Monday, January 21, 2013

Rainbow cupcakes!

I'm back people! Kinda. Sorry I've been crazy busy again. I promise I'll catch ya'll up on my life. (Because I know you're DYYIINGG to read about whats going on.)

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to ya'll! So because I have the day off I decided it would be fun to try out a recipe for rainbow cupcakes that I've been dying to try.

Note: This was my first time making these on my own, so they didn't come out as awesome as I've seen them before.

First you'll need:
-Any cake mix (I used funfetti.)
-3 eggs
-2/3 cup oil
-1 cup water/milk
-different colored food coloring
-regular cupcake baking sheet
-cupcake wrappers
-4 small cups to mix the colors
(all the usual stuff, just with food coloring.)

First, make your cake mix like you would normally.
Then, separate your mix into different cups. I just cut some Solo cups in half and used the bottom halves as mini-bowls.
Now, using your food coloring put a little color into each container of cake mix.

Should end up looking like this: 
I swirled my colors just for fun :)

After you put in the food coloring, mix the coloring into the cake mix. 

Woohoo! Fun color mixing! Now here's where you get to be creative. 
Put in a little bit of your first color into your cupcake cups. Then shake the pan so that the mix has spread evenly throughout each cupcake cup. 
Then do the same thing with your second and third colors. (Or however many you want. But remember that cupcakes only need to be able 2/3 full or they become GIANTS like mine did. ;) )

Bake for however long your cake mix box says. I did 20 minutes at 350. 

Theeennnnn TADDAAAA!!

You can frost them if you want to for an extra surprise, but I left them plain and pretty :)

Enjoy! Love ya'll!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Survived my first six weeks & Mini-Vacay

Hello my dear readers! So I survived my first six weeks of teaching! Including my first real observation, my first couple heart breaking district exams, and falling in love with my first real class :). I honestly can't even express how much I love my class. They're ridiculously sweet. Not a day goes by that I don't receive some type of sweet gesture from them. Sure, there are days when I don't want to go back, but they are the reason I do what I do. I can seriously say that I love my job, and I know that this is what I want to do.

I've been kind of worried lately because I haven't been taking any breaks. My schedule has been wake up at 5:30am, get ready, go to school, stay till 6, go home, work on school stuff till I pass out around midnight. Then on weekends it's been crazy with football and tailgating and having people staying with me. Don't get me wrong, I've loved every minute of it, but I've been worried that I'm overworking my body and not resting enough. So  I decided that since this weekend is an away game, I would take a mini-vacation to Houston to visit one of my best friend's, Ashley & her fiancee, Dennis. They come to see me every weekend for football games so I figured I owed them a visit. It's been great so far because Ashley is a great cook and has been spoiling me with delicious food and Disney movies. It's been nice to just relax with good friends and do nothing but be lazy :).

I'm super excited because today we will be going to the Renaissance Festival-whoop! I've always wanted to go, and after four years of living in this town I think it's time! So yay! Here we go-I'll be sure to post about it later. Hope ya'll are having a great weekend as well! <3


Friday, October 5, 2012

Fill In the Blank Friday!

It's that time again, friends! My second favorite day of the week ;)

1.  The last thing I ate was    uhh..lunch? Leftovers from a great date last night ;) .

2.  The last time I went to the beach was  before I had to come back to CS :/  .

3.  My last vacation was   oh man...umm.. I suppose when I stayed at the island while I was home for about a week. I desperately need a vacation. (Which is why I'm running away to Houston this weekend!) .

4. The last place I drove was     after school-return library books, get waxed, get dinner, and back home :) .

5. The last song I listened to was   Beiber's "Maria" I'm obsessed with that song.

6. The last thing I watched on TV was    Jersey Shore premiere .

7.  The last time I said "I love you" was  to my students before they left my class for the weekend.

"Lasts" aren't quite as special as "firsts", but still fun :).
Hope you have a good weekend!


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

As the school year goes on, it is getting harder to say what I"m loving (and less time for my wonderful blog), but again, I am trying to focus on the positive..

I'm loving football season and Tailgating!

I'm loving meeting new people :)

I'm loving my teacher friends who have become my support system.

I'm loving that I had 10 students pass a district math exam yesterday including 3 100s! Thats the same number that PASSED our first math exam. Progress!

