Patty Jo

I'm a silly person and love a good chuckle! I believe I am a bit on the ditsy side but who's keeping score?! ha On a more serious note: I love the Lord with all my heart, mind and soul! And my husband and children (family) are the most important things in my life! Hope I can be a blessing to those of you willing to torture yourselves and read this blog! LOL

Silly blogspot has issues with comments. If you can't comment on my blog don't worry "YOU're not alone"!!! haha It's nothing personal or not that I know of. Because I can't comment either! BUT... If you choose the option: "Name/URL" and enter your name and if you have a website or blog you "can" but don't have to enter it. THEN you CAN comment. This is a just so you know. I don't wanting anyone going away without sharing their thoughts! Or thinking that we have something against them! We LOVE you! :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Homemade Advent Tree Tutorial

Here is a short tutorial on how I made my Advent Tree.

First I cut some branches from the tree in the front yard. I looked for one that had forks in them so I knew there would be many places to hang the little packages.

Then I went to the Dollar Tree and bought a ceramic flower pot. I wanted one heavy enough so it wouldn't fall over with all the top weight.  I also found the floral foam and moss there as well.

I had red spray paint at home.
Total so far I've spent $3.00 plus tax.

I cut the branches to the lengths of my liking.  You can cut them long and then shorten them as needed.
I spray painted my pot as it was yellow and not very Holiday looking.

I used a kitchen steak knife to trim away the foam so it would fit into the pot.  This is the messy part.  LOL

I added small pieces back in the sides to make it a tight fit.

We then glued the moss onto the foam.

Below is the semi-finished product. 

Below you can see I bought a silver charger plate from Walmart for .99 cents.  And used Handy Man glue I already had to glue the pot down as my pot wasn't very wide at the bottom and was easily tipping over.  Easy fix!  And now that total is $3.99 plus tax.

As for the little boxes I bought those at Dollar Tree as well.  You can find several different ones but I preferred them to be white or silver.  They came in packages of like 6 to 8 for $1.00.  I have 26 little boxes. (silver and white)  So I spent maybe $4.00 on these.

I used a heart punch that I had from previous yrs. of scrap booking.  And card stock.  Had that too.  For day "25" I used a piece of red construction paper.  Had that too.  LOL  I used a fine tip Sharpee to write each number.  It was the most economical way.  And then glued each one on with Tacky Craft glue.  I also had the white curl ribbon from gift wrapping and balloons from who knows when.  Imagine that I had that already too!  haha

Here is a view of the little nativity Gabriel bought for me last year at the school sale.  It's perfect for the bottom of our tree.  And of course the final gift!

These boxes are from Dollar Tree as well.  They came together inside of each other.  I have 4 boxes total for $2.00.

One other thing I purchased was tiny little zip lock bags I found in the office/craft supply at Walmart.  I paid something like $1.40 for 100 of them.  I had to use these for the candy.  Since I have three children and wanted each one to enjoy the prize for the day. 

I bought small bags of candy from the check out lane.  Keeping it cheap!  ha  M&M's, Skittles, Mini Reeses, Almond Joy Minis, Hershey Kisses, Mini Hershey drops, whatever your heart desires.  I also bought Whales and Dunkins!  :)  Found them in the cracker and cookie aisle at Walmart.  These little bags made it possible for me to put small amounts in them for each child and stack the little folded over bags into the little boxes.  Everyone has something.  And I didn't have to buy all that in $3 and $5 bags of candy.  I spent way less.  More like $1 for some and less for others.  I am not sure how much I spent on the treats but I was frugle and you can be too.

You could put little notes in them for instance that say a hug or whatever little things that would make your children smile! 

I bought an Advent cardboard type tree and booklet last year from the school.  It was a fund raiser for PTO.   We never completed it.  So we are using it to read from everyday to remind us of why we are even doing this and to point us to HIM everyday!

I juggles ideas around before I decided to do the tree.  We like to focus on those in need during the yr and especially during this time of yr.  It's cold outside and people are homeless.  I just felt in my heart that my children needed this special time between us to make those special memories.  We are still serving others and Praise God for His leading in that area!  We don't like to share too much about what we do as we feel it's God's glory not ours.  But our hearts are for people!

God Bless you all!  May you have a Merry Christmas!!

If you have something special you've made or a tradition you'd like to share we'd love the hear about it and even share it here if you'd like.  Be sure to comment and let us know and if you have a blog and want us to post it here be sure to include the blog address below!

