Thursday, March 09, 2006

Secret word give~away

The east says it’s dawn
My mouth speaks a yawn
My bed clings to me and begs me to stay

~ “Princess Academy” by Shannon Hale

I stayed up late last night reading “Princess Academy” and now the first line from the book pretty much describes how I feel right now.
Tuesday was a day of free gifts, including this book. My husband is involved in a program to train reading specialists. On Tuesday he went to a workshop at Brigham Young University and brought home a bag full of books. Everyone involved in the workshop were given $100 credit and a chance to shop for children’s books in the book store.
Since everyone in the family likes to read children’s literature, we were all very happy to see the pile of books. DH will be taking them to school, eventually, after all the family members have had a chance to “review” them for him.
Also on Tuesday my hairdresser gave me a free bottle of shampoo. Then, I went to my local scrapbook store, “Scrappily Ever After,” where I was given a gift package of ribbons, brads and other fun little do-dads for purchasing a tidy pile of American Craft paper.
It was all pink, which is slightly out of character for me, but I hope to take a pile of photographs of my nieces and great-niece when I visit my mother and sister over Easter. Then I plan to use the photos to make a mini-album or two for my sister, sister-in-law, niece, etc., all the mothers of daughters in my family. This, alas, does not include me.
I haven’t seen any of them for months because every time we planned to visit during a holiday we came down with some unfortunate ailment or another that left us to sick to hold anything down, or too drained to chew. Since family events are all about the food, forcing ourselves to drive 250 miles to attend them seemed a little counter productive.
In honor of my give away Tuesday, and in connection to my Photo of the Day Challenge and another challenge for www.scrappintrends.com. I am going to host my own giveaway.
I have been charged with making a layout using three “secret words,” assigned to me by Joe of ScrappinTrends. My photo of the day will be used on the layout to illustrate the three words. I had a great time taking the photo, playing around with light and how it reflected on glass.
So, here is the challenge to you. If you can figure out the three words for my “secret word” challenge, based on the photo, I will send you part of my American Craft gift package. Here’s a hint. I have used all of the words in my blog today.
By the way, I have tried, really tried to take a photograph of my new haircut that doesn’t make me cringe. I took photos, my children took photos, but I still don’t like how I look in the photographs. There is something wrong with my camera; it adds 30 pounds to every photograph taken of me. This does not work with any other subject, just me. I think I need to go in and get it adjusted.

30 comments:

Lani said...

don't you just hate when cameras do that, mine does too! unbelievable! lol I got the same present for buying AC too, isn't it cool... I am not good guessing.... but I am going to say, glass, beans and house... lame attent, I know :)

horseygal said...

glass, pink, reflection?
BTW, my camera does the same thing.It didn't used to, what happened?

Lisa said...

chew, glass, food?

yeah, it's a camera conspiracy...mine does it too!

Kathleen Taylor said...

ok I am thinking

glass
book
food

And you take the greatest photos...I think this one is my fave

Kathleen

JoE said...

Since I am exempt from the guessing (cuz I know the answer)--I will merely comment.

Yes, I can attest that being a teacher does get you some marvelous perks. In some places, all I have to do is mention that I am currently studying to be one and doors open...

SageHen said...

Lisa guessed one of the words.

Kathleen Taylor said...

chew
gift
light

Kathleen Taylor said...

chew light literature

Kathleen Taylor said...

reflect
gift
chew

Kathleen Taylor said...

gift
light
food

Karen said...

mini, glass, pile? :D

Pi-day Dave said...

glass, half, full,

mommy2kadin said...

fun
little
food

mommy2kadin said...

literature review food

mommy2kadin said...

books, food, happy

SageHen said...

Two of the three words have been guessed.
Lisa guessed one. Kathleen guessed two.

Kathleen Taylor said...

pile
food
light

SageHen said...

Okay, let me make this easier. Light and chew are two of the three words.

lol.

Kathleen Taylor said...

illustrate
chew
light

Kathleen Taylor said...

chew
light children

Kathleen Taylor said...

pink
chew
light

EK12 said...

Alleen I alway love to read your blog! Your words are like chocolate... Gotta have more and can never have enough!!

I will take a chance on your give away

CHEW
LIGHT
DAWN

SageHen said...

I went and double checked my secret words. One of the words is "Lamp" not "Light" whoops, my bad. But we still have an unidentified word out there...

EK12 said...

how about

Light = lamp
chew
pile

EK12 said...

I'm also going to go with

Light= lame
Chew
Tuesday

EK12 said...

ooops that was

Light = lamp not lame! LOL

Bro said...

light, book, holiday... You canskip the gift if I happen to some how gess the "three magic words". That's great that you are comming to SV for Easter!

Bro said...

Sorry I gussed before I read the answers.

Karen said...

One last thought on the words...
Lamp
Chew
Tidy

Wyo sis said...

Wow! just offer something free and you really rack up the comments! I won't guess, but I am so jealous about the free books. I have a website for you and your paper loving friends. I was told about this site by a education subscription that tells us new and interesting sites to visit. This one has all things paper which I love! Sculptures, origami, etc. etc. They have tons of origami type paper designs to download for free. I love Akikusa-mon and fuji-mon. The url is http://cp.c-ij.com/english/3D-papercraft/help/index.html