Wednesday, July 3, 2013

It's My Birthday, a Sale, and an Award!

Hey all!

Last night I was checking my email and I got the this lovely email from The Fashionista Teacher. Jenna nominated me for a Liebester Award for new blogs! (She is so sweet!) I can barely contain my excitement. I am so excited that she likes my blog enough to nominate me!
To accept the nomination I must:
1. Link back to the blog that nominated me
2. Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers
3. Answer the questions posted for you by your nominator
4. Share 11 random facts about yourself
5. Create 11 questions for your nominees
6. Contact your nominees and let them know you nominated them

My nominees:
Caitlin and Carrie at Table Talk with C and C
Kayla at Meet Miss Parker
Ms BBZ at Ms BBZ's blog

My Questions:
1.      What is your favorite thing about yourself?
My smile.

2. What is your favorite place to shop?
I love shopping at this adorable local shop called Romy’s. It has great outfits perfect for school. However, I just added Very Jane to my favorite places to shop. Who can resist those adorable chevron scarves?

3. Where would your dream wedding be?
I would love to get married in Italy. I have never been but the pictures of it look absolutely beautiful.

4.  Why did you start your blog?
I started a blog because I wanted to meet new teachers that had the same passion for teaching that I had. I am excited to have found so many wonderful bloggers so far. I also can't wait to meet more teachers.

5. What is your favorite blog (besides mine)?
This is so hard! There are so many wonderful blogs out there. However, my favorite blog is Teri’s from A Cupcake for the Teacher. I love all of her products and she has wonderful ideas.

6. Do you have a special talent?
I’m not sure this is a talent but I have a knack for remembering people’s names. This always comes in handy at the beginning of the year and matching parents to their kids.

7. What is the last book you read?
Lucy Caulkins “Writer’s Workshop” Hopefully this summer I will be able to enjoy some personal reading.

8. What's the number one most played song on your itunes?
Right now it is the new Blake Shelton song “Boys Around Here.” It is so catchy and perfect for summer.

9. What do you miss most about being a kid?
Not having student loans. I love that I have my degrees but Oi I hate that bill each month. (Especially the amount of that particular bill.)

10. What chore do you hate the most?
I actually have 2…I hate to clean the oven and fold my cloths. I will bargain, beg, and pled not to do either of these things. The weird thing is that I don’t mind actually doing the laundry. It is just the folding and putting away of all the clean clothes.

11. What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?

I love September. Even with all the craziness of getting my classroom together and meeting new students it is still my favorite time of year. Plus I am usually tired of all the hot weather by then and ready for warm sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes.

11 Random Facts about Me
1.      I am a HUGE fan of the Seattle Sounders. We even have season tickets.
2.      I've lived on the West and East coasts.
3.      I have a Bucket List with over 200 things on it.
4.      I used to be a synchronized swimmer.
5.      My birthday is the day before the 4th of July.
6.      I love sappy romance novels. They always have a happy ending.
7.      Birthdays are a big deal for my family. My mom and grandma always make sure my birthday cards arrive on the actual day of my birthday.
8.      In high school I was a student ambassador for the United States to Australia and Europe.
9.      My 3 step-sisters and my brother’s birthdays are in June and mine is in July. It makes for a very busy June/July.
10.  I had to visit the Embassy when I was in Switzerland because my passport stolen.
11. I had the chance to go to a football (soccer) game when I was in London a couple of years back. It was awesome!

My 11 Questions:
1. What is your favorite part about the summer?
2. How do you relax?
3. What is your favorite non-school related activity?
4. Why did you start blogging?
5. If you could live anywhere, where would you live?
6. What is one thing you want to try with your students next year?
7. What is your favorite Pinterest-inspired meal/activity/etc. that you have made or want to make?
8. What is your favorite blog? (Besides mine.)
9. If you weren't a teacher, what would you be?
10. What is one thing you are looking forward to next school year?
11.  When was the last time you were on a plane and where did you go?

Today is my birthday. In honor of that, I am throwing a 20% sale on my TpT store today and tomorrow. Have fun on the 4th and be safe.


  1. I enjoyed learning more about you, Krystyn! Happy Birthday!!!! Birthdays are the best!

  2. Happy Birthday Krystyn!!! Hope you have a fantastic day! I feel so honored that you nominated our blog for the Liebster Award! We just started blogging and love connecting with other bloggers and teachers.

    Table Talk with C & C