Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Favorite Things Linky - My Favorite Summer Foods

Today I am linking up with my friends at Teaching Trio to share some of my favorite summer food finds on Pinterest.  I have found some of the most amazing recipes on Pinterest.  I don't know how I cooked (or taught, for that matter) before I discovered Pinterest.  Here are my summer favorites:

Make LOTS of the cucumber salad or you'll be sorry!

The chicken recipe calls for baking the chicken and the bruschetta, but I cook the chicken on the grill, basting with the balsamic glaze, then add some mozzarella cheese just before I take it off the grill.  I serve it with the chilled bruschetta on top.  It is such an easy and refreshing summer meal!

Next time I make the hummus, I am adding a bit a jalapeƱo to it to give it a little kick.

These goodies are all on the menu for my July 4th barbecue!

I would love to hear about your favorite summer foods too!
Here's a link to my Sounds Yummy Pinterest board if you want to check out more good eats.
Follow Confessions of aTeaching Junkie's board Sounds Yummy! on Pinterest.
Head on over to the Teaching Trio and share YOUR Favorite Things. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

We Have A Winner!

Congratulations to Martina from The Hungry Teacher for winning a copy of the MindUp Curriculum!

Martina, I will be emailing you shortly to find out which level you would like to have.  Thanks so much to all those who participated in our Mindsets in the Classroom book study this month.  I hope that you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Tune in to Hello Sunshine tomorrow to find out who the gift card winner is!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Flip - Flop Product Swap 2015

Want to try out some new products for back-to-school?  Want to get some of your products seen by more people?  Want to increase traffic to your blog and TPT store?  Then this is the linky for you!
Thanks SOOOOO much to the A.MA.ZING Michelle, the 3 AM Teacher for this A.DOR.A.BLE button!
Here's how it works...
Is there a product of mine that is on your wishlist or that you want to try out?  First, visit my TPT Store by clicking the image below and browse until you find something that you would like to try out.
Next, email me or leave me a comment below, and let me know which product you would like and provide me a link to your store.

Then,I will pick one of your items that I would like to try out, and you will send that to me.

Finally, we will both try out each other's product and blog/pin/promote the other's product.

Hopefully this will give us a chance to try out some goodies as we get ready for back-to-school, and will allow us some added promotion for our products.

What do you think of this idea?
The goal is increased traffic, new followers and some summer flip flop fun!  Grab the linky button and the linky code below, and come join the fun!

Grab the linky code here:

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Dare to DREAM - TPT Seller Challenge Week 2

I'm linking up again this week with these friends

This week's Challenge is 

I had to really think about this one all week and finally decided on these four...
I have really been trying to focus lately on building my business now that I am doing it full-time.  I have been studying up on all things marketing and hope to take Confessions of a Teaching Junkie to the next level.

That leads me to my next goal, hitting the next milestone on TPT.  If my marketing strategies improve, I am hoping that that will be the boost I need!

I am also working on sharing my knowledge and experience with other teachers by presenting at conferences and becoming a consultant.  I'm taking baby steps right now, but as goals one and two progress, I will be moving on to number 3.  Those presentations and such will hopefully take me to some new places and make me some new friends!  I just love the energy of teachers who want to soak it all up and learn new things.

And that leads to number four.  In all my years of teaching I have tried to be a mentor and share as much as possible.  I truly believe that the more we share, the less we have to create ourselves, and that make more time for teaching.

I will leave you with a couple of new products I have created this week.  I have been working on special requests for STAR and PIRATE themed goodies.  I have finished these and will be working on more next week.

This set of Pirate Theme Alphabet Cards, for my buddy Marsha was fun to create.  It comes in both landscape and portrait orientation and in a smaller size for word walls.

This PDF file contains pirate themed alphabet cards in 3 different sizes/styles - full page horizontal, full-page vertical, and half-page horizontal all in one file. From Confessions of a Teaching Junkie

For another special order, I have been working on STAR goodies.  Here are the Newsletter Template and Parent Information Night Template.  I hope to have the calendar set finished later tonight.

his 10 slide STAR Themed Back-to-School Power Point presentation is fully customizable. You can add or delete slides to fit your needs. All text is editable too! From Confessions of a Teaching Junkie

This classroom newsletter template is completely customizable. 2 full-color pages. The font used is Kristen ITC, and can be reformatted if you like. From Confessions of a Teaching Junkie
Click on the images above to view the items in my TPT Store.

Want to check out the other TPT Seller Challenge entries?
Visit the Pinterest Board.
Follow Third in Hollywood's board TpT Seller Challenge on Pinterest.

Better yet, Link up yourself with one of these gals.
Third in Hollywood
Teach Create Motivate
Sparkling in Second
Peppy Zesty Teacherista

Friday, June 26, 2015

AZ Brunch and Bubbly Meet-Up 2015

What do you get when you  mix
more food,
some bubbly,
A bunch of teachers having a bubbly good time!

We had good food...

We got caught up with old friends and made some new ones.
...had some photo booth fun.
We even got to video conference with Amy from TPT who joined us virtually.

And of course, there were PRIZES!
We had such a fun a day!
Thanks so much to Ashlyn, from The Creative Classroom for being such an amazing hostess and putting together the perfect party!
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