weekend read: Don’t Go & If You’re Reading This

Don't Go by Lisa Scottoline

Today's weekend read post is a theme, a two-for-one recommendation for books about the Afghanistan war. I didn't mean to read two war-related books back-to-back but didn't have much choice as they were two of the four books I took on vacation last month and once we were in Florida I was stuck with … [Read More...]

Whole30 challenge thoughts

whole30 thoughts, part two…

This is part two of my thoughts of completing my first round of Whole30. You can read about the book that started this journey here or part one from yesterday. Things I … [Read More...]

Whole30 challenge thoughts

whole30 thoughts, part one…

I finished up my Whole30 journey this week and I have so much to tell you! If you're unsure about the process or what motivated me, make sure to read my It Starts With Food book … [Read More...]

silver jewelry

I mean BUSINESS.…

I wore this outfit for parent-teacher conferences a while back. More than one student asked why I looked so grown up and professional. Like I don't look like that everyday? … [Read More...]

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry

weekend read: The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die…

Nothing grabs my students' attention like an interesting title. Which is why I picked up The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry at the book fair a few months ago. I've … [Read More...]

grandmas

my grandmothers’ hands…

This post was first published in February 2014 but is getting new life thanks to reFresh Friday. While waiting for my sister to walk down the aisle last summer, I let my … [Read More...]

#ifsheonlyknew

#ifsheonlyknew…

Recently I posted a picture on Instagram of a flower my daughter gave to me. She handed it to me asking me to keep it in my pocket all day while I was at school so I could remember … [Read More...]

camo pants and leather

my better half…

It's taken me a while to work up to camo pants. There is just something about them that draws a little too much attention to my lower half which isn't my best half. (I've never … [Read More...]

The Missing Girl by Norma Fox Mazer

weekend read: The Missing Girl…

I've debated whether or not to recommend this book. On the one hand, it's engaging and high interest and kids will be intrigued by it. On the other hand, it's pretty creepy and … [Read More...]

surviving christmas

money: how we do the holidays…

Our family's mission is to get through the holidays with no added debt, continue to pay all our bills on time (or early), and feel no dread or unneeded stress from the … [Read More...]

candies brown boots

grouchy neutrals…

Weird things that are happening this fall: I'm drawn to less color/more blacks and browns and I hate the cold weather with every ounce of my being. Like HATE. I'm not sure … [Read More...]