Pressure Cooker Chicken Pot Pie

This post contains Amazon affiliate links.  I am a huge fan of comfort food, if you haven’t noticed that already! It’s especially delicious to me when it’s the middle of winter and the snow just won’t stop falling and I’m just so tired of the cold! This recipe was perfect for the chilly weather, and seemed to…… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Chicken Pot Pie


Making Learning Awesome with Kahoot!

What is Kahoot? I was completely unaware of Kahoot and had never even heard of it until a few weeks ago. My school district had a training, and the keynote speaker introduced us to this incredible website, even letting us use it. Kahoot is a free website that allows you to create learning activities for any subject…… Continue reading Making Learning Awesome with Kahoot!

Baking · Desserts

Cheesecake Factory Oreo Cheesecake

We spent all day on Sunday putting up the drywall in our basement and I’m SO EXCITED! We have the ceiling done in both the living room and one of the bedrooms, and are going to be working on the walls in both of those rooms this week! I’m ecstatic that our basement is finally…… Continue reading Cheesecake Factory Oreo Cheesecake


One Pot Pasta with Turkey Meatballs

This post contains affiliate links.  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…… 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

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links.  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…… 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!)