August 18, 2014

Back to School Boost......ANOTHER TPT sale!!

By now I am sure you all have heard........

TPT is having ANOTHER sale!!  This is pretty rare for TPT....because usually the site has four big sales a year....and they are spaced 3-4 months apart.

This cute sale banner was made by Room 123!  
I know when TPT had their first sale....I wasn't really in "teacher mode" quite yet....but I am for this sale! is only one make sure you snatch up those deals on Wednesday!


August 16, 2014

Winner Announced & Meet the Teacher Blogger

This post is twofold. :)  Which means....twice as great as a normal blog post!

First....I am excited to announce the winner of the Starbucks Thanks-A-Latte giveaway!!  It's sad the giveaway has to come to an end...but exciting that the winner gets a pretty sweet prize!!

Drumrolll please.........

The winner is: Susan Fletcher!  Susan, if you are reading this...I have sent you an email :)  Congrats on your winnings!!

Now for the second part of the blog post....I am participating in the Meet Teacher Blogger linky party hosted by Falling Into First. :)  If you haven't visited her is uber cute.....soooooo....basically you should visit it!

Anyway....the whole point of this linky party is to get to know the blogger behind the blog. Often times we read awesome posts by awesome bloggers....but we don't really know much about them.  Welp....this linky changes all that. you will get to know me :)

Let's see......I am a 29 year old teacher, wife, golfer, gardener and  rustic-antique loving crafter. :)  This year will be my 8th year in education.  I spent 5 years teaching in a fourth grade classroom....and then slid right into an interventionist roll for 5th and 6th graders.  This will be my third year as an interventionist...and I. LOVE. IT!

This guy above is pretty much my favorite.....we have been married for almost three years!  He's a teacher too....AND....we work at the same school.  Not many people get to be with their best friend at work AND at home!  :)

These are a few of my favorite things...
Ice----I flipping love ICE. COLD. Drinks!!  What else.......mechanical pencils, flip flops (I hate when my feet have to be in real shoes!), Tervis tumblers, dangly earrings, Yankee candles, fall weather, sports, sports watching, laughing, talking, exercising and Pinterest!

 If you weren't a teacher, what would you want to be?
That’s a tough one…..because for as long as I can remember I have always wanted to be a teacher.  I suppose if I had to choose another career….I would want to be a radio DJ or a newscaster.  I love talking……and with those jobs…you get to talk A.LOT!

Three little words that describe you.
Outgoing. Motivated. Positive.

Finish the sentence, "________,  said no teacher ever!!"
“Gosh I am sick of these snow days”……..said no teacher ever!

Q: It's your birthday and you can invite anyone {dead or alive} to the party. Who are you inviting?
I would invite my great-grandma….we called her Nanny.  She was the sweetest lady you could ever meet….and I can’t wait to meet up with her in Heaven!    

Oh and I would also invite the entire cast of Golden Girls….but they would have to stay in character for the luncheon….that way I can pretend like I am on the show!  Man…I love that show!

Q: If someone wrote a book about your life, what would be the title?
 She Never Met a Stranger 

 Q:You get to pick one superpower. What is it?
 To heal. When someone is in pain…I wish I could take it away with the snap of my fingers. J  Wouldn't that be awesome!

Q: What's your favorite quote or saying?
"Keep looking up, that’s the secret to life."  Snoopy

Q: If you had to sing one song on american idol, what would it be? 
“Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen……I seriously love that song… it would help that I know all the words. 

 Q: Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Well…..I don’t think I am either one really.  I like to get up and get going….but the time for me to “get going” is usually around 9am.  Is that a morning person?  I go to sleep around 10-11pm….so I don’t think that is really a night owl?  I really have no idea what I am?!?!

Q: What's your favorite resource that you've created in your tpt shop?
My favorite item is my paragraph frames…..because I use them All.The.Time.  They are super easy to use….literally print them and give them to kids to boos their writing!

Q: Share something we might not know about you! 
I am happy (I think) to report that I have stopped drinking diet pop.  I used to be OBSESSED… 2-3 cans a day OBSESSED, but after the urging of my husband and athletic trainer……..I quit my addiction.  It’s been three months since I have had a sip…..

August 3, 2014

Back to school SALEabration (and a Starbucks giveaway!!)

I have two really exciting things to share (well my blog title kinda blew the surprise part....) two exciting things are:

1. TPT is having its annual Back to School (BTS) Sale!

This cute graphic was made by More Than Math by Mo!  Thanks!!
I prefer to call the B2S Sale...a SALEabration.....because most sellers on TPT participate, and a discount on awesome teaching products is a great way to kick off a new school year!  I (and many other sellers) have set the products in my ENTIRE store for 20% off, and not only that....but......If you enter the promo code BTS14, you get an additional 10% off!!!  That is 30% off folks!!!! Yay!!!

TPT sales are great for cleaning out your wishlists and buying shop away my dear teachers!!  Below are some of the bundles I have in my store.....and, like I is a great time to buy them!

Now for my second exciting bit of news.......

2. I am hosting a giveaway for a $15 Starbucks Gift Card!

I am hosting this giveaway for several reasons.  First, I have made it to 400 followers on TPT and I wanted to say Thanks A-Latte (haha...get it....I crack myself up......?!?) to all my fabulous followers.

Secondly, I wanted to ESPRESSO my gratitude (haha...did it again.....) to my blog followers!  I am up to 245 blog buddies....and I am hoping to get to 250!! is starting for most of us....and, frankly, who doesn't need an extra shot of caffeine to get them going at the beginning of school?

So......thank you TPT and Mind Sparks you all and best of luck winning the gift card! :)

Enter the contest below! :)  The giveaway starts tonight at midnight and runs until August 16th!!

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