Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ain't nothin' sweeter than a Georgia Peach!

Hey Yall!
I'm super excited to be a part of this blog hop, get some amazing teacher created freebies, and enter for a chance to win some serious goodies and you can too! I'm gunna get this party started with 10 fast facts about me and Georgia!

1.I was born and raised in Griffin, Georgia. 
2.It's a po'dunk town...sorry Griffinytes...about 45 minutes south of Atlanta. 
3.I lived there for first 21 years of my life but spent the first 3 years of my childhood in da projects...yes, Georgia has those too...and then moved out to the country with my Aunt and Uncle! 
4.My hubby likes to say he stole the jewel out of Griffin
5. Currently we live on the outskirts of Henry County in Stockbridge.
6. I teach 5th grade at a Christian school in McDonough.
7. My hubby is from Newnan, Georgia and drives there for work everyday! (60 min. west of us)
8. We go to church in Atlanta, Georgia. (45 minutes north of us...yes, we love our church that much!) 
9. I am a Georgia Bulldog fan and ready for football season! 
10. I have a small Georgia accent and "We're fixin' to.." is a daily part of my teaching vocabulary!
That's the town I currently call home :)
Here's a southern recipe for yall too! This sweet dear elderly lady from my church has whipped this up several times for us when we've just randomly stopped by her house for a visit! It's super easy and is made with ingredients that us southerners almost always have on hand...and it's delicious with some icecream served up on top! I have made this many times and it's a go to dessert when having friends or family over! It's a easy to make as it looks...simply add 1 cup of flour, sugar, and milk all together with 1 stick of melted butter and 1 can of peaches...cook on 375 for 35-40 minutes and tada...delicious and comforting dessert!

Now...all you need to do is....

I'm SUPER DEE DOOPER excited to say I've uploaded my first TPT product thanks to all of these Georgia Sweeties for challenging and motivating me! I couldn't have done it without their encouragement and help!
I use this product as a back to school project and then we rewrite it at the end of the year as a 5 para personal essay but it could be used any time during the year. I'd be as pleased as punch if you'd download my first freebie :) and even more pleased if you'd FOLLOW ME on Facebook and Bloglovin to get updates of more to come goodies!
Don't forget that you also have a chance to win some baskets full of great products! You can enter once from each person's blog!        

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OH...and I can't complete this post without a big shout out to Jayne Gammons over at Smart Kids!  In the last 4 months, this sweet lady has been a vital part of "teaching" me how to do things without even knowing! Thanks for being an amazing educator and sharing your talents with us through meet ups and blog hops! and that my friends is why I love being a Georgia gal! There is definitely something to be said for our southern hospitality!

Happy Hopping!


  1. Congrats on your first TpT upload!! Go you! When we all met up, I don't remember learning you lived in Stockbridge - I lived there my first 2 years in GA right out of college :) Thanks for sharing your freebie, and that delicious recipe!Yum! :)

    First Grade Fairytales

    1. Thanks Kelly...I was only a *teensy* bit excited! You all really inspired me a couple months ago and I'm super thankful for it :)

  2. Your sweet southern spirit comes right through in your post. I use the dump cobbler recipe, too. 1 cup of everything and fresh peaches. YUM! Jayne
    Smart Kids
    ABCs of Reading

  3. Thanks so much, Jayne! And yes, fresh peaches for sure this time of year!

  4. "Small accent" I don't know about that... ;)
    G-Iron Tutor

  5. That cobbler recipe sounds delish! I can't wait to give it a try!

    Theresa @ True Life I'm a Teacher!

  6. Congrats on your first TPT product!!

    That recipe is right up my alley! I'm all about easy when it comes to the kitchen!!


  7. I'm glad you posted map - I am new to GA (also on the blog hop!) and I wondered if you were close to me since I'm about 45 minutes from Atlanta, too!

    1. I hope Georgia is showing you some southern hospitality! Good luck with all your new changes!

  8. Enjoyed getting to know you through your 10 facts - great idea! I, too, teach 5th (yay)! Although I live in GA, I bleed orange and purple... GO Clemson Tigers! (sorry, I couldn't help myself). I am so glad to have met another 5th grade teacher... yippie!!

    Kimberlee @ 2 Fulbright Hugs

  9. I haven't found anyone south of me yet! Adorable freebie. I left you some TPT love. Thanks for sharing!

  10. I met my husband coaching at a high school in Newnan! It was Northgate, and it was 11 years ago. Loved living there, but I did miss my mountains :) I can't wait for football season to start, either. Go Big Orange! :)

    1. So...neat that you were both coaches! My hubby went to Northgate the last year they had a middle 17ish years ago...hahaha! I love the North GA mountains too and especially the outlet malls!!!