Saturday, June 29, 2013

The One in July

I can't believe it is already time for our July currently - even if we are linking up a few days early.  It's the one thing I'm not procrastinating about.

Summer is flying by.  It makes me a little sad.  July is going to be a very busy month for me.  I sometimes feel overwhelmed wondering how I will get everything ready for August.  I have to stop and remind myself it is summer break.  I need to enjoy it.

People keep telling me to do something for myself.  To enjoy summer.  They don't understand that crafting, planning, and working on things for the upcoming school year is fun to me.  It doesn't feel like work.  And when it starts to feel like work, I stop and take a break.  

So here it is....

Listening... I have enjoyed watching Boy Meets World reruns.  I LOVED this show when it was on the air.  Not sure how I feel about the new Girl Meets World that is supposedly coming.  

Loving... There is nothing better than sleeping in when my husband has to get up and go to work. Ha!  He leaves then I curl up on his side of the bed and go back to sleep.  Why do I sleep so much better on his side than on mine?

Thinking... I'm a teacher by day and an Independent Consultant for Thirty-One by night.  I LOVE my 2nd job.  It has been a little slow this summer since I've moved to a new area where I don't know anyone.  It's time to step out of my comfort zone and find some new customers.

Wanting... I go back and forth with my twitter account.  Some days it is completely personal.  Some days it is completely professional.  I would like to find a nice balance between the two.  I would like to connect with other teachers though.  I think it could be another great resource. Feel free to connect with me.  @elainaann3

Needing... A pedicure in the worst kind of way.  Maybe this afternoon.

Tips, Tricks, and Hints... Be yourself.  Find what works best for you and your students.  Just because it works for someone else, doesn't mean it is the end all be all.  If you are feeling it, your students won't either.

Check out what others are currently up to over at Farley's blog.


  1. People don't quite understand do they? There is a certain joy in creating/finding/getting things ready. :)

    Teaching Tales Along the Yellow Brick Road

    1. P.S. I love, love, love the verse on your header!!

  2. I had never heard of Thirty One until a few weeks ago! Awesome bags! I'm sure with a little more time in your new home you'll have your business up & running! I am SO with you on the pedicure. I'm sorta embarrassed to walk around in sandals right now!

    Lucky to Be in First

  3. I have never bought anything from Thirty One, but think the bags are so adorable! You should join in some twitter chats. That's the easiest way to connect with others. I'm @luvbcd on twitter. I've met some great educators that have shared so many great thoughts and ideas. Even though I just got a pedi a couple weeks ago, my constant flip flop wearing is really taking a toll on my poor feet. I could use another one.

  4. Hi~Just found you via the linky. I am a fellow fifth grade teacher and I simply love thirty-one products. :) I'm following you via Bloglovin. :)
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  5. I have the BEST bag from Thirty One gifts! I got it when I held a party online through my blog earlier this year. A nice teacher from Ontario sponsored the party as she is one of the first distributors of Thirty One in Canada. LOVE the stuff. Good luck with your endeavour because the product speaks for itself once you receive it!

  6. Hi, I just found your site through Farley's linky! Everyone should treat themselves to a pedicure...they are the best!