Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop

When I think of spring, I think of...





cherry blossoms

And Peeps, because it's time for Easter candy!

StorkFor this hop, in the spirit of baby everythings, I'm giving away a copy of Stork by Wendy Delsol.

To enter:

1. Leave me a comment by midnight on April 25 and share one of the following:
a) a funny story about where you thought babies came from when you were little
b) a funny story about something kids do/have done
c) a favorite Easter tradition
d) something good to do with an egg

2. I'll select a winner at random and post the winner/e-mail the winner as soon as I can sit down at a computer, and put the book in the mail in 1-2 weeks, when I next visit the post office.

3. You must be a follower to win (on your honor--I don't care if you check this blog every day, use an RSS reader, or use another follower system), and if you win, you must provide me with a U.S. mailing address.

Have a great weekend!

You can visit the other blogs in the hop at here.

Thanks to Inspired Kathy at I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and Yara at Once Upon a Twilight for hosting the hop!


  1. Sooo... I think my post will be boring but here goes.

    I didn't think about kids when I was younger. People just appeared. I didn't quite get that all people get older (I always thought I would catch up in age to other people). So when babies became toddlers then kids? I thought they were all different people. I know that probably doesn't make sense but I wasn't the brightest I guess.

    Oh and I don't like eggs and my mom doesn't like wasting food so we never had easter egg hunts with real eggs.

    reflectionsofabookahoolic[at]gmail[dot]com. I'm an old follower.

  2. I didn't have to wonder where babies came from. We had a lot of cats when I was young. I wasn't very old at all when my mother sat us around the table for "the talk". Believe it or not, it started with, "You know when the cats in the backyard..."


    Thanks for the giveaway :)

    anjibeane @ comcast . net

  3. I thought babies came out of your belly button, after all I had heard that you needed a "sanitary belt" when you got your period.
    Old follower - thanks for giveaway.
    bigpinelodge at gmail dot com

  4. One of our Easter traditions is to always have a fox in the easter basket. We say it is to keep an eye on the bunny, when he is hiding eggs.

  5. You know what a good thing to do with an egg is? Eat it...


    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

  6. My husband likes to put an egg in top ramen. It makes like a cheap egg drop soup. Ick. I love deviled eggs. Mmmm!

    I'm a follower.


  7. I love Polish Stuffed Eggs:

    - Hard boil some eggs.
    - Cut them in half and carefully scoop out the cooked eggs, so that you don't break the halved shells.
    - Finely dice up or mince the eggs in a bowl
    - Finely dice up or mince an onion and add desired amount to the bowl with eggs
    - Season with salt and pepper (you can also add herbs like dill or parsley)
    - Scoop the seasoned egg/onion mixture back into the halved empty shells.
    - Melt some butter in a frying pan and cook the stuffed egg halves on medium heat with shell side down first for a few minutes and then on the exposed side until brown.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC Follower - Marg K.


  8. Our family had a tradition of hiding the Easter baskets. We would have to follow clues around the house (and sometimes outside) to find them. Also, they had some candy, but they also had a lot of things like juices, chips, puddings and stuff. So we weren't completely candied out.

    lhoffpauir at gmail

  9. I am a follower GFC as veltara

    something good to do with an egg? Well I work in a ER in Michigan and several thanksgivings ago we had a late night 2am visit from a lovely couple and a foreign substance removal....after the uncomfortable feeling left we had had a big laugh. discharge instructions..........next time don't peel the egg! Sorry but It was the first thing that popped into my head after reading the choices. lol


  10. Thanks for the chance to win!!

    GFC Michele Luker

    I think our funnest easter tradition, is coloring the easter eggs...its a contest with my kids to make the most creative...then they always save one egg, mix all the colors together, to see what it would turn out like.


  11. Thanks for participating!

    My funny story about eggs and Easter is when we moved to Texas we discovered confetti eggs. In Florida they didn't exist when I was growing up. So needless to say my whole family just has a funny old time hitting each other with confetti eggs.


