Friday, July 29, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday.

1.   My favorite color is: purple. It just makes me happy! But I also love yellow, turquoise, & green.

2.  My travel destination of choice is: Disney World! I will ALWAYS be a kid at heart :)

3.  My favorite  food is: chips & salsa! I could the it all day long!

4.  My happy place is: beside my sweet husband :)

5.  My favorite saying is: I have a few....

6.  My dirty little secret is: I love drinking worcestershire sauce! My mom wasn't able to buy it when I was young because I would drink the whole bottle! I still love it today :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What I'm loving Wednesday.

I'm loving that Nickelodeon has brought back their '90s shows!
 In fact, I'm watching Doug this very second...
...and I'm in 90s cartoon heaven :)

I'm loving Peanut Butter & Co.

This brand of peanut butter is hands down the BEST!
I will NEVER eat regular PB again!
White Chocolate Wonderful is my favorite,
 but all three the those flavors are awesome!

I'm loving Winter Garden.
I finished this book about a month ago and 
I forgot to tell y'all how much I loved it!
Kristen Hannah is one of my favorite authors 
& this book is great!

I'm loving New York & Company.
Great place to buy "teacher clothes" :)

I'm loving my SCS badge.
Mrs. Griffin! :)

Less than two weeks!

Hope you are all having a good week! I'm exhausted! I've had so much to do starts in less than two weeks!  Ah! I can't believe it's so close! So much to do, so much to decorate, so much to plan! On Monday I had lunch with my fellow HES Kindergarten teachers.

They. are. AMAZING!

They really eased alot of my fears! I was nervous about going from teaching fifth grade to Kindergarten. COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WORLDS! But I feel 100% better after meeting my team. They were so sweet & I know they are going to be a great support system for me this year. I'm so excited about working with them!

Today was the first day of SCS New Teacher Induction. It went really well!

Two more days of orientation...
A week of inservice...
A several hours of room decorating...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What I'm loving Wednesday.

I'm loving the wonderful trip we took to the beach last weekend!

I'm loving Bath and Body Work's Peach Bellini scent.
I have this Peach Bellini candle and the hand soap.
It's so heavenly :)

I'm loving Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows {Part 2}
It was perfect. Absolutely amazing.
It definitely did the book justice.
I am just so in love with the story of Harry Potter.
& I've never in my life had a movie stir up so much emotion in me. I cried. Boy, did I cry.

I'm loving Taboo.
Taboo has always been one of my favorite games,
 but I rekindled my love for it on vacation.
We played it every night and had a blast.

I'm loving Kristian Stanfill's "Always".
"I will not fear the war, I will not fear the storm. My help is on the way, My help is on the way."
One of my favorites to sing at church.

What are YOU loving this week?

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday.

1.   I am a (morning, evening, middle of the day person): morning or middle of the day. Definitely not evening. I'm lucky if I stay up past 10:00.

2.  My favorite Pandora stations are: Oh man. I have LOTS: Needtobreathe. Joshua Radin. Ron Pope. Garth Brooks. John Mayer. Third Day. Colbie Calliat. Disney. Jack Johnson.

3.  3 of my "must-have" songs for a road trip playlist are :  No way I can just choose just three songs. So I'll do three albums.

1. John Mayer: "Room for Squares"

2. Ron Pope: "Daylight"

3. Jack Johnson: "In Between Dreams"
4.  My favorite pattern is: I love stripes, poka dots, florals. Right now my favorite is probably Vera Bradley's Watercolor.

5.  My favorite perfume is: Vivia La Juicy

6.  Rules are: for your safety. Follow them :) {Yes. I am a teacher :)}
7.  My most overused phrase or punctuation is: "That's what she said"

Thursday, July 14, 2011

beach bound.

We hit the road in approximately 2 hours when Jonathan get home from class!

My parents & sisters got there today.
But Jon & I couldn't go until tonight since he had class.
We're going to drive about four hours tonight
and spend the night in Meridan, MS.
Then we will be waking up bright & early
to finish the trip to Orange Beach!

