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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Pin # 52: I Made It! “Literally” Chocolate Banana Bread!

Banana Bread

This year’s “What Number’s in your Bucket” was a success!  I made it to Pin #52  just in the nick of time.  I had a great time completing the 52 pins from the over 1,000 that I’ve pinned on Pinterest!

This chocolate banana bread was the perfect way to end the year!  We had it for breakfast this morning along with coffee from Panera!

I’m anxious to begin my new bucket of adventure.  Stay tuned for more information!

What number’s in your bucket?

Mine is 53!  How did that happen?


Pin #51: Teacher Stress? Bedtime Yoga!


The week of teacher staff development has flown by and most teachers, including myself, still don’t feel ready for Monday!  In less than 48 hours, teachers will be on duty at my school ready to greet and begin teaching all of those eager (and not so eager) students!

Sunday night many teachers will lay in bed, tossing and turning!  They will wake up every hour to check the time and make sure that they have not slept through their alarm!

Minds whirling all night cause sleep deprived teachers to stagger toward the coffee pot each morning hoping for that caffeine boost to get them through the day.  It’s almost like having a newborn at the start of each school year!

I found this pin about a bedtime yoga routine and decided to try it!  I have to admit, I’ve felt more relaxed and have fallen asleep quickly (and stayed asleep) each night this week during our week of staff development.

The true test will come on Sunday night!  Will I be able to sleep the whole night through or will I check that clock every hour on the hour?

I’ll give you an update Monday.

(If I’m not too tired from lack of sleep)

The above image is from a great article I found giving advice to avoid teacher burnout!  Here’s the link!

Tips for the Yoga Link:  Print it out so you don’t have to keep scrolling while your trying to relax!  Move the Savasana pose to the next to the last pose instead of 2nd. 

Pin # 50: Bandana No Sew Pillows

pillowI made two of these adorable pillows to go with our school’s new theme, “Saddle up for Success”!

I had two pillows and simply used the bandanas to recover them!  The bandanas were purchased at Mighty Dollar, which is a favorite store of many teachers!  It is the ultimate dollar store!

It took less than an hour to follow the directions and finish the pillows.

It’s time to “Saddle Up”!  Students are back in classes on Monday!


Pin # 49: Crochet Your Own Dishcloth!

imageI’m quickly approaching the deadline to reach 52 pins completed so I’m going to share quickly!

I spent the ride to Atlanta last week crocheting this lovely dishcloth! It was very easy and made the time in the car pass quickly.

As an added bonus, I was able to stay awake during the drive which is quite an accomplishment!

Nobody really likes to wash dishes but perhaps these lovely cloths will make it just a little bit more enjoyable!

Happy crocheting!


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