Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year...No More Chicken...and a Sale

Where did 2012 go? As I get older, the years just seem to blend together. When I think of all of the ways God blessed me in 2012, I have no words.

I am linking up with Farley. I think this might be my 4th linky party...I am really not sure. Linky Parties scare me. I LOVE to stalk them but talking about myself scares me to death. I HATE any attention that is put on me. I will never be a bubbly, out-going teacher. Calm and quiet seems to sum me up.

BUT this year, I am going to try and not be such a chicken!!!

I am going to TRY  and put myself out there more...no more CHICKEN!!! =)

I am sure I will be back SQAUWKING and BAWKING in a month but I will try better to not be afraid to share more about me and what God has called me to do. =)


I want to give a special shout out to Cheryl at Crayons and Curls. Sweet, sweet Cheryl has been a friend of mine since the bloggy beginning. She was a winner of my very first give away last December when I still had less than 150 followers. She is such a blessing to me. She helped me today not be such a chicken and helped push me out of my comfort zone. If you have not stopped by her blog, hop over there as soon as you can. She is such a sweet, Texas blessing. I know you will love her too! =)

I am holding my breath as I post this Currently....


How can you not resist this???


He is so cute! He hops around my feet in circles until I pick him up. =)

One of my New Year's resolutions is to not be a chicken to post more on TpT.
I feel like throwing up just typing that!!!
I am very excited about what I am working on right now.
I hope they capture the magic I love to bring into my classroom. =)

I think the last time I did a Currently there was an OLW...and I think I did FROG then also. FROG will always be perfect for me. I love frogs because frog stands for Fully Rely On God.



I meant to post this earlier.
Since I didn't, I have extended the sale in my store until Friday. =)


Thank you friends for being such a blessing to me in 2012. I hope you have taken something from my blog back to your classroom that has been helpful. I love when I hear my kiddos talk to each other about being a helpful heart. I have always tried to blog from my heart. I hope God continues to put on my heart what He needs me to share.

From My Heart to Yours,

38 heart notes:

Melissa said...

So glad you joined in on the linky! Your bunnies are so cute! Where do you get your fonts? I love them! Especially the one you used on listening.

Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

Heather Shelton said...

Your bunny is adorable. Good luck on posting on TPT, I will be looking for your stuff.
Heather Shelton
Mrs. Shelton's Kindergarten

loularkin said...

I think that it is very brave to have a blog at all! You are much braver than me. Thank you for always writing such kind and inspirational words. We all need it!

Katie said...

Sometimes spending the day in pjs is the best!!! Great OLW! I'm your newest follower! Happy New Year!!

Katie
Smiles from 2nd Grade

Chrissy said...

I love reading your blog! Your bunny is beautiful. I miss mine. He lived to just over 12 years old and we had him all but the first 4 months of his life. Bunnies sure are fun pets! Take care!
-Chrissy
Firstgradefoundme.blogspot.com

Diane Hubacz said...

Heather,

I received the wonderful blessing of reading this post through the Currently Linky Party. I am always amazing how God finds a way of giving us what we need and I needed FROG. I need to read that every day and keep it in the forefront of my mind. Thank you so much for sharing it. I'm proud of you for stepping outside your comfort zone. I haven't even worked up the nerve to open a TPT store! Keep up the great work!

Diane
Teaching With Moxie

Amanda Kilgore said...

I'm sure gonna miss these days in PJ's too. It has been a nice break from the normal routine.

Jill said...

Love your olw, that is mine also. Thanks for putting yourself out there.
Jill

Mrs. Wathen said...

Stepping out of a comfort zone is hard. I too am often a chicken! I love your one little word! I love that so many of us freely post about God, prayer intentions and faith.

Continue to be you! I love your honestly on your blog.

Tammy
The Resourceful Apple
theresourcefulapple@gmail.com

Jessica Fredrickson said...

Can't wait to see what you create! :) I love your OLW. It's funny because I always think you are such a courageous blogger of faith. Reading your blog always lifts up my mood! Happy New Year Heather,

~Jessica
Fun in PreK-1

Joan andKaren said...

I love your post on your blog. I need some advice on where to go to get my blog noticed and add followers. Any advice for a newbie blogger would be helpful. Where do I start? You were so sweet to leave such a nice complient about my blog. This is a little overwhelming for me. Any tutorial advice would also be helpful.

