Day 7- A Whole Year of Blogging Blogiversary

Whew!  This "week" of fun giveaways and freebies is coming to an end.  I use the term "week" loosely, because it has been such a crazy busy time, I got a little behind.  :-(  

So originally I had asked 6 bloggers to donate something to my giveaway, but I never received a response from the last one.  So today, Day 7, I am just going to go ahead and tell you about myself instead.  I'm going to play a game called 2 Truths and A Lie.  I am going to list 3 things about myself.  You have to guess which one is the lie!  Leave a comment with your guess.  I will choose one of the people who get the answer correct to win one item from my TPT store. :-)

1.  I am one of 24 grandchildren on my Dad's side of the family.  Out of the 24 of us, there are only 4 girls.
2.  My first car was a 1997 Toyota Corolla that I nicknamed Yoda.  
3. I live in a house that is called a "shotgun".  It was built in 1900.

I will post the winner, and the answer, sometime tomorrow!  (I hope!  This pesky thing called "life" keeps getting in my way!)

It is also time for the August Currently.  I wonder how it is already August... 

Most of these are pretty self-explanatory.  

Loving- I have been working on a little patio "mini makeover" this summer, trying to make things cute and cohesive.  I will have to post pictures as soon as I get it finished.  It is so much fun hanging out there right now!  I still have a lot of things to do, but I love going out there and swinging on my swing!

Thinking- I am a total night owl.  I have been staying up late and sleeping in every day.  It has been great!  I have also been babysitting the CUTEST little 3 month old.  I am going to miss taking care of her when school starts.  Too bad it doesn't pay enough to do full time! :-(  
(I took this today when I was working in my classroom.  She loved being able to sit up in the saucer chair!)

Needing- I haven't been to the beach for 3 years now.  For those of you who have never been, or haven't been in awhile, you must be rolling your eyes.  But I am DYING to go on a trip of some sort.  I haven't been on vacation for 3 years.  I want to go to the beach.  Or just to a different city.  Anywhere that isn't Cincinnati, because I grew up there and that isn't vacation.  :-)  (I go there all the time to visit my parents).  I just need to get out of here and relax!  I don't have anybody to go on a trip with, though. :-(  Pathetic.

B2S Must Haves-  I bought my first set of Flair pens this summer, after listening to lots of other teachers talk about how they LOVE theirs.  OMG they are amazing!  I bought 2 sets, because Staples had their Flair Pens on sale this week for $10.  Yep, $10 for a 12 pack of Flair pens.  You better run, don't walk!  And it is enough of a purchase to have a $5 minimum! :-)  

I can't live (or teach) without my sweet tea!  I just bought a new iced tea maker for $12.50 today at Kroger, to replace my old one.  So excited!  

I am always looking for comfortable, cute shoes that don't cause me to take out another mortgage on my house!  I want some cute sandals that are relatively flat and not made for 80 year olds.  Apparently that is a lot to ask. :-(  
(For the record, these aren't comfortable enough, though they are cute and they were only $6!  Something about the 4 inch wedge heel makes them not quite appropriate for the classroom!)

Soooooooo... since it is Day 7, I wanted to have one last celebration of my 1 year blogiversary!  So I created some Book Basket Labels to replace mine, which are fading and looking a bit old.  I thought I would share them with you!

I just added these book basket labels to my Facebook Fan Page.  Mine were starting to look a little old and tired, so I created some new ones!  I hope you enjoy them- I worked really hard on them!  They will be free until next Wednesday- that is one week!  If you like them, please feel free to share with your friends!
I do NOT have labels for different authors on the freebie.  I don't have permission to use the photos of characters like Junie B. Jones or Chrysanthemum, so I didn't include these labels in the freebie because I don't want to get in trouble.  If anybody would like labels for these books that do not feature the actual characters, let me know, and I will be happy to upload them for you!  I have created some that have generic characters instead of pictures from the books.  

Please make sure you check out Growing Firsties giveaway today!  She is giving away 3 31 bags and tons of products from some amazing sellers!  Here is the link:


  1. Thank you for a fun week! I would love to take a vacation, too...and I agree, visiting family is not really a vacation!

    I honestly have no idea about your lie (since all three seem true!), so I will go with the first one.

    tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

  2. My guess is 2. My first car was a 1997 Toyota Corolla that I nicknamed Yoda.