Sunday, June 23, 2013

Five for Friday 100 Follower Edition! Woot!

Yes, folks, I know I'm posting a belated Five for Friday, but I have good reasons and you'll see why! Basically each of my five things are also excuses for not blogging sooner! Be sure to stick with me until the end because I'm saving the best for last!

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1.  I've been creating!  I got my first big TpT product of the summer up this week.  It's a clip chart with a Rock Start theme!  I'm really excited to use it with my kiddos.  You can find it in my TpT store  HERE.

 
2.  I've been shopping!  We are headed to the beach this Friday for our vacation and of course a girl needs a new suit.  Well, this girl found a deal at Old Navy and got more than one!  Besides shopping, I've just been trying to get things organized for our trip.  I hate packing at the last minute.

3.  More shopping!  I had to go on the hunt for the erasable pens everyone was talking about on instagram.  I found them at Staples, but they didn't have the pretty colors.  I got these to get me through and ordered the pretty ones from Amazon!  They even have highlighters and they do work!  Totally erasable without a mark left on the page.  They are going to be perfect for keeping my Erin Condren planner looking spiffy!


4.  It's hay season!  My husband's family owns and operates a farm.  My father-in-law and brother-in-law are the only full time employees so when it's time to get the hay in, we all pitch in.  This week there was lots of hay to do so that kept me away from my computer! During the week, we stacked square bales. On Saturday, we were in the field from about 10am until 8pm hauling round bales but we got it all in!
 
That's me and the hubby waiting on another load to come in.  Sorry for the poor picture, but it gets pretty dusty up there in that loft!
 
Yep!  That's me pulling that wagon!
 
 
5.  I told you I saved the best for last! I've been putting together a spectacular giveaway to celebrate 100 followers!
 
 
OK, the other day, I realized I was getting close to 100 followers so I started thinking about a giveaway because that's what we bloggers do, right?  My idea was to put together a giveaway pack that contained items from the bloggers that have inspired me and helped me get to 100 followers.  I thought I'd send out some "fan" emails to some of the superstar bloggers out there thinking that they might not respond to little old me.  Well, what do you know?!  I had a tremendous response and I'm BEYOND excited about the giveaway I was able to put together.  I mean, really.  You see an email from Deanna Jump in your inbox and you don't squeal a little bit??  She's been on CNN people!? And she e-mailed ME!  And so did all these other fabulously awesome bloggers! I was overwhelmed!  I kept telling my husband and kids, "I just got an email from (fill in the blank)!!!!" And they were all like "That's great!  Who's (fill in the blank)??"  They just don't get it . . .
 But I know you all will!
 
If I may get "mushy" for a minute, every one of these bloggers has inspired me.  Some of them are what I call my "go-to" bloggers.  They are the ones that I first started following last summer when I first got hooked on teacher blogs.  Among them are bloggers who included me in their giveaways, gave me my first opportunity to guest blog, inspired me to even start a blog and even puts up with constant texts from me and is one of my BFFs both in and out of the bloggy world (The Phonics Phenomenon).
 
OK.  Enough of the sap.  Onto the giveaway!  Here's what you can win, people!

Your choice of two items from my TpT Store.
 
Play Dough Learning Mats from Kindergarten Lifestyle
 
Mini Alphabet Set from The School Supply Addict
 
Sum Fall Fun from Queen of the First Grade Jungle
 
Whimsy Doodle Frames from Surfin' Through Second
 
Hands On Common Core Math Centers from Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits
 
Blends and Digraphs Phonics Mania from The Phonics Phenomenon
 
Your choice of one item from Elizabeth's Store
 
 
Your choice of one item from Sara's Store
 
Alphabet-Tastic Learning from Kreative in Kinder
 
Citing Evidence Posters from Head Over Heels For Teaching
 

Hand Signals and Voice Levels Pack from A Cupcake for the Teacher
 
 
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Isn't that quite a list?!  I'm very excited and I hope you will be, too.  Thank you all so much for following my blog and helping me get to 100!  Sorry for the long post--I hope you thought it was worth the read!
 
Now I'm off to Doodle Bugs to catch up on everyone else's Five for Friday that I missed while I was MIA!

47 comments:

  1. Congrats on 100 followers and what amazing giveaway you've put together!!! :)

    ✿ Regina
    Keepin It Krazy

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  2. Congrats! Very exciting week for you, Lisa!

    Molly
    Lucky to Be in First

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  3. Congratulations on 100!!!!
    This is an incredible giveaway!!

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  4. Love this giveaway! Congrats on 100!!!

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  5. I'd be OVER THE MOON if I receive an email from Deanna so I can feel your excitement! :) Congratulations on reaching 100!