Brandi said...

Hi Heather! Hopping over to show you some love. I have been reading, but have not been great about commenting. Thanks for your continuing support. Your posts always make me smile!
Brandi
My Teacher Friend

Sarah said...

Thanks for being such an amazing source of encouragement this year. I look forward to each and every blog post you create. Happy New Year sweet friend!

Yeehaw! Teaching in Texas

Mrs. Sheehan said...

I feel exactly the same way! I feel strange putting myself out there. Maybe we can encourage each other :)
Learning In Wonderland

FourthGrade Flipper said...

I agree, it is tough to put yourself out there! Just think how many people you touch with your kind words. You are such an inspiration!! Thank you for your willingness to share. God Bless you!!
~Holly
Fourth Grade Flipper

Little Miss Primary said...

Thankful for your courage and pure heart! I love following your blog and hearing what you have to say. The Lord has given you great wisdom, indeed! :)

Happy New Year, Heather!
Erin
Little Miss Primary

Becky said...

Congrats for linking up! I am glad you did. Your OWL is such a perfect reminder to me of how I want to live out 2013. Thanks for always being so encouraging! Happy New Year!!

Nancy VandenBerge said...

Heather,
I hope you know that you don't have to be "out there" so to speak to be a blessing to someone else. You don't need that to feel good about yourself. You are making a difference in your kids lives and those who read your blog. You can be the dependable calm in this crazy storm. I look forward to that. Sometimes I think bloggers are in competition with each other for all different recognitions. I don't think that's why you blog. You reach others through your heartfelt thoughts and words. Please don't change a thing!! You are loved just the way you are!!
Love You!!
Nancy
firstgradewow.blogspot.com

A. Monroe said...

Hi Heather. My daughter was looking over my shoulder as I was reading your post and she loves your bunny. We talked about one of our books that has a kitty and a bunny as pets together. It is called Marshmallow and it is by Clare Turlay Newberry. I'm sure you already know it. If not check it out. Thanks for sharing your personal photos they are really fun to look at.

Karen said...

Heather, I love your heartfelt posts. You are a blessing to your readers! I love your OWL, it goes really well with mine, CONFIDENCE. Without F.R.O.G. you can't have confidence! Thanks for sharing!

Karen
www.anappleadayinfirstgrade.blogspot.com

krazy4K said...

hello heather!i love your blog-i LOVE your poems. you are quite talented in writing poems and your tpt packets look great! i am getting my blog set up much better but it will be a few weeks. i want to order Conscious Discipline book since you have raved about it. who is the author?

Amanda said...

Your blog is refreshing..thanks for stepping out of your comfort zone :)

Amanda
Rock Stars At Work

FunintheFours said...

I love the FROG - I'm going to try and really do it this year. Getting up early and spending some quality time will help. Thanks for reminding me, Heather.

Jessica said...

Love your Currently's . . . especially the FROG. Perfect. I also love the graph you posted at the top. I've been really struggling with quiet time since having my son 2.5 years ago and my newest 9-months ago. Sleepless nights don't make early mornings easy.

What i have learned

Overcaffeinated and Optimistic said...

Heather, Now it's my turn to be your newest follower. I love FROG- something I was introduced to in high school and can always use a reminder to do. :)

Amy

Holly said...

Heather... I just have to tell you that you are THE most encouraging blogger out there! You are inspiring! I've been so slow to get my blog up and rolling... and you just inspire me to not be too hard on myself...but to keep doing what I CAN. Thank you for being one of my 2012 blessings.

Paula Shaw said...

Thanks for leaving a message for me. I have checked out your blog and love it too. I am very new to blogging and TpT. You have heaps of followers. I look forward to following your progress and live the quote about head then heart.

Paula Shaw said...

Thanks for leaving a message for me. I have checked out your blog and love it too. I am very new to blogging and TpT. You have heaps of followers. I look forward to following your progress and live the quote about head then heart.

Denise C said...

Your blog is so cute! And I love the F.R.O.G. concept - I am going to keep that in mind! Thanks for sharing!

Gladys said...

Heather, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, your blog post...and know that you ARE making a difference. F.R.O.G. is a wonderful word for this year. Blessings! :)

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