Thursday, October 29, 2009


Where did flipping October go?? Holy cow.

SUNDAY is November. NOVEMBER. As in turkey and Christmas shopping and cold weather and Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade NOVEMBER. Crazy times.

I've been quiet lately, just busy! Our "block" rolls over mid-October at school, so I get all new classes and I'm usually swamped in the beginning, as you well know if you've followed me for any length of time! I'm thinking sewing, if that counts.

I did something crazy insane last week for my new classes. I opened a wordpress blog (blogger is blocked at school) to use as a "newsletter" format for my kids & their parents. Now I just have to find time to update it regularly! I know I've got lots of teachers out there in the audience, so if you happen to teach Business Ed or FACS like me, feel free to pop over and see if there's anything usable to you & your classes!

(Oh, and its just a page right now, I was serious when I said I haven't posted yet! HA! That's on today's agenda.) Wordpress was pretty easy to setup, too. If you're a teacher and looking for a way to keep parents & kids involved, I'd recommend giving Wordpress a try! Our admin encourages those types of connections with home. I thought being a veteran of the blogworld, a blog was my best option.

Let's see...what else have you missed this month?? OH! Have you ever heard of Coastal Scents? If you're a youtube video junkie like me (Trudy started it all) you may have seen makeup tutorials videos. Well, one of my favorites, makeupbytiffanyd, did a review of eyeshadow palettes that Coastal Scents sells. I know it sounds like a candle company, but this place gets GREAT reviews all over the net on their makeup AND their makeup brushes. Their prices are spectacular! I just ordered several brushes and this palette:

It's the 88 Warm Palette. LOVE the colors and I can't wait for it to get here! I'm a little sad I didn't see the gel eyeliners before I purchased, because those are my favorite formula (Smashbox being my favorite brand) and I'd love to try a few. Darn.

Lastly (because I'm going to be late if I don't get wrap this up!) I got my November BWOF Wednesday! Woot! I LOVE this. I love a few other things too, but this is my favorite:

Line drawing:

Might forgo the shoulder ruffles, but who knows. I've been known to throw caution to the wind before! Again, as you well know. Toodles!


  1. Good to see you back! That tunic caught my eye too and like you, I think I'll just forget about the shoulder ruffles and call it done. I have a plaid in the stash in mind...hopefully there is enough yardage.

  2. Sounds like you've been busy! Happy Fall (at least where you are). :-)

  3. I had no idea that's what you teach. I want to be in your classes!! Oh, good to see you again. Missed you. :-)

  4. I love that blouse too! Joanns has some great homespun plaids that would work wonderfully with this pattern.

  5. I love the blogging idea to keep your students and their parents up to date!!

  6. I LOVE make-up. All that girly stuff. I am in awe of your eye shadows. I got a great make-up set last year from my daughter, by Sephora. Have fun with that. Oh, and I likke the gel eyeliner by Smashbox also.

  7. Kudos to you for trying your best to stay in touch with students and parents! I have enough trouble keeping my school website up to date, never mind a blog, too! I know what you mean about this time of year, we'll blink and it will be 2010!!!

  8. Hey, you teach Business Ed? Now you're talking my language :) . I didn't know that. That's my undergrad degree, and I LOVED teaching high school Business classes when I, um, actually worked outside the home. When was that...?


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