Saturday, November 24, 2012

Liebster Blog!

Here is how the Liebster Award works. It is given to bloggers that are up and coming and have less than 200 followers. It is to show new bloggers that they are appreciated and to help spread the word about new blogs.  I was nominated by Faith from First Grade Fantabulous!

The rules:- You must post 11 random things about yourself.- Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.- Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.- Choose 11 blogs you love (with less than 200 followers) and link them in your post.- No tag back (but please leave me a comment on this post with the URL to your Liebster post so I can learn more about you)!

11 Random Things about Me:
1.  I have a dog named Molly.  I've had her for 2 years.  She and I live alone.
2.  I love fabric, but I can't sew.  I go to fabric and craft stores and I think "I'd like do make something with this" but I can't actually sew.  Well, I can sew, but I don't have a sewing machine, so I don't have the means to sew!  Instead, I just drool over the fabric and wish I could make something with it!
3.  I am in grad school currently, and I have about 5 classes left.  I am working on a Masters in Reading.  When I finish, I will be qualified to be a Reading Specialist, but I have no desire to actually do that!  I just wanted to have a stronger foundation in reading.
4.  I hate the word "craftivity".  It makes me crazy.  I like doing them, but I hate the name!
5.  I love shelter magazines (magazines about houses, decor, etc...)  I subscribe to a few and I love to read them.
6.  My favorite animals are monkeys.  I have a 3 1/2 foot tall sock monkey I bought last year at Walgreens.  I dress him up in silly costumes and bring him to school with me.  The kids love him.  He has dressed up as a pirate, a pumpkin, a rabbit, and the Cat in the Hat.  He also rolled up his jeans for the 50th day of school!  I love finding creative ways to dress him up!
7.  I have 2 sisters who are 13 and 25.
8.  I fall asleep to "Friends" every night.  It's on Nick at Night when I go to bed, so I turn it on and sleep.  I've seen it so many times, I can quote pretty much every episode, so I don't actually need to watch it!
9.  I drink sweet tea all the time.  I take some to school every day and drink it.  I am so addicted, and I know it's terrible!
10.  I bought a house 3 years ago, and my parents and I have done a lot of work on it.  We refinished the hardwood floors, installed tile in the kitchen, painted every single surface in the place, took down unsightly electrical lines and stove vents, and built a pergola.  It's still not finished yet, but I love it!
11.  I love sushi.  It's my favorite food.  Every year on my birthday, I go to the hibachi grill and get sushi too.  It's expensive, but my sushi loving friends get sushi and my non sushi loving friends don't have to!  Right now my sushi buddy is pregnant, and she can't eat it, so I haven't had it in awhile!  It makes me sad!  My other "sushi buddies" live in Virginia now and I rarely see them.  Looks like I need a new sushi buddy!

Here are the 11 questions Faith asked me:
1. What made you decide to start blogging?  I love the community that has been created by teacher bloggers, and I wanted to be a part of it!  I love getting great ideas and sharing great ideas!
2. What is your favorite holiday? Why?  I love Christmas because it's so happy and joyful.  And there are so many activities you can do with it!
3. How long have you been teaching?  This is my 5th year.  I have taught 3 years in Kindergarten and this is my 2nd year in 1st.
4. If you could take three items to an island, what would you take?  My laptop, my camera, and my dog!  If she doesn't count, then, food?
5. What is your favorite snack?  Chips and queso or salsa or guacamole.
6. Where is your favorite safe spot (Place where you can be you)? My house!
7. What was been your best TPT purchase?  This isn't a fair question!  I love The Turkey Wants a Hot Dog craftivity, the Cara Carroll's 50th Day of School pack, and Babbling Abby's Learning "AR" with Pirate Mark pack.  I've used all three and I loved them.  I've bought a few other things, but I think those have been my favorite because they either a.) feature the pigeon, b.) allowed me to wear a poodle skirt to school, or c.) dress up as a pirate and take my students on a wild goose chase for chocolate bars and pirate eye patches!
8. What is your favorite thing to do on Saturday?  Something crafty!  I like to do something for my house or something fun.
9. What's your favorite movie?  I don't really have one...
10. If you could eat dinner with 3 people (alive or dead) who would you choose to eat with?  Right now, anybody who would go get sushi with me! :-)
11. What's your favorite online website to visit?  Facebook!  Ha!  I like Pinterest and blogs too.  That's how I spend most of my online time.

I am nominating these 11 awesome blogs for the award:  (Some of them were nominated by others too, but it was hard to find new bloggers that weren't!)

My 11 questions for you are:
1.  Why did you decide to start blogging?  (I stole this question because I liked it!)
2.  What is your favorite thing to do on a snow day?
3.  What is the first thing on your Christmas list?
4.  Do you have any children?  (pets count!)
5.  What is your favorite book?
6.  What is your favorite activity to do with your students?
7.  What is your favorite place to go on vacation?
8.  Is your Christmas tree real or fake?  Colored lights or white lights?
9.  Are you a morning person or a night owl?
10. What is your favorite food?
11. What TV show is your favorite?

Can't wait to learn more about you!


  1. Okay! Love what you wrote and if you lived near me, I'd get sushi with you :) I LOVE sushi, but my husband hates it. I had a hard time finding people not nominated, too. The first couple were easy. By the time I got to the end, I figured if I was nominating them for the third time - oh, well. They probably deserved it :)

    1. I had a similar problem. I just nominated them too!

      I'm sad you don't live closer! It's a shame your husband doesn't appreciate sushi!

      P.S. Do you live in Senoia, Georgia? My best friend (the one who now lives in Virginia) lived in Peachtree City for awhile, and I visited her there last spring. She took me to Senoia and said they had filmed lots of movies there. You mentioned the Walking Dead, and I know you live in Georgia, so I wondered if that was where you were from?

    2. I'm close to Senoia :). I live in Newnan, so I'm in the same county :). I used to live in Peachtree City before I got married :).

    3. Ha ha ha, I think it's funny I figured it out. My friend told me there was a movie company around that area and for some reason I remembered that but I can't remember to pay my bills or call my doctor back. LOL. I think we drove near or through Newnan. Too bad she doesn't live there anymore- we could have all gone to get sushi!

  2. Thank you for nominating me Erica! It was great to get to learn more about you! You can find my answers here: Some Liebster Love

    Fun in PreK-1

    1. I enjoyed reading about you! Thanks for being my newest follower! I only have 2, so that really means a lot! :-)

  3. Thank you again for the nomination! Here is the link to my post!

    1. Thanks! It was so nice reading about you!


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