Another Giveaway from Goosie Cards!

I was so thrilled when Jennifer, the owner of Goosie Cards, contacted me to do another giveaway!  I LOVE these cards and all the possible ways to use them.  These are the cards that I gave my 2 y/o niece for Christmas.  Her’s was an alphabet set.

Since gifting them I have thought of multiple ways to use them for my girls.  As most of you know, my girls are 11 and 13.  I knew I didn’t need to make them cards to learn their alphabets, but I knew that I wanted to make them a set to help them stay on task in the mornings. Both of them need multiple cues to stay on task and I figured that visual cues would be so much better than the constant verbal cues that only lead to frustration.  No matter how many times I ask them to do something, I can walk in the room and there they sit, looking dazed and confused.  I’m so tired of saying “Did you brush your hair?  Did you brush your teeth?  Did you make your bed? etc., etc., etc.”!!!! Mornings are difficult for us!

So I decided to make a set of cards for both of the girls with personalized pictures. They will include:  pick out your clothes, take a shower, brush your teeth, brush your hair, make your bed,  and put on your shoes.  They will be hole punched, on a ring, & hang on a hook.  I had really hoped to have the cards to show you, but alas, this month has been so busy and I just haven’t had a chance to order them yet. I’ve taken the pictures, now I just need to upload them & add the text.

Check out the Goosie Cards website for some great new card ideas!  These cards are really great for kids of all ages!  Alphabet cards, family cards, cards for therapy, etc. These would be great for speech therapists and behavioral therapists!

Leave me a comment, here on the blog, to be entered into the drawing for a set of 10 cards!  This giveaway is open to everyone, including my international friends!

“Like” Goosie Cards on Facebook here and follow Goosie Cards on Twitter here to stay up to date on all their specials, giveaways, and sales.

This giveaway will close this Saturday, April 28th at midnight Eastern time.

Good luck to all of you!

Have a great week!


Autism Bracelet Giveaway Winner!!

Congratulations to Becki on winning the beautiful autism bracelet!  She said:

Love it!! Please enter me to win :)

Becki, e-mail me your address to iamjujublog (at) yahoo (dot) com and I will get it mailed out to you!

If you didn’t win a bracelet & you would like one you can e-mail me at the same address & I’ll get back to you with the details!  All proceeds are going to help get Skylar an adaptive bike!

I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!

Make it great!


Autism Bracelet Giveaway!


Hello Everyone!  Happy Monday to you!  I’m so thrilled to be giving away this beautiful autism toggle bracelet today.  My mom has been selling for a jewelry company for many years and they recently designed the bracelet above.  You can check out her website here.  My mom (and dad) have supported us through our journey with autism since day 1!

To have a chance to win this beautiful bracelet all you have to do is leave a comment here on this post.


****We are also selling these bracelets to help us with our fundraiser for Skylar’s bicycle.  If you would like to purchase one (or more) they are $20 each, which covers the cost of shipping to you in the U.S.  International shipping will be additional.   You can either mail me a check or I’ll put you in touch with my mom to use your credit card.  These would make a great gift to someone who has been affected by autism…parents, siblings, grandparents, teachers, therapists, doctors, etc.  With 1 in 88 children with autism in just the United States, that’s a LOT of people affected by autism.  I also have friends all over the world that have children on the autism spectrum.

To order a bracelet just shoot me an email at and I’ll send you my address or put you in touch with my mom. (Her phone number and e-mail are also listed on her website!)

This giveaway will run through this Friday night, April 13th, 2012 at midnight (Eastern time), with the winner announced on Saturday morning.  Best of luck to all of you & I hope you have a fabulous week!

Make it great!


An Awesome Fundraiser & Giveaway Winner!

Hi there!  Yesterday, I was honored to drive down to Phoenix and help my sister, Jenny, with her 1st Annual Lemonade Stand & Cupcake Sale.  For those of you who don’t know anything about Jenny, she is a cancer survivor who has embarked on a journey to mark 1300+ items off of her “Life List”.  This year she has set a goal to do 39 specific things before she turns 39.  One of those items was to host a lemonade/cupcake stand and donate all the proceeds to the family of a little girl who is battling non-Hodgkins lymphoma.  I can’t begin to tell you what an awesome event it was.  I was so overwhelmed by the support of the community and the outpouring of love to this family.  We are already discussing ideas on how to make the next fundraiser even bigger & better!  Jenny did a wonderful write-up about the event over on her blog.  She gives wonderful steps for hosting a fundraiser in your own community.   Click here to read all about this wonderful event!

Thanks to all of you who entered the giveaway for the Designer Digitals gift card and left such wonderful comments!  I wish everyone could win!  The lucky winner is:

sharon71 who said:

Julie, I am reading your ‘back issues’ now. The polaroid weekend looks great.I recently saw a post somewhere a post about using the 2×2 coin pages that coin collectors use for Instagram pics. Will be buying some of those on payday.I’d like some more digital overlays – have recently taught myself to use them – Ali is my fave too.Thanks for the chance to win, and looking forward to your future weeks. :)

Congratulations Sharon!! E-mail me at iamjujublog (at) yahoo (dot) com  (or click on the link on the upper right hand corner) with your e-mail address and I will get your gift certificate to you!  I’m looking forward to trying out the 2×2 coin pages!  Thanks for the suggestion!

