It has literally been months since I last posted on my blog. I know it's been here all this time just sitting here, waiting for me to pay a visit. It's been hanging over me like a dark cloud. Honestly, I've been scared. I've been through so much this past school year and I feel like I've lost my mojo. The one project I had started and gotten really excited about, I lost when my hard drive crashed earlier this year. Since then, I was just kind of....well....done. I gave up.

And then there have been so many major changes in my personal and professional life. Shortly after I became engaged...I found out I was pregnant. Because of my past medical history (with my stroke), doctors have put me on Lovenox shots twice a day to safely thin my blood without causing harm to the baby. We are excited for her November 8th arrival even though it's come a little out of our timeline. =)

It's been crazy paying for those shots every month and trying to get our wedding planned and paid for. This past Saturday, our wedding finally happened and by some miracle, it went fabulous! I told myself I would not worry about blogging or teaching things until this stressful time was over! Here are few pictures from our big day!

Now that the stress fo wedding planning is done, I can focus on a new school year. Which brings me to another pretty big change. I will be moving from 3rd to 2nd grade! I have mixed emotions about the big move, but ultimately I think it will be for the better. I am excited and scared all at the same time. I think maybe I had become a little burnt out after last year, so change in this case is probably a good thing!

My goal from here on out is to blog at least once a week and share something teaching related! When I started this blogging journey, I shared all kinds of things I was doing in my classroom including units and worksheets and just ideas of things. I want to get back to my original just be here as a resource for teachers who need ideas. I will still probably create new things for TPT, but I don't want that to be my main focus. I think I burnt myself out on that as well! 

So here's to getting back to the original plan. And you can expect to continue to see life updates from me as well!


  1. Gorgeous pictures Ginger! Welcome back!

  2. Congratulations on all of your big events. Exciting times for you! My nieces's name is Kenleigh. You picked a great name. I have taught 2nd grade for over 30 years, you will love it! I'd love to have you pick out some thing from my store so I can send it to you. Go to email me at and I'll send it to you.
    Second In Line

  3. I am so happy you're back! YOU are the reason I started blogging and selling! Your wedding pictures are beautiful and I couldn't be happier for you!

    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

  4. Congratulations on your wedding and baby Gracen! I was just married in April, so I understand how teaching and wedding planning can take over your life and leave little time for blogging. I moved from 3rd to 2nd last year, and am so happy with the change. I can't wait to see the ideas you share.
    The Traveling Teacher

  5. Congrats on so many things! I hope this year brings you rest and happiness :) Can't wait to see what ideas you come up with (no pressure)!

  6. Congratulations on the wedding and baby!

  7. Definitely missed your online presence, congratulations on your wedding and that beautiful baby girl that God has blessed you with! Though I teach third now, I taught second for 7 years and still secretly believe that it is the best grade ever!

  8. Congratulations! You looked absolutely beautiful in your wedding dress. Don't worry. Your blog fans will wait for you. Your blog shouldn't cause you stress. I taught grade 2 for many years and loved it! How exciting! Have a great week!
    Grade 4 Buzz

  9. Congratulations! What exciting and wonderful times for you! Don't worry about the change to second grade is amazing! Once you are there you are never going to want to leave! They still have their sweet innocence to them with such excitement for everyday things, but they have some maturity to them as well. Best wishes to you!
    TIPS: Teach, Inspire, and Prepare Students

  10. Congratulations on your wedding and baby!! So exciting! You looked fabulous on your wedding day! Glad you will be back blogging, but you always have to what is best for you!
    I totally agree with the burnout. I was feeling that way last year, too. I think a change to 2nd will be fun. I taught 2nd for 6 years, and then came to 3rd (5 yrs. ago). Second graders are pretty fun. I think you'll enjoy them. Good luck!

    Thrills in Third Grade

  11. You looked beautiful on your wedding day!! I taught 2nd for 4 years and loved it!!
    A Tall Drink of Water

  12. Congratulations!!! Your wedding photos are wonderful and you are going to blesses with a little girl! Little girls are just precious! Love her name. I taught 5th grade for many years and moved to second grade seven years ago and LOVE it! I would love to give you something from my tpt store to help you start building up your stock pile of second grade things. Just let me know what you would like and I will send it your way!


  13. So glad you're back! Congratulations on all the amazing things that have been happening in your life! :)
    I've been checking back in on your blog and have been using your fonts all.the.time! I LOVE them! :)
    Looking forward to all your great future posts!

  14. Glad to see you back!! Congratulations on all of your new changes! I love the name you picked out! I'm a little biased, but I think 2nd grade is the best. :) Can't wait to read your future posts! Welcome back!

    EduKate and Inspire

  15. Yay, so many things to be happy about!! Congratulations. What an exciting time. It's so funny that I read your post today, because just last night I posted about my huge blogging hiatus (10 months!) and the stress and pressure of it all. I'm glad to be back and I'm glad you're back!! :)

    Little In Betweens
    (formerly Teach on a Limb)

  16. Congratulations!! It will all work out, and I am happy that you are back. WE all need a break some time.


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