A Year Goes By...

Hello, my name is Elizabeth and I'm a certified over-achiever. Nice to meet you.

Well, maybe that's the wrong way to put it.  What I'm trying to say is that I sometimes spread myself too thin.  My momma says I burn the candle at both ends.  It's just what I do.  I always have.

But, as I round the bend on this decade of my life, I'm beginning to analyze things a little more.  Is that my age?  Is it wisdom?  Or, is it that I'm just plain tired.

I'm going with door number 3.

Today is my official "Blogiversay".
Cake With 1 Candle Clip Art
 
According to Urban Dictionary, this means, "The yearly anniversary of someones web-log (blog)". 
I've been at this blog-thing for exactly a year today.  I've come a LONG way in the year that we've been together.  I have grown so much professionally and personally over the last year and I'm amazed at the difference this year has made.

Remember Door Number 3?  Well, that door kept me from creating anything lavish to celebrate.  In all honesty, I'm just too tired to try to create something special to celebrate.

Instead, I'm offering a sale at my TPT store from now until Saturday.

And.

I'll give away E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G in my store to someone on Saturday night at 6:00 p.m.

All you have to do leave me a comment below telling me how long you've been following this little ol' blog.  I'd love to see how long you've been listening to me ramble.
 
Good luck!

59 comments

  1. I've been following for about three months. I teach fourth grade in Missouri, so I love to see your great math resources!

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  2. I have been following since the summer. I moved from grade k to 5 this year. I am the same with "burning the candle at both ends."

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  3. Been following you since June! I'm a fourth grade teacher in Michigan and love your math ideas. :)

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  4. I've been stalking/reading you since December/January. I love all your ideas and you products are awesome! I also teach 4th, but self-contained.

    :)Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

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  5. I've been following you since June! I'm a 5th grade math teacher in North Carolina. Thank you so much for all great ideas and resources you've given!

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  6. I have just recently started following your blog and I love it. I teach 4th grade and you have great ideas!

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  7. I've been following you since the summer! I got moved to 6th grade after I started following you, but I still love checking in to see your ideas! Congrats on making it a year! :)

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  8. Happy Blogiversary! I'm not sure how long I have been following your blog, but I really appreciate all that you share. I love the multiplication lapbook. My kiddos have seen me getting an example copy ready and are thrilled to get started with the making of their own. I teach 4th grade in PA.

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  9. Happy blogiversary!!! And you're almost to 1000!!!

    Natalie
    Teachery Tidbits

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  10. I've been following you for about 3 months. I have gotten a lot of of great ideas from you and have purchased several of your products! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Happy Bloggiversary. I can't remember how long I've been following, months now! :)

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher
    Endless Pinabilities!

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  12. I love your blog and I am tired too!!! Happy Blogiversary!!! I have been reading your blog for about 6 months and love every word of it! I hope you get some much deserved rest soon.
    Heather
    Kickin' It With Class

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  13. I've been following you for a while!!! :) Congrats for the 1 year mark!!
    Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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  14. I just started following you this summer. I didn't even realize this blog world existed. (No I don't live under a rock!) I follow your blog everyday. I look forward to your posts. Thanks for all of your inspiration!

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  15. Happy Blogiversary! I'm with you on the tiredness!!!!!!! It describes my entire year so far! Hope you get to rest and relax soon!
    ~Lorraine
    Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies

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  16. Happy happy blogiversary! I can't believe how fast time flies here in blogland! What a fabulous reason to go sit back, relax, and take a load off :)

    ~Stephanie
    Teaching in Room 6

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  17. Congratulations for three years of blogging. I have been following your blog for about 3 months. I enjoy reading your entries and the great ideas that you share. Thank you!

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  18. Happy Blogiversary!!! I can't believe it's already been a year for you! I've lost track of how long I've been following and lucky enough to chat with you!! Congrats girl :) :) :)

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  19. I think it must have been during the summer...since I had more time to blog stalk! One of those things where I clicked from one blog to another and landed on yours. So glad I did!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  20. I've been following you since the beginning of the summer - that's right about when I really started looking at teaching blogs. Happy Blog Birthday!

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  21. I started following you sometime this summer! Not sure exactly what month, but I found you in a link-up. Happy blogiversary!

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  22. Happy Blogiversary!!! Wow! I am so thrilled for you!!! I have been following your blog since June and love seeing all of the things that you have created in order to help your students. :0)

    PS Momma J is right!

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  23. I have been following since the end of last school year! I love all your stuff!
    briawnacallahan@gmail.com

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  24. Congrats! I started "officially" following you today (entered in my email for a subscription), but I have been following you-stalking-you since this summer when I found I was moving to fourth grade! Love your stuff! :-)

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  25. OOPS, that sephbrown comment above is me, Amy...didn't realize my hubby's account was open. My email is mommyinca @ yahoo.com.

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  26. OOPS, that sephbrown comment above is me, Amy...didn't realize my hubby's account was open. My email is mommyinca @ yahoo.com.

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  27. I've been following your blog for at least three or four mmonths (probably even longer)! You are such a talented person and you have so many wonderful ideas to share! I feel like you do... I feel like I am constantly going this year and never seem to give myself time to relax. I think a lot of teachers are like that! Thanks for all your hard work and for the resources you share!

    Casey
    casey.e.east@gmail.com
    www.cuteclassroomcreations.blogspot.com

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  28. Happy Blogiversary! I've been following you since spring, and I can't believe you've only been blogging for a year because your blog is so great! I love reading about all of your ideas!

