Thursday, January 16, 2014

So much to celebrate!

It's been a wild ride over the last year or so, but today is kind of a fun day for me! In the last week I have hit 300,000 page views on my lil old blog...reached 1500 followers on Facebook...created several new products (so many more in the works!)...and had my "sixteenth 29th" birthday!  That's right...today is my BIRTHDAY and I am celebrating in a number of ways!




1.  I am treating my students to homemade cupcakes with homemade frosting--the lightest, fluffiest frosting EVER.  I will only make 1 1/2 batches so I do not lick the bowl TOO much.  Making a pan of Tollhouse cookie bars.  Sigh. Ran out of time.

2.  I will load up my birthday present TO MYSELF with apps and the books I have been yearning to read.  Welcome to the family, Little One!



3.  Treat myself to a LARGE sized portion of Noodles and Company parmesan chicken pesto cavatappi.  That's right--the LARGE size.  Don't judge.  It's my birthday.

4.  Go to school...give my students choice time in the library...do an "angle art" project for fun...chill at home...do a little school work...work a little on my matter and chemistry unit...and snuggle in my newest favorite socks.  It really is the little things in life, right?

5.  SHARE THE FUN WITH YOU!  To celebrate how much I appreciate all of you bearing with my wordy blog posts, my blurry photos, my ramblings and musings...I've decided to have a little fun.  First of all, I've made my Valentine's products 50% off for the day AND have turned a set of winter word problem task cards into a freebie until 11:00 PM central.  If you don't own it--GRAB IT!

FREE today!



50% off today!




Hope everyone has a great day!  I'll have a piece of cake for you!  

23 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to the BESTEST Blogging Buddy who is more than just that to me! I hope today is amazing for you!

    Jennifer Smith-Sloane
    4mulaFun

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    1. AWWWW...thanks Jennifer. Your friendship means the world to me!

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  2. Happy Birthday, Meg! Your blog is definitely rockin! Congrats!

    Rissa

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  3. Happy Birthday! Your work is amazing and I use so much of it in my fourth grade classroom! Hope you have a great day!

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    1. Stacey...that makes me feel so happy. I love to think that I am able to share my ideas with others around the room and hopefully make a difference! :)

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  4. happy birthday - no judgement - you deserve everything - thank you for all your sharing - I have learnt so much off you (better than some of my University lectures LOL) and look forward to learning more. Thank you for the freebie!!

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    1. HA! I ate the ENTIRE serving at Noodles! I just appreciate your kind words so much...sorry to hear your university lectures aren't all 100% enthralling! :)

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  5. Happy birthday!! Hope your day has been as fabulous as you!

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    1. AWWWW...thanks, Ashley! I've had a great day--way more fabulous than I am!

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  6. Thank you Meg - and Happy Birthday! Do you want to hear something weird? I have also celebrated my 29th birthday for the 16th time. Best part is that in real my b-day is Feb. 29 so I'm only 11 ¼! Have a great day!
    -Lisa
    Grade 4 Buzz

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    1. That is SO COOL! I was just talking about 2/29 birthdays with my students...they thought that would be SO neat! :)

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  7. Happy Birthday!!! I know your students know how lucky they are to have you as their teacher! Hope you'd had a great day!

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    1. Thanks, Andrea...that is really sweet to say. I had a great day!

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  8. Happy Birthday, Meg! I know you'll love the birthday gift you gave yourself, and I bet your students loved the birthday treat you shared with them, too! Thanks for the freebie...here's to another incredible year!
    ~Deb
    Crafting Connections

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    1. Thanks, Deb! "Mini" is charged...a new case is ordered...and the cookie bars are gone! Hope you had a great day...and let's hope 2014 is less eventful than 2013.

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  9. Happy Birthday, Meg!
    Sending you warm wishes for the year ahead... So glad you are finding fun ways to celebrate. WooHoo!

    Kim
    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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  10. Happy, happy birthday and congratulations on all your blog and Facebook excitement!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  11. Congratulations!!! I'm so sorry to have missed this!!!!! I was just perusing your store last night looking for great seasonal word problems like I found at Thanksgiving. I'm sure I'll be purchasing your entire store before the year is up! You have the best resources! :) Congratulations again!

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    1. I've got my cart at TpT all ready to go. I'm going to try to win the Winter word problems over at Teacher's Notebook, and if not, I'm ready to click submit on January 26! :) Just wondering....I thought I saw that you had Seasonal word problems for Back to School. Is that true? I'm only seeing Thanksgiving, Fall, Christmas, Winter, and Valentine's Day. Are there any others? These are so great! I found them right after a Common Core PD on math at my school and I had to show them to my principal the very next day! She loved them!

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    2. AWWWW! You are so sweet! The "back to school" word problems are in a slightly different format than the seasonal ones...here is the link to those. It actually has the same three formats--but it has twenty problems instead of 12. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Back-to-School-Common-Core-Word-Problem-Collection-Grade-3-5-777345 I'm glad you are finding my resources helpful...have you seen the other sets by topic? Thanks for stopping by my blog and store and checking them out! :)

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    3. Thank you! Found them! :) Glad you had a great birthday!!!

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  12. Thanks so much, everyone! It was a great day! Your kind words touched me...and made this a fabulous birthday!

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