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Saturday, June 12, 2010

who’s the cutest baby on the block? (give-away!)

This give-away is now closed.

Do you have the cutest baby on the block? Maybe your "babies" are now grown up... or your “babies” have their own babies. Or maybe you’ve not yet entered into babyville yet at all. Whatever the case may be, there’s surely a sweet little one in your life that would love a set of hand-made, adorably funky wooden blocks.

Well, you’re in luck!

Magens Bay Designs is offering one reader from The Mommyhood Memos a $36.00 gift certificate, which will get you either a large set of alphabet blocks or two smaller sets of blocks! This could be you, dear readers...

Let me give you ten reasons why I loooove these wooden blocks from Magens Bay Designs:

  • They come in some of the cutest colors and patterns you can imagine – everything from super girly to all boy, from funky retro to ultra modern, from bright and cheerful, to subdued and earthy. (I’ll be honest, this is what caught my eye in the first place... and probably what I love most about them. Gotta love a good design! *grin*)
  • They are a great educational tool, especially the sets that come with the alphabet and numbers on them. (Perfect for little developing brains!)
  • They encourage creativity. (What little kid—and mommy or daddy or auntie or grandma—doesn’t love to get hands-on in designing and building towers and castles?!)
  • They are individually hand-crafted and uniquely designed. (Can we say oh-so-artsy?)
  • They are made by a local small business, meaning profit made from them goes right back to the family that crafted them. (Love supporting small family businesses and the local economy!)
  • They have sanded edges and are covered several times over with non-toxic varnish. (No need to worry about what we’re exposing the kiddos to!)
  • They are easily cleaned with a damp cloth. (Mmmmm, so essential!)
  • They come with a free canvas bag to store them in. (Very practical!)
  • They can be customized for free. (What?! Yeah, really... for free!)
  • They come from Portland, Oregon. (Ok, so that part’s irrelevant... but since that’s my home state in America... it makes me like ‘em even more.)
Now I personally love wooden toys because of the “timeless” feel they have to them. (Love classic toys!) But I also love them because they are great to chomp on (for the younger set) and they offer an alternative to cluttering up the house with lots of tacky plastic.

These blocks would be great for any little one between the ages of a couple months old (supervised of course) right through to school age kids learning to spell words, practice counting, and do simple math. 


I’ve poured through Magens Bay Designs website many times trying to figure out my own favorite, and I’ve found it really hard since there’s so many I love. I think my fave is the Alphabet Wooden Blocks set of 30 Cars and Traffic Signs... but I also really like the Grass and Sunshine Plaid (perfect for both boys and girls - bonus), the Robot Madness, and the Girly Bliss. (And I could list at least five others that I really like... but thought I should stop at four!)

 

What are your favorites?

 

Oh, and the other good news is that Magens Bay Designs is offering a 20% discount to all my readers from now until the end of June! (Just mention that you found them through The Mommyhood Memos in your order.)

Here’s how you can enter to win:

1) If you’d like to win this gift certificate for blocks for your little one (or as a super-cool gift for another little one in your life), just visit Magens Bay Designs, choose the set you like best, and leave a comment here on this post. (Counts for one entry.)
Example comment: I would choose the “girly bliss” blocks!
If you’d like additional entries to win, there are several ways you can increase your chances of winning:

2) Follow The Mommyhood Memos on google connect, and leave a comment that you’ve done so. (Counts for one entry.)
Example comment: I follow The Mommyhood Memos!
3) Subscribe to The Mommyhood Memos by email, and leave a comment that you've done so. (Counts for one entry.)
Example comment: I subscribe to The Mommyhood Memos by email!
4) Vote for me on Top Baby Blogs by clicking the graphic link below and then leave a comment here that you did so. (You can vote once per day until the contest finishes. Leave a comment for each day you vote. Each vote-and-comment will be counted as one entry. This one’s based on the honor system guys, so no cheating please!)

