Thursday, June 1, 2017

I'm Back!

Hello everyone!

I know, it's been since the beginning of 2017 a long time since I have posted anything new on my blog. But, I have several good reasons for my absence and I can't wait to share them all with you!!!

1.) Life happens

Currently my husband and I are in the process of building a home, which needless to say comes with a lot of other struggles, headaches, setbacks, surprises (both good and bad), and emotions just to name a few.

I also will tell you if you are thinking about/going through this process it is not easy by any means. Whenever someone tells you about the pain they went through to buy/build their home, my one piece of advice is......IT'S TRUE! :-)

2.) First comes love, then comes marriage, next comes a BABY!!

My husband and I are so excited to announced the anticipated arrival of our baby girl in July! We cannot wait to start on the wonderful, scary, and will testing journey of parenthood. :-)

3.) I will now be teaching Kindergarten!

Oh and on top of everything else going on in our personal lives, I decided to make the switch from 3rd grade Special Education to Kindergarten. I am so excited to make this change and cannot wait to share all of my ideas with you all! :-)

If you have any suggestions, advice, or resources that I should look into, I would love to hear from you!

I look forward to posting/blogging more this summer so stay tuned!! :-)

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Hello 2016!!!

I can not believe that 2015 has come to an end and 2016 is here. This is going to be a huge year of change for me at least that's my goal. I decided to link up with Jayme from Teach.Talk.Inspire and Diana from My Day in K to share my New Year's Resolutions.

Here are my resolutions:

1. Save money: I feel that everyone has this on their resolution list. However, I have been doing my research and have found various ways to incorporate this into my life. One was is to save $1 for the first week then keep adding a $1 to it every week. I have decided to try this plan and see how well it works. :-)

2. Make progress on our house: For those of you who don't know. My husband and I are trying to build a house. I didn't realize when we started this journey that it would take so long to actually get started. This year we hope to get the well and septic done. Then, hopefully get moving on the actually building process.

3. Exercise more: I started out doing great with my 21 Day Fix Extreme. Then, the holidays hit and I have been relaxing way too much. Now it's time to get back into exercising and so far it is killing me. I did leg day on Thursday and have not been able to bend my legs much since. :-) My husband keeps telling me, No pain No gain. He's such a sweetie....NOT.

4. Pay off debt: Again I feel like this is on everyone's list. One word: SCHOOL LOANS. However, I feel that this year will be the Moore year. At least I hope so. I have been doing my homework again on managing debt and I feel that I have a good handle on it.

5. Become a better wife/friend: I feel that personally I have been lacking in this area. Especially when I get preoccupied with school work. This year, I am going to work harder at making time for my husband, family, and friends. So, if your my friend and you tell me let's get together, you better be ready. :-)

6. Enjoy the little things: I feel that during the school year, I really don't take the time for myself or the important people in my life. The last few years I have been teaching, I feel like that is all I did. This year, I plan to make time to enjoy just the little things that life has to offer.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my New Year's Resolutions and I can't wait to read yours! If you would like to link up to this Blog Post feel free to head over to Diana's or Jayme's websites to get started.

Much love,

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Work Wives

Do you ever have those people who you work with that become more like family?

Do you have co-workers who give you advice not just about work, but about life problems?

Do you ever give advice to your co-workers about similar issues?

Can you joke, laugh, and even cry with them?

If you answered yes to all these questions, it is quite possible you either have a work wife or are a work wife to someone.

Both are true for me. Let me tell you about my work wives......

1.) Sarah*

This girl is a wonderful teacher. She truly cares about each of her kids and wants them to succeed. You will most often find me in her room laughing and joking around. She keeps the atmosphere light and we share similar views on lots of things.

How she is my work wife:
-Tells me what to :-)
-Gives me advice about everything under the Sun
-Keeps me on track
-Gives me compliments

2.) Riley*

Wow! This teacher has everything going. She is always coming up with cute projects to sell on TpT, developing some cute and MEANINGFUL lessons, and making important connections with her students.

