Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Hodge Podge of Holiday Stuff

I guess I got caught up in the hustle and bustle of Christmas because I didn't get around to posting about some holiday crafts. Obviously it's too late for this year, but you can pin it or add it to your list for next year!

My mom made these candy sleighs from a pin on Pinterest. You can find one of them here. She made them as gifts for coworkers. The original pin used Kit Kat bars, but she found it easier to use Reese's.

My sister made these snow globes as gifts from her daughter. She got the idea from a coworker, but if you search for DIY snow globes on Pinterest, you can find many different ones to try making. My sister used a small mason jar, laminated the pictures, and made the mixture inside from water, Karo syrup, and glitter. The back of the picture reads "Skylar's First Christmas 2012".


 My husband had an ugly sweater contest at work, so my mom and I made him this: 


I bought a sweater from Target on clearance. The rest of the stuff comes from Michael's or AC Moore. We cut slits in the tree to stick the LED lights through the back. The beaded garland was hot glued on and the red Santa hat ornaments were sewed on, as well, as the actual tree. The batter pack is the trunk, which I covered with brown construction paper. Oh, I forgot to mention that he WON the contest!! :)

My sister also made the elves and Santa craftivities from my TpT store with her students. She teaches children in grades 5, 7, and 8.

These came from my Boy & Girl Elf Writing Craftivity. You can find them here in my TpT store!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and I wish you all a Happy New Year! We are in the middle of that huge snowstorm right now, so it looks like I may be working on some new products to post to my stores. I have plenty to do on my to~do list. I also plan on a January giveaway soon and will be back with a great freebie for Freebielicious's Freebie on the First on January 1st! See you then!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Silence for Sandy Hook Elementary

There are no words to describe this truly tragic event.....

Monday, December 10, 2012

12 in '12 Linky Party

12 in 12 button
I'm linking up with Miss Kindergarten and A Teeny Tiny Teacher for their second annual 12 in '12!

12. Favorite movie you watched:

 I'm picking "What to Expect When You're Expecting". I love how everyone was connected in some way. It's one of those movies that makes you laugh and cry.

11. Favorite TV series: 
I watch the reruns of "The Big Bang Theory" whenever they are on TBS. This fall, I started watching the new season. The show is just hysterical!

10. Favorite restaurant:

The Melting Pot is still my favorite. Who doesn't love dipping things into chocolate or cheese? Mmmmm...

 9. Favorite new thing you tried: 
Since I can't play soccer until after the baby is born, I needed a way to stay fit. My sister convinced me to try spinning and it's a great cardio workout.
 8. Favorite gift you got:
 This little guy is the greatest gift I could ask for. Also, the fact that any testing I've endured has come out normal.

7. Favorite thing you pinned:
This was like a stroke of genius to me. I was even happier knowing I already owned some of these little containers! You can find the blog post about it from Cardigans and Curriculum here!

Dice Container 
6. Favorite Blog Post:

This would have to be the one where I posted a freebie that was linked to Fabulicious's Freebies on the First linky party. That blog post has over 5,600 page views and has been downloaded from TpT over 1,100 times and who know how many from Google Drive. Here is my original post if you want to read it!

5. Biggest Accomplishment:
This store has helped me and my husband so much. Every quarter has been better and it's more motivating to make more things. Without Tpt, TN, and all the buyers who purchase from my store, things would be alot different!
4. Favorite Picture:

I finally got to visit Yankee Stadium this past August and went to a game with my husband and brother-in-law. The Yankees lost, but it was still awesome to go to that great stadium!

3. Favorite Memory

I met my niece, Skylar, in March when she was a little over a month old. 

2. Goal{s} for 2013:
 I have ALOT of these....have a healthy baby boy, set a budget and stick to it, save money, buy a new "used" car, get a new teaching job{still waiting on my teaching certification to reciprocate from FL since July!}, move into a new apartment or house, lose the baby weight, and start playing soccer again as soon as I can!

1. One Little Word:
This past Sunday, our pastor preached about how peace starts with ourselves. She asked us to close our eyes and think of a world with no violence, murders, accidents, disasters, wars, etc. It would be a pretty amazing place wouldn't it? Peace starts with you!! Pass it on!
 Also, congrats to Susan F., Kara B., and  Julie M. on winning my 200 Followers/Christmas Giveaway! Welcome to all my new followers too! I'm so excited to have 221 now!! Look for my January giveaway around the end of the month/beginning of January too. I have two more craftivities that I'm finishing up: a Penguin & Polar Bear Facts Craftivity!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

200 Followers/Christmas Giveaway!!

 I am LOVING all the new followers to my blog because I finally reached 200 followers via Google Friend Connect! In honor of reaching this milestone and the Christmas holiday, I am giving away ALL of my Christmas products to 3 lucky followers! Here is what I'm giving away!

To enter, use the Rafflecopter below and I'll pick the winners on Thursday night at midnight!! Good luck!!