Click To Vote For Us @ the Top Baby Blogs Directory! The most popular baby blogs
Example comment after voting: I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs!
 5) Vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs by clicking the graphic link below and then leave a comment here that you did so. (You can vote once per day until the contest finishes. Leave a comment for each day you vote. Each vote-and-comment will be counted as one entry. This one’s also based on the honor system, so keep it above board!)

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Example comment after voting: I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs!
 6) Blog about this give-away on your own blog (linking back to The Mommyhood Memos) and comment here with the link. (Counts as five entries.)
Example comment after blogging: I blogged about The Mommyhood Memos give-away on my blog: www. yourbloghere .com!
Contest details:

This give-away will close at 12:00 midnight on Wednesday June 16th, Pacific Standard Time, USA (5:00pm Thursday, June 17th Eastern Australian Standard Time). The winner will be chosen by random.org and will be announced here on the Mommyhood Memos shortly after. Once announced you will have 48 hours to contact me via email and claim your prize! (If you don’t claim within 48 hours, I will select another winner through random.org.)

And don't forget mommy-friends (and friends)... if you mention The Mommyhood Memos when placing your order at Magens Bay Designs you'll receive a 20% discount for a limited time!

Good luck!






P.S. Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry so that all your entries will be counted/considered in the random.org draw. AND... make sure to leave your name somewhere in your comment if you don't have a google account so that I know who the winner is if it lands on an "anonymous" comment! :D

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110 Comments:

At June 12, 2010 at 12:22 AM , OpenID sweetannieskitchenblog said...

I love the Robot Madness set! I'm a proud auntie and my nephew would love these!

 
At June 12, 2010 at 2:49 AM , Anonymous Jill said...

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At June 12, 2010 at 3:11 AM , Blogger Pam said...

I like the "retro mushrooms" set!

 
At June 12, 2010 at 3:17 AM , Blogger Pam said...

I'm a google connect follower!

 
At June 12, 2010 at 3:19 AM , Blogger Pam said...

I voted for you on Top baby Blogs!

 
At June 12, 2010 at 3:23 AM , Blogger Pam said...

I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs!

 
At June 12, 2010 at 7:10 AM , Blogger Cory, Chelsea and Isak Bergman said...

"All sorts of Animals" is my favorite. Thanks for referring Magens Bay. We are always looking for local, not made in China toys, and will be ordering some blocks for Isak.

 
At June 12, 2010 at 8:16 AM , Anonymous georgia said...

Oh my! How much is this the best giveaway?! I love LOVE love the all sorts of animals!

 
At June 12, 2010 at 8:18 AM , Anonymous Georgia said...

oh and, i've voted for you!

awesome giveaway adriel!

 
At June 12, 2010 at 9:25 AM , Blogger Jesse and Taylor said...

Pink Amy Butler Fun is my favorite....SO CUTE!

i did email following

voted for you on top baby blogs

voted for you mommy blogs

followed on google

posted a blog

WOW!! SO FUN! I love this! Thanks adriel! Like Chels said its fun to have nice, local made toys!!

 
At June 12, 2010 at 12:59 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hard to pick but I would go with your favorite ... :-) 30 cars and traffic signs. Gigi

 
At June 12, 2010 at 2:25 PM , Blogger Jesse and Taylor said...

email following :)

 
At June 12, 2010 at 2:25 PM , Blogger Jesse and Taylor said...

voted on top baby blogs

 
At June 12, 2010 at 2:26 PM , Blogger Jesse and Taylor said...

voted on top mommy blogs

 
At June 12, 2010 at 2:26 PM , Blogger Jesse and Taylor said...

followed on google

 
At June 12, 2010 at 2:27 PM , Blogger Jesse and Taylor said...

posted a blog


hope these are all right now :) thanks adriel! how fun!

 
At June 12, 2010 at 3:09 PM , Blogger McGill said...

i really like them all but for the sake of a comment, i'll go with "All sorts of Animals" set of 6!

 
At June 12, 2010 at 3:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the Summer Delight ones... oh so cute! and I love reading your blog!

 
At June 12, 2010 at 3:54 PM , Anonymous Angela Giesbrecht said...

i think I am now following this blog... and I love the summer delight blocks!

