Wednesday, May 8, 2013
|Sam teaching Gabe to paint! |
We the parents are our children's first teacher for all the other teachers in their life, take time to thank them.
"A good Teacher is like a candle- it consumes itself to light the way of others" ~ Author Unknown
Monday was the start of Teacher's Appreciate Week! Let's show the teachers in our life how much they mean to us. When I think about teachers I realize how hard of a job they have. They are very rarely acknowledged for it. It takes a very special person to take on all of that responsibility. I know I couldn't wake up at 5:30 in the morning, after going to bed at 3 from grading papers, just to spend my day with 30 rowdy children.
Teachers take time to teach our children a lot of what they will need to know as adults. At the same time when they leave school they still have a lot of work left in their day. Checking papers, answering emails from concerned parents and coming up with their next lesson plans. Some teachers teach children that don't give them the respect they deserve and like to make it harder on the teachers.
I remember two of my favorite teachers. They will stay with me forever for their kindness and love. These teachers made you enjoy coming to school everyday. I would actually come into school on my holiday breaks just to be able to help my 6th grade teacher with anything she needed help with.
Ms. Gallutia was my 2nd grade teacher. She was such a great person. She would keep a gumball machine on her desk, during the day you could earn pennies. Those pennies you would use at the end of the day to get as many gumballs as you had pennies. I loved when we would get to sit around her and listen to her read us chapter books. It was such a joy being in her class. That was my first year at a new school and she made the transition to a new school a memorable one.
Ms. Griffin was my 6th grade teacher. My sister also had her before me and loved her. Ms. Griffin was a very kind outgoing person. She is the one I told y'all I would come in just to help her out. She would let me and my best friend run the concession stand at the schools basketball games. She was an awesome teacher!
If these teachers are reading this I would tell them Thank you for all your hard work. You made school a great experience! I wish all teachers were like you!
Please parents show your kid's teacher you appreciate all their hard work. You don't have to spend big bucks. Send them a letter. You can pick up a pack of Thank You cards from the dollar store and write a nice card for them.
One of Gabe's teachers showed me a book one of her students made her about lady bugs because they are the teacher's favorite. Have your children make them something special. Do what I did pick up a mug and a pack of green tea or cocoa and a little box of candy. Gabe told me his teacher loves his Bible so we found him a small book of proverbs to go through life a box of Raisinets and green tea. Both of the gifts I got for his teachers were less that $10 each. Pinterest also has some great craft ideas for teachers.
Whether you choose store bought, DIY or just walking in to personally thank them, make sure you do something. It will help make our teachers good about the job they are doing!
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Monday, May 6, 2013
Hi, my lovely Braves fans! My tip for the day is how to get your tickets to for a buck. Maybe you know already but if not here you go! Skyline tickets are available for $1.00 2 1/2 hours at the ticket office for every home game. Now with prices like that you can go to every game! Yes the seats are high but my kids never mind where we sit they just like to be there! It's a great way to make memories!
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Friday, May 3, 2013
I use to not shop here because to me it wasn't the cheapest in town. My feelings changed about Kroger about 3 years ago. I realize their customer service is far superior than any of the cheaper competitors As I told my sister I go to Kroger for friends that's how friendly the service is. They go the extra mile to treat you with respect and to be as friendly as possible. That's when they stole my heart!
It's sad I rather pay more just to be in a friendly atmosphere. One giant chain store that starts with a "W" I won't say any names with that. I had to cheat on because I use to love the prices and absolutely hate the customer service. They always are cussing, flirting with each other, soooo very rude with no type of manners and open 2 registers with 500 employees and 30 lanes. The employees always act like they are doing you a favor being there. Well that was my past and I am so much happier shopping!
Well today I was shopping and they had this awesome in store sale on eggs 75 cents for a dozen medium eggs. Last week I got them for 99 cents for a different sale and Kroger's medium eggs is everyone else large or extra large sizes. Kroger always likes to treat me to little surprises in life! Well when I walked in my door and checked my email Kroger had done it again it had sent me the sweetest email I have ever read..... it was coupons. Yes I said it right COUPONS. Not just any old coupons but FREE coupons. They want to shower me in a free 24 pack of bottled water, Free peanut butter, free full size bag of chips and one whole pound of bacon. If that's not love then I don't know what is!
Here I will let you in on a few our secrets to keep love alive !
