Wednesday, August 7, 2013

As you may know, the Liebster Award is for up and coming blogs that have less than 200 followers. So what is a Liebster, you ask? Liebster is a German word that means sweetest, kindest, dearest, cute, endearing, etc. Such a thoughtful award! Here are the rules to accept this award:

[1] Link back to the person that nominated you.
[2] Answer the questions from your nominator.
[3] Share 11 random facts about yourself.
[4] Nominate 5 more blogs with less than 200 followers.
[5] Pose questions for your nominees


Thanks to  Melissa at for nominating me!

1. If you could change one thing about your school, what would it be?
Instead of 7:30 to 3:00, it would be 8:00-3:30. That extra 30 minutes of sleep would probably do everyone some good. :)
2. How/when did you decide to be a teacher?
At 16 I started volunteering at CAMP Camp, a summer camp for children and adults with disabilities.  If I had to pick one defining moment of my life, it would be my first week volunteering there.  The moments when campers were able to do things they would not normally do in their everyday lives (swimming, canoeing, PROM) were moments that took my breath away.  I used to stand back at the dances and watch the campers thinking, "wow, this is beauty."  I knew from that experience that I would be working with that population for the rest of my life.  I stayed there as a volunteer and then a staff member until 2011 when I earned my degree in special education.  
3. What is your favorite pinspired project/recipe?
So far it has been my yarn wreaths.  Pics to come.
4. How did you come up with your blog name?
Haha.  I don't know.  I just started the blog and came up with Special Education Love really quick.  I think because I was so excited to start, I didn't really spend time thinking about it much.  The blogs about my love for special education.  Why not?
5. What was your favorite summer job?
CAMP!  What a blast that was!   It wasn't even a job for us, it was a family, a lifestyle, a need. 
6. How do you drink your coffee?
With as much cream and sugar as is socially appropriate!  Ha!  So, I don't drink coffee much, because I only drink it with the unnecessary calories added.
7. What is your favorite children's book?
This is a tough one.  I really like Shel Silverstein, so The Giving Tree is in the mix.   I love Eric Carle for the art.  Favorite children's chapter books is The Boxcar Children.
8. Where do you like to buy "teacher clothes"?
Old Navy or Target!  There's no way I am buying expensive teacher clothes at my job!  Also, Old Navy and Target fit me (bigger lady) and still have style.  I pretty much rock one look at work: Pants (usually skinny pants), Cardigan, Toms or other flats, and some shirt.
9. How far do you commute to school?
It's about a 20 minute drive.  Not far.  I really like my location in Austin, so I don't think I'll be moving closer to school any time soon.
10. What's been your favorite linky party so far?
Well, I don't know what a link party
11. Do you bring home work on the weekends?
Nope!  I try not to.  I need my weekends to be about me and my sweet dog.  Every once in a while I will work on an IEP at home the weekend before if I haven't finished it in time.
1. I have a German Shep./Chow Chow whom I adore, named Dublin.  
Here he is as a baby (2 months?)  
2. My favorite TV shows are Grey's, Pretty Little Liars, Lost, and Roswell.  Some are old, but I still throw the DVDs on for fun!
3. I am in graduate school at ENMU for special education!  Go Greyhounds!  
4. I enjoy watching crime/mystery shows to see if I can figure stuff out.  If I weren't a teacher and could do anything I wanted to, I'd like to be a Criminal Profiler.  Also, have a huge crush on Dr. Reed from Criminal Minds.  The intellectuals: I love them!
5. I have spectacular friends who have known me almost half my life.  Wouldn't trade them for anything.
6. My dad is a football coach, mom is a nurse, and sister is in school to become an OT.
7. I am on the 5th week of Couch Potato to 5K!  Trust me, this venture could be a blog on it's own!  Jeez!  I look forward to telling you all that I finished my first 5K.
8. I am absolutely obsessed with CHEVRON right now.
9.  If I could get away with it, my hair would be died different colors year round.
10. I am obsessed with scary movies.  My favorite is The Exorcist!  Recently, I saw The Conjuring!  Such a great movie!  Absolutely scary!  
11. I have 100 bottles of nail polish.  :( I know...

I'm nominating:

1. When did you decide to become a teacher?
2. What is your favorite meal?
3. Is this your first blog?
4. Do you have any pets?  Tell me about them.
5. Name a blog you go to for inspiration.
6. What's your favorite Pinterest creation?
7. What lesson are you the most proud of?
8. What do you teach?
9. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
10. What has been your favorite summer vacation?
11. What is your number one goal for the upcoming school year?


  1. Ok, first of all- What a small world. I just moved from Austin to the boonies and miss it every day!

    Secondly, I am also doing the C25K app! Looking forward to hearing about your completion! (:

  2. Aww! You're right...small world! Haha. I'm on week 5! We're doing The Color Run in September. Good luck with your 5K!

  3. I just found your blog on TBA.....I'm a special ed teacher in CA. Love your sweet puppy! Laura

  4. He's so cute! But, crazy! Just getting out of puppy stage, so hopefully will calm down. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I look forward to browsing you blog soon!