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5 September Picture Books for Upper Elementary

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!

Teacher Must Have’s

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!!

I’ve Lost My Creativity…But I’m Getting It Back

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.

My Favorite Places To Buy *Affordable* Swimsuits

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!

Healthy Lifestyle Habits You Need

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!

A Li’l Life Update | Summer 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!

How I’m scheduling my summer as a teacher NOT in school:

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!

How CBD Has Changed My Life

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.

Healthy Fast Food Options

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!

Classroom Management Ideas for Upper Elementary

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!

5 Steps to Organizing Your Fridge

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!

My Daily Schedule

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!

10 Fun Facts for New Faces

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.

Step by Step Tutorial: Dutch Braids

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!

Choosing the right color for the master bedroom

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!

Bell training for puppies

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*

4 Steps to buying a house

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!


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!