Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Veronica Stepien is a Ballard Designs lover just like me! They really do have the most beautiful things for your home. I had admired this print in there for a while and jumped at the opportunity to try it.
Posted by Brandie at 10:20 AM
Monday, January 24, 2011
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you the award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award other bloggers.
4. Contact bloggers and tell them about the award.
So, here's the 7 things about myself:
1. I am in the house shopping/selling process. It is more stressful that I thought.
2. I want to go hang gliding so bad! Zip lining was just the beginning.
3. I like to dip pizza in ranch dressing.
4. I love all kinds of music and I work better with it on. There's always music playing in my classroom. I just won a "Limeades for Learning" grant and got a Bose Sound System for my room!
5. My favorite day ever was when my whole family went snorkeling in Mexico.
6. I am dreaming of a opening a store. Just a dream...
7. I am going to be in my sister's wedding in June. Let the dress shopping begin!
I picked some blogs I'm in love with and some that our new to the blog world. I think this is a great way to get your blog out there. Now go visit!
Here are some I heart...
Dawn Winton Photography
Posted by Brandie at 1:49 PM
Orange, white, and light blue are Lady Vols colors here in Tennessee. A super cute monkey was added by request. I topped it off with sparkly orange polka dotted ribbon!
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Posted by Brandie at 9:42 AM
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I love Valentine's Day! I know it's kind of corny, but I've always loved the romantic stuff. I want every day to be Valentine's Day!
I think these heart canvases are so pretty. The shades of pink just go with the brown so well. They are so cute on the front door or in a wreath. Well, they are cute just about anywhere!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Tonight's winner is comment number 27...Ashley! I know you will be super excited and have been trying to win both times. Congratulations to you!
I ended things a bit early tonight because I am headed to bed. It's back to work tomorrow after an extended break. I have a feeling that morning is not going to be a pretty sight!
Posted by Brandie at 7:45 PM
Posted by Brandie at 8:44 AM
Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
"May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us."
Isn't that nice? It is also a nice night for commenter number 209. Leann, you are the lucky winner tonight! I'm not sure which "Leann" you are, so please leave me a comment or send me an email with your contact information. I so look forward to working with you and congratulations!
Well, tomorrow is back to regular posting. I've got all kinds of new artwork photos stored up that I can't wait to share!
Posted by Brandie at 7:44 PM
Well, most of you already know all there is to know about me. I am busy with church activities at Central church of Christ. I am a fifth grade teacher at Bobby Ray Elementary. I am an adjunct professor for Tennessee Tech University. I am a wife and a mom of two. In my spare time, I paint!
I hope you all like what I chose. I know I am excited about having the opportunity to paint another one. As always, enter by leaving a nice comment and enter as many times as you would like. I'll randomly choose a winner at about 8:00 p.m.
Posted by Brandie at 8:22 AM
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Thank you so much, Randi! And you were afraid no one would enter!
Tomorrow is the last day of the giveaway series. I will be giving away something really special. Please come back one more time and enter.
Posted by Brandie at 7:50 PM
Randi adds, "All personalization is done in vinyl. Some of my items available for personalization now are pictured. Be sure to check the blog in the future for new items to be personalized!
I have the personalized wipes cases for $10.00 and they can choose the lettering and dots in two or three colors. The metal container with Henslea's name is available in white, blue, or pink. The
party buckets are available in purple, teal, lime, and orange. The piggy banks are my favorite. they are electronic so you always know how much is in there".
So, what can you win today? Randi has so thoughtfully decided to let the winner pick their prize.
She was originally going to give away a custom wipe case. Not everyone needs or wants a wipe case, so the winner today can choose a personalized wipe case, personalized zebra tray, party bucket, or the oval tin! How exciting!
I would choose the oval tin! These are perfect for magazines, books, puzzles, etc. Randi says that there are lots of color and customizing choices for all of the prizes and will be happy to work out the details with the winner.
Oohh, I know this is going to get a ton of comments! Let's welcome Randi to her new venture and leave a nice comment to be entered and enter and much as you like. I'll randomly choose a number tonight to find the winner. Good luck!
Posted by Brandie at 8:24 AM
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I did the random number generator and it came up with an early entry...number nine. The ninth comment was left by Lucrecia! I know about three Lucrecia's and I'm not sure which one this is. If you will please either email me or leave a comment with your contact information, Kathy and I would appreciate it. Congrats to you!
Thank you so much, Kathy! I love the market totes, and it looks like lots of others do, too!
I've got a brand new giveaway for you tomorrow and then I'll be wrapping things up on Thursday.
Posted by Brandie at 7:43 PM
We had a GREAT RESPONSE to RELAY for LIFE, our SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT was wonderful, PROM SEASON was as HECTIC /CRAZY as always (in a good way), SUMMER was too short and ballgames too long ! The lake was a sanctuary for rest and renewal, outdoors with the boys was great, school has been good, fall was pretty, everyone has been reasonably healthy (except my two week stint with sinus). So in conclusion, LIFE IS GOOD and I look forward to the next year with optimism and grace, never knowing what may lie ahead but willing to face it. That's LIFE so ENJOY IT. Here's to another YEAR"!
Posted by Brandie at 8:21 AM