Thursday, December 27, 2012

I Love To Read Week - A Bookworm Craftivity

Hi everyone,

I'm here to show you my newest! 
It's fresh off the press :) 

When we return from our Winter break, we always start our planning for "I Love To Read Week". There is so much that goes into this special week that we have to start putting all the pieces together early!

We usually come up with a nice bulletin board for each grade level so this year I decided to go with bookworms!


How cute is this little guy?? Hehehe!

I filled up this craftivity pack with a bunch of reading responses and graphic organizers. 



I also made some reading logs and reading motivation charts.


This pack is going to make "I Love To Read Week" a breeze!

You can pick up your copy at my TPT store



There is a FREEBIE in the preview so be sure to download that :)


Later gators,
 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

School Supplies CAKE! A Gift Idea

Hi everyone, 

I'm here today to show you what I made for my son's daycare educator.

Last year, I made a crayon monogram and she absolutely LOVED it! Every educator in the daycare was jealous of her monogram (which she hung outside of her classroom for everyone to see). 

This year, I wanted to make something different but I had the hardest time coming up with something...

I don't know if I ever mentioned it here but my bestie and I have had an awesome time making diaper cakes for baby showers this past year so I decided to use that to my advantage!

Have you guessed it yet?? Hehehe!

I made a classroom supplies cake! Yay!!!


My son's educator was blown away :)

I wish I would have taken pictures while I was putting this thing together. It's was WAY easier than I thought it would be! I used those round tins that we always find in the dollar store at this time of year. I took a large one and a small one. The school supplies are glued around the tin boxes and, of course, the tins are filled with homemade cookies and fudge. 

I just HAD to show you the snowman up close! I had to tie him to that bottle of hand sanitizer in order for him to stay on the top. Now he is leaning backwards and looks like he ate WAY too much turkey! Hahaha!

 

I hope you like my gift idea!

Later gators,
 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Craftivity Templates

Hi everyone,

I've had quite a few emails asking if I can bundle up my craftivity templates so I decided to make it an item in my store.
You ask, I deliver!






This pack will be on SALE until Sunday night so grab it while it's cheap ;)

I'll be back tomorrow to show you what I made for my son's daycare educator.
It's the BEST gift I ever made!

Later gators,
 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Santa's Reindeer LIVE webcam!

Have you seen this??
Santa's reindeer have their very own webcam! That's right, you can now take a peek at them whenever you want! How cool is that??? Hehehe!


Just go to www.reindeercam.com to see for yourself!

Later gators,
 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Pinning From Your iPhone - A Tutorial

Hello everyone,

I'm here today to show you a really cool trick!
If you are as addicted to Pinterest as I am, you'll LOVE this!

I've been using the Pinterest iPhone app for some time now but always wondered how I can PIN using my phone. I know that I can repin when I am using the app but if I am blog stalking on my phone, I would LOVE to be able to pin away just like when I'm on my computer. Well, today I found a way to do this! Yay!!

I made a tutorial just for you :)


First, you need to change one of your bookmarks on your web browser. Go to your bookmarks and choose EDIT, choose the bookmark that you want to change (in the pictures, you'll see that I chose the Facebook bookmark). 

 

Change the name of the bookmark to "Pinterest" and type this code in the address:

javascript:void((function(){var%20e=document.createElement('script'); e.setAttribute('type','text/javascript'); e.setAttribute('charset','UTF-8'); e.setAttribute('src','http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinmarklet.js?r='+Math.random()*99999999);document.body.appendChild(e)})());

**You may want to open this tutorial in your phone so that you can copy/paste it instead of typing it all in**


Now, you'll see your new bookmark named Pinterest. 


Your job is done!
Want to see how to use it? Here's how!

Browse the internet, just like you usually do. 



When you find something that you want to PIN, open up your bookmarks (without leaving the page you are on). Choose your new Pinterest bookmark. 

Here is what you will see.


Are you seeing the light yet??? Hehehe!
Now, you just have to choose the picture you want to PIN and you will see this.


Woohooo! You did it! You pinned from your iPhone :)

I hope you found this tutorial helpful!

Later gators,
 



Source: Simply The Nest

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Giveaway For the Holiday!

Happy 12-12-12 everyone! 

How about a celebration??

I teamed up with my 2 buddies, Nicole and Leslie, to have a HUGE giveaway!



Want to see everything you can win?

We are giving away 12 items from our TPT stores and 12 people will win the entire pack! That's right, 12 items for 12 people!

How about I show you which items you can win...

From Nicole, at Today In Second Grade:






From Leslie, at First Grade Frenzy:






And from me:





WOW!!! Now that is a HUGE bag of goodies for our 12 winners :)

Want to enter for a chance to win this giveaway? It's SUPER easy! Just fill out this rafflecopter and we will choose 12 winners on Sunday night.

I am also going to be giving away any one item of your choice from my TPT store to the person who can guess how many ornaments are on this vase!
Just leave me a comment with your guess. 
*Please LEAVE YOUR EMAIL if you want to win*


Good luck everyone,
 


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

12 in 12 Linky Party

Hi everyone,

I'm linking up with Miss Kindergarten for the 12 in 12 linky party today.


Here are my 12 favorite things! 


12. Favorite movie you watched: 
I'm really bad at remembering movies! My husband always laughs at me because I can never remember if I even SAW a movie. I'm terrible... 
Ok, don't laugh at me but I just asked him what my favorite movie was this year. He said "Batman"! Hahaha! Not true, My Marc!!
Sorry guys, I have NO idea what my favorite movie was.
11. Favorite TV series:
Again, I asked my husband about this one...
Here are some of my favs: Sons Of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, Dexter, & Homeland
10. Favorite restaurant:
I really like this teeny tiny restaurant in my little town of St-Eustache. They have Szechuan food and it's called Lotus. I love it because the food is ah-mazing and my bestie introduced me to it :)
9. Favorite new thing you tried:
Creating teacher resources for my TPT store! It is absolutely my new favorite thing to do :)
8. Favorite gift you got:
MY LAPTOP!!!
7. Favorite thing you pinned:

This was my favorite pin. I made them for my son's birthday and they were a big hit.
Look how nice they turned out!


6. Favorite blog post:


5. Best accomplishment:

Is giving birth an accomplishment?? Hahaha!
4. Favorite picture:
I love this one! We had a cowboy-themed birthday party this summer and we had a blast!

3. Favorite memory:
My dad's wedding. My little guy was the ring bearer and he did an awesome job!
2. Goal for 2013:
Family. No matter how much time I spend in my classroom, on my TPT store, or on my blog...
My family will always come first :)
1. One Little Word:
GENIUS!


If you want to see everyone else's list, go check out the link party.

Later gators,