Memories Captured – March Link Up!

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Thank you so very much for another stunning Memories Captured!

As always, we adored every last moment that you shared with us.

Galit and I are over the moon to announce

the winners of stunning Bellflower Books!

Our THREE winners are:

#7 Scooter Marie, #25 take2mommy, & #46 Four Plus and Angel!

Congratulations ladies, we’ll be in touch soon!

See you next month, April 16-20th!

Yay, Memories Captured March is here!!

First, a couple of exciting announcements!

Did you know you can now have fun editing your photos online for free and no registration required, on the new site PicMonkey? PicMonkey was founded by a few former Picnik employees, who have designed PicMonkey to be super easy to use. I edited all my photos here on it and I gotta say, love it and I can’t wait for more features (such as collage) to be released (I was not compensated by PicMonkey or asked by them to say this, I genuinely enjoyed using the site).

The second announcement is our awesome prizes this month – our sponsor this month is Bellflower Books, and they’re giving THREE lucky linkers each a $100 bookBellflower Books is a small start-up led by two amazing women. They designed a fantastic product, something they are SO passionate about in the midst of building this company from the ground up. They created a website that enables you to design and give meaningful gifts – keepsake books full of letters and photos. The electronic tools made available coordinate and simplify the logistics of creating a book and it fits any busy lifestyle because the effort is split over a group of people instead of having one person create all the pages.

So here’s my March Memories Captured.

Creepy balloon and toddler

This balloon has been hanging around my house….a lot.

Balloon and laptop

It’s just sneaky. Like so.

Balloon in background of toddler picture

And so, drastic action had to be taken.

Deflated balloon

Let’s just say, it wasn’t me who committed this crime.

Now, it’s your turn to link up! Galit and I look forward to swooning over your Memories Captured! The link up is open from March 19 – 23.

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We’re partnering with the fabulous Bellflower Books and they will generously give three linkers a Bellflower memory book worth $100! The winners will be picked via and announced Friday evening, the 23rd.

Do visit a few of your fellow linkers and see what gorgeous memories they have captured!
Grab a button from my sidebar and link up now! 

Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison's writing has been featured on Mamalode, On Parenting at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, and She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. In 2012, she founded Little Love Media, a social media consultancy specializing in blog book tours, and because she doesn’t sleep, is an editor at BonBon Break, an online magazine. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and four children (two boys and boy/ girl twins).

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  • March 19, 2012 Life As Wife

    I’m glad you killed the creepy balloon!
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    • March 19, 2012 Alison

      Well, someone did! (not me!)

  • March 19, 2012 Galit Breen

    Hee! So very clever, girl!

    Love this, in a totally and completely non creepy way! 🙂

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    • March 19, 2012 Alison

      Hee!! Thanks girlfriend!

  • March 19, 2012 Kerstin

    That balloon is, ahem was creepy! I am surprised it didn’t freak your little guy out!
    Great series of pics!
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    • March 19, 2012 Alison

      He totally did not get freaked out. He loved it!

  • So funny and still glad that balloon is not a clown. At some point, he is beginning to feel like a member of your family:)
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    • March 19, 2012 Alison

      Which is why it had to go!

  • March 19, 2012 Amanda

    Ahahaha! How did the toddler take the news?
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    • March 19, 2012 Alison

      The toddler being the toddler, did not even notice its absence, phew!

  • March 19, 2012 Mark

    I think that’s consider Manslaughter.
    Thanks for the PicMonkey link. I’ll check that out!
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    • March 19, 2012 Alison

      Haha yes it is!!

  • March 19, 2012 Christine

    Ha! You need one of those chalk outlines of the creepy balloon body.
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    • March 19, 2012 Alison

      Darn I didn’t think of that!

  • March 19, 2012 Kristen

    I’m pretty sure I will rest better knowing that creepy guy has been “taken care of”. Are you even sure it was helium keeping him “alive”? 😉
    Thanks for inviting all of us in on the Memories Captured fun again!
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    • March 19, 2012 Alison

      I don’t know but he’s outta here now! (relief)

  • March 19, 2012 Alexandra

    Thank god that’s over.

    I don’t care who did it, I just care that he’s gone.

    Not the kind of stress a lovely PG mama should be under on a relentless daily basis.

