Sunday, July 13, 2014

Peek at my Week! {7-13-14}

Today I'm linking up with Mrs. Laffin's Laughings for her 'A Peek at my Week' linky party!  I have so many plans for the upcoming week and it will be good for me to start getting them all
together in my head!

~The first thing that I want to do this week is do some shopping for our upcoming trip to South Padre Island, TX! We will be staying at the Schlitterbahn and can't wait!  I haven't been there for over 10 years and I can't wait to let my daughter have her first beach experience!  SO EXCITING!!!

Pic of the resort!  It's huge and right on the beach!  

~Secondly, I am still planning on making my Pinterest cover boards very soon!  I've been planning on getting started on them, but for some reason I cannot remember which blogger posted the tutorial on how to do it properly!!!  If someone remembers PLEASE let me know! I want to be sure to do it right!!!

~And I have quite a few TpT products I am wanting to create this week, if I have the time, of course!  I want to make a new teacher binder, word wall letters, and some more task cards.  I just love creating that stuff and I really enjoy using Adobe Illustrator.  My husband has been a great teacher to me!

~Temps this week in OK are supposed to be MUCH cooler than they have been lately, thank God!  It has been around 100 degrees this past week and weekend.  I can't handle that kind of heat!  I am looking forward to a nice week where I can play outside with my daughter without worrying about having a heat stroke!

Oh, and of course, I cannot wait for True Blood tonight!  AAAHHHHHHH!!!! #iheartvampires #truetilltheend


Friday, July 11, 2014

Five for Friday 6-11-14


I am so thankful that today is Friday!  I wait every week for Friday to get here because that means I get the next two days with my hubby!  I miss him so much during the week!  

Just had to post this pic of my husband and I!  Love that man!

And now here are my 5 for Friday!

Last Saturday we began our kitchen makeover and we are pretty much finished!  It seemed like it took forever but I am really happy with the results.  We 'antiqued' our original cabinets.  They were a medium brown wood stain to begin with.  We had to wash the cabinets, sand them, paint them white (2 coats), antique them, and then paint them with polyurethane to protect them from wear and tear.  It was a long process, especially during the hottest week of the summer thus far, but we LOVE the outcome!

Here is a before and after pic of the cabinets themselves.

And here is a pic of what our entire kitchen looks like after the change!  No more ugly brown! (PLEASE ignore our counters!  Haven't had time to give them a proper clean or put all materials away!)  And we haven't yet put the faux drawer over the scalloping under the stove yet.

Despite how busy I was all week with the kitchen, I had time to make my most favorite TpT product yet!  2x1 digit Multiplication with Self-Checking QR Codes!  Great for a math center or to be used as a whole class SCOOT game!  Students love it because they get to work out the problem and then immediately scan the QR Code (directions included) to see if they got the answer correct!  It makes learning fun!  Check it out HERE!  And be sure to follow my TpT Store!

Today is my dad's 66th birthday!  I cannot wait to celebrate with him!  


Papa and Livi!
My dad with my sister and I!

I began organizing my Pinterest boards this week and this weekend (if I can find some spare time) I plan on creating my cover photos for my boards!  I've seen a few tutorials on it and I'm really excited to do it!!!  Follow my Pinterest HERE!!!

SCHOOL SUPPLIES!!!!  I went to Walmart this week and they are all 'schooled-out' already!  Tons of school supplies everywhere! I figured I needed to pick up a few supplies while they are still available because every year they end up running out of exactly what I need.  I didn't get any pics, but I have a huge bag of the supplies I bought somewhere in this house!  Go get yours before they're all gone!  

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

50% Off - 2 for Tuesday! Calendar and Order of Operations!

Today I'm linking up with The Teaching Tribune again for Two for Tuesday!  Two of the products from my TpT store are 50% off! And since I'm linking up so late today, I will leave these 50% off until tomorrow night!

First, is my Order of Operations Task/SCOOT Cards!  I loved using these cards because order of operations is a concept that students must really work on to remember how to do.  You can get them for $1.00 until tomorrow!!  Check them out HERE!  A preview is below!

Next is my newest product, my Classroom Bubble Calendar Pack!  Super colorful and cute!  Perfect to use with your classroom bulletin board and it even comes with a 12 month set of calendars for personal use!  Mine is already in my teacher binder for next year!  These are on sale until tomorrow for $1.50!!!  Check them out HERE!  A preview is below!

Hope you enjoy these products!  I know I do!  Have a great Tuesday evening!
And visit my TpT Store HERE!!!

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Monday Meet Up!

