05 July 2013

Favorite Pins Friday!

Hey y'all!  I know we're all very, VERY sad that sweet Doodle Bugs is taking a {well deserved} break from hosting her weekly Five for Friday.  Hopefully this new little feature...Favorite Pins Friday...will tide you over until she brings it back!  

Here's how it works.  Pin like a crazy person through the week {oh wait...is that just me?!?!?} and highlight your favorites every Friday.  Of course, you can post about your favorite teaching related pins, but feel free to post about anything else you pinned, too!!!  I love finding a great new recipe or a something I've never seen before that I just "have to have" :)
The only rule:  please make sure to link back to the ORIGINAL poster and not to Pinterest :)  Please and thankyouverymuch.

Here are my *favorites* from the week...

Favorite TEACHING related pins

The "I'm out of the room" cup from Wizard of Boz.  GENIUS! What a great way to quickly see who's out...especially in the case of  a fire drill!  

This idea for helping kids understand the value of coins was such a "why didn't I think of that?!" idea for me! Absolutely LOVE this from Teaching in Progress.

I'm LOVING these "helpers" from Michelle at Fabulous in First.  I already have them printed and ready to go!  Woo hoo!!!!

This is such a FUN idea!  A class mascot!!  I love the way Teaching With a Smile has him help her remember birthdays and other important events...my kids would LOVE it!

My favorite FOODIE pins

This strawberry coconut cake from Mix & Match Mama.  Two of my favorite flavors all wrapped up into one pretty cake.  Yes, please!

These avocado, cream cheese, and salsa pockets from Navy Wife Cook.  YUM!

My favorite FASHION pins

This look from The Ivory Lane.  Obsessed.

These shoes that apparently belong to Rachel Bilson found HERE.  I'm pretty much enamored with any and everything resembling leopard print!

My favorite PRINTABLE pin...

Yep.  Pretty much every day.  I love this print from Evan Nicole Designs on Etsy.  The rest of her store is just as cute, but this...THIS is my favorite!

My favorite QUOTABLE pins

LOVE this scripture...and the print...from Perpetual Grace

Isn't this the truth?!??!  {I've been searching high and low for the original source, but to no avail.  If you know where this came from, please leave me a comment & let me know!}

My favorite FUNNY pins {both from Someecards.com}

I about spit out my latte reading this!  TRUE!!  Caffeine, please!

I don't know why, but I couldn't stop laughing when I read this one!

My favorite HOME DECOR pin

I need these.  Now.  On my bed.  Please.  Zana Products has some other really cute pillowcases, too!

My favorite PRODUCT pin

This tumbler from The Favored Party.  HA!  I need this for my iced tea!

Want to see what else I'm pinning?!  Click HERE to follow the fun on Pinterest!

Now it's your turn to show us some of your favorite pins from the week!!  So finish up your pinning and link up below!  


  1. Love this idea!!! Thanks for giving me another reason to spend time with my friend, Pinterest! Such a fun linky!

    Frugal In First

  2. Love this! Short on time, so I just created a "Favorite Pins Friday" Board, soi I remember to check back when I have time. Don't want to miss a thing!

    1. Ooh, what a good idea! May have to copy you :)

      ~Jaime The First Grade Bloom

  3. Your pins are such a beautiful expression of your personality, Cara. I especially love the Bible verses! Thanks for a fun wake-up call this morning.


  4. What a fun linky! You HAVE all the best pins. Love the shoes and pillows.

  5. Mix and Match Mama and Six Sisters' Stuff get me every time! Thanks for hosting this fun linky!

    The Polished Teacher

  6. Thanks for this linky - pinterest, blogging are two of my fav things
    Paula Paula’s Place and
    iSURF Maths

  7. Hi Cara! I actually just started following you on pinterest this week. :-) Love the inspirational quotes! Thanks for a great linky!

    Teaching Little Miracles

  8. I am in love with those leopard shoes!!!!
    Love this linky party too! :)

    Beg, Borrow, Steal

  9. How fun to see what everyone will choose! I'll be keeping this in mind as I pin all week now. :-) Thanks for hosting, Cara!
    Whimsy Workshop 

  10. What a fantastic idea!! I repinned those leopard sandals but couldn't find the source except for Rachel's feet! HA ! :) I wear my leopard ballet flats with EVERYTHING because they match everything in my eyes!! Thanks for hosting this! So fun!
    Mrs. Richardson's Class

  11. Thank you for hosting! This was so much fun! I have been loving leopard a lot lately too! I got the cutest leopard flats from Target! You have to see the nails I pinned! Happy Friday!

