Beginning 21 Day Fix

21 day fix and shakeology

I gave you a little teaser yesterday about the program I chose.  Clean eating with portion control and exercise.  Many of you guessed I was doing the 21 Day Fix.  Smart cookies!  Wait…no more cookies!  NO COOKIES!  Ok…moving past cookies… For the record, I DID NOT eat any cookies today!  Yeah me!  If you had […]

What’s up Buttercup?

Jen's First Mother's Day

Well, I totally left you hanging in my last post and then…despite my promises, was never to return… Until NOW! Summer is here.  Today was my last day of work and tomorrow starts summer for me.  Before I talk about my summer plans, let me recap the almost 3 months that I have been gone. […]

Summer Shape Up with Balance Bar – Giveaway

Balance Bare Bars

Yesterday, I gave you all sorts of summer shape up tips via Gabby Reece.  Today, you have the opportunity to win a prize pack from Balance Bar. One winner will win a box of Balance Bare Bars and a Balance Bar headband. All you have to do to enter is follow the Rafflecopter below.  The […]

First Week of Summer 2015

Enjoy the Little Things

Today marks my last complete first week of summer.  I think it is a good time to reflect and see how I am doing so I can learn from my mistakes and celebrate my successes! My eating was good AFTER I had a doctor’s visit on Monday.  I went to the doctor and had to […]

Summer Shape Up with Balance Bar

Balance Bar Summer Shape Up

Memorial Day was Monday.  I had the pleasure of watching my dad receive an award for being a Vietnam Vet.  Memorial Day is also the official start of summer for me.  With only a few days left of work, it really signifies summer and of course, time to wear white pants/shorts!  Yeah! As I told […]

Summer 2015 Goals

Keep calm teachers summer break is on

Happy Summer!  Today was my last full day of work so I am officially on summer break! Hallelujah!  I love those kids but teachers need a break at the end of the year!  Summer is that time for us to rejuvenate and get ready for the next year.  I had a wonderful year in fifth […]

Summer Success Plan

Let's Have a Great Summer

Yes, we are already two weeks into June and I am just now putting up my summer goals.  Better late than never, right?!? In my Sparkle meeting two weeks ago with Jacynta, she gave us a Summer Success Plan.  As most of you know, I am a big planner.  I like to have my days/weeks planned […]

May 2014 Goals

Mercier Orchard Strawberries washed and ready to freeze

Where has this school year gone?!?  How are there only two and a half weeks of school left?  What a year it has been!  Getting back into the swing of things, learning the Common Core standards, and trying to do my best in behavior management has really taken a toll on me physically.  The scale […]


My strength did not come from lifting weights. My strength came from lifting myself up when I was knocked down.

Summer ends for me tomorrow morning.  I am sorry I have not been around lately and I do have so much to share with you.  I have been working in my classroom the past week trying to get my room ready for the new school year.  I promise I will try to do better posting […]

Summer 2013 Goals – {Mid Summer Update}

Summer Goals 2013

UPDATE:  Summer is over half over!  AGGGGGHHHHH……  Where did it go?  Time truly goes by so fast!  I have really enjoyed my summer and I am ready to tackle the next three weeks to be successful and end the summer on  a good note.  I have updated this post with how I am doing on […]