    Thank you, balloon popping gods.
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    • March 19, 2012 Alison

      Especially when it’s hovering while I’m tweeting.

      I had cookies stolen. I suspect Creepy Balloon had a hand in it.

      I’ll tell my husband you’re grateful for his balloon-tervention.

  • March 19, 2012 Natalie

    That balloon had to go 🙂 And I saw someone else blog about Picmonkey the other day…can’t wait to use it!
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    • March 19, 2012 Alison

      Have fun using it!

  • March 19, 2012 Maureen

    Hahahaha oh Alison you are cracking me up! So glad the creepy baloon kiddo finally leave you alone!
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    • March 19, 2012 Alison

      No one is gladder than me!

  • March 19, 2012 Christine

    So creepy.
    You did the right thing.
    We all know what happens when you put up with those things too long.
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    • March 19, 2012 Alison

      Oh my, yes I do. I remember your blog about your Mylar nightmare!

  • March 19, 2012 Coffee Lovin' Mom

    I find it hilarious that I first saw this picture on Pinterest and then had to come and find out the story. He was a little creepy with those teeth taunting you at the computer. Thank you so much for this linky!
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    • March 19, 2012 Alison

      Not just a little creepy – VERY creepy! And thanks for linking up.

  • March 19, 2012 Eve

    Oh my that balloon is awesome AND creepy. I MUST get one for Father’s Day this year. Hubby would just die!
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    • March 20, 2012 Alison

      Haha that would be hilarious!

  • March 20, 2012 Jessica

    Just blame it on the baby in your tummy.
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    • March 20, 2012 Alison

      Hah! Good idea.

  • March 20, 2012 Kimberly

    Thank goodness that thing bit the bullet. That was creepy!
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    • March 20, 2012 Alison

      No more glad than I am, dude.

  • March 20, 2012 Julia

    Ok that balloon is seriously creepy!
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  • March 20, 2012 Jessica

    Seeing that deflated balloon baby almost made me pee in my pants. Seriously. lol. Hilarious! I’m so excited to take part in this month’s edition of Memories Captured.
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    • March 20, 2012 Alison

      Sorry about the pee in pants 😉 Excited to see what you’ve got for us this month!

  • Now maybe you can get some sleep. With both eyes closed. I do not want to know where that thing came from. Because then I might be forced to get one and torture the grandparents. Or a preschool friend.
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    • March 20, 2012 Alison

      Hah!! I still haven’t found out where it came from. Let’s hope there is no version 2.

  • March 20, 2012 Ado

    Oh my GOD this balloon IS KILLING ME Alison.
    It is like my favorite thing on your blog EVER.
    I am SO glad you did this post.
    He is so CREEPY!
    I want him to stay! I want to see him again!! Seriously.
    Thanks for the belly laugh. It is just the creepiest. In a good way.
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    • March 20, 2012 Alison

      You’re welcome for the laughs but NO WAY is it coming back. NO WAY.

  • March 20, 2012 Jester Queen

    Do you notice his creepy penis, too? HE WAS A SEX FIEND!! He needed to go DOWN!!!
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    • March 20, 2012 Alison

      And down he went. #relief

  • March 20, 2012 Runnermom-jen

    That IS a creepy balloon!! I’m glad it’s no longer a problem 😉
    I’ll be linking up later this week!!
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    • March 20, 2012 Alison

      Yay, can’t wait to see it!

  • March 20, 2012 Ann

    The photos are too wonderful to be true! You are rockin’ the creepy balloon guy…. love it!
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    • March 20, 2012 Alison

      Hee! Thanks Ann!

  • I definitely wouldn’t want to see that balloon hanging around if I got up in the middle of the night for a drink of water!
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    • March 20, 2012 Alison

      That’s why it had to die.

  • March 20, 2012 Leslie

    I love this party! Thanks for recommending PicMonkey…can’t wait to check it out!
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    • March 20, 2012 Alison

      Hope you like it, it’s pretty awesome!

  • March 20, 2012 Greta

    Haha! That IS a creepy balloon…I can’t say I blame the perp. 😀
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    • March 20, 2012 Alison

      The perp got up one evening and said, “This thing has got to go.”

  • March 20, 2012 Kimberly

    I confess…the gallbladder stabbed it.
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    • March 20, 2012 Alison

      Haha!!! Thanks, gallbladder.

