Thursday, November 22, 2012

Liebster Award Nom and Upcoming TPT sale!

I hope that you all have had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm stuffed after eating at my dad's house last night with that half of the family, going to my mom's today to eat, and then to the in-laws this evening to eat. I do believe I am oh say..around 30 lbs heavier now...LOL I see some serious walking and exercising in my near future...possibly...unless the couch calls my name before I can get my sneaks on....

I will be participating in the Cyber Sale going on Monday and Tuesday on TPT!!!

Use Promo Code: CMT12

I'll have my December Fun Pack uploaded by then as well as a few other Christmas goodies that you will be able to grab. I hope to also have some more digital papers as well. So stock up and grab and get 20% off of my stuff and TPT is offering another 10% for a total of 28% off of your purchases. I know that my wishlist is FULL of goodies!!

And my dear bloggy friend Mrs. Leeby over at Learning With Mrs. Leeby nominated me for the Liebster Award. 

The Liebster Award is given by bloggers to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. It is to show new bloggers that they are appreciated and to help spread the word about new blogs. Thanks Mrs. Leeby I appreciate it!! It means a lot!

The rules:
- You must post 11 random things about yourself.
- Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.
- Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.
- Choose 11 blogs you love (with less than 200 followers) and link them in your post.
- No tag back (but please leave me a comment on this post with the URL to your Liebster post so I can learn more about you)!

11 Things about Me:
1. I was born and raised in the same small town that I live in now (in fact like 3 blocks from where I went to HS & my grandma lives right behind us)--so I know everyone it seems.
2. I have 3 sisters (2 are step-sisters but we've been family so long I normally don't say step)
3. I am the oldest grandchild on my dad's side and the shortest...all of cousins are at least 6 ft tall. I'm pushing 5'2 with shoes! LOL (my sister is about an inch or two taller than me)
4. Growing up I've always wanted to be a mom---one day maybe....
5. I heart chocolate and orange juice---at the same time
6. I can knit.
7. I LOVE to read (Mrs. Leeby--i saw you read eBooks. Do you have a nook or kindle???)
8. I've killed two deer with the same car while in college
9. I'm pursuing my master's degree (will be finished July 2013)
10. I love to watch New Girl and the Vampire Diaries :)
11. The beach is my most favorite place in the whole world....

11 Things asked by Mrs. Leeby
1. Do you play an instrument?  
Yes..the Ipod and the cd player (LOL) no seriously--I've never learned how to play an instrument...always thought it'd be cool to learn how to play the drums only b/c my dad knows how
2. Where have you traveled?
I have not traveled outside of the country. I would LOVE to visit Australia. But I have been to NY, Florida, Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, SC, Indiana,  (ok..basically everywhere surrounding North Carolina!!)
3. What is your favorite thing to cook or your favorite recipe?
Good question...I enjoy cooking when I have time so I'd have to say...oh, I made the most awesome homemade vegetable soup last year...I found it on Pinterest and it's a.m.a.z.i.n.g....I'll have to do that again soon.
4. How long have you been teaching?
this is my 10th year
5. What's your zodiac sign?
6. Camping or hotel on a beautiful summer weekend?
Camping if there is a bathroom!! 
7. Most embarrassing blogging moment?
Um...I think just all of it sometimes because I'm so new at this. Feeling like I'm being obnoxious with asking for followers at times.
8. Bath or shower?
Shower but I wouldn't rule out a bath
9. Wine or beer?
I don't really drink anymore, but if I had to
10. Real or fake Christmas tree?
Fake--my sister used to break out when we had real ones so I just stuck with the fake because I was used to it
11. Is blogging taking over all of your free time?
Yes...unfortunately b/c my grad school stuff ends up taking a back seat!! 

Questions I'm asking my nominees:
1. How long have you been teaching?
2. What is your favorite holiday?
3. Do you have any siblings?
4. If you weren't teaching, what would you do instead?
5. Do you have a favorite sport to watch or play?
6. What do you do in your spare time?
7. Where is the farthest place you have traveled?
8. What is your favorite movie?
9. How long have you been blogging?
10. What made you begin blogging?
11. Favorite food?

Blogs I'm nominating:

Wow what a hard time I had picking just 11 blogs....there are so many amazing ones out there. Don't forget to comment here and leave a link when you've answered! 


  1. LOVE the whole post and all of your answers! I am Kindle all the way, girl! Love my Kindle Fire. :)
    Ha! I also had to giggle when you said you love orange juice and chocolate at the same time- yum!

    Hugs and Happy Black Friday,

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  2. Hi Nicki! Thank you so much for nominating me for a Liebster. It was very exciting!
    Check back to my blog for my answers.

    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

  3. Hi Nicki,
    Thanks again for nominating me for a Liebster! I've followed all the directions just like a good teacher should... stop on by and check it out!
    Colleen :-)
    Fun and Fearless in First

  4. I also nominated you, whoops! But I love your blog and all your work. Here it is: Some Liebster Love

    Fun in PreK-1

  5. Thanks so much for nominating me! That was fun! Stop by if you'd like to see my answers!

    Beach Lovin' Teach

  6. hi! Well looks like you are becoming quite popular! I also nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award!! LOL

    Visit my blog if you would like to have some more blog award fun!

    Teaching Munchkins



  7. Thanks so much for nominating me! It means so much!!...I LOVE the owls!!
    Christy :)
    Mrs. Christy’s Leaping Loopers

  8. I'm new to blogging too and your newest follower! :)
    I nominated you for the Liebster blog award ~ You can get more info from my blog:

  9. Thank you so much for nominating me! It was really fun to answer the questions and it also made me go out and find some other new bloggers. Here is the link to my post!
    Clearly Kindergarten

    Thanks Again!