Monday, August 11, 2014

Meet the Teacher {Linky}

Stephanie from Falling into First is hosting a Meet the Teacher Blogger linky party! What a fun way to read about your favorite teacher bloggers and share a little about yourself!

Here's a little about me...

I will be starting my seventh year of teaching, fifth in first grade here in good ole' Indiana. Holy cow, that sounds crazy to say.  I am fortunate enough to work in a great, small corporation with wonderful administrative and parental support.

This is my hubs. We have been dating since the beginning of our junior year. In high school. I had just turned 16 and he 17, so we were pretty much babies.  We've been through a lot in the past 12 years and I could not have asked for a better man to be at my side.  He has a heart of gold and is so hilarious.  Definitely guaranteed to make you smile.
Did I mention we had a brief "fling" in 8th grade? Yeah. How I didn't know he was THE ONE then is still beyond me.

 We love our Purdue Boilermakers!

5 years ago at our wedding

And then of course there is our sweet girl, Kayleigh.

She just turned 3 in June and is a piece of work. We absolutely adore her and I feel like my life is SO complete with her in it! I'm looking forward to SO many more precious memories made with her in the future.

And of course, she likes to Boiler Up and Hammer Down as well.

An all time fav of my sweet family from last fall.

Q: These are a few of my favorite things…
My daughter. Shopping (esp. at Goodwill). Reading. Flair pens. Target. Hobby Lobby. Photography. Blogging. Movies. The beach. Traveling. Cheese. Bread. Both is even better. Cookies. Cupcakes. Netflix. Scandal! Sitting outside at my house-we have 2 acres in the country with a small creek at the back of our property. It's so peaceful.

Q: If you weren’t a teacher, what would you want to be?
A photographer or marine biologist.

Q: Three little words that describe you. 
Perfectionist. Dedicated. Sarcastic.

Q: Finish this sentence, “___________________, said no teacher EVER!!”
It's so great to be back at school. I was really getting tired of sleeping in and enjoying my life.

Q: It’s your birthday and you can invite anyone {dead or alive} to the party. Who are you inviting?
Ellen because we all know she would be a good time.  And my Grandpa Wilcox and Uncle Larry. They both died when I was less than 2 years old so I really didn't get a chance to really know them. I know they were wonderful people and would love to talk to them now.

Q: If someone wrote a book about your life, what would be the title?
3 Dogs and a Family
( I have a rott and two french mastiffs that run my house.)

Q: You get to pick one superpower. What is it?
Okay I seriously was thinking this today! I wish I had the power to create something {anything} in my head and have it print out into real life. Like when I spent hourssss looking for the perfect engagement picture outfits, and I knew exactly what I wanted, but I just couldn't find it anywhere. I would like to use my super power then ;)

Q: What’s your favorite quote or saying?
"Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always."

Q: If you HAD to sing one song on American Idol, what would it be? 
Well let's just preface this with I know I'm not American Idol material, but if I had to I would probably sing Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars. Love me some Bruno.

Q: Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Night owl!! I loathe mornings. We aren't friends. 

Q: What’s your favorite resource that you’ve created in your TPT shop?I
It would definitely have to be my Mother's Day Tea unit. It was such a labor of love and is by far my favorite thing that we do all year.  If you want to do something super special for your classroom moms for Mother's Day and give them one of the most memorable, precious experiences of their life then you must do it. It's a lot of work, but is totally worth it.  I promise it'll be the best thing you ever did.

Q: Share something we might not know about you!

I can pop my right hip in and out of socket.  I don't do it very often because I'm sure it's not good on my hips and my mom lectures me every time I do. Nonetheless, I can do it. True story.

Now it's your turn! Visit Stephanie's blog, grab the buttons and the questions and link on up!


  1. Your daughter is so precious! Even if she is wearing the wrong Big 10 colors ;)

    Paiges of Learning

    1. Thank you Paige! We definitely think so. I'm assuming you're a Fighting Illini fan? ;)

  2. Love love love your quote! That is so true. I may have to steal that! I am also a huge bread lover. For my first Valentine's with my husband he bought me bread. No joke. That's how I knew he was the one haha

    P.S. Your blog is so cute! I'm excited to have "met" you and become your newest follower!
    Tasha Emmerson
    Confessions of a Tiny Teacher

    1. I love that your husband bought you bread for your first Valentine's Day. That is awesome! Thank you for sweet comments and for becoming a follower! I'm headed over to your blog right now!

  3. I am SO glad to have stumbled on your blog from Stephanie's linky! What a joyful blog! Your house sounds amazing!

    Lucky to Be in First