Tuesday, December 10, 2013

On the 2nd day of Christmas, Melonheadz gave to me....




On the 2nd day of Christmas Melonheadz gave to me

 Click here to pick up my "Retro Style Christmas freebie" bundle from my TPT store!



This contains both the colored and black and white images:)



I also have a giveaway at the bottom of this post to win my "Christmas cookie" bundle



But before you go enter check out my answers to our 12 Holiday questions and get to know me a little bit better. :)

1. What's your favorite Holiday song?


My favorite Holiday song is Silent Night! I used to sing it to my babies when they were little. This explains why they don't love this song, lol. I can not sing at all!






2. What's your favorite holiday memory?

One of my favorite memories was when I was about 6. Santa used to come to the school, and we would get to sit on his lap. Santa always knew my name and what I wanted! It was so cool. Years later, I found out that Santa was my dad :)
 
3. What's your favorite holiday indulgence?


My favorite indulgence..... I buy a few new Christmas movies every year. I would watch them 24/7 if my husband would let me,lol.



4. What's your favorite holiday food?

My favorite holiday food...... I wish I had only one! I LOVE everything about the holidays, including the food! It is why I resemble an ornament with legs :)


5. What's your favorite holiday craft?

My favorite holiday craft...... To be honest, I don't do a lot of crafts anymore. I used to make things every year with my mom. 


6. What's your favorite holiday tradition?

My favorite tradition would be driving around looking at Christmas lights! I LOVE it:) I used to leave early on my way to work just to do that. This year I can go with my family. I am so happy!


7. What's your favorite holiday movie?

My favorite movie.... White Christmas. I remember watching it with my older brother Blair when I was a little girl.


8. What do you get your class for a holiday gift?

I'm going to send my adopted class pillowcases! Gonna sew 'em up myself:)





9. What's your favorite holiday thing to teach?

Our family is learning about the joy of giving this year. We have been able to do a few "sub for Santas", and are feeling so blessed to have the opportunity!




10. What's your favorite holiday book?

I gather books like movies:) This year I bought "Christmas from Heaven" by Tom Brokaw.


What an awesome story!!!!


11. What's your favorite holiday product?

My favorite holiday product is, my nativity graphics. I want to do another one every year! This is from last year:



12. What do you want Santa to bring you this year?

I really don't need anything this year! I am perfectly happy to be home with my family.
 



And now for the giveaway...enter below for a chance to win my "Christmas Cookies" 
GIVEAWAY



Please leave a comment on this post to enter!
(You all know that rafflecopter hates me!)
My girls will do the draw the name out of a hat trick to pick the winner.







If you haven't checked out the previous giveaways make sure you go enter to win









Don't forget to come back on day 14 for a chance to win EVERYTHING!


Happy Holidays!





xox





129 comments :

Cherie said...

I love the freebie! Thank you so much! And I hope your girls pick me because I love your graphics! :)

cheriemae@gmail.com

Lauren Shirk said...

I love ALL your art! You rock!

My Teacher Desk said...

I love all your stuff!
I check hourly for new stuff...
I'm so addicted!
Dee Ann
Deeannpenalver@gmail.com

Krystal said...

I've had the Christmas cookie set on my wishlist forEVER! Love it! And Christmas from heaven is my new favorite story too! It was so magical to see the narration live last Christmas. LOVE!! Thanks for the darling freebie too, can't wait to go grab it :)

ike said...

Oh !! The Cookie Set is adotable and I especially LUV the sweet dog :-)
Thank you for a chance to enter xxx

Hugz
IKE xxxxxx

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Bethany Ray said...

Awe, I am totally loving this 13 days of Christmas!!!! Love the song silent night! Check this version out by Pentatonix:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCD8G648cGU.

Here is my favorite:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n543eKIdbUI I LOVE THIS SONG!!!

BTW Pick me!!!

Kristen Konechy said...

I love your nativity graphics as well. Merry Christmas!
Kristen
kristenkonechy@yahoo.com

Michelle Walker said...

