Monday, July 30, 2012

BIG NEWS, Giveway and a Name Change!

No, I am not changing the name of my blog. However, I am changing my last name! I am officially a married girl!  
Here is a quick pic my bridesmaid snapped of me before we headed out of the room. As soon as my photographer gives me pictures I will share some more pictures of my big day along with our honeymoon. It was everything I could have dreamed of and more! 

Now, on to the BIG NEWS. 
If you have been following my blog for a few months now, you all know I have been on the hunt for a teacher home! I just moved to a new city (thank you to the new husband) and left my old teaching position behind. Such a bittersweet few months! I just kept faith that God would put me in the right position as I continued to search for a new job in a new city!

The week before my wedding (2 weeks ago) I received a phone call from a principal who had seen my resume, I went in for an interview and I loved her, she was amazing! ONE hour later… my phone was ringing from HR asking me if I wanted to accept the position. Did I possibly squeal in the phone? Yes. It is what I do when I am BEYOND happy. PTL! 

Even better news… I AM BACK IN FIRST GRADE! God knew exactly what he was doing. So, this week is go mode. I get into my new classroom today, filling out paperwork galore, and I am still trying to unpack our house. Think of an episode of hoarders in a bachelor pad. Ugh, it's not good.  

So onto my giveaway. In honor of all of the amazing changes in my life and my fab followers who read,  comment and support, this one is for you! 

I have teamed up with the fabulous Lakeshore Learning to host a little giveaway. Tomorrow I will be doing a full post on a few items they graciously sent me to review, including the giveaway item. I mean seriously? I love ALL of their products. They also are giving my followers a promotional code to use during these back to school weeks. Seriously? Where did my summer go? Oh yeah, to planning that wedding of mine. :)

Want to know what I will be giving away in tomorrow's post?
Yes! Magnetic Display Clips! 
I have had sooooo many comments on these bad boys that I figured this would be the perfect Back to School Year Giveway! So PLEASE check back tomorrow and enter yourself! I promise you will LOVE these as much as I do! 
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  1. Congratulations!! You looked beautiful! (and congrats on the new job, too!)
    First Grade Blue Skies

  2. Congratulations on ALL fronts!!! That's so much good news!!!


  3. Woohoo for you! You looked beautiful.....Great News can't wait to see how you decorate your new room :)

  4. Congratulations on your move and new job!

  5. Congrats on all the big and exciting changes going on in your life! I'm sure your classroom and home will all come together perfectly in just the right amount of time.

  6. Congratulations! So happy for all of the excitement in your life right now :)

    Living A Wonderful Life

  7. Yay, that is exciting news!! Congrats!! Love your wedding dress. You look beautiful!


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  9. You look beautiful! Congrats on your marriage and new'll be one busy lady! Looking forward to your giveaway!

    Mrs. Prince & Co.

  10. You're a beautiful bride! Congrats on the new job :)

    Miss V's Busy Bees
    I'm having a 2-0-0 follower giveaway - come on by!

  11. Congratulations on both your wedding and your job. . .your dress is beautiful.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  12. congrats on the wedding and job! you looked beautiful.

    Tales From a Traveling Teacher

  13. Congrats on your new job and you looked wonderful on your big day!
    Finally in First

  14. Congrats! I did the wedding and new job in the same summer thing last year- a happy, but BUSY time!! Happy for you and good luck!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  15. Congratulations on all of the exciting new things in your life!! You looked beautiful in your dress & I'm so happy for you that you got a first grade job! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  16. You look stunning!!! What a gorgeous wedding dress. Can't wait to see more pictures. Congratulations on landing a first grade spot. First grade is my absolute favorite! I'm excited about the giveaway!

  17. Congrats on your wedding and new job! I am so happy to see that you will be in first grade! You have so many wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing with us! Jenn

  18. What an exciting few weeks it has been!!! I think I would need another vacation. :)
    Congratulations on all the "new" things in your life!

  19. What an awesome dress, you looked wonderful. Congrats and good luck on the new job,

  20. I am so happy for you! Your new name, new hubby, new position--and I am super excited it is in FIRST grade!

  21. Congrats on EVERTYHING!!! New home... new school!!! Best of luck girl!!! :)

  22. You've been nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award!

  23. Congratulations! You are so right, God knew just what was out there for you. AND that it is first grade!! You are such an incredible teacher I love seeing all that you do in the classroom. So happy for you, been following you for a while and praying that it would all work out. Yay!!!!!


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