Thursday, August 16, 2012

I was crafty!

I went back to school this week to work in my room and this is what I walked into on day 1.....

Not fun. Yuck. Yuck. Ugly.

By the end of day 1 this is what it looked like...

Better but not perfect.

Today... I got crafty and inspired by my teammates and the art teacher (my really good friend) who happens to be in our hallway. They decided to spray paint their trashcans and their recycling bins. Why you ask? Because it is prettier that way. That's why.


They are upside down because they were still a little tacky on the bottom but what a difference right?

Then I found these buckets at Target and thought they would be a great addition to my tables to hold their glue, pencils and a few other things. I then found this duck tape at Wal-Mart and since I couldn't find anything frog related I went for floral because frogs and flower go together. Just go with it... It turns out pretty afterwards.
I had butterfingers this week and dropped my clock that I have had forever. So, quick trip to Wal-Mart and voila I got a new clock... which I dropped also. This time it was salvagable but needed pizazz. My new intern suggested hot gluing ribbon around it. So, we did.. (I love her by the way. I can not wait to see what else she comes up with this semester!)
I also decided to do the glitter clothespins that I saw on Pinterest to hang up student work instead of having to ticky-tack it to the wall. But.... I forgot to take a picture of it. Man! I am going to take tomorrow off from school and have one more fun day with my boys before I really have to be at work.

I will be back tomorrow to share my shopping on TPT!


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Teacher's Fashion Linky

I know I have been doing a lot of Linky parties lately but I am avoiding school work for as long as possible so I choose to talk about stuff I like instead. I do have to go to start working on my room on Monday. I am going to stick with my frogs theme and most everything was left up so I just need to go get my furniture in order and reorganize everything. I have a whole week to do that then have staff development for a week and then my kiddos come on August 27th.

But anyway... on to what I am really wanting to share... From Blood to Books! is having a linky party to talk about a teacher's wardrobe. Since my husband does not enjoy the clothes talking I am jumping on this bandwagon quickly!
Here are the guidelines...
1. Tell me your favorite store(s) that you like to get your "teacher's fashion".
2. What are some of your favorite accessories?
3. What type of shoes do you teach in? (i.e. heels, flats, wedges, etc.)
4. Do you have a "go-to" item in your closet? (i.e. sweater you wear weekly, shoes you wear daily, etc.)
5. Have you ever had a fashion "uh-oh" at school? (i.e. heel broke, button popped off of blouse)

1. My Favorite Stores

I went on a mini-shopping spree with my teaching buddies last week as part of my birthday celebration (which honestly ended up lasting almost all week long! I have the best friends and family ever!) We went to J.C. Penney, Target, and Lane Bryant. I love the pants at Lane Bryant and have lost 35 pounds this year. (GO ME!) So, my goal next year is to not fit in Lane Bryant anymore... even though I do love their pants. I even got some CUTE tops at Kohls.

2. My Favorite Accessories
Big Buddha Hibiscus Tote - Dalmation
I found this on Pinterest and fell in love with this purse! My sister, the kind and observant Pinterest stalker that she is, found it for me and gave it to me for my  birthday. I. LOVE. IT. I am NOT a fashionista by far and the last purse I found was at Payless. I love this thing. It is HUGE! 
My friend had a 31 Party a few weekends ago and I bought a new organizer bag for all that stuff I haul back and forth from school and fully intend to work on. (Some of it will get accomplished!) It hasn't come in yet but I am waiting patiently. 

3. My Shoes

FLATS. BLACK. Nuff said.

4. My Go-To Item

My go-to items are my jewelry. I keep it simple. Watch. Wedding rings. James Avery charm bracelet. I wear these items every day. If I forget my bracelet, my students notice and feel like they are being deprived of normalcy. 

5. My Fashion Uh-Oh

I do have one. It is funny now but not so much when it happened. It was my second year teaching and I was about 4 months pregnant with my oldest son. The counselor happened to be in my room teaching a character ed lesson and I was walking around the room supporting her or passing something out. I bent down to tie someone's shoes when I hear a RRRRIiiipppppppppp..... Yup. My pants leg ripped down the seams from the nether regions to the knee. Yes, underwear was visible. The counselor doesn't see me run out of the room because she is really caught up in her lesson. I go to my neighbor panicking about what to do. I go to the nurse to see if she has A LOT of safety pins so I can make it through the rest of the day. Luckily, she did. So my neighbor and I stood in the hallway with her in between my legs trying to pin my pants together when my Assistant Principal walks down the hallway. I want to die! I bet they were watching this all go down on the surveillance cameras. She almost falls over laughing. Luckily, we had an hour left and I sat with my jacket over my legs the rest of the day and the pins held in place til I could run to my car very carefully and save a little bit of pride. THANK GOODNESS none of my kids paid any attention to me that day. 

So there you have it... my Fashion Linky.... Hope you had a good laugh at my Fashion Uh-Oh. Have a great evening everyone! 


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me and a Sale!

Well, I woke up 30 years old today and the sky did not fall in. Don't feel any different... just wiser. :)

In honor of my birthday, I am throwing a 20% off sale in my Teachers Pay Teachers store. It will run from today until Monday, August 6th. Go see if there may be something you may like. :)

I am off to take my boys to the library and then go see my other boys Tim and Kenny!

Have a great weekend.


Friday, August 3, 2012

August Currently....

Farley over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade holds a monthly currently.... Link up with Farley and tell us about your Currently... Make sure to follow the rules!

 I am off to begin my birthday weekend celebration! I turn the big 3-0 tomorrow and my sister is doing my hair this afternoon as well as taking me for a little spa time. Then having dinner tonight at one of my favorite restaurants! Tomorrow I will be rocking out the 30s with a little Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney! Happy Weekend everyone!