August 18, 2014

Teacher Week: Who

Happy, Monday!
One day closer to Friday, my friends!
Today, I am linking up with Blog Hoppin' for Teacher Week.
A week full of fun!
Up first is the WHO.
Since my very last post was a link up to "Meet the Teacher,"
I'm going to keep this short and sweet with a few pictures!
You may see these faces on my blog, Facebook, and instagram!
They are beyond important to me.
I am leaving out some other very important people 
who are pretty anti-photos, like my parents!
And to be honest, if I made a slide for every 
family member I am close with, 
we would have about 50 slides!

To read my Meet the Teacher post, click here.


August 11, 2014

Meet the Teacher {Linky}

My good friend Stephanie is hosting a little "Meet the Teacher" link party.
I decided to join in tonight so you can get to know me a tad bit more!

Just incase you are new to my blog,
 here is a little info on me before we get to the Q & A.
I will be starting my 7th year of teaching.  
I taught 3rd grade for my very first year & have been in 2nd since.
This year I am moving from the north side of my city to the south side.
Seriously:) Oh, and I live extremely north west.
I'm excited for my new adventure at a new school 
with a brand new team.
I am the middle child of 3 and am extremely close
 with both of my siblings, Ashley & Jordan.
We love to travel to tropical resorts & anywhere to cheer on the Huskers!
I know, bubbly....seriously?  I asked a few people that do not know of my blog and they both said it?! Which is a little funny, considering the main reason I  chose this blog name is because of my mom
 & another friend always explaining me as "bubbly!"
I started off going to college for graphic design.  A few classes in, I decided I didn't want to sit at a computer all day long.  
Ha!  Too bad I still do!
I wouldn't trade my teacher gig for the life of me!
I wouldn't want the power to "change" events, 
because the good & the bad helped create who I am.  
I would just like to be able to spend a little more time 
with people before they passed on.
My Grandpa ALWAYS said this towards waiting  to turn in busy traffic.
It has been my life quote most of my life.
Now it's your turn!  Click on the button below and go link up!




August 1, 2014

#Create2Educate #michaelsstore #sweepstakes

I've always been a "crafter."  
When I was just a 'lil girl with ribbons & curls,
 I use to drag items out of random drawers 
to create anything & everything.  
My "non crafty" mom didn't like this so much.
But she would add to my addictions by filling up my 
Santa & Easter Bunny gifts full of Crayola items.
{A handful of those gifts are used in my room today!}

So, many of you know I am changing schools this year.
I was beyond-thrilled-and-excited to be asked by Michaels to head to their store with a gift card to shop and create something for 
my brand-spanking-new-classroom.
Say, what?!  Of course I'll shop for free & then create!
My local Michaels store and I have a very loving relationship.
I'm there f.r.e.q.u.e.n.t.l.y.
I headed into to my local Michaels to get a 'lil inspiration.
It took all but 5 minutes for me to find this crate.
It screamed, "Take me!"
Project #1
I plan to keep this new book bin next to my teacher area for basals
 or in the classroom library full of books
based on the unit we are studying.
Project #2
Want to go shop for free at Michaels?
Go get crafty & enter their giveaway!
Make sure head on over to Instagram to check out the
 hashtag #create2educate and follow me @bubblyblondetacher!
And don't forget to always use your teacher ID to receive 15% off!
#Create2Educate is a sweepstakes to keep you inspired all year long! 
Create an originalback-to-school project and upload a picture of it to Instagram, using #Create2Educate and #sweepstakes. While you’re there, tag @MichaelsStores too. The contest runs Friday, August 1 through Friday, August 15. A random winner will be selected daily and will receive a $50 gift card to Michaels. All entries will be shared on Michaels.com/Create2Educate. 


July 30, 2014

Wish List WINSday~ Step into Anything!

I'm joining back up with my girls at Owl-ways Be Inspired
for a little Wish List WINSday!
You can grab my "Step into Anything" craftivity for 30% off!
This is a hit with my kiddos every year.
It has many different writing sheets, which allows you to use it differently each year!
Here is a look at my favorite way a fellow blogger, April @ Chalk Talk
who adapted my craftivity to meet her needs!
Want to win a a copy? 
Enter my quick and EASY giveaway!  
a Rafflecopter giveaway



July 27, 2014

Sunday Smorgasbord~ July 27

Happy, Sunday!
Today I'm linkin' up with Michelle for a little Smorgasbord fun.
 Getting an *almost* 18 year old state wrestler
to smile is hard work.
Even if he is your baby (2nd) cousin.
Warning!  If you get a good camera, 
family think you actually know how to use it!
Ha!  I'm trying!
We need to do some more pictures with better lighting, too many shadows in the background!
All unedited because I've been too "busy" to do that yet:)
After some future editing, I think we at least have a few winners
out of this session.
More to come on Tuesday evening with his brother and sister.
{His parent's offered up his muscles to help me move my into my new room in return!}
{I'd be in huge trouble if Paxton knew I put these up...so shhh!}
I am sooo excited about this new Chalk Talk line from Mardel.
Obsessed, seriously. I grabbed it all for 20% off 
& received free shipping!
WIN!
I may just need to order some more pieces:)
I heard through the grape vine that another sale 
may happen again, soon!
School is coming.  Even quicker for me due to moving schools.
I'm *hoping* I can sweet talk my way in this week.
It's been a prepping weekend here.
Print, laminate, cut, repeat!
If you follow me on IG, you have seen the non-stop piles!
Here are a few things I have been prepping.
Just incase you are ready to take the plunge!
I am so excited to have these products 
ready to go from these talented ladies!
Sadly, I still have two other piles still needing 
to be laminated & cut!
 Do you watch "Chasing Life" on ABC?
It has become my new favorite.
If you haven't seen it, set the DVR!
If you haven't noticed, my blog got a little Up Do!
Same colors & accents, but a little more BAM!
Oh, and a picture.
 I use to *try* to keep my bloggin' under wraps.
But I'm over that.  Time to be proud & take claim!
I can NOT say enough about Megan at 
A Bird in Hand Designs
She is so sweet and easy to work with!
What else I love is that she is a fellow teacher
and TPTer who is always just an email away!
If you are thinking of a new design, you will not be disappointed with her magic!