**If you have trouble commenting, please use the Name/URL option.  I have to use it.  For some reason blogger has issues with this.  I even have to click to submit it twice sometimes.  ;)>

Friday, November 18, 2011

Aspergers Syndrome

Well it's been a long road and still have a much longer road to travel as we raise our children.  But we have come to a conclusion!  Gabriel was tested as mentioned before and today we took the long trip over to meet with the Dr. and listened to his diagnosis.

So long story short Gabriel has Aspergers Syndrome.  Exactly what I had decided with God's leading.  There is so much to this story that is probably severely boring but one day I might share.  I am just so thankful God has brought us to this moment and we have confirmation so we can move forward with the correct therapies.  And we can begin to utilize programs that are available to help children with Aspergers.

I just wanted to share with those that have been praying for us through the valley!

Will be back when I'm not so completely exhausted so I can start sharing more of the "funny" parts of our days!  :)

Thank you all for your love and prayers!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

New Business

I've always believed you can make a business from anything if you truly "LOVE" what you do.  Your passion for it flows onto other people and they know you love what you do.

Several of my friends have their own businesses.  You can feel that passion for what they do.

I have tried many different businesses over the course of yrs. staying at home with my children.  Some more stressful than others.  Some just weren't meant to be at all.

All my life I've wanted to have my very own business.  Whether a small boutique with clothing or even a thrift store that people can go to for great savings.  I've always known that I was meant to do it. 

It is with great excitement that I announce I am now a new consultant with Thirty-One.  If you are familiar with Thirty-One then I am sure you know why I love them so much!  I am a huge bag lover.  If I had a lot of money (this statement is too funny), I would own every choice in the catalog.  But with great resistance I will refrain!  :)  ha  But seriously, I've always loved bags, handbags, beach bags, overnight bags, backpacks, lunch bags, suitcases, cosmetic bags, wallets, giant carry all bags, bags you organize with whether it be in the car or closet.  I love them! 

God works in wonderful ways.  I have looked for a way to work from home and continue to be in God's will.  I homeschool and love it.  Thirty-One will allow me to stay at home with my children and do something I have always wanted to do.  AND (I love that word), I get to sell BAGS!!  How incredible is that.  I can share my inner passion with others.  And meet new friends along the way!  And guess what??  "Thirty-One" stands for?  Proverbs 31.
A company after my own heart.  I am so inspired!

Hope you'll support my adventure with PRAYER!  I need all I can get!

If you or you know someone interested in learning more about "Thirty-One", please comment or click on the two links to my webpage and give me a call or shoot me an email!  I'd love to talk more about it!  God Bless!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

What a day

I've held off writing.  Trying to decide what is proper to share and what is too personal.  Sometimes we share too much and sometimes we bottle things up when we might help others if we share.  Who knows?  It's a catch 22.  Whatever that means.  haha 

Gabe has been to Dr. after Dr.  It's truly been a long road.  After yrs. of telling us he's sick and doesn't feel well I feel we've finally came to the place God wants us to be.  Not that it ends here but that we have reached the point that we just might have some answers.  But those answers still feel like an eternity. 

It's so troubling when you take your child to one Dr. and they think one thing and another Dr. thinks another thing.  And they are conflicting.  Or even another Dr. is drawing at straws and has not even the slightest clue but not willing to help you find "for sure" what the culprit might be.  It's just so mind boggling to me.

I know our issues seem so small compared to life threatening illnesses and even death itself.  And I would never undermine the hurt that is involved in those circumstances.  So please don't mistake my whining with self pity, that our world is unbearable or worse than others.  That is so far from the truth.  But this is our valley at this given time.  It has good days and bad days.  I am thankful daily for what God has blessed us with and without.

A few months back Gabe's therapist decided to refer him to a NeuroPsychologist.  (Very well paid and very educated persons)  Just in case you're asking "say who??". ha   We went and had an initial consultation a couple of months ago and finally this week, Wednesday and Thursday, we went for a total of 4 hrs. of testing.  I suppose you'd call it testing for learning curves, differences.  Basically they determine if your child might have one or more of: Autism, Aspergers, PPD, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, etc...  This list goes on. 

