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Happy Friday! Hope everyone is out for Summer! I mean, it IS the first day of Summer, so there's no reason you should still be in school.
Today, I've got some more paper for you. It's my goal to fill up your computer with files and make it run like a sloth.
Just kidding. I'm surprised mine hasn't gone on strike yet. I am missing the letter J key and have to tape the power cord a certain way so it will charge. I've run this thing into the ground.
Here are your goodies below. One is a Facebook fan download and the other three are up on TPT. :) Just click the images to go download them.
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By the way, are you loving the Deal of the Day!? This is week 3, so I hope you're still enjoying it! Today's deal is for this fun bundle of papers. Don't have enough already!? Hahaha...
In case you need more, this bundle contains 9 sets and you'll be paying just a buck per set. Woohoo!Grab the deal today!
Be sure to follow the Facebook page
to get the daily deals! Or you can come here and check the column on the right.
Happy summer everyone!
I'm baaaack... It's been a while guys. I know. My calendar notificatreminds me each week that I'm not living up to my scheduled post standards.
I was recently faced with another daunting Facebook task. Why are the simplest things so hard to figure out on there!? Aaahh! It drives me nuts sometimes. Today, I thought I'd share my new found wisdom on how to rid your page of those hideous and un-cute buttons. I recently gave mine a little makeover and it took me 5 minutes... once I figured out how to do it. Trust me, it will leave you craving a big ole glass of wine if you attempt it solo (even if you're a tech nut).
I hope this video saves you some stress and time if you've been wondering how to do it.
Enjoy and let me know what you think! :) Be sure to hit that button on the bottom to expand your screen if you need to see details.
Easy huh? Hope my man voice was soothing. Feel free to pin and share!
Click the image to snag the deal!
I've been wanting to do a Deal of the Day thing for a while now, but just haven't gotten around to starting it. This is for those of you who like clipart, saving money, and surprises.... all wrapped up into one. Haha...
Ok, here are some frequently asked questions (that no one has ever asked about DOTD):What is Deal of the Day?
Every day, or few days, I will be running a sale on one or two of my items. Maybe even more if you catch me in a crazy mood. It could be clipart, could be papers, frames, or even my printables. I might do 20% off, 50% off, 75% off, or I might even make it a flash freebie for the day. You never know.... that's the fun part. It's like Plinko.How will I know what the deal is?
You can come here to the blog and look on the right side (in the column). I'll have it posted there instead of doing a blog post each time I update it. You can also follow me on Facebook
. I'll put it up there too. What if I miss the deal? Can you put it on sale again just for me?
In the words of James Blunt... no. I'm not being mean, but if I opened sales back up for people who miss the sales, then it would never end... kind of like Kohl's. I never know what's going on in that store and it stresses me out. "Is this on sale, not on sale, do you have kohl's cash, would you like a credit card, oh my gosh Vera Wang shoes." Hope you understand. Can you tell us what deals will be coming up in the future?
Don't give me that much credit. I rarely even know what I'll be having for dinner, so I honestly won't be planning these out. It will depend on how much coffee I've had and how I'm feeling."Oh man! I just bought that yesterday and now it's on sale! Hhmmppff..."
If I worked at Target, then I'd be able to give you sale credit, but I don't like wearing red and khakis. I sometimes have to bite the bullet and be sad when I get something that goes on sale the next day. It's a risk and happens to everyone. Sorry. :/ Disclaimer: If you are a serious repeat customer, and I know you, and it's a ridiculous amount of money you missed out on, then I'll consider it. I do have a heart. Can I tell my friends?
Absolutely! Sometimes people make me feel like a drug dealer with the messages and comments I get. You want your friends to save on their addiction too, right? You can even tell them if the deal sucks. My feelings won't be hurt. Sharing is caring.
Ok. Today's deal is posted! I've started off with a bang. Giant bundle for half off.
:) Love y'all!
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Oh hey... remember me? I'm the girl that hasn't blogged in 8,000 days.
If you're a Facebook fan, then you know I've been a bit preoccupied with school, trips, moving plans, house hunting, and quite honestly... in a "blogging funk." Do you ever get that way? I have a million things I want to blog about, but just can't get motivated sometimes. Blah.
Today, I thought I'd try to jump back into it with the Friday Freebie... actually 3 for ya.
| |Freebie 1: Spotted Apples
I actually posted these earlier this week because I just couldn't wait. If you follow me on TPT or Facebook, then you may have already snagged them. Aren't they fun!? I've left lots of space in the middle so you can add your own content. DOWNLOAD for FREE on TPT!
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| |Freebie 2: Sunglasses
Albeit a little late, but I still wanted to post these fun little guys. Perfect for some summer fun! DOWNLOAD for FREE on TPT!
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| |Freebie 3: Do the Polka Papers
Remind you of those apples up there? :) This set of free papers can be found on the Facebook page! It can only be accessed by fans, so be sure to like the page to access it! You might find a couple more things you didn't know I had. DOWNLOAD for FREE on Facebook!IMPORTANT: You must "like" the page in order to find it. Once you like the page, then you'll be able to view the "Freebies for Fans" tab. Just click the image preview and an automatic download will begin.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! It's still really cold and rainy over here. I've been able to wear open-toe shoe once.... tomorrow is JUNE!!! I need Summer.
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Happy Friday everyone! I hope you've had a great week and were able to stock up on lots of goodies during the big TPT sale!
