Feeling Appreciated!

WOW! Today, after babysitting and a kindergarten meeting at Chili's, I came home to some surprises.

Ashley from The Resource Room Teacher and Mrs. Mc from Buzz! Buzz! Buzz! gave me the One Lovely Blog award! (My first one ever!) I wasn't sure I'd get this award because my blog is so new, but I'm so honored that they thought my blog was worth this award!

My other news was that I received the Versatile Blogger award from Heidi at My (Not So) Elementary Life!

My (Not So) Elementary Life

While I could give the award to 30 different bloggers,  I feel that it would mean more if I give BOTH awards to the same 15 bloggers. So here's the deal. I'll follow the rules of the awards, but I don't want to overwhelm you with a crazy amount of award winners. Here are the rules for each award.
One Lovely Blog Award:
1. Follow the person that gave you the award
2. Link back to the person that gave you the award
3. Pass the award on to 15 new bloggers 

The Versatile Blogger Award:
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 15 other bloggers for the award.
6. When nominating, include a link to their site.
7. Let other bloggers know they've been nominated.

Well, if you must know, here are 7 random facts about myself:
  1. I graduated with a second major in Spanish! It was hard work, but it's so worth it to be able to speak to Spanish speaking parents and have them understand what is going on in their students' education.
  2. I am a procrastinator. And not a huge planner...So teaching can be hard for me at times because I wait till the last minute to plan lessons. I need to work on that.
  3. I'm a Christian! I love my Lord, and I hope to show God's love through teaching sweet children and working with their parents.
  4. My favorite color is...what do you think? If you are the first to guess it right, I'll feature you in one of my status updates on my Facebook page!
  5. My summer destination of choice is on an island called Dominica. It's the Nature Isle of the Caribbean, and it's home to many of the people I love. (Mainly one man!)

      6. I drive a truck! Yes. And I love it. :) It's so beautiful.
      7. I keep a 5 year journal. It's the easiest way to journal ever and it's going to be so worth it in 5 years!

 Now for the FUN PART! The award winners!
I know some of you may already have the award, but I wanted to honor you and let you know that I appreciate all the work that you do on your blog. You inspire me!

Mrs. Dwyer's A+ Firsties

Ms. Mentzer's Kindergarten Class
A Turn To Learn
KinderKarlaConversations in Literacy
The Daily AlphabetWolfelicious


Thank you so much for your hard work! Remember, you received BOTH awards! The One Lovely Blog award AND the Versatile Blogger award! If you want to accept them, make sure you follow the rules of the award to put the button on your page. Spread the love around. :)

One more thing. I wish I could keep up with the Daily 5 book study posts! I may put up chapters 2 and 3 soon, but I may just read them and post about chapter 4 when it comes up. I've been so busy, and doing that has been a struggle. Hope you understand! Love you all!


  1. Replies
    1. You deserve them! :) You're welcome!

  2. Your home island is beautiful! A lot prettier than where I'm at (South Dakota)! Cute blog also...I am a new follower. Come check out my blog if you have time!


    1. Thanks! It's prettier than where I am right now too! I love going there in the summers. I've never been to SD, but I'm sure it's prettier than you think. :) Thanks for following and taking the time to comment! I'll definitely check out your blog!

  3. Congrats on both awards, Sarah! =) I wish I was in the Caribbean!

    The Resource Room Teacher

  4. I loved reading all about you! I am your newest follower.

    Faithful in First

  5. Yay for you and thanks for the shoutout!

    Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!

  6. Congratulations on your awards Sarah! You deserve them!

    I love your blog...I also just noticed your giraffe heart by your signature...adorable! =)

    Heather's Heart

  7. Congratulations on earning your first award! I am your newest follower and would love your blog support too! I am a new blogger and hope you can hop over to my blog too! :)

  8. Congratulations!!! You have a great blog!!


  9. *LOVE* your new look and layout! Thanks for rewarding my blog! I appreciate your thoughtfulness! Just followed @ Technology Tailgate! How exciting!

    Mrs. Dwyer’s A+ Firsties

    1. Aww thanks, Tanya! You definitely deserve the awards. :)

      I'm so glad you decided to follow Tech Tailgate!

  10. Thank you so much for the awards!!! It means a lot because I am pretty new to all of this and I have been really trying to figure it out!! :) Thanks again!
    Kindergarten Stars

    1. You're welcome, Michelle! I love your blog and I hope that you get more and more followers! :)

  11. Sarah, thank you so much for passing on these awards! I loved learning more about you. Your island choice looks amazing! :)

    Lil' Country Kindergarten
    Kindergarten Network

    1. Thanks, Marlana! I was happy to pass them along to you! Your blog is too cute :) Dominica is the best island, for sure!!

  12. Thank you so much for the great awards! I enjoyed reading all of your fun facts!


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