Sunday, August 18, 2013

It's My Birthday and I'll Shop if I Want To!

Hi everyone! It's good to be back on the computer after a little time away this past week.  No, I wasn't on vacation {but at points, I pretended to on}.

On Wednesday, my peanut had foot surgery at the most amazing hospital, The Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC.  Wow, what a place...and what amazing people there as well.  We ended up there for a few days, so needless to say, you get to know the staff rather well. We couldn't have been in better hands...and check out this view! Can you see where the pretend vacation came into play?

 My girlie is doing great {Thank you God} and happy to be home - check out her rockin' hot pink cast!
Luckily, she slept - A of the best ways there is to heal, I think.  During those long snoozes, I just couldn't bring myself to work on my computer.  I had too much to think about, to pray for and to meditate about.  So instead, I laced up my sneakers and proceeded to tour the Upper East Side.  I think I may have found our future apartment for our eventual retirement home...what do you think?? I think I could be happy in either, hahaha!

In the midst of the craziness of the past week, I know the people over at TPT were getting ready to host a HUMUNGO Back to School Sale.  I couldn't miss the opportunity to be part of it.  My shopping cart is already filled up with goodies from some great teachers!  I am feeling pretty ready with great activities to start the year :)

The items in my store are on sale too!  Check it out:

Since I was in a birthday sort of mood, I made up these little goodies that you can customize for your own students.  I plan to cut them out, tape them to crazy straws and then put them in a vase in my classroom.  I will give them out to the students on their birthdays.  Come back this week to see that craft in action - I will try to do it as a "Made It Monday" link!  

For now, here are what the flower tops look like.  All you need to do is add the date on the right hand side a name on the bottom!

Like them?  I'll be choosing 5 WINNERS next week! Enter to win below...not yet available in my store!

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I'm off to spend some time with the best birthday gift anyone can ask family :)
Have a great day, everyone!


  1. Love the cute birthday cupcakes! Glad your little girl is doing well! Looks like you had a wonderful time in the city! I am jealous! :)

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  2. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day. I hope your daughter heals quickly. The cupcakes look cute. I am sure the kids will love them.

    Charlene/Diamond Mom
    Diamond Mom's Treasury

  3. Happy Birthday!!
    Happy to hear that your daughter is on the mend! Love the hot pink cast and LOVE the birthday cupcakes!! Super cute!!


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  4. Hi Tracey! I just found your blog from the NY blogger link at Fifth in the Middle! I hope you had a great birthday! AND I hope your daughter is doing great. Her cast color is a perfect choice! ;)
    I'd love you to stop over to my blog if you get a chance!
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

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