Monday, July 7, 2014

Monday Made It #3

Running late with my Monday Made It today... Although it has made for a couple days.

Before I start my MMI.. let me vent... for a moment...

So, this morning I was woken up by some barking dogs. Not my sweet little dog... the 2 huge German Shepard's that live next door. Now, I have nothing against German Shepard's... but when they live next door and bark ALOT, then I've got something against them!

These dogs aren't barking at squirrels or birds or even people... they are barking at nothing... at 5:30 a.m. Yup, that's right, 5:30 a.m. on summer break! It has been going on for a couple of weeks and today I just couldn't take it. I woke up with a sinus infection to top it off, so I was not happy...

Apparently, after barking for 30 minutes straight, my neighbor didn't find it too amusing that I was standing on his porch (in my p.j's). But, what did he expect? I need my sleep... Luckily I am not the only house on the block being disturbed.. So hopefully someone else will step up that this guy might take more seriously.

Until then, pray I get a little more sleep tonight. (Luckily I did get some meds for my sinus infection, so hopefully it won't be affecting me as bad).

So, now let me share my Monday Made It this week:

Link up with fun linky or see more Monday Made It's at 4th Grade Frolics!
 
 
 I had this old wooden toy box that the kids used to use... but they really don't anymore... so, I took it! I saw an idea on Pinterest for a bench under your Promethean board for kneeling or sitting while students are on the board. So, I thought this toy box would work out perfectly! (And, it did!)
 
 Not the best picture, but you can see the before (after I had sanded it) and the after. I painted the bottom of the toy box with chalkboard paint and then put foam and vinyl fabric on the top. I love this for a couple of reasons.
1. It adds storage.
2. It is on wheels.
3. It could be used for a center if needed.
 
 
A couple of weeks ago, I had a few of my team members over for a little lunch/crafting. We didn't finish our projects, but I did this week.
 
 
 Some cork board string art. I thought I could hang this above my door... The paint is peeling pretty bad, so this will be a perfect cover up. I got a smallish cork board (I think 16x20) from Michaels. Painted it with gray paint. Then spelled out my name. The other girls did words like create and welcome. I haven't seen their final products yet... but it was fun!
 
 
So, that's about it... Ready to take more meds and crash! Meeting up with my new principal tomorrow... need to make a good impression ;)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July Currently


Time for a new month... Lots of things happening in July over here at the Davis house... 

This week one kid is at camp... so my little one and I can have a little quality time... 

Little does she know that quality time might be taking place up at school a bit this week (my room is finally clean!!)

Then, it's her birthday this week! Yup, my baby is turning 5! So, I probably need to get a bit organized for that party. Do y'all have kids with summer birthdays? Since Addison's is on the 6th we rarely have a party b/c everyone is out of town and usually one friend shows up. So, she begged for a party this year and like 1 friend has RSVPed. Figures... Makes me feel like it is a waste of a party! Oh well...

Next week, a teacher on my team and I are planning a day trip to IKEA. I love, love, love IKEA but the closest one to Nashville is Atlanta... so, we are making the drive! I'm super excited about it.... but I need to make my shopping list (if you don't go prepared it could be dangerous!). 

Then, a little later in the month, my parents are taking my kids with them up North to visit my grandfather and my aunt and uncle. They are looking forward to it, I am just hoping my parents still want them to come spend the night after such a long trip in the car! 

Anyhoo, I think July will be a fun-filled month! What are your plans? 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday Made It.. Take 2

I finally got a little motivation to get some stuff done for school... although... as the hubs says, "You realize school doesn't start back for another month..." (You know with that look that says you are a crazy person). Ha... I guess I am a crazy person then! So I am linking up with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics for her fabulous Monday Made It!

I actually got ALOT of stuff accomplished this week for the home and the 2nd home (school)! I tried to go up to school, but my hallway is the laaasssttt to be cleaned..poo! So I stayed home and got some projects completed. 
I got an amazing deal on a vintage buffet off Craigslist... only $80!!


So, I painted and distressed it! I love it! 


Final look:


My project this week will have to include heading to Home Goods to start decorating the top of this thing!! 


That little art piece above my new buffet... Yeah... I made that! 


My sister and I started this project and then she kinda left me with it... Here is the one I made for her:


That's right... I made 2 sets! It was tedious but they turned out pretty cool! We started with 2 1x6 pieces of wood. We got Home Depot to cut them and then we stained them with some leftover stain I already had. It was an easy project just a little long! Took a couple days! 

And now a few things for school:

Last year I used a clipchart (which was great), and the teacher next to me would carry around this stick all the time. It was such an easy way to use a clip chart, I had to copy! So she inspired me to create this:


I just used a regular old yard stick and painted my colors with some regular craft paint. 


My last creation was a pinspiration....


I got my frames from Michaels $3.99/piece for 5x7 frames. 





Love how these turned out!!


Ok... I think that is all for this week.... now.... must sleep! 

Happy Monday!