Today on the blog I am hitting you guys with some cold hard … drinks. I have been cutting out alcohol for a while and I ended up giving it up for lent. But I am a drink girly through and through and I don’t want to just drink water all day and night. So I rounded up my favorite go-to’s that I like to have on hand!
March 20, 2023
Read alouds are my favorite! It is so hard for me to choose because there are so many I love to read. Each year, I never get tired of re-reading past favorites but I always try to add new ones. I do my best to change up genres and differentiate character personalities and attributes to showcase a plethora of books and situations to my students.
February 12, 2023
I write a lot of workout plans for clients and myself but I always end up reverting back to my tried and true lifts. These are ones I don’t do every single week but always switch in. Some are compound lifts where I try to increase my strength whereas others are accessory lifts to do towards the middle to end of my workouts!
January 5, 2023
Honesty teacher clothes are the best. I love getting ready in the morning because the outfits can be so casual but look super …
September 13, 2022
We have had enough teachers. It’s time we take back our mental health this year and start focusing on us without feeling guilty for it. Through the last couple years and the mass exodus of teachers leaving the profession, we cannot keep doing what we’ve been doing and think we won’t get burnt out too. There’s a lot that needs to change from higher levels of the education world to make significant changes to our schools and profession. But we can’t wait around for that. It starts within us. And it starts this year.
September 2, 2022
When planning a bachelorette party, you have to cater to the bride (obviously), but there are some things that no matter where it’s at, who’s going, or how old you are .. you are going to want to do these 5 things!
July 25, 2022
Reading has always been a passion of mine and I’m so thankful for it. No matter what emotion I’m feeling I can always turn to book. My goal each year is to read 52 books, I’m aiming for higher this year but I don’t know if I could get 60 or not. I mean, I’m sure I could if I put my mind to it, here’s how!
June 29, 2022
These are my all time favorite summer things! I couldn’t live without them. Things you need for the beach / cabin, clothes, books, beauty products, and more!
June 8, 2022
I compiled a list of my favorite and not so favorite reads of 2022 so far. I’ve checked a lot of books off my list but these ones I started in March are slow moving. Catch up on them all in this blog post!
March 17, 2022
There is a lot of anxiety that surrounds parent – teacher conferences for both the parents and teachers. I always have a folder for each child that I have with me the day of conferences that includes things I want to share with parents. Here’s an inside look into what I share during conferences as a fourth grade teacher.
February 27, 2022
Cody and I have officially planned nothing for Valentine’s Day so here’s a list I compiled of some cute last minute date night ideas.
February 13, 2022
My 3 step method to creating monthly goals : focus, intention, and action items. Here’s how I am cultivating a routine of becoming my best self this month.
February 1, 2022
Small Valentine’s gift ideas for every child! I pulled a list together for mostly kids in elementary school but could definitely be used with older kids too.
January 30, 2022
This is my first piece of product I am launching and I was very hesitant to make something. God spoke right to me and shared this vision for this sweatshirt and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.
January 23, 2022
I have a very strict morning routine and if I don’t get to do it, it actually ruins my whole day. I am in love with my mornings, they are my favorite part of my day. Even once I get to school it just puts me in such a good mood to show up for my students every day!
January 12, 2022
Ever feel like you rarely get a moment to yourself to just eat?! Teaching lately has been one of those constantly on the move kind of things. Here are some of my favorite snacks that I keep in my teacher desk, mini fridge, or pack to bring daily!
December 13, 2021
Teachers don’t want more crap for gifts and I hate getting clutter. Here are some cute ideas you may not have thought of that teachers actually want and will use!
November 24, 2021
One of my biggest pet peeves as a teacher is when I ask a question or ask for a volunteer and it is crickets in the room. I started changing my questions to this simple hack and it made all the difference in the world, I swear by it! Depending on how old your kids are, you might not be able to use it every time but a couple times a day it works like a gem.
November 15, 2021
Honestly, the living room is probably the hardest space for me to decorate because it needs to be very neutral with things in my opinion and everyone is going to see it. I hate clutter and want things to be practical and cute when it’s placed and give off homey cozy vibes when someone walks in the room!
November 7, 2021
Nobody has hours or hundreds of dollars to spend on super cool Halloween costumes we wear once a year. Here’s a combination of simple and cute Halloween costumes for the procrastinators out there like me!
