A Just Because Giveaway!

November 12, 2013

Hi there, everyone! Boy, it feels like forever since I’ve paid any attention to this little blog. Things have been a little crazy in my corner of the world!

Besides the every day stress we have all been dealing with (I know you feel me), my father-in-law had emergency open heart surgery about two weeks ago. He went to the doctor with mild chest pains and feeling short of breath. They did some tests and realized that his heart was only doing about one-third of the work that it should. Luckily, my husband’s uncle is a cardiologist and they were able to quickly figure out exactly what he needed – a double bypass and aortic valve reconstruction. They got him into surgery and he did great! My mother-in-law stayed with us while he was recuperating. Now he’s home and doing wonderfully! He’s already up and walking around the block multiple times a day. I’m so glad that a scary situation turned out so well. He’ll be good as new in no time at all!

In the meantime, I’ve been sick as a dog! (We’ve been working on similes….) Every time I think I’ve shaken this nasty bug, it hits me again. Hopefully, I’m over the hump and no more yucky sick days!

Anyway, I’ve been waiting for the “perfect time” to have a giveaway. But anytime something life threatening happens, I’m reminded that the perfect time to do something is always NOW. So, in order to say thank you for sticking by the blog and really, just because, here is a fun little giveaway!

A few months ago, I contacted the awesome folks at planbook.com, to tell them how much I love their online planbook. I also asked them if they would donate a year-long subscription to one of my great followers. They got right back to me and they didn’t donate one – they donated THREE!

If you want to read my post about how great they are, you can check it out {here}! And to top it off, they just released their new iPad app. They are amazing folks over there!

So…I am having three separate giveaways! One for each subscription and each one has a little something from me as well. 🙂

First Up: Who couldn’t use $25 to spend on fantastic TPT resources?

a Rafflecopter giveaway 

Next: The holidays are coming up, and an Amazon card can be used in so many ways!

a Rafflecopter giveaway 

Finally: A little Starbucks to get you through until Thanksgiving break. Or Winter Break. Whenever YOU need that lift! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks again for sticking with me!

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  • Reply Beth Trieber November 12, 2013 at 5:37 am

    Science if my favorite to teach!

  • Reply Cherie November 12, 2013 at 5:57 am


  • Reply Ursula November 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    I love to do reading minilessons. I Love reading picture books.

  • Reply Rae November 12, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    I love teaching phonics!

  • Reply amynick25 November 13, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Math is my favorite! Thanks for the giveaways 🙂

  • Reply Karen H November 13, 2013 at 12:08 am

    I love teaching reading.

  • Reply Tina Crofts November 13, 2013 at 1:09 am

    I love teaching math…and reading! I can't choose just one 🙂 It is so nice to hear from you my dear friend Nichole!

  • Reply Just Wild About Teaching November 13, 2013 at 2:52 am

    Awesome giveaway. Thank you!!
    Just Wild About Teaching

  • Reply Deb Hanson November 13, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Wow! What a great giveaway!! This isn't really a subject, but I love my job as an ESL teacher! Also, I'm glad to hear your father-in-law is fairing so well after his heart surgery…and I hope you are over the "being sick" hump finally, too!
    Crafting Connections

  • Reply Eilidh November 14, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Love this giveaway! 🙂 My favorite subject to teach (and learn) is math.

  • Reply Andrea L. November 14, 2013 at 7:43 am

    I love to teach science and math. The easily built in hands on activities are so fun to do!

  • Reply Toni Nicholson November 14, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Social Studies!

  • Reply Markisha November 15, 2013 at 3:57 am

    I love teaching math.

  • Reply Michelle Jaquillard November 15, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I LOVE teaching Language Arts!

  • Reply sarah November 16, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I love teaching math!

  • Reply Garden Full of Knowledge November 16, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Glad that your father-in-law is going to be good as new! Hope you'll feel better soon. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway! I'm your newest follower. The subject I like to teach the most is Math followed by Science.

  • Reply dbednars November 18, 2013 at 2:34 am

    I love to teach reading.

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