today was difficult, but there were a few things that brightened my day up beautifully! i love my job and working with kids. no matter how difficult my life can get, the kids i teach everyday always make me smile, laugh, and just feel happy. such a complete & total blessing.

1. my new favorite book about a tiny mouse and a gigantic cupcake. it’s about sharing and i think it is a darling. my kids enjoyed it too.

2. our craft for the day: a tropical bird. we are talking about the rainforest and my kids were so excited to create their own tropical bird. the toucan and macaw were both very popular!

3. a pretty “bouquet” picked for me by a sweet student on the way to the yard to play. she stops every day and picks me a “bouquet of sunflowers”.

did i mention how much i adore the children i teach?



so, last weekend my best friend and i attempted gluten free, vegan baking. it did not turn out as we hoped! but we are not giving up and we are determined to create a delicious gluten free, vegan dessert. babycakes bakery being our inspiration, of course. we are already concocting new recipes in our heads…we are so excited to start this baking adventure! love my bestie!

{1} baking supplies ready to go, {2} my best friend and i dressed to bake, {3} chocolate chip cookies ready for baking (recipe from babycakes cookbook)


i have been sick with a cough for the past four weeks. that’s right…four. going on five now. i am trying not to complain, but it is just so frustrating. i just want to feel better…a doctor visit and a shot and antibiotics and cough suppressants are not working. woe is me, right?

anyway, it’s sunday! my favorite day. although i had to miss church this morning and reschedule my class at pure barre…it is still a good day! i have been relaxing and getting things done for the work week ahead- which is a short one! tomorrow is a field trip and friday the kids are off! 3 day teaching week…i’ll take it!

and tomorrow is valentines day…oh, love!

happy sunday!


today was a good day at work. my kiddies made ladybug thumbprints for their end of the year journals, we read pinkalicious, purplicious, and if you give a pig a pancake, and played outside in the glorious sunshine! i am so blessed and incredibly happy with what God is doing in my life right now. and not to mention valentines day is coming up. i have always loved valentines day. the chocolate, the glitter hearts, the flowers, the cards! i just love love! happy tuesday, all!