Sunday, December 30, 2012

250 Followers+2 Linkies+2 Free Fonts=A Whole Lot of Fun

Well as the title states, this post is full of randomosity. 

I was so excited to wake up and find out that my blog hit 250 followers last night! You are the best! I am so thankful for each and every one of you. 

Be on the lookout for a grand giveaway in the near future. It's going to be a great way to ring in the new year and celebrate 2013 style! 

If you are interested in participating in the giveaway, I would be more than happy to have you! Just leave a comment below or send me an e-mail at

In order to celebrate hitting the big 2-5-0, I created 2 more fonts for you all to use. I hope you enjoy these and find them useful! 

Click on each image to download. 

Just give a link to my blog or use my blog button in any products you create. Thanks! 

Now bring on the linky parties! 

The first one up is day 4 of the Counting our Blessings and Looking Ahead party. Today's theme is downtime and Amy from Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons is hosting.

Here are my downtime resolutions for 2013:
1.  Read for fun: I used to read sometimes 3 books a week. Once college started that went right out the window. There is so much textbook reading that I never have time to read books I want to read for fun. I vow to make extra time to unwind and read a good book at least once a month.
2. Catch up with friends: I am always "too busy" with school to meet with friends. I need to make time to meet up with friends and re-connect. Ice skating or meeting at a coffee house seems like a perfect start.
3. Turn off the electronics: I am usually connected to some piece of technology from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to bed. I need to shut off the devices and enjoy the simple things in life like this beautiful snowfall.

Then we have Jen from The Teachers' Cauldron hosting the It's A New Year linky party.

My personal resolution is to make more time for family. Cherish every minute you have with family because you never know when they can be taken from you.

My blogging resolutions are two fold. 

The first is to get a custom blog design. I now have my blog name set and I am ready to make it complete with a custom look. There are so many great designers out there it is hard to choose one! 

 The second resolution is to stick to a weekly posting schedule. 
I am thinking something like this: 

Shopping Sunday - Sharing my shopping steals of each week

Manic Monday -So I stick to making at least weekly freebies

Storytelling Tuesday - sharing a great read-aloud and activity 

Wordless Wednesday - keeping me accountable for pictures

Thankful Thursday - I definitely have so much to be thankful for

Free-For-All Friday - Whatever I feel like sharing each week

CCSSS - Common Core State Standard Saturday - Sharing a Common Core State Standard resource or activity with you all

What do you think? 
Sounds like an ambitious, yet much needed plan. 

Head on over and link up! I'd love to hear your resolutions! 

Be sure to check back soon for the 250 followers giveaway! It's sure to be a great one!


  1. I really like your posting schedule! What a great idea! :)

  2. Reading for fun is one of the biggest ways I relax. I keep a stack of books on my bedside table (or on my iPad) so I don't have to reach far to find one! :)

    Third Grade Bookworm

  3. Wow, it makes me tired just reading your schedule. I know when I make a list, I am so much more productive. Thanks for the free fonts.

    Smiling and Shining in Second Grade

  4. I love the posting schedule. I thought about having a plan as the summer ended, but it never became a reality... I can't wait to see what you do!

    Cute fonts too:)

    The Resourceful Apple

  5. I am one of your newer followers. I really like your blog and the activities you share. Great idea with the posting schedule...I'll have to do something like that as well. I would be happy to donate to your giveaway if you would like. I'll leave my email address and you can contact me if you still need some products. I'm always happy to help out in any way. Congrats on 250...that's quite an accomplishment. I just started blogging in October and just hit about 120 takes a while to get your name out there. I hope you have a great night.

    Stephanie Ann
    Sparkling in Third Grade

  6. Congratulations on 250 followers! I really like your posting schedule and I can't wait to read about Common Core Standards Saturday!


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