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  6. Congrats on passing 100 followers!! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  7. Congratulations on over 100 follower!

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  8. Woo Hoo! 100 followers! I'm so impressed! Congratulations and keeping my fingers and toes crossed to win!

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  9. Congrats on 100 followers! :) I should have been studying for my midterm, but I decided to read your blog post instead.

    Sarah

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  10. Congrats! I am so impressed with your giveaway. You rock! I am also impressed by the 10 hours of hay baling. WOW!

    Kristy

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  11. Congratulations on 100 followers! Thanks for the awesome giveaway to celebrate!!

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  12. Congrats on your milestone!! Sorry I was totally lame on this! Next one for sure!! And I love those swimsuits!!

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  13. Congrats on 100 followers.
    Laura
    lnabors@kingwoodchristianschool.com

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  14. congratulations!!!! happy summer :o) lorinademello@hotmail.com

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  15. I love those bathing suits! Is pink your favorite color? It definitely is mine. :) Congrats on 100 followers!

    Sarah
    teachingiscolorful.blogspot.com

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  16. Congrats on reaching 100 followers- I am 107! Thank you for the fantastic giveaway! Best of luck always :)
    Tracey
    The Teacher’s Chair

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  17. Congrats on 100 followers! Thanks for putting together such a fantastic giveaway!

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  18. Hi! I was your 100th follower!! :)
    This is such an amazing giveaway! Thank you so much for putting this together! I am so excited! :)

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  19. Congratulations on 100 followers! Can you add some of that hay to your giveaway? My horses would really like it!
    Linda
    PS pop over to my blog and enter my giveaway.
    KinderDoodles

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  20. Hi Lisa,

    Just found your blog! Excited about the giveaway, but more jealous that you got your hay in and are heading on vacation!! My hubby is a hay farmer and we are still trying to get first cutting done. Made 20 big bales that got drenched... rest of the field is still out there and has gotten poured on at least 4 times... the next 10 days don't look good either. :( typically we are getting packed for our vacay between 1st and 2nd cutting now... looks like we might miss out this year. So enjoy some extra down time for me while you are out of town!! Congrats on the hay work- and the 100 plus followers! *now including me!!

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  21. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I'm moving and secretly hoping a kindergarten spot opens up in Michigan. If it does, I'll definitely be back to your blog to read all about your great kinder ideas. :)
    Katie
    I Want to be a Super Teacher

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  22. Congrats on the followers!!!! Great giveaway!!!! Thanks!!!!
    Julie
    DDgirl4ever@yahoo.com

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  23. Congratulations on making 100 followers! I am almost there! I hope that I can have a 100 follower giveaway soon too! Good luck to you with blogging!

    Karmen
    Karmens Kinders

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  24. Congratulations on 100 followers! I am a new follower and I look forward to getting some great ideas for next year!
    brittneymae119@gmail.com

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  25. Wow! I love your blog! I am not sure how I missed it, but I am all over it now! Thanks for your ideas!
    Deldreqka Scott
    deldreqka.scott@gmail.com

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  26. Thanks for all the great ideas!
    currend@bibbed.org

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  27. Congratulations! WHat a fantastic giveaway you put together!
    Amanda
    Mrs. Richardson's Class

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  28. Congrats on 100 followers! Thanks for putting together such an awesome giveaway!

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  29. Congratulations! I am glad I found your blog as a new kinder teacher! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!
    kderrick@lexington1.net

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  31. Just found your blog... I have some great new ideas from you and you introduced me to some other new blogs!

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  32. Hi Lisa! Congratulations on having 100 followers! You do a wonderful job with your blog and I know the number of followers you have will continue to go up!

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  33. I am your newest follower! Congrats on 100+ followers!
    Cheryl
    crayonsandcurls(at)gmail(dot)com
    Crayons and Curls

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  34. Congratulations on your milestone! I'm a new follower!
    ahenry4443ah@gmail.com

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  35. Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your ideas :)

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  36. I love your TPT stuff!!
    Congrats on 100!

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  37. New follower! Can't wait to see what's in store :) thank you !

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  38. great job . what a wonderful collection of prizes

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  39. Congratulations!!! Great giveaway.

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  40. Congrats on 100 followers and growing!

    Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)

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  41. Congrats on your milestone! Great giveaway!
    Sara
    Polka Dot Kinders

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  42. Congratulations. What a fabulous giveaway!
    Michelle
    Mjaquillard@oregoncs.org

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  43. I am so excited about your giveaway. Congrats on reaching 100!

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  44. Thanks so much for the great giveaway! I'm the big winner and I'm so excited. I love the products I'm getting and all the ideas from these wonderful blogging teachers!
    Thanks again,
    Julie

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