Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A little reminiscing and an idea...

It seems like blogging has really exploded and I am really excited about that. My blogging experience started 2 years ago exactly when I began stalking Chris at Just a Girl. o.m.g. you guys. She is hilarious and very creative, not to mention, she's a teacher! Anyways, I kind of just made my blog at first to keep track of ideas I was finding from her and through her. Check her page out though - she is like super blogger! 

Then this past year, I found Deanna Jumps website which led me to her blog and then from there I found Cara Carroll's blog and now here I am! I have mentioned before that as of now, I do not have a job or a classroom for the coming school year and because of that money is obviously tight and this whole summer's mission has been to find FREE FUN. Well, bloggy friends I have that right here and am so thankful to have found you all! I don't know what we all did before finding each other. I wish someone would organize some massive meet-up for us! 

I am in the process of getting an awesome giveaway together. I am hoping to have a company that we all know and love sponsor it, so just sit tight. In the mean time, here's an idea to keep track of all of those giveways that are happening! I just have a table on Word and fill in the cells as I enter. I also make sure to hyperlink the names of who is having the giveway, so I can just click and check if I am the lucky winner. Here's a screenshot of what it looks like. 

Love you blog friends! You all are so amazing and inspiring!


  1. I love blogging too! I have a give away for $30.00 gift certificate from Doodlebugs. You can enter that one too! Kim at SaylorsLog Stop by and enter if you have some free time! I will be praying for those of you who don't have a teaching job! It is a difficult time for our profession right now!

  2. Great idea. I've just been using my dashboard to review posts for giveaway winner announcements, but always worry that I may skip/miss the news.
    I'm having a giveaway now too. 48 sets of task cards are up for grabs.

    Yearn to Learn Blog

  3. Love your idea!
    Add my SWEET giveaway too... $15 or $10 to Coldstone Creamery!!
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

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  5. sorry, forgot to include the link!

    speaking of a meet-up, Farley is hosting a "sign the guest book" party over here:

  6. Heyhey... I am loving your blog and allllll your pins on pinterest!! :) I feel for you with the job situation. I have been at my school for 3 years (this will be the start of my 4th) and I was slated to be laid off due to budget cuts. Luckily, I ended up getting my job back because of retirements but it was rough! I am thining of you! Wish we could have a massive meetup!

  7. Oh my, I've been worried about the same thing! The more blogs I start to follow the less I can remember about who, where, and what. Great ideas for keeping track of those giveaways!

    Having Fun K-1