Saturday, February 1, 2014

Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit!

Hey y'all!  Happy February!  In my family we have a tradition where we say "Rabbit" three times on the first day of every month.  "Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit."  It's supposed to bring you good luck.  Does anyone else do this?  If not, work it into your family traditions.  It's a silly and fun one.  And what does it hurt?

I'm joining the fab Farley over at Oh Boy 4th Grade for her monthly Currently!  Be sure to stop by her blog and check it out, if you haven't yet.

Anywho... Here it is!

I am listening to Ben Rector Radio.  Officially obsessed, friends.  'Nuff said.

I am loving my quiet apartment.  My hubby went out for a bike ride and will be gone for the better part of the afternoon.  The apartment has been cleaned and I'm on the couch {still in my jammies!} super excited to blog, work, read, and just enjoy my peace and Ben Rector :)

My best Ben Rector impression in my jammies.  Mmmhmmm.
I am thinking about what to make for dinner.  Earlier this week I made this short rib recipe.  It was AAAAAMAZZING.  Most possibly one the best meals I've ever made.  And now I'm having a hard time figuring out what could possibly be as good as that one.  Any recommendations?  I really enjoy cooking and am open to any {healty-ish} recipes that you've loved!  *Sidenote:  The short rib recipe calls for a slow cooker but since I don't have one right now, I went ahead and just cooked it for 3 hours on low in our oven.  Worked perfectly!!*

I am wanting to make some fun Valentine's Day cards to give my friends, family, and students.  I'm loving these great ideas, these cute cards, or these fun "play on word" cards!!

Needing to finish my next writing unit.  I am SOOO behind on my units but refuse to compromise the quality and thus they're taking me foreeeever.  I guess that's good and bad for anyone waiting to use my units!  However, I'm hoping to finish my "Writing on Demand" unit for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade in the next day or two!  Follow me on TpT {here} to see when it's uploaded, if you're interested!  It has EVERYTHING you need to help your class be completely prepared for the State Test {coming up way too soon!  Ahhhh}.

2 truths and a fib... If you've been following me for a while, then you know which one is obvi the fib :)
1)  I have broken my collar bone 3 times {TRUTH!  All when I was little... and not always the same one.  I fell off a picnic table, fell out of bed, and fell off my dad's back playing around with my little brother.  SO glad it's been over 20 years since that happened!}
2)  I have been married for 7 months.  {TRUTH too!!  My hubby and I just celebrated- I can find any reason to celebrate :)  our 7th month of marriage.  What a 7 months it's been!}

3)  I say it's been an eventful 7 months because we have been living in Spain during most of these 7 months.  My 3rd fact is my fib!  We don't live in the US and while I miss it, I have loved getting to learn more about the Spanish culture and education in another country.  Be sure to follow {my blog} to hear all about what it's like to live and teach abroad!!

My Spanish classroom!  Supplies and decorations are muy limitado.  Check out that chalkboard! 

 THANK YOU so much for stopping by!  Be sure to join and link up with Farley!!  Cheers!


  1. I will have to check out Ben Rector. I love finding new music to listen too! I cannot believe you have broken your collar bone 3x's. I can't even imagine! Have fun creating Valentine cards and enjoying your afternoon to yourself!
    Fun in ECSE

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by, Kate!

    Have a great Saturday :)


  3. I am SO happy to have found your blog through Farley's Currently! I have always wanted to visit Spain so I'll be looking through the glass per say through your blog now. I also love that you celebrate any milestone possible - what a fantastic way to keep the love alive! And your collar bone - OUCH!! My sister broke hers by falling off a bed, too! It wasn't funny then, but now that we look back, it's hilarious how it happened! So glad to have found you & cannot wait to see more :)

    Miss V's Busy Bees

    1. Yea!! Thanks so much Sara! It's so great to have new followers :)

  4. Enjoy your relaxing day! Living in Spain must be a fun adventure! I'll have to check out your blog to learn more about it! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. I always do Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit.... somehow this month I forgot. :(
    It has been a pretty good and lucky month so far though. Living in Spain sounds wonderful!