Life Update: Tales of a Fourth Grade Teacher

Hey friends!

Life has been moving at the speed of light. One minute I was on the beach in Jamaica without a care in the world, and the next minute my whole life gets shaken up! If you have been keeping up with me on social media you know that I just recently started a new job as a 4th grade teacher!

Let me fill you in on how this change came about.

I had been a first grade teacher … Read More

The 144th Kentucky Derby

Fun Facts, Fascinators, and everything Derby

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For as long as I can remember, going to the Kentucky Derby has been on my bucket list. I FINALLY had the opportunity to go and have been dying to write this post to share my experience with all of you! If you have ever dreamed of going to derby or any race for that matter I will share some tips I learned from my weekend as an honorary Kentuckian.

First things First… The

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2017 Recap and Cheers to the New Year!

Happy Monday Everyone!

I shared on my Instagram yesterday that I took a little holiday vacation from the blog. I took this little break mostly because I was struggling to find an authentic “purpose” with what to post. I also wanted to truly focus on enjoying the holidays with friends and loved ones. A lot of bloggers that I follow post a lot about holiday shopping guides or super cute sweaters (that you actually want to buy for yourself Read More

Words To Live By To Celebrate My 28th Birthday

Happy Birthday to Me!

28 Pieces of Advice

I decided to write this post in honor of my 28th birthday today! Last year at this time, I was celebrating my birthday at the Miss Ohio USA orientation. It was a wonderful day celebrating with all the contestants but what I didn’t know is that it was also the beginning to a year filled with change and life lessons. I wanted to share what I have learned from those experiences. So … Read More

Having Child Like Faith


Having Child-Like Faith

I wrote this piece for myself a year ago and it is one of the first realizations I had to begin blogging.  It is a more personal post that came straight from my heart at 3am one morning after teaching Vacation Bible School. In honor of the VBS kickoff this week, I decided to muster up some courage and share this message in hopes that it resonates with some of you. Its a bit lengthy and I … Read More

Advice to My Younger Self

We all have heard the question…

“What piece of advice would you give to your younger self?”

But have you ever truly stopped to think about what your answer would be? There are so many things that we “live and learn” while growing up. I partly wish I could go back and tell myself to let my bangs grow out and to stop wearing blue eyeliner. Yet, if you had one chance to send a little message in … Read More

Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway!!

Happy Thursday!!

In celebration of #ThirstyThursday and one successful first month of blogging, I wanted to do a special giveaway for my readers! Follow the instructions below to be entered to win a $25 Starbucks Gift Card.

Now you can go out and get a Unicorn drink for you and your friends!

Giveaway details:

What do I win? – $25 Starbucks Gift Card

How do I win it? – Enter your email to subscribe to my blog (On the sidebar Read More

Get Smarter with The Skimm

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Today is like a Monday for me. (Insert a large amount of coffee here) I am back to the school week grind after a wonderful spring break and Easter holiday! Since we are all coming down from a chocolate bunny sugar-high today, I thought I would share with you the way I start every morning!

When I get to work I power up my computer and immediately check my email for The Skimm. The Skimm is a … Read More

True Life: I am a First Grade Teacher

I SURVIVED! I am officially on Spring Break!!

For those of you who are not teachers, allow me to explain… Spring is a very interesting time in the life of an educator, especially in elementary school! The kids are crazed with spring fever and the teachers are simply exhausted from trying to corral their focus.

In celebration of having some time to sleep in and decompress for a few days, I thought I would share a few teacher memes … Read More

5 Books that Changed My Life

” I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”

– J.K. Rowling

Have you ever had a book change your life?…

I adore reading, and not the fancy “reading on your tablet” kind of reading either. I love buying new books. I love the feel of the pages and the smell of ink. I love going to the library and usually check-out way more than I can handle reading at one time. You can … Read More