13 August 2011

D-O-N-E

I know the world in unnecessarily rude, I have my moments, but some people are just plain mean. I've been working non-stop in my room and at home on my stuff and the last few requests I've gotten from people. I haven't even logged onto my blog in days. That's weird coming from the girl that posted multiple times a day just a few weeks ago. It's also weird I've gotten so upset with things that have occurred this week.

I may be closing up shop permanently after 1 rude person. It's funny how we things happen with our students, and 1 ruins something for everyone, that's kinda how I feel right now. You'd think people would learn by the time they were grownups. One mean person has left me thinking maybe I don't want to bother dealing with things. I'd like to say that I made a silly mistake, but my wonderful mentor for the past 2 years tells her kids there is no such thing. So I'll go with it. I tried to do something nice for someone and in return I was met with some insanely mean people. Maybe I was right to stop blogging the first time around, I love sharing things with people and helping people make their rooms the way they want them... because well I love having my room exactly the way I want it. Maybe I'll sleep on it for a few more days... in the mean time back to my main focus right now, my new 25 friends that I get to meet this Wednesday!!

76 comments:

Runner33 said...

I am so sorry someone was so rude! I love reading your blog and have used soooo many of your ideas! You took the time to email me something specific and I so appreciated it! I sure hope you continue to blog and share your wonderfully, creative ideas!! Have a fantabulous school year!

Vaughan4 said...

Sleep on it. They mean nothing. I just started following your blog and love it. I've taught 4th for 2 years...moved schools and now I am teaching third. I love that you share your things so I can make my room "perfect"!

Jackie and Danielle said...

I think you're awesome!! Please don't let one jerky person ruin your bloggy fun. We all appreciate EVERYTHING that you make and all of the effort that you put forth. Sleep it off... and enjoy your Sunday!! Have a wonderful first day of school! My classroom (and my sister's classroom) will be a LOT prettier because of YOU!! Thanks again for ALL that you've done for me. =)
-Jackie-
Sister Teachers

Caroline Brantley said...

Your blog is one of my favorites. I love all of your ideas. Thank you very much for your great items. You're the BEST!

*kt* said...

I SOOO enjoy your blog and you have such amazing ideas I would love to incorporate into my classroom! Please sleep on it and remember one person doesn't matter! They make it suck sometimes but there's so many others that love your posts! Like me! PLEASE keep it up!!!! I found out I had to move to third grade this year as well (which I wasn't wanting at all), and when I came across your blog on Pinterest, I became a little excited for the change for the first time since I'd been told I was moving grade levels. I look forward to more ideas and cute ideas from you!!

Tiffany said...

I am so sorry someone was rude to you!!! You have share SO much with so many people!! This is always such a stressful time! Good luck this week! I get my little friends on Tuesday!

Thanks again for being such an inspiration!

Debbie said...

I am so sorry that someone was rude to you. My mom always told me that people are rude, and make others feel bad because they do not feel good about themselves and cannot stand to see other people happy! I hope that this bit of wisdom helps. Please sleep on your decision. I know that there are many teachers who get great inspiration from your blog- including me!

Peace and Prayers!

Debbie
http://teachingmaketheworld.blogspot.com/

Becca said...

That stinks! You are amazing and I was so looking forward to seeing how our transitions from 1st to 3rd went! I am even looking into joining the new 3rd grade team blog!
BUT if somthing is more trouble than joy, I understand! Thanks for helping me! ~Becca

Jennifer Knopf said...

I'm so sorry that happened! Try to focus on all of the people supporting you rather than that one person who wasn't raised with compassion. I always find that the rude/mean people have not adjusted well to hardships in their lives.

I feel you though, my feelings were hurt by a fellow teacher the other day, but I am choosing to chalk it up to her usual bitterness rather than take it to heart. You have touched a lot of people with your blog, thanks for sharing!

Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

Kristin said...

:( This is hard to read. :( I hope you feel better and realize how much everyone enjoys your blog and creativity.
Kristin
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Tara said...

I am sorry someone was so rude/mean. It stinks........I try to teach my kiddos daily that what ever you put out into the world, you get back. It's really had to teach the kids that when some adults don't live that way. Please focus on the fact that you have blessed SO many people with you words and talents. Please don't let that one person "win" in this. Can't you block them on your blog?? I don't know, I still kinda new too.....anyway, that person is doing that because, bottom line, they are probably jealous of all you wonderful talent!! Don't let them steal your joy:) Praying for you:)

4th Grade Frolics

Tara said...

p.s. Excuse all my typing errors... Good Grief...it was early...I couldn't see yet;) LOL

4th Grade Frolics

windjammer68 said...

