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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

what a fabulous week so far!

i've really needed a break and not having to teach monday, wednesday or friday has really done the trick! i've gotten my lessons for the new members all planned (for the most part), did some grocery shopping as well as  a much need shopping spree for me!


and since today is the first day of lent i decided to share with yall what i am giving up. if you follow me on twitter you've already heard the news.
i'm giving up coffee for 40 days!

hold the phone! say what?!


yup i said it, COFFEE.

so every time i walk by starbucks, or smell that wonderful sent of freshly bruwed coffee i'm going to think about everything that my sweet savior had to give up for me. it's going to be hard considering i drink coffee basically everyday, but i know that i can do it!


what did you give up for lent?



Saturday, February 18, 2012

confessions of a 5th grade student teacher

so yall know that i've been student teaching in a 5th grade classroom this semester and there are a few things that i feel like i need to share with yall...

yes, i love teaching. i've wanted to be a teacher since i was in elementary school but my heart is with the itty bitties, meaning third grade and lower.
fifth graders have some cray cray attitude!
they cannot, and i mean CANNOT stand in a straight, quiet line to save their lives and it annoys the junk outta me! and they are always talking!!
yes, i've promised to take away their recess if they didn't do what i asked they to do after i told them three thousands time.
where they get the language they use is beyond me. i don't know how to handle a cussing fifth grader. awkward.
and i swear the stuff they're learning i didn't even see until middle school.

however, they do get my sarcasm a little bit better than the tiny humans and they mean well and are super sweet. i came to school the day after valentine's day and there was a bunch of valentines waiting for me on my desk!!


annnddd they told me the other day that i should be an artiest. 
(i need to point out that all i did was write the word "segregation" on a poster board, draw a red circle and a line through it) they were dead serious about it. they told me i would make more money and i should consider it. and one kid told me i don't look a day over 18. really? i look THAT young. i even got asked if i was old enough to drive.
i swear they say the darnest things.

but as much as i complain about getting up early and how crazy my kids can be sometime, i always feel like i've accomplished something at the end of the day. and that feeling always keeps me coming back for more!
i cannot wait to have a classroom of my very own one day but for now i'm perfectly content pretending to have my own room.

oh but i am thankful that i have this coming week off from student teaching! haha what will i ever do with all this extra time on my hands?!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day & Weekend Recap


since i didn't teach today i wore my Valentine's Day attire to school yesterday.

all the girls loved the pink scarf.


saturday my sorority hosted our 2nd annual "Xis and Their Favorite Guys" event. and of course my sweet daddy came! he wouldn't have missed this for the world. 
this year we went to the west georgia baseball season opener. 
and it was freezing!

so freezing that we only stayed for three innings and left to go to the basketball games.
good decision on our part because it was much warmer in the coliseum :)

the best dad a girl could ask for. (he's my real valentine)
he loves the wolves!

i hope that everyone is having a blessed Valentine's Day and eating as much chocolate candy that yall can get your hands on!
i know i am ;)



Friday, February 10, 2012

monogrammed mania

everyone knows you can't have enough monogrammed items. 
case in point.. i wore my monogrammed marley lilly scarf to school today. along with my monogrammed tote i got as a maid of honor gift from the bestie, as well as my thirty-one monogrammed lunch box.
everyone at that school today knew my initials.



i'm also dying for some of these marley lilly treats.

monogrammed earrings

floppy hat

i've got my pretty little eyes of these babies!
you can purchase them all here.


oh, and check out what the special education teacher at school gave me today...

i've been helping in her 5th grade math special education class.
how sweet is she?!


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

oh, how pinteresting

i'm linking up again with michelle over at The Vintage Apple for Oh, How Pinteresting Wednesday!


and i decided that this week's oh, how pinteresting theme would be all about

valentine's day!

so with that being said, let the pinning begin!






























that sure put me in the mood for the day of love ;)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

grocery shopping on an empty stomach

worst idea ever! thankfully i stuck to my premade list or else i would have taken the whole store with me! i did however have a snack in the parking lot after my adventure.


i got a few funny looks from people passing my car as a sat in the parking lot.
story of my life.


Friday, February 3, 2012

Spring Fever

i just want to brag on myself for a second. i went an entire day of student teaching today without coffee!
yup, you read that correctly. w-i-t-h-o-u-t coffee! such an accomplishment for me. 
i've been on a tea kick recently. my favorite so far has been irish breakfast with honey and a little milk. mom got me this awesome tea tumbler for christmas. it literally keeps my tea hot, and i mean hot hot, for hours!
you can get one here as well as some amazing tea blends.
they are seriously amazing!

but anyway... i was really in the mood for spring weather when i got dressed for school today. i mean general beau lee (our local groundhog) didn't see his shadow yesterday so that means an early spring right?
clearly they didn't mean like the next day early because i was freezing most of the day.

that top is not meant for 45 degree weather. oh well.
ps- how great are casual fridays?!

we finished our door for the door decorating contest at school.
i think it turned out pretty cute and the kids loved helping with it.

i hope you friends have had a lovely week!
i gotta get started with my extremely long list of stuff to get done this weekend! it's a bit redic how much is on it. 83 more days until summer break :) 
wish me luck!