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1. FB

Do you follow me on Facebook... if not you should!

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2. Merry Christmas

This is my next "just for fun" project.

I am planning on finishing this up in all green water colors. 

I will post a picture of it when I am finished! I am thinking this might be next years Christmas card cover, we will have to see once it is finished!

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3. As promised

In my previous post I promised to share what cookies I ended up making and what I did for packaging.

 

 

 I ended up making Thumbprint cookies with Lemon Curd, Raspberry and Plum centers.
 



I also made Honey cookies just for fun. : )  Which are so super yummy!


For my packaging I decided to go with a winter snow theme. 

 
I was able to pick up some jumbo muffin liners from JoAnn's to put the cookies in. I used a clear bag and fake snow for the bottom.

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4. Cookies and gifts

Today is cookie day... I just have a few dozen batches to make... no biggie right! lol

Do you make cookies to share with your friends, family and neighbors... if so what kind?

Today I will be making Thumbprint and Honey Spiced cookies. I just got done make Spice Pecans and Cinnamon Honey butter... another couple of my gifts. Then of course they have to look cute to hand out... watch for my next post on the recipes, pictures and cute goodies bags!

What are you favorite holiday traditions?

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5. New piece

I don't know how many of you are in love with Pinterest as I am... but I love Pinterest! The other day I saw a picture very similar to the one below and I just fell in love with the style and bold colors and I thought it would be prefect for a new reading area in my bedroom. I made some changes and of course made it my own style. Now I am just waiting for the antique chair from my moms house. ; )

This a peacock in pencil and watercolor on watercolor paper. I love to use water color paints but I don't use a lot of water with them I prefer the paint very concentrated so that I can use it more vibrantly and with more detail. It is not 100% finished but close I just need to add some gold and silver for the finishing touches, but I thought I would share it with you now!

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6. First house project ... Peeling wall paper!

So I am not a fan of wall paper... and when we moved in our new house had this wall paper that just reminded me of the game Space Invaders... needless to say it had to come down ASAP! 
As most of my readers know I am a "green" person, I try to be "green" I know that I am not prefect at it, but I still try. : ) With this project I stayed "green".

Tools needed...
Lavender Oil
Warm Water
Water bottle
multi purpose scraper
and a lot (and I mean a lot) of patients





You add about a tablespoon of the Lavender Oil to the spray bottle and fill with warm water. Shake well and spray.










Step One

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7. Book Signing for a great cause

I will be signing books and selling hair bows with Shanda next Saturday the 20th, come and see Shanda and I and support a great cause.
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e3yhqnwu78eb112c&llr=ge6up9dab

Little Miracles 5K, Silent Auction, Boutique & Celebration
Saturday August 20, 2011

.........Help build a miracle……for a miraculous little girl!
  2 1/2 year old Emylie was born with Spina Bifida and Arnold Chiari II Malformation. When Emylie was four weeks old her parents found out that she had pressure on her cranial nerves, a very rare symptom of the arnold Chiari II Malformation. She had lost her cough, gag and swallow reflexes and had central apnea. Because of this, they were told Emylie would need a trachestomy, ventilator and feeding tube to live.   
Emylie is a little miracle.  She has had numerous surgeries, experienced some setbacks and some major steps forward. Through it all Emylie has fought back and has proven some of her doctors wrong. And shown others there is always hope for a Miracle. She is an example of great courage, faith and determination to her family and so many around her. "She helps us see the little miracles in everything."
We are raising funds to build a home for Emylie and her family. A home that allows Emylie to be as mobile and comfortable as possible and is functional for Emylie's 24/7 care by her family and nurses. The funds will also help with medical equipment and tools for Emylie’s physical and educational needs to help her achieve her goals and her highest potential.
 You can help raise funds to build a home for Emylie by joining us at the Little Miracles 5K Run/Walk, Silent Auction, Boutique and Celebration August 20, 2011.
 Grab your family, your friends, your neighbors, and co-workers; please come join us and help us build a miracle for Emylie.
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8. Bottle Topper display

This is my new bottle topper display at Green the World located on Historic 25th Street in Ogden.

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9. Book Signing

    

I will be signing Troy Truck Explores Maui by Julyn Watkins illustrated by Mandy Hedrick (ME) and Tilly's Tale and Dylan's Tale by Harry Porter illustrated by Mandy Hedrick (yup me again) this Saturday from 2 to 4pm at Green the World in downtown Ogden on Historic 25th Street. Stop in to see me and enter to win a free gift!

 Green the World



         

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10. Dylans Tale

This is one of many illustrations from my latest illustrated book Dylan's Tale, have you picked up your copy?
Available through 
and any local book retailer.

Dylan's Tale is the second in the series Harry Porter's Dog Tales, which tell the stories of six dogs rescued from lives of abuse or neglect. The series began with Tilly's Tale, and the beautiful Bedlington Terrier, Dylan, soon joined Tilly. Dylan is a "posh" dog, meaning a pure breed with pedigree and proud heritage. He is the "aristocrat" of Porter's pack of rescue dogs.

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11. St. Patricks day!

WOW where has the time went... it is mid March already and I am slacking yet again on posting. :  ( Well HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY, may the luck of the Irish be with you today!


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12. drum roll please...

And February's winner is......




Shanda Gainey.... Shanda won a www.mandyhedrick.com fairy note book!



Enjoy!

Wonder who will win March's prize! 

Make sure to share my blog, website and Facebook page with your friends!

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13. Dylan's Tale

Dylan's Tale is now available to order from Amazon and the publishing 4RV Publishing llc.

