It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like… A HUGE Giveaway!

Okay, I’m not going to say it because I RESPECT THE TURKEY, but I can’t deny that I’m starting to *think* about, you know, that holiday that’s coming up in 49 days and what to get everyone… and what to ask for for myself (other than a huge bottle of wine to celebrate this child finally exiting my uterus). Sure, I’ll admit I’m making lists already.

And you know what was at the top of my list? Another Modern Bird Studios piece. Remember that kick-ass piece of art I got at the beginning of the year, the artsy/funky reproduction of one of my favorite pictures of Kendall? It hangs prominently in our front room, the first thing you see when you walk in, and I am still head over heels in love with it. Problem? Well, I’m, of course, going to need another of baby girl to complete my adorable-kids-make-stellar-art collection.

So I SQUEED with excitement when Meg of MBS emailed me to see if I’d be up for another giveaway to kick off the holiday season. (They’re hooking me up with a multi-colored piece after baby girl gets here!) Β Sort of selfish of me to be excited that I get something off my list already, I know, BUT there is something in it for YOU, too! One of you will win a $250 gift certificate to Modern Bird Studios to use toward the piece of art of your choice! If you don’t win, or can’t wait to find out, you can still get 15% off a piece of art with code BABYRABIES for a limited time.*

And if you haven’t checked out MBS since my first giveaway, you will be blown away. They have really expanded what they have to offer and have some phenomenal pieces under their belt (nearly 150!). I just adore Meg and Gregg and their story. Modern Bird Studios has had such a great year and grown so much. I can’t wait to see where they go in 2011.

Now, the details. Here’s how to win:


1. Tell me who you would get the MBS piece for (and it’s totally OKAY if it’s for yourself).

2. Follow @BabyRabies on Twitter

3. Follow @Modern_Bird on Twitter (If you aren’t already, seriously, you are missing out. These people do social media right. The are a hoot!)

4. Like MBS on Facebook

5. Make a donation (monetary, time or food) to a food bank (honor system here, people, and remember SANTA is watching you)

That’s it. You don’t have to do them all, but you can, just please leave a separate comment for EACH one. This contest is open to US and Canada residents. I will draw a winner with on November 19th. *The 15% BABYRABIES discount expires November 26th. Oh, and if you’ve won one of these fantastic pieces from any other blog giveaway before, sorry, you’re not eligible for the giveaway, but you can use the discount.

Please keep in mind that I moderate comments, so it may take a little while for yours to show up. Give it a few hours before trying again, please.

OH! If you’d like to get your piece in time for… THAT holiday, you have to submit your order to MBS by December 1st.

**Comments are closed and winner is drawn. Congrats to commenter #192- Michelle. Enjoy!**

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  1. Hahaha I would TOTALLY get this for myself. We are remodeling our master bedroom right now, and this would be the perfect addition πŸ™‚ I would use a family portrait.

  2. I would totally get it for my family. My little guy just had one year pictures and I would love to do something with my favorite print from it.

  3. I would totally get it for myself. It would be a picture of my Hannah!She’s got some personality and would love to express in a cool way!

  4. I would totally get the picture for myself. I just had a baby girl, and have a 2yr old daughter as well. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE..did I mention LOVE a pic of them together.

  5. I would totally get the picture for myself. I just had a baby girl, and have a 2yr old daughter as well. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE..did I mention LOVE, a pic of them together.

  6. Harumph…company has blocked FB at work. WTF?! Does it suffice to say I’ll “like” them at home??

  7. I’d love to get this— I have a picture of my guy and his father that I’d love to have done. His father passed away a few years ago and this is their last hiking picture!

  8. If I win, I’ll be buying a print of my son for me and my husband. And then I’d buy another one when this bun in the oven is done cooking!

    If I don’t win, I’ll probably have to buy two. Because I keep entering giveaways for MBS and have yet to win!

  9. p.s. Your site is loading really weirdly in Safari. The post is way at the bottom of the page and the center section is blank white.

  10. So weird, but I was listening to the radio this morning about a food bank that had to close b/c of lack of food and they are having a drive to open back up. I’m filling my sack up this afternoon to take it over there!

  11. this would totally be for me! I just had a daughter and would love a pic of her and my first daughter, together πŸ™‚

  12. I would love to get a pic of my daughter for me and my husband! He has been working so much after she was born so that I can stay at home with her and I just think it would be really great to have such a unique piece of art in our home πŸ™‚

  13. I know ’tis the season for giving however I think I would have to keep this amazing art for myself!

  14. I’d use it on myself (selfish, I know) but, it’d be a GREAT birthday present to me and my baby girl would be adorable art πŸ™‚

  15. Um, it would totally be for myself! I have this big wall in my living room, and I have NO idea what to do with it! I portrait of my little man would be PERFECT!!!

  16. My husband is a teacher and the school always gives canned goods collected by the students and teachers to give to a local food bank…we will be contributing to this!

  17. I would totally get this for myself. I am constantly putting “finishing touches” on my daughters bedroom and this would be a great addition!

  18. oh how i wish to someday have a modern bird piece of my poppy lady. although choosing just one photo from among thousands would be an issue…

    LOVE me some mb! crossing my crossables!


