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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Roll out the red carpet!

I have been given a couple of awards lately, and I need to get the 2nd one up here.  I apologize because it's taking so long.  My boys just have other plans for me ;)  I'm working on getting the other bloggers to send those off to.  However, I've been wanting to create something I haven't seen yet.  An award for bloggers who help others.  A mentor award!  I have a bloggy-turned-Facebook friend who was my very first follower, and she's really helped me out with how to do things, and how this community works.  Let's face it, you guys are complicated (and kinda intimidating)! Learning how to get followers, how to make a button, how to play along in the Monday Made It linky, etc. all became so much easier because I was able to ask her how to do something or what something is.  Not to mention the TpT advice!  So, I decided to make an award with my limited graphics design abilities. ha.  I wanted it to be cute and wanted the "mentor" stick girl to have a heart with an apple leaf, but it didn't fit, so it's on her skirt.  This was born (if it's too big to go on the side of the blog, I will resize.  I was just stabbing in the dark at sizes haha:

 And this award goes to... 

Dana Lester!   She's over at  Fun in 1st Grade and she's just awesome.  Go check her out!  Thank you, Dana, for being such a great mentor... even if you didn't ask to be ;)

PS... I just got an email... she's having a 300 follower giveaway!  It was literally just a few weeks ago she had a 100 follower giveaway!  I'll link it up once I have the link.  I will be donating something to this giveaway.  Gotta decide what you all would like!  I promise, no stick figures :P


  1. OMG! I just saw the post on my FB! You made me cry that was so sweet!! Thank you SO much for the sweet comments! I'm just blown away.
    :) Dana
    Fun in 1st Grade

  2. What an awesome idea! I have a couple of awards for you, come by and pick them up when you have time:)

  3. I've given you the Liebster Blog award. Maybe that is one you've already received? If so, you get it double now! :) I'm also a first-grade teacher as well as a new follower.

    ★ First-Graders from Outer Space ★

    1. OooOo what's that?? I'll come look, thanks!

  4. I just noticed you have a little monster instead of the orange blogger B! That is so stinkin cute!

  5. I am a follower! Fun in 1st Grade sent me.

  6. I love your blog! Of course we have a similar blogginality!! I love Dana, too and was touched beyond words when she gave me the Mentor Award! I can't wait to pass it on!

    Owl Things First

  7. I'm a new follower:-) Fun in 1st Grade sent me over!

  8. I am your newest follower! Dana from Fun in 1st Grade sent me over.
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

  9. Fun in 1st Grade recommended to follow you! I am so glad I did because you have amazing ideas!

    Lindsey Roseboom

  10. Fun in 1st Grade sent me!

  11. Fabulous Blog... fun in first sent me!

  12. Congrats on all of the awards. How thoughtful of you to give out a mentor award. Such an awesome idea :) I stopped over from Fun In 1st :) Cute blog. I cannot wait to read some more from you :)

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  13. Congratulations! Dana at Fun in First Grade sent me over to check you out!

  14. Hi, Just found your blog- via Fun in First Grade.

  15. Congrats on your awards! I'm a new follower! Fun in First Grade sent me!


  16. Congratulations! Fun in First sent me!

  17. Hi, Cherie! I'm your newest follower and guess who sent me over?? Your first award winner Dana at Fun in First Grade! Love your new award! What a great idea!
    Primary Pizzazz

  18. Well, I hope you didn't receive this award yet...."ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD" because I just nominated your blog for this award! Come by and check it out at:

  19. You are so sweet! I know you will be helping lots of people too! =)

    Heather's Heart

  20. I am your newest follower! Fun in 1st Grade sent me! :o)

    jennkeys @ gmail . com