Wednesday, April 30, 2014

It's Wednesday!

I didn't blog Monday or Tuesday...It's only Wednesday and it has been a long week!!
SO Today I am linking up with the wonderful Christina (Miss DeCarbo at Sugar and Spice!!) I love the idea of Wordless Wednesday...especially when it has been a long day.  See her post from today and link up here

A picture is worth a thousand words. 

(It is HUMP DAY though....and for those of you who don't know (10 years ago the movie Means Girls came out!) Also...Can you believe April is already over?!?!
Today was an exhausting day...for those of you who live in New York...this is why......(It's not really wordless...but the picture should tell you what I did all day!)




  How has your day or week been so far?! 

Don't forget to check out my Outfit Of The Day page!!


Sunday, April 27, 2014

A Peek At My Week!



Today I am also linking up with Mrs. Laffin's Laughings for A Peek At My Week!!



Monday is going to be a busy day! Back to school and only two days left to review for MATH state testing! Gahh. At least I have made these positive motivation treats for my students for testing day!! I got these last year off TPT and totally forgot who I got them from...but thank you thank you thank you!! My students loveddd these last year and I know they will love them this year too!
So testing is Wednesday, Thursday and Friday yuck! But other than that this week I think will fly by (at least I hope!!) In 5th grade we have been reading Number the Stars and the students are enjoying it! We are doing a lot of writing with this novel study as well ( we can't forget about Claims and Evidence!) In 6th grade..we will be starting Hana's Suitcase..we have been giving students background on the history of WWII and will begin the novel study this week as well. Lots of things going on at school this week! 

It is the end of the month..so tomorrow afternoon (Monday) is book club!! I am looking forward to discussing the book Serena with all the ladies !

Tuesday I am chaperoning after school for modified softball...I haven't chaperoned the spring sports yet..so it should be interesting!! I hope the weather is nice! ahh. I'll let you know how that goes haha. 

Fast forward to Sunday and one of my really good friends is having her baby shower!!! I cannot wait :) Also--it will already be MAY..how crazy is that!! 

Hope everyone has a good week!!



Weekend Wind Back


So I haven't had the chance to blog in a couple of days!! Ahhh. So when I went to bloglovin' today to read posts from other bloggers I came across this new link up (new to me anyways!!) 

This link up was meant for me...considering that I didn't post all weekend. Erin over at Learning to Be Awesome has a link up to look back at your week with pictures! 

Woo. Okay so here you go!

This weekend was my friend's birthday celebration. Her actual birthday is tomorrow...but we can't really celebrate on a Monday. Sooo the weekend it is! It was also her 1 year anniversary of Stutelage!! 
Check out this post here to learn more about her amazing business!!

SO we went to  Cecelia's Ristorante in downtown Buffalo....delicious!! Everyone had a great time! In the second picture I am in the wayy back you can't really see me there were so many of us! Yay for birthday celebrations!





















While we were out celebrating one of the guys spotted a William Fitchner! So obviously the birthday girl had to snap a picture with him! Now don't worry..we weren't the first to ask him for a picture and everyone in the place at least waited until he was done eating! :) Do you recognize him?! The Dark Knight and Perfect Storm!?





 











Also..who doesn't love a photobooth?! 



 













 Okay as I mentioned before today (April 27th) is the one year anniversary of Colleen's business...so being the best friends that we are (haha--I'm only repeating what Colleen said!) We surprised her this morning with a little celebration! So proud of all she has accomplished and what will come in the next year!

 Who doesn't love a little mimosa on a Sunday morning!?!













A couple of days ago I went on a few walks. One around Delaware Park in Downtown Buffalo and the other was around the Chautauqua Institute on Chautauqua Lake. I am dying for the nice weather..so taking advantage when I can!!

These two pictures below are from the Chautauqua Institute. My friend Morgan was the best and forced me to go walking with her and another teacher friend! I was NOT in the mood...it was one a day that I was just annoyed with everything. BUT I am soooo thankful (Thanks Morgan!) for taking me a long...I felt so much better after our long walk! Isn't it beautiful right on the water?!?







