Saturday, August 2, 2014

August Mahem, Musings and Milestones...and a Giveaway!

Why, hello there!
Welcome to another opportunity to blog at least one more time a month.
We're up for anything over here...and we want to hear it all.

Crazy teacher days that turn into weeks in the blink of an eye? Share the Mahem. We love it.

A million thoughts a day from what to wear, to what to teach, to what to make for dinner? Thinking about a great book you read? Still reeling from last night's House of Cards or Orange is the New Black? Found a great idea on Pinterest that you are just dying to try? Politics, education, celebrity gossip? We want your musings!

Celebrating a milestone? Great or small, yours or someone else's...we want to celebrate with you.
Get ready for...


This is a very leisurely linky...link up whenever you wish throughout the month.  I'll include a little button at the end of my posts to get you there throughout the month.  You can also search for it through my search box. 

I have some cute buttons for you {totally optional, just for fun} Take a peek and then download the August file for yourself.  The buttons are all ready to layer with your own images.  Take a look...
                    



Grab the file for yourself by clicking {here}.


So, let's get started! 



First up, my MAYHEM...I think I'm an official Dance Mom.  

I admit it, I'm completely caught up in it.  I can't help it.  My youngest daughter just pulled me in.
...and I am NOT one of those TV Dance Moms.  I'm not in it to win it. I'm just in it to be proud of my kid who is just happy doing what she loves. It helps to be part of an amazing dance company, too!

So why is it MAYHEM worthy?

Well, we just got back from a week in Wildwood, NJ for Nationals and it was pretty much: dance, clap, boardwalk (eat horrendously fattening food*), repeat. 

*Ok, we literally at a place called "Grab a Weiner (where our buns are small and our weiners are big)." TWICE. Click {here} for a peek at the menu.  Oh yeah, that IS a pulled pork hot dog on the menu and yes, my kid ate THAT!

 I was lucky enough to get a little beach time in there but it was pretty much sequins and tulle for the week.  Ashley was on the performance team and the theme was "Christmas in July." I literally saw the opening and closing number 20 times that week, but I wouldn't change that for all of the presents in toyland!  Here's a peek at my (not so) tiny dancer.  {NYC Rockette dreams activated!}

Now on to my MUSINGS...
As the days of summer fly by, I never fully relax. I think I begin thinking of next year's classroom before the current year is over! I've been thinking a lot about my color scheme and how I can take my room from a primary feel to an upper elementary feel.  I will be teaching those big kid 3rd graders if you haven't heard!
I think I am going with teal, yellow and gray with lots of motivational subway art and chalkboard pennant signs.  I still have a little time to stalk look through all of your blogs for decor ideas!

I'll do a big reveal when it's all set up!

Last, but certainly not least is a special MILESTONE. Although it belongs to my Charlotte, it belongs to her dad and I as well. This year, my first girlie is going to high school - gasp! How can that be?!? 

It's bittersweet and beautiful all at the same time. She is continuing in the steps of many of my family members who attended the same school and we couldn't be more proud. 

...AND she ROCKS this uniform, don't you agree??

Well kids, that wraps up my August "Ms"! I'm happy to share a little peek at my month with you!

Link up with your post below and then enter to win a personalized fabric key chain for your classroom keys!


I'm looking forward to hearing about your August days!
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13 comments:

  1. I love this idea!! I'll have to link up myself!! Congrats on the high school kiddo

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  2. I love the key chains. You have the cutest ideas!

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  3. This is a fabulous idea, Tracey! I love all the little personal tidbits. Now, if I can get my crazy month happening and find time to join in, you bet I will. Enjoy the time that is left of your summer. You will be fantastic as a grade 3 teacher.

    Charlene/Diamond Mom
    Diamond Mom's Treasury

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  4. Great idea! I'm definitely thinking about what my MMM post will be! I just need to get out of my PJs and make some mayhem!

    On the Go Teacher Mama

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  5. I love the chains! I also like how you let us in to your personal world. Thank you!

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  6. The key chains are a adorable, but your daughter is definitely cuter! Go Dance Mom! :)

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