Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Blogiversary to Me!

I can not believe I have been blogging for a whole year!
{How embarrassing, I published my post with blog spelled wrong! I blame blogiversary for not being a real word!}

I started my blog a year ago, 4 months into my first year of teaching as an escape from what was consuming my life. I wanted to blog about crafting, creating and my cute outfits! Until I realized that I wasn't escaping the teaching thoughts at all! I was pouring over teaching blogs, posting about fun things in my classroom and on April 8th, I even became a Teaching Blog Addict and wrote our very first post! I can safely say that blogging has changed my life, and I LOVE IT!!

As a thank you to all of my followers, I want to do a giveaway!

The first winner chosen will receive ALL of my products listed in my Teachers Pay Teachers store including...

My best selling product:
My November Games and Centers:

and my NEW Winter Games and Centers!
 
 {Thanks Rachelle for the "shadow" tutorial! <3}

The second winner will get to choose two products!
And the third winner will get to choose one!

Leave me a comment here to be entered to win!
I will choose the winners on Sunday Nov 27th, my one year blogiversary!

Also, because I'm in the {thanks}giving mood... and because the timing works out perfectly, I will be throwing a sale on Monday Nov 28th, {Cyber Monday!} at both my TpT and TN store!


My Winter Games and Centers pack will be up on Cyber Monday!
I want to shout out a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who gave me feedback on my products. It really helped me with my winter pack and I think you all will really like it! I know most of you said you like smaller packs that are reasonably priced, but I just couldn't resist! I kept thinking of such cute centers and games! I did take one center out to make the pack smaller. You can get this center for FREE by liking my new Facebook page!

I hope everyone has a fun and relaxing Thanksgiving!

P.S. My printer is BOTHERING THE YOU KNOW WHAT OUT OF ME!! I've only had it for six months, and rarely ever print from it {promise!} yet it's always out of colored ink and prints my pages all ugly! If you'd like to share what kind of printer you have that can count as your comment! Thanks guys!!!

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74 comments:

  1. Congratulations!! How exciting to have been teacher blogging for so long :) I know you're one of the best. I'd love to win!

    TeachinginHeels@gmail.com

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  2. Congratulations on your milestone. Your winter pack looks so cute. :)

    I have an Espon printer but I feel like I buy ink all the time too.

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  3. The Winter pack looks so cute!I'm no help with the printer...I hate our Cannon. We're REALLY lucky at school and have a wonderful color laser type printer that they let us use anytime :).

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  4. Congrats on your 1 year blogiversary!

    I have an Epson printer... I like it. I had an HP before this one and didn't care for it, so I wouldn't recommend that brand.

    ~Hannah

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  5. Congrats! As a fellow 2nd year teacher I admire you commitment to making time to blog & create! :)

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  6. Congrats!

    I have a HP printer that also copies and scans.

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

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  7. Yay!! I can't tell you how happy I am that I found your little blog and how much you have helped me over the past year!! Heres to many more years of blogging fun!! :)

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  8. Congrats!! I love your blog and your products, using the thanksgiving pack this week and looking forward to the winter pack!

    I have a Lexmark printer, it's been horrible on ink, even when I buy new ink it sometimes doesn't work right and I spend have the time working on it and random pictures will print funny colored even though the rest of the page is great...weird! I'm getting a Kodak this weekend it promises to be lower cost ink and prints 600 pages per cartridge (mine does 200 right now)I'll have to let you know how it works!

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  9. Now I wonder when my blogversary is lol


    Jennifer
    kinderpond@yahoo.com

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  10. Congrats on the blogversary! I haven't found a printer I love yet. We have a Dell printer scanner copier at home but it runs out of ink super fast. I have an HP deskjet at school but it doesn't print stuff cute so I go use the Media teacher's laser printer. Much nicer! Would love to win the cute stuff from your TPT store!!

    kourtneypayton83@yahoo.com

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  11. Congrats!

    I have an HP All-in-one that has been great. I use mostly black ink and it's not too expensive. But it also prints really nice in color.

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  12. Congratulations! You were one of my very first blogging friends when I started (I have to check my date so I can have a blogiversary too!).
    I have an HP and I hate it right now. I am forever buying ink! If you find a better option, let me know and I will do the same. Maybe Black Friday will help me out!

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  13. Happy Blogiversary!!!!! That's so exciting!
    And I would love to win anything from your store!
    My printer is an HP and has never done me wrong. But it's time to upgrade to a more efficient, environmentally friendly printer that does not eat ink the way the HP does. But I can't seem to part with it.
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

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  14. Happy First Blogiversary!! Your blog is so cute and I love when you have new posts up. I have an Epson Workforce 610 and I love it! I also copies and scans really well.

