I woke up yesterday to...

Not one but TWO awards!!!! I am absolutely THRILLED to receive

(insert drum roll)


 from Mercedes at 
Thank you so much, Mercedes, for presenting me with these awards!  I am honored to know that my blog is worthy with so many choices available!

The rules for The Versatile Blogger 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, include their link and let them know

Seven random facts about me:
1.  I am the oldest of 5 children.
2.  I love jewelry and make it for a hobby.
3.  I love to travel and have been to almost all 50 states, Canada, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Austria, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.
4.  We have 2 yellow labs who have totally opposite personalities.  Makes life interesting!
5.  I am the person people come to for tech help at school.
6.  I wanted to be a pediatrician when I was growing up but changed my mind in high school to elementary education and I haven't looked back!
7.  I am thinking of retiring at the end of next year!

The rules for One Lovely Blog award are as follows:
1. Follow the person who gave you the award. 
2. Link back to the person who gave you the award.
3. Pass the award on to 15 new bloggers.

I am pleased to nominate the following blogs for both of these awards!

Now, if you are still with me, I have some incredible giveaways 
to link you up to!  
(I try not to disappoint!  teehee!!)

Win an adorable Skippy Jon Jones!

Win the pencil sharpener everyone's been blogging about!

Win the most adorable bus door hanger!

Win a $20 TpT gift certificate!

Win a $25 Target Card!

Win a $10 TpT gift certificate and a $10 gift card to Target!

Win a ton of prizes at The Kindergarten Center!

Win the worlds's greatest pencil sharpener or a $25 gift card to MPM School Supplies!

Gosh!  This was the longest post!  Hope you made it through to the end!  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!  I'm off to let the lucky bloggers know they've won!


  1. Thanks so much for the award and for blogging about my giveaway. I am new to your blog and am loving it!

    Delighted in Second

  2. Congrats on your awards! Thank you for entering my giveaway and helping me spread the word:)

  3. Oh my gosh!! These metal sharpeners? They are the BEST!

    I have had these kind of pencil sharpeners since I was a little girl in a country far away LOL...20+ years ago and they are still going strong! In fact, they are in my classroom right now and my little friends know that it is "Mrs. P.'s special sharpener." I use them to sharpen their dull pencils when the wall sharpener or classroom sharpener just won't do it right.

    Sorry, just got excited LOL. Anyway, I will enter them now! Thanks!

  4. I have another award for you! Hop over to my blog to pick it up!

    Crazy Daze in First Grade

    1. Thank you so much, Jackie! I so appreciate your thoughtfulness! You have an awesome blog!