orders over $25. 
if you are one of the winners, i'll need to see the confirmation email so hold onto it!
for every book you buy, leave a comment saying the title of the book.

click one of these links to be directed to amazon.com to buy books for the children at the hospitals: 

there will be six winners! SIX WINNERS! 
here is what you have to look forward to:
  
tomkat1

#1 - ONE winner will win: $50 shop credit to the TomKat Studio!

ellanora2

#2 - ONE winner will win: three little birds necklace by EllaNora!
(i'm in love with this)

studio6-3

#3 - ONE winner will win: a custom made medium frame from Studio 6 Fresno!

dazeychic4

#4 - ONE winner will win: your choice of two prints from Studio Mela!

everydaykeepsakes5

#5 - ONE winner will win: a $75 shop credit to Everyday Keepsakes!
(are you kidding me?)

[ONE winner will win the rest of this amazing-ness from the following 25 shops:]

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#6 - print of your choice from Tank and Tink 
#7 - $15 shop credit to Vintage Ruby  shop / facebook
#8 - your choice of poster from Sparkle Power  shop / blog
#9 - library card notebook from Saratops   shop / blog

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#10 - vintage letter from Salvage Nation   shop / blog
#11 - $25 shop credit to Rooted In Paper  shop / blog
#12 - $25 shop credit to Parkside Harmony  shop / facebook
#13 - your choice of print from MicheleMaule  shop / blog

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#14 - burlap kindle case from My Sunshine Handmade  shop / blog
#15 - bunting kit from Modern Marigold  shop / blog
#16 - set of hair bows from Little Lovelies  shop / blog
#17 - $15 shop credit to May Third  shop / blog

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#18 - $20 shop credit to Marigold Road  shop / blog
#19 - button earrings from Love Is Rising  shop / blog
#20 - set of bobbies and the isla ring from Like The Rain  shop / blog
#21 - the mustache set from Little Retreats  shop

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#22 - blog header and button from Life Made Lovely  shop / blog
#23 - scripture spoon from jessicaNdesigns  shop / blog
#24 - $30 stop credit to ItzFitz  shop / facebook
#25 - little linen banner from Giggle Room  shop

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pickled poppy

#26 - mini canvas bunting from Dear Nicole  shop / blog
#27- your choice of square zipper pouch from Charm Design  shop / twitter
#28 - happy birthday banner from Bekah Jennings  shop 
#29 - your choice of illustration and embroidery set from A Little Sweetness  shop / blog
#30 -  dandelion ruffled wristlet from The Pickled Poppy  shop / blog

CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE IT?!?
go check out these shops! they are so generous and each one is so amazing.

here are the links to the amazon wishlists one more time:

Joyful Life Library at Doernbecher Childrens Hospital, Oregon

amazon is having a promotion right now for buy 3 get 1 free! that means you can get 4 entries for the price of 3!
how amazing is that!!
the more books you buy, the more entries you get. 
[i can't wait to see how the bloggy world comes together to bless the children receiving the books.]

i will use random.org to choose the winners next wednesday.
go! go! go!

201 comments:

  1. Hi Katy...
    Happy Birthday! Thank you for including our shop - just made my book purchase. Here's hoping for a great day of donations - what a fantastic birthday gift!

    Nikki of Dear Nicole

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  2. I bought "Thomas and the Big, Big Bridge," because my boys love that one! (I bought 2 copies, so here's comment #1)

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  3. happy birthday to you!
    i got curious george at the zoo!
    i hope you are blessed beyond measure this birthday, friend.

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  4. and i also got where the wild things are!
    love that one!
    happy day!

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  5. Shoot - comment 1 should have been "Just Me and My Puppy." :-)

    Here is comment 2: "All By Myself"

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  6. Comment# 3: "I Was So Mad" :-)

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  7. Comment#4: "Put Me In The Zoo". No, really! :-)

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  8. Okay, final one. "Go, Dog. Go!"

    Here's to many, many more!
    Nikki

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  9. Such a fun giveaway! I bought a Curious George book for the library in Oregon!

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  10. happy birthday katy! may you many blessing come your way in your 30th year. i got Dr. Suess's ABC Book

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  11. happy birfday. this is so sweet...
    and that pic...OMG...hilarious.

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  12. For the library in Arizona I got: Go Dog Go (my nephew's favorite)

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  13. and Just Me and My Puppy (my kids LOVE little critter)

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  14. And All By Myself. What a great idea! Here's to a happy birthday to you and some great reading for the little ones.

