Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Meet the Teacher Blogger

Hey, hey, hey! I'm Jessica, the mama-teacher-blogger from Little In Betweens. I'm a northern California girl, currently calling California's beautiful central coast my home. I've been teaching 3rd grade at a small Christian school for the last 3 years and I'm now entering my 4th year as a first grade teacher! 

I've been married to this guy for 12 years...technically on Sat. 

Still lovers him to pieces <3

Eight and a half years ago I became a mama to this handsome boy

And six years ago this little sweet pea came along

I am crazy blessed beyond measure. I love my life.

I love nail polish! This Flashing Lilac purple was a summer fav from Loreal. Infatuated with pens. It's weird...unless you're also a teacher and then you're probably obsessed with pens too and pen obsessions seem totally normal. My current favs are these bold tip retractable pens from Foray. I got mine at Office Depot. I love spending time with my hubby...our favorite things to do together are eat out and watch movies. I really should be 500 pounds by now. Love munching on sour gummy worms...usually while I'm playing on my Macbook Pro...last year's birthday gift from my love. Rekindling my fascination with all things girly...this is where Sephora comes in. It's a good thing we don't have one in town!

I get my entrepreneurial spirit from my mama. She's always owned beauty salons and just sold her final salon/boutique so she could retire. I'd love to have a little shop of my own some day. 

Ugh, that was hard. Determined--If I put my mind to it, it is going to matter what! Understanding--I try to always see things from the other person's perspective. Generous--I like to give to others, not just financially, but of my time too! I like little acts of service. 

Seriously, if I get to our inservice tomorrow today and there is any mention of an iPad training, someone is losing a limb. No joke. And the blue heart is for my great-grandma, my Meme. I would have her at my party in a heartbeat if I could...just so she could meet my little loveys. She would adore them!

Check out the real book What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage. It's a good read. My life is not like the girl in the book, but the title fit. And pretty please give me that twitchy nose and let's get some stuff done!!

I cannot carry a tune in a bucket, as my Daddy would say, but I would sing the heck out of that song. My daughter loves it and you really can't help but sing when it comes on. Can't you just hear the longing in poor Ariel's voice. That's passion people!! It's 12:28 12:49 a.m. and I have inservice in the morning. Enough said on the night owl issue. 

A Turkey's Plea is a best seller of mine and a writing lesson that I LOVE to teach. And the Word Wall Headers are a fav right now because I just made them and they came out so sweet-saucy. I love them!

Last thing you don't know about me...well, maybe you do, I can't husband and I were living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast during Hurricane Katrine. Most surreal and heartbreaking experience of my life! 

Well now that we know each other so well I might have to change my signature to Hugs and Kisses, haha. Totally kidding. Unless you're Adam Levine reading this, then I'm NOT kidding...wait, unless you're my husband reading this then, honey, I'm totally kidding. I only want to kiss you :)

Before I get myself in any more trouble go check out Falling Into First for some more great Meet the Teacher Blogger links. 


  1. I would LOVE to be able to do the nose twitch! Great to meet you today through this link up!
    Growing Little Learners

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Would it be lovely...poof, laundry's done...poof, dinner is made, poof, papers are graded :)

  2. Great linky post! You are SUPER creative - I love how you made all of the answers into cute pictures! Sorry I'm not Adam Levine for kisses but if I see him I'll be sure to send him along to you :) LOL!!
    Beautiful family by the way :)
    Kinderland Kuties

    1. Thanks Hilary! It was a lot of fun making all those pics :)

  3. Oooohhhh a boutique owner. I would come shopping for sure. :) Nice to 'meet' you!

    Melissa O'Bryan
    Wild About Fifth

    1. Nice to meet you too Melissa! I'm sure owning a boutique is SO much more work than I think...currently I think it would just be super fun and awesome to play with pretty stuff all day!

  4. People better watch their limbs because you know those inservices are about to get repetitive! Haha!
    We're gonna have to get together and sing Ariel songs someday. I am sure both our daughters would be impressed with our duet :P

    Teaching with Hope

    1. Seriously...we have literally had 3 iPad trainings in the last 2 years. If you can't work the thing by now, sorry about your my mama would say ;0)

  5. Loved meeting you!
    Great choice with Ariel!!!
    Thanks for the book suggestion too, I am always looking for books to read!

    Hodges Herald

  6. Hi Jessica,
    You are hilarious. I love your answers. I am still laughing at a few of them, and you can totally see how big your heart is. Your family is gorgeous and you are truly blessed. I am so glad I stopped by your blog and consider me one of your new followers. :)
    K&C Love Grade 3

    1. Hi Christine,
      Thanks for following! I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I like to think of myself as funny in real life, but I’m pretty sure my husband would say I’m just a dork ;o) I’m probably (most definitely) funnier as a writer!

  7. Such a cute post! Nice to meet you!

    Stop by to visit me, The Fourth Grade Fizz !