Friday, June 28, 2013

Five for Friday (first linky and sooo excited!!)

It's already Friday and I am loving everything that has to do with this blog! I could barely sleep last night because I wanted to blog today! I am learning so much already...even if it is day 2!! (I can be optimistic right?)

Five for Friday is today so I wanted to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching! Hopefully this goes okay!! But I thought this would be a great way to share what I have been doing this week, since it was my first full week off from teaching and to share with you how I got started with this blog!

First, I have to thank Christi Fultz again for this wonderful blog design. Please check out her at Design by Christi  If you are just starting a blog, or need a new design she IS the place to go!! She is absolutely WONDERFUL and really brought my vision to life!! Christi gives you a set time frame for when she will work on your blog, she keeps in contact with you and really listens to what you want, it was so easy and efficient. She was able to answer any questions I had, even beginner questions!You should really check out her work as well as her teacher blog here at Ms. Fultz's Corner


Number 2-- Summer Vacation is here!!! I have been on summer vacation for a week now and it has been a wonderful time to relax before I start tutoring and working at LOFT!! On Sunday I went to the Zac Brown Band Concert at Darien Lake in Buffalo, NY-- I love country music!! It was a great sunny day with friends to kick of the summer ( a couple of us in this picture are teachers so we were very happy about the break!)  This summer I will be going to many country concerts so I am sure you will be hearing a lot about those! What is your favorite thing to do over the summer? What other things are you going to be doing this summer?

 The two components of this blog are teaching and fashion-- so rightfully so, I have to mention something about fashion! My first week of Summer Vacation wouldn't be complete without a few "purchases" (as my sister and I like to call them)-- a few necklaces, 2 dresses and a new wallet!!  I love bright color statement necklaces either paired with a simple dress or a dress with a pattern! There is so much you can do this summer to mix it up and add a pop of color!
 This is a dress from Anthropologie and the necklace is from Francesca's The simple grey dress with the two-toned blue necklace is fun for summer! Whether you are just hanging out with friends, going out to dinner or out for the night--this will surely make a statement! If you need more color--add a skinny belt for an extra pop!
Both the dress and the necklace in this picture are from Francesca's! Don't you just LOVE the mint green with coral necklace!?! I can't wait to wear this combo when it finally stops raining!
I finally made my first trip to The Melting Pot with my friend Colleen on Monday. I CANNOT believe I have never been there before-- it was absolutely fantastic! Cheese and Chocolate--who wouldn't love that! The Melting Pot is a restaurant that serves fondue in a million different varieties. We chose the Fiesta Cheese Fondue (almost like Queso--which Colleen and I are obsessed with!) The waitress made the fondue in front of us and gave us many choices for "dippers." There were carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, bread, tortilla chips, and apples for our cheese fondue. Yummm! We then shared a flatbread which was to DIE for! For dessert (because you cannot go to a fondue restaurant without getting a chocolate fondue dessert) we shared the S'mores Fondue. You won't even believe the "dippers" that you could eat with this-- strawberries, bananas, cheesecake, pound cake, brownies, marshmallows covered with graham crackers or oreos, and rice krispie treats. Doesn't it just sound like HEAVEN! Take a look at the pictures below-- you should definitely check it out if you have The Melting Pot in your city!

 Fiesta Cheese Fondue with some of the "dippers"
S'mores Fondue with some of the "dippers"
Please please please follow my blog on Blog Lovin StyleClosettoClassroom (button on the right side of my page)-- I am new to the blogger world--and I don't have a giveway or anything, but I would really appreciate your support throughout all of this! Thanks :)

I just got called into LOFT to work! So I had to cut the post short. Have a wonderful day!

10 comments:

  1. Hi~I'm Brandee. :) I just came over from Holly's blog to introduce myself. I am your newest Bloglovin' follower! :) It's nice to meet you. Welcome to Blog World!
    ~Brandee
    Creating Lifelong Learners

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    1. Brandee,

      It is so nice to meet you! Thank you so much for following me, I really appreciate it and cannot wait to get to know you and Creating Lifelong Learners more!! I am excited to see what the Blog World brings :)

      Emily
      Style Closet to Classroom

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  2. Welcome!!! I am your newest follower :) If Holly loves you then I know I will too! Your blog design is super cute and that chevron dress is gorgeous!

    Tina
    Crofts' Classroom

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    1. Tina,

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate it and cannot wait to get to know you and Croft's Classroom more!! I am looking forward to the blog world-- My design is by Christi Fultz at Designs by Christi- she is amazing!! That chevron dress is from Francesca's Collections!

      Emily
      Style Closet to Classroom

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  3. Hey Emily,
    Thanks for following my blog! I just started following you on bloglovin. I was so excited to read that you are a new special education teacher, too! We can "lean" on each other for support! I'd love to share this new endeavor with another newbie! I'll add your blog to my sped blog list! Your blog design is really cute!I'll have to check out Christi's designs and packages. Now that I have gotten more comfortable with blogging, I am considering having a layout made.

    By the way, I love love love that mint green dress! I have never heard of Francesca's.

    ~Tasha
    A Tender Teacher for Special Needs

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    1. Tasha,

      Thank you for following me!! Yeah I am a new special education teacher-- so I am so glad that I can share and learn things from you! That's awesome that you are going to look into Design's by Christi-- she is great!!

      Emily

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  4. Awesome Five for Friday post! You are a natural at this blogging stuff!! Isn't the Melting Pot amazing? Hubs and I have been there two times for special occasions:) I eat SO much but it is hard to keep track because everything is in little bites and comes out in separate courses!
    Love, love those dresses! You are so chic:)
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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    1. Holly,

      Thank you! You have been such a great help with the little hints and tricks/tips for linking up and getting out there! Yes I love the melting pot-- first time there!

      Emily

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  5. Found your blog through Holly's and I LOVE it! Your style is so cute, and I love the blog design! Glad to be a new follower.

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

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    1. Melissa,

      Thank you for following me! I am now following you! Thank you :) I am excited to learn more about the blogging world!

      Emily

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