Saturday, September 10, 2011

A "Life is Good" Giveaway

     Well, I've been MIA for a whole week because Holy Moly - what a week! On the tails of the Hurricane Irene clean-up, my bathroom pipes burst and rained all over my kitchen, we got a bunch of rain from the remnants of Hurricane Lee which flooded my basement, and we had the first day of school.  Never has the saying, "When it rains it pours" been more fitting!  I am exhausted!  The good news is that you often see a rainbow after the storm, and luckily I have - my pipes have been replaced, my basement is now dry and I survived the first week of kindergarten. My new class is an energetic bunch with a lot of personality, but I can already tell that they are going to be eager learners and I'm looking forward to an exciting year. Life is good!
     I thought I would celebrate my "rainbow" with a giveaway.  I've gotten a ton of emails this week asking about the sign I made for my classroom door.  I tried to make one with Wordle and Tagxedo, but I wasn't happy with the colors and formatting, so I just made my own.  It's super easy to make (I'll post a "how to" later in the weekend) and I've gotten a lot of compliments on it at school.
     Since so many people seem to like it, I thought it would be a great giveaway prize.  I will custom design a sign for the first place winner and have it made into a 16x20 poster.  I will either mail it or arrange for the winner to pick it up at their local Walmart (did you know they do 1 hour posters at Walmart??)
     What's a giveaway with only 1 winner?  For the 2nd and 3rd place winners, I thought I would offer a goody from another previous post.  So many people emailed or commented on the cute pencil buckets I found for my "Ready to Write" and "Sharpen Please" buckets.  Apparently they are pretty hard to find, so I picked up a couple of extra sets to give away.  I'll print and attach the labels and send them to the winners in the mail.
     So, what do you have to do to enter this giveaway?  No jumping through hoops for this one, just leave your name and email address in a comment.  I'll chose the winners with a Random.org generator at 11:59pm on Sunday, September 18th, so be sure to enter before then.

May you always see a rainbow after the storm . . .

64 comments:

  1. Cute!
    Amanda Hill
    amandahill@msn.com

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  2. Love them!
    Karen.Strawser@sbcglobal.net

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  3. So glad you were able to see the rainbow after the storm of a week you had! Love the sign!
    Tessa
    tschep@live.com
    Spotlight on Kindergarten

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  4. ann richardson
    annr8075@yahoo.com

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  5. Ashley Padgett
    apadgett2@gmail.com

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  6. So cute!
    Kerri Heinrich
    kheinrich9@gmail.com

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  7. Very Cute! Hope I win!!

    Amy Marshall
    Amylynnmarshall@aol.com

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  8. Love them...I ran out to Wal-Mart to see if ours carried them, but alas, they were no where to be found! Thanks for the chance to win! =-)
    Dawn Hoffman
    dawn.hoffman@mcpherson.com

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  9. These are so stinkin' cute!!
    Pam Everitt
    willpam2009@gmail.com

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  10. Love them!
    Megan
    mgnreynolds@yahoo.com

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  11. Oh I love this giveaway! :o)

    Jennifer
    jennkeys@gmail.com

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  12. So glad your home is back in order and that you had a good first week! Love this blog! :)
    -Sara
    sarachrobot@hotmail.com

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  13. Too cute! :)

    davis.ashleyb@gmail.com

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  14. love the door poster and the buckets- too cute!!
    lfield@twcny.rr.com

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  15. I love both prizes you are giving away! I would love to be a winner............those pencil buckets have been on my mind and I desperately need some! LOL
    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  16. Thanks for the opportunity. These are great prizes.
    yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

    Thanks

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  17. I sure hope I win these goodies!

    cstaylor616@gmail.com

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  18. Love your signs! lfleming@jchs.com

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  19. Too cute!

    Brittany
    bstone@keyscharter.org

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  20. What fun prizes! If I don't win, I'm definitely making them for my room (you know - in all my spare time:)

    Mrs. Peterson's Room

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  21. Love them! lucclucclucc@gmail.com

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  22. Super cute!

    arcrow(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  23. Too cute! Love your ideas.

    melaniedsullins@yahoo.com

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  24. Love your creations!

    Ashley
    a_norby@hotmail.com

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  25. Awesome! Love them:)
    Michelle
    michelle_gust@bismarckschools.org

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  26. So cute!

    Juana
    raven82@gmail.com

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  27. Cute!!!

    smatadam@gmail.com

    Sandra Matadamas

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  28. Hey there! Just wanted to stop by to let you know that I mentioned your Chicka Chicka Boom Boom free download on my blog. Thanks for sharing your talet!
    Allison
    www.room-mom101.blogspot.com

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  29. Oh and PS your ideas from this post are super cute. I would love to win so count me in too.

    roommom101@yahoo.com
    Allison
    www.room-mom101.blogspot.com

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  30. Thanks for making this so easy peasy!

    pinksmyink@gmail.com

    faithfulinfirst.blogspot.com

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  31. Can't wait for your how-to. I wasn't crazy about wordle or taxedo either.

    love your blog!
    lisa

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  32. I love your blog and ideas! ctillack@verizon.net

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  33. Adorable work!
    Kim
    Khenry22@aol.com

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  34. Please enter me in the giveaway. Love your awesome ideas! Janelle Bush
    janellebush@yahoo.com
    http://mrsjanelleskindergarten.blogspot.com/

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  35. I love your blog! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway! :)
    Cheryl
    cener(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
    Crayons and Curls

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  36. kristin
    kclong81@gmail.com

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  37. Cute!
    DeAnna
    daisydeanna@sbcglobal.net

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  38. I love your blog!
    Joni
    jega62884@yahoo.com

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  39. I hope I win something! I love both of them!

    Heather

    heather.bridges@murray.k12.ga.us

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  40. Love the buckets &poster!
    Jamie
    Jhubbard_98@yahoo.com

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  41. Very cute!!

    Ali
    alischepis(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. Hi,
    Love those cute buckets!!!
    Diane
    plattdjtj@aol.com

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  43. I loveeeee that sign!!

    Alex
    afederico02@gmail.com

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  44. They are both cute!

    Amanda
    mandagdavis@hotmail.com

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  45. Love, love , love these ideas!

    mpenn1010@gmail.com

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  46. Love it!
    Amy
    ammmyyy1@yahoo.com

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  47. I LOVE your blog! Thank you for all that you do!
    Holly
    bearcom1000@msn.com

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  48. I just discovered your blog and love it. You are generous to do the give aways. The door sign and pencil labels are adorable. Please enter me in the give away. Thank you!

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  49. Love the pencil holders and the sign! Too cute!

    Taylor
    mrs_becerra@alumni.ecu.edu

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  50. Very cute ideas!

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    Laura

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  51. I love it!
    cgallagher4@comcast.net
    Cynthia

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  52. Absolutely love it... What a great way to allow the children to feel a part of an amazing community of learners. Thanks for sharing.
    Lori
    literacydiva@yahoo.ca

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  53. Love this idea and your pencil cups were a hit with my staff



    ✿Tiffani Time 4 Kindergarten
    Thirty-one gifts
    ca-scrappin@comcast.net

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  54. I have buckets with signs for pencils but I really love yours. Do you have them in a file format? If so, can you email them to me? nangel1023@yahoo.com Thanks--love your blog! :o)

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  55. Love this poster!
    Linda
    lstoffan@yahoo.com

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  56. Great idea!
    Edith Benson
    erbenson_72@yahoo.com

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  57. Jess
    jessmcfarlane@hotmail.com

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  58. Darling! Love it!!!
    Beckie
    Beckienieman@bellsouth.net

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