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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Winner Is....

I am pleased to announce that the winner of the Give-thanks Giveaway is Melissa from Still in The Storm! Congratulations Melissa, I will get the cards to you right away :)

Thank you to all who entered! I appreciate all of your support so much! I loved doing the giveaway...there will definitely be more to come ;)

I am truly enjoying fall! Here are a few of my favorite things....

1. Autumn Wreaths.

They are so beautiful and welcoming! Just brings a smile to my face when I walk through the door :)

3. New gloves.

I am quite pleased with my new gloves from Target. There is nothing worse than being unable to feel your hands in the cold, but these are so warm!

4. A skirt for any season.

One of those thrift store finds that is a staple all year long! LOVE!

4. Chili.

It's so nice to be warmed on the inside on a cold, windy day!

What about this season brightens your day?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Give-thanks Giveaway!

It's the perfect time for Raindrops on Roses' very first giveaway! 
Don't miss out on these Autumn cards:

 One winner will receive all 3 cards with envelopes--a $20 value completely FREE!

All you have to do to enter is...

*Follow Raindrops on Roses
(Just Click "Join This Site" on the sidebar under FOLLOWERS)

*Like Raindrops on Roses on Facebook 
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For extra entries....

*Share this post on Facebook
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*Pin this picture on Pinterest

Leave me a comment for each! Don't forget to comment if you already follow or like Raindrops on Roses :) 

I will announce the winner on Wednesday, October 31st! 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fall Craft Fair

This weekend, I participated in the Fall Craft Fair hosted by Unique Boutiques and Marketplace! 

It was FREEZING in the morning, but turned out to be a beautiful day! My favorite part was putting together a set up for my table. 

Once everything was set up, I sat there and drew more cards...

gave out lots of business cards....

and even sold some artwork!

I had a chance to browse around at all the booths and sneak some Christmas shopping in too. ;)

Thanks to my wonderful mom for helping and hanging out with me. I thoroughly enjoyed the day!

Monday, October 15, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Things: School

Student teaching has been great! The 1st grade class makes each day fun, exciting and unpredictable! I just love seeing all my students everyday, and I am learning tons!  Student teaching is helping me grow as a teacher in many ways that sitting a college classroom could never do. I just finished my second week of teaching every subject on my own. I am loving it :)

A few things that make me smile....

1. My first gift from a student.

This cookie was adorable AND didn't contain any of my forbidden allergens! 
Delicious :)

2. Being Ms. Parsons

Another sweet gift from a student :) I am thrilled to hear my students call me Ms. Parsons. It makes it all the more real that I made it through all my college classes to this point--I am actually teaching these children!

Last week, few of my students found the idea that I have a first name most interesting and hard to wrap their minds around :)

3. Turtles.

For an art activity, the students made their favorite animals from play-dough. I sculpted a turtle and suddenly there were 16 more turtles to join him!

This sight made me smile. One day after everyone turned in their finished artwork. :)

4. These little ones.

By far the best thing about student teaching has been to watch each child grow and learn. I love each of their personalities and the way their little minds think! They teach me so much :)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Long Skirts, Perfect for Fall!

I ADORE dressing up! I'd love to wear skirts and dresses to school...but, between tying shoes, reaching down to those tiny little desks, and sitting criss-cross apple sauce, pencil skirts just aren't working out for me!

I found my solution...
My new favorite fall fashion is long skirts! 

Floor length skirts and maxi dresses are so comfortable...

You can do ANYTHING in them....
And I have landed some amazingly cheap finds!

 Definitely ready for October!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

How to: Sock Bun Curls

Have you heard that you can curl your hair with a sock? It actually works! This is one of my favorite ways to style my hair. It is such a time saver!

You will need:

*a comb
*a sock...that you don't mind cutting
*a scrunchie
*bobby pins (optional)

1. Start with clean, combed hair.

2. Take your sock, and cut off the tip of the toe.

3. Roll the sock to look like a donut. Place it aside.

4. Tie your hair up in a ponytail on the top of your head. 

5. Dampen your ponytail slightly with water. You don't want it so wet that it will not dry while rolled up in the sock. Typically 2 or 3 squirts is sufficient for me.

6. Slide your ponytail through center of your sock donut. Beginning at the top, wrap your hair around the sock, rolling it down to create a bun.

7. There you have it, a sock bun! Now all that's left to do is sleep and let the sock do the work :)

Take your bun out in the morning, and Ta Da! Cute curls just like that without any time or heat!

A few tips:

*Add a little mousse to your hair before beginning to make your curls longer lasting.
*The thinner the sock, the more curls you'll have.
*Bobby pin your bun in place if you are wiggly sleeper. ;)

I'm looking forward to a Friday with a field trip!!! Happy Weekend to you :)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Things: My Room

Just a few of the little things around my room that always brighten my day....

1. Vintage Tootsie Pop Lunchbox

Remember the Tootsie Pop commercial? I've always loved it!

2. Photo Clothesline

Full of my favorite summer memories :)

3. Window Treatment

So quick and easy!

4. The cutest Charlie Brown book

one of those treasures you find at a yard sale!

5. Candy Jar of Buttons

...that never seems to get any fuller no matter how many buttons I add to my collection!

6. Frame Collage

Including a few pieces of student artwork  that I love to remember :)

This week I'm linking up to....

Saturday, September 1, 2012

TWO Weeks in Pictures and A Perfect Pair

I DID IT!!  I finished the August Photo A Day Challenge! It was a ton of fun....I'm a little sad it's over. I might have to try it again :)  Here are the last 2 weeks!

Week 1

1. Hole
2. Today
3. Cool
4. Home
5. Pair
6. Path
7. Fresh

5. Pair
I immediately thought of the cutest pair. EVER. My awesome friends Andrew and Cheryl! I took these pictures a while I thought that might be cheating for the challenge, but I had to share them anyways ;)

Miss these guys!! 

Week 2

1. Clock
2. Dream
3. Down
4. Tap
5. Card
6. Hidden

One more thing, today I'm linking up to Masterpiece Monday at the Boogie Board Cottage!

Boogieboard Cottage
Happy September!