Lately

To say that life has changed a lot since my last post would be…entirely accurate.  I’ve been so excited to share all the goings-on around here for awhile, and am seizing a somewhat-freer afternoon to sit down and type it all out.

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{my favorite (and cheesiest) bulletin board}

First things first- I am LOVING my new teaching job.  My coworkers are kind and helpful, my students are adorable and eager to learn (so far..we’ll see how true this is once the back-to-school “honeymoon” is over!), and the school building itself is brand new and gorgeous.  I’m still settling into my classroom and getting to know the everyday routines and rhythms of the school, and I’m bracing myself for the inevitable craze of October, when all of the real work and learning will begin.  I would be outright lying if I said I wasn’t feeling overwhelmed with planning curriculum, setting up grades, and all of the other lovely things a first-timer teacher needs to build from scratch.  However, I am very lucky to be teaching in my school, and I grow more grateful by the day that I wound up where I did.

In other news, T and I have finally made the move to Nashua!  I’m actually a bit surprised by how quickly we’ve settled in to such a drastically different place.  We’ve been here for about two weeks now, and I can happily report that we are officially unpacked!  However, even though our stuff is no longer in boxes, I have yet to find just the right place for everything.  I have some decorating/crafting projects planned for this fall and winter that I’m pretty excited about, including vamping up our dresser-turned-bar, and I think these will add those final touches that the new place is still missing.

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dresser turned bar

 

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desk digs

 I haven’t been able to explore much of our new city yet, but I’m deeply intrigued by a few spots in the downtown area that I’m sure we’ll be getting to soon.

Until next time xx

Happy Things

Hello, hello! Seeing as my summer school job starts next week, I’ve been doing my best to enjoy the last long, lazy week I’ll have for awhile.  I spent tons of time reading, catching up on errands, and heading out into the gorgeous summer weather as much as possible.  Luckily, I was also able to sneak a quick trip back to my hometown to visit my parents too!  While I could only stay for one night, I was able to take my dad to the Dark Horse Tavern for his birthday dinner, teach my mom about Snapchat (evidence to follow), and cuddle with Jax.  My parents even surprised me with a GORGEOUS peridot bracelet as a belated graduation present!  You guys…I cried when I opened it. I wasn’t kidding when I said that I cry really easily!

After being pampered by a great last week of June, I am more than ready to welcome July with lots of 4th of July celebrations this weekend!  I’ll catch ya back here next week- happy weekend to you!

 

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Recipe sneak peek
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Keeping it colorful
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A new friend

 

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Momma and me