Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Oh Sweet Cupcakes!

Hey friends!
I am back home and I have to say...I have the best husband ever..when I got in the house, I noticed how fresh smelling and clean everything looked. Even my pup was bathed and clean! The hubby had worked a little bit every night while I was gone to do a number on the house! :) I was so shocked and happy! 

So yesterday, we had a gloomy day all day and I thought it would be a good day to cook and bake. I made my mother-in-law's potato salad. (side note: she did not have an actual recipe, just what it used and I was nervous on the proportions, but it came out great!) and I also made some peach cupcakes! (click on the pic for a copy of the recipe!)
http://cathlincooks.blogspot.com/2008/09/peach-cupcakes-with-peach-buttercream.html

Today, I plan on tackling our spare bedroom and organizing my teacher stuff. I hope to be able to get into my new classroom in the coming weeks. School starts Aug. 25th and our open house is Aug. 20th. It's almost crunch time and I hope I can get everything set up before then. I'm going to try and have the hubby take a half day of work to come help me, but for the most part..it'll just be me doin' all the work. :/

Ok...I'm off. Have a great Tuesday! :)
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Walmart Finds!

Hi friends! 
I am blogging at midnight at my parents house..yes, I've actually stayed up late a few nights this summer and I love that I got to hang out with my family this week. I have one more day and then I'll be driving back to NC. I'm ready to see the hubby again and get back into our routine (and enjoy the last few weeks of summer!)
I've read a lot about the great finds you are snatching up for back to school and I headed over to Walmart today because I know they never disappoint..here's what I got...
3 different Bingo games that will be great to play in small group..or centers
some more games focusing on literacy skills
and I could not pass up these colorful pens..so excited to write notes and lessons plans with these bad boys!
Tomorrow I have a jam-packed day with meeting a friend for breakfast at Panera (one of the best places ever!) and then 2 back to back grad parties, then finishing up the day with some quality time at the in-laws!

Have a great weekend friends! I'll be back with more next week! :)
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Friday, July 11, 2014

Five for Friday

Hey Friends!
I'm linking up with Doodlebugs for her weekly linky party. (and I'm not doing it on a Saturday! haha)

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 I went in an got the last of my things from my "old" school this week, now I just have to go through everything and reorganize for the new classroom, because stuff is all over...as you can see! 
In addition to that, my friend who just had a baby and is not returning this year, gave me her rocker! I am so excited. I need to sand it and re-paint it. :)
We got our canopy in time for our family to come last weekend. It was so nice to sit under it at night with the lights and I love how it looks when all the curtains are tied back as well. If your wondering, we got it at Lowe's. :)

We also got a fire pit and made smores. :) I love our little set up we have goin' on now!
It's been crazy weather here in NC. It's either been too hot to enjoy being outside, or very dreary, like this week has been. My little fur babies have been using the time to catch up on their naps. :)


And now that you're at the end of this post..I wanted to share with you a little freebie a put up in my store yesterday. My new school does school wide PBIS expectations in the hallways and classrooms. I have my own set of rules I'd like to post and didn't want to make individual posters for PBIS, so I made this little sign to post near the front of the room. Feel free to grab! ;)
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/PBIS-expectation-poster-1318306

I'm off to clean and pack for my long trip to Cleveland tomorrow...so excited to see the family! :)

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A little of this, A little of that (plus a freebie!)

Hey Friends! How was your holiday weekend? Mine was cuh-razy! (but fun!) We had 6 people at our house both days...my mother/father in-law, brother in law and his wife and sister in law and her husband. PLUS they had all their dogs, so with our Lola, we had 6 dogs running around as well! (my poor cat was in our bedroom all weekend scared to death!)

But, now that the fun is all over, I have my sights set on seeing my family this coming weekend! I'll be driving up to Cleveland to see everyone and will be there for a week. I couldn't be happier..I love them all to death and really only get to see everyone a few times a year. (and I am excited about my momma's cookin'! I made a list of my faves for her to make!)
So speaking of cooking, I made these pup treats for my little girl in honor of the holiday and boy does she love them! (she always take them and eats them in her crate..which is good for us because she doesn't slobber up the couch!)
http://mygbgvlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Patriotic-Doggy-Ice-Cream-Bones.pdf

Here is a pic of our sweet Lola...gotta love that face :)

The last thing I wanted to share for today is that I have completely moved out of my old classroom and turned in the keys today....excited for this new adventure with the district, but in addition to all that, I have been organizing and creating new things.. (do you ever get like that when you change rooms or schools?) One thing I want to re-do is the labels for my storage cart. I have one that looks like this that I got from Walmart 2 years ago...LOVE it!
And here are the new labels I am putting on it....

Feel free to grab them by clicking on the picture. Have a great rest of your day!

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Some Freebies!

So I've been in back to school mode already since I now know I'll be changing schools and grade levels. I've started to revamp my theme for next year and finding cute posters to hang up. I created these two this morning and will put them both outside my door. Feel free to snag them for yourself!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/First-grade-poster-1305165
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/New-Day-Poem-1305173
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July Currently

Whew...it's been a while since I've done one of these, but now I have the time :) I'm linking up with Oh' Boy 4th grade for her monthly currently...and it's July already!? Yikes!

listening.....we just got a dog and she is loving her bone! I'm just glad that I can get things done around here while she is content with her "chew toy." :)

loving....as you see from my post below, I got a new job and will be back up in first grade next year. I am very excited, but a little sad to say good bye to kinder.

thinking....I will be heading up to my school to start boxing up my belongings today and turning stuff in. I had a great year and it is a wonderful school, but I am glad to begin this new journey with a school in my neighborhood.

wanting....so we've been in our new house for about a month and have a ginormous deck, but haven't had the money to get a gazebo or patio furniture yet (sigh) I love sitting outside, but for now...it's just beach chairs to enjoy the deck.
we'd love to get something like this!
 

needing....our house is just about ready for company this weekend, I just need to run some laundry, clean the spare bedrooms and make sure we have blankets for the guests. :)

plans....all of my husbands siblings and parents will be joining us this weekend and celebrating the new house. They are spread out all over (OH, SC, TN, NC) and we are just about the middle for everyone. I'm very excited to show everything off, and now that we have a big backyard, I'll be excited for some smores and bonfires. :)
 
can't wait to see all these guys! :)

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

I got it!!

Hey Friends!
This will be a short and sweet post but wanted to do a little celebrating....
 
 I went on my interview this morning and they called back literally a half hour later and offered me the job!! So I am now officially back in first grade! :) So excited and shocked all at the same time. It all fell into place and now I can breathe again! haha.
 

So I will be going up to my school to clear out my classroom and putting my mindset back into first grade mode and the new school. :D Thanks for thinking of me these past few days! 

Now on to tell the hubby and have dinner at The Olive Garden!
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