1920s party!

today my classes are participating in a major 1920s party!
the history teachers got together and we made possible an idea I have envisioned for a long time!
we are creating a "speakeasy" for our history classes!
we have transformed the school library into a "hidden bar."
the windows are blacked out, there is caution tape everywhere, and the only lights are little bulbs we hung from the ceiling.
we have a postmodern jukebox playlist, a "bar" with drinks and snacks, a live jazz band, and some "historical figures" that will be visiting our speakeasy.
there was a lot that went into this, so let's hope it turns out like we are hoping.
our goal is to expand every year, and make it even better than the last.

so here's to hoping today is successful!
(with lots more pictures to come!)

ALSO, you must do this workout! 
I shared it on the blog about a year ago, but I just did it yesterday and want to share it again!
it is so hard, but so worth it.

aaaand, book recommendations?
ready, set, go!


  1. love your speakeasy idea! can't wait to see pictures!

  2. This is the best idea! I would have been SO unbelievably excited if they did this at my school! Can't wait to see more!

  3. wow. Your "speakeasy" sounds amazing. I can't wait to hear how it all turns out!
    Book recommendations huh? .. well a couple months ago I read Blue Like Jazz, by Donald Miller.
    And I really enjoyed it. It's not a fictional story though, but still really good.

    But if you're looking for a fictional story... have you read A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini?
    Such a good one. I was surprised how much it grabbed me and pulled me in.
    I wrote little reviews for both of these books if you're interested in learning more about them. :)

  4. Oh fun! I can't wait to see pictures from this fun event!

    Books! Easy read - Cinder...I'm reading it right now. So fun. More serious - Unbroken. Amazing, true story.

  5. How did I not realize you were a teacher before now? I love, love, love this idea. I have no doubt the students loved it too. They are lucky to have you thinking up fun ideas for them.

  6. Hope in the Unseen... and that treadmill work out looks like one I used to do!!!!! I love your speakeasy plan!! You're the most fun teacher everrrr!

  7. Oh gosh, you look completely adorable!

  8. You look too stinking cute!!!! I can't wait to hear how the party went!!!!! ;)

  9. Definitely tried this workout tonight and it kicked my butt. So worth it though!!