I'm loving my new favorite quote: "Strive for PROGRESS not PERFECTION."

I'm loving my bed more and more.

I'm loving FALL! Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back! Whoop! :D

What are ya'll loving?


Sunday, September 16, 2012

A nice thing to hear

Hey ya'll! So I've been pretty busy with my babies (my real ones.) and getting everything prepared for every day, and it's been a pretty rough week. On Wednesday, I had a walk through that was less than perfect so needless to say, I was not pleased with myself. So then on Thursday, I had a member of our Admin team meet with me about it and tell me how proud she was of me and how I've grown as a teacher in such a short time and how I help my students in ways I don't know yet and how I help instill excitement to learn in my students and how she can tell my classroom management is strong for a beginning teacher. I know that was a run-on, but I didn't wanna break it down. Anyway, it was just nice to have someone notice that I'm doing my best and trying as hard as I can to be the teacher I know I can be.

Moral of the story: Tell a teacher that she's awesome. Make her day. Make her smile. The students will benefit. :)


Fill In The Blank Friday!!

Happy Weekend, Friends!!
Time to wind down a crazy busy week with my favorite post of the week :)

(I started doing Insanity with my teacher friends, and this was the after picture of Day 1)

1.  Right now the weather where I live is    confusing. It's cool in the mornings and balls hot in the afternoons. It's like the weather can't decide if it wants to be fall just yet  .

2.  The best piece of advice I've been given is  "It's only your third week of teaching. It's not going to be prefect yet. You're doing a great job." Not really advice, but it was nice to hear something nice   .

3.  My most favorite person in all the world is    my Momma. And my best friend, Bri. Of course Mom is first, but Bri is a close second. My mom has been my rock, my therapist, and most importantly my mom. And as much as we fought while I was living at home, I feel like our relationship is so much better now that I've moved out. She's been through hell and back and is still the strongest woman I've ever met. If I grow up to be half the woman my Momma is, I'll be proud of myself :) And Bri...this girl would take a bullet for me. And I'm pretty sure she's the only person besides my mom that I would take a bullet for. She's the one that I can call when I've just had it and she'll remind me of something stupid that only we would understand and make me laugh my ass off until I forget what I was upset about. She's also the only person in the world that knows every single little thing about me. ;) .

4. If I were to have a "mission statement" for my life, it would be    "She is clothed in strength and dignity, and can laugh at the world to come. (Proverbs 31:25)" Hopefully I'll get it tattooed soon. But its one of my favorite bible verses and is so encouraging. It reminds me that I've been raised into the woman I am with faith, courage, strength, and dignity and with God's help I can handle anything.

5. My most favorite item in my closet is  my Celebrity Pink khakis from Macy's. They're so damn comfy and they go with everything :).

6. The best cure for a bad day is  coffee. Coffee makes everything better. And Spotify. And Briana.  .

7.  Today is   a great day. Just because.

Have a freaking awesome weekend!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Honestly, I feel like its really hard to love things this Wednesday. I'm halfway through my third week of school as a real teacher, and I am so freaking tired. I don't know how other teachers do it. I feel like my kids aren't learning, I feel like I'm dragging, and I feel like I could be doing so much better than I am, but I don't know how.

ANYWAY, its Wednesday and I have to perk myself up.

I'm loving my class. They're soo sweet. I'm so blessed to have 15 sweethearts. :)

I'm loving that I got a brand new kiddo today. (I may not be loving it right now, but I know I will be.)

I'm loving my friends and all their support.

I'm loving my Mom who, despite her constant nagging and annoying-ness, is always there for me.

I'm loving my reg-ed team and their awesome ability to make my laugh when I feel like I just can't do anymore.

I'm loving my BED! (For obvious reasons.)

I'm loving living alone-because I can come home and veg out and noone can tell me anything.

I'm loving the brand-new Scentsy warmer that my aunt sent me to brighten my apartment. :)

I'm loving trying to cook dinner every night (and by dinner I mean things that my mom cooked at home and froze in appropriately sized portions and brought me so that I can re-heat every night and say I cooked.)

I'm loving that I HAVE a job and a steady income to pay off the loans, rent, and bills that I may complain about.

I'm loving the awesome ideas that I get for ideas for lessons from pinterest.

I'm loving being ALIVE :)

Have a great rest of your week, friends!