How she is my work wife:
-Always inspires me to be better
-Gives me advice
-Helps me stay organized
-Tells me that everything will get better

3.) Paula*

Paula and I go way back. I started my career with her and look forward to many more years to come. She has been teaching for a while, but is not afraid to buy new things for her students and use them in her classroom. She is my idol and I hope that I will be just like her.

How she is my work wife:
-Shares her experience and advice
-Drives me to be better
-Always makes me laugh

Besides being a work wife to Sarah and Riley, I have two other teachers at my school that I feel I am their work wives.

Greg* and Henry* both need some pushing from me. :-) Greg* has a couple women in his work life telling him what to do (Sarah is one). I feel that I help them in tough situations and sometimes I am just a listening ear when they need advice. I hope that I help them, but who knows. :-)

I have to say that work wives are the best because they help keep you on your toes.

So, now I want to know about your work wives. How many do you have? Are you are work wife? Leave some love in the comments..... :-)

*Names have been changed for privacy*

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Fall Fun!

Every year I try to do different activities to keep things fresh for me and my kiddos.

This year I decided to read this book:

The kiddos loved it! I had them act out the different sounds. After the story I had them do a writing prompt about what they love about Fall. Then, we made scarecrows.

This is a picture from when they were "drying".

The finished project is lining the hallway, ready to greet the parents for Open House!
Stay classy my friends! :-)

Monday, August 10, 2015

My 3rd Stitch Fix

On Saturday, I received my 3rd Stitch Fix. I know I didn't post my 2nd Stitch Fix, but I did not like any of my items in that Fix. I didn't feel good in them and they just weren't my style.
This time around I got a new stylist. She did an amazing job! Hopefully I get to keep her! :-)
When I first opened this Fix, I was intrigued by some pieces and unsure of a few others.

Item #1: Papermoon Riley Graphic Print Cardigan ($38.00)
I love this cardigan. During the Fall season, I enjoy wearing oversized sweaters and cardigans. This one had a funky print on it, similar to some of the items I pinned on Pinterest. I can't wait till it gets cold enough to wear it.
Item #2: Market and Spruce Yuna Chevron Pointelle Knit Sweater ($68.00)
I wasn't too excited about this piece when I first pulled it out of the box. I didn't like that the chevron detailing was actually holey so that you could see right through it. However, when I paired it with my brown leggings, brown riding boots, and some matching accessories, I felt that it belonged with me. The sweater material is super soft. I am not a big fan of scratchy sweaters.
Item #3: Pixley Edmond Chevron Print Henley Shirt ($54.00)
I love Henleys!!! I used to wear them all the time in middle school/ high school. This one is super soft and stretchy. I paired it with gray dress pants, my sparkly bow flats, and purple jewelry. I see myself wearing this to work quite often.
-If you work with me pretend you didn't already see and compliment anyway. Lol. :-) 
Item #4: 41 Hawthorn Filbert 3/4 Sleeve Popover Blouse ($58.00)
When I saw the color of this shirt, I loved it! However, when I first put it on I didn't like the sleeves. They have a tulip (or what I would call a tulip) cut to them. So, I took it off and put it back in the box. Today, I put it on again, paired it with beige dress skinny pants, nude high heels, and matching jewelry and feel in love. I think it gives a classic elegant feel when worn this way. Although I probably will have to find something other than high heels to wear with it.
Item #5: Bay to Baubles Lavana Crystal and Bauble Necklace ($28.00)

When I first saw this necklace, I was wondering what I would wear with it. It has big clear gemstones in the center with orange and gold beads hanging down. After I raided my closet to find pieces that would go with this, I knew this piece was TOTALLY ME! I love anything sparkly and jewelry. This piece was BOTH!!! I also love how chunky of a piece it is.
The Breakdown:
Papermoon Riley Graphic Print Cardigan----Kept
Market and Spruce Yuna Chevron Pointelle Knit Sweater----Kept
Pixley Edmond Chevron Print Henley Shirt----Kept
41 Hawthorn Filbert 3/4 Sleeve Popover Blouse----Kept
Bay to Baubles Lavana Crystal and Bauble Necklace----Kept
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Friday, August 7, 2015

