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Thursday, January 27

SHMILY Review and Giveaway

I bet you are thinking what the heck does SHMILY mean?  

See
      How
            Much
                     I
                      Love
                              You.

Here is the SHMILY story "My grandparents were married for over half a century, and played their own special game from the time they had met each other. The goal of their game was to write the word "SHMILY" in a surprise place for the other to find. 

At one point, my grandmother even unrolled an entire roll of toilet paper to leave "SHMILY" on the very last sheet. There was no end to the places "SHMILY" would pop up. Little notes with "SHMILY" scribbled hurriedly were found on dashboards and car seats, or taped to steering wheels. The notes were stuffed inside shoes and left under pillows. "SHMILY" was written in the dust upon the mantel and traced in the ashes of the fireplace.  

But there was a dark cloud in my grandparents' life: my grandmother had breast cancer. The disease had first appeared 10 years earlier. As always, Grandpa was with her every step of the way. He comforted her in their yellow room, painted that color so she could always be surrounded by sunshine, even when she was too sick to go outside. Now the cancer was once again attacking her body. With the help of a cane and my grandfather's steady hand, they still went to church every Sunday morning. But my grandmother grew steadily weaker until, finally, she could not leave the house anymore.
     
For a while, Grandpa would go to church alone, praying to God to watch over his wife. Then one day, what we all dreaded finally happened. Grandma was gone. "SHMILY." It was scrawled in yellow on the pink ribbons of my grandmother's funeral bouquet."   by Laura Hammond

After reading the SHMILY story, I was inspired to create a fun token to exchange back and forth with my wife in creative and unexpected places as a playful way to show how much we love each other. The SHMILY coin has become a token we treasure and we are happy to share them with others. We have enjoyed finding fun places to hide and surprise each other. After talking with the author of the SHMILY story, she agreed to let others enjoy the delight of sharing these loving wooden SHMILY coins too!  by Scott Ertl

I was so excited when I heard about SHMILY Coins.  I love having cute little things to leave for my Hubby and kids.  I always write my Hubby notes and leave them for him to find. {When I won the Dymo Label Maker last month I made a label that said I Love You with a heart and stuck it inside Hubby's wallet.}

I put them in the kids' lunches so they could see them when they eat their lunch.  I used to write little notes and stick them in but Jake is at school now but can't read but he knows that SHMILY {he knows his letters by sight} means See How Much I Love You.

These would make such a cute and really thoughtful gift for Valentine's Day for that special someone.  I think they would make AWESOME ways to do a Proposal scavenger hunt.  You give your girlfriend {since mostly boys propose to their girlfriends but it could work the other way too} clues and have her find 10 coins and then tell her there is one more but instead of another coin it would be the ring.  AAAAWWWWW!!!!  Could you imagine??  And that would totally start your marriage into playing the hide the coins for each other.

Thanks to Scott, one lucky reader will get 10 SHMILY coins to hide with their family!!

How To Enter:

Mandatory Entry:
*Check out SHMILY Coins leave a comment on how you will use the coins and your email address so I can notify you if you win.  

Extra Entries: 
* Follow me on GFC, Networked Blogs, Twitter, or Facebook (Leave a separate comment for each one and your user name)
* Follow SHMILY Coins on Facebook
* Post my button on your blog (Leave 3 comments and link so I can find it.) 
*Blog about the giveaway (Leave 5 comments and the link)
* Tweet about the giveaway (Make sure to tag me @how_many_kids) Leave one comment per day

 This giveaway ends 2/1 at 12 midnight!! Hurry and Good Luck!!!!

***Disclaimer: I received this product for free in exchange for my honest opinion and review.***

33 Comments:

Blogger Stacey L said...

I would use shmily coin to give to my boys.
staceylowe at comcast dot net

January 30, 2011 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger Stacey L said...

I follow you by GFC

January 30, 2011 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger Stacey L said...

I follow you on twitter
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January 30, 2011 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger Stacey L said...

I like you on facebook
stacey lowe

January 30, 2011 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger LINDALSHOT said...

I'd send them to the troops I write to.

January 30, 2011 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger lewalk said...

