Friday, October 21, 2011

"Cooper and Me"

I was sent a new book by an 11 year old girl and her mom. They describe a child's view of the first day of school. "Cooper and Me" shows the way kids might feel going to school for the first time. They may be a bit apprehensive. "Cooper and Me" shows a way to get past these little issues.
 Alexa Peters, the 11 year old illustrator, does an excellent job. The pictures are full of life.  The writing is what you would expect from a child. No Shakespearean English here.
 There is a place included  in the back of the book to record your own child's memories from their first day of school.

About Cooper and Me:
Cooper and Me was illustrated by 11-year-old Alexa Peters and co-written with her mother, Monique Peters.  The idea was inspired by Alexa's own experiences on her first day of school.  A talented young artist and writer, Alexa wanted to give back to others in a meaningful way through her art.  Starting at a very young age, Alexa created illustrated stories about her daily experiences, and from the pages of her sketchbooks came the idea for her first book, Cooper and Me

Through rhythmic verses, Cooper and Me tells the story of a young girl who is nervous as her first day of school approaches.  She is frightened about leaving home and doesn't want to go without her best friend, her dog Cooper. Fortunately her mother finds the perfect solution to help the little girl overcome her fears – a small replica of her beloved pet she can take to school with her.  In Cooper and Me, the story of a child’s fears about starting school has evolved into a timeless tale about overcoming separation anxiety and trying new things – basic emotions all people experience throughout their lives – but this time, written by a child, for children.

The story behind Cooper and Me also offers an inspiring example of families working together to help others.  In addition to helping young children gain emotional resilience and confidence through their books, Alexa and mom Monique wanted to go beyond that to help less fortunate kids.  Their search for an organization to which they could donate a portion of the proceeds from the Cooper and Me book led to a charitable alliance with the Happy Hearts Fund, founded and run by Petra Nemcova, the supermodel who was directly affected by the tsunami in Thailand. Happy Hearts improves children’s lives through education and sustainable programs in natural disaster areas.
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Rock Bottom T-Shirts

 Looking for great t-shirts at great prices? Rock Bottom T-shirts is the place for you. They sent us some products for review. Let's check em out.

Womens V Neck T Shirt - Short Sleeve 

Love that the seams are double stitched. Made of high quality 100% cotton. Feels amazing against your skin. Looks great on too.

This versatile v neck t shirt looks great worn alone or layered – making it a wardrobe necessity. Shaped for a classic feminine fit and knitted with 100% super soft combed ringspun cotton jersey – it is sure to be a favorite.   This v neck t shirt has double needle hem sleeves and bottom for durability – keeps its shape wash after wash.  Our womens VNeck Tshirt comes in 36 great colors to compliment any wardrobe.  Topstitch ribbed V Neck collar.  White is sewn with 100% cotton thread. Womens sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X

Womens Metallic Stitch Tank Top 

Beautiful touch with the metallic stitching around the neck line and arms.. Lightweight 100% cotton is comfortable and cool. Perfect look for summer and our over 90 degrees winter days here in Texas.

Comfy and sized for a flattering fit, this ribbed womens tank top comes in black with contrast metallic stitching.  Soft, naturally stretchy rib-knit 100% cotton tanks are great for a layered look or wear it alone. Double-needle ribbed binding hems on neck, bottom and arms offer long wearability - wash after wash. At our Rock Bottom T-Shirts wholesale pricing these stylish tank tops are great for crafting, decorating, personalizing or everyday wear! Cool, stylish colors and unbelievably affordable. Womens sizes:  S,M,L,XL

Ribbed Tank Dress -Junior 

Really love how this ribbed cotton dress hugs your curves. Wonderful way to show off your figure. A few accessories make this dress super versatile.

Comfortable and form fitting, this ribbed juniors tank dress comes in 4 solid, stylish colors including white. Soft, naturally stretchy rib-knit 100% cotton tank dresses are great for casual wear or a night out on the town! Double-needle ribbed binding hems on neck and arms offer long wearability - wash after wash. White is sewn with 100% cotton. At our Rock Bottom T-Shirts' near wholesale pricing these plain tank dresses can be worn in many different variations...This is the ultimate dress for layering. Cool, stylish colors and unbelievably affordable. Junior sizes: S, M, L ,and XL.

Get this y'all, you can get all three items that I received for under $30. How's that for great prices?

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Ready to buy some of these wonderful t-shirts? Head on over to Rock Bottom T-Shirts and get ya some of these great clothes.Want to know your size. Check out their size chart.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Thank Y'all

 I just want to say thank y'all for sticking with Texas Kitchen. If some of y'all are new, this blog was published on Blogger for a year and a half. We came a long way in that time. On Oct 12 Blogger suddenly lost all the comments that you guys had spent so much precious time posting.  I have tried working with Blogger, but since they do not seem concerned with me or the at least 118 other blogs that posted in the help section I have decided to move on.

All current giveaways have been moved over to If by chance blogger recovers y'all s previously posted comments before the new entry deadlines I will use those entries as well. Say there are 287 comments on blogger for a giveaway and 250 on the WordPress site. I will have  blogger's comments be 1 - 287 and WordPress be 288 - 537 then doing the drawing on Random.or like usual. Hope this answers any questions y'all have.

I really hope y'all like the new WordPress format. Hoping everyone that has been so faithful to Texas Kitchen will join us on this new site Thank you to everyone that has moved over already. I will post this on the blogger page as well to tell those who have not heard yet