Monday, September 30, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
|People have been asking what it looks like right after the treatment. I don't get red at all, but Chris has really sensitive skin and he has a rash for a couple hours after the treatment. It was gone by Saturday night.|
|Candles, college football, cozy snuggles, and a giant bone.|
|Chis in the blue shirt and blue hat, Jake (Chris's best friend), Alisa (my best friend), and me. We made it on Fox Sports!|
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Labels: Weekend Wrap
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Next time you are out and about and want a light, delicious sandwich, try a Wendy's flatbread! From now until September 28th, you can win $6,000 by creating a six second video of you and your flatbread sandwich. Post it on Instagram, or Vine, with the hashtags #6secondsflat and #tuckerup to enter your video. For all the delicious details, click here.
Friday, September 27, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
I had no idea what to title this post. To be completely honest...I have been at a math training all day and they are not kidding with this stuff. I have a master's degree and fractions were whoppin' my you know what. I have determined that, although I teach fifth grade, I am not smarter than a fifth grader.
You see, math always came really easy to me, therefore I really enjoy teaching it. I have come to find that the toughest part of doing math is teaching it to kids. Specifically kids who don't have accounting backgrounds and love math. Have you ever thought about teaching a kid, who hates math, how fractions work? Or why 1/4 is larger than 1/8? Or how is 4/12 equal to 1/3? It is like trying to teach me a foreign language. Nearly impossible.
Although nearly impossible, that is the beauty in it! I love the challenge. I want to be that teacher that they say ten years from now taught them fractions and decimals and all this other stuff that they probably won't ever need in real life...butpleasedon'ttellmyprincipalIsaidthat.
If you haven't watched the documentary TEACH I suggest you do. It brought me to tears. No one (not even me a mere two months ago) realized how hard teaching is. I know I have said it before, but not all children learn the same, or understand information at the same rate. I have 19 kids and each night I go home and plan 19 lessons on how to make each of those children individually better. It is tough, and takes a lot of Pinteresting (I am sorta kidding...), but at the end of the day, I am the one responsible for their future. I am responsible for letting them know that they can be what they want to be and they can do what they want to do!
Please watch THIS clip about TEACH. It brought tears to my eyes, and chills to my skin, just thinking that a student could say this about me.
"That's the weird thing about her, she cares about us and we just don't know why."
Now that I have poured my heart out, again, for my job, I will wipe my tears and start talking about this amaze-balls bag I got, courtesy of Lulu's.
If I were shopping this year, Lulu's would have a lot of my money. I love the size and shape of this bag. One of the things I want to expand next year when I can shop again is my accessories collection. Thankfully, Lulu's took care of my 'Little Green Purse' need!
I am not sure if people are still rockin' the bubble necklace, but since that's all I've got, I'm going with it. I love how it pops off this new (yes I said new) Gingham top I got from Banana Republic with rewards moola. Boo-ya! Didn't break my resolution. Ha!
Anddd obviously I have gotten way off track and this post has no real point so I will end it now. Usually I end with some randomness for Wednesdays, but I think this post encompasses random, so I will spare you.
|Top: Banana Republic (exact) // Jeans: J Crew (similar) // Shoes: Steve Madden (similar) //Purse: Lulu's c/o // Necklace: random boutique // Watch: Fossil (exact)|
PS: I had some other cute outfits this week...if you haven't got your outfit fix from the vomit of picture this post contained. Here and Here.
Monday, September 23, 2013
In this post I promised I would show you how I would transition this mint little number into a fall masterpiece. I am no Picasso, but I think I can give a first grader a run for their money.
Texas gave us a taste of fall last weekend. As in taste I mean like licking the crumbs out of the cookie jar. We had just gotten our fix of the cool air then seee yaaaaa. It was gone.
In the millisecond that my body stopped sweating I decided to throw on this dress and convert it into a fall staple piece. A simple cream cardigan and my favorite boots made for the comfiest outfit.
How are you transitioning your summer pieces?
Words cannot describe the love I have for this dress. It screams classic, elegant, and modern all at once. And did I mention it has pockets? Oh ya, it has pockets. Genius.
When eShakti contacted me and offered to send me a item of my choosing I was pumped. Since I haven't been shopping all year, I am always excited when I get offers like this. It really makes me think long and hard about choosing an item. Before my resolution, I would gravitate towards something more trendy. Now, I try to stick to the classics because you never know when I will go on a shopping fast again!
This was my second time to work with them and eShakti is something special. Each item you order is customized to fit your body perfectly. This dress fits like a glove. When scrolling through their fall collection I was in awe of all the pieces I fell in love with!
Their website offers regular sizing, as well as customization for women sizes 0 through 36. You can customize anything through their easy 3-step design and fit page.
To change up this look I could add a skinny leopard belt or some funky shoes. I currently have neither, so I went with the classic black pump. I seriously felt like Jackie O. Everything from the pearls to the dress to the shoes made me feel like a first lady. Luckily, I am not the first lady and I was able to hop out of this cute little number and into my finest pair of Nike running shorts...sans the running.
Thanks, again, eShakti! You are truly an amazing company and I am so thankful for your generosity.