Monday, January 31, 2011

SHMILY story and giveaway!

The Winner is:
#27
Toesthattwinkle!  

Congrats! 

Have you heard the SHMILY story?  If you haven't, you should read it.  Even if you have heard it, it's a nice reminder!  It's a sweet little story about a couple who spent their entire married lives reminding one another that they loved each other!  Isn't that a great idea?

I was contacted recently by Scott Ertl, creator of SHMILY coins.  He and his wife, Jennifer, liked this story and its premise so much that they wanted to help other married couples by giving them the "tools" to tell each other they love each other.  Scott and Jennifer have developed SHMILY coins as a token to be passed between two people as an unspoken reminder of love.  Neat, right?


Of course, at our house we have 3 kids, Little Lou, Bugsy, and Stinky.  Stinky's too little to care, but Little Lou and Bugs were immediately enamored with these "monies."  In fact, it's become a game between me and them rather than between my husband and I.

I explained to the kids that the coins say, "SHMILY," which means "See How Much I Love You."  We discussed that we could hide the coins for someone to find and be reminded that we love them, OR we can do a nice deed for someone and add a coin to remind them of our love.  They want to DO things for each other!  Isn't that great?  They're 3 and 5 and they'd rather do nice things than just hide the coins.  (I'll probably do some of both.)
This weekend the kids were gone to Ohio for the whole weekend.  When Little Lou came home, she was excited to see that her bed had been made and there was a SHMILY coin on her panda pillow's back!


The kids love them, and I really enjoy having an extra special way to remind them how important they are to me!
If you want to try SHMILY coins, you can buy them here for $.99 each, OR you can win a set of 10 right here on My This N That Life!


MANDATORY ENTRY

If you'd like to win your very own set of coins, all you have to do is go here and like the SHMILY coin facebook page!  Leave me a comment telling me you did.  I'll be checking!  ;-)  Leave me your email address so I can contact you!

OPTIONAL ENTRIES

1)  Follow My This N That Life with Google Friend Connect.  Leave me a comment telling me you did, along with your email address.

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3) "Like" My This N That Life on Facebook!  Leave me a comment telling me you did, along with your Facebook username and email address.

Contest ends and comments close February 8, 2011 at 11:59am EST.

I was given SHMILY coins to review for free.  All opinions are my own.

29 comments:

lydiasgt said...

I liked shmily coin's facebook page.
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lydiasgt said...

I follow you on google friend connect.
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lydiasgt said...

I like "my this n that life" on facebook.

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Kim T said...

I like SHMILY on facebook!
Thank you!
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Kim T said...

I follow you with GFC!
Thank you!
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Kim T said...

I "liked" you on facebook!
Thank you!
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Anonymous said...

I liked them and you. I'd like a set of the coins!
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Great positive and simple activity to bring into the family

ArtsyChaos said...

How fun! I like Shmily Coins on facebook. The crafter in me thinks these would be fun to include in a handmade card or something!
(Wendy R.)
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ArtsyChaos said...

Following you with GFC.
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ArtsyChaos said...

I like My This N That Life on facebook.
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Mehnaz Kapadia said...

liked the SHMILY coin facebook page

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Mehnaz Kapadia said...

Following My This N That Life with Google Friend Connect!

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Mehnaz Kapadia said...

Following My This N That Life via NetworkedBlogs

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Mehnaz Kapadia said...

"Liked" My This N That Life on Facebook

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Cassandra Raney said...

Following you on GFC

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Cassandra Raney said...

Following you with Networked Blogs

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Cassandra Raney said...

Liked you on FB!

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debijackson said...

I liked Shmiley

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debijackson said...

I like u on facebook

I noticed I made typo on my earlier entries
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Diana said...

I like Shmily coins on fb
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ElizaBeth said...

Like SHMILY on FB
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ElizaBeth said...

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ElizaBeth said...

like you on FB
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Toesthattwinkle! said...

I follow whmily on fb-Mar Sam
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Toesthattwinkle! said...

I follow you on fb-Mar Sam
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Toesthattwinkle! said...

I follow GFC- M.P.
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