  19. if I win, it’s totally a gift I’d keep πŸ™‚ I’ve been trying to win one of these forever!

  20. I love your blog! I would get a picture of my 3 kids (just added #3 a few weeks ago). I love MB!

  21. I have to admit, a gorgeous piece of art featuring my lovely kids would be an amazing Christmas present for ME!(And, well, my husband too, I guess….)

  22. OMG! This would totally be for me but it would mean my husband doesn’t need to buy me much for that holiday so it would sort of be for him too. πŸ™‚

  23. I would get one for my parents.
    I want to get them something really special because they do so much for us!

  24. we just had a really fabulous family portrait taken, so I’d probably use one of those to make some art for our very bare walls.

  25. I would love yo have a Modern Bird print of our little one that’s coming in March. But, that’s a long time to wait so I might have to get one of our dogs first.

  26. Manette Gutterman on

    I have been looking to blow up a large photo of my boys on the beach to go above my living room couch. This would be a merry Christmas to me!

  27. I would totally get it for myself. My husband and I don’t have a single picture of ourselves hanging up in the house so I would love to have great art of us!

  28. It’s all mine!! Love it!! Liked it on Facebook. Already donated to our local food bank last weekend, but will be happy to do it again!!! Thanks!!!

  29. I was so bummed when I did not win this on mandys blogs, months ago!!! I would love love love love this for my daughter.
    thx, michelle.

  30. If I win I should gift this to my in-laws. However, i’m not sure I would be able to give it away! So cute!

  31. I definitely want to win one for myself, I won’t lie πŸ™‚ I’d like one of both of my girls, once this one arrives!

  32. I think I would have to be selfish and use it on myself …I would love to create an awesome art piece from a pic of our future baby. πŸ™‚

  33. I take my students every year to serve food at a shelter. It’s something I wouldn’t miss for the world! We also collect food to bring over there the day we volunteer.

  34. I really want one of my dog! I know, selfish, but I have ordered a piece from there for someone else already. I love them!

  35. I would get it for my husband (using a picture of our youngest son) to replace the picture of Brett Favre hanging in our family room. Seriously. Can’t. Look. At. It. Anymore.

    Thanks for the give away!

  36. I’ll take two more food items to the church/daycare for the winter food drive when I drop my son off on Monday!

  37. I would totally get the pic for myself of my daughter! How amazing do they look! Hope I win!

  38. I’d get the picture with both of my kiddos for myself. Yep I love sharing but this is something too cool and I couldn’t bear to give away. I’ll save lame gifts for the others πŸ™‚

  39. I would get it for me….definitely me! We have a 6 month old sweet baby girl that NEEDS an awesome picture like that πŸ™‚

  40. Our daycare is having a food bank! We are donating on Monday-have the stack of food already ready to go!
    And this is a great way to do a giveaway. Much better than the old ‘like this’ or ‘follow that.’ Those have their place but the donating option is the best!

  41. I would totally get this for my husband (aka myself, too) for XMAS gift. He would be blown away

  42. I just made a canned food donation on 10/31, but plan on making several more between now and XMAS:-)

  43. I would use this for myself. I would get a picture done of our new baby boy. A Christmas present for myself.

  44. I have been lusting after a MBS piece so I would def use it for myself! Selfish but hey my bday is in December πŸ™‚

  45. OMG I love their website! I would definitely use the gift certificate for myself in honor of the baby girl we are expecting in January. I know she’ll look adorable on our dining room wall…

  46. I would like a picture of my cute twin boys for our living room!!

    I volunteer at our local food pantry with my church 4 times a year. I love being the cashier for the night.

  47. Every holiday season my local Henry’s makes it very easy for us to donate food to the local food bank by selling prepackaged bags of food -I always end up buying a few each season…

  48. I would get the MBS piece for myself to hang in my living room I have been looking for a piece like this for over my loveseat!

  49. Khristi Lister on

    I would get the piece for myself, well since it’d hang on display in my house, probably the living room, it’s for me and everyone who enters my house to enjoy πŸ™‚

  50. I would use the gift card on myself because I suck at decorating and this would be awesome on our walls.

  51. Not to sound super selfish but I would totally keep it for myself. I have a new babe on the way too and I’d looooove a sweet art piece with my two little kiddos on it.

  52. I would have a piece made of our gorgeous pup for our living room, being that we haven’t had kids yet and she’s just amazingly adorable. πŸ™‚

  53. I have to confess that the art would totally be for me to enjoy! I would love something of both of my boys together. πŸ™‚

  54. 1) Oooh, good thought – I had assumed I’d get it for myself, but now that I’m thinking about it, might not be a bad idea to give to my sister – her little guy is adorable! So either keeping it myself or giving it to my sister. πŸ™‚

  55. I would use it for myself because I’ve been wanting a cool picture of my son for our house and he’s about to turn 1 so it would be perfect! πŸ™‚

  56. ME! OK, well maybe I would get a picture of our daughter (when she gets here) and since that will be closer to my husband’s birthday I could wrap it for him. Because it really would be for US and I wouldn’t have to go shopping with a newborn.

