Hi!  Welcome to Favors, Fashion, and Fun!  I’m Tara.  I’m a third grade teacher by day and a wife and mommy at night.  In the little bit of free time I have, I love to make new recipes, shop for new styles, and plan vacations and parties.  I started Flavors, Fashion, and Fun to connect with others who share my passions.


How many times do you get home from work exhausted and have no idea what’s for dinner?  That was happening to me way too often.  I would get home from school and stare into the refrigerator trying to figure out what to make.  By the time I chose something, I had two children hanging on me begging me to play.  I knew I had to do something to solve this problem so I started preparing make-ahead meals.  I prepare all of food we need for the week when I get home from the grocery store on Sunday.  This makes it so fast and easy to put a yummy dinner on the table after a long school day.  I also love spending time in the kitchen with my kids and whipping up new recipes.  In the “Food” tab, you can find links to some make-ahead meal ideas and some yummy treats.


Picking out new clothes at the store used to be one of my favorite things to do.  Since having children, I don’t have time to sneak away without them.  Taking them with me isn’t an option because I spend more time chasing them around the store than looking at clothing.  I was always leaving empty-handed, and my wardrobe was suffering.  Then, I saw an ad for Stitch Fix as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed.  It sounded too good to be true.  A personal stylist would pick out clothes for me and send them to my house.  I signed up right away and loved it!  Then, I found out about Trunk Club, which is Nordstrom’s version of Stitch Fix.  Now I get new styles delivered to my door several times a year.  You can check out the new items I’m adding to my wardrobe in the “Fashion” tab.

Click on the picture to learn more about Trunk Club.
Click on the picture to learn more about Stitch Fix.











Party and Vacation Planning

I’m a planner.  Specifically, I love planning parties and vacations.  Researching and reading about other people’s ideas is really fun for me.  Then, I plan my events down to the minute.  I like to know exactly what is happening and when it is happening.  You can read about some of my carefully planned adventures in the “Party Planning Fun” and “Travel Fun” tabs.


Teaching is my biggest passion.  I have been teaching third grade for 11 years.  My husband is a fifth grade teacher so education is a huge part of our lives.  I love getting ideas from other teachers and sharing my ideas with them.  That was actually my first inspiration for starting this blog.  My principal challenged me to expand beyond just our school community.  She suggested that I use social media to connect with teachers from around the world.  Other than reading my Facebook feed, I’ve never been terribly interested in social media.  However, I really did enjoy looking at blog posts from other educators.  I figured creating this blog would be a good place to start.  Now I’m slowly learning how to use Facebook and Pinterest.  You can follow me there to get updates on my newest posts.  Also check out the “Teaching Fun” tab to see what’s happening in my classroom and to learn about my newest products on Teachers Pay Teachers.


I hope you will join me to enjoy lots of Flavors, Fashion, and Fun!


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