Friday, July 25, 2014

Five for Friday! Have You Heard?

Happy Friday, everyone!!! I don't know about you, but it's really hard for me to keep track of what day it is in the summer.  Like, yesterday could have been Friday and I would have had no idea! Anyway, I'm glad I didn't miss Five for Friday with Doodlebugs! Here's what I've been up to this week…


At the beginning of the week, I took a trip with my friend, Melissa, to her new fifth grade classroom! We had so much fun organizing and decorating.  It's so funny because I find it much easier to make decisions for other people than I do for myself.  I told Melissa right away what color letters we should use for her bulletin board, but that decision would have taken me DAYS! Here is our favorite product from the day: a homework board! {I may have to start giving homework just to make one of these!}




I finally got my new Erin Condren teacher planner this week!!!! Seriously, it was like Christmas when I opened my door and saw that beautiful box sitting there.  I actually texted many of my teacher friends to let them know that it arrived.. they are the ones who would appreciate that feeling! 

Let me tell you, it took me SO long to pick a new design for this year.  I had the taffy stripes last year which I LOVED and was so close to getting again.  I just felt like it's a new year, so I should have a new design.  Or maybe that's always my rationale for shopping? I went with the hot pink chevron stripes because I just can't get enough of chevron and hot pink is just… hot pink! What do you think??


I was very into the DIY scene this week! I feel so accomplished when I check things off of my to-do list.  This DIY project was all about making the boyfriend happy.  Last year, I made a hot pink headboard for my bed.  I don't have a tutorial, but I learned from Pinterest.  As you can expect, Niko was not into the whole hot pink headboard idea when he moved in.

So, I decided to change out the fabric and make it my new color obsession- grey! {Seriously, my living room walls are grey, my rug is grey, every accessory that I can find to buy is grey} I was able to finish this project in one day which is like a miracle! When I decide to make my bed {I am so lazy!} I will take a picture of how it looks!



I also hit the jackpot at Walmart this week!! First off, have you heard? Walmart is giving teachers 10% back on back to school purchases! How amazing is that?! Too bad I went to Walmart before I heard this fabulous news. Oh well, you will see that I wouldn't have gotten that much money back anyway!

Last year, I started out the year using table caddies for classroom supplies, but that was short lived.  The other kindergarten teachers had gotten these great little pencil boxes from Walmart during their back to school sale.  Needless to say, I was in Greece when this amazing sale was going on, so I missed out.  Therefore, I had to ask each family to send their child in with a pencil box about halfway through the year to cut down on the chaos that ensued with the table caddies.  This worked fine until everyone started bringing in their own supplies and then it was all "That's my pencil!" "Someone stole my eraser" "Can we use marker for this?" 

So you bet that this year I stalked Walmart until they unveiled their back to school sale!! I actually had to go to two Walmarts just to find what I was looking for!! But, here they are… 20 pencil boxes for $0.47 each!!!!!!!! Think you read that wrong? Nope!!! Less than $10 for pencil boxes for all my kinders! {I wrote numbers on them with permanent marker instead of names so that I can reuse them from year to year!}



My last DIY project of the week was my Brain Break bucket & sticks.  {Man, was I busy this week!?} I wrote a post about them yesterday, so click here to read about it! I think the picture says it all for now.


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11 comments:

  1. We love your headboard! Gray is our best color:)

    Super cute brain break sticks... will definitely add those to our to do list!

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    1. Thanks!!! Can't wait to see how your brain break sticks turn out! :)

      I hope you'll keep stopping by!
      Gina

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  3. Love your headboard! I’m gearing up for a big giveaway on my blog on August 11 - come stop by so you don’t miss it!!
    Sarah
    Beyond The Gradebook

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! I'll definitely stop by :)

      Gina

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  4. Super cute headboard! I love the hot pink...but I can totally see how your boyfriend wasn't too keen on it...lol. The brain break sticks are a great idea, and your little bucket is too cute it would totally match my classroom decor. Don't you just love your EC planner. I just got my first one last week and I am so glad I did.

    ~Laura
    Luv My Kinders

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    1. Thanks, Laura! I am obsessed with E.C., my planner is my life! You will LOVE your new planner!

      Gina

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  5. Hi Gina,
    Your blog is adorable. I seriously need to work on mine. I received your message on my blog about meeting up. I would love to meet up in CT!! Let's keep in touch.
    Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy! Thanks :) I would love that- I am going on vacation in a few days, so we will chat when I get back!!

      Thanks for visiting my blog!
      Gina

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