Meet the Teacher Linky!

Thanks to Stephanie at Falling Into First, I'm able to share more about myself and let people get to know a little about who I am! I love reading about fellow teachers and getting to know them, too! So, here it is:

Hey y'all! I'm Holly, a 26 (but my birthday is in 13 days!) year old teacher in my 5th year of doing what I absolutely love. This will be my fourth year in a row teaching kindergarten and I'm so excited! This is my first year of blogging, and it has been so fun getting to know other teachers and pick their brains. I can't wait to expand this community of teachers and friends!  Here's a little more about who I am:

I am sharing my life with my boyfriend, Stephen. He's truly my best friend and the person who gets me the most. We've been together for 10 and a half years, since we were 16, y'all!!! I think we've earned a trophy or something at this point...Anyway, he's the reason we live in California (and lived in Colorado, as seen above, sigh...). He's a rocket scientist. Seriously!

These are our pups! Spencer is a Westie who is 7 years old, and Cooper is a mix who is 5. Cooper outweighs Spencer by about 70 pounds, but around here it's Spencer's world and we're just livin' in it. Fun fact: Both Spencer and I were born in Kentucky!

Here's my new neighborhood, and I'm in love. I took this picture about a week after we moved here while I was at the Farmers' Market. What an incredible view! Love that this is exactly 2.4 miles from our apartment.

These are a few of my favorite things…
Coffee, lazy Sunday mornings, UT football, scarves!!, the beach, Colorado skiing, Pearl St. in Boulder, getting my hair done, cooking, Mexican food, my accent (I'll never let go!)

Q: If you weren't a teacher, what would you want to be?
An OB/GYN...I would love to be part of the pregnancy experience, so beautiful! I was actually a nursing major for a year of college and planned on working in the NICU at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. 

Q: Three little words that describe you. 
Loving, Sensitive, Charming

Q: Finish this sentence, “___________________, said no teacher EVER!!”

Sure, I'd love you to bring in 24 full-size cupcakes an hour before school ends!
Of course I can leave school when the students do, said no teacher EVER!

Q: It’s your birthday and you can invite anyone {dead or alive} to the party. Who are you inviting?
Audrey Hepburn. Then ignore everyone else and just pick her brain all night.

Q: If someone wrote a book about your life, what would be the title?
Just a Small Town Girl...

Q: You get to pick one superpower. What is it?
Teleportation! I've been blessed to live in a few different places, so it would be fantastic to be able to easily see everyone!

Q: What’s your favorite quote or saying?
"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient; bearing with one another in love." -Ephesians 4:2

Q: If you HAD to sing one song on American Idol, what would it be? 
Probably a song by The Civil Wars...I think their sound matches my singing voice well. Heck, I'm from Nashville, we all think we can sing!

Q: Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Both? I feel great about an hour after I wake up and that lasts for a while. I'm DEAD around 3-5, then I perk up again when I'm cooking dinner and relaxing. Then I stay up til midnight because I still think like a kid, like I'm gonna miss out on something if I go to bed....ha!

Q: What’s your favorite resource that you've created in your TPT shop?
Hmm, this is tough. My best seller is my set of Book Bin Labels. I love that so many people have bought these, and now they're off in classrooms all over! That makes me so happy :)

Q: Share something we might not know about you!

I am very good at doing accents. My favorite is British. LOL.

Yay that was fun! Now it's your turn! Visit Stephanie's blog, grab the buttons and the questions and link on up!


  1. Hi Holly! Your comment about the cupcakes at the end of the school day is PERFECT! I once had a mom bring an entire cake, uncut, without plates, a knife, or eating utensils 30 minutes before dismissal. Hahaha!
    I look forward to reading more of your posts! :)
    One Lucky Teacher

  2. Your fur babies are too precious! It's nice to read another teacher with many things in common. I'm your newest follower.

    Elementary Expedition

  3. Oh my goodness, I don't know how I missed that you had a blog, but I am now happy to be a follower of it. :) I love that you have a westie, my family had one growing up but she passed away this past year, so anytime I see a cute little westie face it just brings a smile to my face!!! LOVE The Civil Wars, and LOVE that you said everyone from Nashville thinks they can sing lol too funny!

    Love and the Librarian