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One of the most highly Instagrammed photo ops of the year is just ahead…NYE! And so obviously you need a killer outfit to ring in 2018 with!  Need some inspo? I gotchu with these 4 very affordable, very chic, and very cute (at least I think so) outfits! When putting together outfits, my aesthetic ranges. […]

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Friends! I’m currently writing this post in sunny California and it’s always unbelievable to me how much that changes my mood. The warm temps and sunny skies make it hard for a girl to not just be BEAMING all the time. 🙂 Also, this post was in my draft yesterday and totally intended on posting […]

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It seems like I blinked and now we’re here–on the eve of winter break.  This is the most anticipated break for both students, but especially teachers. There’s a whole lot I’m grateful for today, but I’m so grateful for this chance to relax and focus on my health. If you read my last post, you’ll […]

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This is your friendly reminder to never forget that what you see online is only a glimpse of reality, if that at all, and that social media is a collection of carefully curated images.  My life is not always sunshine and butterflies and for the past week, it certainly hasn’t been easy for me. I […]

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One of my former students came running to me at dismissal. He blurted, “Miss! I had a dream I wasn’t “top notch” anymore!” The look on his face was serious. Top notch was our thing last year. Jay* loves writing. Jay writes beautifully. One day as I was monitoring student work, I looked at him […]

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Let me first start out by acknowledging my absence on here for a few weeks. Y’all, sometimes I just don’t have the brain space to write as I’m so exhausted from my job.  But I’m pushing myself to post more consistently, as I do truly find writing therapeutic! Shout out to all 11 of my […]

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The crisp cool air and beautiful scenery of the lush orange, yellow and red leaves, the scent of a pumpkin spice candle burning in the background with a warm apple crisp baking in the oven….these, my friends, are a few of my favorite things about fall. I’m fully aware of how #basic I sound here, […]

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“So what do you like to do for fun?” Me: “Uh….eat.” No, seriously. It’s a hobby and I take it very seriously. About 2 years ago, I started seriously using Yelp to document my food experiences. I found the process of reflecting on my dining experiences and food an enjoyable hobby (because let’s be real, […]

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Oh, the feels. In one week, I managed to feel the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. I think the hardest part of [dating] relationships is dealing with the reality that people will always disappoint you, no matter their intentions. This week served as a reality check for me. I’m learning how to […]

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“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” -Maya Angelou Nothing like a Maya Angelou quote to speak some truth in your life, am I right? Maya’s quote is coming in clutch this week as I reflect on how sometimes I’m impatient with the course of life.  Sometimes, […]

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