Wednesday, January 30

High/Low Linky & Some Giveaways

My lovely friend Katie over at Teacher to the Core is hosting a Linky and since I adore that girl, I'm fo sho linking up!
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If you haven't entered my giveaway yet, you'll definitely want to do so! There is sooooo much fabulousness...and not much time left to enter. 

And, onto the Katie's wonderful linky...
...definitely being in the hospital with my poor puking-like-a-maniac-but-it's-not-the-flu-it-could-be-some-strange-syndrome 4 year old daughter. You can read more about that on this post here.

The girl loves to twirl! And pose. And wear fuzzy socks. And princesses. Love her.

So, so, SO glad we're back to nearly normal...I do have a little bit of a "Hospital Hangover" and am still recovering. However, I'm uber-aware of the families and children I saw while we were at Children's Hospital those two nights. 

Families who spend their entire lives in and out of Children's working with the various medical needs of their children.

Humbled and in awe of their strength and courage.

And, wouldn't you know low point lead STRAIGHT into my 

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Life is so funny sometimes...

My high point was definitely the very next day we returned from the "hoss-ah-boe" (Emily speak) when Katie King - Queen of the First Grade Jungle featured my STAR readers pack on her 1300 facebook follower giveaway!!!

It was such a thrill to see all the sweet comments appear within moments of her posting it and to see my fb likes jump up!

What an honor!

AND to top it all off, I also got an email from Ashley Hughes - of The School Supply Addict fabulousness saying that I'd won her Valentine Kids clipart set from her fb giveaway. So sorry for the blurry pic, but if you click the pic it will take you to them on TpT.
Valentine's Day Kids {Graphics for Commercial Use}
Seriously - so, so, so fun!

It made me really think about how when things are tough you just keep. on. going.

You never know what's around the corner!

Thanks for the fun linky, Katie! Looking forward to our next one, too...starting Friday!

Hope you get the chance to head over to these other giveaways from some lovely ladies that I am honored to be involved with! Head on over and tell them I sent ya!



  1. I'll be linking up with you Friday :) Keeping my fingers crossed I will get a piece of that AWESOME giveaway!
    Kickin’ it in Kindergarten

  2. I love your post! I love that Emily is feeling good enough to leave the hoss-ah-bull. I am praying for a full recovery! Thanks for linking up and being my sweet friend!

  3. So sorry to hear about your low! I had 10 students out with this nasty stomach virus! It was a Lysol party last week every few minutes!

    Congrats on the 400 followers, too!


  4. So glad to hear your princess is doing better. I can't wait to join your linky party on Friday :)

    Mrs. Pauley's Kindergarten

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog Lisa! I would be more than happy to contribute to any of your giveaways just hit me up with an email any time
    P.S. Haven't checked out Sample's Superstars but will have to check it out now. Thanks-

    Lovely Literacy & More

  6. I KNEW what your high and low were going to be!!! So glad about the high and so glad the low is over! I'm with you on the kiddos and parents who are at the hospital long term. Don't know how they do it. Hope we never have to find out! God bless and take good care!
    Justin- Writing Pad Dad
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