Saturday, August 4, 2012

First LINKY Party {Currently} & Newest Product!

I am SO excited to be a part of my FIRST Linky Party! I've been following blogs for quite some time, and I LOVE a good Linky! One of my favorites to follow is Farley's from Oh' Boy Fourth Grade! Take time to check out her cute little {mustache} lovin' self and great ideas!

Oh' boy fourth grade

So, here *first* linky {I feel like I'm a for real blogger girl, now!}:

B2S Must Haves:

1) I LOVE my Cricut! My husband got it for me last Christmas and I was SOO excited!! I love using my vinyl to cut out words as labels...FAV!

I get my vinyl from Expression Vinyl and shipping is so fast!

2) CUTE CLIP ART! Other than using clip art to jazz up my TpT & TN files, I also use it ALL YEAR LONG on gift tags, classroom newsletters, making CUTE desktop backgrounds, etc, etc!!

My Current TOP 3 Go-To Clip Art Sites:

1) Digi Web Studio {} Ummm...I don't know if I'm one of the last people in the world to jump on this wagon, but this site has TONS of Commercial Use clip art at great prices, NOT TO MENTION they are AH-dorable! LURVE them!

2) KPM Doodles {} PRECIOUS clip art at a great value! I am in LOVE with all of her graphics and can't stop buying them!!

3) Miss Talley's Shop: Small Town Clipart {} I LOVE her doodles and she has such GREAT borders and backgrounds!! She is just starting out, but the quality of her products are wonderful and I always look forward to visiting her shop!

3) New *FUN* Ink Pens! I LOVE a good ink pen {you just can not have too many...I mean, seriously!}

These are my favorite ink pens {and I've even gotten my husband using these pens, too!}, and I ask for them at Christmas and for my that normal?!
If you'd like to experience my obsession, click on the picture. My favorite colors are purple, green, orange, & black.
So, now that I've expressed my sick obsession excitement over vinyl, clip art, and ink pens {I mean, if that doesn't sound like a teacher, I don't know what will}, I'm going to share my newest product.

I really needed something for my classroom to (A) fill a wall space with something that was cute, eye catching for the students, and matched my polka dot classroom and (B) reinforced the reading strategies that we hit really hard on in the beginning of the school year. I'd been dying to use my newest KPM Doodles clip art set {this one....see, I told you I can't stop buying from her store...}, so I thought, "What the hey!"

In this packet, there are 10 colorful strategy posters with a definition and visual representation of each strategy. The strategies included in this packet are: SCHEMA, MAKING CONNECTIONS, TEXT-TO-TEXT, TEXT-TO-SELF, TEXT-TO-WORLD, VISUALIZING, QUESTIONING, INFERRING, SYNTHESIZING, and SUMMARIZING.

The *first 2 people* to Follow my TpT store and comment below {don't forget to leave your email address} will receive this FO' FREE!! Also, for this weekend only {8/4-8/5} this product will be 50% off! WOOHOO!! CHECK IT OUT!

OH, and don't forget to check out Katie from Queen of the First Grade Jungle's blog tomorrow {8/5}! I will be guest blogging over there {and that's ANOTHER first for me!}.

Until then,


  1. Replies
    1. Love YOUR blog! :) Check your email, because you are the FIRST to win the Reading Strategy Posters! :) Have a great day! :)

  2. YAY!! Thanks Lindsay! They are perfect!!!

  3. What a great product! Thanks for stopping over to my blog earlier today and sharing items with your teacher friends :) I am your newest followerrr! yay!

    Little Lovely Leaders

  4. Awesome!! Although I'm not the second to comment, I'll share my email anyway, lol!

    1. Check your email! You are the SECOND and FINAL person to win the posters! Congrats! Come back again soon! :o)

  5. Love your page and your posters Lindsay!! Thanks for the follow. :) I'm looking forward to checking out your blog.

  6. I think new pens are a back to school must have too! I'm a fan of papermate's flair pens but I might have to keep an eye out for your favs too.

    Fashionably in First Grade

  7. I'm going to have try these pens out. I'm your newest follower. Would love it if you would check my blog out when you have time?
    Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarten

  8. I just found your blog through your guest post on Katie's blog & I'm your newest follower!! You have such cute ideas & I'm excited to follow along!! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  9. I just read your guest blogger post over at Queen of the First Grade Jungle. Just as an aside, I know God is in control all, but I seem to always feel Him reveal Himself to be with my lucky number 13 and you are 113 and 131 on the lists! I can't wait to follow your journey!

    The Resourceful Apple

  10. Oh my Gosh, I just found you through Fancy Free in 4th,and absolutely LOVE your blog. I'm in love with polka dots,so naturally, I think you have the cutest thing going on here. And I'm super excited about your reading comprehension posters..they are on my wish list!! I'm your newest follower and would LOVE for you to stop by sometime:)

    First Grade Fairytales

  11. I just found you via Katie King's bloggy-blog today! I love your site and I heart that you hang in your PJs! When I am on a roll I don't shower until right before the hubster gets home. And, sometimes I just slap on some clothes, brush my hair, and apply a little fresh deodorant and call it good! So glad I found you.

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

    1. HAHAHA!!! Kelley! HA-larious! I just died laughing at your comment!!! No more bloggy-bloggin' in my pj's with the first day of school tomorrow! :( Poot! I'm glad I found you, too! Lindsay

  12. Your blog is ADORABLE! I am a new follower.

    Chickadee Jubilee

  13. I'm your newest follower. I would love to have you come by and visit my blog! I am also looking for anyone who want to donate items to my 100 follower giveaway! Have a wonderful Monday.

  14. I'm your newest follower and found your through Fancy Free in Fourth's giveaway:) WOW...I LOVE your blog!! I am obsessed with my Cricut too but why haven't I ever purchased the vinyl? Hmmm...have to look into that! I would love for you to check out my Monday Made It and 100 follower giveaway!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  15. These are awesome and so cute and colorful! =)

    Thank you for stopping by blog yesterday. For some reason, I am not showing up on your dashboard as a blog you follow and you are not in my little follow box. I would love for you to come and try and follow me again. =)

    I cannot wait to share this post with others.

    Heather's Heart