Sunday, March 1, 2015

Makeover!

I spent about 4 hours yesterday trying to customize a header for this blog, and I am really pleased with how well it turned. out.  What do you think?  Leave a comment below with your email address through Monday, March 2 only, and I will send you one item of your choice from my TPT store for FREE!  How's that for a Monday freebie!

Why am I giving so much away?  My twin daughters turned 19 today and I wanted to do something in their honor.  They are AMAZING, and I'm not just saying it because I'm their mom.  At the very impressionable age of 14 they had to deal with their dad overseas fighting in a war, their mom fighting a debilitating cancer, and a widowed older grandmother moving in while recovering from serious heart surgery.  With all of that on their shoulders, there were two options.  Give up and rebel, or grow up an excel.  They chose the latter and are two of the most compassionate, funny, mature 19 year olds I know.

I normally don't post their pictures, but I have to brag.  On top of everything, they are gorgeous!

 
This is Megan.  My firstborn.  She is hysterical and loves to laugh.  Her compassion runs deep and she works so hard to make everyone around her happy.  I could go on and on, but I will save it for a different time.
 

And my Katie.  Excuse me, Kathleen.  She arrived one minute after her sister.  I gotta tell you, this one is going places.  She is creative and spunky with a tender heart all rolled into one.

So in honor of their giving hearts, I am giving away one free item of your choice if you leave a comment about how my new blog looks. Click here or on my Teachers Pay Teachers widget in the upper right column and look at my products to decide.  While you are there and if you like what you see, click on the green "Follow Me" star above and you will be notified of new products, sales, giveaways and more.  Then come back and leave a comment with your email and the item of your choice and I will happily send it to you! 

Now for the second part of my Monday Freebies.  I LOVE to work with the other teachers at TPT and get quality freebies to share with you.  Kamp Kindergarten has many cute products in her store.  The freebie we are showcasing involves Spelling the Room with CVC words.  This resource contains one activity with 10 cards and a recording page.  Click on the picture below to grab this one!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/CVC-Spell-the-Room-FREEBIE-1672409



 

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    1. Thank you. I would expect nothing less from my twin sister!

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  2. Wow, your daughters are beautiful young women! What an exciting time for them to be discovering what they are going to do in life!! I would appreciate the Red Teacher's Binder! Very well thought out! lopezlandlearners@gmail.com


    Susan
    LopezLandLearners

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    1. Thank you so much. I hope you enjoy your binder!

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  3. Your blog banner looks great! If I win, I'd like the Literacy Detectives Activity. Thanks for the chance! Meghan@Creating and Learning My e-mail is mj2013wedding@yahoo.com

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    1. Everyone wins! Enjoy the Detective Activity. It is one of my favorites!

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  4. Your daughters are strong and beautiful! They say adversity shines its light on our true character. Perhaps these trials have something to do with your store name? Your blog is looking great, congrats!
    I would love your oceans unit: tarakelley05@gmail.com

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    1. Yep! That's only the start of my story, but I kept pulling myself up by my bootstraps until one day they broke!

      The ocean unit is one of the first units my sister and I made. Please note that the original songs were made in the middle of the night after lots of chocolate!

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  5. It is great to meet your beautiful daughters. :-) You are blessed.

    Thanks for your kind words and for featuring my freebie on your blog. You have a great blog. I am honored to be featured.

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  6. Your girls are gorgeous. Just found your blog and your store. I'm your newest follower. I would love https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Monkey-Literacy-Bundle-1613445 tfrteach@aol.com

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    1. Thank you for following my store! I am passionate about teaching and love sharing with others. Enjoy!

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  7. Hi! I just wanted to thank you again for your input on the forum. I really appreciate you sharing your experience with homeschooling. BTW, your girls are beautiful!
    :)Laura
    Over the 1st Grade Rainbow

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    1. You are welcome. Feel free to email me or contact me through my store if you need any more help.

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  8. Hi! I just wanted to thank you again for your input on the forum. I really appreciate you sharing your experience with homeschooling. BTW, your girls are beautiful!
    :)Laura
    Over the 1st Grade Rainbow

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  9. Your daughters are beautiful. Love your blog. patty.ward0@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you Patty! I'm just a little proud.

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  10. Although I have missed your deadline I would like to say that, I love the blog header. It is so endearing. You quote is my favorite part.

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    1. Kenya, I tried to find you and send you an email. I would love to still give you product, so check it out and get back to me if you see this. Thank you for the kind words!

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  11. I love the blog header! Your daughters are just beautiful and you have a right to be proud. :)

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  12. I love the blog header! Your daughters are just beautiful and you have a right to be proud. :)

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