Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Monday phone dump...


one of my awesome kiddos at work

waiting to start my small group time.

bought some cheerios!

baked for the first time in a lonnnnggg time!

A cool pumpkin to bring to my kiddos at school! 

happy monday!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

On the little things...

Just a note about how the little things make a big difference .while running around town tonight to get things done and sort out dinner we happened upon the ice cream truck! But not just any ice cream truck it was the Kona ice truck! I felt 12 as I had Justin quickly pull over and I dashed to make it to the about to drive away truck was such a sweet and lovely moment and yet so simplistic. Don't forget to enjoy the little things!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Did you know?

This week I am linking up with the lovely ladies hosting
 "blog star"!
Mrs. Monologues
For today I will leave you with a few "jess facts" :) hope you visit the other awesome bloggers who linked up!

I am engaged to my best friend!

I am a puppy mama to a four yr old labby named Abby.

I teach early childhood special education and speech and language.

I love Starbucks chai lattes and strawberry margaritas.

I spend a large amount of time on my iPad and a lot of it it reading silly chick lit!

I am obsessed with all things wedding and pinning it all on pinterest.

I still read nancy drew and the hardy boys because well....they rock.

I love food but am not so good in a kitchen...but luckily my love is a chef:)

I love to travel and see new places

I have an addiction to chocolate and cheese!

Thanks for stopping by I hope to meet some of you soon!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

On some Love....

Popping in to recap some love! 

{Date of Proposal}
March 24th
{Where Justin Proposed}
I am on a wee bit of a wedding inspiration kick and i am not going to bother shutting it down because well...I am engaged!!!!!! so i will just let you know that there will be some posts related to dreaming,planning and all that giddy fun stuff!

Place of engagement: Jay Peak Resort in jay vermont. We stayed in the Tram Hause Lodge and it was amazing!

Tram Haus Lodge

The Lodge

Our Suit!
 images via

It Snowed on our trip! we were so deliriously giddy!

out for a stroll...

Justin and i took the day to relax and run some errands. We ended up visiting a charming antique store, a few local favorites(bookshop,kitchen store) and rounded the day off with a trip to target,pier one and margaritas for you guessed it...margaritas!! yum! It was great to have a nice date day off together :) 
great GI Joe set

cute robot? 
old school
awesome dentist dresser! i want!
rounding it all off with some yumminess! 

Monday, April 2, 2012

on a spring book swap!

This was the first book swap i have ever done and it was awesome! I love that we had the option of swapping kindle books too! I was paired up with a lovely blogger Tessica! Not only did she send me a great new ebook but i had so much fun getting to know her and her blog! Thanks for hosting such a great swap girls!

Happy Monday! 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

On a pick me up....

So lets just say all of my students were having a bit of a rough week! so by the time i got home from work this week i had all i could do to not pass out all afternoon. I teach special needs children and they all know spring is coming. It sure does show! So for a wee bit of a pick me up i ate a few thin mints and looked at dreamy pictures on pinterest. Here are a few faves this week.

{Dreaming of a romantic winter engagement....a girl can hope!}

{Happy Place song from Jason Mraz}

{Office Love}

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Cleansing, and saving my budget sanity part 1!

I just wanted to share with you how awesome it feels to click "unsubscribe" to all of those sale and shopping emails flowing in everyday! I hate missing a deal but I am working really hard on turning our spending habits around and all those emails make me want to shop!!!! Don't get me wrong I fully intend to shop still but now only when I have the money budgeted and never when I would be taking money away from something else. I find that if I need something I can find a deal then and if I don't have the money or don't need it well... I will have to be more patient because, I really really want to pay off my loans and save up for some more important things than on sale bras or dresses. Here is to hoping this helps me stick to my new budget!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

I don' you?

this post is inspired by a post written by Megan in november. It got me thinking of how important it can be to see our imperfections as well as our perfections and to realize it is ok to have imperfections. Here are a few things "I don't" always do....

I don't always put away the laundry because sometimes the chair is just fine with me.

I don't go to bed early enough most nights...which makes the mornings sleepy.

I don't frame the pictures i take or art i buy and i always forget to hang the frames i do buy.

I don't spend nearly as much time reading actual books as i do blogs and tweets.

I don't cook...ever! If justin doesn't want to cook i get take out or eat cereal and toast.

I don't walk the dog as much as i should... especially if its yukky outside.

I don't drink enough water but it is on my goal list :)

I don't always change the sheets as regularly as recommended..

