New Look, New Craftivity, and a Pumpkin Fest!

Hi friends!  I just got back from a weekend in New Hampshire!   I've been away from my computer since Friday {gasp!} so I'll be covering three topics tonight :)  Bear with me!

Did you notice my new blog design?  LOVE!!  Alicia from Dreamlike Magic hooked me up with a super fabulous new look!  Are you drooling?? Because I have been since she installed it!  Hehe :)

Before I went away, I had a sweet customer request.  I was inspired right away, and was able to start and finish my new craftivity pack on Thursday night!  You may have seen it on TpT already:
native american kids {a craftivity} is a mini unit that would be perfect to complete a Thanksgiving or Native American theme!  It includes the patterns to make a Native American girl and boy:
 ...half-page writing pages:
plus ABC order and word search sheets:
If you want to pick up a copy, head to my TpT shop!
Please let me know what you think!  I hope you love it! :)

And finally, onto my weekend in New Hampshire!  Have you heard of the Pumpkin Festival in Keene, NH?  Every year, the town tries to beat the record for the most Jack O'Lanterns.  I've been wanting to head up there for years, and we were finally able to go this year!  Here are some pics from my trip:
This is a HUGE tower of pumpkins!
Main Street was lined with pumpkins... they were everywhere!  I think there were almost 24,000 of them!
Matt and I near a covered bridge... there are tons of them in NH!  We also ended up going to Boston after the pumpkin festival due to a mix up at our hotel {long story}... it was a fun little getaway! :)  

Okay my sweets, if you made it all the way down here, be sure to leave a comment with your email address for a chance to win my new pack!  I'll pick a winner tonight before I go to bed!
Congrats to #57, Teacher Syl!!  Emailed ya! :)

82 comments

Tania said...

Love the pink stars...and the cupcakes (of course)!
Hubby wants to move to New Hampshire, would you recommend a place to live?
tania

My Second Sense

Kristen said...

hey I live in NH!!! Not in Keene though!! Cool to think you were near by my friend!

Love everything--the new look, the craftivity, your taste is the best!

Lisa R. said...

I'd so love to win this!! How cute!!! Your blog design looks fabulous too. :)
Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Mrs. Griffith said...

Love the new layout...makes me think about yummy cupcakes!!

Lindsay
For the Love of First Grade

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

Love it! Just got the postcard from Keene a couple of weeks ago for the postcard exchange!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Elisabeth said...

That is so neat about the pumpkins!! Your new layout is adorable... And so is your new pack!!! :)

Elisabeth
elisabethdelk80@gmail.com

Just Wild About Teaching said...

love the newest pack...very cute toots

justwildaboutteaching.blogspot.com

ashleythurston said...

love all fall activities!!!


ashley.e.thurston@gmail.com

Wendy Durocher said...

Love your work, your new look and your weekend getaway.

Michelle said...

I would love to win the new pack...I feel like I should keep the family together! (I already have the football player, cheerleader, johnny appleseed...) :)

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Miss Sara said...

love your new blog design! super cute!
and I adore your new craftivity :)
Sara

Miss Elementary

Ash said...

That festival looks like so much fun!
gobstoppersrock@gmail.com

Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks

Kiah said...

That unit looks adorable, and your trip looks fun! I love to do things like that, too. My fiance and I head up to Door County, Wisconsin every fall for their gorgeous fall colors and their pumpkin festivals, I love it!

Kiah
kiah.m.berg@gmail.com

Mrs. Parker said...

Looks like you had a great fall weekend. I love your new craftivity. Keeping my fingers crossed.
learningwithmrsparker@gmail.com

Traci said...

I love your new look AND that craftivity. I already have plans for it! ;)
❤Dragonflies in First ❤

Jodi said...

I love your new look!!!

❀Jodi
Fun In First

Lovely Nina said...

I love your new blog Design!!!!!

Lovely Little Learners

Brandi said...

Love the blog design and the craftivity!

Brandi
Success in Second Grade

Jen R. @ The Teachers' Cauldron said...

omgosh - I LOVE the Keene festival!! hubs and I went there about 4 years ago - LOVE!!!

Delighted said...

Cute new blog! Love it.

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Heather's Heart said...

I love your new blog design! Your new pack looks awesome too!

hprice@lufkinisd.org

Heather
Heather's Heart

Holly said...

I love the Native American writing craft! I just found your blog.

Holly
mel19hol@hotmail.com

Diving Into Learning said...

