Fine Dining Every Day!

I work in a high school…granted, it is a private high school
and is a Mercedes compared to most public educational facilities, but,
nevertheless, it’s a high school. Not the most glamorous work environment.  On top of that, I have an inside room…no windows.  I have taught in this room day after day for
over 13 years.
So, I have made a decision to upgrade my work area…just a
tad.  My journalism classroom is designed
purposefully to resemble a professional newsroom and it does, so there is not
much I can do to bring in touches of glamour.  
This week I started small…with my cups! 
Out with the plastic, in with the glassware.  Like a gentle breeze, it has put a smile on my face
and given me a chance to tell students who noticed, “Life is short.  Make fine dining a daily event!”
I try to bring this same attention to fun detail in my work
wardrobe…occasionally wearing a little bling; pearls with denim; a faux fur
collar…you, get the idea!!  The minute I
saw this scarf a few years back at Walmart, I grabbed it.  Reduced to three dollars, it was the detail
which caught my attention with the design painted on the scarf.
This is a very affordable look:
Chico’s Travelers jacket 
(resale)  $16.00
Coldwater Creek skirt, on clearance,  $11.00
Walmart scarf, $3.00
Cynthia Rowley, gray tank, Marshalls – $10
Target Ballet Flats – so old I do not remember what I paid!!
Premiere Jewelry Bracelet: Two years ago
Have a great weekend everyone…remember to get out your
elegant dishes and enjoy!!  Make fine
dining a daily event!

psst….for those who saw a couple of Polyvores here earlier…I was just playing and did not mean for them to be published….YET!


  1. Way to go Pam. I am so proud of you. And I think you are not only making yourself feel better, but you are setting such a good example for your students. Hubby and I decided to enjoy our best seven years ago when we downsized. Time is too short and space too limited to hold on to things you don't absolutely love. Have a great weekend.

  2. Love how the bracelet, the scarf and the skirt all tell the same lacy story. Beautiful! I remember selecting my coffee mug for work very carefully – I needed every little lift I could get for the spirit trapped in a dungeon!

  3. I still have and use the original glassware – large, medium and juice glasses – I received at my wedding shower over 3 decades ago. I don't know how and why they haven't all broken by now but I think only one is missing. They're not plastic but they do seem a bit scratched and scuffed. I'm thinking of giving them away and buying more elegant ones. I tend to be resourceful so this would be a big step for me. Do I have your permission?!

  4. As a retired teacher, I used to have nightmares about being trapped in a classroom with no windows! I don't know how you do it. I hope the coloured glassware helps a bit!

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