  12. Love this Linky! It's like a support group for Pinterest addicts like myself. I like to know I'm not alone.

    I've made those salsa pockets...they didn't look quite as neat and tidy as The Navy Wife's, but they sure did taste good!

    Have a great weekend!

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

  13. aww! I absolutely love those bed pillows :)


  14. So excited for this one! Thanks for hosting Cara!

    I def need those bed pillows! And I made that strawberry coconut bundt cake from Shay's blog for Father's day and everyone loved it! It definitely was a hit!

    MOORE Fun In Kindergarten

  15. I'm loving the little monster and his reminders!!! Thanks for another great linky!! :)

    Surviving the Little People

  16. This is a great idea! I joined up :)
    La Señorita Creativa

  17. Love this linky! I am such a Pinterest addict:)

    Thanks so much for featuring my pin - I found the idea at a math conference last summer - such a brilliant little tidbit!

    Teaching in Progress

  18. Such a great idea! Thanks for hosting! Love those leopard print sandals.


  19. Love this! I love Pinterest, and it was fun visiting some new blogs.


    Mrs. Rios Teaches Second Grade

  20. Best Linky party ever! Thanks for the shout girlie!

  21. This is such a great linky! It is fueling my pinterest addiction, and it is so refreshing to see a linky that isn't all people advertising products they are trying to sell. Thank you!

  22. Cara, I am so happy that you are filling in for Doodle Bugs while she is on a much-deserved break! I love the leopard print sandals! I agree that animal prints are totally fabulous and I hope to have my classroom all blinged out in prints this fall!!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

  23. and this one too! I guess I didn't put it together that you have two linkies! Well I already had added both of them to my page! Love it! Now I have to get busy creating a post!
    3 Teacher Chicks Weekly Linkies

  24. Such a cute button for your linky! Love it. I think the classroom mascot leaving messages is a great idea- I will have to incorporate that. I love those pillows too- adorable! Thanks for hosting!

    Learning With Mrs. Brinn

  25. Thanks for hosting!


  26. Love this idea! By the way, I think that "Life is Better When You're Laughing" quote comes from The Happy Family Movement. -I love that site and the quote! http://thehappyfamilymovement.com/blog/

  27. I love the class mascot idea! I have a class "pet" that is a beanie baby my kids love sooo why not choose a mascot too?! I think those ugly dolls are funny too but never have a use for them so here it is! Thanks for creating this linky party! Awesome idea!
    Rambling About Reading

  28. Those Rachel Bilson sandals are to die for... I've always wanted an ugly doll, and that just gave me an excuse to buy one.

    Thanks for hosting this fun interim linky!
    The Classroom Creative

  29. I love the cups on the desk for an absent kid! BEST.IDEA.EVER! Thanks for hosting this fun linky party! Can't wait to find some more fun pins!
    First Grade Funtastic

  30. What a great idea with the unifix cubes and coins!

  31. I love the bed pillows! It would just be perfect since I'm redoing the bedroom!

    Have a great weekend!


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  33. Great Link party! I love your pins. You seem like a firecracker! LOL

  34. Awesome party! Thanks again for hosting! Great Pins!


  35. Great idea! I have had such fun visiting blogs and repinning! I love those sandals you pinned- wish I could stumble upon them at TJ Maxx!!


  36. Thanks for letting us link up! I'll be spending much of my day looking through everyone's pins.

    First Grade Smiles

  37. Love the idea for this linky party! I wanted to share another use for cups in the classroom. My kiddos primarily use them during writing time when they've finished a piece and need/want to read it to me and conference. They put the cup on their desk instead of raising their hand. Then they can go choose an activity from the choice menu and keep busy until I get to them. Once we've met one-on-one, they put their cup away and keep working. This works so well! My red Solo cups don't have cute labels, so I'll have to whip those up for this coming year :)

    ~Jaime The First Grade Bloom

  38. Love everything. I have seen the sandals before but can;t find them online anywhere!!! They are calling to me!