Sunday, June 26, 2011


Cheryl M. is our winner!! Contact me so I can send you the prize.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

June Color Combo Blog Hop

Welcome to the Color Combo Blog Hop!

If you arrived from Amy's, you are in the right place! If you are here and didn’t come from the previous blog, I am listing the hop below my post so you can go start back at the beginning if you wish!

This is the wonderful color combo for this month! Isn't it just super summery??

Winter finally went away...I hope! I was able to stop wearing sweaters and enjoy some sun. For this color combo, I found a couple of things that makes me think of summer! One is cherries. I adore cherries and sadly they are only around for a very short time. Now is that time and they are delicious! The second is my Banana Republic swimsuit. I love the colors on this suit. It is summer perfect. I just hope it still fits this year!

Ok, let's try giving a prize away again! The winner of last months color blog hop doesn't appear to want a prize because, despite efforts on my part, she hasn't responded. So, this is the wonderful prize I have. Become a follower and leave a comment saying something about wanting the prize (so I don't choose someone that doesn't want it) and you could be receiving a package in the mail very soon!

Now head on over to Helena's blog to continue on this fabulous color combo hop!


Happy Hopping!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

10 Things on the 10th day of June...

I'm going to try to participate in Shimelle's10 things challenge. This month I thought I'd let you get to know me a little bit and tell you about 10 changes happening in my life. I think there's at least 10!

1. THE BIG ONE! I've been teaching high special education for 10 years and have really been feeling burnt out. Last year, the director approached me and asked if I was interested in an elementary position. I seriously considered it, but wanted to see the students I had as freshmen graduate. She approached me this year and I was excited at the possibility. I was given three options, an elementary school, a K-8 charter school or Early Intervention - teaching Pre-k special ed. The pre-k option sounded exciting, especially with my preschool background. After letters and fretting and thinking and considering...I'm going to be an Early Intervention teacher. And, it all starts with summer school. It's a crazy, huge change, but I am ecstatic.

2. That leads to changing from a big school with close to 100 employees to a small school with less than 20. I'm thinking this will be a good change too. No more not getting to know all the new teachers. I'll know everyone!

3. We had a new fence put up in the backyard. I'm still trying to figure out if I like it or not. It's supposed to give the backyard a modern feel. The husband likes it, so I'm sure it will grow on me.

4. I think I can finally stop wearing my thick sweaters. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this change will continue. It's been so cold here in Northern California!!

5. I got bangs! My hair has been all the same length with some small layers for quite some time. I've even left it a bit curly some days and people really like it. I'm still not sure; it's very wild.

6. I've been using the calendar in my iphone. I can set little reminders. Shhh...but I kinda like the technology, even though I think technology is evil and will destroy the world. Yep, I have a blog...Don't roll your eyes!

7. I'm trying to figure out who my best friend is. I thought I knew this one. But, when someone lets you down in a big way, you have to reconsider. Of course, this person is still my friend, but I need a bestie. Right now, that seems to be my journal.

8. I'm going to farmer's market again. And, I am madly in love with peaches and cherries and strawberries and blueberries and white raspberries and oranges. I love all the fresh, tasty fruit!

9. I'm considering changing gyms. My gym is canceling all my favorite classes. However, I've belonged to my gym for quite some time and have a great deal $30 a month! The new place I'm considering is more expensive, but has classes that I'll attend. It's also closer to the new school. Hmmm...still thinking.

10. I'm going to take my last calcium pill tomorrow. I've been taking a calcium pill since my doctor suggested it years ago. Not too long ago, I've read that taking calcium can cause other things like cancer. I figure that my multivitamin has a bit of calcium and I love cheese so I shouldn't be too bad off.

That was actually a bit difficult. I've never done a post with so much writing. More changes are coming, at least that's what my horoscope keeps saying. What about you? Any big changes happening in your life?