Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Jennifer Lopez Coat

I saw this coat on the rack at Kohl's and I knew I had to have it! I've never had a bright pink coat before and this one was so beautiful! The color is what made me fall in love with it! The style is very unique and cute too. I just loved everything about it! Enough of me oooo'ing and ahhhh'ing about it. You can see for yourself...

 Black scarf from Forever 21 similar here for $5.80.
Jennifer Lopez Pink Coat from Kohl's for $75.
Black pants from TJ Maxx similar to these for $14.90.
Black boots from JustFab similar to these for $29.99.
Boot PoppyClips for $24.

Have a wonderful New Years Eve celebration tonight!


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas Break!

Does anyone else LOVE after Christmas sales at the stores? This girl does! Especially because my man's birthday is today and I need those sales to get him the perfect presents for great deals! Colin shares my love of anything sweet!! I got him a cookies and cream ice cream cake for his birthday. Don't worry, he reads my blog and already snooped and saw the cake. Ha! I tried to be sneaky, putting it on the bottom shelf of the freezer in the garage and he already saw it! I can't wait to have a bite of it! YUM!
This weather has been crazy! It hasn't been too cold and we haven't gotten any snow. I was hoping for a white Christmas, but it didn't happen...

This was my serious shopping for deals outfit!

Cream turtle neck sweater from Charlotte Russe similar to this for $22.80.
J. Crew Herringbone Vest from Poshmark for $88.
Red Pants from Stitch Fix similar to these for $34.94.
Cream Knit Leg Warmers from Macy's similar to this for $10.
Black boots from JustFab similar to these for $29.99.


Happy Birthday to the love of my life today!!!!
I hope everyone has a great day! I know I will because I get to celebrate my man today!



Monday, December 29, 2014

Leopard!

I received some fabulous gifts from my family for Christmas. They know me so well!! My mom got me these gorgeous Leopard Boots, I have had my eye on for awhile. I LOVE them! She also got me four different PoppyClips, which I've been wanting some for a long time. One pair of PoppyClips were leopard, so they match my boots perfectly. Of course I had to wear them the day right after Christmas. I couldn't wait! :)

 Black scarf from Forever 21 similar to this for $9.35.
Old Navy Yellow Cardigan from Poshmark similar to this for $24.99.
Lauren Conrad Chambray from Kohl's similar to this for $29.90.
Black Pants from TJ maxx similar to these for $34.94.
Leopard Boots from DSW for $49.95.


That same day, I went to lunch with two of my best friends, Whitney and Angie! It was so fun to catch up about everyone's Christmas and enjoy some good food!


What were some of your favorite gifts you received for Christmas?


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Winter Wedding!

One of the teachers at my school got married yesterday! It was the first winter wedding that I've attended. It was absolutely beautiful. All of the decorations were simple and elegant with burlap, lace, pearls, and baby's breath. It was so classy. They had a cookie bar and a hot cocoa bar! Perfect for this time of year and delicious too. I had so much fun with all of the other staff members from school.

Midnight blue necklace from Gabe's similar to this for $8.99.
Cream sweater with embellished neckline from Gabe's similar to this for $24.90.
Midnight Blue Skirt from Gabe's similar to this for $22.80.
Navy tights $4.99.
Cream colored heels from Kohl's similar to these for $29.99.


Kelly was a beautiful bride!!


Speaking of weddings....

On Christmas Colin's sister asked me to be in her wedding! I was so excited and honored that she wants me to be a part of their special day. We have become so close over the past four years, since I started dating Colin. She is going to be a stunning bride and I'm so excited to be a part of her wedding!!! Colin is in the wedding too!! 

This is how she asked (how cute and so creative):


I love weddings!!!!!!!


Friday, December 26, 2014

Very Merry Christmas!

I had a very merry Christmas! It was jam packed and full of being with my family and Colin's family. So many laughs were shared and memories were made! The fun Christmas festivities started with our Christmas Eve church services.

This is what I wore:

 Crystal cluster necklace from Purple Peridot for $29.99.
Red blazer from TJ Maxx similar to this for $24.95.
Black Dress from H&M similar to this for $34.95.
Black tights similar to these for $6.
Bling Black Flats from TJ Maxx similar to these for $35.99.

Colin and I Christmas Eve


On Christmas morning, my mom got Christmas jammies for her, my grandma, and I!



This is the second year our family has done an Ugly Sweater Christmas. Last year was so fun that we decided to do it again! Oh man did we have some laughs! :) It was so much fun!


My cousin and I not only had ugly sweaters, but we had ugly tree skirts too! Ha!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Traditions!

Christmas time is my favorite time of year! All of the traditions, just make me feel comforted and at home. I love how everyone travels home for the holidays because it's a tradition. I love decorating for Christmas, putting up the tree, putting on all of the ornaments, hanging your stockings, putting lights outside of your house, and the traditions go on and on. I love how warm and welcoming it makes our little town look with all of the lights and decorations outside. I love giving gifts and especially shopping for the perfect gifts and walking into every store and they are playing my favorite Christmas songs. I love watching Christmas movies with my family, especially the Hallmark channel. I love going to Christmas Eve service to celebrate Jesus' Birthday and be thankful for this holiday. I love getting together with all of my family members at my parents' house. I could go on and on about why Christmas is so amazing and all of the traditions that make it so wonderful, but I need t stop before I get carried away! Ha! I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas! Enjoy every moment!

Dark maroon infinity scarf from TJ maxx similar to this for $19.95.
Jessica Simpson Sweater Dress from TJ Maxx similar to this for $14.97.
Fair Isle Leggings from Poshmark similar to these for $17.90.
Black boots from JustFab similar to these for $27.86.



What are your favorite holiday traditions?

Merry Christmas Eve!!!


Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy Holidays!

I have officially finished my Christmas shopping! It feels so good to be done and have everything wrapped. I always love giving gifts and being creative with my gifts. My favorite part is watching people open the gifts I give them and seeing their reaction. It's the best feeling, knowing you put a smile on someone's face and made them happy. Do you have all of your shopping done for the holidays?

I went to dinner this past weekend with my whole family, Colin, my aunt, uncle, cousin, and my grandma. It's so fun spending time with my family around the holidays. It's one of my favorite parts of Christmas. Everyone being together!

Green blouse from Forever 21 similar to this for $19.90.
Fur vest from Francesca's similar to this for $40.53.
Pearl Cluster necklace from Kohl's similar to this for $26.
Skinny Jeans from Forever 21 similar to these for $15.90.
Dark Brown boots from TJ Maxx similar to these for $42.33.


Happy Holidays! 


Christmas Fun!

The week before Christmas break, we did a lot of fun holiday activities in the classroom! We did Christmas Around the World and had fun activities for each country we "visited".We decorated stockings (paper bags) and everyone brought in stocking stuffers for the whole class, whether it was a pencil for everyone, a card for everyone, a piece of candy, etc. They had so much fun opening their stockings on Friday!

Plaid Infinity Scarf from Gabe's similar to this for $15.99.
Lace Sweater from Forever 21 for $27.90.
Red pants from Forever 21 similar to these for $15.90.
Leg Warmers (gift) similar to these for $3.69.
Breckelle's Boots from Amazon for $23.38.


 In our class we had Grinch Day! We all wore green and I hung green streamers from the door. Every worksheet was copied on green paper. We also did a Grinch mystery number picture and I gave them all green candy canes. We had a lot of Grinchy Fun!



We have been working hard on our doubles addition facts! We made "double mints"! They loved it because the end result looked just like a mint! :)


On Friday, we had the cutest little treat and I got some very sweet and thoughtful presents from my lovely students. It melted my heart how thoughtful their gifts were.




I absolutely LOVE my job! What fun holiday activities did you do in your classroom?


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Shopping!

Wow! It's been awhile! I hate being too busy to blog because I love blogging. I have missed it so much, but I've been extremely busy with school. I'm officially on Christmas break now! Yay!

Last weekend, all of my high school best friends got together and went Christmas shopping, went to a yummy dinner, and had a slumber party. It was so much fun!!!

What I Wore:

 Cowl Neck sweater from Forever 21 on sale for $17.43!
Deer Antler Necklace from Gabe's similar to this for $20.48.
Lucky Brand jeans from Goodwill similar to these for $22.80.
Taupe booties from JustFab similar to these for $21.95.





