13 in '13 Linky

It is that time of year when I have little to write about, so I was excited to find this fun linky from some very famous bloggers!  It is the 13 in '13 Linky!
Here are my 13!

13.  Favorite article of clothing

I love all of my clothes, but my favorite has been my sweaters to layer.  I go from room to room where the temperature changes daily.  I have learned to layer and make it look good!

12.  Favorite Movie I Watched

I have seen two movies in the theater this year!  Yep, 2!  I guess you could say I don't get out much, but I just think it is super expensive.  I loved both of the movies I saw, all within a couple of weeks of each other too!

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Poster

Frozen (2013) Poster

11.  Favorite TV Series

The Middle!  It reminds me so much of every family.  When talking with friends about it, we all have something in common with the family on The Middle.  Plus, I like that my son can enjoy  it with us,  just like when I used to watch sitcoms with my parents like Family Ties and Growing Pains.

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10.  Favorite Restaurant

Home!  I love eating at home because it is just nice to be here.  And even though I have to do the cooking, I don't have to worry about my kids driving everyone else crazy!  

11.  Favorite New Thing I Tried

Working with some great new friends on some blog hops!  They have been lots of fun!  Through it, I have also begun working on getting together a new literacy centered collaborative blog! Stay tuned because it all starts in January 2014!  Head on over to start following now!!
8.  Favorite Gift I Got

I have two of these!  I got this when my van just started giving out on me!  I love my new Honda Pilot!

For Christmas, I got hundreds of diamonds all on my bedroom floor!    So plush and comfy, much better than the builder grade carpet that was just gross!

7.  Favorite Thing I Pinned
The Pinterest widget won't work!  Click on the picture to head to my favorite pin.

LIBBY’S Pumpkin Muffins
These muffins were so moist and absolutely divine!  I was just glad my mom had the can of pumpkin to use!  It made so many muffins that I had one for breakfast for what seemed like forever!
6.  Favorite Blog Post

I really had fun writing this post for my Book Talk Thursday!  I was so tired of hearing those nasty campaign ads for our governor's race, so I wrote this blog post to compare our SCA campaigns to theirs.

5.  My Greatest Accomplishment

Potty training my 2 year old!  I really wanted her to be potty trained before I went back to work because I didn't want to do it over Christmas break.   And within a week, she was potty trained!  May seem simple, but it has saved me so much money in diapers and wipes! 

4.  Favorite Picture
Need I say more?  Wish they were always this sweet!

3.  Favorite Memory

Wow!  So many memories in 2013!  I don't know where to start!  I would have to say that my blogging favorite memory was going to Richmond to see Dan Mulligan, get in some Hobby Lobby, and meet some blogging buddies!
Meeting Courtney from Polka Dot Lesson Plans
Meeting Nikki from Teaching in Progress and Melissa from Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

My favorite family memory was all of the trips we took over the summer.  We had our normal vacation to the beach, but we went with my husband to Richmond and Alexandria, VA.  What fun!

2.  Goal for 2014

I really want to learn to do something new!  I keep toying with the idea of learning to knit.  I just need to find someone who can teach me.

1.  One Little Word


I feel like I have a lot on my plate, and I will need perseverance to make it through it all!

What are your 13 in '13?  Link up and share!  Here's to a wonderful and fun 2014!


  1. What a great post! It looks like 2013 was a great year for you! I'm really looking forward to the new blog! I just went over and started following.
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

  2. Sounds like a great year! I am so excited for the collaborative blog! I think it will be so much fun! Very impressive about the potty training!

    Eclectic Educating

  3. Yeah for the potty training! :) I was reading your best gift section and was looking for real diamonds on the floor, until I got to the second sentence! HA! I was going to be super impressed with your husband! Fun post! Darling family!

    1. I like to joke about the diamonds! One of my friends asked if it was a dish towel! It was our gift to each other, but it was much needed!

  4. You have me beat with two movies. We've only seen one all year (although I really want to see Catching Fire)! So excited that I got to be a art of a favorite memory, and I can't wait for our new collaborative blog to start!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late
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  5. I'm so excited about the start of Adventures in Literacy Land! I'm a Virginia teacher too, so I love keeping up with local blogs! I did a few years as a reading specialist and am now back in the first grade classroom. Thanks for all of your great ideas!

    An Adventure in Literacy


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