Wednesday, August 29, 2012



It's Wednesday!!! Actually Wednesday is O-V-E-R! Only 1 more day to dress up, then 1 jeans day and then a nice long weekend! Oh and my BIRTHDAY is on Friday!! 

Jamie @Http://

Here's What I'm Loving Today!
My student G made the best song for me today: HEEYYYY Ms. Hattannnnn!!! It's only 3 days till your BIRTHDAY! Then it'll be 2 days away! Then 1 day till we PARRTTTAYYY!!! Hey Hey it'll be your BIRRTHHHDAYYY!!! To say he is dramatic is putting it lightly but I love he is more enthusiastic about my birthday than I am!

 I got to talk to my favorite kiddos this weekend! Can you tell we love making goofy faces at each other?

My cousin by marriage cut my hair and I LOVE it! She did such a great job and gave me this awesome blowout!

My students make me artwork. Every day :) I hang up ALL OF IT <3 

I love that Sparty and Llama Llama read with my students. What's even better? My students love to read with them and Llama Llama is making the rounds home with all my students :)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Weekend Update Blog Hop

Hi Friends! Guess what! I have some new followers! When I saw my GFC count this was my reaction

And then I did my happy dance
I love gifs. They make my day. 

Now onto my weekend.... I'm linking up with the Weekend Blog Hop to give you a little recap :)

I wish I could say I am the most exciting person you'll ever meet... Sorry I can't. I'm the most boring normal person you'll ever meet, but I did expand my horizon's this weekend!

I have always wanted to go to Trader Joes but there wasn't one anywhere near me in Michigan. Now there is one 7 minutes away from me!

It was magnificent. Plus I left under my budget and only had to carry 3 bags up!

As I was driving back towards the highway I saw a sign. It said Cafe Rio. Now this may not seem like a big deal but when you read Janae's posts about Cafe Rio's amazing salads and lemonades every week, you make a quick u-turn and try not to hyperventilate from excitement. 
I had the grilled chicken salad and strawberry lemonade. Now I know why she goes on and on about it. Amazing :)

I also got to skype with this cutie Thursday AND Sunday since it was her birthday weekend!! I can't believe she's 9 now!! 

Now I realize I didn't blog at all last week.
I'll try to do better this week but this whole teaching 40+ hours a week is really kicking my butt... so there may be a delay till I get used to my new schedule.

Happy Monday :)

Sunday Social v. Internet

It's Sunday. Already. Where did Saturday go? This whole past week has kicked my butt and now it's Sunday. Well good thing I get to link-up for Sunday Social!!!
It's all about the internetz this week which I'm very excited for so lets get down to it!

1. What is the first website you log on to each day? Gmail, Twitter and Google Reader all open automatically for me :)

2. Give us some funny websites you visit that we need to know about

 3. Pinterest or Facebook? Why? Pinterest because I find so many good ideas on there! Ummm hello baking, teaching, and decorating? Yes Please :)

4. Twitter or Instagram? Why? Twitter because everyone posts their Instagram photos to Twitter anyways...

5. Favorite youtube it! This is ridicously hard so here are a few of them...
GloZell is the best

Anything by Jenna Marbles... Duh!

6. Biggest online pet peeve? I'm getting really tired of all the sponsorship posts... I understand you want to make money off your writing without having to write a book but do I HAVE to go through those silly posts every 2 days?! Also the silly posts about people being vague... you're being just as vague posting about it!

Ok now I'm going back to my lovely Ellen youtube videos to make me happy...

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sunday Social: Throwback Edition

You know what I love about Sundays? I get to sleep in (8am), enjoy a few cups of coffee (with cream!), make myself a nice breakfast, and go to church with friends. It's a perfect Sunday morning.

You know what makes a perfect Sunday afternoon? Linking up with Neely & Ashley for Sunday Social!

These questions are related to Ms/Hs. Unfortunately a lot of my pics from this time are missing :(

1. What were you like in Middle School/HS?(pictures)

18th Bday
Girls on the Run Coach
I was involved in everything. Principal's list all 4 years, student council president, National Honor Society, band (marching, concert, jazz & pep), and I ran track. I also worked in an ice cream shop and was a nanny. 

