Monday, February 24, 2014

A Weekend I'll Never Forget!!

It was an amazing weekend with all of my family members. I don't remember the last time we were all together. I don't even remember the last time I laughed so hard I cried and my face hurt. It was a sad Sunday when they all left, but I spent most of Sunday laying on the couch recovering. I'm still exhausted today!

Saturday morning the entire family was over at our house and they surprised Nan for her 80th birthday! We took her to one of her favorite restaurants for her 80th birthday celebration. She was so surprised!!! Now you know why I couldn't give details in the last post, because it was a surprise and she reads my blog. :) We all got dressed up for dinner and took family photos. Then, the girl cousins stayed over for a sleepover.

It was a weekend full of laughs, getting caught up with each others' lives, eating A LOT of food, and making memories!

Here is what I wore to the surprise birthday dinner! I'm transitioning to Spring by pulling out some pastel colors, but keeping some black because it is still very cold here in Ohio. I'm obsessed with everything yellow right now if you didn't already notice. Ha!!

 Pale yellow blouse from Forever 21 similar to this for $17.80.
Pastel Necklace from Poshmark similar to this for $19.99.
Black Lace Pencil Skirt from Forever 21 similar to this for $10.80.
Black tights for $5.80.
Black Flats from Delias similar to these for $12.80.
Mint Jessica Simpson clutch from TJ Maxx similar to this for $15.99.

 The whole family together!

 The cousins!!! Love them!

On our way to dinner in the Kids Car! :)

How often do you get to see your entire family together? It's very rare for us, so that's why it was so great and I cherished every moment! The weekend went by too fast!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Surprise Birthday Party!

Last night I went to one of my best friend's surprise birthday party! She was definitely surprised! It was so fun! Her actual birthday was Thursday and she sent my friends and I a snap chat yesterday that said "Well my birthday is least it's Friday!" and she had a kind of sad face. Little did she know her birthday celebration wasn't over yet!!! :) It was nice to chat and catch up with some friends while I was there. It was so funny because we all wore stripes and we didn't even plan it. Ha!

What I wore: (My favorite color combo and my school colors)
 Chambray from Old Navy similar to this one for $15.
Striped Vest from J. Crew(Ebay) same one here for $119.99.
Anchor Necklace from Amazon similar to this for $16.45.
Yellow Cords from Walmart for $16.
Lauren Conrad Leopard Flats from Kohl's similar to these for $16.99.

 The birthday girl!!! Peach Daquiris! Yum!

Stripes galore!

A lot of my family are coming over today and my brother is in town! It's going to be a big day! I will tell you all the details tomorrow or Monday!!! Stay tuned....

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, February 20, 2014


Today when I left for school, there was black ice all over the roads. The buses to school were running late because of the black ice. This made our entire day start about a half hour late. Then, it began to storm with thunder and lightening. I haven't seen a thunderstorm since the summer time. It was kind of nice and it's making the snow melt. Now, everyone is worried about flooding. Ohio has some crazy weather. I feel like I've said that so many times!!!!

I got so many compliments on this outfit today! My favorite compliment was "You look like how I dress up my dolls." I loved it!!!!

My pin:

My recreation:
Leopard scarf from TJ Maxx similar to this for $15.99.
Purple Dress from Old Navy similar to this for $25.
Bow belt from Forever 21 for $5.80.
Black fleece lined tights from TJ Maxx similar to these for $10.49.
Bow Flats from TJ Maxx similar to these for $39.

I'm linking up with The Style Journey's pinned it & did it!!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sunny Weather!

Well, yesterday we had a snow day....yes another one. The good news is, during the afternoon the roads were clear and the snow was melting because of the sunny weather. Today, is another beautiful sunny day and the snow is continuing to melt!! That means SPRING IS IN THE AIR!!!! Woo hoo! Finally! Hopefully the snow is done for the winter.

I brought out some bright and sunny yellow for my outfit today. It definitely made my mood a sunny one! At school, our behavior charts aren't by colors it's by your weather. For example, every student starts on a sunny day, but their weather could change depending on how they are acting. If they misbehave they clip their name down to partly cloudy and then to cloudy, stormy, and if they change their bad behavior into awesome behavior, they get to be on the rainbow. It's pretty cool and it really works. We always ask each other at school, "What's your weather like today?". Mine was totally sunny today!!!! My outfit might have helped a little :)

This past weekend I got my hair cut and my gray hairs colored! Ha! I love it!
Navy and white striped tee from Old Navy for $10.50.
Yellow Blazer from Forever 21 similar to this for $32.99.
Lucky Brand Jeans from Goodwill!
Brown Boots from Target for $39.99.
Navy Necklace from Amazon similar to this for $8.99.

This outfit also matched my new teacher bag for Spring! During my snow day yesterday, I went to Walmart and found this amazing tote in so many colors for only $18!!! It's quite spacious, which I love! They had it in green, royal blue, red, yellow, black, black and white striped, and royal blue and white striped. I was definitely in Spring mode yesterday when the sun came out and the snow was melting.

What was your weather like today?

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!!! Today I was one spoiled teacher with all of the candy and valentines I received. I was so surprised and so overwhelmed by all of the love. It made my day! Then, I got home and my step-dad got my mom and I our favorite local chocolates from Dietsch's!! He always spoils us for Valentine's Day! :)

This is what my mom and I chose to wear for Valentine's Day! We both got so many compliments on our outfits and that made our days today!!!
Mom's Outfit:
Pale Pink button down similar to this for $24.94
Lauren Conrad Hearts Sweater from Kohl's for $21.60.
Long Pearls similar to these for $8.15.
White Cords similar to these for $19.97.
Black Loafers similar to these for $30
My Outfit:
Bling Neck Button Down from Kohl's similar to this for $19.97.
Floral Necklace from Amazon for $13.99.
Black cardigan from TJ Maxx similar to this for $19.94.
Black Bow belt from Forever 21 for $5.80
Polka Dot Skirt from Preppy Pink Shop for $35 similar to this one for $59.99.
Fleece Lined Tights from TJ Maxx similar to these for $9.
Black Wedge Boots from JustFab similar to these for $32.80.

I hope you all had a fabulous Valentine's Day and enjoy your weekend!!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

I Love All Things Nautical!

I wore this yesterday for our 2 hour delay day because we can wear jeans on delay days! We call them "Denim Delays".

I love all things nautical! I believe you can wear nautical things all year long! I dream of summer weather on the boat or at the lake, while wearing this outfit and I'm still wearing red for Valentine's Day week. :)

 Anchor Sweater from Old Navy for $29.94.
Small Blue Gingham Shirt from Goodwill(American Eagle) similar to this for $22.99.
Red Woven Necklace from Amazon for $5.99.
Skinny Jeans from Forever 21 similar to these for $7.80.
Brown Boots with red zipper in back from Amazon for $45.99.

Happy Hump Day!!!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Pastel Pink and Bows!

Today we had yet another school delay for cold temperature. This winter needs to end sometime soon. Spring? Where art thou? Ha! It's 5:13 and I'm already in my pajamas! I have been tired lately. Today, I didn't even wake up to the 2-hour delay alert and I usually always do. I woke up to my normal alarm, saw the alert and went back to sleep for 2 more hours. It was nice. Has anyone else been exhausted lately? It might be the cold weather or being used to having so many days off and delays.

I wore this yesterday:

Pastel pink blazer from Goodwill for $3 similar to this for $34.80.
Lauren Conrad Bow Top from Kohl's similar to this for $22.
Pink Bubble Necklace from Amazon similar to this for $9.80.
Black Trouser from Dillards similar to these for $37.90.
Black Booties from JustFab $39.95.

Happy Valentine's Day Week!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine's Day Week!!

Happy Valentine's Day week!!! It's the week of love! I always love to dress for holidays and I love pink and red <3 I always love to decorate for the holidays too. I don't have my own home yet, so I decorate my classroom instead. 
 Red Plaid Shirt from TJ Maxx similar to this for $19.80.
Heart Cardigan from Forever 21 similar to this for $35.
Necklace from Amazon for $12.59.
Black pants from TJ Maxx similar to these for $19.80.
Black and Brown boots from Kohl's similar to these for $80.

In my classroom, I'm a technology teacher and a reading teacher, so we wrote valentine tweets. We also made valentine twitter birds. The idea came from Teachers Pay Teachers. One boy wrote his valentine tweet to my baby Bear. Even though they haven't met him, they feel like they know him. Ha! I love it!

This past weekend we went to visit my grandma at the lake! The lake was so frozen over with tons of snow. We saw ice fishermen and people snowmobiling across the lake. Winter Wonderland.

 We all wore pink for Valentine's Day week!! 

Have a great week everyone!!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Baby It's Cold Outside!

It's been so gosh darn cold the past few weeks that I haven't taken any pictures outside. Sorry for all of the inside pictures. It's crazy! We have had so many school closings and delays. I'm ready for some Spring weather to happen anytime now! How about you?

It's supposed to snow AGAIN this weekend....when will it stop?

A couple of weekends ago, I got to catch up with a few of my friends in some snowy weather. We had coffee at a local coffee shop. Here is what I wore:

 J. Crew Herringbone Vest from Poshmark you can find some on ebay or Poshmark.
Gray and Coral striped sweater from Forever 21 similar to this for $15.
Denim Chambray from Old Navy similar to this for $24.95.
Black pants from TJ Maxx similar to these for $19.80.
Brown and Black Boots from Kohl's similar to these for $39.99.
Necklace from Amazon for $12.59.

This past weekend, one of my best friends asked me to go thrift shopping. I was so excited because I have never been!!! Can you believe it? I have always wanted to, but I just needed someone to say hey let's go. I'm so glad I went! We got some great things for some great deals and I told her we have to do it more often!! I can't wait to go again!

I wore my favorite Goodwill find yesterday! Lucky Brand skinny jeans that I got for $5.50!!
 Black and White plaid shirt from Love Culture similar to this for $22.99.
Neon Lace Sweater from Forever 21 similar to this for $29.94.
Lucky Brand Jeans from Goodwill $5.50.
Black Boots from JustFab similar to these for $32.80.
My necklace is on repeat from Amazon for $12.59.
I had to brighten up these dreary winter days. 

I found this wreath on Etsy that I loved, but it's $60+. It looks so simple to make.
I saw Hobby Lobby was having a huge sale and I found this exact chevron burlap for $2.99 a roll. Then, they had a wire wreath from for $1.89 and hot pink tropical flowers for $3.99 for a bundle.
I watched many YouTube tutorials on how to make burlap wreaths. During one of my snow days this week, I decided to try and make my first burlap wreath.

I was pretty proud of the finished product. The perfect wreath for Valentine's Day, spring, and summer! It was a successful snow day. 

Have a great weekend everyone! Next week is Valentine's Day week!! I can't wait to see what you all will be wearing! :)