    Thanks!
    Kari :)
    Karianne1120@gmail.com

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  15. Happy Blogervisary! My printer is a kodak and the cartridges are cheap!
    Karen.Strawser@sbcglobal.net

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  16. Congratulations on your anniversary! Love your blog!! :)

    ~Wendy
    sdwd727@gmail.com

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  17. Don't go the HP route! I have had two HP printers in a year and have had nothing but problems!

    Your blog is super cute and your winter packet looks like loads of fun!

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  18. Congrats! I would love to win your fabulous stuff! I am also going to your facebook page right now~!

    Thank you!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.om

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  19. The Winter Pack looks great! I feel you on the printer. I've had mine about the same amount of time. Mine is wireless and would work about 50% percent of the time until about a month ago when it just decided to be "unable to connect to the internet" even though it says it's connected at "excellent" strength. Sweet. :)

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  20. Congrats on one year of blogging!
    steph_backus@hotmail.com

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  21. No problem on the how-to on the shadows! So cute, right? :) YAY!!!!! Happy blogiversary or however in the heck you spell it!
    -Rachelle
    whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com

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  22. I have a Kodak ESP c310 and I LOVE it! It prints much more quickly than my old HP did and it seems like ink lasts much longer - plus ink is cheaper! I would never go with any other brand :) Congrats on your blogiversary!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

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  23. Happy Blogiversary to you! I love following your ideas and using them in my classroom!

    I have to say I have been lucky in the printer department. My husband bought an industrial color printer from his work, that they no longer used. He's an enabler, lol... Good luck finding a good one. We had an HP printer/copier/scanner for about two years, before it died. Couldn't take the volume of what a teacher prints, I guess. :) I wouldn't recommend one of those.

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  24. You have a great blog! Congrats on your blogiversary! I'm pretty new to blogging and it is addicting and so much fun!I would love your new unit and activities!
    Tonia in Redlands,CA
    tvento1313@msn.com
    My hp printer is OK, I do spend a lot on ink! Can't resist some of the great things!

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  25. Giveaways rock! Congrats on your milestone! My printer is about 7 years old and won't even work with the MacBook my district provides. I have to email everything to myself so I can bring it up on my old faithful PC and print from there! Sheesh! Good luck finding a good one!

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  26. Thank you for all of your ideas! Keep up the great work!
    kinderlearningfun@yahoo.com

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  27. Yeah for one year of blogging! Mine is nearing too! I am so grateful that you have shared so many wonderful ideas with us!

    Katie
    Adventures of a 6th Grade Teacher

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  28. YAY! Your blogiversary is 2 days after my birthday!!!

    I hope I win!!

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  29. I love your blog and got wonderful things from it.

    I have a HP printer but I recommend canon, I heard it wastes less ink.

    missnguyensclass.blogspot.com

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  30. Congratulations! You're very inspiring to me! A big hug from Spain!

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  31. Congrats on your Blogiversary!!! How exciting! What a generous giveway too!! I hope I win!!

    The printer we have in school is an HP and seems to work great!! I don't ever print school things from home.

    Ali
    alischepis@gmail.com

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  32. Happy Blogiversary to you. Happy Blogiversary to you. Happy Blogiversary dear Hadar. Happy Blogiversary to you!!!

    Jodi
    fun-in-first.blogspot.com

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  33. Happy Blogiversary! I've been teaching kindergarten for 6 years now and discovered your site a few months ago... and LOVE it! Thanks for the inspiration you send out into the blog world so regularly! :) Happy Thanksgiving!

    Karen
    karenlynn_4@yahoo.com

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  34. So thankful for one of my very best blogging friends! Just love ya girl!!!

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  35. Happy Blogiversary!

    :)
    Ashley
    apadgett2@gmail.com

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  36. I am so excited that you are celebrating your 1 year blogiversary. Congrats on all of your accomplishments this year!!

    Melissa
    mfresh2@aol.com
    www.mrsfreshwatersclass.blogspot.com

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  37. Congratulations!
    I am still looking for a printer I love. My husband wants one that air prints and I want one that scans a lot of pages at once.
    Life with Mrs. L

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  38. Congratulations on your one year anniversary! I consider myself still a newbie! I've just discovered blogs in the past few months. You guys are my heros!! I can't thank you enough for sharing your ideas with the rest of us!! Maybe someday I will blog.

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  39. Happy Blogiversary! I love your blog! I have a wireless HP all-in-one printer and it seems to eat ink like crazy but I love being able to print from my iPad. I also have a Lexmark wireless that I really loved until it stopped recognizing the color ink cartridge.

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  40. Happy Blogiversary!!! I love seeing all of your ideas to help spark some of my own creativity. Cheers to another year of blogging

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  41. Congratulations on your one-year! You are an inspiration to me, as I just began blogging myself! I hope that I can come even a fraction as far as you in a year! Thanks for blogging.

    www.akindergardeninbloom.blogspot.com

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  42. Congrats on your one year which is a huge treat for us--your followers. You always inspire me with your posts and I thank you.

    isabelzito at verizon dot net

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  43. Happy Anniversary to You and many more!!!! Thank you for a year of wonderful ideas and inspirations.
    I have an HP all-in-one and it has been good...not to bad on ink (considering all the printing I do).

