Sunday, October 6, 2013

Currently i am....

So with the new school year came new challenges with students and classrooms and all that good stuff. I am currently trying to balance my life and its new obstacles. This fall i finally started grad school!!! Which is thrilling and terrifying all at the same time... I am about halfway though my first semester in the Applied Behavior Analysis Program and my brain is in PAIN!

(grad school time)


Another change in life is that justin and i finally got our own place and moved in august! We now live in a cute little apartment in an old new england post and beam barn. We have the sweetest little old couple as landlords and live in their old charming barn with a few other apartments and are surrounded by beautiful lawns,gardens and trails in the woods. I am a wee bit worried about our dirt road come winter but we will just have to see what kind of plowing happens out here. So now we are just working on making it feel like home, balancing our schedules and me my homework...

(New commute to work)

(nice backyard walking trails for Abby)

(peaches from our sweet landlords)

Our new home (guarded by neighbors mastiffs)

Oh and i am already getting so excited about christmas!!!!

Happy fall guys!

Friday, June 21, 2013

camp time


So i will just skip over the "i have not blogged in months..." thing and move onto some Friday Finds!

This week the Mr and I have been talking about a camping trip we hope to take in august. We need to get away and we haven't been to my college town since i graduated 3yrs ago! Sadly it is a coastal maine town in the peak of tourist season but its the only week we can both get off so we are just going to go and enjoy our old faves while ignoring the massive crowds....

Bar Harbor Trip 2013 Essentials: Mind you we already have a lot of the camping equipment so this is more of a fun extra list.


camp time


camp time by littlemissundomestic featuring free people


We have a few favorites in the mix. Cozy hoody, socks and blankets to stay warm at night. Perfect coffee and night caps. Also some essential citronella candles, day trip tote and chicklit to read by the fire or beach. What are some of your favorite camping essentials? 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Oh How Pinteresting Wednesday....wedding planning

This week i was brainstorming some wedding planning thoughts so i thought i would share some pins from my wedding board :)



Cookies and Milk for a snack before we all go home....
via

Cute Program 

Welcome Bags

Mason Jar Escort Cards

I would love to take some shots like this with Abby :)


Sunday, March 10, 2013

These days... according to my phone

Just sharing some photos from my phone of whats going on over here these past few bust days/weeks...



cupcakes.....

nifty chest of drawers at a country store ....want!

getting my first graze box in the mail!!! yumm...

turning child's chore chart into our bill paying/goals chart with some post it tape...

Our Abby love and her rope :)

Lunch at King Arthur Flour...

creating visuals for work. Yay schedule boards! 

Just a small peek into our week...how was yours?

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

sometimes it's just ok....

this week it's ok...


-to have been away from the blog...i added another 17hrs of work into my week and it is taking the energy out of me while i adjust...

-to be overly excited for a weekend trip we planned for april :) we are going to Jay Peak Resort where we got engaged!

-to have let my inbox get a wee bit out of control....

-to maybe need some ideas to get back into the swing of things on the blog since i am a bit blocked from my break :(

also did you all see my rockin new design by sarah!!!! i am so excited to have my blog representing me now too!

happy thursday!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Oh How Pinteresting Wednesday...

Well it speaks for itself.....


This quirky cook book is a must read! Pop over and read the article about they sexy details :)


Who doesn't need a nifty veggie roasting guide? yum!
via

this week i am joining in on the fun! i hope you all go and visit all the rockin linkups!

Monday, February 18, 2013

(Un)Domestic Monday #3

I wanted to share the yummy meal justin made for valentines day! He made us a delicious steak dinner and we had a quiet evening in. The steak was cooked to perfection and the potatoes were to die for!!


Just a quick tip on the potatoes, they are a combination of sweet potatoes and yukon golds mashed together to make one amazing melt in your mouth side dish!! Try it friends you will not regret it!


i am having a bit of trouble with my link up tool so please feel free to linkup in the comments if the link took is tricky, this week! Happy monday friends

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

On an interview of sorts....



So Justin, Justin right? can i call you Justin? Can i interview you?: "Umm if you must... " well i must since it is who you are?

What do you dream about?: "Like actual dreams or in the future dreams?" What do you mean by in the future dreams? "you know like what do you want to do in the future?" ohhh ok so not space age then ok...so? "i dont know weird stuff?

What is your favorite color?:  "depends...it depends on what it is we are talking about...lets see if clothing earth tones...other things cooler tones like blue and gray..." well that was a deeper answer than expected!

What do you want to be when you grow up?: "chef" and yes he sure is a chef yay me!

Who is your favorite super hero and why?: " i dont really have one....ehh iron man because he is cocky" ummm ok hun

Cars or Toy Story?: "pshhh do i have to?" long pause  "um cars i guess...."

Why do you love peanut butter and jelly so much?: "No idea! its just awesome...ooo with fluff too. Peanut butter and jelly with fluff! Epic...Snap that just happened! I Just blew your MIND." (good lord i am marrying this guy!)

time out in the interview...someone ran out of the room to make a sandwich....yup

If you could live on another planet which one would it be?: "i would say pluto but people don't consider it a plannet anymore...that makes me sad"

What is your best dance move?: "all of them" um i beg to differ but ok mj "is that even a question? they are just sooo great!"

