Friday, December 30, 2011

december 21

Wednesday.  Last day before Christmas break.
striped tee: Shade Clothing (Jun. 2010)
cardigan: Nordstrom (Dec. 2009)
jeans: Anthro AG (Aug. 2010)
boots: Anthro Primped and Pebbled (Apr. 2011)  {Do any of you have these boots?  If so, are your toes scuffed?  I'm just wondering if I could get charcoal polish and fill the scuffs in.}

This was holiday attempt to wear Christmas colors.  
I hope y'all are enjoying your Christmas break!  
Can you believe it's 2012 in like 1.25 days???  Crazy!!  I hope y'all have a fun and exciting New Year's Eve!

Friday, December 23, 2011

december 20

Tuesday.
tee: LOFT (Aug. 2009)
blazer: Anthro To A Tee (Apr. 2011)
charcoal cords: Anthro AG Stevie (Feb. 2010)
shoes: Target (Aug. 2010)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

december 17/18

Christmas Concert and Church.  Saturday night and Sunday.
cardigan: J.Crew outlet (Oct. 2010)
skirt: Anthro (Nov. 2011--I got it for $17)
black tights
black patent pumps: Steve Madden via Ross (Apr. 2011)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

december 14

Wednesday.
top: Anthro Presently Perfect (Aug. 2010)
pants: GAP slim crop (Sept. 2010)
shoes: DSW (Nov. 2006)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

standard outfit

long sleeve tee: LOFT (Nov. 2011)
blazer: Anthro To A Tee (Apr. 2011)
necklace: LOFT (Aug. 2011)
black jeans: Old Navy (Nov. 2011)
boots: Hunter (Oct. 2011)

I have worn this to just about every social gathering I have gone to the past couple of weeks.  Luckily each party has had a different crowd of people.

Tomorrow, December 21st, is my last day of school!  Wahoo!!  Christmas break in Arizona, here I come!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

december 13

The only things different were I wore black tights and my hair was down with a slight curl.
I love this dress.  It is so comfortable.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

december 12

The only thing different was my hair, which was pulled up in a top knot/messy bun.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

december 11

Sunday.  Church.
cardigan: LOFT (Aug. 2010)
skirt: Anthro First Light (Jul. 2011)
shoes: Steve Madden black patent pumps via Ross (Apr. 2011)

Monday, December 12, 2011

december classroom

Holiday time is in full swing in Room 73.
December is a crazy month.
But I love it.


Santa's Stuck is one of my favorite Christmas books.
I loved when I found this idea on Cara's The First Grade Parade blog.
And so did the kiddos.


We made these darling elves from Teacher Bits and Bobs.
Such a great find!

I remembered to bring out my holiday word bank.  I have one for each holiday/season, but I always forget about them.  I made them my first year of teaching.  They are very helpful for the students.
The colored grid was my classroom reward chart.  I have the Crayola Magic Markers.  I use the "invisible" marker to draw 6 stars.  Once all are found, we vote on a class party.  PJ day is next Monday! 
 And this made me tear up.  Too sweet.
Our class Christmas program is on Friday.  The kids are too cute.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

december 8

Thursday.
cardigan: Anthro Prairie Rose (Apr. '10)
skirt: Anthro (Dec. '11--this was a popback score!  I thought I had missed out on it a couple months ago when it took a 2nd cut.  Even though it's a couple sizes larger than I would've originally liked, I was tickled pink to see it popback!  It has an elastic waistband, so the size wasn't too big.)
boots: Target (Aug. '10)

{When I looked at this picture after I took it, I decided to untuck the cardigan.  It looked much better.}

My kids have been SO GOOD these last two days!  Woohoo!!  I do love that I get to really celebrate the holidays with my students--too fun!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

december 7

Wednesday.
scarf: H&M (Nov. '11)
top: TJ Maxx (Sept. '11)
black skinnies: Old Navy (Nov. '11--yep, I just wore these the other day!)
boots: Anthro (Apr. '11)

