Talk Like a Pirate Day Giveaway!

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  It is one of our favorite times of the year - yes, International Talk Like a Pirate Day is this Saturday the 19th and we are hoisting a pirate booty giveaway!  We appreciate all of you and the support you have shown over the years!  We couldn't have done it without you!   Hope your weekend is filled with pirate talk with ye mate's!     This pirate treasure includes for one lucky mate: Penelope the Purple Pirate signed copy PBS Kids Pirates Ahoy! DVD Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate Music DVD's (2) and music videos disc Penelope Poster Pirate Treasure from Disneyland Disney Parks Authentic Pirate Pin $25 Disney Gift Card Code for The Day I Became a Pirate       Code for Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Treasure Island           Yo ho yo ho it's a … [Read more...]

Let’s Celebrate! Penelope’s 4th Birthday Giveaway

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  Seems like a lifetime ago, sitting on my daughter's bed listening to my husband tell her a story about RedBeard and his adventures on the high seas.  In that moment, I visualized a little redheaded girl pirate and her adventures on the high seas.  It took about a year to see my dream of writing a children's book come alive, but step by step, with some ups and downs, it came to light!  The feeling of seeing the story for the first on the iPhone as a storybook app is a memory I will always treasure!  And reading the story for the first time to my daughter's preschool class, with her by my side (hand on my knee) is so precious to me.     I have told my story many times in hopes that it inspires other aspiring authors to just go for it!  If I had listened to the naysayers (yes, there were some other writers that told me self-publishing and doing an app first … [Read more...]

Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19th!

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    What Are Pirates? Argh mateys! Our favorite day is just around the corner and we are planning a Piratey Facebook Party on the 19th and the treasure chest is overflowing with goodies to hand out!  What do you picture when you hear the word pirate?  It just might be a scary looking, sea-crusted sailor with an eye patch covering one eye sailing the high seas in search of a merchant vessel they can attack in hopes of collecting serious pirate booty such as gold, silver, jewels, and riches.  This is partly true  as the term pirate means "robber of the sea," and someone whose life purpose is to attack and take things from other ships. A life of piracy was attractive for those seeking adventure and provided an opportunity to acquire riches.  Some governments hired pirates to raid enemy ships and some were former government sailors who traded in a strict lifestyle for … [Read more...]