Friday, September 1, 2017

Spooky Story Writing Contest!

I am so excited to announce my Spooky Story Writing Contest for September! The contest is open from September 1 - September 30, 2017 and open to children ages 2-12. Entries will be shared here on my blog and on social media (attributed to child's first name/age.) The winners will get to choose a FREE Usborne Books & More Halloween book of their choice! Children who are not yet able to write can tell a spooky story to their "big person" and have them submit it for them. Submissions are accepted through EMAIL at Feel free to send a CLEAR photo/scan of the child's written story (preferred) or type it into the email. Be sure to also include your child's first name and age! Each story should begin with the following starter sentence:

It was a dark and stormy night...

Here are the rules:
  • To enter, you MUST be following me on Facebook, Instagram, or be a current member of my VIP group.
  • Each story must start with my starter sentence, but the story MUST be original and developed by the child (sorry, parents, but you can help them submit it!)
  • Stories MUST be child-friendly (no gore, violence, or any of that super scary stuff).
  • Stories MUST begin with the given starter sentence above.
  • By submitting your entry, you are granting permission for your child's story to be published on my blog and social media (with attribution to the writer.)
  • TWO winners will be chosen and contacted via email to select their FREE BOOK prize! The prize MUST be claimed no later than October 31, 2017.

Giveaways and prizes from this contest are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Usborne Publishing or Usborne Books & More. By participating in this contest, you agree not to hold Usborne Publishing or Usborne Books & More responsible in any way.

Browse our books:

  • Check out Usborne's Mystery & Ghost Story writing Quicklinks including a template to create and print your own stapleless book HERE! (NOTE: Write Your Own Mystery & Ghost Stories book is not currently available in the US market.)
  • Print your own story template HERE!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Dinner for Winners

Need dinner in a pinch? Have you given up? I feel you. This gourmet meets real life meal was so delicious, my 4 year old gave me TWO high-fives and my 2 year old didn't even have to hide her plate in the bathtub.

Don't worry, I have the recipe to share with you. You will need...

- hotdogs (organic)
- bread (organic, kneaded and baked by elves)
- ketchup (organic, obvs)
- popcorn (organic, popped in a free-range microwave)

I don't really have time to type the rest,  because kids. Just follow the package instructions to the tune of screaming, crying, and fighting, while simultaneously yelling at them to get out of the fridge.


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