Birthday Bash: 5:30pm-Beauty For Ashes/Classical Astronomy/My 31/Grapevine Studies

Unfortunately some of our sponsors for the Birthday Bash couldn’t be here to post on the Art of Eloquence Facebook fan page today.  Instead, I am going to be posting about their prizes for them this half hour.  Here is what they are offering as a prize for this half hour’s contest:


From Beauty For Ashes:


This gorgeous cross pendant shows Austrian crystals in pale amethyst, dark amethyst on the outskirts, with lavender aurora borealis crystals near the center. Cross measures 2 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ including the bale. Snake chain is 16.5″ plus a 3.5″ extension in Silvertone Rhodium! These crystals look different in different lighting.

Congratulations to our Winnner: Barbara!



From Classical Astronomy:

Moonfinder: A storybook for the whole family!  Moonfinder is the story of a little boy who learns about the phases of the moon with his dad. Each page includes a full-color illustration depicting the location and appearance in the sky of the moon at each phase, along with “celestial” views showing the corresponding position of the moon in it’s orbit around the earth. With Moonfinder, every member of the family can learn how to follow the monthly cycle of the moon’s phases!

Congratulations to our Winner: Stephanie White!


From My Thirty

$25 Gift Certificate good towards anything in the Fall Catalog.

The name Thirty-One comes from the verses of Proverbs 31.  Stylish, affordable products are exclusive to Thirty-One. From our signature purses and totes to storage solutions that help organize your life, you’ll find something to fit every personality and situation. Each season, we develop new products built on the idea that our products must be functional AND fashionable.

Congratulations to our winner: Bobbi!



From Grapevine Studies:

Birth of Jesus Teacher and Student Set.  Saddle up your donkey and take an unforgettable journey back in time to discover the amazing events that surrounded the Nativity. Children will go to Nazareth and study Gabriel’s announcement to Mary and then travel with Jesus, Mary, and Joseph from Bethlehem, to Egypt and finally back to Nazareth. This hands-on children’s Bible study uses interactive lessons that children love. Bible teachers will appreciate this engaging way of teaching the birth of Jesus. This familiar nativity story will never be the same for your students after they have stick figured it! Your choice of Beginner (Ages 5-7) or Multi-Level (Ages 7 and up) in either physical books or ebook format.

Congratulations to our winner: Alice Ross!


To win these prizes, you will need to post a comment to this blog post answering this question:  Name two things you can learn about Foot in Mouth Man you read the Misadventures of Foot in Mouth Man on the Art of Eloquence website!  You may share about his life, his video, audio or some of the adventures that are posted on his page.

We’ll be picking 4 winners (one for each prize) from among the correct answers and contacting you via email so make sure you leave your email address on your comment post.

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(DISCLAIMER: Communication FUNdamentals, our blog, normally only posts three times a week (MWF) but today we are having a new post/contest each half hour of the Birthday Bash.)

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  1. Never to speak while your foot’s plastered in your mouth, that’s not where your “soul” should be! FIMM is a little in left field sometimes. lol He was raised a Christian, and seems to try to be a nice person, but doesn’t seem to be able to get his ideas across very well! His wife’s a “good egg” and he assumed that JoJo wouldn’t mind being called Jo. He has a lot to learn about testifying about his faith.

  2. Alice Ross says:

    FIMM cracks me up. I like when he tried to sell his desk to a woman with large drawers. We can learn to watch what we say and to proofread and edit before submitting ads to the paper, haha.

  3. Lori Chapman says:

    I think this video is a wonderful way to show my girls how the meanings of words and how they can be so easily misunderstood. I love the newspaper article about the desk. My husband laughed and said that sounded like something he would do. It took me explaining it to him to get the joke.

  4. FIMM is lots of fun. Through his humorous adventures you can learn better communication (by way of what not to do). Also, you can learn the importance of proper spelling; for that matter, correct use of synonyms can be better understood too. So glad he’s around to learn the lessons for my children and me.

  5. Rebecca C says:

    When changing outside signs (like at the cleaners), make sure it makes sense.
    When sending Christmas cards, make sure to put the gift (check, gift card) in with the card before mailing.

  6. Well, Mr. FIMM needs to take some grammar and punctuation lessons. He also needs to work on his tactfulness. He uses way too many words to say what he wants/needs to. He also needs to hire a proofreader, or at least have one other person read over anything he produces! Thankfully we has AOE and JoJo to help us not be like him!

  7. Orilla Crider says:

    The legend of Foot in Mouth Man is a comical reminder to all of just how important communication skills can be in all areas of life. and FIMM Fans tell us that FIMM is so much fun that they are sitting down with their kidlings to use FIMM’s Faux Pas as a mini communication lesson!

  8. Stephanie White says:

    FIMM shouldn’t depend on spell checker to catch all his mistakes, and he want us to learn from his mistakes. Oh, and don’t forget to check packages/envelopes before mailing to make sure what you think you’ve included is actually there.

  9. ha! how about using spell check and making sure you address checks correctly lol.. (okay, and one of the quints being named Enrique- priceless!)

  10. I just learned that he has his own shop :). Cool shirts, hoodies, and cap!

  11. FIMM is the proud father of quintuplets
    He had a job at a dry cleaners and was fired because he embarrassed his employer with a sign.
    His wife is named Bonnie.

  12. Bonita Ledzius says:

    FIMM was born Franklyn Ignacious McMillner Possible in September of 1952. Instead of sucking his thumb, he preferred his foot.
    Also He doesn’t use spell checker, nor can he tell 2 of his quadruplets apart.

  13. LilMissMom27 says:

    FIMM is the Art of Eloquence mascot and resident MIScommunicator: A loveable but bumbling communicator, FIMM stumbles his way through life
    But as God often does, He uses FIMM’s unfortunate and complete lack of effective communication skills in order to entertain and educate the rest of us.

  14. FIMM was born Franklyn Ignacious McMillner Possible on a bloggy September day in the year of our Lord 1952.

    Communication misadventures starring FIMM at his finest with both feet planted firmly in his mouth! Too many episodes to have links for all of them:-)

  15. eye learned that resolutions can be funny and still be helpful.
    I also learned that FIMM’s children were born over the course of 2 days.

  16. I learned that FIMM is the Art of Eloquence mascot and resident MIScommunicator: I laughed very hard at the sign “drop your pants here and you will receive prompt attention”

  17. It’s obvious that FIMM needs to “think” before he speaks, “think” before he writes and he needs someone to educate him on how to do that.

  18. FIMM is a great way to demonstrate what not to do – like don’t rely on spell check to heavily or double check your wording before posting a sign to avoid humorous statements