Sunday, July 31, 2011

Math Charts

As I was getting school ideas tonight on Pinterest, I stumbled on THIS great website. First off, I am in love with the fact that this teacher clearly loves markers as much as I do...and her handwriting and artistic abilities is amazing. {She has other subject charts too...I just picked the math ones}

It's easy to lose track of this kind of stuff when a million and two different types of technology is being thrown at you...But, I love it!!  My kids do Math Journals and this would be some great information to add to it. I think I might just be adding "make big colorful math charts" to my never ending to-do list!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Oh, How Pinteresting


Today I'm linking up with Michelle from the Vintage Apple for her Oh, How Pinteresting series! 

Pinterest is invite only; if you need an invite leave me a comment & I'll be more than happy to send you one! 

Let's start pinning.

What are you obsessed with on Pinterest this week?

Anything amazing I'm missing out on?!

you can follow me on Pinterest here.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

School Supply Finds

So who's been seeing all the great Back to School ads and then can't remember which store had what? {this girl <--FACT}There are just so many great Back to School deals out there right now so I wanted to share this weeks deals I've found...Most have limits so if you're wanting more...take willful subjects with you to make separate purchases. :)

Office Depot:

 4GB Flash Drive
 5 pack of Dividers
Copy Paper

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Back to School Party

Teaching Heart ( ) is hosting their annual back to school party on July 24th till July 30th.  Each Day a new prize!  Gift cards, Books, Teaching Heart Products, and more!!!  Plus a free printable will be posted during the week.  You need to visit the blog at; daily to check out the prizes each day and enter for the ones you want to win

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Promethean Boards

It's funny the things I get excited about now days. {or a little scary} But... I'll have a little present waiting on me when I return in August and I can barely wait! Room 207 is getting ready to be the happy home to this baby.
So, which of you lucky ducks already have one? I am major need of ideas! I know a lot of people have Smart Boards...but I'm not sure if they use the same software. {I'll be using ActivInspire} The only thing I've found are the flipcharts in Promethean Planet...and most of them are geared for the little guys. Anyone out there use a Promethean Board and have good ideas what to do with it. Particularly in 5th grade Math? 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

If You're A Teacher...

and blog about teaching {always or sometimes} Let me know so I can add you to my new section of teacher's I follow.  Scroll down and look on the right...I think I've grouped all my teacher's together. {A few of you I might of kept in my favorites section} I thought this would be an easy way to find fellow teachers in the blogging world!!

Faux Roman Shades

I just came across this fabulous idea for a roman shade from  Richelle's blog. I 'm just showing you some of the pictures, but head on over to her blog for more in depth details!
{taken from Richelle at Imparting Grace}

Saturday, July 16, 2011

I Want These...

...and guess what?! They are no where to be found in stores and are "out of stock" online. Ugh! There official name is Orange Tharp Women's Linen Classics. Let me know if you see them somewhere. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Thank you creator of Skype for making living so far away from your family easier. Natalie & David had their big reveal party tonight and I was able to attend via Skype! We kind of had our own shin dig here and just pretended we were there. I made the fabulous Buffalo Chicken Dip that I shared last week and it didn't let us fact I'm still munching on it now. :)
Natalie hopefully will blog soon with pictures from the actual party. Check with here later in the week. {hint, hint}
Here was my pick.
We both though boy so we dressed in our blue {well, Love Bug was already in blue, so I guess I was the only one who changed...}
Love Bug was all in I think with my crazy ideas until I pulled out the Team Blue sign and then he let me know I was on my own for these pictures. Lol. Where is his spirit?!

Anyway...the party looked amazing! I am so happy I got to be there...and watch them cut the cake...and see their reactions...

Guess what...
This cutie right here is my new NIECE!!! It's a GIRL!! I am so excited. Harper and Ms. Peanut are going to be best friends! I love it!! I think she might just have my nose...what do you think?!

Lake Time

Last weekend we celebrated my besties 30th birthday up at Grand Lake. Oh, how lake weekends have changed over the years. lol. We packed up Friday afternoon and headed to Jayna's in laws beautiful, huge and UH-Mazing lake house. Like for of us might need to get famous and put that house on Cribs.  We got there late that evening and pretty much just snacked and hung around catching up the whole night.
Saturday morning we are up at at 'em bright and early. There had been this blue-green algae scare the weekend before...but it was good to go by the time we got there. Personally, I could've cared less...I don't get in lake water. I know, I know...probably the only one in the whole wide world. Thanks to the Mayer's I will probably never enjoy anyone else's boat again. Our boat had a downstairs with A/C and a bathroom and refrigerator. Um, hello...this is genius! We stayed out on the water all day and it was fabulous. Saturday night we cooked the biggest t-bones I've ever seen and celebrated Betsy's 30th birthday!
{HALF of one of the t-bones...and my mac and cheese}
Sunday we pretty much just hung out, watch the US win the quarterfinals of the World Cup, ate at a marina, cleaned up and headed home. Such an unforgettable trip and one I wish happened waaay more often! The lake was so relaxing and beautiful and I love hanging out with my bestie. :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Brokenness Aside GIVEAWAY!

Brokenness Aside has been released...FINALLY!
$5.99 for the EP!

My brother in law's first EP with All Sons & Daughters has been released to iTunes!! Y'all. These songs are sooo amazing! So many churches are already playing their music in their Sunday you might already be familiar with a few songs! :)

Just in case you're questioning the legitimacy of my recommendation please read below...

AND....drum roll please! My most favorite, the one and only KARI JOBE!!!

You read that title right...there is a GIVEAWAY!!! There are only a handful of actual CD's of this album and I have one!! I am having a giveaway for All Sons & Daughters Ep no. 1, Brokenness Aside. 

Here is how you can enter: 

1 Entry... for following my blog :)

1 Entry... for following All Sons & Daughters on Twitter 

1 Entry... for retweeting one of AS&D's posts about the album on Twitter

1 Entry... for liking AS&D's Facebook Fan Page

Giveaway Winner will be randomly selected THIS Friday at 7:00pm

In the meantime...PLEASE go over to iTunes and buy the digital album!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Hunger Games

Hopefully I am not the last person to start reading these books...The Hunger Games.
It seems like everyone around me is reading these books and is so excited about them. So, being the bandwagoner that I am, guess who started book 1 today. lol.  As the love bug drove back home I started reading the first few chapters {and surprisingly didn't get car sick} and I think they're's going to be a great book. Let me remind you the last trilogy author that kept my interest was Lauren Conrad's. {who's laughing??} My motivation is the movie coming out next year. How many of you are reading/ have read The Hunger Games? What are your thoughts?

Monday, July 11, 2011

Graco Rittenhouse

Dear Natalie, 
It's not too late! Just because Walmart {and Graco} discontinued all their products that just happened to be in our most favorite pattern does not mean it's too late to still get them. Thanks to your sister, who apparently is getting bored on her summer vacation, I have found all your the best prices. {fingers crossed for a girl} Bad really is discontinued. Good News...if you act fast, you'll get it at the absolute clearance prices! 

Our favorite pattern...Graco Rittenhouse. 
The loot...
{click the prices to take you to the sites} case Peanut is a girl, you need to get on top of this stuff...for realz.

Much love.