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this is not “goodbye”. it’s “see you later”!

i am not closing my blog.  BUT, i need to take a break.  teaching full-time plus grad school has been difficult to manage at times.  i am set to finish grad school in may 2019.  it has been a lot of work so far, and i know that it will get more hectic as may… Continue reading this is not “goodbye”. it’s “see you later”!

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12•15 | high five for friday! | december update

…one…   i was officially accepted to an accelerated masters program for educational leadership and policy building.  the last time i talked about grad school (about a year ago), i was quitting… i was bored and stressed out from the way that my school year was going.  so i quit.  maybe it wasn’t the best… Continue reading 12•15 | high five for friday! | december update

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november 2016 monthly favorites.

{favorite makeup and skincare} organic argan oil – i add it to my moisturizer at night or my more matte foundations to give them a little more moisture during this dry season.  i also use it on my cuticles, ends of my hair when needed, and elbows. l’oréal hair mask -this fall/winter is killing my… Continue reading november 2016 monthly favorites.

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october 2016 monthly favorites.

{favorite makeup and skincare} rimmel lipstick in no. 45 – this is my perfect everyday nude color.  i like that it’s a no fuss glossy lipstick.  my dry lips can’t take the mattes right now.  plus it’s super cheap! mary-lou manizer highlighter by the balm – i’ve been wanting this highlighter for a LONG time,… Continue reading october 2016 monthly favorites.

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10•28 | high five for friday!

…one…   the past couple of weeks at school have been tough.  but they made me tougher.  i’m kind of proud of myself for standing up for me.  as a staff, we’re facing some difficult times, but this week (with the kids) ended up being one of the best of the year.  it gives me… Continue reading 10•28 | high five for friday!

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september 2016 monthly favorites.

{favorite makeup and skincare} the kat von d shade and light eye contour palette was a gamble.  i had seen it in sephora but never could quite pull the trigger.  but after reading lots of reviews of lots of neutral palettes, i decided on this one.  it is beautiful.  the shades are a perfect mix.  the… Continue reading september 2016 monthly favorites.

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9•30 | high five for friday!

…one…   the first six weeks is over.  it was a whirlwind.  i took on some more responsibilities this year so it’s been a challenge to juggle everything.  i’m getting more into a routine though and it’s getting easier.  so far, school has been pretty good.  grad school is good too, just really freaking hard.… Continue reading 9•30 | high five for friday!

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9•2 | high five for friday!

…one…   i decided this week that i needed some zen in my life.  school has been crazy so far and i’ve already caught myself getting a little stressed.  i started doing some yoga because it’s been rainy all week.  but i quickly rediscovered how much i love yoga.  it helps me center myself and connect… Continue reading 9•2 | high five for friday!

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5•27 | high five for friday!

…one…   today is the last day of school!! ….two…   i have been moving slowly into my new house.  yeah, that happened!  it’s so exciting, and it’s been a big thing for me.  i’m grateful for all the support, encouragement, and congrats from all of my friends and family.  i’m learning something new every day! …three…… Continue reading 5•27 | high five for friday!

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5•13 | high five for friday!

…one…   the josh abbott band concert was so much fun!  i needed a night out to de-stress and have fun. ….two…   i got some really good news on the professional front. i get to keep my 2nd position as the 21st century learning coach and actually expand it to other campuses. originally, i was… Continue reading 5•13 | high five for friday!

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5•6 | high five for friday!

…one…   happy mother’s day (and birthday!) to my mama!  i don’t know what i’d do without her.  she’s always there to listen and give advice.  i get my creativity, drive to help people, and tenderheartedness from her.  i love you, mama! ….two…   i close on my house in two weeks!  i’m getting so excited.  if… Continue reading 5•6 | high five for friday!

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4•29 | high five for friday!

oh man…it’s been awhile.  it’s been crazy around here, which explains the lack of posts lately.  but i feel like i have to get back into it or i never will.  so here it goes!  if i’m a little rusty, forgive me.  🙂 …one…   so after a wild ride, i have found my first… Continue reading 4•29 | high five for friday!

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a quick update!

sorry for the radio silence!  it’s not intentional.  my time has been consumed by house hunting, contract negotiating, and research.  i wanted to find a move-in ready townhome to buy, but that was not in the cards with my sellers market.  all the homes were flying off the market before i could even get in… Continue reading a quick update!

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2•5 | high five for friday!

…one…   this week was all around craptastic.  this below pic represents me on wednesday.  🙂  by thursday, i knew it was looking up though! ….two…   i turned in my first grad school paper this past week.  i was kind of nervous because i’ve been out of school for a long time (read: rusty).… Continue reading 2•5 | high five for friday!

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1•22 | high five for friday!

…one…   miranda lambert played this song this week, and it made me bawl my eyes out.  it’s called “scars”.  i hope she puts it on her new record.  what a beautiful song. ….two…   this was my first week of grad school.  i don’t know what i expected, but after looking at the syllabus,… Continue reading 1•22 | high five for friday!