Thursday, September 29, 2011

hey teacher

Hello my lovelies! I am just popping in for a quick update. I'm sorry that I've been M.I.A. for the past few days. I just got my first official full-time teaching position in a fourth grade classroom! I interviewed for this job on September 5th, school started on the 6th. It's been a long wait! I had 1 day to get my classroom acceptable for kids to come in and to prepare lessons. In case you were wondering, it is extremely time consuming. I've spent at least 10 hours in the school the past 2 days and I plan to spend plenty more time getting things presentable & marvelous for as long as it takes.

I'll have a post with a little classroom tour in case you're interested. Oh, this means 2 things:
1) Outfit posts! I am excited to be able to post more outfits on here. It's something that I listed on my 101 Things. No more days where I am cleaning or crafting and wearing stainable clothing.

2) Getting a full-time teaching position was #1 when I made that list and I only moved it down because I don't want teaching to be the topic for this blog. Sorry that it snuck in, but I like a little change now and then. Plus,

 I'm SOOO excited!

P.S. You should also know that I've been too busy to pinterest! What the what?!?!

P.P.S. I can't believe I missed Happy List Monday! It'll pop up another day instead- just you wait & see ;).

Monday, September 26, 2011

Happy List Monday

You're lucking out here with 5 more items on my happy list. Don't get too spoiled now.

+6 clean sheets
+7 making a meal for the first time & it turns out perfect
+8 rollercoasters
+9 the feel of brand new socks
+10 watching my cats sleep in weird places & weird positions

Thursday, September 22, 2011

another awkward & awesome thursday

I haven't done an awkward & awesome in a while, so I figured I would do one today. It also helps that my head is full of random little thoughts that I think you need to know. I've been falling behind on my plan for at least 3 outfit posts a week. Bear with me, it's been rainy & gray and I've been dressing in a fashion that's appropriate for cleaning... so... naked.

- Repeatedly elbowing my pregnant sister in the belly while trying to get out of her way.
- Lock jaw when I'm about to eat a tasty, tasty meal. This, of course, results in me not being able to chew said meal. Sigh.
- When you buy something at a thrift store & the cashier stares at it trying to figure out if it's a child's clothing item or not. I like polka dots, okay!?!?!
- Washing the kitchen floor {or doing anything, really} while listening to your ipod and twirling around to see people awkwardly walking by your window. You didn't like my rendition of the Banger Sisters' Fire? I guess I should stick to singing in the shower only...
- Getting stalked by my cat. You need to follow me everywhere, Igby? Really?

- Manchester FINALLY got a Goodwill and it's just up the road from the mall.
- In 2 weeks, I'm going to meet my little niece Zoey!
- I have top secret information coming to you next week. Top secret awesome information?
- Pinterest. Seriously, I can't get enough of it & I might need rehab.
- Glee. It's back & I'm stoked.
- New recipes for whoopie pies. Whoopie!
- Finally FINALLY getting a crinoline. All of my skirts just got infinitely more fabulous.
- Planning a tea party-themed sprinkle & honey bee themed shower. Can it be my birthday so I can have my own party now?

P.S. I'm tumbling now. Are you?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I've talked about my love for waterfall braids, my potential love for ombre locks, and my desire to go red. Right now I'm rocking a growing out asymmetrical bob with some side swept {and sometimes blunt} bangs. But I cannot wait until my hair is grown out enough for some messy updos. 


Tell me, what's your go-to style?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Happy List Monday

As part of my 101 Things in 1001 Days project, I wanted to make a list of 100 things that make me happy. Now, this seems so simple but I didn't want to include any people that make me happy. Let's face it, they're just too big. I wanted to uncover some of the little things that tickle my fancy. Sometimes after I think of one, I don't want to put it on because it will take up valuable space for something else. I realized after the 40th time erasing what I had typed that this isn't a complete list and it never will be complete {which is just fine}. Isn't it amazing that the things that make us happy evolve over time? People are amazing.

Anyway, every Monday,I am going to be posting a few things from my list until I get to 100. Enjoy!

+1 organization
+2 brand new {Crayola} crayons
+3 forehead kisses
+4 the grainy look of a black & white picture
+5 calligraphy

What's on your happy list?

Weekend Recap:

Friday, September 16, 2011

gotta get down on friday

Shoes: Target/ Tights: Marshall's/  Dress: Forever 21 Love 21 Collection/ Sweater: Urban Behavior/ Necklace, Rings: Forever 21

Happy Friday, friends! I am due for an extremely busy weekend that includes taking care of my amazingly adorable niece & nephew, a Hello Kitty-themed birthday party, and a meeting to go over the planning for Playdate NH an event to introduce board games to youth & families around the city. You know how much I love board games, right? Anywho, today's temperature is 56 degrees. I guess I should be excited that I get to bust out my tights but on the other hand, I feel like a character in Game of Thrones: WINTER IS COMING. I feel that this should always be followed up with loud sobs, kicking, and thrashing my arms around.

