Sunday Photo Round Up- January 13, 2015

I realize I am starting off the year poorly by being a couple of days late getting my Scavenger Hunt Sunday post up. However, one of my goals is to be DILIGENT in posting these posts I enjoy joining in with.  Going to try to be faithful this year. It helps that so far the prompts have been taken from another photo challenge I am participating in on Instagram. Without further ado, it time for some Scavenger Hunt Sunday!

New, Red, Breakfast, Simple, Circle

Though this counter is not new, it feels like it is new after decluttering it the other day as a part of the 2015 in 2015 challenge.


Wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with this one. It would have been better if he had been wearing red. While we were in the nursery last week I just sort of threw this together.


Eating my breakfast while trying to get our school week planned.


A simple message on a simple coloring sheet. I got to color on this day because Tabitha was taking advantage of her Coupon Book and was the teacher for the day, so mommy got to color.


My morning routine includes a nice hot (or warm) cup of green tea in a circle mug.

Photo A Day Round Up

I am participating in a few different photo-a-day challenges this year. The photos are being shared daily on Instagram, but I thought it would be nice to include a collage of them here on my blog as well. I am sharing from when I began the challenge through this past Saturday.
The first one is the Photo A Day Challenge from Fat Mum Slim.
The second one is The Bethadilly Challenge (this is where the Scavenger Hunt Sunday prompts have come from so far this year).
The third challenge is the Capturing Live, Laughter, and Love challenge.

Toddler Ideas Tuesday: January 13, 2015

Welcome back to Toddler Idea Tuesdays! I hope you will join with me again in sharing the fun activities, crafts, and lessons that you are doing with your young children. 

We have been working on some letter review. This is an activity I did with the older girls a few years go when we were doing Letter of the Week. I love making these tactile letters. This time we used the letter papers I printed out from ABC Twiggles, a fun preschool site I reviewed this past summer as a part of my Back to School/5 Year Blogiversary Celebration. In the past, I have just printed out letter templates to do this activity.

I try to find objects that start with the letter the children are making. So, for A, they glued on apple seeds and for B they glued on beans. I hold the glue and they hold my hand while we form the letter out of glue in between the lines of the letter. Then they glue on the little objects. Not only do they learn the shape of the letter, they are developing fine motor control.

We didn’t quite have enough apple seeds for each of the children to do the upper case and lower case A’s.

Now onto:

Toddler Idea Tuesday Features

On my last Toddler Idea Tuesday post, there were 2 wonderful posts linked up. I will be featuring both of them this week. 
The First Featured Post:

Kayla from Wild Berry Trail shared Literacy Connections: The Very Busy Spider Web Making.

The Second Featured Post:
Jen from Chestnut Grove Academy shared her Volcano Workbox Activities post.
I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your toddlers and preschoolers? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on my Toddler Ideas board and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up. Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our toddler time. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your toddler, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Sunday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.

Tuesdays Giveaway Link Up- January 13th, 2015

Tots and Me
Welcome to Tuesday’s Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me and Emily @ Emily Reviews

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways on  Tuesday’s Giveaway Link Ups. 

Our co-hosts this week are Sue from My Photopage and Shelly from The Attic Girl.

Now, onto this week’s Link Up!

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Make sure you stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.

Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it helps get more exposure to your giveaways as well!)

3. Take a moment to enter any giveaway that strikes an interest to you!

If you would  like to follow the  hostesses, we will gladly follow you back! Simply leave us a message to do so.

Featured Giveaways

Motivate Your Child Giveaway {3 Winners} US only Ends 1/28

The Book of Life Blu-ray US only Ends 1/22

Thank you for linking up with Karen @ Tots and Me & Emily @ Emily Reviews along with Sue from My Photopage and Shelly from The Attic Girl.