June 30, 2013

★ Currently July ★

Yay for Currently! Here is mine...

Listening: Well, we live in one of those neighborhoods where the people just love their firecrackers and fireworks. They're going off right now on June 30th, they'll be going strong on the 4th, and you know what? Sometimes they're going off in the winter for no apparent reason!

Loving: I really do love my job more than I can say...but there is something just so sweet about summer vacation. Of course I don't need to explain that to all of you, my friends ;)

Thinking: Weekly trips to the beach are a must and I already squeezed one in...right after our last day of school last week actually! I am greatly looking forward to this week's trip...

Wanting: This is a hard one for me and for many others I imagine. I'm always running on such a crazy level of energy at the end of the school year that I just can't stop once I get on vacation! I throw all of my energy into planning for next year without even stopping. But it will fade a bit soon, I'm sure.

Needing: Ugh, do I have to say more? That is the worst kind of shopping and I love shopping for apparel...just not that kind!

Tips, Tricks, or Hints: I feel like I've been blogging forever now. I have LOVED this journey, the friends I have made, and the things I have learned. But the blogging, picturing-taking, creating, selling, sharing, and all of those bloggy parts can become completely overwhelming. 

Whenever it does, I always turn to the kind words that come from everywhere, at all times. Each and every sweet comment on my blog, each friendly email, all the notes from bloggy friends...THOSE are the reasons I blog and they always lift my spirits. So my advice is, when things get overwhelming, cherish those kind words! 

I am so lucky to be part of such an incredible community :)

★ ★ ★ Happy July!!!! ★ ★ ★


  1. Hey girl! Where are you going on vacation? I need a new bathing suit too, but I hate shopping for those!

    My Life as a Third Grade Teacher

  2. I haven't bought a new swimsuit in 3 years and just bought 5!!! I love to mix and match my swimsuits to get more "bang for my buck!" :) I sure hope you switch that school brain off just a little bit! You deserve to do absolutely NOTHING but RELAX!!!!

    Beg, Borrow, Steal

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  4. I am so with you on needing to turn off my school brain. It's so hard to learn to relax again after the craziness of the school year.

    Hope you have a great, relaxing summer!

    Compassionate Teacher

  5. I can totally relate the bathing suit and teaching brain sections. Have fun at the beach and any other kind of relaxing.

    room 4 imagination

  6. I hate swim trunk shopping too. This stupid spare tire that ha taken up residence makes me angry!

    And we won't even talk about my teacher brain! It.never.stops.


  7. My brain is on a tread mill constantly! I can not stand swimsuit shopping either!...I do adore the shore though since I live here year round. :)
    Rest and Relax.


  8. Where do you get the original file for "Currently"? My teacher friend who has her own blog wants to do this on hers and she can never find the original. TIA!

  9. I can completely relate to you not being able to "turn off" the school year 'go-go-go!' mindset! Part of me hopes that it fades so I can relax but another part of me is thrilled with all I have gotten done! Also, I LOVE the font you used on your Currently. So cute!!

    Polka Dots & Teaching Tots

  10. Have fun at the beach! I'm in Panama City Beach. I'm in need of a new bathing suit as well.
    Great tip! :)

  11. gosh... I hate bathing suit shopping, too! I don't think there's a cure for teacher brain... except maybe retirement! :)
    Funky Fresh Firsties

  12. I'm encouraged that I'm not the only one who can't get my brain to shut off! I guess I should be thankful to be part of such a rewarding and fluid profession. There's always something new to think about.

    I thoroughly enjoy your blog. Thanks for all your hard work.

  13. I love to hear the fireworks, too! They make me feel like such a kid and like summer is finally HERE! I really enjoy your posts! All of you bloggers are sooooo talented! You inspire me!

    Teaching with Twins!

  14. If I haven't told you lately... I just ADORE you and this little 'ole blog. You are nothing short of amazing and deserve MANY beach days this summer!

    Lots of love,
    Queen of the First Grade Jungle

  15. My teacher brain never goes off. Sometimes it's really annoying, like at 2 in the morning. I hate swimsuit shopping. I dread that every year.

    Have fun at the beach!

    The 2nd Grade Surprise

  16. Oh, how I can relate to every aspect of your "currently." Swim suit shopping is the worst. I'm never ready for that. But a weekly trip to the beach sounds great. Even though I live in California, I'm about an hour from the beach and ocean is cold up here in Northern California.

    Have a wonderful 4th of July!

    Teaching With Ms. Mel

  17. You could have written this Currently for me. I'm in a neighborhood of fireworks lovers, hate shopping for bathing suits, can't turn off this teacher brain and need a beach vacation :) I sure hope you enjoy your vacation this week. Come back refreshed and recharged! Happy Summer!!!

    Fun in Room 4B

  18. Such a sweet tip. :) Thanks for sharing the ups and downs. I love reading your blog.
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  19. Oh yeah-you got that right! Bathing suit shopping is the WORST! It's worse than a root canal! And I HAD to buy new suits this year for my honeymoon! That was NOT PLEASANT! But, July will be fun, and I hope you are able to enjoy the beach and shut your school brain-for a little while. You always have such great things. I'll be looking forward to what you create next. Happy summer!
    Third Grade Thrills

  20. I love your "Tips and Tricks" Kristen. That's why I follow you!!

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs


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