Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Katie's Closet ~ July Edition

Here's a recap of my outfits from July. Since I'm in that awkward pregnancy stage where I look like I drove through Taco Bell one too many times, it was lots of flowy shirts and comfortable shorts this month. Click on fashion to see more outfit ideas!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Ultimate Teacher Binder

Last year I made a "teacher binder" and it turned into my bible! This year, I wanted to make another one that was even better than the last! Here's what you'll need to make your own teacher binder:
-fabulously cute binder (I got mine at Target)
-Dividers (I used file folders from Target and cut them in half)

 I really love this binder because it has a handy dandy clipboard in the front! Good 'ol Target!
 Because I wanted cute dividers, I used file folders and cut them in half.

Most importantly is what goes into this self proclaimed bible. Here are my tabs:
-Student Info. (includes class list, parent contact info, IEP info, class schedules, etc.)
-Lesson Plans
-Journal Topics
-Website Passwords
-Staff Info.
-Attendance records

I left extra dividers in the back so I can add things throughout the year. All of the essentials are in here and I can easily flip through it as needed. Love Love Love my binder :)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Katie's Closet

Shirt: TJ Maxx
Sorts: Macys
Shoes: Target
Necklace: Local Boutique 

Friday, July 26, 2013

No Bake Reese's Peanut Butter Pie

This quick no bake recipe is delicious and takes 10 minutes to make! PS- It's kind of amazing too! This recipe makes two 9 in pies. One for me and one for you!
- 1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese
-1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
-1 cup peanut butter
-1 cup milk
-2 (16oz) packages of frozen whipped toppings
-2  (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crusts
-1 bag mini Reese's Peanut Butter cups

1. Beat together cream cheese and sugar. Mix in peanut butter and milk. Beat until smooth. Fold in 1 package of whipped toppings and mini peanut butter cups.
2. Spoon into pie shell.
3. Cover and freeze until firm.
4. When ready to serve, let it sit in refrigerator for 3 hours to thaw. Add thawed package of whipped toppings and garnish with peanut butter cups. Serve and enjoy.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Katie's Closet

Top: Target
Jeans: Joe's Jeans
Shoes: Target
Watch: Michael Kors

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Backyard Makeover

We spent a good portion of our summer working on giving our backyard a little makeover. It's finally done and I couldn't be happier! Unfortunately, I forgot to take "before" pictures so you won't fully be able to comprehend the transformation, but just trust me when I say it looks 100 times better than before!

First, we decided to paint our patio. It was so cracked and just looked like a hot mess!
Hot mess!


Let the painting begin!

Next, my handy dandy husband built a pergola.

This is my favorite purchase from Lowes.  I put three flameless outdoor candles in it and it's perfect!
I absolutely LOVE these moss covered letters. I reused these letters from our wedding and with some hot glue and moss, created these cute pieces!

 We snagged a new patio furniture set at Target towards the end of the summer for a whopping 70% off! Whoop whoop! (Please excuse the horribly blurry picture. Oops!)
 The picture below is from Hobby Lobby and the lantern is from Pottery Barn.

 Ta Da! Done for the summer! Next summer we hope to add a built in BBQ area. It's been so great spending time outside and enjoying our nice backyard.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Katie's Closet

Shirt: TJ Maxx
Skirt: Target
Bracelet: Charming Charlies
Necklace: Local Boutique 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Gender Reveal Party

We just had our gender reveal party and it was a blast! I'm so glad we had this party because it gave us an opportunity to reveal the gender to our loved ones at the same time. It was a small and intimate party and we were able to share this fun and exciting time with the people that mean the most to us. The theme was "Guns or Glitter" simply because my husband loves to hunt and is an outdoorsy man, while I'm pretty darn girly and love all things pink and sparklie! It was awesome! Here's a recap of our night!


 Glitter Wins!!!