October 28, 2021
Give me my tripod, cute outfits, and a nice back drop and 30 minutes and I will have a brand new set of photos for Instagram for the week. I always batch my photos because it saves me a ton of time down the road during the week when I can just flip through my camera roll and type out my caption!
October 23, 2021
I was recording my Embrace the Sweat Podcast last week and I said this phrase off script and it really just hit me. “Don’t wait for retirement.” We are conditioned our whole life that we work hard and when you retire you get to use the money you worked for to do all your traveling and fun things
October 21, 2021
Online shopping is my cryptonite. And teaching clothes are just the absolute best. I love them so much and these are my go-to stores where I find most of my clothes!
October 17, 2021
I always think that parent teacher conferences come so early in the school but here we are! I am so lucky that I have really supportive parents for my students. I teach upper elementary (fourth grade) and I am so passionate about my students having autonomy in the classroom. And I think a big part of that is letting them in on the conference. I mean, it is about them let’s be real. This is how I am leading my conferences this year with more student input.
October 7, 2021
Picture books to use in your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade classroom each fall to help teach students about determination, self growth, and even dive a little into character traits or writing pieces!
September 18, 2021
I cannot believe I’m already setting up my room for the school year. Now that I’m in my second year of teaching, I have found some things I simply cannot live without in my room. If you are a new teacher, or maybe just want to mix up your own room – these are some of my must have items!!
August 11, 2021
Hi guys! I have been really inspired lately to get back my creativity back and start living my life more purposefully. We can’t live an authentic and fun life without prioritizing ourself.
August 9, 2021
I am one of those people who can’t justify spending $100 on a swimsuit that I’m going to tan in and sit on the beach. I just can’t do it. I can buy a lot of things with that $100..So, here is where I am finding all my cute swimsuits this season!
July 14, 2021
Hi! On this blog post I share simple lifestyle habits you should be focusing on as you try to live a healthier life. There’s so much out there about weight loss, muscle gain, etc. but not much about just simply wanting to live a healthier life. Don’t worry, I break down some key habits you need and how to stay on top of them!
July 11, 2021
It’s been a while since I did a proper introduce me post for all you new readers. First off, thank you so much for finding my page and following along in my journey, it’s not easy, hell I’d say almost every day is hard. But here’s the real and raw truth as to where I’m at. What I’m doing. And how life is going!
June 28, 2021
No summer school for me! Instead I’m working from home on my fitness company. Here are all the things I do each week and day to break up my to do list. It’s really easy to stay busy without being productive, but there are some great ideas in here about what you can do to fill your time purposefully!
June 16, 2021
How taking CBD daily has changed my mindset, improved my sleep, and helped me see results mentally and physically. As I continue to live with stress and anxiety in my life, CBD has forever changed me.
June 9, 2021
The only hair styling tools you need this summer – for the lazy girls out there!
June 4, 2021
On the go healthy options to eat at all the fast food restaurants! How to stick to your goals even when you’re not at home. Finding healthy options can be hard but not with these!
April 10, 2021
Teaching 5th grade can be pretty tricky when all the fun cutesy things primary teachers do, my students would think I’m ridiculous for. Luckily, this one behavior management system works like a charm and is so easy to manage, there’s barely any prep work!
March 31, 2021
5 steps to organizing your fridge! Spring allergies are in the air and so is my need to have the house cleaned out. Follow these 5 steps to getting rid of all the clutter in your fridge and set up for success!
March 27, 2021
Here’s a list of some of my favorite breweries to stop at in Minnesota!
March 23, 2021
Handling a busy schedule while juggling multiple jobs is hard but here’s how I break down a weekday for you! Best thing you can do for yourself is learn to maximize your time you do have versus wishing for time you don’t have!
March 8, 2021
2021 TV shows I’ve been loving from Hulu, Netflix, and YoutubeTV!
February 26, 2021
Lots of new faces here on the blog, so hi if you’re new and welcome back if you’ve been here a while! This blog has really become a place where I share every aspect of my life and I love how much closer it’s brought me to you guys. I love Instagram for connecting there, but nobody clicks ‘read more’ any more so I’m making it more short and sweet and keeping my longer ideas/captions here on the blog! Comment below if we have anything in common with these 10 little fun facts about me.
