Happy {almost} New Year!  To celebrate, I'm linking up with Farley from Oh Boy Fourth Grade for her 2015 Currently.



Listening...my husband is a {loud} Bruins fan so we are watching the game right now.  If he wakes the baby, he's in charge of putting her back to sleep!  Actually, she's used to her daddy being loud and sleeps through almost anything.

Loving...that I am on vacation and actually have time to do things!  Catch up on blog reading and writing, for example.

Thinking...that a baby is a good excuse to get out of New Year's Eve celebrations!  I am not a fan of this holiday, mainly because I really enjoy sleep.  I am one unhappy camper if you make me stay awake until midnight.  It's almost 10 now and that's pretty late for me.

Wanting...a place to put all of Baby Girl's new toys!  She is one loved little girl and received a lot of gifts for Christmas {we only got her one gift - ha!}.  However, now our living room walls seem to be closing in on us.

Needing...to know your favorite books!  Since I have a little time, I want to catch up on my reading.  What is the best book you've read lately?

Yes...I started consulting for Jamberry and even though it is way out of my comfort zone, I am determined to be successful with it!

Maybe...we will buy a new house.  A baby takes up more space than we realized!

I Wish...that becoming a Stay at Home Mom was possible.  Unfortunately it is not for me right now, but maybe sometime in the future I'll be able to spend all day with my baby girl!  For now, I'll settle with having a job that I love - teaching!

Here's to a 2015 that was as awesome as 2014 was!  Happy New Year!
Yesterday I shared my Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014 and I thought, why not continue the trend today?  I looked up the pictures that my viewers loved seeing - turns out y'all love my baby girl!  Here are my Top 10 Insta Pics from 2014 {with original captions and hashtags}.

Let's be real for a minute here. Monthly photo shoots don't always go as planned. *Note: Baby C was not hurt in the making of this photo.

Instead of checking things off my to-do list, I just made it look cuter! #clipartprobz #teachersfollowteachers#teachersofinstagram

Sunday morning lesson planning while the house is quiet. #teachersfollowteachers

Looks like Santa made a stop at our house already! Thanks to @theidearoom for the adorable tags!

Hoppy Easter!

The Calendar Notebook has been updated for the new school year! Check out my blog to see the changes.#teachersfollowteachers #teacherspayteachers

Coolest Barnes and Noble ever - a reading teacher's dream! #iheartnewyork #iteachtoo

My to-do list got an overhaul! Check out my latest blog post for more details and a freebie!#teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram

My #mondaymadeit is up! Recycled items made cute, courtesy of @ladybugsteacherfiles!#teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers


Tagged by @schroedershenanigansin2nd for #widn. I'm loving on my new baby girl! Our sweet Caroline Elizabeth arrived on 4/8/14.


So there you have it....my Top 10 Insta Pics of 2014!

Want to share your top 10 pics? Link up with Teachery Tidbits! Be sure to grab the button up top and her cute little numbers. I used the app Iconosquare to get my statistics.

Oh, and I'm sure you already follow me on Instagram, right? But if you don't {shame on you!}, then hop on over to @thecolorfulapple and give me a follow.


It's almost 2015 - can you believe it??  As we round out 2014, I'm taking a look back at my Top 5 Blog Posts to see what you guys found to be the most interesting.  Here's a peek, in case you missed any of them!


Head over to Ideas by Jivey to see other Top 5 posts and add your own!




What's the very best gift you could get a teacher? A gift certificate to TeachersPayTeachers, of course! It's something EVERY teacher could use!  Being able to purchase top-notch teaching resources instead of having to create them yourself saves precious time, time that can be spent over the holidays relaxing or enjoying special moments with family and friends.

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As a Christmas gift for my fabulous followers, I am giving away a $10 TPT certificate this week! Enter in the Rafflecopter below before midnight on the 23rd, and we will announce a winner on Christmas Eve! You can earn up to 5 entries if you complete all the items listed, but it's fine to just complete one or two.

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I am also teaming up with some of our other teaching blog friends who are each also giving away a $10 TpT gift certificate. You'll find all of their links at the bottom of this post. If you don't see many blogs linked up, check back tomorrow to find the others. You have to enter each contest separately, and each of us has a slightly different process for entering their giveaway. Be sure to read the directions on each blog before entering.


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