Friday, June 21, 2013

Five For Friday {What Day Is It Anyways?}

I love summer...  I didn't even realize today was Friday until I saw another person's Five For Friday post!  Is it Friday?  What the heck is today's date?  I dunno...  who cares... IT'S SUMMER!  Ok... let me reel that back in... check the iPhone... yep... totally Friday (the 21st for anyone needing to know!)... and I'm linking up with Doodlebugs

1)  Last weekend we had a spontaneous family trip for Father's Day...  packed up the kidlets and headed towards Atlanta.  We had no plans other than seeing Superman @ IMAX.  Although I secretly started planning a hotel stay near IKEA {let's keep that between us}.  We hit up Target, IKEA, went to see Superman, went swimming at the hotel... and the boys were DYING to order room service...  We let them jump on the beds... they were in little human HEAVEN! 
view from our balcony... the boys were awestruck!
Lunch @ an awesome pizza joint... brick oven anyone? 
That's right... this easel came home... along with many other classroom purchases! 
2)  I got a box from Books a Million this week... man, I love getting packages.  I have been wanting to read Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess since I heard other bloggy friends saying what a great book it was.  I have started it and am really liking it so far... stay tuned for more reflection later (TBA..hehe)
3)  I went on a spontaneous ride along yesterday with a co-worker to drop one of her kidlets off at camp.  We left for Asheville, NC (about 5.5 hours from here) yesterday around 7am.  We shopped, had a yummy lunch at Farm Burger (highly recommend), got pedicures... stopped at the farmers market... then crazily decided to go ahead and drive on back home last night around 930pm.  I climbed into bed at 315am this morning.  I am draggin' people...  BUT... I did buy a new pair of Chacos on the journey... and that makes my heart sing! 

4)  I am trying to get organized..... with my electronic files.  The files are winning.  I am transferring all my "stuff" to an external hard drive... and I have decided I am a PDF hoarder {hangs head in shame}.  I also met with my team this week to chat about this school year... there's nothing quite like putting pen(cil) to paper and making a good ol' fashioned list! 

5)  I also ordered a Silhouette Portrait and it was delivered today.  It is still in the box... we are just staring at each other!  ... and I may have forgotten to order the vinyl..... 

I hope y'all have had a great week... and that your weekend will be amazing!  Remember that if you use Google Reader to catch up on all your bloggy favorites... it is going away.  You can keep up with me by checking out the Blog Lovin' link on my sidebar! 


  1. I am so jealous that you got a Silhouette!! You are a lucky gal!! Do they still offer an educator's discount. I'm thinking about breaking down and buying one this summer! :-)
    Learning Is Something To Treasure

    1. Lisa... they DO still have the educator discount. I just had to send them a picture/snip of my teaching license and that was it! I am excited about trying it out.... went to Hobby Lobby last night to pick up some vinyl and transfer paper! Hope you are having a great weekend!

  2. I love your FIVE! I live in Atlanta, and I really need to get or more & do some stuff around town. Planning a trip to Ikea this weekend, too. Is that easel full size or table top?? Glad you had a great week & super jealous of that Silhouette... I have the vinyl, but no silhouette..haha :)

    First Grade Fairytales

    1. Kelly... it is the full size easel... I am hoping to spray paint it this week (fingers crossed)... I hope you have a blast @ IKEA. We stayed right in Atlantic Station so it was nice to walk everywhere last weekend!

  3. You will LOVE your silhouette! I constantly find new things things on Pinterest that I must make - if only I was as crafty as those people! Pizza looks amazing! I'm debating reading that book - but I just kinda want to relax & not thin of school at all!

    Lucky to Be in First

  4. Hi Stacy!
    I am your newest follower!! I love my cameo, IKEA, and Asheville too :)!! Cheers to teaching first grade (I am so excited to be back in first next year) and I can't wait to share/trade ideas :)!

    Kathleen :)
    K-3 Kathleen

  5. I also bought Teach Like a Pirate. I plan on reading it on my cruise! I LOVE my external hard drive! I need to re-organize it though. I've had it for... five years and I need to delete some old stuff!

    First Grade Brain

  6. Thanks for sharing your week! I just found your blog through Five for Friday and am a new follower. I had to laugh when I saw your pick of transferring files to your Passport--I am in the same boat! Glad to find you...

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  7. I'm interested in that book and need to investigate further! The pizza looks really good!! Also interested in the Silhouette!