• lifestyle

    How to Prep for Taxes

    Hi y’all, I know taxes are not the most fun topic of conversation. However, they’re a lot less painful when you are prepared for them. I am not self employed, but I can give you a few tips if you are since both my parents are self employed. Now, I am not a financial advisor, nor do I work in the finance industry. However, I have never been in a bind when it comes to my taxes because I do these things. Set up your paycheck correctly. Make sure that you are taking some money out already for taxes. You’ll have less sticker shock when it comes time to pay…

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    Christmas Wishlist 2020

    Hi y’all, I know at least my mom will be happy I’m finally writing this post! Albeit, I am actually super disappointed in how many bloggers are promoting numerous gift guides and super expensive gifts. Obviously, this year has been unique and I am definitely not expecting or really asking for any of these things on my wishlist. It’s just something to help guide and would be nice if someone wanted to buy them for me. Now, this is not a gift guide. It’s a wishlist. I know that I will probably get maybe one thing that is on it. That is totally fine with me. This year has been…

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    20 Things to be Thankful for this Year

    Hi y’all, Since it’s 2020 and we all probably feel like there is not a lot to be thankful for this year, I decided to share with you 20 things I’m thankful for this year. There is no rhyme or reason for what place they are in on the list. It’s simply just a list. A consistent paycheck. A roof over my head. New friendships. Old friendships. Social Media. Grad School. Electricity & Running Water. Technology. Weight loss. Clothes that fit. Warm blankets. A fun class. The ability to workout. Being able to do kind gestures. Cute pajamas. Family time. My health. Sleep. Time management skills. A sound mind. What…

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    Sharing Kindness

    Hi y’all, I’ve been on the computer a little more than normal working on grad school assignments, and one thing that I’ve noticed is how few people actually share things about being kind, or even a “positive post”. I even wrote this post back in January on teaching kindness to 5th graders. While I definitely agree that fake positivity does not help anyone, we need to have more kindness in the world. One of the things I’ve believed for a long time is that we need to lead with a servants heart. This means helping other people out, and showing kindness every time you can. Sometimes, yes, it’s difficult. I…

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    Flood day?

    Hi y’all, Something a little crazy happened last week. We had a flood day! I’m more used to snow days than flood days. My junior year of high school, we ended up having both when it snowed 3 feet twice, and the snow melted so fast between the storms that we had severe flooding. However, we managed to somehow get a flood day. Anna (my roommate) and I walked around in the afternoon to see some of the damage and flooding. We knew where some of the major flooding was and walked a different direction. Also, I will be the first person to say that teaching this year is so…

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    Why I Could Never go on The Bachelor

    Hi y’all, Okay, it happened. I got dragged into the drama of this season of the Bachelorette. Honestly, Clare, I don’t know what you’re thinking. Obviously, she knows her own feelings; however, I really do not think you could have such strong feelings after two weeks. Especially if you hadn’t talked to them before as they’re claiming. I am very excited for Tayshia though. I truly liked her on Bachelor in Paradise. I definitely thought JPJ could be too immature for her, so I wasn’t too shocked when that relationship ended. I will say JPJ seemed to step up though. Anyway, I digress on my thoughts about the current season…

  • lifestyle,  teaching

    A Week in my Life as a 5th Grade Teacher

    Hi y’all, I posted a video to Youtube this week, and I wanted to make sure y’all saw it! Teaching in a pandemic is weird and I definitely wanted to show some insights. I obviously cannot film my students for privacy reasons. One thing that has changed is that we cannot meet as teachers in person. We have to meet via Zoom or another video chat service. This actually is a newer policy than most (it changed in October). Before, we could meet in our grade levels and now we always have to meet via Zoom. I’ll be doing some more videos similar to this coming up as well. If…

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    Book Chat {November 2020}

    Hi y’all, I cannot believe I haven’t done a book chat since June! This book chat is super long, and it’s not even complete. I’ll be doing another post to share even more books that I’ve read since June. Trust Me by Margaret Watson- 4.5/5 stars Raine Taylor is concerned about one thing: catching her sister’s killer. Connor Donovan, local detective, is called about a disturbance…little does he know how that little disturbance will change his life. Raine’s one goal in life puts her at risk, can Connor save her? Loved this one! The story has a variety of twists and turns which I love. When you think you have…