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Linking up with LOVE

I can't believe I've been blogging for almost a year!  It's crazy that time has flown by so fast.  I've loved sharing what I've tried in my class and in the other aspects of my position.  I've loved getting to "know" other bloggers and learn from them.  And, I can't even begin to say how my life has been changed by the friendships I've made.  As I've reflected on the last year, I discovered that the first linky I ever had was one for Valentine's Day and I did it REALLY early on (yeah, 4 days) in my blogging.  I'm amazed that anyone linked up!

I thought it would be fun to come full circle (well, sorta) and do another Valentine's Day linky.  This one has a little twist though.  I don't want it to be a linky filled with only products, because, well, who wants to go explore through that?  Instead, I want it to be all about LOVE: who you love, what you love, what products you love, etc. Yes, please showcase Valentine's Day products, but make it interesting for us too! :)  To link up, just write a post including the image below and then come back and link up!  That's it!  :)

If I'm going to talk about people I love, I need to talk about some of the new friends I've made through blogging!  I talk about them from time to time, but their amazingness continues to make me weep with jealousy!  (Okay, not really, but they're phenomenal!)

Some People I'm Loving!
DeAnne from First Grade and Fabulous was one of the first bloggers I got to "know".  She's always looking out for others and offers tons of freebies to her followers!
Nicole from Teaching with Style has also become a good friend!  I love everything she creates, she's hilarious, and she stands up for what she thinks is right.  She's my kind of people and I adore her!

I've made so many friends through blogging and you'd get bored if I went through them all!  Those are just a couple ladies that I look forward to talking with often!  There's many, many more!

Some Things I'm Loving!

I shared this with you before but I'm in L-O-V-E LOVE with these!  They're creamy and sweet and warm and delicious!

I love all of my 31 items!  I have a slight  obsession with their Parisian Pop print.  I have my school bag, lunch bag, purse, wallet.....I'll stop. :)

What can I say about TpT?  Well, it's changed my life in so many ways: as a buyer and as a seller.  If you're constantly creating resources to use in your room, seriously, sign up.  It takes a lot of time, but it's so worth it!  Click the link above to get started!

And, a product plug or two....
I don't have a lot of Valentine's Day items from last year, and haven't made anything new for it other than clip art, but click the pictures below to see more about each product.

Heart Hop- Subtraction without Regrouping

 Sweet Treat Money Counting- with and without story problems

Valentine's Day Digital Papers

 Heart Hop- Addition with and without regrouping
I can't wait to see what everyone links up with! :)


  1. I've just linked up!! Congrats on blogging for almost a year!!! That's huge!!!

    1...2...3...Teach With Me
    ”Dots” of Fun!

  2. Just linked up! Congrats on the (almost) 1 year!! :)


    Sparkly, Quirky Lifebox
    The Quirky Apple

  3. Just linked up! I was so happy to find your blog today and just spent so much time reading :) Congrats on the almost 1 year!


  4. Almost a how time flies, right?!? I can't imagine not having my bloggy friends...thanks for being one of mine!!!!! I plan on linking up this weekend...

    Have a great Friday, Tessa!

    P.S. I'm in LOVE with your Valentine's papers....

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

    1. Thanks so much Holly :) You warmed my heart!

  5. <3 you Friend!! I will be linking up soon, but I love so many people and things, it's going to take me all weekend to write it! :)
    First Grade and Fabulous

    1. I'm so glad you were able to narrow it down!

  6. What a great linky idea. I just linked up and am now following your blog. Your page design is beautiful!
    Literacy Spark

  7. Hi! I'm your newest follower! I can't wait to link up with this party in a blog post very soon! Thanks for hosting! :)
    ideas by jivey

    1. I see that you posted and can't wait to read it!

  8. Hi Tessa,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I am completely obsessed with Thirty One products, too. I just bought the Black Medallion demi purse and matching wallet from the Thirty One outlet sale...for $20 total! I love a good deal.

    Thanks for encouraging me to focus on the positive with your linky party!


    1. I haven't opened my box yet from the outlet sale but I totally need to!

  9. Love this linky Tessa! Thanks for letting me be apart of it. =)

  10. Congrats on your soon to be 1 year blogger-versary!!! This is a great linky.

    Lovely Literacy & More

  11. Love this linky! I hope to link up soon. I just realized that I've been at this slightly over a year...Hmmmm may be time for a GiveAway! Happy Blog Birthday!!

    1. Thanks! I'm going to be having a giveaway soon too!

  12. Thanks for hosting such a fun linky!! I'm a new follower, and I just linked up! And I def need to try those Cafe Escapes...sounds right up my alley. Yum!

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

    1. Thanks for linking up! And, yes, they're super delish!

  13. Love your linky idea! Congrats on 1 year....I am one month in :) Haha...glad I found your blog!
    Kickin' it in Kindergarten

    1. One month in I never would have thought I'd be where I am now! Keep going! :)

  14. So FUN! I just linked up, you got to see my first love LOL!