Tuesday, July 30, 2013

100 Follower Giveaway and an Itsy-Bitsy Little Freebie

I'm not sure when it happened, but it did! Somewhere along the way, I've gathered 100 followers through Bloglovin'.  First, I want to say THANKS!  I've obviously not paid much attention to the numbers or else I might have noticed that little milestone sooner, but I really do appreciate those of you who take the time to visit my little blog.  I think it's time to celebrate with a giveaway!


I'll be choosing two winners.  Classroom Friendly Supplies is graciously supplying Prize #1!  Yep, that's right!  The first lucky winner will be choosing their very own incredible pencil sharpener just in time for the new school year.  You never know, it could be you.  So hop on over to www.classroomfriendlysupplies.com to choose your favorite color.  I've just ordered three of them myself!  I'm getting black because, well because it's slimming.
(Please note that the Classroom Friendly Supplies pencil sharpener can only be shipped within the U.S.)

Prize #1 is pretty amazing, but Prize #2 is not so shabby either.  My second lucky winner will receive a $10 Target gift card.  Perfect for finishing up that Back to School shopping!  

Thanks again to my followers, both old and new!  I'm looking forward to starting a new school year with all of you!



a Rafflecopter giveaway
I promised a little freebie...  I have to start with a disclaimer here. First, I have very little in the way of artistic talent.  I am, quite possibly, the undisputed Queen of Stick Figures.  So it comes as no surprise that people never ask for my input on anything remotely art related.  My parents were artists. My children are artistically gifted.  Sadly, the gene skipped a generation. Second, as the title of this post states, this is a 'little' freebie.  A very little one.  An itsy-bitsy one.  Don't get your hopes up.  I'm not giving you the secret to get your students begging to learn about the periodic table of the elements.  I'm still working on that.  No, this is just my first attempt at making clipart.  See those little flowers up there in my giveaway button?  Yep.  I made those and I'm darn proud of them.  They are a step up from my usual stick figures and I'm giving them to you!  You feel blessed now don't you?  Honestly, they may very well be my first and last attempt at making clipart so cherish them.  If nothing else, print them out and hang them on your fridge for a day or two like you might a piece of student art work.  Then, for the first time in my life, I could honestly say that I have pieces of my art hanging somewhere.  You'd do that for me right?

Click on the happy little flower below and they're all yours!
For those of you heading back into the classroom, I wish you all a wonderful first day with your new kiddos!  For the rest of you, enjoy your last days of summer!















91 comments:

  1. I would take my son to a monster truck rally.

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  2. I'd love to spend it with my three kids before all of them go back to school!

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  3. I would spend it with my sweet little boy! :)

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  4. I would take a nap, because I know that after school starts, sleep will be lacking.

    I love your flower clipart! What program did you use to make it? I am also considered the Queen of the Stick Figure (and I even draw those poorly!) so I am really impressed! :)

    Jennifer
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

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    1. Jennifer,

      I'm now working on making spiffy stick figures with this fabulous little app called ArtStudio. Soon you may be the sole Queen! It's just me, my iPad, this great app, and my index finger...yes I use my finger, I'm that bad. Go check it out!

      Lori

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  5. I would like to spend the day with my family & not think about school. dbednarsk@yahoo.com

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  6. If I could do anything it would be go home to visit my family. They live so far away and with this economy, I haven't been able to go home to see my family this summer. My dad will be 90 this year and I would love to be home! rwrench64@yahoo.com

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    1. Oh this just tugs at my heart! Life is too short and I hate that money gets in the way of doing those things that are most important to us!

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  7. Congrats on 100+ followers! I'm impressed! If I could do anything on my last day of summer vacation I would.... sleep in, watching a few old episodes of Castle on the DVR while enjoying coffee on the couch, have pancakes for lunch at Original Pancake House, and then go shopping for a cute first day outfit :)

    Enjoy your last few weeks of summer vacation!

    Amanda
    My Shoe String Life
    Follow me on Bloglovin'

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  8. I would spend the day with my family. :)

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  9. I really just want a day to lay around a SLEEP! Thanks for the freebie and the giveaway.

