TODAY’S Scholarships

Can I get a Whoop Whoop … It’s Scholarship Awards Day for the o2b Fun, Inc WINNERS!

Eight Students their families, friends and schools will enjoy PARTY TIME with food, beverages, games with prizes and the Highlight of our eight winners getting their Educational Scholarship Funds!

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Four Students going from 8th to 9th grade as we feel the transition into high school is a major step, and then there is the Four Students heading to College or Technical School.

We will be honoring one Student with the “SHEP Award,” for assistance in attending a Technical School in memory of a young friend of o2b Fun, Inc who recently passed, Michael Sheppard.  The “SHEP Award” will be given annually with our goal to keep Michael Sheppard alive in our hearts for his desire to always learn, grow in knowledge and his loving spirit.  I created the logo picture using tools and am pretty proud of myself so in case you cannot easily read it says “SHEP”

Not to mention grants already given to: Countryside Cares; ALS Lou Gehrig; ACS Cancer Society; Oldsmar Cares; Nielsen event for another Technical student and Make Them Matter.

So we are off to decorate, celebrate and enjoy “Student & Parent Celebration Party.”

Until next time keep it REAL … REAL FUN that is and Never Stop Learning, Brenda

Real Story

Memorial Day Weekend usually conjures up images of backyard parties, beaches and beer.  But Memorial Day is more than just a three-day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer. It’s actually been an official national holiday for over 40 years aimed at remembering those who served in the Armed Forces.

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A few years after the end of the Civil War, May 30 was established as “Decoration Day” — a day to decorate veterans’ graves with flowers. May 30 may have been the selected day because flowers would be in bloom throughout the country, according to the US Department of Veteran Affairs website

In 1971, Memorial Day was officially declared a national holiday and placed on the last Monday in May, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website says.

In December 2000, the president signed into law The National Moment of Remembrance Act.  “The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation.”

Thank you ABC News for this detailed information and share a flag or flower along with a big Thank You to those who have served!  Until next time … keep it REAL … REAL Fun that is – Brenda


These pic’s are of friends playing games slated for May 28 at the Student & Parent Scholarship Awards Party called Rebound and TP Rubber Band.   Great time is guaranteed with silly games whether you play at the office, your home parties or just to bring FUN into the house!

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Game pictures above pretty much self-explanatory but let me know if you have any questions.

Our Scholarship party is open to all sixty-two applicants, students, faculty, and families from these schools: Countryside High; Plant High; Tarpon Springs High; Pinellas Tech; Greco Middle; Marshall Middle; Tyrone Middle; Webb Middle and Countryside Academy to join in on the Party, Food, Games with prizes and Awards to the winners.

For full details about the Student & Parent Celebration, check out the Student Page, Event page and Sponsor Page to bring your family while supporting your school applicant!  Applicants have complimentary entrance otherwise there is a small attendance fee to underwrite the costs of the event.

Until next time … keep it REAL … REAL FUN that is and keep learning!  Brenda

Just Happened!!

Liebster Award

SHOCKED and HAPPY … My very sweet Blogging Queen Friend from Countryside nominated me for The Liebster Award.  SAID WHAT???  I had never heard of this so off to research I Began and found the word Liebster is German meaning sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute endearing and welcome.  SHEW, that is a lot of positive adjectives and I really do not think I fit those categories however Sandy Sandmeyer said I do without a doubt … HONORED I say!

So The Liebster Award, it is where bloggers nominate other bloggers who are relatively new and trying to establish their blogs and build up a readership.  While I’ve only been blogging since 2012 and proud of the fact I have over 5200 followers. NOW, I have some questions that I need to answer and then I get to nominate other bloggers for the Liebster Award, so here we go with the FUN!   THANKS to Sandy and please check her out at


  • How did you decide on the name of your blog? This has been my hearts desire since 1995 to start a blog and business named o2b Fun, we were incorporated … it just happened 8-17-2014
  • Where does your blogging inspiration come from? That I just want to serve, be a giver in life and make life FUN for everyone.  Life is too short not to share, care and enjoy … just say’en!
  • What is it that you love most about blogging? Finding silly things to get folks enjoying life.  Getting free stuff to try to give away to others.  Honor those that work hard and sometimes fall through the cracks without getting their KUDO’S!
  • What is your favorite food? My blog and of course more than one … Mexican, Asian and salad … yes I know salad is not a type of food but I could eat and sometimes do eat salad every day says Mrs Brenda Rabbit!
  • What is your favorite thing to drink (alcoholic or not)?  I’m a big Water girl, just ask Angel Bishop but have to have my coffee to start the day.  I also enjoy a nice glass of Moscato wine!
  • What is an item you cannot live without?  My Handsome Husband that I Love; Awesome Son plus Daughter (in-love/law) that I Love!
  • What are eleven random facts about yourself? Oh Lord they would ask this here we go: a) I’m a Hatfield by birth yes those Hatfields and McCoys; b) I love my Family and Friends; c) I love traveling; d) I  cherish and protect my Business Contacts; e) I Love to give things to people; f) I love doing crafty things to create, make and give; g) I Love networking, blogging and teaching people; h) I love trying new stuff; i) I Love encouraging people; j) I love doing events and making sure everyone leaves my events with more than they ever expected and k) Love assisting my Church and the Community!
  • If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Anywhere my Handsome Husband and Son/Daughter are is my Heaven on Earth!
  • If you could meet anyone from history, alive or dead, who would it be?  My all time favorite Ester from the Bible who so inspires me and of course I always say when I get to Heaven I want to talk with Eve about this crazy monthly girl thing she passed down to us all … again just say’en and they asked!
  • What is your favorite outdoor activity? Entertaining and playing Games … yes I know that is two 😉
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Successful in our 501-c-3 female owned Education Foundation to the point we are giving to One Middle Schooler and One High Schooler in EVERY Florida County annually in May.  Plus still helping with local food pantries, special needs school, elementary schools, charities and anyone in need to help EDUCATE + EQUIP + EMPOWER people to be successful in their lives as well as their communities.  Of course still traveling and enjoying life with the final input of making it FUN FUN FUN!!!

