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Ron Clark Academy- Teaching Takeaways

If you missed Part 1 about our RCA experience, click here to go check it out! My first post was full of training wisdom and a big photo tour of the school.  This post is all about the things I’ve implemented so far, and things I’m planning to implement by Christmas.  Part 3 will be […]

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Ron Clark Academy Experience- Training and Photo Tour

I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to attend the Ron Clark Academy Experience.  Never had I been so excited about anything in my career.  It is everything and SO MUCH MORE than you could hope for.  This post will not be a play by play of what we did because I don’t want […]

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Friday Favorites: Summer Edition

We had an amazing trip to the beach for our 5 year wedding anniversary.  It was awesome to unplug, and completely get away to relax.  It had been a couple years since we’d made it to the beach, which made it extra special. Here are a few things I’m loving lately and recommend as you […]


Pantry Makeover: Pantry Moths Edition

See that happy couple up there?  Well we’ve come out on the other side now… but just a couple weeks ago we were fighting the dreaded PANTRY MOTHS.  You may laugh, but please go google this and then come back.  It is THE single most disgusting thing I’ve experienced.  Picture a lice outbreak in your […]


Teaching with VIPKID: 7 Week Update & $2786 earned

I’ve been working with VIPKID for 7 weeks now and am absolutely in love with this side hustle.  VIPKID is a platform for teaching Chinese students English online!    First thing first: If you missed my first post with general Q&A about VIPKID, skip over to find it here: Everything You Need to Know About VIPKID […]

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Everything You Need To Know about VIPKID

I had never heard of VIPKID until February!  Have you heard of it?  You can teach English online to children in China with the lessons provided for you and make up to $22/hour without leaving your house or communicating with parents.  At first it sounded too good to be true, but I looked into it […]


Mastering the Stains and Steps

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NewPetNoStains #CollectiveBias Our rescue fur-children are Hank, Waylon, and Cash. The whole gang, two dogs and a cat, are best friends. The two dogs are in the house and always getting into mischief.  Unfortunately, Hank has a (super […]


Christmas Painting Re-Cap

Christmas is such a fun time of the year to be creative!  There is inspiration everywhere I look, both at home and at school.  I enjoyed painting several canvases for my mom’s non-profit shop, Re-Made for a Purpose, and hand-lettering everything I could get my hands on. These cute baby pencil ornaments were super easy […]

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2016 Book Review with Decorate My Life

2016 was a great year for a lot of reasons, but especially for reading.  I love that Good Reads gives you a recap of all your books and reviews at the end of the year!  It’s fun to see your friends’ stats too. CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW ME ON GOODREADS!  Comment so I know and […]