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14. Dylan's Tale


Illustration from Dylan's Tale, by Harry Porter, 
illustrated by ©Mandy Hedrick and 4RV Publishing LLC

Mandy Hedrick website ... blog

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15. Posting and sharing

Have you been posting a comment on my Facebook page or commenting on my blog to be entered into this months drawing?!? While you on my Facebook page be sure to become a fan. Please spread the word and share my contest with your friends!

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16. Dylan's Tale

The much anticipated... Dylan's Tale is the second in the series of books from Harry Porter's Dog Tales'. The first book in the series Tilly's Tale has won Preditor and Editor Readers Poll 2009 and has received many great reviews. Please watch for Dylan's Tale to be available soon on the publishers website 4RV Publishing LLC, Amazon and Barnes and Noble.


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17. Books

I have been busy illustrating and designing books. My next illustrated book should be out within the next few weeks, but for the time being I wanted to share with you the latest books I have designed. All of them have been for 4RV Publishing LLC.  I hope you will take the time to look at each one of them and add them to your book shelf. The books can be purchased my clicking the publishers link below each book cover, through Amazon on the links at the bottom of the page, or through www.BarnesandNoble.com or can be ordered though any local book store! There is also merchandise available for most 4RV books through Zazzle.




Available from the publisher, 4RV PUBLISHING, LLC is Stork Musters and Critter Clusters, by Rena Jones, illustrated by Nikki Boeyger.










Available from the publisher, 4RV PUBLISHING, LLC is Glastonbury, by Brain L. Porter.










Available from the publisher, 4RV PUBLISHING, LLC is Libby the Odd Squirrel, by Lea Schizas, illustrated by Stephen Macquignon.










Available from the publisher, 4RV PUBLISHING, LLC is Little Charley Thornpaws by Caelaach McKinna, illustrated by Ginger Nielson.










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18. Contest

Okay I have decided to start a new contest, not only to get me blogging/Facebook again but to also get people more involve in what I have going on in my art world. Starting tomorrow February 1st I will be holding a drawing for items I will be picking off my Zazzle store. Each month I will randomly pick one item and one person that has posted off one of my blog post or Facebook post will win that item! So... on you mark... get set... start posting!

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19. Tilly's Tale to be featured on Wild About Pets, Radio Show

Author of Tilly's Tale and the up and coming second book in the series Dylan's Tale is going to be on Wild About Pets, Radio Show this Friday April 30th. Please stop in and see what he has to say not only about Tilly and the other pack of lovable furry friends but also about dog training.

April 30, 2010 - Children's Books and Dog Training
With guests, Harry Porter, author of "Tilly's Tale", an award winning children's book and Toriano Antonine Sanzone, Dog Trainer and author of "Wolfkeeper."

We'll hear about why popular British novelist, Harry Porter, has started writing a series of delightful children's books - all told from the point of view of the dog. For the second segment of the show, we'll talk about dog training. With all the recent guests I have had on the show, talking about using the style of dog training known as positive training, I'll give time to the other philosophy, compulsive training and we'll find out why some trainers feel the need at times to utilize stronger training methods. 


Give the gift of reading ... give a book!

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20. The first draft

This is the first draft for the cover of a dance recital program that I am currently working on. 
Simple
Inspiring
Elegant

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21. In Color

Here it is in color... the theme this year is colors. 


Here it is after I played around with it. 


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22. Beautiful books

Wow were has the time flown by to, seems just like yesterday I posted and now here it is a few weeks later. I am a slacker. : ) I have been busy laying out some beautiful books and wonderful reads for both children and a novel. I wanted to share them with you, all thou I have not illustrated any one of them, I have designed them all for 4RV Publishing llc.  I hope you will take the time to look at each one of them and add them to your book shelf. The books can be purchased my clicking the publishers link below each book cover, through Amazon on the links at the bottom of the page, or through www.BarnesandNoble.com or can be ordered though any local book store! There is also merchandise available for most 4RV books through Zazzle.


Available from the publisher, 4RV PUBLISHING, LLC are In My Bath, by Beth Bence Reinke, illustrated by Ginger Nielson.



Available from the publisher, 4RV PUBLISHING, LLC are If Fishes Were Wishes, by N.A. Sharpe, illustrated by Ginger Nielson.


 Available from the publisher, 4RV PUBLISHING, LLC are A Distant Summer, by Mike McNair.



Available soon from the publisher, 4RV PUBLISHING, LLC are A Wish and A Prayer, by Beth Bence Reinke, illustrated by Ginger Nielson.

A Distant Summer   If Wishes Were Fishes



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23. Take a look

Have you been wanting to order any of my Zazzle items? Well now is the time for the next 48 hours there is a coupon so when you spend $10 you get $10 off ... $10 for free! : ) There is also a few other coupons that can be applied towards your order if it goes over the $10 I will list them below.

http://www.zazzle.com/mandja

$10 off Use Code: KBNUSIOSMTPIHYVXMCQD

10% off use code: 10zazzlesave

Discount on shipping us code: Shipthanks10

Don't pass up this great opportunity to grab some of your favorite Zazzle merchandise.

http://www.zazzle.com/mandja

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24. Troy Truck display

I just just dropped some fun magnets and some display items for Green The World store in Riverdale. Here are some pictures. I will be doing a book signing for Green The World's birthday on July 24th be sure to stop in a grab your signed book and enter for a Troy Truck bag!

Check out Green the World on Facebook!



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25. Looking for something to do this weekend?!?

Stop by and see me at Washington Heights Holiday Arts and Craft Fair, I will be signing books!

Friday November 5th
10 am to 8 pm
Saturday November 6th
10 am to 5pm
Located at 
Washington Heights Church
1770 East 6200 South
Ogden UT

Stop by and say HI! 
Hope to see you there!

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