Where'd my Mojo Go?

Wait, what?! It's over? For Real? Yes, yes it's true. Christmas has come and gone yet again. All of that shopping, planning, spending, cooking, cleaning, wrapping...and it's over just.like.that. It's always a little depressing when it's over, right? So let's focus on the positive... As usual, my hubs spoiled me (and I hope he feels the same!). It was a hot Christmas this year, even by Florida standards, but we made the best of it and spent yesterday cruising the Intracoastal waterway on my brother-in-law's new boat. And, I have some fun stuff to look forward to this week! We're headed up to Orlando to check out Ice and then on to Ft. Meyers to meet up with my blog buddies Charity and Tamara.

I'm also hoping to find my creative mojo somewhere during the Christmas clean-up. Is it under the couch? In with the cute holiday sprinkles I never used? Is it in the garage with the last minute stuff I didn't know where to shove before my family came over? I hope it's not in the bag of sheets I gave to my sister after I cleaned out the linen closet. Wherever it is, I have GOT to find it! I'm usually brimming over the top with ideas for school, games, centers, units...but I think I must be in a cookie coma because I got nuttin'! I have a few ideas kind of hovering above my head in a little wispy cloud...I can kinda see it mixed in with what's left of the holiday haze, so I'm hoping some blog-stalking will help.

On my first stop over at Miss Kindergarten I found an interesting linky party. Perfect for a blogger with blogger's block <--is that a thing? Did I just make up a new term?? Let's all start using it so it catches on. It's so fetch! Here it is:

My friend Fern is having a cool linky called Top Three. It gives me a chance to reminisce over the past year to a time when I was actually on my game and killin' it (blogwise, at least). It's also a great way to show my new friends here that I really am worth hanging around for because usually I am witty and fun and have great ideas - really, honest!! So, without further ado, here are my top three blog posts of 2011. The number following the post is the number of hits that page has had. Click on the title to read the post if it sounds new to you. I'm going to read them again myself and hope that maybe my mojo might be hiding in there somewhere. Hop on over to Fern's blog to link up your top three!

Clip it Up   16,987
Ready Confetti 9,121
There's an Elf on my Shelf 8,124

Oh, and PS I'm having a sale at my TpT store though Wednesday - 20% off everything. Click {HERE} to see the fabulousness I'm capable of when my creative juices are fully flowing! Ah...the good ole days...


  1. haha I'm searching for my Mojo too!!!! Have a great week!!

    ❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
    A Teacher's Treasure

  2. I will have to check in on your TpT sale! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Sounds like you have had a great Christmas! No worries...your mojo will be back in no time!!!
    (I bet it never really left!=)
    First Grade Blue SKies

  4. You are entitled to miss your mojo! You deserve a break from school related things. Have a fun break and I can't wait to see what you come up with after break! :-)

  5. You are going to like ICE! We went there this year (and have for the last 4 years). If they would take out the SNOW part and add more ICE, it'd be even better (IMHO)...Wish I could meet up with you guys! If it wasn't so gosh darn close to my due date!
    And if it makes you feel any better, I won't be having any mojo for the next few months since I won't even be working! lol
    Have fun!

    ♥ Jen Ross
    The Teachers' Cauldron

  6. Denise,
    Thank you for linking up at my linky party and sending others my way! You are the most creative person I have ever met, in person or on the internet!! I love your ideas and just think about how many students' lives you are touching outside of your own classroom! I missed the Ready Confetti post the first time, so this was a wonderful post for me!
    Enjoy your vacation and Happy New Year!!
    Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas!

  7. If you find some Mojo, let me know! I would love to have a little more of it too!

    Adventures of a 6th Grade Teacher

  8. yay!! Glad I could help you with your blogger's block. That's SO FETCH!! hahah love it!

  9. Hi - I've been blog-stalking your website and just love all your ideas. I bought a couple of your things today at tpt, can't wait to try them! And wanted to tell you that I picked up several freebies, too. Thanks for sharing those! I teach 2nd grade, also and I really enjoy seeing what someone else does.

  10. The previous comment was from Sara - the rest of the Sanders family doesn't care that much about all that :)

  11. I think you should definitely check in the couch - ha ha. Love it! Think we all reach blogger's block every now and then. I used to schedule out my posts waaay far in advance, now they come as inspiration hits ;)
    - Leslie

  12. Hey there,

    I'm your newest follower. I live in Florida too. Charlotte County, but I teach in DeSoto County. I see some of you bloggers met up in Fort Myers, which is 30 minutes from me.

    Love your blog!
    A Class Act


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