WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE. Two weeks ago, I stepped foot into my classroom along with 26 darling little people. The weeks leading up to the first day of school, as well as the past two weeks, have been absolutely exhausting! Like man oh man, I am absolutely nowhere near ready to have children. […]
Hello, everyone. FIRST OF ALL. THIS IS MY TOMATO PLANT. I am unjustifiably proud of this ginormous weed that is currently prospering on the deck of my apartment. Yes, I do realize that successfully keeping alive a living thing is something that most everyone has accomplished at some point in their life. My luck […]
Hello! It’s me! Here I am. All spring, I dreamed about summer. The vast amount of unstructured time left open for baking, reading, laying by the pool, yoga classes, and reality tv seemed too good to be true. “HOW DO PEOPLE SURVIVE NOT HAVING SUMMERS OFF?????” I often wondered to myself. While I don’t completely […]
Happy Day Before The Day Before Spring Break! (Teacher perks!) I’m so excited to share this yummy recipe with you tonight! These Funfetti Pudding Party Cookies (a tongue twister, truly) are AMAZING. The pudding helps the cookies stay so super soft, and the flavor is a combo between a blondie and a sprinkle cookie (HEAVENLY). […]
Today I learned that my eye insurance does not, in fact, cover the complete cost of a year’s worth of contacts.I also learned that there is a co-pay for seeing the eye doctor for my annual exam. “The contacts will come to $180 total, along with $15 for the exam,” the kindly man at the […]
Hello friends. Life has been really crazy lately. Permission to be honest? I want to talk for a minute abut teaching. Lately, it feels as though so many people have been asking me how teaching is going and about my first few weeks as a kindergarten teacher. My response is always the same. “The kiddos […]
Hello, It’s me. Here I am. Still doing my thing. I realize things have fallen by the wayside, but I also realize what a wonderful and rewarding outlet this has been for me. I spent the last half hour reading through old posts and laughing at (with?) myself. My goal for summer is to get […]
Hello friends. I have always been a “good eater”. Last night, over a heavenly dinner of BBQ pork, coleslaw, and homemade cornbread with honey glaze (!), my friend Haley and I giggled about this as we inhaled our meal. PROUD MEMBERS OF THE CLEAN PLATE CLUB. We then proceeded to get ice cream immediately following […]
Hello friends. Happy New Year! Did you make a resolution? Is it going well? Here is a list of resolutions I should have made: Stop stalking bloggers you don’t know. There is no need to have so many opinions on their children, whom you have never met. It is unnecessary to frequent the Target Dollar […]
Hello friends. This week was an Iowa bye-week. Due to this, I had all sorts of extra time yesterday. How did I choose to spend this time? Great question. First of all, I was roped into running the Trick or Trot 5k for the Waterloo Community Schools Foundation. Over the past few months, I have […]
To me, food is a love language. In times when words are hard (or nonexistent), something baked and yummy can say it all. Creating homemade delicious treats doesn’t have to be complicated or intimidating, and the fact that I’m typing this currently is proof you don’t need special culinary skills. I’m a twenty something kindergarten teacher from Iowa who loves popcorn, jammies, and sprinkles. Let’s get baking!
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WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE. Two weeks ago, I stepped foot into...