Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Wedding to Remember

I am totally fine with you calling me a creeper after this post.

The nervous groom

It is so important to have your friends with you on your big day

Her fairy tale dress

Way too modern for a veil... instead, a chic top hat

The love of her life

Clapping for the happy couple

Small, yet tasteful reception

First Dance... Was it to "Barbie Girl"?

Yes, I just made you scroll through Barbie and Ken's wedding album. It was created by Beatrice de Guigne, who I think should be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Sister- nostalgia just set in.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It's My Birthday, and I'll Dance If I Want To...

Happy Birthday to ME!

I am so excited to turn twenty-five and experience the upcoming year.

Also excited for my birthday present from husband...


Monday, August 29, 2011

Moving On

So glad I got to tell this little girl "Happy Birthday" on Saturday...

Isn't she (SG) a DOLL?

More exciting news? Today I begin my first day as an EIP teacher. For the past three years I have taught 5th grade. Now I will be teaching EIP (Early Intervention Program) for all grade levels. I am beyond excited for the change, but will miss my students and especially my awesome team.

And especially this girl...

Jessica with SG a year ago

Jessica and I have taught fifth grade since our school opened. For two years, we also were able to teach with our friend Amy (SG's mom.) We were closer than most teams are, because we really are friends. Now, Amy has left to take care of SG (can you blame her?!) and I am moving to EIP. I know I am so lucky to work with such wonderful people, but can't help to not be a little sad to no longer be on the same hall with Jessica. I will miss you!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Glitter...Lots of Glitter

Sequins just might be my favorite trend for the upcoming fall. Get inspired.

I might be going home to "glitterize"  wall.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dear Me,

Last week, I had my students write letters to their future selves. The instructions were to write two paragraphs: academic goals for the year and personal/social goals for the year. Yes, I had to spend a good twenty minutes explaining what these words meant. On the last day of school, we would open our letters and see if we had met our goals.

I was copying this idea from my college days, where as a freshman I wrote a letter to myself that I opened right before graduation. And if we are being honest, I felt that this was a great quiet activity for the end of the day. (First week back = rough stuff.)

Then I read the letters.

And then I was reminded of why I love being a teacher.

I will be the first to admit that sometimes I throw the "Teacher Pity Party" (commonly referred to as the TPP.) You know, the "I get paid so little, I work early/stay late, I am on WHAT?! committee, I have to go to WHAT?! on a SATURDAY!?, I have so much paperwork, pretty sure a child just headbutted me" blues.

But then you see a child's honest and rare thoughts. Their dreams of "I dont want to go to the prinsipil anymor" and "I think my techer likes me. I hope she always likes me."

There were serious goals- "i want to be better at sosil stodes."
There were funny goals- "One goal I have is pass the CRCT but that will be easy for me."
There were gross goals- "I want to remeber to brush my teth evryday."
There were non-goals/random information/I did not understand the assignment- "I have 16 feshs. I am 10. I am shy."

All photos courtesy of Pinterest

Nonetheless, what a reminder of the job I, as well as all teachers, have. It is indeed, an awesome and important job. And no need for the TPP today.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Missoni + Bicycle = O.M.G.

During my typical blog search (which can last anywhere from 2 minutes to "Um, how is it midnight already?"), I got to check out Missoni's new Target collaboration at Glitterista (great blog, check it out!) As expected, it was UH-mazing, but then I saw this...

There were literal tears.
Looks like Valentine is getting a sister.

You can see the rest of the line here. Try not to pass out with excitement.

Friday, August 19, 2011

I Found a Solution... my "I need a walk-in closet and a second bedroom" problem...

Sometimes, Ikea just kills it.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Shabby Apple

It really is hard shopping for appropriate teaching clothes. If it is stylish, you probably need a cardigan/tank to give you coverage that is PC for school. If it covers you, it usually looks frumpy.

Dilemma. Dilemma.

Until...Shabby Apple

Probably wouldn't wear the next two to school, but loving these for winter...


Yep, loving the MomSuite as well.

And you know I don't go showing pricey things around here. All dresses (and that fantastic swimsuit) on this blog are under $100. Now you are really hooked, right? (If not, get off my blog. You are not welcome...just kidding....sorta.) Go forth and spend.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Welcome Back

Yesterday was the first day with my new class.

I survived.

I now have four of these under my belt...first days that is. I feel very accomplished. New school years are always exciting. New students with new personalities. New clothes and new supplies. New routines and a chance for a new beginning. It is like the Spring of the education world. My quote for the year?

"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows."
-Sydney J. Harris

Monday, August 15, 2011

Kourtney Kardashian Look for Less

In case you didn't notice, it is as hot as blue blazes outside.

On August 9th, Kourtney Kardashian stepped out with her son, Mason, in an adorable white swing dress that looked as cool and comfortable as it did stylish. The oldest Kardashian sis paired it with great leopard sandals and cat-eye, tortoise shell sunglasses to complete the look. You can get Kourtney's Look for Less!

Sunglasses: F21 F7253 Sunglasses $5.80
Sandals: Alloy Bloom Sandal $19.90

Grand Total- $63.53
Loves it.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Get It Zara...

I only thought that Zara's Spring/Summer line was the bee's knees.
Hello, Fall/Winter...

And you want to know the best part? Of course you do! Zara announced that they will be launching an e-commerce site! Yes! It is true! September 7th, you will officially be able to order online.

Cooler Weather? Bring it.
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