You have been wonderful with sharing your enthusiasm and wonderful ideas. My classroom will be zebra-tastic thanks to you! While I hate to see you stop blogging (this is the only blog I officially follow), you need to do what feels right for you. Have a wonderful school year and please know you are appreciated by many out in bloggy land. :-)

Carrie82 said...

Just wanted to let you know that when I found your blog you pumped me up and got me out of a "teaching slump" I had found myself in. Thanks for allowing us into your teacher world and helping us make our rooms and lessons so fantastic. I hope to read more on your blog. Your blog IS my FAVORITE!

Fran said...

I love your blog! I think that no matter what position you are in, it always seems like there are just a few people like that. :( I have used many of your ideas in my classroom. I guess just try to be the "bigger person".

Sarah said...

Your creative pizzaz and friendly, inspiring thoughts and words have really motivated me. I know so many others feel the same way. Mean people are the worst...most teachers are so caring and so big-hearted. When people hurt us, we really take it to heart - it's challenging not to do so. Reflect on the show of thanks from so many of your fans and supporters. We look to you to cheer us up and add sparkle, flair, and care to our classrooms - because we LOVE and APPRECIATE you. What a shame that some really rude individual is in a classroom with young people and in a school with so many dedicated individuals. I bet that person brings storm clouds to many people's days. That's really pathetic. You, Miss Lady, are a positive influence to sooooo many! We celebrate your joys and excitement along with you - and feel your pain and hurt as you are recovering from some ridiculous lunatic. Here's to you and your positive, uplifting spirit! xo

EmilyK said...

I love reading your blog. I really hope you take everyone's positive support and continue to blog. Seeing how creative you are has inspired me to create some things of my own.

Lisa said...

Ooh, let me speak with them! I have been teaching for 12 years now and am always looking for new ideas... I was in a rut... I found your blog and am totally inspired and in awe. I am doing a zebra theme this year and when people see my room they love it and I tell them to go check you out, that it was your idea. I have overheard other teachers in teacher stores talking about the this blog "Teaching in Flip Flops". You are amazing and I would be very sad if you discontinued your blog because of someone else's pettiness and most likely, jealousy! Keep it up... Have a wonderful school year with your kiddos and know that you are not only inspiring them, but also teachers hundreds of miles away! :)

Anonymous said...

Noooo! I just found your blog, have bought a few items from you, and loooove what you make! I've copied many dot/zebra freebies that you've offered and my room is starting to look so fabulous! I would love to buy your zebra homeworkopoly when it becomes available. Please don't stop because of one socially inept person. You have a lot of fans!

Lesli

Cheryl said...

Do NOT let this person win!! You are a very talented lady and I absolutely LOVE your Blog!! First of all you need to SLOW Down!!! You have become very popular very quickly, and I have been wondering how you have been able to do it all. Right now you need to focus on getting YOUR room perfect for those little cuties and IF you have time share your ideas. If you have orders to fill finish those then take a BREAK! You don't want to start out the school year wore out already! If you stop your blog then you will miss out on sharing your creativity with the world. Also, you don't have to offer anything for free! (Keep that in mind!!) I have bought numerous things from your shop and they were all very inexpensive and I will continue to buy them. Anyone that is on here should understand that you are a TEACHER and are already stressed out about getting ready for this school year, and they need to be patient with you filling their orders! Please don't give it up, but start letting "you" rule your life rather than your "blog"!! I know you are just like me in wanting to make everything perfect and share everything with everyone, but girl you need to just CHILL!!!!! I hope you enjoy your few days off, and I look forward to your next post about those little cuties!!!!

Anonymous said...

You are to awesome not to continue your blog. I use many of your ideas in my classroom and I think you are great. I am sorry someone was rude/mean to you. I agree with everyone else don't let that person win. --Dana

LEA said...

I too LOVE your blog!!! you have so many good ideas and i'm always so inspired!

Anonymous said...

Just tell me who it is and I will take care of it!!!! LOL...listen I have been teaching for 20 years,and was feeling very old and out dated. I found your blog and now my room and I are both transformed. You are always going to encounter joy stealers in life. DO NOT let them setal your joy. I have been very sad the last few days, when I look and there is nor new cute stuff!!! Keep it up and forget the joy stealers, Satin sends them to do just that>>steal your joy!!!

