Monday, February 21, 2011

Quote of the Week

Change the voices in your head
Make them like you instead

Sunday, February 20, 2011

NEDAwareness Week 2011

I know I don't share a lot about my disorder, but in light of this upcoming week, I feel it is important I spread the word as much as possibly. If it can help save the life of one person from this monster, than its worth all my efforts...
The Mission of NEDAwareness Week
"Our aim of NEDAwareness Week is to ultimately prevent eating disorders and body image issues while reducing the stigma surrounding eating disorders and improving access to treatment. Eating disorders are serious, life-threatening illnesses- NOT CHOICES- and it's important to recognize the pressures, attitudes and behaviors that shape the disorder."

Friday, February 18, 2011

Patiently Waiting...

For this to arrive...

I fell in love with Ivy and Piper's floral poppy fabric a few months back and Sissy surprised me with my very own pillow for my birthday...well the sweeties over in Australia just shipped it a bit late so I am anxiously waiting for the man in the brown suit everyday till it arrives!
Its going to add the perfect balance of color to my humble abode!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Be My Valentine

Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other -- it doesn't matter who it is -- and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other. -- Mother Teresa

Whether spending this day with your soul mate, friends, parents, or dog...rejoice in the fact that its the one day out of the year you can wear as much pink as your hearts' desire!
Me and My Valentine

Thursday, February 10, 2011

To Download or Not to Download

Yes this for real...and guess what its free!
Thats right the Girl Scout Cookie Locator App.
Totally made my day...teehee

And won't believe
Tiffany and Co. Engagement Ring Finder...
What will they think of next...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Three Words= Lilly.Wedding.Gowns

Do I really have to have a groom in order to be a bride?

(A big thanks for TCSK for sharing the news with me!)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

First 3 down...57 more to go

Well this past week was my first week student teaching in third grade. Let me start off by saying that my cooperating teacher is an angel, the children are precious, and I have never been so exhausted in my entire life...
In these three quick days, I planned lessons, studied permanent records, and even experienced my second Colonial Day (the first being when I was a third grader at this ver
y same elementary school). It was truly a great first week, but I realized that I have so much to learn and also need to let go of my previous flexible-easy going schedule. No more leisurely mornings spent sipping coffee and watching my morning shows. No more wasting time on the millions of blogs I follow or the embarrassing amount of time I spend on Facebook. NOPE...thats all coming to an end.
I found myself getting in a tizzy that I would never get everything I needed to accomplish outside of school. How I would be able to chat to all of my buddies? When would I paint? How could Lola get all her ball playing time in? These three days really pushed me to my limit in that I have got to return to my mantra for fully eng
aged in the moment!
So just for your enjoyment here is a picture on my first day where we were stenciling our Pine Street Colonial Day tote bags. please don't laugh. Here is a group photo from Colonial Day. I must say the dress was rather comfy.
Cheers to week 2!

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Power of Pink

"Wherever you see this color, you instantly equate it with a passion for life."
-Windsor Smith

Thats right...Pink is Perfect
I have been day dreaming about my recent gift in the mail...the March issue of House Beautiful. (why I am blogging a second time about it). I just can't get over how the editor nailed it!
Its perfect. Its pink. Its ME!
From pink mini cars...
To my future living room...

To the sweet life of Ruthie Sommers...
"when it comes to color, you can have it all"

And even 50 favorite PINK products!
Hurry and buy your copy today!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Think Pink

From Blush to Bubblgum...There is just no greater color.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

First Day of School!

I've been waiting for this day for a year and a half my journey of student teaching begins! Nerves, jitters, and excitement are encompassing me today. I am stepping back in the past as I return to my ole stomping grounds...Pine Street School. I'll be in third grade for the next 60 days where I hope to prepare myself to begin teaching my own class in the Fall...I can't wait to share this new journey with you all and hopeful the wisdom and knowledge that come from this last step of in my Masters program.
Wish me Luck!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Abstract Must Have

Words can not describe how OBSESSED I am with this abstract painting in the home of Jaime Meare's whose home is featured in the new fabulous online mag HIGH GLOSS.
So I have no idea who the artist is behind this masterpiece (please let me know if you do!), but Sissy's painting needs to create its own whimsical version!