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What’s Up Wednesday

What we’re eating this week: Homemade Granola Recipe at: Stephanie-spring.comWe have been eating my homemade granola A LOT these days! It goes with anything and everything! 🙂

What I’m reminiscing about:
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I’ve been reminiscing all about Greece lately. Five years ago, I was living in Greece and soaking up everything it had to offer. If you missed my first two posts, you can check them out below!

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Opa! Part: 2

What I’m loving:472ff3c293c250e4783f78c9f011a4af_best

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I love that I stopped biting my nails so naturally I’m loving some fun nail polish! It goes on so smooth and I love this color for Spring!

What we’ve been up to:

Loving life together. I’m so thankful I get to do life with him.Stephanie-spring.com We’ve also been showering so many friends with baby gifts! I think since I absolutely love blankets, I gravitate towards getting friends and their babies a blanket that I would want. 😉 I love picturing our friends little ones cuddled up in this. How precious?!

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What I’m dreading:

Allergies. They always win for at least a few days in the Spring. 🙁 

What I’ve been working on:

If you’ve been reading my blog for a few months, I’ve talked about how I’m working on re-doing my skin care routine. I think I’ve hit the jackpot! 

Face Cleanser

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Face MoisturizerRepair Cream

Ultra Repair Cream 

What I’m excited about:Stephanie-spring.comStephanie-spring.comOur trip to Colorado!

What I’m watching/reading:All the craziness brings me back!

What I’m listening to:

Other than this and this, I love listening to Laura Daigle any time of day. Her voice is incredible!


What I’m wearing:

Other than teacher clothes and sweatpants…. 😉 My favorite go-to foundation.

0cca2087c1386483f9d9463219d68a64_bestMy favorite go-to all over face color. 

s1229095-main-heroMy favorite go-to finishing touch: Mineral Veil! 

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Ah! This smells live heaven! It has been my favorite go-to perfume for years and it never gets old!

What I’m doing this weekend:Stephanie-spring.comCelebrating this beautiful lady because she gets married so soon!  🙂

What I’m looking forward to next month:

We joined a co-op that provides all seasonal food from a local farm. It’s a little ridiculous how excited I am to eat majority of things that are in season. 

What else is new:

We are on the home stretch to the end of the school year!

We’ve gotten into a slower rhythm with our schedule. 

The weather has been gorgeous! 

All new. All great. 

Bonus Question: What is your favorite spring cleaning tip?!

I think the first thing that popped into my head was to open the windows, put some music on, and just go for it! I like to keep up with things throughout the year so I am not so overwhelmed when a new season rolls around but we’ll see how long that lasts! 😉 

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Happy Wednesday ladies! xoxo

Friday Favorites

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I’m linking up with some of my favorites ladies, Erika, Narci, and Andrea for our Friday Favorites!

One.I started to revamp a lot of my skin care products. I’ve been searching for products without sulfates, GMO’s, etc. I talked about how I love First Aid’s Face Moisturizerhere and decided to try their face cleanser. BEST DECISION EVER! I’m in love and their products are now my favorites.

Two.

This book. I talked about how it is a favorite, here!

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Earlier this week I got a snail mail from my sponsor child in Peru. Enclosed with the letter was a precious picture of Elki with a track suit and shoes that he bought with the Christmas money I sent him. It was a favorite of my week. 🙂

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 It has been close to almost 80 degrees all week…and it’s only March! We have taken walks, played tennis, drove with the windows down…warmer weather has always been a favorite.

Five. stephanie-spring.comPlanning and checking things off a list is a favorite of mine. At school, I have all of our PSSA review ready to go, report cards are done, and I started prepping some things from next year. Check, check, check. Favorite! 🙂

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Happy, happy, Friday everyone!

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What’s Up Wednesday

whatsupwed1WUWquestions editWe made it to the middle of the (work) week! Praise Jesus! Today, I’m linking up with Mel, Shay, and Sheaffer for What’s Up Wednesday.

1. What we’re eating this week:http://foodbabe.com/2013/05/08/melt-in-your-mouth-kale-salad/Food Babe’s Kale Salad. I talked about it here and here and it’s on the menu this week!

2. What I’m reminiscing about:stephanie-spring.comIt has been almost five years since I left for Greece and called it my (temporary) home. I’m feeling super nostalgic and reminiscent lately about all the memories that trip holds.

3. What I’m loving:http://www.sephora.com/ultra-repair-face-moisturizer-P375534?keyword=FIRST%20AID%20BEAUTY%20Ultra%20Repair%20Face%20Moisturizer%20P375534&skuId=1459221&_requestid=249506This face moisturizer makes my face feel like silk! I’m loving it!

