Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday Smorgasbord

Fabulous in First is hosting my new favorite linky party! I fell in love with it the moment I laid eyes on the little button's polka dots and adorable chef!

This linky party is perfect for me because it is so random and basically requires no substance whatsoever! I mean, how much substance can you post about when you lounge in your PJ's until mid-afternoon? See what I mean?

Here is a little recap of what I have been up to this week...

In case you didn't know, there is no "Summer" in commercial America anymore. All the stores went "back to school" only one week after the kids have been on vacation. Now, if you are a school supply addict like me, this isn't a problem! You find delight in that sweet smell of new Crayola crayons! Just check out the stash that I grabbed this week! I spent $60 in the Dollar Spot alone! Whoops!

However, for children just starting their vacation, not so much! No wonder why they dread going back to school because they don't get to truly soak up vacation! And just in case you think they have rushed time with back to school, Hobby Lobby has had Christmas decorations out since June. Crazy talk! I am going to soak in every last minute of Summer vacation that I can muster! I am not looking forward to those 5am wake up calls! Yikes! 

Next, I got on a yard sale kick and went to 5 yard sales on Saturday. I managed to get over 100 books ranging in price from 10 cents to 50 cents. I even managed to snag 2 paper ream boxes full of free goodies that were left over after the yard sale ended! Some highlights: 3 MP3 players and 5 school supply caddies! Score!

My favorite find of the day however, was an adorable bookcase! 

This is not the one I own, but an image from a furniture store that sells the bookcase. How much does it retail online? $105. How much did I get it for? $5! I love yard sales! It definitely needs a coat of paint to match my color scheme, but that makes it the perfect project for a future Monday Made It!

Speaking of Monday Made It, I honestly did not even think of crafting this week. I seriously am a crafting slacker! You can definitely be crying yourself to sleep tonight because I can guarantee you there won't be a Monday Made It post tomorrow. You are just going to have to wait another week, month, or year to see what I end up creating with those paint stirrers!

I have been having loads of computer trouble again! What else is new? My portable hard drive is no longer working so my things haven't backed up in over a month. What has come to the rescue?
 If you don't have Dropbox, click HERE or the picture above and join today! It will save your life! You can back up those most precious items like your TPT files and clip art! And did I mention it's free? Yup! Join today!

What I have been busy busy busy doing this week is planning for my blog's birthday! I cannot believe that next month I will have been blogging for a year! Boy does time fly! I have a huge celebration planned that you will just have to wait to see! Here is a sneak peek to get you excited! 

Finally, I am not sure how I am going to survive the week! Why you might ask?

I am having some serious FOMO about the I Teach K conference! I thought it was bad last year reading about all the fun at the conference! This year there is no comparison! I want to go to the blogger meet up and amazing presentations like nobody's business! Add in my new instagram obsession and I will be receiving minute to minute updates of all the fun my friends are having without me! Next year, I need to be there! I don't think I can survive another year without attending! What about you, are you experiencing some FOMO too?

Thanks for hosting his fabulously fun party Michelle! Same time same place next week? Can't wait!


  1. I'm with you on the school supplies...I love them, but let's hold off on seeing them until the beginning of August at least!!
    I'm having a 1 Year Blogiversary Giveaway this week!! Congrats on yours coming up!

    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

  2. Hi my friend,
    I have major FOMO too this week...we are heading to Florida soon and I won't be in Vegas. :o( Love your bookshelf too. :o)
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  3. Major FOMO over here too! I love getting books for cheap, but I've never checked out yard sales. Definitely need to do that! Your bookcase is adorable. I can't wait to see what you do with it!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  4. Seeing that bookcase makes me want to go "yardsale-ing" tomorrow morning! I never feel like I have much luck. That is too cute!

    What Happens in First Grade

  5. I do have FOMO...I'm trying very hard not to though! Ever since starting TPT and blogging my mantra has been to just do my own thing and make sure I'm enjoying it! Whenever I sense FOMO I give myself a stern talking to! And I listen to myself because I know I'm right! haha!
    Also, good idea about dropbox. The other night I was showing my hubby all of the clip art and huge units I've made (especially the Sight Word Zoo) and he promptly went out and got me an external hard drive as well as Dropbox. He said it's worth the money to prevent me from going 'completely bonkers' if my computer died!. I'm pretty sure I don't "go bonkers", but apparently he feels otherwise!
    Whimsy Workshop

  6. ps: I put a link to this post on FB and G+, so you might have more people coming to be diagnosed for FOMO!


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