I won a Liebster Blog Award 2013

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As I am totally new to blogging I was humbled and honored to receive a Liebster Award. Of course I also did not know anything about it. First: thank you to DonCharisma.org for choosing TheRainbowPants.wordpress.com. I was nominated and accepted this award on October 30th 2013, well with 3 young kids and Halloween being our second most important holiday, I have been a little behind in posting my Liebster Award, but I am very grateful!!

Secondly: I needed to do a little research on what this award was.  After all I am a writer, and research just comes second nature to me. The Liebster Award is given to bloggers by other bloggers. Marketing at it’s very best “word of mouth” or at least the internet way of talking. A great way to “Pay it Forward” among bloggers.

If you accept it formally than you have a little work to do, think “a chain letter” you don’t want to break it. You can also accept it honorary and just say “thank you”. BUT I like the post by LorraineMarieReguly.wordpress.com who said:   ” It is said that the Liebster award was created to recognize and/or discover new bloggers and welcome them to the blogosphere. In the digital world of the internet, this seems like a nice gesture, in my opinion!”

Liebster is a German word that can mean kindest, dearest, or beloved. What I find most intreguing is that no one seems to know where the Liebster Award began or who started it. The basic rules are: I will answer the questions posted to me by DonCharisma.org (since he is the one who nominated me). I will then nominate other bloggers with less than 1000 followers (although this number changes based on how you research). The bloggers I nominate will have to decide if they accept their Liebster Award and answer some questions that I ask of them.

As DonCharmisma.org states the rules:

To accept this award, the awardee must do the following:

  1.  Link back and recognize the blogger who awarded you. (TheRainbowPants.wordpress.com)
  2. Answer the ten questions posted by the blogger who awarded you!
  3. Give between 3-10 bloggers the award and let them know.
  4. Create ten questions for your awardees to answer.
  5. Notify your awardees.

And then be excited that other people will learn about your blog and your followers will hopefully grow!!!

Ok so here goes on answering  my questions from: DonCharmisma.org

1) What would you do if you could do anything and you knew you couldn’t fail? I would jump out of a plane. My fear of heights keeps me from this but if I knew I couldn’t fail “Bombs Away”!!!!

2) Three reasons why WordPress.com is better than Facebook?: 1. I find it easier to post pictures. 2. I can write a whole lot more and tell a story. 3. Facebook feels more like “peeking into neighbors windows” (man I hope I am not in trouble for saying that one) and people are to quick to judge what they see or read. 

3) Who is (or was) the most influential person in your life? My parents who instilled the love of reading and writing and supported me in publishing The Rainbow Pants.

4) What’s your favorite thing to post about on your blog? I love to write about the people I meet when doing book signings and readings for The Rainbow Pants.

5) How do you best handle heated/angry situations?: As a counselor I try to teach kids to use coping skills like counting to 10, scream in a pillow or write it down. I usually have to walk away and say the word “perspective” in my head over and over again. It helps keep me grounded instead of blowing up.

6) What is the most inspiring thing you’ve ever read, heard, or seen, and how has it helped you on your life’s journey?: I am inspired in little ways every day. I have worked with kids who do not have heat in their home or food in their bellies but they still come to school every day with smiles on their faces and a positive attitude!!!

7) What do you think are the three qualities to building and maintaining good friendships/relationships?: 1. Honesty, 2. Respect, 3. Laughter (with each other not at each other)

8) How did you pick your blog’s name?: Easy one it is the name of my first Children’s Picture book. The Rainbow Pants

9) What is your favorite book/author, or film(movie)/director, or play/play-write, or song/band, or symphony/composer  and why?: I love the entire Harry Potter series and I love J.K. Rowling story of writing where ever she could. I also love Jodi Picoult and have read everything she has written. She has a way of truly developing characters better than any other author I have read.  I have so many to write on this one I will just leave it at these 2.

10) What’s your favorite recipe you make?: I love to make homemade bread and Maine Baked Beans slow cooked all day long on a cold winter’s day in Maine. The delicious smell is delectable and takes over the entire home.

