Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie Bowl

Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie Bowl

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The first bowl of overnight oatmeal I ever made was The Oatmeal Artist’s orange dreamsicle overnight oats.  I fell in love instantly.  It was like my mouth had found an old friend.

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Carrot Cake Bites {Blind Spot Monthly Recipe}

Carrot Cake Bites {Blind Spot Monthly Recipe}

This is Katy Bunny, the loyal rabbit that I stuffed at Build-A-Bear Workshop when I was 5 years old.

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What Google Won’t Tell You About Pine Cove

What Google Won’t Tell You About Pine Cove

In 2014, a Google search introduced me to Pine Cove, and I accepted a job as a camp photographer a few months later.

However, there are a few things that Google did not tell me about Pine Cove, and when I walked onto Pine Cove soil for the first time, I was a little surprised.

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Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

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I just found this post that has been sitting in my drafts bin for two years.  No joke, TWO YEARS!

…can a blog post grow old???

What was my life even like two years ago?  Spring of 2015 was my first semester as an RA.  I was working weird hours at a daycare (6:50-7:50 am, 2:30-6:00 pm).  I had never been to Texas.  I didn’t like tomatoes.

I think that it is about time that I share this recipe.

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • 2 large strawberries, stems removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 large handful spinach

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  • Drink and enjoy!

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T3: What My Hair Is Trying To Tell You

T3: What My Hair Is Trying To Tell You

Supposedly #longhairdontcare

But, as someone with long hair, I can assure you that long hair does care.  Long hair cares a lot, and long hair takes vengeance on its owner.  Long hair can divulge the emotions and activities of its owner.  For example:

1. Here, my hair is telling you that I just ran several miles on a chilly, windy day.  My hair cared, so it became a giant mess as it bounced across my hood until it was in an unmanageable knot.

2. In this photo, my hair is saying that it is Friday, and I was too lazy to even put a clip in my hair.  And it was saying that I was in DESPERATE need of a trim.20170113_065942

3.On Saturday, my hair says that I slept in and went for a morning swim.  Since my hair does not like the blow dryer, it chooses to go to lunch while it is still wet.

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4.  My hair is a little more respectful on Sunday.  It says, “Kat almost has her life put together.  Almost.”

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5.  “Why?  Why did you leave the room?”  That is what my hair asks on snow days.

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6. When there is a clip on the right side of my head, my hair is simply saying that it is a normal day in the life of Kat.

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7. Braids announce one of two things:

  • option 1:  I feel youthful.
  • option 2: I didn’t wash my hair last night.  (always assume the former)

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8. A clip with a twist means that it is a normal day, but I am feeling a bit fancy.

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9. A full-length braid says, “Kat actually woke up with enough time to do something to her hair today.”

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10. A top-bun says that I really like the back of the shirt I am wearing.

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And in this picture, my hair is praising me for finally, FINALLY getting the trim I needed:

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How to Celebrate Your Birthday for a Full Week

How to Celebrate Your Birthday for a Full Week

I don’t know about you, but

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I know, I know.  I am so lame, but I have been waiting like 3 years to say that I am feeling 22.

Anyway, let’s move on to today’s post.

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Look at the above picture of Taylor.  Doesn’t she look disappointed at the measly 3 cupcakes that she has?  I mean, sure, she is only one person, but doesn’t she deserve lots of cupcakes? Ariana Grande has lots of cupcakes.

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And, I mean, sure, you were born on one day, but you are unique!  Your birthday celebration should last for at least seven days!  Here are some ideas to keep the celebration going all week long!

  1. Enjoy Sunday brunch with your friends.20170319_124043
  2. Eat cake and ice cream with your family to conquer Monday.
  3. On Tuesday, get a free drink at Starbucks.20170321_160504
  4. Eat free fruit from Sheetz with your lunch on Wednesday.20170321_153444
  5. Thursday is for a long supper with your closest, dearest friend.  (We always stay at Chick-fil-a for several hours because we talk so much.  In fact, we were so busy talking that I forgot to capture a picture for the blog.)20170323_195454.jpg
  6. On Friday, grab some more birthday freebies and join a casual volleyball tournament (or a whatever your favorite sport might be).
  7. Finish out the week with a relaxing swim and a birthday present (green tea) from the YWCA.20170325_084411.jpg
Wait and See

Wait and See

Miss Shoaf, Will we use the Chromebooks in Science today?

Miss Shoaf, How many chapters of Holes will we read this afternoon?

Miss Shoaf, When will you grade our tests?

Miss Shoaf, Who gets to be the Math Magician today?

Miss Shoaf, Can I solve number 3 on the board?

Miss Shoaf, Will we have a substitute in P.E. next week?

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My answer to all of these questions is the same:  we will have to wait and see.

The constant barrage of questions I get as a student teacher can be annoying if not overwhelming.  Yet, I sit on the floor of my dorm room tonight, and I exhale my relentless questions to God.

  • Will I pass student teaching?
  • What will I do after I graduate?
  • Should I pursue Option X?
  • Why am I even a student teacher in the first place?
  • What is the purpose of all of this?

Just Wait and See

Suddenly, those words that I say to my students without a second thought are the worst words in the world.

WAIT and SEE

I don’t want to wait.  I want to know now!  Yet, I must trust that God has my best interest in mind, just as I seek the good of my students.  As hard as it is, I know that God wants me to learn and grow.  He knows that I don’t need to know yet.

And so I wait. Very impatiently.