Thanks for the gorgeous freebie!
:) Michelle

michelle@creativeclassroom.co.za

Kimberly Goodman said...

Pick me, pick me. Thanks for the chance.

Michelle Chan said...

Thanks so much for the retro freebie!

Cassie Osborne said...

Thanks for the freebie! I love all that you do for us!

~brookeb~ said...

Love your drawing Nikki and thanks for the beautiful free graphics.
Brooke

Suzy Q said...

I love the Christmas cookie set, so winning it would be a perfect pre-Christmas gift! Fingers crossed...

tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

Positively Learning said...

White Christmas is my all time favorite! I watch it (and sing along) no less than a dozen times between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I adore all Christmas movies and music! Thanks for the freebie - I have a snow day to catch up on creating for my students :)
Jen

Lori L said...

Would love to win the Christmas cookie set. Thanks for the chance :)

Lori
wrlean@aol.com

Laura Spalding said...

I am such a fan of this Christmas Cookie Set and EVERYTHING you do! I have your artwork all over my classroom! As I told one seller, "You had me at Melonheadz!"

Thank you for giving me a chance to win this! You are kind AND funny...love that combo!
Laura
teachgusl@hotmail.com

momgineer said...

Thanks for the freebie! I wish you a lovely holiday with your family!
-Meredith

Jackie Maughan said...

Merry Christmas! Fingers crossed for the cookie graphics draw! :)
Jackie
msmaughan36 @gmail.com

KinderMyles said...

Thank you for the freebie. I love the style of the Santa.
Your cookie set looks great too.
Jenn

Patty Rutenbar said...

You and I could be close friends....we like so many of the same things. White Christmas is my favorite and I watch it every year while I'm putting up my tree. I would love to win this set....it's adorable! Pjrbar@charter.net
Patty

Leslie - The Groovy Teacher said...

I love Silent Night! I learned to play it on the piano when I was 6 and have loved it ever since. Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful bundle Nikki. xo

Lori Raines said...

Thank you so much for the cute graphics!
lraines78@gmail.com

Chelsea O'Neal said...

You are so talented!!
Thank you
Chelsea

Kickin It Whole Brain In Texas

Stacy said...

Thank you for the freebie! I am going to have to look into that book, looks good :)

Mission Control said...

Merry Christmas and thank you for the freebie.

Cheryl E. said...

Thank you so much for this amazing freebie! I love your retro Santa! And I love your cookie pack! Would love love love to win! I love Christmas movies also! I love White Christmas! My family is getting tired of me wanting to watch all the movies! I love this time of year! :)
Cheryl

Pspetralia said...

You are so generous and talented! Love the 13 days of Christmas idea. Thanks!!
Pam
mrspspecialties.blogspot.com

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Unknown said...

I love your nativity graphics as well. Merry Christmas for you!
xox
Teresa Rodrigues

Amanda Byerly said...

You're so talented; I love your work! Thank you for sharing!!!

Melissa Cloud said...

Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing this adorable freebie! Love the Christmas cookie set.

Melissa Cloud
A Teaspoon of Teaching

Cindy said...

Thank you for the freebie! You have such an AWESOME talent!! I love all your creations!! :o)
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
Cindy
ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

Annie Moffatt said...

You KNOW that I just adore EVERYTHING you do! And my favorite packet is the Nativity set too! I didn't see it this year, but I am going to make something with it for next year! Thank you for the freebies! Always so generous!
Annie
themoffattgirls@gmail.com

Lisa Lewis said...

This cookie set is the best. Thank you for sharing your art with everyone.
Lisa
lisalew04235@gmail.com

Carol H said...

Subbing for Santa is a great idea. I'll have to try that with my niece.

I love all of your schtuff! I have a ton a of christmas packs, but I didn't buy the this bundle. Crossing my fingers. Merry Christmas!

Carol
Supersparklyin2nd@gmail.com

marlah24 said...

All your graphics are wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win some.

Susie Q said...

I love all your stuff. Thanks for sharing!

