Sunday, March 13, 2011

GIVEAWAY!

It's been too long since I've done one of these. I have the best customers, blog followers and Facebook likers, and I want all of you to know how much I appreciate you. So I'm giving away this penguin-bunny bead.

I came up with the idea for a penguin-bunny because my 2nd grader just had a unit on penguins. She learned that male Emperor penguins have to keep the newly hatched eggs warm and protected by balancing them on their feet so they don't touch the frozen ground. The eggs are kept warm by a thick fold of skin that lays over the egg. They do this, without eating, for about nine weeks, while the female penguin is off at sea having a feeding frenzy. If the egg touches the ground during the incubation period, it will freeze or crack and the chick is lost.

My daughter's teacher gave each kid in the class a plastic egg and had them try balancing it on their feet as they waddled around the classroom. When the eggs eventually hit the ground, they'd pop open and their were a couple Starburst candies inside. My daughter came home from school that day with her little Starburst penguin chicks (she had drawn little bird faces on them) and refused to eat them because they were her chicks. I put them in her lunch and they came back, uneaten. She held out for a few more days, but she eventually ate them. But she saved the wrappers with the faces on them.

So, after that long explanation, I decided that my penguin should at least have a pretty egg to protect. So I placed a piece Egghunt murrini (from Lori and Kim) on this penguin's feet. Then I had to add bunny ears and a cotton tail, so his mate would be able to find him easily when she returns from sea.

For this giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment after this post. I'll pick a winner on Tuesday night (March 15). I'd love it if you followed my blog as well, or liked me on Facebook.

Thank you!

23 comments:

  1. So cute!!!! Yeah to her for holding out on eating her "chicks"!!! Loving all the Easter bunnies!!!

    ~hugs~

    Jess

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  2. You so know I love all your beads! They are all wonderful! What a cute idea for your daughters class! That's to funny about the not eating the candy! lol!

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  3. How cute! A segment on penguins is too fun! And keeping those candies because they were your daughters chicks is funny! Sounds like something my kiddos would do. I love the egg murrini-it is very pretty! What a cute little guy! Great work!

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  4. That is the sweetest story!
    Just like the movie, "March of the Penguins".
    I love your interpretation, and that your daughter refused to eat her "chicks".
    Thanks for the smile.

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  5. How cute! Please add me to your list for the giveaway.

    On a side note, I have my purple cow ready to wear for next months: Poem in your pocket. Thank you.

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  6. That is the cutest thing I have ever saw I will keep my fingers cross that I win

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  7. That is really cute! And naturally I'd love to win one of your beads!;0)

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  8. What a great teacher your daughter has!

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  9. What a darling story AND bead, Lauren! My daughter Ashley has a thing for penguins too and I'd love to win this to give to her! *Ü*

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  10. LOLOL! I love him! It is so cute and the egg murrini looks terrific! I am a peguin fan for sure!

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  11. Cute! I'd love to win one of your beads.

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  12. my little girl loves 'Happy feet'...i love this little bead...:)

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  13. Lauren! You made me tear up with your penguin story LOL!

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  14. I have always dreamed of the easter penguin, delivering all those eggs on top of his feet...they say time stops for him to be able to deliver all the eggs and man would it have to.

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  15. All your easter critters are adorable. Your daughter has such a BIG ol' heart!
    Julie
    (jarmnm@hotmail.com)

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  16. Aww... I love your penguin-bunny Lauren! And what a cute story about your daughter.

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  17. Ashley Ethridge ashley@beadsofcourage.orgMarch 14, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    What a wonderful teacher and super cute bead! I'm going to tell my kiddos teachers about the egg idea. We watched the documentary as well, it was amazing!

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  18. I really love beads AND penguins ... I am thankful to participate in this give away ...
    Greetings
    Sigrid

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  19. I love your beads and the penquin bunny soooo cute. I follow you on FB and now I follow your blog.

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  20. SO cute! I love all your beads and this is especially adorable. :)

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  21. Love your beads :)

    Very Cute Story <3

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  22. Thank you for all the comments! I just posted the winner.
    tinae - thank you for your note about the poem in your pocket - have fun with that!

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