Friday, June 7, 2013

Five For Friday

I'm excited to do my first "Five for Friday" today! Listing 5 positive, fun things that have happened to me over the past week sounds like a fantastic idea.. So here goes!

1.My Blog
I am still so happy and pleased with the way my blog turned out.  My friend Jessica at Second Grade Nest is who encouraged me to start my Teachers Pay Teachers Store as well as to start blogging. She has a beautiful blog and told me how amazing Christi Fultz at Ms. Fultz's Corner is at blog design. She helped me turn my idea into a gorgeous blog and completely knew what I wanted when I said I wanted to include strawberries, but definitely not make it cheesy. In my opinion, it's perfect! I'm also up to 9 followers, (which is 9 more than I had before Christi worked her magic) :)
2. The Amazing Teacher Bloggers

Since my blog has been transformed, I have been introduced to other teacher bloggers. This is so amazing, because I am already learning so much from them! I have also been included in some giveaways that they are doing. For example,  my friend Jessica at Second Grade Nest is doing a giveaway for her one year blog anniversary, and she asked me to donate a product. I was so excited for her, and honored that she would include me in this. Check it out, and maybe you will win one of the amazing products!
I was also excited to be included in another blogger-  Christina Bainbridge's giveaway! Hers will go live Monday at 9:00 am.. Be sure to check it out!!
In both giveaways, you could win my product:
Good Luck!!!
3. Sweet Summer Time
Ahh... This has been my first full week of summer break! I have been able to introduce my 10 month old- Amelia to a pool, and she loved it! Before this, she had only been in a small blow up pool. I was so glad she enjoyed the water! I grew up spending my summers at the community pool, and I hope she does the same- because guess what? This mom still enjoys her summer pool time!
4. Birthday Planning
My baby is getting close to the big 1 year, which is crazy, because I can't even wrap my head around where the time has gone! However, one benefit of her having a summer birthday is that I have a little more free time, AND have cute fonts and backgrounds from creating things for TpT. :)
(Background from Sassy Designs, Frame from The Enlightened Elephant)
So this week I have really been trying to get everything in order as far as food and decorations... I actually had the idea for her first birthday before I decided on Berry Sweet Teaching Treats as the name of my blog! Here is a picture of part of the birthday banner I have created. I think if I cut out the letters, put them on cardstock, hole punch the each card on both sides and tie the letters together with a ribbon, it will be very cute! What do you think???

5. Trying to Have a Green Thumb
I love flowers, and my mom always has such gorgeous flowers on their deck. I however, have a history of just killing them. Having recently moved, I really want our new home to look it's best, and I decided that our deck really needs some flowers... So tonight, with the help of my mom, I planted these flower boxes to hang on the railing of our deck. Say a little prayer that I keep them alive :)
Be sure to check out Doodle Bugs for what other teachers have been up to this week!


  1. Hi Heather! Great to 'meet' you & your blog is pure cuteness! Looks like I'm follower 11 good luck with everything & I'll make sure I stop back for a peek

    1. I thought I replied to you- I appoligize!! Thank you for following, and I hope you do stop back!!

  2. I love the birthday sign! I can't believe Amelia is going to be 1!


    1. Thanks, dear! I can't believe it either!! Time flies! :)

  3. Your blog looks fabulous! I am your newest follower :)
    The Techie Teacher

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Heather! Your blog design is ADORABLE! I want to see a picture of your cute Maddie! Maybe on next weeks Five for Friday? :)

    1. Thank you for the sweet compliment! I can definitely include Maddie on next week's Five for Friday :)

  5. I just found your blog through Second Grade Nest's giveaway. Love the strawberry design! Very cute! Happy to be your newest follower!

    Table Talk with C & C

    1. Thanks!! and I love Second Grade Nest- Jessica is amazing!! Thanks for following!!

  6. Hi Heather! I just found your blog - I love the berry design!! Looking forward to your posts! I'm your newest follower:)
    Science for Kids Blog

  7. Heather,
    I, too, just discovered your blog. I'm a new blogger and a brand-new, just-hired kindergarten teacher. I'll be checking in often to get some great ideas for my first class.
    Rachel, your latest follower

    1. Yay! I hope I can help you out!! Congrats on the new job! Kindergarten is so much fun!!