It was a beautiful day spent with my beautiful best friends! 


Monday, December 8, 2014

Winter Blue

This past week was crazy busy, so I enjoyed a relaxing weekend. I did some Christmas shopping and watched the Ohio State game with Colin and his family. It was fun! I also, got to catch up on some Hallmark Christmas movies (my favorite). :)

This coming week isn't supposed to be too busy, so we will see how it turns out! I'm excited to start a new readers theater with my class for Christmas. They did so good on the one we read during Halloween week, I know they will do even better with this one!

Gray Loft Sweater from Goodwill similar to this for $39.
Striped Shirt from TJ Maxx similar to this for $8.
Blue Pants from Goodwill similar to these for $39.94.
Gray flats from Delias similar to these for $10.99.


We haven't had much snow, but I'm dreaming of a white Christmas in this outfit!! 


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Polka Dots and Stripes!

I'm absolutely in love with this polka dot and striped sweater!!! I just got it from TJ Maxx and I've worn it about three times already! It is definitely sweater weather and I'm loving every minute of it! Do you have favorite sweaters that are on repeat this year? :)

I absolutely love this time of year! Christmas movies, Christmas decorations, lots of lights inside and outside, everyone seems so happy, giving gifts of love and happiness to others, lots and lots of Christmas cookies and sweets, etc.

What is your favorite holiday tradition?

Sweater from TJ Maxx similar to this for $22.99.
Coral necklace from Shop Off The Rack similar to this for $4!
Black Pants from TJ Maxx similar to these for $36.94.
Black Boots from JustFab similar to these for $17.98.


Have a wonderful week!!! Enjoy this time of year while it lasts! :)


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Holiday Green Cords

Today we have a scheduled 2 hour delay and teachers have meetings all morning. I have to attend A.L.I.C.E. Training for the third time....that training never gets easier to sit through. Its so scary!
Tomorrow all of the first graders are going to meet their penpals at a local business and sing Christmas carols for them. We made gifts to give to them and I believe Santa will be making an appearance. :)
Thursday after school, I get to go shopping for an amazing fundraiser called Clothe-A-Child. Students who don't have money to buy new clothes, get nominated and are able to go shopping to buy brand new clothes for Christmas. It's such an amazing thing that we are able to do for the kids. My mom is going shopping with one of the students too. 

Striped Collared Sweater from Forever 21 for $22.90.
Loft Green Cords from Poshmark for $8 similar to these for $38.50.
Black bow flats from Just Fab similar to these for $23.99.


I hope everyone is having a great week!!


Monday, December 1, 2014

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving break was so lovely! It went so fast! I enjoyed spending a lot of time with my family and Colin. I also enjoyed decorating for Christmas in my classroom and at my home. During break, you couldn't get me out of my jeans and comfy clothes!

This was one of my go-to outfits for comfort during my week off of school.

Cranberry Scarf from TJ Maxx similar to this for $19.95.
Sweatshirt Open Cardigan from TJ Maxx similar to this for $34.90.
White Tee from Forever 21 for $3.90.
Skinny Jeans from Forever 21 similar to these for $12.90.
Black Boots from JustFab similar to these for $15.68.

My beautiful cousin and I enjoyed our week off by going to lunch and shopping!

 My handsome man on Thanksgiving!

The gorgeous wreath my friend made for me! It looks beautiful on my front door. :)



Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!!




I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm thankful for all of my followers and everyone who reads my blog. Thank you a million times over and over!!! 

This is the first Thanksgiving in a long time that I haven't been in Texas with my dad and my brothers. I'm home sweet home and I get to spend it with my family and aunt, uncle, cousins, and grandma. I am lucky enough to be able to go to Colin's family Thanksgiving too! They are the sweetest family and I'm so thankful for them!

I'm eating two Thanksgiving feasts today, so I need the perfect outfit for eating A LOT OF FOOD! Also, it's lightly and beautifully snowing today, so it needs to be warm. 

The only thought that came to mind was my new poncho sweater! PERFECT!

