Monday Made It - August 10 - FIRST day of school!!!

Happy Monday!  I can't believe today is the first day of a new school year, with new sweet faces, and new opportunities to change lives!!!  I am excited and nervous all wrapped into one!!!
My made its are kinda short and sweet!  On top of a crazy last week preparing myself and my room, I had open house, and then we made a quick trip to Tally to see our girl!!!  MUCH needed visit for this mom!!  So here are my made its for this week:)
I squeezed in a few home made was the space above the shelf I shared a few weeks ago...
Kinda bare....
I found this wonderful canvas at my fave Hob Lob:)  This sign is the first thing I see when I walk in the door every day:)  Great reminder!!
This is another home made it!  I just LOVE, LOVE sugar scrubs!!!  Well, my sweet daughter found a fab recipe for one so we made a batch together while I was up for our visit!
Coffee, brown sugar, epsom salt, coconut oil, peppermint oil
Mixing it all up:)
I wish ya'll had scratch and sniff!!!!  This smells WONDERFUL!!!
I just adore these sweet little half pint ball jars from Walmart! Great size!
These would make wonderful gifts;)

Speaking of gifts....I did put together some little team gifts for my team.  These aren't the witty little teacher survival/toolkit/themed ones that I have done in the past....they are just gifts!  Time got away from me ya'll....

I grabbed the cozies (Love the "Be Happy" message) and the little string bracelets from a wonderful boutique, Blue Abaco, in Tallahassee:)
Teachers can never have enough cute notepads and pens.....right?

There have been all kinds of these on Pinterest...and then I saw these cute ones on Amber's blog at Peppy Zesty Teacherista, and was reminded that I needed/wanted to do this.  So I had a little helper last week and put her to work on these:)
These are going to go into their team tubs and be handy at all times to refer to to "spice" up that writing.  There is also space at the bottom to add new words:)

Ok, gang...that does it for me!  While most of ya'll are drinking your coffee and browsing through blogs, I will be diving into first day routines, procedures, and fun with my new class!!  Have a wonderful week!!


  1. Happy 1st Day of School!!! So glad you got to see your sweet girl before school started. Love those Be Happy coozies. I bought one similar to that in North Carolina on my honeymoon, but I can't find it anywhere. Definitely going to try the "Spice Up Your Writing" with my kiddos. Have a fabulous day today! I'll be going back tomorrow. Mixed emotions about that! xo
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. Good luck on your First Day of School! Those kids are so lucky to have you as their teacher ;) I'm so happy you got to see your daughter before school started. I'm sure she was happy. Your teacher gifts are awesome, I'm sure your team is going to love them! Have a wonderful day!

    :) Figs Firsties

  3. Good luck on the first day! I love those little jars, so cute! Perfect size for gifts. I always pin recipes like that but never end up making them! I will have to give it a try!

  4. Hope your first day is the best one yet! I love your coffee sugar scrub... any chance of sharing the recipe? I've never made one and who knows what concoction I'll come up with if I try to wing it :P Love knowing about those little jars, too. See you around, Tara. Kathleen
    Kidpeople Classroom

  5. Your shelf and inspirational wall art is very pretty. Your team gifts are lovely and very thoughtful, as well. Wishing you, and your daughter, a very happy school year. :) And, thank you for providing us with the Monday Made It Link Up opportunity.

  6. Have a wonderful First Day!- I'm going to have to try making the sugar scrub. What a great combination....made with Coffee! I look forward to reading all about your first week back!
    -Fairway to Fourth Grade

  7. Happy First Day of School! I hope you have a wonderful day! And the gifts you put together for your team are just adorable!

    Life As I Know It

  8. Those jars and that sugar scrub?!?!?!?!? I must try it! You could package that up and sell it, lady! I'd buy! I hope you have the best first day with your new group of kiddos... they are lucky to have you!

  9. Your teammates will love the B2S gifts you made. Wishing you a happy 1st day back & school year!
    : ) Renee
    The Third Grade Learning Spot

  10. This is the first I've seen those cute jars you used for the scrubs. Adorable! That would definitely make some happy teachers. :)

    Thanks for hosting the Monday Made It. I'm looking forward to reading some more great tips and ideas.

    Teaching Doodles

  11. I can't believe how productive you are when school is starting. I'm super impressed. The week before school here and I just want to lie in the *hot* sun enjoying my last minutes of freedom.

    My Bright Blue House

  12. Love the poster sign and your board. And that scrub...yummm! lol Would love the exact recipe..where can I find it? Would make great're so right.

  13. I adore your sugar scrub. I made a sea salt one earlier this summer that works wonders.
    Kovescence of the Mind

  14. Thanks for the great link up! I have been wanting to make some sugar scrub for a while now, and yours looks great!

  15. Have a fabulous first week! Would you be willing to share the scrub recipe? Thanks!!

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  17. Why am I JUST now seeing this!? haha!
    I made those cards the summer before my first year teaching. You were BRILLIANT to have a friend help! ha!
    Thanks so much for the shout out, friend!


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