I have to say that I am blown away with all of the sweet feedback that you all left me during the sale. I may not have time to respond to all of them, but I do read each and every one. :)
So, thank you.
Today, I've got a fun freebie to help you get prepared for Memorial Day, 4th of July, and all those other Patriotic holidays. Can you believe it's almost Summer!? Aaahhh! So excited.
This little freebie contains a bunch of festive star frames (or accents) that you can use for your patriotic projects.
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I hope you all have a great weekend! Today is our 5th wedding anniversary, so we're off for a little getaway weekend. :)
Oh my goodness, it's been a while! Thank you to those of you who sent me sweet messages (via the Facebook page) while I was away. Long story short... I flew home for a bit to say a last goodbye to a family member, it was the last week of the semester (grad school) last week, the hubby and I had a little weekend in Paris, and we're starting to get all of our stuff together for our move home this Summer (paperwork, house hunting, etc.)... sort of a nightmare.
Bottom line: I missed you. I know a lot f you are in a similar state of crazy right now. It's May. Holy guacamole. When did that happen?
I do have some posts lined up for this week, but I wanted to let you know about another fun TPT sale that starts tomorrow! Details:
Feel free to use my button if you need one!
Happy shopping, friends! Again, thanks for all the sweet notes and feedback y'all always leave me. I truly appreciate it.
Since I'm a bit of a clipart guru, I thought I'd show you a couple tricks that will add a little pizzazz to the things you make. Today is a video tutorial showing you how to add shadow and glow to your clipart and words. Some of you are already pros at it. Katie King
and Amy Lemons
are two that come to mind. You can check out their resources and see what I'm talking about. :)
Enjoy! Be sure to press that little square/circular button in the lower right-hand corner to enlarge the video and see my steps.
Easy huh? Here's the Derby Kids Clipart Set
if you're interested.
If you're into pinning, then here's a little button to pin!
Hope you're having a blessed week. :)
Winners from last week's post
: Jeanne Bergeren and Rachael Fox! Ladies, I've emailed you all (from Punchtab), so let me know if you don't receive a message! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
What do you like best about the grade you teach? Least?
"My favorite grades to sub for are 1-2 because they have more independence, still love learning, and know how to read."
"Least is 5th grade because they are at that age that they think they know it all and are starting to get hormonal!"
What are your strengths as a teacher? Weaknesses?
"Strengths: I'm listening, compassionate, imaginative."
"Weakness: I'm OCD about some things and I want everything to go perfect."
What has been your most embarrassing teacher moment?
"I had toilet paper hanging out of my pants! Then a student let me know, thank goodness!"
What's the one part of your job that you dislike the most?
"As a sub, the one part of my job that I dislike is that sometimes I have no lesson plans. And sometimes the students act up more because they think they can get away with it."
How do you see your role of "teacher" changing in the next 5 years?
"Hopefully I have a full time teaching job in the next 5 years! But I've already seen technology evolving in the classroom from the Smartboard to a whole 5th grade using iPads for everything!"
If you had the chance to add a certification (or skill) to your list of credentials, what would it be?
"I'd love to be able to speak Spanish fluently so I could get hired at my favorite school!"
If you weren't in education, what would you be doing?
"If I wasn't a teacher, I'd love to be a chef. I love baking and cooking."
"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one."
Morning person or night owl?
How do you keep your sanity? Or do you?
"I talk with friends, have some chocolate, and escape with a good book!"
The most valuable piece of teacher advice I've received...
"Quit worrying and just do your best!"
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I hope you all have enjoyed getting to know Tanja! We recently got to hang out on a Google chat and she is seriously a sweet heart.
Now it's time for a giveaway! 2 winners will receive Tanja's Reading Activities for Any Book
(which I have... and they're marvelous) and my Daily Literacy Centers Clipart Set
! All you need to do is enter via the PunchTab box below. The giveaway will end tonight (Monday) at midnight (Pacific time)
, so be sure to enter before then! Good luck! I'll announce the winners in next week's post.
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Happy Friday everyone! I don't know about you, but this week has flown by!
Today, I've got a fun little freebie to hopefully "brighten" your weekend. I've been adding a lot of new paper sets
to my TPT shop and this freebie contains a little pizzazz from one of my favorite sets.
This is a PowerPoint file that contains 3 editable templates. I've included template with patterned squares (shown below), one with matching solid colors, and a black & white one. Below is a little snapshot of some things you can use them for, plus a link to the set of papers I used to make them.
If you download this freebie, then I would just love your positive feedback. :)
You can edit them to become calendar cards, name tags, task cards, little notes, and more!
This paper pack is the one I used to make this freebie. It's appropriately called "Grab Your Glow Sticks"... because it makes you want to party. Right?
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Today's tutorial was a request from a follower who says "I made my first one [printable] a few weeks back, but had some trouble keeping everything lined up the same." I hope this helps. I don't know who you are (my suggestion form is nameless), but good for you! Making sure your product doesn't throw us type-A people into a mental breakdown. :)
I know this is another pet peeve of mine... misaligned printables that require cutting. Would you be excited to cut this?
Trust me. Spending a few extra minutes to make sure everything is nicely aligned will be worth it. All of us Type-A (crazy) people will be satisfied... and you'll be putting paper trimmers to work around the world.
Here are 4 basic ways to align your printables.