Monday, August 6, 2012

Teacher Bag and Teacher's Fashion Linky

One thing that I've been dying to get is a big tote bag that I can use for different things. Something that would be big enough for a carry-on for a weekend flight, a random day trip to Atlanta that my hubby and I take often, and most importantly... to take to my sub jobs with me.

Enter Vera Bradley (she ALWAYS comes through)... I ordered this baby...
Get Carried Away Tote in Viva la Vera

I can't wait until she.. ummm.. it comes in. I love it already!

Also... don't forget I'm hosting my very first linky party!!! Share your teacher style with everyone in my linky entitled "A Teacher's Style". Can't wait to see all of the different styles!!

Click on the picture to go to the linky party!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Currently and Teacher's Fashion Linky

It's that time again! Farley over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade is having her monthly Currently linky.

I am also hosting my VERY FIRST Linky party! It's a Teacher's Fashion Linky.. link up here.

I can't wait to see all of the different styles!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

What's Your Style? Teacher's Fashion Linky Party

Hey guys!! Since I've recently been offered 3.. (yippe!!!) substitute teaching positions... I've been thinking... now what do I need to wear? Of course I know I have tons of business casual clothes. And I think I have enough teacher friends and family to know what is appropriate or not for a teacher. But hey, I've also been in the medical field  for the past five years wearing scrubs daily. Do you think that I would give up an opportunity to go shopping?? Let me give you a hint... uh NO!!! Haha.

I've been searching online for some new trouser pants and dressy shirts that are season-less (is that a word?) and of course some cute dresses and skirts. And then I thought... (lightbulb) Why not just go to the experts?? And what better way to do it than a Linky Party?

I've been brainstorming on this idea for awhile now and since I'm fairly new to the blogging world... I was a little intimidated ok a LOT intimidated. I have seriously gone back and forth, back and forth about it and this morning I thought... "What is the worst that could happen?" Whatever... I can do this! So without further ado... here it is....

Here are the guidelines...
1. Tell me your favorite store(s) that you like to get your "teacher's fashion".
2. What are some of your favorite accessories?
3. What type of shoes do you teach in? (i.e. heels, flats, wedges, etc.)
4. Do you have a "go-to" item in your closet? (i.e. sweater you wear weekly, shoes you wear daily, etc.)
5. Have you ever had a fashion "uh-oh" at school? (i.e. heel broke, button popped off of blouse)

Please feel free to post any cute items, sales, outfits that you have grabbed for this upcoming school year!

1. My favorite stores are:

2. I have always LOVED accessories.. purses being my favorite. But right now my 2 favorites would be my Coach purse and Ralph Lauren sunglasses that my sweet hubby (love that man) bought for me.
This is it exactly... but VERY close

3. Since I technically haven't taught yet... I guess I can't really say for sure. I, however, have always been a lover of HEELS!! Like tall heels...
Aren't these gorgeous?? But I know that in reality I will be trading these in for something like this...
or better yet... something like these...

and I am okay with that (I'm sure my feet with thank me later)!! haha

4. My go-to item in my closet is my "Boyfriend" blazer that I purchased from Charlotte Russe.
Looks like these... but its just plain black

5. I haven't had any fashion uh-oh's as a teacher yet... but I remember my senior year of high school we had a bomb threat at our school and they made us evacuate to the football field for hours... in the HOT sun. Remember this is ALABAMA guys... it was HOT!! We were out there for at least 3 hours. I had on my favorite pink flip flops... yeah, well the ol' faithful flip flops let me down that day... because one of them broke!! The strap popped out of the side so I had to stand out there or sit  with a broken flip flop... not to mention walk all the way back to the school once we were able to go back in. Tragedy as a teenager in high school. 

It's tax free weekend here in Alabama starting tomorrow so I am hoping to find time to go and snatch up some stylish "teacher" fashion!!

What's your fashion? Grab the button and link up!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Tell me more, tell me more!

Amy over at Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons is hosting a Linky Party called "Tell me more, tell me more!" I can't get "Summer Lovin'" from Grease out of my head now... thanks Amy!! It is one of my FAVORITE movies. I was even in the play my senior year of high school.

