Sunday, March 10, 2013

Join My First Linky Party!!!!

First let me start off by saying that I wanted to get this linky up early this morning. I have been gone all day. I promise to do better next week. :-)

I have been joining in on many other linky parties for a long time now. I have been wanting to do one on my own and I am so happy to start this one. I hope you will come back and link up every Sunday for a new topic! So I began thinking about what the first topic should be and I have made a list of topics to last me for about 3 months. So for the first week I decided to go with....
Sharing 3 things about yourself that you like or like to do using your initials.
My initials are LTR so I will choose 3 things starting with those letters.
L-is for LEMONADE-especially from Chick-Fil-A.  It is the BEST!!!   Can I get this at Walmart?  lol
T-is for TV- Besides creating products on TPT.....I love to watch TV.  My favorites are Glee, Vampire Diaries, 90210, Degrassi, Scandal, Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Amazing Race, Dance Moms, Pretty Little Liars.  This list can keep going and going and going....
R-is for READING- Although I never have a lot of time to do this anymore.... I really love to read. I ordered tons of books from Scholastic even as a young child. Some of my favorite books I liked when I was growing up are pictured below. Do you remember any of these?
My favorite book as an adult is the entire Hunger Game Series. Gotta love Katniss!!!
The next book on my list is Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks. I saw the new movie and I really want to read this one.
What other books should I check out???
Be sure to include the linky graphic and link it back to me so others can join in on the fun!!!
Don't forget to visit the 2 people that linked up before you and leave them a comment/follow/or just read their post.
Thanks for joining in and feel free to link up anytime during the week!!!
Upcoming Topics
3/17 - 2 Truths and a Lie
3/24 - Would You Rather?
3/31 - Top Ten


  1. Super cute linky!

    My first thought for L was Chick-fil-a lemonade too!

    Pocket Full of Kinders

  2. Ooohh...I LOVE Scandal! :) I read lots of SVH when I was a 'tween' myself! :) I loved the Safe Haven movie! :) I've never read the book, but I've read just about all of his other 'movie books' and I enjoy him a lot! :) I posted about reading on my blog too, since I've also got an R in my initials!! :) Here's my book suggestion for ya...I really like Karen Luellen...she has a paranormal fiction series that I'm just gaga about! :) She's a kindergarten teacher by day and a writer at night! :) Super sweet lady! :) Thanks for this wonderful linky opportunity! :) I enjoyed reading your posting! :) See you next week! :)

    Mrs.Russell's Room
    First Grade

  3. I loved reading the Sweet Valley High series when I was young...(younger, that it is)!!! =)

    Fun linky...looking forward to them. =)
    A+ Firsties

    1. Lol it does feel like just yesterday!

  4. Great linky!

    I used to have all the Sweet Valley High books when I was younger. I could never read Goosebumps - I had too much of an over-active imagination (still do, when I think about it!).

    Can't wait to get to know everyone who links up!

    Miss Galvin Learns

  5. I love Sweet Valley High! Goosebumps used to scare the heck out of me but I still read them :) Thanks for doing this linky!

    Crofts' Classroom

  6. I used to love the Sweet Valley High books. I'm too old for Goosebumps. I didn't know about them until I was a teacher already. When I was younger I read The Babysitters Club. I must have read at least 40 of those books. I was hooked.

  7. I love it that we have so much in common! Chick-Fil-A lemonade and Vampire Diaries to name a few! Thanks for the linky! I am excited to join and hopefully make this a weekly tradition!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

  8. Oh my goodness, your site is adorable! Alicia at Dreamlike Magic designed my blog too, yay! Isn't she the best??
    I'm your newest follower, and thanks for the super fun Linky Party!
    And, on a side note, I am SO jealous you have Chik-fil-A. We used to have one years ago at the mall (like when I was 5) and I STILL remember how good it was. I don't know why we don't have any in Oregon. :(
    And I read the same books!! Just add in Babysitter's Club. ;)

    Teaching's a Hoot

  9. OMG Chick-fil-a lemonade is the BEST. If it was sold at Walmart, I'd get it every time! Your TV shows are very relatable to mine - Pretty Little Liars is one of the best shows I watch! Finally, your books are relatable to mine, too!! I saw the movie Safe Haven, but haven't the read the book yet - if you do read it, you'll have to let me know how it is!

    Miss V's Busy Bees

  10. I'm with you on Sweet Valley High and Boxcar Children! My brothers read Goosebumps, but I never really got into them.

    I love this idea for a linky! I'll have to join in soon :)

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  11. OOOOH, you'll LOVE Safe Haven! It's my favorite of his books. I'm also a big fan of Jodi Picoult. You've gotta read House Rules.

    I just created my first linky party last week. This is a cute idea, and I'll have to join in!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

  12. What a fun linky party!
    I can't wait to link up :)

    Safe Haven is a GREAT book - definitely one of Nicholas Sparks's best books.

    I love your book choices - I loved the Boxcar Children growing up and the Hunger Games series is a real winner!

    Joy in the Journey

  13. Such a cute idea! Can't wait to link up!

  14. Oh girl! I love your book choices! I am a Team Peeta fan all the way! And Sweet Valley High, OMG! I read them all. You can't go wrong with Mr. Sparks either. Thanks for sharing such a great linky! Can't wait to link up!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  15. Super fun linky - I'm your newest follower! I LOVED The Babysitter's Club! Did you see that they just re-released them as e-books?!?! Kinda makes me want to download them and start the series all over!

    Have a great week!
    Lucky to Be in First

  16. This is so fun! I will have to link up this week sometime! I just wanted to say I LOVE PLL and Dance Moms! Seriously, Tuesdays are the best!:)

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  17. What a cute idea! Did you know that we don't have Chick-Fil-A in NY. Rachelle Smith and Hope King introduced me to my first one in Chicago. It was good!

    1. Oh No! That is horrible! I also heard NY doesn't have Wal marts. Is that true?

  18. Such a fun linky party!! Thanks!

    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

  19. Hi there.It's a fun linky and I think I'll join tomorrow.
    A new follower
    LusineEnjoy Teaching English

  20. Awesome linky party!! I love the Vampire Diaries and I read all those books when I was younger too. The Hunger Games are my favorite now though! :)

    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

  21. Fun linky!! Love Dance Moms too! Hunger Games was awesome!! I wish I had more time to read more. Looking forward to your other linky topics! Thanks!
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

  22. This is a great idea and I'll be linking up soon! I used to love reading Goosebumps as a kid!

    Success in Second Grade

  23. What a fun linky! I plan to link up tomorrow...wouldn't want to post 2 times in a day now-ha!

    I'm also your newest follower and I'd love for you to follow me too!

    The Littlest Scholars

  24. Haha! THROWBACK! I loovvveeeddd Sweet Valley Twins. I always wished I had blue-green eyes. :) :)

  25. Get linky party! I am definitely joining but need some time to think about what to write. :) And yep, most definitely have read the Goosebumps and Boxcar Children books back in the days. Didn't read Sweet Valley Twins but I did read Babysitter's Club! Interestingly enough, I am also introducing Boxcar Children to my top reading students. We just started reading the first one! :)

    Diary of a First Grade Teacher

  26. This is such a fun linky party! I am going to work on a post and link up in the next day or so. I am SUPER obsessed with Scandal and PLL too! I love the Hunger Games series too! I love YA fiction...hardly ever read anything but. :)
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

  27. Thanks for the super cute linky party!! Love the Boxcar Children!!

    So glad I found our blog and am now following along. I would love for you to swing by blog if you get a chance!

    The Cozy Classroom

  28. Me again, my link didn't work, sorry! Let's try this again :)

    The Cozy Classroom

  29. Thanks for the fun linky party! I had some flashbacks when I saw the front covers of The Boxcar Children and the Sweet Valley Twins. I was obsessed when I was little.
    Thanks again!
    Kickin’ it in Kindergarten

  30. This is very cute.

  31. What a cute idea for a linky! I'm even watch the Dance Moms I've already seen-on right now as a matter of fact! I've heard about that lemonade-may have to check that out!


  32. Thanks for this... I'm new to blogging so this is a great thing for me! I just linked up!

    The 4th Grade Journey

  33. Latoya,
    What a fun linky. Not sure if you remember me, but I started blogging this summer and you were so nice and helpful. I took a break for a bit adn now I am back in action! I am a little rusty..haha I love how you have your blogs on the side with their updated posts, how do you do that in blogger? Can't wait to join your linky!

    1. I remember!!! go to the layout tab in blogger and do add a gadget and it is called blog list. I hope I explained it ok!

  34. Great linky! I LOVE the lemonade from Chic-fil-a!! I'm going to try to link up shortly---if not I will on the next one! It's birthday "season" in my house, so if I'm not doing school work, I'm working on getting the bday parties planned and ready!!!!! =)

    Rulin' The Roost

  35. Love your linky party idea! I'm a new follower and cannot wait to come back for more!

    Cheers To School

  36. I love these non-school related linky parties. It helps us to all remember to have a little bit of fun during these crazy days! Thanks.

    Third Grade Galore

  37. I just started reading The Boxcar Children to my son and he LOVES them. They were one of my favorites as a child!

    My Kinder-Garden

  38. Thanks for hosting this linky. So fun!

    I love the old school flashbacks! Goosebumps were a big part of my childhood! And I am glad I am not the only one watching Dance Mom....:)

    Lattes and Laughter

  39. Super adorable linky! I can't wait until next week!! :)

  40. Such a fun Linky Party! You have great ideas!

  41. what a fun linky! and I am obsessed with Chic-Fil-A tea AND Pretty Little Liars - so good! :)

  42. Hey Latoya!
    I just wanted to say thanks for hosting this fun linky! I am BRAND new to having my own blog and am so excited that I figured out how to link up! So, again, thank you :)!


  43. I am so glad I found your blog. I love your Linky!! I will for sure be linking up. We just got our first Chick-Fil-A, I need to get over there and try it out!


  44. I love their tea. I have never tried their lemonade, I will put it on the list. I am your newest follower.

    The First Grade Princess

  45. Ha ha...I think I read all of the Sweet Valley series and loved every single one - maybe because I'm a twin too :)

  46. AAAAH I LOVED the Sweet Valley series! I read from Sweet Valley Kids all the way to Sweet Valley University! I even read the book that was published about a year or so ago with the twins "currently". So fun to see other fans :)

    Loved this linky party! I'll definitely be back for the next one!


  47. I love this idea! Thank you for hosting it.


    Ms. Richards's Musings

  48. Just found your blog and I'm your newest follower! Can't wait to link up tomorrow! (I like how you give us a preview of topics!) I loved Judy Blume books! And I also watch Dance Moms-it's so entertaining!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  49. Hi, I love the Hunger Games series of books also! Read all three within a few weeks. :)

  50. My husband LOVES Chick-Fil-A lemonade:) I just read Safe Haven. It was a quick read:) Enjoy!

    Just found your blog over on the Teaching First giveaway:)

    The Resourceful Apple

  51. Congrats on such a great turnout on your linky! What a fun idea! Can't wait to link up! I am your newest follower :)!
    Sent From My iPad