I'm funny about this blog.  I don't mind if random people find and look it.  But the second someone I know finds it, I instantly turn red and am very embarrassed.  {I'm so weird.}  I don't proclaim to be a fashionista.  In fact, I look at countless others and think, "Oh, I love that blouse!...Her hair looks fabulous!...I wish my outfits looked as put together as hers."  
This blog all started because my best college friend and roommate, Brittney {who lives in Ohio with her hubby and new little baby girl}, called me up and told me that she missed seeing my outfits in the mornings.  I told her that was funny because she and I nearly have the same items in our closets.  Against my will, she created this blog and email.  Britt bugged me about for 4 months before I finally posted an outfit to please her.  And to be honest, I still just post with her in mind.  {Along with my other best friend, Katie, who lives in DC with her hubby.}  So anyway, that's how this whole shebang started.

Friday, December 9, 2011

december 6

Tuesday.
cardigan: BR (Oct. '09)
belt: Papaya (Aug. '10)
skirt: F21 (Jun. '09)
black tights
shoes: Jessica Simpson Dafa (Aug. '09)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

december 5

Monday.
blouse: Anthro (Nov. '11)
blazer: Anthro (Apr. '11)
black skinnies: Old Navy (Nov. '11--I purchased another pair because I happened to have some Old Navy bucks and because I wear my other ones all the time)
boots: Steve Madden Intyce (Oct. '10)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

december 4

Sunday. Church.
dress: LOFT (Jun. 2011)
cardigan: J.Crew outlet (Oct. 2010)
black tights
shoes: Anthro Seychelles (Oct. 2010)

I did my hair in rollers this morning.  When I took them out, I looked like a Southern politician's wife.  Big hair was going on, haha.

Monday, December 5, 2011

december 2

Friday.
top: Costco (Dec. 2010)
jeans: Anthro AG (Aug. 2010)
sweater boots: Old Navy (Jan. 2010)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

december 1

Thursday.
top: Old Navy (Nov. 2011)
skirt: Anthro Thousand Days (Aug. 2009)
tights: Anthro berry bush (Feb. 2010)
shoes: Miz Mooz (Oct. 2009)

I had parent teacher conferences tonight.  Some parents are very funny with the intimate details they tell me about their lives.  Haha.  Those comments sure make my evening.

It's DECEMBER!!!  Where has this year gone?!  I do love the holiday time!

november 30

Wednesday.
top: J.Crew outlet (Feb. 2010)
pants: Anthro AG Stevie cords in charcoal (Feb. 2010)
shoes: AE (Nov. 2009)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

november 29

Tuesday.
dress: BR (2009)
belt: Papaya's (August 2010)
black tights
boots: Marshall's (July 2010)

I'm so thankful for my job, even though I get frustrated with it at times.  Today, one of my little boys came up to me with alligator-sized tears welling up in his eyes.  I asked him what was wrong.  He asked me if I was going to give him back his special pencil that I had used 2 minutes ago to initial another student's behavior contract.  I'm sorry, but I couldn't hold back my chuckling.  I told him the other kid was going to be back soon and would return the pencil and that everything would be ok.  Such a sensitive and tender-hearted little boy.  I love my job!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

november 28

Monday.
shirt: LOFT (November 2011)
necklace: J.Crew outlet (February 2011)
pants: Anthro AG Stevie cords in navy (March 2011)
shoes: Target (August 2010)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

november 20

Sunday. Church.
black dress: BR (2008)
cardigan: Anthro Ambrosial (August 2010)
belt: Anthro (November 2010)
black tights
shoes: Miz Mooz Soho (October 2009)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving Day!

I've been with these guys all break.  It's been so much fun.

