Monday, July 15, 2013

Liebster Award!

First, I want to tell everyone how much I appreciate all the support I've gotten so far!  I cannot tell you how excited I get each time I have a new follower or when someone comments on one of my posts!  Second, I want to thank Mrs. H. from Just A Primary Girl for nominating me for the Liebster Award!  I feel so honored!  I can't wait to get started!
 Here are the rules:

1. Link back to the blog that nominated you

2. Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers

3. Answer the questions posted for you by your nominator

4. Share 11 random facts about yourself

5. Create 11 questions for your nominees

6. Contact your nominees and let them know you nominated them
She asked...

1. What is your all time favorite song?
That's so hard!  I can't just pick one!  Wonderwall by Oasis and Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls just to name a couple.  I could name tons!

2. iPhone / Droid/ Galaxy?
I just got an iPhone in December and I have no idea how I lived without it!

3. Why did you name your blog what you did? 
I asked my mom for help because she's pretty good with things like this.  I wanted something that wasn't grade specific since I don't have a job yet.  I also wanted something that had to do with teaching (Common Core, etc.).  We decided "It's a Core Thing" was cute and kind of sounded like "it's a sure thing".   

4. How often do you blog? 
I just started a few days ago!  This is my 2nd blog post.  I plan on blogging as often as I can so I'm thinking at least a few times a week. 

5. How many products do you have on your TPT page?
I don't have any!  I absolutely ADORE everything on TPT!  I am just in awe of everyone who has the time and the ability to make such cute products!  I would love to learn how to create my own products, I just don't know where to start!

6. Do you designate time to blog or fit it in where you can?
I just fit it in where I can.

7. How long do you have off for summer?
The last day of school was June 6.  Since I was subbing I didn't have to attend any professional developments.  The first day back for teachers is August 12 and the first day for students is August 21!  I've been teaching at an enrichment summer camp since school got out that ends August 2nd so I haven't really had much of a summer!

8. What teacher supply can you NOT live without?
There is one type of pen that I absolutely LOVE!  Once I started using it, I could not use any other type of pen!  It writes so perfect!  It's the Uni-ball Retractable Medium Point Gel Pen.  It doesn't smear at all!  My favorite is one they have for breast cancer awareness.  The pen is pink but it writes black.  Who doesn't love a pretty pink pen?  I recently found them in Target (I usually have to buy on Amazon because I can't find them in stores) and I bought a pack that has assorted ink colors.  I am SO excited about them!  I totally recommend trying them! 

9. Do you have any pets?
I have a King Charles Spaniel named Tucker and she is the ultimate princess and baby of the family.  I also have 3 cats named Tabitha, Snoopy, and Scobee.  Scobee has half of a mustache and is truly one of a kind, but he is the meanest cat I've ever seen!

10. Do you have any children?
Not yet. 

11. If you have pets/children - how do you balance it all? What relaxes you?
I love to take a drink, sit on the swing in the back yard, and just look out at the river.  It is so beautiful.  I also like to put my phone away, sit back in my dad's recliner, and watch tv.  I'm a big fan of Law and Order: SVU, Criminal Minds, and Snapped.  I also love pretty much anything on TLC and Lifetime Movie Network. I'm not a huge fan of reality type shows like the Bachelor/Bachelorette or any of the singing/dancing shows.

11 Random Facts About Me

1. I'm the assistant cheerleading coach at my old high school.  I'm coaching with one of my best friends from high school and it almost feels like we're cheering together again!

2. I cheered for 10 years all through middle school, high school, and college.  I also competed on an all star team for 3 years.

3. During my senior year of high school, I had 2 black eyes, at the same time, for almost a month due to a tumbling accident at all star practice.  I still have a small bump and scar on my forehead from where I got hit.

4. I LOVE the AT&T commercials with the kids!  They are HILARIOUS!  It's so funny because that is real life!  If you don't know what I'm talking about, you need to YouTube them right now!  

5. I have scoliosis, but it has never prevented me from cheering or swimming.
6. I am a HUGE baseball fan!  My brother has played his entire life so we're a big baseball family.  He won state 3 times with our high school and went on to play in college!  My favorite MLB team is the Braves!

7. I am in love with Luke Bryan.

8. I am a proud alumna of Phi Mu!

9. I went to a junior college for my first 2 years of college and I LOVED every minute of it!  I wish I could have stayed all 4 years.  I had such close friends there and the faculty and staff were amazing!  We all still keep in touch.  SMC will always have a place in my heart. 

10. I hate ricotta cheese.

11. When I was little, I told my mom I wanted a haircut like my brother's.  She gave me a bowl cut.  Worst haircut EVER.

I would like to nominate:
Natalie Recess and Beyond 
Rachel A Tall Drink of Water 
Courtney Classroom Snapshots 
Melanie Holland's Happenings 
Jamie Kindergarten Friends 
Natalie The Polka Dotted Chirp 

Most of these nominees are SC bloggers like I am! 

Questions for the bloggers I nominated:

1. What kind of Oreos do you like?
2. What would your dream vacation be?
3. What was your first CD?
4. What made you decide to start blogging?
5. What is your favorite TV commercial? 
6. Are you a fan of a specific sports team?
7.  What is your favorite local restaurant?
8. If I came to visit your city, what is something I would absolutely have to do/see?
9. Who was your most influental teacher and why?
10. What does your spouse/significant other, kids, and/or co-workers think about your blogging?
11. What was your most favorite teaching moment?
And one extra, 12. What grade did you do your student teaching in?

Again, thank you so much Mrs. H. for nominating me!  I am so honored!  I can't wait to read everyone's responses!  I'm off to cheerleading practice!  Have a great night!




  1. Hey Girl!
    Thank you so much for nominating me! I am so excited to answer your questions! I love Luke Bryan, too! How could you not? His new song is so ahhhhhmazing! I am getting ready to answer your questions on my blog! You will have to come over and check them out! :) Good luck with your job search! I'm sure you'll be snatched up soon! Just keep trying and be positive!

  2. Congrats on your nomination! I just found your blog thru you winning "Just A Primary Girl's" giveaway! Good luck on your job search! You will find something soon! "Wonderwall" by Oasis - great song! Love it! I also love anything Law and Order! Happy to be following your blog!

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