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  44. Canon MP560 wireless printer..love it! Thanks for the opportunity to win this..as a homeschooling mom to a kindergartner your creativity is most helpful.
    monicaandrew25@hotmail.com

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  45. Exciting! All the packs look great! I'd love to be any one of the winners selected!

    SM

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  46. Congrats on your accomplishment! I am also looking for a good printer so please keep us posted to what you find.

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  47. Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary! Keep up the good work.
    Megan
    mhorman@gmail.com

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  48. Ooops. I put the wrong e-mail. I was combining 2 that I have, it's getting late. Let's try...
    mhorman@north-cedar.k12.ia.us

    Thanks and Congrats again!
    Megan

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  49. I have an HP Photosmart Printer. If you are looking to buy a new printer, you may want to look at how much the cartridges cost. I LOVE my printer.. I left it at school, so I dont have the exact name but it is wireless and I think that anytime you have something that prints photos that will be great! I love your blog by the way!

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  50. Happy Blogiversary-I'm sure you will have many more. I love reading your blog! Wish I had some good printer advice for you-but my Canon printer goes thru color ink WAY too quickly-I'd love a better printer!
    Keen on Kindergarten

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  51. Wow!! I have NO idea what kind of printer I have, ut I know I spent $80.00 on colored ink this summer that was supposed to do double duty, and I am out of colored ink and it's only November!!

    Today is my birthday, so me winning would be the best birthday present ever!! Love you and loe what you do to help fellow kndergarten teachers keep it together!!

    Michelle

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  52. Congratulations! What a GREAT giveaway! I would love to win all the items in your store!!
    I have an HP printer. I get all my ink off ebay from one seller that is so cheap and fast shipping.
    sdavis6281@hotmail.com

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  53. Congratulations!!! I LOVE your blog! Thank you so much for ALL you share to make our lives easier:-)

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  54. Congratulations! Your blog has been great fun to read. Thanks for all the creative ideas - kate
    katebrannigan123@gmail.com

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  55. Congratulations!! I love reading your blog! I absolutely adore this blogging community that I have stumbled across and enjoy getting to know each one of you through the blogging world!

    Lisa
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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  56. Congrats on 1 year of blogging! I have a Canon printer. It is several years old and while it has been a good printer, I can rarely find ink for it these days. Good luck with your printer search!

    heathernnance@yahoo.com

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  57. Congratulations on your Blogiversary!!

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  58. Congratulations! LOVE your blog! : )

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  59. Happy blogiversary! You are so very talented...and thank you for sharing your art with us!!

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  60. Happy Blogiversary!!! You have such great ideas!!! Would love to incorporate more of your ideas into my classroom!
    katie.neustadter@gmail.com

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  61. Happy Blogiversary to you! I love your blog! :)
    Cheryl
    crayonsandcurls(at)gmail(dot)com
    Crayons and Curls

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  62. Happy First Blogiversary!! I love your blog and all of your products!!!
    Tammy
    gtcase@hotmail.com

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  63. Congrats on your one year!! Your products look amazing!


    I have a HP Officejet All in one printer/copier/scanner. I love it!

    marcy_sundling@hotmail.com

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  64. Happy Blogiversary!!

    Congrats to that awesome accomplishment!

    catherine0807@hotmail.com

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  65. Congrats on your blogiversary! Thanks for the great ideas! Keep on blogging!!!

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  66. Happy Blogiversary!! Your winter pack looks wonderful!!

    Jennifer A.
    jenniferlalsip@yahoo.com

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  67. My printer bites too. I'll be in your comments looking for a new one!

    Congrats :)

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  68. Happy One Year!
    I am new to kinder. (As of last week!) I know it's crazy to create a combo in November but that is what happened. I feel so blessed to find amazing teachers like you.

    I use a HP color laser printer. I love it! You pay a lot for the ink at first but it will last. I have not replaced my toner in over a year. I've done two sets of wedding invites and all the printing for my class on it. You should consider a laser printer, if you don't already have one.

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  69. Happy Blogiversary! I so appreciate all that you have shared via your blog. The winter package looks great - would love to share it with my K class!

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  70. I just started blogging about a week ago so I can't wait to see what a year brings...I am in love and obsessed with blogging already! Seeing a blog likes yours just inspires me that much more!
    sragland2@gmail.com

    2nd Grade Paradise

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  71. This is my first year of teaching kindergarten and I just came across your website. Congrats on your blogiversary! I love your stuff and would love to win something! :) rachelsbennett(at)gmail(dot)com

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