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


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


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)

December 14, 2016


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


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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December 11, 2016

Jolly Good Deals Week: GET READY!

This week is going to be AMAZING! A huge group of teachers have teamed up to get you the best deals, tons of giveaways, and (my favorite) FREEBIES!

Here's the deal:

You MUST stop by tomorrow for your chance to win one of SIX $50 TpT gift cards! That's huge, people!!! Stop by my blog or Facebook page to enter and find some new stores to check out!

On top of that, there's a gift guide for you. Take a look! You might find a goodie for your TBFF (Teacher BFF) or even just a great find for your own use in your classroom of unique kidlets. Click the image below to download the Gift Guide.

See you tomorrow!! WOOHOO!

November 27, 2016

TpT Wishlist Linky!

I don't know about you, but any time there is a site-wide TpT sale, I spend hours, HOURS, on TpT hunting around for people to throw my money at. Sounds silly, but its true. Often times I stumble upon a real gem that I never would have found had I not spent so much time window shopping. That being said, I've also found so many amazing products that have become highly used resources in my own classroom through recommendations on my favorite blogs. So that's why I'm here today.

This linky showcases the top wishlisted items in my store and if you scroll down, you'll see other bloggers' top wishlisted items as well. These items are the resources that are the most sought-after within each TpT store below. The best news is that they are ALL on sale for the TpT site-wide sale. I hope you find some great deals and are able to share some amazing resources with your students. Happy shopping!

Click any of the images below to check them out in my store!

If you are a Kindergarten teacher using the Wonders curriculum, this is the most time-saving bundle out there. If you would like to see a free sample of it, here is a Unit 5 freebie sampler to get an idea.

If you are a Second Grade teacher using the Wonders curriculum, I am working on the Second Grade version of this bundle. It is a growing bundle, which means that you can purchase it now at a FAR LOWER price and get the rest of the units for FREE as they are added. Currently, units 1-3 are complete and Unit 4 will be added no later than January 15. Click the image below to head there now and see what it is all about.

This isn't only the second top wishlisted item in my entire store, but it is also the number one best selling resource in my store! This resource has a free sample, too. Click the image below to download the free sample.

Here's a look at what is included. This was probably my absolute favorite unit to teach in Kindergarten.

This math center activity is SO. MUCH. FUN. Watch this little video to see it in action!

In addition to the original Build a Place Value House, I JUST posted a holiday version in my store this weekend! Click the image below to see Build a Place Value GINGERBREAD House!

So now that you've learned about the most sought after products by Daisy Designs, click the images below to see what people are saying about other great resources!

TpT Gift Card Giveaway and Blog Hop!

Phew! What a MONTH! Isaac and I both had a tummy bug for what seemed like the entire month of November... and let me tell ya... a baby with a tummy bug means a LOT of gross work for Mommy. Yikes. But he is great now and we are getting pumped for December!

TpT is helping us out with the excitement by hosting a Cyber Monday site-wide sale! You know what that means! Clean out the cart! And somehow since the last sale, I've filled it up again. How does that happen so fast?!

Even better news, I've teamed up with an amazing group of teachers for a giveaway blog hop!

Here's how it works:

1) Scroll down and enter my giveaway for a $10 TpT gift card.

2) Click the image after the giveaway to head to the next blog.

3) Enter their giveaway for another $10 gift card.

4) Repeat until you're back at this blog post!

There are 26 giveaways in this loop, people! Those odds are GREAT that you'll win at least one $10 gift card. And $10 can go a long way on TpT. Good luck!

And don't forget to check out the Teachers Pay Teachers Wishlist Linky! Check out what everyone is saying about your favorite sellers and see what their most sought after products are! Click the image below to see mine and those who have linked up.

And now, without much further ado... the giveaway. Enter below and don't forget to click the little blue button afterwards to head to the next blog in the loop! There's a LOT of giftcards to be won! Good luck!

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October 23, 2016

Baby's First Halloween! (and a giveaway!)

Can you believe Halloween is next week?? This month has completely flown by and tomorrow my little guy is two months old! Next Monday is not only his first Halloween but his first big holiday! Of course he won't know what in the world is going on, but Halloween is the BEST for getting awesome and adorable pictures. So when Oriental Trading asked me to review some of their baby Halloween costumes... I jumped on the opportunity. He's not going to let me dress him up forever, so I gotta get that time in now!

Disclaimer: This post contains sponsored content, affiliate links, and review products. Regardless, these are 100% my own opinions.

I chose 4 different costumes that are just BEYOND adorable and thanks to my mom, we were able to snag some awesome pictures! I guess I should thank Isaac, too, because he was super cooperative! So here we gooooo!

This is the monster costume. My son is only 2 months old and this is advertised to fit up to 6 months... so it's big on him. He liked the leg room, though! And as we were playing in it, the head piece on this one stayed up pretty well, probably due to the weight of the eyes and horns and stuff. So I would say even for small babies, this one would be fine. Here's the link: MONSTER BUNTING

This one cracked us all up!! I was the most excited about this one, but it turned out way too big on him. Still hilarious though and he seems happy in it! It reminds me of Left Shark...

This one's sizing also says for up to 6 months but it was much larger than the monster one so I would say it would be best on a bigger baby. Here's the link: SHARK BABY

Here's another gem... the chili pepper! My husband has a taco costume from the last couple of Halloweens and my boys dressed up together for National Taco Day earlier this month for my husband's online stream (check it out here!). So. Funny. This one fit really well and was probably the most comfortable for my little guy. The head piece was the perfect size, so if you are looking for something for a smaller baby, this one was perfect. Here's the link: CHILI PEPPER

And last but not least (possibly my favorite one!) is the baby bat!

This one does not come with a onesie to wear underneath so be aware. We went with a black and white stripe onesie underneath it, but you can barely see it, so any outfit would be fine. It came with gloves, booties, and a velcro cape. The cape was perfect and I liked that the hood was a little loose. It stayed on perfectly. The booties were way too big but with the padding on the inside, I was really surprised at how well they stayed on. As cute as the gloves are, I'm not sure my hand-chewer would have liked them for very long, but he didn't seem bothered by them!

So which one is YOUR favorite?? Enter your favorite below and follow me to enter the giveaway below! I'm giving away YOUR CHOICE of one of the prizes below to TWO lucky winners! Which one will it be?

The first is...

The newest product in my store! This is perfect for 2nd and 3rd graders working on place value! Click the picture above to check it out or head over to my Facebook to see a video of it in action!

And the second giveaway is...

This set is a great pack for Kindergarten! It includes math and literacy centers perfect for the crazy days ahead...

Winners will be announced on Saturday!

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