Wednesday, December 21, 2011

So excited!!

Hello friends! I am so excited and honored to have received the Liebster Blog Award from Carolyn Wilhelm!! This award is given by a friend in the blogging community to a blogger whose blog has under 200 followers and is showing great promise!! THANK YOU Carolyn!! By the way Carolyn's blog is worth reading- it is found at www.wiseowlfactory.com. 





Now I am to nominate 5 blogs for this honor. And they are:

Loving and Learning in Pre-K 
Busy in Kindergarten 
A Little Kinder Told Me So 
Kindergarten is a Hoot 
A Day in the Life of Clare   

CONGRATULATIONS ALL!!  And here are the things you now must do please:

1. Copy and paste the button above on your blog.
2. Thank the giver and link back to them.
3. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know via a comment on their blog!!

AGAIN WINNERS- CONGRATS!!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Little Lilly's Polka Dot World

Hi friends!  I thought I would load the original book onto the blog so people without the ability to see the website(it has flash animation that can't be seen on the I-Pad or any other APPLE product for that matter) can read the book to their children!! So here goes.........

































Saturday, November 19, 2011

Halloween book!!

Drum roll please!! Here is the new book!











































Friday, November 18, 2011

A Halloween Lesson

Hi friends!!! I know I have been MIA for several weeks now. The fact of the matter is I've been finishing up the Halloween book!! I know- Halloween has come and gone!  But, nevertheless, I think a good Halloween story is always a welcome addition to any child's library!! Don't you agree??  Here is the cover. Hope you like it!! As soon as I get a  few more t's crossed and i's dotted I will post it here in full!!



Love, Wendy

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Another Great Review!

Hi friends!! Just wanted to let you know that my friend Brent over at Designer Daddy blog has given Little Lilly Polka Dot the thumbs up!!  Please read the review for yourself at http://thedesignerdaddy.com/2011/10/polka-dotty-doggy/. 

THANKS Brent!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

More Halloween!!

Here is more of the story!!!

This year Little Lilly Polka Dot had a very hard time deciding what she wanted to be. She thought and thought and thought for days and days. She asked everyone for ideas, even Marshmallow. Finally she decided. She is going to be a………beautiful princess! But not just any ordinary beautiful princess. She is going to be a VERY MERRY princess. And when people give her candy she will skip and hop around in a circle chanting “ A very merry princess yes that’s me, hopping and skipping, look at me!” “WOW this is going to be so much fun!” Little Lilly Polka Dot said to herself! And she laughed out loud just thinking about trick or treating in this costume! “This is the best costume ever” she thought.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Halloween is Coming!!

Hi Friends. I thought that I would add an illustration or two for the Halloween story sneak peek preview!! So here goes:

Little Lilly Polka Dot loves Halloween.

Every year she wears a fun  costume.

Once she was a witch. When she went out trick or treating in this costume she would say “I’m the wicked witch of the north and I’m going to turn you into a frog!!” And then she would wave her arm and shout “1-2-3 pouf! You’re a frog”. Her friend Chippie thought that was very very funny! Hee hee hee!


 Another time she was a mermaid. When she went out trick or treating in this costume she would sing “Mermaid mermaid down by the sea, we can make music, you and me”. And then she would pretend that she was swimming through the deep blue sea. Chippie laughed and laughed when she did this. Ha ha ha!


And yet another time she was a spotted cow. When she went out trick or treating in this costume she would say  “Hula hula moo moo, I love you!” And then she would make the hula hoop circle fast around and around her waist! Chippie thought this was hilarious! Hee hee hee!

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Wickeds

Do you have "the wickeds"? With Halloween coming, it is probably easy to imagine what "the wickeds" are!  But it's not that easy, my friends. I overheard Little Lilly Polka Dot the other day telling her friend Chippie that she has "the wickeds". She explained why she had them and how she got them. I'm thinking, oh my gosh, is this a new childhood disease that I don't know about that was diagnosed by the school nurse? Nah, I thought to myself, it's just her imagination running wild- AGAIN!! And so later on in the day I asked  about her "wickeds". She tells me(and this is really good so pay attention)- "Well mommy I heard you and daddy arguing the other day and he said you were wicked. So when I argued with you the day I played with Chippie, I thought you would tell me I had the 'wickeds' too. And I think I got them from you so now you and I both have them". Well, I just about fell off my chair laughing. How cute are kids?  They always come up with a funny twist when they interpret things in their own special way. Let me know what funny stories you have about your conversations with your kids!!

Love, Wendy 
and OH YES have a happy polka dotted day!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Words of Wisdom

Little Lilly Polka Dot wanted to share these words of wisdom before she goes to bed:

1. By helping others succeed you are ensuring your own success!

2. So what if the world wants you to be all rock and roll when you're really opera. It's your song and whoever doesn't like it can get earplugs!!

Hmmm Little Lilly Polka Dot is so WISE!!! (and cheeky!!)

Good night from my home to yours!!

