Friday Five! - Ideas By Jivey: For the Classroom

Friday Five!

These summer editions of Five For Friday almost seem harder- have I actually done FIVE things worth blogging about this week? Let's see!! LOL
 I finished up my beach trip- it is always sad to leave the sand and sun and water. My neighborhood pool is certainly not the same. :-P Before we left, we celebrated my "little" sister's birthday- not so little anymore! She is 14!

 I've been working a lot in my yard this summer! I was SUPER busy and productive this week! I put down newspaper under 10 bags of mulch around my gardenia and azaleas. Putting down newspaper is a cheap and organic way to keep weeds and grass from poking up through the mulch!

And I can show you these pictures because I also cleaned the mildew off the side of my house this week! LOL! It's been there since I moved in and I just never did anything about it, until this week when I spent so much time to make the beds pretty and then my house looked like CRAP. My original pictures I took before cleaning to post were embarrassing.
I also worked on planting some more flowers in pots to put around my middle bed- I still need to spruce this one up a bit with better mulch and the newspaper trick.

I shared with you in a previous post about my gazebo... I LOVE it. I've added some flowers in and around it. :)
I learned how to add a FAN FREEBIES tab to my Facebook page!

I will be featuring freebies there which will ONLY be shared with my Facebook Fans, so make sure you have liked my Facebook page to ensure you are in the know! :) I used ShortStack- an app that works with Facebook and enables the page to be hidden from non-fans!
I reached 400 Followers while I was at the beach! Make sure you check out my 400 Follower Giveaway if you haven't already!!

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!! :)


  1. Newspaper is better than weed cloth when you have furry babies:) It looks great!

  2. Looks awesome! I had to give up on Friday Five. I guess I'm just too boring. Also, it's hard to blog with a dead hard drive...

    Fifth in the Middle

  3. Jealous of the beach! Cool idea with the newspapers...I have never thought of that before. It was hard for me to think of five real things as well.

    Literacy Spark

  4. Your back yard looks so nice! Beach trips are the best!
    Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  5. Your vacation looks awesome! You and your sister look alike! I guess I can add Short Stack to my list of "learn to do!"

    Lucky to Be in First

  6. Cute pics! I have shorts the same as those polka dots...are they shorts? You know me and aqua! Your yard looks awesome!

    Collaboration Cuties

  7. Thanks for mentioning ShortStack in your blog! We're glad you found us and are enjoying our software. We'd love to send you a t-shirt as a thank you for mentioning us. If you could email me at I'll provide you with a link where we can get your t-shirt size and shipping address.


  8. Congratulations on the followers! The flowers and your house look great! You did a really nice job! I just left the beach too. I miss it already!

    Eclectic Educating

  9. The beach trip sounds great! I really need to learn about the freebies page on my Facebook!
    Conversations in Literacy

  10. Your beach trip looked amazing. You go girl, a fan freebie page and an amazing giveaway!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

  11. Cute family picture - I love that everyone was wearing s shade of mint. It's my favorite color of the season!

  12. Your trip with our family looks wonderful. It's been two years since we've had everyone together. Wah. I can't imagine 400 followers! Your yard looks great! That's my next project!

  13. You've been a busy bee! What a sweet picture of all the girls! You know you will have to teach me how to do that to my FB page!!!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  14. Congrats on your growing following! I love to see those numbers climb! And...for the tip about short stack. I'm looking forward to giving it a try on my FB fanpage! Thanks, again! =)

    A+ Firsties

  15. Your flowers look nice and refreshed and you already know I love your gazebo! You are all set to relax outside. :)
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  16. I love working around my yard too! (I may need to get a part time job to pay for all of the flowers I've bought!) I have used that newspaper trick & it works great. If you run out of newspaper, paper grocery bags work and are a bit stronger, yet still biodegradable. Weeds be gone!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings


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