2016: Highlights and Lowlights

Where to begin?  Now that I'm finally catching my breath a bit, it seemed like a good time to reflect on 2016 before turning the page to the new year... and I'm READY to turn the page! 2016 was the year of change around here... One of the biggest was opening our preschool after quite the journey.  This time last year I was in the midst of sharing our Legacy Story here on the blog.  But within a month or so, when Legacy was registering … [Read more...]

Life Lately…

Friends!!  It's been FOREVER since I posted!  This weekend was my first to truly catch my breath in quite a few weeks and I am so happy to be back and bringing you up to speed on life lately.  It's been a whirlwind!  But yesterday I took in some of the ceremonies and TV shows reflecting on September 11th... it's hard to believe that 15 years have passed since that terrible day.  And I still heard stories I have never heard before -- of individual … [Read more...]

Top Five in 2015

Hello, dears!  I pray you are all resting and reveling in holiday festivities with your loved ones.  It's hard to believe 2015 is almost in the books!  I thought this year would never end sometimes, and at other times it absolutely flew by with so much going on.  Maybe you feel the same?  Either way, I'm looking forward to all that 2016 holds and am spending these last days of 2015 reflecting, praying over the days to come, and contemplating my … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It {July and August}

Well, here we are!  The last day of August... how did that happen??  This was a summer of sporadic posting, some story-telling, and a few technical issues here on the blog that I'm still trying to figure out.  May be time to call in a professional! #ugh Today I'm going to recap my posts from July and August... just in case you missed something! I shared my favorite Fourth of July projects and recipes from years past, along with this … [Read more...]

Five on Friday {Teacher Gift Edition}

Hi y'all!  Woo hoo and TGIF!  The hubs and I are headed to the lake to celebrate his birthday with friends this weekend and not a moment too soon.  While my to-do list still looms (wrapping, shipping, last minute shopping), God knew he and I needed time in a serene place this weekend.   Lots of non-holiday stress has been creeping in and I think a little time in front of a roaring fire with good friends and good food is just what the doctor … [Read more...]

Director’s Office Makeover {a Labor of Love}

I can't believe it's September, can you?  It feels like we've already been in school forever, but I'm never quite ready to give up summer.  Plus we inevitably have a heat wave in September that has you bemoaning the fact that the neighborhood pool is closed.  It's one of those weird weather months around here so I'm leery to welcome fall just yet. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement and love for us and my stepson.  It was … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It x2 (April and May)

Y'all I'm so far behind, I never recapped April!  And since my feed was doing wonky things in late April/early May, I figured it warranted a quick recap of both months! I finally was able to regroup a bit after the crowd of young adults left on Saturday... things will be a tad quieter here now, so I've been working on some new DIY ideas and gathering supplies for a couple of home projects (yay summertime!).  But before we embark on June, let's … [Read more...]

Preschool Moms Tea… the “Decor”

Hi friends!  We're in the midst of that frenetic slide into the end of the school year, both at home and work.  All good, but how I manage to forget the craziness from year to year is beyond me. :-) Anyhoo, I thought I'd share some sweet pics from the "decor" of our Moms' Tea last week... such a wonderful celebration of motherhood and my preschool moms are always -- somehow -- the absolute BEST. The "books" on the tables … [Read more...]

A Little Happy for Your Friday

Confession:  This week has kicked me in the booty.  Lots of good mixed in with the not-so-good/stressful, but just A-LOT. I know you know how I feel... it's May, afterall.  And as a mom AND a teacher, I get it going and coming.  On Monday, I'll share some pics of what my house looks like right now.  I have to put the blinders on to walk out the door and so I will, and I will try not to think about the disarray until I walk back in the door.  … [Read more...]

Easy Leprechaun Pie Treat

Hi friends!  I don't normally pop in over the weekend, but I wanted to share this fun St Patrick's Day treat today so you'd have time to whip it up for tomorrow's festivities!  I stumbled across this little gem on Oopsey Daisy blog three years ago and I've whipped it up for my preschoolers to enjoy every year since then.  If you're not familiar with Alison's blog, she's got tons of kid-friendly activities and easy DIYs.  She's not posted in quite … [Read more...]