 
At June 12, 2010 at 5:07 PM , Blogger adriel, from the mommyhood memos said...

perfect taylor! :)
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At June 12, 2010 at 5:07 PM , Blogger adriel, from the mommyhood memos said...

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At June 12, 2010 at 5:08 PM , Blogger adriel, from the mommyhood memos said...

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At June 12, 2010 at 5:38 PM , Anonymous Tamara Hutchison said...

So hard of course to just chose one, but I'm leaning towards the "alphabet" ones. Two fold...fun AND educational!

 
At June 12, 2010 at 5:40 PM , Anonymous Tamara Hutchison said...

I subscribe to The Mommyhood Memos by email. :)

 
At June 12, 2010 at 5:43 PM , Anonymous Tamara Hutchison said...

I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs!

 
At June 12, 2010 at 5:49 PM , Anonymous Tamara Hutchison said...

I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs!

 
At June 12, 2010 at 5:51 PM , Anonymous Tamara Hutchison said...

I follow The Mommyhood Memos on google connect!

 
At June 12, 2010 at 10:20 PM , Anonymous Debi Adams said...

I really like the "cars and traffic signs"! But like you said it is hard to choose they are all really fun!

 
At June 12, 2010 at 10:27 PM , Anonymous Debi Adams said...

Hey I voted for you on 'top mummy blogs'

 
At June 12, 2010 at 10:27 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

I like the All Sorts of Animals. So cute!

 
At June 12, 2010 at 10:28 PM , Anonymous Debi Adams said...

I voted for you on 'top baby blog'

 
At June 12, 2010 at 10:35 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs.

 
At June 12, 2010 at 10:36 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs.

 
At June 12, 2010 at 10:38 PM , Anonymous Debi Adams said...

Oh! I subscribe to 'the Mommyhood Memos' by email as well!

 
At June 13, 2010 at 7:25 AM , Blogger bigfatmama said...

These are timeless and adorable blocks!

 
At June 13, 2010 at 8:25 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adriel you are simply amazing! I can't wait to have my own reason to follow your blog!! Love you! xoxo -- Slone

 
At June 13, 2010 at 10:01 AM , Anonymous Tamara Hutchison said...

I just voted for you again on Top Baby Blogs!

 
At June 13, 2010 at 10:02 AM , Anonymous Tamara Hutchison said...

I just voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs!

 
At June 13, 2010 at 11:09 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So excited you have told us about these fabulous blocks!! I love the cars and traffic signs and the Alphabet Animals. These are darling!-Megan Blodgett

 
At June 13, 2010 at 12:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just love the set of 6 animals set, it reminds me so much of my childhood and I have an original early 1960's set of wooden blocks similar that kept me quiet through many meetings as a child and my children too.
Robyn Mulligan

 
At June 13, 2010 at 2:51 PM , Blogger Yvonne's Invitations & Favors said...

I'm entering to win these blocks: Alphabet wooden Blocks set of 6 All sorts of Animals.

Thanks for the opportunity and please visit my website as well :)

~ Shirley from Yvonne's Invitations & Favors
www.,invitationsbyyvonne.com

 
At June 13, 2010 at 3:27 PM , Blogger The Aussie Mommy said...

Congrats on the giveaway Adriel! I think you will love it! I like the alphabet cars and traffic signs blocks!

 
At June 13, 2010 at 3:31 PM , Blogger The Aussie Mommy said...

Oh yes and of course I follow your blog!

 
At June 14, 2010 at 2:58 AM , Blogger frenchieliza said...

Adriel! I am following you from Mom Bloggers Club. THanks so much for sharing your blog! I LOVE IT!
Elizabeth
The Foodie Mommie
www.foodymommy.blogspot.com

 
At June 14, 2010 at 3:08 AM , Blogger Cameron said...

I would choose the Pink Amy Butler Fun blocks!

 
At June 14, 2010 at 3:08 AM , Blogger Cameron said...

I'm following on Google Connect!

