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Monday, January 19, 2015

Make-A-Wish

I have teamed up with Melissa at A Teaspoon of Teaching for an AMAZING Exclusive TpT product & giveaway!!!  Melissa has put together 3 different bundles, selling for $25 a piece, with over $125 worth of product!  All of the proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  When I saw that she was doing this, there was no hesitation that I wanted to participate.  Helping out with something like this is amazing!

Here is a sneak peak at what is included in the bundles, as well as a link to her TpT store so you can get yours today!!!  Her fundraising goal for Make-A-Wish is $5,000!  Let's see if we can help her pass the goal!

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Purchase Here!

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Nikki, over at Melonheadz created a special Make-A-Wish graphics set!  You can enter to win this!!!! Head to A Teaspoon of Teaching to enter!!

I am so grateful to be a part of this and know that my product is part of granting wishes!



Saturday, January 17, 2015

What a Month!!!


I have been so busy the last few weeks!  It's amazing how exhausting the first couple weeks back to school after a vacation can be.  There has been SO much going on.  Here's a peek into the last few weeks!

New Years started off very interesting.  I was in quarantine at my house because I was radioactive…yes…RADIOACTIVE!  Lol.  I had my thyroid nuked.  I have battled thyroid disease for a long time and I am happy it's finally over.  :)


A few days after I was done with they whole thyroid debacle, my grammy turned 90 years old!!!!  We celebrated by having a girls night at Cheesecake Factory!  It was delicious!!!  I think she enjoyed herself and she learned about taking selfless!  Heehee.  Her party came later in the week!



A couple days after our girls night, my best friend from college came into town for my grammy's big party.  We had a great time hanging out and my students were happy to have her come visit the classroom again.  


Last Saturday was my grammy's 90th party!  Oh what fun that was!!!!  Dinner, cake, dancing, and TONS of family and friends.  Nearly 100 people!  It was nice to have some of my girlfriends there too!! 


Over the last few weeks, I have also been working a LOT on my TpT products.  I have done 2 major projects and gotten them up in my store.  This is a big thing for me because I get creators block whenever I sit down to work on something.  This time, I was able to complete the ideas I had and so far they are getting good reviews.  

The first of my products is a Mini-Planet Report!  This was something I created 10 years ago and finally sat down and revamped!  I made it longer and more detailed.  I was SO excited about it, that I began working on other projects too.  

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 The other project that I worked on was my Native American Project!  This was SO much fun to do!  My students completed this in class and parents gave me great feedback!  They were grateful for an organized packet and said it really helped their kids understand note taking.  The overall project turned out great because students were able to organized paragraphs based off the note outline.  It was great!

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Needless to say, the last few weeks have been INSANE!!!!!  I can't wait to share some other great things that are in the works!!!

Happy Saturday!


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Currently: January


2015!!!  Happy New Year!  I can't believe I am actually writing a blog post for 2015.  I feel like 2014 just started!!!!

LISTENING…Right now, it's 12:42am and I am watching Property Brothers.  Can I just say these men are so incredibly good looking!!!  Hubba hubba!!!  While I am watching this, my washing machine is going.  It's been going, and going, and going…for HOURS!  I have been getting everything clean since I have been in quarantine for the last 3 days….

LOVING….this leads me here.  Why was I in quarantine?  On Tuesday, I was given a dose of Radioactive Iodine (I-131) to essentially "Kill" my thyroid.  I have been battling Graves Disease for years and this procedure was necessary.  It had really started to affect my heart and my emotions were all over the place.  Needless to say, being cooped up in my house for 3 days was trying.  I was so bored.  And not only that, it was over New Years.  My best friend called me at midnight and I was in tears.  I just wanted to be spending time with people, ringing in the new year, and here I was in lockdown.  However, I think 2015 is going to be a good year health wise.  I am really looking forward to not having my emotions all over the place, my hair falling out, and my weight on an up and down roller coaster.  :)

THINKING….One of the things I said I was going to do while I was in this lockdown was to grade papers.  Yeah…that didn't happen.  I guess I will be working on them over the course of the next few days to get them done!!!  :)  Ooops.

WANTING….I REALLY want the Xyron Create a Station machine!  Actually, I realize now it's called a Creative Station.  I will be ordering one this week off Amazon!  I can't wait to start creating!  I will be sure to share some of my creations in a future blog post!!

NEEDING….My house needs to get to a point of clean that makes me happy.  It's not there yet.  I am hoping that some time in the near future I will be able to get rid of the clutter and get this place up to par!

WISH…My wish for 2015 is good health, love, and many new memories.  Not only for me, but for all of you too!

Happy 2015 to each one of you!  Thank you so much for following my blog.  It means a lot to me to know that I might be making an impact on someone out there!