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Thursday, June 24, 2010

tmomotwins22 Etsy Shop Review & GIVEAWAY

I like to think of myself as an organized person. In fact, before I had children *gasp* I might have been lovingly called “obsessive”. However, a marriage and three children later I’m not nearly as up tight about things as cleaning and organization – maybe you remember my Wordless Wednesday pic of my dish soap? But I do still try - after all, I am a Mom AND a school teacher.

Assisting me in this effort is Lisa and her Etsy Shop - tmomotwins22! Lisa’s shop offers a “little of this and that” (as stated on her shop page), but it’s clear, her passion is with Memory Boards.

What’s a Memory Board you ask? Simple. It’s a functional, chic and affordable way to organize your papers and pictures on a daily basis – without damaging them with pin holes! Lisa was generous enough to let me choose a memory board of my choice from her shop – hard decision. I chose the board shown here.

I hung my memory board in our kitchen – the epicenter of our family life. This is what it looks like today…

We’ve been using it for the last few weeks now and as you can see it’s been home to photos, drawings, appointment cards and notes. It has become an incredible organization tool for us!

Whenever I discover a fab Etsy Shop I am always intrigued by the creator’s “story”. Lisa of tmomotwins22 was a cake decorator for 13 years before having twin girls – already I’m in LOVE with her story! ;) With the birth of her twins she became a SAHM and has been kept very busy! My twin girls are only 5 but I can a test to that! Lisa started making Memory Boards when her girls couldn’t find anything they liked that matched their rooms. She then started doing a few local craft shows then opened her Etsy Shop.

Lisa’s work, while functional, is also very fashionable. I chose a fabric that accented my kitchen, but she offers Memory Boards in a variety of fabrics appropriate for bedrooms, offices or classrooms. She is also open to custom orders!

Here's a little something for the Nascar fan...

A fab Board for a breakfast nook…

A student’s college dorm room…

tmomotwins22 Shop also offers custom wooden letters,


a fleece baby blanket,

and even photo frames and bows! - A little of this and that!

Lisa of tmomotwins22 has generously offered one lucky Take A Mom’s Word For It reader a Memory Board of YOUR CHOICE!

BUY IT!

Head over to Lisa’s Shop and pick up the perfect birthday or back to school gift to accent any room.

WIN IT!

CLOSED

Win a Memory Board of YOUR CHOICE from tmomotwins22!

Mandatory Entry

As always, please leave your email address with every comment (unless it’s in your profile)… you don’t want to win and then have me not be able to reach you!

Visit tmomotwins22 and choose your favorite item and come back and tell me what it is.

Bonus Entries

1 Entry: “Like” tmomotwins22 on Facebook HERE and tell her I sent you. Please leave me your FB name to verify your entry.

1 Entry: “Like” Take A Mom’s Word For It on Facebook HERE. Already like me?! Aw shucks! Please tell me!

3 Entries: Update your Facebook status telling all your lovelies about this great giveaway. Please include “@take a moms word for it” in your post.

1 Entry: Follow Take A Mom’s Word For It Blog through Google Friend Connect.

1 Entry: Follow me on Twitter HERE. Please leave me your Twitter name.

2 Entries: Tweet about this giveaway. You can use this sample tweet:

“Win a Memory Board of your choice! Visit @amomsword #giveaway ends 7/9 http://tiny.cc/gafwx"

This can be done once a day for 2 entries each day until the giveaway closes. Be sure to include the permalink to verify.

2 Entries: “Heart” tmomotwins22 on Etsy. Please leave me your username.

3 Entries: Post the Take A Mom’s Word For It button on your blog. Please leave me the link.

5 Entries: Enter this giveaway into a giveaway linky on another blog. Please leave me the direct link. (5 entries for EACH giveaway linky you enter it into - max. of 3 linkys)

10 Entries: Make a purchase at Lisa’s tmomotwins’ Shop. Leave me your name, what you purchased and when.

Good luck to everyone! Open to Canada & US only.

Giveaway ends 7/9 Winner is chosen using random.org

Disclosure: I received a memory board for free for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was made. All opinions are my own.

