Friday, December 15, 2017

last minute gift guide for the girlie girl in your life

I am so excited about today's post because it is Free Shipping Day! This is a one-day event that guarantees delivery for Christmas and I've got gift ideas for you. I consider myself a total girlie girl so in honor of that today's gift guide is all about last minute gifts for the fashionista in your life!
For the past couple years, actually ever since B came into my life (and my family's life, we had only been together for a few months and B stayed to have Christmas morning with my family and I) we have been following a  guide for our gift giving. We buy and exchange gifts with
4 key categories in mind:
want, wear, read, and need.
So for today's post I have organized my gift ideas for the girlie girl in your life by these four categories. Although, they don't always have to stay in each category. B is really creative with his gifts. For example, he might label winter boots as a need (since we do live in New England and have to shovel) to throw me off.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Peggy’s Porschen: what it is & why you should go!

Peggy’s Porschen coffee shop was by far my one of my favorite experiences during our honeymoon. Visiting this coffee shop was on my bucket list after stalking London on instagram for the past few months. The irony of visiting this coffee shop on our honeymoon is similar to my first date with B, because he doesn't even drink coffee. Anyway, Peggy's Porschen's is just a short walking distance from Buckingham Palace. Changing of the guards take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 11am. So following the changing of the guards, B & I took a short 10-15 minute walk up the streets of Chelsea to find this quaint bakery. I highly recommend starting in Traflagar square, walking down the mall, which will give you some breath-taking views of Buckingham palace, staying for changing of the guards (get there early if you want to get a good viewing spot) and finish the morning with a coffee break at Peggy’s. The walk alone is a great way to experience some of the true London culture, away from the tourist-y crowds.

Monday, December 11, 2017

afternoon tea in London

Why partake in afternoon tea?

Afternoon tea is one of the BEST experiences I have ever had while in London. It totally makes me feel like I’m living a glamorous lifestyle. In London, there is a distinct difference between ‘afternoon tea’ and ‘high tea.’ Afternoon tea consists of smaller, cold sandwiches, scones, pastries and desserts. High tea consists of a hot meal, scones and desserts. However; the menu is very deceiving “tea sandwiches” do not mean you will still be hungry. B & I actually skipped lunch entirely before afternoon tea and we still left full & with pastries left over.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

birthday's are the best days

Happy Halloween y'all & happy birthday to me! I love this fall look so much because it's seriously a staple of mine. If you haven't already picked up one of these cardigans you NEED too. It's the perfect top to throw on for errands on the weekend and it can be dressed up with a pencil skirt & pumps for a fun twist on the typical #workfashion. Bean boots are such a classic and so practical. They are on every preppy girl's must have's (more on my must have's for fall to come- stay tuned). I also own about ten pairs of these camp socks. They are my FAVORITE socks. I wear them around the house like slippers and also love them with boots. They make for a fun winter look when paired with a short skirt, tights and booties.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

bow sleeves- the "it" sweater for fall

Happy Monday! This week is especially exciting for me because I will be attending two full days at a conference all about teaching reading. I know, most people are surprised to learn that there is actually numerous research-based approaches to teaching reading and that these approaches are ever changing & evolving. I think my favorite part of teaching (minus working with the students) is the uncertainty in a sense that comes from every day being different and the curriculum that is always changing, so I never feel like I 'know it all'. As an educator, I am constantly reflecting and eager to learn new things. So for the next two days I will be completely "nerding" (yes, I made an adjective a verb) as I get to be inspired by some of the best educators in the country.

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