January 1, 2016

Five for Friday

It was so neat to see what my top 9 Instagram posts of 2015 were!  
1.  For the love of Pete (whoever Pete is) if this isn't the gospel and talking straight to me!  2.  My new collaborating STEM partner, Teaching Tidbits and More with Jamie!  (Coming Soon...Simply Southern Science STEM Units!)  3.  Oh...just my January Writing and Word Work (which happens to be on sale today) product that I came across on another teacher's snapstory on Snapchat! 4. My book companion, The Mitten (which is also on sale today!)  5.  A picture from my summer vacation in Mexico!  6.  A quote I live by as a Whole Brain Teaching Intern!  (All of my WBT resources are free in my shop!)  7.  So grateful for the friends and coworkers that were able to come and support me for my Teacher of the Year Recognition at our parish's school board meeting!  9.  My newest Winter ELA and Math product (also on sale today) that is sure to give your students a {WARM} welcome back after the winter break... #bundleup #babyitscoldoutside

All my 17 year old daughter wanted for Christmas was to sponsor this child from Indonesia through the organization, Compassion.  To see the full story of our Christmas Blessing and heart warming video, click here!
I love learning lessons from my children!                                   
My daughter, Anna Kate, holding the picture of Yordan from Indonesia
and my parents, aka Nana and Papa!

Christmas Eve night with my girls!  Sorry Dad...you might have looked goofy wearing matching PJs!

One of my special Christmas gifts handmade by my sweet hubby!  Being a jeweler's 
wife can sometimes be like the cobbler's kids! 

Happy New Year!  Wishing you a blessed and prosperous New Year full of lots of love and laughter!  As for me on this January 1st...I'm just enjoying a warm, cozy fire with my family, smelling the aroma of bacon as my husband prepares a "Waffle House/Huddle House" breakfast on the farm, and watching Rose Parade!

Do you have a valuable blogging tip that you would be willing to share?  As a blogging rookie, I would love for you to please leave me a comment with your most valuable piece of blogging advice!  
Happy New Year!


  1. Nice holiday post. Your mother-daughter pjs are adorable and your necklace beautiful. I'm watching the Citrus Bowl and rooting for Michigan as I type! See you around. Kathleen

    1. Thank you so much! I hope your team wins!! :)

  2. What a gorgeous necklace!!!
    And how special that your daughter wanted to sponsor a child. That is a lovely gift indeed!
    And love your matching Christmas PJs! Happy New Year!