I know I already blogged today and linked up with Monday Made It, but I am finally relaxing for the evening and have to link up with The Teaching Tribune for Monday Meet Up!

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Monday Made It! TPT and Kitchen Redo!

Happy Monday!  I am super busy with my kitchen remodel but I had to take a break to link up with 
4th Grade Frolicks for her Monday Made It Linky!!!

 Over the weekend I created a super cute calendar pack!  It includes monthly headers (Jan-Dec) and numbered dates (1-31 plus 5 blank cards) for your classroom calendar!  It also comes with a printable teachers calendar (August 2014-July 2015) as a FREEBIE!!!!  I have been using the same classroom calendar numbers for a few years now and it is time for a change!  Is it time for you to change yours up as well?!  Check it out HERE!!!!  A preview of it is below!

Numbered Dates to laminate and use on your calendar classroom! (2x3 in. each)
Monthly headers to be printed an laminated for use on your classroom calendar! (Print on 11x17 paper)
FREEBIE teacher's calendar to go along with your new classroom calendar set!!! (8.5x11 in.)

Get your brand new classroom calendar set HERE!

Speaking of my kitchen remodel, I wanted to share a pic with you to show you what I have been up to!  We are 'antiquing' our kitchen cabinets.  Here is a pic of the before and after.  I still have a lot to do but it looks great so far!  I'll post more on exactly how we got that look when I am finished with it and can post some nice pics of the whole kitchen!

Old look on the left, new 'antiqued' look on the right!!!!  

I'd better get back to sanding and painting!  Hope everyone has a great Monday! And don't forget to link up with the Monday Made It Linky!


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Saturday Snapshots - 4th of July!

Today I am linking up with Run! Miss Nelson's Got the Camera! for her Saturday Snapshot linky party to tell you a little bit about my weekend!

Her first sparkler!  Got the solo cup idea off of Pinterest, of course! #safetyfirst

Her first time actually 'swimming' without anyone holding her! She did an incredible job! I couldn't believe it!

To preface the next pic, I want to share the easy-peasy recipe for my favorite sweet/salty treat, "Patriotic Pretzels"!

**I bought mini M&M's and medium M&M's, white bakers chocolate, pretzels, and red sprinkles!

   1.  Sort bags of M&M's.  Put all the red and blue in a separate dish.  (Time consuming, but
        worth it because the red and blue look soooo cute for the 4th of July!!!)
   2.  Lay out pretzles on wax paper in a single layer.
   2.  Melt bakers chocolate. (Make sure you do it very slowly.  I have never had good luck with  
        bakers chocolate and I over-heated the first batch I made.)
   3.  Drizzle melted chocolate over pretzels.
   4.  Sprinkle the sprinkles all over the pretzels.
   5.  Drop M&M's on the pretzels.
   6.  Let dry and devour the deliciousness!!!!!!

NOM NOM!!!!!!!!

I was feeling lucky when I was at the store and just had to buy some scratch-offs!  My feeling unfortunately didn't pan out...

My ADORABLE 4th of July outfit!  I got it at Target and it was sooo comfy!
My super cute shoes I wore with my dress!  These are seriously the most comfortable wedges I've ever owned!  Love me some Payless sales!
And of course I just had to get Baby O some cute shoes when I got my pair!  The tennis shoes and sandals light up!
And last but note least, my Time Hop for the day!  I cannot believe how much my beautiful little girl has grown the past two years!  She gets more precious (and ornery) every day! I am such a lucky momma!

My family and I had a fantastic 4th of July, with great friends, family, food and fireworks! I hope yours was fantastic as well!

Did you hit up any 4th of July sales?!  Let me know in the comments!


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Linky Parties Galore!

I am linking up with two awesome blogs today!  
First up is What i'm Wearing Wednesday linky with Ideas by Jivey 

Because of all of the Old Navy commercials talking about their sales I had to hit them up for some online shopping the other night!  Yesterday I received my order and I LOVE the 3 dresses I got!  They are in the washer right now or else I would totally post a selfie in one of them!  But here are pics of them!

These two are exactly the same except the color, of course!  They are super flattering!  
Old Navy $12 each

This dress is flattering as well and is much brighter than in the pic.  It's more neon pink! I love it!
Old Navy $8

And now for Wordless Wednesday with Sugar and Spice!

This is my Summertime guilty pleasure, for sure!  I know it's a bunch of vampires, fairies and witchcraft, but I still enjoy it WAY more than I should! And this is the last season so I will have to find another show to look forward to next summer!

Do you have any Summertime TV show guilty pleasures??

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