Saturday, July 13, 2013

For me?!

I was completely flattered the other day when I opened my inbox and discovered an email from Lisa--

She gave this little blog of mine an award! What?!?!

Now, I have to tell you that I was nominated back in December when I was brand new to the blogging world. I started this blog as a way to document ideas and tips that I didn't want to forget, and to connect with teachers all across the country. 
So much collaboration happens in the teacher world and I LOVE IT!
The fact that any of you read what I write is still so incredible and humbling to me.
I love love love hearing from all of you in the comments and I am so blessed to learn from you all!!
So, THANK YOU Lisa and THANK YOU dear readers.

The award is for blogs with less than 200 followers and I get to pass on the love!
Before I get carried away, though, here is the procedure for accepting the nomination:

1. Link back to the blog that nominated me
2. Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers
3. Answer the questions posted for you by your nominator
4. Share 11 random facts about yourself
5. Create 11 questions for your nominees
6. Contact your nominees and let them know you nominated them

Step 1: Done.

Step 2: My nominations! 
These fellow bloggers are toooo cute and ever-so willing to share ideas. 
I am excited to see more from them and have really enjoyed reading their blogs!
I think you'll like them, too.

Stephanie is a fellow Texan and we actually live pretty close to each other! 
She is just hilarious and loves owls, too!

Jenna is a blogger that I really admire. I like her style and all of the ideas that she shares!! 
She also posts tons of pictures, which I definitely appreciate!

P.S. I only chose two because i nominated others previously. These are my favorites!!!

Step 3: My answers to Lisa's questions (good questions, Lisa!).

1.  If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
I would live in a tiny little cottage on the coast in Maine. And I would attend the Lobster Fest every year.

2.  What's the funniest thing that has ever happened while you were teaching?
Poop feel out of a firstie's pants during a spelling test--y'all. Hilarious!! (and gross, I guess...)

3.  Do you collect anything?
Hmm, I'm not sure that I do. I really like owls so I automatically get all things owl from my kids, but I don't "collect" them. Maybe I should start collecting something...

4.  What's your favorite household chore and why?
Swiffering--it's so much fun! Maybe because I make it like a dance party. That helps a ton :)

5.  What's your least favorite household chore and why?
Unloading the dishwasher, but I'm not exactly sure why...haha.

6.  What's your favorite thing to do when you get a night out?
Explore! I love new adventures--new restaurants, new places in the area, etc.

7.  Where did you go to college and did you originally major in something other than education?
Baylor University (sic 'em!!!), and no way! In high school I thought I might like to be a doctor or a nurse, but that lasted for about a second. I quickly realized that broken bones, large amounts of blood, and throw-up were not things I'd like to see on a daily basis. Yuck!

8.  What's the best concert you've ever been to?
Backstreet Boys was my first concert ever and it was AWESOME. My mom took my sister and I--we made tie-dyed tshirts and everything. Thanks, Mom! :)

9.  Favorite all-time movie?
Oh, this is so difficult!! I like to play favorites in categories (how could I choose just one?!), so maybe Pride & Prejudice and Tangled.

10.  What's the best thing about blogging?
Making new friends and learning from them!!! Blogging makes me a better teacher because of the collaboration and constant source of new ideas--I am SO thankful!!

11.  If you could leave for a vacation tomorrow and go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
New Zealand. I'll make it there one day!

Step 4: 11 random facts about myself {here}.

Step 5: Here are my 11 questions for the nominated blogging buds.

1. What was your favorite childhood TV show?
2. Does your name mean something special? If so, what?
3. What is your favorite lunch to bring to school?
4. What colors are your classroom?
5. Summer, Fall, Winter, or Spring?
6. What is your favorite type of exercise?
7. What are you hopeful for?
8. Glue bottle or glue stick?
9. What is one of your greatest strengths (it's okay to brag! :))?
10. Morning person or night?
11. What is your favorite day of the whole entire year? Why?

Step 6: The award is out--can't wait to learn more about these two bloggers!!
Take a quick second to check out their blogs. 
I bet you'll find a new idea or some great freebies!!

How would you answer some of these questions?! 
I'd love to get to know you better, too!!
Just leave me a comment so we can chat!


  1. YES!!!! Great last answer! I'm in New Zealand!!

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes and Mayhem

  2. I love that you love to Swiffer! I can see you dancing around with the Swiffer! Congrats!

    Always an Adventure in Kindergarten


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