Another Great Video from SoulPancake

By now most of us have watched one of the many viral videos featuring Kid President (If not, you’re missing out! Watch one of my favorites here). What you may not know is that those remarkable videos are produced by SoulPancake, co-founded by Rainn Wilson. You know, Dwight from the show The Office. Yes, that guy! Anyhow, SoulPancake is an entertainment company that features topics that are good for the.. Read More

LitCentric Has Hit an All Time High!

I’ve done the math (yes, even though LitCentric.com is site dedicated to literacy we do appreciate numbers around here) and I can’t believe what I’ve come up with!  Seriously, I did the math a few times, then triple checked the results.  I can’t believe my eyes!  Not only has April 2015 been our most popular month ever at LitCentric.com, but we have achieved something pretty major.  I compared our traffic.. Read More

Fun Holiday Gift Tags

This year I decided to make some holiday gift tags on my computer instead of using store-bought ones. They were so easy to make! I created a file using PowerPoint because it’s so easy to manipulate fonts and text boxes, which is what I basically used for the tags. Here’s a picture of one of Natalie’s gifts:   I created a tag for each family member using their first initial… Read More

Birthday Throne Fit for a Princess

I’m really happy with how Natalie’s “birthday throne” turned out for her 1st birthday bash. I wanted to decorate her high chair in a fun way (after all, this will be the only birthday featuring a high chair) and started looking at pictures on Pinterest. I saw some really adorable ideas but they were so pricey! I’m all for cute, but I’d rather spend money on something that will last.. Read More

Birthday Bunting – Big and Small

I was happy with how the buntings turned out for Natalie’s party. And they were super easy to make! I made buntings with Natalie’s name but you could have them say any message you like. I took photos of the small cake bunting I made but the process is the same no matter the size or shape of your project. Choose a font and colors for your letters.   Choose.. Read More

Birthday Circle Skirt Tutorial

A rainbow birthday party calls for a rainbow birthday skirt, of course! Natalie needed a pretty party outfit for her first birthday and here’s what I came up with:   It a baby-sized circle skirt with an elastic waist. Easy and cute! Here’s how I made it. I measured Natalie’s waist and decided on the length I wanted for her skirt. I didn’t have enough fabric to cut out my.. Read More

Baby Birthday Bash – She’s 1!

We had a wonderful birthday party for Baby Natalie to celebrate the big 1! I decided to have a rainbow theme to keep it fun and colorful. There are so many cute ideas for rainbow parties on Pinterest, it was overwhelming! But I found some inspiration and I was happy with the result. 🙂 We had a wonderful day celebrating with family and friends. I’ll be loading some party tutorials.. Read More

A Gift for the Modern Baby

Our precious Baby Natalie turned one last week. Crazy! When they say it goes fast, they really mean it! I can’t believe we’ve already moved from babyhood into toddlerhood (I’m still hanging on to the baby part a bit longer). I’ll post some birthday pics soon along with some tutorials. Fun! But take a look at one of the coolest gifts Natalie got for her birthday. Her cousin painted it.. Read More

Cheering Us On

I am very fortunate to have had incredible mentors during my teaching career. I knew from the start that to find success in teaching I needed the help of more experienced educators whom I could look up to, and I sought out the best I could find. Some times it was the teacher at my grade level who had a teaching style I admired. Or it was the colleague with.. Read More

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