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We Have The Winner for Epic Mom!


bathing suit on her head
Tiny-Small got so excited she put her bathing suit on her head.

Yesterday I randomly selected a winner for the Epic Mom book giveaway. I used this site called random.org to select the winner. First, I typed in a list of all the people who had entered the giveaway and I randomized the list. Then, I put in the number of people who had entered the giveaway and randomized the list of numbers. When I put the lists side by side there was a clear winner. It worked like a charm!

That winner is Jen from Life On The Sonny Side! Congratulations, Jen! I am so happy you won the giveaway.

If you don’t know Jen, I recommend you check out her blog. She’s a terrific writer. Her blog soothes your soul. She has kindness that sort of seeps out all over the place. She’s the type of person that makes you stop and think and question the way you see the world. She pushes you to see the good in it. I always leave her blog feeling positive and like I just got a big, warm, bear hug from someone I love.

Anyway, I will be mailing Epic Mom to her soon. Don’t forget, Marianne is giving away 4 free copies of her book as soon as the Epic Mom fan page reaches 1000 likes, so if you haven’t liked her page go do it now! Help us win those free books by getting that page to a 1000. We are counting on you! Click here to like the Facebook page: Epic Mom Book

bathing suit on a toddlers head.
Tiny-Small can’t contain her excitement.


Thanks for participating and thanks for supporting bloggers and authors!


Painting Giveaway Winners Announced! Ta da!

I have closed the comments. I have pushed the button. I know who the painting giveaway winners are! Yay! First, I want to thank everyone for entering and I am looking forward to going back and responding to all of your comments. I wasn’t sure if my comments would be included in the giveaway so I was hesitant to comment until after the sweepstakes ended. I will have to test that out before I do my next contest. Anyway, I have appreciated your enthusiasm, support and kind words. It gives me great pleasure to give something back to my readers and I truly feel like a kid on Christmas morning today. So without further ado…here are the contest winners.
The Owl goes too…
Colleen From The Adventures of the Family Pants! Congratulations!!! If you haven’t read her blog yet you are going to want to click on this link. She is amazing. You will fall in love with her and her family. (Colleen, I will be emailing you shortly).
This is so much fun. I had to take a break to dance around with Tiny-Small just to let loose some of this happy energy I am feeling. Tiny-Small thinks I am being super silly. We haven’t even gotten dressed yet! How could we? I’ve been sitting at my computer with my finger on the button for almost 90 minutes now!
The winner of The Hummingbirds painting is…
Kat from Simply Chic For You! Congratulations! She sells these awesome purses that have changeable covers so you can match any style or outfit with just one purse…they are really cool. Go check her site out and get some free style tips too. Don’t forget to say hello to the Miche Bears while you are at it!
Well, that is the end of my first painting giveaway. Thank you all for participating. If you did not win this time don’t worry, you will have more chances in the future. Congratulations to Colleen and Kat. I will be contacting you by email shortly!
Happy Monday!

Painting Giveaway Extravaganza Starts Right Now!

The Painting Giveaway Extravaganza starts right now! I am cheering from home at this very moment so feel free to play along and cheer right along with me. Go ahead. You know you want to (besides nobody is watching, right?). Yay!!! Let’s do some happy dancing.

Here is the painting I am giving away. It is an 11×15 watercolor and acrylic on watercolor paper. This painting is The Owl.

After I painted the owl I started thinking about how cool it would be if this giveaway had a surprise and so that’s when I painted this (also an 11×15 watercolor and acrylic on watercolor paper): The Hummingbirds.

So guess what? Two people are going to receive an original, signed painting! It’s a double giveaway. Yay!

Sweepstake Rules:

How do you enter? Leave a comment below. I am using a WordPress plugin called “And The Winner Is” to choose the two people at random. You can only leave one comment to qualify. Only one entry is allowed per person.

Who is it open to? Anyone over 18 Living in the U.S. The sweepstakes will run from 9:30 am Mountain time, Monday November 12, 2012 through 10 am, Mountain time, Monday November 19, 2012. Comments will be closed at 10 am, Mountain time, on Monday November 19, 2012.

No purchase is necessary. Odds of winning is based on number of entries. Each painting is worth $75.

The first name randomly selected will receive the owl painting. The second name randomly selected will receive the hummingbirds painting. The winners will be announced on this blog on Monday the 19th (2012) by 2pm Mountain time and will be contacted at the email address they leave in the comment section below. Winners must provide me with a shipping address no later than midnight Friday, November 23, 2012. If a shipping address is not provided by this time new names will be randomly selected. Paintings will be shipped before or on Monday, November 26, 2012.

In the event of technical difficulty or failure the names may be randomly selected on Tuesday, November 20th and announced that afternoon.


Thank you for reading my blog and being supportive of my art ambitions. Good Luck!