OOTDs: Spring 2011 and School Year Inspiration

Old OOTDs that never made it to the blog... to post or not to post?  Well, it would be a shame to waste those iPhone snaps, so here are my OOTDs from Spring 2011 when I was spending my days in something other than yoga pants.  
White Tee - Target
Lace Skirt - LOFT
Nude Pumps - Forever 21
Jeweled Necklace - Old Navy
White Tee with Flowers & Ribbons - LOFT
Yellow Skirt - Old Navy
Gray Watch - Charming Charlie's

Striped Top - Old Navy
Black Slacks - LOFT
Silver Sandals - Old Navy
Pink Watch - Charming Charlie's

It's official... I'm a 9-to-5er 7-to-3er again as of tomorrow.  I get so excited to start each new school year.  I have so many new ideas for my classroom, and I love meeting my new kids.  I also love getting new fashion inspiration for "teacher outfits."  Here are some sets I'm loving right now on Polyvore.

What looks are you loving for "back-to-school"?

Snack Attack: Asparagus with Raspberry-Mustard Dipping Sauce

So apparently my friends have been missing my blog posts.  As much as I love them, it seems a little strange as they NEVER leave me comments. *ahem*  I really want to get back in orbit in the blogosphere, so I thought I'd start with a super easy, super yummy Snack Attack post: Asparagus with Raspberry-Mustard Dipping Sauce.
Before I get into the deets of the dish, it's only fair to explain where I've been...
 Viva Las Vegas, Baby!  The hubby and I headed to Las Vegas with one of my best girlfriends and her man, as well as some other super fun couples.  We had a blast!  My girls and I are already planning our Vegas Invasion Summer 2012!  ;)
I then headed home to Houston, TX to throw a Baby Shower for my sister-in-law and my soon-to-be-born niece Kayla!  I also got some good time in with the G-ma, Aunts, Uncles, and Lil' Cousins.

 Lastly, HH and I headed to the beautiful Charleston, SC for a wedding.  We stayed in an adorable beach house on the Isle of Palms, and celebrated my birthday on the rooftops of downtown bars.  We had some AMAZING food on this trip, and I'm literally kicking myself that I didn't take any pics.  What was I thinking!!??!

Besides all of my travels, I've been working like crazy with private tutoring and curriculum-writing for my school district.  Not to mention trying to survive the sweltering 110 degree heat wave we've been in!  Despite the heat, I still like to have "cooked" snacks sometimes.  This is a perfect summer snack - the asparagus are lightly steamed in the microwave (<--- which won't heat up the house), then blanched in cold water.  Add a delectably easy dipping sauce, and it's snack attack time!

Trim the asparagus spears, and place them in a microwaveable dish.
Add about 3 tablespoons of water.
Nuke 'em for about 2 minutes.  Immediately place them under cold running water.
Mix a raspberry salad dressing with equal parts dijon mustard.

Delicious and easy!

Has your summer been as crazy busy as mine!?  Or have you gotten in some good relaxation? I can't believe it's almost over!