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Summer Bucket List!

I am so excited that Summer is almost here! I'm joining in with the Summer Bucket List linky party hosted by A Cupcake for the Teacher, Miss Kindergarten, and A Modern Teacher. The most important item on my Summer Bucket List is to spend time getting to know our little girl. I am almost 9 months pregnant and have a c-section scheduled for June 3rd! We are so excited about welcoming our baby girl into our family... most of my time this summer will be spent navigating the waters of new motherhood! My husband and I have a lot to learn, and thankfully we have all summer to figure it out! As soon as I can, I want to begin running again. I continued running up until week 26 of my pregnancy and then my feet began to swell. For the past 3 months I've only been able to fit into one pair of … [Read more...]

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Friday Feature: PSA Essentials Custom Stamp

This weeks Friday Feature is a custom stamp from PSA Essentials. This company is one of my all-time favorites... and they were the very first company I signed up with when I opened my web store, Polka Dot Parlor. I love their custom stamps and always recommend their products to friends, family, brides, teachers, and anyone else who asks! There are so many designs to choose from and the best part is that each stamp has peel and stick technology! The best sellers at Polka Dot Parlor are Wallace, Dashwood, and Gabby. Which personalized stamp is your favorite? Not only does PSA Essentials have the best stampers around, but they also have other products that make using your custom stamp even more fun! Also available are single initial stamps, custom embossers, one and two color ink … [Read more...]

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Friday Feature: Pre-Made Etsy Shops

This weeks Friday Feature from Polka Dot Parlor is a Pre-Made Etsy Shop. Each shop includes: Shop Banner Sale Banner New Items Banner Away Banner Shop Avatar (2 sizes included) Thank You / Feedback graphic Reserved graphic All pre-made shops can be personalized with your business name and tagline. I am working on adding more of these to my shop so if you have an idea of something you'd like to see, please leave a comment! I am super excited about next weeks Friday Feature! I have been working on a special promotion with one of my favorite vendors! Hope you have a great weekend! … [Read more...]

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Friday Feature: Monogrammed Lunch Tote

In addition to sharing personal posts about my friends and family, I would also love to use my blog as a space for sharing some of my favorite products and crafts. Each Friday, I would like to feature a product from Polka Dot Parlor, my Etsy shop, or TeachersPayTeachers. If you love the item featured I would love for you to leave a comment or pin it to your favorite Pinterest board! Today's Friday Feature is an adorable lunch tote from Rouge & Co. I recently found Rouge & Co. when doing a search online and knew instantly I wanted their products in my shop! Their items feature fun patterns, are customizable, and of course feature a monogram! I immediately fell in love with these adorable lunch totes. Each lunch tote measures 12" x 10.5" flat and can insulate contents for up to four … [Read more...]

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Online Shopping & Windsocks!

One of my favorite things is when I get home and I have a package waiting on my doorstep! My husband says I *might* be a little obsessed with online shopping... So, it's a good thing I have my own web boutique! You can follow it on Facebook! When I opened my web store  almost 3 years ago, I wanted to offer my customers some of my favorite things. One of my all-time favorite companies is PSA Essentials. I LOVE their products. If you've never heard of PSA, they sell THE.BEST. personalized stampers. One of my on-going projects this year is organizing my classroom library, so I ordered a stamp to personalize all of my books. I love how it turned out! I also ordered a few more goodies for my classroom... I got an alignment tool for changing out the stamp body, a black & lime ink … [Read more...]

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Giveaway at Miss Nelson’s Blog!

I'm participating in the 500 follower giveaway at Miss Nelson's blog! I will be giving away $15 to my web store, Polka Dot Parlor! There are other bloggers giving away TpT packets, gift cards, and much more! Click on the picture below to check it out! Don't forget to follow my blog on Facebook! I'll be having a giveaway of my own when I reach 100 fans! Some of my favorite items from my web store include: PSA Essentials personalized stampers! These are great to use for address stamps, personalizing books or other items, and gifts for friends or family! Personalized tumblers! If you love monograms, this is the tumbler for you! Personalized cell phone case! These cases are very durable and can be personalized any way you choose! … [Read more...]

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Currently & Some Shopping!

I've been wanting so badly to shop for my new classroom! It has been so hard not to buy things since I don't even know what my classroom looks like. Our staff is moving into a brand new building at the end of the month... and we have no idea what to expect! We've been watching it being built for a year and a half and we've only seen the outside! I did buy a few things for my classroom (and myself!) that I just couldn't pass up... I just got my new phone case in the mail today! In addition to teaching, I also have a web store - Polka Dot Parlor. I ordered this phone case for myself in hot pink zig-zag with a solid navy circle. I LOVE how it turned out! I have always wanted a rocking chair for my classroom. I came upon this one in an antique shop in Auburn. It was already painted and … [Read more...]

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My Obsessions!

I just love Linky parties! This topic includes things in life that I just love and tend to obsess over... If you ask my husband, he would say that includes EVERYTHING! I'm linking up with Living a Wonderful Life to divulge what's on my list of obsessions! For the past year and a half, I have been obsessed with National Board Certification. I began searching for resources to help me with my journey last February, applied for candidacy in April, and have been working NON-STOP ever since. My candidate cycle will end in ONE WEEK after I take the Assessment Center exercises! Becoming a National Board Certified Teacher has always been a dream of mine and it is something that I have worked very hard on and will continue until accomplished! I love to RUN! I have been SO upset with myself … [Read more...]

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Summer Bucket List!

Summer is right around the corner and I am joining Teri, Hadar, and April in the Summer Bucket List Linky Party! Since we are moving to a NEW school in August I am SO excited to have this opportunity to organize my teaching materials. Every box that I have packed so far is organized and I have purged and given away many items that I just do not need anymore. This summer I am working on organizing ALL of the books in my classroom library. I am using the Scholastic Book Wizard to level my books A-Z and I am entering all of my books into Shelfari. I am so excited to use Shelfari in my classroom next year! I have already began tagging my books and I love that if I want to know what books I have available for "Back to School," I just click on the tag and I can easily see them and know … [Read more...]

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Giveaway with Miss Kindergarten!

I am hosting a giveaway with Hadar of Miss Kindergarten! Hadar recently won a personalized stamp from my web store, Polka Dot Parlor. I was thrilled that she won since she is a fellow teacher blogger! Of course, she customized her stamp to use in her classroom! She ordered the "Daisy" stamp and had it personalized to say "From the Library of Miss Maor." It turned out so cute... I might have to order one for myself! Hadar asked if we could give away a stamp on her blog and of course I agreed! So, head on over to her blog for your chance to win your own personalized stamp! This giveaway will end on Saturday, November 5th! Good Luck! In the mean time, if you feel like shopping please use coupon code TEACHER at checkout to receive 10% off your purchase. Coupon valid until … [Read more...]

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