Friday, July 1, 2016

Friday Favorites--First (Official) Week of Summer Edition

Happy Friday Friends! It's that time of week again when I link up with Andrea and Erika to show you some of my favorites for the week...being off school this week was definitely one of my FAVORITES! HAHA! Here's a look at my other favorites...

This planner came last week, and I'm in love! Again! This is my 3rd teacher planner.
This is the inside...this is what each week layout looks like...
...And this is what each month looks like...

Ok, I bought one of these last week, and I LOVE it! I bought the detangle one and it really does go through hair really smoothly, and gets rid of tangles without the pain of pulling. If you have long hair that is prone to tangling--get one! I have used it on wet and dry hair and I like it for both.


I love this stuff! It's my favorite thing to use on my eyes for dark circles. I ran out of it a few months ago, and just got around to getting some more this week. I also love it because it's a thin gel substance so goes on great under make-up. 

And that's about all the favorites I have for this week--short list today! 
Happy July 4th weekend! I'll be going out of town next week, so taking a little break from blogging for a few days. I'll be back the week of July 11.

--Tess

Linking up with AprilAmanda, and Katie







Thursday, June 30, 2016

A Day in the Life

I always love reading day in the life posts from other bloggers, so I thought I'd do one myself. I totally forgot I was going to do one of these until the very last day of summer school, so that's the day I chose! I figured that was better than a day when I'm not in school because those days will consist of alot of NOTHING! HAHAHA!

OK so here's how my last day of summer school went...

I woke up at this time...the last day to wake up this early for about a month and a half! yay!


Published my blog for the day , and worked on another post. 


Made some coffee...


...and watched the news/weather...


...decided to catch up on RHONY...I love Dorinda! and I love this whole season!

Then it was time to get ready...(please note the clock says 6:54P for PM, even though it was morning LOL--I'm too lazy to change it--nobody got time for that!)

...and used a new FAVORITE lotion--it smells like SUMMER! 

...did my hair...every good 80s and 90s girl knows you gotta have a good pick right?! hahaha...I think I've literally had that same pick since HIGH SCHOOL! I just can't.give.it.up....#imold 


...finished product...

...ready to go...exact shirt here


Next up, breakfast...


...making more coffee to go...


...lunch packing...

...leaving for school...and praising Jesus because it had cooled off to 77 degrees :)))

...arrived at school...

After arriving at school, I got in school mode (translate: it's hard for me to think of anything other than school :) and did not take any pics throughout the day...except this one...me reading Sheaffer's Bachelorette Recap while my class watched Charlotte's Web


Oh, I did work on this checklist to get my room ready for summer...check, check...

And if this isn't the desk of a teacher ready for summer, I don't know what is! ha!
...all cleared off and ready to go...

Leaving school for the last time till August!

Then it was on to Happy Hour at Hydration Station...

Then I stopped at the new Nickel and Suede Store, and picked up some earrings for my mom and sis.
Such a cute store!

And finally stopped at Target for a couple things including one of these...I keep hearing and seeing these Wet brushes everywhere, and they were on sale so I got one.

Then it was home to do some more blogging and catching up on my DVR...of course that included Kelly Ripa :)
I can't decide how I feel about all these guest cohosts--


Oh, and my Erin Condren Teacher Planner came today!
I'll show more pics later.

Then I ate dinner and forgot for a hot minute that I was doing a day in the life post and forgot to take pics for a few hours! oops!

I ended up going for a walk that evening and listened to my favorite podcast. So funny! 

Then it was on to packing to go home for the weekend...

...and getting ready for bed...
...yes, I still use Clean and Clear...#istillhaveacneissues #onlythingthatworks 

After that it was hitting the hay because I had to get up early to head to my sister's to watch my nephews. 

Ok so that was my day...fascinating I know ;)
Come back tomorrow for Friday Favorites!

--Tess

Linking up with Amanda and Annie

















Wednesday, June 29, 2016

What's Up Wednesday {6.29.16}

Happy Wednesday Friends! I've had a busy last few days, so just now getting around to blogging this week. Since it's Wednesday, I'm linking up with Shay and Sheaffer for What's Up Wednesday!



