Sunday, May 5, 2013

It's official- I'm a "word chick!" My bracelet says so.

Hi there!! 
It's Sunday night and I'm procrastinating!
{ugh, there's so much laundry...
..and thank goodness for the frozen gumbo I found in the freezer that we will call dinner. 

Not that anyone is counting (yeah, right) but I do believe I only have 
14 days of school/work this school year. (That calls for a yippee!) 

I love my students and the people I work with but this girl is ready for a break. 

A break from the pressure, the rush, the deadlines and the 
5-days-a-week-grind-then-spend-the-weekend-doing-the chores routine! 
I want to have the time & energy to be proper mom and wife;  to see my friends;  to catch up on projects around the house;  to breathe.
(anyone feel the same?) 

This weekend while my youngest son was on a band trip in Dallas, TX, my husband and I also headed west and escaped to a little town near Dallas called Canton. 
Heard of it?  

If you're a girl who loves antiques, vintage junk, or just plain ole shopping like I do, you probably have! 

500 acres of shopping absolutely blew my mind! This was our first time at Canton's First Monday Trade Days, but it will not be our last.  

We brought home quite a bit of treasure, but my favorite find was this little trinket...

While I was in the ladies' room,  my husband stumbled upon a booth with vintage typewriter key jewelry.  As soon as I walked out, he hauled me over there 
(he knows me so well:) 
I'm not exaggerating when I tell you I felt weak!....drunk on vintage word jewelry I s'pose.

Oh my, it was so hard to choose - I wanted it all! 
I bought about 6 pieces of this to-die-for jewelry 
(and my new friend a.k.a. the artist of this cool stuff,  Andrea, threw in a groovy ring made from a shift key :)   

I've been called a lot of things.  Bookworm.  Word Nerd.  Word Whiz.  
I mean, words are my job!!  
But this is the best of all: WORD CHICK.   
Gotta love that.  
I'm declaring myself an official word chick because my bracelet says so.

If you're reading this, you're probably a word chick, too.  If you're drooling over this bracelet, I'm all too happy to tell you where you can find one for yourself 
{and more vintage typewriter jewelry}
Check out and tell her Mia sent you :)

Oh and since I had a 7 hour ride home, I whipped up a little something for speech therapy this week.
{the therapy I shall do whilst wearing my new bracelet that makes me giddy}

 It's a new quick drill activity that can be incorporated into any and every therapy goal with a little cleverness. 

Popsicles make me almost as happy as new trinkets.  In fact, that reminds me that I should go buy some popsicles for my students. 
With real popsicles we can incorporate some oral motor work, too!!  
(and who doesn't love eating popsicles at school!?) 

If you need popsicles, you can find my POPSICLE QUICK DRILL HERE

Happy therapizing! Hope your weekend was full of fun, too! 



  1. So cute! It's been a while since I've been to Canton... hmm... maybe a trip in the future!

    1. Ohh yes, Laura! It was overwhelming but very much fun! I was scared it would be HOT but I'm so grateful we caught a little cool front!!

  2. Oh my!!! I love this bracelet!!!! Thank you so much for sharing her website!!! Love the popsicle game...I have all of the other Quick Artic games...this one looks fun too! Thank you!

    1. I know, right? Her bracelets are just awesome! Everyone has to go drool over them at her website!

      Ohhhh, Amy! I bet I know EXACTLY what your TpT name is- I see TpT purchases by an abbreviation for your name all the time! I'm so happy you like the quick drill games as much as I do- thanks for leaving me a comment to let me know :))


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