Friday, September 4, 2009

Thank you Sarah!

Check out Sarah Brown's Favorite Things for a review of our own little site and giveaway!!!

~ Thanks Sarah ~

Friday, August 28, 2009

Our Daddy is a Hero

When I was in high school, I lived next to Fort Ord in Monterey County, and I came up with a theory that military families are so amazing that they have to keep moving around to everywhere so they can make the world a better place all over and not just in one town. Almost 20 years later, and having lived next to Fort Carson for the past 10 years, the theory has been CONFIRMED! My life has been so blessed by my army brat friends and my heart has been filled and broken by watching them come and go. Thank goodness for Facebook and blogs, I can keep in touch with them.
Inspired by my friends in the military whose Dads are deployed,
the newest book to the Mine Own Book Library,

Our Daddy is a Hero

This 8"x8" 10 page book includes full color, high quality pictures of your hero and your family on every page! You can see some examples...

I am really proud of this book, and I'm very happy to offer it forever at a special discounted price of $13.50


Our Mommy is a Hero

(I can't wait to get a sample made of this one too!)

Click on this image to download this PDF flyer for distribution!

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Hi all ~

The "See what our customers are saying" page on the site is up and running! Please feel free to leave comments about the site, book ideas, or when you receive your book! I'd love to hear what you have to say!
I have been busy with family in town, but just sent out a custom book that is just beautiful!!!
I have a couple of ideas in the works and hope to get some samples of them up soon! I hope everyone is having a safe and relaxing summer!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Tip Junkie!!!

We are SO very excited to be giving away one book to THREE lucky Tip Junkie Birthday Party Guests! Each book is valued at $15.50, making this giveaway worth $46.50! What a way to party! She is celebrating all week by hosting 50 giveaways, so enter everyday this week, but be sure to enter on THURSDAY because that is when she'll be choosing the lucky winners who'll pick up their new personalized board book!
To enter: Go HERE to Tip Junkie and follow her directions on how to be a winner! She will announce who our winners are!
Good luck!!!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

~ Hey everybody ~

Things have been a little quiet on the Mine Own Book front ~ I finally have my kids out of school and am glad the chaos that May always is, has rolled into a happy June!
I am SO excited to be participating in Tip Junkie's Going Dot Com Birthday Bash coming up in the middle of the month! She is going to be offering 50 giveaways over a five day party, and I am excited that I will get to be at the party!!!
So in the mean time, I am working on some books - you know who you are - chillaxin' with my kids, and enjoying the sunshine!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

We have a winner!

The winner is Amy from West Jordan, Utah!
OK, this was my first giveaway, and it was so fun that I do plan to do more in the future. I had so many great entries, I do want to do something special for everyone who came to check out the site and took the time to enter.
If you left a comment and are still interested in getting a book at a discounted price, email me at mineownbook (at) yahoo (dot) com and I can set you up - through Paypal - with a book for $13.50 each ($2 off) and get you set up with the book of your choice!
Thanks to everyone who came to check out the site and blog! Any comments and suggestions to my email address are always welcome!
Note: I had planned on posting this at least 12 hours ago, but was at the doctor for a bit of the day with Mine Own Three Year Old who swallowed a coin and also making stew for my 5th grader's Civil War Presentation today... The Doc says the coin is on it's way to passing nicely, but I have been home for about 45 minutes today! Life does go on doesn't it? Please forgive my late posting!
Random numbers generated May 15 2009 at 0:41:58 by

This is the last day!

Be sure and tell your friends about the giveaway ~ this is the last day to enter! Leave your comments on the giveaway post!

Deadline for entries is midnight tonight - Mountain Standard Time!

One random winner will be chosen!

Good luck!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

first things first: A Giveaway!

I am happy to be offering a 2 book giveaway to kick off the Mine Own Book launch! (a $31 value!) I will be giving away TWO books to one lucky person who enters!

~ ~ THREE ways to enter the giveaway ~ ~

One entry: leave me a comment on this post about which book would be your first choice for your little one. (remember, you'll be receiving TWO books!)

Also: When you leave a comment, if you add a link to your blog and have added my blinkie to your blog, you get another entry!

Finally: Become a follower of my blog for a third, yes, that's THIRD way to enter!

Deadline is May 14th, at midnight, MST. The randomly chosen winner will be announced Friday the 15th!
In other news:
If you have checked my site, you might notice that I only have one link missing ~ we are currently putting together a comment page for all the great people who have bought books ~ stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Number One

So over the past couple months, I have been planning, designing and getting everything ready for launch and we are right there! I am excited and anxious to see how the next year (or even month, for that matter) will pan out for my little endeavor.
All three of my kids have always used the phrase "mine own" ~ mine own cookie, mine own shoes, mine own book ~ and luckily for their 3rd & 5th grade grammar grades, the older two have grown out of it, but still have a little dude in the 'mine own' mode. So when I was thinking about personalized books, this was an obvious choice!
I am starting with two different styles of books ~ an About Me book and the counting book. I have started creating an Alphabet book as well as a couple of other ideas that are rolling around in my brain...
Here goes nothin'!