August 11, 2014

Meet the Teacher!

I am a blog JUNKIE. I follow and read so many blogs and it's a daily ritual now to get online and follow/stalk all my favorite teacher bloggers! Right now, the internet is blowing up with so many wonderful ideas and new people to follow that I am incredibly overwhelmed! That's why I am so glad to have found the Meet the Teacher Linky over at Falling Into First. So many times I read and pin but I never take a second to read about the blogger and find out more about them! That's part of it, guys! Blogging is more than just grabbing ideas and sharing your own. It's about meeting people and making teaching buddies!

So, without much further ado... Welcome to Daisy Designs! I am Amanda (not Daisy... more on that later)!


I am a first year Kindergarten teacher and a theater instructor for all ages at a community theater! I am originally from Nevada but currently live in HOT central Florida.


I married this goofball a whopping ONE year ago (anniversary post HERE) and he and I make a super silly team. His name is Ryan and he's my wonderful baldy best friend. He has his own YouTube channel (mostly about video games and leadership skills) that you should check out! He's kind of a big deal. And I may or may not be featured in a few of the videos... <3 Here's the link: BrutallStatic


We do not currently have children (one day!) but these are our precious fur babies! LOOK AT THIS CUTENESS. I can barely contain myself!!! The sweetie on the right is Daisy! That's right, Daisy as in Daisy Designs! She's my name inspiration and a sweet snuggly (and sometimes extremely loud) 4 pound chihuahua! The other baby is Pudgy. She's also a chihuahua... except much larger... hence the name. She is the snuggliest dog I have ever had! Doesn't this picture just make you wanna squeeze 'em?!


As mentioned before, I am a theater instructor as well as a Kindergarten teacher. I have taught at a community theater for about 6 years now and originally my degree was in Theater! I hated the lifestyle and truly stopped enjoying performing, which broke my heart. So, I changed majors and couldn't be happier! I haven't been in a show in a few years, but choreograph many children's productions. The two pictures above are from a couple of shows I have been in. On the left, I'm front and center as Tiger Lily in Peter Pan and on the right I am Minnie Fay in Hello Dolly! That dress and makeup on the right sure made me look like a baby, huh?

Alright, now for the fun stuff!



THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

Plastic cups with straws (just like Stephanie at Falling Into First!), Netflix (specifically binge watching Netflix), Civilization V for PC (with all of the expansions of course), rollercoasters, the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, and cheesecake.


IF YOU WEREN'T A TEACHER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO BE?

I would love to be a graphic designer. I'm not great, but what I have dabbled in I am fascinated by and love the opportunity to be creative. I've toyed around with taking some courses or at the very least teaching myself more on the topic. 


THREE LITTLE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU:

Creative. Silly. Driven.


FINISH THE SENTENCE, "___, SAID NO TEACHER EVER!!"

It's okay, I have PLENTY of dry erase markers.


IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY AND YOU CAN INVITE ANYONE (DEAD OR ALIVE) TO THE PARTY. WHO ARE YOU INVITING?

Sam Heughan. Diana Gabaldon.


IF SOMEONE WROTE A BOOK ABOUT YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD BE THE TITLE?

The Hair That Cannot Be Contained


YOU GET TO PICK ONE SUPERPOWER. WHAT IS IT?

Time travel, without doubt! How amazing would that be? Seriously!


WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR SAYING?

The classic: "If at first you don't succeed, try try again."


IF YOU HAD TO SING ONE SONG ON AMERICAN IDOL, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Candy by Mandy Moore. Don't you laugh at me. I'm a 90s kid.


ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON OR A NIGHT OWL?

I was always a night owl until this past year. I am apparently pretty good at changing my preferences because ever since I started waking up early for school, I've been great at mornings! (Not every morning, mind you... but I'm getting there).


WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE RESOURCE YOU'VE CREATED IN YOUR TPT SHOP?

I LOVE my Fairy Tale Unit. It was created for a camp I taught and I tweaked it to make it work perfectly for a general classroom setting. I had so much fun creating and implementing the activities in it and I love looking at it (I said, don't make fun of me!).




So much pretty.


SHARE SOMETHING WE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU!

I love computer games! I may have mentioned it before in a blog post long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away... but I am a nerd. Surprise! Right now I'm playing a lot of Civ V but I have also been known to play a lot of League of Legends and World of Warcraft. 



So, there ya have it! Head on over to Falling Into First to read about Stephanie and to meet some other amazing bloggers! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to follow me on Google+ or BlogLovin!