Friday, September 20, 2013

Cancer sux!

That's right, I said CANCER SUX! I hate it!

I received a phone call this past Sunday that sent shivers up my spine.  I learned that a good friend, a co-worker's husband, had leukemia.  He went in to a clinic because he thought he had strep throat and an hour after he got home he got a phone call from the clinic saying that he has to get to the emergency room now, because he had cancer!  What the ??????  How could this be?  My friend is only in his mid thirties, has an incredible wife, two awesome kids (9 year old twins), and is one of the nicest guys I know.  He started chemo on Monday....   wait, he went in for strep throat?  How does this happen?   Oh I failed to tell you he is a teacher and so is his wife (She's the team leader of our 4th grade team). Even if he does get out of the hospital he can't go back to work for about a year.  A year!!!!!!!!  It's hard enough to make ends meat on a teacher's salary but then to be sick enough not to be able to teach for a year! OMG!  No salary? What?

Long story short, he is sick with AML Leukemia!  So besides donating my time and the little money I have,  I am having a fundraiser to help with medical bills and other expenses.

Once again, my friend Blair (my Thrirty-One Gifts consultant) is stepping up to the plate!  I am extending my Thirty-One party date until September 30th and ALL the proceeds go straight to the Castings Family.  Blair is also donating some awesome products for prizes too!   

For every item you order your name will be put in the drawing for one of these fabulous prizes!


Click here to place an order, get a chance to win a fabulous prize, and most importantly help someone in need.

Look at the great September Specials on this video:

Check out these new items!



Thanks in advance for your support and prayers for my friends!
God Bless you

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Currently, Back to School....


I survived the first week of school!  I have a good bunch of students and so far the team teaching is working out A.O.K.  Every year I forget how "young" the kids are coming to me.  They leave us knowing all the procedures and routines and come to us not knowing any of them. LOL!  They are tadpoles waiting to turn into Vasquez Frogs.

Here is this year's 4th grade team!   I love them all!  It's awesome when you actually like your team, huh?  I'm in the solid blue shirt.  I'm like the little teapot.... short and stout (well without the handle and without the spout) LOL! If you look all the way to the right of the pic you will see Princess Blair, my Thirty-One Gifts consultant, and dear friend.   It's September 1st and you know what that means.... Yes, Currently by Farley is right. However, I meant time to treat yourself to a new lunch bag, school bag, or even a new lanyard.  It's also a great time to start your holiday shopping.  I just bought a new purse, a new lunch bag, and a new book bag for my daughter as she heads off to college.
The pictures are awful and don't do my bags justice!  I love all my new stuff! The purse is the perfect size.  It's not too big but big enough to fit my erin condren life planner, and all the other goodies I carry around.

Needless to say I am having a Back To School Thirty One Party....... I need want a new school bag and will probably need a new leash for my darling puppy to match. :)

Click here to go shopping at my virtual party!  For every item you purchase from my party your name will go in a drawing for a $20 Amazon gift card.

The September specials are AWESOME!  Click on the party link to see all the fabulous patterns these bags come in!

Here is a video clip of this month's specials:
Here are some new products I am planning on getting for gifts!  And when I say gifts, I am not excluding myself from treat or two! :)


My virtual party lasts until September 13, 2013.  Don't forget.... for every item you order, your name will go in a drawing for a $20 gift card from Amazon.com.  Go shopping now! Order here

Now for my currently with Farley at Oh Boy 4th Grade:


Thanks! Have a FABULOUS school year!