Sunday Spotlight and some bad news:(

So what do you think of my new Sunday Spotlight graphic??? I thought since I have been doing this every Sunday I need to have a picture to go with it:) Thanks to Hello Literacy for the fonts, Thistlegirl for the graphics, Mel Stampz for the background paper, and Print Candee for the doodle frame! 

So now that I have my super cute graphic for Sunday Spotlight, I must get to who I am featuring this week! I have had the pleasure to get to know Tracey (via email) from Third Grade All Stars
She was the winner of my scratch off tickets. We have been emailing back and forth about setting up her own blog and TPT store. 

She is VERY new to blogging and actually has her first follower...ME:) Last night she finally did it, and posted things on her TPT store and linked it on her blog! Go Tracey!!! So I went over to her TPT store and she has 5 products, 2 of which are FREE! A fun place value game and also a writing planning sheet! You really should go snag yourself up a copy...just click HERE:) 

So to help Tracey get some followers I am asking you to do this...

1. Follower her blog
2. Leave a comment on her blog with a tip about blogging
3. Let me know on my blog you did this and I will send you my Making Memories in...grade for...wait for it...FREE:) Yes, I said it SO get in over to Tracey's Third Grade All Stars and help her out today! 

After hearing this great news, who wants to hear some bad news??? Not me really, but I have to figure out something. Well, our internet provider has gone bankrupt and as of Thursday July 5th we will no longer have internet service:( It is going to take about 2 months for everything to settle and for us to get the new provider. The new provider can't come in and set us up until the case has been settled! I am NOT happy and either is my hubby! He is sooo close to finishing his online classes! This is not coming at a good time at all! Looks like I will be going to the coffee shop daily or every other day! Ugh...I'm just not happy. I have come to realize how much we depend on the internet for everything basically! At least I have my phone to check email if I need to. So if I am MIA for a few days...that is why! Pray for me that the case takes less than a possible 2 months and we can have internet again! 

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday...and Don't giveaway ends TONIGHT at midnight! Click on the picture to get there if you have not done so already!

I will be revealing my winners tomorrow with my Monday Made it! Make sure you come back to check it out!


  1. Oh no! I can't believe about your internet company. I hope everything works out okay & sooner rather than later!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

    1. Tell me about it:( I am just sitting here thinks...what in the world am I going to do??? What did we do before the internet??? HAHA! I guess I can read a book or do house chores! lol! It's just going to be a HUGE inconvenience when I have t always go to the coffee shop to pay a bill, or blog, or work on my school not cool:(

  2. No internet! Oh my gosh, I don't know what I would do. I might have to do do those projects I keep putting off :( I just welcomed Tracey to the blogging world. She is off to a fantastic start. Plus after living in Illinois for ten years, it is nice to meet another fellow teacher from there. I now live in Wisconsin. Thanks for all the great ideas and making teaching fun.


  3. Tonya, your sad news is TERRIBLE! It really does make you realise how much we rely on technology, doesn't it?

    On the bright side, I visited Tracey's blog and left her some advice!

    Good luck with the internet!

    Coffee, Kids and Compulsive Lists

    1. Thanks! I hope it comes back soon for sure!

  4. I'm so sorry about the internet, ugg! What a mess. Look on the bright side, if you have to go to the coffee house for internet, at least you can get a yummy drink! Trying to be uplifting, but I know how this must be so hard for you. I'll keep my fingers crossed it will work out very quickly!

    1. I LOVE the coffee shop! I mean, I am going to have to rotate shops so they don't notice me too much! It's bad when you go to a Starbucks and the guy knows exactly what I want before I even walk up to the register and then gives it to me for free...every time I see him. Then another barista was talking to me and he got mad! HAHA! He was like, "Now don't you be stealing my customer" Now that is when you know you have a Starbucks problem! LOL

  5. I was in the mountains for two nights and darn near went mad without the World Wide Web. Hang in there sweets . . . the coffee shop sounds like an okay alternative for now. On a happier note, I visited Tracey and became a follower :) Also, I LOVE the graphic you made. It's so stinkin' cute :)

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

    1. Aww thank you! Maybe I could do this as a linky party...I am not sure if I am there yet though! Coffee shop it is...they are sure going to like my business for awhile!

