Monday, July 21, 2014

About Me && a Monday Made It

Welcome to my new and improved blog! Don't judge me... I'm currently on the wait list for a super cool new blog design courtesy of Lindsey at Blog Designs with the Teacher in Mind. :) I blogged about two years back but couldn't find the time to keep up with it. So this time, I'm ready to give it another shot.

But first... a little bit about me...

My name is Ashley Dudeck and I'm a 1st year, 6th grade teacher. I've taught 3rd and 4th grade previously but I'm definitely ready for the change! I truly love my job and {almost} everything it entails! Can't say I enjoy all the paperwork too much. HA!

I grew up in St. Louis, MO but later attended Missouri State University for a degree in Elementary Education. This past May I graduated with my Master's degree in K-12 School Administration from Lindenwood University.

I got engaged back in February and am currently planning a wedding which will {hopefully} 
be held in Mexico. Fingers crossed!! :) Here's us :::

A little bit more... I like to do crazy, fun things! I run 5ks {but mostly the fun kind!}, I love to get dressed up, and I love all things glitter and pink!

Finally, I'm a proud mama to three adorable furbabies :) Jenny, Val, and Jazz

Alright! That's enough... for now :) Now, onto today's Monday Made It with 4th Grade Frolics.

First, after cheer practice, I built a bookshelf from Walmart. 5 shelves!! I'm so proud of myself :) :)

Second, I made 14 of these beautiful, glittery bows for my girls! The crafty side of me finally made an appearance this summer. I really love these things and am incredibly surprised they turned out so nice!!

Okay, I think that's enough for now. Check back often for more updates!! I plan to blog about my teaching endeavors, daily fashion, and all things me!


  1. The bows look awesome! Go you, building shelves haha

    Did you claim your name at bloglovin'?

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

    1. I haven now! :) Thanks for letting me know to do so!

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Kim! 4th to 6th is going to be quite a culture shock!

  3. The Bows are so cute! I too love glitter, slightly painful when the students don't shake said glitter over the provided tub though and you're left with lots of wasted glitter. I'm in my final term of studying teaching so I've got Grade 2's :) I write over at Tea and Toast which is currently not published because I don't like the layout (crafty girl problems). Hopefully I'll have it up and running soon.

    @natasha.oswald on Insta

    1. Thanks Natasha!! I'm a huge glitter fanatic! Slightly greedy though... I don't like to share with my kiddos :)
      Good luck with student teaching!!! Let me know when your blog is up and running!! I'll be excited to check it out!