Anonymous said...

That is so sad someone would be like that. I just want to let you know that I love your blog and have found so many lovely things her to use in my classroom. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful creations with us.

angelajw777 said...

This makes me sad. I shared your blog with several teachers at my school since most of us are using zebra stuff for our jungle theme. I wish you could take a peek in the classrooms at my school. You would find sooooo much of your stuff. Three of them came back to me to say thank you for sharing your blog. Please don't stop because of a negative Nancy. Love your wonderful ideas!!!

Dana said...

I love everything you have shared! I have a jungle theme and have used MANY of your zebra things. Normally, rude people need to put someone down or be mean to make themselves feel lifted up. So, show them how really GREAT you are, and rise above them. People well definitely think highly of you and see the other individual as the low person they are. In other words, keep doing the wonderful things you do!

Dana

Carolyn S said...

Please don't let someone break your spirit. You sound like the kind of teacher I would want for my own children. You amaze me with your talent and your generosity to share your talent every time I check your blog. Focus on your class next week and hope you have a wonderful beginning of the school year.

Carrie said...

Please don't let one jerk ruin your wonderful ideas! I think you are amazing and make the classroom so fun! Thank you so much for the time and effort you have put into the things you have made! Good luck with your new students!!!

Takara said...

:-( <---That's my sad face! Please don't stop blogging you are WOnDERFUL and I JUST found began to STALK your blog! Everything you do is so wonderful, heck because of you I've started including zebra print with my polka dots. I never thought that would be cute but so far I LOVE it! I'm also excited that you are in Chicago and was hoping that maybe once I find some more Chicago bloggers we could all get together like they did in Texas. Don't give up, you have a talnet that the world needs.

Takara

Krista said...

I'm so sorry someone was rude to you. Your blog has really inspired me to kick my room decor up a notch. I even posted your blog address in my school's work room as a must see site! You've created several things for me and I appreciate all your time and talents. You need to make the best choice for you, but I hope you still blog.
Don't worry about the rude people, they are beneath you.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to add to the "love" you are getting. We appreciate all the talent and dedication you have. Thank you for being you. Have a great school year!

Two Chicks and a Chalkboard said...

:( Hope tomorrow is a better day! Love your blog.

Sara said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! You can't quit blogging!! 1) Where would I get all of the cute stuff you made for my room? And 2) Who would I send gossip about the Teen Mom too?

haha...seriously, don't quit because of one person. There is always going to be SOMEONE out there trying to ruin it for everyone. Keep your head up and know that you are a BLESSING to a lot of teachers, and we are GRATEFUL to you! Plus, you are going to rock 3rd grade and I can't wait to hear all about it!

Katie said...

Please don't quit blogging! I LOVE your blog and ideas!!

Sheila said...

God is in the revenge business!! TAKE THE HIGH ROAD!!! That person is JEALOUS! PERIOD!!!

Sheila

ChristyD said...

I was so sad to read your blog today! I was looking forward to reading your blog throughout the year. Don't let one person spoil all of our fun! You are so creative and inspiring!

Anonymous said...

Please do not stop blogging! You are wonderful and people are just jealous girl!

Mrs. White said...

I am so sorry that happened! I personally adore your blog. I love all of your stuff you put up for freebies! I never would even ask you to change it, since its already adorable! Hope you don't let one bad apple ruin your blogging experience!

Anonymous said...

I am new to blogging and came across your blog!!! You helped me go from a dull boring room to cute and polka dottie. You are very generous and shouldn't let someone stop you from enjoying the blogging world. I stopped facebook for that reason, so I know the feeling. It seems there are a lot of us that really enjoy your contributions to teaching. We need people like you sharing your wonderful ideas. Teachers need to stick together.......:)
www.heidi'skrazykinderblogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for all you have done. You are a very generous person! My classroom is also zebra-tastic (love that phrase from above) thanks to your great ideas!

Anonymous said...

The bottom line for me is that you are a talented person who makes all of us smile during our day!!!! Please feel GREAT about that because you should!!! Some people will never be happy in life and they prefer making everyone else unhappy too!! Don't let her do that to you!!! We appreciate you and all you havedone for us!!!!Have a fantabulous week!!!!

Jill said...

Like everyone else, I'll say please don't leave!! The stuff you make is SO CUTE and I love that there is another Chi-town person in the blogging world!! Just forget about that bucket dipper and keep being awesome!!!!

