January 1, 2014

Hello, 2014!

There are SO many linky parties happening right now! Usually, I'd do one per day, but since we're having a lazy snow day around here (not hungover... just relaxing), I've got nothing but time. First up is Currently with Farley:

I also want to link up with Diane at 5th in the Middle, who has asked us to share our blogging resolutions. My blog grew so much in 2013, and I'm super excited to see how it evolves in this year to come!

Finally, I'm linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics who has asked us to share one thing we're going to do for ourselves this year.
This might sound dumb, but the biggest gift I can give myself is to take care of myself. For me, this means learning to say no, spending money and time on things I don't necessarily need but make me feel really good. This includes manicures and pedicures, getting out of bed right away so I have time to really fix my hair and put on a little makeup each day, not resorting to a school sweatshirt and jeans all the time, and planning meals ahead of time so I don't have to stress about it at the last minute or resort to eating out. This is about the little things I can do to make myself more of a priority.

If you are new to my blog, I thank you for visiting and hope you stick around to see what 2014 has in store!


  1. This is my first linky party with the currently post! I'm so thankful for the blogging community, it's been a blessing as a first year teacher! Your blog is super cute and I love all of your currently posts! I agree, Monday will be rough!! :) If you get a chance, check out my blog! Any advice I would gladly accept!! Mrs. Thomas's Class

    Have a blessed night :)

  2. Did I just stumble onto another middle school blog through Currently? Why yes, I think I did! Happy, happy happy.

    2 of the things you mentioned I have JUST been thinking about this week: getting up earlier so I can really look nice for the day and planning meals in advance.

    I tend to procrastinate. Well, I actually just procrastinate all the time which causes undue stress in my life. I have got to get better at this!

    I'm your newest follower!


  3. Totally agree with you on the sleeping in part!! I can sleep like it's my job! Hahaha!! :) Monday with be tough for me as well...here's to a venti latte! :)

    Glad to be your newest follower!
    Sailing into Second

  4. Happy New Year! Well, we both want to blog more posts in advance. I'd be happy with having one done a week in advance...I have to start small!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  5. All the best for the whole getting out of bed on monday thing! I will think of you as I'm lazing about on the beach!! I look forward to reading your tuesday tips!!

    Learning to be awesome

  6. WOW girl! You're a linky queen! I hope 2014 is an amazing year for you. I've been blogging for over a year and I am still trying to schedule more posts in advanced... one day!

    The Applicious Teacher

  7. I am not giving up sweatshirts and jeans...no way Jose! Lol...I'm the world's worst about rolling out of bed after hitting the alarm a billion times, rolling into the shower, throwing clothes on and running out the door. I'm NOT a morning person. I haven't been since I was little. I don't think it's going to happen any time soon. Lol
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  8. I did a major link up today, too! I really need to work on scheduling posts as well! I love you blog and I'm your newest follower!

    Keep Calm and Hoot On

  9. Thanks for linking up;0) You're right....if we don't take care of ourselves, no one else will. That was what prompted me to write that post....I have to take care of me (moving me up on the list) not in a selfish way but a way that will make me happier and then the people around me too;) Happy New Year:) Good luck with your goal:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  10. Hi Miss Lifesaver! I just found your blog through Farley's Currently blog hop and am so intrigued to have found someone who has been continually blogging for so long!
    I am actually just celebrating my 2 Year Blogiversary and would love for you to stop by, celebrate, and enter my giveaway :)

    Miss L's Whole Brain Teaching

  11. Scheduling posts ahead of time has totally saved my sanity many times. I highly recommend it! Thanks for linking up!

  12. I don't think your 1 for me is dumb at all! We all need to take better care of ourselves. Teachers tend to but the needs of other ahead of our own all the time! Have a wonderful year!
    A Tall Drink of Water