Friday, July 10, 2015

Five for Friday: July 10

Summer seems just about the only time I have had to blog this year, so I will enjoy Kacey's linky fun while it lasts.

{Image courtesy of, 
because I couldn't be bothered to waste time taking pictures of this deliciousness}

 Some friends and I met up for lunch at one of the best lunch spots in town.  It is only open Monday through Friday and only for lunch.  The wait line goes out the door everyday.  Oh, but it is so worth it!  I had a great French Dip sandwich and took home a piece of this mouth watering Wedding Cake.  So. Good.

 We also submitted our application to present at a local conference!  We gave the workshop twice last summer, but this conference is much bigger than a classroom.  We should hear if it was accepted by the end of the month.  Keep your fingers crossed for us!

One part of the application was video of us presenting.  We didn't have that.  And my partner is in New York all summer for The Reading & Writing Project Summer Institute.  So, we had to figure out some way to do this.  I searched for tutorials of how to video tape a computer desktop and found this easy-to-follow video from Techno FYI.  Here is a clip of the video I made for the application:

The fashionable and fabulous Lindsey of It's Elementary My Dear clued me in to  I loved the navy dress she shared and found two more I had to add to my wardrobe.  The prices are fantastic.  I haven't received the order yet, and can't comment on the actual dresses, but I am very excited to get them soon!  Plus, I got 6% cash back from (referral link).

Finally, if anyone is interested in ordering custom, handmade, chair pockets/seat sacks from my Etsy shop, the next cut off for shipping is coming up on Wednesday, July 15.


  1. Good Luck with your workshop application! I've never had to include a video in my proposals! Yikes!

    Learning at the Teacher Table

  2. Thank you! The video submission was a surprise, but now I am glad to have a new tool in the toolbox. I already have ideas for use in the classroom. ;)