139 comments:

Katie said...

i really like the yellow one! it is so bright and is one of my favourite colours :)

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Absolutely Positive said...

Those are so cool! Following you on the Friday Hop. Love your blog!!

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Sarah Mann said...

I love the brown & black memory board! Would look great at my house!
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I already like you on facebook! :)

Zibeline Knits said...

This is an item every teacher should have, K-12. It's great for posting those little things kids make for you or their prom pictures or that once in a blue moon "Thank You" note that you might get for being the "at school" mom. Happy Blog Hop Friday!

Sandy S. said...

I love the John Deere tractor memory board!

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Mami said...

I like the yellow memory board...it would go lovely in my little girls room.

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Shairbearg said...

I've checked out her shop previously, so I already know the answer - even though there are a ton of things - NASCAR MEMORY BOARD!!!!

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Mom vs. the boys said...

Brown with Black Leaves Memory Board 16x20 and I like the black letter with dots

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This Mom said...

I like the Halloween memory board. It would need to bring it out each year with pics of past costumes!

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Shonda said...

I like the giraffes, elephants memory board. Cute stuff! shondaet@gmail.com

Kristen said...

My favorite is the Navy Floral Memory Board.

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TopHat said...

I like the cherries and flowers one!

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Lydia said...

This is a fabulous giveaway! Lisa sells so many beautiful items- I will definitely need a memory board for when I redecorate my bedroom, but the wooden letters are super cute too- I especially like the zebra print paper. :)

Thanks for the giveaway
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Lydia said...

This is a fabulous giveaway! Lisa sells so many beautiful items- I will definitely need a memory board for when I redecorate my bedroom, but the wooden letters are super cute too- I especially like the zebra print paper. :)

Thanks for the giveaway
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Shannon said...

I really like the "sisters" Photo frame
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Melissa said...

Love the 16x20 Wedding Memory Board. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

orionsmom said...

I love the 16x20 Black and White Memory Board

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phrannie said...

how cool! this one is my fave:
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Amber said...

I like the Pirate Skull memory board

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fluttermama said...

My favorite is the Giraffes, Elephants, Tigers Memory Board
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Opinions of a Moody Mama said...

I like the back and white memory board.

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karryknisley76 said...

I love the Sunflower memory board..my whole kitchen is done in sunflowers
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@ByHandGiveaways said...

love the 16x20 Cherries and Flowers Memory Board

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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Pirate Memory Board!

Sarah M. said...

i love the 16x20 Navy Floral Memory Board

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lolamichele said...

my favorite is the 16x20 Cherries and Flowers Memory Board.

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beachbaby said...

I love theBlack and White Memory Board
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Ashley Jean said...

I like the brown memory board!

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Kim@Chubby Cheeks Thinks said...

I love the Motorcyles with Flames Memory Board

We love motorcycles around here!

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Chantel said...

My favourite item is the Giraffes, Elephants, Tigers Memory Board

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kyla g said...

Love the John Deere one!!
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Rachel said...

I like the brown with black leaves memory board

Anonymous said...

I like the pirate skull memory board the best.

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Sarah said...

I like the brown with black lines memory borad! Love the Christmas one too, for displaying cards!

Devin said...

I love the black & white polka dotted board! Too cute!

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Jolee said...

Cherries and flowers. Pretty! joleehamlin at comcast dot net

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My favorite shop items are the two white wood letters with polka-dots

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Jenny Bolech said...

I like the 16x20 sunflower memory board!
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trixx said...

My favorite is the holiday memory board. What a fun way to put up the cards!

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Brodie said...

I like the black and white memory board and the wooden letters.
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I like the black and white memory board and the wooden letters.
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I like the black and white memory board and the wooden letters.
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sturberry said...

I LOVE the wooden zebra pint letter o

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Tylerpants said...

I like the festive Holiday Memory Board. A great way to display my Christmas cards! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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My favorite item would be the Wooden Zebra Print letter and I'd have it customized to the letter J.

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Heather said...

I like the
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My favorite item is the 16x20 Black and White Memory Board. Thanks for the chance to win!

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