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  10. I would relax at the beach on my last day of summer. Thanks!

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  11. Sleep in and hang out with my family.

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  12. Today is my last day of summer vacation! We go back to work tomorrow. :o/
    I'm going to drive past my school and resist the urge to join the others in working a day early (already done that,) and go on a nice long walk.

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  13. I would eat at a very nice restaurant because once school starts, there's too many other things to do!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  14. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to spend the day at the beach!! May be the pool instead...lol.

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  15. I would talk my dog for a walk, relax outside with the nice weather I would have, chit chat with my adult kids and hubby, play on my iPad, and try NOT to think about the next day because I will be so nervous!
    Peggy

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  16. I live along the Atlantic Ocean and the beach is practically my back yard. I would probably go fishing.

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  17. On my last day before school starts I would like to go to the beach one last time.

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  18. I would like to spend the day with my husband and daughter!

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  19. I'm a Jersey shore Girl! Give me a book and a cold drink and the beach and I'll be in heaven! What a way to relax and get ready for the new school year!

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  20. I would love to NOT think about school starting the next day. But, as we all know, it just gets in your brain and you can't help it.

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  21. Spend the day relaxing by the pool with family and friends! :)

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  22. Spend the day with my family at the beach! :)

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  23. Family at the beach! wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com

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  24. I would go back to the first day of vacation and do it all over again!

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  25. If I could do anything on the last day of summer vacation I would spend it doing anything but school things. I am always rushing around with last minute school details on the last day of summer vacation... I'd live in the moment!

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  26. I would go to the beach with my family! :)

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  27. Win a fabulous shopping spree to take my kids school shopping!

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  28. I would sleep in and then spend the day reading in my hammock.

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  29. I would sit on the couch with Castle reruns on the TV and knit. I find that relaxing and RELAX is what I would want to do the most.

    Jeanne
    J28Ber@gmail.com

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  30. I would spend the day being with and comforting my mom, because we lost my stepdad this summer.

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  31. On the last day of summer I am planning a trip home to see my momma.

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  32. I would snuggle with my hubby & dog, Lucky for an extra hour of sleep. Then, enjoy a day with no set plans, play games with my teens, walk with the family, and just relax:-)

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  33. I would sit on the beach all day reading

    Kristi
    disneymum.wordpress.com

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  34. Today is the last day of my summer break and I will be spending it in my classroom. I would rather be sleeping in and enjoying the beautiful weather with my family
    Julie
    DDgirl4ever@yahoo.com

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  35. I would love to lounge around my house reading and relaxing - my perfectly clean house with laundry and dishes caught up and no chores looming over my head.

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  36. I am going to count August 13th as my last day of summer break even though I have 6 hour PD over standards based grading. I would rather spend the 13th celebrating my 30th birthday.

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  37. I would spent the day with my family at the lake.

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  38. I would love to be sitting at the beach with my boyfriend!

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  39. I would go to the movies with my family!

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  40. Enjoy a nice relaxing pajama and movie day with the family :)

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  41. I would spend the day with my family. My kids are 3 and this has been the best summer. I would like to cherish the time just one last day without the thought of school.

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  42. A day at the beach would be great, but just relaxing and not having one thought about the next day would be the best.

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  43. I would spend time with my family by made going to the movies and going bowling. I would also be so happy with my new black pencil sharpener.;)

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  44. First off...sleep in! Then I would pour myself a LARGE cup of GOOD coffee while sitting on the dock. Then I would lay in the sun, maybe go shopping, and READ! That sounds like the perfect day to me!!!

    Angie Olson
    http://luckylittlelearners.blogspot.com

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  45. I would go see my Uncle in Minn as I do not get to see him very much, if I am lucky once a year.

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  46. I would read or go shopping if I had the money (which I probably wouldn't). :-)

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  47. I would relax at home.

    melindacasas@gmail.com

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  48. I would spend it with my own 3 kids, enjoying our uninterrupted time together :)
    konajazz@shaw.ca

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  49. I would love to spend the day in downtown Seattle: shopping, eating, and exploring :)

    What a great giveaway - I stumbled onto your blog and am so glad that I did! I am very proud of your clipart! I will certainly put your flower on my fridge :)
    Question: How did you design that? Did you draw it and scan it in? or design it on the computer?