While we were walking around Delaware Park...this is what we ran into! Just a casual stroll with a snake wrapped around your body...no big deal. I took this picture quickly and got past him as soon as I could...I HATE snakes!!



Phew okay...now my weekend is all wrapped up!! How was your weekend?!?!
Now my other post today will be the sneak peek at my week...so a blast to the past and a spring forward of what is going on in Style :)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Positive Thinking


Today was an extremely long day at work and by the end of it...I had a headache. I don't know if it was because I was out yesterday or what. But yikesss...I was not thinking positively! 
I knew that when I got home that I would be blogging and it just so happens that today I am linking up with Mrs. Lauffin's Laughings for Positive Thinking Thursday
It could not have been a better choice for my post today. 


positive thoughts 151 Start your week off with positive thoughts (23 photos)


I will post my OOTD on here as well as on my OOTD page....I got many compliments on it too :)  

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

How an EMAIL made my day :)


Sometimes reading emails (from 3 different accounts)...can be extremely daunting and overwhelming.  I don't know about you...but I don't come across many emails that I enjoy reading!

Except for todayyyy. Now I may be just a tad bit excited about this....









I don't know if Stitch Fix does this for everyone (If they do, I didn't know it..but I'm still excited! haha)...but it was really nice to open this up on my email after a longggg day of 6th Grade ELA SCORING! Yuck. 

Disclaimer...I did not write to Stitch Fix about my fix. I have just been blogging about it and uploading pictures to my Instagram and Pinterest Board. They did not tell me to write this or any other post and I am not getting compensated for anything that I do or say. This is just my own love for fashion and excitement about receiving packages in the mail!

Happy hump day ! :)



Wordless Wednesday- Scarves

Today I am linking up with again Christina (Miss DeCarbo at Sugar and Spice!!) I love this idea of Wordless Wednesday. See her post from today and link up here

A picture is worth a thousand words. 


While I was working at LOFT this past week..I picked up a few scarves for some teacher friends who wanted a little spring pop of color. What do you think of these scarves?!?! (Don't mind the green and orange straps---those are from my reusable wegmans bags.) Yes--I did take this picture in my car haha one of my coworkers wanted to see what they looked like :)


What are you adding to your wardrobe for this spring to wear to school?! :)
OR What are you doing for the appreciation days/weeks or EOY gifts?!




 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

OOTD--New page, check it out!

I have a new page called OOTD (Outfit Of The Day)-- I mentioned it in a previous post here
but now I have a WHOLE ENTIRE page for it!!! Woo. Can you tell I'm excited?! 
You will be able to check it out everyday to find the latest outfit of the day!
Find all the latest trends and outfits here--quick link: OOTD


Tried it Tuesday- Stitch Fix Arrived!!! Fix Review #1




Yessss best Tuesday ever! Yesterday when I got back to my apartment from being at my parents for Spring Break...there on the front porch was my STITCH FIX! Wooo. I couldn't have been more excited to get home.
Of course the first thing I did (instead of unpack) was open the box!!!
So I am linking up with Holly over at Fourth Grade Flipper for this tried it Tuesday...which I "tried" on all of my stitch fix pieces. 




check out Stitch Fix, an online personal styling serviceOkay so for those of you who do not know about Stitch Fix...it is amazing. 
I found out about it through blogging (oh the wonderful things you learn through blogging!!) I just loved the idea...especially being obsessed with fashion and clothes. I just had to try to out! So all you have to do is  pay a $20 styling fee to get a "fix" and five clothing/accessory items are sent to your home. 
Then you get to try them on, in the convenience of your home. If you LOVE all five pieces you can receive 25% off your purchase. Or you can keep whatever you want or none at all (If you don't keep anything..you still have to pay the $20 styling fee) -- If you do decide to keep anything, your $20 styling fee goes towards your purchase. How amazing is that!? Even if you just like one piece from your fix..it is totally worth it!
 
