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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Liebster Award and Happy Cyber Monday and Tuesday!

I was SO touched and completely taken back when I logged on today and saw that I was nominated by two new followers for the Liebster Award!  

From what I understand, the Liebster Award is given by bloggers to up-and-coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.  I could definitely use some help in that area :).  It is to show new bloggers that they are appreciated and to help spread the word about new blogs.

I was nominated by two sweet teachers.  Bren from The Teacher Diaries and Colleen over at Fun and Fearless in First  Please take a second and check out their blogs!  They are adorable!

So here are the rules:
-You must post 11 random things about yourself
-Answer the questions the nominator has set for you
-Create 11 questions for the people you nominate
-Choose 11 blogs you love (200 followers or less) and link them in your post.
-No tag backs {But please leave me a comment on this post with the URL to your Liebster so I can learn more about you!}

11 Random Facts about ME:
1.  I absolutely LOVE Dr. Pepper.  I shouldn't drink it as much as I do, but I just love it.
2.  I am pretty sure I am addicted to coffee....We brew Community Coffee in our house.  It's a delicious local brand. 
3.  I love to cook, but hate the clean up.
4.  I wish Ellen was my real friend...I really do. 
5.  If I wasn't a teacher, I would have been an Early Interventionist {I still think about it ALL the time, everyday actually}
6.  On top of my coffee addiction, there is a Chic-fil-a obsession too.  I could eat those nuggets and fries a few times a week I swear!
7.  I enjoy getting dressed up for a night out, but truly appreciate a night at home with my family too.
8.  I am married to my High School sweet heart. {We met in 6th grade}
9.  I am running my first 10K this coming March in New Orleans. Something I have wanted to do for years now! {nervous because I am not an avid runner}
10. I love my camera, even though I am not a great photographer.  I try :)
11.  I used to want about 3-5 kids.  Now, after having 1 and teaching 26 all day.  We are thinking maybe one more, eventually ;)

Questions Colleen sent me:

1.  What is your favorite subject to teach?
-Reading...I see the most growth there and it makes me oh so proud.  Not to mention, who ever would have thought that babies are reading in Kindergarten now! Amazing.
2.  Favorite holiday tradition?
-Can't say I have one??
3.  Favorite book to read to your class?
-The Cajun Night Before Christmas {I have the natural built in accent that I don't always like to admit that I have}
4.  Favorite guilty pleasure reality show?
-Anything on BRAVO or TLC
5.  Favorite movie?
-Sweet Home Alabama
6.  What is your best childhood memory?
-My summers of Softball.  Traveling around the US playing and making friends!
7.  What is your least favorite household chore?
-Puting the clothes away, ugh!
8.  What are you afraid of?
-Messing my son up!  It was easy to critize the parents of kids in my class, but until you have one and see that unconditional love...then you finally understand.
9.  Salty or sweet?
-Little bit of both
10.  Where is your ideal vacation spot?
-BEACH, hands down.  
  1.  What sparked your interest in blogging?
-I loved reading about how similar we really all are.  Teachers are special people whether we are in New York or LA.  We are awesome and some of the smartest and most understanding people I know.  Most of us have a true grip on reality and what it's like to work everyday and make a difference :) 

Questions for my Nominees:

1.  How long have you been teaching?
2.  If you weren't a teacher, what would your profession be?
3.  How long have you been blogging?
4.  Do you have kids? Pets?
5.  Coffee, Soda, Water?
6.  What do you enjoy doing on the weekends?
7.  How many students are in your class?
8.  Favorite place to take a quick get-a-way?
9.  Do you have to eat lunch with your students or is there a duty teacher where you get to eat in peace? 
10.  Afraid of anything?
11.  Do your grade level teaching partners share with you their ideas and thoughts?  Team players?

 Here are my 11 Nominations:
And if you were already nominated....Please do not worry about re-doing the questions.  I am just thankful I came across your blog :)

Dont't forget to leave a comment with a link back to your blog with the questions answered so that I can get to know you a little better!

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  1. Hi! Thanks so much for the nomination! Your blog looks great! I'm now a follower!


  2. Thank you so much for the nomination! I just finished the post if you'd like to check it out. :)
    Merry Christmas!