Thursday, August 22, 2013

Let There Be Light!

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My dear lovely reader and blogger friends! I am so sorry it has taken me so long to get a post together for you, but this time there are happy reasons for my slacking. I am pleased to announce that I received a full-time teaching position at a local high school! I teach 10th grade English and I love it! However I only got hired about a week and a half before school started, which was August 12th for us this year.

It was a mad scramble for paperwork turn in, get to the training days, set up a classroom, and start planning stuff for kids to learn. All while working 20 to 30 hours still at Lowe's, taking care of a house, and being a single puppy mama.

It's been crazy. 

But awesome! Hopefully I will be able to share my classroom photos with you but! In the meantime I do have a curb appeal post for you that's some real detrashing the hood action!

Please meet my exterior light, Creepy Cobweb Light:

I've had that light since I bought the house back in 2008 but it is not a good mix for my house. It is stuffed full of cobwebs and the top was so close to the awning thing that you couldn't change the bulb. It wasn't bright either, so safety was something that definitely concerned me.

Since I work at Lowe's I get a discount on items in the store, even clearance items! Of course I also work with people, like my lovely friend Cory. Cory gave me these lights that he had gotten on clearance for $5.00 but was never going to use. Check out how cool they are!

It is sooooo bright too! It lights up the entire porch at night which is great!

It upgrades the entire look of the place, giving it a more modern feel and making the entry area so much prettier and more "me." Which I of course love. A lot.

Here's a snapshot of the overall effect. My flowers are looking awesome also, I loveeeee the sweet potato vines. That's happening every year from now on. Definitely.

Total project investment: $0.00

That's a budget even my dad could love!


  1. I love that light! It really does make a huge difference!

  2. 1. Yay for a new post!
    2. I'm sure I've already told you on Facebook, but congrats on the teaching job! I know how hard you worked this summer to find one.
    3. I love your new light! It's soooo cool! Plus it'll be so much easier to change the bulb!
    4. I totally could have used your Lowes discount last week - a house upgrade is in the works...

  3. I love the light! It's so fun and modern :)

    Congrats on your teaching job! It's been fun seeing some of your instagram pics. I'm still feeling the beginning of the year craziness and we are on week 4 already, you would think it would have calmed down. Ugh. I have a love/hate relationship with my job right now, really, I'm like bi-polar.


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