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wiww: Summer work look.

Working in the summer is not something I’m usually accustomed to. Being a teacher, workshops in the summer are as you choose, and for the last few years (the ones where my kids have been involved) I’ve always chose to do the bare minimums. 

But, my new job has me working through the summer. Luckily, I can still be very flexible so that being home with my kids happens, too. These first two weeks of summer I signed the kids up for Vacation Bible School. Not only do they love doing it, but I’ve loved having the mornings to be in the office or attend meetings. But doing that means I’ve had to dress in something other than my normal jeans & t-shirt summer look.

So here is what I wore for a meeting today. I loooove this romper. Yes. It’s shorts. I got it on sale with my Target Cartwheel app. Love that thing. The sandals are from Target, too. I got them for Easter and they hurt like crazy at first, but I’ve worn them in now. Thankfully.

What is your summer work look? I’d love some tips!

summer work look

pleated poppy

3 years & a gift for you.

Today, as I spent the last day of my vacation with my kids & husband, something happened. This little ol’ blog turned three years old.

I don’t have a huge party planned, and really don’t have too many words to say in honor of it tonight. Mostly, I just want to thank those of you who have been along for the ride. Some of you have been here since day one & some of you may have just started following along as recently as today.

This blog was started for me, for our family. To document our highs & our lows, to turn moments into memories. It has evolved into so much more than that though. This blog has brought me many great opportunities, friendships, and events over the years and I am looking forward to all that is still to come.

To thank you, I’m giving away a little gift. How about a $25 Starbucks gift card?! If you know me, you know I love me some good coffee. I mostly get my Starbucks fill on nights I sneak away to Target kid-free. Oh, the ways of a mother. I’m pretty sure there are many of you out there that get your coffee craving the same way.

One simple way to enter, like us on Facebook & then share the link to this anniversary post. Comment twice (once for liking & once for sharing) for doing that & you are good as gold in this giveaway! .

Giveaway ends Friday at Midnight. Open to US residents only. If the winner doesn’t contact me within 48 hours of receiving winning email, a new winner will be chosen.

Photo Source: via Heather on Pinterest

For Sandy Hook & it’s 26 Angels.


This post is dedicated to the the 26 angels who left this Earth all too soon. Please visit this link to make donations in honor of the victims & their families.

Charlotte Bacon
Daniel Barden
Rachel Davino
Olivia Engel
Josephine Gay
Ana M. Marquez-Greene
Dylan Hockley
Dawn Hochsprung
Madeleine F. Hsu
Catherine V. Hubbard
Chase Kowalski
Jesse Lewis
James Mattioli 
Grace McDonnell
Anne Marie Murphy
Emilie Parker
Jack Pinto
Noah Pozner
Caroline Previdi
Jessica Rekos
Avielle Richman
Lauren Rousseau
Mary Sherlach
Victoria Soto
Benjamin Wheeler
Allison N. Wyatt



Elf on the Shelf: Week 3

The kid’s behavior has been pretty good, so Steve has been with us every day even if I forget to take a picture every day. He’s still not getting in much trouble around the house, just hanging out really (& literally some days). I just know he’ll be up to some pranks in the comingContinue Reading

Today & a winner.

Today was a busy day. A sad day. I know everyone is thinking of & talking about what happened in Connecticut today. We were actually at the playground after lunch when one of the other teacher’s phone went off with a message from her husband. Being a teacher & a parent, these things hit home.Continue Reading

The tough stuff.

Parenting is the hardest job ever. You hear people say that, but you never really believe it until you are saying it yourself. & my kids are only five & three. I can just imagine what I’m going to be thinking when they are 17 & 15 with raging hormones & driver’s licenses & badContinue Reading


Remember this giveaway from last week? Well here are the big winners: Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama & Sherry! I’m sending an email right now, 48 hours to respond or new winner will be chosen! P.S. Get ready for another review & giveaway tomorrow…in celebration of my birthday, yes, you read that right, tomorrow I’mContinue Reading

School House Rocks: The Constitution, an apple tradition, & moon phases.

It’s been a while since I last shared with you what we’ve been up to in my fourth grade classroom. Yesterday, we actually voted in a mock election for the presidential race and the results are making me wonder how they will compare to what actually happens today. The kids felt super important to beContinue Reading

Happy Halloween

I just had to play around with some of the effects on PicMonkey last night. Happy Halloween from my three little vampires to you! Be sure to stay safe while trick-or-treating with your little ones tonight! We are going to a Halloween party at some friend’s of ours that just moved in to the  neighborhoodContinue Reading

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