Thursday, May 30, 2013

Time for a face lift!

This was me (left) nearly 30 years ago (it is hard to say that out loud) with one of my best friends from high school.

We laughed and cried over boys, got into a LOT mischief, and were in each other's weddings.   Well, last weekend she brought her family to Missouri for a visit.  My son and her twins were connected at the hip while they went zip lining and canoeing!

Now I sat down today to finish my product face lift... did you think otherwise?

For the "trace" section, I have added more room to write.
 I have also added more room to write on the "write" section.
I have updated all of my Read, Trace, Glue, and Draw sets and added an additional set to each of these bundles, so you can get it at no additional charge.  Just go to "My Purchases" to get the upgrade.

We are having thunderstorms here tonight... why do I love them?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Summer Poetry FREEBIE!!!

My goodness!  It has been a busy few weeks for me! 

This morning I finished crossing just one item off of my "summer to-do" list.   Trust me when I say it is a long, LONG list!

Janet and I decided we wanted to thank your for your wonderful feedback on our poetry units.  You make our hearts happy!   As a thank you, we created a little freebie for you.  Perhaps you have a few more weeks of school left or perhaps you are teaching summer school.

Click on the picture to find your freebie
Here is the entire year of poems!

I have added a 10% discount to the already reduced price.  This sale will continue through Saturday.   

Janet and I have written the poems for August and September.  There will be 5 of them in that packet, so the bundle price will go up once those are added.   Get it while you can!!!

Thank you again for all of your support and enjoy the FREEBIE!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day!!!

Hi friends!   Here is a quick post to let you know that I am still alive!  

I have my high school friend from San Diego visiting with her family this weekend.  
We are having a great time playing tour guide.

We have been sampling foods from Missouri, so last night I made Gooey Butter Cake.

It is 7 kinds of sinfully bad!  But here is the super easy recipe!

We are off to for a canoe float trip down the Gasconade River!   
Wish us luck!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Happy Birthday to Us! Giveaway!

Who knew I had a bloggie twin... okay... I am a gazillion years older than her, but I sincerely love her like I would a sister!
My eyes  look a little cRaZy in this photo... not really sure what I am looking fail... but my two friends look foxy!
So today, May 16th, is our birthday.  
We thought we'd give you a little present in honor of our twin birthday.  
So we have two really awesome birthday bundles for you.  

Here is a picture of my birthday gift to you. I figured you might want to get a pedicure, a few good beach books, and perhaps some resources for next year!

You can go HERE to see Michelle's birthday bundle.

If you would like to enter to win our ginormous birthday gift giveaway, then just enter below.  
You can also go to Michelle's blog to enter for her prize pack.  

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, May 13, 2013

Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!


Janet, Paula, and Deedee
Ashley was our winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Five for Friday

I will admit that I have been a huge fan of the Five for Friday... but I have been inconsistent.   
But here goes some random~ness!

1.  Our t-shirts came in and we were super excited! 
Cara Carroll Fonts + Ashley Hughes graphics = AWESOME!

Click on the image to grab this design. I made it editable so you can add your own school name.  NOTE:  You will have to download it to your computer before the edits can take place.

2.  We LOVE our summer stations!  Like BIG TIME!

3. This little project turned out cute, but at 3:00pm, when I was running out of time, I was barking orders like a drill sergeant!   Again, Cara Carroll (stalk much?)

The upper left hand corner mom looks like she belongs on the Dick Van Dyke Show.

 Now the next two items are non-school related.. duh... Did I really need to say that?

4. I seriously love this conditioner.   I have "mature hair" which means my hair genie meets with me every 4 weeks.   I also have naturally curly (dare I say frizzy) hair.  If you have curly "mature" hair, you KNOW you need extra help.  I have tried EVERY product.   I have paid big dollars for tiny tubes and they are still sitting under my sink because I was not impressed.