    Yara @ Once Upon a Twilight

  12. gfc follower i once forgot to boil eggs before dying them and hiding them for the kids lol.

    americangirlie1991 AT yahoo DOT com

  13. gfc follower: Amanda M.
    a tradition that our family does is our annual easter egg hunt. It is quite a large family (I have eight aunts/uncles and many, many first/second cousins). So we have an easter egg hunt for each age group--4-10, 11-16, 17-25, 26-45, 45+
    It's a lot of fun:)

  14. haha my mom actually gave me birds and bees speech when I was 7... but I didn't really get it lol. I assumed that you just prayed to God for a baby and depending on his mood, he may or may not give you a baby. Made sense to me, lol.

    I'm a gfc follower, number 200!


  15. When I was younger, I thought God put babies in women's stomachs. I didn't understand why it hurt so much when they were born. I thought the doctor just pulled it out of the women's stomach when it was "done" like the proverbial bun in the oven. Women only got babies if God gave them one.



  16. When I was younger, we used to go to a friend's house to celebrate easter. We would have a BBQ and hang out basically.


  17. When I was little my brother was teasing my youngest brother & told him that the stork didn't bring him like us; he was born out in a cabbage patch. He rushed out to the vegetable garden & immediately began pulling at all the carrot & beat greens while my oldest brother was doubled over laughing hysterically, "Watcha doin'?" he inquired. "Looking for baby eggs", was the earnest answer!

    Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this wonderful giveaway!

  18. I follow via google friend connect
    I knew babies came out of a mother's stomach, I just assumed the doctor cut them out. As to how they got there, I never gave that much thought when I was little. I guess I just thought a mom wanted a baby, and one started to grow. Thanks!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  19. I thought that babies were made by a married couple holding hands for a super long time. I don't know why, I just did. I also thought the only way they could be born was through C-section.
    I'm a follower!
    deborah . j . owen @ gmail.com

  20. Thank you for the giveaway. A favorite Easter tradition in our family is to have a nice meal and hide Easter eggs for all the kids, it's a lot of fun. Then the adults usually play board games.

    GFC follow as seriousreader

    seriousreader at live dot com

  21. I'm a GFC Follower (ArtsyBookishGal)

    OK, a funny thing about kids...well, when I was 3.5 years old, I thought that ALL parents who couldn't have babies of their own adopted. Why? because my aunt and my mom's good friend both adopted babies from Korea. And I also though the babies had to be Korean. Now my best friend is a social worker specializing in adoptions. And all her kids are NOT Korean.

    Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com

  22. I was from a family of 13 and so when i was little i just assumed she was going out buying them. I was glad when she stopped.

  23. gfc follower: nicolesender
    I believed in the story of the stork. That's what my parents told me.

  24. I've been wanting to read this book for a long time. :) I don't think I ever believed in the stork. Maybe being found under a cabbage patch leaf though. :) Lorielle11@gmail.com

  25. I only have this story......The stork messed up according to my nephew, his wife was having a baby and they thought it might be twins because she was getting so big so fast and she was a twin... I got a call about the sonigramm(?) My nephew is still trying to figirue things out, his wife has triplets in there! They have a 3 year old, they are going to have 2 girls and 2 bous all under four. The 3 year old boy isn't going to understand where those 3 babies came from!!

    I posted you to my blog:http://dancealertreads.blogspot.com/2011/04/undusty-new-books-hoppy-easter.html

    I'm a follower gfc! dancealert at aol dot com

  26. I never wondered where babies came from but i always thought the storks on dumbo were cute.
    GFC holly wright
    hollybwright at comcast dot net

  27. Awesome giveaway! One of my favorite Easter traditions is the easter egg hunt... which is kind of sad since I'm no longer a kid, lol!

    GFC Loreal L


  28. Great giveaway, Easter egg hunts for the kids is a tradition.

    A gfc follower.

    tributebooksmama at gmail dot com

  29. OMG, I soo want to get my hands on this book!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

    I never really had to wonder about where babies came from. My mom was always really open with us, probably a little too open and still is LOL My mom grew up in a strict catholic family home and she was never told anything and had to find things out on her own. So she strived for the total opposite with us. I knew about everything at a very early age. I am in turn just like my mom and very comfortable talking about things and am probably a little too open, but I try a happy medium with my kids and compromise with my hubby. I wanted to have the "talk" with my kids long ago, but my husband doesn't think it's time and I'm biting my tounge. Especially since my oldest son thinks to have a baby all you do is get married and POOF, your pregnant. His exact words. He thinks we've been married three times and a friend of ours just got married and he told them "I'm so happy you guys are going to have another baby"


  30. I really thought babies came from a Stork when I was little. I thought that a stork delivered them into the Mom's tummy. lol

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

    I'm a follower!