I had to steal Hadar's idea for this awesome linky!
Here are The ABCs of me:

A- Age: 

B-Bed size: Queen

C-Chore you hate: Dishes and folding clothes

D-Dogs: I have a MORKIE (Maltese and Yorkie Mix). Her name is Jordie.

E-Essential to start your day: Something cold to drink. Don't really have a preference, it just has to be cold! (Coffee/ Diet Mt. Dew comes later in the day)

F-Favorite color: PINK!

G-Gold or silver: Silver

H-Height: 5'7

I-Instruments you play: Haha... does my keyboard on my computer count... or my iphone? 

J-Job title: Healthcare Professional turned Elementary Education student ;)

K-kids: I would love to have at least 2 since I am an only child... but only in God's timing. I don't feel that it would be feasible at this point in our marriage since I am back in school and hubby is in the process of gaining his HVAC and Journeyman electrician's license

L-Live: Alabama. I would LOVE to move elsewhere though. Maybe Florida, Georgia, or California?? Its just time for a change.

M-Milk? I only drink milk in my cereal. And I prefer 1%. Every now and then I will have some chocolate milk but that is about once yearly.

N- Nicknames: Ahhh.. I have lots! My coworkers and some friends call me Jess. My high school friends call me Rig (Maiden name is Hazelrig). My hubby calls me "Poo".

O-Overnight hospital stay: None! Praise God! Although I spend 36 hrs weekly in the ER... working :(

P-Pet peeves:  Smacking when eating. People touching my feet. People saying "G-D" or God's name in vain period. 

Q-Quote from a movie: 
"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get" Forrest Gump

R-Right/lefty: Righty.

S- Siblings: I am an only child with one step brother who is 27.

T-Time you wake up: When I have to work, I wake up at 5:00 p.m. When I am off, I wake up with my hubby at 5:00 a.m. I know TWO complete opposite schedules and my body feels every bit of it!! I can't finish my degree soon enough.

U-Underwear: Aerie by American Eagle; Victoria's Secret

V-Veggies you dislike: Do we have all day to make a list that long?? Here's some to list a few: Most beans, onions, beets, carrots, tomatoes... and many many more!
This is soooooo me!!

W-What makes you run late: Me hitting snooze a million times. No one's fault but my own... its just the fact that my bed hold on to me TIGHT!

X-X-rays you've had: Teeth (I had a head gear, braces, retainers, etc.) Ankle (old cheerleading injury) Chest (I have asthma) Back (cheerleading injury)

Y-Yummy food you make: I love to cook so I like to think that everything I make is YUMMY! But my husbands favorite dish I make is my homemade lasagna.

Z-Zoo animal: I like the monkeys!! They are so darn cute!

{{My favorite things!}}

My sweet husband!
This is us at a Birthday party two weeks ago
My Sweet Jordie
.She LOVES the camera and posing

  I love, love, love to travel!!! I think I get it from my father. He owns properties around the world including his most recent purchase in China!!! I'm actually going to California next month.... Can't wait! LOVE Cali. 

This is a picture of two of my best high school buddies and I our senior year.
Cheerleading has always been a big part of my life. It all started when I was 4, one of my mom's friend asked if I would be the mascot- youngest cheerleader not the animal in a costume of the cheer squad that she coached. I cheered from then until my senior year of high school. Then continued as a coach for an Allstar competition squad until last year when I started working nightshift at the hospital. I currently work for a company that contracts tryout judges and clinic coaches so I still have a little taste of heaven every now and then. I hope to pick up coaching again when I start teaching *crosses fingers*.
You can find more of my favorite things in a previous post here.

In other news... for those of you who have been following my blog... 
You remember the Substitute position I applied for in June (say what??? It's August)? Well I FINALLY heard back from them... and I GOT IT!!! Whoop whoop! This is amazing news because I would absolutely LOVE to work for this school system when I am finished with school. Also... I have training for another school system next week, so that makes a total of THREE school systems that I am officially on the sub list for. I couldn't be happier! 
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