Meet the Teacher- link ups!

Today I'm linking up with Cara over at The First Grade Parade! If you're not familiar, check her out. JUST DO IT ALREADY! She is constantly sharing wonderful ideas. I'm Kristy, wife, sister, daughter, Guido lover, Coke Icee drinker, Mexican eating fiend! Oh...and 1st grade teacher!
Married almost 5 years to Steven. We were engaged in the mountains, had a destination wedding on the beach and spent 16 amazing days on our European honeymoon. I like to go, go, go!!
This is our 76 pound fur baby-Zane Americus Hicks. (you thought he didn't have a middle name, eh?) He is a hot mess, but we love him!
This is my school BFF Laura a.k.a. LOMA and you can find her blog here! She completes me. You see, I love to rap and she loves to ghetto dance and together we have pretty awesome planning periods!
These are my college besties! We've been friends for a long time =10 years! You can find my sister here. She is also a teacher! (are you noticing a trend?)

This is my classroom! We're Monsters this year! I've taught for 7 years and I am constantly changing my theme. If you need some creative monster ideas-let me know! (I've done camp, Hollywood Stars and jungle themes too)

Now for the Q & A

Q: What would you be doing if you were not a teacher?
A: If I could do whatever I wanted I would flip houses if someone else could foot the bill. If I had to go back to college right now and change my major I would do architectural design!

Q: What are your hobbies?
A: Photography, flea markets, restoring antiques, girls' night out dinner, lots of movies, walking the dog/dog parks and swiffering my floors. :o)

Q: When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: I wanted to be the girl who ONLY FED the dolphins. Dad popped that bubble when he announced what else that would involve. I literally wanted to go throw the fish and be done for the day-ha!

Q: What are your guilty pleasures?
A: Coke Icees from Sam's Club or Target, Jersey Shore, Housewives of whatever the season, getting snail mail, blog stalking, refurbishing trash to treasures

Q: What is your biggest fear?!
A: Someone I love passing away too soon. I also don't like spiders!

Q: When you’re on vacation, where do you like to go?
A: Anywhere beachy!

Q: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
A: The totally cliche' be yourself. I've learned that now that I am 29.

Q: What do you value most in others?
A: Honesty

Q: If you could choose one of your personality traits to pass down to your kids, what would it be?
A: My sense of self. I tell it like it is. I have a hard time sugarcoating it. I won't apologize for having an opinion!

Q: If you could have lunch with anyone in the world….living or dead…who would it be?
A: I'd like to ask my grandma, Agnes, what my mom was like as a child. You know, the good, funny stuff that my mom doesn't remember.
Now tell us one random thing about yourself:
I love, love, love the movie Dances with Wolves. I wanted to go to Amish camp as a kid. I name everything-my laptop, the TV, vehicles, objects, etc. You can't leave anything on my kitchen counter tops including appliances-YUCK! I HATE talking on the phone. Just don't call me. Email me. Gosh, the list goes on....


  1. So glad you found my blog again and I found yours again! Hope all is well in Nashville! :)

  2. I loved this! You're such a positive, fun woman!


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