June 30, 2015

Currently: July

I'm excited to be linking up again with Farley for this month's Currently.
Listening: This is my summer show... it is always crazy and sad to see what addiction does to a family. 

Loving: I am in LOVE with my new blog design from A Bird In Hand Designs. So pretty!! Megan was great to work with and super fast. Two thumbs up!

Thinking: I am going to work really hard at blogging and TpTing this year so that I can go to Vegas next year. Don't feel too bad for me though, I'll be at the ocean with my family!!

Wanting: My kids are growing up so quickly and my pictures are with an old point and shot or most often, my iPhone. I would really love to buy a camera for my family and for better pictures of my products being used in my classroom. Dark, grainy yellowish iPhone photos aren't really cutting it! 

Needing: To stay focused on everything. I am writing curriculum for my district this summer which is super time consuming but I also want to blog more, organize my classroom library and actually get on/ stay on plan with 21 Day Fix. 

All Star: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to read. In the summer I stay up WAY too late reading and then I pick up the book as soon as I wake up and stay in bed reading until my little humans need me :) See, I need to stay focused on my list above!!

Alright, head on back over to Oh Boy Fourth Grade and see what everyone else is Currently up to!!

Pin Party!! Some of my Favorite Pins

Hi friends!  I am linking up with Fun With Firsties for her Top Pick Pins Party... and I LOVE to pin!

Here are some of my most recent pins. Click on each picture to see it on my board and then you can click the pin to go directly to the source!!
Okay, this one is a bit self-serving. I just recently updated this product and I love the new look. It is such a fun way to get families excited about science, reading and writing. Click here to read a blog post about it. 

We moved into a new house in September and didn't "do" anything to it. This summer we are starting to decorate. I want a natuical-ish living space since we have large windows looking out towards the pool. I love these DIY curtains because it would allow me to get the exact blue I want and they are WAY cheaper more inexpensive since we need 6 panels. 

I love this idea from Teaching With a Mountain View for storing anchor charts - genius!!

Behind our house, we have an ugly shed. I have dreams to turn it into a mini pool house... sigh.
I am really wanting to start eating "clean" breakfast seems to be the hardest for me because I love anything that involves carbs / sugar and can be eaten as a breakfast.

I am really working hard to step out of my 'I'm over weight so I'm just going to wear jeans and a t-shirt" funk. I have been pinning ideas lately and this outfit is so me!! I already have the jeans, sunglasses and red Toms!

Click the Linky button on top of the post to see what other people are pinning. Thanks for stopping by!

June 22, 2015

Dare to Dream: TpT Seller's Challenge

I am so excited to be linking up with 4 wonderfully talented bloggers - Sparkling in Second, Teach Create Motivate, Peppy Zesty Teacherista, and Third in Hollywood for the second week of the TpT Seller's Challenge. 

Home projects: We were blessed to buy a new house this past September and it had a lot to offer.. it was in our price range, zoned to the schools we want our children to attend and it has a gorgeous backyard complete with a pool! The inside though, is way outdated and "needs" many upgrades. I would love to earn enough income from TpT to be able to update our home the way I envision!!

Pay off student loans: bluck. Need I say more?? I have been teaching and paying for 11 years now and I am over it!!

Travel: This is pitiful. I have never been out of North America. I dream of traveling to Italy and Greece and even taking smaller trips like New England in the fall or taking my kids back to Disney while they are little enough to still believe in the magic!

Lasik: I have awful eyesight and my contacts get SO dry and painful. I want to be able to wake up and see!!

Master's Degree: Every year I think about going back to get my Master's but I can't justify adding even more student debt and with our 2 teacher household income, paying for it without loans isn't currently an option. sigh.

Last but certainly not least, helping others. It would be such an amazing gift to have money to use to bless others. Whether that be by treating them to lunch or helping them with something bigger, I want to be able to help!

Thanks for stopping by my little piece of the bloggy world. I can't wait to read more about everyone's goals. I am really ready to stop being ADHD distracted and get busy achieving my dreams!!