1. The Kroger Shoppers Card- You can keep it on your keys scan it before very purchase and save on your favorite items. Also earning you points for money off a gallon of gas at their gas stations for every 100 dollars you spend you get 10 cents off a gallon. You sign it up on their website to keep track and also download coupons directly to your card!
2. Manager's Special- Some people are scared to take the relationship to this level. This is items marked down for quick sales I can get a gallon of milk for 1.99 and it doesn't expire for another week. Organic milk originally 6.99 a gallon 2 % and under 2.29 a gallon and Whole Milk 3.29 with a week before expiration. My kids love milk so a week is way longer than I need! I have walked into Kroger needing soy sauce walked out with 7 bottles of Kikkoman each 59 cents. After holidays you can get toys,flowers and decorations like 90% off their original price. I have paid 1 dollar for a pack of diapers with NO coupon. This is just a few examples to keep the spark alive.
3. Sales- They always have great sales! You can get a pack of brand name boneless skinless chicken breast for 99 cents a lbs and crab legs for 4.99 a pound you just have to look for the sales.
4. Customer Service- Like I said before it makes a world of difference. Greeted with smiling faces and genuinely friendly people who makes your shopping experience a pleasure instead of the dreaded trip to the grocery store.
My tip for great discounts is early morning shopping. That's when they do their markdowns.
Check out their site for yourself! You might fall in love!
Well you guys I hope you enjoyed my story about true love! It's truly one of a kind! Maybe my tips can help you in future shopping outings.
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Hey everyone!! Today I have to tell you about what I discovered when I had Comcast in 2011. One day I was surfing through the channels and came across a show that looked like something Sam would like. I thought it was going to be an Asian kung-fu film with subtitles. Little did I know it was a Korean historical Drama. So I decided to record it. It happened to be a Korean channel KBS. Sam watched the show and got hooked.
Later on I started scanning through that station and started watching shows too. We both became addicts. Even though we had to read every word to understand what was going o. We really got into it!
These shows are considered Korean Dramas also known a K- Dramas and they are really good shows. Great quality and great actors! They make you laugh and cry. If you haven't heard of these they are worth giving a try. You might just find yourself a great new t.v show. They have became a lot more popular since we started watching them. They have shows in categories both men and women can enjoy. My children even started watching them with us. You don't have to worry to much about the content because all of the ones I have watched doesn't have nudity or vulgar scenes.
I do warn you though these shows do have about 12- 240 episodes each and you will want to watch them back to back.
Here is my list of some of my favorites so you can look them up! As my sister says the titles are corny. But hey don't let the names fool you!
Can You Heart My Heart?
Flames of Desire
Queen of Reversals
Hooray for Love / (also known as Love Cheer)
Spy Myung Wol
Hwang Jin Yi
Iris / now they have Iris 2
Road Number 1
Here are some great sites to watch them for free!
crunchyroll.com click on shows, then drama
Viki.com/tv go to Korean dramas on genre selection
Some are also on Netflix! A favorite to a lot of people is Boys Over Flowers. I know that is on Netflix I myself haven't seen this one yet.
So if you are a veteran of watching K-drama you know what I'm talking about. For those who never seen or heard of them before. Maybe you are tired of watching the same type of shows American TV has to offer or maybe just looking for cleaner shows, give Korean Dramas a try and you won't be disappointed! ( Including you Jessie)
Thanks for taking the time to read this post. If any of you know anymore great K-Dramas you can recommend for me to watch let me know!
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Hey all my lovely followers! Just letting you know now until Aug. 31st when you buy 4 Red Barron , Tony's or Pagoda Express you can get a certificate you print out for a $12 movie ticket.
All you do is buy the specially marked items with Iron Man 3 on them and look on the inside of the box for a special code you follow the directions to their site and enter your 4 codes and they will give you the file to print out your tickets. I've done these type of movie tickets through other products and its a great way to take the whole family to the movies for free. You might need some money for the concession stand but when you save 48 dollars on tickets you can afford a few things from the concession stand. Also we have went to the first movie of the day and got two people in with one coupon.
Click below for more information, rules, enter your zip for theaters and to redeem your codes!
Don't forget not all theaters accept these but most do so make sure you look for the participating locations in your area!
I hope you guys take advantage of these offers. Go out on a date night with you signification other, take the kids out for family night or have a night out with friends. Whichever you choose have a great time!
I love letting others in on my great finds! I will always share with you any I find that are worth telling about.
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