To get started..before you schedule a fix, you get to fill out a style profile and let your stylist know exactly what you like and what you don't like. Be as specific as you can--  what type of items you do or do not want sent to you. Best part is you can pick price ranges as well as different styles--- So if you request clothing items around $50-100 a piece, you won't get sent anything above that like a $200 dress. Below are what some questions are on your profile.



Some important things that I figured out from reading other blogs and following boards on pinterest.....
(1) Be detailed in your style profile.  The more info you give the better!  Let them know if you’re in between sizes..if you are more of a dress or pants person....if you despise the color red or orange (I DO!)
or, if a certain cut or style doesn’t work on your body type...let your stylist know.  I changed my style profile and added more specifics after receiving my first box.
(2) Include a link to a Pinterest board.  Even name the board Stitch Fix and your stylist will know exactly what your style is and maybe even include pieces that you pinned from other people's fix.
(3) Give honest feedback about the items in your box. Don't sugar coat it---  You’re not going to hurt anyone’s feelings by saying you didn’t like something.  Give specifics because it will help your stylist to make your next box spot on.
(4) Ask for items you want to get in your box.  There is a comments section at the end of the style profile--add it there! You may or may not get it but it never hurts to ask.  I asked for the cardigan and got it in my first fix!
(5) Your first fix might not be exactly what you were hoping or looking for...but be patient..as it may take a few tries for your stylist to really understand your preferences.


Okay so now for the pictures.....(which I forgot about until after I opened the box..as you can see here )




Look at the beautiful box..all wrapped up so nicely :)



Loved all the color choices as soon as I pulled it out of the box!! Spring colors :)



So your stylist will send you this letter that explains what is in your fix.  Decide what to keep and what you are going to send back! Then check out online with what you are keeping and returning (there is a survey--be specific tell us which items you are sending back and why!)



They even send you cards about each item in your fix and what you can match it with. This is genius if matching and pairing items is difficult for you! For each item they give you two outfits--it really works if you have similar pieces to those on the cards.




















Okay so now for the pictures of the items! I didn't take pictures of them on me...I was too nervous that I was going to get charged the full amount... My fix came on the 18th instead of the 21st...and I just returned it (because I didn't get home the 21st)! SO with that being said.... the pictures are not the greatest!!
The first item is the Alan Cowl Neck Asymmetrical Cardigan-- I LOVED this on pinterest boards and other blogs and asked specifically for it in my fix! Thanks Hannah (my stylist) --BUT the asymmetrical piece did not look the greatest on me and it zipped weird---so back in the box it went! :(



The Rhonwen Striped French Terry and Lace Layer Shirt. This is totally not me with the open back and lace...I did not like the color on me as well as the fit. Just --ew. Back that went as well. 



My third piece was the Lexis Tribal Print Henley Tank Top. I asked for tank tops that I could wear with leggings...this was totally it and I was excited when I pulled it out of the box. However...it was too big and the color combo was not the best for me!! This was sad to send back because I wanted to love it!! Boo. Maybe something similar in my next fix!





Okay now this is definitely not me...but I will show you anyways. Alena Long Beaded Layered Necklace. I didn't even try it on....





Last but not least...the ONE item I was obsessed with and got to keep... Waters Diamond Print Maxi Dress...in mint green! Just look at that pattern!!!! Since I kept this piece I was able to try it on for the picture...the mint green even matched my sandals :) Definite keeper ;)

So I picked out the item I wanted to keep and put all the others in the USPS envelope (already stamped and ready to go) that is in the box and off to the post office it went!

I went right away to schedule my next fix...and it is coming May 6th!!! That is only about 2 weeks away...so I can't wait!


If you want to try Stitch Fix for yourself...use my referral code. I would appreciate it! https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/3685046 


My friend Morgan is getting her fix tomorrow--so I will let you all know what she thinks about her fix!! :)
 
What do you think of your stitch fix?!?! Don't forget to comment below :)
AND---I just found out from a comment from Maria at Kinder Craze....If you want to link up with others that get stitch fix and see all their pics...join this link up and head on over to Kinder Craze