Marvelous Multiagers!

Tami said...

You've been going full steam ahead and losing your steam. Take a little time off from your blog, and focus on your classroom right now. I have so enjoyed reading your blog, and my library looks great with your zebra genre posters! :) Thanks for all you do, don't let one bad apple spoil the whole bunch!

kirsten P said...

So sorry to hear that..your blog is amazing and i have gotten so many wonderful ideas from you. Whoever it is, or whatever they said isn't worth it. Don't close your blog! You have lots of teachers who love you!

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the mean people. I absolutely love your ideas. I am a zebra fanatic! It would be fun to see pictures of your classroom, but understand if you are going to close shop. It is sad how one "bad apple" spoils it for the rest!

Anne

Laura said...

I love you and I hate that someone was so rude! You are awesome, your blog is awesome, and I have gotten some great ideas for decorating my room from you! I have seen you pinned on pinterest several times and have seen you highlighted on other blogs--everyone thinks you are awesome!! Although I missed reading your blogs for a few days I am really glad that you took the much needed time off to get other things done for yourself. I hope to have the chance to read how your school year goes! Good luck!!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE your blog! I have shared it with co-workers and I think you are SO creative. I want to see what else you create! Please don't go!

Valerie said...

I love your stuff and I can understand your frustration. Sometimes people just aren't nice! I appreciate all that you have done. :) I am new to all of this blogging but I have found new inspiration from your blog. It has also given me the desire to want to create cute, interesting things for my babies. It has inspired me to make my learning environment much more inviting and friendly, as well as extremely cute!!! I only wish I had found you before I did the brown polka dots b/c I would have definitely have gone with the zebra theme instead! :) Keep your chin up and block the nasty people! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! Please don't stop, I just started reading blogs and you constantly feed my addiction! :-)

I think you are awesome!

Ms.Jasztal said...

I may not know you well, but you cannot let one person dampen your joy. There are so many phenomenal people out there... and I have realized lately it even comes in people you would have never expected. People are negative because A) They are jealous, B) They do not have the talents to produce what you do, and C) They may not have the skills you do, so they want to do anything to "up" themselves. Believe in the people you ARE inspiring... even in one visit, I really like your weblog. (Hugs)

Victoria @ love4thgrade.blogspot.com

tomandsusie said...

I too love the things that you have created. I have been teaching for 17 years but this is my 1st time teaching in a regular ed classroom. I have used so much of your zebra creations - it will make my room so great. Thanks so much - don't let one person ruin what you have done. Concentrate on your new 3rd graders and don't worry about rude people!

Laura said...

Please don't go anywhere! I (like many others here) have downloaded many of your wonderful resources, and I don;t know what we would do without you!

You were great when I asked you to create something specific for my classroom, and I am happy to have "met" someone in blog-land that is so kind to do this for others!

3rd Grade Randomness

Anonymous said...

This kinda makes me really sad! I happened upon your blog a few days ago and checked back to find this! I completely understand your frustration and anger in the situation but I would hate to see this not so friendly blogger "win"...

Becky Mitchell said...

So very sorry to hear this! Do not let that one person get the best of you and the good you bring to others!! That person does not deserve even another thought or wasted word! You do what you love and just let the others be bitter and jealous "haters"!! We appreciate all that you do!! :-)

ChristyD said...

I miss reading your blog! I hope that your first day went well!

Mrs. "Bossy" said...

Wow. Some people just suck. Sorry they found you! Because you are A.MAZE.ING. I just discovered your blog today and have spent the past 2 hours devouring everything on here! Love it all. You have a true talent and a kind heart. Thank you so much for sharing. Know there is WAAAYYY more love than hate and PLEASE don't stop creating and sharing!!!

p.s. I am all over the zebra & polka dots mixed. Your ABC's are an answer to my word wall prayers! Thanks a mil!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! The other day I was laminating some things from your site and other teachers were commenting on how cute it was. I told them to check out your blog. I absolutely love your stuff and really appreciate it. Unfortunately, people are mean. Sadly, that's just the way the world is. Don't let that discourage you.

Anonymous said...

Christie please don't stop blogging b/c of some ignorant person/s. Your materials are veery creative and helpful. Thanks and I hope you keep blogging, Lisa K.

Mrs. Zrihen said...

You are a wonderful, talented, creative, and giving person! Don't let an idiot take that away from you!


A Teacher's Treasure

kimcollatos said...

