Wednesday, July 15, 2015

One Lovely Blog Award

My heart is so happy today! I have been nominated by Rachael from Sweet Sweet Primary for the One Lovely Blog Award! I just started blogging in June and I am so happy I did!  I have created so many new friendships and have been so inspired!
I will share a few things about myself before sending the love to my favorite blogger friends!

1. I live in Knoxville, Tennessee! GO VOLS! This is our year...seriously! :)

2. I have been a teacher for 5 years. I decided I wanted to be a teacher in high school after enrolling in an ECE class. I knew I wanted to make a positive impact on the lives of children, especially during early development. I am grateful for my high school ECE teacher, Mrs. Garrett, who helped me develop a passion for early childhood development!

3. I got my undergraduate degree and masters degree from the University of Tennessee! 

4. I have been married for a year and a half. I met my hubby on a vacation I was on with a friends family right before college. We had known each other before but the sparks flew that 4th of July at the beach! We have been together ever since! :)

5. I L.O.V.E a good drama television show! Scandal is my absolute favorite! I love to think I am totally like Olivia Pope, getting business taken care of! I also love Nashville and Blacklist. Chrisley Knows Best literally makes me laugh out loud!!!

6. I also love a good adventure! If I am having doubts about doing something the only thing someone has to say is gets me everytime! That and FOMO keep me pretty busy! HAHA!

7. My classroom theme this year is sports. Specifically, baseball! I do like baseball but got the idea because our school PTA theme this year is "Lotts of Champions" (Lotts is part of our school name). I started to think about our hallway and how to incorporate the theme and decided I loved it enough to do a classroom makeover. Also, I LOVE how tangible the idea of being a on a team will be for my kiddos! Classroom community from day one folks! 
Go Team!
8. I desperately wanted an Erin Condren planner this year but simply could not justify it! I buy a planner every year and then totally don't use it after a month. So in order to prove myself wrong, I bought this cute planner from Target! I washi taped it all up and made it cute to make myself feel better. Maybe if I can stick to this all year, I can buy an Erin Condren next year! 
I am going to add my monogram, no worries!
9. I love getting to know other people! I am all about collaborating and hearing other peoples ideas. If you are interested in collaborating, definitely let me know! :)

10. Lastly, because I am a new blogger and have loved it so much...
Giveaway ends Friday friends!!!!! See my previous post for items included!!!

Thank you so much for the nomination Rachael!

I would like to nominate...

Jill from Chevron and Centers 
Jill is such a sweet heart and has been so kind to me since I have started blogging! She is such a wonderful person and I love reading her blog!

Jennifer from The Blessed Teacher
Jennifer is amazing! She was my 1000th follower on instagram and sent me such a kind message when I was just getting started! I love to read her blog and I think she is such a kind and caring person!

Paige from Our Elementary Lives
Paige is SO sweet! We have been chatting and you might see something from us soon!



  1. I can't believe you just started in June! You have come so far (encouraging and intimidating for me at the same time)! I am just getting my foot in the door, and it is hard work! Haha

    I LOVE SCANDAL (even though it's gotten to be pretty dang scandalous! HA!), and Chrisley is HILARIOUS. I used to make fun of my mom for watching it until I actually watched an episode, and now I can't stop. My husband and I love to quote him!

    I can't justify an Erin Condren either. I'm the worst at keeping up with my planner. :(


    Okay, I already commented that you looked familiar (on IG, I think). I WENT TO LOTTS!!! Love that you teach there! :) My sister was there until last year (now at WVMS), so I've probably seen you there and at inservices! Small world. Mrs. Bosse is one of my dear friend's mom!

    Sorry for the long, hopefully not creepy post. We have a lot in common! :)

    GO VOLS!

    Fervent First Grade Frenzy

  2. WOW!!! That is so crazy! Definitely a small world!!! I love it!! We have to collaborate on something!! Let me know what your email is! :) It says you are a "no reply blogger" so it won't let me respond to you via email! P.S. I was totally watching a recording of Chrisley while I was watching this and I was SO distracted!! Haha, he is crazy! Maybe I will see you at an inservice soon! :)

    1. Hopefully I got that fixed! I'm glad you said something! :)

  3. I would LOVE for you to share how you used Washi tape with your planner!! I got a brand new planner and have heard all about people using Washi tape but I am very unfamiliar with the Washi tape craze!! :-)
    Thank you so much for sharing so many neat facts about yourself, I loved reading your post!!

    Kindergarten Dragons

  4. You are such an inspiration. I just started in June too and have a goal of being noticed for a blog award.

    I understand the love of Erin Condren. :) I am a total sucker for her teacher/life planners.

    If you would ever want to collaborate on something together, I would be all for that since we have the same last name and we both teach. :-)

    Teaching in Bows, Pearls, and Glitter @

    1. Thanks for the sweet comment Karyn!! We definitely should collaborate on something soon, I would love that!

  5. Ahhh....Kristen you are too sweet! I loved getting to know you more. We've emailed a lot but it's nice to actually learn a little about you. I am honored to be nominated by you and am so happy we are collaborating! I'm sure there will be lots more fun in the future! I'll get my post up after my giveaway ends. Thanks again!
    Our Elementary Lives