I'm so excited for a beach trip with the family!
I'm looking forward to...

being lazy
laying out
yummy seafood
walking on the beach
reading while getting tan
playing phase 10 at night
shopping at the outlet mall
spending time with my family
seeing the final Harry Potter film

Orange Beach, here we come!

I won!

I entered a giveaway at Kari's blog: Living the High Life and I won!

What is the prize you ask? She is going to make me an adorable burlap ruffle wreath in whatever colors I want!
Eeek! I love it! I'm so excited!
Thanks Kari Beth!

Thoughts for Thursday.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wee bit of ME Wednesday.

{one} what’s the #1 most played song on your iPod (or whatever you use)?
Probably a Joshua Radin song. 
I'm going to say "I'd Rather Be With You".

{two} what’s your favorite type of exercise?
Elliptical. I love it.

{three} what’s your least favorite mode of transportation?
Not a big fan of taxis.

{four} if you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what would it be?
No thank you. I'm excited about growing old with my best friend. :)

{five} when you have 30 minutes of free time, what do you use it to do?
Clean. Go to Target. Catch up on DVR. 

{six} what do you miss the most about being a kid?
Summers at the Country Club Pool.

{seven} when was the last time you were nervous?
Even though I'm very excited, I'm also nervous right now about my first year of teaching!

{eight} what was the first thing you bought with your own money when you were young?
Probably a doll. A barbie of some type I'm sure. 
I was major girly girl.

{nine} what is your favorite month of the year?
Goodness. I don't know! I don't think I have just one!
I love December because of Christmas, of course.
I love summertime, so June is definitely a favorite.
And a fall month...Like October. Great weather & college football!

{ten} what are 3 songs from the soundtrack of your life?
Ooh, this is a toughie. I'm just going to say...
1. "Blessed Assurance"-hymn
2. "Blessed"-Brett Dennen
3. "When I Say I Do"-Matthew Weset

What I'm loving Wednesday.

I'm loving The Next Food Network Star.
Anybody else love this show? 

I'm loving Skinny Cow ice cream cups.
So far I've tried Dulce de Leche, Carmel Cone, & Chocolate Fudge Brownie. Dulce de Leche is definitely my favorite!

I'm loving Vera Bradley's Fall colors.
 Happy Snails.
 Plum Petals.
 Safari Sunset.
Mocha Rouge.

I can't decide which pattern is my favorite.
Maybe Plum Petals{I just love purple} or Safari Sunset.

I'm loving this adorable teacher rocking chair.
I want one!

I'm loving Panera's Tomato & Mozzarella Panini.
Oh man, this thing is good. 
I've had it twice this week!

I'm loving this outfit.
Too cute.

What are YOU loving this week?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

classroom goodies

One major drawback of being a first year teacher is that you start out with NOTHING for your classroom. Well at least I did. And boy, that stuff can be expensive. I'm a recent college grad AND a newlywed. In other words: I'm not rolling in the dough right now. So I was hoping to find some good deals on some classroom items.

And I did :)

Thank you Target dollar section & Goodwill!

From Target:
Mini dry erase boards. 
$1 each.
Dry erase markers. 2 in each pack.
$1 per pack.
$1 for both.
Birthday certificates.
Alphabet Bingo. I bought 4 of these.
$1 each.
Flashcards for Insects, Animals, & Rhyming Words.
$1 each.
Foam blocks.
$1 each.
Microphone. I'm going to use it for circle time.
$1 each.
Top row was $2.50, all others $1!
Sticker books.
$1 per pack.
Hall passes.
$1 each.
$1 each.
I'm going to use these guys for sharpened & unsharpened pencils to cut down time at the pencil sharpener.
$1 for three.
 Bulletin board kit for 100 days of school.
Bulletin board kit.
Bulletin Board kit.

From Goodwill:
23 books for $28.00!

From Knowledge Tree:
Sing along Flip Chart & CD.
$19.00. Not cheap but I really like it!
First page of Flip Chart.
"How do we get home?" Chart.
$12.99. My mom loved it, so she got it for me.
For colors.
$12.99. Also from mom.

I'm super excited about all my finds! 
I can't wait to get more things for my classroom!