    -Dani
    A Place to Thrive

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  29. I've been following your blog since June. You were my first Linky I joined. Happy blogiversary. (I'm tired too. October feels like a long teaching month to me every year. )

    Mercedes
    SurfingtoSuccess.blogspot.com

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  30. I can totally understand the overwhelmingness of the whole thing- but you are AWESOME and I so appreciate your blog's ideas! I can't remember how long I've been following you, but I think it was at least since the Spring! Happy blogiversary!

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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  31. Happy Day! I've been following you since last spring! I teach special ed for 3rd, 4th, and 5th, so I love using your great ideas for my struggling student!
    Jen
    jennifer.marshall@usd305.com

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  32. Could it be a part of what is behind each door? Last year was my 22nd year teaching and all 3 crept up on me. I have done a lot of soul searching and thinking since then, its changed how I work to a point. I have always burned the candle at both ends, surprised there is any wick left actually. My husband now has CHF and having a 9 yr old at home forced me to rethink how much I do. Its really hard to slow down when fast paced is all you know. I'm still working on it.

    Im not sure when I started following you but thinking May/June(ish) because you had posts on WBT and the fact that I was teaching grade 3 and I like to keep up with a grade above and below me to keep me in perspective. It really helps keep me in the know of what my students are in for and to remember where they came from.

    Happy Blogiversary, time to do something for you now... don't ya think?

    Michelle Tyler

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  33. I found you in June of this year and I love your posts! Happy blogaversary!

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  34. I found your blog and have been following for almost a year now. I love your posts and ideas! It helps me create better lesson plans!

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  35. Congrats! I've been following since the summer.
    kellys3ps@sbcglobal.net

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  36. I just began teaching 5th grade this year and came across your blog from a post on Pinterest. You were the first blog I ever started following. I look forward to seeing what you have new. :)

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  37. Happy Blogiversary, friend! That is definitely something to celebrate and I am so excited for you :) I have been following you for a long while and just adore all of your ideas and inspiration! Have a wonderful weekend :)

    ~Stephanie
    3rd Grade Thoughts

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  38. Congrats! I have been following from Virginia since July. I love all your creativity.
    H White
    hawhite@henrico.k12.va.us

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  39. Oh. Em. Geeeee! I would die if I won EVERYTHING in your store!! I have been following you for about a year, I think! You've always got such great things to share...and you even created some banners for me without one complaint! I'm using them in my room and get so many complements!

    Happy blogiversary...here's wishing you many, many more years of being such a great inspiration!

    Susan
    Owlroom.blogspot.com
    Learningisahoot@gmail.com

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  40. Oh. Em. Geeeee! I would die if I won EVERYTHING in your store!! I have been following you for about a year, I think! You've always got such great things to share...and you even created some banners for me without one complaint! I'm using them in my room and get so many complements!

    Happy blogiversary...here's wishing you many, many more years of being such a great inspiration!

    Susan
    Owlroom.blogspot.com
    Learningisahoot@gmail.com

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  41. Oh. Em. Geeeee! I would die if I won EVERYTHING in your store!! I have been following you for about a year, I think! You've always got such great things to share...and you even created some banners for me without one complaint! I'm using them in my room and get so many complements!

    Happy blogiversary...here's wishing you many, many more years of being such a great inspiration!

    Susan
    Owlroom.blogspot.com
    Learningisahoot@gmail.com

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  42. I've been following you since the summer and appreciate that you share your ideas! I completely understand about over committing...

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  43. I'm not sure - a month or two? I'm from Australia though!!

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  44. I have been following you since the end of last year and I have read all of your past blogs. I love everything you make. Thank you for sharing.
    bozekn@nashua.edu

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  45. I have been following since last year. You have great ideas. Congrats on your anniversary!

    Mindy
    mwells@ourwayschool.com

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  46. I've been following your blog for a few months. I teach 5/6 grade in at an International school in Japan. Your resources are great I enjoy seeing what you do and growing professionally along with you! :)

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  47. I've been following your blog since September....and your ideas are AMAZING!! I am also a 4th grade teacher and have really appreciated all that you have shared!

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  48. I've been following your blog for about a year or so. L-O-V-E I-T!! I get plum tuckered out as well sometimes, but I get inspired by all you bloggers! I feel like we're all besties sometimes! Good for you to celebrate your blogging!

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  49. Elizabeth Lathrop-ReitzOctober 27, 2012 at 7:39 AM

    How exciting! Congrats! I love reading your blogs and checking out your stuff. I've only been following for a few months, as I wasn't really sure how to get involved. I'm a 4th grade teacher so I really appreciate all you have to offer! :)

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  50. Happy Blogiversary! I just found you a few weeks ago via Pinterest. However, I LOVE your ideas. I also teach fourth grade so I love reading all your ideas because they are so relevant to what I am doing! Keep up the good work!

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  51. I've been following your blog since the summer. Thanks to Pinterest I've found so many blogs to follow and get fabulous ideas for my fourth graders!

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  52. I have been following your blog for only a short time - wish I had found you sooner!!

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  53. Congratulations on your 1 year! I have only been following you a few weeks but I have already gotten some great ideas!

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  54. Congratulations on your blogiversary!!! I love reading about your wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing with all of us!

    Have a great week!

    Krista
    stellar-students

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  56. Happy 40th! I've been following since last April. That is when my maternity leave started and I found your fabulous blog. So happy to find one dedicated to 4th grade. Love your creativity and reality. Wondering how you get it all done.

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