Tuesday, February 2, 2016

the month by iPhone :: January 2016

January was quite the ride, getting settled into my new apartment and into a new schedule, a trip to Chicago to see some friends, and a couple Door County adventures.

some of our guests had seen me out the night before at a NYE party, so they knew that I wasn't feeling the best on the first and brought dessert for me. (:

bedroom <3

coffee prep time!

closet clean out time with thredUP.

I love all of the Valentine's Day stuff at Target, but the Crayola things are my very favorite, and I just love the smell of fresh Crayola crayons.

sparkle snow.

life advice.

IKEA checkout line on a Sunday. I forgot that it might be busy.

my newest friend Tucker.

unicorn love.

updating the mini gallery in my hallway.

a library haul.

colors and shapes.

five years with Luna Lovebug! recreating a picture from that first drive, but this time with a weather-appropriate drink.

it probably wasn't the greatest idea to be out on the pier when it is so ice-covered, but it was so pretty!

working on a Valentine's Day project. as always, the printable can be found here.

this picture is less creepy than it seems.

I would like to know what happened here. was someone trying to steal Fiestaware?

inception, of sorts.

shiny clean tiles.


January 2013
January 2014
January 2015

Monday, February 1, 2016

4/52 :: 2016

here's a look into my week. <3

Friday 22 January // day twenty-two :: flipping through a book of Vivian Maier's photography. this slide one was my favorite from the book, and I would love to have some of her photographs on my walls someday.

Saturday 23 January // day twenty-three :: new duvet cover and shams, which make me feel like more of an adult.

Sunday 24 January // day twenty-four :: now I still need to update my voting district (among other things).

Monday 25 January // day twenty-five :: five years with Luna! recreating a photo (with a more weather-appropriate drink) from the first time I drove her.

Tuesday 26 January // day twenty-six :: love. {printable here}

Wednesday 27 January // day twenty-seven :: a favorite photo from today.

Thursday 28 January // day twenty-eight :: colors and words.


Sunday, January 31, 2016

around the web :: January 2016

I had been trying to do a weekly links post, but then that kind of fell to the side, and at some point I was also trying to do it every other week. now, I'm going to try to do a monthly one, and I guess we'll see how long I can keep that up. (:


I am a huge picture book nerd, but I guess that comes with the territory of being a preschool teacher! here's a list from BuzzFeed of the 21 best picture books from 2015. I've actually read four of them and can't wait to read more!

I'm sure we've all heard about the alphabetized Wizard of Oz by now, but I only managed to watch ten minutes of it so far.

when a waterfall is bound to come out of your eyes at any time...

this is from a few years ago, but one of my friends recently shared it on facebook, and it is a great list of little wake-up calls for everyone.

I don't know anything really about hair or makeup, but there are some hairstyles here that I really want to try.

I am so excited to see The Secret Life of Pets! there are so many great funny people doing voices! (:

all of the ice melted in my water.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Luna Lovebug :: five years together

yesterday was a very special day for me and Luna. the first time I ever drove her was January 25, 2011. I drove the GTI to my dad's office before school that morning, and then when I went back over after school to get the keys (I was parking there because I was borrowing the car from his automotive business, which was right across from the school.), he told me that I could take "the pretty car." the Beetle had been there for five weeks getting cleaned and detailed and a new windshield, and it was previously owned by one of our traveling musician friends.

it was a Tuesday, and there was a home swim meet that night. I had this grand plan that when I first got to drive the Beetle, I would drive over the steel bridge for the very first time and go to Glas for a strawberry smoothie, so I did just that.

it was so weird for me to drive an automatic after driving a car with three pedals for the past nine months. it took me a few days to get used to that. I also messed up the driver side window on that first night because I didn't know that I wasn't supposed to roll it down, as they were still working on the door. whoops.

here's a picture from that very first day! baby Teresa at seventeen. (:

I thought that this picture was from 2011, but I guess I only took it in 2012.


so back to 2016. I ran some errands and went over to Glas between a few of them to get a vanilla chai latte. a little reminiscing music on the iPod.

as I was leaving Target, I decided that I wanted to go to the lake to take some pictures since I had my camera with me. I drove out and parked at the US Coast Guard station, and then I walked down to the North Pierhead. the only time I have ever been down there was with my camp kids, so I was excited. however, I kind of forgot that it would be pretty icy because it's in the water and it's winter. it was sort of unsafe. I only went out about three-quarters of the way because the ice was getting worse and I didn't want to fall.

and a picture of my favorite sign at the canal station...

finally, a dirty Luna.

here's to many more adventures together!


Monday, January 25, 2016

3/52 :: 2016

when I decided that I would do these posts on Mondays instead of Fridays, I thought that it would give me more time to get the photos edited and into the post with words attached, but here I am, doing it on Sunday night... someday I might learn.

anyway, I took a tiny trip down to Chicago to see my friends for a couple days, so my camera made it not only out of the apartment, but also out of the state this week. (:

Friday 15 January // day fifteen :: I rarely take pictures in this room since it's so dark, but here's a look at what's on top of my dresser. shortly after taking this, one of my canvas prints fell off the wall, so that's there now too.

Saturday 16 January // day sixteen :: walls and a doorway. I don't know, I just like looking at things in weird ways.

Sunday 17 January // day seventeen :: on the road again for a couple days.

Monday 18 January // day eighteen :: a new home away from home. thank you, Chicago friends. {you might recognize the bass from photo number five on this post.} it's less of a tripping hazard in their living room instead of ours. (:

Tuesday 19 January // day nineteen :: mornings at aloft.

Wednesday 20 January // day twenty :: a giant stack of library books because I'm not good at pacing myself or theming lessons.

Thursday 21 January // day twenty-one :: reading materials.

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