Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Liebster Award!!

I am so happy that I was nominated by Jennifer over at 4th Grade Funkytown for the Liebster Award!!  I am so excited when ANYONE comments on, views, or follows my blog!  I get a smile to think someone else is reading what lil' old me has to say.  To think that now I get to meet more new bloggers and get my name out there more, I am thrilled!!  I am excited to meet new bloggers through this Liebster Award!  This was sooo fun!  :)

As I learned from Jennifer...The Liebster Award is is awarded to new bloggers with less than 200 followers. This is a great way to recognize other bloggers with excellent ideas but have yet to be noticed! As a part of the Liebster Award, you get a chance to know me a little better by reading a little about me in 11 short questions I get to respond to! After that, I nominate 11 other blogs that I admire and love! Let's get started!  :)

1.) Why and how long ago did you start blogging?
I started this blog about a year ago, but have really started to keep it updated in the last two or three months.  :)  I started blogging right before I went to the TpT's Conference in Vegas!  As soon as I got back, I was inspired to step up my game!  The rest is history...   :)

2. ) What one word sums up the heart of your blog and why?
Hopeful.  I say hopeful because if something I have to say or show can help one person out there, it will all have been worth it.  :)

3.) Is there something you learned late in your blog journey you wished you knew before?
I wish I knew to get involved in Blog Hops and Linkies earlier!  That is how I really began to meet other bloggers out there!

4.) What is your favorite past time other than blogging?
Other than blogging, I love to explore new territory. If that means finding a new mall and walking around with my daughter Emma, or going on a hike with my husband, exploring is fun!

5.) How many hours per week do you dedicate to your blog?
Life gets in the way sometimes and I don't spend as much time as I should. However, once I come back and get back in the swing of things with posting and commenting and looking at other blogs out there, I get so excited about this other world.  :)  This is a great form of professional development in so many ways!!

6.) What category of blog posts do you enjoy the most?
My favorite category of blog posts would be the ones where I get to peek into other teachers' classrooms.  Sometimes I see the same things at my school that when I see a new idea from another school across the country, I get excited!! 

7.) Where does your blog inspiration come from?
At first I found that I was blogging just about my new TpT products, but now I know that blogging is SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT!!  I am going to being blogging about what is going on in my head about teaching and also about what is going on in the actual classroom!  I am excited to make this shift!

8.) Which post that you've written are you most proud of?
I am most proud of my Writing Camp for Kids post from this past summer.  This was the first time I really showed what was going on in my classroom, even though it was a summer school writing camp.  I designed this writing camp and tailored it to the group of students I had, and I was impressed it how amazing it turned out!!  :)

9.) Is there any post you have been planning to do, but have postponing it for a while now?
Yes!  I really want to get in on a Made it Monday by 4th Grade Frolics, but seriously, Monday comes and goes each week without me doing it!!!  I will get there...maybe over some of the breaks coming up.

10.) What is your favorite aspect of blogging?
My favorite aspect of blogging is that it is so similar to a diary online where others can read and comment and also be inspired.  I love that I get to read other blogs and find out what other amazing teachers are doing out there!

11.) Which recipe, project, or idea on my blog would you most likely to try yourself?
Jennifer had an adorable idea for a wreath with the first initial of her new last-name-to-be!  I love it!  I want to create on with a "C" in the middle!!  Thanks, Jennifer!

I had so much fun, and hopefully you will as well!
Here are my nominees for the Liebster Award:

To those nominated, here are the rules:
1. In your post, link back to the blogger who nominated you as a thank you and "shout out."
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you (the ones I answered above).
3. Nominate 11 blogs of your choice that each have less than 200 followers. Provide them with 11 questions to answer or have them answer the questions above.
4. Let your nominees know that they've been nominated and provide them with a link to your post so that they can accept.
5. Send your nominator a link to your post so that s/he can learn more about you as well! (You can just put your post link in the comments below!)


  1. Yay, Kari!! Thank you so much for nominating me! I went ahead and made my post and nominated other teachers. I gave you a shoutout for your awesome Math Word Wall cards. Love them! Check it out here: http://loopinglittles.blogspot.com/2014/11/liebster-award.html
    Thanks again!! ~Ally

  2. Awesome! Thank-you for nominating me:)). Hopefully I can post during Thanksgiving break!

  3. Thank you, thank you for nominating me! I'm so sorry I've been such a bad blogger and haven't logged in to check my waiting comments in 2+ months...yikes! I will definitely be making a post about this! I'm so appreciative! :)