June 29, 2012

We're Moving & Blogging Awards

Hi y'all! Big news! We closed on our house today, so we will be spending the weekend moving and getting settled.  I'm super excited about my new digs, but less excited about having no internet for a few days!  Ahhh!  How will I survive? I'm going to fall so far behind on all my blog reading.  Please feel free to hold off on any and all posting until Monday when the Time Warner people will have hopefully gotten me all set up. 

However, before I disconnect -

I wanted to send a MEGA HUGE thank you to some wonderful bloggers who have bestowed me with a few awards this week. I'm so incredibly honored to be noticed and considered. As we all know, the thing that makes blogging fun is knowing that people are out there reading our blogs, commenting, communicating, and swapping ideas.  Thank you to everyone who reads, follows, and comments.  I love hearing that little buzz on my phone that tells me I have a comment.  Awards are just the icing on the cake.

Thank you to Lana at For the Love of Teaching for nominating me for The One Lovely Blog Award, and April at The Idea Backpack and Aimee at Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks for nominating me for The Versatile Blogger Award. I'm honored that you thought of me.

The rules for these award are as follows:
1.  Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2.  Include a link to their site.
3.  Include the award image in your post.
4.  Give 7 random facts about yourself

Okay, seven quick facts about myself...this shouldn't be hard, and yet... I'm having such a hard time coming up with something.  Hmmm...I'm just going to type the first seven things that pop into my mind.

Ready, set, go!

1) I love Starbucks.  It is practically my life force.
2) I have a corgi.  I'm obsessed with him and pretty much think he hangs the moon. Click here to see some totally cute pictures!
3) I own five, yes five, pairs of Toms shoes and have already picked out a few more to add to my collection.
4) I think chocolate chip cookies taste better as dough. 
5) I like to dip my french fries directly into my milkshake. (Clearly, I enjoy sugar!)
6) I married the boy I dated in high school. Isn't that cute?
7) I've been to Africa (Tanzania to be exact) but I've never been to Europe.

Those were some random thoughts. Moving on...

Finally, Heather over at Peacocks and Penguins started a new award and honored me with the One Clever Education Blog Award. Thank you, thank you!  I'm thrilled to be thrown in with the other bloggers you nominated.  As they say on the Oscars, to be among my fellow nominees is truly an honor. :)

The rules for this award are:

1. Thank the presenter and link back to their blog
2. Stick the award on your blog post
3. Award the blog to 5 other bloggers. 
4. Make sure you check out the other recipients! This is an acknowledgement of good blogging, and should be treated as such!

So, without further ado... here are 5 Blogs I never miss because I find their blog content entertaining, informative, and all around rad!  Thanks for being so awesome ladies!

Fabulous writing ideas for little ones and adaptable for upper grades.
Lots of great organization ideas here!

Soaring Through Second Grade

Fab ideas and fun to read.  Plus, she has a corgi, so that is an obvious bonus.

Teaching Maddeness

She is total guru on reading. Great resource!

Lots of helpful tips for just about anything.  She also started We Read, We Blog, We Teach for the upcoming book study on Daily 5 and CAFE for upper grades.  Come join the conversation.

Can I give Heather back the award she developed?  Does anyone know the protocol on that? Hmm... why not?!?  She broke the rules, so now I'm going to follow suit.  I am naming 6 blogs and I'm giving the award back to her too.  We are such rebels. :)

#6 Peacocks and Penguins
 Now, if you haven't been to Heather's blog, you simply must check it out.  She's hilarious and has some great things in her TPT store, especially involving owls.  

So, there we have it.  Six more blogs to add to your reading list if you don't already follow.  I promise you won't be disappointed.
Enjoy the weekend folks.
Don't forget that you can still link up with Fiction Friday anytime.  
I love reading all the book reviews and discovering new reads.  

Excuse the formatting issues above.  Blogger and I were not getting along tonight and I finally gave up.  You just can't win them all, right?


  1. Yay! That's so exciting about your house and move! I hope your internet peoples come quickly!

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

  2. I loved hearing about your random facts! We are more alike than I knew. I too love Starbucks, have been to Africa but not Europe and love my doggie! Good luck with the move and catching up on all of your blogs once your internet get set back up!

  3. Congrats on closing on your new house!! Good luck with everything!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. Congratulations on your new home!!!!!!! And thank you so much for the award!!! It really means a lot! :-) I can't wait to pass it on! Hope you and Riley are having a GREAT summer!!!! :)

  5. Congratulations on moving! I know it can be really stressful, so treat yourself to some Starbucks and we'll see you back when you're all hooked up!
    Mrs. Allen’s 5th Grade Files

  6. I know someone already beat me to the punch, but I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award too. :) I used your blog as inspiration for our math mosaic perimeter and area project and my kids loved it!!!

    I Want to be a Super Teacher


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