Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Liebster Award nomination...I accept!

Eeeek! I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Blog award by Amy Harrod the author of 24/7 Teacher
I’m super excited and honored that anyone would think my blog is worth reading. A few months ago, I started noticing that my favorite TpT sellers had blogs. Whaaaaat?! I was so excited to follow and read stories about what was going on in their classrooms. Then, I realized I REALLY wanted to share my own adventures and creations. So, I created this blog about a month ago to share. I’ve made so many bloggy friends and learned so much in such a short amount of time.

Here are my "rules" for accepting this nomination: 
1. Link back to the blog that nominated me.
2. Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 250 followers.3. Answer the questions posted for you by your nominator.4. Share 11 random facts about yourself.5. Create 11 questions for your nominees.6. Contact your nominees by commenting on their blog or sending them an email to communicate the nomination. 

Nominators questions:

1. If you could be any animal what would you be and why?
I would be my favorite animal...a panda! All they do is sit around and eat bamboo. Doesn’t that sound like the best life ever?!
2. Have you read any thing lately? If so, what? Tell a little bit about it. 
I haven’t been doing ANY reading. I’m supposed to be reading Reading for Meaning by Debbie Miller. So far, it seems like it’s simply going through setting up Reading Workshop (month-by-month).
If I wasn’t a teacher I’d be working in advertising (print). I absolutely love working with design and layouts. I was co-editor in chief of my high school yearbook and loved it! I enjoyed writing and creating my own layouts.
I REALLY love watching T.V. (Wow! I feel terrible admitting that). It’s hard to choose one, but my favorite summer show is So You Think You Can Dance. Those kids are super talented! I enjoy participating in the Teacher Act at my school, but I REALLY can’t dance. I try of course, but I’m sure it’s painful to watch.
5. What hobby do you have?
My hobby would be crafting. My favorite is paper crafts. I have a Smashbook and enjoy adding anything and everything to it.
6. What is your favorite store at the mall? 
My favorite store at the mall is the store that sells Toms. My husband gets super annoyed by my Toms obsession. The reason being that the sizes vary so much! He’s purchased at least two pairs in the correct size, but neither fit. I only have 5 6 pairs.
7. What would be the perfect hours for a school day and why? 
I think the perfect school hours would be 9:00 to 2:30. My school day is currently 8:00 to 2:30, which isn’t so bad. The only thing is I have a 40 minute commute. I would love to have time to enjoy breakfast with my hubby, rather than rushing out the door with a bagel or waffle. One more hour in the morning would be PERFECT.
8. If you could go any where in the world where would it be and why? 
If I could go anywhere in the world I’d go to China! I really wish I could have a panda, but since I can’t I would love to visit a panda sanctuary so that I could hold one.
9. If you could win any prize what would it be? (Grammy, Oscar, Emmy, Pulitzer, Olympic, Nobel Peace Prize or any other)
I'm not sure. This award seems pretty fantastic!
10. What is your favorite subject to teach? Why?
My favorite subject to teach is Science. I love connecting other subjects to scientific topics. Also, I find it easier to create interactive and inquiry-based activities when teaching science. My students LOVE science by the end of the year.
11. What is your dream vacation? 
My dream vacation would be a two week trip to Italy with my husband. I have always loved learning about the classical civilizations. The history simply fascinates me. Sigh.

11 Random Facts
1. My favorite color is teal.
2. I love to drink Donut House coffee.
3. My husband prepares my coffee every morning. I’m already a morning person, but even more so when he’s got that cup or tumbler in hand. Then, I’m a SUPER sweet gal.
4. I’m married to my high school sweetheart. We’ve been together for 11 years. Time flies when you’re having fun.
5.  My husband calls my iphone my hand (because I ALWAYS have it). It’s just so easy to stay up to date on my addictions…Pinterest, Instagram, TpT.
6. I would love to be a math coach of some sort some day. I mentioned how much I enjoy science, but I like math just as much.
7. I’m not very domesticated. Don’t ask me to knit or sew anything. Sorry, I just never learned how to. I don’t vacuum or sweep, but that’s because I have such a sweet hubby.
8. I was held up in a robbery within the first 6 months of working at a bank! It was such a scary experience.
9. My favorite candies are the ones covered in sugar. For instance, Sour Patch Kids, Trollies, Sour Punch Straws. I have a major sweet tooth.
10. I’ve wished for straight hair since I was about five. Then I could just run a brush through it, right?! Curly hair is so not fun. Mouse, gel, and hairspray.
11. I love pandas so much that I when I went to D.C. last year I went all the way to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo just to see them. Seriously, I only saw the pandas and bought panda stuff at the shop. An hour of pandas sure made my day!

I’m thrilled to nominate:
1.First Grade and Flip Flops
2.Our Future is Bright
3.The Teaching Twosome
4.Teacher Inspired
5.Simply Second

Questions for nominees:
1. If you could change any part of your home, what would you change?
2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
3. What is your favorite subject to teach? Why?
4. What is your dream vacation?
5. What is your favorite place to shop?
6. Would you ever want to be an administrator? Why or why not?
7. What is your favorite animated movie?
8. What do you like to do to relax?
9. What are some of your favorite blogs?
10. Do you own any pets?
11. What prompted you to launch your blog? 


  1. Congratulations!! How awesome! My husband says the same thing about my iphone, but it isn't always in such a nice way! He gets annoyed with how glued to it I am! I have naturally curly hair and have also wished for straight hair my whole life!

    Loved reading your responses! :)
    Mrs. Johnson's Little Prowlers

  2. Congrats! When my dad was in the military we lived in Germany and would travel all over Europe. I chose not to go when they went to Italy cause we were traveling all the time. Looking back, I really should have gone. When do you ever get those opportunities like that? Glad to know there are other 'I'm not so excited about my curly hair' people out there! Teaching with Giggles

  3. Congrats! We just posted our nominations also and we nominated you as well! I just adore your blog and love following you! Here's the link if you want to check it out!

    Table Talk with C & C

  4. Thanks so much for hopping over to my blog and following! I appreciate it so much! :)

    I got the big pillow from Kohl's in the housewares dept. Like by the frames, clocks, baskets, etc. It wasn't very cheap, so I just got one to start with. But I'm going to keep checking back and hope they go on sale! :)

    Mrs. Johnson's Little Prowlers

  5. I am nominating your blog as well!!! What you are doing over here is simply awesome- especially your latest post on how to create your own image- very helpful!!!!!!! I am linking up your blog in my blogpost about the Liebster award :)

    I am also donating an item from my TpT store for your 100 follower giveaway- congratulations!


    1. Thanks Vanessa! So sweet of you! I love sharing techie tips. I enjoy making my own EVERYTHING and am sure there are others out there like me. Thanks for sharing one of your items!


  6. Thanks so much for the nomination! You are much too kind :)