Post-it Tuesday

You guys I didn’t miss posting this week for post-it Tuesday!! Yay me!!!

Here’s the latest post-it note I stuck onto two of the copy machines at work. I hope it’ll make at least one person smile and “let their light shine”

What is that you do to help you stay inspired or to keep your light shining onto others?

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Here’s my ootd for today:

IMG_20150224_165109Red cardigan: Downeast Basics | Navy sheer polka dot top: Ross | White jeans: Old Navy | Nude patent wedge pumps: Jessica Simpson from Marshalls | Gold heart statement necklace: A Modern Boutique | Gold boyfriend watch: Fossil

Blessings + Love

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Manic Monday

It was just another manic Monday! I’m not sure what was “in the water” today, but I’m sure it had something to do with the rain drizzle we had. The bright side was that I made it to my yoga class tonight and it relieved all that stress and tension from the day.

I don’t want to get into how my day was “bad,” because there are people out there who will always have it worse than I do. So, instead I’ll leave you with my ootd’s that I hadn’t posted in the past few days. Sorry for the overload here!

What is it that helps you get through those “tough” days?

IMG_20150218_190722Hot pink blazer: Thrifted | Zebra print dress: CottonOn | Black booties: Target | Black statement necklace: Wet Seal | Gold boyfriend watch: Fossil


IMG_20150219_171956Baby blue top: Marshalls | Army vest: JC Penny | Pink jeggins: Walmart | Cognac booties: Bealles Outlet | Necklace: SimpleAddiction.com | Gold boyfriend watch: Fossil


IMG_20150220_160113Cobalt top: White Plum | J.Crew inspired herringbone vest: Brina Box | Tassel necklace: Brina Box | Jeans: Old Navy | Black booties: Rack Room Shoes | Gold boyfriend watch: Fossil


IMG_20150221_120330Lace tank top & Mossimo Black espadrilles : Target | Jeans: old | Gray cardigan: Groupon | Infinity diamond necklace: Shane Co.


IMG_20150223_162635White blazer: Q | Maroon top: Target | Mustard pants: DownEast Basics | Leopard print tassel necklace: Purple Peridot | Cognac boots: Cathy Jean Shoes | Gold boyfriend watch: Fossil


Blessings + Love

Post-it Tuesday

“Monday on a Tuesday” was the caption for my ootd today on Instagram, because today was so much like a Monday.  Yesterday was President’s Day, and while the rest of the fashion world was shopping some great deals & sales I was on my way back from Albany, NY.  It’s a whole day’s trip going from AZ to NY…but so worth it to spend QT with my Mr.!

Lucky for me I wasn’t too jet-lagged at work today, but I’m not gonna lie and say it was easy getting up this morning. It’s a good thing I already had my outfit picked out for the day. A HUGE benefit of choosing your ootd the night before is not having to think about “what should I wear today” and wasting precious time that could be spent on hair, make-up, drinking coffee/tea, eating breakfast, or any of your other morning routines.  Plus, I was happy knowing it really wasn’t Monday and since I missed posting last week’s Post-it Tuesday I made sure I didn’t miss today.

So, tell me, do you plan your outfits the night/week before?

20150217_185951“Stay positive, and always find the silver lining”

IMG_20150217_165802Black blazer: Jane.com | Teal blouse: Banana Republic | Brown leggins: Walmart | Black booties: Target | Purple statement necklace: thrifted | Gold bow headband: Loft

Blessings + Love

Busy week, busy life

This past week has been nonstop busy. Such is the life of a teacher though. We had Parent-Teacher conferences on Wed and Thurs. I started ahead of the game with a conference on Monday, which worked out in my favor not having to stay until 7pm last night.

This 3 day weekend, I’m spending my time with my most favorite person in the world…my Mr.! He got me a ticket to fly to NY (he’s there for work), so that we didn’t have to be apart on one of our(my) favorite days of the year. I promise I won’t get all lovey dovey on you, but I’m so excited I won’t be spending the Hallmark holiday of love all alone haha.
Anyway, being so busy with conferences and packing for my trip I forgot to take a pic of my post-it for Post-it Tuesday! But, I chose to write the following on a post-it: “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”-Helen Keller

This quote couldn’t be more true to what’s been happening in my life lately. My best friend, whom I call my bestest, is embarking on a new journey in her life by starting up & building a business. And I have blindly, but graciously, offered to help her haha. I gave her my disclaimer that while I’m offering to help her, I truly know nothing about the “business/corporate” world, but I’m a natural leader and lifelong learner (teachers-it’s who we are). 😉  She reassured me as much as she probably could, and told me I didn’t need to know much, and that just knowing her and her mission is what will be most beneficial for her business. So, here I go…on another daring adventure!

