Saturday, September 24, 2011

Suggestions needed

There is this thing I want to do for my students and I need your advice. I would love to have a Skype session with a children's author. I want an author to talk about how they come up with their ideas and connect their illustrations with the text. Our librarian is an author, so I am going to ask her but she is busy with two campuses. Plus, I would love someone like Marc Brown. Hmmm.... I am going to write fan clubs and what not. I wonder if I could put in my note to Marc Brown, "Remember me! My friend and I drove you to the airport during the Florida Reading Conference." Okay, what are your suggestions? If you could talk to a Children's Book Author, who would you want to talk to?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


I am so tired and I have so many things I want to do. I feel like I haven't crafted in a while and I hope I can get to it this weekend. I am in the midst of wedding countdown for my little sister. My dress came in this week. I have been writing out shower invites and planning a bachelorette party. So.... hopefully I'll have some crafts to share with you soon. :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Good Day!

Don't you love good days?? I do! Here are the reasons I had a good day:

1. I finished round 1 of reading assessments on my kiddos!
2. I have an amazing team and I love my job.
3. My hubby took his usual video game night off to spend time with me. (Tues and Thurs are Video Game nights for him)
4. My Journey (Pink Ribbon) Cricut cartridge game in today!!!
5. I won my first piece of blog candy! I won a cuttlebug item.... I don't have one of those yet. I may have to look into it.
6. I get to wear a hat to work tomorrow. This is awesome because a) I don't have to fix my hair and b) I can support my Gators!

Hope you had a great day!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Thank you!

Thank you for participating in my first blog hop! I am thankful that it was a success! And... new followers! Welcome!! Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 9, 2011

National Teddy Bear Day

Jen's Craft Corner Teddy Bear Blog Hop

Welcome to National Teddy Bear Day! To celebrate, we are having a Teddy Bear blog hop! You should have come over from Cherie at One Heart Scrapper. Thanks to Jen for hosting this wonderful event. 
Teddy bears are, of course, named after US President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt. The name came about after a 1902 hunting expedition. The hunt had found no game, so at the end of the day someone brought out a baby bear and suggested that Roosevelt might like to shoot it instead. Roosevelt understandably felt that this was not exactly sporting and refused. The incident was illustrated in a newspaper cartoon entitled "Drawing the Line" - which also referred to the political situation at the time. An enterprising New York toymaker saw an opportunity and brought out a cute stuffed bear named "Teddy's Bear". The rest, as the say, is history. (Taken from:
Right now, Texas is in desperate need of bear hugs and rain!!  Bear hugs always make us feel better and there is no better comfort than that of a teddy bear. I used Pooh and Friends for the font, A Child's Year for the bear, and Wild Card for the boot! Consider it a Cricut potpourri. Head on over to Paper Memories for your final stop in our blog hop! Enjoy!
Here is a list of the participating blogs:

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Back to work!

Man, going back to work has been nice, but it is draining me! My class is all set up and organized. I have two great groups of kids and I am really enjoying this age group. They say some funny things in second grade. Brad and I spent Labor Day relaxing. Well, mostly relaxing. We finally got a new couch! It is a leather sectional and it is so comfortable compared to our broken, very loved couch and love seat we bought on our first anniversary.

I'm doing my first blog hop on Friday! I need to work on my project for that.... hopefully tomorrow. Be sure to come back and check it out! Happy Tuesday!