December 30, 2016

New Year's Freebie Round Up

It's that time again! A brand new year! If you haven't checked out my highlights from 2016, click HERE to do that now!

Or if you just want to look ahead at the brand new 2017, check out the awesome freebies I have featured as well as those that have linked up. The freebies I have shared below are my favorites. Enjoy and Happy New Year!!!


Free from Teaching Autism

Free from Hanging Around in Primary

Free from Mrs Payton

Free from The Lotus Pond

Free from Rachel O Donnell

Free from Every Child Every Day

Free from Lessons by Molly

Free from Teaching Times 2

Free from Daisy Designs



Want to share a New Year's FREEBIE? Add your link below!

I ask that you share the love and download a few freebies after adding your own and leaving feedback for the creator. Let's start the new year off right by making their day!

December 29, 2016

The Highlights of 2016

What a year! I think everyone can agree that 2016 was a wild one! Good or bad, everyone has some highlights! What are yours? Link up at the end of the post to share what your 2016 highlights were.






The BEST highlight of this year, without a doubt, was the birth of my first child, Isaac. He was born in August and nothing can top what an amazing four months it has been so far!

He's so wonderful, I can't even describe it. People tell you over and over again how amazing it is to become a parent, but no one can truly prepare you for the amount of love you can feel for a tiny little person.

I know 2016 for some might not have been the best year, but for me, 2016 was incredible because of my little man, Isaac.





Here's his four month photo. His room is all about dinosaurs! I take his monthly picture with him laying on the rug in his room! <3




The family vacation! When I was 6ish months pregnant, I went on a family vacation with my husband's family. It was more fun than I can tell you! We traveled up to Dillard, Georgia to The Dillard House and rented a cabin. Other than the terrifying driving on the hills I'm not used to (Florida land is FLAT, people), everything about this trip was perfect. I couldn't do the horseback riding or the hiking trails because of how pregnant I was, but I could eat a lot and relax! It was right after school ended, so it was the perfect time to go! Such amazing memories were made here with our family AND my sister-in-law did my maternity photos with the gorgeous scenery in the background!








The Teachers Pay Teachers Conference in July was quite an experience. I hadn't ever gone and was so excited to meet some of the amazing fellow bloggers and sellers I've only spoken to online. What I expected: to learn a lot (which I did). What I DIDN'T expect: to make so many new friends and to soak in so much shared passion and joy for children and education. The excitement was palpable! Although I was a month away from meeting my baby boy, the conference was only an hour and a half drive south of my home town... I couldn't miss it! I will definitely be going again, this time with less swollen feet...


Look at these wonderful faces! (Disregard my pregnant "glow," AKA disgusting sweat from a Florida July). Absolutely LOVED meeting Art With Jenny K, Krista Wallden (Creative Clips), Ashley Schroeder, Lovin' Lit, Amy from TpT(!!), Literary Sherri, Kooky Kinders, and Hanging Around in Primary! There are so many other amazing people I met but didn't get a picture with! We'll have to make up for it next year!


Okay, okay... I know... Isaac was already number one on my list... but all of the amazing events leading up to his birth need their own separate category! There were baby showers (TWO!), a gender reveal party in March (I was seriously in shock that I was having a boy!), and countless doctor's visits and ultrasounds. One such event was the "online" baby shower. My husband is a popular video game streamer on a live stream site called Twitch. He's totally living the dream. He has viewers who watch him and interact with him daily and at this point we consider them kind of a family. Apparently, they feel the same way. His viewers sent hundreds (not exaggerating) gifts for baby Isaac's arrival. We didn't open them, but instead stacked the boxes to the ceiling in my husband's office. We opened them live on stream so his viewers could see us and our thrilled and surprised faces. People are amazing.

I also cannot express the love I felt at our "real-life" baby shower. This child is so loved and I wouldn't have it any other way.




The fifth highlight is that I finished my best year teaching yet. I am staying home this school year and that was a tough decision to make. The 2015-2016 school year was the most amazing year. I never dreaded going to work. I loved my class so much and had a great time. It was bittersweet to see that year come to end. And although I LOVE and ADORE staying home with my little one, by heart belongs in the classroom and I will definitely be back.




Link up with me! Write a blog post with your 5 highlights from the year and share your link below!

December 16, 2016

Jolly Good Deals Week: FROSTY FRIDAY HALF OFF SALE!

Today wraps up (pun definitely intended!) the Jolly Good Deals Week event! Today, tons of resources are HALF OFF! WOOOOO!



To find all the amazing deals, search #jollygoodhalfoff in your TpT search bar!

I am putting my top two best selling resources on sale for $4 from their regular $8!



Thanks for stopping by and I really hope you enjoyed this amazing week of deals!

December 15, 2016

Jolly Good Deals Week: THRIFTY SHOPPER THURSDAY BUNDLES!

Okay, people... this is it. The big one...



Today is the bundle sale. That means... I'm putting my biggest bundles on sale.

This is the absolute LOWEST price I've ever had these Wonders bundles priced at... it seriously is insane...

Click the links below to head there now and check out #jollygoodbundles on TpT to see what else is marked down!

Kindergarten Wonders Year Long Bundle:
Individual products (10 total) - $20 each
Regular bundle price - $140 ($60 savings)
TODAY'S BUNDLE PRICE - $110 ($90 savings)

Second Grade Wonders Year Long GROWING Bundle:
(not complete yet - only includes through Unit 3. Each added unit will be free if you purchase now.)
Individual products (6 total in the end - currently 3) - $28 each
Regular bundle price - currently $70 (in the end will be $140)
TODAY'S BUNDLE PRICE - $55


December 14, 2016

Jolly Good Deals Week: WRAPPED UP WEDNESDAY FREEBIES!

I hope you were able to get a lot of goodies for your classroom during yesterday's amazing Jolly Good Dollar Deals event! But what's better than just $1? FREE, of course!



Today, the teachers of Jolly Good Deals week bring to you a plethora of FREEBIES! I have two Christmas goodies in my store right now that are absolutely free. Click either of the images below to get them now!

To find the other great freebies, type #jollygoodfreebie in your TpT search bar and download all the fun FREE stuff! Please share the love by leaving a comment on each freebie that you download. Let these teachers know how much you appreciate their hard work and generosity. Those comments really do get read by each and every one of us and they really brighten our day!



Happy downloading!

December 13, 2016

Jolly Good Deals Week: TIS THE TUESDAY DOLLAR DEALS!

I seriously LOVE a dollar deal. (You probably already know that since periodically I do a "Daisy Dollar Day!") Well, let's consider this a gigantic Daisy Dollar Day!



A HUGE group of teachers have products in their store marked down to only $1 TODAY ONLY! On TpT, just search "#jollygooddollardeals to see what you can snatch up at an amazing discount. My cart is loaded... I can't resist a deal like this...

In my store, I have TWO Winter and Christmas resources on sale for only $1! One of them is actually a brand new resource and the other was actually the very first product in my store, which has recently been completely updated. Click the images below to check them out and snatch up for only $1.



Watch the video below to see the brand new Sight Word Snow Globes in action!




December 12, 2016

Jolly Good Deals Week: MERRY MONDAY



IT'S MONDAY! WOO-HOO! Today is Merry Monday and Day 1 of Jolly Good Deals Week! Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win 1 of 6 $50 TpT gift cards!


Be sure to stop by tomorrow for Dollar Deals on TpT and how to find them! 



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