Designer Daddy Blog

Hi friends. You've got to see the wonderful blog that Brent Almond is doing. It's found at www.thedesignerdaddy.com. It's chock full of neat things, including product reviews under the category DOODAD OF THE DAY(clever!!),  words of wisdom and musings under the category FRIDGE WISDOM, and the really cool category of MY INNER MARTHA which contains, in Brent's own words, "craft-related crap, goofy tips, and over-achieving designer daddy activities". FUN! FUN! FUN!! Do stop by and tell Brent I sent you.

And, oh yes, tell him by all means you LOVE Little Lilly Polka Dot and isn't it cute that he loves polka dots too!! He'll love that you think of him in terms of CUTE!! Good for the ole ego!!

Til next time!!

LOVE, Wendy

PS-Please don't forget to visit the website-www.littlelillypolkadot.com AND to fill out the contact form for the necklace drawing!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sneak Preview

Hi friends!!  The Halloween story is coming along nicely!! I thought I would give you a sneak preview. So here is a snippet:


LITTLE LILLY POLKA DOT LOVES HALLOWEEN. EVERY YEAR SHE WEARS A FUN POLKA DOTTED COSTUME. ONCE SHE WAS A POLKA DOTTED WITCH. WHEN SHE WENT OUT TRICK OR TREATING IN THIS COSTUME SHE WOULD SAY "I'M THE WICKED WITCH OF THE NORTH AND I'M GOING TO TURN YOU INTO A FROG!!" AND THEN SHE WOULD WAVE HER ARM AND SHOUT " 1-2-3 YOU'RE A FROG!" ALL HER FRIENDS THOUGHT THAT WAS VERY FUNNY! HEE HEE HEE
As Halloween nears, check back for more!!
 
Have a great weekend!!
Love, Wendy

Friday, September 30, 2011

YIKES!

Hi friends. Wow where has the time gone? Seems like just yesterday that I posted the last blog entry and well... it's been 10(yes 10!!) days since I posted that entry!! YIKES!! So sorry!! Little Lilly Polka Dot is still living in her polka dot world...eating polka dot toast, dressing in her polka dot dresses, filling her polka dot back pack up with good yummy polka dot snacks to take to school and hauling Marshmallow, her polka dotted kitty, around like a sack of potatoes. Of course, Marshmallow loves the attention and just purrs as she gets carried from room to room and plopped down wherever Little Lilly Polka Dot stops to play. Most of the time, Marshmallow is recruited as Little Lilly's play buddy and suffers the indignity of whatever happens to her while serving in this capacity. I just love being in the house with these two- they are so entertaining.

Anyway, just checking in. It's late here in sunny Florida and I need to get some beauty sleep. It's back to the artist's drawing board tomorrow so I can try to get the illustrations for the Halloween story done!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Much love, Wendy

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Drawing!!

Hi friends. I am having a drawing for some lucky gal to win this beautiful necklace by designer Wendy Reed(www.wendyreedjewelry.com). It is sterling silver with a non-tarnish finish and has a smoky quartz gem!! (the gem shown in the picture is NOT smoky quartz). To enter go to the website www.littlelillypolkadot.com and click on the CONTACT US words at the bottom of the screen, fill out the form, CLICK the send button and you will be entered for the drawing. The drawing will be October 19, 2011. You will be notified via e-mail if you are the winner and the item will be sent to you.

THANKS for participating!!
Love, Wendy!

Another Great Review!

Hi friends. So many thanks to Mary Bearden of www.mmbearcupoftea.com who wrote a very very nice review about the Little Lilly Polka Dot website. I and Little Lilly Polka Dot appreciate it so much!! Here is part of the review. Please go to her blog to read the rest. And THANKS for your support!!

This is the cutest little website I have come across for children! I don't have any kids at home but I got my grandson who lives in South Carolina to get his mom to let him watch this and even though it is about a girl he laughed so much his mom said it was infectious and she broke out laughing with him!

This website is all about children and you gotta let them watch at least once. When I was first approached about doing a review on a blog and not a product I was a little apprehensive because I would not have any pictures to show and I really had none for this at all except I copied her button and put it here. Of course it does not work being inside of a review or else I just don't know how to get it to work. The link is further down in bold purple lettering.


I hope you stop by her website and follow her and also let your children go and watch her wonderful website she created just for our children where all the activities are for them to sing, play and just have fun!


Make sure you and your kids visit the site at www.littlelillypolkadot.com!!

Have a happy polka dotted day!!
Love, Wendy

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Getting It Together

Hi friends. THANK you so much for your patience as I go through the process of getting Little Lilly Polka Dot up and running in all areas. I have a wonderful new banner on the FB fan page. It was done by Kate Wilber of The Marketing Momma( www.themarketingmomma.com). She did a fabulous job I think!! THANKS Kate!! Here is a jpg of it :
Isn't it just perfect?
Little Lilly Polka Dot votes "yes"!!

Have a good evening!!

Love, Wendy