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

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

Faking it: My 5 Favorite Sunless Tanners!

5 Favorite Sunless Tanners

Are you looking for a good self tanner that doesn’t leave you orange and streaked? Being a redhead, I have really fair skin. I have to be extremely careful in the sun on vacation. I usually wear tons of sunscreen and a hat the entire time at the beach. But… I still want to LOOK tanned while avoiding the burns and blisters, so I use sunless tanners!

We have all heard about self tanning mishaps of … Read More

Cooking with Hello Fresh

The Not-So Pioneer Woman Cooks

Last week, I conducted a little kitchen experiment using Hello Fresh. Hello Fresh is a meal kit delivery service that sends healthy portioned meals to your door with detailed cooking instructions. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not very skilled in the kitchen to say the least. (Earlier this year, I had the “Great Egg Explosion of 2017” in my kitchen after the simple task of boiling eggs went south!) Despite my past … 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

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