24 March 2011

Things I Love Thursday

♥ making plans ♥ VW's Preppy Princess ♥ my penguin Pillow Pet ♥ craigslist ♥ Nature's Wick at Target ♥ sliced apples ♥ Immortal Technique ♥ new blog love! ♥ Sally Hansen's Lovely Lilac (diggin' the urples lately) ♥ iced coffee ♥ my CamelBak Better Bottle ♥ Wikipedia ♥ suburban school districts (YEAH I SAID IT) ♥ being okay with it ♥ free stuff ♥ feeling welcome ♥ new Uggs ♥

A little short this week but I've been a busy bee! What do you love this week?

20 March 2011

Quote of the Week

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anaïs Nin

Teacher Shoes - Update

Man, I had SO. MUCH. TROUBLE. trying to get my paws on these flats!

I wish I could tell you that they were worth my trouble, but sadly, they weren't.
First, Crocs doesn't seem to be very good at keeping these shoes in stock, so I did a significant amount of hunting around on the Internet to find the size and color combination I needed. I first ordered them through shoebuy.com (the cheapest price I could find!).  Every review I'd read said that they ran big, so I ordered a size down. After waiting (im)patiently for them to arrive, I was disappointed to discover that the size 7 flats were still too big. So back they went.

I tried again through shoes.com on Amazon.  I ordered the size 6 this time (two sizes smaller, oy!) and ended up with a shoebox marked size 6 and shoes marked size 8.  Returned AGAIN.

I finally managed to find them in a size 6 on Piperlime, but they were backordered, so I didn't receive them until early last week.  I wore them on Friday because the weather was beautiful and it was my last day of student teaching. By 10am it was obvious that these shoes weren't working - they pinched my toes and rubbed my heels.. my feet are still mad at me, two days later. :(

Luckily, I decided to buy myself a pair of Puma Speed Cat sneakers for my birthday, which I've been wearing almost daily.  They're comfortable, supportive, and not too sneaker-y.

Next on my list is a pair of these preppy cuties...

13 March 2011

Productive Procrastination

I am completely in love with this Coach tunic, but $200 for a cotton shirt is highway robbery.
a girl can dream

Time for iced coffee (spring is almost here!) and objectives. Womp womp.

11 March 2011

Full Disclosure

In order to be held accountable, I need to tell y'all what I'm giving up for Lent.  It's a serious list this year.. ready?
  • Facebook
  • Cheese
  • Online shopping
  • Soda
I'm having trouble deciding on my boundaries.  For example, is anything with carbonation considered soda?  Can I drink sparkling water?  Does cream cheese count as cheese?  And what are you giving up for Lent, anyway?

Welp, gotta get back to ignoring my blog so I can pretend to do work.

06 March 2011


I am 11 years-old.

At my request, my sister bought me this for my birthday.

yep. that's a Pillow Pet.

Now, if you'll excuse me, my penguin and I have some grading to do.

03 March 2011

TiLT #17

Adele ♥ my 3-hole punch (I'm not trying to be ambiguous.. I really love owning a 3-hole punch) ♥ Aubrey Organics GPB conditioner ♥ health insurance ♥ Fringe ♥ Prednisone (heaven-sent, etc.) ♥ Etsy ♥ early bedtimes ♥ Despicable Me ♥ memory foam ♥ Click (not vegan but absolutely delicious; any vegan suggestions?) ♥ cardigans ♥ reassurance ♥ felt tip pens ♥ Starbucks salted caramel hot chocolate (also not vegan) ♥ the feeling that you're good at something ♥ the upcoming anniversary of my birth ♥ getting mail ♥ Tumblr.. always Tumblr ♥ Post It flags ♥ lace & doilies ♥ Kelle Hampton's blog.. it makes me want a bb in the worst way (sorry Boyfriend) ♥ lip gloss ♥ PBS

P.S. My 150th blog post will be coming up before I know it and I want to do a giveaway - what do you want to win!?

01 March 2011

So Can You

Anytime I'm nervous or unsure about doing something "hard" (like getting my Master's), I remind myself of all the dumb people I know who have already done it.  If they could do it, so can you, I tell myself.

Generally, this pep talk works and whatever I was anxious about doesn't turn out to be as hard as I'd thought.  This is NOT the case with student teaching.  I'm struggling hard and all the reminders aren't making me feel any better.. in fact, they're beginning to make me wonder if those dummies (and all those awful teachers) were secretly smarter than I am.

Oh Tuesday..