Saturday, January 3, 2015

Current inspiration and a *FREEBIE*

I don't know about you but the Sunday blues are hitting me on Saturday...Boo....Hiss!   I love my Littles, but I love being at home too. 

I finally typed up my lesson plans.  Even though I had planned out the gist of next week before winter break, it still took so.much.time!  But, who am I kidding, it takes a while each time.  I have the craziest schedule and piecing together what works takes time.  Math is the only solid block of time that I have without an interruption.  And, our principal has had a grand idea to switch that up at the end of January.  I am trying to be positive about the change, but it's just "one more thing" in a long line of responsibilities. 

Anywho, I thought I would share with you some things that have been inspiring or making me happy me lately on pinterest etc.

1.  This frame is adorable.  I am a MS girl living in WA and this makes my heart happy (and a little homesick).  I want to make one SOON!  {original source:}

2.  I tried this *super easy* recipe this week for crockpot country style ribs. It was delicious and the Mr. approved mightly :)  {original source: }

3.  This isn't an inspiration, but I love Taylor Swift and this mashup is crazy good!  I *puffy heart* love it!

4.  If you stuck with me for this long, I turned my next inspiration into a freebie for ya.  Such a simple idea.  I plan to use this as an "I'm Done" activity.  I am always looking for something easy and manageable for my fast finishers.  {original source: }

And my Freebie version for you can be downloaded from my TPT store.  Click *HERE* to go get it now.
Happy Teaching, 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year Currently!

Happy New Year, Friends!  I sure hope that your very first day of 2015 has been a little slice of awesome.  My day was filled with lots of happy.  Finally, the Mr. and I saw Annie.  As a child of the 80's, Annie is a very fond memory of mine.  The Mr. has been sick and finally his work schedule and his nose blowing, coughing, aching head was ready to see it.  Better late than never.  Don't let the face fool ya.  He was excited too, but goofiness is a more predominate trait!  He's a softie :)

We loved the movie!  I had heard that it was "cheesy" and "not so good", but I must say that I enjoyed it!  It was cheesy in the right spots and I happen to love most varieties of cheese.  I think I will probably download a few tunes from the soundtrack to play in class.  Cause in first grade you know it's a hard knock life...

It was a beautiful day in the Pacific Northwest...Cold, Clear and GLORIOUS sunshine!  The mountain was out and gorgeous! 

I am a MS girl at heart and couldn't let the day go by without eating black eyed peas.  My momma couldn't believe that I didn't have any "greens" on my plate for money in the new year, but I hate don't like them. The Mr. was a happy boy with his New Year plate :)

And now my CURRENTLY:
Listening ~ My hubby is a Crimson Tide fan.  He grew up around family from Alabama and has loved them since he was wittle.  Me on the other hand, I just love listening to him root and kick and cheer and grunt.  It's all endearing.
Loving ~ I didn't love that the Mr. was sick, but I have loved being home.  I love baking and crafting and watching TV and doing nothing.  It's been pretty ding dang awesome!  I am thankful that I have a few days left.
Thinking ~ I cannot believe that it is 2015!  I honestly feel like time is set on super speed.  I.don'! 
Wanting ~ I really need a new purse.  I hope to rectify that want this weekend with some needed retail therapy.  I'm picky. And cheap. Hopefully, I can find something that will fit the bill.
Needing ~ I need to type of my plans and make sure that I remember what my team and I discussed doing when we get back.  I just don't wanna!  I am procrastinating big time. 
Yes ~ I will blog more.  I will also eat healthier and move more. 
Maybe ~ I will try not to stress about work, but it's hard not to.  I am never done.  The current situation at my school is stressful:  low income families + low test scores + high stakes testing + changes to curriculum midway through the year....It makes for a less than desirable situation.
Wish ~ I would love to learn how to create clipart.  I doodle all the time and would love to convert that into digital product.  We shall see :)
If you made it though all of that, thank you!  I pray that you and yours are blessed in this new year!


Happy Teaching,