 
At June 14, 2010 at 3:09 AM , Blogger Cameron said...

I voted on Top Baby!

 
At June 14, 2010 at 3:10 AM , Blogger Cameron said...

I voted on Top Mommy!

 
At June 14, 2010 at 3:17 AM , Blogger Cameron said...

I blogged about this! http://www.ingenuemom.com/2010/06/giveaway-on-mommyhood-memos.html

 
At June 14, 2010 at 7:22 AM , Blogger MamaJ said...

Hello! These blocks are lovely! I had a hard time choosing, but I'll probably go with the polkadots and stripes... :) Thanks for the giveaway!

 
At June 14, 2010 at 7:24 AM , Blogger MamaJ said...

I'm following your blog! :)

 
At June 14, 2010 at 7:29 AM , Blogger MamaJ said...

I subscribed to your blog too...

 
At June 14, 2010 at 7:30 AM , Blogger MamaJ said...

I voted on Top baby blogs!

 
At June 14, 2010 at 7:30 AM , Blogger MamaJ said...

I voted on Top mommy blogs!

 
At June 14, 2010 at 10:40 AM , Anonymous Tamara Hutchison said...

I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs!

 
At June 14, 2010 at 10:41 AM , Anonymous Tamara Hutchison said...

I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs!

 
At June 14, 2010 at 3:02 PM , Anonymous Alexis summers said...

Alexis Summers: My vote is for the bicycle ride. I love the navy blue and red!

 
At June 15, 2010 at 12:00 AM , Blogger Tori said...

i ADORE the robot madness set! my son would def love these.

 
At June 15, 2010 at 12:01 AM , Blogger Tori said...

i'm following you!!

 
At June 15, 2010 at 12:02 AM , Blogger Tori said...

i voted on top mommy blogs!

 
At June 15, 2010 at 3:01 AM , Anonymous discoveringthemeinmommy said...

you're right...there are so many cute ones! but i like the zippy blue strips or alphabet animals!

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At June 15, 2010 at 3:02 AM , Anonymous discoveringthemeinmommy said...

now following!

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At June 15, 2010 at 5:40 AM , Anonymous Amanda Ring said...

I would choose the Pink Amy Butler Fun Blocks... you Rock as does your blog!

 
At June 15, 2010 at 6:46 AM , Anonymous georgia said...

I voted for your blog again! Ahh, I really want to win these blocks!

 
At June 15, 2010 at 8:55 AM , Blogger adriel, from the mommyhood memos said...

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At June 15, 2010 at 10:29 AM , Blogger Cameron said...

I voted on Top Baby again

 
At June 15, 2010 at 10:30 AM , Blogger Cameron said...

I voted on Top Mommy again

 
At June 15, 2010 at 10:32 AM , Blogger Katrina said...

My favorite set is the Elegantly Simple

 
At June 15, 2010 at 10:54 AM , Blogger MamaJ said...

I voted on top baby again!

 
At June 15, 2010 at 10:56 AM , Blogger MamaJ said...

I voted on top mommy again...

 
At June 15, 2010 at 2:10 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like the owl ones!
katie wilson

 
At June 15, 2010 at 2:12 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i voted for you on top mommy blogs!
katie wilson

 
At June 15, 2010 at 2:13 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i subscribed by email!
katie wilson

 
At June 15, 2010 at 4:09 PM , Anonymous Tamara Hutchison said...

I voted on Top Mommy Blogs again

 
At June 15, 2010 at 4:09 PM , Anonymous Tamara Hutchison said...

I voted on Top Baby Blogs again

 
At June 16, 2010 at 10:14 AM , Blogger Cameron said...

I voted on Top Mommy again

 
At June 16, 2010 at 10:15 AM , Blogger Cameron said...

I voted on Top Baby again

 
At June 16, 2010 at 11:51 AM , Blogger MamaJ said...

I voted on Top mommy again!

 
At June 16, 2010 at 11:53 AM , Blogger MamaJ said...

I voted on Top baby again...

