Monday, December 24, 2012

2012 Bloggy Best and Brightest Linky

I'm loving this linky that Christina over at Bunting, Books & Bainbridge is hosting...

I love looking back at a year and thinking about the wonderful accomplishments and even the bumps and bruises and what I learned from them.  This has been one GREAT year!!!!!

By far, without a doubt I'm so proud of my store over at TpT!!!!  I hemmed and hawed over whether or not I had what it took to tackle this endeavor and I'm so very glad that I did.  Of course I have to thank all of YOU for stopping by and shopping...each sale makes me smile and I never take even one for granted!!!!

I'd have to say my most favorite product that I've created {Which also took me the LONGEST to make...remember, I hem and haw a ton!} for TpT is...

I think I like it so much because it has helped me a ton this year in my guided reading groups.  I have a folder that I filled with the prompts...I made several copies of each prompt ... I have responses to literature at my fingertips and they make my kiddos think.  Easy peasy!

If somebody asks me what my favorite color, my favorite food, my favorite restaurant or any other favorite - I have the hardest time choosing just one.  To share a favorite post with you is way too hard.  I'd have to think over that for I decided to just check my stats and go with a few of my most viewed ones.

My Friendly Letter Post...

You can pick up this freebie....Just click the picture!

And my Spell It, Smell It {Which happens to be a classroom favorite word work activity}...

Another freebie for ya - click on the picture!

What I cherish most about blogging this past year are the number of friendships I have made...a great community of thinkers, supporters and friends! With the bum wrap that teachers can sometimes get it was nice to meet people who uplift and make me want to be an even better educator.  Thanks friends!!!!!

A little confession....I'm not the world's biggest pinner.  I just can't wrap my brain around it really...I pin stuff, but I don't get the followers business and all that jazz.  Anyway, I'm working on it and started a K-2 Bloggers Board  {Thanks pinning guru Lori for the idea} I filled it with great blogs that I love to go check it out if you're looking to add more blogs to your addiction!  I have to add Third Grade Doodles to the mix...I almost added her to my K-2 board but couldn't do it because it would mess up my attempt at organization...HA! She's an awesome blogger who will really get you thinking!!!

Well, there you have it....lots of bright spots on this here take a look in that mirror...

Do you see who that is?  It's YOU...I thank YOU for making 2012 such a great year for this little 'ol blog!!!!

Merry, Merry! Happy, Happy!


  1. You are such an inspiration Holly! I think you often don't realize what a gift you are to others. Thank you for being such a blessing to me. =)

    I am so glad you opened your TpT store so you can share your wonderful creations with us. I am headed to check out your blog board on Pinterest.

    Have a very Merry Christmas sweet friend.


    Heather's Heart

  2. Thanks for linking up, friend! You HAVE had a great year... you got to see me... TWICE. So, I think that pretty much sums it up! Bwa ha ha ha!

    Love ya, girl!

    *Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge*

  3. Hey Holly! So So happy to call you "friend!" We do need to meet up some time soon!
    Love ya tons!

  4. I totally agree with you on opening a tpt store!! It was so hard not to take the plunge! I have completely enjoyed our bloggy friendship!! I hope you have a great holiday!

  5. Great post, Holly! Thanks for all the reminders about what makes you such a fantastic person to know!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  6. Merry Christmas Holly! Love your Brightest moments! Thanks for being such an awesome bloggy friend! Many Blessings to you and your family!
    Crayons and Curls

  7. Merry Christmas, Holly!
    You are a bright light in my life! :)

  8. Sweet, Dear Holly:

    Sending you Christmas blessings and wishes for a very Happy New Year!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

    PS I feel the same way about pinning. One of my New Year's Resolutions is to pin more... I hope I can make it at least to January 3rd with that one!

  9. Just started following your K-2nd Bloggers Board! What a great idea for finding new blogs to follow! Is there a way to add our own blogs to that or is that just for you to pin your favorite blogs? I am new to blogging so still finding my way in this bloggy world and fairly new to pinterest too!
    Thanks for all of your posts and ideas!

  10. Thanks Holly!! I love your response notebook! Great for even third grade. I just love reading all of your posts! Keep up the great work!

    Love Kathy
    Third Grade Doodles

    1. Love the pinterest idea...hope hou dont mind if I steal it!!


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