Happy summer! Thanks everyone that linked up last week. I can tell school is out for almost all because the linky grows every week:) Can't wait to see what ya'll link up this week.
Before I share my made its, I want to go over a couple of "rules" for this linky. Guess I should have done that a while ago...anywhosie....I don't really have rules. Mostly suggestions...
- please leave love at the other blogs you visit
- if you don't have anything nice to say then just move on
- doesn't have to be school related...recipes, crafts, gardening, are all great
- make sure if you made (bought/downloaded) a product by someone else that you give them credit and link to them or their product
THE ONE major rule I have is that I would really prefer you not link directly to your TPT store. If you have a product you made and want to plug, that's great:) Just please blog about it, tell about it and link to your store from there:)
For you "newish" bloggers, a word of advice...it's great to link up a product you made for sale but maybe not every week. People love to see projects and plans you have for your classroom. Store promotion every week can tend to turn people away. I am not in any way saying not to link your TPT stuff...just not every week or better yet, throw in a freebie:)
Ok....now that that's out of the way, let's get this party started:)
As you all know, we are in the beginning stages of a kitchen/dining room redo!! Folks it's killing me...lol. Messes EVERYWHERE!!! But it's happening and I know I will be beyond thrilled with it when it's done:) Last week you saw the tile set. We (hubs) did get the dining room portion done and here are some pics:
I may have panicked a little bit when I saw this mess!!!! Grout going on...
and dining room section done:)
This is a pic of the old tile....has a mauve/pinky tint to it...told ya it was old and I hated it:/
Side note: The little white pup up there is recovering nicely from being attacked by a coyote last week. He had to have surgery for stitches but he is doing awesome. He's 20 pds and thinks he's a pitbull:/
Dining room kinda put back together:)
Had to put in new baseboard with this fixer upper. I chose a baseboard that was an inch wider than the one we had. I have been busy painting that:)
Of course I had to get in some gardening therapy this week! I did another little flower bed around another palm tree in our side lot.
Before and after:)
Best part about this.....all the plants I used I got from other parts of my gardens:) Didn't buy a thing:)
To say this kitchen/mess makeover is consuming me is an understatement...lol. BUT I did have time to whip up a classroom made it and I'm making it a FREEBIE:p Can ya stand the cuteness of Ashley Hughes clipart set?!?! LOVE her!!!!
Printed and laminated...just didn't have the notebooks to glue the covers on.
Somebody likes them:)
We have been using shared writing journals in our classroom for a few years. The kids love them. I usually have them be a part of our Daily 5/Work on Writing. Simple to set up. Just glue the covers on spiral notebooks and you're done:) The kids can start a story and then the next day someone else can add to it or they can start and complete one all on their own. They love reading through all the creativity:) If you would like to download the My Pets..freebie, click HERE:) Love some feedback:)
That's all I've got for this week. As I type this my hubby is resurfacing the ceiling! Sooooo much to do. I am mostly clean up crew. He makes the mess, I clean it up and then the next day we do it all again:)