Thursday, June 30, 2016

I am engaged!

On a beautiful day, during golden hour, at Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers; my now fiance got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was surreal and beautiful and I started to cry. I mean we had talked about it for a few months before and all along he already had the ring hidden away.
On our trek down the stairs leading to the overlook of the Hudson we stopped every so often to take a few photos unaware the whole time that at the end was where he would ask.

Honestly I was just happy to be out. I fell in love with the gardens a while back on my first visit. It is always so serene and peaceful and I find it the spot where I can always get back to my center. The minutes before I was admiring this tree with its white flowers and the breeze and the sound of the birds and it seemed so perfect.

 All the while he had that ring in his camera bag. Sneaky. 
Afterwards we took a walk to the Temple and enjoyed the sunset before hitting Yardhouse. Our waiter at Yardhouse was wonderful and gave us champagne in glasses and cake on them as a congratulations.
Perfect day spent with the man I love. I am so lucky to have met him on that nice day in May three years ago. Sometimes things happen without you expecting it and one day which I didn't take too seriously because dating got me jaded I crossed the street and met the man who will one day be my husband.




Special thanks to:
Untermyer Gardens and the continuing effort to clean and fix the gardens. I am a forever patron!
                                           http://www.untermyergardens.org/visit.html
Yardhouse- consistently delicious food and drinks and always friendly service.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Break away...

Teaching can be all consuming. You get wrapped up in school politics, classroom drama and your children and their lives and everything else fades away. In my case my personal life took a back burner.
However with Spring arriving, warmer weather starting to take over and Spring fever taking hold I feel like the back burner needs some attention.
Hence the  redesign of my online shop- and a new shipments of fabric coming in. So excited to play with the new textures and colors. Perhaps even getting my cousin to play model for my new soon to be scarves.

All the while talking about wedding details and the ring. The debate comes mostly about the ring.  Should we use the rings from my grandmother  passed down the line with such deep history or spend money and make our own history.
Hmm decisions, decisions...


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Introducing new jewelry at my shop...

So it took a little fine tuning but I am finally adding some petite earring to my shop.

Take a look and let me know what you think-   Infinit + 1

Besides that I am enjoying the last few days I have of Summer. I officially start work after labor day. I am excited and a tinge nervous with dealing an older grade level on my own.  It happens every year.

And as always loving some of the new music by Lana Del Rey



Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Can't Wait for Fall...

Again its been quite awhile since my last update. I find it is so hard to keep so many things updating especially with work and my online store.
I got into jewelry making again and am updating my store to include some of the newest pieces.

Besides that I am transitioning into a different grade level. I loved teaching Pre -K but in teaching that grade level for about 4 years I am realizing that I went into grad school for the older grade levels for a reason. So I am now a third grade teacher and am knee deep in various third grade blogs to help with the process. Also going through my storage unit for all my older grade level material was back breaking to say the least. I am not going to lie I am a bit nervous.

California was put on hold for the time being. Although a wonderful idea the idea of leaving our friends and family to start from scratch was pretty scary. So it was left on temporary terms for now.

So for the time being I continue to work on my store, my lesson plans before the start of school and pinning on my wedding board on Pinterest but more on that later...


Saturday, October 4, 2014

First Meeting

When I crossed that street I had no idea; no idea I was meeting my dear love. That I was walking towards a man that will become my other half, kiss away my tears, hold my hand, talk into the early morning with and cook breakfast together in the morning.

Life is funny like that. I had reached a point where I was okay to be alone. I was settled with myself and okay with what the future would bring.

It was after weeks of talking to each other and getting ready to meet up with him I had no expectations and it was in that moment I found him.It kind of makes everything that happened before us have more meaning.

Over a year and a half strong and I look forward to what our future brings us.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Countdown...

I didn't have much of a Summer since I decided to take on Summer school with my Pre-K class. I love working with them and will miss them but doing the program burnt me out. Summer is a necessity for teachers, it gives them time to recoup from the school year with 18- 30 little munchkins. Summer gives teachers back that joy and love that made them want to be teachers in the first place. That love gets tested everyday with demands from administration, parents, kids and other co-workers and it slowly chips away at you. 

This week is my prep and staff development week then I get a mini reprieve until September. I can not wait. After a whole year I get to see my mom again! I'm going to Puerto Rico and my boyfriend is coming along! After being together for over a year he gets to finally meet my mom in person (instead of through FaceTime and Skype) I can't wait. 
Besides that I am enjoying a few peaceful minutes at my dining room table updating and refreshing my little etsy shop. And mulling over the idea that I might be Los Angeles bound next year.

My boyfriend was offered a job in L.A. with a company that works with artists in creating, filming and producing films, music videos etc. 
I'm trying to wrap my head around the fact of leaving New York. I am not so sure I can do it. However the thought of the beach, warm weather year round and a laid back atmosphere sounds very tempting. 

A lot of things running through my head though and a lot of countdowns to keep track of.
Right now it's the countdown to P.R.

All my love 
Shari
 Boyfriend and I at my best friends wedding.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Looking back- Fun day at the parade...

This was suppose to be posted back in February but with work and planning my boyfriend's birthday this post was never updated. Please excuse the lateness...



So back in February my boyfriend ask if I wanted to go to a chinese parade related to an asian channel he works for. Not thinking too much into it I said yes thinking it would be nice to go to China Town and hangout for the day.
I had no idea that I was actually going to be walking in the parade. In the front line with the banner with my boyfriend and James Adam Shelly.


It was fun to be in a parade for once and meeting James Adam Shelly was pretty cool. He is good friends with my boyfriend and they worked together for a while before the band he is in, American Authors, hit mainstream.I found it so interesting that he plays the banjo and how it was being on stage on some talkshows on tv.

Here is the music video of their first of many hits Best Day of My Life: