royal wedding

Hey, everyone! Sorry for my absence this week. It’s my last week of student teaching and things have been craaaaaazy (as well as bittersweet). I am looking forward to returning to the blog full-force next week!

Are you excited for the royal wedding this Friday? I most certainly am! After all, it combines things I love – history, tradition, weddings, royalty, Britain, Kate Middleton’s style, etc. I won’t be watching live – I have that pesky last day of student teaching ; ) I will be making my family DVR it for me, though, and fully plan to watch it while drinking English breakfast tea & eating scones. In the spirit of the royal wedding, here’s some fun memorabilia that’s floating about:
Wedgewood china and tin…
…a tea towel…

Source: via Emily on Pinterest

…and my personal favorite, PEZ dispensers : )
For awesome royal wedding coverage, I recommend you check out People & Glamour, along with the official wedding website! Can’t wait to see Kate’s dress!

(belated) weekly gems

  • Some advice you should ignore.
  • Tina Fey, according to Tina Fey (via A CUP OF JO). And on a related note, animated online episodes of 30 Rock!
  • I am totally on Team Natalie regarding this controversy.
  • Photos of the final Harry Potter movie!
  • Loving this post with a yummy looking meal and a mother’s love.
  • A collection of adorable teapots – my favorites are the polka dots and stripes.
  • Excited to read through the 2011 TIME 100!

design dreams: laundry room envy

Source: via Kelly on Pinterest

Source: via Kelly on Pinterest

After four years of doing laundry in community laundry rooms, and even though I probably will be living in an apartment for a few years still, I am dreaming of having my own laundry room someday. I like the ones featured above, particularly how they are decorated in a beautiful and/or functional way. I really like the last one – I would hang out there a ton! Which room do you like best? How would you decorate a laundry room?

craving cupcakes

Source: via Kelly on Pinterest

With my final semester of college nearly over, I’m swamped with lesson planning, grading, preparing for a couple final presentations, and applying for jobs, while also trying to enjoy time in favorite places around town and with my amazing friends. I have had such a strong urge to bake and really decorate cupcakes, but don’t have the time as of now. Someday soon, I will! And someday in general, I’d really like to be able to decorate cupcakes like the ones in the photos above. I think the cupcakes in the first picture are my favorite. How about you?

weekly gems

Hello, everyone! I hope you all had a good week. Mine was pretty decent – stressful at times, but certainly enjoyable at others. It definitely made me relate to the print above! I’m very excited for this weekend, not because of any major plans, but just to have some days off to be super productive and relax with my boyfriend, dog, and friends. What are your plans for this weekend?

LOL: when i grow up…

The photo above is of a journal I had in elementary school, in which I said my favorite subject was citizenship (social studies) and that I wanted to be teacher. I also wanted to be, at some point in my K-12 years: a ballerina, ice skater, author, independent coffeeshop owner, psychologist, lawyer, filmmaker, and journalist. Teaching was the career I kept returning to. As a result…I am currently finishing up my bachelor’s degree in education : )

I think a person’s career/career goals say a lot about what they enjoy and what they care about, which is probably why teachers often ask students what they want to do when they grow up. If you haven’t guessed it yet, I have another set of elementary kids’ opinions for you today! The following answers were responses to the question what do you think you would like to do for a living when you grow up?

Student responses…
  • “When I grow up I want to be a psychologist and report the weather so I can warn people when bad weather is coming.”
  • “When I grow up I want to be a police officer because they can speed and they have cars with hidden sirens for the undercover police officers.”
  • ‎”I think I would like to be a professional athlete when I grow up because I would be able to raise money to donate to charity.”
  • “What I will do for a living is I will make the world a better place.”
  • “When I grow up I will be a lawyer because I like to help people and you get a lot of money.”
  • “When I grow up I want to be a teacher because I want kids to be extra smart.”
  • “I think what I will be doing for a living is I will be a teacher because I love to teach. (That is why I always grade myself. I am getting ready to be a teacher.)”
  • “When I grow up I want to become a history teacher because I love history.”
  • “When I grow up I would like to be a nurse. I would like to be a nurse because I like to help people when they get sick or hurt.”
  • ‎”When I grow up I want to be in the NFL because it is fun and I can learn more about football.”
  • “What I would like to do for a living when I grow up is to become a policeman because I can be helpful, solve problems, and help people figure things out.”
Aren’t the students’ responses inspiring? They just fuel my desire to be teacher and help students reach their goals.

What did you want to do as a career when you were in elementary school? How does it compare to your career goals now?