Monday, August 12, 2013

Product Review Peek

Hi Friends,

     About a month ago, I was contacted by Marcy over at SmileMakers.  I was very intrigued because it was the first time I had been approached to do a product review.  I was told that I could chose ANY item from their store so I went shopping...for FREE!  I clicked on the link that Marcy left for me and I have to say that I was happily surprised.  I had never heard of Smile Makers so I guess I wasn't expecting too much.  But there was quite a selection to chose from.  I had a difficult time deciding which product I wanted to review...that is, until I came across these little gems!


     I have seen the Hot Dots pen and cards mentioned on so many blogs that I knew immediately that this was the product I needed to try.  I sent my choices back to Marcy and she took care of everything.  The package arrived VERY quickly and I was impressed.
    Unfortunately, it's still summer vacation so my kiddos have not had a chance to use these goodies.  I prefer to write a review after I've seen it in action so this is just a peek.  I'll be back in a few weeks with the complete review.  Thanks to Marcy for being so easy to work with and to Smile Makers for getting in touch with me.  

Talk to you soon,

Monday, August 5, 2013

Back to School Blogger Exchange!

Hi Friends!

     Life is good! The weather is beautiful.  I accomplished a good amount in my classroom today and my bloggy buddy's package arrived today.  Isn't life wonderful! :) 




First, I want to thank Jessica From Covered in Glitter and Glue and Katie from Adventures of Ms. Smith for organizing this fun, back-to-school treat.  She did an awesome job pairing us up.  Sarah, from Mrs. Jones Teaches, and I have so much in common - right down to our classroom color scheme!


Now, on to the really fun part...the package!


I couldn't wait to tear it open.  I haven't gotten a fun package in a very long time!


Right away, I knew we were a perfect match.  The colors just jumped right out at me. :)


Look at all of these wonderful goodies...


I especially love the homemade frame and post-it holder.  Just so darn cute!


The little personal touches made me smile.  There's just nothing like connecting with someone who totally gets what it's like for us teachers. 


And I can't forget these goodies.  Sarah didn't know it but I go through MANY of these during the school year.  Thank you, Sarah!



So if you don't know my new bloggy buddy, Sarah, just head on over to Mrs. Jones Teaches and become a follower.  And Sarah, thank you so much for EVERYTHING! I completely enjoyed our Back to School Blogger Exchange!!!  Have a wonderful year with your kiddos.