Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Pretty Floral

Remember I told you I'm trying to add more purple to my wardrobe. Here is another pretty purple I've purchased and it's floral, which makes it even better! I actually wore this outfit a couple of weeks ago, but was too busy to blog about it. I just love it!

I can't believe the school year is almost over! We only have a few more weeks left. It went by so fast and I've enjoyed every minute of it! I can't wait to see what the next school year holds for me. I'm not sure if I will be moved to a different school in the district or if I will even be teaching something different. Time will tell. It's a very emotional and anxious time for me because I get so attached to my students and the people I work with. Just thinking about maybe leaving makes me very sad, but also excited at the same time. It's bittersweet.

Floral Blouse from TJ Maxx similar to this for $10.48.
White Floral Necklace from Amazon for $16.99.
Black Pants from TJ Maxx similar to these for $39.95.
Black flats from TJ Maxx similar to these for $34.99.

What are your feelings about the end of the school year if you are a teacher or when you were a student?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bright Colors!

This week is the state testing and our kids have been feeling the pressure. I wore something bright and cheerful today to put not only me in a happy mood, but my students too! The teachers put streamers in their doorways with motivational quotes. It was so cute and brought those kids into school with a smile. They announced on the announcements that it was National Dance Day, so we played the song "Roar" and all the students got to dance before sitting down to take their tests. It made me pretty jealous that my school didn't do that when I was younger when we took the state tests.

I've been working on mixing colors in my outfits. I'm always wearing neutrals with one pop of bright color usually, so I'm trying to get out of my comfort zone and wear two bright colors together.

Blue Top from TJ Maxx similar to this for $17.80.
Coral Necklace from Off The Racks for $14.99.
Coral Pants from Forever 21 similar to these for $22.80.
Leopard Flats from Kohl's similar to these for $18.99.

What bright colors do you like to mix together or are you like me and love neutrals with a pop of color?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Spirit Week: Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! The weather here was beautiful, so it was hard not to enjoy it! 
This week is spirit week before the students take their state tests next week. We try to make school fun and take their mind off of big tests. We had "pajama day" on Monday and "dress your best" on Tuesday for picture day. Today was "dress like your favorite book character". We had some fun with this day. There are so many book characters in the world, I only knew a few of the ones that some of the students dressed up as. I dressed up like Madeline. I always loved Madeline growing up. It was a really easy outfit to come up with too! I already had most of the outfit!

From left to right: Madeline, Cowgirls, Mary Poppins

Tomorrow is wear your favorite sports team! Have a great day everyone!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Featured Teacher!

Today, I'm the Featured Teacher over at Chelsea's Blog Twenty-Something Teacher. You should head on over to check it out. She is the sweetest and most creative blogger. She always has the cutest ideas for decorating rooms. Chelsea is also beautiful and posts her cute outfits on Instagram. I always love seeing her southern teacher style.

 Necklace from Amazon for $16.
Pink Plaid from Walmart similar to this for $12.94
Hello Sailor Sweater from Page 6 Boutique for $48.
Skinny Jeans from Goodwill similar to these for $7.80.
Flats from TJ Maxx similar to these for $22.39.

You know I love all things nautical, so as soon as I saw this sweater I knew I had to have it!!!

This week in school we have been talking about multiple meaning words. I had my students make multiple meaning word eggs. They had to write three meanings or clues for the word on the first egg and then the second egg would be the word. They have to guess the multiple meaning word on the second egg by reading the meanings/clues. They had so much fun making them and guessing everyone else's.

Today is our Friday at school because of Good Friday and Easter Weekend! I'm looking forward to a three day weekend! I hope everyone has a Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Classy Prep!

I hope this is the last time I'm wearing a vest and boots for awhile! I woke up and there was snow on the ground and the temperature dropped 40 degrees. Bi-polar Ohio weather. Ha! This week is another week with extended school days. The kids are going a little crazy by being in school an extra hour. A student told me I was his enemy today because I was making them type about what they did over spring break, during their technology class time. Haha! Oh I love my job. :)

This outfit is such a classy and preppy look. It was perfect for this random snowy day. Thank goodness the snow is already melted!
White button down from Old Navy similar to this for $29.97
J. Crew Vest from Poshmark you can find some on ebay.
Black pants from TJ Maxx similar to these for $29.94.
Brown and Black boots from Kohl's similar to these for $89.99.

Have a wonderful Wednesday! 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Preppy and Classy

The weather is starting to warm up and I'm loving every minute of it! I hope it stays this nice now. The constant weather change was making me start to catch a cold. Thank goodness it's gone now! The flu has been going around like crazy at school. I've been extra careful to wash my hands a lot!

The comments or compliments I received while wearing this outfit...haha! I got "You look like a politician." "You look like a rich British woman!" "You look like you're going to the Kentucky Derby." haha! Oh how I love my job! :)

Bow Tie from Ebay for $1.99.
Button Down from Goodwill similar to this for $17.80.
Navy Blazer from Forever 21 similar to this for $29.80.
Khaki Skinny Pants from Wet Seal similar to these for $24.90.
Navy with White Cap Toe Flats from TJ Maxx similar to these for $69.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone! I will be enjoying the beautiful warm(to Ohio) weather!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

My Love of Blue and Gold!

I have a few more outfits to catch you all up on from Spring Break! They involve my favorite color combo of blue and gold/yellow! It's nautical and it's classy. It's also, my school's colors.

So far, I'm surviving the extra long school days. It really isn't bad, until I get home and eat dinner and it's suddenly 8pm!!! Where did the day go? The evenings go TOO fast!

It's been a great week back to school! I hope you all are having a great week as well!!

 Kohl's Button Down with embellished collar similar to this for $19.80.
Necklace from Amazon for $16.
Polka Dot Cardigan from Tommy Hilfiger Outlet similar to this for $13.78.
Yellow Corduroys from Walmart for $16.
Leopard Flats from Kohl's similar to these for $12.87.

Sweet baby Bear had to get in this outfit photo! Love him!
Yellow Infinity Knit Scarf from Trends (local boutique) similar to this for $3.41.
Striped pullover from Tommy Hilfiger Outlet similar to this for $9.
Navy Vest from Poshmark (American Eagle) similar to this for $19.99.
Skinny Jeans from Goodwill similar to these for $32.
Floral Flats from TJ Maxx similar to these for $29.90.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser

This past Saturday one of the teachers I work with had a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis in a nearby town at a cute little restaurant. They had raffles, door prizes, auctioned off prizes, and lots of yummy food! It was extremely successful! Her daughter has Cystic Fibrosis, so they had thank you cards on each table with her footprint or hand print on it. It was so cute! You could tell that her and her husband were so truly thankful for everyone's support and donations. They also have a website where you can donate money. They are amazing!!
I loved seeing my coworkers there supporting them with me! We had tons of fun!

What I wore:
 Polka Dot Button Down from Tommy Hilfiger Outlet similar to this for $15.80.
Purple Sweater from Old Navy for $14.97.
J. Crew Herringbone Vest from Poshmark!
Skinny Jeans from Goodwill similar to these for $7.80.
Turquoise Loafers from Charlotte Russe for $25.50.

I love my coworkers!!!

We have an extra long school week for the next three weeks. They are adding an extra hour to our school days to make up our snow days. I will be one sleepy teacher. Ha!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring Break!

Over my Spring Break, I did a lot of things! It started with helping paint our school's library. The librarian has been wanting to paint it for a long time and she finally took the plunge and we were there to help her. While we were painting the library, the teachers decided to paint the teacher's lounge and a hallway too. It looks so good!!! I was only able to help on Friday, but my coworkers kept sending me pictures as they made progress.

My mom and I drove to the lake on Monday morning to visit Nan. We went shopping in a nearby Amish town and had delicious soft pretzels. Then, we went out for dinner and watched the movie "Frozen". It was so good!!! We went shopping at the Outlet malls at the Lake on Tuesday and we went to lunch at one of our favorite restaurants at the lake called "Caruso's". They have the BEST breadsticks!!!

Wally and I went to see "Divergent" on Thursday. He works 12 hour shifts, so he usually has a few days off during the week and Thursday was one of them. It was such a good movie. I loved it so much I went and saw it a second time with my family when my brother came home for the weekend.
The weather was perfect Spring weather. Some days I didn't need my coat and some it poured down rain. Yay for Spring!
Gingham Button Down from Forever 21 similar to this for $22.80.
Pink Bubble Necklace from Amazon for $6.99.
Navy Cardigan from Forever 21 similar here for $17.80.
Skinny Jeans from Forever 21 similar to these for $7.80.
Brown Boots from Amazon for $45.99.

 The Lake still had ice on it on Monday.

 Nan sent this picture two days ago and the ice is melting!!!

 Yum! They have the best breadsticks!

Wally and I :)