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Friday, July 12, 2013

AN Award and bloglovin.....

So I made the leap to bloglovin and in the transition it looks like I lost MANY followers... : (

But the good news is I made the transition and then this morning I wake up to a message from Anna over at Gluesticks 'N Giggles. She nominated our little blog for the Liebster Award. WOOHOO!!!

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 The rules for receiving the award are as follows:
- Link back to the original nominator's website
- You must post 11 random things about yourself
- Answer the questions the nominator set for you
- Create 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate
- Nominate 5 - 11 blogs (with less than 200 followers) and link them in your post


Random Facts About Me:
  • I have a daughter that is 2 and a half and a son that is 18! Yep crazy!
  • I love yoga and finally got to do it on the beach this summer.
  • My mom is my very best friend in the whole world.
  • My husband is my other best friend!
  • I was a high school drop out.
  • I love shoes and feel like I always need a new pair!
  • My husband and I love to entertain and host parties!
  • I love to hear my British in laws say my name!
  • I love plants and flowers but have a black thumb hand.
  • I watch a ton of reality TV and am now embarrassed that I admitted that!!
  • I read tons of fiction in the summer!!
Answers to Anna's Questions:

1. How long have you been teaching?
I am starting my 11th year! All of my teaching has been in kindergarten. I have been in my current building for 10 years.

2. What is your favorite subject to teach? Why?
Subject....With kindergarten there is so much overlapping but I guess if I had to pick one subject I would say writing(although I feel lost most of the time) Love seeing the kids grow in their writing!

3. If you couldn't be a teacher, what other career would you pursue?
I am not sure...Maybe a party planner.

4. What is your favorite part of summer vacation?
Spending time with my own kids oh and sleeping in!!

5. Do you have a classroom theme?
Last year when mom came in August we simplified all my bulletin boards with black fabric and borders with bright primary colors, so I guess that is the closest to a theme I have!

6. How long have you been blogging?
A year and a half

7. What is your favorite food?
Steak! that was about the only thing that didn't make me sick when I was pregnant with my daughter. I think I could eat steak about everyday!

8. What is your favorite children's book?
Polar Express! I love Christmas with all the wonder and magic and love!

9. What was your first job?
Writing out sales receipts at my grandparents lumber yard. My first paying job was McDonalds!!

10. What is your favorite school related app or computer program to use?
For the kids I really like Little speller and our new starfall apps!

11. What is your favorite non-school related app or computer program to use?
Right now I am loving the music app SONGZA. It is the coolest  music app ever!! 
Now my 11 questions ( may have a few repeats!)
1. How long have you been teaching?
2. Do you have a classroom theme?
3. What is your favorite school related app?
4. What is your favorite non school related app?
5. What is the best characteristic of your best friend?
6. Beach or Mountains? Why?
7. Do you wear jeans to work?
8. What was your best teaching moment?
9. Coffee or other morning drink?
10. What is your favorite dinner?
11. Reality TV good or junk?
My nominees are.......
Go check them out & show them some bloggy love!!
Much love Autumn & Ruth


  1. Hey Ruth & Autumn, thanks for popping into my blog and thank you for the award. This is an award I actually received last year and I must be popular as I have been nominated 3 times this week! Thank you again and your blog looks super cute!
    Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

    1. Then I guess it is meant to be LOL! And thank you!

  2. Thank you so much for nominating me!

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  4. Ha ha! I was just about to nominate you for the Liebster Award, too! You can go to my blog to get another version of the award.

    1. LOL thanks Linda!! I'll head over and check it out!