Sunday, December 7, 2014

My Favorite Things 2014 Blog Hop!

So excited to be joining  up with tons and tons of fabulous bloggers for My Favorite Things 2014 Blog Hop hosted by Where the Magic Happens!




Truly one of my favorite movies even from childhood is The Sound of Music, much to the chagrin of most of my family.  I used to look forward to the one time of year that it would be on television, and I could sing a long.  It's only fitting then that I include this...




Okay, I must get back to work, singing along four times now is enough!



My favorite restaurant right now is Burger Fi.  We went there for the first time last year in Orlando, and then we were lucky enough to get one in Ann Arbor, which is one of my favorite places to go since it's the home of my favorite team, the Wolverines!  Thankfully for my waistline it is about an hour away so I can't easily go there all the time.  


I can't eat wheat so I get my burger without a bun and loaded with cheese, mustard, and pickles...if I don't get a pickle in every bite, it's not enough!  Even without the bun, it's the best cheeseburger I've ever had!  And look at the fries, seriously!


I can't leave Burger Fi without getting a Concrete, which is the yummiest frozen custard ever!  I get mine with hot fudge, peanut butter, and cherries...


Hence the reason it's a good thing I can't go there every week!


I had a hard time coming up with my favorite store.  I really don't shop that much, but I think I buy the most at Amazon.


There is always something in my cart!  I have to be very careful when I go to actually purchase something that I know what all I am buying.  Just the other day I went...what?! $200?!  I had a bunch of things in my cart that I had put there wishfully thinking.  So, my part of the huge Rafflecopter giveaway is an Amazon giftcard!




One of my favorite things about the holidays is getting the tree decorated.  Okay, sometimes it is my least favorite, like last year when the pre-lit tree turned into an unlit tree and Jake and I had to cut off and unwind all the lights.  Yikes!  The tradition is that I get the lights on and then sit back and watch as Bonny and Jake put on all the ornaments. In the last couple of years it has become part of the tradition to take too many pictures with my ipad.  I start out with nice ones like these...



But then as my picture snapping takes on a stalker feel, I start getting results like this...


I have to admit these are my favorite as Bonny's total goofball side comes out!


My favorite thing about this time of year at school is something I started a long time ago, and it truly helps me to maintain my sanity.  Every day I put HAPPY HOLIDAYS on the board.  Anytime the class is noisy or not following directions (yes, that happens this time of year occasionally!), I take down a letter.  If the class has a letter remaining at the end of the day, they earn a gift from me.  We open the gifts about the second to the last day before the Christmas break.  There are gifts inside that are only for the students like candy but then there are gifts that are really for all of us...things that mean we can take a break from all the hard work the last day or two before vacation.


You can find my Thanksgiving to Christmas Classroom Behavior Incentive at my TPT Store, and during the Favorite Things Blog Hop (December 7-14) you can get it for 50% off!

I hope you have a great holiday season and tons of fun hopping through all of our favorite things!




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1 comment:

  1. So happy to find a fellow blog hopper and a fellow Michigan blogger! I am writing down your burger suggestion for our next date night. We don't head to Ann Arbor very often but it is only about 45 minutes from us so we might just need to make a trip for that deliciousness!! I could go for a pickle loaded burger and some fries right now!!! And I'm a Wolverine fan too! I went to U of M - Dearborn but my hubby went to State so we are a house divided!

    Enjoy the Christmas season!

    Sara
    Sara J Creations

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