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3•24 | high five for friday!

…one…   spring is here!  i got back to my workouts this week, and i noticed all the blooming trees on my walks this week. ….two…   SXSWedu was awesome!  i loved my time there and the ideas that came to me in the great sessions and keynotes.  i hope i get to go again… Continue reading 3•24 | high five for friday!

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3•3 | high five for friday!

…one…   having taught for ten years, i can say that there’s just some students that stand out. these two definitely did. i’m so proud of them and the choices they’ve made for themselves and each other.  congrats you too!  ….two…   we needed a happy hour like crazy this past friday.  but as it usually… Continue reading 3•3 | high five for friday!

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3•11 | high five for friday!

i spent the week in Austin so i’m going to do the five highlights of the week.  …one…   i had the honor to see and meet several great speakers this week, but Temple Grandin was my favorite.        ….two…   at the conference, there was a space called the playground. i spent a… Continue reading 3•11 | high five for friday!

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2•26 | high five for friday!

…one…   harper lee passed on this week.  the reason i’m putting it on this list of good things is because i’m grateful for her and her works.  she was an amazing although illusive person. ….two…   in one week, i’ll be prepping for five days in austin.  i’m lucky enough to go to the south… Continue reading 2•26 | 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!


san antonio trip in pictures

i spent most of last week in san antonio at a conference.  luckily, i got to go with some work friends.  we had a blast, but it was exhausting and so hot.  the conference was great, and i got some good ideas for the next school year.  on our downtime, there was lots of eating… Continue reading san antonio trip in pictures

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7•17 | high five for friday!

…one…   i spent this past weekend in the dallas area on a much needed getaway with some girlfriends.  it was so fun.  🙂  you can read about it HERE. ….two…   after the trip, i needed a little resetting.  see picture above.  add the excessive eating and lack of sleep during the trip to my… Continue reading 7•17 | high five for friday!

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the best 24 hours. ever.

last week, i had the opportunity to spend the best 24 hours ever with my sister.  we met in lubbock on thursday and checked into the hotel.  we started with some shopping around town.  then we went back to the hotel and got ready for the paul mccartney concert.  we got cute and decided on… Continue reading the best 24 hours. ever.

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how to have a safe and smart solo road trip

this past summer, i took off for a little over two weeks on a solo road trip across the southern united states.  i was encouraged by my well-travelled uncle to just go for it.  i saved for six months in order to pay for everything in cash.  i learned quite a few things along the… Continue reading how to have a safe and smart solo road trip

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a recap of the state fair

we got there about 3pm after an hour long train ride.  it happened to be the weekend of the OU/Texas game (go Texas!) so it was super busy everywhere.  we decided on the train because of the cost of parking, the crazy traffic, and how much walking we knew we’d be doing that day. we… Continue reading a recap of the state fair

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10 things…i’m looking forward to at the texas state fair

i’m heading to dallas this weekend to the texas state fair.  i’m super excited.  i’ve never been!  it’s been on my bucket list for years.  i also get to visit my little sister and bro-in-law.  i haven’t seen them in several months so it’ll be awesome to catch up with them and see their new… Continue reading 10 things…i’m looking forward to at the texas state fair

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7.26 – high five for friday

1. i’m in santa fe, new mexico for a long weekend. my grandparents offered to put me up and to spend some time with them. i only get to see them a few times a year so it’ll be good (i say hopefully because they can be a little critical at times) to see them.… Continue reading 7.26 – high five for friday

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my solo road trip.3

the Gulf Coast i headed out of New Orleans early that morning, thinking it would be an uneventful day. boy, was i wrong… i had just crossed the border into Mississippi when all of a sudden the cars in front of me started slamming on their brakes and pulling to the side of the road.… Continue reading my solo road trip.3