reflections on mindset

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. As promised, I am back again with something other than a meal plan! In this post, I want to talk a little bit about mindset. As part of my ongoing professional development, I have taken a few online courses in the past couple years, with recent ones having […]

meal plan monday #6

Hi everyone! It was another busy week around here, so I am super thankful for having this extra day off. I had a bunch of work-related stuff to do (of course, #teacherlife), but wanted to make sure I updated here as well! I’m just here to drop a quick #mealplanmonday for now, and will hopefully […]

meal plan monday #5

This is going to be super quick, but I wanted to share this week’s #mealplanmonday with you all! I went for some old faithful recipes that make plenty of leftovers this week. Enjoy! Monday – chili in the InstantPot and Jiffy corn muffins Tuesday – egg roll in a bowl Wednesday – ground turkey tacos […]

#12projectsin12months – finally an update!

Hi everyone! I figured it’s long past time for an update on my #12projectsin12months initiative I started a couple months back. (If you’d like to read the intro and get an idea of my “why” for this idea, here is the original post!) At first, I was planning on doing an actual tangible art-related project […]

meal plan monday #4 and race recap!

Hi everyone – cheers to another week! Let’s make it a great one! I am enjoying myself so far since I took the day off to recover from my crazy busy but super fun weekend. Hubs and I ran the Dogfish Dash yesterday with another friend of ours – it was hotter than we expected, […]

meal plan monday #3

Here’s my meal plan for this week! Again, mostly pretty quick meals – I will add links or quick directions where I can 🙂 Monday – chicken leg quarters (69 cents/pound last week at Harris Teeter – I just rub with olive oil, salt, pepper, rosemary, and thyme and roast for 45 minutes at 375 […]

my running essentials

Whew! I just got back from a training run for my race next weekend, and I am some weird combination of exhausted and energized. How does that work? Haha 🙂 I figured I’d share a little bit about my running journey and the things I have that make running easier and more enjoyable for me. […]

meal plan monday #2

Happy (?) Monday, everyone! Here’s my second #mealplanmonday – condensed for now after being away for the weekend. In no particular order (because I haven’t made it that far yet)… pork chops and frozen Steamfresh Italian protein blend (that happened tonight) chicken leg quarters (less than 70 cents per pound so heck yeah!) with frozen […]

meal plan monday #1 and my go-to meals

Well, it’s 12:30pm and I’m finally doing something with myself today. I survived the first week of school (woohoo!), and I have some really great kids this year. I feel a lot better about myself as an educator than I did this time last year (I was nervous to return to the classroom after 4 […]

back-to-school lifesavers

Well, here we go – school starts tomorrow and I’ll have 130-ish new teenagers to get to know in the next few months! I am actually pretty excited to get the school year going, as I’ve made a lot of positive changes in myself personally and professionally. However, it’s also the beginning of the end […]