2. What were your favorite past times?
Growing up in a small town there wasn't a ton to do. I was active in school so I went to all the football games, bowling, and bonfires out in the country.
Senior Homecoming
3. What songs were you obsessed with?  
 Anything N*Sync, backstreet boys, John Mayer, Vitamin C, & of course Britney Spears.
4. What fashion statement do you look back on and cringe?
I can honestly say I can't think of anything bad fashion wise. I mostly wore jeans with American Eagle t-shirts. If anything I wasn't fashionable enough!
5. Who was your celeb crush?
I had this calendar!

Aaron Carter- Remember when he was on Lizzie McGuire?!

Zack Efron.
6. What were your favorite tv shows/movies?
A walk to Remember, Step Up, Harry Potter, The Devil Wears Prada, She's the man. TV Shows- Real World, TRL, American Idol and Grey's Anatomny and of course One Tree Hill


Thursday, August 16, 2012

"Its Ok" Thursday!

Hey Hey!!

Do you want to know how much I LOVE my readers and blogging? I will tell you. It is now 9:45 pm. I have been up since 5:45 am. That is 16 hours with no nap, setting up my classroom and curriculum AND meeting my parents and students. Also, I have to be up and out of my house in less than 10 hours. Yet I am still typing this post. Pardon my vent...

It is time for another edition of "Its Ok" Thursday with Neely & Amber!

 Its Ok
-That even though I'm exhausted and so ready for the weekend, I am beyond pumped to get to school on Monday.
-I put so much money into my classroom; well really it's not but I have to!
-I absolutely love my job and feel bad for those who can't follow their passion.
-To get upset when I take time to write posts and only have 38 followers! Come on peeps click on Google Friend Connect! 
-I am short. And a few of my students are taller than me. And have bigger feet.
-I love McDonald's $1.00 iced tea and it got me through my night!
-I absolutely love ALL my readers and your sweet comments. They make my day :)
-To love God, my life, my family, friends & co-workers. I truly am blessed <3

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WILW & Oh, How Pinteresting

Hi Friends!

I can't believe it's Wednesday night already! Where has this week gone? Oh wait I know, I started my new job this week! Yes indeed, I have access to my OWN classroom, have been attending professional development meetings and meeting my co-workers. While that's all fun and dandy I'm very happy to be at HOME writing this post :)

I love linking up with Jamie & Michelle for WILW and Oh, How Pinteresting because it's the best of both worlds... seriously, who pins something they don't love?!

My school (Quest Academy Knights!), co-workers, and having my own classroom. So excited to post pics when it's done :)

The arm candy I've been rocking out this whole week. I love the colors and pizazz it adds :)

My Macbook Pro. THANK YOU TRACKY!!! It's working so fast!!!

 Christine. She is the best friend anyone could ask for. She's a great colleague. She also has the best stories and does the best read alouds. 

My Favorite Pins This Week!
and since I'm a teacher and all my friends are my pins are school based :)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday, Monday, Monday

Hey peeps :)

So I have to be honest. It is 11 pm on Monday night. I was up at 5:30 this morning. That's 15.5 hours up. Today was my first day at my new teaching job. I'm overwhelmed. So this post is very simple but reading these helps get me through. 

Read & enjoy. 

Now I am off to watch 10 minutes of Burn Notice so I can have sweet dreams with Jeffrey Donovan in them ;)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunday Social: Foodie Edition!

It's Sunday Social Time! I'm so excited to be linking up with Neely & Ashley again for these awesome posts :)

This Weeks Questions: All about food!!

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? This is easy for me to answer, I would do pasta. Not only do I love it but there's so many different ways to eat it and add in veggies.

What's your guilty pleasure/comfort food? Anything with a good amount of carbs. Especially bagels, pizza, pasta and mexican.

What foods do you avoid at all costs? Kale. I can't stand the taste of it. I also don't like chili, too tomato tasting and blech. 

 What meal reminds you of your childhood? My family used to do breakfast for dinner a lot, we also did a lot of casseroles and my Mom make's an amazing Taco casserole.

Share one of your favorite recipes and the story behind it.    

This chicken recipe is from my Aunt Val but everyone in my family loves it. It's super easy and perfect for a chilly winter night.

Aunt Val's Stuffed Crockpot Chicken (Feeds 4)
4 Chicken breasts
1 box of quick stuffing
1/2 bag of rice
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 can of southwest cheddar soup
1 can of milk
1 bag of frozen mixed veggies

Put all the ingredients in the slow cooker and put on low for 6 hours. 

You can substitute the soup flavors to your liking but they need to be cream based.