One of my teaching favorites and absolute must haves are Paper Mate felt pens for correcting. I am not a fan of red inking everything up and hate pens that leak, so these beautiful multi-colored babies are perfect for me. I have them in every teaching bag, mug, and basket from school to home so one is always at my fingertips. I'm also a sucker for colored Expo markers. I just need colors other than red, black, and green so the multi-packs (pink! baby blue!) are an absolute necessity.
This year one of my sweeties said, "Mrs. Smith, I was going to get you makeup for your birthday, but then noticed you never wear any." I chose to take this as a compliment that my makeup application is so flawless that eight-year-old girls can't even tell I'm wearing it, rather than taking it as my face looks so awful I couldn't possibly be wearing foundation let alone lipstick. :)
Despite opinions to the contrary, I do actually wear makeup and Neutrogena is my favorite! I used to use Clinique when I was living off of my parents, but Neutrogena is everywhere, recommended by my dermatologist, and much cheaper than the former. I'm currently loving their Moisturizing Color Sticks. They're way better than regular lipstick and keep my lips nice and soft even through these freezing cold Michigan winters.
We absolutely LOVE the Alamo Drafthouse in downtown Kalamazoo. It's an amazing movie theater with yummy food, great beer, and all the indie movies you could ask for. There's nowhere else in town you can have a raspberry ale, followed by an arugula pizza, all while watching a Sixteen Candles quote-a-long (I heart Jake Ryan!).
Hanging out with these two during the holidays is, hands down, the best thing ever!
(and yes, my dog is wearing a fluffy fur coat - Michigan winters are freezing!)
I am a crazy online shopper! The only things I buy at an actual store are jeans and swimsuits (Ugh!). Amazon is by far my favorite online site. From classroom books, to dog treats, to paper towels, I buy pretty much everything from them. So for my favorite things prize I'm donating an Amazon Gift Card! The lucky winner of my prize pack will get a $25 Amazon gift card from me, along with a lot of other exciting "favorite" gifts from other bloggers, so make sure you enter below.
In addition to the amazing prize packs, all the bloggers participating in the blog hop will be putting select TpT items from their stores for 50% off. You can search #myfavoritethings2014 on TpT to find all the items or look for the featured products in each store.
7 winners for 7 prize packs!
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