Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fabulous Fall Friends Giveaway

I am so excited to be a part of the Teacher Treasure Hunter's Fabulous Fall Friends Giveaway!!  

She has reached some A-Mazing milestones on TpT, Pinterest, and Facebook!  And if you aren't following her, you should be!  She is hosting several different giveaways for K-5th grade in Math and ELA.  

I have donated my Bad Case of Stripes unit to her 2nd grade ELA giveaway.  

I also donated my Rockin' Out with Double Digit Addition Unit to her 2nd grade Math giveaway.

Now head on over to Teacher Treasure Hunter and enter those fabulous giveaways!  Be sure to click on the "Rafflecopter" underneath each link.  The giveaway ends on September 30th at midnight!!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Currently September

I can't believe it's September already!  Summer went by so fast . . . . but I am happy that fall weather is here.  Nothing is better than a sunny day with a slight breeze, windows open with fresh air flowing thru the house, and wearing jeans, t-shirt, and hoodie.   

Our little blog suffered some neglect over the summer and I have to admit back to school was a rough start.  We starting week 5 and we are still getting the routine down.  It's a slow process but we're getting there!  

Today, I am linking up with Farley for a little September Currently (better late than never!) 

Listening - We have the Bears game on and I am listening to my husband talk (and yell) at the TV.  Football season is in full swing at our house!

Loving - The weather has finally cooled down and we have the windows open.  I love fall weather and the fresh air flowing through the house.

Thinking - I am so excited to travel down to St. Louis area next weekend for a family reunion.  Can't wait to hang out with my family that I don't get to see very often!!  I am excited to spend some time with my niece and nephew.  They are meeting Tracker for the first time and are going to love all over him!

Wanting - I really want to update our blog design.  I'm ready for a change but no idea where to start!

Needing - I need to get my lesson plans done for this week but there are so many other things distracting me - watching the Bears in overtime, blogging, laundry, and taking Tracker for a walk.  Who can resist this face?

3 Trips - There are so many places I would love to travel to.  Italy is definitely my number one place to visit.  I'd also love to go to London and Hawaii.  Someday. . . . . . hopefully!

Now head on over to Farly's blog to see what everyone else is currently up to!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Back to School BBQ Blog Hop

It's that time of year . . . Back to School!!  And I am joining some other amazing bloggers to bring you our "Back to School BBQ Blog Hop".

As a part of this blog hop, I have two things to share with you today - some easy recipes and a fun giveaway!

Let's start with the recipes.  When I'm in "back to school" mode, cooking is the last thing I want to do when I get home.  So, I found a recipe that I love to make and it's pretty easy - Melt In Your Mouth Chicken. . . . . it really does melt in your mouth!  I do have to say though, I'm not a big fan of chicken and this is one of my favorite recipes!!

Shopping List:
4 boneless chicken breast halves
1 cup mayo
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons season salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic pepper

1. Mix mayo, parmesan cheese, and seasonings in a medium bowl.
2.  Spread mixture over both sides of chicken breasts and place in baking dish.
3.  Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.

That's it!  I usually make some fresh green beans or carrots and some fruit to go with it.  Delicious!

Now, I have one more recipe for you and this one is the perfect snack - Chex Mix!  I make it when I need to bring snacks for an event at school or to have for something to snack on during the day, on a road trip, or for a get together.  Everyone seems to love it!  Now I make mine a little different than the regular recipe.  I also make a double batch in my large roasting pan (you know the one you cook a turkey in).  This recipe is for a single batch.  Double it if you need more.

Shopping List:
1 stick of margarine 
5-6 tablespoons of worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoon season salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 /2 teaspoon onion powder
4 cups of Corn Chex
4 cups of Rice Chex
1-2 cups of pretzel sticks

1.  Heat oven to 250 degrees.  Melt butter in large pan in the oven.
2.  When butter is melted, remove pan and mix in seasonings and worcestershire sauce.
3.  Stir in pretzels until coated.
4.  Stir in Corn and Rice Chex until coated.
5.  Bake for 1 hour.  Stir every 20 minutes.
6.  Remove from oven and spread on paper towels to cool.
7.  Store in an air tight container.

I hope you enjoy these recipes! 
Now the fun giveaways!  So back to school means organizing and decorating our classrooms.  It also means picking a "theme" for your room.  This year my theme is "superheroes".  I started using the superhero theme last year and my kids loved it!  So to help make your life a little easier, I am giving away one classroom decor set (not the bundle) and one bunting set (not the bundle) from my TPT store.

Click on any of the pics below to see what's included in each set or click HERE to see all of the different classroom decor sets I have available.

And you will also get to choose a bunting set to go with your classroom decor.  Here are just a few I have available.  You can click on each pic for more info and also click HERE to see all of them.

This is Caitlin here now!  I have also put together a few new classroom decor products this summer! If you're looking to jump into the wild this year in your room, come check out my jungle safari themed decor, check out my Jungle Safari Classroom Super Pack…Best part, it's editable too! 

Or if you are trying out the awesome "teacher toolbox" idea to put all of your supplies, come check out my new chevron themed toolbox label kit.  Last year was the first year I used the tool box to help me stay organized with my many, many supplies and I just loved it!  You can get a toolbox at your nearest hardware store {I got mine at Home Depot}.   Click Here! : )

Soooooo . . . enter that rafflecopter!!  Winner will be chosen August 6th!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now "hop" on over to Aloha to Second!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Christmas in July Sale

It's Christmas . . . . in July!!!  And that means it's time for a TPT sale!!!  I am linking up with My Fabulous Class for a fun Christmas in July linky.
This is the perfect time to stock up on those back to school products you might need!  To see what we have on sale, click on the pics below to check out what's in our stores.

I've been updating several of my classroom decor units and making them EDITABLE!!  Yes that's right . . . you can edit them - add student names, word wall words, etc. (as long as you have Power Point on your computer) 

I've also bundled some of my classroom packs which is a savings of $5.50!!

Click on the individual pics below for more information.

Click on the individual pics below for more information.

I also have some other classroom decor sets (I am working on bundling and making them all editable).  Click on the pics below for more information.


And here's a quick preview of some of my best selling math, reading, and work work units in my TPT store.

Hop on over to Caitlin's store and check out a few more new products and best sellers for more ideas! 

Check out my new math QR Code Bundle that features all of my Common Core Aligned QR Code Task Cards.   This is a great buy right now! Save over 30% with the Christmas in July Sale and Bundle Package! 

Looking to update your classroom decor?  Join me on a safari adventure with my new Safari Jungle Classroom Decor Set! 

Just feel like checking out my store?!?  Here are some of my favorites and popular purchases!!

Now, be sure to also check out these other amazing blogs and find out what they have on sale for the Christmas in July!!