Five for Friday Fun!

My five for Friday isn't exactly going to cover this week, as I didn't do much except hang around my house, go out of town to visit family, and work on stuff for school and TPT and my blog.  So I'm going to cover the past few weeks instead!

I'm linking up with Kasey at Doodlebugs Teaching!

1.  Christmas: I had a pretty good Christmas.  I visited my parents, and then my family and I went to visit my extended family in Pennsylvania.  Here are a few highlights of that trip:

Molly was forced against her will to bring in good cheer by dressing up as Santa.  She was adorable.

There were 2 new babies in my family this Christmas.  
This is Autumn.  She's a month old.

This is my sister Lauryn with Lennon, who is almost 3 months old. 

Of course, I made taggie blankets for both of them.  This was Autumn's taggie.  Lennon got an Ohio State taggie, but I forgot to take a picture of it.

Molly wanted to take Autumn home.  So did I.  So did my mother.  Molly LOVES babies!

2.  New Years: I went over to a friend's house for New Years Eve, and we played Cards Against Humanity.  If you haven't heard of it, it's like Apples to Apples on steroids.  Or drugs.  It's perfect for people with a horrible sense of humor, like me.  If you're easily offended, I suggest you stick to Apples to Apples. :-)  We had a great time.  Oh, and I beat the pants off everybody else.  I am super competitive and I like to win! :-)

3.  Technology: I got a new phone.  It is the coolest phone ever.  It's the Motorola Moto X, and I love it so far.  Yes, I'm an Android girl.  I hate the iPhone.  I love the battery life (the battery life on my old Droid 2 was horrible- it being 3 years old didn't help!)  My old phone was out of space, had a horrible battery life, crashed on a semi-regular basis, and was just generally limping along.  I'm hard on phones, so it's a good thing the old one was a tank.

So I got a new one, and it ended up being free to me, so I'm thrilled!  It has touchless controls, so if I lose my phone in my car, house, etc... I can yell at it and tell it to find itself and it will start beeping!  (I've tried it and it works!)  I can respond to text messages from my computer.  It reads my text messages to me when I am driving, and has GREAT speech to text.  I swear, I sound like I am getting paid for this, but I'm not.  I'm just excited to get something so neat.  Man, I love technology!

Also, my old phone was running a version of Android that didn't support the Beautiful Mess App.  And I wanted that app!  So I can download it now.  Yeah, because that's a reason to get a new phone!  Ha!

Plus, the text on my phone is blue.  LOVE IT. :-)  

(No, I didn't take this picture.  This is not my phone.  I stole it from Gizmodo or Wired or somewhere.)

You know I've really done next to nothing when I write about my new phone.  Wow.  Ha ha!

4.  New Blog Project: I am so excited to be a part of a new collaborative blog called Who's Who and Who's New!  It's already got some really great content on it, and there are some seriously sweet, knowledgeable people who are a part of it.  I can't wait until it is my turn to post, which will be in February!  There will be a post every day through 2014!  You should definitely go check it out!

5.  Fundraiser:  My Fundraiser is still going through the month of January!  My friend Amanda, a fellow teacher, recently lost her mother to colon cancer, and I wanted to help her family out with their astronomical medical bills.  If you would like to read more about my friend and her family, you can read about it here.  Or you can click on the picture to see the product bundle on TPT.  

Now it's your turn:
I am making a resolution/goal to do a bit more blogging in 2014.  Maybe more posts, but shorter posts.  What types of things would you like to read about?  Leave a comment and let me know what would interest you so I can start making a list of topics!


  1. Awww, I wish my pup would wear a Santa hat, so adorable. And what cute babies-I love the names Autumn and Lennon! Cards Against Humanity sounds like a game I definitely have to check out! :)


  2. Erica - I'm an iPhone/iPad kind of gal. I'm super-dee-duper competitive too. My hubby has banned me from playing Uno with the kids b/c I'm too competitive. haha.
    I love that owl taggie:) So cute!

    Deniece, This Little Piggy Reads