>Frances England- Mind of my Own CD (release date 11/9) Review & Giveaway

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With songs like Cookies and Milk, Read Balloon and Bicycle, how can you not want to listen to this CD?  I love it.  I already have a very, very soft, warm fuzzy spot for Frances England, because she wrote a beautiful song for a sweet baby named Jamie who will forever hold a place in my heart, and she didn’t even know her.  Frances England is just, apparantly, awesome like that.  I mean it.

I think one of the reasons I love Frances’ music so much is that she’s a mom and a musician and her songs and lyrics just  seem to echo my life so many times that I often feel almost a connection with her.  Which is silly since I’m not sure I’ll ever actually meet her TO connect but still.  She’s just awesome- vibrant, energetic, and kids LOVE her!!  (Maybe she’ll come do a show in CT sometime, hint hint…nudge nudge…she DID try to get here for Jamie’s Run JK5K on November 7th but wasn’t able to).

Actually, when popping to Ms. England’s site, I found that I can embed this here, so YOU all can enjoy some of these songs, and get excited for this album to be released too!  (While there, check out her other albums.  We have Family Tree Album too and it’s long been one of our family favorites.  
I love the sound of Frances England.  She has such a great voice and pairs it with fun, folky lyrics that make you want to just sing along and dance.  Her other two albums had a much softer, soothing sound- this is the same Frances, but with a bit more energy!  I love it!! 
Songs on Mind of My Own include:

Mind of My Own (about children and independence- its really cute and fun the way Frances sings it)

Do you hear the birds singing?
Jacques Cousteau
Red Balloon
Ladybug
Place in your heart
Bicycle
High on the mountainside
Cookies and Milk
Vacation Delights
To Be (Listen to this one.  Not just the song, but the words.  Because there’s a great lesson for all of us to stop and take things in!)
Come back home
All the ways
Pieces of me
Big heart
I’m so excited to be able to offer one of my awesome readers a copy of Mind of My Own!!  
Mandatory Entry:  Leave me a comment with your name and email address, and tell me something about Frances England not shared in my review.  (You’re going to need to head to her site for this one!!) 

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This giveaway will end at midnight, EST on November 12, 2010. US only.  Winner to be chosen by random.org.  Winner has 48 hours from my initial contact to respond or I will choose a new winner.  GOOD LUCK!!

I was provided with a sample of this CD to facilitate my review. Opinions expressed within are my own. 

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About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

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  • >Like Frances England on Facebookamandacrna@gmail.com

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  • >Following on Networked Blogsamandacrna@gmail.com

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  • >I learned she won a Parent's Choice Gold Award in 2008Amanda Bamandacrna@gmail.com

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  • >she's going to be at austin city limits festivalsusansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  • >follow on fb as melissa barnesmelissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot com

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  • >follow on twitter as lovinmykiddosmelissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot com

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  • >email subscribermelissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot com

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  • >follow on gfcmelissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot com

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  • >like francis england on fb as melissa barnesmelissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot com

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  • >Melissa Barnesmelissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot comFrances grew up in south in which her love of fire flies and good bbq started and now her favorite things are cutting up paper to make collages with her kids (2boys) walks in the woods, ride bikes and eating potato chips

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  • >I subscribe by e-mail.kristinlb22 at gmail dot com

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  • >I follow you on GFC.kristinlb22 at gmail dot com

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  • >I follow you on Twitter (mestroisfilles)kristinlb22 at gmail dot com

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  • >I follow Frances England on Twitter (mestroisfilles)kristinlb22 at gmail dot com

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  • >She's worked with families at a cooperative preschool.kristinlb22 at gmail dot com

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  • >I follow you on TwitterID: @szogediekszogediek at yahoo dot com

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  • >I subscribe via emailszogediek at yahoo dot com

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  • >I follow you via GFCszogediek at yahoo dot com

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  • >I folllow Frances England on TwitterID: @szogediekszogediek at yahoo dot com

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  • >I learned that she created her debut cd, Fascinating Creatures, as a fundraiser for her son's preschool and never expected it to go beyond that!Tamara Szogediszogediek at yahoo dot com

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  • >following by email, thanks for doing the sameblp@charter.net

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  • >thanks for following me I am following GFCblp@charter.net

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  • >The songs on Frances' album, Family Tree, were written around the birth of her second son and retain the warm, intimate, indie-folk feel that so many people connected with on Fascinating Creatures. blp@charter.net

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  • >We love Frances England for obvious reasons, too!!! One thing not mentioned on your blog is that she almost did come to CT to sing at Jamie's Run!!!! Maybe we can nudge her to come for the sake of loving her music and her!!Love,Kelly K

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  • >Sign me up! You visited my blog this past week – I think – and I finally figured out how to link up email subscriptions. If you still want to follow along on our chaotic journey we'd love to have you along!Blessings,jwww.beneaththeacaciatree.com

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