Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thank you and a Teaching Blog Nomination!!

I have recently joined the blogging world and I have learned so much already!!! I just wanted to say 
Thank You to my followers and the many other blogs I read daily that have helped me to become a better teacher!  

In other news...I am thrilled to be nominated for the Liebster Award by the following lovely ladies!!  
Thank you, Thank you! 
The Liebster Blog Award is given to up and coming bloggers by established bloggers (less than 200 followers), in order to recognize them, let them know that they are appreciated, and to spread the word about new blogs. The rules are:
  • You must post 11 random things about yourself.
  • Answer the questions that the nominators set for you.
  • Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.
  • Choose 11 blogs you love (with less than 200 followers) and link them in your post.
  • No tag back, (but please leave me a comment on this post with the URL to your Liebster post so that I can learn more about you!)

Here are ll random things about me: 
1. I am only 28 and I have survived Breast Cancer twice!
2. I am a tad OCD about things being clean and organized. 
3. I live in Indiana but drive to Kentucky to teach. 
4. I make at least 3 "To Do" lists a day...crazy I know! 
5. I have recently started my own small business {Purple Sundae Boutique}. 
6. I LOVE reality TV!
7. I drink Dr. Pepper like it's water. 
8. I have a wonderful husband that supports me no matter what crazy idea I come up with! 
9. I have 2 dogs...Peyton and Carlos. 
10. I have always wanted to be a country music singer, but I cannot sing! 
11. I am officially obsessed with the blogging world and I love reading other teacher's ideas! 

Here are 11 questions from Lori at The Reinspired Teacher:
(Since I was nominated more than once, I decided to answer the questions from the first person)!

1. What is something you've always wanted to do but haven't tried yet?
I would love to travel with my husband one day! 

2. If you couldn't be a teacher, what would you choose for your career?
I really don't see myself doing anything else! I love being a teacher!  

3. What was your very first job?
I was a cashier at a grocery store. 

4. What was the last book you read (personally, not for your class or children)?
I can't remember the last time I read a book that wasn't a novel for my kids to read! 

5. What is your favorite animal?
Dog, for sure!

6. How long have you been blogging?
Since October of this year.  I am still trying to figure everything out and find time to write!

  7. What is your favorite TV show?
Parenthood...I cry every week!

8. What is one item you can't live without?
My iPhone...the ONLY place I don't take it is into Church. 

9. What is your favorite food?
Chicken and Dumplings. 

10. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Both!  There are times when I need peace and quiet to think and get organized, but I also love to be with family, friends, and coworkers. 

11. Do you play games on the computer? if so, what is your favorite?

Here are the 11 questions for the blogs I have nominated:
1. Do you have a hobby?  If so, what is it?
2. What is one item that you could not live without?
3. What is your favorite teaching resource or tool?
4. When did you start blogging?
5. What is your favorite TV show?
6. What is your favorite Holiday to celebrate in the classroom? 
7. How long have you been teaching?  What grades have you taught?
8. What is your best teaching memory?
9. What is your favorite holiday dish?
10. What is your favorite thing about being a teacher?
11. What is your favorite sport or team?

Here are the blogs I have nominated:

Coming Soon...a 50 follower giveaway!! I know I'm past 50, but I am so excited to have people who want to read and follow my blog and what better way to say thanks!  Stay tuned this week! 

Enjoy every minute with your family and friends! 


  1. Looks like quite a few beat me too it. I also nominated you for the Liebster Award!

    ?Resource Room Rules

  2. Oh thank you! I can't wait for my son to fall asleep, so that I may answer your questions!

    Happy blogging!!

    -Sarah Magallano
    (Diapers, Dollars, and Diplomas)

  3. Thanks Kim!! I'm all done...check it out at Thanks for the nomination and I enjoyed learning about you!! We have a lot in common...I think we will be great bloggy friends.

  4. Hi Kim,
    Congrats on receiving the Leibster Award-You had so many nominations!! I am your newest follower! Stop by my blog sometime for a visit.
    Ms. Jones’ Junction

  5. Good morning! I really enjoyed reading your Liebster information. Bless your heart for being a survivor. I have several friends who are as well - you ladies are all heroes in my eyes. I am a new follower - all the best with your blog :)

    Tracey Schumacher
    Multiage Days

  6. Kim--I loved reading your random things. I'm amazed at your strength and positivity as such a young breast cancer survivor. You're amazing.

  7. Kim-You're a doll! I loved reading all about you and I am simply inspired. Thank you for finding my humble little blog. :) I'm super excited to follow you and I am a tad obsessed with the blogging world, too. LOL! We have much in common.
    Blessings to you fellow Hoosier!
    Cruz'n in First

  8. Congrats for kicking Cancer's butt twice! Love your blog!

  9. Thank you for the award nomination! That was so sweet of you... I appreciate you taking the time to stop by blog. When you get a chance come on by because I have a little Freebie surprise/ Thank you for you or any of your followers!
    :0) Melissa
    More Time 2 Teach