Friday, August 31, 2012

Thank You Notes at any Age

This is proof that Thank You notes can be done at any age.
via hwtm
Wouldn't these be adorable postcards for a birthday party or at Christmas??

It's (Finally) Friday!!

My first week of school has been good (and kinda long).
My students are sweet but getting back into the grind of things is hard.

I have a few more highlights than usual...

1. I couldn't resist these clearance cat food bowls at TJ Maxx.
The boys are loving the oval shape and I'm loving the color :)

2. I don't think my school could be in a prettier location.
 Not sure which view I love more... the mountains or 26 on task students :)

 3. I set a goal for myself, made it and ordered a new iPhone case as a reward.
Kate Spade.
Polka-dotty dream.
I'm thrilled with it!
Infinitely better than my previous Otterbox.

 4. The parents of my students have already figured out the way to my heart...
cupcakes and hand written notes of appreciation.

5. I've been eating A LOT of these lately.
They are my go to snack of choice.
Dark chocolate = health food 

6. We've been watching the RNC this week
and are enjoying all the speeches.
Ann Romney was my fave.
Love anyone who is their husband's biggest fan.

Happy Friday to YOU!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Milk Bottles

I've seen bloggers using milk bottles in really creative ways lately
so I've been eyeing several different varieties.
I found a coupon for the Starbucks version
and am happy to report that I now own 8 of these adorable bottles.

I'm hoping to do something cute like this:
via heygorg

Do you own milk bottles??
What do you do with them??

Navy & Bordeaux

Navy & Bordeaux are slated to be BIG this season!
Everyone knows what color navy is but
Bordeaux... is a modern maroon.

Rachel from The Pink Peonies put together these looks for Fall

When I typed NAVY into the search box on JCrew's site,
578 options came up for women right now!!
I'd love to own these from JCrew 
but will be shopping around for much more affordable options.

Do you own any navy or bordeaux?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Family Tree

 My parents recently hung some treasured family photos.
I laughed when I saw the hand on the hip pose from several generations back.
Guess it runs in the family :)


Being back to school is tough!
I do love dressing up every day so that's been fun
but it's exhausting being in charge of twenty-six 3rd graders

Here are my favorite looks of the week:
1.  Fun Friday
 top - TJ Maxx (NEW)
belt - thrifted
skirt - LOFT
giraffey flats - Nine West
monogrammed statement necklace - getdolledupboutique
button earrings - Polka-Dotty Place etsy shop

 2. First day of School in my 9th year of teaching!!
cardigan & belt - TJ Maxx
Purple pleated, high to low dress - Limited (NEW)
heels - Ralph Lauren
Statement necklace - Mae Badiyan Jewelry Boutique
This necklace was one of my first statement necklaces and I can't get enough of it.
I love it because it's so unique, it was made in limited quantities
 so everyone and their mom won't be sporting it and I wear it a lot!
I love all the details on this dress!!
 Thanks to my cute friend Barb for being my photographer this day :)
Glad I now own a bubble necklace like hers!

 3. Minty
 cardigan - JC Penneys
silky top and skirt - Limited (NEW)
dangly earrings - Macys
green belt - Liz Claiborne
Ruffley flats - Wal-Mart

I'm linking up with Marion & Lindsey

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lunch Box Notes

My parents used to put notes in my lunchbox when I was little.
I remember trying really hard not to use my napkin so that I could save it.
I looked forward to reading them when I sat down each day at lunch.

I found a stash of them on my most recent visit home.
 *Looks like I've always loved cats and books!
 Thanks Mom & Dad for sending me to school with these little notes of love.
Still gives me warm fuzzies today :)

Do you pack anyone's lunch??
I bet they'd LOVE to find a note from you :)

I put little notes in my husband's lunch when I pack it.

Happy Birthday Bro!

 Happy Birthday Little Bro!
Miss you!