About Me

I’m so glad you found me!  Blogging is very quickly becoming one of my new favorite pastimes as it is allowing me to connect with so many amazing people!  In my blog you will find posts about the three things that I am most passionate about, family, education and cooking good food!  I love that … [Read more…]

Don’t You Dare! -a game for Ukulele

I adapted this game for Ukulele from one I have been using with my chorus.  It’s called “Don’t You Dare” and it works really well when trying to get students comfortable playing different chords on the instrument.  Here’s how it works… Focus Chord Pick a chord to focus on for that day.  Have the students … [Read more…]

Sweet Cranberry Salad

We tried this recipe over Thanksgiving and really enjoyed it.  It was great for making with the girls because they were able to make it relatively independently and they were very proud of that.  It also ended up being their favorite thing from the Thanksgiving table.  It’s a nice addition if you are looking to … [Read more…]

Ritz Cracker Pie

  I’m not going to lie, this is probably my favorite recipe of all time!  Ritz Cracker Pie is a Thanksgiving staple in my family and it always seems to be the pie that disappears the fastest.  When I first started going to Thanksgiving with Kev’s family 10 years ago, they joked that I could … [Read more…]

Small Rewards Go a Long Way

I have been struggling lately with my 7th graders.  Since I first started with them two years ago they have been my shining stars (shhh… I don’t want to say that too loudly) but these kids are just amazing.  So driven, so musical, such hard workers and so eager to learn.  Every music teacher’s dream … [Read more…]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below, but these are all products I highly recommend. I won’t put anything on this page that I haven’t verified and/or personally used. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars When it comes to pumpkin in the fall I can not get enough of it- like many others.  I tried a new … [Read more…]