Sunday, December 7, 2014

Favorite Things Blog Hop

My favorite beauty item is anything from Este Lauder!
I'm so lucky that my nephew's wife is a manager at Este Lauder.
She is always letting me in on all the new sales and deals.  
Here is a picture of my newest deals!!

Let's talk about The Tree.
The first year we lived in our house we went out and cut down our tree.
I still remember how ugly I thought that tree was.
I may have yes I cried over it.
And my mom kept telling me to just decorate it and go on.
Christmas isn't about the tree.
So we decorated it and went on with it.
I found a picture of that tree several years later and realized that the tree didn't look nearly as bad as I thought it did at the time.
We had a wonderful Christmas with each other thankful to be in our house.
Now 10 years later we have had real and fake trees but these last several years we have gone with a real tree again.
I love the smell, the look, and the feeling I get when it's decorated and in our living room.
We just got our tree this year and we will be decorating it later today:)

I LOVE Mexican food!
When we decide to go out to eat (which we don't do often) we go here.
I have never gotten anything that I didn't like.
The owner knows us now and comes to talk and joke with us.
The kids sing karaoke.
And we always have a great time.
Do you have a La Carreta near you?

My giveaway item is a $20 gift card to Bath and Body works!
It's part of Giveaway Pack #4!
My all time favorite sent is Japanese Cherry Blossom.
I have tried lots of other ones and I love them but this is my go to sent every time.
What is your favorite?
I might need to try it too:)

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Click on the picture to check them out:)

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving Leftovers Giveaway/Linky

I'm linking up with my great friends Dirt Road Teacher and Coast to Coast Kinder for
their Thanksgiving Leftovers and Giveaway.

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!!
This time of year we eat, eat, eat or at least I do.
But after you have indulged in all that wonderful feast, there is usually still lots of turkey leftover.
What do you do with it?
Usually we just eat it again the next day,
but this year I came up with a leftover recipe that I can't wait to try out.
I promise it's easy and I'm hoping good too!!
In my defense I do make this recipe but with sausage and it's always a HUGE hit.

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Link on up and tell us some great things to do with those leftovers!!!

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Holidays Around The Blog

This morning I woke up to my littlest child yelling that it had snowed last night.
He was so excited and wanted to go out and play in it.
So I got up (after the 20th time of him waking me up) and went to see this snow.
It turned out that it was frost but it didn't' deter him.
He still wanted to play in it:)
After getting all dressed up warm, he and his sister raced outside to make frost angels.
It wasn't long before they were back inside and watching TV.

With the weather changing it brings on the feelings and cravings for all things Holiday related.
And I'm excited to share some of the things I do with my little class each year.  

Thanks so much Amy and Julie for all the hard work you both put  into this linky!!

Every year I put out my Christmas books and put up my little Christmas tree.  My kiddos love walking in and seeing these things.  This year I have decided to get a REAL tree and decorate it in my classroom.  I can't wait for it to make my room smell like Christmas.

We always make time to make and decorate Gingerbread houses after learning about Germany.
I show different types of gingerbread houses and we read several gingerbread stories too.
The kids bring in some kind of treat to use as decorations for our houses.
Each child has their own icing and milk carton to use as the base for our goodies.
I put everything out for them to use and them let them loose.
I love seeing their creativity come out in their designs.

Center time is "Snow" much fun!
I use my winter centers during this season too.
I used these last year and my kids had so much fun.
They especially enjoyed the Literacy winter centers.
I also have a Winter math centers set too.

I enjoy giving my kids presents for Christmas.
What little kid doesn't like presents?!?!
Most like to color so I always bind up my Christmas color by Sight word book  and let them pick out a scholastic book to order and give to them.
My coloring book has 2 different covers: one is Merry Christmas from your teacher and the other is Happy Holidays from your teacher.
The color pages inside do have Christmas and Holiday theme pages so many may not be able to use them with their class.
This has prompted me to make a Winter coloring book for those that are not allowed to have Christmas and Santa theme things. 
Keep an eye out for it soon!!

Now it's your turn to link up and let us know how you celebrate the holidays in your classroom.
Do you have an elf on the shelf?
Do you make gingerbread houses?
What about gifts? Are they allowed in your school?
Link up and tell us all about it.  

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