Monday, August 31, 2015

Blog Hoppin Link-up...5 FUN FACTS!

Today, I'm getting into the back-to-school spirit with Blog Hoppin and participating in their 5 Fun Facts linky!

Blog Hoppin

1. I took a beautiful trip to Greece this summer!

2. I run a summer camp in London. I've been in London for the past 5 summers and I've been with the company for 6 years.

3. I freelance as a makeup artist and I've been with M•A•C for 3 years. <3



4. I live with my boyfriend of (almost) 6 years! WHAT??

5.  I used to be 60 pounds heavier. I lost a ton of weight and I work super hard to keep it off. You may see a #transformationtuesday photo on Instagram every now and then to celebrate! 

Monday, August 17, 2015

London's Best Food...Poppie's Fish and Chips!

**This was originally published on my personal blog.**

If you're looking for the best fish and chips in London then you'll definitely want to head to Poppies Fish and Chips! 

There are two locations, one is in Spitalfields and one is in Camden. I've been to both and I absolutely love this restaurant!

Most recently I visited for lunch with my friend Laura from Year2tastic. We both had the same order, cod and chips with ginger beer. I highly recommend this option if you're eating there.  You can eat in or get it for takeaway.

When you order for takeaway, you'll get it wrapped up in newsprint like the photo above. Everything about this place is vintage and adorable! 

What's your favorite place to eat in London? What's your favorite place to eat in your home city?

Monday, August 10, 2015

Teacher Beauty Haul...MAC's PatentPolish!

M•A•C patentpolish
**This was originally published on my personal blog!**

Let me be honest about one thing...I am obsessed with the M•A•C PatentPolish line. I can't get enough of it.

About a year ago (or more), these were launched in a limited release. I came in and snatched up one in nearly every single color. Then, they were released again in the M•A•C X Osbournes collection.

M•A•C patentpolish

M•A•C patentpolish

I bought all of those too.

I use them constantly. My desk drawer is full of them. I always have on in my purse. I have them in my makeup collection at home. They're a staple item for me.

M•A•C announced that they were going to release these again as part of their permanent collection in July and I was itching with anticipation. After all, I had already run out of my most favorite colors long ago. Recycling those containers was painful because I knew that I couldn't have it anymore.

Then...July finally came and the permanent collection was released. My experience with M•A•C have shown me that when good stuff comes out, even if it's permanent, it sells out and then you can't get it again for months until they've restocked. I couldn't take that risk.

On release day, I snagged all of these. Yes...8 of them. They're everything I love and in a brand new broad range of colors! I'm so totally in heaven right now!!

Beauty Bloggers

Sunday, August 9, 2015

A Birthday Giveaway...beginning NOW!

Guess what...

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY! I'm celebrating by sharing an awesome giveaway with all of you here!

I've teamed up with some awesomely generous and super fab bloggers to bring you some great prizes!

Check out the rafflecopter below and enter before midnight on Monday, August 10th to win!

The winner will be announced Tuesday morning!

May the odds be ever in your favor!!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Photos from London...Tower Bridge

I just wanted to share some pictures of Tower Bridge with you. I take pictures here every summer and every time, it seems more and more beautiful. It's true that you can never get tired of London.

I love this city!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

New Linky Party!!

Hey teachers!

I have been thinking about this idea since last spring and I am excited to get the ball rolling with it! I have been wanting to do a teacher's lunch linky party! I think that we all want to eat healthy, nutritious foods so that we can be the best teachers possible. I do also know that we struggle with time constraints and that it's not always easy to do.

I thought it would be fun to link up together and see what people are eating for lunch from week to week. I made an Instagram graphic for the linkup and I'll add a blog version here soon too!  I want this to be a place where teachers can link up there favorite meal from the week with a recipe attached to it! Then, we can try out each other's recipes and start building a great repertoire of go-to lunches that are tried and true!

Here's the Instagram graphic to get us started!!  If you've posted this on Instagram, take a minute and share it on your blog and link it back up here! I'll get the weekly lunch linky going in the next two weeks with a blog-specific graphic!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Currently August...better late than never!!

I'm here with a new, gorgeous edition of Currently August!!

My blog feed has been pretty quiet lately! 

I've been off exploring Europe and running a summer camp! Alas, I'm back home and (very slowly) recovering from jet lag! With that being said, I've finally posted up my Currently for August. It's late but that's better than not doing it at all, right?!

I live near an airport and when it's all silent in my house, I listen to the airplanes coming and going. I often wonder who's on them and where all of these people are heading. 

I am loving being at home. Enough said. I was gone for 6 weeks and it feels good to be back at home and living my own life again!

My birthday is coming up and I've started to sort out a back-to-school themed birthday giveaway! I am excited about that. I've also booked a 1.5 hour hot stone massage. Oh yea....

After hitting up that TpT back to school sale, I definitely am wanting a truck load of colored ink...for free.  The stuff is sooooooooo good!!!

I need some motivation. Since getting back home, I've just wanted to hang out, take naps, relax. I need to actually get stuff know...make up for those 6 weeks where I was absent from my life!

I am going to need lots of support to pull off this BTS RAK. I want to do some giveaways over a few days and give back to the teachers! I am putting together a back to school giveaway for my birthday! I have a post before this one with a google form to participate! Please check it out!

And as always, thanks to Farley for hosting this wonderful link up!!

A Birthday Giveaway!


I am super excited to announce that I'm going to be hosting a birthday blogging giveaway! It's my birthday on Sunday and I want to spend next week spreading the love and sharing great stuff for Back to School!

I have a google form set up you're interested in participating!!

Stitch Fix Review is coming!!

Guess what....

A new Stitch Fix review is coming soon! My fix has shipped and I'm hoping for a good one because it's a birthday Stitch Fix!!

I'll post my review here and I'll periscope my opening!


Monday, August 3, 2015

Global Glitter Tribe Giveaway!!

Hello, lovelies!

I know that my posts have been few and far between lately. I've been way, way off the grid because I run a summer camp out of the country. It's a lot of work and 175% of my attention and energy goes into it while I'm there. Imagine for a in a hotel type building with 90 teenagers from all over the world and caring for them 24/7 while also planning and leading activities...So you can see why I've been absent right?

Well...I'm back with a new, exciting announcement for you! My blogging bestie, Laura from Year2tastic, and I linked up while I was in the UK and we planned a new, awesome group just for people interested in international education.  It's called Global Glitter and we've really started moving on our plans for the tribe and the blog.

We're still working on spreading the word about the Global Glitter Tribe and we'd love your help!  To entice you, we've created a small giveaway to get the word out about the Global Glitter Tribe! Check out the Rafflecopter below! The giveaway has a $5 gift card that you'll be able to use BEFORE the TpT sale ends! There are also products valued up to $10 from each of our TpT stores!

We have a blog launch in the works but we want to spread the word on everything Global Glitter Tribe first so that our launch reaches as far as possible! The blog launch is going to be HUGE!!

If you want to read more about what the Global Glitter Tribe is, check out Laura's post here! Then, join in on our Facebook group to stay current with all of the #GGT happenings!

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