About 2 weeks ago I tried this ($6 bucks...why not).   Oh! My!  Love! It!   
Shine, volume without poof, little frizz, control.
I am pretty sure that since I love it, it will be taken off the market... but give it a try.   And L'Oreal you can just send me my commission to my Pay Pal account!

5.   This is the Mister's favorite fruit bar.   I literally searched grocery stores high and low for the Peach variety... nothing, nada.  Then yesterday, while I was at MY WalMart, I saw them!  I quickly snapped a picture to text to my husband.  I looked up to see my assistant principal watching me.  Goodness... caught being a loon.   True story!

Enjoy your weekend!   Happy Mother's Day to all of you (teachers and moms alike).

Thursday, May 9, 2013

End of School Year Giveaway!

Where did the year go?   Seriously!   I have an amazing group of little people this year, so I am not certain I am going to be able  to say good-bye!  Beyond their sweet little selves, these kiddos came well prepared!  They were in Mrs. Harrell's Pre K class.

Mrs. Harrell teaches a few doors down from me.   Her son and my son have been friends for a long time.  I am pretty certain this was taken one summer when they were "helping to put together the PreK dollhouse"   We think they were actually just playing.

Everyday I would see these incredible happenings going on in her room and I told  her, "Girl, you need to start a blog."   Thank goodness she has!

Would you like to win this big-mamma-jamba?

It is a $68 value... and pretty much has all of your shared readings for the year. My kiddos have cherished their poetry notebooks and grumble when we put that week's poem away... only to proclaim the next day, "This week's poem is AWESOME!"  6 year olds are great for the ego!
{They also say I am pretty and not fat... so take the previous comment with a grain of salt}

Hop over to Paula's sweet blog to enter!!!!

Good luck!

Monday, May 6, 2013

By now you have heard about THE sale of the year!

If you are impatient (like me) you can get a 20% discount on EVERYTHING in my store starting today!

Click on the bird to visit my store.

TpT's sale officially starts on Tuesday.
click on the image to visit my store
 Now, I like a plan of attack. Here are my plans as the sale approaches:

1.  Look at my past purchases.   Have I left feedback on these?   I love those points! Sometimes the TpT system slows down on big sale days, so I want to get those feedbacks in! I want to rack-up those beautiful points and turn them into purchasing power!  I am freely admitting that I don't NEED anymore clip art... but I always WANT more clip art!
This is also a great time to go back to those sellers and see what other treasures they have in their store.

2.   I move my items from my "Wishlist" over to my "Cart."   Seriously, I have this mental image of a puma ready to pounce on its prey.

3. Think ahead... As I think about my classroom instruction, what things will I want to implement for next year.   This is a great time to be reflective!

It is easier to "Keep Calm and Shop On" when you have a plan!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Nursery Rhyme Poetry Stations 25% discount today only

Happy Sunday!   I was asked if I would create a poetry unit for nursery rhymes.

I think these would be great for those PreK to K students during summer school.  They would also make a nice beginning of the year shared reading.  Janet and I will still be creating an August/September Poetry Unit...That will be coming in June!

The Nursery Rhymes will be discounted by 25% until 10:00pm (CST) this evening!

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Peek at my Week-Summer?? Linky

So the rumor going around right now is that summer is near.   However, it has been down-right CHILLY here.   I will keep the faith that I will soon be complaining about how hot it is! Ha!

Yesterday The Perfect Son went to the prom... 

I hope you have a  wonderful Sunday!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Summer is Almost Here!

I had a touch of the stomach bug today... NOOO!!!! I don't have time to be sick!   This is the time of year when teacher stress level seems pretty high... Can you relate?

We are certainly on the school count-down.  However, one of the last things I want to do is drop our routines.  When routines go... chaos is sure to follow.   Tonight I seemed to bounce back a bit from that stomach bug, so I finished this (one of a half-dozen semi-finished projects...YIKES).

On  Sale through Sunday!

Hang it there peeps!  Even though it was 36 DEGREES today...summer is coming!!!

This will be discounted for the next 48 hours! 

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