Gabe seemed to be quite hyper and happy when I would return to get him both days.  Very interesting.  I've asked and asked about what he asked him and what they did.  Not much response but a few things.  One of the questions he told me the Dr. asked was: "why do people put stamps on envelopes?".  Gabe told me he didn't know the answer.  I was floored.  Anyway, another question was: "why does the government test meat before it is sold?".  He had no clue about that one either.  Of course he has now been informed in both areas. LOL  What threw me is what does that have to do with anything??  hahaha  I suppose that is why I am not getting paid to do what this Specialist does.  haha  I have thought and thought, "how on earth does that tell him anything?"  LOL  Oh well!

So long story short.  We have to wait 2 weeks to return for results.  I just want to hybernate and wait it out.  Not do anything until I get answers.  I keep telling myself we made it this far!  What is 2 weeks?  Well if you're me and have been watching your child suffer for all these yrs. IT'S A LIFETIME!!  I know God is in control, not me.  It's just been so hard.  I think my drive to P'cola that day will be the longest driver EVER.  rotfl  You that know me, can't you see me???  People will pull over and get out of my way because I'll look so crazy!  ha 

So all in all!  I feel like we are so close to finding that central piece of the puzzle that has had us so tripped up and searching.  But I am also so impatient.  Pray these next two weeks fly at the speed of light for us.  So we can begin the new chapter of our sons healing!  God Bless!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Baby Boy

My neighbor had a Baby Boy a few days ago!

I have spoke to them a few times but we really haven't
been able to get to know one another.  People are busy and it's
hard to throw yourself at someone like you are needy for friends
or something!  LOL  Can't you see me doing that?  eeek! ha

Well I wanted to give them something and well I have some fabric
from some time ago I was making all kinds of things. 

And with my recent "bag" making I felt compelled to make
a bag and blanket.  How fun!  On Sunday afternoon I cut the
bag and blanket out and then last night I sewed it all together!

I love to SEW!!! 

Well here is my creation.  Now all I have to do it is feel better
from this miserable headache and shower so I can give it to her!  ha

By the way, the babies name is: Jackson!  How cute is that!!

Now I'm off to hopefully get rid of the headache, tummy ache and
find something else to make!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Guess What? Photo Answer

My last post included a photo to see if you could "Guess What" it is??

This one was not that hard!  LOL

Here is the entire pic:

Morning Coffee to be exact!  LOL

It's fun to do these.  I am going to incorporate them at least weekly!

Thanks for participating!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

"W"ambling Wednesday

Forgive me for the ridiculous title.  LOL  But for some reason it's all that came to mind!

I am off to a busy morning.  Attempting a new recipe for
Oatmeal Raisin Muffins.

I'm excited and concerned all at the same time.  You know when things
just don't seem right? haha  Well part of the batter was very clumpy and
part was runny.  eeek!  But I'm hoping for the best!

Here they are in the oven:

Oh and while making these I had a thought.  You know the muffin cups
you buy that are "FOIL" and in between each one there is a paper cup.
For years I threw those away.  But guess what?  You can "USE" them. ha
If you'd prefer not to mix and match just set them aside in a stack and
place them back in the container to use another time.  As you can see in the
muffin photo above I mixed them up.  You get twice as many cups for your money.

I'm just all about Not wasting!  :)

I have a friend that sells Scentsy.  I decided to try some of their scents.  I sneeze so
much I am always afraid to try too many scented things in the house.  But I love a
house that smells good.  haha  So I got two scents and this adorable plug in:

It's just gorgeous!!  And I love how easy it is to turn on and off and the scent
I chose is perfect!!  It's "Luna".  LOVE!
It looks great in our hall bathroom!

Oh and I also wanted to share a sign I've had for quite a few yrs.  Makes
me laugh everytime I read it:

I might also add that my morning coffee might have a lot to do with it too!  LOL

Oh and I have a fun photo to share!
Another one of those "Guess what it is"
This time it's just for fun!

What Is It?? :

Comment below and share what you think it is.
Don't look at anyone else's guess first.  :)

Oh and don't forget if the comments are giving you a hard time,
select "Name/URL or Anonymous" and type your name in.

I do have a few GiveAways coming!!!  YAY!
But trying not to pile them on top of each other!

God Bless and Have a Great Day!
Patty Jo

Saturday, October 15, 2011

We have a Home for the bracelet!!!

I first want to thank my sweet friend!
What a blessing she is to have donated the bracelet
and want to share the "Heart of the Bride"
ministry with others!

So, thank you!!!!!

Thank you to everyone that participated
in the GiveAway!
We couldn't do it without you!  :)

Thank you for sharing these GiveAways with
your family and friends!

Ok, so let me announce our WINNER!

Some photos:

My sweet helper!!

What's that say???



