Tuesday. Spring Break so far… There was a time when Spring Break meant beach houses, beer, and bonfires. Now Spring Break means sleeping in, relaxing with family, and enjoying my coffee while watching the Today Show. Times have definitely changed, but the excitement I feel for having a responsibility free week have not.
I decided to start my break off at mama’s house in Dallas. It’s always nice being at mama’s house & waking up to her sweet messages on her chalkboard easel. Sunday night was spent watching movies [I forced mama to watch Step Up 2. What can I say? I’m a sucker for dance movies.] and finishing a bit of homework for me. We spent the day on Monday shopping for odds and ends for mi casa, and the evening was spent at my aunt & uncle’s house for a delicious chili dinner. When we got home mama had me set up with tissues, nyquil, and some sleepytime tea. Somewhere between getting out of school on Friday and now, I’ve come down with a cold, but it’s been nice having my mama take care of me these past couple days. I may be 28, but I’ll never stop wanting my mama to take care of me when I’m feeling under the weather.
Trunk Show & Giveaway. Today is the last day to shop my online trunk show. It’s also the last chance to be entered to win the Eden Bangle. Place an order anytime today & you’ll be entered for a chance to win. You don’t want to miss out!!!
Friday. It’s Rodeo Day, y’all! Every year at my school we celebrate Rodeo Day the Friday before Spring Break. We invite the parents to come watch their kiddos line dance & square dance. It’s a lot of fun & the kids are always incredible. It’s hard to believe that a couple months ago my first graders didn’t know their right from left & now they can successfully square dance. Some might call it a miracle. And don’t even get me started on my fourth graders! I’m telling you the dances they do, most grown adults would struggle with the steps. It’s always a proud moment to watch them perform. I’m looking forward to the day ahead, not only because my retired partner teacher is coming to watch, but also because it’s just a fun day. And the best part, at 3:30 I’m officially on Spring Break! Woohooooooo!!
Productivity. This week I have been on top of my shiznit [I don’t like to cuss on this little blog just in case a student or parent or coworker were ever to come across it]. I have worked out everyday [I forgot how well I sleep when I have a regular work-out routine]. I’ve cleaned my house, cooked all my meals [no eating out, woohoo!], and done several loads of laundry. I finished two weeks worth of lesson plans & got all of my grad school assignments in before they were due. I even woke up before my alarm one day this week which is an unheard of happening for me. It feels great, but even with all of this productivity I feel like I’m missing something. This week has been free of social outings & I’ve had next to no time to check social media [tumblr, facebook, instagram, etc.]. It feels great to be productive, but I miss my social life. I miss my girlfriends. I miss checking in on y’alls lives. I miss talking to someone other than my pets when I come home. While this week has been great for my school, home, & work life, I need to find a balance, a balance between my social life & my work/school life. Why is it so hard to fit it all in?
Trunk Show & Giveaway. We’re down to the final two days of my online trunk show. Don’t miss your chance to win the very popular Eden Bangle!! Just buy a little something for yourself anytime today or tomorrow & you’ll automatically be entered in the drawing. Happy shopping!
Thursday. Early morning chats with both mama & baby sister got my day off to a good start. It’s always nice to talk to the people you love most first thing in the morning. I also have already finished & submitted my lesson plans for the week following Spring Break, so I’m a happy lady! All that’s standing between me & my week of freedom is getting through today’s dress rehearsal & tomorrow’s performance for Rodeo Day. Normally I’d be super stressed the day before a performance, but my kids are more than ready. It’s going to be a good couple of days!!
Trunk Show & Giveaway. Stella & Dot is mostly known for their gorgeous jewelry, but they also have other great accessory items. I especially love their scarves & iphone covers. They add a perfect pop to any outfit. If you already have waaaaaay to much jewelry, like me, you might think of checking out their & more section for some cute & functional items.
And remember, when you shop my online trunk show anytime between now and this Friday, March 8th, you will automatically be entered to win the Eden Bangle. If you are the lucky winner you will receive the bangle almost immediately which is amazing since it is currently on backorder through the S&D website. So ladies… let’s get to shopping!!!
Wednesday. Up & at ‘em before my alarm even went off. That is an unheard of happening around my house. I love my sleep & will stay in bed until the last possible moment, but this morning when I woke up before my alarm I felt rested & ready to start my day. After taking the dogs for their morning walk, I made myself a cup of coffee & climbed back under the covers to relax for a bit. I don’t see this whole ‘waking up before the alarm thing’ becoming a habit of mine, but it was nice to have some time to relax this morning & not feel rushed. It’s also nice knowing that in three short days I will be saying hello to spring break!! I’m so ready for a week off & the kids are too. Luckily we only have to hang in there for a couple more days!! Happy Wednesday, y’all!!
Not Happy. My mac computer that I just bought two months ago won’t turn on… I’m hoping it’s something that they can fix because I will lose it if not.
Trunk Show & Giveaway. Who doesn’t like a good arm party?? I know I do & some of my favorite bracelets to add to a stack are my Stella & Dot items. They also make great gifts. So, I suggest you browse the bracelet section. You’re bound to find something you have to have, and remember, when you shop my trunk show anytime between now and Friday, March 8th you will be entered to win the Eden Bangle. Happy Shopping!!
Weekend Happenings. Getting my body in swim suit condition. A Saturday morning walk with the pups & a good friend followed by a trip to Starbucks. A facetime date with baby sister [when she answered the call we were both laying in the same position. can you tell we’re related??]. A Saturday afternoon visit with one of my closest friends and her three adorable little boys. A fruit salad & lemonade picnic with the previously mentioned little boys [it’s hard to keep a straight face with C posing so adorably right next to me!]. Finally seeing Breaking Dawn Part 2, gotta say I didn’t hate it. Bottomless captain & cokes after the boys were put down for the night. Sunday morning waffles. Lounging in bed with the sunlight shining through the windows. Willing the next week to pass quickly so that I can enjoy a week full of Saturdays. Spring Break countdown has commenced. Five days and counting…
HappyTexas Independence Day y’all!!
Giveaway Winner. The winner of the $50 Stella & Dot gift card is Misha from messagesfrommisha. My lovely stylist will be contacting you very soon with the details! Congratulations Misha!!! Enjoy spoiling yourself with that extra money;)
Don’t forget that there is still one more giveaway! If you purchase an item [or several items;)] anytime between now and Friday, March 8th you’ll be entered to win the Eden Bangle. Happy Friday & Merry Shopping!!!
Trunk Show & Giveaway. I cannot get enough of statement necklaces. Give me a solid statement necklace, & I’m a happy girl. With one piece you can instantly transform any outfit, and they work for casual & dressy looks. Having a statement necklace as part of your wardrobe is a must, & Stella & Dot has plenty to choose from.
Shop my online trunk show anytime between now and Friday, March 8th and you will be entered for a chance to win the Eden Bangle. Buy something pretty for yourself now & win something pretty later:)
The winner of the $50 Stella & Dot gift card will be announced later today.