Friday, September 19, 2014

DLee's World Book Set Giveaway and coupon code!!



Hi, y'all! I have to first of all disclose that this is NOT a sponsored post as some of my posts are.* This is a pleasure to write about and share with you as it's a post about an amazing up and coming author that I WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL WITH! :)  Also, she has been generous enough to give away some books AND a coupon code JUST for my readers! (Thank you, Diana!)

Diana Lee Santamaria is an incredible person, but also she's an amazing author!  If you are the parents of kids at the early childhood development stage, or teach kids at that stage, you MUST check her books out! The stories are so fantastic and your kids will LOVE them!

Here is a short bio on her!

"Diana Lee Santamaria has been an early childhood educator for six years. She has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies. Diana’s preschool learning books entitled, DLee’s Color Hunt, DLee’s Outdoor Countdown, and DLee's First Day of School are her first three educational books in her series. As an educator, Diana Lee wanted to create books that were authentic to her students, while enhancing their overall developmental abilities. Thus, she has incorporated diversity into every character within her books. As a woman of Hispanic decent, Diana Lee understands that children need to see characters that are representative of themselves. Resultantly, she created the character DLee based on her own physical appearance as a child and “DLee’s World” based on a compilation of her own childhood and experiences as a teacher. Diana Lee's books encompass her creativity and quirkiness, while still maintaining relevance to her preschool readers, ages three to five. Her scholastic series aims to answer the educational questions and challenges that her readers face throughout the beginning stages of their lives.

"As a child who struggled with reading, I understand the importance of literacy and making it fun for children, so I work on bringing all these elements into DLee's World."

As of 2014, Diana has written fifteen “DLee” stories. Her overall goals for the books are to keep her readers engaged and wanting to read more, while expanding their learning."

Guess what?! She is giving, not one, but TWO lucky readers a set of THREE of her amazing books! 


You can view short summaries on the books here

Please enter via the rafflecopter widget below, and GOOD LUCK! I know you will love her book as much as we did here at our household!

For those who wish to purchase the books, you may do so here, here, and here!  For the next 4 days, she is offering my readers a special discount ! Enter the coupon code GVRS3YVT at checkout and receive a 15% off discount on any of her awesome, and already reasonably priced, books!  (Again, THANK YOU, DIANA!) 

Her books are also available via Amazon in Kindle format, however the coupon code does not apply there.*

Good luck! Giveaway ends midnight on Tuesday. I will announce winners Tuesday at noon! :)

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xoxo,

Evey
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Vintage Ice Cream Social Photoshoot


For ONCE I am going to let the photography do the talking, but only because it's not my own. Warning, this post is picture-heavy, and rightfully so. 

Over the summer, I teamed up with my awesome friend Aneta of Yellow Lollipop Photography again, and I have to say, the results were pretty spectacular! This was mainly due to the fact that all the kids in this super sweet photoshoot were ADORABLE, there was an incredible vintage ice cream truck and ice cream man involved, but also because Aneta's photography skills are pretty darn incredible. See for yourself:


As far as my contribution, I styled the shoot, set up the props, and did all the baking for it, as well as the printables and most of the artwork.






Doesn't that "ice cream" look so realistic? I'll let you in on a secret...it was completely edible and NOT made with fondant.  I'll post the recipe for it later on this week, so stay tuned.


That sweet truck belonged to the awesome ice cream man in the pics. There was REAL ice cream in the truck, too! The kids loved eating ice cream while having pictures taken. I'm pretty sure they wish ALL photoshoots were this fun!




They got to choose their very own ice cream which provided us with this sweet shot.

Just look at that smile! I agree, buddy, this photoshoot ROCKS!










This cutie brought his own ice cream man hat and completed the look with a bowtie! His sisters were beauties!


All hands on deck, buddy! That sandwich was devoured quite quickly!



Life is short, eat dessert FIRST! Also, smile. A LOT, like this cutie.








This little one is just so handsome, right!?




An ice cream party isn't an ice cream party without some sprinkles!


Nothing sweeter than this!

Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

Please check out Yellow Lollipop Photography on Facebook and while you're at it, check out my page, Evey's Creations, as well.  There are more photos from this shoot up at both pages. The vintage truck and awesome ice cream man was provided by Delicious Ice Cream.

xoxo,

Evey
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*****Disclaimer: All photography used with permission by the photographer and with consent of all the children's parents*****

Monday, September 8, 2014

Our stint on FLEA MARKET FLIP, pt. 2!

Photo by DeeConstructed
DID YOU SEE IT?! We were on Flea Market Flip y'all!!! IT WAS A BLAST!

*******SPOILER ALERT********

Yup. We lost. Everyone go over to sadtrombone.com and click on the fail button. ::giggle::

It's ok, I promise we were just happy to be on the show at all! Get ready to see a behind the scenes look at our awesome TV journey!

Our three day journey started at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut.


We spent the whole day there, as they film multiple episodes all at once! There are three producers and camera crews doing all the major work! (Thanks, Dustin and Demetrius! You guys were the best!)

Dustin and Demetrius- FMF Producers

There were tons of amazing stuff to browse at the Elephant's Trunk, and browse, I did! I even scored some sweet nautical decor items for the boys' room!




Production team

David Dall- Workshop Craftsman

Our second day was the longest and toughest! It was our workshop day.  I still don't understand how only 22 minutes of finished product comes from 3 full 12 hour shoot dates! That workshop was a dream.  I said several times while there, how I wished I could just take the whole thing with me and plant it in my back yard!





I gotta say, we truly had a blast filming the show!

The third day was hot, humid, and sticky.  We did manage to sell everything, but the other team had a secret....they had purchased that 3 piece set for ONLY $12.

 Yes. We lost.  You know what, though? We got to do this awesome thing TOGETHER and we truly laughed and had fun the whole time! Ok. Maybe except when it was hot and humid and stuff wasn't selling on that fateful third day. ;)  Other than that part, we had a BLAST!

I made a mirror on national television, E got to stain furniture for the first time ever, and we cut legs off of a metal table to make a rolling bar cart! How many people can say that?!

Thank you to all who watched, left messages, comments and emails. I enjoyed going along for the ride with all of you!

xoxo,

Evey
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