Friday, August 30, 2013

August Favorites

Here are a few of my favorite things from the month of August...

1. I didn't do much crafting all summer so I was so glad I squeezed this stool makeover in. I'm just smitten with it and can't wait to glitz up the rest of my craft room supplies. See a tutorial of how I spruced up my boring stool here.
2. A new to me mountain bike purchase. Now Drew and I both have mountain bikes and we have been loving our afternoon bike rides into town to drop off mail, grab ice cream or pick up a book from the library. We can't wait to hit up some trails this fall.
3. Our annual family reunion in Kentucky ya'll. I absolutely love my family and we always have a great time getting together and eating fried chicken, competing in our family corn hole tournament, playing frisbee golf, etc. etc.
3. Celebrating my dear friend Bekah's birthday at a cute new to us spot. We did a wine and dine at a place called the Art of Entertaining. I can't wait to go back. Great food, great wine, fun atmosphere!
4. A trip to Norris lake with my family. We stayed at my Aunt's lake house and had a great time!
5. Drew and I found over $100 worth of gift cards from our wedding (4 years ago) that we thought we had lost. They turned up the weekend before we went back to school so we splurged on an awesome date night.
6. Surprisingly another favorite of mine has been getting back into my teaching routine. You probably think I'm crazy...I love summers off, but I also love my job. I honestly get nervous every year that I'm going to forget how to do the whole teaching thing, but it always comes right back. I also feel extremely loved each and every day by my students, which is a huge blessing. You can see a sneak peek of my classroom here.
That wraps up my favorite things from August...I just can't believe another month is here and gone!

18 comments:

Veronica and Daniel said...

What a fun classroom! What grade do you teach? Um, lost and then found gift cards - so exciting!! Now I feel like I should look around our house to see if I can find any lost/forgotten gift cards :) Oh, lake life! I get to live it this weekend and I'm so excited! Have a great Labor Day weekend!!

Elizabeth Carr said...

I love your bike picture. We just got the whole family bikes for Mother's/ Father's day, so we could bike during the summer. Its been fun, and looks like you're having fun too! Thanks
Liisi from Mom's Thumb Reviews

Kayla Peveler said...

How exciting to find a few gift cards all this time after your wedding day! I'm jealous! ;) so excited you love your job that much, that is so important!!

Kayla Peveler said...

How exciting to find a few gift cards all this time after your wedding day! I'm jealous! ;) so excited you love your job that much, that is so important!!

Jennie said...

I love that bar stool! Hot pink and glitter, you just couldnt go wrong!
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Jennie said...

I love that bar stool! Hot pink and glitter, you just couldnt go wrong!
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The Lady Okie said...

I love finding money or gift cards I thought I lost! That is awesome. Good thing they didn't expire! :)

Robin said...

I want to visit Kentucky someday! This is a weird question, but do people there consider the KFC fast food chain to be "real" fried chicken? I've always wondered. (Not that I eat there much; I don't think the food is particularly amazing.)

Ashley said...

I want a bike!! I can't believe I don't have one. So awesome that you found those gift cards...what a nice surprise! And so fun that you were able to have a family reunion. What a great month!

Becky said...

I have no clue where August went! I feel like Christmas will be here in no time now. How awesome to find all those gift cards :) Have a great weekend!

Betty said...

Looks like a fabulous August! My husband and I have been biking more lately as well...I love it! Have a great weekend!

Erin LFF said...

SO awesome you found those gift cards!! I'm glad you guys got to have an amazing date night :) Your classroom looks so cute!!

scrapperjen said...

I love your classroom! And that stool...oh wow!!!!!!
It looks like you had a wonderful summer.
Have a great weekend

Megan said...

Hooray for finding the gift cards! I bet you are the best teacher ever!

blm said...

Looks like August treated you so well! Hoping you have a fantastic September. Best of luck on getting back into the teaching groove!

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

That stool is beautiful and yay for wine with friends!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Ashley R said...

That stool is amazingly cute! I love me some glitter. :)

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I know! I can't believe that August is gone already! How did September arrive so quickly?!