Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I'm jealous

I'm very jealous!

This week my family is here...

They are staying here...

And playing these...

Yeah...I'm a little jealous right now! 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

February Birchbox

I can't believe that I completely forgot to make my Birchbox post this week. Normally, I am super excited and can't wait to share every month...hmmm....maybe I'm slacking a little this week.

Anyway...on to more interesting things.

This month I received this box...

If you look closely, there are some pretty great surprises this month, and one not-so-great inclusion.

First of all, I love the little pink, heart-shaped nail file. Super cute!

Then, there is this great skin scrub kind of stuff. You just use a little bit of the powder, mix it with a little bit of water, and you get a pasty substance that does amazing things to your face. 

I love it!

This month's box also included some blemish clearing stuff (it feels so good on your face) and some Jouer tinted moisturizer type stuff. The Jouer product is a bit too dark of a shade for my skin, so I haven't really been  able use it and form a valid opinion.

Then, there was also the small package called "Eye Rock." These are apparently false eye liner stick-ons. They are terrible! I seriously can't figure them out. Ok, so maybe they aren't terrible, maybe I'm really just too stupid to figure them out. Or, maybe I did get them figured out, they just looked too ridiculous for me to really take them seriously.

And lastly, Birchbox was kind enough to include free downloads from a group I have never heard of, and reallly, don't feel like looking them up to give them a chance. So, unfortunately, these free downloads were wasted on me. 
*Sidenote: If you do know anything about this group and have an informed opinion about their musical ability, please let me know.

All in all, not my favorite Birchbox. 
I did get a couple of good things this month, but nothing that I'm overly excited about. 

How about you?
Did you get anything interesting or exciting this month.

Also, I'm linking up with  The Nerdy Katie and Fabulous But Evil for their great Birchbox Brag link-ups.

So hop on over and join up...

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting...

I know, I's a day late and a dollar short...

But, I still wanted to link up with Michelle at The Vintage Apple for this week's edition of 
 Oh, How Pinteresting!


So here we go, 
these are my favorite pins for the week.

How about you?
Any great pins this week?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

I have a student observer...eeek!!!

If you didn't know...I am a high school English teacher. I teach grades 7, 8, 11, and 12. Last year I also taught 10th and 9th. So, yeah, I have a pretty heavy load.

Anyway, last week my principal introduced me to a perky young lady and he informed me that she would be spending Wednesdays with me for the semester. She is a college student who plans to go into high school education, specifically English education. So, I politely said hello and that I would be happy to have her in my classroom.

Well, after that meeting last week, things got kind of busy, and I honestly forgot all about it. Crazy huh? How could I forget something like that?

Well, the week passed and yesterday morning she showed up eager and ready. She is wonderful, excited to learn, and eager to become a teacher. She is exactly what schools should want in a new teacher preparing to enter the field of education.

And....this makes me very nervous. I've never had someone sit and watch everything I am doing...and take notes. (Except for my principal when he does our performance evaluations) But this young lady, she is looking at me through a different lens than my principal does when he observes. She is looking at me as a role model for the profession....

 I'm not a perfect teacher. I mean, I work hard and try my best, but I can only wonder what type of impression I'm making upon her. I hope she sees me as a positive example of educators. I hope I can share some helpful and useful knowledge. I'm just really nervous...really, really, nervous.

I'm sure everything will be great. I'm sure the semester will pass and she will learn so much more than I realize, or even more than she realizes. She will have to prepare and present at least two lessons during the semester as well as a few other "teacher" tasks. She seemed pleased when she left this week. She commented on the excellent behavior of the students, and how excited she was to be at our school. So, I hope this continues. I hope I provide her with information and an experience that will be valuable to her in the future.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Button Swap

Lately, I've seen a lot of small blogs doing button swaps.

I think this is a great way for small blogs to get a little bit of exposure. 

So, I was wondering...

would anyone be interested in doing a free button swap with me?

I think this could be a fun way to meet new and interesting bloggers.

If you're interested.....

just shoot me an email and let me know.

Another weekend...

Here we are...another great weekend, and more great hops.

So, link up and hop around a little bit.

You're sure to find some great reads!

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