cozy athleisure & practicing thankfulness

January 16, 2018

My Outfit Details: TUNIC Cozy Knit Tunic (under $13!!) // LEGGINGS Lululemon 'Wunder Under' Black Tights // EARRINGS Gold Hoops // SUNGLASSES Oversized Aviator Sunnies // PURSE Black Tassel Crossbody (old, similar linked) 

One of my goals for the year was thankfulness. Since the start of the New Year (aka: a mere 16 days) I have been practicing thankfulness. As a way to practice thankfulness, I have been reflecting upon moments in my day-to-day life that I appreciate and am grateful for. I thought it would be fun to share with you my thankful-list from last week as a way to share this exercise with you.

Thankful List: Week of January 8 - 15
(1) I am thankful for the days of rest I received from my two week winter break from work. I am going into work rested and rejuvenated.
(2) I am thankful for time with friends, especially the laughs and sheer joy that comes from that time with them.
(3) I am thankful for the comedic relief that the show, The Office, provides.
(4) I am thankful for the arrival of each new holiday. With Valentine's Day coming up, I am loving decorating our tiny little apartment for the arrival of this upcoming holiday.
(5) I am thankful for the opportunity to spend time in community with other women of Christ. My 6-week women's bible study on Genesis started on Tuesday, and I am loving it already!

If you had to list out a handful of things that you are thankful for, what would you they be? This practice has been amazing these past couple weeks, and I highly recommend it!

P.S. I know this post didn't really focus on my outfit, but I am still thankful for the coziness of it! My cozy knit tunic is on super sale (about 75% off to be exact!) 

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scalloped hem sweater & flounce sleeve cardigan

January 8, 2018

My Outfit Details: CARDIGAN Grey Flounce Sleeve Cardigan // SWEATER Scalloped Hem Sweater // NECKLACE White Marble & Tassel Necklace (c/o) // CLUTCH Gold Chain Envelope Clutch // SHOES Tory Burch Flats

And just like that, back to work this teacher goes!

How in the world did these two weeks just fly by like crazy? Even though my winter break was beyond quick, I still thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. My most memorable moment by far was spending Christmas morning as a married wife! Our first Christmas morning in our tiny little apartment was extremely cozy and full of pancakes and coffee.

The hubby even picked out this adorable scalloped hem sweater as one of my Christmas presents. I loved styling it with one of my favorite affordable finds of the season: this heather grey bell sleeve!

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fuzzy white sweater & favorite tv shows

January 5, 2018

My Outfit Details: SWEATER Fuzzy White Wrap Tunic (so comfy!!) // JEANS Articles of Society Denim Jeans (similar linked) // EARRINGS Blush Tassel Hoop Earrings (c/o) // SHOES Tory Burch Ballet Flats // CLUTCH Beaded Clutch

Happy Friday lovelies! 

Since I have been on my Winter Break (perks of being a teacher!!!!) I have been racking up on the hours of snoozing and rest. I am beyond grateful that God has blessed me with a job that provides opportunities for resting and recharging. 

During my break, I have also been diving into some new fun TV shows--particular on the HGTV channel. Even though I live in a tiny apartment with the hubby, I now feel very inspired to decorate the heck out of my 600 square feet humble adobe. Thanks Home & Garden channel! 

I know that I am a little late in the game to this one, but one of my new favorite TV shows on HGTV is Fixer Upper. After watching episode after episode these past two weeks, I find myself wanting to own a house in Texas and have it renovated by Chip & Jo! 

The other show that I have been obsessed with is, Shark Tank! OMG, I am continually amazed by how brilliant some people are and the inventions that they come up with--and that's mostly the reason why I love the show so much! 

Even though my break is sadly coming to an end this Monday, and I won't be able to obsessively watch Fixer Upper & Shark Tank like I have been, I am definitely excited to get back into the classroom and see my twenty-five little kiddos! 

Happy Weekend! 

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2017 highlights & 2018 goals

December 29, 2017

My Outfit Details: PAJAMMAS Sleep Shirt Plus Eye Mask Combo (on sale, under $25!) // MUG 'Wifey' Ceramic Mug

Let me tell you, it has been an amazing/difficult/wonderful/harsh/whirlwind of a year. Looking back on these past twelve months, I find myself dumbfounded and amazed at all that has happened.

Even though the past is in the past, I always find it interesting to think back on what happened. I could drag on and on about this year, but as a way to save you from absolute boredom, I will share several bullet point highlights from this year! Additionally, since 2018 is right around the corner, I wanted to share some of my 2018 Goals.

2017 Highlights 

  • Married the love of my life on June 3rd 
  • Had an amazing honeymoon to Hawaii 
  • Obtained my teaching credential in May 
  • Landed my dream job as an elementary school teacher in May 
  • Drank way too many cups of coffee! 
  • Moved into a tiny & cute apartment with the hubby! ( & have had a blast doing life with him!) 
  • Even though it breaks my heart... I discovered I can go without buying avocados since they are so freaking expensive! 
  • Had some ups & downs with my little blog, The Teacup of Style--but celebrated three years of blogging in November.  
  • Survived wedding planning (Whoop! Whoop!!) 
  • Visited Chicago in November (Deep dish pizza OMG!)
  • Learned that life can be amazing, difficult, awesome, and heartbreaking all at the same time!

2018 Goals
  • Get back to posting blog posts more consistently and at least three times a week
  • Finish a book a month 
  • Don't dwell on what happened, instead focus on what is to come
  • Try to be more of a morning person on the weekends! 
  • Workout at least 3 times a week (I was doing so good with this one, but arghhh the holidays!!) 
  • Clean out all of my emails and email list 
  • Continue to grow in my knowledge and practice of photography

Even though I don't hold the power to see the future, I am praying that 2018 will be a little less eventful lol!

I hope that you have a wonderful New Years Even & Day!
 Cheers to 2018! 
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j.crew coat (finally!!!!)

December 27, 2017

My Outfit Details: DRESS Pink Shimmer Dress (c/o) // COAT J.Crew Beige Coat (obsessed!) // EARRINGS Sparkly Studs // CLUTCH Cognac & Gold Chain Clutch // SHOES Tall Suede Boots (similar linked) 

Two posts in one week, and it's only Wednesday?!? You guessed it, this teacher must be on her winter break! 

In my Sunday's blog post, I mentioned how difficult it has been balancing working full-time and blogging. The exhaustion is real guys! That means that I am extremely thankful when these wondrous breaks roll around. Not only do I get a chance to catch-up on my first love: blogging . . . but I also get sleep--and lots of it! 

In other news, I have added this stunner to my closet. I have been obsessed with this coat all season, and I decided to #treatyoself by adding it to my closet as a birthday gift to ME! It was the first birthday gift that I have ever gifted to myself before, and I am thinking that I might make this a yearly tradition. Of course, you know what they say, only you know what you like best! 

With the Christmas season ending, I just wanted to say that I am overwhelmed with contentment this holiday season. Life has been pretty darn good to me lately, if I do say so myself. I have the husband of my dreams, I get to go to my dream job everyday, I have two wonderful families that love me immensely, and a Savior who knows how broken I am . . . but He still loves me regardless! And for that, I am truly grateful. 

I hope you had a lovely holiday season! 

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