My husband works a lot and I have a 15 year old, needless to say we are apart quite a bit. I would love to have these to put in their stuff I get together for them in the AMs, like my daughter's softball bag or hubby's computer bag. He is also going to be traveling at least once a month for the nest few months so I would love to pack these in his suitcases. Thanks for this chance.

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

January 30, 2011 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger lewalk said...

GFC follower.

lewalk

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January 30, 2011 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger lewalk said...

Networked Blogs.

lewalk76
Leah W.

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January 30, 2011 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger lewalk said...

Like you on FB.

lewalk76
Leah W.

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January 30, 2011 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger lewalk said...

Follow you on Twitter.

lewalk76

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January 30, 2011 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger lewalk said...

Tweeted.

http://twitter.com/#!/lewalk76/status/31915804530319362

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January 30, 2011 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger lewalk said...

Like SHMILY Coins on FB.

lewalk76
Leah W.

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January 30, 2011 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger sweepmom said...

I would put them in the Valentines cards I send to my nieces and nephews.

January 31, 2011 at 6:34 AM  
Blogger AmberRose95 said...

I'll put the coins in my son's backpack when he has a test at school. When he finds them he'll know I have faith and confidence in him. Thank you for the giveaway!

amberrose95{at}gmail{dot}com

January 31, 2011 at 11:48 PM  
Blogger AmberRose95 said...

I follow you on GFC (Donna Hunt).

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January 31, 2011 at 11:50 PM  
Blogger AmberRose95 said...

I follow you on Networked Blogs.

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January 31, 2011 at 11:50 PM  
Blogger AmberRose95 said...

I follow you on Twitter @AmberRose1995.

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January 31, 2011 at 11:51 PM  
Blogger AmberRose95 said...

I follow you on Facebook (Donna Helwig Hunt).

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January 31, 2011 at 11:52 PM  
Blogger AmberRose95 said...

I follow SHMILY Coins on Facebook (Donna Helwig Hunt).

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January 31, 2011 at 11:54 PM  
Blogger SaraJane said...

Follow you on FB

February 1, 2011 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger SaraJane said...

Follow you on Networked Blogs

February 1, 2011 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger SaraJane said...

I would use the SHMILY coins to tell my BFF how much I love her!

February 1, 2011 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger SaraJane said...

Following SHMILY coins on FB

February 1, 2011 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger Melissa B. said...

I would use them in my family's lunch boxes.

February 1, 2011 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger susansmoaks said...

i would use these coins in my husband's lunchbox
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

February 1, 2011 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger Candie L said...

I think they would be neat random things to give to those you care about. Some times we do not tell them enough how much we care. Thank you

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

February 1, 2011 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger Candie L said...

I am following your blog. Thank you

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February 1, 2011 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger candy said...

I love this story and would use these to play the game with my kids and sent the to my nieces who live in another state wilcarvic
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February 1, 2011 at 11:51 PM  
Blogger Kasee said...

I would start our family game of Hide the SHMILY by putting the first one in my husband's truck. He's a repo man and times have been tough (I know, you'd think now would be a good time to be a repo man, but everyone seems to think that and the field has been flooded with new companies) and he had to shut down his own company and go back to work for others. That's been a real hit to his ego, and with money being tight, I haven't helped much with my attitude. It's time I fixed that. I'll use a SHMILY coin to start the change.

August 23, 2011 at 1:02 AM  
Blogger Kasee said...

(Sorry, I forgot to add my email address -- kaseejohnson@verizon.net)

August 23, 2011 at 1:03 AM  
Blogger Kasee said...

I follow you (You Have How Many Kids???) on Facebook! ... kaseejohnson@verizon.net

August 23, 2011 at 1:05 AM  
Blogger Kasee said...

I follow SHMILY coins on Facebook. kaseejohnson@verizon.net

August 23, 2011 at 1:05 AM  
Blogger Kasee said...

I appologize. I linked to you from the SHMILY site and didn't realize this was over. I'm sorry for bothering you, but I'd still like to be a fan.

August 23, 2011 at 1:12 AM  

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