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These three "action words" bring joy to our lives and make each day a whole lot better!  They also make the perfect title for my friend Alexis' blog, which I am featuring here today as she celebrates her 1st blogiversary!

She and I "met" as SLANT BOX buddies in May and have been 
long-distance friends ever since!


Creating a box full of colorful and personalized goodies for Alexis from  
C. Jayne Teach this spring was great fun, and I continue to follow her store, exchange e-mails with her, pin her great classroom ideas, and read her recipes (even though I am really "challenged" in the culinary arts)!


Be sure to complete the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win $10 worth of products for your classroom from my TpT store, as well as others! Then be sure to hop over to Alexis' BLOG to find more Rafflecopters with great prizes! Her series of great giveaways started yesterday--I apologize for being LATE to the party--and ends this Saturday, July 12th!  Don't delay!  If you are an accomplished chef like Alexis, be sure to check out the chance to win a subscription to Food Network Magazine!

Also, if reading about Alexis' blogging journey {HERE} , as well as mine 
{HERE}, inspires and interests you in wanting to start your own personal or classroom site, please leave a comment below about what you might title yours and what your content focus would be.  I will then select one lucky person around 
9 p.m. (Ohio time) tonight to receive a $30 blog design package from....

Courtney recently designed this classroom blog that I will use to communicate with parents and post student work when the new school year begins!  Didn't she just do a SUPER job!?!?  I am still doing a big old "happy dance" about the western theme and color scheme!! 

You can take a peek at some more of her work samples on her website {HERE}What will impress you most is that she is only 18!   She is the daughter of Shannon, a teacher-author friend of mine, and oh so talented!  She is also very patient with persnickety and slightly absent-minded teacher-authors like me!

As always, thanks for stopping by and helping me "pay it forward!" May you  find that peaceful , easy feeling that comes from doing things that make your heart happy!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Jennifer Reynolds
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  2. I would love to have a classroom blog! What a wonderful way to communicate with parents! Thanks for the opportunity :)

    1. Thanks for entering my giveaway, Amy! I am your newest store and blog follower! Watch my Facebook page for news about my 500 TpT store followers! I will most likely be offering another Blog Design prize then as well!
      Warm Regards,

  3. What an amazing opportunity!! My blog only about 9 months old, but so blech! I am 3rd Grade Pad using freebie stuff. Would love to freshen it up and be easier for my readers to find what they need!!

    1. Thanks for entering my giveaway, Debbi! I enjoyed reading your blog and visiting your TpT store today! Watch my Facebook page for my next milestone--500 TpT followers! I will most likely offer another Blog Design prize package!

  4. I would love the classroom blog. I don't have one so it would be a blessing for me.

    1. Thanks for entering this month's giveaway, Deb! I will most likely be hosting one in August, so watch my Facebook page for news!

  5. Wow, this is an amazing item you are offering! I have a blog but it is certainly nothing exciting to look at....I love sharing from one teacher to another. I have actually been wanting a class blog!!! Thanks again

    1. Check your e-mail, Christelle! Tonight is your lucky night! I sent information about your Blog Design prize package! Woo hoo for you!

    2. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I can not begin to tell you how excited I am!

  6. I would LOVE to win a Blog Design!! I just got started last month and am loving blogging but have had a hard time figuring out the design aspect on my own. I've been trying piece by piece, but would love to have an expert do it!! Plus, it's my birthday on Monday!! ;) What an awesome prize!!!! :) Thank you!!

    Sun, Sand & Second Grade

    1. I started following your blog today, Briana, and LOVE the pink and blue color scheme! Watch my Facebook page in early August for another design package giveaway! I am hoping to meet another TpT follower milestone by then! I hope you have a grand birthday on Monday!

  7. I love the writing for the Holidays because I think it's so important to add kindness and thinking of others during our hectic Christmas celebrations. I love writing and combining writing with something to help them build character and think on a deeper level.


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