Monday, February 21, 2011

MFT (My first Week)

This is my first week of My Favorite Things, so here it goes....

1. Tennis. Josh and I have recently become very interested in this sport. We have promised to play twice a week because it is fun, so we can get better, and get a little exercise in the process.

2. Wine. This has been one of my favorite things for a few months now, but I seriously can't get enough. My favorite to date is White about sinfully good.

3. Progress. Accomplishing things I have been working on make me feel awesome. I am slowly making my classroom my own after the teacher before me basically destroyed it. I am also losing a few pounds. I feel good that I am working towards a goal and when I accomplish those goals I get a warm and fuzzy feeling.

4. Snooze. The snooze on my alarm, I am sad to say, has become one of my favorite things over the last two weeks.

5. Days off. Although I did not have today off I am off Thursday. Something to look forward to.

Enjoy! Linking up with abby!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

WIWW: Week One

This is going to be more of a what I wear on the weekends because weekdays consist of white shirts and khakis for work unless I go out at night. I am going to try and dress up my white and khaki a little each day and make that a point in my posts. Let's see how creative I can get. So here goes week one:

Sunday: Church and Josh's flag football game
Shirt: Ross
Jeans: American Eagle
Black flats: Payless

Monday: Work and Valentine's Picnic
Shirt: Target
Pink tank top: Aeropostale
Cardigan: Target
Pants: Old Navy
Shoes: Target
Scarf: H&M
Headband: Me

Tuesday: Spence's birthday dinner
Cardigan: Don't remember
Dress: Target
Tights: Jordyn's wedding
Black Flats: Payless

Wednesday: Wednesday WOW dinner and Bible Study
Cardigan: Target
Shirt: Papaya
Jeans: American Eagle
Hairpin: Jordyn

That's all for this week. I hope to have something cool to share for every day next week. We'll see how it goes. 

Linking up at the pleated poppy!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Borrowing Inspiration

So, my assistant teacher and I have been brainstorming ways that we can raise money for our end of the year picnic. See we want to have this awesome picnic with snow cones, a bouncy thing, sack races; the whole works! My assistant is a baking queen who can make all kinds of things from fudge to brittle to cupcakes and cookies. This is her contribution to our fundraiser.

I started racking my brain to think of something that I could contribute. This is where my borrowing inspiration title comes in. My awesome best friend, Jordyn, has been selling all kinds of cute things in her etsy shop (you should check it out). This is where I found my inspiration. I only have seven girls in my class but all of them wear headbands and big flowers in their hair; hence my idea to make and sell girly cute headbands that my girls would see and beg their parents to buy. I have only had them in my class for two days and they have been a success. I am going to have to make some more this weekend. So, here are my first attempts at my own etsy-ish shop within my own classroom; don't judge too harshly, i am just starting.

Hope you enjoy. Off to a birthday dinner at the Melting Pot. I get to dress up which means that I will have another picture for my first week of WIWW(which is my case is what i wear weekends plus other random days). 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Seriously...This is an easy one!

I have gotten into a mindset of trying a new recipe each week. Sometimes I pick them out to surprise Josh and sometimes we pick them out together. No matter how many new recipes we try, this one is one of our favorites and it is seriously one of the easiest things that I have ever made. It is great for leftovers, not that expensive, and you can alter it and add different things each time to make it a little different. So here it goes:

No Time Pesto Pasta:

1 cup uncooked penne pasta
1/2 cup pesto (I use classico)
1/2 roasted red peppers
2 tbsp. feta cheese (I use the crumbled with tomato and basil)

1. Cook the pasta like you cook all pasta. After draining it put it in a skillet.
2. Add the roasted red peppers and pesto sauce. I usually let it heat up like this for about 5 minutes.
3. For the last minute sprinkle in the feta cheese.
4. Serve. I usually sprinkle a little more cheese on it after I put it in the bowl, but I am cheese lover.

I have added tomatoes and chicken before. There are a lot of possibilities. Hope you enjoy this and for your treat I have added a picture.