One Pot Pasta with Turkey Meatballs

I love dinners that are quick, easy, and delicious! Especially those that don’t require multiple pots and pans. I’d much rather wash one pot than five, you know what I mean? That’s one of the main reasons that I love my Instant Pot. That, and the fact that everything cooks in 1/4 of the time,…… Continue reading One Pot Pasta with Turkey Meatballs

Home Improvement

How To Install Insulation

Hey guys! I hope this Monday finds you well! I’m enjoying my President’s Day off, catching up on homework and to-do list items. Homework? You heard me right! Unfortunately, one of my college courses didn’t “count” for my Idaho teaching license, so I have to take the same course again, but from Idaho, and not…… Continue reading How To Install Insulation

Art · Teaching

Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Animals Craft

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to do an art activity that centered around Valentine’s Day without being too mushy and lovey-dovey for my students. They get so weird about Valentine’s Day in third grade, acting like the opposite sex’s Valentine is a marriage request. It cracks me up! I’m writing this…… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Animals Craft

Art · Teaching

Winter Hats Art Activity

With all of the cold weather and snow that we’ve had lately, I wanted to incorporate the blustery, winter season into my art activity for the week. I had browsed through Pinterest and had seen some amazing projects, but the majority of them required tons of supplies that I didn’t have and were a bit…… Continue reading Winter Hats Art Activity


How To Have Time To Work Out and Still Have a Life

I don’t know about you guys, but there are days when working out is a serious chore. When I get home from work, pretty much the last thing I want to do is hit the gym. I’ve been on my feet all day, and I just want to sit down, watch TV, or curl up…… Continue reading How To Have Time To Work Out and Still Have a Life


Test Prep Gallery Walk

Like any other teacher, testing day strikes fear into my heart. I worry about everything. Did my students really grasp the material, and enough so to prove it to me on the test? Did they sleep well and eat a good breakfast? Will the test give them anxiety and result in poor performance?  You’re probably…… Continue reading Test Prep Gallery Walk


7 tips to stay motivated this winter (and feel better, too!)

Too often, I find myself really struggling to stay motivated during the winter. It’s dark by the time I get home from work, the temperature is dipping around the negatives, and all I want to do is curl up on the couch with a good book or a TV show. Read on for some ways to…… Continue reading 7 tips to stay motivated this winter (and feel better, too!)