Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Versatile Blog Award & Pirate Palooza mini giveaway!!

Happy....what day is it??..oh yeah, Wednesday friends,
Seriously, I had to stop & think about it! That's when you know you're on summer vacation. How sweet it is!
I received some exciting news last night! I was awarded The Versatile Blogger award from Katie over at Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans and Claire at Live, Laugh, Love, Teach. Thank you so much Katie and Claire! That just made my day!
The rules for this award are as follows:
1.  Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2.  Include a link to their site.
3.  Include the award image in your post.
4.  Give 7 random facts about yourself
5.  Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.
6.  When nominating, include a link to their site.
7.  Let other bloggers know they've been nominated.
Hmmm, 7 random facts about myself. Okay, hold on for the ride:
1. I am a die hard Florida State Seminoles fan! I went to college there & it was the best experience ever. I love Florida State football!!!
2. I am a car-aholic! I have owned 20+ cars and I am only 30 years old! I think I have had every type of car imaginable, except for a convertible. I'm the running joke among my friends! 
3. I used to hate country music when I was young, but now it's all I listen to. Zac Brown, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, you name it. I went to a Zac Brown Band concert in February and it was the best concert EVER!
4. I can't cook! I burn seriously, I have! Not many people want me to set foot in their kitchen. We eat take out in my house...A LOT!
5. My favorite TV show is Dexter! I may have told you about this already earlier on. Michael C. Hall is so dreamy!! I love the comedy & suspense of it. My friends got me hooked on it a few years back & now we have Dexter nights every week where we meet up at someone's house & all watch it together when it's on.
6. I have an obsession with icing! This is also a running joke with my friends. I can literally take a can & eat spoonfuls of it. I know, I don't get it either! 
7. I have been skydiving too! When my husband and I first got together, we went skydiving in central Florida. We dove at 15,000 feet in the air. Talk about one of the most thrilling and scary experiences of my life, but I look back & say at least I can say I tried it once in my life!
I'm passing this along to the following bloggers:
Jennifer at Kindertrips
Kristi and Crystal at Teaching Little Miracles
Stephanie at Falling Into First
Michelle at Smitten With First
Thank you again ladies for awarding me this!
Pirate Palooza is in the air!! I finally posted my Pirate Palooza math and literacy unit! It is 100 pages of pirate math, literacy, and writing fun!! Click on the picture to check it out:
If you are still with me, you are in for a treat! Leave a comment with your email address and I will pick a person via random number generator to win this pirate unit tomorrow morning!
I think Tropical Storm Debby has left the building. I am going to take the little one and venture out for the first time in a few days! :)
Have a great Wacky Wednesday!,


  1. My husband and I went skydiving once too. It was as scary for me as it was fun. Glad you were okay in the storm.
    Your packet looks wonderful!
    First Grade Found Me

  2. Enjoy your day out! :-)

  3. Congrats! It is well deserved!!

  4. Ok, so I totally nominated you, too! I just wasn't as on-top-of-it when it came to letting people know. Haha!

    Live, Laugh, Love, Teach

  5. If you like icing, you should try this. Dump a bit of cake mix into a bowl, add a little bit of water, mix, and eat with a spoon. It's so good!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  6. I've never eaten icing from a container, but I could sit and eat an entire container of Cool Whip. Yum!!

    Heather (

  7. I can eat icing from the can (and do often) AND I used to hate country but now I LOVE it. Have you ever tried cake balls? Ahhhh, heaven in sweets form :]

    Miss V's Busy Bees

  8. Your pirate palooza looks so cute! love it!

  9. Hey, Lisa! Thanks for the nomination. Kristi and I are working on our acceptance post! That sounds so official doesn't it? LOL!

    Cute pirate pack!

    Teaching Little Miracles

  10. Oh my gosh! I almost feel like I wrote this post...L-O-V-E Dexter, I also burn water (so I had to marry a man who can cook), love country music but didn't always, and I skydive!! I would have to change that Florida State to Gamecocks, though! :)

    Teaching Maddeness
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  11. Thanks Lisa for nominating me :) That is pretty cool that you went sky diving. I have and never will do that. I would never make it. I have your pack on my wishlist. It would AMAZING to win this. Fingers crossed. My obsession with pirates is being to get out of control :)

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  12. I used to hate country too. When my hubby and I were first dating, he liked hard rock music (which I couldn't stand) and so I lied and told him I liked country. I didn't realize that he would switch for me. I had to endure country for the next few weeks until I finally became a fan! I later told him the story. He just laughed!
    Where Seconds Count 2nd grade blog

  13. WoW! Thanks so much for the award! AND for visiting our blog! We really appreciate it! Hope you were able to grab our freebi! All summer we will be posting new items and the first 24 hours they are only a buck! Don't miss out! Love your blog!!

  14. this looks so cute!!! love icing too!

  15. Super cute pirate unit!
    I love cherry flavored frosting with plain graham crackers...mmm..


  16. What a great unit! Would love to be the lucky winner!

  17. Congrats on the award!! Love your pirate pack! :)
    Tori's Teacher Tips

  18. Awwww...thanks for the award!
    The pirate pack looks terrific!!

    Jen's Kinder Kids

  19. I have thought about going sky diving, but haven't completely convinced myself yet to do it.

    Swimming Into Learning

  20. Hope the rain let up and you finally got out.

    My weakness isn't frosting with a is cake batter with a spatula. (Which for some reason, I always leave a generous amount in the bowl. Funny, isn't it?)

  21. is my guilty secret...add slightly warmed chocolate fudge cake icing to vanilla ice cream...yummy! I save this one for those times I am in serious need of a sugar high!

    Your Pirate Pack looks amazing! (I have sooo much to learn about creating projects.) LOL

    I am now following your blog...I love it!
    I hope you get a chance to stop by mine.
    Happy Blogging-

  22. Thanks so much for this award!

    ΡΌ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  23. Love Zac Brown Band!! Would LOVE to win your pirate unit!! :o)


  24. Congrats on your award! The pirate pack looks great!


  25. Your unit looks so cute!

  26. I hope I win.

  27. Mmmmm. I love icing too! And I love the polka dots on your blog!

    Teach on a Limb

  28. Thank you for the award! I appreciate you thinking of me. :) I love country music, too!


  29. I love eating icing out of the container too!



  30. Skydiving is something I NEVER want to do!

  31. Thanks so much for the award! I'm excited. :) Your Pirate Pack is very cute, also!

    Mrs. Heeren's Happenings

  32. I used to hate country music too and now it's all I listen to! Oh, and I am a horrible cook. I screwed up frozen pizza one night. Seriously. Congrats on the award!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  33. Thank you so much for the award. I love the information about you. I am inpressed with the amound of cars you have owned.
    ~April Walker
    The Idea Backpack

  34. I love Dexter too. I'm glad I'm not the only morose elementary teacher out there. :)

  35. I enjoyed reading your blog post. It has been a few weeks now I also received the versatile blogger award.