Margaux Brown said...

Looking at lights is definitely one of my favorite traditions too! Love your cookie set, I've got my fingers crossed!!

-Margaux

Mel said...

Oh this is so cute! I would love to win it, thanks!

lorena said...

Thank you for sharing! Your work is so fun! :)
lorepuckett at verizon dot net

Molly said...

What an awesome set you are gifting us! Thanks so much, Nikki! Merry Christmas :)

Molly
Lucky to Be in First

Lyndsey (A Year of Many Firsts) said...

You are so cute! I loved learning more about you. xoxoxo

IheartteachingK said...

I just love Melonheadz. Your beautiful work brings magic of learning to our classroom.

Rhonda Miller said...

Thank you for sharing the freebie. I love it. It's fun to read these little tid bits about you. TFS.

Michelle Jaquillard said...

I love all of your work! It is always so darn cute. Thanks for the freebie.
Michelle
mjaquillard@oregoncs.org

Kristy Lutton said...

Thank you so much for the awesome FREEBIE! You totally rock:)

Marcia said...

I love Melonheadz. My students prefer your artwork. The retrostyle pieces are perfect for a new project. Thank you for sharing your work and letting us learn more about you.
marciahoj@gmail.com

ldemello said...

love all you stuff - so cute :o)

lorinademello@hotmail.com

Mrs.Kara Davis said...

I love your stuff so much!
Kara
kdavis@rps.k12.ar.us

Ardilla said...

Great to know a little bit more of you :)
Thanks for the chance with the giveaway and thanks for the freebie...
Hugs,
Ardilla :)

Karen Pederson said...

I just love all of your graphics! You are so talented!

Jonathan and Cheri said...

I think you should 'reanswer' 12. What do you want Santa to bring you this year?
I love your nativity drawing too - would adore it if you did a set every year! =)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your designs are awesome! Thanks for the giveaway and the freebies!

Sara Frampton said...

I would love to win, your graphics are great! sarabeth781@gmail.com

Edwina said...

You made me smile with your answers. I love White Christmas too. That is a great movie. Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful set. Edwina Brown

SC Teacher 28 said...

I love Silent Night too! My baby goes to sleep listening to me sing Christmas songs. We were singing them when she was born in May!

Joni
KinderKids Fun
jegalford3406@gmail.com

Lori said...

I love, love, love your drawings and all the goodies that you are so generous to giveaway. Thank you!!!

tobi :) said...

I love White Christmas as well. Have you ever seen Holiday Inn? It is older than White Christmas and also has Bing Crosby...My mom introduced me to it. I cannot go a single Christmas without my Jimmy Stewart however...I love "It's A Wonderful Life" like I love oxygen. Such a good reminder that in this life, we are blessed in ways we never even imagine...Merry Christmas Nikki and thanks for Melonheadz Illustrating...

Brooke Buck said...

Love all your products! Your artwork is adorable!

Dawn said...

THanks for the freebie. I would watch Christmas movies all year as well. My favorite is It's a Wonderful Life!

Beach Sand and Lesson Plans said...

Thanks for your fabulous freebie! You are the best!
Gina
Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

Allee Ellen said...

Love the freebie and love the clipart cookies! lovetoteach2691@gmail.com

Second Grade Stories said...

I love holiday lights, too! When someone else is in the car with me, we always play the lights game and count how many houses on each side of the road have lights ... Sometimes I even drive a certain way because I like the lights. :-) ~ Lisa

Julie Davis said...

These look amazing!!!!!
Julie
DDgirl4ever@yahoo.com

Ms. O said...

Everything you do is too fun. Happy Holidays!

Ms. O
mso at msoreadsbooks dot com

Heather (TeacherBug) said...

Everything you make is just awesome! You are so talented Nikki!! :)
If I were a millionaire I'd buy every graphic you've ever made. ..LOL

Patti White said...

