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! :)


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?

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. :)
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Mrs. Griffith said...

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

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!
First Grade Blue SKies

Elisabeth said...

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


Just Wild About Teaching said...

love the newest pack...very cute toots


ashleythurston said...

love all fall activities!!!


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...) :)


Miss Sara said...

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

Miss Elementary

Ash said...

That festival looks like so much fun!

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!


Mrs. Parker said...

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

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!!!

Fun In First

Lovely Nina said...

I love your new blog Design!!!!!

Lovely Little Learners

Brandi said...

Love the blog design and the craftivity!

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.


Heather's Heart said...

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


Heather's Heart

Holly said...

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


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!


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!!)

Andi said...

The new look is super cute and so are those crafts!!!

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

Ashley Sanderson said...

I hope I win! Those pumpkins are amazing!!



Mrs. Brown said...

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


Mary said...

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


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!


Mandy Matthews said...

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

Courtney said...

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


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!


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!

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!

tracy said...

Would love to win your new craftivity. I also love your new design.

Anonymous 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!


Ashley Welsh said...

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


Trinh said...

Love your new look! New Hampshire looks fun to visit.

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!


sarah said...

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


Jenn said...

I love your new blog design--it is adorable!!! :)
Your new pack looks like a great resource!

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.

Carolyn S said...

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

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).

A is for Apple B is for Blog

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!

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!


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.
First Grade @ Storybook Cafe

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


Meagan said...

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

Buzz Around in Second Grade

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:)

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

Cindy said...

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


aclark said...

Cute!! I would love to win!


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.

Michelle Griffo said...

I love your new look!!!!

Kim Kneece said...

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


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.

Swinging Through Second Grade

katiemg said...

Love your new blog! Easy to read! You are very creative!

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.

Adventure Leader said...

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

Crayons and Curls said...

Super cute craft (but all your crafts are adorable!) :)
Crayons and Curls

kbauter said...

Such a cute pack! katiebauter@sbcglobal.net

Carly said...

Love all those pumpkins!


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 :)



Miss Ice said...

me too!

3rd Grade Sprinkles

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