Saturday, December 31, 2011

One Little Word for 2012

Only a few hours left before we say goodbye to 2011...sadly it has come to an end...but don't despair...with all good endings, come great beginnings! 2011 was a fabulous year...but I am so looking forward to 2012! I know it will be a FANTASTIC year! 

Instead of having a New Year's resolution...{which leaves me feeling bad about myself when I abandon it...guilt is something I do not do well with}...this year I have decided to choose one little word that will keep me focused throughout the year. 

My OLW is...


There are many areas in my life that I would like to focus on nurturing this coming year. My relationship with God. My littles. And my husband. My growth as a mom, wife, daughter, sister, and teacher. Patience. Love. Photography and this little blog. 
I also know that I need to nurture myself..mind, spirit, and body. 
Easier said than done...but I'll definitely try.

There is something very special about the word nurturing..to me..it means slowing down, simplifying, and really taking the time to know the difference between the important things in life...and the trivial stuff. It means letting go...and enjoying the moment.

nurture~is my OLW this year. 

If you want to learn more about OLW click hereAli Edwards is the genius behind OLW...her blog is amazing...I hope you can visit her soon. 

Happy New Year friends!

What will your one little word be for 2012?

Friday, December 30, 2011

A Great Sale!

Hi friends!
 I hope everyone is enjoying the final days of 2011...what?! Where did the year go?! Seriously! It just seems like yesterday that I was posting last year's New Year's Eve post...wow! Definitely puts things into perspective...CARPE DIEM! Seize.the.day! ;)

On another note...my friend Alisha over at The Bubbly Blonde is having a FANTABULOUS sale at both her TpT store and her TN shop. 


Her new and AMAZING Playful Penguins Unit is also on sale!! It is a ginormous unit with 21 centers (both math and literacy) and 229 pages! Her centers are fabulous, differentiated, and come with a recording sheet..this unit will definitely make your January planning a breeze. Go by and visit her stores...you will be so glad you did...stock up now while the items are on sale!

Happy Shopping! 

Pssst! Just as an FYI...the sale is ending tonight! So you better hurry on over there to grab your goodies..before it ends! ;) 

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!


I hope your holiday season is filled with the love, hope, and compassion of our Lord, Jesus Christ!

From our family to yours Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Happy Wednesday y'all!
Here's what I'm loving on this beautiful, cold and rainy day...
I'm loving that today was my last day before winter break, it was a teacher workday and it was a very productive day!

I'm loving that I received a couple of yummy gift sets and a candle from this store. 
I'm loving that I get to finish my Christmas shopping tomorrow...hopefully! 

I'm loving these fabulous Pinterest finds...

I can't wait to begin enjoying my vacations...cleaning, baking, and family time are on the agenda. :)
LOVE it!

Now go and link up with Jamie and join the fun!
What are you loving today?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

WILW...on a Thursday.

Ok...so my firsties have not been their angelic selves lately...I don't know if it's the excitement of the season...or if their little bodies have been invaded by some little alien forces...but ReALly?! They have been little pills! Hard as I try to keep them busy and engaged in our learning...they've been at each other's throats! Fighting and bickering..all. the. time!
Ugggh! Definitely time for a break! 3 more days to go!!

Well enough about that...here is what I'm loving on this beautiful day. 

I'm loving that Christmas is just around the corner...I adore Christmas!
I'm loving that my sweet boy just turned 9 yesterday and he still believes in Santa...but most importantly he knows the REAL reason we celebrate CHRISTmas...the other day he said to me, "Mom, did you know that Jesus is the 1st gift of Christmas?" Aww...sweet boy...never forget that. :)
I'm loving that the weather has been cold enough to cuddle on the couch with a throw...and a cup of hot chocolate. 

I'm loving these awesome (classroom edition) Pinterest finds...

And I'm especially loving...that it's TGIalmostF!!! There is light at the end of the tunnel!

Go and link up with Jamie and tell us what you're loving today! 
Toodles! 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Blogging and Friendships

Hi ya'll!
Don't you love the wonderful friendships being created in blogland? I know I do! It's great to know that there are teachers out there just as passionate and enthusiastic as I am about teaching. Sometimes it's hard to share your passion with others that are not in the teaching field...so my blog has been an outlet for me...and I LOVE it! I especially love all the wonderful teachers I have "met" through blogging. Love ya', girls!
One of my favorite bloggers is Alisha...do you all know her? If you don't...you need to go and visit her blog ASAP! You will thank me later for introducing her to you...I promise!
Alisha is the blogger over at...
She is the kindest person...has the sweetest and most giving spirit, and a fabulous personality. I adore her! And I know you will too! 
She is the creator of this AMAZING Gingerbread Unit!


It is full of everything and anything you might need to teach your sweeties! 
A.MA.ZING, I tell 'ya! Truly AMAZING! 
You can find this unit at her TpT or TN store
Run...don't walk to her shop right now...you won't regret purchasing this unit...it's unbelievable! 
 She also has some great freebies...I'm sure you won't want to miss out on! They are FAN.TAS.TIC! 
and
Please go and visit her blog...and if you download her freebies or purchase her Gingerbread Unit, don't forget to give her some love...she adores comments! She truly reads every. single. comment....and responds to them too...I know that for a fact! :)

Thanks Alisha for all your help!
You fill my bucket. :)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Creative Blogs (Doodles and more!)

Hey ya'll!
 I hope everyone is having a great start to their weekend...I'm supposed to be out doing some Christmas shopping {gasp!}..I know! I'm not even close to being done yet! But being that it's raining and rather chilly in my neck of the woods...I decided to stay home and enjoy my day sitting on my couch, watching Netflix, and drinking hot chocolate. Yum! 
One thing I wish I could do is draw and doodle...I cannot for the life of me do either one...and I am sooo insanely jealous of those people who can. Lol! While sipping on my hot cocoa and browsing the net I came across two adorable blogs...
and 

Maggie and Nikki are two incredible artists! They are a mother/daughter team and both are CRAAZZY talented! I absolutely ADORE their doodles! 
Nikki's blog Melonheadz Illustrating is full of super cute seasonal clipart and digital stamps. Maggie's blog is as her blog's name suggests full of All Things Girly
Please go and visit these fabulous illustrators...you'll be amazed at all the wonderful freebies they have...cuteness galore! 
I'm off to browse their blogs some more...and snag up those wonderful doodles! 
Happy Saturday!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Hi ya'll! 
Happy Wednesday!
This is what I'm loving on this beautiful day...
I'm loving that it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I LOVE this time of year!
I'm loving that I can finally start wearing sweaters, scarves, and boots. 
I'm loving that I have 10 days to go before our Christmas break...but who's counting, right?

I'm loving these Pinterest finds...



What are you lovin' today?
Go and link up with Jamie...and tell us what you're lovin'!
Stay warm friends...toodles!