Thirty-One December Special


I LOVE the Thirty-One December special! What a great way to save on gifts this holiday season! When you spend $35 choose a Mini-Zipper Pouch, Cinch Sack, Littles Carry-All Caddy, Canvas Crew Carry-All, or a Baubles and Bracelets Case for a discounted price! Don't forget hostesses can earn the new Stand Tall Insert + a Large Utility Tote for FREE! This great product will only be available in December. I LOVE my Stand Tall Insert... This product makes the Large Utility Tote so much better (if that's even possible!?!). The extra pockets add so much storage space and the insert makes the bag SO sturdy and durable. Contact me for more information or shop now. … [Read more...]


December Currently! {2014}


LISTENING: I'm listening to Sarah's favorite TV show... Sid the Science Kid! LOVING: I love watching Sarah learn and grow each day. She will be 18 months old this Wednesday! This past month she has learned lots of new words, knows how to throw trash away in the kitchen, invented a few more dance moves, gives kisses, and has become obsessed with stickers! THINKING: I cannot stop thinking about how excited I am about the Polka Dot Parlor new site launch! I began working with Staci from Quirky-Bird about a year ago on updating my website. I always wanted to build my brand from the ground up with a custom web design and Staci has done a phenomenal job! We are getting close to the finish line and I am hoping to go live with lots of new products by January 1st! WANTING: I am wanting … [Read more...]


Meet Me! {teacher blogger linky}


Hi everyone! My name is Bethany McClure and I'd like to welcome you to my blog, Learning is a Journey! I started my blog a few years ago as a way for my students and parents to stay up-to-date on classroom happenings. Since then, I've expanded my blog to not only include topics pertaining to teaching and learning, but also topics that are important in other areas of my life such as my family, running, music, and Auburn to name a few! I would love for you to take a look around and follow my blog via one of the options listed on the sidebar! Here is a little bit about my sweet family... I have been married to Scott for 4 years! We met at Auburn University. War Eagle! Scott was getting ready to graduate with his engineering degree and I was finishing up my 2nd year of teaching 1st grade at … [Read more...]


August Currently! {2014}


I'm so excited about my new blog design! I've been working on it all week. I've decided that I just can't manage two blogs anymore so I'm combining my teaching and personal blog into one. I hope this will bring a bit more variety to my blog as I include posts related to teaching, as well as my family and personal interests. Watching the War Eagle/Roll Tide special on ESPN2 this morning really made me excited for football season. I can't wait to see Sarah in her new cheerleader uniform! Only 3 more weeks... WAR EAGLE! I've just finished reading Chris Powell's Choose More, Lose More for Life. He and his wife Heidi Powell are so inspiring to me and I'm hoping that by following their Carb Cycling plan I can lose my last 15 lbs (or more!) to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. It has … [Read more...]


Thirty-One Round-About Caddy!

Since joining Thirty-One, I have been finding SO many ways to organize our daily life with these products. One product that we use daily is the Thirty-One Round-About Caddy. We have two of these that we use for completely different reasons. We use one Round-About Caddy to hold all of Sarah's bath items, and the other we use for pool and outside toys. The Round-About Caddy retails for $25 and it has a mesh bottom. It also has water resistant fabric, so no need to worry if it gets wet. It can easily be wiped clean! Uses for the Round-About Caddy: bath items bath toys shower caddy make-up holder pool toys gardening supplies craft items crayon holder snack holder How would you use the Round-About Caddy? I would love to hear your ideas on how you would use this item at … [Read more...]


Thirty-One Flash Sale!

Happy Saturday everyone! I wanted to share with you that Thirty-One is having a Flash Sale beginning Sunday, March 16th through Saturday, March 22nd. Included in this sale are lots of great products for 50% off! Have a look at the flyer below and if you would like to order anything please email me or you can shop online at 10 am EST tomorrow, Sunday, March 16th! Join my Facebook group here for more specials and product updates! … [Read more...]

Thirty-One Launch Party Giveaway!

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I am SO excited that I've recently become an Independent Consultant for Thirty-One Gifts! I have always loved Thirty-One products and am so excited to offer them to my friends and family. So, why did I join Thirty-One? When I was expecting my sweet baby girl, my first grade class gave me a Thirty-One bag full of baby items. I have used that bag so much (Organizing Utility Tote)… especially when traveling. It is the perfect size and has just enough pockets for all of the baby items I need to take with me on the go! It also makes the perfect "teacher  bag!" Since receiving that bag, my wish list of Thirty-One items has grown… As a consultant, not only do I enjoy trying new products but I also love helping family and friends find the perfect gift or organizing accessory to make their lives a … [Read more...]


Currently {november 2013}


I'm linking up with Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade for November Currently! Listening... to College Game Day! This is my favorite time of year. I'm excited that we finally have some Fall weather. Cool weather and Auburn football makes for a great day! War Eagle! Loving... my sweet baby girl. I am so blessed to have the sweetest, most beautiful daughter. I can't believe this little pumpkin will be 5 months old tomorrow! Thinking... I'm excited to mentor National Board candidates. I've received a few requests through my blog for information about the National Board process. I'm attending a webinar later today and can't wait to learn more about Candidate Support from other NBCTs. I can't believe it's almost been a year since I certified as an Early … [Read more...]


{GIVEAWAY} Celebrating 200 fans on Facebook!

This week we made it to 200 fans on Facebook! Thank you so much for your support of my blog Learning is a Journey! To celebrate this milestone, I will be giving away your choice of 3 products from my TeachersPayTeachers store. All you have to do is enter to win below! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]


Classroom Awards & Google Reader

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It's the end of the year and time for Classroom Awards! How do you recognize your students at the end of the year? Last year, I wanted to recognize my students for their individual efforts and unique personalities. I created my Classroom Awards & Certificates for Primary Students and they are available in Chevron, Stripes, and Polka Dots! I love having the families join us as I give out these awards. I always describe the award and tell why I have chosen the particular student who is receiving it. The students LOVE trying to guess who is going to receive each award! This year after our awards ceremony, I had the sweetest grandfather thank me for doing individualized awards. He said he knew it meant so much for his grandson to be recognized as the "Marvelous Mathematician" and he could … [Read more...]