Now Comes the fun part I would like to Nominate and Award the Liebster award to the following blog:

1. StampingPeace.wordpress.com

2. AreWeThereYet?

3.Kimchilatkes.com

4.spilledmilkblog.wordpress.com

5. thehighchairchic.com

6.Thefrugalcrafter.wordpress.com

Ok so now my 10 questions to answer:

1. How did you name your blog? What was your inspiration?

2. Why did you want to blog?

3. What is your favorite time of the day and why?

4. If you found a treasurer box in the middle of an empty room would you open it? Why or Why not?

5. Who are your inspirations in life?

6. Do you believe in fate? why or why not?

7. If you could choose a color pant to represent how you feel right now, what color would it be, and what feeling would it represent? (Example: grumpy pants red)

8. What is your dream job?

9. What is your favorite name?

10. Was blogging all you thought it would be why or why not?

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Talk like a Pirate Day

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Did you know that today, September 19th is talk like a pirate day? “Arrrggg, Matey” Peter T. Peacock has decided for just today to trade in his rainbow pants for a rainbow bandanna.  Now go enjoy your day “you salty dog”.

Don’t forget Rainbow Pants is on Facebook

and can be purchased at Amazon.com or Maine Author’s Publishing Company.

Don’t forget The Rainbow Pants Give Away!!!

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Just wanted to remind everyone that I will be giving away an autographed copy of The Rainbow Pants and throwing in a few school supplies as well. The random drawing will be held tomorrow Friday August 23rd at 3pm. (It just happens to be my twin boys 7th birthday)

There is still time to get your name in the drawing just go HERE to take a chance!!!

GOOD LUCK!!

Book Signing at the Hampden Maine Children’s Day

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I wanted to thank the Highland Pre-School for hosting a “Meet The Author” book reading and signing yesterday. Lindsay Weirich and I had so much fun meeting all the little ones and (their adults). It was a pleasure to read The Rainbow Pants and answer all of your questions from “What color was Peter’s Scaredy pants?” to “How did you decide on your illustrations?”.  Don’t forget The Rainbow Pants is hosting a contest where you can win a personalized signed book and school supplies!!! Have a Super Colorful Rainbow Pants Day!!

Did you know you can find The Rainbow Pants  on Amazon!!

It’s Give Away Time at The Rainbow Pants!!!

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With August being in full bloom, and sorry to say the forbidden words but “back to school” is upon us; The Rainbow Pants is going to do their first ever Give Away!!!

Let’s have a little fun, I have been so honored with everyone’s wonderful comments I have received after reading The Rainbow Pants.  People have used the book to teach colors, feelings, first day of school, diversity for all, and so much more.

So I bet you are all wondering what will be in this Give Away? How about a personally signed copy of The Rainbow Pants by myself (author: Kelly Brooks-Bay) and the illustrator Lindsay Weirich. I will also include a mystery box with school and or office supplies, which include but not limited to: notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, markers, erasers, crayons, colored pencils paperclips, and so much more.

If you want a chance to win this Rainbow Pants Give Away just leave your name, email, and comment on what is that one school or office supply you just can’t live without!! Good Luck!! The lucky winner will be drawn on Friday August 23rd @ 3 pm (eastern standard time).

& Don’t forget The Rainbow Pants is on Facebook!!!

RULES: Contest is open to USA or CANADA. No purchase necessary. The winner will be selected by random and be notified by email. The winner will have 24 hours to reply back before a new winner is selected.Giveaway ends Friday August 23rd, 2012 at 3:00 PM EST. You must be 18 or older to enter. Contest is no way associated with Facebook. Enter for your chance to win by leaving a comment with name and email contact information.  Good luck!

The Rainbow Pants Meet The Author and Illustrator Day…Come Join us!!!

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We are very excited to announce that

author Kelly Brooks-Bay and illustrator Lindsay Weirich of The Rainbow Pants. 

Will be at the Highland Pre-School to celebrate Hampden Children’s Day.

On Saturday August 17th from 9-10

Kelly will do a reading of The Rainbow Pants and books will be available for signing.

All are welcome!!! & so are your Rainbow Pants!!!

(Address for Highland Pre-School is 29 Kennebec Road in Hampden Maine)

It is time for The Rainbow Pants Contest !!!!

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I have been so honored and overwhelmed by the wonderful well wishes on The Rainbow Pants that I wanted to send out a thank you. What better way then a contest!!! Starting today I want to see how many “likes” The Rainbow Pants gets on Facebook. Once we have reached 250 we will have one signed copy of The Rainbow Pants put into the Raffle Package!!! (PS we already have 226 likes)

Once we have received 275 “likes” on Facebook we will add some school supplies: like notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, markers, and so much more. Every grouping of 25 likes we get.  We will add to the Raffle Package!!!

If we get 1000 “likes”  we will add a “surprise item”….So let’s go fans

This will go until August 15th!!! GOOD LUCK…Once we know what we have in the “Rainbow Pants Raffle Package” We will include a sign up sheet for all to include their name for a chance at the grand prize raffle!!!

GOOD LUCK & LET THE RAINBOW PANTS DAY BEGIN!!!