Monday, August 25, 2014

Staff Back To School Bulletin Board

Right before school let out for summer, the staff at my school had "homework" which was to take a picture of themselves during their summer vacation in their school shirt.  We did a "Oh the Places You Can Go" theme from the Dr. Suess book.  Each picture has a flap card, which you have to lift up to see where the person was during their vacation.

Here's my picture:

Flap card (lifted up):

Here's the full bulletin board:

It was so neat to see all the places that staff went during the summer months.  It also makes a great conversation piece when talking to students, parents and even visitors in the school.  I have a feeling that this will be a back to school tradition at my school. Pin It

Monday, August 18, 2014

Don't Forget Your Lunch & Giveaway

Something I learned after my first year as a school counselor is to take time for yourself during the day. I had a working lunch pretty often until the fabulous art teacher invited to eat lunch with her and sit at a table (not in front of a desk/computer).  How refreshing it was to take a little break for yourself.  Now most days I eat lunch either with students or with other adults in a non-sitting in front of the computer/desk atmosphere.  In a nutshell, school counselors work very hard (just like all educators) but something as small as a non-working lunch a few times a week can make such a big impact on our school sanity.

In honor of back to school season,  I'm doing a giveaway, whoot whoot!  I was actually given two of the same lunch totes and want to share the other with another school counselor. This giveaway is for a Scout lunch tote.  I pack a lunch every day and LOVE fun lunch totes.

Lunch tote, love the pattern & the colors!

What's something simple, easy and quick that you keep in your lunch for work?

Enter below for a chance to win the lunch tote.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Summer Wear to Work Gear

Now you know I couldn't just not post about summer wear to work?  Well this time I'm teaming up with the fashionably fabulous Melanie from The Stylish School Counselor Blog and we'd love to share some summer wear to staple pieces and work outfits:

Maxi skirts/dresses:
Shirt: Old Navy, Necklace & Skirt: JCrew Factory, Belt & Shoes: Gap

Jacket: Kut from the Kloth, Dress: Groovy's

Lightweight scarves

Shirt: Old Navy, Skirt: Kohl's, Scarf: Nordstrom
Shirt, Scarf & Belt: Old Navy, Skirt: Thrifted, Shoes: Nine West

Cardigan: JCrew Factory, Shirt & Skirt: Old Navy, Belt, Scarf & Shoes: Gap

Shirt & Scarf: Old Navy, Capris: JC Penney, Shoes: Nine West
Summer Dresses
Dress & Belt: Old Navy, Shoes: Nine West

Dress: Gap, Scarf: World Market (& yes that's NYC Times Square, summer vacay)
Jacket: Kut from the Kloth, Dress: Groovy's

Scarf: Charming Charlie's, Shirt: Old Navy, Capris: JC Penney, Shoes: Target
Jacket: Nordstrom, Tank: Old Navy, Crop Skinny Jeans: Michael Kors 

Jacket: Kut from the Kloth, Tank: Old Navy, Pants: Express 

Dress: Old Navy, Cardigan: Gap leopard, Necklace: Francesca's 
Printed Pants/Capris
Shirt: JC Penney, Pants: Anthropologie, Shoes: Gap

Cardigan, Shirt & Necklace: JCrew, Capris: JC Penney, Shoes: Cole Haan

Shirt: Banana Republic, Capris: Old Navy, Shoes: Gap

Statement Jewelry
Statement Necklace: Kate Spade, Dress: Target
 Necklace: Groovy's, Dress: Charming Charlie
Necklace: Groovy's, Dress: Old Navy, Cardigan: JC Penney 

So many ways to dress for the summer heat and work!  What are some of your summer wear to work must haves? Pin It