A Quick Little Update

I swore I was going to be better about blogging this summer, but as you can see, that just isn’t the case!  After we got *almost* settled into the new house, we left for our 2 week family vacation up north.  We drove.  With 2 kids.  For 20 hours.  I don’t need to say anything else about that!  Now we’re headed to Michigan for the rest of the week to celebrate the 4th with Mr. Spouse’s family.  My family is housesitting for us, so I’m happy our new little home isn’t sitting all alone!  To say we’ve been a *little* busy would be an understatment!!  Here’s what we’ve been up to these last few days…

We celebrated Landon’s birthday.  Little Mister is half a decade old!!!  AND…for those of you wondering…we’re giving him the gift of time next year :) He’ll be going to Pre-K instead of Kindergarten because well…for those of you who’ve taught K…you know that young summer birthday boys can use all the time they can get!  HAlandonsbday1

I met up with my sweet friend, Abby, from The Inspired Apple.  You may know her as “Babbling Abby” :)  This is quickly becoming my favorite summer tradition!  The Panera in Dayton, OH had NO clue what they were getting into when we walked in the door.  We stayed for about 4 hours and could’ve easily stayed for another 4!  And yes…it was NON-STOP talking the ENTIRE time!!!!  Love this girl!

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I recently got a CAMEO from the lovely people at Silhouette America and ohmiword…I AM SO EXCITED!!!!  Since I got it a day before we left for our 2 week trek up north, I haven’t been able to use it.  BUT…lemme’ tell ya.  I’ve got BIG plans for it!!!  I have several projects I can’t wait to start, so stay tuned!!!  Most of them will be for the classroom and I can’t wait to show you!  If you want to get started on your own CAMEO projects before the start of the school year, click on the link to get 20% off!!!!!   http://www.silhouetteamerica.com/education/Yes, 20%!!!!!!!  That’s an amazing discount!!!!  And it’s for educators! Aren’t the guys at Silhouette America thoughtful?!?!?! 

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I’ve been working on several new units.  I’m updating my Calendar Companion, so if you purchased that, be on the lookout.  I’m adding a 120’s chart and printable posters for each section of the calendar…that was an AWESOME suggestion from on of you lovely ladies {wish I could remember who so I could give you credit!!!}  I’m also going to include a Kinder friendly version as well!! 

Here’s something I’ll be adding to the store when we get home from Michigan!

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Okay…the car is pulling out and Mr. Spouse is yelling at me!  Time to go!!!  HAPPY 4th, friends!!!

36 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see your new stuff and what you make with your new Cameo!
    And thanks for adjusting the 100's chart to 120!!!
    Happy 4th!
    ~Andi
    BTW - to get the 20% discount take the "YES" off the address link.

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  2. Can't wait for your "FIRST WEEK FUN" packet!!

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  3. Yay! So fun to hear updates! How cute are you and Abby?!?!? Love how you both are such stylin teacher besties. I can't wait to see what you create with the cameo. Happy 4th of July!

    She
    Sprinkle Teaching Magic

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  4. Can't wait for the new update and unit. Bless you for giving your little one the gift of time. We did that for our son (July 29th B-day) and it was the best thing we ever did. When he got a little older he actually thanked me for doing it...so sweet. Now he is the one getting his driver's license first (yikes) and so much more mature than some of his young friends. Enjoy your summer.
    Tammy
    primaryparadise.blogspot

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  5. The picture of Landon is adorable. Such joy in his little face!
    Your summer sounds like loads of fun!
    ❤Dragonflies in First ❤

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  6. I just got a Silhouette Cameo too. I can't wait to see what you do with yours. I have big plans for mine too!

    Swimming into Second

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  7. Happy birthday LANDON!!

    Blessings,

    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class
    I hope that you'll join me for my giveaway ♥

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  8. and I forgot... DAYTON!?! I'm in Cleveland, but all I ever hear about it Florida, Vegas, yada yada! That's so close!! I would love to join someday!

    Blessings,

    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class
    I hope that you'll join me for my giveaway ♥

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  9. I can't wait to see your new unit! Have a safe trip!
    -Megan

    First Grade Magic

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  10. Happy birthday Landon!! I love the picture/words that you made! How wonderful it will be for him to look back on it!
    Nicole
    Rowdy in Room 300

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  11. I love Landon's picture! How adorable is he. Hope you enjoy your holiday!
    ❀Jodi
    Fun In First

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  12. Can't wait for the Kinder version of the calendar!! Yippee!! Glad you are having a great summer! I will be in Houston the week of July 13th through18th if you want to meet for lunch!!! I miss you and would love to see your new house!! Let me know! Love ya!

