Saturday, November 15, 2014

Liebster Award

I was so excited when I was notified that Kayla from Kayla in the Classroom had nominated me for the Liebster Award! It means a lot to me to acknowledged by another blogger in any way. I started this my blog at the at the beginning of October and I have had so much fun learning and discovering new people and getting to know other bloggers! This is another great way to meet great bloggers!
The Liebster Award is is awarded to new bloggers with less than 200 followers. This is a great way to recognize other bloggers with excellent ideas but have yet to be noticed! As a part of the Liebster Award, you get a chance to know me a little better by reading a little about me in 11 short questions I get to respond to! After that, I nominate 11 other blogs that I admire and love! Let's get started:)

1.) Why and how long ago did you start blogging?
I actually just started my blog last month. I had a real struggle getting the formatting completed. I wanted a personalized blog which I tirelessly worked on, but soon gave up because I was losing my mind. I am still not completely satisfied with the layout, but it will do for now :)

2. ) What one word sums up the heart of your blog and why?
Expressive. I say that beginning with a way for me to express my inspiration, dedication and frustration with educating and the crazy life of teaching.

3.) Is there something you learned late in your blog journey you wished you knew before?
I'm so new to blogging. I don't really have anything that I wished I knew due to the fact my blog is yet a month old.

4. )What is your favorite past time other than blogging?
Other than blogging, I love to play tennis. I have played tennis since I was in fifth grade. I currently play on the USTA league and love it. I also have a new hobby of wedding crafting. I got engaged in July and I will be getting married in June. I have made so many Pinterest crafts that I'm pretty sure I could start an Etsy store. I also love to create things for TpT. 

5. )How many hours per week do you dedicate to your blog?
Honestly, I don't spend as much time as I should have. It is one of those things that I am currently trying to work towards setting a goal of spending "quality time" on blogging and reading other blogs. 

6.) What category of blog posts do you enjoy the most?
My favorite category of blog posts would be freebies. I mean who doesn't love freebies?!?! I also enjoy the implementation piece of blogs to help mentor teachers like myself (having only taught 2 years) from veteran teachers who know a lot more. 

7. )Where does your blog inspiration come from?
Hmmm... let's see I began blogging after I decided to began a venture on TPT this past summer. I didn't want to waste my entire summer at the pool, so I decided making and selling products on TPT. My friend Lacey Ridley told me about how she had made a decent supplemental income making and selling products, so I was inspired. I spent the summer tirelessly working my buns off to create products to sell. I decided to blog, after I saw how many people had such great resources and success. 

8.) Which post that you've written are you most proud of?
Well since I only have a few blog posts thus far, I would have to say the beginning of where I started my venture in What's in a Name? The history behind 4th Grade Funky Town will always have a happy place in my heart because of my first year group of kids. 

9.) Is there any post you have been planning to do, but have postponing it for a while now?
Oh yes ofcourse. It is due to lack of time. I am planning on blogging and making more materials and products on my Thanksgiving and Christmas break. I really want to post about all of the lovely creations I have made while getting ready for my wedding. 

10. ) What is your favorite aspect of blogging?
My favorite aspect of blogging would be a way to express yourself freely and to just say what is on your mind. I love that you can connect to other people who share in the same journey. 

11 ) Which recipe, project, or idea on my blog would you most likely to try yourself?
Kayla had a really cute idea to put Washi tape on clothes pins to use for your behavior chart. I currently use clothes pins for my behavior chart, but not fancy ones with Washi tape :)Here are my nominees for the Liebster Award:

1.) A Teaspoon of Teaching
2.) The Fourth Grade Fizz
3.) Teaching with Smiles
4.) The Posh Teacher
5.) Fan-tasche-tic Fourth
6.) Tales and Teacherisms
7.) 4th Grade Dynamic Duo
8.) Going Places in Fourth Grade
9.) 4th Grade Sparkles
10.) Funky in Fourth
11.) Fun in Fourth

To those nominated, here are the rules:1. In your post, link back to the blogger who nominated you as a thank you and "shout out."2. Answer the 11 questions given to you (the ones I answered above).3. Nominate 11 blogs of your choice that each have less than 200 followers. Provide them with 11 questions to answer or have them answer the questions above.4. Let your nominees know that they've been nominated and provide them with a link to your post so that they can accept.5. Send your nominator a link to your post so that s/he can learn more about you as well! (You can just put your post link in the comments below!) 


  1. Thanks so much for Nominating me! Your blog is so cute btw! So glad to have connected with you.

    A Teaspoon of Teaching

  2. Thank you so much for nominating me! Here is the link to my post about the Liebster Award! It was great connecting with you!!
    Teaching with Smiles