Back to School Mentor Texts {Linky Party}

Look at us! Here it is not even July yet, and we’re in planning mode! I’m joining up with Collaboration Cuties and their Mentor Text linky party!



On Friday I linked up with First Grade and Fabulous for her Picture Books Linky Party.  I highlighted the following books their that I use on the First Days of School:  Big Plans, First Day Jitters, and The Teacher From the Black Lagoon.  Click here to read that post and find out more info on these awesome books!




Don’t forget!  My “Bloglovin’ Giveaway” ends tonight!  Click on the picture below to join in if you haven’t yet!  That $10 Amazon gift card just might have your name on it! 🙂


Until the next time,


July Goals {Linky Party}

I’m linking up with I {heart} Recess for her July goals linky party.  I can’t believe that July is here.  It only seems a few days ago that I was saying goodbye to my beloved kiddos!


Personal:  I really need to get rid of some of my clothes, as well as DD’s clothes and toys.  She has things popping out of everywhere!

Family:  My baby loves the beach!  She loves making little sand castles, drawing her name in the sand, and jumping the surf.  I am determined to take her there this summer.  We only live an hour and a half away, but the traffic is horrible! Ugghhhh.  I much prefer to go in the fall and winter – but the beach is no fun then.

Health:  My team and I have joined Planet Fitness together.  It’s so much more fun when we go together, but right now everyone’s out of town.  🙁 My goal is to to go to the gym regularly and mix up the cardio and strength.

School: I am a little jittery because Common Core is coming and I don’t feel comfortable.  I have signed up for a workshop on July 15 & 16, and I hope that I feel a little more confident after I leave.

Blog/Tpt:  During the summer I am a much better blogger, but I really want to get my TpT store up and running.  I’ve put up a few things, but I have so many more that just need a bit of tweaking and “jazzing” up.

Outside the Box:  My poor hubby hardly ever gets a home cooked meal during the school year….. 🙁 Last week I came upon a pork chop crockpot recipe.  I tried it the next day and it turned out GREAT!  Hubby complimented me over and over again.  So that’s a keeper and I want to add a few more specialties.

Well, those are my goals….I would love to hear about yours!  And then make sure you head over the I {heart} Recess and link up!

Until the next time,