That is a lot of pumpkins!

lorajoelle said...

Super, super cute! I just adore Thanksgiving, and this is the perfect addition!

Lora
lorajwebster@gmail.com

Kelli said...

I love your new look & craftivity! I have a lot of your units and would love this one too! (And I just downloaded your new fonts....I can't wait to use them!!)
kfandel@gmail.com

Andi said...

The new look is super cute and so are those crafts!!!
~Andi
andi_monroe@yahoo.com

Heather said...

Love the new craftivity!! And what a fun festival!

Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)

Amy Howbert said...

Fun trip, & super duper cute craftivity!! Some of the cutest I've seen!
Amy Howbert

Little Miss Organized
amyhowbert1@gmail.com

Ashley Sanderson said...

I hope I win! Those pumpkins are amazing!!

Ashley

Ashleysanderson1@hotmail.com

Mrs. Brown said...

I love your new blog design! It's so bright and fun! :) I also love your new little packet! Adorable!

Katie
smileykate52@hotmail.com

Mary said...

Love all the fall activities! I hope I win them!!

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Kimberly Spezzacatena said...

Your new pack is very cute! So is the new layout, I've always had a thing for stars myself.

Kim (Kmspezza@gmail.com)

Katy said...

The new blog design is so cute, and the Pumpkin Festival sounds so neat!

Katy
kevans927@hotmail.com

Mandy Matthews said...

Love your new design and Native American craft!! Super cute :)
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Courtney said...

Looks great Teri! I love your new design and craftivity!

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Swimming into Second

ucfchic said...

Wow! That's a lot of jack-O-lanterns!Love the new look and your pack. Looks like a fun weekend!
~Lori

ucfchic94@yahoo.com

msjan49 said...

Loving the new look and all those pumpkins!!!!!!!!

msjan49 said...

Loving the new look and all those pumpkins!!!!!!!!

Across the Hall said...

How fun does that festival look?? And I love your new look, and I love your new craftivity!

Basically there's a lot of love going on here!

Halle
acrossthehallin2nd@gmail.com
Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

Melissa K. said...

Looks like a fun weekend! Love the new blog design and the craftivity! :) missy.kutil@gmail.com

Teach*Pray*Love said...

I love your new look and your new packet!
~Lauren
teachpraylove25@gmail.com

tracy said...

Would love to win your new craftivity. I also love your new design.
tracyanderson@wcps.org

Casey said...

Would love to have your new craftivity! It would go great with our new Social Studies curriculum. We are currently studying the pilgrims coming to America, and this would be a cute addition to our unit!

Casey
www.cuteclassroomcreations.blogspot.com
casey.e.east@gmail.com

Ashley Welsh said...

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE! I would love to win!

Ashley
awelsh812@hotmail.com

Trinh said...

Love your new look! New Hampshire looks fun to visit.
Trinh
trinh.tran75@yahoo.com

Teacher Mom of 3 said...

Your new design is delish!! I love all the pink!!! Your new craftivity looks so adorable. My 2nd graders loved completing your Johnny Appleseed craft! Lauren teachermomof3@comcast.net

Mrs. G. said...

I went to college near Keene and went to pumpkin fest every year. Love it and love the new blog look!

4321Teach said...

I have relatives-in-law that live in Keene, NH. I have never been there, but I have syrup in my freezer from there! Sounds like you had a great weekend!

EmilyK

sarah said...

Love the new craft! Can't wait to use it.

mcreynolds.sarah@gmail.com

Jenn said...

I love your new blog design--it is adorable!!! :)
Your new pack looks like a great resource!
Jenn
jduffek@opschools.org

Sara Soucy said...

Love the new blog look! New Hampshire is so pretty in the fall (Boston, too!). The crafitivity is so cute!

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

marys said...

Such a cute activity! Love the fall pics as well.
Mary
MBM3543@aol.com

Carolyn S said...

I was born in NH but live in Georgia now. I miss those fall days! Lucky you! The pictures are amazing!
Carolyns941@bellsouth.net

Karyn said...

Hi Terri! I LOVE Pumpkinfest! I attended Keene State College (and my niece goes there now)...and it was always so fun to participate in the Pumpkinfest and try to beat the record from the year before! I wish I would have known you were up here and we could have had a bloggy meetup (although your husband probably wouldn't have liked that -lol).

œKaryn
A is for Apple B is for Blog
Kideducator@comcast.net

Lori Smith said...

