Monday, July 16, 2012

Blogger Awards and... My First Giveaway?

Like I said in my last post, I've been a bad blogger! I didn't blog for ages, but I'm in a "good blogging place" now, so the blogging continues!

First, some good news!
We have 49 followers! That's so exciting! We are just ONE away from 50 followers! That feels like a milestone to me, so let's have a giveaway!!! My first one :)

Here's what I'm giving away... a $10 gift certificate for Erin Condren! I L-O-V-E love her stuff! If you read my last blog post, you saw my fabulous teacher planner I got from her website. Check out her website here: Erin Condren Store

You can use it toward the purchase of ANYTHING. You could spring for one of her big ol' planners, or you can get a personalized pack of notepads, or anything between! You choose! (It doesn't have to be a teacher item.)

Here are the rules:
1. Follow this blog (if you haven't already; click on the "Join this Site" under Followers on the right)
2. Leave a comment on ANY of the blog posts

That's it!

I'll leave it open for a week. On July 23rd, I'll close the contest and randomly select a winner! Remember, you've got to be a follower and leave a NEW comment.


More Good News...

Nerdy, Nerdy, Nerdy has received a few awards over the last several weeks. I just have been so busy I didn't have any time to investigate! I've spent a long time this morning looking at blogs, reading posts, and finding some AMAZING ideas. So now, it's time for me to thank some folks and nominate some other ones!

Most of the awards below require me to nominate 15 other blogs. Since I have 3 awards to nominate for, I'm nominating 5 bloggers for each award. That works out mathematically, right? 15 total bloggers will just have to do for this morning!

The first blogger I'd like to thank is Erica, from Shepherd's Shining Stars, for the One Lovely Blogger Award! I love her blog, and I'm happy to be her follower! I love her ideas and her teaching style, so you need to go follow her blog!

Here are the rules for the One Lovely Blogger Award:
1. Follow the blogger who nominated you
2. Link up to that blogger
3. Pass on to 15 new bloggers (well, I'm doing 5...)

I nominate the following bloggers for this One Lovely Blog Award! Please go check out their blogs and follow them if you haven't already!

Next, I'd like to thank Mrs. Henderson at The Teacher's Workroom for the Versatile Blogger Award! She has so many great ideas, so you better check her out so you can see them for yourself!

Here are the rules for the Versatile Blogger Award:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you
2. Include a link to their blog
3. Include the award image in your post
4. Give 7 random facts about yourself
5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award (like I said, 5...)
6. When nominating, include a link to their blog
7. Let other bloggers know they've been nominated

Here are my 7 Random Facts:
1. I have 2 dogs and 2 cats. The cats are named after Star Wars characters, courtesy of the hubby. (Chewbacca and Jabba)
2. I love Diet Coke. It's an unhealthy addiction, really.
3. I begged my husband to buy me a Bluetooth because I REALLY needed it, but I rarely use it. Whoops.
4. I have reread all the Harry Potter books at least 4 times each, some of them more than that. I'm listening to book one in my car.
5. I wanted to change my name from Dallas to Rainbow Bright when I was four.
6. I drive a minivan. I have one child. He's almost 8.
7. I don't like seafood or seagulls.

These bloggers are so fun to read, so I have nominated them for the Versatile Blogger award. Give these a read, too!

The last blog award Nerdy, Nerdy, Nerdy received was the Liebster Blog Award! A big thanks to Pam at P.J. Dots for the award! She's got a great blog, too, so be sure to hop on over there. This award is for bloggers with under 200 followers, and that suits our little blog perfectly!

Here are the rules for this one:
1. Link back to the person who gave it to you
2. Post the award to your blog
3. Give the award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers (whew! Finally a reasonable number!)
4. Let other bloggers know they have won.

Here are the bloggers I've nominated for this award! I love seeing other bloggers like me, so give them some love too!



  1. I'm a follower and thank you for the lovely blog award :o)I really appreciate it!

    I love your first random fact! My hubby and I picked out Lucas and Amelia for our twins to have the nicknames of Luke and Leia.

    haha--my hubby is a big star wars fan too! Does yours recite the lines from the movie as you're watching it?!?! lol :O)

    1. I actually read about your twins' names the other day and laughed out loud! We decided if we had twins, a boy and a girl, we'd give them the same names! LOVE it! I'm ashamed to admit that I've only seen one of the movies, and we've never watched one together. I must win the WWOTY (worst wife of the year) Award! Our son, Ashton, loves the movies too, and he recites them randomly in life - ha! Love it!

    2. It is such a bad habit of my hubby to recite all the words--it drives me nuts! When Lucas was about 6 months old, hubby put on Return of the Jedi and he was locked it! My hubby was so happy :o) He can't wait until they're both older to watch the movies with them and hopefully they'll take the lines with them, like Ashton! For now, they are content playing with the fisher price versions of the x-wing and the millennium falcon :o)

      I have to say...the older movies are better than the newer ones. They are definitely worth the 2+ hours...imagine the excitement your hubby and son would have!

  2. You are an inspiration, Dallas. I enjoy all of the updates, freebies and ideas! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I'm your newest follower! Thanks for the nomination! :) Can't wait to see what all you have in store!


  4. I'm a new follower and obsessed with Erin Condren! I haven't ordered a planner yet, but I don't think I can hold out too much longer. Glad I found you!

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?
    Stop by and enter my 150 Follower Giveaway

  5. Thanks for following! I love Erin Condren and just ordered the life planner. I can't wait for it to come! Thanks for visiting !

  6. Thanks for the award!! I love your blog and I am your newest follower! Thanks for introducing me to Erin Condren. I am now obsessed!!


  7. I love Erin Condren's work. I have ordered her daily organizer before and it is so helpful!

    mkelly1230 at aol dot com

  8. I love this! I am a follower of your blog!


  9. I'm a follower now! I love your Nerdy Nerdy Nerdy title!!! There isn't anything wrong with being a Nerd!

  10. What an awesome first giveaway! I'm a follower! I'm really excited about this one, love Erin Condren! (I'm hosting a giveaway right now if you want to click on over!) :)

    Second Grade Math Maniac

  11. Thanks for nominating me! I feel very honored! I cant wait to check out Erin's site for fun new products!

  12. Just found your blog and am a new follower! Congratulations on the awards!
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