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Hi, cyber friends! :) I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a safe, successful, and warm Black Friday! My little family of 3 enjoyed our day inside, in comfy clothes, nice and warm. :)

Maybe by now you've heard of the upcoming TPT sitewide sale...
...but have you entered to win one of the five $25 TPT gift cards yet? Today is the last day to enter. If you win, that extra cash will come to your inbox just in time for the sale! Click the image below to enter if you haven't already... winners will be announced tomorrow!
Now, let's get down to business! What is on your wishlist? I love seeing what other people are buying for their classroom. As if I need any other excuse to buy products from TPT...
Feel free to grab the banners and link up, too! Share two items that everyone has on their wish list from your store and one item that you have on your own wish list that you'll buy during the sale.
The number one thing people have wish listed from my store is my Kid Blog Literature Circles product- over 200 people have it on their wish list!! Are you one of them? You should definitely grab it during the sale if so, because with my sale price and the TPTCYBER code (don't forget to use that for your extra savings!), you will save 28%! This is such a great deal for a product that truly has changed the way I teach literature!

The second most wish listed item is my Where the Red Fern Grows {A Comprehensive Book Study). Over 120 people have this one on their wish list! With my sale and the TPTCYBER code, you can grab it for less than $8. It is an entire unit of activities to go with the book, 6-8 weeks of plans completely done for you! It covers almost ALL reading literature standards, and has so many differentiated activities, extension activities, and fun crafts, too! The feedback I receive on this unit from other teachers is unbelievable, and it's always one of my students' favorite units to do.

Even though I'm on maternity leave, my cart is slowing quickly getting filled up! My long term sub is amazing and I have been sending things her way to work on with my kiddos and make sure they are progressing. One of the products I can't wait to purchase and have her use is Fourth Grade Flippers Winter Themed Nonfiction Text Dependent Questions. They are PERFECT for small group, and a great way for me to see student progress!

What do you have on your wish list?


From all of your favorites to you!

We are so excited for the holiday season that we couldn't help but spread some love! Lots of your favorite TPT Teacher-Authors and I have teamed up to give YOU some TPT spending money. We love you and appreciate you (and we wish we could give all of our fabulous followers some money)!

Enter the Rafflecopter below by simply following our TPT stores, and you will have a chance to win one of five $25 TPT gift cards! Good luck!
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I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


A Tour of Baby Wild Thing's Nursery

Hi everyone! Things have been crazy over here with a newborn in tow.. but I am LOVING every second of it! Dean couldn't be any more precious… I'm obsessed! :)

I wanted to share with you all the final nursery. It is my favorite place in the house now and I love just holding him and enjoying it with him. Here's a photo tour:

{Curtains are white solid from Ikea, then my MIL and I cut up two queen navy blue flat sheets from Target, and she sewed the stripes on. I am OBSESSED with them and so happy she did this. I was heart set on navy blue and white rugby style curtains and couldn't find them ANYWHERE! The canvas print and lamp are from Hobby Lobby, the end table is from Home Goods. The day bed is my husband's grandmothers which we had reupholstered, and the glider was hers as well. The storage cube ottoman is from Target and the lime green pillows are from Hobby Lobby}

{LOVE our crib, bedding, and mamaroo!}

{Dresser was my husband's growing up and he refinished and painted it. He put new tracks on all of the drawers, and removed the top drawer so I could put the bins in it. My FIL made the shelves for the books that you see on top of the dresser. The changing table is from IKEA.}

{Book shelves from IKEA}

{Made with love by my AMAZINGLY talented friend, Kate!}

{from Hobby Lobby}

{Frames from IKEA, I made the prints!}

{I made the letters for his name using canvas, fabric, and then painted cardboard letters.}

{My WONDERFUL husband striped the wall! I love how it looks with all of the decor!}

I hope you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for stopping in and checking it out. :)


A Vintage Book Themed Baby Shower

I shared a little sneak peek of my baby shower a few months ago, but I'm here to share lots more photos of the amazing event that my best friends and family put on for me.

My sister in law organized everything, with my sister and closest friends pitching in to help! Everything turned out BEAUTIFUL and I absolutely LOVED the theme. :) We now have SO many books for Dean's library and are loving reading them to him each night (he's 10 days old!)

Without further adieu… a picture walk of the beautiful day!

 {All of the food had a children's book to go with it-- so sweet!}

{Since we didn't know if it was a boy or a girl, guests put their sour patch in front of Joe's or my picture to guess!}

{We truly were showered with SO many gifts!}

{My MIL and mother taking a selfie!}

{My cupcake--had to have this one of course!}

{This was made by one of my great friends, Caity and is now hanging in Dean's room!}

{Each table had a book center piece--this was mine, of course! :)}

{Caity and I!}

{Sister in law Adrienne and I}

{Mr. Wild Things came to help carry stuff at the end! My good friend Sarah is in the middle}

{Kate, my amazing and creative friend who made all of the beautiful and unique stationary!}

{LOVE this adorable blanket made by my brothers fiancé, soon to be SIL!}

{She made this, too!}

{One of Dean's most unique and personal gifts, love it!}

{Tonya and I!{

{From my sister for baby Dean!}

{Part of the awesome favors}

{Guessing belly size}

{Children's book quiz game}


As you can see, it was an amazing day filled with love, laughter, and friendship! Our little family felt so blessed to have all of these amazing people come together to celebrate our new bundle of joy.