  31. WOW!!! THOSE ARE SOME CUTE & FUNNY STORIES! I don't have anything that good! I even borrowed the egg recipe -- LOL.

    Our Easter tradition is simple. My brother and his wife and kids come over to my house (my mother's house as well). My daughter is usually here (she's 20 now) and I now have a new Granddaughter. So it is so wonderful to bake for them, cook for them and just have fun. We laugh a lot when we're all together.

    The best thing to do with an egg??? BAKE WITH IT!!!

    blazesandbubbles AT gmail DOT com

    I'm a GFC follower, Kimmie, Nola

  32. Something good to do with an egg - bake cookies!
    I am a GFC follower.

  33. I am a GFC follower. I like to paint hard boiled eggs and make peanut butter egggs.
    Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Easter!
    sarahthehobbit at gmail dot com

  34. My mom always put baskets of candy out on Easter morning. YUM! But one time we got baby chicks, and another rabbits.
    I'm a GFC follower.

    oreo_93 at hotmail dot com

  35. Ahh. I remember the old innocent days. I had "the talk" with my mom when I was ten. Before that, I thought you had babies when a mommy and and a daddy love each other very much and so on...but my parents had gone a step farther and told me it involved seeds. So my sister took a handful of sunflower seeds and taped them to her stomach. Imagine my mom's surprise when she told her she was having a baby!
    Lindadao2060 at yahoo dot com

  36. When I was little I thought women got pregnant and the men have the babies, the reason why is kinda of funny. When I was little a show called "Alien Nation" came on, well on a few of the episodes they were explaining how the alien race, called "Newcomers", had sex and had babies, the female aliens initially carried the baby then the baby is transferred to the male alien to finish developing and then deliver them. So one afternoon my family was watching the news and I got on my dad's lap, pulled his shirt up, pointed at his stomach and said "Baby brother or sister in there", lol my mom had fun explaining why I said :-D

    I am a GFC follower under Krysta Banco


  37. Oh, OK, I've got a funny kid story for ya.

    So picture my whole family (including some aunts and uncles) at dinner. Nice, sit-down dinner. My cousin, Brie, has just started dating this guy and her grandfather asks a question about the who the guy is. At this point, her 7 year old brother (also my cousin) says, "Oh, you know Pop-pop. He's got his man nipples pierced." Yeah. Good times.

    I've been a follower for a while on GFC (Hannah). Awesome book giveaway!



  38. When I was 4, my mom got pregnant with my brother. He was born just before my 5th bday. Right before he came along, we had a dog that had puppies. So while I never thought about how my brother got in my mom's belly, I was convinced that she would at least be having more than one. When he came out, I asked where the rest of the babies were. However, someone this got twisted over the years to where I thought he was going to be puppies, so that's the running (albeit slightly inaccurate) joke in our family.

    I'm already a GFC follower (Nikki).

  39. One year I did a easter egg scavenger hunt with my cousins and dropped like $500 in gifts.. and then every year after that they would get all excited and wait for the treasure chest of stuff, but after that year I never had the extra cash.. my little cousin used to be so mean about it not happening the next few years.. now he gets excited cause we just do regular easter egg hunts..


  40. My favorite Easter tradition? Reese's peanut butter eggs! It doesn't seem like Easter without them. Even though they're really just the regular cups, something makes them special.


  41. My youngest daughter has always be obsessed with hard boiled eggs. She can't get enough of them. In contrast my oldest daughter hates eggs in any form. Total opposites :)


  42. GFC follower!!
    I was never a very creative kid...I was the one who thought babies came from the stork!


  43. Too old to remember where I thought babies came from:)

    We always grill, hide easter eggs, watch the smaller grandkids hunt for them while stepping on them. I have started using the plastic eggs for the hunt:)

    Thanks for great giveaway. I am a follower-GFC-judy.


