Monday, September 22, 2014

perfection on a sunday night

Some nights, you just need a great slice of pizza, your love, family, and some amazing music. Thank goodness Austin and his family have great taste in music- the Jimi Hendrix experience was amazing. 
 xoxo, kel

Saturday, September 13, 2014

art journaling

Art journaling has been such a great hobby and stress reliever. Plus it helps find a home for all those pictures and washi tape I just had to have but don't know what to do with. 
These few pages are some of my favorites from recently (and by recently I mean in the past 3 months). It's not exactly a hobby I've been able to do as of late... 
xo, kel

Friday, September 12, 2014

been dreaming of this since a child

A couple of weeks ago I was listening to Pandora when this song came on. Maybe it's a bit cheesy, but I honestly love it.
 It resonates with how I've been feeling lately in my professional and personal life.
 I have been working insane hours (12 hours just at school and then I come home to do more) and always have something I need to be working on, but it is some of the most rewarding work I've ever done.
 I love my job.
 I love my kids.
 I love my administrators.
The best part is that I feel appreciated and like I am exactly where I need to be.
I love teaching again.

xoxoxoxo, kellie

Thursday, September 11, 2014

savannah dreaming

 I found these photos tonight from my trip to Savannah Georgia this summer. It was seriously the most amazing hotel I've ever been in. I miss it. Like a lot.
xo, kel

the turtle and the hairy dog

 I took Chloe for a small walk to the pond to take pictures today and since she was actually behaving and staying still, I decided to take pictures of her. Then of course a turtle decided to join us....

xoxo, kel

Sunday, September 7, 2014

links, links, links

Have you seen the Kid President videos? So totally adorable- I would love him as a student!! Especially this one- Life is tough, but so are you!!!

Okay, these chips look kind of gross to me, how about you?

The 27 club, which is crazy to think about, especially now that I'm 27.

How well do you know the Gilmore Girls Quiz? Because I was in love with that show!

And 16 things you may not have known about Gilmore Girls. I surprised myself actually knowing a few.

And just one more..... All 339 books references in Gilmore Girls.

This blog post has the most gorgeous photos and outfits! The background is beautiful too!

I cannot wait for these products to hit the ABM online shop!!!

All teachers need to read this. I was crying from laughing so hard.

My gorgeous friend has beautiful art for sale, and this one keeps calling my name......

Speaking of art, this idea is pretty awesome. 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

where i've been- and the real reason i haven't been blogging lately

The past month has been insane (in the best way possible). I left my teaching job with the county and took a job with a charter school. Not only did I embark on a new adventure, but the school I signed up for is brand new. It's exciting and a bit tiring. I have put my heart and soul into my classroom- both in the room itself, the lessons, and especially getting to know my kids. It has by far been one of the best experiences of my life and worth the lack of sleep.
(above: Chloe running like crazy in my parent's backyard)
(above: reading- prepping myself for teaching reading)

 (above: Austin's 30th birthday dinner with his family!!)

 (above: my bulletin board, created by my awesome boyfriend and his awesome sister Ashley!!)

 (above: food truck Sunday with some girl friends)

 (above pictures: Auburn game- first of the season baby!!!)

 (above: dinner with the girls and saying goodbye to Sarah)

Even though it's been a crazy time, I've also managed to make time for friends, family, and football!!! This past weekend I went to the first Auburn game of the season with Austin and his family. Talk about an amazing weekend- with some bumps of course, but overall wonderful. 

So yes, I've been insanely busy, but that's not the whole truth as to why I haven't been blogging. I started this new blog with the hopes of turning it mainly into a blog showing my photography in hopes of making it a second career. However, this past month, after trying to get a friend to recommend me for a photography job, I was told no. The friend also made a comment that played into my insecurities of my photography work. Instead of rising above it, I let it bruise my ego and decided to take a break on taking pictures. Why I let one person's opinion matter so much is beyond me, except that it was my greatest fear with photography- that I am simply not good enough. I'm still struggling with this one..... and I don't know what this blog will look like anymore.... 

xo, kellie