Friday Five! Freebie, Find, Funny, Frazzled & Feature

Hi everyone! Welcome to my first EVER Friday Five!!
Friday Five
The five for Friday stand for:
1. Freebie
2. Find
3. Funny
4. Frazzle
5. Feature
Once a month, I will post a Friday Five and include a freebie (or two), something interesting I found, something funny, something I was frazzled about, and a Friday feature of someone who pins regularly on my collaborative Pinterest board.

 Freebie Fridays
Another Free Set of Frames!
This set includes 7 large Polka-dot swirly frames, 6 small polka-dot text frames, and white backgrounds for layering. 

You can download this set directly from my blog!! Click on the download button below!

FriDaY fInD
My find is a recipe that looks Delish!!
Home-made Rolo Turtles...I must attempt to make these this week!!
I found this recipe on Pinterest, but I went straight to the source in order to share this with you. Just click the image to travel to another  blog-ish site called, So Wonderful, So Marvelous!

FriDaY FuNnY
Not sure where this one came from, but please let me know if you know... I wasn't going to post this first one, but I just loved sounds exactly like my kids right now~ There are no initials on the image that I can see either, so I would LOVE to know who the artist is!!

 I would love to see what funnies you have come across... please share links (-; 

No SPAM - I will ban you from my blog - so don't even tempt me..

Family Funnies:
Okay, so you are all aware of my other half and his recent handy Mr. Fix-it repairs. If not, you might want to go back a few blog posts and catch up. 

It seems as though all of our appliances are breaking down at the same time. This past week, it was the oven! We couldn't have that & I convinced my husband to call another company out. He searched Craigslist (I won't even bother to get in to that topic) and found a handy-man company. When they arrived, we found out that they were also an HVAC company....hahahaha... I don't think that could have been any more embarrassing than it was..being that we OWN a Heating and Air Conditioning company in Arizona!! hahaha. I think that may have jostled him a bit too much, because he has been fixing EVERYTHING lately...even the smallest things and then running to me and insisting that I give him affirmation for his success...hahaha...OH BOY..... I don't think I will ever lose that teachery role....even when I am not teaching..hahaha

In the midst of this month (actually, almost the end of it really), I am embarrassed to admit that I am not done with all of my shopping. This winter has been tight; however, I can't say that it is as bad as last winter - thank you, Lord! Christmas seems to get less and less exciting each year as the kids get older. All my kids really want is money, but I like to see presents under the tree! I am thinking about psyching everyone out and wrapping a bunch of empty boxes under the tree to make it look more festive..hahaha

We have a tradition in my house for Christmas Eve. We make hot cocoa with candy canes (for extra flavor of course), and the kids get to open ONE gift. They know exactly what their gift is, but they still get excited EVERY year. I have used the same tin cans to wrap their Christmas Eve present in every year for a VERY LONG time now.  I also include a couple fun chinky dollar items, like a silly flashlight. They like to wear their jammies, snuggle up on the couch and listen as I read, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, to them.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Mass Paperback   -     
        By: Barbara Robinson, Judith Gwyn Brown

It takes about an hour or two to get through, but we all cry every year! If you have never read this book, then I suggest you give it a try this year. I promise, you will fall in LoVe!! I guess if I can just make sure we keep some traditions, my kids will survive and I will still get to enjoy a few more years getting to watch their excitement!

FriDaY FeAtuRe!

This week's feature from my collaborative Pinterest Board:

To Celebrate the Christmas spirit, here is a really cute reindeer game that was posted to the board last week by a cute teacher blogger who calls herself, Clearly Kindergarten (AKA Sarah).
At only $1.50, you can't go wrong!! The game is very simple, yet full of cuteness and a  Sneaky Sort of Santa that lurks in the midst of the other word cards and steals the reindeer away when chosen....

Game to practice reading words in the -it, -at, and -an word families. My students love to play these games!
She has a cute TpT store and it appears like she might be just getting started. Her blog is cute and full of ideas! Please check her out if you happen to feel the need to obsessively follow a few more TpT stores and/or blogs..haha

Sarah used the following sets in this resource. Feel free to check them out by clicking on the images below.

Thank you for stopping by - I hope you have enjoyed this Friday Five!!


  1. Love this idea. It would be AWESOME if you turned it into a once a month LINKY party.

    I would LOVE to be addeded to your Pinterest collabortive board!

    Thanks again for the lovely frames!

    2nd Grade Pad

    1. Thank you Cynthia! I added you to the board and I think a Monthly Linky is a fabulous idea!! I mainly did it, so I would have to commit to posting fun stuff each week..hahaha.. life can fly by far too quickly!!

      Have a great Christmas!!

  2. Love this idea! And imagine my surprise as I was reading and got to the part where you talked about me! Thank you sooooo much! We are having a snow day for my school here in Wisconsin so I am blog stalking early today (ok maybe that's what I will do all day since my own kiddos school is in session today)! I am just getting started with the TpT stuff but I love love making stuff with all your cute clip art! I also love all of your tips and stories, they have helped me learn so much! Thanks for all you do! And thanks again for blogging about me!!!!! You are the best!!!!!

    Clearly Kindergarten

    1. OMG!!! I completely did not remember to contact you & this went out a day too early...bwahahaha!!

      I have had pink eye and I have had to stay away from the computer screen...I have no ideas how I ended up with pink eye!!

      Thank you so much for the sugar and I fell in love with your blog last week!!

  3. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing so many awesome things with us!

    1. Thank you!! I am so glad this turned out fun for everyone (-; I guess I will need to make a button now..hahaha


  4. Hi Michelle! Friday 5 is a great idea! The recipe looks yummy and the frames are super cute! Thank you for sharing them!
    Happiest of holidays to you, friend!

    1. Thank you so much! You are soo sweet! I actually made soup bowls last night and they were yumm-o! It only took 10 minutes and the kids were lovin' it as well....double plus!!

      You have a great Holiday break as well!! Merry Christmas!!

  5. Friday 5 is such a cute idea! I haven't finished Christmas shopping yet, either. We got all of the kid gifts, but have to go back out over the next few days and get gift cards and a few little items.

    1. Yeah!! Glad to know I am not the only slacker...hahaha.. just kidding. Time fly's when I am busy...yikes!!

      Have a great holiday and hope you are able to get your shopping done as well (-;


  6. So fun! Love the Santa comic. I was wondering if I could be added to your pinterest collaborative board too,

    Happy holidays!

    1. I thought it was cute too... there were many other ones I so badly wanted to share, but no one ever puts any information about the artist or where they got the image from & I feel so uncomfortable posting stuff that may get me into trouble..hahaha

      P.S. You are added!! Thank you!

  7. Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by, Carolyn!! Have a great holiday!! Do you get to experience snow where you're at?? I have to dim the lights, turn on the a/c, and bring in a snow machine to create the ambiance... bwahahahaha!! JK....

      Thanks again!

  8. Thank you for the freebie. I love your graphics!


    The Balanced Classroom

  9. Michelle,
    Thanks so much!!! I love the swirly & dot frames. I also love your blog. I am new to blogging myself and look to you for techie tips. It is sooooo helpful. I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  10. I love this blog post! So much fun in one post! :)
    Love the Rolo Turtles! Yum!
    I love your snowflake backgrounds and your frames! Super cute! Thank you so much!
    Crayons and Curls


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