Thursday, December 28, 2017

Winter Looks From Fancy Free

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With this weather being crazy, I find it hard to figure out what to wear this time of year where we live. Luckily, Fancy Free is an online boutique based out of Texas who understands the bipolar weather. I recently received this adorable, comfy dress and this sweater that has me wanting more things in this color! 

The dress is PERFECT for school and can be paired with a flannel like I did, or alone with some booties. As far as the sweater goes, I want one in every color. It's SO soft and fits great! I'm not big on form fitting clothing, so I went with a size Medium for the sweater. I got a Small in the dress and I like the fit. Personally, I find it very flattering and fits my body nicely. Fancy Free never fails with the trendy and affordable pieces! Once again, I'm more than pleased with my items!


photos by Megan Vanya

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Perfect Sweater for the Weather

Top: Fancy Free / Jeans: Old Navy (they're on sale for $20!) / Shoes: Charming Charlie

This sweater fits the phrase "Sweater Weather" perfectly! The color is exactly what I've been looking for. I paired it with casual jeans and shoes, but you could also dress this up with a skirt or skinnies with tall boots! If you like this sweater, then you will fall for more looks at The clothes are fashionable, great quality, and affordable!

Hope you all have a wonderful rest of your weekend! I'm excited about some more posts coming your way! Also, at the end of each post, I am going to start adding a couple of quick gift ideas! To start, here are a few of the things I'm loving and will be asking Santa for!

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Cheetah Cardigan from Jess Lea Boutique

I'm kicking off November with another cheetah obsession! 
In this post, I'm featuring an adorable cheetah print cardigan from Jess Lea Boutique. I styled this cardigan two simple ways and I can't decide which way I like more! The quality and length of this cardigan is perfect, and exactly what I was hoping for. If you are ever on the search for a cheetah print cardigan, then this is the one for you! 

I hope you are having a great start to your weekend! I'm off to a local craft show with my mom. 

P.S. Sorry I've been MIA on the blog, it's been an eventful past couple of weeks at school... ANNNND I'm wishing for a laptop for Christmas. 

You can find the cardigan here and the rest of the look below.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Piko - BOO!

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Happy Wednesday y'all! 

With the weather becoming cooler, the leaves finally changing colors, and the scarves are now okay to bring out, then this top is a must have for me! I am always wearing simple shirts and pairing them with scarves, vests, and more. I love the color of this specific Piko. I'm already picturing it with a utility vest or jacket paired with my ripped denim skinnies. Cute Closet Boutique has this top in multiple colors and I'd agree that it's hard to own just one! It's comfy, the perfect length for my long legs, and lightweight! How would you pair this top? I'd love to know your ideas!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Classroom Update!

Come see what we are up to lately in my classroom! We've been working hard on our punch lists and truly learning how to own our learning.

Here are just a few things that we've been doing daily that keep us all engaged, on task, showing leadership, achieving goals, and much more!

Below you will see an example of what we do for "Scottie Scoot" and what we work on in math.

Scottie Scoot is 30 minutes of intervention time. For the kids who are not being pulled for groups, they are able to scan the QR code provided and choose from the list of activities. When they are done, they fill out a super quick Google Form that is a follow-up from what they chose.

Next is an example of what we do every single day in Math (and Science): PUNCH LISTS! I had a lot of people ask me about them from my last classroom post, so here ya go! These pictures are snip-its from their Google Classroom portion. They have a paper copy of a check list that goes along with the slides (I posted it below the Google Slides). Each slide has an activity that goes with what they are learning. Videos are usually me giving mini lessons that they follow along with, and each video has problems at the end that the students have to solve. I also have a fun multiplication scavenger hunt with QR codes at the end of this certain punch list which isn't shown. I will have to post the kids in action and post it on my Twitter account!

How do I grade the punch lists? Here's the paper copy that the students receive! It's front/back and super easy to grade! They simply fill in their goal, what they will be learning about, follow the check list with the Google Slides, and answer the back! My job is to fill in the grades and provide feedback.

Here's how I manage it. Depending on what they are learning about, the amount of time for each punch list varies. This specific one will only take a week. To prevent a line forming at my desk for grading, I have a "Punch List Wait List." The students write their name on the board and I will call their name when ready. While they wait, they continue working. Also, to make sure they get their assignments done in time, I set a goal for how many assignments they should try to get done each day. If they meet the goal, they earn what is written in the top right of the board for the last 15 minutes of class (I have a different theme for each day of the week). 

As always, thanks for stopping by! Can't wait to share more with you soon! :) 


P.S. Punch lists really do work. Cassi Noack and I started doing them last year and they were a success! Yes it takes prep, a lot of trust, but I can't even imagine teaching how I used to anymore!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

You Can't Go Wrong With Cheetah & Mustard


I had to share this adorable look with you because it's one that I am obsessing over right now. Is it just me or is cheetah print a neutral? I swear I could wear it with anything! Also, this mustard top is the softest top I own! I've linked the exact ones below.

I hope you all have a great weekend! And if you are a Houstonian, are you ready for the cooler weather that's coming next week?! I know I am!!

Oh, and I am preparing a blog post with an update on my classroom for Monday morning. Can't wait to share with you what's been working so well in my classroom lately! :) 

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Recent Fall Outfit Ideas (& They're Affordable)

Okay, so I've decided to post a mini round-up of my recent Fall looks I've been sharing on my social media and ShopStyle account! I've linked the details below... uhhh, and is it obvious I love the black booties?! Haha! They are so stinkin' comfy!

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Top: Sideline Sass Boutique (NEW next week!)
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Top and Vest: Sideline Sass Boutique 
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Have a great rest of your week! The next blog post will be in my classroom! :) 

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