Saturday, November 1, 2014

Currently and the Liebster Award

It's November and that means "Currently" linky time with Farley

 And now for the Liebster Award. A giant thank you to Joya at Live Love Serve Teach for nominating me. First I get to attempt to answer 11 questions about little ole me.

1. Why and how long ago did you start blogging
Why? See #2   How long?  About a year and a half

2. What one word sums up the heart of your blog and why?
I really enjoy sharing things that work well in my kindergarten classroom.  Things that save time and money and are engaging are my faves. 

3. Is there something you learned late in your blog journey you wished you knew before?  
Trying to design my own blog buttons was not worth the time and effort. I love to design, but do not have the experience - ugh!  Use a pro!

4. What is your favorite past time other than blogging? 
Upcycling, home decor and design, pole dancing...yes, you heard that rightfitness, not entertainment in my case)!

5. How many hours per week do you dedicate to your blog?
SOOO many that I am too embarrassed to say.  Maybe because blogging is new to me, I need about 2-3 hours for a decent post, links etc.  That doesn't even count the photo taking and editing.

6.  What category of blog posts do you enjoy the most? 
 Lessons that save me time and money and are engaging

7.  Where does your blog inspiration come from?
My students

8.  Which post that you've written are you most proud of?
Proud of? That's hard. I guess that would mean that most of the post was my creation versus linking to other blogger's ideas that might be helpful. In that case it would have to be this one.
This is not a shameless plug for my ONLY TpT product for sale, but I was proud that I finished it! That being said, if you teach students who are just learning to read and spell CVC words, you should try the FREEBIE. I saw so much growth in my students last year when they used fun materials (magnets, beads, word tiles, stamps etc.) to build CVC words independently in an organized, accountable way. The product is differentiated and leveled so that students can begin at different levels and work at their own pace and it's a major paper saver.    

9.  Is there any post you've been planning to do but have been postponing it for a while now?
This one! I am honored, but does anyone really want to read all this about me?

10.  What is your favorite aspect of blogging?


11.  Which recipe, project, or idea on my blog would you be most likely to try yourself?  

I love the "tricks" from...

and also the cream cheese and olive spider crackers from...

Now my nominees:

Kimberly at Loving Kinders
Kimberly at Domikiddos
Laura at Luv My Kinders
Mica at The Positively Polka Dotted Teacher

 I hope the nomination brings you more followers and readers. I enjoy reading your blogs.  

The Rules: 

Now that you've been nominated here are the official "rules" for accepting:

1. In your post link back to the blogger who nominated you as a thank you and "shout out".

2. Answer the 11 questions given to you (the ones I answered above).

3. Nominate 11 blogs that have less than 200 followers each.  Provide them with 11 questions or have them answer the questions above.

4. Let your nominees know they've been nominated and provide them with a link back to your post so that they can accept.
5. Send your nominator a link to your post so s/he can learn more about you as well.  (You can just put your post link in the comments below).


  1. Found you on Farley's linky! Love the title of your blog, squeezalicious sounds like a word I would use :) I could not sit through election propaganda, yikes!

    Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

  2. Hi Bren!
    Of course we want to read all about you! That's how we get to know you. Man, I could use someone to go get my groceries for me too. I love to cook. I just don't like having to decide what's for dinner every night and do the shopping that entails. :) Hope you are enjoying your weekend!
    Joya :)

  3. Thank you for nominating me! I was excited to read about you and I am your newest follower. I gladly accept the nomination!

    Thanks again!

  4. Congrats on the Liebster Award! It was lots of fun reading about you! Thanks for sharing! :)


  5. Thanks so much for the nomination, I am totally honored. Here is the link to my post.

    Luv My Kinders

  6. Congrats on your award! I hear ya on the need for custom-selected and delivered groceries.....where is the time for SHOPPING??!?!?! ;-) I've been trying to catch up on teacher blogs, too, b/c I've gotten quite behind lately! Hope you have a great week, and so happy I discovered you via Farley's Currently link-up!
    -Lindsey Petlak
    It's Elementary, My Dear!