Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tag...you're it!

I was tagged by Chrissy over at Everyday with the Jays and think this is one of the most fun posts to go around.  There are rules of course {don't get crazy!} but after posting 12 things about yourself, the tagger then also gets to make up her own questions to the new tagees!  So fun!

So....{part 1} 12 things about me, that I haven't already shared:

*I am a little OCD.  Volumes need to be on evens.  I only write with really inky black pens.  When eating something smooth like peanut butter or Nutella, I scrape from the top and can't stop eating until I've left a smooth surface.  I had to write one more sentence to balance it out.  {pah!}
*I've started the process of growing my hair back out.  My stacked bob is so fun and so much easier, but way long hair is just part of who I am.
*I've seriously begun entertaining my next project.  {hint hint}
*I cried when I realized I was too old to be Miss America.  Unfortunately, this is not false.
*I have an office full of half-done projects.
*I love love love kids but can't make up my mind about when I want to have my own.  Yesterday?  In 3 years?  Tomorrow?  Is anyone ever really ready?!
*I love Zac Efron.  Yes...from High School Musical.
*I am a daddy's girl.  Straight up.
*I wish I was better at consistently reading my Bible.
*I have a really super great husband.
*Miss Mary in our cafeteria calls me Tyra Mail.  {Every day: "Hey Tyra Mail!"}
*I love love love love my school and the people I work with.

{part 2} to Chrissy's questions:

Most favorite day every and why: Thanksgiving.  It means family and togetherness.  Also playing games and watching home videos for us!

Do you go to church anywhere?  Yes!  I helped start Mosaic and have been attending and serving ever since.  Our pastor was born in Kuwait and raised Muslim.  This is not your average church.  :)

Dresses or pants: Dresses are cuter and comfier but I wear dress pants to work a lot because it's easier to get down on the floor.

What state do you want visit the most?  California!  Hollywood baby.  I've never been out west!

What country do you want to visit?  Greece.  Take me to those blue and white villas on the crystal sea.  With kalmata olives.  I would go tomorrow!

Coffee?  What do you like?  I can't wake up without it.  I drink it with just half and half in the mornings but do like a cappuccino at Starbucks for a treat.  {1/2 syrup, though...living with Peter has changed my tastebuds and now a full flavor is too sweet!}

Least favorite house chore: Laundry.  So thankful you can't see my closet floor...

Favorite movie of all time: So hard!  The Holiday.  Willy Wonka.  Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium.  Elf.  Depending on my moods, one of those will do it!

Do you sew?  No.  Or cook.  And I barely clean.  My poor husband.  I would've never made it in the 50s!!

What's your favorite hobby? Right now...blogging and pinterest!  And making things I take from them.

Do you like to travel by car, train, plane or ship?  Well, a ship would imply a cruise which would be awesome...but I have to say plane because that means I'm going somewhere pretty fun.

Goal for blogging?  To share my ideas, make me a better teacher and provide kids everywhere with a better education experience!

{part 3} tag...you're it:

First Grade Blue Skies - Jennifer is always the first to comment and leave me feedback!
Teaching with Sight - Sharon is legally blind and the way she teaches is incredible.
Coloring Books & Funny Looks - Kristina is a new blogger with long posts {like yours truly!} that are chock full of ideas.
Kinderland - Katie is another new K blogger.  Show her some love!
Kindergarten Lesson Plans - Kayla's blog is full of all things kindergarten.  And if you don't see what you're looking for, she'll help you find it!
Be a Nut with Mrs. McNutt - If the title doesn't grab you, Steph's cute personality will.
Apples and Papers - Jessica is a new teacher and already tackling a blog...with cute stuff at that!
Wood's Kindergarten Class - Mrs. Wood may not have freebies ready to print out but her pictures and amazing photographic detail tells you everything you need to know to recreate her activities.
Oopsey Daisy - Alison's blog is all kinds of cuteness but she has a separate section for what she calls Mommy School, ie free themed packets.  She's great!
Dilly Dabbles - A K-2 blog with a giveaway coming soon!!!  :)
Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten - Julie has so so so many pictures for so so so many ideas.
Busy Teacher's Cafe - strategies, printables, themes, resources...FREE.

{part 4} ok ladies, your questions are as follows:

1. How do you relax after a stressful day/week?
2. What's your guilty pleasure TV show?
3. How many pairs of shoes do you own?
4. What is your favorite place to buy school supplies?
5. What is your favorite board/pin on Pinterest?  (or your favorite recent idea if you aren't on)
6. What is a super easy meal you like to make for dinner?
7. What frustrates you about blogging?
8. If you found the perfect unit on a blog, the topic/skill would be ______?
9. What is your favorite thing to teach?
10. What is one of the funniest kid moments you've had at school?
11. The most played song on your iPod is _______?
12. Who inspired you to become a teacher?

Looking forward to reading their answers!  And I hope the rest of you will head on over to find 12 new blogging friends!  :)


  1. Oh, how fun! Thanks for passing this along! I'll start answering right away and come back and comment when my answers are up. Thanks!


  2. Oh man...I wasn't first to comment! Lol
    I will work on those questions soon! Thanks for including me!
    First Grade Blue Skies

  3. Thank you SO much for including me in this! You are SO cute, Kristin! I enjoyed getting to know you through this post.

  4. Love it! Thanks for playing along! :)

  5. I love Zac Effron! I can watch 17 Again every time it is played on the tv.

  6. Thanks this looks like so much fun can't wait to do it!

  7. Anonymous7:45 PM

    Thank you SO much for tagging me! I've met and made friends with a bunch of people thanks to you :) I can't tell you how excited I am...now back to reading all your ideas!

  8. Thanks for the tag! I will work on getting my answers done this weekend (currently have crying/whining 1 yr old at my leg...like I didnt get enough whining today!) Thanks again for including me!


  9. Just posted it...finally. Thanks again for the tag. Here's my response: http://dillydabbles.blogspot.com/2012/01/kristin-over-at-little-miss-glamour.html



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