24 July 2014

The Big 30

It's my birthday, ya'll and I'm ALLLLL about the number 30 today. 
Into the Woods by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique for Moda
Speaking of the number 30, did you know that Into the Woods has 30 different prints? I guess it's a sign I'd better give some away...how about a fat eighth bundle and a handful of my patterns. Sound good?
Into the Woods by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique for Moda
Because Into the Woods was inspired by my favorite bedtime stories, you can enter to win by leaving a comment telling me what your favorite bedtime story is. I'll pick one comment at random first thing Monday morning (7/28/14). ***Contest now closed***
Because of the number 30, I am also offering a 30% discount in my shop off anything using PIONEERBABY as the promo code--good through the rest of July. And what the heck, if you buy 3 patterns or more, I'll sweeten the deal by throwing in a mini charm pack (while supplies last, no promo code needed).
Into the Woods by Vanessa Goertzen for Moda
The last decade of my life was pretty cool, and I'm definitely looking forward to what's up ahead. Oh and Happy Pioneer day!

127 comments:

  1. My favorite bedtime story was one I read to my own children good night moon!

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  2. Good Night Moon for sure! Happy birthday! :)

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  3. Hansel and Gretel was my favorite. I absolutely love your new collection! Im off now to visit your shop; I've had my eye on a few of your patterns. Thanks so much for the giveaway and the discount!

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  4. Llama Llama Red Pajama, just love that book! I absolutely love your new fabric collection. The colors are just beautiful!!!!

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  5. My favorite bedtime stories were stories my dad would tell me about his childhood. He would always start them with, "Once upon a time, there was a boy." Hope you have a great birthday, Vanessa!

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  6. Happy birthday!! My favorite bedtime story was Goodnight Moon. I love reading it to my children now! Enjoy your 30th!!

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  7. My mom used to read Beauty by Robin McKinley to me and my sister before bed. I still love the memory of her Beast voice!

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  8. My favorite stories were my mom's made up ones. Had a couple good ones. But especially loved one that included all my siblings (8 of us). We rode farm animals such as pigs. Great memories. pfh04@msn.com

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  9. My favorite was The Pokey Little Puppy. I made my mom read it at least twice every night when I was little!

    Happy Birthday!

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  10. Happy birthday! I just love reading your blog and getting inspiration! We love to read anything Fancy Nancy or Franklin the turtle in our house. :)

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  11. Bernstein bears ! Happy Birthday!

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  12. Happy birthday! I turned thirty earlier this year and it's proving to be rather fabulous! I love "Love is you & me" by Monica Shehan. I feel like I can never tell my kiddos enough how much I love them.

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  13. Happy birthday! It's a great day to have a birthday, it's one of my nephews birthdays too. My favorite bedtime story was any story my dad told. He was a great storyteller and always make them super fun

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  14. We love the Jesus Storybook Bible around our house. Such a sweet telling of Scripture and beautiful illustrations to boot!

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  15. Good night moon is one of my grandsons favorite books. Too long ago to remember mine.
    pattik@windstream.net

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  16. Happy birthday! The 30's are fantastic. My favorite bedtime stories were the missionary adventures my uncle would tell us when he was home on furlough from the Philippines.

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  17. Happy birthday! Mine is Love You Forever.

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  18. Happy Birthday Vanessa!! You are entering your 30's and I'm about to leave mine ;-) My favorite bedtime story when I was little was Where the Wild Things Are and my guy especially loved anything Dr. Seuss. Hope you have a great day!

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  19. Happy Birthday! Growing up my mom read The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings books to me. I've continued the tradition by reading the Harry Potter series to my daughters. Not the standard bed times stories but they make my girls so happy and that makes me happy.

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  20. Marcel the Pastry Chef is one of our favorites! Love your collection! Happy Birthday!
    satterfieldfamily@sbcglobal.net

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  21. Verbal recreation of the Spongebob movie!

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  22. Hopefully I didn't post this twice (silly phone), but my favorite bedtime
    story was a collection of fairy tales, nursery rhymes, and little stories in a vintage book that we had. I have no idea what the title of the book is :)

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  23. Happy 30th Birthday!

