Week 2 and I can already tell ya this is keeping me focused!!! Thanks to everyone who linked up last week:) Love grabbing a cup of coffee and a notepad and looking through all the great ideas:) So this week I have both home made its and school made its and I'm really going to try to keep doing that....like I said, I feel like my home gets a little forgotten during the school year:( I need to find better balance when school starts again!!!
My first home made it is my front door. I don't know about you but every once in a while I get a bug up my fanny to paint something....now mind you, I HATE to paint...lol...so my projects are usually small ones. So I decided to paint my front door (again...lol)
Here is the before
and here is the after..
I love it. It's not as bright and doesn't "pop" like the other color but I really love it:)
More gardening projects. Think you're gonna be stuck with those from me this summer...gardening is my therapy:)
Planted these pots! I'm all about the more the merrier with my pots. I cram them full!!
I bought this huge lantern on clearance a while ago and didn't know what to do with it.
So I bought some succulents..
(LOVE my old desk potting bench)
and a clay pot that's gotten a great patina effect just from sitting outside in the elements. BTW, I used to try to make my pots look like that, now I just sit them outside and forget about them:)
If you look closely you will see little "spikey" plants on both sides. Those I didn't buy. Those were from some I already had growing and wanted to make the pot more full (remember CRAM). Succulents are so easy to cut and start new.
These are the cuttings I took from another plant.
I stripped the "leaves" off enough so that I could stick the stem into the pot. That will grow:)
The "leaves" that I broke off, I stuck into soil. Those will all grow too! You can do this with most succulents:)
Now on to school made its......this item I didn't make, I bought from the sweet Brown Bag Teacher. It is her Root of the Week set/rolodex. I LOVE this and LOVE how she uses it. You HAVE to pop over to her blog, HERE and go read about it.
Can't wait to use this with my new kiddos this year:)
My last made it is another freebie! And before I talk about it, I want to say a HUGE thank you to all of you who left such sweet feedback about my Login Loops! If you didn't get a chance to grab them, you can click HERE to get a set for you:)
Ok, here's my new freebie. Last year was the first time I used a clip chart in my classroom. I loved it. Simple, yet effective. Well, we do the 7 habits at our school and are in the process of becoming a Lighthouse school so I wanted to make a clip chart that would reflect some of that same language:)
I have cute turquoise, chevron ribbon at school so that will have to wait until I go in there:)
Now it's your turn! Can't wait! I always look so forward to clicking through all the goodies:)
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