Here's a photo of the actual bracelet.  I never got around to making a nice pic!
But wanted to share so everyone could see it!

Thank you all again!
Be sure to go to "Heart of the Bride" and get you a beautiful piece of jewelry.
Make a difference!!

God Bless

Back to Africa GiveAway has ended!

I will have a winner posted asap!  Thanks for participating!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


We have another AWESOME GiveAway!!!

This one truly touches my heart!

A very thoughtful and caring, anonymous person made
a donation to purchase this beautiful
piece for me to GIVE one of you!!

Have you ever heard of:

(borrowed from the website)


If you have, then you already know about what a great work they are doing
for Orphans internationally.

And even so, it's always great to be reminded so we
don't forget those in need.

Here is a bit of information from the website:
Over a decade ago, our family began taking small steps to share directly with others who were helping the needy in struggling places around the world. We had no idea where those small steps would lead. Today Heart of the Bride is providing for hundreds of orphans, street kids, and vulnerable women through personal relationships. We are an international family, and we continue to grow through relationships. We meet new partners through missionaries and through our existing global partners. We meet new contributors through those who are already participating in this work. We want to continue to grow, but we are committed to expand with a focus on relationship. You are welcomed to join our family. So take a look around and get to know the people we are helping. HOB Ministries at a Glance would be the best place to take your first step, and if you want to know more, feel free to contact us directly.  Tony Gibson  -  Founder
HOB At A Glance -
Heart of the Bride was established in 1998 as a non-profit organization dedicated to helping provide for the needs of orphans around the world. Our primary mission is to Share From Our Abundance With Those In Greatest Need.
We provide Loving Homes, Education, Discipleship, and Economic Opportunities for over 400 orphans in Haiti, Kenya, Uganda, Ukraine, and Zambia.
What a mission, right?  That is why getting the news out about their ministry to so important.  We can support them many ways but the one I am pointing out today is the Back to Africa Jewelry they sell to support this mission.
Simply Gorgeous

And plenty more styles to choose from!
Prices are unbelievably affordable and with every purchase
you are helping others for such a small price.
Today's GiveAway  is:
Rafiki Wrap Bracelet

Comes in a nice netted bag with satin drawstring.

Ok, now you ask how do I WIN??
Well, I really want to make an impact for this ministry.

1. So, First you need to click on this link:
and then click "LIKE" this page.

2. Show them some love by posting on their page!

3. Comment here on my blog and let us know if you've ever bought a jewelry piece from them.

4. Be sure to share this with ALL your friends!  The more comments from friends you get and they mention your name, the more chances you'll have to win!!
(you will be entered for your own comment and once for every "friend" comment that mentions your name in the comments area)
You can click the little Facebook icon below this post to share on your Facebook!

5. Make sure you visit the two websites I shared to begin with and get to know them better!  :)

6. Pray for this ministry that God has placed on their hearts!!!

** Commenting on the blog can be a bit difficult at times.  It's not my fault.  Blogger has a set of it's own issues.  I do aplogize!  I find that if I choose:  Name/URL or Anonymous and then type my name either into the "Name" box or into the "comment" area I can post a comment.  I will be honest.  I've had to try more than once.  I am not happy about it but for now I can't fix it.  So please be patient and give it a try!!  Thank you for participating!!!

You can comment and invite friends until
Saturday, October 15th, 8p.m.
At that time we will tally all the comments and
use one of our super drawing specialists to find our winner!
I am super excited about this opportunity and hope we can help make a difference in this world!
God Bless!
Over a decade ago, our fami

Monday, October 10, 2011


I'm sorry it seems I've abandoned the blog.  I've been struggling with internal issues and it's made me not feel like blogging lately.  But I am trying to leap over this obstacle and find myself again.

Thank you for your patience!  :)  I plan to have a sweet GiveAway soon!  I am time constrained with Dr. Appts. this week for my son.  So we shall see what I am capable of getting done.

We also have our Taekwondo Belt Testing Graduation Tuesday night.  Can't wait!  But I also might throw up or pass out at the thought of it.  hahaha  I've never been an out in front person.  I can see where my son gets his trouble from.  I am excited to finally NOT be a white belt any longer!  LOL

Missing all of you!  Stay tooned this week for the new GiveAway in the works!  I might have to share a sneak peek photo one day!  :)

Hope you all have a great week!
Patty Jo

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

We have a WINNER!!!!

I am super excited to announce our winner!

