Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tell YOU about Me Tuesday!

I am one lucky girl... I'm sure you can see why:

Here is my girl, my sweet 6 year old who might think she is 16.. but she is 6. We have gotten a couple of girl's days this summer.. pedis, the American Girl store for her bday, and time at the lake. She is growing so fast... especially intellectually... I am so proud of her!

And here is my sweet boy! He will be 10 this year... the double digits have arrived! He is so smart-- almost too smart for his own good! Constantly reading and building legos. If only I could get him to stop pestering his sister... I know he loves her, even if he won't admit it! Lucky him.. He has gotten to visit a few church camps this summer to enjoy some of that independence he is longing for.
Here is our crazy family at Christmas. Each day they give me something else to work for while exhausting me all at the same time. I couldn't live without them...

Especially this one... After 10 years of marriage, I feel like we have made it. Through the thick and thin, this guy hangs around. He has given me the best thing I will ever produce and he works hard everyday to support our family... and give me things I dream of!

I told you I am a lucky girl! Each day I get to wake up with these people!

Other things you might care to know about me:

1. I've taught 1st and 2nd grade. This is my 7th year teaching... and I might possibly be working with the BEST team imaginable!

 2. I am about to start a doctoral program...I might be busy this year... Just a little!

 3. I have recently become obsessed with pinning home ideas, as we are in the process of building a house! It is so exciting!

4. I have a small yorkie poo. She is lovable, but not so much fun living with in an apartment. Every noise makes her bark!

 5. I have 2 sisters and a brother.

6. I have 1 niece and 1 nephew. Another niece coming in January!

ok... I'm making this 2nd post in... right under the wire!

{late} monday must-haves

I am slightly tardy for this linky party, but I'm going to catch up... right now!

There are a few must-haves that I must have for school!

First, planning is the MOST important part of my year, so I always invest in some kind of planner. I usually buy one on TPT and spend lots of time printing and binding

and it looks beautiful.... but.....

this year I did something a bit different, and a little more expensive but I can't wait to get it in the mail!

I bought an Erin Condren.. from all the reviews I read, I'm pretty sure I won't regret it!

I'll be sure to post pictures, once I've gotten mine in the mail! 

Another planner I bought this year (that might be the best thing I've EVER bought on TPT) is a year-long planner. 

Being able to give myself a year long idea of skills and topics is extremely helpful! Once I filled this in and saw everything I was amazed!! You can click the picture above to download my year if you want to check it out!

A few more things I must have include:

Um... these magazine files from Ikea are amazing!! I love them and the price! I don't actually have an Ikea close by to Nashville (although Atlanta is just a day trip away!), but shipping is only about $10, which is totally worth it (if your ordering a few packs!) If you have an Ikea close by, run there to get these!!! You will not regret it.

When my room is finished, I'll show you how I will be using them this year!

One more thing you need:

I just got this flip book and I can't wait to use on Open House night! Less paper and no cutting and pasting! Love it!!

I'm going to try to catch up with this linky... so look for a 2nd post (oh my!) from me this afternoon! 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


 It's blah, rainy day and I haven't even gotten motivated enough to get out of my pj's! It's summer though... that's my excuse! 

Something exciting has happened this week though... We finally closed on our house! So, one of my "dare to dream" dreams is on its way...
Tomorrow I get to meet with the builder to get the process started of building our house! 
I am so excited!! 

I suppose I'll throw a load of laundry in... at least no one can say I didn't do ANYthing today! :)