Makeover Madness

Today I'm linking up with the TPT Seller Challenge group started by these fabulous bloggers:


for #makeovermadness.  I'm pretty sure I'm just about the last person to link up this week!  With two little ones at home, my computer time is limited but I managed  not only to completely overhaul one product, but also update my blog and Facebook pages!

What do you think of my new look?  I love it! :)

I chose to update the clipart in my Short Vowel Sorts & Activities product.  This was one of the very first products I made and it sells pretty well.  I desperately needed to update the clipart now that I've spent WAY too much money over the past two years amassing a huge collection of clipart!

I use these cards as center activities (sort by vowel sound) and also in small groups, when I choose just a few cards to quickly sort as a warm up before a guided reading lesson.  Now I have to work on updating the matching long vowel sort product!

Summer Bucket List

I'm joining Natalie & Rachelle over at What The Teacher Wants for their fun Summer Bucket List linky party!  I've been on break for 2 weeks now and I must admit thinking there is less than 8 weeks left of of my summer break gives me a pit in my stomach - there is so much I want to do!

School: I've been wanting to come up with my own alphabet chart/chant with motions for each letter for a while now.  What I use now is a combination of several different well known chants and I've made up quite few letters up myself.  My goal is to make a matching chart and large alphabet display to match the chant I use each day.

Personal: We hope to sell the condo we are rapidly outgrowing and buy a house this upcoming spring.  I know I will need to purge a lot of stuff at that point to make our house pretty for all those showings so I'm hoping to get a head start and work my way through the basement and some closets.  We had our 2nd baby boy last summer and we are stopping with 2 children so I have lots of baby stuff to get rid of!
I want to try one brand new recipe each week!  I tend to get into a rut during the school year and just go with what I know is quick and easy.  Hopefully I can find a few new recipes to add to the rotation!
I have such a hard time getting new products ready to upload during the school year-teaching first grade with 2 little ones at home is exhausting and I end up falling asleep before I get to work on anything!  I already have finished and uploaded one new thing over the summer (My Reward Coupons) so hopefully I'll get to make a few new products and update a few old ones!

Fun: This summer is all about my boys!  In the 2 weeks I've been off, we've gone to the zoo, had a picnic at a park with a lake, visited a few new playgrounds, and gone to the pool several times.  
We are heading to Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina in mid-July.  We last went 3 years ago when my oldest was just 1, so I'm excited to go back with a 4 year old and a 1 year old!
Last, the school year sometimes seems like non-stop go, go, go-so I am going to enjoy every minute of down time we can get this summer!!