Teachers Love Summer!

Who loves summer most?  We do!  I'm linking up with Aimee (I love her name!) at Primarily Speaking for her Teachers Love Summer linky.

Friends!  I love spending time with my besties.  We have late night porch nights in the summer, and our families even spend every 4th of July at the lake together.  These ladies make me smile!

Summer reading!  I love to read for pleasure and for inspiration during the summer.  There's nothing better than sitting out on the front porch in a rocker with a good book.  Right now I'm reading these two books...

Painting!  I love to paint furniture.  This year I'm painting a bench for my classroom and a chair for a fundraiser.  Here's my project from last summer...

Creating!  I enjoying having the extra time each summer to create products for my TpT store.  There's never enough time during the school year!  This summer has been pretty productive, so far...

You can check them out here.

Vacation!  This year we will spend our annual 4th of July vacation relaxing at Norris Lake, TN.  I'm most excited about going to the Teachers Pay Teachers Conference for the first time!  I can't wait to meet the faces behind all the stores and blogs that I follow!

The Today Show!  I love spending my mornings with Matt, Willy, Savannah, Al, Natalie, Carson, and Tamron.  My morning ritual is to watch the Today show while enjoying a chai tea latte.  I go through Today Show withdrawal every August when school starts!

I hope you have an amazing summer!!


  1. Aww, I love your reasons for loving summer! Time with friends is always fun. Your painting skills are amazing! I was just telling my husband how painting designs is very hard and only a few people can do it...you are one of them! I also think your name is pretty cool-hehe. I love the spelling of out name, even though no one ever gets it right. I hope your summer continues to be productive and relaxing. And, hopefully, we'll see each other in Vegas!

    Primarily Speaking

  2. I wish I loved painting! I don't. I have two sets of shelves in my classroom that need paint desperately. They've been needing paint desperately for years. I'm not looking forward to it! Happy summer! On a side note, my students love all of your "jar" activities. I've purchased many, many of them! Thanks!
    Laughter and Consistency