$1000 PayPal Giveaway


Hi everyone! We have a super fun giveaway planned and we are all so excited to be sharing it today! I’m teaming up with some really awesome bloggers to bring you a $1000 PayPal cash giveaway! One lucky follower will have the chance to win some extra spending money this holiday season! All you have to do is enter through the Rafflecopter widget below!

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Holiday Shopping For The Women In Your Life

Black Friday deals continue on many online sites today! Due to my food coma yesterday I didn’t do much shopping besides purchasing a king size mattress and new bed… Which after setting it all up ended up being extremely exhausting and rewarding all together! So the pampering continues today and I purchased some items for myself to stay cozy and warm this winter ❄️ Below are the Affiliate links to the items I purchased on Pottery Barn today and they would make the perfect gifts for the woman in your life, whether that be your wife, Mom or daughter.

What items do you love to pamper yourself with?

Gray Robe Under $100

White Robe Under $100

Slippers Under $20

Faux Fur Throw


Am I A Dream Crusher?

Wow school has changed since I attended high school! I wish back in my day, 1999-2003, teachers taught college and career readiness. Don’t get me wrong they prepared me for college, but they didn’t they didn’t exactly prepare me for picking a career while in college. In today’s high school 9th grade curriculum, we teach students the value of a college education and if college is worth the cost depending on what you study and the job you get afterwards. So basically we teach students to go collaborate to school and study a degree in which you can come out, find a job and make money right away to pay your student loans back.

I know this sounds intense and not like a typical teachers job but we do read scholarly articles and perform close readings of them to answer discussion questions and ultimately write a persuasive essay on which they have to support their claim for “is college worth it?” So again I want to reiterate the fact that I work in a title 1 School, which means 90% or more are considered low-income/free lunch. This has nothing to do with academics or career choices but I do believe coming from low-income cities makes students think they can get rich quick without having to do any work.

Every year I ask students to research two careers using the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to look at potential careers, their salary, the job criteria and the amount of schooling/trainings needed. Each time I’m faced with the same type of students who think they will be drafted and play some type of professional sport and make millions. Right now the new craze is becoming a YouTuber. You heard that right they want to make money from the videos they post online. While that’s not impossible it’s also considered a get rich quick tactic.

So let me ask you a question do I crush their dreams and let them know that those are not real careers and the probability of them actually succeeding is less than 1%. Or do I let them dream and face the harsh reality once they hit their senior year or college and realize they put all their eggs in one hypothetical basket?


Date night outfit

Today is my five year anniversary with my husband 😊 wow five years married and almost twenty all together 😳 here’s a sneak peek at my outfit for dinner and drinks tonight

Top: Express top (now on sale) under $25

Jeans: Old Navy ( comes in petite sizes and the fit is great!)

Boots: Similar style (mine are a few years old and still look great!)

Clutch: Louis Vuitton

Have a great weekend and keep following for more looks 😘


The Teacher Life

So the first official week of school is complete… hallelujah 🙌🏽 We have about forty more weeks of school left but who’s counting? All joking aside, today is my favorite day of the week because I get to wear sneakers to work! Casual Friday the day all employees love to hear, the day we can come in with jeans, a loose fitting top and sneakers if we want to. Here’s my casual Friday outfit below… hoping you like it and don’t mind my son he had to be in the picture 😆

New Balance Sneakers:

Ann Taylor Loft Jeans:

Gap Top:

Marc Jacobs Sunglasses: