Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Liebster Award and a Giveaway

I am so sorry that I've been missing for half of November!!! Thanksgiving time is always crazy because I have family in from Texas and my husband has family come in from New York....so it's just insane! I have a ton to catch up on so I will start with the first thing: I have been nominated for a Liebster Award! Thank you to the four wonderful teachers that nominated me! This award helps bloggers with less than 200 followers find other new blogs! Thank you for nominating me: Kindergarten Squared , First Grade Fun with Mrs. DunnCrazy About First, and Teaching Snip Its

Make sure to read to the bottom because I have an amazing giveaway!!!!!!

Here are the Rules:

1. You must post 11 random things about yourself.
2. Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.
3. Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.
4. Choose 11 other blogs with fewer than 200 followers to nominate and link them in your post
. You cannot "tag back" the other blog, but leave a comment on this post with the URL of your Liebster post so I can learn more about you and see who you nominate.

Here are 11 random things about myself:

1.I sing about the things that I am doing, while I'm doing them. For example: "I'mm getttting some juiccccee out for a drinkkkkk..mmmmhmmm...." Weird right?
2. I cannot for the life of me keep track of people's birthdays. I write them down....and I still forget. I still don't know my brother or my sister's birthdays. I just can't remember!!!!
3. I have to sleep with a fan on at night.
4. I used to go to speech therapy when I was little because I couldn't say my r's correctly. I still mess up on some of those "r" heavy words....like Royersford. It may seem easy to you, but it is still difficult for me!
5. I will eat anything for breakfast....tuna fish, leftovers, cake....
6. I am left handed
7. I try so hard to grow my nails long, but they always break. I just want long nails...but I won't get fake ones, because they annoy me. 
8. I wanted to be an architect when I was younger.
9. I am terribly camera shy.
10. I will not throw away old cords....so we have a huge basket of cords that really have no use. Is it the beginning signs of hoarding? 
11. I love the Sims game

Now to save you all from going crazy...I am only going to answer the questions that were given to me by my first nominator....Otherwise I'd be answering 44 questions! And that would be just overkill.

Here are the answers to the questions from my first nominator

1.Car, SUV, or Mini-Van? SUV - Jeep Patriot in tar heel blue - you can see me from miles away!
2.  Do you have any children? Not yet, but now that I'm married the conversation comes up a lot.
3.  What is the craziest thing you have ever done? I jumped off a 60 foot cliff into an old quarry filled with water...it was super dangerous, but I was only 17 and I was a wild child.
4.  What is your favorite drink? water
5.  Health nut, couch potato or somewhere in between? somewhere in between....I try really hard to be healthy, but I can also be a total bum. It all depends on the day.
6.  What is your favorite animal? Dogs - that is why I had to get a puppy this year.... I couldn't live in a house without a dog.
7.  Do you cry at movies? Yes, every time I see a movie that is cry-worthy. Waterworks.
8.  Who is your favorite celebrity and why? Cameron Diaz. I have always loved her. I enjoy watching her act and she makes me laugh.
9. What is one thing you could tell us about yourself that others would be shocked to know? Hmm...I don't know, I'm not really too shocking. I asked my husband this question and he said that people would be shocked that I am a good artist.....I guess he's right.

10. If you could have only 3 electrical appliances in your house, what would they be and why? computer, fridge, and coffee maker
11.  Italian food or mexican food? Italian

Here are the 11 questions for the blogs I am nominating:
1. Do you have any kids or pets?
2. If you were to be anything other than a teacher, what would you want to be?
3. What is your favorite restaurant?
4. In your spare time what do you like to do?
5. Flip flops or boots?
6. Who was the last person you talked to?
7. Do you have any hobbies?
8. If you were to meet someone famous, who would you want to meet?
9. What was the scariest moment of you life?
10. What is the silliest thing you like to do?
11. What is your favorite holiday?

Here are the blogs that I am nominating:
Classy Classroom
Creation Castle
Drowning in Paperclips
3 Hoots For Little Learners
3rd Grade Troops
A Teacher Without a Class
The Language Arts Lady
Kindergarten Celebration
Peace Love and PreK
The Sweetest Thing
The Learning Metamorphosis

Don't forget to leave me a comment with a link back to your blog so that I can learn about you!!

Holiday Giveaway!

I wanted to share with you a little giveaway from my good friend, Krystin.  She creates adorable little girl's accessories and is extremely talented.  Her business is called "My Little Sunflower Boutique". Krystin is a super sweet person who works really hard at everything she does and I am so proud of her boutique.  She will customize anything you order if you have any special requests. She is making tutus for my nieces for Christmas and I'm so excited about them.  (side note: this Christmas I vowed that everything I bought was going to be from small businesses....because I believe in supporting them.)  Help support her small business by joining the giveaway and spreading the word!

Here is the link to her facebook page: My Little Sunflower Boutique
If you want to order something from her then you can private message her on facebook or email her at:
She accepts: Visa, PayPal, and Checks if you order anything from her

Here's what you can win by joining in the giveaway raffle:

Candy Cane Tutu - in any size you'd like

Here's how to enter the giveaway: Using the rafflecopter below follow Krystin's facebook page and guess how many hair ties are in the jar. The person who is closest to the correct answer will win the tutu.

a Rafflecopter giveaway



  1. This is a great list of random things. I too sing, but mostly just bust out in spontaneous noises, sounds, dance moves...kinda freaks the hubs out. :)

  2. Hi, and thanks sooo much for nominating me!! I feel so honored to have gotten two nominations! I'll update my post to reflect your nomination as well. Here is my post:

    Also, how do I get the award picture? I think it's great that you sing around the house. If more people sang, I think we would have happier surroundings. ;) I'm also a light sleeper.


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