NOW I get to nominate my FAV 11 Bloggers so here we go:  a. Vicki Grimes (Ms Awesome); b. Becca Christensen; c. Bekah Brinkley; d. Madison Anson; e. Susan Merrill; f. Chocolate, Chocolate and More Chocolate; f. Blog Baby and sorry to say that is all the bloggers I know other than Sandy’s POV that nominated me.

Until next time … keep and make it REAL … REAL FUN that is!  Brenda 🙂



Whether you celebrate those that have gone on or those present today may this be a day full of New Memories.

Those that have lost a child, we cannot imagine your pain and still wish you a Day Full of Good Memories.



Until next time … keep it REAL … REAL FUN that is 🙂 just brenda


So yesterday I did a post on 5 FUN questions and here are your answers:

1. 100 year war lasted = 116 Years    2. Black Box in airplanes are = Orange    3.  Purple Finch is = RED    4. Camel Hair Brush is made from = Squirrel    5. Panama Hats are made in = Ecuador

YEAH     NOW … MothersDay

Tomorrow is MOTHER’S DAY so to all you Mothers, New Mothers and Mothers To Be may this be a day full of Love, Joy and surrounded by all those you LOVE.

To those who have lost your Mother, we send our sincere and deepest condolences, try to remember the good times as well the fact that one day you will join them again in Heaven.

To those who are Mothers and have lost their children again we send our sincere and deepest condolences.  We cannot imagine your hurt or pain but we hope you have tons of LOVE showered over You!  Your children are in the hands of GOD who loves them more than we ever could and you too shall see them soon in Heaven.

Until next time … keep it REAL … REAL FUN that is and HAPPY MOTHERS DAY ALL!  just brenda


Funny thought I knew the answers but I FAILED as I only got 2 out of 5 and my Handsome Hubs only got one, disappointment.  Let’s see how good you do and Tomorrow as I will Post Answers then, Saturday:

I Failed

  1. How long did the 100 year war last?
  2. What color is the black box in airplanes?
  3. What color is a purple finch?
  4. What is a Camel hair brush made out of?
  5. What country makes Panama hats?

Good luck, no cheating, do it quickly and like me Just LAUGH at yourself!  After you see the answers use it on all your friends!!!

Until Tomorrow … keep it REAL … REAL FUN that is!

2015 Derby

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The 141st running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby will be run tomorrow, Saturday, May 2, and for the third consecutive year, a tiered point system in select races will determine who qualifies to America’s greatest race. Each year 20 horses have the once in a lifetime chance to run in the Kentucky Derby.  To earn a spot in the starting gate, they must travel along the Road to the Kentucky Derby, a series of 35 designated races at tracks across the country and around the world.  Points are awarded to the top four finishers in each race.  The 20 horses with the most points will earn a spot in the starting gate on the first Saturday in May.

The series includes 16 significant events that comprise the “Kentucky Derby Championship Series” which takes place over the 10 weeks that precede the first Saturday in May.  A sliding scale of points will be awarded to the Top 4 finishers in each of the 35 races, to determine preference for the 20-horse Kentucky Derby field.

Some of the traditions at the Kentucky Derby that I remember from attending over the years include but not limited to:

Garland of Roses – first appeared in the 1896 when Winner Ben Brush received a floral arrangement of white and pink roses.  It was such a sensation from the start, that the president of Churchill Downs, Col. Lewis Clark, adopted the rose as the race’s official flower.

Music – in the world of sports there is not a more moving moment than when at the Kentucky Derby the Horses step onto the track for the Post Parade and the band strikes up “My Old Kentucky Home!”

Twin Spires – constructed in 1895 these were blue printed for Churchill Downs new grandstand.  The final Twin Spires are hexagonal spires exemplifying late 19th century architecture.

Signature Beverage – why Mint Julep of course, this has been a traditional beverage of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby for over a century.  The Old Forester Mint Julep ready to serve cocktail is the Official Mint Julep of the Kentucky Derby!

Hats – OH the Hats!  Kentucky Derby is a chance for every female to express her inner self Southern Belle take note that wearing a hat to the Kentucky Derby is believe d to bear good luck!  This long-established fashion was started by women however many men have started taking part in this tradition as well.  I must note that Southern Belle were wide-brimmed hats and all hats are best worn decorated whether feathers, bows, ribbons or flowers just express your creativity and individuality!

As my family heads to West Virginia this weekend, know that this year will not be a year we attend as family comes first but we ALL will be watching as Daddy has already informed us.  I also attached a copy of the Official 2015 Magazine so hope you watch and enjoy this Southern Tradition that our family enjoys year after year!

Until next time … make it FUN … REAL FUN that is and maybe you will make your own hats this weekend as a crafty project!  Brenda 🙂