    Ooo this is a hard one! My top favourites would have had to been A Pair of Red Clogs by Masako Matsuno and Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans.

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  24. Happy happy Birthday!!! May your next decade be one of your best.

    My fav story was The Elves and the Shoemaker.
    Much love Leanne NZ

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  25. Happy Birthday to you!

    There are two books that I loved reading to my children, Piggie Pie and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. Both are based on classic fairy tales with a comedic twist.

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  26. Happy Birthday! I hope it's a great day filled with sewing and cupcakes :)

    My favorite bedtime story was The 3 Little Pigs.

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  27. Don't have one from my childhood, but the favorite with my daughter and I is the Pout Pout Fish. Love this collection!

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  28. Favorite book I used to read to my boys was Goodnight Moon :)
    Ps...looks like everyone is not wanting to take the chance of being blog post #29....looks like it will be me :) I hope your 30th year is one of your favorites so far! :)

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  29. Favorite bedtime story huh? Well, I'm not sure I have one. I love to read before bed. As long as I enjoy what I am reading I am happy. My husband thinks my Kindle makes a great nightlight.

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  30. Mine is "you are my I love you"

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  31. Happy Birthday! I used to love to read my kids "The Giving Tree!"

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  32. I love reading Mother Goose Rhymes to my kids at bedtime...

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  33. Happy Happy Birthday!!!

    One Minute Bedtime Bunny Tales were my favorite when I was really little. My brother and I usually tried to negotiate for "one more" and since they were so short, my parents often caved. My dad kept reading to me at bedtime until I was in 7th grade (I think to make sure that "lights out" was honored and books were out of reach). In the later years Dealing with Dragons and Harry Potter were the top choices.

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  34. Happy Birthday!

    As an avid reader, starting the minute I could read by myself, my favorite series was The Paddington Bear series! I couldn't get enough of them! Thanks for the chance to win some of your beautiful fabrics. I'm on a forced fabric diet right now so a win would be such a special treat! Thanks again!

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  35. My grandmother used to tell me real life stories about her life growing up in the country. I loved her stories. carolann427@aol.com

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  36. Right now, my daughter is way into The Sandman by William Joyce, and it has yet to get old. It's a pretty perfect bedtime story. And I will never turn down a request for a Nancy Tillman bedtime story - On the NIght You Were Born and I Would Know You Anywhere are in heavy rotation here. :-)

    Alysson

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  37. My favorite bedtime story was Bears in the Night! Now I read it to my kids too and it's one of their favorites!

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  38. when my kids were little, we loved to read 'Green Eggs and Ham'! Happy birthday and thank you for the chance to win!

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  39. Happy birthday! Gosh we have so many favorites it's hard to choose, but I guess I would say "I Love You This Much"

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  40. Happy Birthday! My favorite is "There's a Nightmare in my Closet." Such great illustrations!

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  41. My favorite bedtime story... that one is rough. I pretty much loved everything that my mom read me. She is a great reader. My brother and I (now in our late 20s) both still remember the "A Story a Day Till Christmas" book (it is highly possible that we still read it when we are at home. lol). But perhaps my favorite is from when I was 13 and in the hospital. My vision was blurry and I could not read for myself. So my mom brought a book by that a friend of her's said was wonderful. We had never heard of it before... It was The Sorcerer's Stone - My mother read me the first Harry Potter book. She introduced me to a fabulous place for my imagination that I still love today. Bedtime stories are all about imagination and letting it fly!. Thanks so much for the chance.

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  42. My boys' favorites were Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Elmo, and Clifford's Bedtime.
    Happy Birthday! It's my hubby's birthday today too...I think he wishes he was only 30 today :)

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  43. Happy birthday. My favorite story is Skippy Jon Jones!

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  44. Happy birthday! You share a birthday with my sweet mom, and my favorite bedtime story is Love You Forever.

    lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

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  45. Love You Forever was the book my children chose the most when they were little! My grandson loves me to tell him any story with wolves...Red Riding Hood and Three Little Pigs being his favorites!

