Monday, December 8, 2014

Currently! December...

Man oh day....where has the time gone, this year has been flying by and I can't believe how long it has been since I have last posted.  I decided what better way to get a post in than linking up with Farley's monthly Currently post.  It is December 8th and the struggle is real over here.  Christmas cards have not be made or ordered, decorations have not come out of the attic although I did purchase a wreath at Trader Joe's yesterday {it is still in my trunk}.

Listening: Is anyone else addicted to Christmas Radio?? I can't get enough.

Loving: Our building is doing Secret Santa and I just love love love hearing all the guesses of who everyone thinks they have.

Thinking: I had the miraculous idea of actually making our Christmas cards, so I have started but am not happy with the picture and don't want to redo them, I am sure Mr. Cummings does not want to either so. 

Wanting: There are 9 more wake ups until Christmas break and I could not be looking more forward to it! 

Needing: I don't know about you, but driving home in the dark is no fun at all.  It never really bothered me until this year and I am not liking it at one bit. 

Giving: I think that I have had more fun buying gifts for our church's Giving Tree than I have for friends and family.  I love to pray for the people that they go to as well since we will never meet them or even know who they go to for that matter.  

I can't wait to read all the other link ups!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

All things October!

I have to start off by saying that every October, I love when this quote comes up on Instagram....October is by far one of my favorite months.  I don't even think you have to ask why. #everything pumpkin

Why is it on the 81 degree October days that during recess no one gets hurt, everyone gets along, and no one wants to go inside to continue to learn.  I am not going to lie, I was right there with them and wish there was a way to educate 25 first graders outside. #notpossible

And then there was this candle...I am so predictable with my Yankee Apple Pumpkin every fall but something pulled me into Bath and Body Words and there it was....this amazing Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin candle.  Praise the Lord for a 2 for $22 sale.  If you get real close to your computer screen, you just may be able to smell it. It smells THAT good.

What has your October looked like so far?  Is it flying by just the way you didn't want it to?  Please stay a little longer October...please!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Imagination Playground Play Sets Giveaway!

Who is ready for an awesome giveaway on this Monday morning!?

Have you heard of Imagination Playground?  Ever since I heard of these amazing little blocks, I knew we had to try and get them some way, some how for our school. 

Their set of non-toxic (yay!) foam comes with 105 different pieces that students can use indoor or even outdoor.  How awesome would these be! This would be amazing even in our autistic support rooms!

They currently have a giveaway going on at their website where they are giving 25 sets this fall!  Ah-mazing! I am hoping we win! Fingers crossed!

Hurry up and check out this giveaway!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Let's Link Up!

I am super excited to link up with Farley from Oh' Boy 4th Grade.  I was reading everyone's posts this morning in bed (where I wish that I still was, sigh) and thought I would link it on up!

I am absolutely in love with the Pandora station, Alabama Shakes.  Give it a listen. I promise it does not disappoint.

I am in LOVE with this weather.  The sun is shining, the temperature is perfect. Bring it on fall. I can taste a Pumpkin Spice Latte as I type.

Where the heck did this summer go? This was one of the fastest summers ever. I don't know if it is because of the weather or what but it flew by!

I am wanting on about 8 more hours a day please! I will even take 6! If only there was enough time to get it all done, and done well.  

We are so blessed that I really don't think that we need a thing. Maybe a nap would work but other than that, we are living the life.

3 Trips! This one was hard because I want to go EVERYWHERE! We do not discriminate against road trips and would travel at any chance we would get. Clearly if money were not an object.

We are hoping we can fly on a plane sometime this fall to see our friends Rob & Kalie! We can't wait to meet sweet Ms. Reese!
Anytime we get a second, we love to cross the border into Deep Creek, Maryland.  We love the water and how relaxing it is.

And that wraps up my currently!

Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

It's Time for a Giveaway!

It is officially time to head back to school.  My students start tomorrow and I would love to say I am 100% ready but I am absolutely not!

Today was a gorgeous day in Pittsburgh.  We were packed wall to wall at the pool.  No one wanted to go home especially since they knew the next wake up meant back to school.  Doesn't gorgeous weather make heading back to school that much more difficult?!

In the spirit of back to school new-ness, I thought we needed a give away!

I teamed up with a couple of my favorite people for the following Back to School Giveaway!

Check out all this goodness!

An awesome head band from CharlieDays

A personalized notepad of choice from PrintStichandPaste

And this amazing mug personalized from TREAT!

Now go enter below and spread the word to your friends!

Go! Go! Go!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Treat Card Reveal!

In my last post, I shared about the amazing cards that I was creating to send home to each of my future 1st graders!

I was so excited to come home from vacation to these little guys! Check them out!


                              I could not be more happy about how they all turned out!
                                      I hope that my kids enjoy them just as much as I do!

Here is the best news...until the 19th of can order any of the cards from Treat for 99 cents using the code Summer99

There are so many amazing cards for every reason you can think of!

Stay posted for an awesome Back to School giveaway!!!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Back-to-School Letters Home!

Have you heard of Treat?  It is a brand of Shutterfly and they do cards. Really, really, cute cards for pretty much anything you would possibly need a card for.  Best part? They will take care of getting it wherever you need it to go!

I felt the need to switch it up this year for our introduction letters that we send home to our students the week before school starts.  I found Treat and check out how easy it was to put these together.  No joke, this took me less than 10 minutes!  I did not have to load the paper into the printer, make sure it was in the correct direction, fold them, put them in an envelope, all I did was hit send!

I think that I drove Mr. Cummings absolutely bonkers with a photo shoot prior.  
Thank goodness for rapid shoot!


There were so many options for cards! 
The one that worked best for me was the "Blank cards" that you could use a photo. 

After you chose your card, the process took literally 5 minutes since I knew exactly what I wanted to say inside of the card.

Here is a copy of what our first grade team came up to send home. Short and sweet!

Dear First Grader, 

Welcome to first grade!  I hope you had a terrific summer.  I can't wait to meet you!  

We will have lots of fun reading, writing, and learning new things together.  Do you know that you will have your own desk this year?
I have a pencil box, crayons, pencils, folders, scissors, and a glue stick for you to use in our classroom.
I am looking forward to seeing you on Monday, August 25, 2014.  I will meet you in the gymnasium at 8:45 am. See you soon!

                                          Your new teacher,   Mrs. Cummings

*Parents, feel free to contact me anytime via e-mail.  A more informational letter will be coming home the first day of school.

 I did not choose to plug in my students address' because we will not have our class lists until the middle of next week so I just had them mailed to my house.  I completed this little project around 5:00 p.m. and they shipped before the next morning with just regular shipping! 

 I can not wait to see them and share the final product!!!  
Stay tuned to check them out and a little Treat giveaway!

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