Monday, January 6, 2014

Blue Nile giveaway winner and playing catch-up

     Thank you to everyone who took a moment to enter my Blue Nile giveaway. The winner of the infinity chain bracelet is: Patricia Alexandra! I'll be sending an e-mail your way shortly so you can get your bracelet. :)

     After much anticipation (the week before break seemed to drag on forever!), winter break has whizzed by. It was a wonderful two weeks, full of feasting, family time, reading, shopping, and relaxing. I had grand plans to do some grading and lesson planning, but to be honest, not much of that happened.
     It's a teacher work day for me today, and the kids will be back tomorrow. Here's a look at what's been happening lately, clockwise from top left:
Deer: my sister and I made the trek into Waikiki to see the gingerbread extravaganza displayed by a hotel each winter. These deer were posed outside a gingerbread Japanese temple. The gingerbread creations also included the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House, and local landmark Aloha Tower.
Carnations: A sweet gift from a student.
Goofy: I picked up a silly ornament to commemorate our first Christmas as an ol' married couple.  
Olivia: I took some style inspiration from Olivia for my Bringing Books to Life dress-up day.
Dots: This Target dress drew raves from both co-workers and the husband.


  1. That dot dress is awesome! I can see how it gets rave reviews!

  2. Thanks, Faith! I actually bought it before school started, but held off on wearing it because it's polyester and the weather was so hot. We've been enjoying some cooler weather, so I'm looking forward to wearing it again soon. :)


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