Searching for Connecticut’s Best Apple Cider Doughnuts

If you follow my food page, you saw that last fall I did a mini tour, searching my home state Connecticut to find the best apple cider doughnuts. Check out the places I have visited, the doughnuts I have tried, and read about my favorites! Rogers Orchards 336 Long Bottom Road Southington, CT 06489 Rogers … More Searching for Connecticut’s Best Apple Cider Doughnuts

Boho Black Paint Stroke Classroom Set

Positive Affirmations & Motivational Phrases, Classroom Rules PDF Print Poster Set Download contains 2 files with matching trendy black paint mark pattern. 1. Positive Affirmations & Motivational Phrases Posters (41) mix of affirmations and motivational phrases in English and some in Spanish in black paint pattern.2. Classroom Rules Set posters (16) Print off all or … More Boho Black Paint Stroke Classroom Set

Cinco de Mayo

I don’t need it to be Cinco de Mayo or #TACOTUESDAY to enjoy a frozen margarita with chips and salsa, but what a great excuse to indulge a bit today! If you are planning to celebrate at home today, check out these two easy and quick to make recipes! You can make these Margaritas several … More Cinco de Mayo

Galentine’s Night: Valentine’s Wreathes

“What is Galentine’s Day? Oh it’s the only best day of the year”- Leslie Knope Happy Galentine’s Day to all my gal pals out there! Each year, I love hosting a Galentine’s craft night where my lady friends get together for a night of wine, appetizers and arts/crafts. Last year’s craft was making Valentine’s themed … More Galentine’s Night: Valentine’s Wreathes

Face Masks

Now that I have had a few months of wearing masks to work, I’ve had time to try many different types and styles. Some are great, some not so much. Since I need to wear glasses while on the computer, I also noticed that some add to glasses fog and some do not. I found … More Face Masks

October Obsessions

Kalo Mina! Happy November!! Here are the items that I have been obsessed with all last month: Bissel Spotclean ProHeat Pet Portable Carpet Cleaner I found this accidentally, while at Walmart getting Halloween decorations last month. As many of you already know, I have a Yorkie named Gizmo who occasionally has accidents. Normally when this … More October Obsessions

Lavender Pond Farm

Since my travel plans were cancelled for this year, I am hoping to visit as much as my home state as I can this summer. The first place on my list was Lavender Pond Farm in Killingworth- which is very close to the Clinton Outlets! Social distancing was a breeze since the majority of the … More Lavender Pond Farm


I have had long hair for so long, I don’t even remember the last time it was above my shoulders. I have put my hair through a lot over the years- and have tried SO MANY different products. (At one point I had to give away my hair supplies when I moved apartments because there … More Haircare

Activist Art Unit

My students are wrapping up their Activist Art Unit which consisted of four lessons and ended with students creating a digital poster. This lesson was based on one that my friend had previously done with her middle school students. Part 1 Students were slowly introduced to activist art with a short assignment. I provided two … More Activist Art Unit

Google Classroom Lesson: Wayne Thiebaud & Claes Oldenburg Unit

In class before we left, my students were learning about Pop Artists Wayne Thiebaud and Claes Oldenburg. I gave a short art history about each artist and then students completed assignments based upon each artist. More recently, the students completed a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting artwork that I displayed on the board. Since we … More Google Classroom Lesson: Wayne Thiebaud & Claes Oldenburg Unit

Top Fave Teas

Today is #InternationalTeaDay! Tea is my go-to drink (besides water, I’m really basic). My top favorite teas: Lime Gelato from David’s Tea– it’s great both hot and iced! It is now discontinued, but I heard their Sweet Lime is a close second Arizona Iced Tea Hibiscus Iced Tea from The Granola Bar Snapple Peach Tea … More Top Fave Teas

Scrap Gardens

Did you know that you can regrow many vegetables, just using the scraps you would normally throw away? I had decided that one of my new year’s goals was to create a garden this year. With all the uncertainty lately (not expecting to go to Home Depot or the local gardening centers soon), and the … More Scrap Gardens

Frozen Margaritas

It’s National Cocktail Day! Although it’s still pretty chilly (38* F) in Connecticut, I want to share my easy to make Frozen Margaritas. They are so simple, great to make ahead for a large party and sure are a crowd-pleaser. We discovered this idea years ago at my college graduation party when we wanted to … More Frozen Margaritas

Blender Salsa

Today is National Chip and Dip day! The first thing that comes to my mind is salsa! My favorite salsa is smooth, has a little kick to it, and best of all is quick and easy to make, right at home! I love making this salsa for any gathering, or just to have at home … More Blender Salsa

Virtual Learning

Today marks day 1 (of who knows?) of our Virtual Learning experience. Like many worldwide, our school district has closed schools until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have changed our usual routines and teaching platforms to utilize Google Classroom- something that is completely new to me as a Visual Arts teacher. Up … More Virtual Learning

Glittered Accessories

I love customizing my accessories and am obsessed with all things *GLITTER*. I have added glitter to my phone charger base, classroom hall pass, and started adding glitter to my desk supplies. Since my three-hole punch is black, I chose black glitter. Here is how I did it! Supplies: Masking Tape Paintbrush Item to glitter … More Glittered Accessories

Greek-American Businesses in Connecticut

Happy Greek Independence Day! I am looking to create a list of services provided and businesses owned by Greek-Americans, here in my home state of Connecticut! More than ever, we need to support our community. Are you a Greek-American business owner, tutor, artist, lawyer, hairdresser, artist, business/company/service, etc in Connecticut? The list will be displayed … More Greek-American Businesses in Connecticut

Galentine’s Night-DIY Painted Wine Glasses

Galentine’s Day is a day for “ladies celebrating ladies”. (Leslie Knope) If you are not familiar with Parks and Recs, Galetine’s Day was celebrated on the show on February 13 where you celebrate your love for your girl squad. I started the tradition a few years ago and have been celebrating Galentine’s Day with a … More Galentine’s Night-DIY Painted Wine Glasses