Teaching

When I Am 100 Years Old…

Our 100th day of school was a couple of weeks ago, and I had seen the cutest writing activity from a college friend and amazing educator, Alison Daugs, to celebrate. She let me in on how she made it happen, and I jumped on the opportunity to use it with my own students as the day…… Continue reading When I Am 100 Years Old…

Cooking

Homemade Barbecue Teriyaki Jerky

My parents gave Chris a food dehydrator for Christmas, and we have been using it a ton! With the dehydrator itself, my mom ordered extra trays, mesh screens for veggies and fruits, along with fruit roll sheets. We haven’t branched out with fruits or veggies yet, but we HAVE  been making jerky. And lots of it!…… Continue reading Homemade Barbecue Teriyaki Jerky

Baking · Cooking · Desserts

Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake

Every Valentine’s Day, I like to make a delicious dessert for both Chris and I to enjoy. This year, I decided I wanted to make chocolate lava cake. I hadn’t had any for years, and when I was looking up recipes, it jumped out at me and stuck. I had made this recipe before, and…… Continue reading Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake

Home Improvement

Furniture Makeover: Turning an Old Piece of Furniture into a Farmhouse Dining Table

As some of you (or most) may know, I am obsessed with Fixer Upper. I love Chip and Joanna’s style so much, and have tried to incorporate their work into my own house. My very favorite part about their show is their furniture pieces. I adore the farmhouse-style pieces, and have made over a couple…… Continue reading Furniture Makeover: Turning an Old Piece of Furniture into a Farmhouse Dining Table

Cooking

Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo

Is it just me, or does it seem like time is moving much faster than normal? I can’t believe that it’s already mid-February, yet it feels like the Christmas season just ended. This seems like the busiest time of the year in my classroom – at least in my opinion! Valentine’s Day, our Olympic unit,…… Continue reading Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo

Home Improvement

Basement Bathroom Reveal

We FINALLY finished our basement bathroom! We’ve been working on it for months, learning how to tape and texture, tile, do our own trim, and all of the extra finish work that takes so much time! My parents had framed it out and helped us finish the Sheetrock, which was awesome! As seen in one…… Continue reading Basement Bathroom Reveal