Friday, August 2, 2013

100 Followers Giveaway & August Currently...REALLY? ALREADY?

Almost to 100 followers! I have three classroom theme bundles available in my TpT store, Under the Sea, Jungle Fever and Mission Space! One of them can be yours! Thinking of a different classroom theme? Let me know and it could be my next project and you could be the first to have it!

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And when you are finished entering my giveaway, head over to The Littlest Superheroes and enter her Birthday Giveaway! 

Listening: Channel surfing while getting some school work done...I love Channing Tatum! <3

Loving: I started taking a kettle bell/cross fit class a few weeks ago. It's $60/month and you can go everyday to however many classes you want (there are 6 a day!). I only go once a day, and I try to go every day that I am around. We are in NY for the summer, where we grew up, and I will definitely miss this class when I have to return to VA.

Thinking: Since this is my first year back in first grade and it's a different state then I taught first grade last time, I really need to get going on my plans! I have an amazing first grade team and I know my team lead and team will help me out but I want to come into our planning sessions with ideas!

Wanting: I haven't had a massage in over a friend bought me a groupon for a chiropractor adjustment and 30 minute massage but it expires on August 18 and I will be in NY until then. I am hoping that if I call and make an appointment and explain to them, that maybe they will honor the groupon after the expiration date.

Needing: Summer is the worst time to lose weight and the time of year that you want to look your best! Jeesh, I lost 8 lbs earlier this year and I have basically put it back on with all the BBQ's I have attended. So my goal is to do a 30 day Ab Challenge, attend kettle bells M-Saturday, and run at least twice a week. Now, I know exercise isn't all the battle, I have to make better eating/drinking choices! I am in a wedding on August 31st, and I also have two other weddings to attend in September. I have to get my butt in gear!

B2S Must Haves: Pretty self explanatory...I need to hunt for a first day outfit...I am thinking a long dress, maybe blue to match my under the sea theme. I have to have fresh sharpies and Mr. Sketch markers every year. And I want to buy a new pencil sharpener, one that I don't have to fix daily. Any suggestions?


  1. I have a love/hate relationship with picking out my first day outfit! I always want it to be perfect :) Good luck with the chiropractor. Hopefully they will be okay with that!
    la SeƱorita Creativa

  2. Good luck with all the exercise plans. I have my 4th 5K coming up at the end of the month and I need to get back to training so I can run a reasonable time!

  3. Thanks for following my blog. I am your newest follower! SO excited for you to reach 100 followers. That is really cool. I think a Chevron theme would be really cool, especially a neon colored one. I love Chevron! (almost as much as I love Sharpies) :)

  4. I have been thinking about joining Crossfit as I have heard a lot of people lot it! What do you think? Worth it? Gotta love a good Channing Tatum film as well ;)!

    The Second Grade Superkids

  5. Hi Lindsay!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! You're too kind!
    I so understand the need for new markers. in both pointy and chisel-tip. in every color of the rainbow. and only I can use them. :) Ahhh... Life is good!

    Congratulations on the followers. You're almost there and I'm glad I was able to help!

  6. Congrats on all your followers!!! How about a Hollywood star theme?

  7. Chevron, polka dots, and super heroes are popular! I'm a new blogger...stop by!

  8. Congrats on the 100 followers..... I am from Australia, so how about an Asian theme? Pandas, bamboo, Great Wall of China, lanterns, etc.

  9. I'm right there with you on the weight loss thing...I lost some last year, and found it again over the winter :( It seems to be a battle I will be fighting my whole life (sigh). As far as pencil sharpeners, the one that's worked the best for me is the one from Classroom Friendly Supplies. It's not electric, so the motor won't burn out, and it sharpens pencils really one sided nonsense. Here's the link:

    For some reason it won't turn into a clickable link...sorry, you'll have to copy and paste.


  10. I am right there with you on the spa day. I still am not sure where the summer went. Have you heard of The Quietest Classroom Pencil Sharpener? I keep seeing reviews on it, and it seems great, just pricey. Let me know if you check it out; I am in need of a new one, too.


  11. I'm stressing about the first day outfit too. Well, kind of two first day outfits! What to wear at open house night and what to wear the first day of school.

    As for a theme idea, I am obsessed with hedgehogs, and planned on making a hedgehog theme, but I don't know when (or if!) I'll get around to it. So I would be interested in a hedgehog theme if you created one. :)

    Funds of Knowledge

  12. I'm your newest follower and congrats on being almost to 100! I was thinking about an explorer theme but everything was like jungle stuff and monkeys. I am trying to think more global like exploring the world. Hmmm...what do you think?
    First Grade by the Sea

  13. Don't forget to follow me when you sign up for the giveaway!

  14. I am your newest follower! I found you through my blog! Yay! I see at the top of yours, you're a newbie am I! I think I kind of like it! Maybe we could use this as motivation to each other too! Black and white is the theme I'd go with!

  15. I Love the hand signs. I would like to see them in a garden or cheveron theme.