8.29.2009

Check it Out!


I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was to find this in my mailbox yesterday: an amazing, handmade, personalized checkerboard. I was lucky enough to win it -- and here's where it gets fun. I even sort of know Britta and Clint -- but not really well. I just got lucky.

What I love most is that each checker has a picture of one of our precious grandkiddoes -- [I emailed the pics to Britta], and a handpainted crown [so that you can king yourself and/or your opponent] on the other side. The board itself is fabulous -- folds open and closed, stores the checkers inside and Britta even made a cute little bag to keep the checkers in.

Miss Maya and I broke it in this afternoon, and after a [very] little instruction and practice, she proceeded to understand the strategy perfectly and beat me 3 times running.

I just loved playing with her and seeing the pics of the kiddoes all the way through.

You should check them out here and take some time to browse around -- they have tons of fun stuff. You will see the checkerboard and a description if you scroll down just a little bit.

And they'd love to customize something just for you. Christmas is coming, and I can tell you that all grandparents would love a gift like this one!

Thanks, Clint and Britta! You guys are the best!

15 comments:

Melissa said...

LOVE that. What a fun idea!

100 Percent Cottam said...

so awesome! can't wait to see it in person.

Carrie said...

That is so neat. What a clever idea!

hoLLy said...

wow, that is amazing! i have never seen anything like it! congrats on your win!

Emily said...

This is darling!! I'm on my way to browse around right now :) THANKS!

jacs said...

Hannah's sister, right? That is SO cool! What a fun idea! Love it!

MiaKatia said...

A-dorable!

Courtney said...

Awesome idea-I'm always looking for things that the grandparent's would love. It would be fun to have a set for the kids with pic's opf aunts, uncles, etc. on it!

Beth and Shae said...

What a great idea! I love that you can personalize with family pictures.

Andrea said...

What a great idea! I'll have to keep that in mind.

Natalie Scott said...

SO COOL!!!!

Darleen said...

that is so cool!! we are huge checkerboard fans--I think every Sunday we play a game.

Suzanne said...

It's difficult to come up with an original design these days, but this is something I've never seen and it really is a great idea. You lucky duck!

Britta said...

Thanks for the post. I'm so glad you and Maya enjoyed it. You are awesome and I hope you enjoy the checkerboard forever.

tara said...

well i'll be!!! that is the coolest thing ever.