Thursday, November 5, 2009

I'm writing a book for Carson Dellosa!

I am so excited today! I did a freelance content review for Carson Dellosa last November. I had sent them a proposal that was ultimately rejected but was offered to do a freelance content review for a possible manuscript that they were considering on publishing. I liked doing the review and hoped to hear from them in the future for other freelance projects. Unfortunately, I hadn't heard from the since, until today! This morning, I received an email from Carson Dellosa asking me if I was interested in writing a book for them! You can imagine my surprise! I wanted to write back and say, "YES! YES! YES!" But I took a deep breath and sent a more controlled reply. I can't go into much detail about my book right now. It is for the k-1 age group, which is in my favorite "early childhood" group. I have a tight deadline but I know I can do it. I am a full time preschool teacher in a public school so that means all of my extra time at home I will have a laptop stuck to my lap. But, that's ok. I am very excited about this project. Being an Early Childhood Teacher, I have always loved the books and learning materials that Carson Dellosa offers to teachers/parents. It was always a goal of mine to get published by them. This is definitely a good day. When I can post more about the title of the book and when it will be available, I will. Until then. . . .it's time to get busy writing!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Lenox Drinks of the Season Blogging Contest

I am entering a blogging contest with Lenox and Twittermoms. I am blogging about my favorite drink of the Christmas season.
My favorite drink is: Poinsettia Mimosas I found this recipie a few years ago and thought it was great. Here's how you make it:

Poinsettia Mimosas

* 3 or 4 tangerines (optional)
* Maraschino cherries (optional)
* 3 cups cranberry juice, chilled
* 1/4 cup Triple Sec, other orange liqueur, or orange juice
* 2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice or grenadine syrup
* 1 750-milliliter bottle champagne or sparkling apple juice, or one 32-ounce bottle carbonated water or lemon-lime carbonated beverage, chilled


1. If using tangerines, use a vegetable peeler or a thin sharp knife to thinly peel the tangerines (refrigerate fruit for another use). Trim peel to form about 6-inch-long spirals. Place a tangerine spiral in each chilled champagne glass, or set spirals aside to add to the rims. If desired, place 1 or 2 maraschino cherries in each glass.

2. In a glass pitcher, combine cranberry juice, Triple Sec, and maraschino cherry juice.

3. For each serving, pour about 1/4 cup cranberry juice mixture into each champagne glass. Add about 1/4 cup champagne, filling glass nearly to the top. Gently stir with an up-and-down motion to mix the drink without destroying the carbonation of the champagne. Makes 12 to 14 (4-ounce) servings.Click here for details

I won!

I just found out that I won a Sketchbook by a wonderful artist Cynthia Narcisi! I follow Cyn's blog and she had a Blog give away. To enter I told her what made me giggle. All you have to do to see what makes me giggle is to scroll down on my Blog until you see the picture of my miniature pinscher, Zoey. She always makes me giggle! In particular, when she sleeps or when she's tired because she sticks her tongue out! Sometimes it sticks out far! I love it! She's so cute and such a one of a kind little dog.
Cyn's sketchbook is called, "This SketchBook Will Make You Giggle". She describes it as: "16 pages of artsy fartsy goodness featuring silly things I've drawn all year." I am very excited and can't wait to get it. Thanks so much Cyn!!
For those of you who aren't following Cyn here is her Blog, be sure to check it out! Cyn's Blog Click Here!