  • March 20, 2012 Elaine

    Did he cry when he found him dead? Or was this crime covered up… ;P
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    • March 20, 2012 Alison

      He didn’t even notice that it was gone!

  • March 20, 2012 Stasha

    Who did it?! It’s a Busy town mystery…
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    • March 20, 2012 Alison

      The perpetrator shall remain nameless…. (there are 3 people in this house, it wasn’t me or the Monkey, ahem).

  • March 20, 2012 Karin

    So how long did that thing survive until someone finally did it?
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    • March 21, 2012 Alison

      A week!! Too long if you ask me.

  • March 20, 2012 Jamie

    Good for whoever did it!! I need to get to work on my memory capturing! I haven’t taken hardly any photos since January it seems!! Yikes!
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    • March 21, 2012 Alison

      I see you linked up, it’s awesome!

  • March 21, 2012 Katie E

    That balloon was just too creepy. It clearly had to die.
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    • March 21, 2012 Alison

      And we were glad it did. Phew!

  • March 21, 2012 Tayarra

    Oh no! Creepy is right!!!

  • March 21, 2012 Missy

    Totally hilarious! I hate creepy balloons!
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    • March 21, 2012 Alison

      Hee! Except for kids, we all do.

  • March 21, 2012 Making it Work Mom

    Too funny. Balloons make me crazy. I have been known to committ many a “crime” late at night after everyone is asleep.

    • March 21, 2012 Alison

      Haha! This crime was committed at night too 🙂

  • March 21, 2012 Robin

    You did it! You killed it! Or at least allowed it to be killed, which makes you an accomplice… I sincerely hope you didn’t give the toddler that sharp knife. (Not that I blame you either way.)
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    • March 21, 2012 Alison

      No worries, the toddler was safely in bed when this crime was committed 🙂

  • March 21, 2012 Ado

    PS: Thanks for the tip about PIcMonkey (I’m still having a hard time letting go of Picnik!)
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    • March 21, 2012 Alison

      PicMonkey is awesome, you’ll forget about Picnik in no time!

  • March 21, 2012 Kir

    That balloon is cute and creepy….I’m sorry it suffered such a sharp fate LOL.

    I am really liking PicMonkey…I’m linking up today. Xoxo

    • March 21, 2012 Alison

      I’m not sorry to see it go!

      Yay, can’t wait to see it!

  • March 21, 2012 Kristin

    OMG, Creepy Balloon’s face is melting, IT’S MEEEELTIIIING!

    (Typed in the voice of the Wicked Witch of the West. Naturally.)
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    • March 21, 2012 Alison

      Haha! I can actually hear you.

  • March 21, 2012 Andrea

    That is awesome and I totally would have done it.


    But I never have. Promise.
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    • March 21, 2012 Alison

      There are still 2 days left to link up 🙂

  • March 22, 2012 Lady Jennie

    As I told Galit, if I can get picmonkey to work, I’m in.

    That balloon!
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    • March 22, 2012 Alison

      Hope you do!

  • March 22, 2012 Leighann

    Lol. I had a feeling that balloon would end up in that position.
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    • March 22, 2012 Alison

      It was a matter of time!

  • March 22, 2012 angela

    I don’t care if some little fairies came in with a knife and did it in; I’m glad creepy balloon is gone!
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    • March 22, 2012 Alison

      I may or may not have cheered when it died.

  • March 22, 2012 Barbara

    That is great! Looks like the balloon died a tragic death.
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    • March 22, 2012 Alison

      Tragic only for the balloon 🙂

  • March 22, 2012 Just Jennifer

    I totally pinned that first pic when you first showed us because it’s so funny!
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    • March 22, 2012 Alison

      Haha! My new favorite is the one with the balloon hovering in the background.

  • March 24, 2012 Charlotte

    that is one creepy-looking balloon!!!
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  • March 24, 2012 Tonya

    That creepy balloon was awful… glad it’s gone.
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  • March 24, 2012 Jessica

    Oh my gosh, I’m so excited, I never win anything!!
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    • March 24, 2012 Alison

      Yay so glad you did!

  • March 24, 2012 Jen {at} take2mommy

    SO thrilled to have won! A million thank-yous!
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    • March 24, 2012 Alison

      You’re welcome, thank you for linking up!

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