Monday, August 17, 2015

Blog Makeover and Birthday Mega Giveaway!


I have a HUGE WELCOME for you! Thank you for stopping by my newly redone blog! My blog was orginially designed in 2012 by the wonderful Christi Fultz  from Designs by Christi and this summer she agreed to redesign it! I am blown away by the results!! Please go visit her design blog! I will post her button below. Thank you Christi for working your magic! To celebrate I am having a mega giveaway! I will be giving away more than $100 worth of gift cards, prizes from over 40 teacher bloggers, a Classroom Friendly Supplies Pencil Sharpener and credit to my TPT store and a Jamberry nail wrap of your choice! Interested? Read on!

Blog Makeover and Birthday Mega Giveaway!

I remember when I started my blog 3 years ago - I had no idea what I was doing or what  I was getting into! Pretty quickly I realized I wanted a better looking blog than I could create myself so Christi helped me out. For some reason (well... they are yummy) I wanted a sweet treat theme with cupcakes, ice cream etc. Which in retrospect is great but doesn't have anything to do with reading, writing, teaching or why I have a blog! Live and learn right?  Especially after I attended the TPT conference in Vegas (check out my breakdown of it here) I decided I needed to get serious again about the blog and branding and reached out to Christi. Then I contacted some bloggy buddies and they totally stepped up to help! So did Classroom Friendly Supplies (check out their blog here and Facebook page here)!

Check out the work Christi did on just my blog button!
blog button before and after

This giveaway got so awesome and so huge I have to break in down into 6 separate giveaways which I will be rolling out over the course of the next 3 days so if you like this giveaway, come back tomorrow and see giveaway #2, and then the next day and so on!

So... let's find out what is included in today's giveaways! 

Today you can win:
a $25 Amazon Gift Card
Prizes from 10 amazing teacher bloggers
a $10 Winner's Choice to my TPT store
and
a Jamberry Nail Wrap of your choice

Let's break this down! GIVEAWAY #1 includes the $25 Amazon gift card and prizes from the following amazing Teacher Bloggers:
$10 Winner's Choice from The Literacy Nest
$10 Winner's Choice from Ms. D's Literacy Lab
$10 Winner's Choice from Primary Inspiration
$10 Winner's Choice from Mrs. Black's Bees
$10 Winner's Choice from Michelle Dupuis Education
$5 Winner's Choice from Teachin' in the Mitten
Fall Math and Science Centers for Kindergarten from Love, Luck, and Laughter
Fall Forest Friends Count and Clip from Kamp Kindergarten
Back to School Toppers/Writing Display Pieces from Primary World

GIVEAWAY #6 (yeah, sorry I know that seems out of order!) includes the $10 Winner's Choice to my store, Reading and Writing Redhead and
one Jamberry nail wrap of your choice!
What is Jamberry you ask? Only the best thing ever! If you have never had a sample of a nail wrap, click here or on the image on the sidebar and I will send one along. They are vinyl wraps that adhere to your nails kind of like stickers would BUT they are way more fun and last way longer - up to two weeks on nails and up to 6 weeks on toes. They come in over 300 patterns! Wow! Definitely something for everyone. 

Here is a collage of my favorite styles!  From the upper left, clockwise, they are Punchy Puff, Purple Mini Polka, Upper East Side and Sweet Whimsy (on the thumb and ring fingers - the other fingers have Yellow Lotus and Teal Mini Polka).
Win free Jamberry!
And these are all retiring on Aug. 31 which means I can't get them after that (don't worry, Jamberry is just making room for some new styles to be released in Sep.)! So I already ordered some more Upper East Side- don't want to run out lol.

So let's get to  the rafflecopters! Lots of easy ways to enter each giveaway and please come back tomorrow to see the new giveaways for Day 2!

Giveaway 1 : Reading and Writing Redhead

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway 6: Reading and Writing Redhead

a Rafflecopter giveaway

31 comments:

  1. I go back on the 24th and the kids start on the 26th.

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  2. I have taught for 27 years in first grade.

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    1. Thanks Lori. Good luck getting back into the swing of things!

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  3. Today was my first day back-exhausting!

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    1. Well I am very impressed you had enough energy to check this giveaway out AND comment! THANKS!

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  4. We started back today. Students start Monday.

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  5. Awesome new look! I've been in meetings for a while. Tomorrow is the first day with students!

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  6. I went back yesterday (August 18) My students start August 24. I am entering my 12th year of teaching.

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    1. Wow you have a whole week of required teacher work before the kiddos come?

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  7. I don't start back till Monday...the kids come the week after on Tuesday.

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    1. That's a lot of required days before the actual first day with kids!

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  8. This will be my 6th year teaching. I've taught primary all 6 years. This year I think I'm teaching 2nd.

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    1. That's what I teach Sarah! 2nd all the way!

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  9. Fantastic giveaway! Great blog design!

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  10. Students' first day was Wednesday!

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  11. With some breaks in service for military transfer, this will be my 4th year teaching. I will be teaching kinder!

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  12. I started school this past Monday. The kids come back next Tuesday. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  13. I have been teaching for 10 years. I teach 4th grade!

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  14. Sept. 1st is my first day. I have been teaching for 15 years in the district that I am in now. LOVE!!! I did a big shout out for this giveaway on my blog. 123kteach
    Regina

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  15. First day with the kids is Sept. 8th!

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  16. Teachers go back Sept. 2 and students Sept. 8.

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