Wednesday, December 31, 2014

1,000 Follower Giveaway

I'm so excited to help Kelly out over at Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten with her 1000 follower giveaway!! I love giveaways and being involved in one is so much fun! And congrats to Kelly for reaching that HUGE number on TPT!

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The giveaway will run from January 2nd thru the 6th! Tons of prizes will be given away.....such as:

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And my product that I'm giving away is in Prize Pack #6!! 
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I'm offering up my Middle Sounds Mayhem pack!

Make sure you head over to Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten on JANUARY 2nd to start entering!! The giveaway OPENS then! :)


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

14 in 14 Linky

Can't believe the year is almost ONE day....and what a year it's been!

I'm linking up with the 14 in '14 linky to share some of my favorites from this year!

Not necessarily a quote but so true.
Pray Hard 

Leggings or a hoodie. (I love a good sweatshirt!)

Exclusive Preview Of The New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Trailer! #TMNTMOVIE — The Queen of Swag! 
We actually just watched it for the first time the other night. So good.
Brought back lots of childhood memories! 

Was hooked on Netflix this summer. 
Still on season 1 so shhhhh...don't tell me anything!
Revenge has become the 2011-2012 season's new mystery drama, replacing what LOST was for the ABC network.  The show gives what the audience wants but still leaves room for wanting more. And getting a taste for what happens later in the season in the pilot episode was a different sort of narrative technique audience members don't see often.

Honestly...don't really have one. 
I'm always wanting Chic-Fil-A does that count? 

It has changed my life.
I tried it. Fell in love.
Became a consultant.
Here I am.

From a student earlier in the pretty and sweet!

Anyone else?
Well....I haven't really blogged in a while....not sure I could pick something?!

Entering in to year 12 of teaching (I think that trumps quite a bit!:)
And continuing to want to do it.....


This is one that was just taken at the beginning of the month at a local farm.
Dinner, hayride, and Christmas lights!

Celebrating a friend's birthday at an 80s party!


Packing all of these book bags& more to take to KY
 on our annual summer mission trip.

 To continue to work on staying healthy and eating right (even if it
means giving up those sweets when needed! ;)

To continue pushing forward in teaching and knowing that this is my calling.

To continue to grow in my Jamberry business...I love's not stressful and has really
helped us financially.



Monday, December 29, 2014

Has it REALLY been TWO months???

Yes. I'm afraid it has...two months! Aggh where did the time go?

And honestly, I can't say why I haven't blogged in so long...I have plenty to tell you, to show you, to give to you....I just haven't. And it's been kind of nice. To not have the stress of feeling like I need to post daily or weekly. Does anyone else feel like sometimes you are letting your followers down? Like you are supposed to post ALL the's hard. I LOVE it..but it's hard. Sometimes I sit down and I get ready to create/post....and my mind goes blank. LOL...there's so much going on in there I have on idea why it goes blank but it does. 

Don't get me wrong....but it's nice to take a break. I've definitely been following you guys...and been crazy Instagramming (is that a word?) 
If you don't follow me on Instagram. (there's a link on the right side of the blog)...head over there and click that little button at the top. I'm posting a LOT on well as my FB account.

I'm going to try to definitely do better this year....maybe not every week...but at least a couple times of month. I want to blog more and celebrate milestones (yeh totally missed the 1500 mark on my FB page---maybe I'll plan something for you this month! :)

It's been nice this month to just chill too..I haven't felt the very best this month....If you've been following for a long may remember that I have mentioned that I have endometriosis....and this month has been kind of rough. It comes and goes. But December has rocked my world. Ugh. 

So I just remember....

Here's a very QUICK recap of what we did in December....again...I posted a lot over at my Instagram account. 

Of course we did Elf on the Shelf...Charlie is his name and "elf"ing is his game. Here's a pic of what we walked in to see one morning!

The best picture was when he was "roasting" marshmallows by our classroom fireplace. And of course this girl forgot that picture! Why do you ask....because Santa showed up that day!

LOL...I hate to laugh at my kiddos because it's definitely ok to be scared of something. But this little girl completely took my assistant and I by surprise. She was NOT the ONE we thought would freak. But freak out she did. He walked in and she took off running taking Ms. E with her! LOL all the way to the back of the room.

Eventually she did give him a high-five (after yelling out that she wanted a Barbie) and we all clapped and cheered for her! What a a day....and yes that's my assistant in her PJ's....because Santa showed up on Polar Express Day!! :)

We also made some very cute elves and reindeer!

So much more was going on and I just didn't document everything! But I promise more to come in the next few months. (Plus I have an intern starting her first semester with me in January---one day a week for the Fall....every day). Any advice????

I hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas and this pretty much sums up how I feel after eating all of those goodies!

hehe..makes me snicker....or I want a snickers?? LOL

Oh..I totally sure to check back this week. I've joined in with Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten for something amazing this week......I can't tell you until the 31st!!!! Check back in then!

Hope you enjoy the last final days of 2014 and that 2015 will be all you ever wanted and dreamed about! :)

Thanks again for being amazing followers and sticking by me......even if it has been two months!



Monday, October 27, 2014

Super Spider Sounds Freebie

 Hey friends! It's me....I really am around.....just a busy gal! :) I wanted to share a quick freebie with you that I just whipped up to finish out this busy month!

Just click on the picture to grab it! (There's also two other goodies with it!)
 Graphics by Graphics from the Pond, MyCuteGraphics, & Creative Clips

Hope you can use it! Would love for you to comment and let me know what you think!

Have a great week!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

October Currently!!

Two posts in one week...say whaaaatttt!!!?

Yep it's that time...and I missed last month so I was definitely not going to miss this month!!

Here it goes...

Listening----It was The Bucket List--(I love Morgan Freeman!!) but now it's The Terminator or something the hubs turned it to.....I need to switch over to Vampire Diaries...

Loving--- I'm a summer girl...but this time of year always makes me happy. The humidity is almost gone (ugh) and the colors and all the fun stuff that happens this safety, Halloween, pumpkins, bats, spiders oh my!

Thinking---Thinking about lesson plans. I'll be out of work next week for two days, so I need to do my planning plus plan for a fun.....but excited to be heading back to Kentucky, where our mission team goes each summer!

Wanting--- I'm wanting to book some fast and fun Jamberry parties this month--so I'm looking for ladies who love to have cute nails and who want to earn free stuff!!! I just ordered these!!! So excited....

Needing---a nap! Before bed. We took the kiddos to the fair today....this teacher is exhausted!! And I need a good book to read---any suggestions??

Trick or Treat---Treat for you!! I'm offering up my Fall Kids Hide and Find for free until this SUNDAY--October 5th!!! Grab it up and leave some feedback would ya?? :)


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September Recap--Picture Style

Oh my word----has it been f.o.r.e.v.a.....since I blogged?? Why, yes it you know why? One

Goodness...when school started crazy....on. On top of that..I think I caught every back to school bug there was that was going around!! That's never happened before!

Soo...I'm going to try to get back on track! Here's a little September recap in pictures....all of the goodness that we've been doing.....ready?? Here it goes...

 We practiced rolling dice and covering the number shown with our pom poms.

Apple Time!!!

Working in pairs to sequence how an apple grows.

We finished up our apple unit by making applesauce!

We also began learning how to track our print by keeping our "eyes" on the words! Oh the little things that make learning fun...

I've also been creating...I have a few things I'm working on now but this one is one of my favorites!! My kiddos were really struggling with color that's how I came up with these!! Love using my interactive notebooks for these!

And here are a couple of oldies but goodies you can grab for the Fall!!

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