Sunday, August 11, 2013

Q is for... Monday Made It and Teacher Week? {Giveaway Day 17}

Three Things this post tackles:
1. Monday Made It
2. Teacher Week
3. Bloggy Birthday Alphapalooza


I am glad that Tara posted her Monday Made It a day early because it got my crafting butt in gear! I am going to be posting early as well because this way I won't be staying up until 1am getting my post ready to go.

 Is it bad to say I'm kind of looking forward to the monthy made its to come back next month? I just can't keep up anymore! These lazy days of summer are killing me! I need to get back into a routine of waking up early! Hopefully next week will get me back on track because I don't have much time left until school starts! 

I have three quick little projects to link up the lovely Tara this week.

The first one is a little container for some warm fuzzies. 

I am all about the positive behavior reinforcement this year. These little guys will be perfect! Can't wait to put them to good use! It was so simple to create! Use a dollar spot container, add a washi tape stripe, slap a label on the front and tie some ribbon on the ends. Easy and cute!

Next, I have a simple pom-pom that I created. 

Everyone was making their own so I just had to jump on board! (Obviously keeping with the blue and green theme!) I love how it turned out! 

Finally, I "created" a button for a linky party that I am hosting on student teaching reflections and advice. I want to be the best student teacher that I can be and I am turning to my blogging friends for help. If you would like to link up, click the button to join! I would really appreciate it!

I struggle big time when creating buttons. I love whatever everyone else creates but when I try and create something, I never love it. I don't have a good eye for graphic design I guess. However, I loved how this one turned out! And I didn't even use my traditional blue and green! That's what I call a success!

Thanks for hosting Tara! I can't wait to see what everyone else created!


It also just so happens to be Teacher Week at Blog Hoppin!


I had to link up today since it would probably be the only day of the week that I am able to link up.

Hope you learned some new facts about me! I loved getting to know some of my favorite bloggers better today too! Happy Teacher Week! 


Now, back to the bloggy birthday alphapalooza!

Background and frames by Lovin-Lit
Alphabet Blocks by Sonya Dehart
Here are the links to the previous days to catch up if you missed any! Trust me, you are going to want to go back and catch up if you missed any! There are HUGE prizes up for grabs!
Today's giveaway features the one and only Katie King from Queen of the First Grade exploring second grade! She really saved the day for me on this one! Without her, it wouldn't have been an alphapalooza now would it! Thanks so, so much Katie! And have you see her new blog design? It's too fabulous! You need to check it out if you haven't already!

 Katie is offering up her numbers 0-20 pack. It is perfect for back to school! You know you want to win it!

I am off to enjoy a night of TV. Big Brother, Whodunnit, Teen Choice Awards, Food Network Star. Thank goodness for DVR's!

Have a wonderful Monday! Good luck if tomorrow is your first day back at school!


  1. Cute Pom Poms! I tried them last year and failed miserably (didn't help I was literally making them 20 mins before open house). Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love your warm fuzzy bin! I use warm fuzzies in my room, and had been keeping them in an old coffee can! Ew. Your idea is way better! I guess I'll be getting my craft on tomorrow at school!!

    Mr. First Grade

  3. My favorite inspirational quote: Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you will be criticized anyway.

  4. A teacher touches a life forever!

  5. Be kind. (A parent told her daughter this every day before she left her in my PreK room two years ago. I always use it now. Simple simple simple, but it says a lot!

  6. Hey Ash,
    Love your pom poms. I had to buy mine. Yours look great

  7. "There have been only two geniuses in the world. Willie Mays and Willie Shakespeare." (Tallulah Bankhead)

  8. I love the colors you are using in your room with the Warm Fuzzy box and pom poms. Super cute!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  9. If you desire to make a difference in the world you must be different from the world.


  10. I like the blue and green pom poms :) My school colors, need to make some.

  11. Love the fuzzy storage bin! Soooo cute! Thanks also for hosting a great giveaway! My quote would be from Mahatma Gandhi: "Live as if You were to Die tomorrow. Learn as if You were to Live Forever."
    Thanks so much,

  12. “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin


  13. You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life.

  14. "Live everyday as if it was your last day."

  15. I'm good enough, smart enough, and gosh darn it, people like me." - Stuart Smally from SNL (the old Saturday Night Live). :o)

  16. Love this quote: Dance like nobody is watching:)


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