GIVEAWAY UPDATE: Congrats to Miranda, who won a copy of Nancy O'Dell's book, "Full of Love." (Decision courtesy of Random.org.) Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address. Thanks to everyone who participated!
Who knew Nancy O'Dell was such a scrapbook superstar?
Well, not only is the former "Access Hollywood" host and L.A mom a scrapbooking expert, she literally wrote a book on the subject, the recently launched "Full of Love," and I had the awesome opportunity on Monday night to attend her book party, sponsored by scrapbook company Creative Memories, and chat up O'Dell herself. (Check out the video above.)
O'Dell joined her husband, Keith Zubulevich, and other celebrity friends, including Alison Sweeney, Jeff Probst, Nia Vardalos, Greg Vaughan and Shaun Robinson, on the red carpet at the SLS at Beverly Hills Hotel and invited guests to create a scrapbook -- or Album of Hope -- for their children to show them just how much they are loved.
The book's full title, "Full of Love: Mom-to-Mom Advice for Enriching Families With Simple Photo Albums and Scrapbooking" really touches on how meaningful a scrapbook can be for kids' self-esteem.
It's amazing to me to think about how many photos upon photos we have of CC that are just stuck on the computer or memory card that should really be in albums for her to see and enjoy.
This is definitely a kick-start!
*** GIVEAWAY ***
I'm giving away 1 copy of Nancy O'Dell's book, "Full of Love," with a forward by my fellow Okie Garth Brooks.
Just leave a comment below, telling me why scrapbooks are meaningful to you or why you would like to start a scrapbook of your own.
For more chances to win, follow me on Twitter. I'm at @la_story. Or you can "Like" the L.A. Story Facebook page.
Just be sure to leave extra comments telling me you did so.
Good luck, and I'll announce the winner Friday, Nov. 12!