Monday Made It & Monday Meet Up

Today I am linking up with TWO linkys!!  First I want to share with you what I made for my dad for Father's Day for Tara's Monday Made It.

This is my dad and oldest son from Oct. 2011.  They are cool dudes :)

I get my sense of humor from my dad, sometimes that is a good thing and sometimes not a good thing. :)  I saw a shirt on Pinterest that was perfect for my dad, but since I'm a procrastinator I didn't have time to order it.  So I did the next best thing, I made it!

I picked up a shirt from Hobby Lobby, used my Cricut, some old vinyl, and fabric paint.

I am also HORRIBLE at getting things into the mail, so his shirt is currently on my dinning room table waiting for me to put it in the mail...oops!

I think my dad would be more surprised if I actually mailed something out on time!

The second linky I am linking up with is The Teaching Tribune's Bloggin' Summer Series.  Today's post we are to write a letter to ourselves from the day we started our blogging and/or TpT journey.  I must admit, it was a bit emotional to write...a few tears of joy were shed. :)  Read my letter below to see why.

I look forward to reading what other bloggers wrote to themselves!  I actually liked this idea and I am thinking about using it as a beginning of the year activity for my teachers.  I think it would be fun to have them write a letter to themselves as a first year teacher or student teacher for my first year teachers.


  1. I love your father's day gift! I'm also terrible about sending things in the mail (my mom got her mother's day card 3 weeks late!) I always have the best of intentions - but it never quite works out:)

    Technology Timeout

  2. Your letter is truly inspirational!

  3. I love your letter and am thankful that you are my friend!

  4. I loved your letter! I've sat here for 5 minutes trying to figure out what else to say. It's made me reflect on my journey.
    A Tall Drink of Water

  5. I loved your letter - you made me cry! So glad that you're my BBB. :)

  6. The saying on the shirt is HILARIOUS! Loved reading your letter!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  7. Aw I love your letter and I'm glad to be one of your friends! :)
    ideas by jivey

  8. Loved reading your letter! I also love how much my blog has inspired me to try new things!

    The Math Maniac

  9. LOVE your letter!!!! It's so easy to get frustrated sometimes with things in this profession, but the positives DEFINITELY outweigh the negatives!!!!!
    Mixing it Up in Middle!

  10. Love your letter. The camaraderie among bloggers is amazing! I am glad you stuck with it and made it through the tough year, you really are making a difference in many people's lives, your own students and students around the world! As well the teachers you are interacting with!
    Love your father's day gifts. I told my niece she needed that for her dad, it fits them well!

  11. OMGoodness! I think we might be related... that shirt should be on every father in my family! LOVE IT! I hope you don't mind, I borrowed the pic of the shirt to share with my niece. She and I HAVE to make one for her brother! TOO FUNNY!
    Sure enjoyed reading your letter! Thanks for sharing... ALWAYS!


  12. That shirt is hilarious! My brother would totally appreciate it!

    Fit to be Fourth

  13. Thank you so much for linking up - what an inspiring letter! Those words will help other people so much! I am so glad I found your blog :)

  14. I need to make one of those for my dad! No surprise there since our dads are so much alike!


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