Friday, October 12, 2012

Winners and Awards!

Thank you to everyone who entered and shared in my excitement. :) My copy of Foreign Affairs came in yesterday and it was pretty cool. Honestly, it was kind of surreal to see something I'd written in an actual book. I don't know if it's totally sunk in yet.

And the winner is Tara Tyler! Tara, send me an email, (rachelmarybean(at) with your mailing address and I will send it out to you. :) And Patsy, who was not eligible for the print book due to the fact that I can't ship that stuff to the UK, has won an ebook of Foreign Affairs. If you could email me, too, Patsy, that would be great. Thanks!

I also received this lovely award from the talented and always charming Patsy Collins. Thanks Patsy!
The award comes with some questions. Here they are:

1. Cookies or cake?
I love both, but I'll go with cake. Rainbow chip cake with rainbow chip frosting. :)

2. Chocolate or vanilla?


3. What is your favourite sweet treat?

This is tough, I'm a major sweet tooth.One dessert I can't resist if I end up some place that has it is tiramisu.

4. When do you crave sweet things most?

When I'm happy or celebrating. Or when I'm sad. Or stressed. Or after dinner.

5. If you had a sweet nickname what would it be?

I had a young speech student once who tried to call me Mrs. Schieffelbein, (all the other kids just call me Rachel.) So I told him to call me Rachel. He then called me Miss Rachel. I thought it was very sweet. :) He called me that right up until he graduated, too.

I can pass this on to up to a baker's dozen, so I'll be passing it on to:

Annalisa Crawford
Angela Cothran
Angeline Trevena
Ashley Nixon
Cassie Mae
Elizabeth Seckman
Hope Roberson
Jaybird (Jaybird is just four followers away from 100, by the way! So go check her out!)
Kelley Lynn
Priscilla Burris


  1. Miss Rachel - that is very Southern!
    So, deserts anytime?

  2. Ah, thanks! What a sweet award, and I think it's cute he called you Miss Rachel. All of my students go right for the kill (Mrs. erg.)

  3. Ha...I never heard Miss with a first name until I moved down South. I find it funny that even the girl I work for (who is in her thirties) calls me "Miss Tammy."

    And I'm a chocolate kind of girl too! :)

  4. Thanks for passing it to me - I've been drooling over that photo for days, and now I get to have it on my blog!!

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  6. Congrats Tara! Glad you got a blog award Rachel. P.S: I'm now follower 98 for Jaybird! She just needs two more.

  7. Thank you Rachel, for the award and the shout out. And thank you Sheena for the follow!! Yay- only two more for 100 followers. Happy Dancing.

  8. Ahh, yes, I'm right with you on tiramisu! Nothing better than that! Congratulations, Rachel! :)

  9. Those cupcakes look heavenly! What exactly does rainbow flavor taste like? I wish I had some to try!

  10. Congrats on your book being in print. How exciting. And wow, those cupcakes look so yummy.

  11. Rachel!! i am so excited! had busy company all wknd and missed blogging, so glad i caught up!

    thanks! and love your sweetness =) i agree with most, mmm.

  12. Thanks for the award!!! And I visited Jay bird...and was #100. Yay, I'm bragging. Didn't take any skill, but still, it's something!

  13. Congrats on the award Rachel, your blog is... delicious :).