Saturday, June 22, 2013

I'm a Big Girl Now

Have you noticed?

I have a new blog design, along with a button!!! I have to give Stephanie from How Sweet this is AND (her blog design website) Stephanie G Designs credit for my amazing design. She did fabulous! She was so easy to work with and quickly replied to e-mails. Thanks Stephanie for a beautiful design!

We took Tio to Bark in the Park that was being held at a minor league baseball stadium. He loved it!

Not only do I now have a new design, which makes me a big girl (insert smiley face here), but I've also gone in on a phone plan with The Boy. My mom kicked me off told me this was the last year she was going to keep me on the family plan and then I had to pay for it on my own. So, why not?

And I have finally landed a teaching job here in the Chicago suburbs. I had many interviews and the job I accepted is for a 1st grade teaching position. I'm excited because I know 1st grade. I know how the students will be (crying, boogers, untied shoes, etc) and I know the curriculum, which makes me more comfortable. I will be going into the school year (I'm hoping) prepared and I know more confident than I did last year. This will be my 2nd year teaching. That still sounds crazy to me as I'm typing that out.

Lately, I have been fostering more puppies (pictures coming soon), hosting a bachelorette party and getting my classroom ready for August. I have also been cooking up a storm lately and I have found and made some great recipes lately!

Anyways, if someone is looking to do a button swap, I'll be more than happy to do one. I'm not sure I'm ready for sponsoring someone else's blog nor do I want sponsors, but I love the idea of a swaparoo! :)

I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday!!!


  1. That's so exciting! My boy and I recently looked into adding him to my plan, and we're surprised to find out that it'd be cheaper than being on separate plans (he's on his family's, I'm on my own). I'd be paying $20 less than I do now if I added him to my plan ($80/ea vs $100ish)! Have a great weekend! :)

  2. What's a button swap and what does it mean to sponsor a blog? I'm so not with it! lol.
    Teaching in Paradise

  3. Love the new design! So simple and cute :)

    Congrats on the new teaching position-- I'm also going into my second year! Here's to the most fun and the least amount of stress possible!!

  4. Congrats on the teaching job!

  5. Love the new design! And the about me under your picture :) Miss our talks... let's email soon!