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My Very Own Fairy Tale // a gift for Marina Grace

DenaAugust 18, 2015

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Some of my favorite childhood memories are of reading. In particular, I remember spending hours & hours reading on the little day bed at my grandmother’s house one summer. That summer I started devouring chapter books. I found myself completely immersed in worlds of adventure & magic. Long before that, I remember having “reading time” in my first grade classroom. Each student would sit quietly at her desk for a half hour. I always looked forward to that quiet time to get lost in a book with the greatest excitement. My love for reading carried on into my teens and adulthood. It’s something that I will happily carry with me for the rest of my life.

fairy book // livelovesimple.com

fairy book // livelovesimple.com

There is just something so incredible about losing yourself between the pages of a book — forgetting whatever pains you & escaping into something wonderful.

I hope with my whole heart that my children will share my love of reading. I worry so much about this digital age that we live in and what it will mean, especially for something as simple and tangible as the good, old book.

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I can only hope that my children will see the incredible value in reading and that they, too, will share my love for it. I just love sharing books with them. I really dislike buying toys (I feel like nature provides the best ones!), but I just love adding books to our little collection.

marina grace at two months // livelovesimple.com

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Recently, the folks over at I See Me! Personalized Children’s books reached out and asked if we’d like a copy of their My Very Own Fairy Tale book for Marina — and of course my answer was a resounding Yes!

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I fell in love with the book as soon as it arrived. It’s full of gorgeous illustrations & a whimsical story. Fairies bring letters one by one to spell out your child’s name in rhyme. At the end, they crown her to be their fairy princess. The story transports the reader into a magical garden full of flower and berry fairies. It’s a beautiful keepsake that I know Marina will enjoy for many years.

The book also includes the child’s birth date & a customizable dedication. You can upload a photo of your little one to appear in the dedication page. How special? The book was written by Maia Haag, illustrated by Joyce Patti, and made in the USA. It’s really just the most lovely little book and I can’t wait to read & share it with my little flower fairy girl as she grows up.

fairy book // livelovesimple.com

fairy book // livelovesimple.com

I See Me! has many customizable children’s books to choose from. I’m planning to get one for Roman for his next birthday. They also have lunch boxes, puzzles, coloring books, and more. You can connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, too.

I See Me! currently has a “Back to School” coupon available site-wide. Just enter coupon BTS at checkout now through 9/1/15 to save 15% off your purchase. And, shipping is FREE when you purchase $75 or more!

This post is in partnership with I See Me! As always, thank you for supporting the companies that help to make my blog possible.

Comments (1)

  • Tina

    August 18, 2015 at 10:42 am

    WOW this book looks amazing. Definitely going to check it out now. How wonderful a book dedicated to your little girl and her BEAUTIFUL name!

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