WHAAT.. IT'S AUGUST? Currently!

August 1st... really?!
Wasn't it just the last day of school and I was jumping for joy at a summer filled with time and energy?
Are you sure it's that month where we start back at school?

I guess I should probably come down to reality, huh?
Unfortunately, my summer wasn't quite as filled with time and energy as I'd like. That's what 12 masters credits and being a varsity volleyball coach will do to you, huh? Oh well, I've still enjoyed it to the fullest :)

The first of the month means a new Currently with Farley.. so OF COURSE, I'm linking up :)

Multi-tasking at it's finest ladies (and some gents) That's right.. I am blogging while listening to podcasts for grad school... REBEL!

I promise, this is not a shameless plug-in (maybe just a little) but I really am obsessed with my 3 new decor packs, ESP the one for my classroom. My colors are turquoise, lime, and yellow and I have just printed all 208 pages of my pack, laminated and enlisted hubs help and my volleyball players help to cut it all out! Yippee :) I can't wait to do my classroom reveal and show it all in action to y'all. Plus, a fun thing about my decor packs? I keep coming up with new things I want and adding to the packs sometimes daily! Which means you get new pages for FREE if you've already purchased :)

Anybody else out there keep a notebook by their bed? I swear I cannot shut my brain off at night. I come up with so many ideas and my to-do list is every growing during that time when I should be resting! My solution is to right it down so I can try and relax.

In a perfect world, I'd read by the pool all day! Today I spent 2 hours doing this, and loveddddd every second of it. I need to make more time for that :)

I have a HUGE list for ideas for my classroom and TPT products, and I have barely made a dent in it this summer. I am trying... really trying!

1. Yes, I always need a good planner and I haven't found that "perfect" one yet. I can't justify spending the amount on an Erin Condren one even though they are beautiful and drool worthy.. hubs would kill me! I like A Modern Teacher's, and a few others, but I'm tossing around the idea of just designing my own and binding it! We will see shortly.
2. I always love a good excuse to shop, and back to school is no exception! Can't wait for a little big shopping date with friends :)
3. Have you checked out Erin over at I'm Lovin Lit's interactive notebooks? Can you say OBSESSED. yes, I am obsessed with these two wonderful products! I am giddy with excitement reading through them and planning to use them this school year. If you haven't already added this to your wishlist or purchased it.. DO IT NOW! Yes, I am telling you because they are that wonderful :) There's a reason they are a top TPT seller, people!

Welp, I'm off to check a few boxes off on that to-do list and spend some quality laminating cutting time with the hubs (he's such a trooper!) Enjoy your Friday everyone :)


  1. Speaking of new clothes...
    I still buy back to school clothes even though I'm grown! Ha. I take the kids shopping and then I do my own shopping online :-)

  2. Amelia,
    I'm your newest follower! Your blog is seriously adorable!! I love it! I too have enlisted the help of my hubby- these guys must know what they are getting into when they agree to marry us! ;)
    I need to check out those interactive notebooks! They look so great! :) Anything interactive is sure to get the students in gear!
    One more thing before I go- that Dots on Turquoise set of yours is AMAZING! WOW! You did such a great job designing that! Thanks for sharing your currently I enjoyed reading it :)

    Until next time!
    Just Keep Teaching

    1. I am so glad you found my blog!!! Yay :) Thanks for following! We are lucky to have such great hubs!! The interactive notebooks are wonderful! I am so glad you picked up the Dots on Turquoise pack and that you love it!! I hope to see pictures on your blog of your classroom :)

  3. Hi Amelia,
    If you find a way to shut your teacher brain off, let me know. My brain has been going nonstop since July. It's bittersweet but I'd like to have some normal thoughts again. haha!
    Teaching 3rd with Mr. G
    Follow me on Bloglovin

    1. Haha.. wouldn't that be nice?! I will let you know if I figure out the secret ;)

  4. I don't know how you feel about planning online, but Planbook.com is awesome. I have been using it since December and I don't think I will ever go back to a paper planner. It only costs about $12 a year. In the time I have been using it, they have made quality changes based on consumer feedback! (I don't work for them or get paid to promote them, either!)

    Simply 2nd Resources

    1. I will definitely have to check that out! Thanks for letting me know :)

  5. I have never seen those interactive notebooks before! I am off to check them out :)

    Teaching in Room 6

  6. I love your yellow, green, and blue decor. Adorable! I would love to read all day too. I haven't seen the interactive notebooks either. I'll have to check them out.

    Ms Richards's Musings

    1. Thank you so much! The colors are so soothing in a classroom :) Definitely check them out.. they are wonderful!

  7. Sounds like you have had a busy summer! I got the planner from a Modern Teacher and LOVE it! You can customize it even! Enjoy your grad school podcasts!

    Eclectic Educating

    1. It has been such a busy summer!! I have her planner in my wishlist.. hoping there will be a TPT sale that I can get them during :) Thanks for the love!

  8. That's a lot of laminating! I bet your room will look great. Love that color combination! You've definitely been busy this summer. I'm looking for a planner as well. I want an Erin Condren planner, but it's so expensive. Glad I found you through the linky. :-)

    The 2nd Grade Surprise

    1. It sure is!! Thank goodness for my little helpers :) I think I finally have decided to go with A Modern Teachers' Planner! I am going to print, laminate the front cover, and spiral bound it! :) So glad you found me, too!

  9. I'm your newest follower! I teach 5th grade and I love that you are a volleyball coach! I played in college... I coach softball now. I got an Erin Condren planner for my birthday- my husband thought I was nuts when I told him that was what I wanted lol. So glad I found your blog- love the design!

    Floating Through Fifth

    1. YAY! So happy to have you following :) Can't wait to read up on your blog! I also played volleyball. It's a great sport :) You are so lucky! My hubs thinks I'm nuts for wanting one! HAHA