Look Well To This Day

“Look well to this day, for it is life, the very life of life.

In it lies all the realities and verities of existence: the bliss of growth, the glory of action, splendor of beauty.

For yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow only a vision.

But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope.

Look well, therefore, to this day, for it and it alone is life!

Such is the salutation of the dawn.”

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Alphabet Songs

Hi everyone, Have Fun Teaching has a GREAT way for your child or classroom to learn their letter sounds. Have Fun Teaching have both song and video for all the letters and their sounds.

These Alphabet songs are sooo much fun for you and your class.  Each letter video and sound is heard and shown in a fun repetitive style. The vowels A, E, I, O, U are treated with both long and short vowel sounds. Picture pop up show your child samples of words that fit with the given letter or vowel sound. Listen just one time around and you will be humming the song to yourself. They are contagiously fun!

Check this out for yourself!  Alphabet Songs and  Alphabet Videos

Until next time,

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Chalk Talk Giveaway

Hey, everyone found this giveaway on Chalk Talk blog.

Lots of great teacher t-shirts, button down, sweatshirts, hoodies...check them out!

Fun Tees with Bling Giveway!!

A rep from Teacher Shirts has graciously agreed to donate a cute "bling" tee for a giveaway and I am super excited because what teacher doesn't love a cute tee with a little bling on it?? The winner gets to choose the t-shirt design of their choice!! Yah!! Check out their website and all of their shirt designs at teachershirts.com.

I love this one! They have shirts for all grade levels and jobs. I love that they have fitted ladies tees and regular t-shirts. They also have hoodie sweatshirts. 
Until next time, Debbie/Deebi27

PS -  I will try to start posting more often

Thursday, October 6, 2011

RIP Steve Jobs

I have had my Apple products for the last year, a comment made last night I found to be quite ironic:

"Many of you have found out about the death of Mr. Steve Jobs by a product of his imagination."  That was true for me.  While working on my Mac Mini, my iPhone lit up with the notice of Steve Jobs' death. Although I felt his death would come, soon after hearing of his resignation of his CEO post with Apple in August.  Well, he is now in a less painful place and Mr Jobs is looking over the empire he created.  Mr Jobs, if you see Apple going down the wrong path, please send them a message about how to correct the path taken!

A small tribute to Mr Jobs...


Until the next time,


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Here's to Misty...

Well, we are at it again, for another (3rd) Komen 3 Days 60 Mile Walk, this time it's Dallas in November! We have had one big fund raiser last month. Jon Fowler from the Mustang Mafia, Mustang Car Club, put together a wonderful afternoon of cars, motorcycles, friends, survivors and more to help Misty and Rayna raise funds for this years walk at a price tag of $2,300.00 a piece.  At the evening's end money donated amounted to almost $1,000.00 A BIG thank you to Jon and all that made this a labor of love and support. Fun and high temperatures (100 degrees +) were had by all!

Now somewhere before all this, while talking to Misty, she  has convinced her friend Linda to do the Komen 3 Day 60 Mile walk in Atlanta for the 1st time.  In doing so, Misty offered to help Linda train and in doing so, she helps to train herself! So here's to Misty:

This is a card for Misty for preparing for another walk, but more so helping her friend Linda to prepare her for this life altering event!  Three cheers for Misty, Linda and Rayna!

Until next time (hopefully much soon than this time :o( )


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Congrats on Your Graduation Emily!

This coming Saturday May 21, 2001, a VERY special young lady friend of mine, will 
graduate from high school.  Not only will Emily be graduating, but she will 
graduate #16 out of 200 students and with a 6.0 GPA.  

I am sooo very proud of Emily! 

This story goes back approximately 16 years ago.  Emily came into my preschool 2 year old room, as a beautiful small red headed little girl. She won my heart instantly, as did her parents. Emily and her family has been intertwined with my family over the years in so many ways.  Babysitting to kid sitting. My daughter Misty helped Emily's mother Julie, to open a fabulous learning center.  Julie aids children (and now adults) to learn to retained information, to be used at a later date.  My son Joshua, was hired (with a hard working interview) to a national television show through Julie's brother Michael.
Friends???, more like extended family!

To honor Emily and her accomplishments I made a very special card just for her...

I found this "Frantic Graduate" digital stamp at Sassy Cheryl's a few of months ago and 
knew it was perfect for Emily to receive.  Thanks Cheryl!!!

I used my favorite Copics  of blues for ...Emily's high school, Reitz Memorial!  
The border came from a tutorial from Amazing Paper Grace, thank you Becca! Then I 
added just a small bit of bling in the silver balls.  I can't wait to give Emily her card on Saturday along with one of my favorite books,  Oh The Places You'll Go .  Yes, Emily is a very special young lady, Now after her high school graduation...I will look forward to...another graduation maybe 2 and...who knows!  To the stars and beyond Emily!!

Here's to Emily's graduation...I love you!

Until next time, Debbie/Deebi27

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Are You Down With a Bug?

* This blog post was to come out about 2 months ago when I was tangling with
a bad case of laryngitis!  It is now April 24th...Easter! *  Better late than never?!?

I may sound like I am down with a bug, however I just have had laryngitis for
over a week now. I am much now better that I was, but just can't seem to kick this
to the curb yet.  There has been no sore throat, fever, runny nose, cold,
sinus issue...just laryngitis! My hubby at first told me to just hush, because
he just couldn't understand me as I tried to
talk...now he just laughs at me!

Although I don't need a get well wish, I made this card for those I just might need to send one to.

Elizabeth Dulemba (a children's author/ illustrator) has a coloring page everyweek on her blog. She has them for one and all to copy and color.  Check them out at Elizabeth Dulemba . Fill in your information and here comes the coloring pages for you or your children to color.  Have fun!

Hope the yucky flu bugs don't come your way!

Until next time, Debbie (Deebi27)

The image is from Elizabeth Dulemba's coloring page this week.  I used Spellbinder's Nestibilities Classic Scalloped Ovals LG, Cuddlebug 

Happy Birthday to a Very Special Lady!

My former Mother in law Irma, is celebrating her 96th birthday today and what a special lady she has always been. It didn’t matter that I felt I need a major change in my life; she was there to support me with open arms. As it is Easter and her birthday, I will have my daughter deliver my card to Irma along with a BIG hug and kiss from me!

I was going through my emails and clicked on Beate Johns' Fresh and Fun blog yesterday "Fragment Faux Tiles".  Wow, I really wanted to make it for Irma, but I was missing the Squares & Rectangles Fragments from Tim Holtz.  In all my stash of goodies, I can't believe what I needed.  I had all the fragments pieces from Tim Holtz, except the one I really needed for Irma's card.  So, I gathered up some other this and that and this is what I created for my sweet ex Mother in law!

I hope she knows how much I think of her!
Happy Birthday Irma!!!

Until next time!
Debbie / Deebi27


The stamp is "Mailbox" from Make an ImpressionKaren Foster hat pins, Stampin UpCrystal Stickers - pearls, CopicsYG 03, 63,  G 24,  C 1, 5, 7,  R 29,  BG 10, 11, 13,  BV 08, V 17, Atyou Spica Pens Red, Tourquoise & Lavender and some Thank You ribbon from Ellen Hutson