Thursday, January 10, 2013

What's on your desk? (winners too!)

Happy Thursday! I'm happy to announce the winners from the blogger team-up giveaway!!
They are:

Tanja Tlusty
Maria Myles

Congrats to you both!!

So, I wanted to share some fun winter projects and things we are doing with you...but my mind is spinning out of control (can you relate??) PLUS my desk is a M-E-S-S- - which led me to this question:

I couldn't believe my eyes today when I turned around and saw this (disclaimer... don't try this at home!!)

You know it's a bad day when you can't even find the top of your desk!!  Please tell me that there are other people out there that have a problem with all the PAPERWORK! It never ends I tell you! Ugh.  

But wait... there are some really great things ON the desk (if you squint carefully you just might spot them).  OK, I'll help you out a bit...

Ahhh... the GIGANTIC McDonald's soda... doesn't it just taste better when it's a fountain drink.  Ok, now I'm getting to my happy place.

Pretty, pretty flowers from my son.  Yes, he IS 4 and maybe my husband helped him a bit... they did a good job and this DOES help the mess a bit :)

I just love this little guy!! Ok, so let me tell you a bit of a story... there are a few teacher's around our school that have those plug-in scent things... so I was telling my teammate that they made me nervous and were just too smelly for my liking.  Well she told me about her "Scentbug" which runs on batteries and has a mild scent... and then she surprised me with one!! I just loooooove it so much!!!  It's a Bath and Body product and I think you can get it on their website, Amazon, and Ebay.  It's pretty snazzy!!

I just had to show this was a Christmas present from one of my students...isn't it just cool??  It looks pretty great on my desk (when you can find it! heehee)  The little girl decorated the jar with her mom's help and then they filled it  pens and glass beads.

What teacher doesn't love getting new pens?? Ahhh... I'm in love :)

So I ask you...What's on your desk??
Are you brave enough to share :) :)  I'm sure yours is much more organized than mine!!

Link up below and share a few of your desk items that you love or can't live without!


  1. Hooray for Tanja and Maria! :) Thanks so much for doing the giveaway with me. It was super fun!

    I have a small desk that I wish was bigger! I've been needing to find a way to organize stuff better because my computer takes up most of the desk! Hopefully I'll remember to take a picture of my desk tomorrow! :)

    I NEED a scent bug! Love that idea. I'm totally going on their website to check it out. That jar is super cute. I love sharpies!!

    So cute that your husband/son sent you flowers! :)

    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

    1. For the little that I'm actually at my desk I can't believe it gets this messy!! I need a maid! :) I want to see YOUR desk!! :)

  2. I will definitely link up tomorrow afternoon. I made it through the pile on my desk tonight... but tomorrow is coming along with the Friday mess!

  3. Yay I won! Thanks for having the giveaway!

    That Scent bug is too cute!

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

    1. Congrats!! Did you get my email?? HOpe you enjoy the goodies!

  4. I noticed the McDonald's cup and the flowers immediately :) My hubby and I were just talking about McDonald's soft drinks last week. Something about their ice just makes them taste the best! I will definitely be linking up once I take pictures of my desk. It's clean right now, but around 2:45 on Friday it looked like someone had taken a crate and just dumped it on top of everything :)

    1. I agree! It must be the ice :) Thanks for stopping by-- can't wait to see YOUR desk! hehe

  5. What a fun link-up idea! I go back to school Monday and will try to link up then. I like your scent bug!
    First Grade Found Me

    1. Thanks Chrissy! Thanks for stopping by-- hope to see your desk-- i'm sure it has some great stuff!!

  6. Hi Tori. I can sympathise, as my desk here at home is currently overflowing with half-completed projects. A few of us who 'suffer' from messy desks have created a group on Facebook. :-P
    Flat Surface Syndrome.

  7. OMG, previous poster, that is hilarious! Flat Surface Syndrome, I definitely have it! LOL.

    Tori, SO TRUE about fountain drinks! How is it that they taste so much better than canned or bottled soda?!

    I'll try to remember to snap some pics of my desk tomorrow, but be forewarned--it ain't pretty. :D

    Teach On.

  8. Many congratulations to both. It's great to hear the announcement of winners. That will be a great thing for both of them. paraphrase essay online