Sunday, August 21, 2011


Today we booked our honeymoon!Secrets Sanctuary Cap Cana, Punta Cana here we 7 months that is.


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Calling All Teachers

Open House, Parent Orientation, Opening a new school...that's where I've been lately. But, I'm still here, and I know all my post lately have been about school (I know I'm a bit of a nerd in that way). I'm hoping when things settle down I can get back to posting about nonschool events. While I was catching up with my blog stalking though, I came across this and thought it could be fun.... Just passing the information along...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Back to School: Attire

Can you remember going back to school shopping when you were growing up? I can, and I have not given it up. Call me crazy, but I still get a first day of school of being a teacher, right? Everyone knows when you feel good, it's easier to have a great day, so why not start the year off with a good attitude. I like to look for something I wouldn't normally buy myself, so it feels "special" for the day. I came across this etsy shop on The Cobia Family, and knew this would be just the right outfit for the first day of school. Not to mention I can wear it through fall to support my beloved Clemson Tigers. The Laughing Giraffe was great to work with and she had it for in time for next Wednesday.

I have to admit I was a little worried about the fit not being able to try it on, but I had nothing to worry about. It is a little wide, but nothing my alterations lady can fix. Happy Back to School Shopping and treat yourself to something cute!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Brain Dump

A quick brain dump before I head to bed tonight...

* A few weekends ago, I headed to Spartanburg to celebrate Hal's 30th birthday. Amanda did a great job of getting everything together. We had a fun day catching up and hanging out at the lake.

* I picked up a cute orange top today at one of my many Target trips in the last week. It's that time of year again...eyes out for football attire.

*I've been looking for a "summer quilt" as the heavy duvet is WAY to hot for these South Carolina summer nights. However, I haven't had any luck...could be because I'm trying to find a deal.

* I'm starting to feel a little stressed about the beginning of school and the wedding. I keep telling myself it will all be always is.

* I've been looking for a place for bridal portraits and am not having much luck. Anyone know of a pretty indoor and outdoor place in Columbia that is open on the weekends?

* And, tonight is the last night before we "officially" report for the 2011-2012 school year. This year will be my 8th year...I can hardly believe it. As you can tell from previous posts I'm VERY excited, but nerves are also starting to set in.

Now off to fold the rest of the laundry and go to's a school night after all.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Pinnable Me Friday: Fall Decor

Even though we have reached 100 degrees most of this week, I'm already thinking about Fall. Maybe it's the Back To School Buzz, the anticipation of football season, or my hopes for cooler weather...who knows. Either way, I'm linking up with Paw Prints and Pastry Bags for some fall love.

Happy Pinning!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Back to School!

The past few days I have spent a lot of time in my new classroom! Many boxes have been unpacked and put away and furniture has been moved. I hoping to have it nice and organized by the weekend, so I can focus on planning for the kids when we "officially" go back.

The lobby...the picture does not do it is beautiful!
My first look.... The gigantic bathroom...seriously the whole class could fit...I know where I'm going for intruder procedures. And it's a green bathroom...flush up for less water flow, down for more. I don't think I have to explain....End of Day 1End of Day 2. I know it doesn't look much different, but I promise I unpack a lot of boxes, organized, and put away.It's coming along. I think I'm missing a few boxes, so I need to put a locator on those...

Monday, August 1, 2011

Great News!

I opened my email this morning and had a wonderful message....
We can move into our new school TOMORROW!
After our weekly Tuesday morning meeting we have the all clear to start unpacking.

Meadow Glen Elementary School