Friday, December 9, 2011

OPERATION Zipper Pouch

Hey friends! First, I want to start by saying thank you to all of you for the amazing ideas you post every day! And I want to apologize for not being around as of late. With simply being a substitute, the ideas aren't exactly flowing out! I promise to get back in the swing of things soon.

With that being said, I want to bring a very special program to your attention. As an independent consultant for Thirty-One Gifts, I have the honor of using my business to give back. Especially at this time of the year. We are all privileged to be spending our holidays with our loved ones, where as there are many soldiers who are defending our freedom many miles away. And those men & women will not get to see their family on this special Christmas day.

As a way to say thank you to those who are serving, I am hosting an event called Operation Zipper Pouch. You, either individually, with your family, or with your classroom may purchase a zipper pouch for $12 and then personalize it with the words THANK YOU for an additional $7. The overall total comes out to $22.16 with tax & shipping to me. I am using any commission I make on the sales to purchase different items to stuff the pouches with. Then over the holiday break, a group of young girls and I will be stuffing the pouches and sending them overseas. You are encouraged to include a note to the soldier, if you choose not to, I will add one.

This is a great way to "adopt" a soldier for Christmas and teach your students about the true meaning of the season. Giving.
The website sometimes gets tricky, so please email me if you have any questions.

Operation Zipper Pouch

Thank you so much,

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Apple Crafts

Apples are a huge hit this time of year. 
Thought I'd scour the little land of pinterest and see what I came up with.

Who doesn't love ripping paper and gluing?!?

How cute is the candy necklace worm??

These are hysterical!  

I love all things paper plate craft related!
Source: via Sarah on Pinterest

Have a taste test of apples!

Hand print crafts make me swoon. How sweet are kiddos little hands!

I love a good wreath! I love apples! So why not put them together!

And who doesn't love cupcakes?!?!

Linking up {here}

Friday, September 16, 2011

Last Day to Enter & An Extra Entry

Hurry friends! Today is your last chance to enter to win one of these ---Image of Rosette Hair Clip {Choose your color}

and one or the other of these----
Purple zipper pouch          Pink flower earrings

These two ladies are some of the most creative crafters around right now. So you seriously won't want to miss out!

Behind the Scenes

And to sweeten the deal for you, if you enter come back here and leave me a comment for an extra entry. (I'll just combine these comments with those left over at Behind the Scenes)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

It's time for week 2 giveaways from {Pink Lemonade & Moreygirl} & A FREEBIE

Week 2 of my Grand Opening Giveaways is going on right now!

You could win a rosette clip from Miss Paige over at...

Pink Lemonade

And a zipper pouch OR some cutie earrings from Miss Heather over at...

There are lots of ways to enter, so click on over and find out how you can win!

Behind the Scenes

And because I love my bloggy friends & I haven't given a freebie in a few days, here is something I call Sailboat Spelling. The sample shows you what you should do. I print mine on colored card stock, laminate, then use with dry erase markers in one of my literacy centers.

Sailboat Spelling
Sailboat Spelling Sample

Saturday, September 10, 2011

First Grade Fresh-Love

Last week I won a giveaway from Ms. Simoneaux over at First Grade Fresh.

First Grade Fresh

I won some awesome Dot Math Cards. Can't wait to use them in my *future* classroom!

Visit Morgan's Teachers Pay Teachers Store and check them out!

She also gave a little preview of them on her blog.

Thanks Morgan for being so generous & hosting a giveaway :)

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Today is the last day to enter the giveaway!

You could win one of these....
Image of Bloomin' Broach - Turquoise & Gray


Image of Bloomin' Barrette - Pink Damask & Green


One of these...
AQUA - Chrysanthemum Cabochon Pendant Necklace on a Silver Chain


CINNAMON - Chrysanthemum Cabochon Pendant Necklace on a Silver Chain

I plan on picking the winner tonight, so hurry over and enter!

Behind the Scenes

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Time's Almost Out..

To enter my giveaway!

I know you have all heard about Natalie from Johnny In A Dress.
And I would love to introduce you to Trisha from Trisha B Designs & 3 Four And Under.

So click over and enter to win some of their amazing things.

A Bloomin Broach or Barrette from Natalie.

A Chrysanthemum necklace from Trisha.

You know you want to! I'm wishing I could enter this! So let me live vicariously through all of you while you enter & then wait on pins and needles to see if you win!!

Behind the Scenes