Sunday, October 19, 2014

Breaking the rules... a little Sunday Scoop!

I mean I am normally not a rule breaker, but today I have so much to say!!!  And I am trying to get myself on the blogging track!!!  So here is my Sunday Scoop...what's yours???

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First Annual Mid-West Teacher Blogger Meet Up

What's the best way to spend a Saturday?  Surrounded by AMAZING and POSITIVE teachers from all over the Midwest!  I was privileged to have been a part of the 1st Annual Midwest Teacher Blogger Meet Up.  I am a self-proclaimed BB...Beginner Blogger!  The ladies I got to spend the day with are far from that!  I have followed many of them via their blog, Facebook, or Instagram for awhile.  Some I met for the first time and have already started following them.  It was amazing to learn from them and get energized by the collective energy that was in one room.

I wasn't alone in this adventure!  It was a Road Trip with my pals, Molly (at Miss K's Kindergarten) and Sara (at Life in the Fast Lane).  We decided to make a day of it and started off with Portillo's for lunch!  I mean it is a must!!  And oddly enough, we all ordered the same thing!  Next we hit up the Container Store and Five Below!  Five Below was filled with amazing finds and the Container Store had just what I needed for an activity I am doing later in the week!  Then we hit the promised land, IKEA!!!  The IKEA in Schaumburg is almost OVERWHELMING in size, however we were up for the challenge.  We tackled half the store when we realized it was time to head to the Meet-Up!  So we checked out with our Round 1 purchases and head to Lakeshore Learning!  A huge THANK YOU to Lakeshore Learning for allowing us to invade their space.  At Lakeshore, we continued to get our shop on!

Below are some pictures from this great day!
Who doesn't love Portillo's???  What is your favorite thing to order?

Not going to lie...they had to test these cool chairs from the Container Store and their testing got a little dangerous! This is after testing!

Some go to IKEA to shop, some take selfies!

My pals that help me stay on the positive path!

My table pals!!! Back row L to R, Cretia (blog coming soon!) Me,  Tasia (Great Minds Teach Alike), Bobbi (Bitty Bilinguals), Front Row Michelle (Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching) and Kristin ( Teaching In A Nutshell)

The "after" of 3 teachers let loose in IKEA, Container Store, Five Below, and Lakeshore Learning)!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sunday Scoop

Seriously weekends just fly by...don't they??  Each Friday night I have a HUGE to do list for the weekend.  Not jobs just things I want to get done, things I actually enjoy doing!!!  Then I blink and it is Sunday night and the list doesn't look as complete as I would like.  So let's see if today can be productive!!!  Here's my Sunday Scoop.....(leave me some feedback!)

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Friday, October 3, 2014

A Free For All!

Who doesn't love a freebie????  The Primary Gal is hosting an awesome Free For All on Facebook!!!!  I am blessed to be a part of it and can't wait to see the amazing work of some awesome teachers.  Check it out, click on the picture below!!!  It starts at 12:00 am est!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Currently....October is here!

I am beyond excited that October is here!  I feel like October really means FALL!!  I must say I do LOVE me some FALL!!!  In fact, I might go as far as to say it is my favorite season!!!  I have BIG plans for if I can just muster up the energy!!  Thanks to Farley at Oh'Boy 4th Grade for hosting this awesome party!  Here's my currently....and as always...please make comments!!!  I LOVE comments...almost as much as I love Fall!

Listening:  I mean...I can't be the only one who watches "Watch What Happens Live.." right?  I love that show and pretty much all that is Bravo!!!

Loving:  I am blessed to work with 2 awesome teachers, who believe my Dollar Tree/Target obsessions and craftivity fun is normal!  So normal...that we are having a work night tomorrow!!! Can't wait!!!

Thinking: My list is long, but with the motivation I get from my work buddies...I am certain to get it all accomplished!!!

Wanting:  My daughter's adoption is slowly coming along.  I try to remind myself that each day that goes by is one day closer to her being home!!!  Just excited and really want to see some movement!!!

Needing:  A re-adjustment!  Lots of negativity lately....I pride myself on being a positive patty.. and it is time to get the naysayers out of my head!!!

Trick or Treat:  Office Max is having AWESOME clearance deals!  I got 3 binders, 8 pocket dividers, and a ream of pink paper for $5.18!!  You read that right!!!  SO run don't walk to your closest Office Max!!  And don't forget to use your Teacher Rewards card for points!!!