  6. Tonya, I went to visit Tracey and am her 5th follower. . I also gave her two tips to help her with blogging.
    Second In Line

  7. Tonya,
    I'm so sorry to hear about the internet situation! Hopefully it will all work out in the best possible way- and quickly!
    I am a new follower of Tracey's blog and left her a comment with some encouragement! I am so excited about your freebie! Thanks so much!


  8. Hi Tonya,
    Sorry to hear about your Internet. Hopefully it will be back soon. Just wanted to let you know I'm following Tracey's blog and left a tip. Kudos to you for helping get her blog out there!

    Success in Second Grade

  9. I did both of them!

  10. I am now following tracey's blog and left a tip!
    Thanks for the freebie.....that is super sweet of you!
    Good luck with you Internet ....such a bummer:(

  11. Oh boy. That is a bummer. It sounds like quite a messy situation. Ugh. I hope it all turns out better than expected.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  12. Hi Tonya, I'm Tracey's newest follower :) It is really nice of you to support people like us that we are just starting, congrats. I'm really sorry about your internet server, I honestly wouldn't know what to do without mine. Hopefullly you won't have to wait too much. Have a nice summer, see you around!!!

  13. I follow Tracey's blog now! You are such a great blogger buddy:) Sorry about your internet.

  14. I followed Tracy's blog and gave her a tip. I am also blogging about her in my post tonight! I hope your internet gets up and running soon!

    And if you ever need someone to spotlight, I am your man!

    Smedley's Smorgasboard of Kindergarten

  15. Thanks to everyone who has helped Tracey! She now has 15 followers! How awesome!!! And thank you for the kind internet problem comments! I sure hope it gets fixed sooner than's going to be a LONG summer if I don't have some kind of internet at home!

  16. Just left a comment & started following 3rd Grade All Stars. I'm so sorry to hear about your Internet provider. I get so frustrated when technology doesn't work the way I want it to!
    Stories by Storie

  17. I just found your blog and started following you and then I went over to 3rd grade all stars and started following her and left a comment! Thanks for all of the great ideas and I would love a copy of your making memories! I hope you get your internet set up again soon!!! Dana in WI my email is thanks again!

  18. No Internet???? Gah! I think I just got the shakes. I hope you don't have to wait to months. I visited Tracey and became a follower. Always nice to find another third grade blog!

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

  19. I am her newest follower and left her a little tip ;)
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First

  20. Sorry to hear about your internet woes. Hopefully it won't last too long. I also visited Tracy's blog and became a follower.

    Christina :)

  21. Oh internet?? Is life even possible?? lol I am now a follower of Tracey and left her a tip.

    Melissa :o)

  22. OH NO! What did we ever do without internet!?!?! I'm so sorry! I am now a follower of Tracey and I left her a tip.

    Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox,

  23. oh my gosh! I can't believe your internet dilemma. That totally stinks. I certainly hope it all comes together earlier than expected.

    It was so sweet of you to give Tracey at Third Grade All Stars a dig shout out. I just went by and left a comment as well as becoming a follower. I was #22 so I'm sure she's very excited.

    room 4 imagination

  24. I can't believe you will be without Internet for months! I am so sorry and hope that it returns faster than expectd.

    I am now a follower of Tracey at Third Grade All Stars, I left a comment on her page, and I now follow her Pinterest page. :)

    Thank you in advance for the goodie. :)


  25. Tonya, first of all I am soooo happy to have found your blog! It is wonderful. I love the recipes, especially the crockpot pepper steak. I am a huge "crockpot-er" uespecially on Monday nights when my daughter has 2 hours of dance and we don't get home until late and I love to cook! So thank you. Also, I visited your friend Tracey's blog and became her newest follower. I told her that she was very lucky to have you guiding her. Like Tracey I am new to the blog world, and loving it! I would love if you would stop by my site sometime!
    :0) Melissa

  26. Tonya, I am so sorry about your internet situation! I am pleased to have ran across your blog though!! It is refreshing to see other bloggers from NC as I am in Greensboro. I hope the heat let's up a bit when you are heading out to the coffee shop for your internet usage. I will be following you and your friend Tracy as well. My blog is a work in progress but it would be cool if you'd stop by for a visit!