Thursday, October 9, 2014

Happiness in a Box!

Who loves getting mail?
I do!
Especially when it contains stylish, beautiful things that are fun!

This week I got TWO fabulous boxes in the mail that I'm UBER excited about!  First up, my brain simply cannot remember things anymore...I'm too busy and I realized I MUST keep a calendar or I will quickly forget appointments and live in C.H.A.O.S.  KWIM?

Enter this little box from Erin Condren....
I decided that I want to feel like a DIVA.  A DIVA who is organized.  So...I splurged and got the GOLD EDITION!  Oh.My.Word.  I am in love!

I also splurged and got the pen holder and the beautiful pens!
Now, I can't wait to get this bad boy all organized and set up so I can be an organized DIVA!

Now, on to my other Happiness in a Box.  I am a Jamberry consultant and I subscribe to our JAMAZING StyleBox monthly service.  Each month, I get over $30 worth of Jamberry products...including an EXCLUSIVE only available for subscribers...for $25.  No tax, and no shipping!  Here's what I unveiled this month...
 I love these bright, preppy pops of colors.  And look at the fun bonus...nail decals with a clear wrap to cover them!  Love them!!
 You can purchase your own Erin Condren Planner at this link:

You can subscribe to SyleBox by Jamberry at this link:

I'm expecting one more little Box of Happiness this coming week.  Can you guess what it might be or where it might be from?  

Friday, October 3, 2014

Scarecrow Day! (Five for Friday!) with lots of FREEBIES!

Today we had Scarecrow Day!

My sweet hubby came to school and built a life-size scarecrow with Kindergarten and First Grade!  The kids had a ball stuffing him with straw.

The giggling blond is my daughter, Morgan! ;)
 Is that Mother Goose or a Scarecrow?  LOL!

We also made Shape-ly Scarecrows using basic 2-d shapes and an original poem written by moi! 

You can snag that FREEBIE by clicking the image below!  Please leave feedback! :)
We also read the book The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown.  I love this story of a little scarecrow who wasn't scary enough to work in the corn fields with his dad.

Then we practiced making our scariest scarecrow faces and will use them to make a class book!  Here are our SCARY faces...
 You can get the Class Book Template Here:
Now...I'm off for a FULL week of Fall Break!  I have a to-do list a mile long, so I shall work all my PJ's!

Happy Fall Y'all!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Old MacDonald's Short Vowel Farm (with a FREEBIE!)

I'm so excited about my newest unit...Old MacDonald's Short Vowel Farm!

This jam-packet unit is perfect for introducing, practicing, and reviewing short vowels.  It's full of fun, engaging activities that will keep your kiddos busy, learning, and engaged.

 There's a fun short vowel craft for each vowel:

 There are mini books and flip books to give students practice with each vowel:

 PLUS, there are fun assessment/independent practice pages, center/small group games, Alphabet reference cards, a parent letter with parent resources,  and MORE:

It's ON SALE for a limited time only so hurry up and grab it!

Click the pig to get a little FREEBIE from the unit.  ENJOY!!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Best Birthday Ever! McKenna American Girl Style!

My little Morgan turns 7 on August 30th.  WHERE has time gone?

She has grown quite obsessed with the (retired) American Girl Doll McKenna.  McKenna is a gymnastics star.  Morgan watches the McKenna movie over and over longing for McKenna.  So nothing short of a gymnastics party would do!

One of my former second graders (who is now 21!) made Morgan's cake:

 I made sure all the foods fit the gymnastics theme.

 The goody bags included a jump rope to go along with the gymnastics/fitness theme:

 And....before you have to ask....yes, she got her McKenna doll.  I don't think she was a bit you??!!

 I've uploaded the tags and labels I used for the party foods and favors as a Google Docs file.  It also includes a birthday banner.  Go grab it if your princess wants a gymnastics party! :)  Click the picture below to snag it!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Treats in the Mail? Yes, Please!

Ipsy, Birchbox, Stitch many teachers are addicted to monthly beauty subscriptions! 

Whenever I get something in the mail my hubby jokingly states, "It's Christmas!!"

There's something about opening a beautiful package that's just for me that excites and exhilarates me even after a long day in the classroom.  Even better when it's something that's affordable, makes me feel beautiful and stylish, AND is a GREAT value!  Introducing...
 A fun, monthly subscription service from Jamberry featuring one current catalog product plus one EXCLUSIVE coordinating product specifically designed for StyleBox subscribers. 

 Each month Jamberry focuses on a fashion trend or technique.  This month was all about a monochromatic palette featuring Pantone's Color of the Year Orchid.
Each StyleBox features at least $30 worth of Jamberry products.  You may get two wrap sheets (good for about 8 mani/pedis)...or you may get a lacquer and coordinating wrap.  Plus you'll get some new application tools!  Each month is a fabulous surprise!  Monthly subscriptions are $25 (which includes FREE shipping and NO tax!)

 Open enrollment for subscriptions ends August 31st.  After that, consultants will only be able to invite 4 StyleBox subscribers per month! You must pay up front, so I suggest subscribing to the 3 month subscription for $75, then switching to month to month billing after that so you'll only be charged $25 per month from that point on.

We can ALL afford to pamper ourselves for $25 per month.  You'll have enough wraps for 6-8 manis/pedis....for less than the cost of one salon pedicure.  What could be more fun....Christmas in your mailbox, beautiful nails, and a new surprise every month!


Saturday, August 2, 2014

Wohoo....Start Filling Your Shopping Cart. It's the TPT SALE!

It's the day we all look forward to year after year...the HUGE back to school sale through TPT.  You can get 28% off EVERYTHING in my store on August 4th and 5th.'s going to be AMAZING!!  Be sure to use promo code BTS2014 when you check out!  
{Thanks to Krista Wallden for the cute banner below!}
 Here are some of my top selling products you'll want to check out.  Click a product to see it in my store:

And that's just a FRACTION of what's available in my shop!  PLUS, I'll have a FLASH FREEBIE each day of the sale...a product that usually costs money will be FREE.  But you'll have to scroll through my shop to find the mystery item!

Happy shopping!