Life Lately

Hey y'all! It's been almost two weeks since I've written a blog post and I'm so glad to be back. Last week I picked up my school keys and went to a couple of Professional Development trainings and this week I'm heading to my classroom to start getting it ready for the school year. I seriously can't believe it's already time to start thinking about school again. While I'm excited for a new school year,  I'm still trying to soak up the last few weeks of summer break.  

Today I'm sharing a little life lately with y'all...

I mentioned that I picked up my school keys last week. I'm at a new school this year and it happens to be a few minutes away from one of the cutest little towns with one of the best restaurants. My momma came with me to pick up my keys and then we headed to lunch at The Whistle Stop.

Seriously some of the best “home cooked” food there is. I see a lot of visits here in the future.

I've been trying my best to head to the gym at least 2 days a week. I usually head to the pool right after the gym

I made a sheet pan dinner with sausage, shrimp, and veggies last week and it was delicious.

I've been spending a lot of time with my SIL while we're both off work. Here we were waiting for Chase to finish up mowing the yard so we could head to the lake. Snapchat filters are always a fun way to pass time. ;)
We've been spending our weekends at the lake and we cant get enough.

And this past weekend we celebrated my father-in-law's birthday with a big family cookout.

On Monday I spent the day organizing our cabinets and cleaning out my closets.I hadn't organized our cabinets since last summer and it was getting BAD. I also got rid of 4 huge bags of clothes.
Here's a little "before" picture of the cabinet we keep a lot of our Tupperware and Pyrex in. There were lids everywhere and I couldn't find anything I needed.

And the “after” photo…SO much better!

I've also spent a little bit of time shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I've ordered a few things that I plan to share with y'all when it all comes in. This was my first year shopping the sale and now I'm hooked. It was so hard to limit myself to just a few things.

Tuesday was a busy day. I was up early to get "processed" for my new teaching position. I spent my afternoon working out with my mom, getting lunch at Panera, and dropping off some clothes at Plato Closet (I always take my name brand clothing to Plato's after cleaning out my closet to get a little extra cash).
I've been getting Panera's Southwest Chile Lime Ranch Salad with Chicken and it's SO good y'all.

That's it for today! I'll be back tomorrow sharing some of my favorite recipes from here lately.


  1. That Panera salad sounds really good! I will have to try it next time I am there! It is hard to believe school is starting so soon - my brother starts next week. It just seems so early! Can't wait for your recipes (hope the sheet pan is in that post!) and your Nordstrom sale picks!

    1. You'll have to let me know how you like the salad if you try it! Summer just goes by so quickly, we start back the 2nd week of August, but it feels like we just got out for Summer. The sheet pan recipe will definitely be a part of the post! :)