Thursday, July 24, 2014

Florida Blog Hop!


Hello friends! Orange you glade you are here?! Welcome to sunny Florida! Beautiful beaches, sunny weather (not lately!), and Disney World, of course! I hope you get to learn a little more about me, my home state, and grab some freebies along the way. Make sure to enter to win our Bundles of Sunshine!



So, I was born and raised in Miami, Florida, but I moved to Gainesville after high school to attend the University of Florida (Go Gators!!). At first, I DID NOT like it here! I was used to a completely different pace of life and missed Miami dearly! Especially my family and Cuban coffee! However, after a couple of years, I loved it so much here that I decided to make it my home! Now I have lived here for 12 years!

Albert and Alberta- UF Mascots!






The best time of year in Gainesville is FOOTBALL season! The city is buzzing with excitement. So many of our friends and family come up to tailgate and watch games. It is a blast!!!

 
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium- Home of the Florida Gators!
I hope you have enjoyed learning a little bit more about lil' 'ol me and my home town! Are any of you Gator fans?!


I know that for some of you, summer is winding down...for others, it's in full swing! Either way, being organized and prepared for the new school year is on all of our minds. I want to share a freebie to help you keep track of all your teachery odds and ends. I made my teacher toolbox a couple of years ago, but all my friends and family loved it so much, I decided to make a template, make the toolbox for them, and give some away as gifts! Click on the picture below to download your very own Chevron Toolbox labels

 Remember to check out iSnoop Math Stations at my TPT store, they are on sale this weekend for 20% off, making each one $1.60!!!...and follow my little store while you are there! :)

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Owlinavoweltree

The Florida teachers below have two fantastic giveaways for you! You can enter once from each one of our pages. All you have to do is follow! Hop around to all the blogs listed below, and be sure to follow them to get more entries. The more entries you have, the more likely you are to win! Each pack also includes a Starbucks gift card!

 I have donated Winner's Choice from my store, so make sure you enter!! :)


Click below to get to meet more Florida teachers, learn more about their hometowns, and collect some FREEBIES! Thanks for visiting, friends! <3



22 comments:

  1. Sometimes I miss the hub bub of South Florida and then I think of the traffic...lol! I am going to let it slide that you are a Gator fan. I am surrounded by FSU fans...just got engaged to one and I'm sticking true to the Hurricanes...just sayin'! It makes game days even more eventful. We don't agree on pro football or baseball teams either. Love the rivalry!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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    1. LOL, I love the rivalry as well. It really is fun!!! I still miss South Florida sometimes. I go once or twice a year. After spending a week down there though, I am ready to come home!!

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  2. Oh Gainesville, I miss you so much!! You're a lucky lady to live there! ;)
    -Elyse @ A is for Apples

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  3. Like Allison said, the traffic is a nightmare. LOL And you are definitely a Gator fan! I'm neither a Gator fan nor a Seminole fan...so, you're welcome to visit! :) I love your toolbox labels! So cute.

    Meredith
    Creativity to the Core

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    1. It's funny because I used to not care so much about being a "Gator"....but once I graduated, my boyfriends graduated, and my two sisters are current students...it's hard not to really feel the Gatorness of it all!!! :)

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  4. GO GATORS!!!!!!!! Chomp Chomp< Well you know that I'm a Gator Girl. I would just love it if all three of my girls went to school there. None the less, Gainesville is one of our favorite places to visit every year. My dream is to own a little vacation shack outside of town. I will definitely have to come see you next time I'm in town:)
    Take care, Amy
    mrslabrasciano.blogspot.com

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    1. Owning a little vacation shack on one of the many lakes around here would be amazing!!! You must let me know next time you're in town!! :)

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  6. Go Gators!! I miss Gainesville! I would move back in a heartbeat. Love the toolbox labels. I've been seeing them everywhere and debating making my own!
    Erin
    Come What May

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    1. I never thought I would love it here as much as I do. It's definitely home now. I made my toolbox and I love it! It really helps keep everything in its place. I also like that if anyone asks me for anything, I can just direct them to the toolbox! :)

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  7. Go Gators!! I am just north of Gville in Suwannee County.

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  8. We live just north of you in Keystone Heights!
    Teachin' First

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    1. Oh my gosh, you are right there!!! We should have a North Central Florida meet-up! :)

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    1. Hi Melanie! It should take you to my TPT store and then you can download it from there. Were you able to get it to work?? If not, send me your email and I will email it to you! :)

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  10. Gainesville is a great city. I love college towns. Love your toolbox labels. I use my toolbox all the time.

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    1. I feel like you have no choice but to "stay young" when you live in a college town! I love my toolbox, too! It has really helped me keep my teachery materials organized! :)

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  11. I attended school in Gainesville as an undergraduate. I love the beautiful old buildings there. I recently went through the town and it has changed so much since 20+ years ago!
    Burke's Special Kids

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  12. I really like your labels. I also think I would like Cuban coffee. I sounds perfect for me.

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