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  46. Happy Birthday! I absolutely love your new fabric line! �� RxQuilter

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  47. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
    I LOVED 'PETER RABBIT'!
    THANKS FOR A CHANCE AT A GREAT GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  48. I loved Fairy tales, especially the princess ones - such a girl! My 2 littles currently love Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Happy Birthday to you!

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  49. Happy Birthday! 30 has treated me well the past 7 months....no big deal :) My favorite bedtime story is Peter Rabbit...and all the other tales that come after!

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  50. I always loved the Three Little Pigs :) hope your birthday was lovely!

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  51. I am more than twice your age so I would say my favorite story I read to my children was a story called "Jimmy and the Jam Jars" from Uncle Arthurs Bedtime Stories by Arthur Maxwell. I read this to my children over and over: Jimmy's Mom had just made a whole batch of Strawberry Jam and told Jimmy to continue to play with his cars while she went to visit a neighbor. She told him not to go into the kitchen. After a little while he became bored and started walking around the house and into the kitchen. He saw all those wonderful jars of jam up on the shelf, a side board in those days, and thought Mom wouldn't mind him trying just one jar. As he climbed up on the first cabinet he didn't realize the second cabinet was not attached to the lower one. He went to get a jar, holding onto the cabinet for support, and down came the cabinet, all the jars, and Jimmy too. Mom was just coming to the house and heard the loud crash, running into the kitchen to see Jimmy surrounded by jam. "Oh my Jimmy, she said, are you hurt?" After checking and cleaning him she found not one scratch, but her tone changed and she scolded him for not obeying her. Jimmy remembered that for a long time.

    I love this new line and even if I do not win, I will be buying this bundle. Happy Birthday to you, Lella and many, many, more. jlblvn@gmail.com

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  52. Happy Birthday Vanessa!! Yay! So much fun. Well I loved seeing your prints at market and just for a lucky day for myself I would love to win a sweet little package :) My favorite bedtime story would probably be a poem actually it is the giving tree. I loved it the first time I read it and I loved it the first time I read it to my kids because it brought tears to my little girls eyes. Anyway, it is sweet. Thank you for the giveaway. What a fun thing for your birthday! I hope you have had the best day ;)

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  53. My 3 year thinks I am reading but I am making the story up.. LOL, she thinks its about her family.. that is my favorite story , my family.

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  54. Happy Birthday! I always liked the made up ones, and love doing the same for my kids, versions of Hansel and Gretal or Red Riding Hood, but with twist or with the names of my kids.

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  55. Happy Birthday! I like Goodnight Moon and my grandchildren do too.

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  56. My favorite bedtime story is I Love You Forever.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  57. Happy 30th!!! Hope you are having a great birthday week. I loved a book called It's a Horse of Course when I was a kid. Thanks for the fun giveaway. I would love to win some Into the Woods for my birthday in a few weeks.

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  58. Happy Birthday! Your fabrics are lovely. I used to love to read stories from the Frog and Toad series (by Arnold Lobel ) to my son. They made him giggle.

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  59. Happy Birthday! My favorite bedtime story is The Tin Soldier. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email address.

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  60. Where the Sidewalk Ends was always a favorite. We also did the Grimm fairy tales, Aesop's fables and sometimes dad would just make things up. Have a happy birthday with many more to come. Thanks! Notwendy gmail

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  61. Any of Shel Silverstein's books (Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, etc) were my favorites growing up. My girls' favorites were "Love You Forever" & "Catalina Magdalena Hoopensteiner Wallendiner Hogan Logan Bogan Was Her Name"

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  62. My favorite story as a child was "Tubby and the Lantern". Happy birthday!

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  63. Happy birthday! I stumbled upon your site and I think I am going to buy a pattern! My favorite story was Mike Mulligan and the steam shovel!

