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Christmas in July!

Tomorrow marks the first day of Christmas in July!  Each day of the week a different set of items will be on sale in my store. 
You can stop by my TpT shop each day to find many of my units 20% off!  
The image above shows the sale for each day!


Friday Favorites

Last summer I started a weekly blog post on some of my favorite things called Friday Favorites.  Now that baseball season is not consuming every waking minute of my life, I actually have some time to blog.  Imagine that! So here are some things that I am loving this summer. 

Pool Gear! I'm in love with fun summer gear. I may or may not have indulged in one too many cute beach towels and pool floats.  Here's my little man and his floating pizza.  They have really cute floats right now.  
I also love these lounge chair covers in fun designs and monogramed from The Pink Mustache on Etsy.


These are two books I'm reading this summer. They are both really awesome books.  I already use Beck's Text Talk lessons to teach vocabulary, so I knew I had to read her book on phonics. 
Having attended training by Jennifer several years ago, I knew I wanted anything she had to offer. After seeing this book around the web and hearing rave reviews, I snatched it right up. 


I absolutely love my Erin Condren Teacher Planner and right now they are 20% off.  
Here's mine! I'm obsessed.

My next favorite thing this summer, has to be my Cricut.  It's getting a workout lately.  From decorating my Yetis, to creating t-shirts for my son's ball games, I use my Cricut constantly.  In fact, I'll be decorating 12 cups for my son's baseball team with their logo and numbers tomorrow, and my little guy desperately wanted a pug shirt, so he made one for under 5 dollars and in less than 20 minutes. This machine is amazing! 

Here is simple t-shirt I created to wear to my sons game.  It is the easiest thing I've ever done and they wash so well.  
 Making sure my Yeti is cute and personalized.
 I love that they have printable vinyl, so I can create any pattern I'd like. 
 And finally, Landon's pug shirt. Yes, they even have printable iron on.  Just print and the machine will cut it out perfectly so you can iron it right on.  It's amazing.  

Finally, lets talk a beauty product, because I love make-up. Today, I'm going to confess, while I do have some pretty long eyelashes, I absolutely hate applying mascara.  It's messy, annoying and regardless of how hard I try, sometimes my lashes get clumped together and look all sorts of ate-up! 
So to make my life easier, I apply fake lashes.  Now, I've tried all sorts of false eyelashes, some very expensive, others super cheap and I finally a set that are my absolute favorite! And they won't break the bank either.  
Real Lashes
 Fake Lashes

The fake lashes are so easy to apply, require no mascara, just a little bit of glue and they are so comfortable to wear.  

So those are my Friday Favorites for the week. I hope you are enjoying your summer so far! 





Summer Time!

I know that sadly there are some of you still sweating it out in the classroom.  But I'm sure when I'm back in school August 15th, you'll be chillin' at the pool.  Just in case you are still plugging away, I created a Summer Fun Pack of centers, games, a memory book and printables to help give you some meaningful things to do and ways to review before the end of the year.  In addition, my friend Terry and I have our House for Hermit Crab unit you can grab. It's such a fun little unit full of fiction and nonfiction.  














In addition we have this little freebie for y'all. A cute mini-reader to share with your little people.  Just click below to grab this book. 


Teacher Meet Up, Orlando






Our Teacher Meet-Up is moving to....

Sunny Orlando, Florida! July 13th at 6pm. #2016orlandomeetup

This will be our 5th annual teacher blogger meet up. If you've ever joined us before, you know there will be lots of fun, lots of laughing, and lots of prizes to give away! Thanks to our main sponsor TeachersPayTeachers

Here's a shot of some of the fabulous teachers who came out last year!
{Check out more pictures from our 2012 and 2013 and 2014 meet ups!}




At last year's meet up we gave away hundreds of prizes and this year will be no exception! We have lots of surprises in store for this meet up, so PLEASE join us!




(A peek at last year's prizes. All donated by our awesome sponsors!)
We had so many other sponsors that helped donate over $55,000 worth of swag, prizes, and goodies!  Can you believe that?!  I don't know about you, but to us... that's a whole lotta love for teachers!  



What you need to know:

*All teachers are invited to this meet-up! You do not need to have a blog to attend this special event!

*You can RSVP on our official Facebook event page: HERE! If you do not have a Facebook account, you can RSVP by commenting on this post.

*Please don't be shy! Every year we have people who are worried about not knowing anyone. This is a great opportunity to say hi to some of your favorite teacher-bloggers, as well as meet new friends and connect with teachers from all over!

*Please download the nametag template HERE.

*The meet up will be held at The Swan and Dolphin Resort, but the actual conference room number will be posted closer to the meet up. Follow our Facebook event page to get updates on the exact location.

We are super excited for our trip this year and know that this Teacher Meet Up will be the best one yet!!
Here are the meet-up organizers from last year!

Can't wait to see ya'll in sunny Orlando!

Happy Birthday to Deedee and Me!

Tomorrow is a pretty important day if you didn't already know.  I mean, I'm sure it's marked on all of your calendars. Tomorrow, Deedee Wills and I celebrate our birthday.  I mean, could I have asked for a better birthday twin? She's been one my dearest friends for quite a while and I just love her to pieces, so I wouldn't want to share a birthday with anyone else.  In celebration of our special day we are sharing some summer freebies with you and giving y'all a chance to win a big old Amazon gift card. In addition, our stores will be on sale all day! WOOHOO! 

 You can click here for a cute little math center.
And finally, don't forget to enter to win an $87.00 gift card to Amazon.  Why 87? Well, we've combined our ages to give y'all a little shopping spree.  

Enter below! Then head over to Deedee's Blog to grab her birthday gifts.