|Dawn and me... my twin sis and BFF!|
Unfortunately for me, she lives in West Des Moines (which is about three hours from where I reside). I wish she lived across the street from me! She works for Meredith Corporation, which produces Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, and Family Circle magazines (among others). She works in the newsstand division - so many of the magazines that you see in the racks the grocery store checkouts, Dawn had a hand in getting them there!
She has learned a lot about education by proofreading for me. She can spot off educational lingo like "inferences" and "author's purpose" with ease now. But then she asks a question like "So...what's this Common Core all about?" and I remember that she has a lot to learn about the teaching profession. :)
She has always been my best friend. We've never gone through a phase where that wasn't the case. (However, we still joke about the infamous "Barbie Fight of 1986" that involved some hair-pulling.) Thank you, Dawn, for your friendship and support!
Oh, one more thing! Dawn was definitely the one blessed with the ability to design. I remember when we were teenagers, she'd say, "Ummm.... Debbie, those colors don't really go together. You might want to wear something else." Anyway, she is the one who can be credited with creating this adorable little image promoting the giveaway I am going to be hosting this weekend! Please come back on Saturday to enter! There will be some great prizes including gift cards to TpT, Amazon, Target, and Starbucks, along with some incredible TpT resources from several friends!
|Banner by the 3am Teacher, and fireworks by The Learning Site.|