Make it a great one!


And the Winners Are…..

And the winners of the sets of Goosie Cards are…

Kim Ayres

I liked the fb page! I love the set you made!

Thank you for this, I really do admire people who constantly find ways to make communication easier for families with ASD. Very cool!

I liked them on FB! Hook me up!

Kim, Raquel, & Kerry, shoot me an email to the address using the link on the upper right corner of the page with the e-mail that you want me to send your prize link.  I can’t wait to see the cards that you all make!

Even if you didn’t win, you can still make a set of Goosie Cards for someone special in your life!  Just click here to visit the Goosie Cards website  & have fun! Such a neat company!

A huge thanks to Goosie Cards’ founder Jennifer for hooking these ladies up with a really fabulous product!

Make it a great week!


Goosie Cards Giveaway!

Happy New Year!  I can’t think of a better way to start of the new year than with a giveaway!  Yay!!!

I am thrilled to be giving away a set of 10 photoflash-cards that you will be able to personalize from Goosie Cards to 3 of my fabulous readers!  Goosie ships internationally so this is open to ALL of my readers!!  When Jennifer, the founder of Goosie Cards, contacted me about doing a giveaway this is what she had to say about the cards: “Our cards are universal and for all children.  They are based on the basic principle of visual learning: the first method by which we all learn.”  I don’t know about you, but Skylar is totally a visual learner as are many of the children that fall on the autism spectrum.

I immediately went to her website to check out what they had to offer.  I loved the way they looked on-line but knew that I wanted to have a set in my hands so that I could see the quality of not only the pictures, but the quality of the cards as well.  Well let me tell you, these cards are REALLY AWESOME!  These are a great educational tool for all children, but I especially loved the therapeutic aspects that these cards offer for children with special needs (sequencing, behavior cards, emotions, etc.). Years ago when we started ABA with Skylar, we purchased a box of cards to use in our various programs. She also had a set of them at school.  Oh what I would have given to have cards that were personalized with familiar faces and words to use for her.  Click here to go to the Goosie Cards website to see all the wonderful benefits of photo educational flashcards.

I chose to make a complete alphabet set for my niece, Sam, who is a 2 1/2 year old neurotypical child.  The process was pretty simple.  Upload the pictures on-line, drag and drop the picture into the card and add the text (up to 5 lines for each card).

I had my cards hole punched so that they could be kept together on a ring.  She opened her cards on Christmas Eve and absolutely LOVED them.  I loved watching her play with the cards and say the names of the people as she saw them.

To Enter this Giveaway you MUST:

1) “Like” Goosie Cards on Facebook and leave a comment below that you did so.


2) Follow Goosie Cards on Twitter and leave a comment below that you did so.

*Bonus Entry:  I will give a bonus entry (1 per day) for anyone who tweets or shares on Facebook about this giveaway and leaves a comment below that you did so!*

The giveaway will be open until this Sunday, January 8th at midnight Eastern time and winners will be announced here on Monday, January 9th.

Head on over to the Goosie Cards website and take a look!


Book Giveaway!

Shortly after I started my blog I heard about a book that had just been published.  Wit and Wisdom from the Parents of Special Needs Kids: Mostly True Stories of Life on the Spectrum includes essays from dozens of bloggers that have children with special needs. I was excited to get my hands on a copy as I love to read so many of their blogs. What I loved about reading this book was that I would get caught up in different stories and I would think “Wow!  I love this person’s writing style.”  Then I would turn the page and realize that it was someone’s blog that I already love to read so of course I love their writing style.  I also loved that I have found even more blogs to read and people to connect with.  This book made me laugh and cry.  I feel such a connection to so many of these writers due to the fact that many of the things they are going through I have been through as well.

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE to give people gifts.  It truly makes me happy!  So when I ordered my copy, I picked up a couple of extras to give away here on my blog.  I would like to specify that no one gave me these books and no one asked me to give these away.  I just want to give my awesome readers a chance to win a book written by some of my awesome new blog friends.  I’ve been overwhelmed by the support I have received since starting my blog.  I love sharing our story and my wish is that it will encourage you, give you hope, & make you laugh.

So here are a few ways you can earn a chance to win a copy of Wit and Wisdom:

1) Leave a comment with your name, where you are from, and what your favorite post has been here on I AM JUJU.

2) Receive an additonal entry if you subscribe to my blog.  You can do that in the upper right corner by hitting the “click here” button and entering your e-mail address.  By doing this you will receive a notification when I publish a new post.  *If you already subscribe to my blog and you leave a comment, you will automatically get an additional entry in the giveaway.*

3) Receive an additional entry if you follow me on Twitter here. (e-mail me at to let me know that you have followed @juliecoryell on Twitter)

4) Receive an additional entry if you tweet about my giveaway.  (e-mail me  to let me know that you tweeted the giveaway at

5)  Receive an additional entry if you share about this giveaway on Facebook. (e-mail me to let me know that you shared about this giveaway on Facebook)

*You can enter this giveaway through this Thursday (10/27/2011) at midnight Eastern time.  The winners will be announced here on the blog Friday morning.)

Make it a FANTASTIC week!