Holy Cannoli!

......is EXACTLY what I said when I opened my May 
SLANT box from Amanda over at Third Grade Fabulous.

I know June us 1/2 way over, and I am "revealing" 
a May SLANT but a.) my EOY is still happening and b.) this
box has taken a journey from NC to MD to NC to MD.

Because I forgot my own address I will not be explaining why.

Anyways.....I present:


May was all about getting to know your matches, 
and building a SLANTER/SLANTEE bond. 

Amanda and I did just that. And the proof is in her
ABSOLUTELY "nailing it" with the awesome box "innards".

Yes, I sometimes overuse quotations.

What made the box extra special were the bazillion post-it
notes she added in. Okay not a bazillion, but....

Here are two examples:

Isn't that so press?


I absolutely loved my box! Thank you Amanda!!!

Make sure you guys go check out her blog!!

And if you are interested in the Summer SLANT 
box or information on SLANT
go blog stalk browse the wonderful 
Jameson, from Lessons with Coffee

Lessons With Coffee  The SLANT Box Exchange

Summer SLANT sign-ups do not close until the 22nd of June!!!

a GOOD student is.....

I am attempting to redeem myself.

This is the last week of school and 

" If You Mustache..."


I have been exhausted. That is why 
I have not blogged since last Wednesday.

But today I had a can of soda... 
and am suddenly filled with ZING! again.

(backstory: I am not a caffeine drinker)

SO I thought I'd share the End-of-year gifts I just made.

A Good Student Is.....

Here is a closer up:

Yeah, so I am totally running  girls gone wild with this 
personalized/monogram stuff.

That is because I am patiently waiting for the SLANT that got away

( Stay tuned for a post this week to explain ^^^).

Just in case you were born into blogging without research,
those super cute images are from the one and only


Make sure you check out her store (here).

Even though all bloggers probably own at least one 
thing from her story already.

It is a rule.

By the way, today I am linking up with 4th Grade Frolics
and her Monday Made it linky party. Have you made anything
cool for/with your kiddos to close out the year?

Then link up :-)

Note: I made something else for a buddy of mine.

She reads my blog so I cannot debut it until tomorrow.

I am getting ready to deliver it to her today!

Wordless Wednesday: EOY Be Like.....

Good evening all. Before I get to the Wordless Part, I have to explain.

Talk About It Tuesday will resume AFTER all of my End-of- Year running around is over.

And it will NOT be I Wanna Marry Harry.

I smell a dud with that show. A whopping one.  

Hashtag Channel Flipper.

Anywho, with my school year ending in a little over a week, I decided this "Wordless Wednesday"
needed a little Zing.


Corny joke.

But yeah, have you seen those "Be Like" memes? 
They describe certain situations. (GOOGLE IT).

Well I Officially dub this:


Okay, now mums the word....besides the question.

It's the END of the year. You are tired.
Which picture corresponds to the following:

1. A Stack of UNGRADED papers.
2. The Inquisitive Student 



Post your guesses below. 

Can you come up with questions
 for pictures A and B?

It's Currently time....June!!!!

I am winding down my day, but of course I could not POSSIBLY 
not link up with Farley for this months CURRENTLY.

Wait-no that's right.

Anyway, I love this linky to "infinity and beyond" so...

(insert clever and witty leading sentence here)


Like EVERY weekend, I got stuck watching some aimless movie marathon. Today it was on the Hallmark Channel.

Is it a total girl thing to get sucked in by these movies?

Anyway, today I am watching Three Weeks, Three Kids. Which is
somewhat like that Kate Hudson movie when she is the cool Aunt,
except her sister is not dead, she just is on vacation.

And Anna Chumsky is playing the cool Aunt.

It is super hard to not remember her like this:

Sorry for all the double negatives.
It's like I can't not use them.



My new obsession is Copics Markers and 
Digital Stamps (DS). I clearly have been living 
underneath a rock to not know about them. 

SO for the past week I have been 
"making up for lost time".

My poor wallet.

But I am hoping this hobby eventually pays for itself.
I plan to create some handmade cards and crafts,
along with my crayon art and open up a little
online shop. 

After I master blending.

Does anyone use Copic Markers?


I ran across a new show the other day.

I Wanna Marry Harry

It is a Bachelor type show, where the American women
think they are vying for the attention of Prince Harry.

But obviously it is an impersonator.

This will be the topic of my Talk About It Tuesdays.

(And sometimes a little Teen Wolf.)

Anyway, do you think he looks like Prince Harry?


As I have been building my crafting repertoire,
I have noticed a lack of something.

So a goal of mine is to create a craft corner.
* sirens wail for the nerd police*

That way I can hoard house all my crafty goodies
in one super cute place.

I am excited already!


I don't want to talk about it.

But I can't not talk about it.

Messy Monsters have invaded my condo. 

No image needed.

Just picture Wreck-it-Ralph's house with walls.

or Grouch's Dumpster

I need to do better.

But I own a lot of things.Does anyone have tips for 
organizing a small space?


This may be SUPER annoying but I am going to type 
exactly what is on my CURRENT pic.

1. Pray More- this is a personal goal of mine. Words cannot describe how God has blessed me. And I do not feel like I take out enough time in a day to talk to Him....to thank Him. So I plan to make prayer and reflection more of a staple in my daily routine.

2. Copic Blending Master- This is a must because right now I suck!
Okay, not "suck" but I am not very good. 

It is new so I do not see how I thought I would rock it right away. As I finish getting more color families, I know my DS will look much better. And of course, PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!

3. More Tpt Products- Now that my first year in this new district is coming to a close, I can re-attach my head to my body. I feel a lot less frazzled and can focus on create products for my kiddos next year. And I plan to share!! Also, I plan to make things related to the subjects I teach, and cross-curriculars.

Anyone have suggestions on what they wanna see in my store?

4. Making Handmade Cards- I wanna be the craftiest crafter ever! With that, I will be making Handmade Cards. Woop! Woop!

Out of respect for artists alike I will not be Google Snatching an image here. Feel free to google card making at your own leisure.

5. Set up my EC Planner- I am itching to decorate my planner! I can show you better than I can tell you so stay tuned this summer for a video and blog post!!!

6. Exercise Regime- I am gonna be honest,I need to be in a gym. 
And fast.

I have a membership to Gold's Gym and have been giving them money for months. Emerald you should be ashamed of yourself!!

Summer will be different.

I know how much you want to continue to read as I ramble on.

And on....

And ON!!!

But what you ought to do is head on over to Oh Boy 4th Grade

and "Get up on" the CURRENTLY Linky. And do not forget 
Farley's Famous Rule of 3. 

Hello to those who followed directions and are now reading this!