Saturday, May 4, 2013

blogging everyday in may

don't let the title of this post fool you.
in true hayley fashion, i am already behind schedule seeing, as it's may fourth.
but, i think that jenni's idea is pretty awesome, and i'm enjoying following along with other participants.
she has prompted 31 blog posts to be written and posted each day in may, but with my lack of organization and time consuming job and school...i won't make that promise.
instead, i'll try my best to do as much as possible, or maybe just my favorites. 
so, first up: your life story in 250 words or less.

i was born in the morning on the twenty seventh of august, nineteen eighty nine, the first of three children for my parents. over the next ten years we lived in the east bay area, i became the proud big sister of two brothers and spent my picturesque childhood playing basketball, racing in the local pools, and road tripping through california with my family. we moved to a affluent bubble outside of sacramento when i was ten, and my parents split up about a year after. both remarried, my dad had a son, brother numero tres for me, and after i graduated high school i got the taste of europe i needed and decided i must go back. i moved to germany in july of 2010 and spent a year as an au pair, the best of my life really. i met a boy, moved back home, showed him my country, and fell in love. now i'm here, he is there, and soon we'll be here together. i scrapbook like a mad woman, love the san francisco giants, curse like a sailor, and spend my days with small children in my classroom...and usually need a beer afterward.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

the boys are back

it's that time of year again, opening week is well under way.
and as i type this my boys just lost 14-3 against the cardinals.
regardless, if you follow me on pinterest or instagram, you know my deep love for the san francisco giants.

especially this man:

if you are anything like me, regardless of your team, you'll probably have/want/need some gear to support your team. 
here are some of my favorite things i have found around the internet that i may need to have for my collection:

baseball tee's from this site

(made by a students mom, and my friend, so cute!)

this print needs to live with me

and of course, the victoria's secret leggings
although, truth be told i am not a fan of this year's vs pink: mlb line. too skanky

i am thrilled to be going to a few games this season, and to watch all of the others with friends, family, and some ice cold beer :)
it gets crazy up in this house during the season.

are you a fanatic too?
which team does your heart belong too, and what will you be sporting this season?

p.s. go giants!

Friday, March 29, 2013

test post

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

just trying to get this whole bloglovin thing in order :)
this seems to be the go-to, now that google reader will be shutting down soon.
tell me how i'll be able to follow you!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

charity: water

this april, my dad is celebrating his 52nd birthday.
this year, my dad has pledged his birthday to charity: water in hopes to raise money to fund water projects to poverished people around the world, and more importantly to raise awareness about water quality on our globe. 
water is a natural resource and fuel to life that should not be denied by anyone, but unfortunately is for too many people. 

when my dad started his campaign a few months ago he set a modest goal of $1,000.
since then, with the support of friends, family, he has surpassed his goal and has been inspired to go even higher!

on wednesday, my dad will play 52 pledged holes of golf to reach his new goal: $10,00 for charity: water, 
with friends and family helping along the way. 

here's where you can help.
i urge you to watch the video below to see first hand how the clean water crisis is effecting our planet, our people, our world's children.

now that you've seen that and are feeling generous, head on over to my dad's campaign page to donate.
if you can't donate, please share the cause.
share with your family, your friends, your people. 
share it on your blog, facebook, or twitter. 
this is an epidemic that can be fixed.
maybe you'll even feel inspired to campaign your own birthday for clean water around the world.

*all images are from the charity: website, i do not own them.
*charity: water is in no way affiliated with this post. these words and opinions are my own.