Thursday, August 14, 2014

New Teacher Orientation!

This week I've been SO extremely busy getting ready for my students to come on Monday! I will do a classroom walk through SOON! It's still coming together! :)

This week, I have had New Teacher Orientation! It's been so helpful and beneficial to the new staff members to the district. There are quite a few new teachers. The meetings had a ton of new staff members! I even saw a few familiar faces from last school year and the year before. Everyone was congratulating each other and so excited to start teaching.

They had a few veteran staff members share some tips for us and during their speeches they shared many stories and experiences that have had throughout their teacher careers so far. I think I got the goosebumps three times because the stories were just absolutely so rewarding and touched my heart.

The other week when I met the rest of the first grade staff members that I would be working with, this is what I wore:

Sequin Striped Tee from Old Navy similar to this for $19.94.
Black Cardigan from TJ Maxx similar to this for 
Red Pants from Stitch Fix similar to these for $34.94.
Bow Flip Flops from Poshmark similar to these for $12.99.

I hope you all are having a fabulous week!! :)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

New Store Review!

Our small town got another clothing store!!! Yay!!! The grand opening for the store called "Gabe's" was two weeks ago. Last week, I took the girl I nanny to the store for some back to school shopping. I was very impressed with how many designers they carry in their store and for amazing prices!! It reminded me of a more organized TJ Maxx and ten times bigger. You all know I LOVE TJ Maxx, so this store was great!

The girl I nanny found three dresses she loved and some of those cute nerd glasses. All of that was only $36!!! She goes WOW...that would be the cost of one thing at Justice. Ha! She was impressed!

I got an Express top for $9.99 and a Calvin Klein dress from $16.99!! I almost bought a pair of American Eagle jeans that were $4.99, but they were missing the button.

Overall, I thought it was a great store to shop in and I will definitely be back. The only thing you have to be careful of, is that they sell some things that have small flaws. Make sure you check over everything before buying! :)

What I wore on our shopping trip!

Pearl necklace (old) similar to this for $6.80.
Navy Lace top from J Crew Factory similar to this for $21.95.
Striped Shorts from Tommy Hilfiger Outlet similar to these for $22.94.
Brown Flats from Payless for $16.99.

Do you have a Gabe's near you? Do you like it?

Monday, August 4, 2014

Summer Cookout!

This week is very bittersweet to me because it's my last week with the girls I nanny. Thank goodness I will be their nanny again next summer though!!! I just love those girls!

This past weekend Wally and I went to a cookout with some people he works with. It was so much fun meeting his work friends and their wives and girlfriends. We got to talk about what it's like when our significant other's are working nights. Most of us said we need our pets to keep us company so we don't get too lonely! :) I absolutely LOVE cookouts in the summer time! I love cookout food and eating outside, it's just so laid back and fun!

This is what I wore to the cookout! It was very warm out, but it got a little chilly at night. Love my baby Bear!

Monogram necklace from Etsy for $27.99.
Watercolor Tank with buttons down the back from TJ Maxx similar to this for $12.80.
Hot Pink Capris from American Eagle similar to these for $15.80.
White Sandals from TJ Maxx similar to these for $8.95.

Do you love summer cookouts?