Can I just take a moment to say how much the month of August kills me! Our anniversary is July 31 and both of our birthdays are in August! Plus with the stress of back to school....I feel like I spend the entire month eating!!! Cakes, treats, special dinners out....ugh...I gain 10 pounds just thinking about it! I'm trying to stick to my gym schedule, but it's so hard with the busy pace of this month!
I did get some SUPER exciting news in an email on Friday. Check out this email that I received...
Dear Mrs. Madden,
Congratulations! Mary Beth Scumaci featured your website on the International Reading Association's online magazine, Reading Today Online, as part of a series from the Technology in Literacy Education Special Interest Group (TILE-SIG). Thank you for all you do for literacy.
Wow!! My little old class website went international! I'm pretty sure they probably chose it back when it was all decked out in its Hollywood glitz and glamor! As of right now, it's kind of a hodge podge of Hollywood and Monsters, which makes me feel a little bad. Had I only known I was going to be featured, I would have moved finishing my website on up on the "to-do list." They even gave my blog a shout out in the article! Woot! Woot!
In other exciting news, I'm linking up with Elizabeth for a fabulous find for the week. I've been wanting a skin for my school laptop for quite sometime since it's so BIG and UGLY. Well, I got an email from Zazzle (I order ALL of my phone cases from them) that I could get 50% off a laptop skin to match my iphone cover! It showed a cute picture of a yellow chevron one (since I have that phone case) and I thought, sure...why not! But then, when I got on their site and started looking around, I found this:
A red and turquoise chevron skin!! To match my classroom!! LOVE...I even got it personalized (that's free) with my name. It was only $16 with the 50% off deal. They have a TON of cute ones...this one was precious, but just didn't match my classroom -
I highly recommend Zazzle for iphone cases. They have some REALLY ugly ones, but if you search you can find super cute ones, too! Once you order from them, they send you 50% off deals all the time...that's they only way I buy my cases now. I know a lot of people like the OtterBox for iphone, but those are just too bulky for me. I want protection, but I want to keep it slim. If you change your selected case to "tough case" they'll send you a rubber shell that goes on your phone first, and then your case that slips on over that. It's great protection (I've dropped mine several times and NO DAMAGE), yet minimal.
See you tomorrow for Monday Made It!!