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So Cal End-of-Year Link Up {FREEBIES}

Hi Friends!  It's almost summertime!!!  I am teaming up with some of my Southern California bloggy buds to bring you an 
End-of-the-Year Link Up!  
We each have a special Freebie for you - so be sure to visit us all - ;)
We also have a special Rafflecopter Prize for you...
a $100 Gift Card for a pair of summer Tieks!
I haven't always lived in Southern California - 
I grew up in  the central valley - very hot in the summer...
I lived in Oregon for many years - usually cold in the summer...
Now I live in SoCal and it is JUST RIGHT in the summer!
One of my favorite things to do in the summer in SoCal is to go to the beach -
with the grandkids!

 We are delighted to live so close the the San Diego Safari Park!
We have season passes so we can keep an eye on all those critters - year-round!

Another fun thing I love to do in SoCal is to meet up with other bloggers!  It's tons of fun sharing the joys of being in the field of education!

Just last week week we met up at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad!

In August, we met up in Huntington Beach for a Back to School Beach Bash!

I've meet so many smart, creative people at these gatherings - I am very thankful for this community of teachers, authors, bloggers, and friends! - they contunually inspire and encourage me!

I just starting doing this 'Some of Our Favorite Things About You' booklet with my class a few years ago - and it quickly became one of our favorite activities!   
It created such a sweet, positive way to end the year!  
Who wouldn't love to get a book filled with all your friends' compliments 
on what they appreciate about you?!
A treasure for each student - and an engaging activity 
to capture their attention in the last days of school.
And what a great way to send them into summer - and life - 
looking for the positive in others!
Just click on the image above to download.
Check out the rest of the Freebies we have for you by following the links.
And don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter for that Tieks' gift card!
Happy Teaching!


  1. Peggy!!! I loved meeting you face to face last weekend!! I just want to know... Do you EVER stop smiling? Every time I see your picture you steal the show because you are always grinning like the largest watermelon slice this Southern gal ever saw!!! Love your energy and your zest for teaching!! See you soon!


    1. Susan, you are so sweet!!! :) It was so fun to meet up last weekend!

  2. The San Diego Safari Park is amazing! I missed the last couple meet ups, but hopefully I'll be able to go to the next one!! Are you going to Vegas?!

    Lessons with Laughter

    1. Hi Molly! I hope you can come to the next one too!! Yes, I'm going to Vegas - are you?

  3. Your freebie looks great Peggy! xo

  4. I have just within the last couple of weeks heard of Tieks. As a teacher, finding a good pair of shoes is hard. Thank you for this opportunity. I have to say, I am a little jealous of all of these Blogger meetings. I am trying to get into regular blogging and would love to meet up with some Veterans. <3

    1. Hi Susan - we would love to have you join us? Do you live in SoCal?

  5. I've been wanting to try Tieks for a while now and this gift card would definitely help that happen. I tweeted about the giveaway here

    1. Hi Julie - thanks for tweeting about the giveaway! I would love a pair of Tieks too ;)

  6. Thanks for sharing get another great giveaway and tons of wonderful freebies, Peggy! Here's my share:

    1. Thanks for sharing, Mary Love! So delighted you are enjoying the freebies!

  7. Peggy I love your Freebie. I definitely am going to use it during our last 2 weeks to rethink things that we did this year and kind things that others have done to help us.

    1. Thank you, Pauline! So happy you will be able to use this, 'Some of Favorite Things About You'! I think your kids will LOVE it!

  8. Thanks for the freebie, and the chance to win a Tieks giftcard!!!

    Here is my link

    1. You are so welcome! Thanks for stopping by and leaving some love and sharing!

  9. Peggy,
    So glad you've been enjoying your retirement! Your freebie will be perfect for the end of the year and will support kindness.