Sunday, May 31, 2015


Come join us for the big PAR-TAY in September!  Discount code to use at registration is: MANHATTAN5. It'll be a shining good time! I promise!

#TheHappiest5K #TheColorRun #ShineOn #WeShine

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hi Friends,

I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed. So I've created a classroom project request at, an award-winning charity.

I'm asking for donations of any size to help my kids. For the next four days, any donation you make to my project will be doubled (up to $100). If you know anyone who is passionate about education, please pass this along. Your donation will brighten my students' school year, and you'll get photos and thank yous from our class.

Here's my classroom request:

To have your donation matched dollar for dollar, enter the promo code SPARK on the payment screen. This awesome match offer lasts through November 2.

My students and I greatly appreciate your support.

Thank you!
"Mrs. B"

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Mrs. B's Web & Digital Technology Classroom Needs YOUR Help!! - DonorsChoose

I am so excited to start teaching here in a couple of weeks.  I am really looking forward to meeting my students and coworkers and getting right to work.  As a Technology teacher, I will be teaching Graphic Design, Computer Graphics, Computer Applications, Junior High Business/FBLA, and Yearbook. WooHoo!!! Right down my alley! In order to complete the requirements for these courses, my students are in need of some resources.

The students in my classroom are leaders of tomorrow.  They have a desire to learn skills that are not the typical paper and pencil skills.  They are interested in a variety of skills and realize the importance of computer and technology skills in their future career field or post-secondary experience.  These students are leaders in the classroom and within the school.  They take ownership of their projects and designs, as well as their behaviors & attitudes both in and out of the classroom.  They greet every project head-on and are enthusiastic about the opportunity to use the technology available to create a design portfolio that they can then take to a job interview or another setting as needed.

I know many of you are supporters of educational endeavors, so I ask you to please consider supporting my students with digital technology resources that they will need this school year.  You may find my DonorsChoose requests here ---->

 ANY amount greatly helps the students in my classroom.  We say THANK YOU to our classroom sponsors and greatly appreciate the resources we receive to enhance our daily teaching and learning.

~ Ashley (Mrs. B)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Neeley's horse show highlights from April 12th!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

2014 Horse Show Sponsorship Fund

Hi all! Neeley is raising money to compete in the upcoming 2014 horse show season. Please consider supporting, which helps to pay for the show and class fees, needed gear/equipment/tack/clothes, etc. She kindly thanks you!! :)

Here is the link to show your support! ------------>

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Neeley's Equine Rescue Fundraiser

As many of you know, horses are Neeley's passion. She has taken her love for them one step further by joining in local equine rescue efforts. Funds raised from the sale of these t's will go towards supplying the necessary food, tack, & TLC for formerly abandoned horses. More than 1600 horses are abandoned by their owners each year. Once loved & cared for, these horses are left to fend for themselves. Join us to raise money for a local equine rescue. Sooo proud of this girly and everyone involved and their efforts! We can all make a difference!!

Head on over to this site ------------> <------------- to show your support!

Thank you!!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The taste of fortune

I love to try new products, and we get asked to do just that here at The Bowden Brigade sometimes.

I was recently contacted by Will at Fortune Cookie Creations to review a complimentary sampling of their colored and flavored fortune cookies. Now, this girl LOVES a good fortune cookie, and while I always thought those that come free with a meal at the local Hunam buffet were delicious, the yumminess that is a fortune cookie from Fortune Cookie Creations really takes the fortune cookie to a whole new level.

The flavors offered in these fortune cookies are very tasty. My favorites are the lime flavor which is the green cookie and the coconut flavor which is the yellow cookie. The texture of these fortune cookies is perfect-thin and crispy but not that over processed piece of cardboard we usually think of in a fortune cookie. These are light and delicate...and almost gone! Yep, they are that yummy! Look how cute they are in this bowl. This quickly became the centerpiece of our dinner table, and is now about empty. :) We don't do a lot of sweets around here at The Bowden Brigade, but I could break that rule with these fortune cookies from Fortune Cookie Creations.

I don't know about you, but we have quite a few family get-togethers coming up with the holidays and family celebrations. How perfect would these be as a centerpiece or as a small gift to give to guests as a take-away. Each fortune cookie includes the most perfect fortune inside. These to review included a promotional fortune.

Fortune Cookie Creations offers themed fortune cookies. I love the idea of having these at a baby shower or reception. They also offer the option to customize the cookies to your liking. What a perfect lil something special to save your celebration from being a "misfortune." :)

I would love to say that I still have a few to share with you all but you know....Mr. Bowden Brigade just snuck the last one. His fave are the chocolate. :) Head on over to the Fortune Cookie Creations website HERE to try them for yourself. Then come back here and let me know your fave color and flavor. Yum!

They're good eats!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

#MeaningfulBeauty Créme de Serum

I ❤️ a good facial serum. So I was so excited to be selected by Influenster to review the #MeaningfulBeauty Créme de Serum. 

This stuff is ah-mah-zing, y'all!! 😊 I have been using it once a day per package directions for four days now and I can tell a HUGE difference in the hydration and softness of my face. Before trying it, I had been noticing dryness under my eyes which was not pleasing. Now my face is soft and the texture looks and feels so much better.This serum has solved that.  It feels like the most luxurious moisturizer ever. 

Needless to say, I will DEFINITELY be buying this. I am SOLD! Thank you, Influenster for this FREE product to try. Thankful for this little pampering. I certainly needed it!! Comment below if you have tried this!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Passing Scores

Praise the Lord! I have passed my teaching exams. 

I took the most recent one a week ago and have been a nervous wreck since then. 😜 

Whew, now I can breathe and enjoy the holidays. 

I do my student teaching next semester and am really looking forward to it. 

Thank you all for your kind words and prayers!!

Saturday, November 9, 2013