Thursday, October 18, 2012

far back

When I was younger,
 fall meant new school clothes,
and a brand new school year.

Far back, when I worked at the elementary school,
we had red ribbon week in the fall.

We had crazy hair day, pajama day, school colors day, and inside out/backwards day.

Far back, when I taught preschool, fall meant teaching apple themes, 
leaves as crafts and science studies, exploring pumpkins, Thanksgiving, and Halloween stories, and songs.

My blouse, skirt, and shoes are thrifted.

We'd take field trips to the pumpkin patch, and paint pumpkins. We'd wash and bake pumpkin seeds.

My nephew Speed Racer at the pumpkin patch

My nieces Lil Bug, and EJ

My nephew Baby JJ at the pumpkin patch

My art journal pages from October 12, 2012
pages inspired by 
Fall In Love from Classes Kara Made

Far back, I would plan my Halloween costume.
I loved working with children and getting paid to
dress up, and celebrate my favorite holiday.

Was it all far back, or was it only recently?


  1. It's always wonderful doing what you love to do and enjoying it. It's priceless! ヅ

    Love your bag Teddi and I wanna pinch your nieces' and nephew's cute cheeks! ヅ

  2. We had steve urkle day. It was about what you'd expect

  3. I've missed you!
    What a perfectly funky outfit!!!

  4. oh, what a colourful and happy look! you look great in red (obviously, hehe). and I like your art journal pages more and more. such a cool way to gather your memories :)

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  5. You look really pretty in the pictures :)

  6. crushing on that chevron skirt
    i miss those days when the kids were young and we did all of those fun fall activities

  7. Teddi, that first shot of your "guess what I've been up to smile" is so cute and I love your bold colors and patterns...very anthropologie. Have a great weekend. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

  8. i have always wanted a bag like this...lends a very boho vibe. i like fall season although we don't really have one here!

  9. cute outfit! and haha yeah fall meant new school semester and new clothes for sure, I miss those days!

  10. Great photos and absolutely adore the pumpkin patch photos too adorable.

    <3 Marina

  11. These pages are so cute! I love them. And the pumpkin patch photos are adorable. Are you enjoying the class so far?

  12. My favorite elementary school thing was read-a-thons! Everyone brought pillows and wore pajamas and food and read all day? That is Mugdha-heaven.

  13. Hi,
    nice blog.
    Can we follow each other?

  14. Hey Teddi, your work with children explains your rapport with your nieces and nephews. I'm glad you found your work so fulfilling. Do you still work with them.

    To answer your question, yes we had a very nice time at the wedding. One of the highlights was the wedding party (including B) dancing into the reception to Gangnam Style wearing sunglasses.

    Oh, and I almost fell out of my chair when I heard how long you've been married. You do not look old enough to have a 20-year marriage my dear. WOW.

  15. there's nothing like having a fun and creative job... not many people get to have that.. glad you had your fun.. and that place with pumpkins looks awesome.. I'm always looking forward to halloween because I adore dressing up.. costumes are a huge thing for me.. and in general, to me, fall means comfort.. I don't know why I just love that season.. it means christmas is getting closer and I do love christmas!
    thanks for the miley cirus link, I'll check it out..xoxo

  16. Loving your inspiration of the artwork! I think that is such a cool idea! That top is so pretty, I love the pattern and those red boots definitely stand out and make a statement!



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