Thursday, October 23, 2008

Free Cookies and Such


So, I was excited to do our first cookie drawing yesterday and got way into it. I actually used a website ( to generate random lotto numbers and came up with #24 which is JADA SCRUGGS. Congratulations on the cookies Jada! Maybe they'll come in handy for Chad's ordination! Contact Samantha Strong at Indolce Designer Cookies. Be sure to subscribe (and verify) to My Gifted Friends in order to be eligible for next month's drawing.


Beth has graciously offered to give away a free Boca Beth CD "Boca Beth My First Songs in Spanish" CD along with a musical shaker for rhythm fun! I have this CD and LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It teaches great Spanish vocabulary and phrases set to easy to remember familiar tunes like "Jingle Bells". Lainey and I find ourselves singing Spanish and learning words without even trying! Share this blog offer with your friends and make sure to subscribe.


I am continually tweaking different parts of this blog to make it more user friendly. As I learn and work with it you may receive some redundant emails as a subscriber. Please bear with me as I will try to keep them at a minimum.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tidying up shop...a few notes

As I'm cleaning around my blog boutique I've thought about a few things you should know:

1. FREE COOKIES details- yes, they can be shipped anywhere. There will be one dozen custom made cookies for any special occasion or theme you prefer- any shape too I think! Samantha is excited to bake them for our lucky winner! (Drawing OCTOBER 22nd. Make sure you are both subscribed AND VERIFIED- if you received this post in your Inbox, you are).

2. A Gifted Friend Baby Girl was born yesterday to Holly Slay. Happy Birthday Abby Camille Slay and Congratulations Holly!

3.Boca Beth has just posted a new video to You Tube. Beth says "This Cup Game reinforces color words in Spanish and English...Kids will ask to play it by the hour!" It is so cute, and really quick (44 sec), check it out here:

4. I love sharing My Gifted Friends with you and love that you are sharing some of your gifted friends with me. Be on the lookout for 'friends of friends' to join the blog store soon!

5. Finally, and by the way, did you know that if you return your child's toy out of their kids meal at Chic-fil-A you get a free kids ice cream cone? Way cool of the Cathys. You probably already knew that, but I'm still elated from this recent discovery.


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Browsing the Boutique

Well it's time to window shop around My Gifted Friends a little and see what is up and coming.

Our First FREEBIE:
I wanted to first tell you for all subscribers we have a drawing at the end of October to win FREE cookies from Samantha's Indolce Designs. Just in time for holiday parties. So if you're here having a look around here please remember to sign your email up under the subscribe button to be entered in. I will literally be printing out the emails and drawing them from a hat!

On the store front:
Sara Ellen (Saradipity Signs) has a new blog going up so you can see more about her design process and her latest and greatest creations at

Lyn at Chalkydoodles has some really cute October/Halloween products out. And Samantha's website at Indolce Designer Cookies is undergoing construction and will be up and running soon so you can see more samples of her baking wonders!

In the blogosphere:
Do you have a blog? Any requests for this one? I'd love any ideas and input for what you would like to see/learn about. I'm also interested in 'tailoring' other peoples blogs to fit them better so let me know if you have any questions/wishes/frustrations for your own blog or website.

Thanks for keeping up with My Friends!