Watermelon! (Guest Post and a Giveaway)

I have always loved watermelon.  I love to eat the fruit as much as I love spitting the seeds!  I love my watermelon flavored lip gloss.  I think the watermelon Jolly Rancher is the tastiest of "Rancher family."  I have a watermelon scented candle.  So... imagine my delight when I walked into the Wood Connection and saw all of their adorable watermelon crafts on the shelves.  What a great way to celebrate the upcoming summer season!  I just knew I had to make something.  Stop by the Wood Connection's blog, www.thewoodco.blogspot.com to see my guest post/tutorial. 

Here's a sneak peek; two pictures that make me giggle because they are so "typical Aleisha."

I do craft in leopard print pants, occasionally.

And yes, that is a Diet Coke beside my project.  It's a "craft time" staple!

I was SO thrilled with the finished project, I took it outside for a photo shoot on my front lawn.  
(I'm sure my neighbors think I'm crazy!)

A big, "watermelon-sized" THANK YOU to the Wood Connection for allowing me the opportunity to guest post!  (And of course, thank you for being one of my favorite places on earth!)  The Wood Connection has generously donated a $25 gift certificate to be given to one lucky "Mama Leisha" reader.  Entering the giveaway is easy:

1.)  Simply follow Mama Leisha via GFC!  (Google Friend Connect on the left side bar!)  If you already follow, THANK YOU!
2.)  Leave a comment stating you'd like to win.  (And who wouldn't want to win this?!)
3.)  If you visit the Wood Connection's blog and leave a comment on my tutorial, that's another entry.

The drawing will close Saturday, May 12th at 10:00pm MST.  The winner will be announced Monday, May 14th.  There is one caveat:  The Wood Connection is located in Murray, UT.  They do not ship their products.  The drawing would most benefit Utah residents, people who visit Utah often, or readers willing to travel to Utah to claim their prize!  (Thanks for understanding, and if you're willing to travel I'll take you out for a cheeseburger!)  

Happy Watermelon Crafting!!!        


  1. I already follow and would love to win. I'm having a Picnic Theme storytime this week and we're going to make watermelon tambourines!

  2. pick me pick me! :) glad you do these aleisha, your blog is fun to read. love your sweetness and personality!

  3. I would love to win and I follow!

  4. That is so cute! And I wish I could squeeze my big, pregnant bum into some cute leopard pants! I am a follower!

  5. stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to leave you a little blog luv! Def enjoyed this post!! VERY VERY cute and creative! New Follower via email :-)


  6. I would love to win this. My husband is a woodworker and would love to make a craft out of wood myself :)
    What a fun summer project!

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    1. Email me your street address at curlyleish@hotmail.com, Baby Doll! You're my winner!

  8. I want to win the very most! Those watermelons are stinkin cute! I was just hoping that maybe just maybe if I already live in Utah, you might still take me to get a cheeseburger!!! He he he
    And the name is "Robyn Tuttle" aka "Herbie Tuttle"

  9. omygosh, i love it! it is so colorful and cheerful! i could just picture you outside arranging them :)
    i thought of you a bajillion times today. i listened to your vnote again!!
    then, on the way home, i started thinking about 2 months ago and got a weepy. ahh! these hormones!
    then, in target, i saw those fabulous leopard pants your sportin' in the pic above. they were 50% off and i thought, nahhh, i will just look like a pregnant leopard with a huge booty! lol
    i miss you. i miss you. i miss you.
    i'm calling coldplay and telling them to pick mama leisha!!!!!! :)
    i love you, lady mama <3

    i just read lilly's quip of the day and blew a snot rocket :)
    she is hilarious :*) waahhh, i miss her too!
    omygosh, that is so funny, aleisha!! i can so picture her saying that!
    send my love to the little lady and to camren and james <3

  11. That is super cute!! I am like that too, I'll set up shop in the front yard for a photo shoot. I bet my neighbor's think I've lost it. I can hear them now " yep, that women has lost it again, she's taking photos again "

    Stopping by via the Freaky Friday hop, I've enjoyed my visit and have followed you in all the networks we have in common.

  12. The watermelons are adorable. My 6 yr old daugther asks me everyday if time to start buying watermelon. She would eat it year round if it was in seaon. :) I would love to win

  13. Im a new Google Connect Friend and I;d like to win.
    Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

  14. How adorable!! So creative! I'm a coffee girl (instead of D Coke) - but I feel ya on that one!

    Thank you for linking up with me last week at Drab to Fab!


    Come on back by and share more of what you have been doing :)

    Have a great one!

    Amy@Sugar and Spice


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