Saturday, August 29, 2015

Trashy Crafter Earring Giveaway

Hello everyone! I am stopping by today to share a fun giveaway with you. I am a huge fan of the Trashy Crafter. She repurposes damaged books and makes them into amazing jewelry.

I have two of her book bracelets and a lanyard. These are amazing and I get compliments on them all the time.
 Kim is the creator of Trashy Crafter. She works with her family and friends to create one-of-a-kind book jewelry because she didn't want to see books in a landfill. In her ETSY shop, she usually has items created from around 50 different books. It's a great gift to give others especially retiring teachers or friends who love certain books. She even uses maps of favorite places to create jewelry.

I really love that she sends her products wrapped in recycled maps and books. 
So creative!

Kim's newest creation are book earrings. Here are a few of her recent creations.

She sent me a pair from "The Little Mermaid" book. I love the colors of these and they look great with so many different outfits. 

Kim has graciously agreed to give away a pair of earrings to one lucky blog reader.
These earrings are also from "The Little Mermaid."


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

An Ode to Back to School

Oh, back to school time. There's no time of year like it! My feet are throbbing and I'm exhausted but it's totally worth it. Here's a little poem I wrote about back to school. Hope you enjoy it! Feel free to share with your friends.

Click on the image to download. 

So what do you think? Anything ring true for you?

Monday, August 10, 2015

Classroom Reveal 2015

Okay, it's time for my classroom reveal for 2015. Let me level with you first, my room is not "done." We had to pack up everything for the summer and got new floors so I spent lots of time unpacking. My bulletin boards are missing letters and I've done some strategic shoving but it was good enough to start the year with my kiddos today.

This is the view from my door. I've rearranged quite a bit this year and I'm loving the arrangement.

I'm loving my storage bin seats. I got the idea from Mrs. Wills Kindergarten.

My new magnetic board. The letters and numbers are a little funky so please ignore that.

 My classroom library is my favorite spot in the room. It's so cozy with my new gray accents and the white bookshelves.

All the buntings are from Target. Most of them are from the party section. A few of them are from the Dollar Spot.

As I said before, my bulletin boards have not letters yet but that's totally okay. I got the mirrored stars idea from Amy Lemons. These are so fun and they are peel and stick. Plus isn't my little owl face cute. I have no idea what's going on this board but I just love the owl.

The bags at each of the desks are for student supplies that come in. Such an easy way to get them organized and see who has brought them in.

These owl beanbags are so soft! I got them from Hayneedle.

My little gray toy bench was a clearance find from HomeGoods. Perfect for my color scheme!

So today was the first day and I'm exhausted! Off to bed for this tired teacher.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

First Week Plans (with download)

Tomorrow is my first day of school with kiddos so I've been spending my Sunday planning. I thought I'd share my first week plans with you. These plans are pretty generic but include links that you can get to if you download the plans.

 Download first day plans here.

Download Tuesday through Friday plans here.

If you download, I would love it if you leave me a comment. It motivates me to post more of these in the future.