Attending #inbound14

Something I never would have gotten to do in my old job is what I’m doing this week.

In fact, I had to fly on a plane this morning from Orlando to Boston (and I don’t like flying at all) but when I posted my worries about flying, a teacher friend I used to work with asked, “Question– where would you rather be, flying or teaching? Have a great flight!”. Haha.

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It’s sad to say that I don’t miss teaching as much as I thought I might. I mean, it’s what I went to college for. What I invested time and money into doing as my career and spent the last 8+ years doing. But this new gig? It’s so me.

And the fact that I get to geek out all week with other people that get what inbound is all about, in a great city (seriously, the weather here in Boston today was gorgeous. Especially compared to Florida right now!), is just icing on the cake. We spent the day exploring the city with an official Boston Duck Tour and then took an inside peek at Fenway Park (which was way cooler than I expected it to be. Tons of history in that stadium!).

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So tonight, after a loooong day, I’m going to try to get some sleep so that I can get all that I can out of my first full day of #inbound14 sessions. & just maybe I’ll sneak a Lobster Roll in at some point during the trip.

One Apple watch versus another.

So, after the much anticipated announcement (by lots of others, I didn’t even know there was an announcement happening until something about it popped up in my feed yesterday) of the Apple iOS 6 phone, I saw that they also launched a new Apple watch.

My dad has been wanting the Android version, I think he asked for it for Christmas back in March (better add that to my shopping list that I haven’t started yet. Although my mom informed me that my dad is ready to start theirs. Christmas is probably one of his favorite times of year. He loves taking off of work to go Christmas shopping and buying for all of us. He thinks about each and every gift he and my mom pick out. It’s sweet really. But hello, let’s get past Halloween first! Ha!)

Okay. Back to the watch. So I googled it and this is what first popped up:

 

not the apple watch

 

 

and while as a teacher I might have loved having an actual “apple” watch. This however…

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is more my speed. I think I totally want this watch. I don’t wear a watch, because I have my phone. But if I had this watch, then holding my phone everywhere I go wouldn’t be necessary (even though I’m pretty sure they connect through bluetooth or something, so it will have to be in close range, but you get the picture).

So. If you are trying to figure out what to get me for Christmas, remember, not the first watch. The second one.

The girls’ new room, almost.

During spring break, I started making over the girls’ bedroom. Since they’d be starting kindergarten, I figured it would be the perfect time to give them a bigger girl bedroom, with more space for them and desks to do work on.

It’s still not finished, but we’re getting there. I feel like any project we start never really has an end point because I’m always updating and redoing things it seems.

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This is looking into their room from the door. I want to add wire baskets near the head of their beds next to the windows for books. I’d also love to get rid of those bean bags but they love them. Maybe I can find some new covers for them that would match the decor a little bit more.

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This wall is pretty much done. I need to add push pins to the pinwheels because right now they are just taped up there. There are also a few nicks in the pain on the dresser that I need to touch up and then seal off. The only other thing on this wall I want to do is paint the doors of their room (and the kid’s bathroom and Tucker’s door) black to match the rest of the doors in the house.

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The gallery walls for the girls are not done. I need to add to it, change out the bird canvas with something else. I’ve got an idea of what I want to do on that one (I made the bird one, I plan to peel off the scrapbook paper that is one it and repaint over the canvas to make a new piece of artwork).

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I also need to add the girls’ names above their beds. I haven’t quite decided how I want them to look yet, but they’ll go just above their beds and below the butterfly garlands my mom made.

I love the direction the room is headed. It feels like the room has come so far, but still has so much farther left to go. I also updated these picture on our home tour page, just in case you wanted to see the rest of the house (it hasn’t been updated in a while but there hasn’t been much change as far as house projects go lately).

Surviving the first week.

We survived the first week of back-to-school madness. This year was quite different for us, the kids are car riders, with me dropping them off in the car loop every morning and me picking them up from there every afternoon (well, most afternoons. Nan picks them up on Wednesdays and there have been a fewContinue Reading

First Day of School: 2014.

It’s that time of year again. You know, the one where overly proud parents post annoying pictures of their kids on the first day back to school. Yup, consider me one of those parents because here is my kid’s back-to-school pictures. I cannot believe I’m the parent of a first grader and two kindergarteners. ThatContinue Reading

Firmoo: a review.

Firmoo is a Global Online Optical Store that offers fashion glasses at a great price. These glasses can be ordered in lots of options. You can order them for prescription, non prescription, just frames or as sunglasses, too! I love that their goal is to provide vision & fashion the frugal way. Who wouldn’t loveContinue Reading

4 on 14.

I totally failed at participating in 10 on 10 this month. Well, I’ve failed at it for the last few months, along with blogging in general really. But, I did pull out the camera tonight and found these four photos from the 10th that I did take. A for effort, right?! Lazy Sunday morning couchContinue Reading

A whole hand old.

A whole hand old. Well, in this case we’ve got two whole hands going on. The girls are officially five. That just blows my mind. I can’t believe it’s been five years since I carried them in my belly. Five years since they made their surprise visit in the early morning hours a full elevenContinue Reading

Bad, bad blogger.

You read that right. I’ve been a bad, bad blogger as of late. Between our lax summer schedule, my new job, and trying to keep the kids entertained and having fun I just don’t have much time. I’ve started taking vitamins to boost my energy and I am lucky to get to bed before 2Continue Reading

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