    Yeah, any way you package that, it’s for ME!

  57. I would totally use it for myself. I want to use a picture from our trip to the beach this past September!

  58. Great giveaway! We actually had family pictures made last month, so this would be a great way to display one of those!

  59. Helping with a “Turkey Round Up” donating a turkey, and lots of canned food for our school food drive that I am helping to organize!

  60. I am not ashamed to say that I would get the piece for myself, but I know exactly where I would hang it in the entryway to our home. I would probably do one of my precious daughter and then maybe another one of our new baby once he or she arrives!

  61. That pic of Kendall ROCKS and I would totally get a piece for myself of my own adorable little girl πŸ™‚

  62. If I won I would give the piece to my wife. She’s been dying for one ever since you had your first Modern Bird giveaway.

  63. Bought extra groceries and dropped in the food donation box on Monday. Felt really good – will be doing it each trip now until xmas. Thanks for the encouragement to give back.

  64. My mom just told me about a co-worker who’s son lost his job and so she has been struggling to make enough money to help them out and asked my mom if i had any baby clothes. Well, I was saving all my baby clothes for my next kid and her grandson is the same size as my son is now but i managed to gather a medium sized suitcase full of clothes for her grandson. We are going to visit my mom for a week in Maine so we are bringing the clothes with us for him.. It really makes me feel good to give something.

    Plus, I always donate cash to the salvation army and any donation tables at the stores!

  65. Just donated a bunch of canned goods to the local food pantry, just in time for a Thanksgiving day feast πŸ™‚

  66. I’d love a Modern Bird Studio piece – LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them and I’d so be selfish and submit a photo of my little guy in his overalls for a wall in our house πŸ™‚

  67. I’d probably be a little selfish and get one for our family. Then again, I might have it made of my son for my mom.

  68. I would get the MBS for myself. It would be a perfect gift for my hubby and myself. We just had a baby in September and I would love a piece of art like this.

  69. Oh I’d totally keep it for myself. Selfish? Maybe. But I don’t think anyone in my family would appreciate the awesomeness of MBS!

  70. I would definitely get this for myself. we are in a new home and our walls are bare. πŸ™‚

  71. I want this for myself…I am buying holiday gifts for everyone under the sun and need to reward myself for a fantastic piece from MB.

  72. Finally, we donated food this AM at the local school drive – but since I’m not sure if it’s retroactive, and honestly there is always a good reason to donate MORE – and lastly, I don’t want Santa on my back – consider the donation repeated just in case this AM is too close for the comfort of Santa.

  73. I would love love love to do this to one of my baby’s photos! And would prob be so obsessed with it, that I’d keep it for myself!

  74. I would give the MBS piece to my sister. She just moved to Nashville from MN and she really misses my girls!

  75. I didn’t donate to a foodbank, I donated money for a collection specifically for two families. There are two families that go to the same Speech Therapist as my son. One of these families has six autistic children. I can’t imagine! I feel strongly led to do more so tomorrow I’m going to get two giftcards for the families as well. I hope they feel love and warmth this season. πŸ™‚

  76. I would love to win this and give it to our friends who lost their little boy to Leukemia! It would be awesome for them to get a painting of their little angel!

  77. As far as the MBS piece, I would be selfish and get a candid photo that I took of my son and I. He’s kissing me and it’s so sweet and innocent. I think it’s absolutely gorgeous and so meaningful since emotions are difficult since he’s autistic.

    I would hang it in the living room of our house we just moved into. It’s so exciting that my little boy and I have our first house together! πŸ™‚

  78. hi..
    i dont usually comment much and hopefully this isnt such a terrible place to de-lurk :-/ but wow!
    i would get it for my family, we just had our first professional shots taken and i would LOVE to turn one of them into this! πŸ™‚

  79. again.. i dont have twitter. seems like im missing out on something?!
    but if i ever make an account i will for sure follow modern_bird.

  80. i donated baby items and warm clothing to our local womens shelter last week. but if that doesnt count there is a big holiday food drive im also involved in starting december where we donate, and hopefully drum up other donations as well. hopefully that counts πŸ™‚

  81. i donated baby items and warm clothing to our local womens shelter last week. but if that doesnt count there is a big holiday food drive im also involved in starting december where we donate, and hopefully drum up other donations as well. hopefully that counts πŸ™‚

    p.s i LOVE that this is open to canada as well!!!!

  82. i’m not sure if this counts… since it hasn’t happened yet… but we have our plastic bag filled with cans ready for the boyscouts to pick up on saturday (not sure if that’s a regional or national thing, either).

  83. I would most definitely use it for myself :)It’s really the only way of being fair- no favoritism that way!

  84. I would totally keep this for myself, as this is the 10 bajillionth time I have tried to win a MB piece. shameless.

  85. I would get the MBS piece for my mom for Christmas. We all live so far from each other that having a great picture of her kids and grandkids turned in to art would be a great gift!

  86. I would totally be selfish and get the piece for myself. πŸ™‚ I have a new family picture that would make a great piece!!

  87. I know the perfect picture of our family that will adorn our wall if I’m lucky enough to win this certificate πŸ™‚