{Currently} January

Happy 2016! It's 2016 people. Wasn't it just 2006!? I mean really, time is going by way too fast. "The years are short, but the days are long" gets more true every year! 

I'm sharing what I'm {Currently} up to by linking up with fabulous Farley from Oh' Boy Fourth Grade! 

Listening- Today is a lazy day at home with my sweet little family. We are currently watching Frozen and I'm singing along with my littles! We've already watched Inside Out and I'm not sure what will be next! Maybe Happy Feet! 

Loving- Being home!! I just LOVE Christmas break and being home with my family. I absolutely love teaching, but I do love being able to spend quality time with my husband and kids. Definitely a perk to being a teacher!

Thinking- So, here it is- January- the month of the {really} broke teacher! We have to go 6 weeks without a paycheck, so this year January is officially NO SPEND January! Of course we have to spend money on the necessities- food, gas, bills, etc. BUT- I am not going to be making any unnecessary purchases on clothes, jewelry or other things that I don't need this month! It'll be a long 31 days, but I can do it!!! 

Wanting- I really, really, really need some motivation to create! When school ended a couple weeks ago, I had big plans to create and update over the break. I've only done one thing! Literally! I haven't been on my computer much at all. I've only got a couple days left and I really miss my motivation and creativity. It has been nice to be lazy, but I'm going to regret not getting to my super long to-do list during my time off!

Needing- My house is a complete disaster. Like, nobody is allowed to come over and see this mess, type of mess. Again, I need some motivation to stop watching movies and actually do something productive! 

One Little Word- SPARKLE! This year my goal is to sparkle and shine  in everything I do! I want to shine brightly as a wife, mom, teacher- everything! I want my life to shimmer with positivity and shine with happiness! 

Make sure to visit Farley's blog and see what everyone else is {Currently} up to! 


  1. Chandra...I enjoyed reading your post and am now a proud follower! I can't help thinking that you need to ease up on yourself a little bit. You seem like an amazing mom and teacher! Focus on the things that make you happy (your precious family and your students) in 2016 and less on those things that don't matter (a clean house, for example)!

    Third Grade Doodles

  2. LOVE your word!!!! Sparkle on! (Love the shirt I saw on your IG, too!) Enjoy the rest of your break!
    -Elyse @ A is for Apples

  3. LOVE the word!! I know it is easier said then done but time with the family comes WAY before cleaning, prepping, creating etc...Your kids will cherish the memories you have made with them over the past 2 weeks. That is what REALLY counts!

    Happy New Year!

  4. I also L.O.V.E. your word, Chandra!! I think EVERYONE could benefit from some more SPARKLE in their lives :) You are such a bright, positive person---I just love your energy! Seriously....tell me about it....last night, my husband informed me my in-laws were coming over, and I had everyone in the house helping to clean up (while I was cussing under my breath!! lol).

    Wishing you all the best in 2016! The year of Sparkle!!

  5. I love your OLW as well. Who doesn't need some Sparkle in their life? :)

    Why in the world must you go 6 weeks without a paycheck?! Ouch.