February 24, 2021
Dutch braids and french braids seem way more complicated than they are. I learned this super easy trick to make your braids look great every time! I have tons of pictures in here to help you get this hairstyle down!
February 17, 2021
My favorite everyday make up products I’ve been using lately. Most are found at Ulta or you could get at any other beauty store!
February 4, 2021
Pros and Cons of YoutubeTV from a girl who doesn’t watch a whole lot of TV!
January 31, 2021
A few things to think about and do before painting your master. Plus my before and after of the paint colors in my room! Paint can be such a simple way to spice up a room and transform it for a cheap price!
January 19, 2021
I don’t know if we got lucky or if I’m just that OCD about training, but our 6 week old puppy got trained using these bells in 1 day and only had 2 accidents in the house since we’ve gotten her (she’s now 8 weeks old). *I’m not a dog trainer, this is just what we did and it worked*
January 13, 2021
2020 Christmas movies to watch on Netflix and Hulu I’ve found this year!
December 22, 2020
December 11, 2020
3 daily habits to incorporate each day to live a happier, more productive life! I swear by these and have been doing them for YEARS!
December 8, 2020
The best deals, codes, and stores for all of your shopping this season!
November 27, 2020
Cody and I finally closed on our first house and it is such a surreal feeling to own a house. Going through the home buying process, we learned a lot of things we had no clue about and we definitely thought it wouldn’t take as long as it did. Here are the 4 steps it took to buy the house!
November 22, 2020
5th grade students are notorious for not wanting to read. However, as a literacy teacher, it is my job dang it to get them excited about reading. I use this one sheet to track my students progress through the year!
November 18, 2020
How many times do you catch yourself saying “I don’t have enough time?” I am guilty of saying these about a hundred times …
October 5, 2020
There are so many athletic brands out there that it can be really hard to know which ones are worth the money and …
September 29, 2020
Are you for the biker short trend or against it? I feel like it’s a pretty 50/50 split between the people who have …
July 22, 2020
Well, the roaring 20’s are turning out to be more of a woahing 20’s…Not funny? Okay. But in all seriousness, I feel like …
May 29, 2020
– SHOP THIS LOOK – All I want to do is get dressed up, go out to dinner, and have a glass of …
May 9, 2020
3 weeks ago I was part of the crowd that thought this was all being over played and we didn’t need to be …
April 7, 2020
With everybody now switching to being online and working from home, I compiled a list of what the best things I’ve found that …
March 25, 2020
I’m going to start compiling the top few products that sold well on my like to know it as well as through 1st …
March 8, 2020
My goal for 2020 is to read 52 books! Right now, I’m on track to hit well over that! I took it upon …
February 11, 2020
That’s a pretty bold statement to start out with; screw New Year’s resolutions. But I think they are so pointless. I used to …
December 29, 2019
As I expand my platforms it is really important for me to continuously think of content for each separate space every day/week. Right …
December 10, 2019
I think the word busy is such a lazy word nowadays. It’s like “hey, how have you been?” “Busy as usual, you?” Like …
December 9, 2019
My friends have told me for many years that I’m a grandma. I love to wake up early and go to bed early. …
December 6, 2019
Winter time is here and I always struggle to find things to do with Cody. I love fall for dates but winter comes …
December 5, 2019
Now that it’s December and post-Thanksgiving, I think it’s safe to say everyone is full on Christmas mode now. One of the best …
December 1, 2019
Remember when Instagram went down a few months ago and everyone was forced to take a break from it? Yeah, well that’s kind …
November 20, 2019
Target has really stepped up their clothing game and let me tell you, I was impressed when I went shopping. I think sometimes …
November 15, 2019
I have pretty much the most basic make up routine you could find. I don’t like to spend hours on my makeup. I …
November 3, 2019
I can’t wait for the day that I can afford to buy a nice camera to take all my blog pictures and food …
October 24, 2019
Remember when we used to actually have to drive to a store to get clothes?! LOL, those were the days. Then once you …
October 20, 2019
Fall is the best for everything. The weather is made for cuddling, there’s so many outings, and the pumpkin spice is here to …
September 30, 2019
Today is mine and Cody’s three year anniversary which has been a huge roller coaster ride. Just like any other couple, we have …
August 19, 2019