I’ve been on a J. Crew and a J. Crew Factory kick lately. I found out sometime last year that both stores allow you to use your teacher I.D. for a discount, so if I decide to make a purchase in store, I definitely use my I.D.! My top,skirt, and shoes are a mix of J. Crew and J. Crew Factory.
I’ve talked about J. Crew and J. Crew Factory several times; if you’re someone who balks at the idea of paying full (or even sale price) for items from J. Crew, then J. Crew Factory might be a better option for you. And if you still want deeper discounts? eBay and thrift stores. It might take you a bit longer to find a specific item, but I don’t think that really matters.
I’ve been waiting to wear this J. Crew Factory herringbone sweater I bought last January, and I figured yesterday was finally the right time to bust it out of the closet. I knew that I didn’t want to wear it with a boring ol’ black skirt, so I paired it with one of my new J. Crew Factory wool skirts. Continue reading →
Today is my first day back to work (students come back next week), so I’ll be in professional development for the rest of the week. Anybody willing to help me finish decorating my sixth grade classroom? ANYONE?!
Two of my co-workers and I stumbled upon some knit fabric at a teacher discount store, and each bolt of fabric was $15! That’s an awesome price. So, I tried fabric instead of paper for one of my walls, and it took me over an hour to finish. I should have used a woven instead of stretch knit. I ended up using paper for the rest of my walls.
Here’s the fabric we purchased.
You can see the fabric I used on the far left. It’s so crooked; I’m too embarrassed to show a close up! Ha!
I’ve been on summer vacation since June 6th, and I had all these grand plans to, well, plan. I’m moving down a grade this year (7th to 6th), and I wanted to make some changes to my syllabus, classroom rules, and so on. I realized this week that I didn’t follow through with my ornate ideas, and school starts in two weeks! Crunch time!
I was able to attend two teacher conferences (one of them the Google Apps for Education conference…AWESOME), and I’ve got another conference this coming week.
Today, however, I am en route to a birthday party for my friend’s daughter. The party doesn’t start until this afternoon, but I’m leaving early to spend some time with my friend. I haven’t seen her since my wedding, and can you believe she’s invited me to visit her in Hawai’i and I’ve YET to accept that invite? Something is wrong with my head!