Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Sunday Scoop

I have bee soooooo
B.U.S.Y.
this past week that I feel like I hardly had time to breathe!

It started out last Friday when I had the incredible opportunity to take a photography workshop with the AMAZING Kathleen Reeder at the Out of Africa Wildlife Park.

It was a life-changing experience for me and 
I had so much fun and learned a LOT!

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you saw some of the photos I took.  I shot over 5,000 pictures in the 9 hours I was at the park and got to experience some magnificent animals.

Sunday was Mother's Day and I got to spend the day with my mom and my kids.

I don't know where the rest of the past week went except that I was working on my photos and a new website.

So, here it is Sunday again and the start of another really busy week!


Because I have been so busy, (at least I'm gonna use that excuse,)
I have been letting things pile up in my office, 
saying to myself, I'll put that away as soon as I finish...


Needless to say, I gotta get it all put away!

This weekend I had the bet time at a little blogging retreat with my buddies from Hello Sunshine!  We ate, talked, ate, talked some more, went to the movies.  It was a fun and relaxing weekend, and these ladies are the BEST!


We may or may not have done a little some shopping!

I've gotta get busy!
Lots to do this week!
What are YOU up to?


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Positive Thinking Thursday

I have been working struggling with learning how to use Photoshop.

I'm pretty tech savvy, but this is a real challenge for me,
 and I don't like feeling not in control of something. 
I am determined to get it though!

Attitude is EVERYTHING, my friends!

So, here is my first Photoshop creation for this
Positive Thinking Thursday.

What direction are you headed?


End-of-the-Year Fun!



Hey, everybody!  I'm blogging today over at 


Come on over and check out the great End-of-the-Year ideas.
You might even find a freebie or two!


Don't forget to follow Hello Sunshine too, 
so you don't miss any of the sunny fun we share there!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - Life is all about perspective. How is YOURS?

Life is all about perspective.  How is YOURS?

It's all about perspective.
How is YOURS?


I am linking up with Second Grade Sugar & Spice

for.....
Wordless  Wednesday!

More End-of-the-Year Ideas!

Welcome back for more ideas for the end of the year!

I am absolutely in love with this idea from Teaching With a Mountain View!
It starts out by showing the kids this video from Good Morning America.


And then the kids create their own!



Here are some more book suggestions...



This would keep them busy on the last days!

I also really like this idea from Jennifer Runde at Runde's Room.
Writing a letter to the incoming class.



I have done something similar, but hers is more detailed!

Like to do art projects?

How about this gorgeous dandelion art/poetry project?

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Got Scraps?

Try these mosaic projects to use up all the scraps in your paper bin!


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Need an end-of-the-year photo op for the kids?
Primary Punch had this cute idea.



To grab the PDF with these ideas and links, click on the image below.

Come back tomorrow and find more ideas to keep the kids busy during your last days or weeks.

Want to link up your End-of-the-Year favorites?
Grab the linky button and sharing template and join us!

Head on over to Hello Sunshine to see even more End-of-the-Year ideas!
Follow Hello's board Hello Sunshine - End of the Year Ideas on Pinterest.
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