Technology is Key to Being a Cool Mom

Technology is Key to Being a Cool Mom


If there’s one thing that I am NOT, it’s creative.  I’m not sure how I manage to keep my certification of being a mom since I don’t come up with all those cute crafty ideas that other moms do.

During Miss M’s Valentine’s party, I watched as other moms distributed cute crafts for making a mouse out of a lollipop or a heart-shaped crayon that was created by melting a kaleidoscope of crayons.  Me?  Nothing like that.

Instead, I lean toward the techie side of things.  For Valentine’s Day this year, we didn’t hand out cards or candy that had been purchased at some mass merchandiser.  Instead, we attached Fruit Roll-ups to construction paper that we had cut using fancy scissors.  Then adhered a label that read:
“The picture inside is very neat,
So be sure to look at it before you eat!
I had this treat made especially for you!
Happy Valentine’s Day!”

You see, these weren’t just any run-of-the-mill Fruit Roll-ups.  These were custom-crafted, personalized My Fruit Roll-ups

No creativity required so it was right up my alley.  The MyFruitRollups website has a huge selection of designs to choose from – from holidays to special occasions.  They also allow you to start with a blank canvas… if you ARE the creative kind.  I used a predesigned Valentine’s canvas so for me, the hardest part about it was picking which pictures to put on the roll-ups!

Technology sure is a cool thing, isn’t it?  Honestly, this is such a neat idea and a total change-up from the usual birthday treat or sports snack.A few helpful hints for anyone interested in creating a customized Fruit Roll-up.  First, if you’re adding a picture, select one with a light background.  I’ve had two orders of these done and the one with the dark background didn’t turn out as nice. Second, notice in the preview area that the Roll-up is actually a parallelogram and not a square.  If you select a design that has multiple areas, double check how it looks in the preview area because you may not like how the photo looks when cut at that angle.  Finally, pay attention to the box before throwing it away.  There’s a wealth of Box Tops for Education points that you don’t want to miss!

Interested in surprising someone with these?  Here’s your chance to try them for free.

The Prize: Gift code for one box of My Fruit Roll-ups!

Participants –
…must provide an email in the first comment, email me directly with an email address or have email accessible from their profile. Winner has 72 hours from posting/notification to respond. If winner cannot be contacted, I will move on to the second random selection.

Sometime on March 3, 2009, a winner will be chosen at random (using from all comments left.

How to enter: (CONTEST CLOSED)

Nicole Brady

About Nicole Brady

Founder and owner of, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

70 comments on «Technology is Key to Being a Cool Mom»

  1. Staci says:

    The Safari design is really cute!

  2. Michele says:

    This is totally cool but I don’t know how you can say you aren’t creative. I’m still using your “assorted cards in a pretty box” as a gift idea. You always have the best ideas : )

  3. I would just love the Princess theme birthday for my granddaughter. Thank you!

  4. cdziuba says:

    I have your NEW button.

  5. cdziuba says:

    I follow you on Twitter (cdziuba) and I tweeted:

    cdziuba FRUIT ROLLUPS Giveaway! Fun!
    less than 20 seconds ago from web

  6. exotic1 says:

    I like the “Rock Star” design since my whole family plays an instrument of one kind or another and all three play the guitar. Thanks for Sharing

  7. exotic1 says:

    I’m still following you can you see my shadow!?! lol

  8. exotic1 says:

    I just added your new button now I have them both on my sidebar. I just love buttons~!

  9. This is so cool! I like the Princess and Luau ones too! Thanks for the opportunity!

  10. Tamara B. says:

    I would choose the Birthday 2 with my children’s name all over them.

  11. Tamara B. says:

    I am a follower via Google.

  12. I subscribe.
    Thanks again.

  13. my guys would love the pirate skulls

  14. windycindy says:

    Greetings! These are so much fun! They would be great for my nephew’s classroom birthday party treat. I like the Balloon Happy Birthday design with his name! Please enter me in your fun giveaway drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

  15. windycindy says:

    I am a subscriber to your Rss feed and newsletter.
    Thanks, Cindi

  16. windycindy says:

    Also, I am a fan/follower of your site. Thanks, Cindi

  17. Thao says:

    They have a pirate design!
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  18. Thao says:

    I subscribe by email.
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  19. Kristie says:

    Birthday Fire Engine is one of my favorites.

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  20. Kristie says:

    I follow you on blogger.

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  21. Elizabeth says:

    the princess design is too cute!

  22. MJ says:

    I like the Princess for my daughter’s birthday party,

  23. my son would love the pirate design!


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  24. Megan J says:

    I love the graduation ones–graduation season will be here sooner than I think!

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  25. Amber says:

    I like the Birthday 1 Design, sooo cute, and I could use this for an upcoming birthday happening in March! Thanks!

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

  26. Amber says:

    I follow your blog also!

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  27. debby says:

    would have to be the birthday fire truck

  28. Tracye says:

    We did the melted crayons into a heart for V-Day!

    I’d choose the 3×3 design, with a pic of my daughter, one of their Happy Birthday clip art pictures, and a message from my daughter saying thanks for coming to the party.

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  30. Birthday Princess Invite Is my Fav!

  31. I like the birthday balloons. I just got some for my daughter’s 8th birthday! Totally cute. I’d love to get some for my boyfriend’s son’s 5th birthday.

  32. Ashley says:

    Birthday Princess Invite would be wonderful for my niece
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  33. rebecca says:

    I like the Rock Star design as well as all the birthday ones… My son’s birthday is coming up, so maybe…

    gitrecca at gmail dot com

  34. cjamrozy says:

    I love that you can put a picture on the roll up. This would be perfect for my son’s snack day as I have a picture of the whole class. I am sure the class would get a huge kick out of seeing their picture on the roll up.

  35. Dina says:

    Follow you on blogger.

  36. Anonymous says:

    birthday fire engine. Thanks for the giveaway!


  37. Kristen says:

    I like the Superhero! Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. LeslieVeg says:

    I love the makeup design!
    My daughter LOVES fruit rollups! Great giveaway! Good luck to EVERYONE!

  39. LeslieVeg says:

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    Here’s the link

  40. LeslieVeg says:

    I’m following your blog!

  41. auntrene says:

    My niece and nephew would love these. I liked the Princess, and The Pirate, All are great. Thanks for sharing.

  42. noreen says:

    Princess theme birthday since my little princess is having a bday

  43. Tisa says:

    LOve the Princess theme! What a fun product! ~ 🙂 Thanks!

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  44. OtterKim says:

    My son is graduating soon – so I’d love to surprise him with some of his fav snacks when he shoots off to college this fall!

  45. mel says:

    Rock Star is one design. . .very fitting for my son!


  46. Kristy says:

    I like the Birthday Balloons design!


  47. Ginny says:

    I love the ballet shoe

  48. Jill says:

    I put a message about the giveaway on my blog at

  49. Aleda says:

    Okay, those are pretty awesome. Part of me wants to do them for our wedding favors, it would just amuse me immensely. 🙂 Maybe the Valentine’s day pattern?

  50. Lisanne says:

    I like the Princess design. Thanks!

  51. Helene says:

    There are so many I like! But I know my daughter would love the princess design and my older son would love the dinosaurs.

    My e-mail is in my profile.

  52. Lori says:

    I like Pirate or Blank 2×2. Thanks for the chance!


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