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  15. LOVE this idea!

    I bought The Day it Rained Hearts.

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  16. Another copy of Mrs. Wishy Washy's Farm

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  17. Another copy of Sammy the Seal

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  18. The Lady with the Alligator Purse...one of my personal faves.

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  19. Hi Katy! Happy Birthday again;)
    Silly Sally #2

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  20. Happy Birthday, Katy!
    Privileged to purchase Guess How Much I Love You toward the Cardon Hosp in AZ.

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  21. Happy Birthday! I've purchased "What's Up Duck: A Book of Opposites" for Children's Hospital of Orange County, CA

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  22. I've purchased Animals (Baby Touch & Feel) for Children's Hospital of Orange County, CA

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  23. I've purchased "Dear Zoo: A lift-the-flap book" for children's Hospital of Orange County, CA

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  24. Also purchased "Hilda Must Be Dancing" for Children's Hospital of Orange County, CA

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  25. you rock. gonna facebook this right now! your 3rd grade pic is so amazing. my daughter "graduates" from third grade tomorrow. i can only imagine and dream that someday she grows up to be a beautiful, and intentional person like you!

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  26. Happy Birthday, dear friend!
    So excited to buy some of our favs...

    #1: Olivia Opens a Lemonade Stand

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  27. #4: Curious George Goes to an Ice Cream Shop

    (we love George!!!)

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  28. #6: Curious George Visits a Toy Store

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  29. #7: Curious George Takes a Train

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  30. #8: Curious George at the Aquarium



    All books for Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, California.

    Yeah yeah yeah for birthdays and books!

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  31. I purchased "Duck, Duck, Goose" for Children's Hospital of Orange County.

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  32. I purchased "Baby, I Love You" for Children's Hospital of Orange County.

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  33. I purchased "Hilda Must Be Dancing" for Children's Hospital of Orange County.

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  34. Happy Birthday! What a wonderful birthday idea. Although it's too late for my 30th (won't mention how late), there are many birthdays ahead!

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  35. I ordered "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" for CHOC.

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  36. Happy birthday! i just bought 2 books. thank you for the generous giveaway!

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  37. Happy birthday! i just bought 2 books for CHOC orange county. thank you for the generous giveaway!

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  38. i just bought 4 more Mercer Mayer books!

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  39. i just bought 4 more Mercer Mayer books for CHOC oc!

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  40. i just bought 4 more Mercer Mayer books for CHOC!

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  41. happy birthday! i just bought 4 more Mercer Mayer books for a total of 6 books! thank you for the generous giveaway!!

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  42. Happy Birthday and it is so nice to meet you! First book is: Hippos Go Berserk

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  43. The 3rd book is: Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!

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  44. The 4th book is Moo Baa La La La

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  45. As a mom of 3 kiddos who frequent one of the Joyful Life Library hospitals, I'm so excited to be a part of this! Thanks so much for blessing us with this opportunity!
    1st book: Curious George at the Park

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  46. 2nd book: Curious George Good Night Book

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  47. 3rd book: Curious George at the Zoo

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  48. I have purchased 2 books for hospital in Oregon (figured if they are last on the list, they will end up with least books :)
    1# book I Spy A Dinosaur's Eye

    (besttoddlertoys at yahoo dot com)

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  49. and 2nd book: Curious George Goes to the Beach

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  50. Happy Birthday!

    Book #1 Good Night, Spot

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  51. Book #3 How Do I Feel? / Como me siento?

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  52. Book #4 Ten Little Fingers (Board Books for Babies)

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  53. Hi, I purchased the book: Perro grande... Perro pequeño / Big Dog... Little Dog (Spanish and English Edition)

    Thanks! angellsworth at gmail com

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  54. What a wonderful thing to do (I had to buy 4)
    #1: Ten Grouchy Groundhogs

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  55. #3: Corduroy's Busy Street (Corduroy)

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  56. #4: Corduroy's Busy Street (Corduroy)

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  57. We live in Indiana and have two close friends who spend far too many hours at the Children's Hospital in Carmel so we purchased 6 books for now.

    #1. The Lady with the Alligator Purse (my favorite childhood poem and hand "game"!)

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  58. #2. Blueberries For Sal (another childhood favorite!)

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  59. #3. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
    (my husband's favorite but it was lost in their house fire when he was 10 and our middle son's favorite when he was little!)