Guess I’ll leave you with my latest ootd’s that I couldn’t post during the week & another favorite photo for Photo Friday! Have a lovely weekend.

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Plaid shirt: Old Navy | Navy striped skirt: Banana Republic | Nude pump wedges: Payless Shoe Store | Statement necklace: Brina Box

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Black & white dress: Old Navy | Cobalt cardigan: Banana Republic | Black booties: Target | Gold BF watch: Fossil | Pearl necklace: Premier Design

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Gorgeous florals from tree time I went to Montreal with the bestest!

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A tower of macarons! How can you not drool at that?! Last year’s bday celebration for my bestest.

Blessings + Love

Blessings + Love

Decisions, Decisions

What do you do, who do you turn to, where do you go when you’re having to face life decisions? We all have to face them on a daily basis, but then there are those times when the decision you have to/need to make is going to affect your life in a major way.

Right now, I’m on the verge of having to make two pretty big decisions.  I’m not the type to stress over it too long, because I believe that no matter what “everything happens for a reason.”  Oh, Monday…you never cease to amaze me with all the curve balls you throw out!

Tomorrow is another day to try Post-it Tuesday!! For now, I’m leaving you with the last 3 ootd’s since I had such a busy weekend and didn’t get a chance to post.

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Black cardigan: Ross | Polka dot top: Loft | Mint pants: TJ Maxx | Black booties: RackRoom Shoes

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Green cardigan: Old Navy | Graphic tee: Target | Jeans: old | Plum Bongo flats: K-Mart

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Striped blazer: Old Navy | Pink top: Costco | Gray corduroy pants: old | Leopard print heels: Target

Blessings + Love

Busy, busy, busy

As you can tell by the title of my post today, this petite lady’s life has been very busy.

I can’t even remember what it was that kept me so busy yesterday that I didn’t even post.  Today started off with a 7 A.M. staff meeting (ugh), then ended with another meeting (thankfully that one was short & sweet).  Teachers are busy worker bees, that’s for sure!

Today was my second class of yoga! I thought maybe the “I love this because it’s my first time” feeling would go away…NOPE, my second class was just as gratifying 🙂  It was exactly what I needed after trying to survive the day with a tension headache that turned in a migraine 😦  Ohhhh, and I tried Zumba for the first time yesterday!!  That class was fun & certainly gave me a workout, but the “hula dancer” in me came out. I was literally counting all the instructors steps and saying them to myself as if I were trying to teach someone else the moves. Ha!  I enjoyed the Zumba class as well, but because I have/had a meniscus tear in my knee, I’m going to have to limit myself for a while to see if I can hang.  I’m already planning to go to yoga twice next week though!

Anyway, since there was no post yesterday I’m doubling up on my ootd.  Hope you don’t mind 🙂  Don’t forget tomorrow is Photo Friday!! Can’t wait to show you a few more of my favorite photographs I’ve taken over the years.

Wednesday ootd: IMG_20150204_160150

Navy blazer: Target | Pink t-shirt: Banana Republic Outlet | White pants: Old Navy | Cognac boots: Cathy Jean Shoes | J. Crew inspired statement necklace: Purple Peridot

Thursday ootd: IMG_20150205_170958

Black & white striped dress & Gingham shirt: Old Navy | Jean jacket: Gap | Cognac boots: Cathy Jean Shoes | Crystal necklace: Simple Addiction

Blessings + Love

Oh, Monday

Monday, Monday, Monday.

We all have those days, especially those “Mondays” when we just don’t want to get out of bed and deal with whatever our reality may be.  Today was definitely one of the days for me.  I really, really, really didn’t want to get out of bed this morning and the rest of the day continued to follow with the same fight.  All day long my mind was fighting with my body to stay awake and to keep on functioning.  It’s not the easiest task when you’re a teacher, a first grade teacher needless to say.  6 year-olds know exactly how to keep you on your feet! It’s like they smell the exhaustion from the adults around haha.  But, I survived and I did it without a nap 😉

So tell me, what is it that you do to survive a Monday?  And don’t forget, tomorrow is Post-It Tuesday 🙂

PhotoGrid_1422926538422Here’s my ootd for the day.  Leopard print blouse: Van Heusen | Jeweled Cardigan: Target | Black skinnies: Walmart | Black booties: Rackroom Shoes | Kendra Scott inspired necklace: Purple Peridot

Blessings x Love