Well kids that is a glimpse at my love. I hope to catch a few more post with him and us together!





Sunday, February 10, 2013

(Un)Domestic Monday #2


Hey guys! i am so excited to show yo my first ever blog linkup!!!! It will be focused on the (Un)Domestic things in life and can be about a wide variety of topics. I hope you stop by and visit and absolutely linkup any posts revolving around "homey" stuff!

Wondering about the details?
Q:Hey jess what exactly do you mean by "homey" things?
A: Glad you asked "suzy"! Basically "homey" means anything revolving around the domestic...such as a recipe,craft,organizational idea,home decor, kids/parenting, car maintenance if that means something to you), wine and chocolate! 
Q: Does it count is i post about drinking wine?
A: Why of course it does! That sounds as domestic as i get!
Rules:
Its simple just linkup here and share the button on your post! 


On to my post for the week....This week i am thinking of baking a treat for my love. These are a few top contenders....any baking or crafting plans for Valentines Day?

Friday, February 8, 2013

Blogs i love friday...


I have read so many amazing blogs lately but i wanted to share a few of my favorite gems this week...

*Story of my life posted about marital blish … nope kids that isn’t a typo but definitely a must read!

* Ashley over at our little apartment wrote a great post called 7 quick takes and it is a nice collection of mini "posts" including some tidbits of bloggy business tools.

* Erin from Living in Yellow wrote a yummy post with a valentines day treat. Not only does it involve peanut butter but her photography is gorgeous!

* Kate shared a great video full of knowledge  and cuteness!


How has your week stacked up? Happies and Crappies...

Happies:

* Getting to stay in today due to the snow day! Needed that extra day!
* Playing with my pup in the snow! She loves to chase snowballs...
* Finally getting in a few beers with a rockin coworker and her Mr and my Mr! took us way tooo long!
*

Crappies:

* Worries about money..
* Not being able to figure out what my poor pup is alergic to! She is licking her feet like crazy :(


All in all it seems to be a decent week! How was yours? 


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sunday, February 3, 2013

(Un)Domestic Monday Linkup!

Hey guys! i am so excited to show yo my first ever blog linkup!!!! It will be focused on the (Un)Domestic things in life and can be about a wide variety of topics. I hope you stop by and visit and absolutely linkup any posts revolving around "homey" stuff! 

Little Miss Undomestic
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Conversation between justin and i while i was brainstorming the linkup and button:

Me: "i was thinking this would be a cute picture to use for my (Un)Domestic Monday linkup button. You know like recipes, crafts,organization and homey stuff will be for monday posts."
Justin: "your going to make dinner for me every monday?!"
Me: "no hunny that is not how that translates!"
Justin: "You're going to sew my work pants?"
Me: "nope also not how that translates but nice engagement babe!"
Justin: "we'll see...."

um... babe i am not sure you are understanding the concept of Undomestic but i love you anyway!


Wondering about the details?
Q:Hey jess what exactly do you mean by "homey" things?
A: Glad you asked "suzy"! Basically "homey" means anything revolving around the domestic...such as a recipe,craft,organizational idea,home decor, kids/parenting, car maintenance if that means something to you), wine and chocolate! 

Q: Does it count is i post about drinking wine?
A: Why of course it does! That sounds as domestic as i get!

Rules:
Its simple just linkup here and share the button on your post! 

Enjoy!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

on my first Happies and Crappies!



Happies:
- I got to spend last saturday with justin! he works a lot of weekends so it was a nice treat.
- I weighed myself and somehow lost 5lbs!!!
- I have had an amazing week meeting new blogs and being inspired! Also thank you to all the bloggers giving me advice, answering questions and welcoming me! 
- I just remembered today that as a teacher i get spring break!!! This means i have a WHOLE week this month!

Crappies:
- Money is beyond tight and it is definitely stressing me out and damping life no matter how hard i try to not let it get to me :(
- I work with special needs children and my little autistic student had a really horrible day yesterday which, means i had a horrible day too! 
- Being a bit overwhelmed by my todo list.

Don't forget to read all the Happies and Crappies!

Jess

Friday, February 1, 2013

On a saturday field trip...



On saturday justin and i both had the day off! Mind you this is rare with him being in the catering business  We decided to go for a quick drive over to the Ling Arthur Flour factory. They have the yummiest cafe and a really beautiful store to inspire anyone to use their kitchen! Now i just need to pick which thing to start baking first!
can you spy joy the baker on their shelves!!!

I think i need a new bakers first apron!

truly a yummy and beautiful store and cafe...look at that cafe and sweet pink valentines day dissplay!

I think i need a new mug soon :)

If you happen across a trip to Vermont i would recommend this as one of many yummy pit stops along your rout...


Thursday, January 31, 2013

it's ok.....



It's ok....

...that i eat chobani champions squeezable yogurt for breakfast...maybe that is why i love working with preschoolers.

...to set too many alarms and hit snooze a few times...

...to want to go to grad school while having huge "going back to school" anxieties...

...to hope for a snow day when there is no snow in the near futures forecast...

...that i am hoarding my christmas giftcards for when i find that perfect must have...

...to daily plan out the next chapter of my career and of my life with justin(can you say adorable little home full of pinterest DIYs...

well i have and extra busy day of students today so i am looking forward to that bottle of merlot waiting for me at home!

Happy thursday!