Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Currently

Hello All!

I am linking up with Farley for her monthly Currently.


I love Once Upon a Time! I am behind a whole season. Now that I finally have some time to relax, I'm getting caught up. :)


One of my favorite things about summer break is sleeping in. I have had so many trainings in the week that I have been out of school that I haven't been able to enjoy sleeping in yet. I am definitely looking forward to relaxing.


I signed up for my 1st 1/2 marathon a couple of months ago. (Now I'm wondering what I was thinking!) I'm on week 2 of my training schedule and I'm supposed to run 2 miles today. It has been 90 degrees in Washington. Which may not sound too bad for some, but we are not used to that type of weather up here. I better get out there before it gets too hot.


I would LOVE to go to Vegas this year for the TpT conference but unfortunately with my wedding and honeymoon it's not going to happen this summer. Maybe next summer. :) I can't wait to see pictures of all of the fun everyone is having.


I am going on a road trip in a couple of days. We will be camping and trekking through Washington, Oregon, and California. I need to start figuring out what we will need for our trip.

All Star

I think I am a good listener. (However my fiancé might disagree at times. :)) I tend to be the person my friends talk to when they need someone to help them process their thoughts and emotions.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Makeover Madness: Week 2

Hello all!

I am participating with week 2 of Makeover Madness: Dare to Dream.

1. Have a family.
My fiancé and I will be starting our lives together as husband and wife at the end of September. We both can't wait for all of the things that are in store for us! Here are a couple of photos from our engagement session.

2. and 3. Pay off debt and buy a house.
These 2 go together because once we buy our house it will add to our debt. :) Student loans are killer. Ideally I would love to make enough extra money from TpT to be able to put that toward our debt.

4. Live and travel overseas.
I have always loved traveling. It is one of my favorite hobbies. I love to explore new places, eat the food, and experience the culture that that location has to offer. I would love to live overseas but I haven't quite figured out how to do that. :) I don't have any big trips planned this summer because all of our planning and finances went toward our wedding, however we are going on a road trip through Washington, Oregon, and California. I am excited to see some places I have heard about, like the Redwood National Park and Crater Lake, but never visited.

What are your dreams? Link up and share what your dreams are.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Makeover Madness: Week 1

Hey all!

Have you heard of the TpT Seller Challenge? The ladies over at Third in Hollywood, Sparkling in Second, Peppy Zesty Teacherista, and Teach Create Motivate have a great linky going on right now.

For the 1st challenge, we were tasked with making over one of our products. I selected my Fossil Unit. This was one of the 1st units I made and sold on Teacher's Pay Teachers.

In honor of this challenge, I am offering the unit on sale.

Now on to the next unit. :)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

November Currently

Hey all!

I am linking up with Farley from Oh' Boy 4th Grade for her monthly linky, Currently.

Click on her button to take you to her blog.

Listening: Top Chef
I love watching Top Chef. I have already seen this episode so it is more background noise than actually watching the show.

Loving: Recently I played Cards Against Humanities. If you have never played the game, it is the adult version of Apples to Apples. It is so funny. I have not laughed that hard in such a long time. It was a great game for Game Night. It is also completely inappropriate. :)

Thinking: Next week I have conferences. We actually have no students on Thursday and Friday because we use those days to meet with parents. That being said, I haven't even thought about what we will be doing next week. Thank goodness I still have Sunday to figure this all out!

Wanting: Have you seen those pictures of Tieks all over Instagram and Facebook? I have been admiring them and trying to convince myself that spending almost $200 on a pair of shoes is worth it. After I destroyed another pairs of flats that I just bought 2 months ago, I am almost ready to take the plunge. I especially love this color.

Needing: I got engaged about a month ago. We just figured out the venue and our wedding date. Now on to the dress. I have spent hours some time on Pinterest checking out pictures but I have not actually tried any dresses on.