I love the new design! I also enjoyed looking at the pictures from your weekend getaway. I used to live up in MA, so I love seeing fall pictures from New England!

Lori
The Reinspired Teacher

Amy J said...

Your blog looks fabulous! I love it...and I'd love a copy of your latest pack. Beautiful as always!

Amy

What Happens in First Grade

Teacher Syl said...

Sweet Teri! You read my mind girl. I do a unit on Native Americans in November and these cute little guys will work perfectly with my unit. You are the best! I have 3 of your craftivities hanging in my classroom and my kiddos are so proud to see their work displayed on the walls. We all love you and I can't wait to tell them about this great unit! Love ya, Sylvia

Tammy Klinger said...

Perfect unit for here in Oklahoma:) I would have loved to see all the pumpkins.
Tammy
First Grade @ Storybook Cafe
dtklinger@gmail.com

Jess Arrow said...

I live in Keene and teach kindergarten at one of the 5 elementary schools! Your post just made my day! I'm so glad you had a great time at Pumpkin Fest. Did you see the "Starry Night" jack-o-lantern? It was pretty impressive :)

Kelly said...

Wow! That's a lot of pumpkins! Looks like a lot of fun. :)
- Kelly Campbell

kelly_burnard@hotmail.com

Meagan said...

O my gosh! That is crazy how many pumpkins there are! Your native american children are so cute! :)

Meg
Buzz Around in Second Grade
meagan.newbold@gmail.com

Corinna said...

Love your new look!! I am so jealous of all the wonderful Halloween and Fall activity there. It's still hot here in Hawaii, and I miss seing the leaves turn. It looks so beautiful. My daughters are 8 and 10 and would just love seeing something like that:)

Aloha,
Corinna
Surfin' Through Second

Laurie Healey said...

Hi, nice Pack! I live in Merrimack , NH. It's a nice area, 1 hour to the beach, mountains and Boston! It's so funny you were here! Love your blog!
Laurie ..airforcemom19@comcast.net

keri said...

Love the jack-o-lantern pictures! Keri
ketowne@lakeland.k12.mo.us

Cindy said...

Your craftivity looks cute!! Would love to win!! :o)

Cindy
ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

aclark said...

Cute!! I would love to win!

Ashley
arclark2012@gmail.com

Melissa Freshwater said...

Native Americans Look adorable. Would be a great addition to my play and feast for November. I need a little good luck- I hope I win.
Melissa
mfresh2@aol.com

Michelle Griffo said...

I love your new look!!!!
Michelle

Kim Kneece said...

Your new look is fabulous, and the Native American craftivity is adorable!

livinglearninglovingprek@gmail.com

Heather said...

Okay, I love the new blog look! It is adorable. My favorite thing about your post (besides the new pack that is already on my wish list) is the picture at the covered bridge. I've always loved them and I keep telling my hubby that I want to find one to have family pictures made at.

✞Heather
Swinging Through Second Grade
hdawntn@hotmail.com

katiemg said...

Love your new blog! Easy to read! You are very creative!
Katie
Goldbc90@verizon.net

ksteacher81 said...

I would love a copy of your new craftivity! And I love the new cupcake design!
Ruthanne rarace81@gmail.com

RealOCteachers said...

I LOVE the new blog design! The Native American craftivity is so adorable! realocteachers@gmail.com

The REAL Teachers of Orange County

Cecilia said...

Love your craftivities (I'm not sure that's a word lol). So cute.
cecil0862@yahoo.com

Adventure Leader said...

Awesome blog:) Found you on the blog roll on kinder-pond. Hope you haven't picked a winner yet!
sara.iteachk@gmail.com

Crayons and Curls said...

Super cute craft (but all your crafts are adorable!) :)
Cheryl
crayonsandcurls(at)gmail(dot)com
Crayons and Curls

kbauter said...

Such a cute pack! katiebauter@sbcglobal.net

Carly said...

Love all those pumpkins!

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Miss Nelson said...

Love the new look. :) Your crafts are always so precious.

Teacher Syl said...

YAY! Thank you Teri...1st time I have won on a Blog Give-away! You made my whole week!! Woo Hoo!!! I am loving your new blog look...Too cute!

Anna D said...

Love Love Love this!!!! how adorable!!!! You have such incredible ideas!!! Just started my blog yesterday!!!! Would love a little blog love if you have time :)

http://simplyskilledinsecond.blogspot.com/

hugs
Anna

Miss Ice said...

me too!

Courtney
3rd Grade Sprinkles

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