Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hygiene Bingo

My new favorite website is ! This site is such a useful source for literally anything and everything you could ever need. Some items require you to actually purchase it, but so many things are free!

I recently bought hygiene bingo for my class for only $3.00! My students love it, and so do I. Go check out the site and see what you can find!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Katie's Closet

Jacket: American Rag
Dress: TJ Maxx
Purse: Michael Kors

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Monster in a Jar

I found this fun Halloween activity on and my students loved it! Best of all, the download is free!

Teacher Tip

Did you know that you can use a dryer sheet as a white board eraser? Cheap and kids think it's so cool!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Katie's Closet

Shirt: Gap
Scarf: H & M
Pants: Jessica Simpson
Boots: Cathy Jean
Watch: Michael Kors

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Puppy Proofing

Our dog and our neighbors dog love each other so much that they think it's a good idea to dig their way under the fence.

While it's undeniable that it's pretty cute, it's also super annoying. We finally decided to do something about this daily event.

Beginning phase of preventing digging!

Here's our solution: chicken wire! My hubby worked hard to build a trench for the chicken wire. He placed it slightly above the fence, and buried the rest. He used a staple gun to attach the wire to the bottom of the fence, then stapled the wire to a board, which he then buried. Finally, he covered this all with dirt. Verdict: So far so good!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Katie's Closet

Jacket: Kohls
Dress: Target
Belt: Target
Shoes: Michael Kors

Monday, October 15, 2012

Spicy Chicken Marinade

My husband created this concoction for spicy chicken marinade and we can't get enough of it!

* 3/4 cup Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce
*1/2 cup Sriracha
* 2 teaspoons red peppers
* 1 teaspoon orgeano
*1 teaspoon bail

Mix all ingredients with thawed chicken in a plastic container. Let it marinate for 4-6 hours in refrigerator. BBQ or bake in over and serve with your favorite sides! 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Lunch Made Easy

I finally found a solution for my lunch! Sistema makes a variety of different tupperware for everyone's needs.

I've been using this piece multiple times a week! It is one container with four different compartments. What a great way to work on portion control! 

This is another favorite of mine. Never again forget your utensils! Wonderful for salads, pastas, and any other left overs!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Broccoli Pasta

This recipe is super quick and easy and tastes oh so good! My favorite part: homemade croutons!

Pasta Ingredients:

-Pasta  noodles
-2 bunches of broccoli, cut into small pieces
-salt and pepper
-1/4 cup Parmesan

Crouton Ingredients:
-1 baguette, cut into small pieces
-1/4 cup olive oil
-1 tbsp Parmesan

Preheat oven to 400. Toss together crouton ingredients and place on baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 8-10 minutes. Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling water. Add broccoli and cook for 3 minutes, then drain. Add remaining ingredients. Toss baked croutons onto finished pasta and enjoy!

*recipe adapted from Real Simple.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012