On Writing & Day 1.

I just spent $14 on a breakfast sandwich and a coffee drink that I wasn’t sure I would even like, so I better write something today. My friend Brittany is sitting across from me as we try-out our first Saturday morning writing-sesh at the cutest little coffee shop you ever did see. I don’t often … Continue reading

I can’t not do this.

I can’t not do this.

I can’t not do this. Believe me when I say that I’ve tried. ———————————————- When tragedy struck my hometown the summer before my senior year of HS and the earth actually felt too small for my breath, I watched Harry Potter 1-3. You know, the light-hearted ones. Escaping the too small earth with it’s too big … Continue reading

Labor of Love (A Christmas Miracle)

Labor of Love (A Christmas Miracle)

Ok, so I promise this is my last Christmas post, but I’ve got to get it all out before New Year’s. Plus, the Christmas decorations are staying up till 2016, so I think I’m good. Last year at Thanksgiving I was brainstorming ideas for what to ‘get’ my students for Christmas. I wanted something that … Continue reading

Christmas, Lee Style

Christmas, Lee Style

Let me premise this post by saying there’s a House Hunters marathon on and I’m still in my pajamas. Also, we skipped church. Christmas was real folks. And while I’d like to pretend I did most of the work, I’m really just being lazy and reveling in the fact that there will be no Sunday Blues … Continue reading

Christmas Eve (Long lay the world)

Christmas Eve (Long lay the world)

It’s Christmas Eve and I’m sitting in the living room smelling the Christmas tree and listening to my brother rock it out to some Broadway song as he gets ready for the day. It’s wonderful.* (*not acknowledging the allergy headache I feel coming on or the fact that I slept too late and really need to … Continue reading

Thankful on Thanksgiving

Thankful on Thanksgiving

It’s probably the best cliche there is. Being thankful on Thanksgiving. Thank goodness we take at least one day for intentional gratitude. For me, even this day, the day that is literally called “thanksgiving,” can go by so fast that I forget to actually think about all the thankful things. And while I’m sure you … Continue reading

What do you want for Christmas?

What do you want for Christmas?

Below is an email I sent out to all my previous Noonday customers yesterday. Thought some of my readers may want to play too, so here ya go. Read away and join in on the wish list fun! —– Hey Ladies! With it being two days (one day now) before Thanksgiving, I think we can say … Continue reading

Why Noonday Collection?

Why Noonday Collection?

Many of you know that I am a high school teacher (who sometimes does the whip and the nae nae) by day. And a netflix junkie by night. Between those two extremes I am also a cheer coach, a girlfriend, a planner, a sister, a reader, and a daughter. Sometimes I’m even a writer (the … Continue reading

How “The Whip/Nae Nae” Saved Me from Myself

How “The Whip/Nae Nae” Saved Me from Myself

There is this song/dance among High-Schoolers these days. Pretty much among every “schooler,” actually…I’ve seen 4yr olds perfectly bop and break their legs on beat. So there is this song/dance among the youngsters…it’s called “Watch Me” by someone called Silentó. I’m sure you’ve heard of this. If you know anyone under the age of 18, … Continue reading

Out of Hand October

Out of Hand October

Today is November 1st. On one hand, I cannot believe it is already November…but on the other, I am screaming “FINALLY!!!” There’s not much to say about November just yet. Except maybe “Welcome you glorious, glorious new month!” and “Rent is due.” October, however, is a whole different story. I want to talk about October. Back … Continue reading