Monthly Favs- February 2024

An extra day in February gives me the extra wiggle room to help get a blog post out without feeling last minute. Phew. This month went by so fast. I blinked and now I have to change my classroom bulletin boards. (The worst moment of the month, yuck)

While it was a bit crazy I also got to spend a week with a college friend who I haven’t seen in almost two years so it was awesome! Yay to February break. Here are some of my favs from the month!

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Why you need to GOGH to this exhibit!

The Beyond Van Gogh: Immersive Experience is an exhibit that is currently happening around the country. The exhibit’s purpose is to show the artwork of Vincent Van Gogh in a way never experienced before.  With the use of projection and original scoring, you can view 300 of Van Gogh’s art as though you are in the paintings. 

My uncle bought us tickets for my birthday last year, but it didn’t come to San Diego until this month. I thought it was worth the wait. 

You begin in a room filled with projected information depicting Van Gogh’s life and includes quotes and empty frames creating the walkways. They are also a fun photo opportunity. 

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Monthly Favorites- January 2024

And just like that month 1 of 2024 is gone. A whirlwind of a month jumping back into another semester of teaching, the end of the holidays, and lots of SoCal rainy days. Let’s just say the first week after break having no outside time is NOT conducive to calm, attentive classroom behavior. Ha. 

A new series I am adding this year is Monthly Favorites! (Thanks Melissa for the recommendation *waves*) Anything from random things I’ve bought that month to interesting trends on Social Media can be discussed. So tune in every month for something new! 

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2023 Revisited and 2024 Goals

2023 crawled and flew at the same time. Now I’ve blinked and we are in the middle of January 2024! How crazy is that? To start the year let’s take a look back at 2023 Highlights and talk about some goals for 2024!

2023 the Best of

and was surprised with a Downton Themed Birthday outing you can read all about it here

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2023 Reading Roundup!

The 2023 season comes to an end. So out comes the yearly book round-up!

I started strong, I even had monthly genre themes, and then I went rogue. Though, I somehow managed to juuuuust get through 45 books before January 1. I was losing hope at the end with my dwindling reading habits but surprised myself the last few weeks. 

Without further ado, here is what I read: the highlights, the lows, and the best overall. 

You can find full reviews of January HERE and the next few months HERE

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Thoughts When Choosing a College

College can be scary, and choosing a college can be even more so because there seems to be a lot at stake. A million thoughts come to mind at just the word. 

“What college should I choose?”  “What if I choose wrong?”  “How am I supposed to know what will be right for me?” 

Sound familiar?

I know. I’ve been there. Choosing a college can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. As long as you know what you should be factoring into your decision.

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Follow My Fork Day

In honor of my Tio’s birthday I thought it would be a perfect day to discuss the latest San Diego Follow My Fork day!  If you are new to the blog, my uncle runs an Instagram account called Follow.My.Fork (which you can find here) where he posts all about the really yummy food he eats, mostly around his home in San Diego. He always takes me and my brother on food outings and this last one was my belated birthday gift.

We always do at least a 3 course outing and this was no exception.

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Welcome to Downton | Celebrate with Me

“Life is a game, where the player must appear ridiculous.” – Violet Crawley

Or as close to it as you can get in Southern California, which is apparently in Pasadena.

I turned 24 this weekend. A very strange feeling as I told my cousin, I still feel like it was just yesterday we were playing Hide the Wii remotes on my 13th birthday but here we are. My mother likes to say I have Peter Pan syndrome so the past few years of birthdays realizing I am, in fact, growing up have been very bittersweet.

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Last Minute Halloween Costumes

When Halloween sneaks up on you and you realize that you have yet to figure out a costume. No need to panic. Shop your closet. There are a ton of costumes you can put together if you just get a little creative.

So step right up and I will show you how I shop my own closet to put together 5 Last Minute Halloween Costumes. 

Pooh Bear

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