But I must reveal what our photo really is:


One of our precious baby chicks we raised a couple of years ago.
I just zoomed in real close:

Here's a picture of the cutie holding the chick:

He's not this little anymore but he's CUTE!  :)

Ok, so now the winner of the PURSE!!

JESSICA is our winner!!

Thank you ALL for your participation!  I LOVE to GIVE things away.
Already planning my next move.  ha

Jessica please email me at to
give me your info. so I can mail you the purse!

Can't wait until next time!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011


I'm so excited! I finally have my GiveAway completed!!  YAY!

So here it is:

It's hand made by Patty Jo!  :)
Isn't it cute???
This is suppose to be a purse about 9x16.  It's smaller in my

All the outside green areas are pockets.  Zipper Top.
And I lined the inside with matching fabric to make a nice finish!

This bag is very soft.  I stuffed it with paper to make it stand.
It would be a great Knitting bag to bring along to the kids games
or Taekwondo!  haha

The next one I will be sure to add some stiff panels so it can stand alone.
But this bag has plenty of uses.

So here's the details:
Here's a photo!  Guess what it is??

Comment in the comment section and share what you think it is!
Don't forget a name!

It's just for fun!  But try to guess!

We'll still choose by picking from all names in a bowl!
My children love to do that!

And as always the more people you tell and they share that you sent them
you get another entry for the drawing!  No limit!

If you have trouble commenting:
Please choose the Name/URL option.
For some reason blogger has issues.  I can't comment on
other blogs without using this option!
Sorry for the inconvenience!

**ENDS Sept. 27th., Tuesday at 8PM

Saturday, September 24, 2011

What NOT to say to a parent with a Special Needs Child!

Just a little something I think would be helpful.
When someone shares they have a Special Needs Child,
DON'T say:

"That'd be the child I put up for adoption!!"
I think that's the worst comment ever!

Oh and I'm sure it's something you shouldn't say to anyone for any reason!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Working on the GiveAway!

It's been an extremely busy week.

I am so excited about the next GiveAway but it's taking me a little time to get to it.
As most of you have gathered I homeschool.  That consumes most of our time.
Plus we are involved in activities outside the home including Taekwondo.
Which we love!!  Everyone should do it!  You want a workout, well Taekwondo
is a serious workout!!

Oh, back to the GiveAway!  LOL  I am hoping, "hoping" that is...
That I will be allowed the time tomorrow to finish up!!

Just wanted to check in as I had mentioned it earlier in the week!

See you soon!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Our Life As We Know It

I posted about our son a few weeks back.
You never know what will happen in a day or in our lives as we know it.

I am learning everyday that what we thought something was or is may not be what we thought it was at all.  ha  See how I can ramble.  We have homeschooled our entire course of years except for one small stint last year first semester, when the kids attended a local Christian School.  I suppose that would be why we overlooked some things we might have been made aware of had they attended a local school sooner.  But anyway, we are in the process of having our son tested for any issues he may be dealing with.  I will keep that topic vague until we have solid answers.

He has daily issues with anxiety, nausea, OCD (doesn't like going places and needs to know where and time frames), and even fits of anger.  This list doesn't even touch the surface.  Trouble is he appears to most to be completely fine and very smart.  He is very smart!   But he isn't fine.  He has sleep trouble and focus issues.  Sensory difficulties.  Social difficulties.  I could go on and on...
I do not say this for anyone to feel sorry or to be whiney just talking about it is a help for me.  Plus I want to educate those around me as to why he acts the way he does or why he might say something that seems inappropriate. He does not intentially hurt peoples feelings, he has been taught to behave and be kind.  He also doesn't get sarcasm as you or I do.  For the longest time when I told the children they were being "ugly", he really thought I was saying he was "ugly"! Today he was angry and crying that he had to do Science.  So while hugging me he gave me a fierce and fast "squeeze".  It wasn't out of love, it was frustration.  I see him lashing out and having a hard time working through his feelings.  I know there are children and adults suffering with far worse mental issues.  He can communicate some things but then others he simply doesn't know what it is his mind is fighting.  It breaks my heart to think what might actually be going on in there.  What he fears and thinks about.  In this time we have searched for the answers from Physicians and so forth.  I have come to realize these are things that have been present at least since he was 2 yrs. old.  I suppose since he was never in daycare or school there was no one to notice the needs he had.  I always assumed he was stubborn.  He couldn't take naps as a toddler.  He'd never go to bed at night.  And even with no nap he would fight it, get out of bed until 11 and 12 o'clock at night.  He had issues looking you in the eye.  I had to constantly tell him to look at me.  Which was a constant battle.  I always assumed I didn't give him enough one on one attention.  I had my babies very close together.  He's the middle child.  He is so smart.  Loves Science, has compassion for animals and people, loves his video games, LOVES CHESS, loves Taekwondo,  loves pizza and hotdogs, loves to wear althletic pants, loves his fleece pillow case, loves his Grandparents, Loves his DADDY!!  He's a great child.  I love him so much!!  It breaks my heart to see him struggle and not understand why.  He has nausea and it has made him miserable.  It is being treated but not for sure what the REAL reason for it is quite yet.  Could be the anxiety, could be Gastro issues, Could be.....????
So many IF's and not many FOR SURES!  But God knows.  We just have to be open to His plan and allow Him to lead us.

