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Hi there! I'm a first grade teacher in the heart of Kansas. I'm a firm believer in loving a lot, living a full life and, of course, teaching! I enjoy cooking, Pinteresting, a great cup of coffee in the morning and a good glass of wine at night. I'd love to get to know others in the blogging world, so please leave a comment so I can get to know you too!
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Friday, March 22, 2013

Five for Friday

Happy Friday, everyone!

Wow, I've had an ah-mazing Spring Break and could probably turn this into 100 for Friday...but let's face it, that just doesn't sound as catchy :)  While not much of my break was filled with teacher related things, I'll still share some highlights!

1.  My boys won the Big XII Championship!  Tonight they play their first NCAA Tournament game and I'm so excited!  ROCK CHALK!

2.  I adopted a new baby! Isn't it beautiful? (Don't mind me in the background - that was a day after traveling and shopping-til-we-were-dropping.)

3.  Another fun purchase:  I snagged these guys on a great sale!  Normally each Stila lipgloss is $8 at Ulta, but these were 3 for $15!  My lips will be ready for spring.

4.  Lots of Family Time:  My mom and I had a Girls' Day Out and somehow managed to make time to stop into a delicious bakery.  These little guys were delicious!!  (Ok, by now are you seeing how much I love March Madness?  Goodness!)

My brother also came for a visit, so the whole family was reunited.  We had lots of dinners out and lots of laughs.  Family is so wonderful :)

5.  YOU!  Last week was the first week I've ever linked up to Five for Friday and one of my first linky parties in general.  I was seriously so touched at the kind comments I received and just how sweet and thoughtful you all are!  It's sometimes scary to try a new thing (in my case, this blog) but so many of you reached out to offer your wisdom and support!  It's the little things that keep us teachers positive and strong, and the kind words definitely kept me in high spirits!

What are your Fives for this week?  Link up here!  Don't forget to comment and/or follow the last two bloggers before you! :)

Overusing exclamation marks as always,
(haha, had to do it!)


  1. Hey there!

    I need to know more about that handbag. ASAP.


    I just started using ULTA around December. How long does that lipgloss stay on? My fatal flaw is forgetting to reapply!

    Collaboration Cuties

    1. Nordstrom Rack was where I became the proud new owner of my bag! Gotta love a beautiful purse AND a great deal! :)

      I love the Stila lipgloss and while it does tend to lose the shine factor throughout the day, it still gives a light tint of color. I'd also recommend Revlons Lip Butter - very pretty colors that last awhile!

  2. Happy Weekend! I'm your newest follower. Thanks for sharing about your week!

    I Love My Classroom

    1. Thank you! I'll plan to head on over to your blog soon! :)

  3. Hi Liz,

    I found you through the Five for Friday linky. I'm a new blogger too. :)

    That handbag is just gorgeous. I use that Stila lipgloss too... but we pay $30 for it here in Australia!

    Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep

    1. Well now I REALLY feel like I snagged a steal! If you ever visit the U.S, you know what to stock up on! :)

      Thanks for visiting my blog! So cool to connect with teachers around the world!

  4. Looks like a fun Spring Break! I am sure that's what we'll be up to on our Spring Break in a week...lots of shopping! Hope you enjoy you last days off this weekend!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

    1. Thank you! And yes, shopping is a definite must over spring break :)

  5. Those cookies are precious...I am glad they tasted as yummy as they look. =)

    I am glad you joined the Bloggy World. It is amazing and so encouraging.

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over for a visit when you get the chance. =)

    Heather's Heart

    1. Aw, thank you!!! I love connecting with so many wonderful teachers! I will stop by your blog soon :)