About Stephanie Spring

http://stephanie-spring.com

I love early mornings and Jesus, cooking and coffee, navy blue and white stripes and traveling.

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16 hours

5:30 a.m.

5:45 a.m.7:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

On average, there are about 16 hours in my day. 16. Some days the 16 hours are jam-packed and other days they feel much, much lighter! However, a typical day hasn’t changed much over the years and in a lot of ways I’m extremely thankful for that. If anything, the changes that have been made, have created margin within my day to take a few extra breaths. Here we are in my 16 hours. πŸ™‚

5:00- Wake up & shower (Face Cleanser, Clarisonic Mia 2)

5:30- Breakfast (here) and devotions. (I use the Bible app, Proverbs 31 Ministry, or read my Bible).


5:45- Hair: 1.Shampoo and Conditioner 2.12 Benefits Hair Treatment 3. Hairdryer 4. Curling Iron, 1″

5. Straightener 6. Smoothing Serum 7.Hairspray 8. Volume SprayΒ (and smells ah-mazing!)

Make-up: 1.Foundation 2. All Over Face Color 4. Clinique High Impact Mascara 5.Mineral Veil 6. NARS Lips:Β Color 1.Β Color 2.

7:00- I get to school around 7:00 before the students arrive at 8:50. I get A LOT done during that time.

10:00- Planning period (Snack and grading/prep)

12:15- Typical lunch, here.

3:45- Head home to make dinner, like this.

Crock-Pot tip: I have been trying to use the crockpot about once a week this year. Since Eric and I are both gone more than 6 or 8 hours (like most recipes recommend) I have our meal cook overnight. Since I wake up before Eric, I remove the crockpot to give it time to cool and right before Eric leaves he puts it in the refrigerator. Then, we heat it up when we’re ready to eat that night! Easy! πŸ™‚

6:00- We either head to the gym when Eric gets home or eat. Usually, eating wins and then we go for a walk afterwards. πŸ™‚

7:30- Read, watch TV, etc.

9:00- Bed (yes, we go to bed early)!

I love this life so, so much. πŸ™‚

 

Friday Favorites

It. Is. Friday! Yay! We had parent-teacher conferences (which I love!) on Wednesday and Thursday which leads me to my very first favorite of this week…

One.

…I am probably still sleeping as you read this. πŸ™‚ That my friends, is a favorite after a long week! We also have off for Columbus Day so I am SUPER thankful for a four-day weekend to catch up on life. πŸ˜‰ I’m also almost positive that anyone who knows me well can vouch that I need my sleep! Ha!

Two. I also did two activities this week with my students that have been of FAVORITE of the year so far. I feel like students need many different representations of fractions as possible to really grasp the idea of what a fraction is. I found this fun activity and the kids had a blast making the kites! πŸ™‚

Three. Thanks to Andrea, I also talked to my class about the importance of brightening someones day. We made these cards and the kids were SO sweet and excited about them! It made my week! πŸ™‚

Four.

My No-Bake Pumpkin Cocoa Energy Bites are so simple and festive for this time of year. Who doesn’t want some pumpkin, chocolate, and energy?!

Five.I’ve been clinging to this verse all week. Have a great Friday everyone!

No Bake Pumpkin Cocoa Energy Bites


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1.5 tsp pumpkin pie spice



What to do:

In a mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Add remaining ingredients. Stir. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll the energy bites into one inch balls and place on the baking sheet. Refrigerate for about an hour. Enjoy!


 

Friday Favorites

Friday, Friday, Friday! After a busy week, we have an equally busy weekend ahead filled with a lot of fun things! πŸ™‚

Today I thought I’d switch things up by sharing what my top five posts are thanks to YOU!Β Here we go…

One.My Homemade Lemon LarabarsΒ is my most viewed post and by far my post pinned recipe! I totally get it because they are DELICIOUS! If you haven’t pinned this yet, you have to!

Two.This made me smile so much. πŸ™‚ I went a little deep into what our marriage (and Eric) means to me in this post and it was the second most popular post on my blog. πŸ™‚ I love him. πŸ™‚

Three.It made me laugh that this post was so popular but then again, I’m always looking for a new, everyday remedy!

Four.
Plant
/Β Spring Tea Towel/Β Dried Lavender/Β Antique Galvanized Double BucketΒ /White PitcherΒ /Preserved Eucalyptus BranchesΒ Farmers Market Sign

I love a good home tour and apparently so do all of you! πŸ™‚ You can read the original post here with some home decor ideas we have!

Five.You must love giveaways and Christmas decor as much as I do! How many would want another one this year?!

Happy Friday everyone and from the bottom of my heart, thank you for reading each and every day! You make this so fun! πŸ™‚

 

September 2017

whatsupwed1WUWquestions editWhere did September go?! It was by far the quickest month of the entire year! I blinked and it was gone! Although it flew by, it has been jam-packed! See for yourself. πŸ™‚

What we’re eating this week:
My Salmon with Yogurt Dill Sauce.

What I’m reminiscing about:

College. Eric and I will be going to homecoming at our former college this year and I’ve been thinking back to a lot of memories as it (quickly!) approaches.

What I’m loving:I know everyone in PA has been complaining about the 90 degree weather because they are ready for scarves and boots. Although I can definitely jump on board with a great scarf or boot, I am LOVING that it is still hot! It basically feels like a free vacation to another state that is much warmer without having to pay the price. πŸ™‚ I have been loving everything under the sun that has to do with tacos (does anyone go through phases like I do with foods?) and it probably has to do with this warm weather! πŸ™‚ Which explains my obsession with my Fish Tacos lately.

What we’ve been up to:

Celebrating birthday’s with family and friends!

What I’m dreading:

Cold weather.Β 

What I’m working on:

A little birdie told me that a giveaway is coming next month with some of my favorite things!

What I’m excited about:

So much. πŸ™‚

What I’m watching/reading:ZootopiaΒ is just so stinkin’ cute! I think I’ve watched it three times. Ha!I love Jen Hatmaker and have been wanting to read her newest book,Of Mess and Moxie. Has anyone read it?Β 

What I’m listening to:

A little bit of this and that. I’m ready for this though… πŸ™‚Β 

What I’m wearing:This shirt. I know it’s unavailable right now but keep an eye out for it if it goes back in stock! It’s SO comfortable!

What I’m doing this weekend:Since my cousin is a senior in college this year, (crazy) we’re going to watch her play soccer one last time! Other than that, we’ll be getting together with family all weekend and headed to an amusement park. I love a good rollercoaster! πŸ™‚

What I’m looking forward to next month:

Birthday shennanigans. πŸ™‚

What else is new:

Our weeks and weekends have been extremely full which is a definite change from the summer. It’s taking some time to adjust but I’m thankful it’s been filled with great plans here and there. πŸ™‚Β 

Bonus Question: What TV show are you most excited about this fall?Without-a-doubt: THIS show!Β 

What’s Up Wednesday Recaps:

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017