Saturday, June 29, 2013


Hey guys! Popping in to participate in Farley's currently. I've been on a currently hiatus for a few months. Luckily, it's like riding a bicycle. =)

Listening: Self explanatory. However, for giggles, I went and looked at my July currently from 2012, and I wrote almost the exact. same. thing. What can I say, homegirl likes her air conditioning. So predictable.

Loving: Similarly, I changed my blog design at right around this time last year. I have blog design ADD. But, I'm hoping to finish up and install it within the next week. One great thing about blog lovin' is that more readers will get to see it. Yay!

Thinking: I'm going with my mom to pick up her new foster dog from a transport van that brings animals up from the south. I went with her last time, and it nearly brought me to tears that all of those babies were getting a second chance at life.

Wanting: I don't cook. There, I said it. Well, scratch that. I could cook, if I wanted to. But I don't. So, I have sandwiches for lunch pretty much every day. I feel like my life would be so much more fulfilled if I had a chef to cook me different healthy, but yummy, stuff every day. A girl can dream!

Needing: On the last day of school, my teaching partner [and one of my best friends] got news that her husband is sick. I don't want to go into too much detail, but they are going through a lot with appointments and stress. They have two small boys at home. So extra thoughts and prayers for this sweet family would be appreciated!

Tips, Tricks, or Hints: I only make resources/products that I use myself, so I always test my products out on my kids before I put them in my store. It helps to iron out any kinks, catch mistakes, and assess the worth of the product. If you make things that aren't applicable to your grade level, ask a colleague [blogging or real life] to give it a test run. At least, let another set of eyes look it over. What else are husbands/boyfriends for? ;)


Random news and thoughts...

1. Be on the look out for my Career Research pack. It is internet based and geared toward grades 3-5. It should be finished soon! My kids loved it when we did it in May, so I'm sure your kids would love it to as a beginning of the year or end of the year research writing piece.

2. Any baseball fans out there? How are your teams doing? Mine, not so hot. But last night was hilarious. Sorry if there are any Dodgers fans in the house, but geeeez. The Phils haven't scored that many runs combined in like two weeks worth of games. BTW, because the games are on the west coast, these late nights are really messing with my sleep sched!

3. How are you enjoying bloglovin'? I hate change, but I think I'm coping well. If you haven't yet, please follow me using the link on the top of my sidebar. I'm like the only person in blogland who didn't do the bloglovin' giveaway thingy. I sometimes have this complex that my stuff isn't worth it, so I get gun shy with giveaways and such.


Okay, now go link up! I'm hoping to get in under 100. [yay, #62!]


  1. I am so glad that your blog was right in front of my link up! I can understand the hard times your teacher friend is going through and extend my prayers to her family. I LOVE that you test your products on your own kiddos… I want to get a move on with my TPT products and start developing more. As for baseball… our Cleveland Indians are doing really well!!! EXCEPT for the one of like two games I went to where we lost ha ha! As for Bloglovin' I never really knew about Google Reader because I am a new teacher blogger. (: So I love it!

  2. I want a personal chef too! I'm pretty lucky with a husband who likes to cook because I am just like you - just don't like it and just can't justify the time it takes. I'll be thinking of your teaching partner and her family!

    And, just FYI I didn't do a Bloglovin' giveaway either... I get gun shy too and feel exactly the same way... so it made me smile to hear someone else say it.

    Crayons and Whimsy

  3. I want a personal chef, but I don't like anyone else in my kitchen... maybe he/she could just drop it off everyday before dinner?
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  4. I love your blog post. I hope all will be well with your teaching partner and her husband. That is tough to deal with.

  5. If I had a personal chef, my life would be PERFECT!!

    Hooty's Homeroom

  6. I'm the newest member of your blog! I love finding new third grade blogs, I'm glad I found you through the linky! I'm thinking positive thoughts for your teaching partner!

    Wouldn't a personal chef be amazing?? And a personal trainer!?
    Mrs. Johnson's Little Prowlers

  7. First of all, I'm jealous of your AC! ;) And I don't cook either. At all. I've come to terms with it (and so has my husband- finally). That's so neat that you're part of the pet transport!!!!!!!!!!!! What an awesome way to help those animals find their forever home!!! Keeping good thoughts for your friend and coworker!!!

    Soaring Through Second

  8. What exactly is "bloglovin"? I have been reading all these different posts and they all mention it! I feel out of the loop and uninformed!

    Maybe you can help me understand what I am missing?