Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Washi Tape Words

I learned this really neat trick to get words onto wash tape!! It is so easy and perfect for my Etsy shop!

All you do is print out the words you want using an ink jet printer. Then put the wash tape over the words and press.  Remove the washi tape and it will show up! It works best to use it right away, and not let it stick to the paper for long.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pinterest Projects

This summer I taught a Pinterest Project class at Summer at Barstow. We had so much fun!
Glitter state/letter in a dollar store frame.

They spent 2 days and 4,985,398 hot glue sticks building these fairy houses! They turned out soo cute!

Paper wreath

Free choice sewing project: bag

Burlap Wreaths

Stamped charms

Reclaimed wood signs

Friday, August 15, 2014

Dip & Dot Party

My "Italy" friends wanted to have a summer party with a great theme! We all love a good dip, so we started brainstorming around the dip theme. We came up with "Dip n' Dots." I think we all had too much fun shopping for polka dot themed things! I went on a hunt for swimsuits and something for the adults to wear.

We set up the polka dot stuff at night and the "Polka dot fairy"came with fun gifts!

Water balloons, Fun Dip, Dots Candy, and a swim suit!

Oh the balloons... these big balloons had quite the adventure!

I need to invest in the water balloon filler that can fill 100 up at one time! These girls LOVED the water balloons! 

This happy sun balloon was $12 and it lived at this table for all of 15 minutes, then it flew away. It provided some really good laughs!

Fairy gifts!

I made a sandwich bar for lunch. Dinner (which I didn't get pictures of was Italian Beef in the crockpot). We also had lots of dips!

Funfetti cupcakes!

 They loved the Fun Dip!

Swimming was so fun!

Evan's sweet polka dot outfit!

The girls! My polka dot dress was from Ann Taylor Loft

It was a great weekend had by all! 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Baby Shower in a Box

My sister Becka, who lives in California is having a baby girl in September! She wasn't able to come home for a shower, so we sent her one in a box! 

I designed & sent out this invitation to my cousins and asked them to bring me their favorite "must have" baby item. When I had made this she had only registered for a few things, being a first time mom, she wasn't sure what she wanted. 

I included decorations, a drink mix, cup, straw, a snack, and a game!

I collected the gifts and wrapped them with the little tags that I included in the invitations.

I packed it all neatly in this great box and mailed it off to California!

I included an invitation for her and these instructions: 
Baby Shower (in a box )Instructions

1.     Open invitation
2.     Hang up decorations
3.     Make your drink
4.     Put out snacks
5.     Play game
6.     Open presents!

She was so excited and loved opening all of the surprises. 

For the game I collected all of our family members (grandma, aunts, uncles, and cousins) baby pictures and put them in this fun collage. I included the key in a sealed envelope!

My little sister and I even Face timed so we could be at the party!

She ended up with quite a haul and had a great time!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sigma Kappa Legacy

I say this all the time, but custom onesies are my favorite. They are always a hit as gifts! This onesie I made for a friend. It turned out sooo cute! I used fabric for the EK and heat transfer vinyl for the gold letters. Of course this little girl needed a bow too! 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

2014 Classroom Reveal!

In honor of the first day of school, here is my classroom reveal!

The decor this year looks very similar to last, however, I did some major rearranging in the furniture department! We got rid of our desktops, so my desk is no longer tied to a certain area of the room. 

I love having fabric backgrounds, because it lasts forever! I just changed up the borders. That wall looks a little bare! I put kids work on the blue bb.

The picture frames are pics of all of my classes. I need to go buy a few more frames.

The clothesline will have banners that the kids make on it.

New desk area... still a work in progress.

Homework Hot Spot with new fun folders!

So nice to only have 23 desks! Last year I started with 27!!!
This is where I keep all of my copies and stuff for the week.
I might have a labeling problem... but the kids know where everything is!

Best part of my classroom. I'm so glad I labeled all of these a few years ago!

A little reading corner, something I have always wanted to have in 5th grade, but never had the room!

This is what it looked like when I walked in from summer break: