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I'm a mid twenties girl. Who has the cutest two boys ever. I'm married to the best hubby ever (aka the Man). I'm also a teacher of sixth grade with a masters degree in Education. I'd rather be busy than bored. I love things bright and beautiful and my family means the world to me.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What I wore Wednesday!

Actual weekend shots this time. I skipped including pics of my stay-at-home in my sweats days. Our four day weekend went by too fast but it was much deserved after two full nights of conferences, a jam packed work-day with two parents who just wanted to stop in to say hi (for 45 minutes EACH!). Don't get me wrong, I like having a relationship with my students parents but when I just had a conference with the same parent the night before for a half hour (the same as everyone else) I don't think I should have to give up another 45 minutes of my work time to discuss the same exact thing. The second parent that stopped in thought his wife was "sugar coating" his sons academics- goodbye another 45 minutes. I shouldn't be complaining that these parents are invested but at the same time some of us teachers live for an un-interrupted work time. I've heard they exist :)

Conference Night
Top: NY and CO button-up
Bottoms: Gap Trouser

 Comfy Sunday
 Top: Gap Open Cardigan (LOVE!)
Tank Lands End Canvas
Pants: AE Boyfriend
Shoes: Target Converse ($11)

 Denim Friday!!!
Top: Gap Favorite T (a staple all year)
 Tank from Mossimo at Target
Pants: Express Editor

 Work Day/ Make-up Conferences (Bleh!)
Top: Gap Boyfriend Sweater (old)
Gap Favorite T-shirt
Pants: Old Navy Khakis (these fit kind of weird, something about them)

 Saturday Errands
Top: Old Navy T-shirt
L/S Gap Favorite T
Scarf: Gap Outlet
Pants: Gap Sexy Boot

Sorry the days are so crazy! I just noticed how messy they are.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Just tryin' to get stuff done.

Tucker's 5th birthday is Friday night- that's 5 more days of prep. I am taking a personal day Friday from school just so I won't feel rushed trying to get the last minute things done after school. While I love the idea of seeing everyone and hanging out for long periods I also didn't want to lose our entire weekend to the party by throwing it on Saturday evening. Like typical Cali I have my festive list made with tasks labeled by day:
I'm super excited to make these colorful covered pretzels from Baked Perfection

Of course we'll have Oreo truffles but I plan to use some white chocolate and use orange food coloring to make them look like pumpkins.

And these look so cute and yummy!!

I've been blog stalking these lovely ladies all month for great ideas and they did not disappoint:
 Tatertots and Jello
Just a Girl
Be Different Act Normal

I'm excited the party is finally here but of course worried about everything! Will the kids have fun, will they like to activities? Will the parents enjoy themselves? What will they think? Of course the Man swoops in with his thoughts of, "Who cares? We're feeding them and providing entertainment for the night!" Gotta love a man's idea of a party :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

What I wore Wednesday!

Yep, you bet, I'm a day late again :)

Running late simply outfit day
 Shirt- Gap
Pants- Old Gap flare
Necklace- NY and Co

Top- White tank Gap
Pink tank Old Navy
Pants-PJ bottoms Old Navy
(I did have a fleece zip up too but left it in the car)

Amazingly similar to another outfit
 Top- NY and Co
Cami- Express (live by these)
Pants- Gap Trouser

Flower Child Cami Day
Cardigan- Gap
Cami- flower from Old Navy
 white cami- Express
Pants- Old Navy

Last week was homecoming so there was a lack of outfits being that I wore school apparel a couple days. Hope that explains the PJ's, I live for those two days each year during our homecoming weeks, I was so comfortable but the kids were a little sluggish. I'm linking up to the Pleated Poppy this week, be sure to check out all the cute outfits.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


So I gave a hint about an upcoming change in our house a while back. Now that things are actually in motion I figured it was time to share. When my hubby grows up, he wants to be this guy:
Okay, so this guy precisely, but same line of work. When I first met the Man he mentioned how in high school he had always wanted to be a cop but at that point in his life he wasn't ready for that responsibility. Flash forward about 10 years. We get a new neighbor who happens to be a cop, who loves his job, and is literally one of the best guys I know. We hang out a lot and heard some about his work but I didn't think too much of it.

We also discovered that my school liaison and husband went to high school together and he his best friends with our neighbor. Small world for sure. The Man spends more time talking with these guys, after attending some "game nights" with their "group" of guys I can tell something is up. He does a ride-along with our neighbor and I knew the wheels in the Man's head were rolling. Up to this point the Man has been going to school for IT (information technology) and would be graduating in May.

But now he's dropped his classes and transferred to a different local college- thankfully much cheaper! Starting in January he'll be going to school during the day instead of at night. Unfortunately none of his previous credits will be transferred (don't even get me started on that) so he'll be starting from scratch.

We haven't told our extended family yet, just our parents know but we're pretty excited. I've told a very good friend of mine and I've talked with our two "cop buddies" enough to have complete confidence of my husband. One person asked if I was worried that this was just the Man going after a different dream and then changing his mind, but really I think this is a great line of work for him. All I can hope for is that he's safe and loves his job no matter what.

Anyways, that's our news. So, for any cop spouses out there, any advice?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Halloween Wreath

 I was all excited at the beginning of last week with the change in weather and the actual start of October. This week I put the finishing touches on my wreath and this weekend it finally got out.
I first saw the idea over on Chris' blog Just a Girl . Then on Be Different.. Act Normal She had posted something similar last year and I knew I had to give it a try. After a few (3) trips to local craft stores for my ribbon and a long afternoon of tying the main part was done. While I did love just the ribbon look I knew I needed to add a little punch. So I glittered up some letters and glued them on.

PS. Those letter only cost me 30 cents total!! So the o's might have been q's but nothing a little saw couldn't handle :)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Halloween projects

Here a few things I've spotted lately that I can't wait to get my hands on, or re-create I guess.

Poppies at Play came up with these super easy plates. This would involve using the Silhouette on vinyl for the first time. These are super cute and cheap- LOVE THAT!

Kristen from The Idea Room came up with this picture based on a picture and scrapbook paper she had seen. I think it would be a great piece to exchange with the painting in our living room.

And how simple is this? From the Pink Peony
And hopefully I'll get to a winter version of this magnificent piece. This is from  LDS Craft Project and I can not wait to start collecting my ribbon.
That's probably enough for now, considering as I bookmark these sites I'm finding more seasonal goodies, sorry hubs :)