Turtleneck Poncho Sweater from Forever 21 for $27.90.
Red and Cream striped long sleeve from Forever 21 similar to this for $8.
Deer Antler Gold Necklace from Gabe's similar to this for $13.
Black Pants from TJ Maxx similar to these for $27.
Boot Socks (gift) similar here for $10.
Breckelles Boots from Amazon for $26.98.


This is the easy sweet treat I'm taking to both of my Thanksgivings today. Square Pretzels, Hershey hugs, and m&m's. You just put the pretzels with the hugs in the oven at 200 degrees for 5-6 minutes. When you take them out they should be soft enough, so you can push the m&m's easily in the middle of each of them. Then let them sit to harden. So easy and so yummy!




Have a wonderful day today! I hope you all are wearing loose shirts like me, so you can eat a lot of food! ;)



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Veterans Day!

Wow! It's been a busy couple of weeks. I mean I'm just now posting about Veterans Day! Ha! I'm a little behind, but I'm enjoying this holiday week off! I'm using this time to catch up on my blogging too! :)

I hope you are all enjoying your Thanksgiving Week! Will you be Black Friday Shopping? I know I will!!! I'm hoping to get some great deals!


Veterans Day outfit:

 Riding Boots from Amazon for $23!
Red Skinny Pants from Stitch Fix similar to these for $32.
Cream sweater with gold from Macy's similar to this for $18.
J. Crew Striped Vest from Ebay similar to this for $59.95.


We displayed Veterans Day Acrostic Poems in our hallway for the Veteran visitors to see!
My students did a great job coming up with ideas for what our Veterans stand for and how we need to thank them for our freedom and for fighting for our country! Thank You Veterans!



Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Eve!!
I'm so thankful for all of you!


Monday, November 10, 2014

Picture Day!

Our pictures/ teacher badges came in awhile ago, but I keep forgetting to share mine with my picture day outfit! I liked the way it turned out! :)
This past weekend my mom and I got to do some Christmas shopping. It felt good to check things off the list. :) Are you done with your Christmas shopping? Do you wait until black Friday? I'm so excited to decorate my new home for Christmas!

 Tomorrow is Veteran's Day and I have a bunch of fun activities for my students to do. Every student is supposed to wear red, white, and blue to school. It should be very fun celebrating all who have fought and are fighting for our country. :)

 Picture Day Outfit
 Pearl Necklace from Kohl's similar to this for $13.
Red blazer from TJ Maxx similar to this for $24.95.
Ralph Lauren Nautical Dress from TJ Maxx and you can find it here too!
Gold Glitter Sperry's from TJ Maxx similar to these for $10.99.



Last week another first grade teacher, our aide, and I planned a baby shower for our other first grade teaching partner. She's having a baby boy! I was in charge of decorations, which was so fun!! I got turquoise table cloths, plate, cups, and napkins. Then, I got turquoise and blue "It's a Boy" giraffe balloons. I also, made these cute diaper centerpieces! They turned out so cute!!!


The beautiful Mommy To Be! :)


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Halloween/Girl Cousins Weekend Recap

This week was busy busy busy! Time was getting away from me and I didn't have enough of it to even blog. My first classroom holiday party was a success! We played Candy Corn Bingo and Skeleton Skeleton Where's Your Bone? The kids had so much fun! We even did some fun Halloween activities during the week because it's a week long celebration in our town.

All of the teachers dressed up as Where's Waldo? because when we need our principal we can never find him, so we put "Where's Mr. Marcum?" on our shirts. :)



 We graphed Halloween fruit snacks and we created number sentences using our graphs and solved them. They were able to eat their yummy fruit snacks when they were finished.

Our spelling words that week all had the "th" word family, so we made "th" word spiders!

After school that Friday, I picked up my cousin and we drove to Virginia Tech to be with our cousin for the weekend. We had a blast! It's such a fun trip. It was our second time. Our drive down was rainy and snowy, but our drive back was beautiful with all of the fall colors.


 We talk each others ear off the whole trip! We even missed a few turns because we were talking so much! Ha!

 We went to the football game on Saturday and FROZE! It was so cold!

We warmed up by crafting that night! :)
We had a blast!