Friday, August 5, 2016

A Few of My Favorite Things

I find it fitting that as I'm writing this "few of my favorite things" post the skies over NOLA are filled with thunderstorms. If I were a nun trying to be a nanny in pre-Nazi Austria, I'm pretty sure all of the Von Trapp children would be in my room right now. 

Sound of Music reference anyone? Speaking of favorite things, Sound of Music is definitely my favorite movie of all time.

But truthfully, this post makes me feel more like Oprah than Julie Andrews cast as Maria. I wanted to let you get to know my a bit better so I figured what better way than to tell you about all the things I love. Like Oprah there's going to be some giveaways involved!

So let's get started with
I liked pineapples before it was cool to like pineapples. Y'all I have a serious pineapple obsession. So much so that this is what my hubs got me for our anniversary in June. #happywifehappylife
Why yes those ARE leopard print pineapple Keds!

Ashley Marquez of Teach Create Motivate donated one of her gorgeous pineapple prints to one lucky winner in honor of my love of pineapples.
Hi my name is Kristi and I'm a Target shopaholic. It's a real problem people. At some point this summer I actually went to the Dollar Spot 6 times in 36 hours. #sorrynotsorry

The answer is always yes! Teachers just can't pass up those "dollar" deals!

Two day shipping for the win! Need I same more? Plus if you can't find it on Amazon, does it even exist?

Instagram is absolutely my favorite way to connect with people. Instagram is really what got me involved in TPT and the teacher blogging community. I've been so blessed to make amazing friendships with like minded teachers through Instagram. Three of them jumped in with donations of their products and you can win the Instagram prize pack below. Brogan Boles from Brogan's Bits and J&B Creations donated one school shirt of your choice. Megan Williams of Ms. Williams Y'all and Letter Shine donated a super adorable hand-lettered classroom quote (but it would look great at home too). Finally, Andrea from Andrea's Vinyl Shoppe donated a monogrammed mason jar keychain (which by the way combines two of my other favorite things: monograms & mason jars)!

Gold is my favorite color and I have a serious bracelet stacking problem. I just love pretty baubles! Alex & Ani bracelets are some of my favorite arm candy and seriously Kendra Scott can do no wrong. I'm not going to lie, I wish I could enter this giveaway myself. 

We all love TPT right!? Raise your hand if you spend too much money on TPT! I've got a fantastic shopping spree for one lucky winner. A few crazy generous and top-notch TPT creators have offered gift cards specifically to their stores. This prize totals out to more than one hundred dollars in TPT money! Thanks so much to Chynna from Primary Fairy Tales,  Tessa from The Krafty Teacher, Lori Anne from Live, Laugh, Love Second, Christina from Miss DeCarbo,  Catherine from The Brown Brag Teacher, Kayse from Teaching on Less, and Abby from Babbling Abby.

And just so you can really get to know me here's a quick list of other favorite things of mine. I call these my 
I love macaroni and cheese, binge watching Netflix shows, glitter, pelicans (obviously), dry shampoo,  composition notebooks, Supertip markers, and Diet Coke. 

Big Huge Shoutout to these ladies who donated money towards the gift cards and jewelry!

Thanks for celebrating the launch party with me! Make sure to check back Sunday to find out if you're a winner of any of the prizes from this week's giveaways! Hugs, kisses, and tell your mom and 'dem I said hey!


  1. This is awesome, Kristi! Thanks for organizing such a cool giveaway!

  2. I love your favorite things!! I love your blog!! I love your TPT creations!! But most of all I LOVE you!! Congrats to my BFF on a wonderful job well done! I'm super proud of you!

  3. Haha all of these are such great giveaways, Wish I'd found this post a little sooner and participated in it myself. Anyways, hope to see more great giveaways up on your blog soon.