I started this blog as a place to put the "mommy stuff" that just doesn't fit over on my other blog.

I became a first time mom at the age of 43 so this blog is written from *gasp* an older mom's perspective.

I love being a mom to the funniest little girl on the planet (check out the scroll over to the right ---> for some of her gems!) and I hope you enjoy reading about our adventures together!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

One World One Heart comes to The Everyday Mommy

Please let me begin by welcoming the world to The Everyday Mommy. This blog hopes to be a fun stop on your magic flight around the world. This blog is primarily a mommy blog, my more creative blog, Bliss Habits, is on hiatus so I wasn't sure I would participate this year, but the momentum of this event is too powerful to resist!

For those of you who haven't heard of One World One Heart I urge you to run right over to Lisa Swifka's wonderful blog for all the details! OK, it would be nice if you entered my giveaway first!

So here is the deal for this marvelous event... stop by any of the I'm sure to be thousands of blogs and leave a comment to possibly win a fabulous prize! That is it! No gimmicks, nothing to join, nothing to sign up for, a simple comment and you are entered. Last year I won six or seven BEAUTIFUL one of a kind pieces of art, and more importantly made dozens of new bloggy friends. Even if you don't have time to run a giveaway on your own blog, do take a few minutes and stop by some of the participating blogs to be enchanted and welcomed with open arms! Find all the participating blogs here.


For those of you who have followed my blogs you may recall that I have been working on the transformation of my garage into a workable, warm and inviting crafting/creation spot for our family. Well, corresponding nicely with this event I might add, we have (mostly) finished this project!

Here is a photo of my girl already at work :

Now that we have the space...
we are ready to create something fabulous for you! 


And now on to the giveaway!

We will be creating a one of a kind fairy friend and fairy door for your home! The exact fairy and door are yet to be determined as my girl and I will be making several over the next few weeks. Our winner will be invited to select their favorite! In addition to the fairy and fairy door of your choice our winner will also be awarded a a small solar printing kit for making their own treasures and $25.00 to spend in the ETSY shop of your choice!

A sample of your possible fairy treasures! 

Remember, we will be creating more fairies and fairy doors and the winner will choose their favorite. Also, for every 100 entries I will add an additional prize of a $25 gift certificate* to the ETSY shop of your choice! (I love sponsoring artists so let's see how many of these prizes we can generate!)

So go ahead and enter below with a simple comment -- Please be sure to leave me your blog address and/or email so I can get in touch with you if you are a winner! One comment per person please! On February 17th I will announce and notify my winners! (* Will award up to a maximum of $150.00 ETSY shop dollars)

Good Luck and have a fabulous flight around the world! Click here to find all the participating blogs.


If you care to find out more about us... here are a couple of my favorite posts:


  1. Oooo a fairy door! How neat!! Enter me for sure!

    Jennifer Hall

  2. Wow, that´s a generous giveaway! I have so many etsy-shops on my list that it wouldn´t be a problem to shop there ;-) And I´ve always wanted to try solar printing ... So please add my name to your list and hop over to my blog for a visit.

  3. Wow, what a generous giveaway you have there!
    This is my first time doing OWOH and I'm having so much fun traveling around the world just by sitting in my livingroom here from Sweden :) //Lisa #151

  4. I love how your little girl is so engaged already in art! I always tried to get my kids involved and they did and loved it! I am looking forward to your fairies and would love to enter your give away! I am also participating in this OWOH :)

  5. Your little one is hilarious. I have reading the scroll side bar, and I have been having a good laugh.
    I have a three years old daughter and a one year old one, so yes, the stuff they can come up with is amazing, but they are also so challenging at times.

    A big hug from Spain.


  6. I love how immersed in the project your daughter is. She looks so happy! Congrats on getting a dedicated crafting space. I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

  7. Beautiful work you do! Thank you for your generous giveaway.
    Don't forget to visit me too!

    OWOH #340



  8. Such a sweet post and photo of your daughter, too. I love your creativity. The kit looks great. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years seeing all of the wonderful blogs and meeting everyone. Thanks for your participation in the event.
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

  9. Hi Kathy,

    I had to smile when I read some of your little daughter's gems. Hah!

