Saturday, January 24, 2015

Liebster Award

As an educator, I've been in a "sad" place for the last few months because I've been out of my classroom due to a broken leg and ankle.  As I've been icing and elevating my leg, I have been spending my time blog stocking! (You know... we all do it!) In between my Netflix watching, I received a really exciting email from Jenn from Take me to 3rd Grade.  (Drum roll, please!) She nominated me for the Liebster Award.
So as a nominee, I answer the following questions and then get to spread the love and nominate some fellow bloggers!

1. Why and how long ago did you start blogging?
I started blogging in November 2014.  I recently started working at a 1:1 school and I thought it would be a great way to share my journey.

2.What one word sums up the heart of your blog and why?
Collaboration! Working in such a great community of educators has allowed me to grow.  I might be the one writing the blog but as I collaborate with my fellow friends, that just so happen to be excellent teachers, Tales of Teaching with Tech prospers. (A shout out to D-Dog and the BC staff)

3. Is there something you learned late in your blogging journey that you wish you wish you had known before?
Well, I feel I am still in the novice category!  I guess... I thought I could jump right in and start coding... I realized I need to leave that to the professionals.  (Well... at least until the summer... so I can take a class!)

4. What is your favorite past time other than blogging?
I always like to break this question down to into two parts.
Outdoor: cycling, hiking, camping, backpacking, swimming, Frisbee playing, being outdoors!
Indoor: (are you ready...) Crafting and creating in my craft room (which my boyfriend describes as Micheals that went through a earthquake!) crocheting, sewing, quilting, baking, preserving (jam making), party throwing, think of more verbs and add "ing" to the end.

5. How many hours per week do you dedicate to your blog?
 I am not very consistent.  I am the type of person that doesn't blog and then will blog for hours.

6. What category of blog posts do you enjoy the most?
Teacher blogs, following individuals like Whipperberry, Tatertots and Jello, and party throwing blogs!

7. Which post that you've written are you most proud of?
I guess it is my very first post because it always takes courage to take the leap of faith.

8. Is there any post that you've been planning to do but you've been postponing?
Oh yes...because of this whole predicament with the broken leg... I haven't been in my classroom. But the blog posts will start flowing again. :) 

9. What is your favorite aspect of blogging?
The amazing community it creates.  I have learned so much since diving into the realm of blogging. 

10. Which recipe, project, or idea from my blog would you like to try yourself?
I really want to venture into the TPT world. (It seems a little intimidating!)

11. Favorite all time treat/thing that you hide in your desk drawer...that you pull out...when you've had a tough day. 
 It could be either a combo of chocolate and peanut, mint and chocolate or when I need to snap out of it... a ginger chew.

Some bloggers include 11 random facts.... so here I go... 
1. I enjoy listening to NPR and if it is a really good program... I sit in my car in my driveway to finish listening. (I think my neighbors think I am crazy!)
2. I have a HUGE scarf collection.  As I travel, I pick up a scarf.
3. I love really twangy bluegrass music.
4. I really enjoy a nice cold Moscow Mule served in a copper mug.
5. I sleep talk.
6. I like really cold water with a lot of ice.
7. My worst job consisted of changing TP in all the men's restroom on my college campus. One word to describe it was.... AWKWARD!
8. I hate when people tell me... I have orange hair.  Hello... it is RED! :)
9. I wish I knew how to play the banjo.
10. I have a one eared dog... named Chomp.
11.  I finally like my freckles as an adult.

Now.... I am going to nominate... for the Liebster Award.....

Here are the rules: 
 1. Link back to the blog that nominated me
2. Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers (this part is at the end)
3. Answer the questions posted for me by my nominator
4. Share 11 random facts about myself
5. Contact my nominees and let them know that I nominated them