Monday, October 31, 2011



7 For All Mankind skinny fit jeans
$180 - net-a-porter.com

Louis vuitton handbag

Via Neroli Aretha - Belk.com
$119 - belk.com

So my BB took terrible pictures of my OOTD and thus I resorted to polyvore. The items are not exactly the same. My jeans are from The Limited (last summer's skinnies), my shirt is Izod (I've had it forever) and my vest is RL Polo (Xmas gift like 4 years ago) but the boots, bag and watch are my day to day staples! Also the starbucks was FREE! I did a survey that was printed on my receipt from last visit and I figured if it was free I was going to the biggest, most expensive drink :) Wooho free venti pumpkin spice latte! Happy Halloween everyone!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Very Un-Halloween Weekend/ Life Update

Happy Halloween! I hope everyone has had a great weekend. I think I may be one of the few people around that really doesn't care about this weekend, I'm not big into the whole Halloween thing. I'm not a big costume person, personally I would rather wear a cute outfit than costume :) 

This month has been crazy busy, I feel like I am barely keeping my head above water in school. I have had so much work to do and my student teaching responsibilities have picked up big time. I'm pretty much the full time teacher now on the days I am at the high school. But I still love it, the students are great and I'm learning a lot from my cooperating teacher (she totally rocks, btw) I switch classrooms after Thanksgiving to the one I'll be doing my full time spring placement in. Next semester I'm teaching 4 sections of Honors Chemistry and 1 section of astronomy! I'm a little nervous about that. I'll be spending my Christmas break preparing for it. 

And in other news, we are moving to Chattanooga! Ben got a new job that starts in two weeks :) We found a great little house that we are renting that has a HUGE yard for Annie, I'm quite excited about it. Its a great opportunity for Ben and there are a lot of great schools in the area for me. I'll be working on applying for a TN teaching license in the spring so that I can teach out there, it looks easy-just a lot of paperwork! The only downside is that in the spring I wont be able to see Ben and Annie as much because Chattanooga is 4 hours from Greenville and I wont have much time to go home. But its only for a few months so it wont be that bad. 

Have yall seen pinterest? If not you should check it out! I'm addicted :) There is so much great stuff to be found! I've been terrible about taking OOTD photo's lately. I'll try to do some this week, I've been working hard to break the frumpy teacher stereotype by wearing cute clothes. Teachers can be stylish, even science teachers!

Have you heard this song by Matt Nathanson? I love it, you can't help but smile when you hear it! 
Happy Sunday!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The end of my blogging hiatus...

This morning I realized its been over a month since my last post, I didn't realize it had been that long but I guess it has. A lot has happened in a month, both good and bad. I have had a rough couple of weeks and I've never been so glad for time to fly by.

On September 18th my Grandmother lost her battle with cancer. It has been one of the most devastating times of my life. It was unexpected and it happened so fast, I felt like my entire world came crashing down around me. My Grandmother was diagnosed in December with lung cancer that over the course of the past ten months spread elsewhere. I know she fought as hard as she could and that she is in a better place now but its so hard for me to think about the fact that she is gone. I'm supposed to be visiting her next weekend for fall break to spend time with her and introduce her to Ben. I never planned on the last time I would see her would be right before she died. My heart still hurts when I think about it.

My Grandmother as a freshman at Northeastern

Taken around 1965, she was my age at the time

Mom, Dad, My Grandmother, Me, and My Grandfather

The Boston Globe wrote an article about my Grandmother after her passing, she did a lot of cool things in her life. If you would like to read it you will find it here