    Thanks for offering such lovely prizes. :)

    Greetings from Germany,
    # 66

  10. Oh I'm so excited to have found One World One Heart. What a great idea! I'm having a grand time visiting blogs such as yours and hopefully it will help my blog to grow in the process! I'd love to be included in your drawing. Sarah

  11. Okay...so you are telling me I get a piece crafted by both YOU AND THE GIRL??? Count me in. AND THEN you are going to add a wicked crazy cool kit AND a chance to go shopping at the best place on the web? You know how much I love you, right? I mean, really, I am, afterall, the adult version of your daughter, so we might as well just rig this sucker in my favor now. Just say'n. Have the girl pick!!!! Yeah....that should work in my favor....I think. I hope. HA!!!! Love you guys!!!

  12. What a neat idea to create art with your little girl and give it away. That inspires me that I should try something like that with my daughter. She loves to make crafty stuff.

  13. This would be sooo fun for me and my nieces!Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  14. www.sewgorgeous.blogspot.comFebruary 5, 2011 at 4:16 AM

    Aww how adorable!! Brilliant idea to involve the little ones. The kit looks great too (and i know someone who will have fun with that!) and the etsy gift voucher is faaarr to generous! I have shops in mind already...fingers crossed! Great to meet you anyway and please do count me in and enjoy OWOH x

  15. Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway! You are being so very generous! Glad to meet you as I take my slow journey around the world...
    Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
    wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
    Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

  16. Your little girl certainly looks like she is creating a master piece! Lovely!
    Please stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

  17. I'd love a chance to enter your beautiful giveaway!
    Thanks :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  18. Hello from Navada! I love your giveaway! Please count me in! Thank you!!

    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

  19. Hi Kathy, so lovely to meet you! A faerie and a faerie door...oh be still my heart:-) You'll see by my blog how much I love faeries! lol

    Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven’t done so already!!

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  20. Forgot to add my link:


  21. What an amazing, out-of-the-box giveaway! Such a great idea. Nice to have met you via OWOH - cheers from Australia.

  22. Sweet Giveaway~Hi from Ontario Canada

  23. What a fun and generous giveaway you're hosting! Thanks so much!
    My soon to be 5 yr old daughter loves arts and crafts, so the solar printing kit would be a nice treat :)

    Cameron #83

  24. Kathy! I had to scroll through all of your comments to figure it out...how in the world had I not entered yet? I had already read the post...GEEZ! I'm willing to bet the kids interrupted me. :) So here's my entry...and please tell li'l girl that we'd be HONORED to win the creation. :)
    Talk with you very very soon!!
    (you know how to reach me)

  25. Hello! I'm so glad I found One World One Heart and was able to visit your blog! I'm pretty new to the blogging world and I love seeing the different ways of blogging. I hope you will check out my blog and maybe find something useful there. I'd love to be entered for your door prize, thanks for adding my name to the list!

  26. Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll visit me too (if you haven’t already).

    Loved really the scroll of cute things your Sweets has said... I laughed especially loud at the one where she expected her Daddy to cut and glitter glue something for her while she was gone - too cute!

    Beckie =)
    artbeckons at hotmail dot com
    San Diego, California, USA

    OWOH #119 http://artbeckons.blogspot.com
    OWOH #132 http://papertraders-art.blogspot.com/search/label/Home

  27. HI Kathy,
    I love your Bliss blog and your daughter is adorable!
    Thanks for entering my OWOH drawing and please enter me in your cool contest!

  28. What a lovely blog a big hiyah from U.K. love that you and your daughter share being creative...blessings carolxx

  29. Fairy treasures would be wonderful! My granddaughter Aidan would have such fun playing in all of those art supplies you pictured!

  30. Wow Kathy! What a giveaway! And your blog is just darling! I like your Hiatus blog too. Thanks so much for dropping by mine. I"m #117.

    Have a lovely day,
    Donna @ Comin' Home

  31. Hello from beautiful NW Arkansas! It's nice meeting you! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and be sure to enter mine, too (if you haven't already.) #215 on the list.

    Warmest Regards,

    Wanda Eash
    Two Crafty Mules

  32. Barbara Olivo CagleFebruary 16, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    Hi Kathy, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted fairy and fairy door art project. How sweet! Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.

  33. Oh, I so want the solar print kit! And I'm an etsyoholic :) Please enter me into your draw-- thank you so much!
    ~martha (#384)
    (from Toronto :)

  34. Wow, what a generous offer! I love the idea of the solar printing kit!


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