Weekly Summer Linky: Random Act of Kindness

I have been linking up with Monica from I Heart Grade 3 from the very beginning of my little blog.
This week her topic was:
A Random Act of Kindness I Have Given x 2:
My first random act of kindness was to a waitress at Ruby Tuesdays. My husband (than fiancé) and I were celebrating me getting my first real teaching job one Saturday a few summers ago.
Normally when we go to restaurants, we are a young couple and usually do not make connections with the server.
However, on this day a young girl about our age ended up being our server. Through the course of our meal we interacted with her. Of course my husband being the goofball that he is.

Eventually, we found out that she was trying to make her way through college working three jobs. (Now I know you might be thinking, Yeah right she was just trying to get some money out of you) Regardless we gave her a $100.00 tip for our $30-$40 lunch/dinner.
I wrote a note on our receipt telling her to keep her head up and smile because life will get easier. We put it in the payment sleeve (is that what you call it???) and left quietly.
As we were getting into our car, she came running across the parking lot to thank us! We didn't expect to be thanked but we know that we made her day better and brighter.
My second story:
My husband works as a pipeliner and there are times when he comes through the door covered from head to toe in mud.
So, instead of ruining my washer and dryer we take them to the Laundromat. 
After we are done and are getting ready to leave. I will go around to a couple washers and put in quarters for a free wash. No one has ever caught me doing this, but I would like to think that it makes someone's day better. Maybe they forgot their quarters at home, maybe they don't have enough money to do their clothes but I provided some relief. 


I can't wait to read about everyone else's random act of kindness stories.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Assess Me: Week 2

I am linking up again with Rachel from The Tattooed Teacher for another one of her "assessments". :-)
This one is gonna be fun!!!
Alright I may have to explain a few.....
1.) I live in jeans or shorts. I have I believe 3-5 skirts in my whole wardrobe. The only skirts I LOVE are maxi skirts.
2.) I have a collection of earrings, ranging from funky to classic.
3.) Conan is just hilarious. Enough said. :-)
4.) I love silver although the lady behind the jewelry counter said gold goes with my skin tone. :-/ Ugh the inner struggle.....
5.) Country born and raised and that's where I will always be. :-)
6.) I love doing my shopping online...QVC anyone? :-)
7.) Self-explanatory
8.) I have difficulty trusting a lot of people. If I am close to you and share my stories than you have earned my trust.
9.) I love going away on vacation, but I think I get more excited to be coming home. I could stay at home all the time. :-)
10.) I don't really like a lot of breakfasty type food. I used to eat leftovers from dinner for breakfast. Now I drink Shakeology and it curbs my hunger and gives me something to look forward to every morning.
11.) I am a coffee addict. I like the pumpkin spice latte around fall (should be soon). My favorite is the Iced Coffee you can buy at the grocery store in Mocha. If you haven't tried it and are an iced coffee lover you definitely should.
12.) Early bird all the way. In the summer time I get up at 5:30-6:00 and start my day off right by exercising. The only downfall is that I feel tired around 9:00.
13.) Done up. I love being put together and looking pretty. However, if you see me at Walmart on the weekend/after work I very rarely look fancy. :-)
14.) This one was tough. Mother Nature is beautiful and lightening is one of her splendors. As long as it stays far away and lets me admire it from a distance. :-)
15.) I love both equally although my flats are the only ones that love me back. :-)
16.) I love riding in the car. I have never been in an airplane and trains are cool. But I love just being able to hop in the car and go.
17.) I don't really like either show enough to pick. Now ask me about HGTV shows and I have a definite opinion. Love it or List It VS. Love it or List It Too. The original is always the best.
18.) Central Air. I do not like crowds that much and Central Park just seems like it would be crowded.....
Thank you Rachel for your awesome questions! Can't wait for the next one!! :-)