My cousin took these pictures in my parents' backyard before we sat down for our feast.  Family pictures always draw some tears from adults and kids.  Luckily they were only from the kids this go round. :)

 There are 6 kids in my family: 5 girls, 1 boy.  I'm #5.
 Do we look alike?

Did you score some Black Friday deals?  My sisters and I went our local Anthropologie, which is 5 minutes away, at 5:45 a.m. to try and pick up a few things during their 50% off special.  (It helped that we dropped by Wednesday to scope out the scene and for me to return a couple items.)  We were able to snag one shirt each for myself, my sister, my cousin, and my mom.  My little sister got a pair of shoes, a couple shirts, and a dress.  It was a successful visit.

Hope you've had an enjoyable break!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Break!!

I hope y'all have a wonderful holiday!  I'm flying home in a couple of hours...yay!

Here's my November classroom.
 I have 28 students, but with them being pulled out and absent, I don't always get work from everyone.
 After 5 years of teaching, I finally made a how-to-use-the-listening-center sheet.  It has made all the difference.


 My students earn table/row points.  In November at the end of each week or day (depending on how I'm feeling), the row that has the most chooses a feather.  Each feather has a different reward: sit by a friend during DEAR, get a cold drink in the hallway, get a cougar cub track, etc.
 Like I bet a lot of you, my students make a turkey in disguise.  The paper attached is their letter to Farmer Brown (we read Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type) persuading him not to eat them for his Thanksgiving feast.  My friend Danielle's are so cute; hers may be a homework assignment.
{P.S. I'm grateful for naps as well.  I wish I got to take more of them.  Funny 3rd graders.}

Our pumpkin information and similes.  (Idea from Cara at The First Grade Parade.  She's darling.)


 Our Veterans' Day art and thank you letters.  (Idea from Abby at The Inspired Apple.  She's so creative.)
 A mom sent these in for our Thanksgiving treat.  Too cute.
Hope y'all have a terrific turkey day/weekend!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

november 16

Wednesday.
shirt: LOFT (August 2009)
skirt: BR outlet (May 2010)
shoes: AE (November 2009)

Tomorrow I have district training.  Yeehaw!  I get sleep in AND wear jeans.  Life is good.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

november 15

Tuesday.
sweater: Anthro Waterfalls? (April 2011--2nd cut)
black pencil skirt: BR outlet (July 2010)
black tights
black t-strap heels: Steve Madden (2008)

I attended the viewing of one of my coworker's sons tonight.  I haven't been to a viewing/funeral in a very long time.  What made tear up was seeing her 4th grade son so devastated and upset.  Oh man.  It was heartbreaking.  My coworker was very composed.  I know she has the faith that she will see her son again and that he is in a better, more peaceful place.  That is what gets you through times like these.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

november 14

Monday.  Just a normal, busy Monday.
tee: Old Navy (November 2011)
skirt: Anthro (March 2011)
boots: Anthro (April 2011)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

november 13

Sunday.  Church.
sequin tank: LOFT (July 2011)
cardigan: BR (September 2010)
skirt: Anthro Tomato Picking (November 2011)
shoes: MIA Gigi (March 2010)

Monday, November 14, 2011

november 11

Friday.  11.11.11.  It was a big day.  Did you go to some fun parties?  My friends and I just went to the opening of H&M and shared a piece of Cheesecake Factory cheesecake.  That's all.
tank: Anthro (October 2011)
cardigan: BP Nordstrom (June 2009)
jeans: Anthro AG (August 2010)
shoes: Target (August 2010)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

november 10

Thursday.
tank: (Megan's closet)
cardigan: (Megan's closet)
belt: F21 (September 2011)
skirt: (Whitney's closet)
black tights
boots: Target (August 2010)

Some mornings I eat my cereal in the car during my drive to work.  I had JUST backed out of my driveway when I spilled my ENTIRE bowl of cereal and milk all over myself and my car.  I tried to wash my skirt when I got to school.  It made a little improvement.  I smelled like milk all day long.  Bleh.