Thursday, July 28, 2011

Primary Connections Giveaway and New Blog Look!

Sweet Beth from Primary Connections has a new blog design and is hosting a giveaway. So head on over for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to TPT and check out her cutesy new look!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Christmas in July and a Blog Makeover

This month I participated in a Christmas in July book exchange.  This lovely little activity was put together by Randee at How About Them Apples?, Nicole at First Grade OWLS, and Jackie at Here We Go Loopty Loo.  We had to choose a children's book and come up with some activities to go with the it.  I chose the oh so wonderful book Olivia by Ian Falconer.  You can download the activities I put together for Olivia by clicking the image below.
Thanks ladies for hosting this super fun party.  I cannot wait to get my book! :)   Everybody make sure to check out these three fab blogs! Click here to go to Randee's blog to see what everyone else got!

Also, the super sweet Texas ladies at Peace, Love and Kindergarten have had a blog makeover!  Click their button to check out their psychedelic new look!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Life's a Teach and then some more! :)

Another one of my blog design giveaway winners is all finished. Go check out the wonderful Melissa at Life's a Teach by clicking her button below.

The sweet Mrs. Brenda from Primary Inspired was one of the design winners too.  She is so wonderful!  After I finished her blog, she gave me several posters that she has in her TPT store!  How nice is that?!?!  She has a lot of great things in her TPT store so be sure to check it out!!!
Also, be sure to check me out on Pinterest!!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011


My sweet bloggy friend, Mrs. Saylor, is having a great Doodle Bugs Paper Giveaway!  Head on over to her blog and find out how you can win!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Yearn to Learn Blog Mixer!

Ok, Ok!  I had to go on and join one of these fabulous Linky Parties that is going on.  Yearn to Learn is hosting a blog mixer!!  Here is what she is looking for:
1.  A blogger who is a "New Kid on the Blog"
(Let's say someone who has blogged 2 months or less and has less than 200 followers)
2.  Post a blogger in your same grade level
3.  Post a blogger in a different grade level
4.  It's all about the button. Find a cute blog button and post it.

Here is my contribution:

 1. New Kid on the Blog:

She is having a linky party too!

2. Same Grade Level
This is so stinkin' hard because there are so many 1st grade blogs!  So I picked 2 great blogs, filled with wonderful ideas, that both have some exciting things going on right now.

  She is having a $1 sale in here TPT store!

She is having a Giveaway!

3. Another Grade Level

     Great 2nd Grade Blog

4. Cute Blog Button
I Can Teach My Child

Thanks so much for hosting this great linky party!

How about them apples?

Pretty stinkin' cute! One of the cutest, sweetest, and newest bloggers around, Randee at How about them apples?, is a winner of my blog design giveaway. Her blog is now finished! She has lots of great ideas, so head on over there and check it out.

P.S.:  Don't get me wrong, I love making the blog designs. I am just sad that I am missing out on all these great linky parties that are going on. So if you are hosting one, please don't think I'm nutso when I link up like a week or two after you started! :)

Hurry... Go visit Randee!  Melissa C. from Life's a Teach, you're next!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Giveaway Winners...I'm one too!

The first two ladies of my blog design giveaway are all decorated up!  Go visit them here:

and here:

OH and I won too! Jenn at Finally in First reached 800 followers! WOW! I won her giveaway and was so happy! The computer man was NOT able to recover ANY of my files that were on my external hard drive, which was everything that I had made and bought for blogging, from TPT etc. So I was totally sad, but Jenn brightened my day! I got the Place Value Go Fish Game, and I am sure my kids will love it as much as I do. :) Don't forget to visit her TPT store and her cute, newly designed blog!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Peace, Love, and Learning

I LOVE finding new blogs!  Peace, Love, and Learning is a a fabulous one! Donna has put together a wonderful birthday pack!  Head on over there and check it out for yourself.  Oh, and she has a she has a cute beagle baby like my Striker!


I am so excited to announce the winners of my blog design giveaway. Since I hit 500 followers (WHAT?!? WOW!!!),  I decided to have 5 winners instead of 4! Without further ado, the winners are....
 Congrats ladies!  Please email me by Friday so we can get started on your blog!  I will start creating your blogs in the order that you contact me. 

PS: Computer Man called and said he is having trouble recovering my files.  He said he is still working and will get back what he can. :(  

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Freebies and Announcement

Today you can find Freebies from me and other excited bloggers at Miss Kindergarten's Blog.

You can also download my freebie right here!  Just click the picture!

Don't forget to enter my contest for a new blog design and go visit Miss Kindergarten for all her birthday freebies!

I have decided to extend my contest until July 4th and announce the winner on July 5th due to my recent technical difficulties :(.  So you still have 2 more days to enter if you haven't!  Remember there will be FOUR winners!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Good News/Bad News

Well blog friends, I have good news and bad news.  Good news is the computer man thinks he can get all my files back!  Bad new is I won't be able to pick it up until TUESDAY because of the holiday weekend.  I have started a couple of things but they will not be finished tonight.  So, Freebie #3 will have to wait until tomorrow.   I am so sorry!  I will leave you with this silly little video that was shared at the technology conference I went to at the beginning of the summer.  I need a laugh!  HAHA!

Oh! Thanks to everyone for your comments about my little hard drive!  They really did help me feel better because I was TOTALLY SAD!  

Don't forget to enter my giveaway if you haven't yet!