Tuesday, November 25, 2014


We are so excited for the holiday season that we couldn't help but spread some love! Lots of your favorite TPT Teacher-Authors and I have teamed up to give YOU some TPT spending money. We love you and appreciate you (and we wish we could give all of our fabulous followers some money)!

Enter the Rafflecopter below by simply following our TPT stores, and you will have a chance to win one of five $25 TPT gift cards! Good luck!
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Thursday, October 2, 2014

October Currently with a trick!

Hello Blogging Friends!  
I am sorry I have been absent for a while...I have been here, just in a little bit of a transition!  I started a new job last week!  I am going to be a Special Education teacher in a school with students who have behavioral and emotional disturbances.  It is somethign totally different from what I have ever been in before.  I have eight students with two teaching assistants, plus behavior support.  Academics is not the most important part of this school, but getting students to be able to function in life.

I can't wait to share more with you in the coming weeks about this new adventure I am on!

Today, I am linking up with Oh' Boy Fourth Grade for her Currently!

Listening- Gilmore it!  I am so excited to watch it on Netflix now...even though I own all of the seasons on DVD!

Loving-  I LOVE fall!  The colors of the trees are beautiful and I am so grateful to live in a beautiful part of the country!  I could look at them all of the time!

Thinking- Since I have started this new job, I have been chipping away at my classroom set up slowly! The classroom was just opened in my school this year and another teacher has been running it since the beginning of the year.  I don't feel like it is mine yet!  I am hoping to spend a week-end working on setting it up before I officially take over in a week!

Wanting- see above!

Needing- Motivation...I feel like that is the story of my life.  I want to make more TpT products, go to the gym, quilt, read, etc.  I just need some motivation!

Trick-  I actually got this tip from another teacher I was observing in my school.  Academics are not the focus in our school so we try and get it in where ever possible.  One of the teachers wants her students to learn the presidents, so she assigns a different one each week as their cue to line up.  This week it was James Monroe.  I thought this was a clever way to incorporate some academics into the classroom!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: This makes me happy! has been a while!  The month of September has been a bit of a crazy month, where I could do nothing, but trust God.  I finally started school today!!!  A blog post will be posted soon about the new adventure I will be going on this year!  

Today I wanted to link up with Sugar and Spice for her Wordless Wednesday.  

This picture makes me happy!  These are my nephews that live in the Netherlands!  I saw this picture at the end of my first day of school and it just made me smile!  I think it might end up on my desk!  What makes you happy after a long day?

Monday, September 1, 2014

September Currently

It has been a while!  I am so sorry I have neglect my blog these past couple of weeks.  Life has been a bit crazy so the blog did not get the attention it deserved!  I am hoping to be back on track!  

I am so excited to be linking up for September Currently
Can you believe it is September???

Listening- Dance Academy is an Australian TV Show that is on Netflix.  It is about students at the National Ballet Academy.  I don't know why I love it, but I do!  

Loving- The weather this summer has been wonderful!  It has been perfect!  I am a little afraid of what the winter might hold!

Thinking- A new job!  Yes, I have gotten myself a new job 10 minutes from my house!!!  NO more commuting an hour and a half to work each way!  I will give more details soon because I have not started yet.  I have to be processed through Human Resources in the next few weeks and go through some training.  I am hoping to get it all done quickly so I can meet my new students soon!

Wanting- Motivation!  I have some projects I would like to get done in the next couple of days/weeks but my motivation is lacking ALOT! 

Needing- I have two quilts that are started and need to be finished!  But I have a lack of Motivation (see above).  One of the quilts I need for a baby shower for next Sunday!  I will get it done.  I always work better under pressure!

3 Trips- Australia, Hawaii, Italy.  I have never been to these three places and have always wanted to go.  There is rumor that my dad is going to take us all to Italy in a few years to see where he was born and grew up!  Hopefully I will get to go to all of them one day!  Oh to be able to travel the world without a care in the world!

Have a great rest of this three day week-end and enjoy your week!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

AMAZING Giveaway!

My heart is beating at what feels like a kajillion miles per hour and I have butterflies in my tummy as I post this! So much preparation and hard work has gone into this giveaway and these products.
 I won't go on and on for too long- I promise, but I think it is important to tell you how this giveaway came to be. 

There are incredible TpT creators out there. There are the BIG ones who we all know, love, adore and go to again and again to fill our classrooms with love and learning. I am so thankful to have resources literally at my fingertips no matter where I am. 

I have spent a lot of the summer creating and collaborating with other teachers and have come to find some "hidden treasures" in stores with very few followers. So what better way to showcase these incredible teachers and all their work than with one of the most enormous giveaways we have ever seen? 

 Over 100 TpT sellers and Etsy creators have donated these products. There are 7 prize packs and each are grouped by grade level. You can enter to win them all! The more entry tasks you complete the better your chances of winning. Plus you can share this giveaway on your Blog, Facebook or Pinterest once a day for an additional 10 entries each day! So without further ado.....

Prize Pack #1 includes 18 products from TpT sellers, a handmade "welcome" banner for your classroom from M Paper Designs and a personalized teacher cup from Sugar Stitches Designs!
Click any of the pictures below and a link will take you to the listing for each product. 

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Prize Pack #2 includes 19 products from TpT sellers, a teacher planner  from The Nifty Planner, and a  personalized teacher sign from Blended Creations Inc.

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                                                          Product of your choice!

Prize Pack #3 includes 17 products from TpT sellers, a handmade classroom garland from MPaper Designs and a pencil door sign from Details in the Deisgn.
 Prize Pack #4 includes 18 products from TpT sellers, a handmade classroom garland from MPaper Designs, and a personalized pencil door sign from Bows and Bells Hangers.


Prize Pack #5 includes 15 products from TpT sellers a personalized sign from MACInspired Crafts plus a personalized teacher block sign from Blended Creations Inc!

Prize Pack #6 includes products from 16 TpT sellers a personalized door sign from Cara's Southern Designs, and a personalized teacher cup from Mommy's Latte Fund!

Prize Pack #7 includes 16 products from TpT sellers, a teacher planner of your choice from Little Drop Designs, a personalized door sign from MACInspired Creations plus a personalized teacher cup from Mommy's Latte Fund!