Monday, June 27, 2016


Hi, friends!  I hope you're having an enjoyable summer.  I wanted to do a quick post today letting you know that each Monday from now until school begins {mid-August}, I'll be featuring one product as a "Monday Madness" special.  The product will be heavily discounted for you!  Today's product is my best-selling, 1st Grade Guided Reading Bundle!  Marked down to $51.75, this is a deal you don't want to miss!!!!  Check it out by clicking the cover photo below.  You can download the preview and read all feedback from other teachers JUST LIKE YOU!  Enjoy and be sure to stop back next Monday to see what will be on sale then!  *You can also stay up-to-date on the deals by following me on Facebook.  Just click the Facebook icon below to follow!


Friday, June 24, 2016

Five for Friday 6.24.16

Hi!  I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday this week.  I have a lot to share but it's all about the same thing--our 10 year anniversary trip to St. Lucia that we took last week!!

We stayed at the Sandals Grande St. Lucian for 7 nights and it was AMAZING.  We had never been out of the country together so it was an exceptional experience for us both!  This was also our first "All Inclusive" resort vacation.  

Packing was fun!  Who doesn't love planning out lots of festive outfits for the Caribbean?  Once we got there, we realized we reaaaalllyy over-packed!  Really, all that we would have needed were a couple swimsuits, pj's, gym clothes, and a fairly dressy outfit for each night.  Things I definitely didn't need that I took with: purses/hair straightener, curling iron, shorts/tanks.  

The resort was beautiful.  Everything was so clean and meticulous.  The staff members bent over backwards for us and made sure we had everything we needed during our stay.

We spent our days lying by one of the many pools or beach, sipping cocktails, people-watching, and eating.  Pure bliss.  No schedule.  No worrying about how much everything costs {you pay ahead of time and literally don't need any money with you}.  

The food was outstanding!  We loved having options for our meals.  We booked the anytime room service plan, so some mornings we had breakfast in bed or breakfast overlooking the ocean.  For our dinners, we had quite the variety--Indian food, Caribbean food, Asian food, French food, and Italian food.  We even had fresh coconut water and coconut meat {cut down for us by the Sandals landscaping crew}.  The desserts were amazing!  Check out the picture below!  Just one example of the many treats we had!

Halfway through our trip, we took an off-resort excursion.  We took a tour with JJ's Speed Boat Tour. We snorkled, took a hot mud bath {108 degrees to be exact} followed by rinsing off in a cold waterfall {which were both on the middle of the jungle}, drank rum punch, and ate a traditional Caribbean lunch.  It was AWESOME!!!!  If you watch the Bachelor, the mud bath may look familiar...Jake and Vienna anyone?

Who needs a spa when you can get free clay and mud in St. Lucia?!

((((Remember this episode???)))) Jake and Vienna did the mud bath and visited the waterfall behind hit and so did WE!  

We also had a catamaran cruise included in our Sandals package.  This was a lot of fun!  It was a two-hour adventure full of music and rum punch!

I'm sad to be home but glad to be back in a routine {if there is such a thing in the summer!}.  This was a once-in-a-lifetime trip that I will always remember!  Have you done a Sandals trip?  I'd love to hear about it in the comments below!


Friday, June 17, 2016

5 for Friday 6.17.16

Today, Mr. Wheeler and I celebrate 10 years of marriage!  We've had such a great first 10 years, full of laughter and fun; I can't wait to see what the next 10 hold for us!

 We redid our guest room back in the fall and I don't think I ever took any photos of it.  When I was cleaning the other day, I decided to snap a few!

We had my family come from out of town to celebrate my sis-in-law's birthday, our anniversary, my parents anniversary, and Father's Day last weekend.  It was a great day!  We grilled out, laughed, and enjoyed the company.

My Monthly Behavior Calendars Data Binder packs have been updated to include the 2016-2017 school year.  Click the covers below to head over to TpT and grab the updated versions!

Celebrating 10 years of marriage by visiting this beautiful, tropical destination soon!


Friday, June 10, 2016

5 for Friday

School is out!  On the last day, I have my kids leave me notes on the board.  I promise them that I won't read them until after they've left.  I always tear up reading them!

So school actually ended for me on May 26.  I rushed to clean/pack up my room because my father in law had been in ICU in California for a week and we were called out.  Without going into too much detail, he has two different types of blood cancer and wasn't doing well at all.  I left May 27 at 6:00 a.m. and flew to California to see him.  He is doing a little better now, thank goodness.  I got home this past Tuesday and have been catching up on sleep since.  Sitting in a hospital waiting room is exhausting.  I still don't feel like my "break" has officially started yet.  There's been too much going on!

While in California, towards the end of our trip {when my father in law was feeling better}, me, my hubby, and mother in law went to dinner on the beach.  It's a place we've been before and is so yummy.  And the view isn't too shabby, either!  LOL!

Here's something fun that happened in California--I spotted Jason {The Hills, anyone} and his beautiful wife in a beauty store that I was shopping in on our last day there!!!!!  I didn't say anything to him, even though he was like 3 feet from me.  I chickened out!

I've shared before that I am a Stella and Dot stylist.  I became on in January because I love their accessories {all accessories, really!}.  Right now, we have a great promo going on.  When you spend $50, you earn a $25 "Dot Dollar" coupon, which is good for use later in June.  You can earn Dot Dollars now through June 13 and begin redeeming them starting on June 17.  Below are a few of my latest obsessions!

Summer bracelets.  Lots of them!  *The colorful "bracelet" you see below is actually a necklace that can double as a bracelet!

Engravables.  Below is a gift I made for a teacher friend as a thank you.  We have all sorts of engravable pieces.  You can customize them however you'd like!

Below is our newest engravable style of necklace.  

These two necklaces.  Pure heaven.

I am offering a special promo for you, my blog followers!  Receive a free pair {$19 value} of our amazing "Sparkle Studs" with your order of $100 or more.  These earrings are a hot item and sell out all the time!  These are dead-ringers for 1.5 carat diamonds and are perfect for everyday wear!

So let's sum up the amazing deals.

1.  Spend $100
2.  Earn 2 $25 "Dot Dollar" certificates {aka free money for next time}
3.  Get a free pair of "Sparkle Stud" earrings
4.  Email me {} letting me know you've ordered and I will get your studs in the mail!

I'd say that's a win-win situation!  *Sparkle Studs will be mailed to you separately after you place your order.  *This offer expires Sunday, June 12 at midnight! **BE SURE TO USE THIS LINK TO SHOP!

In an effort to keep up with housework this summer, I created a "Weekly Cleaning Schedule."  This hangs on my fridge and helps me stay on track.  A little each day isn't as overwhelming as doing it all at once.  I plan on sticking to this once the school year begins again, too.  For a free copy of this, click the picture below.