Sunday, February 15, 2009

Win an Elemental Baby Custom Baby Memory Book!

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Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit http://www.elementalbaby.com.
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us your favorite product. 
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Open to residents of the US.
Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, February 26, 2009.

Meet CrisDee

Tell us a little about you . . .

Like many women today, I have a lot of roles in my life. I’m a Mom to two awesome kids, a boy 6 (and a half!) and a girl, 3. I’m a wife to a wonderful husband. I’m an entrepreneur because I saw a need. A friend, worker, daughter, and so many others.

What is your business and where can we find it?

My business is creating custom baby memory books so every parent can have the book of memories that fits them perfectly. The web store also carries select items that can be personalized or are a true original ‘as unique as your child.’ You can find my business on the web at ElementalBaby.com.

Is it mom-owned, invented, created . . .?

Yes it is….not that I can claim inventing the baby memory book, but I can claim improving on the concept. When I was pregnant with both of my kids, I couldn’t find a memory book that had enough “guts” or reflected who I was. So, after the birth of my second, I decided to do something about that. The result is ElementalBaby.com baby memory books.

The books are a twist on the old standard. They are arranged by event instead of age, so whenever the important first happens, it can be recorded and commented on. The books have the many standard thought starters, but a few twists as well. For example, instead of the basic 1-page for ‘first bath,’ our books offer 4 pages of fun: “As you got older, you began to play in the tub…” “When you heard the water running…” “Your favorite bath toys…” “Funny things you did with bubbles…” “Your after bath routine…” “Your first shower…” And a follow-up of two pages for photos.

The custom books take things a few steps farther by allowing choices of the style of prose, “Mom/Dad,” “Mommy/Daddy,” “Mother/Father,” two Moms/Dads or single parent. The absolute best feature of the custom book is the ability for family and friends to send messages for the parents-to-be and/or baby, as well as photos of Mom and Dad when they were babies. These messages and photos are woven throughout the book. I remember one book where a great-great-grandpa wrote a letter to the baby and shared his years of wisdom. This was something to be treasured.

A little about your entrepreneur journey so far?

I’ve been fairly “slow” and methodical about journey. I’ve been creating books for a couple of years now, at first for friends and family and about a year ago branched out to the web. My absolute favorite part is “meeting” all the people I make books for and hearing their stories. I’m making a book right now for a single mom adopting a baby. Her family is so incredibly happy for her – in almost all their messages they talk about how she was meant to be a Mom. It’s so special knowing that I’m giving her the opportunity to have a memory book for her baby that fits her perfectly.

Where else can people find you?

You can catch up with me on my blog: http://cblog.elementalbaby.com/index.php.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I seriously love making each and every book. I look forward to each one like it is a new adventure. I get to share in a very special part of someone else’s life, and that is a privilege.

109 comments:

Andreah said...

I like the AllyZabba Pastel-Dot Blanket.

Andreah said...

I am an email subscriber.

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I have your main button on my sidebar.

Andreah said...

I am a follower.

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Tweeted~

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NateAndJakesMom said...

I loved the Dragonfly Garden Baby Memory Album.

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I am signed up for your email feed.

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I am a follower.

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windycindy said...

The Dragonfly Garden Baby Memory Album is my favorite item. I love their site! Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
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windycindy said...

I am subscribed to your email. Thanks, Cindi
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windycindy said...

I am a follower of your site!
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Cindy said...

I like the Army Heroes Supply Center, the Surf Stools, and the Elemental Garden Baby Book!!

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Cindy said...

I subscribe.

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I follow!

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I tweeted!
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valerie2350 said...

i like the cupcake hat

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NateAndJakesMom said...

I blogged about your contest, click HERE!



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Whimsical Creations said...

Love the Cherryblossom Baby Memory Book.

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i'm a subscriber

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Liza767 said...

Butterfly Toothfairy Box oh it so cute

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shopannies said...

I like the cherry blossom baby memory book

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joyceandnorm said...

I like the Flowerspring Baby Book.

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I'm a subscriber.

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MaggieM said...

I had problems posting my comment, so I hope this is not a duplicate....

Although I adore the "Grow with Me" custom baby memory book (with the tree), my very favorite item is the Photo Wall Decals! I'd love a 4 square foot size vinyl of my beautiful granddaughters - only $32.00! I might have to go back and purchase it:)

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MaggieM said...