4. What we’ve been up to:stephanie-spring.comCooking, snuggling, and staying cozy.

5. What I’m dreading:

PSSA crunch time/prep/remember everything we taught you. Can I get an amen? 

6. What I’m working on:stephanie-spring.comPlanning a vacation. 🙂

7. What I’m excited about:stephanie-spring.comSummer. 🙂

8. What I’m watching/reading:I am so close to finishing all 7 seasons of Gilmore girls. No shame. #lukeandlorelaiforever

I love this author and book. 🙂

9. What I’m listening to:stephanie-spring.comEd Sheeran radio and everything it has to offer. Please and thank you.

10. What I’m wearing:stephanie-spring.comThese two pieces of jewelry. So simple and meaningful. I love them.

11. What I’m doing this weekend:
stephanie-spring.comSpending as much time as possible with this guy. 🙂

12. What I’m looking forward to next month:

Showering one of my sweet friends with some wedding things. 😉

13. What else is new.

Our schedule has been jam-packed with great things but I am so ready for a slower summer pace!

Bonus Question: What is your favorite Easter tradition?

Although I love traditions, we don’t really have any Easter traditions other than being with family. I am perfectly fine with that after how busy this season of life has felt. 🙂 Although I wouldn’t mind if this became a tradition. 😉 What are some of your fav Easter traditions?

Have a great Wednesday, ladies!

Friday Favorites

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It’s Friday which means I’m linking up with these lovely ladies, Erika, Narci, and Andrea for our Friday Favorites!

One.I love the Today Show. As in, I’m kind of obsessed with it. We didn’t have school on Monday for President’s Day, had a delay on Tuesday, and I had a math conference that was close by our house on Thursday. That being said…I got to watch the Today Show three times this week! That my friends, is a favorite of the week!

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On Wednesday, I came home to find this note at the top of the steps and bottle of wine after an already extremely busy week. I love him.

Three.http://bit.ly/stephspring

Ladies! Jessica N Designs recently moved into a new office which means she has more room to customize even more gifts just for you! Best of all, she is incredibly sweet and wants to extend my 15% off discount code to all of you until the end of February! Now is the time to stock up and show her some love! 🙂 You can find my favorites, here.

Code: stephspring15

Four.

Our sweet friends had a baby a few weeks ago. Yesterday, I got to see baby Micah and his amazing parents for the first time! BUT as I was oohing and ahhing over how precious he was, I forgot to take a picture! Trust me, he is adorable and it was one of my favorite parts to this week! 🙂

Five.stephanie-spring.comOne of my favorite snacks is energy bites. I came up with my own recipe months ago and they will be gracing the blog so soon! I made them on Monday and have been snacking on them all week long!

Enjoy your Friday, ladies! xo

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Favorite Pinterest Pins

Show and Tell - IG GraphicToday I’m linking up with Andrea for some Show and Tell Tuesday and we’re talking Pinterest! We all love Pinterest. We could spend hours on it…and I may do just that from time to time. 😉 This post was so fun trying to narrow down some of my favorite and most helpful pins! I love pinning everything from food and fitness, to fashion and decor. Pinterest is such a happy little place where every board is perfectly organized, inspirational, and has your own personal touch. Plus, it’s fun to look back at things I pinned that I would never wear again and can clean it up with one simple click of, “delete.” It’s much easier than cleaning out my own closet. 😉  Pinterest, I love you.7c086c9738ab43f65f6799c7d96830ef
stephanie-spring.comFashion. I love a bold watch, flannel shirt, navy blue and white striped everything, and anything that gives me a little fashion inspiration.

stephanie-spring.comFood. These are without a doubt, some of my favorite go-to recipes. I go back to them time and time again!

http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/10-Minute-Workout-Sexy-Sculpted-Arms-21620326Fitness. I started this arm workout about two years ago and still use it to this day. I love, love, love it! It’s such a quick workout and does wonders!

stephanie-spring.comTeaching. The first picture is an app that helps you level the novels in your classroom. When I taught reading it was super helpful and I loved using it! I have this sign in my classroom as a daily reminder to myself of the power of teaching and learning. The last quote just makes me laugh. This used to be my favorite book and my Mom would always remind me that some days are just terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days. 😉

stephanie-spring.comHome. #goals.

stephanie-spring.comBabies. No, I’m not pregnant. Stop asking. I’ll make an announcement when we are, but in the meantime I’ll pray they turn out as cute as these little ones. 😉 #thingsyoucan’tcontrol

stephanie-spring.comTravel. Italy and Greece are two of my very favorite places in the entire world. Hands down. I could pin pictures of both places all day long and I cannot wait to go back!

What are some of your favorite pins? Fill me in! 🙂 Follow me on Pinterest, here for all of these original pins! Happy Tuesday, friends!