Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Mental Prep!

It's here! It's here!

I can't get in my room just yet, but I'm trying to mentally prepare myself for the HUGEMONGO task ahead.

Do you set up your class the same way each year or do you always completely rearrange???

If you need some organizational bins to help make your classroom look fantastic, head over to Teaching with Love & Laughter and check out her fabulous Lakeshore giveaway!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


The BIG B2S Sale is almost over! If you haven't stocked up on all of your wishlist items yet, you'd better hurry on up!

You can grab my latest little fun for only $1.00!

You can also check out all of these other fun goodies I snagged up in the sale!

*Addition & Subraction Review Math Stations from Amy Lemons
*Mr. Putter & Tabby Writing Prompt from The Applicious Teacher
*Data Notebooks for Students from First Grade & Flip Flops
*Some fabulous clip art from Creative Clips

What did you stock up on?!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Currently, I'm...

Just another day in August!  I'm beginning to prep for school... finally.

But for now, I'll just give you a little peek at what I'm up to at the moment with Oh Boy, Fourth Grade.

Listening:  It's been so spring-like this past week.  I love leaving my door open & listening to all of the robins chirping outside.  Sooo relaxing.

Loving:  If you haven't tried Chocolate Shop wine yet, what are you waiting for??  This stuff is fabulous.  It's like drinking a chocolate covered cherry.  And I don't even like chocolate covered cherries.  Or cherries for that matter.  But YUM!

Thinking:  So, there's a story behind my "it's 5 o'clock somewhere" date with a glass of chocolate shop wine.  It's that my lovely iPhone just happened to decide it was finally going to update to iOS7 whether I liked it or not. {Yes.  I was STILL ignoring the update and living blissfully in iOS6 land.  Don't judge me.}  The kicker is that it updated in the middle of a convo with my deployed husband.  Then kept telling me to click "restore factory settings."  Sweet goodness! I was beside myself.

Who wants to restory factory settings ever??? What about all of my stuff?!??! Hello! I was in the middle of an important conversation here, phone!!!

I ran drove to Verizon pronto.  They said I was out of luck.  I had to click the factory settings button and hope my things were backed up in the cloud. When I said, "What CLOUD????"  I think the worker about died.

So, I came home, hit the button, said a pray, & opened a bottle of wine for good measure. {Ok, and the leftover Tagalongs, too.  They go so well together.}  Great news - all is well! Except for this whole iOS7 thing, but eh, could have been worse.

Wanting:  Before the phone incident, I had  been working on setting up my new homework folders.  They are looking swell, but only half are completed.  More to come on this!

Needing:  I need a mani so badly.  I've literally picked my nails down to nothing in the past few weeks.  It's a terrible habit, but I tend to let them grow beautifully when I have a fresh gel mani.  And after my phone debacle, let's throw in a nice massage, too.

I can't believe it's already August.  School is coming soo fast!

Any advice on a good polish color for my nails??? :)

Friday, August 1, 2014


So, I realize that in the summer Friday is really no different from any other day.  They all just kind of blend together in a blissful "What day is it?!" kind of feeling.  Love it.

But Friday is always a cause for celebration.  So after another super long hiatus {I promise I have a boat load of excuses}, I it seemed like the perfect day to jump back in to blog world.

Here's my #notevenclosetoschoolrelated week so far:


1. I spent quite a few days in PA at my parents house.  It's the middle of nowhere & incredibly relaxing.  I enjoyed laying on the couch watching this momma doe and her twin fawns playing in the yard.

2. The reason for my trip home? I had some super sweet friends get married this past weekend - 3 to be exact!  What a popular wedding weekend!? I was honored to be able to stand by this sweet high school friend as she married an amazing guy. #weddingsmakemeteary

3. One of my goals for this fall is to run the Bay Bridge - I have a goal time to beat, so I've officially started "training" {ya know, eating more veggies :)} in preparation for this awesome event.

4. Perks of living close to the beach? I have spent many days, including some this past week, just laying in the sand & soaking up the sun.

5. Aaaaand I FINALLY got my first Stitch Fix! This was like Christmas morning all wrapped up in a sweet little box!  My stylist was fantastic, but I consider myself cheap, er, thrifty.  Sooo, I didn't keep everything.  But I had had HAD to keep these adorable mint skinny jeans & polka dot tie front top.
{sorry for the blurry iphone pic}

I promise, now that it's August, I'll get myself into school mode ASAP.

Don't forget the HUGE Back to School Sale coming up on Monday & Tuesday!  Stock up your wish lists!