Friday, April 4, 2014

Spring Break Reeewind

Hey ya'll!!! It's been a hot minute since I've stopped by over here. This was my Spring Break week and it felt like the perfect time to dive into a little Five For Friday action. Especially since I got to meet our sweet host, Kacey, this week for the first time in person!! I will now hear all of her future posts in her sweet southern accent. ;)

ONE: Neon Splash Bash.
My Spring Break started off with a bang when I flew to San Antonio to spend a long weekend with these sweet gals below!!! We flew in for the Neon Splash Dash, my first 5K.  Eat, Shop, Laugh, repeat. That was our time together in a nutshell! So grateful that blogging has brought so many new friends into my life over the past two years!!

(Back Row: Alisha, Elizabeth, Me, Deedee, Kacey. Front Row: Gladys, Hope, Krystal, Deanna, Cara, Regan, Amy.)  
 A trip highlight? We got to visit and change for the race in Reagan's classroom!!! You all know what a talent this lady has for classroom decor, and it is every bit as darling in person!

A picture in her famous class library was a must!!! And I was in *love* with the way she hangs my Flash Fluency cards on a rake in her garden theme classroom. Too cute!!

Loved hanging out with these ladies!! Can't wait to see many of them again in Vegas this summer! You can see a few more pictures from over on my Instagram. (@Fallingintofirst)

TWO: Bloggers At The Apple Store
One of my very BEST friends just started her own teaching blog, Sparkles in Second!! We taught together for three years and she is a 2nd grade guru. You need to go follow her and see what she's all about! Also, I'm kind of obsessed with her new custom blog design!!! So I suggested we leave our blogs up for people's viewing pleasure in the Apple Store. ;)

THREE: Ikea & The Container Store
We also hit up two of our all time favorite stores. I might have done a little damage.
But I've got big plans for this stuff. If not this year, than next!! Haha.

FOUR: Divergent. #heartbreakhotel
I read the entire series in about 3 days. Then I saw the movie. Now I am in a slight depression that it's over. This is the story of how I read every book series to date.

FIVE: What's Coming Up?
A reader sent me the sweetest e-mail this week asking, "What coming up next?" in my little TPT shop. I hate making promises I can't keep, but I thought I'd go ahead and share that I'm *hoping* to post these three units over the next few weeks. They should carry me through the end of the year!
 So that's it. Monday I'm back in the saddle for the final stretch. 8 weeks left. Say what!?
 I will be tuning it a little more on the regular as we work our way through!!

Go join the party!! TGIF!


  1. Hi Stephanie,

    This is my first time visiting your blog. What fun! You guys looked like you had so much fun at the run! I teach 2nd too so I am now heading over to your friend's blog! Thanks for sharing.
    :) Shelley
    The Write Stuff Teaching

  2. Looks like you had an awesome Spring Break!! I live in Dallas and love going down to San Antonio!!
    Can't WAIT to see those upcoming things in your store!!!

  3. It was so good to meet you! I wish I could have stayed all weekend. Next time! :) you are a doll!!

  4. I can not believe you were here. I will not forget our little review mirror moment! SO so glad we got to be together in real life! and I LOVE your fluency cards on my rake. I just need more of them! :)

  5. How cool that you were able to connect with fellow bloggers!

    I am new to the blogging world and seeing teachers connecting like that just warms my heart! :)

    Take care,
    Firstie Favorites

  6. Looked like a blast!!! I was just at my first Ikea a few weeks ago- that place is trouble for a teacher!!! Funny, I'm exactly the same way you are with books I read. I am new to the blogging world and it's so encouraging to see how you guys support each other so much!!! I was invited to our state's blogger meet up my first day on IG- before I even started my blog. I'm excited to be able to connect in person with some great bloggers too!
    Keep Calm and Love First Grade