Sunday, December 1, 2013

Hello, December...

Y'all.. .it's December!  How did that even happen?  I am rested, rejuvenated and excited that there are only 15 days of school separating me and Christmas break {insert heavenly sounding music here}.  It also happens that I have a teacher workday and another allergist appointment... so technically that leaves me 13 days with students {translation: 104 hours}.

Even more exciting that that is that I finally get to sponsor a Currently!  I got in touch with Farley almost a year ago and signed up... and my month is finally here!  I kinda love her and the way she writes...  it's a perfect blend of funny + real life.  Be sure to check it out over at Oh Boy Fourth Grade to get in on the fun!
Listening to Christmas music on Pandora.  In all fairness... I have been listening to Christmas music on Pandora since way before Thanksgiving.  It is calming to me...  I'd much rather have the TV off and some music on any day (except Sunday when Walking Dead comes one).

Loving my monthly Stitch Fix boxes.  My 2nd one just came and they are getting better at figuring me out.  I got 5 items as usual in this box.  I liked most of them, but some were a bit too snug {ahem, totally my fault}.  I kept the scarf for sure.  Excited that my next box will come in December right before Christmas.  Have you signed up for Stitch Fix yet?  You fill out a style profile, give them the links to your style Pinterest boards (if you have them) and answer some quick questions.  Then a stylist gets busy selecting 5 items to send your way.  Anything you want... you checkout online.  Anything you don't want... throw in the pre-paid bag and drop in the mailbox. Easy peasy!
Thinking that I need to finish Christmas shopping.  I have most of it done... now it's just the small-ish type things.  I have already bought for my 2 closest friends...  bought the big techy gifts for my little people.  Teacher gifts, check!  I started early this year {have I mentioned I am excited about Christmas?} and have been stocking up since September.  Thinking that most of my shopping will be happening on Amazon since they are offering a free month of Amazon Prime!  My boys are asking for some random things, too... like metal detectors...  who knew?

Wanting the Teachers Pay Teachers sale to go ahead and start!  I have a Christmas wish list for my classroom the length of my arm.  I am ready to use my feedback credits and score some clip art!  I'm sure you know about the sale already... but if not it is running this Monday and Tuesday.  Most stores are marked down up to 28% off including MINE!  Be sure to use code CYBER!

Needing to whittle down my to-do list.  I have lots of things I want to accomplish over the next few weeks leading into Christmas break.  I also need to write sub plans for my workday tomorrow as well as lesson plans for the week.... guess the Sunday night blues are back for awhile.

I hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving break and will head back to school feeling rested and ready to push through into December.  Thanks for stopping by and hanging out.  Before you leave... remember I am still running my $20 Starbucks eGift card giveaway.  {it ends Monday night}  I hope that you will enter...  the entry options are super easy!  Good luck my peeps... and talk to y'all soon!


  1. I can't wait to hear all about Felix's adventures. Hope you'll blog about them, girly!!
    I am also listening to Christmas music as I blog!

    First Grade Nest

  2. first... love the anchor on your phone cover... I have an anchor phone cover too...
    SECOND... I am so going to go check out that stitch fix... after I come back from pics... I still don't have my make-up on because I am stalking my own BLOG... lame!!!
    3rd... seriously FELIX... that is the best name ever... you would never guess our elf's name....
    GUMBO... really??? yeppers... he is a one of a kind I am sure... lovin that FELIX!!!
    thanks for sponsoring this month... I hope it brings you LOTS and LOTS of traffic!!!

  3. Stitch Fix?! That's sounds awesome, thanks for sharing! Christmas Pandora is sooo good!
    Glad I found your blog through Currently :)

  4. Okay, I love your Stitch Fix thing! So cool! I am LOVING that I get to be featured with you on the Currently. Just know that I am totally buying your little craftivitiy tomorrow… soooo cute! I'll miss you tonight! You definitely have to come to a meet up sometime :) Love ya girl!

  5. I think Felix is a great name! I would have to name my elf noodle or doodle I think!

  6. I'm waiting for my first fix to come! Super excited to see what I will get :)

    My Crazy Life

  7. Stitch Fix sounds totally dangerous for me!! I may need to look into it though ;) I am sooo jealous you have all of your Christmas shopping done! I think I am going to flake out and buy everyone gift cards. We are pulling out the Christmas box tonight and getting our lights up. That always puts me in the Christmas spirit!
    Corinna (✿◠‿◠)
    Surfin' Through Second

  8. Stitch Fix sounds amazingly dangerous. I'm not sure if I should thank you or shake my fist in the air asking 'WHY??' Congratulations on your feature on Farley's blog, your products looks adorable and I can't wait for the big sale tomorrow!!
    Happy Holidays!
    Short and Sassy Teacher

  9. I've spent the past two days listening to Christmas music on pandora. It just makes the season even better! I'm loving even more that I also only have 13 days left with kiddos (not that I'm counting down or anything!)

    Live Laugh & Learn in Second Grade

  10. Just found you on the December Currently links and am your newest follower! Already have your reindeer craft in my TPT cart! Christmas shopping already done?? I haven't even thought about it yet. I usually wait until the very last minute. LOL!!

    Happy first day back!

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  12. Congratulations on your MONTH for the Currently! So exciting! I too, love the way that Farley writes. It's just like as if you were in a conversation with her!

    I've been listening to Christmas music on Pandora, too! I love the "Swingin' Christmas" station. Lots of old favorites! It puts me in a good mood! :)

    We're lucky and off today, too! I am joining in the countdown with you until Christmas break! I'm making strategic plans to incorporate as much fun and learning as I can! Wish me luck!

    Happy Holidays!
    First Grade Follies

  13. Felix is about the best name for an Elf!
    My Second Sense