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!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Oh How Pinteresting Wednesday...



In love with this dreamy bed.....
via


Would love to wear this cute outfit!


Pinning is working....

Happy to be joining in this week! What are you pinning and loving?





Monday, January 28, 2013

on some bloggy tips and tricks...

I set out over the weekend to learn a little bit about posting and photo basics to give myself a bit more bloggy confidence and inspiration. Here are a few resources i found helpful.

* Elsie and Emma share some tips on photography and blogger photography over at A Beautiful Mess.

*Kristan wrote a series of posts about networking,guest posting and a few other important things for all bloggers.

*Infarrantly Creative wrote a great series on What every blogger wants you to know but... doesn't want to tell you.

*Keri over at Her New Leaf wrote a post on 7 blogging topics to get you over bloggers block.


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Visions of a relaxing weekend..


This is one of my favorite weekend coffee cups. When i drink coffe durring the week it generally goes in a travel mug and is drank while i chase around small,adorable and bratty kids...So this cup is my "relax and leisurely sip my coffee cup..."
Are there any weekend moments or routines you have and enjoy?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

On some kitchen adventures....

I warn you i am marrying a chef for a reason...i don't have the kitchen bone in my body. I have been slowly learning that it isn't a terrifying pit of unknown but, i still stick to mostly helping the hubby or doing the dishes. On my extra day off this week i thought it would be nice to bake some bread. No pressure or high expectations, just me and a good recipe. I landed on a Stromboli recipe from King Arthur Flour. I didn't have all the perfect ingredients in the house for their "roasted tomato and asparagus  filling so i chose to fill mine with some sharp cheddar, garlic and ham. 







A few things i would change for next time is using more ham and cheddar but, i was very happy with the texture and flavor of the bread. Heres to new (un)domestic adventures!

Jess

Monday, January 21, 2013

Contemplating those christmas gift cards....music edition.

I like many of you, have been tasked with the great responsibility to chose what to buy with those cherished christmas gift cards! I debate back and forth so not to waste them of something not as great as the next idea i find....oh boy! Here are some ideas i have been contemplating. What are your picks? What did you buy with yours? Was it a treat or a necessity? 



Saturday, January 19, 2013

Ooops...i have a blog?

Let me start by not making excuses for not blogging...i wasn't compelled so i didn't and now i am so i will. But i did miss is and i have been reading yours while i hibernated. Does anyone have advice for unexperienced bloggers to stay engaged and active? 

Here are a few things i am enjoying these days.

Stephanie Plum

Joy the Baker's Podcast!


Re watching J..J. Abrams ALIAS (i know i know... geeky old-school )


I hope to pop in more often with tidbits of fun. Happy long weekend everyone!