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Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Five

The weekend is here!  I don't know about you teachers out there, but this week, my kids were nearly certifiable insanity -- and it isn't even a full moon!  I had SO many moments where one of them would say something and I had to pick my jaw up off the floor because it was so ridiculous.  Thank goodness for a couple days off.

1 // Timehop has been making me feel OLD lately.  This photo is from my senior banquet three years ago.  Has it really been that long since we graduated?

2 // I did a double header at the gym a few days ago -- Zumba and Drums Alive.  Such a good workout, I'm looking forward to doing it again tomorrow!

3 // Did you see my post on my new favorite website?  Have you tried it yet?

4 // Walker will be away this weekend, which means I have zero excuses to knock out some major assignments in my grad class.  He's taking about 100 high schoolers up to New York for a youth retreat, which I'm disappointed to miss, but kind of have to, thanks to all these assignments I have due.

5 // Anyone else dreaming of summer?  I can't wait for warm weather, flowy dresses, and (hopefully) a fun mini-getaway, like we had at Cape May last year.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Wear This One

We've all wondered what life would be like if the gorgeous clothes from our Pinterest style boards could just appear in our closets, right??  I don't know about you, but getting dressed in the morning can sometimes be a struggle.  I'll often wander into the kitchen in the morning and ask Walker if my outfit looks good, or if this necklace goes with that top.  And forget special events -- I have to either send pictures to friends and family or have them come over while I model my different outfits in order to figure out what to wear.

Enter Wear This One, the fabulous website that takes the guesswork out of styling your clothing.

Let's say you have an event coming up - a job interview, wedding, shower, or even just a special day at work.  All you have to do is make an account on Wear This One and upload pictures of your outfit(s) so that the other community members can vote on their favorites!  The process is super simple, and you can choose photos of yourself in the clothing or stock images from the web.

I have a bridal shower coming up next month, and I knew I wanted a springy dress/cardigan combo for the event.  In about a minute, I had both pictures online and people were voting!

The blue & pink combination currently has 83% of the votes.  There's an information section you can fill out to help the community get a feel for your event.  I wrote that I was going to a bridal shower and that both dresses were from Francesca's.

People can also leave comments (constructive and kind only, though!) which is incredibly helpful.

Isn't this a genius idea?  Now that I've joined the community, I can't help but pop over to site and get ideas from the other members.  There's even an inspiration section where you can look at some of the outfits people have put together!  

Hands down my new favorite site!  Head over there for your next styling dilemma!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What's Up Wednesday

I've seen some of my bloggy friends participating in this linkup recently, so I thought I'd join in on the fun!

What We're Eating This Week:

Walker and I are back on a modified Whole 30-esque diet...more like Paleo than anything, honestly, just without all the treats.  We just feel better when we eat clean foods, though we're not being nearly as strict as Whole 30 dictates (for example, we use butter to cook, even though it technically has dairy in it)  This week, we have sweet potato shepherd's pie on the menu, as well as some stuffed baked potatoes.

What I'm Reading:

I was just talking to one of my youth group girls about the Divergent trilogy.  I read the first book in the series over the summer, but then just kind of stopped.  I think I'm going to reread it and then power through the rest of the series.  Honestly, it wasn't my favorite book, but I'd like to be culturally relevant :)

I'm also reading Educational Finance for School Leaders for grad school -- riveting stuff, I tell you!  

What I'm Watching: 

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.  It's a Netflix original, written by Tina Fey.  To be honest, I'm not suuuper into it, but I have seen so much hype about it that I feel like I need to stick it out.  Then again, everyone raved about 30 Rock and Parks & Rec, neither of which I could get into.  Don't hate me for saying that!

What I'm Listening To:

Talking Body, by Tove Lo.  It's super catchy and think it would make a GREAT Zumba song, but I don't have any choreography in mind at the moment.

And speaking of Zumba songs, I'm learning this dance to "The Night is Still Young", by Nicki Minaj

What I'm Annoyed By: 

This crazy weather.  5 inches of snow last Friday, 55 degree weather today.  Please come quickly, spring!!  

What I'm Looking Forward To:

Spring break!  Well...sort of.  Our week long break has now been cut down to three days, thanks to all the snow we got this year.  The district is allowing anyone with previously made plans to use their days without penalty, which is nice.  Is is too late to buy plane tickets??

What I'm Dreading: 

This ridiculous group assignment I have for my grad class.  Since it's an online program, the presentation involves webcams, headsets, the whole nine yards.  Add in the concept of collaboration (which I'm not so great at -- I just want to do it ALL myself!) and it's a recipe for disaster.  Ugh!

What I'm Working On:

Reframing my focus when it comes to working out.  I was super productive yesterday, so hopefully it sticks!

What I'm Excited About: 

WearThisOne, a super awesome website that my friend's mom created recently.  It's like a sounding board for your Pinterest-inspired fantasies!  More information coming tomorrow.  

What I'm Wearing Today:

Blanket scarf, black jeans, and boots.  Hopefully the last wintery outfit of the season!

What I'm Reminiscing About:

College.  I can't believe it's been almost three years since graduation!  It's not even that I want to go back, it's that I miss my friends.  The beauty of Wheaton was the diversity and the fact that I got to spend time with people from around the world.  The bad news is that my closest Wheaton friend is a solid 6 hour drive away.  

What's up with your Wednesday??