Beyond the Blog // Nicole Letts

Beyond the Blog with Nicole Letts

What is your current career?

Currently, I am a middle school language arts teacher which means there’s never a dull moment in my work day. Lots of laughs (and lots of hormones) keep my days filled to the brim. Working as a language arts teacher means that I try to instill a love writing in my students, and being a blogger, I feel like I truly get to practice what I preach. In addition to teaching, I also work as the Social Media Director for Julie Bee’s, a handcrafted American luxury shoe line based right here in Atlanta. It has taught me so much about hard work and working in your passion. Our CEO is only 30…how cool is that?! Between teaching, blogging, and content creating, I stay pretty busy, but I’m always thinking about my next great venture, so stay tuned in the coming months…there’s always something going on at Probably Polka Dots.

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Giveaway // The Container Store

 Container Store Giveaway

I’m really excited about today’s giveaway, especially since I’ve just redone my workspace with their products. Honestly a teacher’s best friend! I’ve teamed up with my blogger friends to bring you a giveaway with an amazing prize for one lucky reader! We’re giving away a gift card to one of our favorite stores — The Container Store! The lucky winner will win a $200 Container Store gift card just in time for some fall shopping… and it just might be you.


You can enter daily over the next two weeks and earn bonus entries by sharing the giveaway with your friends on social media. Good luck!



Prize: $200 The Container Store Gift Card

Co-hosts: Notoriously Dapper // Busy Mommy // Lovely Etc. //

Fluttering Lashes // Pink Cupcakes & Paper// Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog // Juggling Act Mama // The Mich Mix


Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 10/15 and is open worldwide.

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Date Night Style // Welcome to Brooklyn

Welcome to Brooklyn

Our anniversary fell on a Saturday this year so our celebrations happened six years to the day. We went out to dinner & took a few photos in front of our hotel room mural beforehand. It was the perfect occasion to pull out this leather skirt because no toddlers or dogs were there to mess it up!

After our romantic dinner we decided to take advantage of no children & hit up the bar scene. Except we’re not 20 something anymore so it was a tempered down bar scene. My husband really wanted a place with a “Brooklyn” feel so that’s how I ended up in the back room of a bar watching two dudes debate which Adam Sandler movie was the best (Billy Madison or Happy Gilmore) in their first attempt at a drunken stand up routine. Needless to say I don’t think they have a future in comedy.

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Travel // Brooklyn: A Hipster’s Paradise


Yes my friends, Brooklyn is still hipster central & certainly lives up to a lot of stereotypes. However for us non-hipsters it’s a great place to visit & explore. Most of the weekend we simply walked around Williamsburg & Park Slope with no agenda, popping into shops & eating as much as possible. It’s definitely my favorite way to discover a new area because you don’t feel the pressure to see all the major sites (we ended up skipping the Brooklyn Bridge walk in turn for sleeping in. Next time!) but you get a real feel for life in the neighborhood. So here’s where we shopped, ate, & visited in our 36 hours in Brooklyn:

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