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  13. Happy birthday, Landon! Travel safely! I've heard so much about the Cameo! Looks very fun and interesting!

    ~Tanya
    Mrs. Dwyer’s A+ Firsties

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  14. You ladies look fabulous! Happy birthday to your little man!

    Shanyn
    Coffee, Kids and Compulsive Lists

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  15. Happy Birthday to Landon!! It sounds like you have been crazy busy!! Be safe in your travels!! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  16. Does that mean the kinder version of the calendar will be part of the new update to your calendar companion that you already made? Not a new product? If so, that is awesome because I already have it and was modifying it a bit for my kinder kiddos, but now I can't wait to see what you added! :)

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  17. Your little boy is adorable!! Can't wait to check out your new back to school pack! :)
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  18. Happy birthday to your son! He is adorable!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  19. I can't wait to check out your new products!! You have easily been my biggest inspiration this past year! I'm sure if my students knew how to blog, they would be leaving you comment after comment thanking you for making me a "funner" teacher! I have learned so many new tricks, I didn't think it was fair to keep taking with giving. So I have FINALLY started my own blog and I would LOVE for you to check it out!!

    1stgradefascination.blogspot.com

    Best wishes,
    Rebecca

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  20. Can't wait for your newest products! You are simply AMAAAAAZING :)

    ~Ashley~
    www.teacherstreasurechest.blogspot.com

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  21. Love your units! Can't wait for the new one. Happy 4th!

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  22. Your little boy is adorable :) Happy birthday little guy!!! Happy 4th to you. :)

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life

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  23. What!!! Two famous bloggers in my city and I didn't know!?!? I live in Dayton! Dang! Looks like you are having a great summer!

    Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade

    Mrs. Wheeler TpT

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  24. I'm totally giddy just knowing that you'll be in Michigan! Enjoy your time up here! I get to head further north myself soon...sometimes I forget how beautiful and amazing Michigan is...I hope you get to see some of those parts!

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  25. Can't wait to see your newest creation. I'm sure it will be just as awesome of all your other packs. Great to hear from you. I am super jealous of your CAMEO! Happy birthday, Landon!
    Jenn
    Finally in First

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  26. Welcome to Michigan! Will you be near me in Troy, MI? There is great shopping here!! I hope your long car ride goes smoothly. Happy Birthday to your little darling!

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  27. I wouldn't have survived my first year in first grade without your blog, thank you sooo much for all the inspiration this past year! One of my favorites was your Calendar Companion. Unfortunately, I'm moving to third grade next year, any possibility you could enhance that number of the day page for upper grades?

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  28. I'm a teacher here in Mississippi and have been followig your blog for awhile. I love your Christian values and great teacher ideas. Recently on one of your posts you said your family was on House Hunters. When is your show going to air? My husband and I are HGTV junkies!! LOL I used to live in Michigan for awhile so I know how long a ride you have, but I hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation. Amanda :-)

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  29. As a P.S. where did you get that fabulous necklace?? I love it.

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  30. Have a great vacation! Is a Cameo similar to a Cricut?

    Would love you to stop by my blog!

    crayonsandlessonplans.blogspot.com

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  31. I really want a cameo for all of my projects - school related or not! Thanks for the heads-up on the 20% off! Happy birthday to your son and have fun in MI! Upper or Lower? I live in Upper! :)

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  32. I am excited to see what this B2S packet will include! Everything you create is so usable and adorable!

    Tracy
    Creekside Teacher Tales

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  33. I always love your stuff Cara!

    Landon is adorable!

    If you have time, I would love to plan a Texas bloggy meet-up with you...just let me know. =)


    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  34. Hey Cara, thanks for updating the calendar companion..... that might have been my suggestion. I appreciate it! You have no idea how much easier this will make my routine! Also, like the other comment... I too could not have gone through first grade with out you. I was in K FOREVER and my move to 1st was horrific until I found your blog!

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  35. I got a Silhouette this past year and I love it! Can't wait to see what you use it for in your classroom!

    Erin
    First with Franklin

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