Of course I love all of your stuff and I'm so glad you decided to join TpT! Thanks for the freebie, and I would love to win! So glad you are able to do your clip art as a full time job now. You deserve it!

aseriesof3rdgradeevents@yahoo.com

Patti :)
A Series of 3rd Grade Events

janet rainey said...

Thanks so much for this adorable retro set! I just love everything Melonheadz and have become addicted ever since I first set eyes on your work. It was great learning a bit more about the creative genius behind those darling figures. I already have the lined art version of the cookie set and would love to win the colored version to go with it! By the way, my mom is always Mrs. Claus for the children at my school for Christmas pictures. Up until this year, my youngest would have his picture taken with her at the school, never realizing it was his grandma either.
Have a fantastic holiday, knowing that your creations spread good will and cheer to all!

Robyn Long said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your graphics!!!!! Osimplypink@gmail.com
Robyn

Katie Nussbaum said...

I would love to win! I love your clipart! katienussbaum87@gmail.com

Yukari said...

Thank you for the freebie! I love everything you draw!

yukarinaka@gmail.com

Teacherandtripletmom said...

I love that your dad was the Santa at your school! Would love to win ANYTHING of yours! Crossing my fingers and my toes!
www.tripletconnection123@gmail.com

Angie Henry said...

Thank you for the wonderful freebie! Sooo precious! Happy Holidays! ahenry4443ah@gmail.com

veroouu said...

I love your artwork! It is inspiring!

stampngrl2 said...

Thank you for the freebie!!! Love your artwork!!!

aclark said...

Your stuff is always so cute!

Ashley
arclark2012@gmail.com

KarKar said...

Thank you so much for all the wonderful freebies you give us throughout the year. May you have a wonderful holiday!

Dawn Marie Key said...

Everything you make is fabulous! It is so nice that you get to stay home to work and get more family time! Thank you for sharing!

Dawn
adventuresinfirst@gmail.com

Amy Swan said...

Oh Gracious...I am a NUT about holiday movies, too! You can't pry me away from the Hallmark Channel this time of year. I fill up the DVR...I even save a few of my faves so I can rewatch them throughout the year! Nothing like a little Christmas in July!! :) amyswan20@gmail.com

steph said...
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steph said...

Love it all! You are amazing!! s1nykamp@yahoo.com

Mrs. McHaffie said...

I also was surprised to learn that Santa wasn't really Santa at school every year…it was my Papa! Love those memories and the fact that it was him!!

1stgradefireworks said...

Tell your girls...PICK ME PICK ME! HAHAHA....wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com

Jane said...

Thank you for the freebie! I would love to win the Christmas Cookies bundle!

Karyn said...

Thank you so much for the freebie pack! Very nostalgic! Love it! :o)

ronnie said...

Cookies and milk are one of my favorites. Thanks for your wonderful art :) vhair61215@gmail.com

Alyce Anne said...

Thanks so much! The Christmas cookie set and the Nativity set are both adorable.

Kourtney Payton said...

Love the freebie and the giveaway set. You are so talented!

Delighted said...

Love your Cookie Set!! Adorable as always.

imgoingfirst@gmail.com

my_is_favored said...

I love the Christmas cookies! I would use them to tag goodies for my son and daughter. Thanks for the great freebie :)
kingdomfirst4@gmail.com

Kristina S. said...

Wow, thanks for the freebie!! Christmas Cookies=Yummy! I became allergic to wheat some years back, the world of gluten free baking is interesting but still yummy!

Shelly Houseman said...

I love your graphics! This set is no exception!!

Debbie said...

I love to look at Christmas lights! I used to take my grandmother around at night to see the lights. I will miss that this year. Thanks for the retro graphics. Love them! Truly becoming addicted to your clipart! deccles@joink.com

Mili Effio said...

I love your clip art! You are super creative! I hope I win!
milieffio@gmail.com

Stephanie said...

I love your list! So wonderful to share with us your favorite if the season! I love learning more about you!! Merry Christmas!

crazymom said...

This is great fun! I loved reading all about you too. We have so much in common! ♥

Teacher Gone Digital said...

