After years and years of stalking blogs and teacher websites, I officially decided to start my own blog. Thank you for welcoming me in to the blogging community, and I can't wait to share the teaching magic in my classroom and hopefully you can sprinkle your teaching magic with me too!
Here is a photo journey of me!
Let's Start With Mini Me! This is a wee little She, and this pic pretty much sums me up, perfectly. Minnie Mouse loving, 80's crimped- hair rocking, ready- for- school- going kid. The only thing missing from this picture is something Little Mermaid. I was obsessed with everything and anything from Disney's Little Mermaid... I still kinda am (shhhhhhh!)
Here I am teaching my stuffed animals. I went through a brief stint in college where I refused to admit I was meant to be a teacher. I even dabbled in the major Speech Communication and thought I would go the Human Resources rout. Teaching was in my blood and genetics. My second year of college I couldn't fight the urge anymore and switched in to the credentialing program at Cal Poly in beautiful San Luis Obispo! The rest is history.
What I LOVE!
My mom! I also love that I finished my masters in administration program. Phew! Can you tell by the smile that takes over my face in this picture that I am so glad my masters program is OVER!
My Man. In this blog I refer to him as Mr. Winemaker. I love him and adore him with all my heart. I am thankful he gave me the push and encouragement to start this blog.
My HUGE Oregon family! I love this picture because we are standing in front of my grandparent's house. This was the house I visited every summer. I miss both of my grandparent's dearly.
My grandma's hands. My most favorite picture I have ever taken. She raised 7 children and loved 16 grandchildren with the sweetest most caring love.
My childhood friends. I have known two of these ladies since FIRST GRADE!
My cat LuLu. She sits and keeps me company for every blog post that goes up on this blog. Before I post I make sure it has her paw of approval! Oh and she is very sassy!
Teaching and every super hero student I have ever had!
Friends and random silly photo shoots! My girls are good sports because with me there is always a wild rumpus photo shoot to be had.
Weekend wine tasting. Kick back, relax with friends, picnic lunch...my ultimate teacher relaxation day!
The beach. This pic is with my soul sister Cassandra. I am an only child and my close girlfriends give me the best sisterly love. Cassandra is an SDC teacher. She amazes me with her patience and calming spirit. I learn so much from my teacher friends!
Dabbling in photography!
Searching for balance and continuous self improvement and self reflection!
What else do I love????
Season: Spring of course! My birthday is in this lovely season.
Food: chips and salsa, sushi, Nothing But Bundt cakes, chocolate, soup, Mr. Winemaker's cooking, chinese, a big salad with lots of goodies...can you tell I love food?!
Ice Cream: Cookie Dough, Cake Batter, Cherries Jubilee
Drink: Rootbeer, water with lemon, wine, mojito's with fresh mint!
Favorite Stores: Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, White House Black Market, the gardening section of Home Depot, Target, Teachers Pay Teachers, Macy's, TJMax Home Goods, Benefit Cosmetics
Children’s Book Authors: Patricia Polacco, Robert Muncsh, Babbette Cole, Anthony Browne, Jane O'Connor, Shel Silverstein
Sports Team: Oakland A’s, Giants, and 49ers fan
Musicians: John Mayer, Stevie Wonder, Counting Crows, Michael Buble... I love music that makes me dance!
Hobbies: tennis, running, movies, reading magazines (Martha Stewart, Oprah, Health, Glamour, Real Simple, Food Network, Clean Eating), blog stalking, pinning on Pinterest, watching my favorite reality tv shows (Bethenny Frankel, Giuliana and Bill, Jersey Shore, Tori and Dean, Keeping Up With the Kardashians), making music playlists, photography, creating curriculum, road trips, gardening, succulents, sitting outside on a beautiful day!