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    ~Jessica
    Joy in the Journey

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    1. Jessica,

      I'm honored that my flower will end up on your fridge! I've got this fabulous little app called ArtStudio on my iPad. I LOVE it! I can draw with my finger (did I mention I was artistically challenged?) so it's like finger painting for adults! Go check it out!

      Lori

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  50. I would go to Disneyland!!! Even if it's just for a day. :)
    aaparsons@hotmail.com
    Andrea :)

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  51. I would love to spend the day back in Chicago with family and get some reprieve from the 107 degree weather here in Las Vegas!
    Christine
    ckwallis54@gmail.com

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    1. Christine,

      107 degrees? I'm so sorry! We never made it above 65 degrees yesterday.

      Lori

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  52. I'd spend the day at the pool with my family.

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  53. Spend the day out on the water with some adult beverages!!

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  54. Posting from my husband's google account

    Congrats on all of your followers. I would spend the day at the spa!

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  55. I would say spend the day doing something fun like Disney but then I would be tired the next day and one day isn't enough, and honestly it would be SLEEP. :)

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  56. First, I'd wake up and drink my coffee while watching the entire Today show. Then, I'd get fro yo and go on a Target shopping spree!

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  57. Cindy B (on rc/fb) ~ I'd go to Disney with my kids on the last day... if it wasn't so much work :/

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  58. On my last day of vacation I would go and visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando. It might mean a really long & late night flight, but it would be so worth it. :)

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  59. Spend the day at the beach with my family! :) I don't have one of these sharpeners. I'm hosting a giveaway for one of these at my blog. Hopefully I can win one here so I can try it out! They look amazing!
    Teacher Treasure Hunter

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  60. I would spend the day on a lake with my family!

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  61. relaxing day on the beach with my family!
    katie.neustadter@gmail.com

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  62. Hmmm, either laying on the beach, toes in the sand, reading the last pages of a wonderful novel. OR...going to Big Bear and floating in a very quiet spot. A cooler next to me :) and my family content and by my side.

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  63. Spend time with my family relaxing doing NOTHING knowing that my classroom is complete and I'm done with all my University classes! :)

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  64. On my last day of summer, I'd love to spend the day with my almost 2 year old at Legoland!

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  65. On my last day of summer I would sleep in and then do something not school related.

    karenb6261@gmail.com

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  66. On my last day of summer, I want to relax and spend time with my family.

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  67. I'd love to spend my last day of summer vacation with my family at the Zoo!

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  68. On my last day of summer vacation I would love to spend it at the beach with my hubby!

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  69. First, congrats on 100 followers and thanks for the giveaway! I would want to do so much, but I think if I could do anything, it would be to take my family to Busch Gardens and just have a good time relaxing and hanging out!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late
    Follow me on Bloglovin!

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  70. If I could go anywhere on my last day of summer vacation, it would be NOWHERE!! I would like nothing more than to sit at home with my dogs and my husband while relaxing and watching TV before I go back to school!

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  71. If I could do anything on the last day of summer vacation, it would be sleeping in, watching tv on the couch, and eating good food!! Resting up!!! However, my last day of summer vacation has come and gone. I'm already in the middle of my second of three weeks of training, and school starts the week after my training ends. Getting back to the grind!

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  72. Quick trip to the beach!!

    Lindsey

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  73. I would enjoy one last day of freedom by having a BBQ with friends and enjoying a full day without an obligation.

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  74. I would enjoy the last day with my family doing something fun and not doing anything school related!

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  75. spend the day with family. maybe watch movie together

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  76. Your flower is cute! :) On my last day I would love to just sit on the beach!! :)

    Amber

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  77. On the last day, I would love to sleep late, eat pancakes, go to the movies and then go to bed early :)

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  78. I would love to sit on the beach, sipping something cold and fruity and nap on and off all day!
    Heidi

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  79. On the last day of summer vacation, I would love to spend the day at the beach...knowing that I had my room ready for the first day of school. Only then could I really RELAX!

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  80. I would spend the day at the beach with my family.

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