Monday, January 29, 2007

We have a winner!

Hello everyone! Grace cut up the strips of paper for me and I wrote down all the names. She closed her eyes and picked one out...

What does it say??

The winner is Corin!!!! Congratulations Corin!! Email me at kwinn @ hotmail . com (no spaces) with your address and I will get your prizes out right away!!

Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments! I was so impressed by all your amazing Valentine many creative ideas!! I've enjoyed reading all the ways you make Valentine's Day special for your family.

We had a interesting day. We got our piano tuned which took from 9:00am-noon. Not the nicest sound in the world! We took our school books into the kitchen but we couldn't work with all the noise. We all had headaches!

While we waited, I thought I would work on a little project. My friend, Susan has the neatest way of making every day special for her family. She has a plate that she writes down important events or an encouraging word on. You can read her wonderful post here.

I took an inexpensive chalkboard, painted the frame and added some decorative dots.

Did you know that today is National Happy Puzzle Day? We have a cute children's Calendar that lists all kinds of interesting holidays. Here are some upcoming ones:

February is National Cherry Month

February 7-Wave at your neighbors Day.

February 12-National Pancake Day.

February 14-Along with Valentine's Day it is Ferris Wheel Day. I'm not sure who wants to ride a ferris wheel in the middle of winter!

Last weekend we found this puzzle ice cube tray at IKEA, even before we knew it was Happy Puzzle Day!

The kids enjoyed some puzzle lemonade.

We always have a puzzle going on the office desk. I can put all the edge pieces together but after that I give up! Not enough patience I guess.

Thank you again for the comments and playing along!


Susan P. said...

Congratulations to Corin! The blackboard turned out darling,Kelli! Happy Puzzle Day to you:o)

Anonymous said...

thank you for visiting my site and the nice post you left. I just LOVE your blogspace!! It is very homey and spurs me onto to be the keeper at home God calls me to be. Thank you so much for the encouragement. Blessings :)

Anonymous said...

I found your blog from Copper's Wife. I love your blackboard and I must say, I can't wait for National Cherry Month and National Pancake Day. What a great idea!

Yvonne :o)

Lena said...

Congratulations Corin!
Kelli thank you once again for a lovely post. You've shared some really fun thoughts and great ideas. I've visited Susan and enjoyed her wonderful ideas too. I enjoy jigsaw puzzles too!

Paula said...

Cute idea with the chalkboard. And thanks for trivia! Hubby and I started a puzzle yesterday, but it will probably take the entire week. Just work on it little bits at a time. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Corin!!! I just love the chalkboard idea...I think I might just have to steal it! I'm going to have to write down the neighbors day and send a note to the neighbors who have been so nice to us! That will be fun, I might even make some cookies to send them, too! I hate that I missed yesterday being puzzle day. We love puzzles. But, I'm in the same boat as you are. I can do the edges, but then I lose the steam and it sits and waits and waits and I finally take it apart and put it up. Only to repeat the process again and again! :) Have a great day!

Lisa said...

Congratulations to Corin!

Love the chalkboard! Emily will be all over National Pancake Day!*LOL*

dot said...

If Corin doesn't show up to claim her prize I'll take it for her! lol.

Terri said...

I like the little chalk board. Very cute!

Love, love, love Ikea! But hardly ever get to go. Probably a good thing...I could run us into bigtime debt very quickly there! (2 of everything please!) LOL


Julieann said...

Congratulations to Corin!!! Kelli, you sure got a lot of comments on that post--WOW!!!

Your puzzle icecube tray was adorable. Were they easy to get out. I love, love, love IKEA;)

As for Cherry Month, Blech---LOL--Cherries are the one food I can not stomach--My family loves them though, so I think I will make a cherry pie for February.


Carole Burant said...

Woohoo! Congrats to Corin:-) That puzzle ice cube tray is just too cute...never seen anything like it before! A terrific idea with the make me wish my boys were little again and at home:-) Hugs xox

Christine said...

I love puzzles! How fun! You always have the BEST ideas, Kelli!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Corin. You know, since you are now a virtual member of our family, I think she should have been disqualified ;) No? The chalkboard sign is cute, Kelli!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! :-D

I hope you had a happy puzzle day!

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Corin! :o)

I love the blackboard! We are going to be moving into a new house this summer. I want to make the blackboard and have it in a central location in our kitchen.

Sandra said...

Kelli, I just wanted to say how much I've been enjoying your blog. Keep up the great work!

Karen said...

I am a reformed "lurker" ;-)! I just started blogging Saturday. I have been reading your posts for a while now, and really enjoy your sense of style.
Our family loves puzzles, too, but I have to figure out where to put them (out of the reach of our 2 yr. old grandson!)
Enjoy your evening!

Pamela said...

What a great calendar! Who knew we had so many fun filled events to celebrate and look forward to! lol

Love your cute chalkboard, very creative!

Congratulations to Corin! Sweet of Gracie to draw the name, and so thoughtful of you to have the contest! Like you I had so much fun reading the comments! :)

Janice said...

Yay, Corin!! Congratulations in winning this fun drawing! Enjoy your treasures. :o)

mrsnesbitt said...

Will make a note of these special days! LOL!

Please remind me!

Kelli said...

Mrs. Copperswife, I believe the official rules allow for "adopted" family members. ;0)

Betty said...

Enjoyed dropping by for a visit. Your blog is very comfy feeling and I would bet your home is, too.
No higher compliment.

Mindy said...

Love visiting with you...wonderful ideas for home and hearth! Thank you!!