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  60. #5. Ollie (gossie & friends)

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  61. What a fabulous idea! I am a literacy consultant and love the idea of getting books into hospitals! Hooray for your project! I bought 3 books:
    Title one:
    Yes Day! by Amy Rosenthal because kids love this story...

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  62. And I also bought My Lucky Day by Keiko Kaska

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  63. And We're Going on a Book Hunt by Pat Miller
    All books were direct shipped to Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach
    Thank you for doing this! I hope they are deluged with books! :)

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  64. (Oregon) Curious George Visits the Zoo

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  65. (Oregon) Curious George Goes to an Ice Cream Shop. (one of my favorites since I love ice cream sooo much!)

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  66. (Oregon) Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory (another favorite of mine!)

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  67. (Oregon) Curious George Goes to the Beach. (In honor of the nice warm summer weather.)

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  68. (Oregon) Curious George Visits the Library. (for all those book lovers out there!)

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  69. (Oregon) Corduroy's Party. I always had a soft spot for Corduroy and I loved all the books when I was young. I hope a kid sees this book and loves it just as much as I did (and still do!)

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  70. (Oregon) Curious George Goes to the Chocolate Factory. (I sent doubles!)

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  71. (Oregon) Curious George Goes to the Ice Cream Shop (I got doubles of this one too! You can never have too much ice cream or chocolate.)

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  72. (Indiana) I love you more...I love this book!

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  73. Curious George Visits the Library.

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  74. Curious George and the Birthday Surprise.

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  75. Curious George and the Baseball Game. A book my children absolutely loved!

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  76. Curious George Visits the Aquarium.

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  77. Bear Wants More. Another book my children adored. Again, thanks for doing this.

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  78. (Arizona) National Geographic Little Kids (I feel like the premise behind National Geographic in general, discovery of the world-with a lot of pictures, is perfect for kids! I really hope these help brighten their days)

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  79. (Arizona) Where the Wild Things Are (this one's such a classic, I just had to get it...I loved it as a kid and I'm sure they will, too)

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  80. Book #3 Ollie (bought 2 of them)

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  81. Book #4 Over in the Arctic: Where the Cold Winds Blow

    I found you through Under the Sycamore. Thank you for such a wonderful opportunity!

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  82. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
    i got Hello Baby.

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  83. and i got All By Myself.........

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  84. Go Dog Go....in spanish...........

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  85. Blueberries for sal..............

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  86. and Time for Bed.

    those are all books i loved to read to my kids.
    we own each of them.
    it's so fun to help the Joyful Library.

    have the best birthday week katy!!!

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  87. Happy birthday! What a great gift - to give to someone else. I am happy to help celebrate this day by giving 12 books to Doernbecher Childrens Hospital.
    #1 - Little Critter: Just a Day at the Pond

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  88. #2 - Me Too! (A Golden Look-Look Book)

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  89. #3 - Just Go to Bed (Little Critter)

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  90. #5 - Little Critter: Just a Little Music

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  91. #6 - When I Get Bigger (Little Critter)

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  92. #7 - Just Me and My Puppy (A Little Critter Book)

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  93. #8 - Just a Mess (Little Critter)

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  94. #9 - Just for You (Little Critter)

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  95. #10 - Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks from A to Z

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  96. #11 - I Was So Mad (Little Critter)

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  97. #12 - I Just Forgot (A Little Critter Book)

    Can you tell that Little Critter and Richard Scarry are my favorites?

    Happy birthday again!

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  98. Such a great thing!!!
    1-Time for Bed (one of our favorites)

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  99. 4-There was an old lady who swallowed a fly

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  100. I love this, what an awesome project! I got A Birthday for Frances!

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  101. 3. Harry By The Sea (love the Harry books!)

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  102. 4. Angus and the Ducks

    Thanks for helping me be a part of this awesome library building! Happy Birthday!

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  103. 1-cloudy with a chance of meatballs

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  104. 3-the wide mouthed frog (my mother told the best version of this story!)

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  105. I love, love, love this! I ordered 3 books for CHOC.

