Pretty Polish

It’s feeling a lot like spring these days and I’m HAPPY. It’s time to ditch the dark polish (even though I’m a sucker for lincoln park after dark all year round) and break out the bright, fun colors. My go-to polishes for spring/summer are Essie’s Bikini So Teeny and Ole Caliente as well as Revlon’s Indigo Nights. Top each one off with Revlon’s quick dry top coat and you’ll be good to go in no time!



Happy spring!


Block Heels for Spring

I did a little damage to my debit card at DSW last week. I only needed a pair of mid-heel sandals to go with my graduation dress, but then I came across these beautiful Steve Madden shoes on clearance and couldn’t say no – plus they look great with the dress I plan to wear to AC during senior week. Whatever.

I’m totally in love with block heels for spring – especially ones that are around 3 inches or less in height. The block heel makes the shoes much more comfortable than regular heels. Plus, they can be dressed up or down – paired with a spring dress or with boyfriend jeans, they’re super versatile. BTW – I just ordered my first pair of boyfriend jeans a few days ago! Fingers crossed they fit.




Both can still be found online @ DSW – Click the image to link to the product page.

Happy shopping!


Happy Earth Day!

Sorry for the lack of posts – I’ve been super busy finishing up my seminar papers and tons of other assignments. It’s that time of the semester! As I type this I should be finishing my final draft or taking notes on a book for another class – whatever. It’s Earth Day! Today is a great day to get outside with your students and explore what our beautiful planet has to offer. Going on a nature walk is a great way to get outside and get involved with nature. Have students do a scavenger hunt – finding trees, certain plants or flowers, sticks, rocks, butterflies, etc. Do anything you can to get outside and breathe in the fresh air and enjoy our Earth.

The Lorax is a great book to read today during circle time!Image


Earth Day fun does not have to end at the end of today – it can extend into an entire Earth Week!

Here are some crafts I found via Pinterest – Click the image to link to the Pin




Eric Carle Style Statement

I made up a worksheet in order for young students to develop a style statement based on Eric Carle’s literary techniques and themes, using characters from various different books. You could also use this worksheet to discuss character development or to assess reading comprehension. The characters on this worksheet are from the following books:

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • The Grouchy Ladybug
  • The Very Busy Spider
  • The Very Lonely Firefly
  • The Very Quiet Cricket

Below is a preview of the worksheet. Click here (ECcharactersWS) to download the worksheet to use in your classroom!



Happy reading!

I’m Having a Moment

Well many moments, actually. I’m having a slip-on moment. A gold moment. And now I am continuing my ever growing jacket moment. I just want more jackets.. is that too much to ask? I’ve been on a mission for a wallet-friendly, light, spring jacket. Mainly a parka or a utility jacket, if we’re being specific. I couldn’t find the right jacket anywhere and I’ve been pretty salty about it until today. I just happened to be on – because why would I actually be writing my research paper – and they were having BUY 1 GET 1 FREE ON ALL SALE. Yes. I know. Usually I don’t give the F21 sale section any time of day just because the clothes are so affordable to begin with. However, the heaven’s above persuaded me to take a peek and I am so very grateful that they did. So, for a whopping $29 I got these TWO jackets:


Now, go on! Forget that research paper/lesson plan/whatever and shop!