P.S. Can we please discuss how excited I am that The Lion King is in theaters right now?! Must. Go.

P.P.S. I really need to get my camera back up & running because posing is very difficult with nothing but a camera phone. Girl's gotta use a tripod & go crazy.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

the skirt collector

As a kid, my grandmother made me dresses that I loved. Then I grew up a little and started to be your typical bratty prepubescent who didn't want a bunch of homemade clothes from outdated patterns. If I had only known then what I know now, I would have been picking out patterns left & right. Anyway, suffice it to say that I wore a lot of skirts & dresses against my will. Combine that with these thin ankle socks that always fell down to my heel and it was a child's nightmare. Then I discovered jeans & slacks and in high school, I rarely wore a skirt. So rarely, in fact, that my boyfriend senior year even commented on the fact that my wardrobe consisted mostly of jeans. Luckily I decided to get rid of that garb {and that boyfriend} and my love for skirts was refreshed. It has been an adventure in skirtsville ever since.

Yesterday when I was sifting through the grainy underbelly of my closet, I decided that I shouldn't stop there. What compelled me to go through my skirts, I will never know. I took each of them out and looked at it with a renewed sense of admiration. Then I realized the mountain that was forming on my bed and wondered, "How many skirts do I have?!?!" So I started counting. 84 skirts later it dawned on me- 84 is a ridiculous number and if I purchase 16 more skirts, I'll have 100. My friends, I think this is how hoarders get their start.

Without any more chattering on my part, here is my collection:

Black & Gray


White, Khaki, Yellow, & Shades of Brown

Red, Pink, Orange, Purple

Blue & Green

Over time I hope that you're going to see each of these, but I'm torn. Do I pare down my skirt collection or do I get 16 more for an even 100?!

Now I want you to spill: what do you collect?

P.S. You should take at trip over to Sorren's blog to enter her giveaway!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

the day I stayed in pajamas

It's not that I didn't get dressed today, but I spent a large portion of it trying on clothes from my closet. Every now and again I get crazy and bite off more than I can chew, which is why I decided that my closet is in desperate need of some repair.

My bed is covered in clothes

I need to rotate my shirts so I have some winter garb.

For someone who rarely wears tees, I sure do own a lot of them.

But then I got distracted by shimmery nailpolishes.

What did you do today?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

color me silly

Look at me rewarding you with 2 posts in one day! I almost forgot about the Everybody Everywhere challenge today. Colored pants! What a silly, silly girl I can be.

This UCLA ball was in the backyard & definitely wanted to be in on this photoshoot.

Top: Forever 21/Pants: Delia's/Shoes: Target /Belt: Goodwill/Accessories: eBay, Forever 21, Log Cabin Consignment, Lia Sophia/ Lipstick: Revlon Orange Flip

I love mustard yellow. If I could pair it with every color, I would. Seriously. Usually I pair these pants with a gauzy, billowy top but since the weather is getting cooler, I decided to go with richer colors for this outfit. Oh and that belt just makes me smile. HUGE smiles.


This are changing around here in old Schou Town. {Did I really just utter those words? Oh yes she diiiiiid.} I have some major changes in mind for the blog & I wanted to start with a new, cleaner look. What do you think? I'm down for some feedback. Step 1 was changing the layout. Step 2 is to get my new header up there because, let's face it the one that I have right now doesn't really make me want to jump up and down yelling, "SQUEE!" Step 3 is to start having more personal pictures & outfit posts on here. In typical me fashion I am going to do the steps out of order, but relax! They'll all get done.

While you are waiting for the remaining changes, why don't you sit back and take a peek at some of my favorite things in my room/bathroom.

I take my jewelry off everywhere. This little pear-shaped bowl stays by my bed for whatever jewelry I wore that day.

Rings are some of my most favorite of things.

Coffee table & fashion books stay in my room. Did you notice Birdie's Big Girl Shoes in there?

This Vogue canvas showcases a 60s Vogue cover.

Various project magazines

Fabricate & Camera Ready are the MOST AMAZING products in the universe.

My favorite lipsticks & a sneak peak of the jeans I'm wearing today :P

Monday, September 12, 2011


Lately I've been subscribing to the belief that thinking positively leads to positive things. That said, I have had an excellent day. Nothing substantial has happened, but I feel that there's something good in the air and that is number one, A-ok with this girl.

Last night I got all crazy, Suzy Homemaker and cooked up a delicious meal of sun-dried tomato and bacon chicken and honey-roasted potatoes. So scrumptious.

Also, I have a secret reason for this positive thinking that I'll reveal another day. Can't jinx anything.


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