    "Just My Friend and Me"

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  106. and " There's a Wocket in My Pocket"

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  107. and " I Spy and Butterfly"

    (Seriously, what an amazing thing to do. Thanks and Happy Birthday friend)

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  108. happy 30th!! i wasn't able to participate during danielle's birthday, so i'm happy to be a part of yours. i just love this idea :)

    book #1: Harold and the Purple Crayon

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  109. book #2: Curious George Visits a Toy Store

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  110. book #5: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

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  111. This is truly fantastic. Book #1 = Dear Zoo (a lift-the-flap book)

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  112. Book #2 = Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo

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  113. Book #3 = Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!

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  114. So excited about this!! I ordered Oh the Places You'll Go

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  115. I ordered Guess How Much I Love You

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  116. What a great cause! I donated to the hospital in Oregon:

    Book 1: Perro grande... Perro pequeño / Big Dog... Little Dog (Spanish and English Edition)

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  117. Book 2: Buenas noches a todos / The Going to Bed Book (Spanish edition) 

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  118. Book 3: A is for Airplane/A es para avion (Alphabet Books) 

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  119. Book 4: Lola (English and Spanish Foundations Series) (Paperback Storybook) (Bilingual)

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  120. I love this! Book #1: I bought Olivia opens a Lemonade Stand for Rady's Children's Hospital in San Diego.

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  121. Book #2: Gossie and Gertie--love this one!

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  122. Book #3: Curious George Goes to an Ice Cream Shop

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  123. Book #4: Good Night, Gorilla

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  124. Book #5: Moo, Baa, La, La, La...my daughter's favorite when she was younger!

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  125. Bought the Icky Sticky Frog for the Orange County Children's Hospital!

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  126. okay...just bought guess how much i love you for the oregon hospital...

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  127. and last but not least...one of elijah's favorites...the big red strawberry and the big hungry bear. love this giveaway.

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  128. I think what you are doing is amazing! I purchased 4 books for the indiana hospital
    1.Gossie and Friends

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  129. happy birthday! this is amazing... i got Love You Forever for the cardon children's medical center.

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  130. I bought Green Eggs & Ham, I LOVE the book!

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  131. Farm Animals because Miles LOVES it!

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  132. Diggers and Dumpers, Things That Go Board Book, because I LOVE LOVE LOVE tractors.

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  133. The Wide-Mouthed Frog, A Pop-up Boook, because Katy can imitate a wide mouth frog really good!

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  134. This is awesome! Thanks for this amazing post... I didn't know I could purchase books for organizations this way.

    Since I used to be a kindergarten teacher, I had to buy Pocket for Corduroy for Radys. :)

    I hope they all get lots o books!!

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  135. good night gorilla.
    one of the jupin family's faves!

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  136. where is baby's belly button?
    (we love lift-the-flap books!)

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  137. whew, that was harder for me to figure out than I expected, so Im doing a few through Amazon and a few like we talked about.

    First through Amazon I did:

    "Love and Kisses"

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  138. And another 'In my Tree' :)

    Wish I could do more! :) Happy Bday :)

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  139. Love you friend.

    #1 Sammy and the Seal (in honor of my nephew ;)

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  140. #3 Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb

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  141. #5 (and seriously the best title ever!)
    Taking a bath with the Dog and other things that make me happy.


    love you, happy birthday again.

    oh, and not sure if you need to know, but they went to Long Beach :)

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  142. hooray!
    i bought "moo, baa, la la la"

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  143. also bought "my friends" one of our faves!

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  144. annnnd "the quiet book" another favorite.

    thanks for hosting this delightful giveaway! xo

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  145. heyyyy Joey. It's Brooke...It's only letting me comment anonymously but, #1 I bought I kissed the baby!

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  146. It's Brooke again! #2 Shake my Sillies out:)

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  147. bessstie, it's brooke again #3 Corduroy's Day :)

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  148. It's Brooke again---with #4 Kiss Good Night

    love you.

    xoxo

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  149. It is such a true honor and treat to have such a wonderful opportunity to participate.

    With a happy heart...

    Doernbecher Children's Hospital
    Portland,OR

    #1 He Bear, She Bear (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))

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  150. #Doernbecher Children's Hospital
    Portland,OR

    #2 Goose on the Loose (Phonics Board Books)

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  151. Doernbecher Children's Hospital
    Portland,OR

    #3 Big Dog and Little Dog Going for a Walk: Big Dog and Little Dog Board Books

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  152. Doernbecher Children's Hospital
    Portland,OR

    #4 Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks from A to Z (A Chunky Book(R))

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  153. Doernbecher Children's Hospital
    Portland,OR

    #5 I Like It When . . . [Board book]

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