June 27, 2013

Bloglovin and a Giveaway! :)

Have you heard the news?  Google Reader is no more and we’re all moving to Bloglovin.  Have you moved yet? 
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I spent last week in Panama City with my boyfriend and his family.  Although I was on crutches/in a wheelchair, it was still an amazing trip!  It was so relaxing.  I didn't even take my laptop! (That was a struggle!)  Here are a few pictures from our trip...

My favorite purchase!  #loveduckdynasty


While I’m healing from surgery in my pretty purple cast {yuck!}, I’ve been adding a LOT of items to my TPT store.  Especially all of my camping theme items!!!!  I am SO in love with this clipart from Maree Truelove.  I also learned (thank you pinterest) how to save my files into a zip file.  So now I am starting to bundle all of my d├ęcor packs.  It’s a great way to save money and get everything you need!  WAHOO!  {GO HERE} and check it out!  Are you doing a theme in your classroom this year?  What would you like to see?

 I've decided to do a giveaway! How about an item of YOUR choice from my TPT store? 
1. Follow my blog on Blog Lovin
2. Follow my TPT Store.
3. Follow me on instagram.  (longc2013)
4. Leave a comment and let me know what item YOU would like to win!
a Rafflecopter giveaway Go ahead and enter.  What are you waiting for??

Smiles and Snapshots!

June 1, 2013

June Currently

Happy June!   I’m linking up with Farley over at Oh Boy 4th Grade for her monthly currently.


Listening:  I love the Big Bang Theory.  I own every episode but still watch it on tv ALL the time.  My favorite shirt would have to be my “Bazinga” shirt with Sheldon’s face on it.  Oh boy.  Love.

Loving: We only have one more whole day and 3 half days of school left.  Many of my kiddos will not come this week so I did our whole class gifts yesterday after awards day.  Here’s what my room looked like before they came in. I was so excited.


I got sand buckets at Dollar Tree and painted their names on them.  I filled them with goodies that I got from Oriental Trading (a jump rope, bubbles, and a beach ball). 
Their morning work was to blow up the beach ball and have their classmates sign it with the marker that was in their bucket.  They looked at me like I was crazy!  “No writing morning work?  What?”  I also put a DVD in their buckets with a iMovie of all of my favorites pictures from the school year.  This is probably my favorite thing EVER!  And then I used the candy awards from over at Shenanigans in Second.  They loved this and ate their candy while we got to watch our DVD.  I will certainly miss my kiddos!

Thinking: I have a lot to do!  That’s an understatement.  And here comes the big news {drum roll please….} .  I am moving schools!  I will still teach 4th grade but I will team teach.  I have the amazing opportunity to teach ELA and SS all day!  Oh man.  I’m PUMPED!  So I am in the midst of getting everything packed up, finishing up the year, scheduling surgery (ASAP), and etc.  But I am so glad that this door has been opened and I am excited to begin the 2013-2014 school year at my new school.  WAHOO!
 Here's a peek at the chaos right now.

Wanting:  So I broke down and ordered an Erin Condren planner.  I’ll be honest… I am a planner snob.  I write everything in it.  I have it color coded for the various items.  I keep hearing how AMAZING this teacher planner is and I kept telling myself that I would be ok with my normal little planner (usually from Target).  However, I watched the video on Erin Condren’s website and I knew I had to have it.  Seriously.  So right now the status on my account says “In Production”… hurry up.  Get here.  I can’t wait to color code you! {Nerd Alert!}

Needing:  I have started my TPT to do list for this summer.  I am going to be in a cast post-surgery so I will have a LOT of time to make items for my store.  But I have some things I am already working on and need to finish.  I had a request for a Paisley theme pack so make sure you head over to my store and check out all of the paisley items that I have added.

Vacay Essentials:  My phone... I love my iPhone and I am an instagram addict.  Go look me up! (longc2013). 

I have the best beach chair ever!  It’s a Tommy Bahama chair that I got from Costco.  It has a pocket on the back, doubles as a bookbag, and has several holders.  I’m in love with it.  And my lovely hat... I got the cutest monogrammed hat!!!!!  I can’t WAIT to wear it on the beach this year… or just on trips to Walmart when I don’t feel like fixing my hair.  Can I get an amen?? :)

Head on over to Farley’s and link up with your own Currently!

Smiles and Snapshots! :)