I love all of your clipart and this set is no exception! Have a very Merry Christmas!
teachergonedigital@gmail.com

Frufrubunny said...

I love the cookies! The little Elf girl is adorable!

Frufrubunny said...

suzannee.nelson@gmail.com

Crqzy About Second Grade said...

Hi Nikki! I would love to win this set! Your graphics are the best. Thanks for the freebie!

Jennifer Drake said...

Merry Christmas Nikki! Your answers cracked me up- I can relate to the ornament with legs when the holidays roll around! Driving to see lights is one of my favs too- and your dad as Santa...just precious...and a memory you will always hold so dear! Wishing you and your family a very happy holiday season! Enjoy every minute!
Jenn

3-301 said...

I love all of your graphics. Thanks for sharing this freebie with us. I can't wait to use it!

Rachel

Jamie said...

Happy Holidays, Friend! You and your graphics make my days merry and bright. Thank you for all of the giveaway opportunities. You're the best! xoxo -Jamie

Nessa said...

I would love to win. You are very creative! kindercards@gmail.com

Mrs. Phillips said...

Thanks for the freebie ! I love your clipart ! lmburto@gmail.com

Rinconcito de la Maestra said...

Love this and all of your graphics! Dios te dio un don especial y nos bendices a través de él. Gracias!

Laura Sc said...

Thanks for the freebie and the contest! Love it! lauraschachter@gmail.com

Jennifer Wade said...

Super cute freebie!

Mrs. Lindsey said...

Love the freebie!

Lindsey
Lovin’ Kindergarten
linds852010@gmail.com

Cecilia said...

I loved reading your post! I agree all I need for Christmas is to have my whole family with me. Merry Christmas!
bartramsbuccaneers@yahoo.com

primary practice said...

Nikki, thank you for your beautiful Retro Christmas set- you are so talented and generous!

My favorite Christmas song is Oh Holy Night. I also love Ave Maria.

Your new set with Christmas cookies reminds me of one of my favorite Christmas memories of my mom-baking cookies. She baked for weeks and weeks, and then filled tins for our teachers, neighbors, friends,and relatives. Sweet memories.

Patti
primarypractice@gmail.com

Diane R said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Heidi said...

You are such a cutie. So glad that you get to stay home and enjoy being a mom and grandma. Thanks for sharing your talent with me and the world!

Lisa Hall said...

Oh how cute this collection is! Would love to win it!
Loved learning some new things about my favorite Artist!
Love you Nikki!
Lisa H.
lisastuf.blogspot.com

Becca Adams said...

Your graphics are so cute! I hope to be picked! becca3181@yahoo.com

Dede B said...

Thank you so much! LOVE me some Melonheadz!

Sara said...

Love the new rustic style you've come up with! But, I love your usual style, too. Thank you for the chance at winning a beautiful pack!

Sara
Miss V's Busy Bees
ventrellasara@gmail.com

Amy said...

Thanks for the freebies!!

Tara said...

I love your work! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

looneyslitblog@gmail.com

Kathy Salazar said...

Merry Christmas- I know you will really enjoy it this with your new stay t home status! xo, Kathy

Lynn Montgomery said...

I LOVE all your clip art!
Merry Christmas!!
Lynn Montgomery

Nina Drewis said...

I love everything you do!! Thank you for the adorable freebie. owlwaysfirstgrade@gmail.com

MrsS said...

Thanks for the great freebie! Fingers crossed!
-Andrea
alwayskindergarten@gmail.com

kinderdi said...

Thanks for sharing! Love your art work!

Julie Keohohou said...

I love your work! I just joined Melonheadz addicts!

Happy Holidays,
Julie

Liza said...

Love your work!!

Danielle Williams said...

I love, love, love your graphics. I would love to win this bundle.

Purple Palmetto said...

Such a cute giveaway! Love it!

Laura Boriack said...

I hope I'm not too late to enter the giveaway for this! Too cute :)
Laura
Over the 1st Grade Rainbow