New(ish) look!

Ok bloggy friends, I've been tinkering around with my blog header all day. I've made a few different ones and I think I've decided on this one {see above}. What do you think?!
I know it's super busy...I tend to over-decorate things sometimes, is it too much?? I'm new to working in Gimp, so a lot of this was just trial and error! I think I like it, but I might change my mind later (ha!)

On another note..eeeeeeee! I'm getting close to 200 followers! I can't believe it! I'm going to be posting a giveaway sooooon, so stay tuned! 

I made up this little decomposing to 20 unit today - I'm going to be using it this week in my Math small groups. It will be wonderful practice for my kinders! I really need to purchase a Scrappin' Doodles license so I can offer freebies with their graphics! {I'm going to wait for my next TpT payout...then my husband can't say anything about spending more money on clipart! hehe ;} He just doesn't understand I NEED the clipart! Who's with me?!

 Hope your week is fabulous!


  1. Congrats on getting close to 200! Enjoy your week!


  2. What are your favorite clip art sites that you use? I'm going to be a first year teacher in August and I want my kindergarten classroom to be precious! :)

    1. Sarah - I love KPM doodles (search for her on etsy) and Scrappin' Doodles (google and you'll get to their website). There is a TON out there - I just really look for those that have the blackline version for worksheet-making purposes. If you're looking for something particular, I always search for whatever it is you're looking for. Ex: owl clipart.
      Congratulations on your first year teaching! I hope it's absolutely fabulous!

    2. I'll definitely do just that!
      Thank you so much for your advice and kind words! :)
      I love your blog and can't wait to use some of your awesome ideas.

  3. Congrats on almost 200! I'm just getting started and have a long way to go. I like the new look too!

    The Teacher's Backpack

  4. Love the new look! It is adorable! Congrats on getting close to 200 followers. Blogging is so much fun!

    KinderKids Fun

  5. oh can never have enough!


    Apples and ABC's

    1. haha I know!!! My husband just doesn't understand!! LOL

  6. Hi Nicole, I love your blog -- it's one of my new favorites! I'm wondering if you can tell me a little bit about Gimp...I've never heard of it, but am looking for a way to spruce up my blog header. Would you recommend it? Your new header is super cute!

    1. Hi Jill, Thanks!! It was a little difficult to get around at first but once I figured out a few things it wasn't hard at all! I bought a digital scrapbook kit from (just make sure the artist allows blog design) and used it to make my header. I just googled "how to use gimp to make a blog header" and read a few of them - very helpful! It's kind of addicting, though! I keep on wanting to change it again :) Good luck!!

  7. LOVE the new can never have enough clipart. I can't believe my computer is still holding all that I have purchased!!


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