Friday, January 3, 2014

Five for Friday.......Christmas Vacation, New Years and Back to Work

I am blogging AGAIN and I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to bring you my Five for Friday!!!!  I am so sorry but with Christmas, and our trip to Florida I have been BUSY!!!  Our little family spent some much need vacation time in the beautiful Panama City Beach, Florida...and can I just say it was FANTASTIC!!!

We spent a whole week walking on the beach, collecting shells, watching the dolphins swim, and soaking in the hot tubs and heated pools!  We loved everyday we were there!  Santa even found us in Florida... which our youngest thought was AMAZING!  All of them enjoyed opening presents and then heading out into the almost 70 degree weather to stoll and swim.  Being from Missouri we are used to being cooped up all winter, so the outside time was FABULOUS!!!  Here are a few pictures of our view and our favorite things to do while we were there!

Now that we are home...14 and a half hours in the car with three kids...can I say YIKES...we made it back to the Show-Me State and the below average temps...BUUURRRR....and have slowly recouped and come back to life after our travels.  We spent New Years Eve at home celebrating low key with some yummy snacks and some hot chocolate!
Image courtesy of DJ Inkers
Today was my first day back to work...we had a half day of PLC and a half day work day in our room...which means a lot of teacher gossiping as we hadn't seen each other in two full weeks!  Let me tell you I work with some amazing {16} first grade teachers and we have A LOT to say when we all get together...even when we are disecting Smarter Balanced Test Questions...can we say {BORING}! 
Perks do come on work LUNCH out... like not in a cafeteria...and all the teachers cheer RIGHT????
Well that is all for now...gonna get my sweet boy to bed as we prep for another snow storm here in Missouri!  We may not teach until spring...I am pretty sure I only taught like 7 or 8 days in December and the start of next week weather wise IS NOT looking good at all! 
I will be back soon with updates to my Winter Wonderland Work Station Pack!  
Happy Friday Blogging Friends!!!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Guess {WHO} got a BLOG makeover!!!

I am so excited to be typing my very first blog post on my new and improved blog!  I am oh, so thankful for my blog designer Erin Blecki and cannot say enough good things about her hard work and dedication to making it just right!  I love everything about it!  Stop by her blog and see some more of her great work! 
As I look ahead at this week, I realize that I am very thankful for so many things in my life!  My family is the most important thing to me and I am very much looking forward to a few days off with them!
In honor of Thanksgiving, I am giving away one of my new Pigrims, Indians, and Turkeys Oh My {Workstation Sets}
 All you have to do is leave me a comment below telling me what you are thankful for and an email address!  I will pick a winner by 5 p.m. tonight and send someone a Thanksgiving Pack full of fun-filled leanring activities!!!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Back to School {MEGA} Sale!!!

How many of you are like me and have already started back to work and already have {HUGE} to do lists and many important things to get done! There is one way to help eliminate those lists...The TpT Back to School Sale!  Find some great resources, lesson plans, clip art, station sets, and help yourself a little!!!  Everyone needs a little help every once and a while!  Take a second and fill those carts and enter BTS13 at check out to recieve 28% off everything in my store, August 18th-19th only!!!  Click the link below and let the shopping begin!!!
Click {HERE} to start shopping!!!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

4th of July Sale!!!

Visit my TpT Store {HERE} or my Teacher's Notebook Store {HERE}
I cannot believe that it is already July and time to celebrate the 4th of July and the birth our nation! 
It is a special time of year, and what my husband likes to call "his Christmas."  It is by far his favorite holiday of the year!  This year we are celebrating with a mini-cation as we like to call it!  Here is a sneak peek at what we will be doing this week!
 We are spending a couple nights at the Welk Resort in Branson, Mo.  The Welk Resort is famous for it's 10,000 sq. ft indoor and outdoor Splash-a-torium waterpark the kids are going to LOVE it!
 Discover all the Adventure that is Silver Dollar City
 On Thursday, we are spending the day at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo.
If you don't know a lot about the amusement park and all it has to offer you can view the information on the link.  My husband and I haven't been since we were young children so it will be a fun adventure of all of us! 
 On Friday, before we travel the two hours back home we are going to take the kiddos to see Monster's University and do a little shopping at the Tanger Outlets, only one of the biggest outlet malls in Missouri... SO EXCITED!!!
I will be back this weekend to blog some more and get caught up!  I need to get back in the TpT creating mood!  Here is my latest work in progress:
 Will keep you all updated when it is FINALLY finished!
:) Melanie

Friday, May 31, 2013

Five For Friday {Linky Party...May 31st}


I cannot believe it....It's my first Five for Friday with Doodle Bugs Teaching and I am super excited to link up and share some of my Friday Favorites!
Here are my five:
Working on plans for our beach vacation in Late July/Early August...searching for the perfect condo has been consuming TOO much of my time! 
The weather outside is looking stormy!!!  I do LOVE me some storms but not when they are coupled with the threat of tornadoes, yet again.  Praying for a safe night across the Ozarks!
So my bestie, Erica McKimmey, and I are walking it up almost everyday.  We are so {OBSESSED} with our new theme: {TRANSFORMATION}... and we are determined to make strides to get SKINNY over summer break!  Here's a cheer for getting into shape...and a BIG BOO for having to diet over the summer!  Yuck! 
My obsession, right now, is new clipart...I am keeping Scrappin' Doodles in business, to say the least.  I am loading up on beach themed clip art, probably because I am dreaming about my above vacation and because the ideas are flowing for my new Beach Themed Pack full of Summer Resources!  Now I need to kick it into high gear and get to work!!!
My newest Teacher's Pay Teachers/Teacher's Notebook addition:
Father's Day {A Mini Craft Unit}
I directly relates to my Mother's Day Unit and after many requests to make a Father's Day Unit...I finally finished it off last night!  I am thrilled to share it with you all.
You can get it on Teacher's Pay Teacher's {HERE} and Teacher's Notebook {HERE}!!
That sheds a little bit of life on my Friday and now I am off for a little family game time!!!
:) Melanie