Awards, Awards!

I have been blogging since April, and I feel like I have finally found who I really am in the blogging world.  I want my blog to be something that will appeal to many teachers out there.  It all started when I was reading other blogs and wanted to share my own thoughts as well.  As time has gone on, I have learned so much from others!

During my vacation, I received two different awards ~ The Versatile Blogger Award and The Liebster Blog Award.

There are 7 rules to follow when receiving this award.

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Include a link to their site.
3. Include the award image in your post.
4. Give 7 random facts about yourself.
5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.
6. When nominating, include a link to their site.
7. Let other bloggers know they've been nominated. 

I received the Versatile Blogger award from the following:

live, laugh, love, teach


Where Seconds Count

 Thank you!  It really made my day!
Here are seven random facts about me:
1.  I dated my husband's twin brother.  Actually that is how my husband and I met!

2.  I used to want to be a trash collector because I wanted to ride on the back of the truck.  Teaching is much less stinkier!
3.  I always wanted to live in the mountains.  That is why I live where I live!
The Peaks of Otter in Bedford, VA
 4.  Before getting out of college, I drove past the school where I work and said, "That is where I want to work!"  That is the only school I have worked at!
5.  I am always looking for good deals wherever I go!  Check out what I snagged at Kroger for $6 a piece,and they are hardcover!  I am going to use these for fluency practice with my students!
6.  I love to read but find that with kids, you get little time for that!  Today the dog woke Ginny Beth up before her nap was over, and now she is super clingy!  Thank goodness for snacks!!
7.  I always think I am going to do more than I really do.  This summer I was going to create a bunch of resources, but I have no motivation for that.  Playing with my kids is so much more fun!
 I am giving the Versatile Blog Award and the Liebster Blog Award to the following bloggers!
Sarah at
 Stacy at

Who is having a 115 follower giveaway!

Michelle at
Apples and abc's
Grace at

Mrs. D. at Reading with Miss D
I know, I know, the rules for the Versatile Blogger Award is to give it to 15 blogs, but I had a really hard time finding these five!
I received the Liebster Blog Award from Claire at:

live, laugh, love, teach

The rules for the Liebster Blog are:

1. Copy and paste the award on to your blog.

2. Thank the giver and link back to them.

3. Nominate five other bloggers and let them know by commenting on their blogs.

I have truly had the hardest time finding bloggers who have not received these awards, and there are so many who deserve it.  I hope it is OK that I kind of broke the rules on the Versatile Blogger Award.  As a matter of fact, I had started a list before I left for vacation since I received it before I left, but they all received the award while I was gone!  Oh well!

Check out Tonya's Treats for Teachers who is having her 300 follower giveaway.  I could have given her the award too, but she has received it!

It has been a long day!  As a matter of fact, this blog post took me almost all day to write with a needy baby and just getting some basic work done around the house.

So, until next time!


  1. I was browsing for other blogs from Reading Specialists and ran across yours. I teach near Richmond and am starting a new position as my school's 3-5 Reading Specialist. I hope we can share some ideas!

    The Dalton Gang

  2. Thanks for visiting me and entering my giveaway! Good luck! :)
    Crayons and Curls


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