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*Giveaway* My Memories Digital Scrapbook Software

What better way to kick off the week than with a giveaway!


If you have been a reader long, you know that I love pictures! Especially after being gifted my Nikon DSLR. Whether its formal shots (like at a studio) or snapshots around the house I love them all! I think its a trait I inherited from my mom. She could totally be on hoarders for pictures of the grandbabies. She talks to them and kisses them. Maybe we need to sign her up for Intervention instead. Now y’all know where I get my craziness from but I digress.


I have two problems that interfere with my love of pictures:

1- An almost 3 year old who doesn’t slow down long enough to snap a shot or she will be doing something cute (like singing)  for 20 minutes but as soon as the camera comes out she stops. She’s realized that our phones have cameras too. Nuts.

2- Energy or lack-thereof. When I first became a mom, I went crazy buying scrapbook supplies to start Abby’s lifebook. Not sure where I thought all my free time was going to come from but I had good intentions. Unfortunately those scrapbook supplies sat in my closet for months. Oops. I did manage to get some money back when I sold them on Craigslist when I accepted the fact that I would never be a scrapbooker or so I thought…


Then I heard about a wonderful invention called digital scrapbooking software. It is a great way to create a scrapbook of your memories without the hassle and expense for traditional scrapbooking. Another perk of digital scrapbooking? No clean-up or storage required! I loved how completed scrapbook pages looked but I hated dealing with finding a place to store the papers, embellishments, scissors, etc that would be organized and convenient. I would have much rather spent the time I took to unload and pack up my supplies with my family so when I was contacted by MyMemories to try out their software I was stoked!


MyMemories Suite  is a “complete digital scrapbooking solution that provides a comprehensive powerful set of creative tools no other scrapbook software can offer. With its intuitive workspace and enhanced time-saving features, this application is perfect for a beginner to create a complete album in minutes, or to empower the design pro to build a scrapbook album masterpiece.”


I love that this scrapbook software is completely customizable to your skill level! You can choose to build your pages from professionally designed templates or create completely on your own using a wide variety of papers, embellishments, and text! Here is a sample of what I was able to create in a matter of minutes:

My Memories Digital Scrapbook Software Giveaway

 I loved that there was a wide range of paper, fonts, and embellishments available so I was able to put my personality into the layout. I would classify myself as a girly-girl but not a sweet girly-girl if that makes sense. I love pink but like to take my pink with a little edge on it! Grays and black of course are other favorites! I chose to not go with pink on this page because I loved the blue matched up with the gray houndstooth! I am officially in love with this software! Did I mention that there was nothing to clean up? 🙂


Now its  your turn to have some fun! One lucky reader will win her own copy of MyMemories Suite Software! Here is how to enter:

1- Check out and then come back here and tell me what digital paper pack was your favorite! **MANDATORY**

2-“Like” MyMemories on Facebook and leave a separate telling me you did!

3- Follow MyMemories on Twitter and leave a separate comment telling me you are now following!

4- Tweet about this giveaway! *2 additional entries.


Winner will be drawn Friday February 10th! Good luck!




Tide-To-Go Giveaway Winners!

Two lucky ladies will be finding 10 Tide-To-Go pens in their mailboxes!

And the winners are . . .

CC Almon



Please send me an email at anewkindofnormal at gmail dot com with your address & I will get your prizes out to you!

Thanks everyone for joining in!

Disclaimer: Winners were chosen via Thank you to Tide-to-Go and Bloggy Bootcamp that made this giveaway possible!


BBC Tide-to-Go Giveaway!! *Closed*

As you know this past weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Bloggy Bootcamp which was hosted by the SITS Girls! It was absolutely amazing! My brain is overflowing with knowledge given by the wonderful presenters! I am still trying to process it all! All I can say is that I can see wonderful things in the future for A New Kind of Normal!


There will be a separate post coming on the information gained at the conference but not in this post!


One of the perks of a blog conference is the swag! Our bags were full of gifts from the conference sponsors which included Tide to Go, Mirassou Wines, Sony, Arm & Hammer, and Invisalign! When we peeked in our bags we found this cute box:

bloggy bootcamp giveaway kit

And inside we found this:

tide to go pens giveaway

A whole box of Tide to Go goodness! If you are anything like me, then you realize the wonderful invention that is the Tide to Go pen! I am clumsy enough on my own but with a 2 1/2 year old, stains are inevitable so these pens, along with other Tide products, make life a little easier!


So I am not about to keep all this goodness to myself! Starting today, you can enter to win some Tide to Go of your own! I will be drawing TWO winners who will each when a gift-pack of 10 Tide to Go pens! All you need to do to enter is leave a comment telling me something positive from the past week! Easy as pie!


The winner will be drawn Friday morning (October 28th) using  When leaving a comment, please include an email address so I can contact you if you are a lucky winner! If you are drawn as a winner but I do not hear from you within 48 hours, another winner will be drawn.


Disclosure: Tide to Go sponsored Bloggy Bootcamp where I received this free product for this giveaway.