|Ow. My head.|
Friday, July 25, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Back then, I didn't have a nice, round logo (well, no one did... the site used square logos. Remember?) or even exactly the same store name, but I did have ideas and the will to learn. Fast forward a year and now my hubby are lucky enough to reap some rewards from my TpT earnings, including replacing these babies which have been with us since we first got married 16 years ago!
Oh, friends, you have served me well. Well, mostly. Other than the fact that for about two years now I have had to run loads through the dryer twice to actually get them dry. But I can't complain, you have been there for me. I hope the guys from Home Depot who hauled you away have big plans for you (or at least organ donation for your parts).
It was time. Hubby and I brought the girls to Home Depot, and all of the appliances that light up and sing and do fancy things like... um... make ice... kept the girls occupied while we took care of ordering our new W/D set. We had researched at home so it was pretty easy.
Fast forward about a week to delivery day... they arrived, knocked on the door, and... the heavens opened. I kid you not, it went from a perfectly sunny day to a horrendous rainstorm with thunder and lightning. My hubby went out to the truck and he and the guys were stranded there!
But the heroes of Home Depot and my Handsome Hubs made it happen (thank you SO much, guys!), and here are my huge and lovely new washer and dryer!
|Thank you, Tpt!!!!|
Friends, I have never SEEN those suckers come out so CLEAN. EVER!
I couldn't put them in the dryer, so here they are, all perty and clean and hanging on my lil drying rack.
I am pretty much in awe of my new W/D and the fact that I was able to buy them with TpT earnings. So glad I took that plunge a year ago! Ready to jump in with your own store? Click HERE! Thank you, TpT!
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Smart Apps for Kids is ahhhhhhmazing. I kid you not! Every day they feature a Free App of the Day (generally for preschool or elementary but sometimes older). But most days they feature ridiculous amounts of free and discounted apps. The apps are not theirs - they scout out what is free right now and tell you about it! Most days there are several apps listed and on Fridays they host Free App Friday, which often features over $100 in free apps! The apps they feature are sometimes free for that day only or a few days only, so be sure to check them out and grab what you like while it is free!
In my classroom, I have 4 iPads (and typically about 22 kids). We use them for projects, etc., but when we have indoor recess, the kids have free time on the iPads on a rotating schedule and I need to have good stuff on there that they can use independently but is also educationally relevant. I don't have an app budget at all... zero dollars... so Smart Apps for Kids has been a lifesaver! I subscribe to them via email and Twitter so that I don't have to remember to go and check every day to see what's new.
Also... and here comes the second thing You Oughta Know... did you know that if you have multiple iPads, you can download something on one of them and have it automatically download on your others? It's TRUE! Go into Settings and on the left hand side scroll down to iTunes & App Store. You can see it hilighted on the left in the picture:
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
So proud of my little cutie!
Now we are juggling children's theater camp in the morning for my little one and in the afternoon for my middle schooler. Mom's taxi is racking up trips but I really don't mind... it's nice to have to go outside a few times a day, even in this 95 degree heat! (My classroom was like the arctic this year, so having to go out into the sun is a welcome change. Fortunately, my blower did get fixed at the end of the year!).
Once I had a little breather, I was able to work on some TpT projects that I wanted to get done - updating my fall and winter writing paper packs, adding summer, and bundling all 4:
Then, because I was thinking about the beginning of the year and what might make life in September the teeniest bit easier for myself and other teachers, I made this Grandparents Day freebie pack:
|Click to download FREE! Enjoy!|