I don't remember to send birthday cards,xmas cards or any other kind of snail mail on time ever!

Just a few things that i don't always do perfectly and frankly i am ok with it :)

What are some things you don't do?...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

11 things.....

I came across the "11 things..." while visiting Susannah's blog and figured i would join in the fun! i was needing a prompt and found her post to be adorable...enjoy! 

There are five rules:
1. Post these rules.
2. Post a photo of yourself and 11 random things.
3. Answer the questions set for you in the original post.
4. Create 11 new questions and tag people to answer them.
5. Go to their blog/twitter and tell them you've tagged them

Me and my dad at my college graduation! 

11 Randoms....
1. I am a teacher! Special needs pre-k
2. I have an office supply addiction( especially with martha stewart staples stuff)
3. I have made a new goal of figuring out money and budgeting but am sooo clueless!
4. I i love to craft but have a hard time getting started :( 
5. I rarely cook but i have a chef for a boyfriend so it will be ok...
6. I secretly wish i was more girly.
7. I also secretly wish i drove a truck sometimes...yeah i know not so girly but hey i am a country girl!
8. I enjoy the disney channel way more than an adult should.
9. I am trying to get better at this but i kinda suck at keeping in touch with friends and family :( no idea why...
10. I can be immature and childish but sometimes its good to lighten up this crazy stress filled adult world!
11. I love cheesy romance novels...yup i know silly...


1. Who's your celebrity crush?
wow just one?...hmm i guess top pick(s) would be Michael Vartan because i fell in love with him when the show Alias was out and i wanted to be a kick ass spy chick :) 
2. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I dont know if i had a realistic career wish like "fireman" or "veterinarian" but i did have a huge love for Nancy Drew and always wanted to be her oh and marry a Hardy Boy!
3. What's your favorite flower?
I always love when justin buys me flowers(roses) and i love all kinds but i have a sweet spot for daisies and peonies.
4. If you could only drink one thing for the rest of your life besides water, what would it be?
Hmm tough one! I love a good espresso or i suppose ginger lemonade.
5. Do you believe in ghosts?
I have never seen any but i believe that nothing is ever truly gone just depends on if we are in a place to let them go or not.
6. What's your favorite meal at your favorite restaurant?
I can think of soo many yummy things but honestly my boyfriend is a chef and makes the best salmon and steak at home so for going out i would pick a yummy wood-fired white pizza!
7. What was your favorite cartoon as a kid?
I didn't have a tv when i grew up but i loved scooby doo when i was at friends houses :)
8. What's your favorite thing to wear from your closet?
I would be happy to wear jeans and a t-shirt or flip flops and a sun dress every day! 
9. If you could wake up tomorrow with the knowledge and ability to do something that you can't do now, what would it be?
Have the time and money to travel the world...but honestly i love teaching so i wouldn't change my career at all.
10. What's your favorite song of all time?
i am a music junkie but every time "hallelujah" comes on i get very happy!
11. What's an annoying habit or quirk of yours that people probably don't know about?
Hmm...i think i let all my quirks shine out bright but i do know justin hates when i warm my ice cold feet on him or when i say i am hungry but get all indecisive about what i want.

My Questions....

1. What is your morning routine?
2. What do you buy most often that is not a necessity? and What store is your weakness?
3. What is your guilty TV pleasure?
4. Is there something you collect? Or wish you could?
5. Do you PIN? or have an ETSY?
6. How do you treat yourself after a long day or on your day off?
7. Dream vacation spot local and international?
8. Are you jealous of something? what is it?
9. How many meals do you honestly eat a day?
10. How often do you get your hair cut/color?
11. What is the most annoying thing your partner does?

I hate to single people out so i invite anyone who is looking for a bit of bloggy inspiration to join in on the fun! If you write a post i would love to read it so feel free to leave a comment with the link!!

xoxox happy March 1st!

Friday, February 3, 2012


Recently life has been a bit busy...mostly just work and growing up o suppose :) Here are a few pics from my phone of life! 

Occasionaly we stop in our favorite Butchers/Bakers at the end of a crazy kid filled day :)

My love wearing flannel over a chefs coat yup hes from vermont! Gotta love him :)

And the fun behind the scenes of teaching! All the paperwork and visual support making...

The task of making 10 sets of "winter dressing"

So Thanks for checking in guys and i hope to be around more now that i have adjusted to the extra hours at work and the work itself!