Break is Over!

Don’tcha just hate it when your break is finally over?!  I could definitely use another week…or three :)  But that’s only because I had so much fun spending time with my sweet boys!!  They’re a trip!  My sweet in-laws came to visit for a few days and it was their first time to see the new house.  We loved showing them around our new city and the boys were in absolute HEAVEN.  They LOVE having Grandma and Grandpa all to themselves!  Thanksgiving was wonderful…as it usually is…and my mom & I rested up on Thursday night so we’d be ready to go on Friday.  Yes…Black Friday shopping is an annual event for the two of us and we LOVE it.  We don’t get up early or anything crazy, but we definitely shop ‘til we drop!  Truth be told, we really just like having an excuse to hang out all day and eat :) HA!!  Lots of eating, lots of shopping, and I definitely forgot my wallet at home!  Dangit!  So I had to come home and do a little online shopping so I wouldn’t miss any deals!!

Speaking of online shopping, TpT is having their annual Cyber Monday/Tuesday sale!  My cart is stocked and I’m ready to shop!  Woot!  My entire shop will be 20% off and you can get an additional 10% off by entering the code CMT12 at checkout.

Thank you, Amy Lemons, for this darling graphic!

Here are just a few holiday/winter activities in my shop incase you’re still on the hunt for more!

Just uploaded these tonight for my Kinder friends!

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Here’s what I used last year in first grade…

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And our favorite little holiday moose!!!  Can’t wait for this one!


Time for me to get to bed!  I’m not looking forward to the alarm clock AT.ALL!!!!  And I need to be fully rested and ready to shop ;) 

Have a great week back!!!  Be back with some fun stuff in a few days!  Stay tuned!


  1. I could use another couple of days too! Will be shopping at your store!

  2. I have my cart ready. ALways love your stuff.

  3. Hi miss Cara,
    You have been busy -- we all have I guess with new products. They are all very cute. Happy tpt sale day - hope yours is great!!
    Your instagram buddy, :o)
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  4. Love love love all of your new activities! You're amazing! Glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving and family time!

    -The Frugal Girls

  5. I absolutely LOVE everything you make! You are truly talented :) I am glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving! Have a great week!

  6. You have the best stuff!! My cart is loaded! Thanks for your creativity!

  7. Hi! I hope you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!!!
    I LOVE your TPT things, and I just purchased the North Pole or Bust pack. I can't wait to use it in my classroom!! However, I wanted to mention that on page 33 of the pdf document, I think you might have accidentally forgotten to change the letters.....the pictures change, but the letters do not. It could totally be my misunderstanding. So, PLEASE let me know if I am just confused. If make any changes to it, would you please send me that page?

    Thanks so much for sharing your talents with all of us!!!

    Take good care,
    Taylor Bua

    PS--My sister follows both of your blogs, and lives in McKinney. She just had a baby [:)] in October and is looking for someone who has an in home daycare. Do you have any recommendations?!

  8. Hi Cara,

    I just wanted to let you know that I bought your Say My Name and Classroom Rules pack yesterday and love them so much that I gave them a shout out on my blog!

    Thanks :)

  9. So I was catching up on my recorded episodes of house hunters today. I started watching and thought-- wow, that girl looks a lot like Cara Carroll from the First Grade Parade. After doing a little googling and finding your post from the summer, I realized it WAS you!! So crazy!! I love your house :)
    First Grade with a TwiSt

  10. I just copied the Moosltoe activities that I bought from your TPT sale! I was smiling and laughing while standing at the copier! Thank you so much for all of your hard work! I can't wait to share it with my kinders!! :-)

  11. Hi Cara! Just brought your Math Tub Activities. Stayed in my classroom until 10 last night laminating and cutting! It's my second year of teaching and I can't get enough of your activities for my classroom. They are a godsend (I can't STAND giving workbook pages durning independent work time). My kiddos were in heaven today! So worth it! I'm new to the blogging world but you've definitely inspired me over the past year and a half-- it's flown by! Thank you!

    P.S. If you have a moment would you mind stopping by my brand new blog?