Sunday, December 7, 2014

A Few of my Favorite Things Blog Hop

Today kicks off the BIGGEST blog hop I've ever participated in! Over 70 bloggy friends have linked up thanks to the hard work of Where the Magic Happens and PAWSitively Teaching to share some of their favorite things! Be sure to read all the way to the bottom because you DO NOT want to miss the biggest GIVEAWAY of the season!

If you know me, you know I love shopping and I LOVE TARGET!!! I make weekly trips to this store. I don't know any teacher {or person} that does not like this wonderful store! I have grown to like it even more since I don't work there any more, but I do miss the discount! hehe I can not just go into Target for one thing because I end up coming out with way more than I planned. And I justify each item I purchase haha... My favorite place in the store is that little SPOT right when you come in the store--the Dollar Spot! I've bought so many goodies there for my classroom. If you are a teacher and you have not checked out the Dollar Spot, make it happen SOON. You can find many activities, prizes, or manipulatives for your classroom at a great price! This store is super convenient because I can get all the things I need at a great price--especially when I use my red card and Cartwheel App.

I love this time of the year. I like to see all of the decorations, listen to the Christmas music, watch Christmas movies, and spend time with my family. In my family we have many traditions. One of my favorite traditions is to go to my grandma's house with my aunts, uncles, and cousins. We play silly games and do a Chinese gift exchange. IT IS SO MUCH FUN!! Then I stay at my parents house on Christmas Eve. I am 29 years old and still like to wake up at my moms house on Christmas morning {with all of my doggies}!!!!! Christmas would not be Christmas if I didn't stay at her house. My grandma comes up, we open presents, and have the traditional breakfast made by my beautiful mom--crapes, breakfast casserole, bacon, and toast. Yummmm!! My mouth is watering just thinking about it!! I will continue this tradition till I have children of my own and can then start a new tradition--moving the Christmas traditions I love to my house and enjoy making new memories with my sweet, sweet family. I am very blessed!

My best friend introduced me to this amazing line and I LOVE IT! I don't wear a lot of smelly stuff because I am picky and many scents give me headaches. I don't splurge on perfume and expensive body wash but I did make the choice to by myself these goodies from ZENTS. Earth is my favorite scent! I am obsessed with the body oil spray and perfume! Oh my stars! The body oil spray is nice to put on after you get out of the shower. It makes your skin feel so soft and it has a clean smell. I even put a bit of the oil on my dogs when they have dry skin. It's all natural and isn't an overpowering smell so it doesn't harm them. Plus it makes them smell good!

I got this wonderful resource my first year with my homeroom class and I love it! It is from Lakeshore Learning. Math in Minutes is a great tool for students to practice math skills. Each week my students get a sheet to write their answers on. I change out the questions each week. They start working on them on Monday and we check them on Friday. If students do not have them done, they work on them at lunch on Friday. I do not punish students who miss questions, but those that get all questions right get a treat. It is a great tool for students to constantly work on math concepts so they do not forget what they have learned!

My featured products will be HALF OFF till Sunday Dec. 14. You can find them HERE or search MyFavoriteThings14 on TpT to see all of the products on sale!!

I am giving away a $25 dollar gift card to TJ Maxx, my other favorite store to shop at!!!!! It is part of prize pack 7. Be sure to check out all my sweet bloggy friends and their favorite things!!!!!!

Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!
Good Luck!!!

Because we value our followers and wanted to treat you to our favorite things Oprah style, we have put together the best giveaway of the season! My bloggy friends and I welcome you to the best, biggest, most cheerful event of the season:

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1 comment:

  1. Aww your tradition with your family sounds awesome. I've never heard of a Chinese gift exchange but sounds like you have a lot of fun. Merry Christmas!!

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