Friday, June 21, 2013

Five for Friday!

I can't believe it is Friday already!  I feel like I was just linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to do my last Five for Friday!  Summer needs to slow down!  Speaking of summer... Happy First Day of Summer everyone!!!!  I hope everyone is enjoying their time off.  I know I am! I haven't had a lot going on this week but I have somehow managed to be busy every day!

Number 1:
Meet Molly...
So last week I filled everyone in on the puppy my husband I found.  Well, we have decided to keep her and name her Molly.  No one claimed a missing dog and she didn't have a microchip or any form of identification so we had no idea where she came from.  She has turned out to be the best puppy!  She follows our other dog around all day and loves to take naps which is great for me! 
A few weeks ago we bought a plastic pool hoping our other dog Maizy would use it and of course she won't.  Maizy is a major diva and doesn't like to get wet weather it is raining outside or there is a pool filled with water in our yard.  Molly on the other hand LOVES the pool and doesn't care about the rain!   Their personalities are very different but they get a long great and I think we made a good choice by deciding to keep Molly!  

Number 2:
Let the training begin!
About a month ago I signed up for the Disney Wine and Dine half marathon in November.  I am really excited about it but nervous at the same time because I have a lot of work cut out for me!  This week I  started training for the race and realized just how bad I am out of shape :)
I love to run but haven't done much since we moved into our new house back in March!  After going to the gym a few times this week I realized that I need to get serious or I wasn't going to survive the half marathon!!!

Number 3:
My newest units...
I have been working all week on 4 units that are focused around the new Kindergarten common core high frequency words.  The words are broken down into 4 nine week lists and I am making a unit for each of the nine weeks.  I am so excited about these units because they will save me time next year when planning and they will be a huge help for my students. 126 words is a lot of Kindergarteners but I think these units will really help my kids learn all their sight words!  
I have made 3 out of the 4 units and have posted them to my TPT store. Once I complete the 4th unit (hopefully by this afternoon) I am going to list them all together in a bundle at a discounted price!  Make sure you head on over to my TPT store to check them out if you are interested :)

Number 4:
Decorating my bedroom!
This week I did a little shopping and found the perfect bedding for my bedroom.  I have been looking for awhile and finally found exactly what I want!  I went to Lowe's yesterday and picked out a few different paint chips for our walls.  I really want to get started this weekend but we will see how my husband feels about that!  I have assigned him the project of making us a new headboard and he doesn't seem very excited about it :)
Here is the pillow that I want to base the color scheme around!

Number 5:
4th of July
Last week I made a 4th of July wreath that I love!  It was so easy and it looks great on our front door.  This week I decided I needed to add a few decorations inside our house in honor of the 4th!  When I was growing up my mom always decorated for every holiday and I loved it.  Now that I have my own house I want to do the same except I don't have children to decorate for.  I tell my husband I decorate for him but we all know I do it for myself because I just can't get enough of it and he really could care less!  I added a few little things to our mantel and I also put out some cute kitchen towels on our oven :)
I still have more to do but that will require shopping which I will have to do while my husband is at work :)

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend and I can't wait to read everyone else's Five for Friday's over at Doodle Bugs Teaching! 



  1. I just found your blog via the Five for Friday linky. I'm your newest follower! :) Those sight word packs look fantastic. I'm def. going to have to keep those in mind when I start to plan more for back to school. The colors in your room are fantastic as well. Love the deeper Earth tones!

    It's "OWL" Good in Kindergarten

    1. Hi Erin!
      Thanks for the comment! I am almost done with the 4th and final sight word unit so be on the look out for the bundle include all 4 packs! I appreciate the kind words about my color choices! I am very nervous about the dark blue but I think I am going to just go for it and hope for the best :)
      I'm headed over to your blog now!!

  2. Jamie,
    I LOVE the color scheme and all of your 4th of July decor! I need to go to Kohl's and get some cuteness, too! You keep me updated on your exercise regimen! It MIGHT give me motivation! :)

    1. Thanks! I hope the walls come out ok... I need more 4th of July stuff so let me know what you find! As far as motivation... I need some sent my way haha... I can't believe I signed up for this half marathon. WHAT WAS I THINKING!?!?!!?!

  3. Aww... what a sweet little pup. I might need one now!
    Following you!
    Whimsy Workshop 

    1. Thanks Susanna! She is so well behaved! Pets are the best! I agree... you need a puppy :)

  4. What a cute pup!! I love your little vase with stars in it! :) Found you through the Five for Friday linky!

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

    1. Thanks for stopping by :) Got to love Five for Friday!!

  5. I love your 4th of July decorations! I always think I am going to decorate for holidays, or just for seasons, but I never do! Of course, 4th of July is my favorite because it is also my birthday! <3

    1. That is so fun that your birthday is on the 4th!!! I love to decorate for all the holidays! Makes me happy :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Molly is a lucky dog! I found you through Five for Friday, and am now a follower! Please visit my blog and enter my giveaway.