 
At June 16, 2010 at 6:03 PM , Blogger Echo @ Sweetwater Creek said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! This is a great giveaway, and I'd love to enter!

There are so many cute designs, but my favorite would also have to be the Grass and Sunshine ones. I'm trying to steer clear of the "blue is the only color for boys" stereotype and try to stick more to orange and green, so these are super appealing.

 
At June 16, 2010 at 6:03 PM , Blogger Echo @ Sweetwater Creek said...

I'm now following you!

 
At June 16, 2010 at 6:03 PM , Blogger Echo @ Sweetwater Creek said...

I voted for you on TBB.

 
At June 16, 2010 at 6:03 PM , Blogger Echo @ Sweetwater Creek said...

I voted for you on TMB.

 
At June 16, 2010 at 11:07 PM , Blogger Lori Vernon said...

I would buy the "Alphabet wooden Blocks set of 6 All sorts of Animals". I think it would be great for either a boy or a girl. Also my toddler is really getting to the point where associating letters with words is important so this would be an awesome learning tool... plus she just loves blocks.

 
At June 16, 2010 at 11:08 PM , Blogger Lori Vernon said...

Following on google connect :)

 
At June 16, 2010 at 11:11 PM , Blogger Lori Vernon said...

Also just voted @ top baby blogs!

 
At June 16, 2010 at 11:13 PM , Blogger Lori Vernon said...

AND voted @ top mommy blogs!

 
At June 17, 2010 at 12:01 AM , Blogger Kelly said...

my favorite set is Amy Butler fun! I would love these for my friend Jenni at work who is expecting a baby girl in October!

 
At June 17, 2010 at 1:18 AM , Blogger Alena said...

I love the all sorts of Animals and the jungle animals

Thanks for telling me about the giveaway on the MBC

 
At June 17, 2010 at 1:19 AM , Blogger Alena said...

I follow with GFC

Alena from the Mom Bloggers Club
http://bookreviewsandotherstuff.blogspot.com/

 
At June 17, 2010 at 5:11 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, cute blocks....it is hard to pick a favorite. I think I'll say the Alphabet Bright Stripes, Dots, & Flowers my pick.

brooke passehl

 
At June 17, 2010 at 5:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs

and

Voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs

Now I need to work fast, as the twins are sleeping!

Brooke P

 
At June 17, 2010 at 5:48 AM , Blogger Cameron said...

I voted on Top Mommy again!

 
At June 17, 2010 at 5:48 AM , Blogger Cameron said...

I voted on Top Baby again!

 
At June 17, 2010 at 8:14 AM , Blogger The Allens said...

Plaids and dots was my favorite.

 
At June 17, 2010 at 8:16 AM , Blogger The Allens said...

I voted too!

 
At June 17, 2010 at 8:17 AM , Blogger The Allens said...

I voted on top baby blogs too!

 
At June 17, 2010 at 8:19 AM , Blogger The Allens said...

I just subscribed as well!

 
At June 17, 2010 at 11:17 AM , Blogger Bella's World said...

I would choose the Alphabet Wooden Blocks set of 30 Bright Stripes, Dots and Flowers

 
At June 17, 2010 at 11:19 AM , Blogger Bella's World said...

I Voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs

 
At June 17, 2010 at 12:11 PM , Blogger Rochelle said...

There were so many to love. If I had to choose ... it would be Purely Handsome. Or Robot Madness. Or Ordinary Owls. Agh! Don't make me choose!

 
At June 17, 2010 at 12:11 PM , Blogger Rochelle said...

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At June 17, 2010 at 12:12 PM , Blogger Rochelle said...

I should have said that instead of following, I have subscribed by email. My bad!

 
At June 17, 2010 at 12:38 PM , Blogger MamaJ said...

I voted on Top baby again! ;)

 
At June 17, 2010 at 12:46 PM , Blogger MamaJ said...

I voted on Top mommy again... :)

 
At June 17, 2010 at 3:03 PM , Anonymous Georgia said...

i voted for you agaaaaain! haha. I soo want some blocks!!

 

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