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  64. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

    When my Kiddo's were lil'...we read the Velveteen Rabbit ALOT, lol and probably ALL the Berestien Bear's books too! Now read with the Grangirlie when she gets to stayover!! Awesome!!! :)

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  65. Any of the Shel Silverstein poems!!! My own kids don't yet appreciate him, but they will :)

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  66. Into the Woods is now stuck in my head! My favorite was a Little Golden Book called, "Mr Bell's Fixit Shop". I think it played to my crafting interests, because each page had images of glues, ribbons, etc etc!

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  67. "Something from Nothing"

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  68. I always liked Red Fox and His Canoe by Nathaniel Benchley. BTW, his son wrote Jaws -- NOT a good bedtime story! Haha. Happy, happy birthday!

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  69. Elves and the shoe maker. My mom reads it the best and I now LOVE hearing her read it to my boys.

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  70. Happy Birthday, and have great new decade! We have squirrels that live in the rafters of our porch, and my granddaughter and I make up bedtime stories about the lives of the squirrels. This time with her makes these my favorite bedtime stories. Thanks for your generous birthday celebration!

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  71. My favorite is Goodnight Moon I love reading that to my kids. sarah@forrussia.org

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  72. I used to read Goodnight Moon to my kids when they were small.

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  73. My daughters had a lot of stuffed bunnies, so we made up bedtime stories about the softies. Good memories. Have a wonderful birthday and enjoy your next decade.

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  74. Happy birthday! The Velveteen Rabbit has always been a favorite :)

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  75. Happy 30th Birthday! I liked all the classic fairy tales.

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  76. Happy birthday! I loved the magic faraway tree (anything by Enid blyton really)

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  77. Happy Birthday! My favorite was always a picture book called "Babies" by Gyo Fujikawa. The illustrations were magnificent and my children loved the book as well.
    allisonpogany@gmail.com

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  78. Happy birthday! My favorite is the Three Little Pigs! :)

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  79. Happy Birthday! My favorite bedtime story is The Giving Tree. My kids loved it. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  80. Happy birthday. Anything Dr. Seuss. Thanks for the chance.

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  81. happy bday!! you do not even look 21! what is your secret? i love little red riding hood. what a wonderful giveaway!!

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  82. Yay! Beautiful fabric! My favorite bedtime story was anything by the Berenstein Bears.

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  83. I always love Jill Barklem's series Brambley Hedge. I really like the prints and colors of this Into the Woods collection.

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  84. I loved when my parents read Value Tales books with me. Thanks for the chance and happy birthday!

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  85. I'm to old to remember if my mom read to us or not!!! I love to read to my grandkids. They always liked the book Grandfather Buffalo. He is like what I tell my hubby you may be old and slow but you are still part of the herd:)

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  86. We always read out of the Mother Goose book.

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  87. I always loved Alice in Wonderland =)

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  88. Goodnight moon. Or I love you this much.

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  89. My favorite bedtime story is anything fictional that I can get on my ipad. I read myself to sleep nightly.=)

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  90. Happy Birthday! My birthday is tomorrow (sun) but I will be 36 versus your 30. My favorite bed time stories are anything by dr. Seuss. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  91. I tried to post this once but it came back as error! Happy Birthday, I hope there was cake involved. When I was young we did not have bedtime stories but I loved reading to my children and some of our favourites are Guess How Much I Love You, The Tiger Who Came To Tea,and Owl Babies. Thanks for a lovely giveaway. x

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  92. I always loved the Beatrix Potter stories---Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, etc. We read a lot in our home so there is a huge variety of books read at bedtime. Thanks for the chance to win the bundle--Love it!

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  93. Happy Birthday :) Mine was The Magic Pudding but now a bed time story is blog reading ;)

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  94. Good night moon. My parents bought me one about a man who thought that there was too much noise (to try and teach me to put up with my sibling's noise!), but good night moon wins (and it has the "hush" in it!)

    jhunsberger (at) gmail (d0t) c0m

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  95. Happy birthday to YOU!!!!! I was good at making up my own stories so the ones I recited to my children were infused with spiritual guidance, personal responsibility and you can do anything-ness.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  96. Little red riding hood, now they would say not to

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  97. "I love you this much" is the one I like to read to my grand kids!