  44. GFC: Gabrielle Carolina

    I always bring a craft for my cousin and I to do and we sing songs together. I'm her vocal coach and I make her perform. ; )

  45. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    I'm a follower on GFC-Lisa Richards


    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  46. I like the story that I have been told by my birth by my older sister. My brother was 14 when I was born and my sister was 10! My mom was short and stock and they never told my siblings that she was expecting...One day, Dad told my brother and sister that he was taking my mom to the hospital to have the baby?! My sister said
    "What?!" I only weighed 5lbs, 11oz.....Thanks, Cindi

  47. My niece doesn't fully understand where babies come from yet but she did run up to my sister and say "Look mommy, I've got a babysitter in my tummy!" Close enough right?

    kieryaj at gmail dot com

  48. My favorite Easter tradition is the egg hunt, the whole process of finding the egg, shaking it, guessing what's inside, and then opening it for the goodies. It's a whole lot of fun! :)

    elfdrop AT gmail DOT com

  49. GFC Follower - librarypat.

    When we were kids (many, many years ago), my mom would get the large, filled, chocolate eggs. I don't even thin k you can get them anymore instead of in specialty chocolate shops. She would decorate them a bit and put the name of each child on one. She would then hide them for Easter morning. We would have an Easter egg hunt, but if you found someone else's you left it there and didn't tell them. Made for a fun morning since there were six of us and you never found yours right away.

    librarypat AT comcast DOT net

  50. I am a GFC follower as Velvet and a good thing to do with an egg is make it a deviled egg


  51. GFC Friend!

    I thought babies came from the stork. LOL Lame, I know.


  52. A funny story about my little sister was when she young, she was convinced that the various holiday characters (Santa, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy etc) were going to kidnap her. Why else would they show up at night and break into the house, right? Anyway, one Easter she slept with a squirt gun and when my mom went in to wake her up, she got blasted. I love giving both of them crap about it now.

    I'm a new GFC follower, great blog!

  53. Two best things to do with an egg: if a fertilized eggs, hatch it. Otherwise you may choose to eat it or utilize it in a recipe.
    Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
    email: steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com
    twitter: @fangswandsfairy

  54. Favorite Easter tradition - lamb cake.
    Favorite thing to do with an egg is dye it.

    Im a follower

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  55. Thank you for the giveaway.
    My family never hid Easter eggs, instead we always hid our Easter baskets. And we didn't get just candy in them, we always got toes and statues and stuff like that too.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

  56. gfc follower - elise
    if you are bored of eating easter eggs, use them as a bowling ball to knock down empty soda cans.
    caliblue7 at gmail dot com

  57. I follow through my google reader.
    Here's a cute story about where babies come from. When we were younger and my sister was learning about where babies come from - she was so proud of herself for knowing that she " came from her mommy's university! " I guess university was easier for a 6 year old to say than uterus?? LOL

    lovemykidsandbooks @ gmail . com

  58. I don't remember thinking where babies came from. I guess I didn't care till I was much older. Best thing to do with eggs? Deviled eggs!
    I am a public follower of yours on Google Friends Connect (Carolsue)
    digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

  59. I'm a GCF follower. Our Easter tradition is to dye eggs the day before, hide the eggs, and then devil the eggs for our Easter dinner. :) amazing_alex.0818[at]yahoo[dot]com

  60. I was three when my brother was born, and I didn't know for sure how he was getting out of my Mom's belly, but I was so certain that I was going to have a baby sister that I made my Mom get me a BOY Cabbage Patch Doll so that I could have a baby boy and a girl to play with.

    I follow you on GFC.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

  61. I love having an easter egg hunt in our home every easter for the kids
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  62. Something good to do with an egg...Poach it and turn it into Eggs Benedict. That's what I had at Easter brunch with some country style potatoes, Cinnamon Spice Muffins, Mimosas, Coffee, and Dark Chocolate Creme Brulee. Yummy! You could always go with the confetti egg route too.

    GFC: Dominique S
    couponcookie at gmail dot com

  63. I think the kids have outgrown most of our fun traditions like baskets and egg hunts. Eggs are good to eat though, or to devil! They never last long around here when they've been deviled!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  64. Whatto do with a egg? Well you can make devilled eggs w it


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