• Fitness,  lifestyle

    At-Home Workouts

    At-home workouts. Y’all, I will be the first person to say I’m a big believer in at-home workouts. I know everyone is different. Some need the routine of going to the gym. Others love their specific niche workout class. I love spin and riding horses, two things I currently can’t do at home. I’m keeping my eye out though for a good spin bike at a reasonable price. I’m currently not working out due to my knee issue. I just had an MRI and am still waiting to hear back from the doctor on what to do next. If you want to try your hand at some different at-home workouts,…

  • lifestyle

    Routines

    Routines are one of the most important things we can do for ourselves. Humans literally thrive from routine. We start having routines as soon as we are born. We are dictated by a sleep and feeding schedule. Later, our schedule is determined by the school and extracurricular activities. As we grow older, work and other activities create the majority of our schedule. Routines help us do things, like create a brand. What we do daily is often related to our personal brand. Following a routine helps us make sure we accomplish everything we need to get done. When we don’t have a routine, our lives suffer. We often struggle to…

  • teaching

    Summer Preparations

    Summer preparations: the time that every teacher dreads because it means taking care of a ton of stuff. Today is the last day of school. So weird! We managed to never close for an outbreak this year; however, it’s been so different. 5th grade moved to the middle school. I’m so glad I don’t normally teach middle school! It’s definitely something I could ever do. My middle school classroom is cleaned out and almost empty. I have just a few big things left. I don’t have to do my elementary classroom because other teachers and staff were using it. I’ve done a cleaning my classroom vlog before, but this year…

  • lifestyle

    Mascaras for Sensitive Eyes

    The challenge: find mascara for sensitive eyes. Mascaras are tough-especially if you’re like me and you have sensitive eyes. I have severe chronic dry eye, to the point where my eyes do not really have any natural liquid on them. Finding eye makeup that does not irritate my eyes is almost impossible. I can definitely use mac paintpots, but past that it’s been super difficult. I wanted to only try drugstore mascaras for the affordability aspect of it. With mascaras being a more daily use product, regardless of how much makeup someone is wearing, I wanted to make sure it was accessible to everyone. I did a search a few…

  • style

    Summer in Lilly Pulitzer

    Summer in Lilly Pulitzer. Honestly, nothing sounds better to me! I’m so excited that things are starting to get back to normal from the pandemic. While, I know it’s not over and every country (and state) is in a different boat, I’m thankful that we’re seeing case numbers continue to decrease. I love Lilly and that is no secret. I still have little girl dresses from when I was a minnie. I’m so excited for the opportunity to pass these on to my own minnie one day. I love a variety of styles from Lilly and that has always been the case. Here are some of my favorites: Kristen Swing…

  • lifestyle

    What Buying a House in 2021 is Really Like

    Y’all, buying a house is crazy right now! I’ve done a few posts with different realtors from NOVA, and I will say all the realtors I follow on social media talk about how insane the market is. From my untrained eye, I will say that the market seems to be slowing down a little. I’m no longer seeing houses going to pending within 24 hours every single time. For the past few months, I’ve spent more time on Zillow than I care to admit to. I’ve been poking around since last June (2020) into buying a home. There are a lot of people who are buying homes sight unseen and…

  • style

    Add to Cart: Spring Shopping 2021

    It’s been time for some spring shopping! I’m the worst and love shopping (yes, I am a self-proclaimed shopaholic). I love a good deal and great transition pieces I can wear over and over again. Adding to Cart Now Old Navy Sports Bra | $20 | I love a good high necked sports bra. Spin is one of my favorite activities and these are great. They’re also perfect for lounging around. Vintage Garment-Dyed T-Shirt Dress | $30 | These are some of my most favorite dresses to wear. They’re cute, comfortable, and easy! I love to throw on a cardigan or a jean jacket and some sandals in the summertime.…

  • Book

    Book Chat: Spring

    It’s time for the latest book chat. I literally can’t believe that I barely posted in March and that this is my first book chat since the beginning of February. Book chats are one of my most favorite to write. However, I will say that I’ve been struggling with time management and accomplishing things. I’ve been reading a lot as my form of stress relief, working on my UVA grad class, and studying for my Praxis test I need for my teaching license endorsement to become a Reading Specialist. I honestly feel so much better when I read every day. My books app on my iPad has a tracker for…

  • Uncategorized

    Easter Baskets

    Easter is right around the corner, which means it’s time for Easter baskets. I love putting together gifts for any occasion. I have been seeing a ton of high end Easter ideas-like Dyson hair dryers. I’ll be honest, I came from a family where we got chocolate and a small thing like bubbles growing up. Plus, the annual Easter egg hunt! There was one year our dog, Emma, tried to hunt down the eggs before my brother and I! I love putting together gift guides and holiday guides. So, of course, I had to do one for Easter! I included mostly things for kids, but shared a few things for…

  • lifestyle

    For the Kitchen

    It’s time to shop for the kitchen! Y’all, I should probably be slightly concerned about how excited I get about decorating a house I don’t even own yet. I shopped for my living room here and office here. I did look at two houses last week, and neither one is going to work super well for me. One had too many steps and a horrible driveway. The other had mold in the basement. Needless to say, my realtor and I were done with the mold one very quickly! Again, you can click on the image and it will take you to a clickable page. Cooking Utensils |I definitely have some…