5.23.2015

you bought those shoes where...?!?










 Pardon the bad pun...but Target is really stepping up its shoe game!
They have tons of really great styles for this summer, but I just picked some of my favorites...from Sam & Libby, Betseyville, Aerosoles, Lily Pulitzer, Muk Luks and even Farylrobin!






 What do you think?
Pretty adorable, huh?
And each pair is  $20-$50 (the best part!)

Most are vegan, also.
I prefer leather shoes but next time I'm in Target, I will make a detour!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! I know I will since school is OUT FOR SUMMER! WOOOO!
xx

5.21.2015

star wars tees

 from truffleshuffle.co.uk
from troundup "imperial breakfast"

popculturetees (a) teesontap (b)


both from tumblr
 from cooltees


So look,
I'm not trying to FORCE you or anything (ha, ha!) but Star Wars is pretty great.
I very recently started catching up on all the movies I've lost out on (a childhood mistake--I know realize, was not watching these campy, fun, spacey movies)!

There's also another movie coming out soon.

&&& Phoenix Comicon is next week...so...

Would you rock a Star Wars tee?
Do you already?
Fan?
Hate it?
Only like it for Princess Leia's crazy 'dos?
source
xx

5.19.2015

that summer rush,

It's like a rush of blood straight to my head...the closing of textbooks, the cheering of students as the schoolyear/week/life/mindset comes to end (slowly).

This is my last week working in a classroom as a teacher assistant in a pretentious, AZ school nestled in mountains almost as high as the elementary schoolers credit card limits...

It has been a blessing in many ways; introducing me to a wide spectrum (literally and figuratively) of students in the special needs arena of education (an arena where you are usually equipped with pinterest, visuals, and lots of positivity and theatrical hand gestures and voices).
I found a real bond with a lot of students and learned (and taught) quite a bit!

Now that the summer is here, and my teaching licence has been sitting on my nightstand for months now, taunting me to use it, I am searching for my next step up as full-fledged teacher with my very own room in the fall.

I've been going to interviews and plan on taking even more State Certification tests (groans) to better ensure my assets and future (ELA certified and Constitution Credits finished) and currently am hunting for the oxymoronic perfect balance of a Summer Job.

Summer Job: a place that pays you money to have fun, stay in AC, comes with a bunch of perks (ie free ice cream, free hotel room stay, paid vacations, tips, ect.) and you don't actually have to bust your hump.

Right now I'm kind of looking for a job that goes a bit beyond that in that I could stay in it once I teach on holidays, some nights, and weekends for extra cash (that will immediately be applied to student loans and bills, HELLO ADULTHOOD),

My main prospects are hotels, restaurants, spas, and a very limited amount of retail stores.
I've worked retail so often that I know how stressful it is, and it is especially hard on my eyes to look at all those credit card numbers, drivers licences, and tiny fonted POS systems.

A frozen yogurt place would cool because it weighs stuff for you to price it and the customer does all the machine and topping junk themselves.

I don't really want to be bossed around by a high school kid though...I'm still a Masters Degree-wielding GirlWoman.

I have an interview tomorrow as a front desk worker in a hotel that I"m really hoping will be just what the Doctor ordered. And not the Doctor that is my current school principal...because she is not quite my cup of administrative tea!

What are you doing this summer?
What do broke first-few-year teachers usually do?
Well wishes and positive support below, please???


And a few airy updates just to keep things light:
FREE PEOPLE HAS FINALLY FIGURED OUT T HAT THEY CAN RIP OFF BRIDES LIKE THE REST OF THE WORLD

THE BACHELORETTE HAS A MAJOR PLOT TWIST

SISQO CRAWLED OUT OF A 90's VORTEX TO DO CELEB WIFE SWAP

I'M STILL OBSESSED WITH CLOGS

I WENT TO NY RECENTLY AND NEED TO DO A POST ON THAT
-central park-- I <3 ny="" p="">
xx

5.10.2015

Happy Mothers' Day!

(A somewhat candid shot with my mother and grandmother at a party, 2 years ago)

It is definitely a 'Hallmark Holiday' but it is a fun one to give your mom(s) some extra appreciation and pampering.

My fiance's mom is coming down from the all the way up north for the afternoon and we are planning on surprising her with a cute little horse park-side picnic!

Do you have any plans?
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
xx