Hey there. I started this blog four years ago after I was inspired by otherse to share my teaching ideas. It's slowly become more than just a place to write about my educational products and experiences. I love sharing about my other creative endeavors, as well as little snippets of my family.

My husband and I have been married for almost ten years and have two precious little girls. They bring so much joy to our lives (and sleep deprivation, too!). Lainey was born in 2009 and Brynn was born in 2014.

I've been a teacher for ten years. Most of those years have been spent working in low-income schools. I've taught first, second, third, and fourth grades. My favorite is teaching first grade because I love being a part of my students learning to read and seeing how much growth they make throughout that year. It's truly amazing to watch. I've always loved to design my own educational materials and resources and in 2011 I started selling my products on TeachersPayTeachers and it's been such a rewarding experience.

A few years ago I started using Young Living essential oils and fell in love! They are a big part of my lifestyle to achieve better health and I enjoy sharing about them, too. It's not just a fad for me...they truly have become essential and in ways I never even knew I would need them. See my essential oils page for more details.