And here's what I'm answering...

What I'm eating this week...
Well I've been at my mom's the past few days and so I've been eating lots of her good cooking! Spaghetti, chicken enchiladas, roast with mashed potatoes/gravy, blueberry clobber, cheesecake...I feel 5 pounds heavier just typing all that! LOL! It was so.good.though!

What I'm reminiscing about...
This time last year we were anticipating the arrival of this little guy...
...my nephew Roman! How is he almost one already?! #theygrowsofast

What I'm loving...
I'm on my first week of REAL summer break--since summer school ended last week...so I'm LOVING sleeping in and not having a scheduled day, everyday!

What I've been up to...
This past weekend my sister and I took my nephews down to see my parents. It was so fun, and I spent all my time trying to keep up with these two nuggets!  #auntlife #rockyandro

Here we are in Rocky's "office" (his tent :)
Rocky wanted to push the button :)

What I'm dreading...
This time next month I'll really be in get ready to go back to school mode...NOOOOO!! Summer slow down...

What I'm working on...
Nothing...it's summer, duh! :)

What I'm excited about...
Having the entire month of July off work! #rest 

What I'm watching/reading...
Watching...alot of reality TV...of course The Bachelorette and Real Housewives of New York and OC are a couple of my faves right now.
Reading...Big Little Lies...I really like this book so far...easy read and interesting characters. 

What I'm listening too...
Of course reality TV...Sister Wives...

What I'm wearing...
Well lately it's been alot of shorts, tanks, and leggings, because summer break! But here were a couple outfits I wore last week--I was feeling the 70's vibe with my flares and tunics :)
Flare jeans: exact here
Tunic: Walgreens
Sandals: similar here
Necklace: exact here

Flare jeans: similar options here
Tank: old from Anthropologie, but cute option here
Sandals: exact here

What I'm doing this weekend...
Going back to my parents house for 4th of July weekend!

What else is new...
Nothing really...I'm trying to think of something but I can't! Oh, I did get these new cute shoes at Old Navy this weekend... except mine are brown, but I don't see them online. 
Ok that's all for this Wednesday! Come back tomorrow--I'm going to share a Day in the Life post!

To see my other What's Up Wednesday posts click below:

--Tess

Linking up with JennJessi, and The Pleated Poppy






















Friday, June 24, 2016

Friday Favorites--LAST week of summer school edition

Happy Friday friends! Today I'm linking up with Andrea and Erika to show you some of my FAVORITES from this final week of summer school! 

Favorite #1
So on Monday I had to make my annual pilgrimage to the summer semi-annual sale at Bath and Body Works to get my hands on some flashback fragrances from the 90's! duh! Here's what I came away with...
*Freesia *Brown Sugar and Fig (I had forgotten how much I used to love this one :) *Cucumber Melon

Favorite #2
I ordered this Erin Condren Teacher Planner for next year, and I can't wait till it gets here!

Favorite #3

I needed some more shampoo and conditioner, so I decided to go to Beauty Brands this week and pick some up at their liter sale. I decided on a liter of Biolage--I used to use this shampoo.all.the.time. And then for some reason I stopped for awhile, but I've been missing it lately (I love the smell :), so I got some and used it this week...ahhhmazing! It was a favorite of my week of sure! haha!



Favorite #4
Julep Polishes--these are a couple shades from my June box that I talked about in this post HERE. (FYI--I tried the yellow shade from this box too, but I did not like it :(

I forgot to take a pic of this one on my nails.



Favorite #5
I'm GOING HOME this weekend! My sister and I are taking my nephews down to my parents for the weekend to hang out and celebrate my mom's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!! 


Happy last weekend in June! Can you believe that?? Next weekend will be July! NOOOOOO!! Summer is going too fast! hahaha!

If you missed my other posts this week check them out below:


If you want to see my other Friday Favorites from the month of June click below:



--Tess

Linking up with AprilAmanda, and Katie