Welcome to my blog!  I’m a 26 year old middle school English teacher living in Western New York. What originally started as an exclusive teaching blog has turned into a full-blown blog about all aspects of my life.

I love writing, and was thinking about how to fit it into my daily life more. I want to be able to spend time doing things I love to do, and stop wasting so much time on Facebook or watching mindless TV shows. That’s how this blog came about. I started blogging about different lesson plans and teaching ideas and I wanted to open my blog up to more readers, so I decided to add information on other things I love- like cooking, fitness and even wedding planning!

I’m no expert cook, veteran teacher, or professional fitness trainer- but you can expect to find real-world ideas for cooking on a budget and with a busy schedule, quick and easy workouts and innovative lesson plans for your middle school classroom on this blog. I’m glad you took the time to read all this- thanks for visiting!


11 Responses to “About”

  1. Emily November 19, 2012 at 11:48 pm #

    Ohh, I’m so glad you commented on my blog! I was a middle school English teacher for two years (in Brooklyn) and I can’t wait to live vicariously through you! If you’re ever up North for the day we should grab coffee!

    • aburgwin November 20, 2012 at 9:42 am #

      Yes!! I’m up there all the time because…Olean is just so exciting….lol thanks for reading!

  2. Amy @ Juice Boxes + Crayolas December 12, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I can’t wait to explore more–LOVE the name! As you know I’m a teacher too AND pancakes are my absolute favorite food! 🙂

  3. Legally Balanced January 8, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

    Hi Andrea! Thanks for your comment on my blog, I’m sorry it took me so long to respond! Law school is good but a challenge – unfortunately I gave up blogging completely during the first semester. I am hoping to get back into it soon. Your blog is very cute 🙂 take care!

  4. mermer04 February 13, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    Hi Andrea! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog. So fun to meet another “P & P” blogger and fellow New Yorker!

  5. Alicia March 19, 2013 at 10:41 pm #

    Hey Andrea! I came across your blog from Life a la Wife and couldn’t help but notice your blog name and feel instantly connected to it! I’m currently working on my masters in Elementary Education and completely understand your passion for teaching & pancakes too! 😉

  6. ellen August 19, 2013 at 9:24 am #

    I am also a middle school language arts teacher, but I am in Florida. I’m really excited to learn that you are teaching in WNY as I am moving there in 2014 and will be getting married and looking for a teaching job as well. I hope to get some hints about teaching in the WNY area.

  7. Shawna November 21, 2013 at 10:41 am #

    Just found your blog and look forward to checking out more. I’m also an English geek, former teacher, and passionate writer…not to mention fitness and health junkie. Nice to see another corner of the web world dedicated to such loves. 🙂

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