I subscribe by email :)

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Rachel said...

I love the Hayden Bedding set, SOOOOOOOOO cute!!!

Rachel said...

I'm a google follower!

Dev said...

I love the Sugar Plum Vanity and Chair Set. It's absolutely darling!

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Dev said...

I follow your blog.

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susan said...

My favorite item is the Ozzie Koala.

mverno said...

i love the Pink and Chocolate Moses Basket

christin said...

i love the dragonfly garden baby memory album...it would be great for my ds:) thanks!
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christin said...

i subscribe:) thanks!
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christin said...

i follow:) thanks!
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Cortney said...

I like the Dragon Garden or the Grow with me book. I don't know the sex of baby #2 yet!

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AmandaSue said...

I love the retro flowers bag. I love the pattern/fabric of the bag. Thanks for entering me.

Jen said...

I like the flowerspring baby book best!

littlelatina said...

very pretty blankets

Form Sarah, aka “Mommy” said...

I love the functionality and stylishness of the Diaper Pockets. For a mom on the go, I would love to have something as compact at this. There are so many instances that I do not want to lug around the huge diaper bag and the diaper pocket would make it convenient to put the baby supplies in my oversized purse.

Te pacifier clip is something that my one month needs. He is consistently dropping the pacifier on the ground.

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Missesprincess said...

Alphabet Soup Rocker is my most fave item! If I knew it was going to be a boy my fave item would be the pirate rocker ~ that thing is awesome!

Heather said...

I like the Groovy Blue Diaper Pocket.

Christy said...

I like the AllyZabba MegaZabba blanket. Very cute. Thanks for the chance to win. ecghick@yahoo.com

Samantha R said...

I love the alphabet soup toy chest!
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Kristi said...

Monkey Hooded Towel is sooo cute
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.♥.Charlotte.♥. (Life's a Charm!) said...

i like Baby Blue Baby Book.

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i've signed up

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Thao said...

I like the Sweet Pea and the monkey Hooded Towel

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hminnesota said...

I like flowerspring baby book.thanks
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Katrina said...

I like the allyzabba aloha blanket. =)

sfyates said...

I like your father's idea for a road trip or vacation travel a lttle book to write it down and maybe add a photo?

Colleen said...

The wall photo decals look so cool!

Colleen said...

subscriber.

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I follow.

Carolsue said...

I like the Carousel Custom Memory Book.
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demmi said...

love the little hats the eggplant one is my favorite con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Eileen said...

Animal Friends First Year Book

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rosannepm said...

I like the Chicks Dig Me Onesie
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I follow you
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Melissa said...

I like the Cherryblossom Baby Memory Book.

Melissa said...

Here's my Tweet... http://twitter.com/Lisa4Christ/status/1245308236

Kama @ Today's Housewife said...

I like the Butterfly Toothfairy Box. I have a son who will turn 5 months old tomorrow, so this would be great! :)

Leslie said...

Watermelon Hat

justicecw said...

These books are great, I love them!!! The elephant pillow also caught my eye as cute! Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

I am a subscriber. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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I am a follower. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

elfik said...

The infant Santa Hat is too cute!

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Candie said...

I like the elephant pillow. Thank you.

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Candie said...

I subscribed. Thank you.

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ssmina said...

I like the memory album, thanks

Sarah said...

I love the ipood onesie!
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The Dreamer said...

love the blue zoo wet bag!

thanks

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Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I love the Sugar Plum Vanity and Chair set - that is ADORABLE! I just LOVE that it plays Dance of the Sugar Plum fairies!

Kristina said...

cherry blossom, memory book, is cute..

kathy pease said...

i love the Alphabet Soup Rocker

kathy pease said...

following your blog as klp1965@myfairpoint.net kathy pease

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lilyk said...

I love the Asian Blossom Blanket!

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I signed up for your email feed.

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Donna said...

I like the The Dragonfly Garden Baby Memory Album.
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Donna said...

I am a subscriber.
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Donna said...

I am a follower.
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Donna said...

I put the Mommy’s Idea button on blog.

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I put the Ellie Bags button on my blog.
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mvegan said...

Love the Grow With Me Book