Sunday, January 13, 2013

I have a blog? What?

I promise that I still read your blogs and love so many of the great ideas that you've shared. I wish I had more time to work on mine.

Maybe I'll find time when the boys are born...from what everyone tells me, that's not going to happen!

With Christmas and the New Year, it's been so busy and then my classroom flooded and I have been sick with a cold/cough for 3 weeks!

So, I haven't made time to post anything that we've been doing. I'm going to try to start taking more pictures and posting, I really am.

We're working on the boys' room and it's really fun. We received quite a few toys/outfits for Christmas and everything is just so tiny and precious.

I've been organizing and since I'm a major pack rat, (not like a hoarder or anything, lol), hubby has been helping me to get rid of things. It's hard for me to do. What if I need them someday?

But we have a small house and pretty soon we will need a lot of room for a lot of boy stuff!

Here is my latest purchase from Etsy. Two little hats. I can just picture it now and I can't wait for my two little bluebirds! :)

Crochet Birdie Hats for Twins -  Avail NB - Toddler - any color. Great photo props

In case you didn't get it last year, here is a fun little "If I Were a Snowman" freebie from Jaime. Her snowmen look awesome in the hall!

Have a great week!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Brag Tag Giveaway for 3!

Hello Friends!  I am so excited to be teaming up with my really good friend and to bring you an amazing giveaway!  THREE lucky winners will win 35 Brag Tags and chains!  The very best part is that you get to pick a stock tag, or customize a laminated tag just for yourself!  If you have never heard of Brag Tags, head on over to and check out their amazing products.

My friend blogged about the tags HERE  and has been a loyal customer for over a year now and she has been hooked ever since.   Check out her bulletin board:

Here is how you can have 3 ways to gain entries.  #1 is the most important because it will support!  They have an awesome blog that posts great ideas and tips for teachers!  Plus, they host some amazing giveaways themselves!

1st entry:  follow imagestuff's blog HERE.  IMPORTANT:  When you follow, it will send you a simple confirmation email to accept.  PLEASE confirm that you want to follow the blog.  Your entries will not count unless you confirm!  Leave a comment on this blog here that you followed AND confirmed along with your email in case you are the winner.

2nd entry:  Follow my TPT store HERE and leave a comment with your email address again.

3rd entry:  Follow my friend's TPT store HERE and leave another comment with your email address again. 

RULES: Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. Must be 18 yrs or older. Giveaway ends Monday, November. 13, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST. Rules must be followed; all entries will be void if you do not confirm the email from to be a follower of their blog. Winners will be selected using and will be emailed with details on how to claim your prize.   In the event of no response, no new winners will be chosen. Blogger is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Prize fulfillment comes directly from participating sponsor. By entering this giveaway, you agree to have read these rules.


And since you made it this far down the post, please enjoy this freebie!  (Click on the image below!)

Friday, October 12, 2012

An Announcement and Some Freebies!

So I know I've totally been a blogging slacker lately, but I actually have a good reason! And here it is...

We feel so blessed and are finally ready to tell the world! (I've been a little nervous about it - it's been a LONG time coming -and my 2 teaching partners had been sworn to secrecy even though it was TOTALLY obvious quite a few weeks ago!)
I finally told everyone at work yesterday and it was so nice to get so many hugs and well wishes. I actually got to see my little pumpkins on Wednesday and they were very active. It actually looked like they were punching each other. Not already! lol

So I've been totally and completely exhausted and so all I do is lie around in my pj's and either nap or eat. They say you start to get more energy in the 2nd trimester...Maybe the 2nd half of the 2nd trimester?

Now I could've been blogging and making new things for school, but I just haven't had the energy.
By the way, speaking of my teaching partners, I don't know what I would do without them. They have helped me in so many ways already this year. They are the best!!! I can't thank them enough!

I have a few sight word games that I made a while ago that I want to share. It's amazing how just making a game a little different can make such a difference. They can go from being bored with one game to loving another even if it's pretty much the same game!

Croak is a game using the first 25 sight words. The children roll a die and move that number of spaces. If they know it they read it. If they don't, they can ask a friend or the teacher for help. If I'm working with a group, we always arm tap the words they don't know. If they land on Croak!, they croak like a frog and go back to start. They really like this game!

This is a pumpkin sight word game, using the first 25 words, like Crash. It does not have a direction sheet, you just have them put the cards face down, turn over a card, read it or ask for help and read it. If they land on Trick or Treat, they need to put all of their cards back. Just like with Croak!, we arm tap any words that they don't know. Clipart for the pumpkin game courtesy of Scrappin' Doodles.

The next few freebies are from my friend and teaching partner, Jaime. If you get a chance, check out her TPT store. She has some really cute Halloween and Election products perfect for your little ones!

Happy Friday! I hope your weekend is relaxing!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Another Owl Freebie and TPT Sale!

Hi Blogging Buddies,
TGIF! Even though it's summer, I still love my Fridays because that means the hubby will be off for the weekend! I've often wondered what it would be like if he were a teacher as well? Not sure...
Busy weekend ahead! My niece is turning 3! Happy Birthday Peyton!

The big TPT sale is this weekend and I have lots of info about that below, but I wanted to share a little freebie I made. Yes, it has an owl theme. I just can't stop!!  Check it out by clicking on the pic below. I'd love it if you followed me on TPT as well!

Also, my friend Jaime has some super cute freebies on TPT as well. Check these out:

These adorable and FREE Funky Monkey bookmarks are perfect for a monkey-themed classroom, or just as a fun back-to-school bookmark!

These KEEP CALM (and survive the first day!) gift tags would be so cute to give to coworkers on the first day of school. Attach a small treat and you're good to go. LOVE these and they are also FREE!

And now for info about the TPT Sale!

Sunday marks the start of an amazing sale over at Teachers Pay Teachers.
You won't want to miss this event! You can save 20% on everything in my store, plus an EXTRA 10% with the code: BTS12 at checkout! What an awesome way to get your mind back on the "school" setting.  Just click on the link below my button to get started shopping!

Just so you don't run out of stops, ALL of these FABULOUS shops will be on sale as well! Use the same code (BTS12) to save at their shops as well! So many great products, I can't wait to shop!


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