Friday, June 28, 2013

Five for Friday Linky Party - June 28, 2013

Linking up today with Doodle Bugs Teaching for their Five for Friday Linky Party.  This linky party features bloggers sharing 5 random things for the week. 

Here are mine:

1)  If you didn't read my post from yesterday about the bane of my existence, office supplies..specifically staplers and pencil sharpeners, click here.  But, I am super excited because I overwhelmingly received recommendations for one special sharpener, found here at  

Well, this morning I heard from the owner, Troy, and he is sending me one to try out for FREE!  Whoopppeee!  I should be getting it soon, and I will share my review with you once I've put it to the test!  

2) Yesterday was not all sweat and tears. (I am referencing yesterday's post, again, sorry.)  I had the chance to meet up with a few sweet bloggyworld friends. It was super fun, and we could have talked for hours!  From left to right that's Andrea from For the Love of Teaching Math, Kate from Second Grade Sparkle, Marie from The Hands-On Teacher in First, me, and Vicky from Traditions, Laughter, and Happily Ever After.  Sweetest ladies, ever!

3) Ok, for fun...I am reading a book called Outlander from Diana Gabaldon. 

I am almost done, and for those who have read it, I just got through a difficult part of the book with Jaime and Randall.  Poor, poor Jaime!  Well, I just found out there are like a bajillion more books in this series.  Anyone else following this series?

4)  This is your friendly, daily reminder.  The countdown is on for the end of Google Reader.  If you want to keep track of your favorite blogs, you will need to follow them using some other online tool.  Bloglovin' seems  to be the preferred replacement tool for most people.  If you haven't signed up, it's super easy, and I actually like the way it sends my "Daily Blog Feed" in one big email everyday.  Click the link below to get started.
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5) What I Love About Summer!  Beach chairs, umbrellas, good books, sun, cool sea breezes, waves, crab catching, and happy kids!

Photo: Sun, sand, and crab catching with the family at Coronado .

Have a great weekend!


  1. That pencil sharpener is the best, Nicole! You will love it!!

    Primarily Speaking

    1. Hi, Aimee! It's been awhile since our paths have crossed. I need to do more blog stalking. LOL

      Yep, I am ultra excited about that pencil sharpener. You have no idea!

      Nicole :)

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  3. I've read all 7 books in the Outlander series! love them all!

    1. Alright Christine, that is good enough for me! Honestly, this whole thing with Jaime and Randall shook me up a little bit, and I wasn't sure if I wanted to continue. I am on waiting list for the next book, and excited to see what happens next.


  4. I LOVE the Outlander series! I will have to reread the last one in preparation for the new book that is coming out this fall! You're lucky to get that pencil sharpener... that's all I've seen in the blogging world for the past couple of months, and I can't even get one because they won't ship to Canada! (Booo!)

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

    1. Bummer about the pencil sharpener, Erin. Maybe that will change as the company grows. Thanks for the thumbs up on the Outlander series. I just finished book one, and am on the waitlist at my library for book 2!




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