August 1, 2014

Five for Friday {Linky Party…August 1}


Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week and on your blog. Then, you come back and link your blog post up at the bottom of this post in the linky tool.Grab the button above and link back to this post on your blog.

Is it really Friday? These weeks are flying by so fast I cannot keep up! This is my last week of summer vacation. I start back next Thursday and students start back on Monday, August 11th. So, so sad! Summer vacation has gone by waaaaaay too fast!

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My blog got a long needed makeover this week. It was so hard for me to let someone else take over the design and do it. But, it looks 10x better than what I could have EVER pulled off. And, Tenille {the designer} was so very patient with my detailed visions. I knew what I wanted and she made everything look great!

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I have spent a lot of time in my classroom this week getting ready for next week. I have been cleaning like crazy! I wish I could report that I threw away a bunch of junk… but, I still have way too much stuff to ever use! I did throw away some- and I cleaned and organized everything. It’s amazing how unorganized everything is at the end of each school year.


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Also did some back to school shoe shopping online…

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I also helped rescue this little girl this week. We think she got attacked by two stray dogs so we scooped her up and she has been living the good life at my parent’s house. She is currently at the vet right now getting checked out. Her name is Biscuit.. look at those sweet eyes!

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This week I listed {and  blogged} about my newest product.. Back to School Clip Cards. I love these and am super excited about finishing them. You can read the blog post HERE. Or, you can see them in my STORE.

Write your Five for Friday post on your blog and link up below.

**Please add the Five for Friday button at the top in your post and link it to this blog post.

**Please link your FFF blog post up ONLY… otherwise, I will have to delete it! Thank you!



  1. Can I just say how much I ADORE your new blog design? And that pup! Cute-city! I hope all of your prep for the new school year is going well -- less than two weeks until kiddos for you, right?

    Sarah Plum
    There's No Place Like Second Grade

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your new design!!!!!
    And I love your Toms!!!!
    And your new pack is terrific! :)

  3. I LOVE the toms you picked out!!

  4. New design is looking great - VERY striking!
    It's amazing what a mess classrooms can get in during the year. I moved classrooms so was super organised at the start of the year and tried so hard to be tidy all year but have managed to spend hours clearing out and organising ready for next year!
    Biscuit is gorgeous!
    Growing Little Learners

  5. TOMS are the absolute best teaching shoes, hands down. I plan my teaching wardrobe around them! Ha! LOVE!!!

    And I love your new design too! So bright and cheerful! It's perfect!

    ABCs and Polkadots

  6. I love your new design. It looks fantastic! Thanks for hosting a great linky that I always look forward to!

    Mrs O Knows

  7. Ah. Isn't it great when things start to fall in place for fall... loving your blog look, everything organized, new shoes in the closet... YESSS! I'm right there with ya' :) Thanks, as always, for one of my favorite link-ups!
    Kidpeople Classroom

  8. Your blog looks awesome!! Tenille did mine. She is so talented.

  9. Your blog design looks so great! I love the Clip Cards too!

    Chalkboard Charm

  10. Tenille does do a great job! Although I did some parts of my blog, she came in and help me get through the hard parts! I could not have done it without her! I also ordered those same TOMS- Leopard print!!! Thanks for hosting!


  11. Seriously...your new design is the cutest thing I've ever seen. Just love it! :)


  12. Your new blog design is TOO cute, but still very much doodle bug teaching!! Biscuit is too cute I hope that everything goes well with her. Rescues, I have learned, can love you and your family like no other. This is my last free Friday too...hope yours is good!

    Get Your Science on in Room 701

  13. Kacey,

    Your blog makeover looks great! Those TOMS make me think I need to go shopping too. I have just a couple weeks left... Ack!

    Teaching Little Miracles

  14. UM HELLO ADORABLE BLOG DESIGN!! <3 LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Thanks for hosting, as usual, girl!!

    Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd

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  16. I LOVE your new blog design! And, oh my, what an adorable little dog you rescued!! I love that you took her in and took care of her! I'm such a sucker for animals! xo
    Thanks for another great linkup!
    Teaching First

  17. The new blog design looks great and that dog looks so sweet!

  18. I like your new design! Your classroom looks like it is coming together nicely, how do you make time for everything you do? I am sitting here in my chair, dreading what I should be doing and not doing a darn thing! I like your clips too, great ideas, they look like a good supplement to the curriculum. thank you, Paula

  19. I love your blog design! So many great ideas for the classroom.
    This week was my first week linking up Five for Friday. I accidentally linked twice- my most recent link is the correct one.
    Enjoy your weekend!


  20. Love the new blog design! Love the bright colors!

    Sally from Elementary Matters

  21. Your new design looks amazing! I just got myself some red Toms... I wish I could have bought 3 pairs like you! Jealous! :)

    The Kinder Garden

  22. Wicked cute pup! You're so amazing for adopting a dog - that's the best way to get a dog when you see how many dogs need homes these days. Love the Toms - best shoes! Also, love the blog design and how organized you are. Well done!

  23. Well I missed the link-up yesterday, but I still enjoy reading everyone's posts--so thanks for hosting! And good luck with Biscuit :)

    Ventaneando: A Window Into First Grade Bilingüe

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