Reading: If I am able to read for pleasure, I love to read books that are mindless. I already read so much for school that requires you to analysis each word and chapter. Sometimes I just want to get caught up in simple characters. I am currently reading "Rock Chick" by Kristen Ashley. I read this book in a couple of days. It progresses pretty quickly and the keeps you interested. It was just what I was looking for.

Happy November everyone! Don't forget to check out all of the other Currentlys.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Guest Post on Teaching Maddeness

Hey All!

The lovely and wonderful Amanda, from Teaching Maddeness, just showcased me on her Budding Bloggers Showcase. Head on over to learn a little more about me on Amanda's blog.

Check it out here.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Five for Fraterday

Hey friends! It's been a while since I have posted. I have missed it.

I am linking up with Kacey from Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday. This week it is going to be a random collection of things that have been going on for the last month.

Check out my awesome new blog design! I am in love. I am all about the colors and the fonts. Megan from A Bird in Hand did an awesome job. She was super easy to work with and my blog was finished a lot earlier than I expected. I would recommend Megan to anyone that was looking at starting a blog or getting a new design.

A Bird in Hand Designs

I finally uploaded my pictures from my trip to Iceland onto my computer. I love the picture gallery idea I have been seeing all over Pinterest. I just have the hard part of deciding which pictures I want to print. Here are the ones I've picked so far.

My boyfriend asked me to marry him! I said "YES," of course! We celebrated by drinking beer at our local brewery.

I am loving fall. This is my favorite time of year. I love wearing scarves, boots, and drinking/eating all things pumpkin. I tried my hand at butternut squash chipotle bisque. (Click on the link for the recipe.) Delish! It is a little mild (heat wise). So if you want it spicier you can always add in more chipotle.

However I have been enjoying my new home. Lately we have been getting views like this.

Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Meet the Blogger Linky

Hey all!

One of my favorite things about blogging is meeting other teacher bloggers. I stumbled on this wonderful linky hosted by Stephanie from Falling into First that introduces bloggers. What a great way to meet new people! Here is a little more information about me...

I am Krystyn. I'm 30 year old teacher and blogger living in Washington State. This will be my 5th year teaching 2nd graders.

My sweetie and I. 
I met my boyfriend at school. He worked at the Boys and Girls Club that is located at my school.

Q: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

I love to travel. I'll be heading to Iceland on Thursday. Here are a few pictures from last year's adventure: Germany, Austria, and Czech Republic.

 My family are huge soccer fans.

Q: If You Weren't a Teacher, What Would You Be?

When I was in high school I wanted to be a professional photographer. I love taking pictures and capturing specific moments. 

Q: Three Little Words That Describe You

Loyal. Creative. Family-oriented 

Q: Finish This Sentence, "________, Said No Teacher Ever!!

This pretty much describes my Friday night. 

Q: It's Your Birthday And You Can Invite Anyone To The Party. Who Are You Inviting?

Miranda Lambert and Blake Sheldon. They just look like they are having a ton of fun and I love their music.

Q: If Someone Wrote a Book About Your Life, What Would Be the Title?

Travels and Adventures

Q: You Get To Pick One Superpower. What Is It?

Teleportation for sure. I love to travel and go on adventures but sometimes I don't enjoy the time it takes to get there. 

Q: What's Your Favorite Quote?

I have a ton of favorite quotes but I only picked a few to include.

Q: If You Had to Sing One Song On American Idol, What Would It Be?

"Dead or Alive" by Bon Jovi

I love that song! Every time it comes on I sing it at the top of my lungs. (My poor boyfriend.) 

Q: Are You a Morning Person or Night Owl?

I am a little bit of both but I would say mostly a Night Owl. I have been staying up pretty late recently. Which is all going to have to change once school starts.

Q: What's Your Favorite Resource You've Created?

I really like my Measurement Madness supplement unit. There are so many great hands-on activities in this unit. These are always my student's favorite math activities. 

Q: Share Something We Might Not Know About You!

I get really grouchy when I am hungry. I try to keep snacks close by to prevent completely biting anyone's head off. 

This e-card makes me laugh. 

Head over to Stephanie's blog to read about all of your favorite bloggers.