I know, I know, I know I have been living in the land of summer vacation people and my poor little blog has been sooooooo sadly neglected but I am back.  Now that summer is coming to an end it's time for me to say  THANK YOU.  Thank you blogland and the magical word of Instagram for all of the great ideas for my classroom.  I am so grateful for all of the great new connections that I've made this summer.  To show my appreciation, it's time for my second annual. . .  
For this giveaway, YOU get to pick your prize.  I will be using Rafflecopter to select one lucky winner who will get a $15.00 gift card to one of the stores listed.  The giveaway ends at midnight on Thursday, August 8th ~ good luck.

Now that I'm back it's time for me to link up with two of my favorite linky parties.  Today the super sweet Kacey from Doodle Bugs Teaching is back with her weekly linky Five for Friday.
Once again I am going to rock this party the way Michelle always does. . . I'm gonna roll these pictures out ~ hashtag style.

#FarmersMarket   #CheapYumminess

#JoinTheFitnessTrainPeople   #TagUp   #LetsMotivateEachOther

#OkayTPT   #ImReadyForYouNow

#FirstDayInMyClass   #Ummm   #ImInTrouble

#GoodTimes   #GreatFriends   #IHeartSummer
I am also linking up today with the one and only Farley for her Currently linky party.  Here is what I was currently up to last night before I fell asleep on the couch with my laptop literally ON my lap.

I love that Farley sponsors this linky every month.  Currently in a cool way has become a journal for my life each month. When I went back and read my post from last year (click here) it was neat to see what I was up to 364 days ago.  If you haven't looked back at your Currently posts in awhile, take a minute to do so.

Now for my back to school must haves:  
# 1  I have said it before and I will say it again, my friends are the best. My life sometimes can be a hot mess of nonsense and I am so incredible lucky to have such a great support system surrounding me. 
# 2  See picture above ~ Thank you Sam's.
# 3  Comfy shoes has not been checked off the list for this year yet but they are an essential for me especially for the first few weeks of school since my feet go into withdrawal from not being able to wear my Nike flip flops. 

So there you have it, a brief look into my life.  Well I'm off to pretend like I am getting work done for school but I'll probably just procrastinate a little bit more.
SHINE on everyone!

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