Monday, November 11, 2013

A Just Because Giveaway!

Hi there, everyone! Boy, it feels like forever since I've paid any attention to this little blog. Things have been a little crazy in my corner of the world!

Besides the every day stress we have all been dealing with (I know you feel me), my father-in-law had emergency open heart surgery about two weeks ago. He went to the doctor with mild chest pains and feeling short of breath. They did some tests and realized that his heart was only doing about one-third of the work that it should. Luckily, my husband's uncle is a cardiologist and they were able to quickly figure out exactly what he needed - a double bypass and aortic valve reconstruction. They got him into surgery and he did great! My mother-in-law stayed with us while he was recuperating. Now he's home and doing wonderfully! He's already up and walking around the block multiple times a day. I'm so glad that a scary situation turned out so well. He'll be good as new in no time at all!

In the meantime, I've been sick as a dog! (We've been working on similes....) Every time I think I've shaken this nasty bug, it hits me again. Hopefully, I'm over the hump and no more yucky sick days!

Anyway, I've been waiting for the "perfect time" to have a giveaway. But anytime something life threatening happens, I'm reminded that the perfect time to do something is always NOW. So, in order to say thank you for sticking by the blog and really, just because, here is a fun little giveaway!

A few months ago, I contacted the awesome folks at, to tell them how much I love their online planbook. I also asked them if they would donate a year-long subscription to one of my great followers. They got right back to me and they didn't donate one - they donated THREE!

If you want to read my post about how great they are, you can check it out {here}! And to top it off, they just released their new iPad app. They are amazing folks over there!

So...I am having three separate giveaways! One for each subscription and each one has a little something from me as well. :-)

First Up: Who couldn't use $25 to spend on fantastic TPT resources?

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Next: The holidays are coming up, and an Amazon card can be used in so many ways!

a Rafflecopter giveaway  

Finally: A little Starbucks to get you through until Thanksgiving break. Or Winter Break. Whenever YOU need that lift! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks again for sticking with me!


  1. I love to do reading minilessons. I Love reading picture books.

  2. Math is my favorite! Thanks for the giveaways :)

  3. I love teaching math...and reading! I can't choose just one :) It is so nice to hear from you my dear friend Nichole!

  4. Wow! What a great giveaway!! This isn't really a subject, but I love my job as an ESL teacher! Also, I'm glad to hear your father-in-law is fairing so well after his heart surgery...and I hope you are over the "being sick" hump finally, too!
    Crafting Connections

  5. Love this giveaway! :) My favorite subject to teach (and learn) is math.

  6. I love to teach science and math. The easily built in hands on activities are so fun to do!

  7. I LOVE teaching Language Arts!

  8. Glad that your father-in-law is going to be good as new! Hope you'll feel better soon. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway! I'm your newest follower. The subject I like to teach the most is Math followed by Science.


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