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Monday, August 5, 2013

New Sponsor and a Giveaway for 2 winners

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Well I've been missing in action, away at Bear Lake enjoying 5 days of sun, beach, and lake. Awe how I miss it already. Any-hoo, you may have noticed that we have a new sponsor!! Oh yes super excited! So let's just jump right in!
Welcome, Jessica from Time Savors with downloadable Book of Mormon books for toddlers!




I am so excited to be here on Latter-day Chatter! This is such an incredible blog and Jess offers so many wonderful things! I'm happy to get the chance to introduce myself here on her site.

My name is Jessica and I am a wife to a great husband and mother to a 3 year old daughter and a new son. My husband and I met at BYU and after having our daughter, I put my finance career on hold to stay home with her. Being a stay-at-home mom is so much busier than I ever thought it could be, but it's also the biggest joy and reward in my life right now. I enjoy cooking, reading, teaching piano, digital scrapbooking, basketball and working on my Etsy Store on the side when I find those rare spare moments.

The theme of my store is "Time-Savors" where I share the items I've created to either save time in my own busy life or to make being a mom easier while having fun along the way. I've got a bunch of Holiday Survival packs underway, but my main project right now is Book of Mormon Stories {For Toddlers and Children}. 

Background behind the Project: When my daughter turned 2, her vocabulary took off. Before she was 2 1/2, she could identify every Disney Princess with the right prince, and also tell you each Princess' story from memory.  We could read story after story, but anytime I introduced the simplified scripture stories I had from the Distribution Center, she'd lose interest within minutes. I began looking everywhere for something that was more alluring to a small child but wasn't able to find anything that fit what I was looking for. 

1) More than just an activity book; I wanted a simple explanation of the entire story so she would be learning the storyline
2) Bright and eye catching (like the Disney stories) so it would grab and hold her attention
3) Written in such a way that she could learn and tell the stories by herself
4) Interactive so we could do the stories together!

I couldn't find anything that fit what I was looking for. Some products were close but so heavily activity based that I felt the story got lost along the way. My husband and I brainstormed and I began the sketches of what I wanted. Within a few months, I'd done 5 stories along with quizzes and characters for her to play with. Within literally 3 minutes, my daughter could tell the entire story of Lehi leaving Jerusalem. I'd printed all the characters out and ironed them on flannel and she used them to tell "Daddy" the story of Lehi. All of a sudden the scriptures were fun! She passed all the quizzes the first time and now Sundays were exciting for her. The flannel characters actually stick to our benches at church so sacrament was a breeze while she played with her Lehi's and Nephi's and learned the stories I'd printed and laminated for her.  

Since then I've been able to create 3 sets with the final set coming out this fall. I've had enough requests I hope to be able to continue on to the Bible. This product was something I hoped to be able to share with others and help them teach their own kids the gospel. I've enjoyed creating them and hope that I'm helping others along the way. 

I'd LOVE to hear feedback, requests, or your questions! Thanks again Jess for letting me be here today!

And because Jessica is just awesome, you can have a chance to win all 3, that's right all 3, sets of her books.

2 winners! 4 ways to enter.
Giveaway ends Friday, August 9th (my birthday, woot woot!)

Ways to enter:
1) Pin her books to Pinterest (just repin via link)


3) Answer: "What would you use these cute little books for?"


(please comment with which entries you've done)
GIVEAWAY ENDS FRIDAY, AUGUST 9TH

Look for my review of Jessica's books later this week!


Please take a minute to share a comment, I love reading them! They keep making me want to give FREEBIES! It's always wonderful to know that what you are putting up and writing about is worthwhile and people enjoy them. Questions? Trouble downloading(please check FAQs first) Email me at latterdaychatter@hotmail.com

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32 comments:

  1. I Pinned and Liked you on FB :) I have 4 kids, so I would print these for my younger one to read and look at during sacrament mtg.

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  2. I place TimeSavors as a favorite!

    Delina

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  3. I would love to use these books for my boys!!! I have 3 so it's perfect! :)

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  4. Of course I like LDC on FB :)

    Delina

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  5. Wow, these look wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win.
    1: did it
    2: did it too
    3:I have a little guy on the autism spectrum and we are always looking for new ways to reach and teach him. I know that he loves visuals, so I'm sure we would put them to good use (and my other three children would enjoy them as well).
    4: already liked you! :)
    Thanks again!

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  6. Great!!
    I did 1, 2, and 4 already!!

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  7. I love it! I did 1,2, 3) I have a toddler myself and I am teaching nursery. This would be primarily for home! and 4) ... so I did them all! I totally want to win. Happy Birthday on Friday!

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  8. These are a fantastic Idea.. I have done all of the above and for the answer to Q3 I would use these to teach my kids about the scriptures. Thanks for all your effort use put into these things! Ive put my name as Anonymous coz im not sure how to get my name to show up on these things sorry.
    Liz Lovelock

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  9. I so want to win these. I would use them at home for FHE to teach my kids about the scriptures. I would also put one in my church bag for my 3 year old.

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  10. I'm going to be a first-time-grandma.......! These books would be wonderful to keep at grandmas house when the grandbabies come to visit!

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  11. I did #1, #2, #3 I have a 2 1/2 year old who loves books and has a great memory. I would love to teach him more stories from the Book of Mormon and incorporate them into our everyday lives. These books would be great. #4 I already liked Lds Chatter on Fb. Thanks for making such a wonderful product!
    Nicole Frank

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  12. I pinned this on Pinterest, made it a favorite on Etsy and I liked Latter Day Chatter on Facebook. I have a 2 year old that I would love to use these to teach him the Book of Mormon stories and my 5 year old would probably love these as well.

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  13. I pinned you. I would love these for my 5 kids.

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  14. I added it as my favorites on ETSY.

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  15. I liked Latter Day Chatter on facebook. (The link in #4 didn't work, but I just searched for it on facebook.)

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  16. I would use these with my 3 active boys when they need to focus on something and be reverent!

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  17. I would love these for FHE and Sacrament Meeting with my 2 kids. I did 1, 3, 5... I tried 2 but Etsy wasn't working right so I will try again later!

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  18. I would love to use these to help my five children become more familiar with the scriptures and keep them busy during sacrament meeting!

    I have now completed all four ways to enter.

    Happy Birthday tomorrow!

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  19. I liked your page on FB, I made your etsy store one of my favorites and I re-pinned your books on pinterest. I would love these books to help my little one in sacrament stay reverent. Also, I would like to use them during family home evening and I was just called as primary president in my ward and I think they may be beneficial during sharing time as well. Thanks for your ideas and creativity! :)

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  20. i pinned this post. thanks. katharine.

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  21. i made time savors a favorite on etsy. thanks. katharine.

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  22. i plan on using the three books for gospel study as part of our homeschool curriculum. i have book 1 already and i love, love, love it.

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  23. i like latter-day chatter on facebook (an i really like your blog). thanks.

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  24. I did all 4 requirements to enter

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  25. like Latter Day Chatter on Facebook -

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  26. Have pinned the Book of Mormon books

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  27. would use the books to help teach my grandchildren

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  28. made Time Savors a favorite -

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  29. I added this as a favorite on Etsy. I have gospel "study time" with my three children ages 6, 4, and 2 every morning. I would use these books as part of our study time and also as quiet books during sacrament meeting.

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  30. I added Time Savors as a favorite on Etsy. I have gospel study time with my three children ages 5, 4, and 2 every morning and would use these books as part of our study time. I would also use them as quiet books during sacrament meeting.

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