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    Last Minute Gift Guides

    The last minute gift guides are here! Hi y’all, Just like you I’m not immune to shopping at the last minute for holiday gifts. I try and start my holiday shopping early; however, it never fails me that I will forget something. I love shopping, that is definitely no secret. What a lot of people don’t know is I actually love shopping for other people more than I like shopping for myself. I love giving gifts, and my two tops love languages are gift giving/gift receiving and acts of service. I normally hate gift guides; however, I always feel like a last minute gift guides are needed. Technology Last Minute…

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    December 101 in 1001 Update

    It’s time for the newest 101 in 1001 update! I have from May 15, 2020 to February 10, 2023 to finish! Career/Grad School Graduate with my M. Ed in Reading from UVA. Walk the Lawn at UVA. Take and pass the RVE for Reading Specialists. Maintain straight A’s in Grad School. Apply for recertification for my teaching license. Keep a recommendation list of books for my classroom. (Summer 2020) School email to inbox 0. Fill out the FAFSA for Grad School. (May 2020) Create writing plans for 2020-2021 school year. (June 2020) Organize my classroom. (August 2020) Implement a lesson I normally wouldn’t. Personal Create a list of 101 things. (May 2020) Get…

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    December Book Chat

    Welcome to this month’s book chat! Y’all, I truly think book chats are my favorite posts to write every month. Disclaimer: I am an Amazon affiliate and may receive compensation. All opinions are my own. Know My Name by Chanel Miller Everyone remembers the story of the Standford swimmer who sexually assaulted the young woman behind a dumpster at a frat party. What we don’t remember is her name. This is the memoir of Chanel Miller, the young woman who no longer wants to be known as Emily Doe. Instead, she wants you to say her name. Real life connection to the book This book talks about how we as…

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    Recent Amazon Finds

    Hi y’all, I’ve been doing a lot of shopping on Amazon for things I can’t shop locally for. While I’ve been browsing I’ve been keeping a list of practice and not so practical items that I loved. Disclaimer: All links in this post are Amazon Affiliate links. If you click and make a purchase, I will most likely receive compensation. However, all opinions are my own. Y’all know I love to shop on Amazon. I literally buy everything from books to clothes and school supplies. Nightlight The hall light recently went out that lights between my room and the bathroom. I love these. They’re just the right amount of brightness,…

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    Top 5 Ways to Quick Stress Management

    Stress management is definitely a hot topic this year. Hi y’all, The holiday season is here! While this can be an exciting time, this year overall has been very stressful. People have lost their jobs, ended marriages, had financial strain, and so much more. Some have obviously been luckier than others. I’ve seen a lot of people helping others that have stumbled on hard times and generally being good people. However, we need to make sure that we are able to handle our stress, especially as this busy time of year hits. I know I am definitely taking a much slower holiday season compared to previous years. It’s helpful not…

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    5 Ways to Be Successful During the Holidays

    The holidays can be one of the most stressful times of the year for various reasons. Often, this leads to people falling “off the wagon” whether this means in regard to weight loss, the amount of money they are spending, or whatever else they are struggling with. Success comes from within, and how dedicated you are to the goal. However, there are some ways to help motivate yourself and stay on top of your goals this season. As a teacher, I stress creating your own success. This is why I’m sharing this post today on how to be successful during the holidays. ______________________________________________________________________________ DISCLAIMER: There are no affiliate links in…