Woo hoo! Award Time and Currently!

i always LOVE linking up with Farley for her Currently monthly linky parties!
Listening: I'm baking Triple Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes for a Canada Day party tomorrow! I'm not Canadian, but one of my best friend's is, and I've been joining the Canada Day parties since I was young! I'm also making fruit salsa with cinnamon chips!! I'll share recipes and more tomorrow for Monday Made It!
Loving: I have a list a mile long of things I've been discovering: great new fonts, how to make TPT units and such, free photoshop programs, graphics, etc.! Thank you to those bloggers who love to share!
Thinking: I'm searching for a part-time job until I can get a teaching job! I'm sending out TONS of applications, and finally have an interview tomorrow! Pray for me!
Wanting: it's too hot out to not be by a body of water! I want to lay out and tan my white body, but I start dripping with sweat the minute I do!
Needing: this is really random, but I thought to myself, what do I need? And that's what I came up with! It's one of the triple lemon things in my cupcakes :)
Reads: I LOVE this random one Farley chose! I need some more great books!

Onto the award!! Thank you to Michelle at

No Monkey Business
**UPDATE** AND Kim at

for giving me this award!
I'm flattered and am excited to have another to show off on my blog!! The rules are as follows:
1.  Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2.  Include a link to their site.
3.  Include the award image in your post.
4.  Give 7 random facts about yourself
5.  Nominate other bloggers for the award.
6.  When nominating, include a link to their site.
7.  Let other bloggers know they've been nominated.

So now I guess would be a good time for the 7 Random Facts! Here goes!
1. I love my family. They are the best! I am the oldest of three kids- with two younger brothers. I love being the oldest, but always wanted my mom to have another girl!
L-R: Peter, me, Dad, Mom, Collin

2. My mom is the Party Queen! I had THE BEST birthday parties and halloween costumes when I was little!  For example, one birthday my grandma painted me this castle set to put around an outdoor canopy. It had a drawbridge and everything! My parents even dressed up as king and queen!
Halloween costumes included:
Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Tinkerbell
Dorothy, Scarecrow, and Toto
Butterfly of New Life, Fishers of Men boat, and Peter's rock where Jesus built his church

3. I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I was 5 years old. I was homeschooled until 5th grade and would make fake lesson plans for my "class" with old homeschool curriculum!

4. 3 of my best friends and I started a traveling journal that we would write letters to each other in and pass it around the US and the world to each other, a couple years ago. It's still going strong today! I love when I get the journal to read up on everyone and write!
Left to Right: Ann, Emily, Alicia, me!

5. I love my home church! I've been going to Glad Tidings since, well, before I was born! My parents met in youth group there, and we've been going ever since!!

6. I love to cook and bake!! It's a passion of mine, and I love pursuing it!

7. I started my own business a few years ago called Dipstix! I make chocolate covered pretzel rods with fun toppings for people! I have an Etsy shop: The Allieway! I even made them for a wedding favor! They were a hit!

I'll cover steps 5-7 tomorrow!
SHHH! I have my TPT shop up and running, but only have a few items so far! Check them out, give me feedback, and get ready for my GRAND OPENING soon! (Don't tell the others!!)


  1. Good luck on your interview:) I'm your newest follower!

    1...2...3...Teach With Me

  2. I was totally going to put The Lightening Thief as my favorite book~! Good Luck on your interview!

    3rd Grade Sprinkles

  3. Good luck with your interview tomorrow! Sending positive vibes your way!! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. Setting Limits in the Classroom is a great book! I have lead two book studies on it for my school. We based on school wide discipline on some of the ideas presented in the book. The book focues on how to prevent and end power struggles with children using logical consequences. I highly suggest reading it! You can find it on Amazon.

  5. Good luck tomorrow on the interview! I'm sure you'll be great!

    PS- now you have me wanting chocolate covered pretzels!!


    1. thanks! Hey, I could always send you some! Their perfect for 4th of July parties :D!

  6. *sigh* the beach!

    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class
    I hope that you'll join me for my giveaway ♥

  7. Now I am totally in the mood for cupcakes! Hope you were able to find a body of water to tan by :)

    Living A Wonderful Life


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