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Liebster Award

Happy Sunday!! This week, I have been busy, busy, busy!! This morning, I woke up for church with a fun email from my friend Sarah from Tales of Teaching with Tech nominating me for the Liebster Award. I get to answer some questions about myself and then pass it on to others who are teacher bloggers like me! So, without further ado, my responses to her nomination are below:

1. Why and how long ago did you start blogging?
I started blogging this month!! I had been sporadically writing a blog (Erin's Oven Therapy) about baking and cooking, and really wanted to focus on my other love, teaching.  
2.What one word sums up the heart of your blog and why?
 Caffeinated!!  Basically it is about whatever makes me "me" as a teacher, and that requires a LOT of caffeine! I have many visions for the blog, and it is basically my way to reach out to other teachers in a new way. 

3. Is there something you learned late in your blogging journey that you wish you wish you had known before?
I'm still a "newbie" to this world, but I am STILL looking for a great blog designer, so if you have any recommendations, I am willing to hear them!!

4. What is your favorite past time other than blogging?
I am a Disney junkie! I go as often as possible (Disneyland is about 5/6 hours' drive away)! I also like to craft, work with our youth group, cook, bake, create for TPT and spend time with my nephews!! [I am assuming teaching is also a "given"]

5. How many hours per week do you dedicate to your blog?
It's hard to tell sometimes! Sometimes I will blog daily, and sometimes I will go a week or two without blogging at all. Teachers know how this is!
6. What category of blog posts do you enjoy the most?
Real-life examples of thematic units, classroom decor blog post, and outfit ideas!

7. Which post that you've written are you most proud of?
I'm still pretty new, but I would say I am proud to have started at all! Maybe the announcement of opening my TPT store?

8. Is there any post that you've been planning to do but you've been postponing?
I have many new ideas milling around in this head of mine, and I have been writing down ideas in a notebook, so I need to just "put them to screen."

9. What is your favorite aspect of blogging?
Meeting new people! I'm fairly introverted, so it gives me a new avenue to open up to people.

10. Which recipe, project, or idea from my blog would you like to try yourself?
I love how Sarah painted her tables with white board paint. I am wondering if my admin would let me do that for my kiddos....

11. Favorite all time treat/thing that you hide in your desk drawer...that you pull out...when you've had a tough day. 
Dr. Pepper and M&M's

Some bloggers include 11 random facts.... so here I go... 
  1. I have taught every grade level PK-12.
  2. I HATE velvet and velour. My friends and family love to torture me with it.
  3. I have a list of words that make me cringe.... I won't share and give anyone ammunition! ;)
  4. I hate to run, but I enjoy it once I get going.
  5. I love reading about JFK/the Kennedys.
  6. I have winter eczema. So frustrating.
  7. One of my "Bucket List" items is to go to Rome.
  8. I carry hand sanitizer wherever I go.
  9. Dr. Pepper truly makes my "world taste better." 
  10. So far, my favorite U.S. city is San Antonio, TX
  11. I would love to be a "professional foodie," if I wasn't a teacher!

Now.... I am going to nominate... for the Liebster Award.....

Here are the rules: 
 1. Link back to the blog that nominated me
2. Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers (this part is at the end)
3. Answer the questions posted for me by my nominator
4. Share 11 random facts about myself
5. Contact my nominees and let them know that I nominated them


Before church today.... 


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  2. Aww…Thank you Erin for the nomination!!!!! I was already nominated in 2013 & 2014! I had NO idea this was for new bloggers until then. Thank you so so much!!!! :) It really kinda made my day to be honest. Happy Sunday!

    1. You are so good at networking, Brianne! I love how willing you are to reach out to us newbies!! We need a Spring Meet-up on the calendar! I'd love to talk to the girls again, now that I am designing for TPT. Have a great week!!