Please don't stop...I just found your blog...and it is amazing. :) I hope that you won't let one bad apple ruin the bunch. :) I wish you the best.

Angelia said...

I'm so sorry to hear this and that someone has been rude to you! I LOVE your stuff and actually have several things in my room that you so kindly gave out to all of us in blogger world! I really appreciate your creativity and kindness. I hope you are feeling better and will return to blogging in the future.

Angelia
http://extraspecialteaching.blogspot.com

Mrs. K said...

I'm sorry you had to deal with a rude person. I'm still marveled at "grown-ups" who would rather act their shoe size than their age.

But when I'm facing a particularly hard day in the classroom and feel like giving up, I think about all the students are ARE good and respectful and hard-working. Unfortunately, it seems that sometimes the "bad" people outnumber the "good," but I encourage you to look at all the people you've helped and all these kind comments you're receiving!

Maybe take a little hiatus to cool off, but please don't give up on us altogether! You have contributed so many wonderful tools for teachers, and I hate to see all of it go.

Hope your day gets better!

Jessica said...

Come back! I love your blog, and your resources! You're creative and sort of a hoot. :) There's an old saying, "Blowing out another's candle doesn't make yours shine brighter". Obviously the person that has upset you doesn't understand that. Her candle is dull, but don't let that affect yours. Shine, girl!!

Anonymous said...

You are extremely talented. I love your creations. I think you've been so very generous to share your work. Thank you for what you've already done. I hope you'll decide to keep your blog.

Christie said...

I'm so sorry to hear that! That bumper sticker that you see-"Mean People Suck!" is soooo true! Don't let the "meanies" of the world steal your zest & creativity!!! LOVE your ideas & willingness to share!
Christie :)
{By the way, I think you have an awesome name, too! lol}
First Grade Fever

Anonymous said...

So each day- well actually multiple times a day- I click the bookmark that sends me to your fun and sassy blog! Each time your page loads I am waiting to see that the "meanie" has appologized. That is what I teach my 3 year old. Check yourself and know when you have stepped outside the lines. Step 2 make an "I'm sorry" to the person whose heart you have heart. Part of being so fab puts you under the scrutiny and carelessness of others - and even the harshness of others that cannot seem to find the same fullness and satisfaction from their own lives. I would love to beg and plead for you to come back and continue to inspire so many people with your sparkle- but it is also smart to protect yourself. Feeling an emotional slap is hard to recover from. I wish you well and have to tell you that we miss you in bloggy land!

Heidi said...

You are obviously loved by many, and I am so glad that I found your blog this week. Your zebra print items have been the highlight of my week! :-)

Ms. Lyric said...

Awesome room! Did you make the homeworkopoly? Are you going to sell it?

Jackie and Danielle said...

My boyfriend has been reading a great deal about "trolls". They are people that like to create problems on the internet. He told me a story about trolls who follow wedding blogs just to tell the bride how ugly everything she picks out is. Unfortunately, these people have nothing better to do with their time except mess with the psyche of others. Don't let the trolls bring you down! My classroom is beautiful because of your beautiful designs. Thank you!
-Danielle

Tammy said...

I just voted you as one of my Top 10 blogs! Thanks for being such an inspiration to new bloggers! You are appreciated by this Kinder teacher….FOR SURE!!
Live Love Laugh Everyday In Kindergarten

KT said...

oh poo! I have found you through pinterest and have enjoyed your site. I for one like it, if it helps I know lots of bloggers have "issues" with rude mean people

Christie said...

Hey! I LOVE your blog & just listed you on my TOP TEN LIST! Go to http://bit.ly/rtHPbL to grab your award button!
Christie :)

First Grade Fever

Mrs. Mello's First Grade said...

Something I saw this morning that I was going to forward to another teacher friend....apparently, God intended you to see it also....
"I don't give any reason for anyone to hate me, they create their own drama out of jealousy.....and it makes a very sad life for them."
Please don't give up something you enjoy and benefits others.



MrsWP said...

Oh, I JUST found your blog and I'm really hoping you continue posting. Your enthusiasm is inspiring and I've been teaching for 14 years! lol

Jacque said...

Christie,

I have some exciting news for you! I have awarded you the "I Heart You Blog" Award! Hop on over to my "Mommy & Me Creations" blog to grab it! Congrats!

Jacque

http://mommy-and-me-creations.blogspot.com

Jeremy Hill said...

Hi I am saying hello from the UK, your room is devine and you are so clever and talented!! cheers Robyn