Whatever he is dealing with mentally will hopefully be brought to light very soon.  I just can't spend every second explaining his behaviors.  A friend told me she quit explaining.  She knows why they do what they do.  God is in control.  We grow when we are in valleys.  He wants us to be humble and reach out to those around us.

I pray I have told my story in an approving way that God might see fit.  I pray for this blog and those that read it will know my heart.  If you'd pray for Gabriel and us, I thank you so much!

If you have a prayer request you'd like to share in the comments, please do. We'd love to have the opportunity to pray for and with you about your needs.  Please read the Disclaimer  at the top of the screen for commenting.  Sad when you have to give directions because the site doesn't work!  LOL

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I love a good movie when I can force myself to stop long enough to even get into one.  LOL

But a dear friend shared this awesome website with me today and I wanted to share!

Take a look!

We just might have to start our own group and have a little fun with it!

Oh and I'm working on the next GiveAway!!

oping to unveil by the weekend if I Homeschool allows me the time I need! ha

If you have any thoughts or info about the above link, please share a comment!

Disclaimer: Silly blogspot has issues and some can't comment.  Don't worry it's nothing personal!  I can't comment either! haha  If you select the option: "Name/URL" and put your name in, YOU CAN COMMENT!!!!  How's that for ridiculous manuevers to work the comment section?!  O yeah!!
Unhuh!  hahaha

Friday, September 16, 2011

T shirt tank Tut. follow up

Remember the post about the Tutorial for a T-shirt Tank?

If not here's a link:

My sweet photographer/incredibly creative friend, Misty can make just
about anything!  :)  She has been blessed with many talents.

Well I have been determined to make something lately.
Couldn't just start cutting up the husbands shirts so I
waited.  But today I dug in his shirt drawers and found
an orange t-shirt I don't know that I've ever seen
him wear!  LOL
I mean that's how I convinced myself that it needed to be
reconstructed anyway, haha.

Well, after school and dinner it hit me!  My daughter has
become and Auburn fan.  Her two friends are Auburn fans
and they've recruited her. LOL

I thought that's the idea!!  I'll somehow make it an Auburn tank
for my daughter.  I made her get out a tank top she wears
under things.  I attempted to lay the t-shirt out and cut out
the tank I planned to make.

I envisioned the A and U that they use to signify the school.
I decided to ruffle it on the tank.

Here's a pic:

Funny thing is the tank is TOO TIGHT!!  haha
It's hard to tell here but she is like, can you make me one that fits??

I was like the vision is over. haha  I did it!  She didn't think I was
funny! ha  Anyway, this was my creative moment of the day!

Must think on this more and make something that actually fits
next time!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

We have a WINNER!!!!

How awesome!  We have a winner!!

I want to first thank Becci for her generous gift she is sharing!

Here is a link to her site!  Be sure to visit and make some purchases!

I was sure to capture the moment of the drawing of names this time!  LOL
Here's our list:

The bowl of names:

Here is Gabriel in Pajamas picking for us!

And the WINNER of the Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara is:

If you can't read it, it says AMBER KEEVER!!!  YAY!

Ok, we didn't meet the required 5 friends to comment for the

I decided to draw for a winner anyway.  And used the same names,
less one because Amber had been chosen. (But you must remember from the
first pic that Amber was in there several times)

And the WINNER of the Starbucks $5 giftcard is:

She's a double WINNER!!  :)

See so it pays to have your name in more than once.
I believe that every winner we've had with GiveAways has had their name in more than once
Crazy! ha  But it worked.

Thank you all for participating!

Can't wait to see what other GiveAway ideas we can come up with!