Friday, August 23, 2013

Five for Friday {Say it isn't so edition}

These Five for Friday linky parties are becoming less and less enticing as the weeks have progressed. This is my last Five for Friday post of summer vacation. It's back to school time. Say it isn't so! Next week starts professional development for me. I am nervous yet excited. But truthfully, I could take another 8 weeks of summer. Who's with me? 

I haven't yet discovered the pause vacation button so time unfortunately continues to progress onward. I have no choice but to admit that it is indeed Friday and link up with Kacey once again. 


Here's my last Five for Friday of the summer. There might have been a few imaginary tears shed while writing this post... 

1. The alarm clock and I have never been friends. Never have, never will. I have been trying to get into a routine of waking up early and let's just say we definitely are not in the honeymoon phase. This is currently what I look like when my alarm has gone off this week at 8am. 


We are shooting for 5am by next week people. It is not going to be pretty (and I don't know how it could get any worse by the looks of this photo)!

2. I returned from vacation this week. What I would give to go back! Just look how peaceful!


I even made it a week without internet! Major victory in my book! However, as soon as I was back, it was back to blog stalking. It took me 4 days to catch up on all the posts I missed but it was time well spent. I wouldn't miss out on reading about your daily adventures!

3. I missed the TPT B2S sale! Major sad faces all around! What was I thinking about that vacation? Did I say what I would give to go back? I meant, what I would give to go back and end it early so I could virtually shop til I drop! I planned a vacation during a huge sale and my alphapalooza giveaway. Smart planning right? I guess my wallet can thank me...until I go bankrupt next time they add new products to the Target Dollar Spot and I buy out the entire section. Speaking of which, have you heard of the website All Things Target? 


They have a section specifically all about the Dollar Spot where they post pictures of all the items in the spot for the month? As if I don't get enough ideas from all you bloggers, this website gives me my Target fix and lets me know when I need to hop in the car and race to the nearest Target ASAP. 

4. There are still a couple of days to enter my bloggy birthday alphapalooza! Click on the image below for a chance to win some fabulous prizes from the end of the alphabet! You definitely don't want to miss this!


5. I celebrated one year of blogging this past Wednesday. I shared this photo on Instagram and of course I had to share it with my lovely blog followers too since you are the best!


I can't believe how fast time flies! Hopefully this time next year I will have my own classroom! What a way to celebrate my 2 year blogiversary! *fingers crossed*

Well that's it! Next time you hear from me I will be sharing ideas from in the classroom! Boy oh boy it's really happening! Student teaching here I come!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Z is for... {Giveaway Day 26}

Today is my blog's birthday. I can't believe it has been one whole year since starting this blog! Boy did the time fly! In that time there has been...

 Nearly 70,000 pageviews
Over 200 posts
Over 750 GFC followers
Nearly 900 Bloglovin followers

It amazes me the power of the blogging world! I am 100% confident that I will be a better teacher as a result of joining the blogging community. I can't thank you enough for each positive comment and helpful suggestion. I look forward to another year of growing as a teacher.

I put together this alphapalooza giveaway to celebrate my first year of blogging. I just wanted to thank all my friends that helped out and donated prizes. You are truly the most generous people out there! I hope you all have enjoyed the celebration! It was a whole lot more work than I anticipated but I wouldn't have it any other way. It was the least I could do to thank you all! 

(I am still catching up from what I missed during vacation so all the previous winner's should be notified by the end of the week. Thanks for hanging with me!)

Closing out the show today I have a very special prize pack! Be sure to enter because this is a very unique prize you won't want to miss out on!

Background and frames by Lovin-Lit
Alphabet Blocks by Sonya Dehart
 
Well today is the last day to catch up! The bloggy birthday alphapalooza giveaways end today. It's been a fabulous run so be sure to enter as many times as you can before time expires!
Today we are going out with a bang! Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs is truly amazing! The prize donation went way above and beyond what I had expected! Check out what fabulous goodies are in store for one lucky winner!

Note: Winner must have US shipping address.


Thank you all for sticking with me this year. I look forward to another bigger and better year together!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Y is for... {Giveaway Day 25}

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!
Two lovely ladies have prizes up for grabs today! Enjoy!



Thanks for donating a prize! I really appreciate it! Show how much you appreciate them with a follow!

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See you tomorrow for the conclusion of the bloggy birthday alphapalooza! It's one you won't want to miss!

Monday, August 19, 2013

X is for... {Giveaway Day 24}

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!
Would you believe that there were zero bloggers that I could find that started with the letter X? Go figure! I would not let that stand in my way of having a bloggy birthday alphapalooza however! What might be up for grabs today than you might ask? Only the best pencil sharpener ever obviously! 

**NOTE: Winner must have US mailing address**


Troy from Classroom Friendly Supplies came through with this X-tra special gift! Thanks so much for making this possible Troy! If you want your own, click HERE to purchase one online!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

W is for... What Happened? {Giveaway Day 23}

Background and frames by Lovin-Lit
Alphabet Blocks by Sonya Dehart
 
Thanks to the lovely Susanna, it was brought to my attention that the W is for giveaway never went live. I had scheduled it to post on the 18th while I was away on vacation but unfortunately it never posted. Well we certainly cannot have that happen now can we! You would miss out on these fabulous prizes! Who said the alphabet has to go in order haha! So without further ado, bring on the prizes!

Today I have some wonderful ladies with me celebrating! They certainly know how to make a giveaway special! Love them all!





Hope you enjoyed the giveaway for today! Be sure to show the ladies how much you appreciate them with a follow!

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See you tomorrow!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

V is for... {Giveaway Day 22}

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!
We are down to the final 5 days! Oh boy! I can't believe how fast the month has flown by!

Today's giveaway features two very special ladies!




Come back tomorrow to celebrate with some very fun bloggers and clip artists! They certainly know how to celebrate! 

Friday, August 16, 2013

U is for... {Giveaway Day 21}

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 Jessica who came through to save the giveaway! Who knew certain letters of the alphabet are virtually impossible to find!


Thanks Jessica! You are the best! 


See you all tomorrow for another giveaway! We are really nearing the end now!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

T is for... {Giveaway Day 20}

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 is broken into two terrific prize packs!

Prize Pack #1:






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Prize Pack #2:

 




a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for entering!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

S is for... {Giveaway Day 19}

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 is so big that I had to break it up into three equally amazing giveaways! Enter one or enter them all (although, I know I would be entering them all)!

Giveaway #1: Teacher Resource Packs!








 
Giveaway #2: Winner's Choice Bundle!






 
Giveaway #3: Graphics Galore!



Told you they were fabulous! Seriously these bloggers really stepped up their game big time! I cannot help but love how generous this community is! Please stop by their blogs and show them some love! The smallest gestures really mean the world!

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