Sunday, March 10, 2013

Linky Party!

I'm joining in LaToya's "Let's Get Acquainted" Linky Party over at Flying into First Grade. Her blog was designed by the same person who did mine, which is probably why I'm IN LOVE with her blog design. 
I haven't done a linky party in awhile, and the idea for this one is so fun! 
Share 3 things about yourself that you like or like to do using your initials.
My initials are NMJ, so here goes:
N - NEW THINGS. This past year has been full of new things for me: joining TpT, starting my blog, amassing my new clip art collection, joining a gym (lost 37 lbs and counting!!) and falling in love with Zumba. Today I tried 3(!) new classes at my gym and boy, am I going to feel it tomorrow!
(Thanksgiving morning Zumba party. That's my beloved instructor Mariemma in front with the hat. She's an ESOL teacher by day, Zumba jammer by night! Inspiration.)
M - MAKING CARDS. This is my summertime hobby, because it's the only time I can fit it in! Then I make a whole year's worth of cards. Some cards I've made in the past:

J - JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE. Okay, I really couldn't think of anything for J, then remembered I just watched him on SNL! Did anyone else see this? I *died* when he dressed as a giant piece of tofu singing "we fell in love in a meatless place". LOL


  1. Hi Nicole!
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and following! I am so happy to be your newest follower! Your blog is so cute! And who doesn't love J.T. ???
    Have a great week!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

  2. Replies
    1. haha me too! That boy can dance (even in a giant foam tofu costume) haha

  3. Hi ! As a fellow reading specialist, for over 12 years, I thought I would join your blog and see what new things I could learn !

    Have a great evening !

    Ms. D's Literacy Lab

    1. Wendy, since you've been a reading specialist for over 12 years, I think it's more like I can learn something from you! I only did it for two years, then returned to the classroom this year. :)

  4. I really love zumba too! I'm mad that the place that was just down the street who hosted zumba now joined the y and I just cannot afford the membership price, so it's zumba on the wii now! :)


    1. Oh gosh, I tried Zumba on the Wii and it was too hard for me!! haha
      I couldn't figure out the choreo. I love love LOVE my Zumba instructor and class, so I sucked it up and joined 24 Hour Fitness, lol. It's so much better in person

  5. Congrats on the weight loss! I started Zumba this year and LOVE it! Right now I'm working through the Insanity 60 day challenge because I really need some major toning (had a baby and want my body back), but I miss my Zumba fun!

    Oh, and your cards are ADORABLE!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

    1. Oh my, I've heard about Insanity, that sounds tough!!

  6. Hello fellow Oregonian! Justin Timberlake on SNL are my FAVORITES! And he has been on Jimmy Fallon this funny! Glad to have found your blog.

    Chickadee Jubilee

    1. Hooray, another Oregonian teacher blogger! I've already become your newest follower! =)


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