Saturday, May 31, 2014


Hi ya'll!

I'm sorry I've been so absent lately. We just moved into our house over the weekend and have a million and one home projects to complete. I did quickly want to tell you about a giveaway I am a part of!

Be sure to join in! :)
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Sorry for being MIA - We're closing on our house!

Hey guys!

So I have this GORGEOUS blog and yet I have used it very little. This time in my life is SO hectic it's not even funny. Let me just give you my list.. 

End of year testing,
 retention meetings,
 child study meetings, 
deconstructing my classroom, 
packing my classroom, 
moving my classroom,
deconstructing our rental house, 
cleaning our rental house,
getting our rental house rented to new tenants, 
turning off all utilities at said house,
getting paperwork sorted out for the house we are buying,
getting utilities turned on for our new house,
talking to the Realtor and lender 10 times each, each day,
buying new things for the new house,
moving everything from our rental house to the new house,
interviewing for various positions,
driving to Arkansas to interview for these positions,
keeping sane until the end of the school year (3 days left!)

Yeah, it's A LOT. 

The most exciting of those is, of course, us buying our first house! Here's a sneak peak at our four bedroom beauty!

Property Photo

And the backyard.. 

Property Photo

It's HUGE! Perfect for our gentle giant and his small minion.

We couldn't be happier than a fat kid with a 5-tier cake.

So, that all being said, I just feel like I've been neglecting my TpT store, Instagram, and blog! I'm working so hard to keep up with everything. 

I won't be at school on Friday, because of house closing business, so I'm planning for all of that too! Is anyone else just checked out of the school year yet?! This girl is!

Have a great night!

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Pinspired Thursday - Decoding Anchor Chart!

I'm linking up with Just A Primary Girl for this great Pinspired Thursday Linky Party! This week, I'm doing an oldie but goodie, my beloved Decoding Strategies anchor chart!

Here's the original pin:

Here's mine!

Umm.. whoa. I never did a photo comparison, but geez I think I did pretty good! They look almost identical! 

In my class, we discussed each section of the anchor chart and it now hangs in my classroom. I often refer to it for those reading! You can almost see it, on my cabinet above my Debbie Diller Workstations chart. High and proud! 

What anchor charts have you copied from Pinterest? How did you use them?

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Two new TpT Items!

Hey ya'll! 

I just posted TWO new products to my TpT store! One is a freebie and one is 50% off for the first 48 hours. Go check 'em out!


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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Terrific Tuesday!

Hello bloggies! 

We're at 11 days and counting here in Oklahoma, how many days do you have until summer break?!

It's a BUSY, BUSY month for me. Between my husband living two hours away and starting a new job, me being here and dealing with first-year, end-of-the-year school stresses, buying a new house, finding someone to rent the house we currently live in, finding a new job in the state we are moving to.. I am SPENT! We (hopefully) close in 10 days! I can't wait to not only just get this house buying business out of the way, but also just be with my husband again and be able to unpack and decorate in our new abode.

End-of-year schools stresses include the lovely MAP test, assessing every student on every skill, retaining meetings, sectioning meetings, report cards, field day, talent show.. the list goes on! Blek! This girl needs a drink.

To keep my mind off all these stresses, I've been steadily working on a new TpT item! I am working toward having Math and Literacy printables for every school year month, and because June is one of those weird half-in/half-out months for a lot of schools, I decided to go ahead and make a packet! Plus, I got some ADORABLE summertime clip art from that awesome TpT sale, so I had to do something with it, right?! Here's a sneak peak:

What are you working on at the end of the school year you'd like to see some printables for?

Have a great night loves! Don't stress too much. Just keep swimming!

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Pinspired Thursday - Linky Party!

Hey, I'm getting the hang of these linky party things, yeah?! Here we go! This one is from a great blogger friend of mine, Just a Primary Girl. She was awesome in helping me set up an Instagram, which ultimately help me set up this thing you're staring at!

I made this DELISH pasta dish a couple weeks ago for my husband and I. Now.. I am a pasta-holic. I could eat pasta every night of the week. My husband HATES pasta.

Obviously, you can see we have a dilemma here.

So, rarely when my husband *allows* me to make pasta, I steal a recipe from Pinterest. Some are not so good, which is dissappointing because I know it will be a month before I am allowed to try another pasta recipe (he also often jokes of my "pinterosities"). This one was awesome! I used scallops instead of shrimp, just because that was what was on sale at Sprouts that week. We also added mushrooms because we love them! Here's mine:

Those asparagus there? They come from a Guy Fieri recipe (I have a huge, awkward crush on that man). They are called "Crunch Crazy Asparagus" and are SUPER easy to make! I seriously could make a bundle of asparagus and eat every. single. one.You can find that recipe here!


What Pinterest recipes are your go-tos?! 
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Alright, here I go.. my first LINKY PARTY! This one comes from Sugar and Spice!

Every once and a while, I make this AWFUL, super-fast scribbles for quick reference. This one was for Antarctica. I'm embarrassed.. They're TERRIBLE! 

Do you make scribbles like these? What's been your best/worst one?

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

My FIRST blog post!

Hello! Welcome! Bienvenidos!
My name is Molly and I'm a new blogger! 

Can I just start by saying, blog slightly scares the you-know-what out of me? I still really have no idea what I'm doing. I type here, I put pictures there... That's all I know! I am still working on getting into this blogging community (I think that's the part that confuses me the most), although I do have to give a HUGE shout out to these fine folks for e-mailing me after my Instagram post!


Do you love my design or WHAT?! I am in love. I discovered Courtney and her blog design website, Blogs Fit for a Queen, via a TpT Forum post and my journey took off from there. I originally just asked Courtney to make me a TpT Profile Picture and banner for my store. After getting many compliments and my insatiable desire to look at my TpT store solely to look at my cute new design, I decided I want to make the plunge for a blog. Courtney was a joy to work with. She was professional and prompt! I had my blog design in less than a week.

As a teacher (surely many of you fit into my shoes), my funds are limited. By limited, I mean my husband (a.k.a. Frugal McFrugal) has a strict rope around any and all finances. I just couldn't see shelling out $100+ for a blog design. I couldn't let myself do that.


Now, I am not going to go into all about who I am; you can read that in the about me. But, for those in a hurry or if you just don't care THAT much.. I'm a 23 year old first year teacher. I currently live in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but my family is from Northwest Arkansas. I am brutally honest and extremely organized. My husband and I have been married for almost two years and we have three fur babies, Koda the Pomeranian, Loki the Great Dane, and Mister Kitty (you guessed it, the cat). Here we are:

Lovely, aren't we?

My husband got a new job a the beginning of April in Arkansas and moved in with my parents (the IN-LAWS!) then. I am stuck in Tulsa until the end of the school year. We are buying our first house and we close at the end of May! 

Well, I think this is all I can pack into a blog post for tonight. I don't want to beat a dead horse, but don't forget about that lovely TpT sale going on for the next two days! Click below to see my TpT store, currently 20% on top of the sale TpT gives you!

Please don't forget to follow my blog (however the heck you do that?!), follow my store, and take a look at Instagram and Pinterest while you're at it!


Have a great night ya'll!

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