    Happy Birthday to you!

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  98. My favorite was "The Little House" by Virginia Lee Burton.

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  99. Hope you had a great birthday! My favorite was Goodnight Moon. I loved reading it to my girls!

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  100. Happy Birthday!! My favorite was The Giving Tree.

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  101. Happy Birthday and congratulations on your beautiful fabric line! My parents would always read me Goodnight Moon - short and sweet to put me to sleep!

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  103. I liked all my Serendipity books. I should find them for my kids. Happy birthday!

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  104. Happy Birthday!! My favorite is "Is Your Mama A Lama?"

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  105. Happy birthday! My favorite bedtime book was Bedtime for Frances. And, my little girl's favorite is Little Mommy. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

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  106. No question, it's Goldilocks and the Three Bears. My grandma would recite it to us every time we slept over at her house. Thank you for the giveaway and coupon!

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  107. I always loved the book Love You Forever.

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  108. Happy birthday Vanessa!! My favorite stories growing up were ones my dad made up, we called them "Henry stories" because the were all about a boy named Henry and his family. But now that I'm a mom, I'm terrible at just making up stories (my husband is great) so I love reading to them - chronicles of narnia (for older kids) or anything from the golly sisters to mr putter and tabby (for the little ones).

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  109. I was raised on Mother Goose. I read Go Dog Go hundreds of times to my daughter!

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  110. My most found bedtime story is, Winnie the Pooh. I can still feel the cozy fire on my back and the soft quilt my great grandma made around my feet. My mom would read Until all six of us kids were asleep and it was always the classic Winnie the Pooh tales. Just thinking about it makes me smile because I can hear her voice saying, "oh bother!" and all of us kids laughing until our sides hurt!!

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  111. Happy Birthday! My favorite bedtime stories were Mother a Goose and The Wizard of Oz. I love that I can share them with my own littles now.

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  112. I don't think my other one posted. But no matter what story we were told it started with "once there was a giraff, and that was half. Put it in a stall and that was all." Of course that was no real story so we had to pull one out of dad haha

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  113. I don't think my other comment posted... So my favorite is a good magazine. It's true.

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  114. As a kid my favorite was Monster at the end of this book, it is also my favorite to read to my kids. Staring love able furry old Grover!

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  115. My favorite was one about a family of mice and a magic chair. They'd sit in it and make a wish, reach into te seat cushion and pulled out what they wished for instead of lint. I can't remember what it was called.

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  116. Happy birthday! My favorite story is Silly Goose by Jack Kent. Live your new line!

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  117. Happy belated birthday! I hope you had a great birthday! I was really sad to be in my 30s but now that I'm almost half way through I'd have to say it's already been better than my 20s! My favorite bedtime stories were the ones my grandma told me. I know retell them to my boys.

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  118. My favorite is probably Berenstein Bears also. Very happy birthday to you! I celebrated by getting three of your patterns that I've been coveting and I'm so excited! Starstruck is my very favorite quilt in all the work, particularly the baby Scrumptious one you made.

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  119. I have always loved "PĆ¼nkelchen". That is a little man, just a few inch tall, that lives in a mousehole and at night does surprises for the children who live in that house. Too cute. Like your fabric. Love this line. :-)

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  120. Happy Birthday - 30 is such a great age! My kids always enjoyed anything by Dr Seuss when it came to bedtime stories, because that way they could blame the giggles for not wanting to go to sleep!

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  121. Happy Birthday! I think I deleted my other post - if not this is a duplicate LOL. Dr. Seuss was always good - as is Babar and Curious George!

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  122. The Very Hungry Caterpillar was a firm favorite! I loved how I could stick my fingers in a the food bite holes!

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  123. Our favorite are Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Goodnight Moon

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  124. Hope you had a fabulous birthday!

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  125. Happy, happy belated Birthday! I hope you had a great day:-) My favorite bedtime story was Puss in Boots and The Wishing Table.

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  126. I hope you had a fun birthday! We love reading Percy Jackson.

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