Monday, August 12, 2013

Monday Made It, Outer Space Freebie & B2S Giveaway

My motto is 'Carpe Diem' and because of this I'm very ADHD because I try to get lots of stuff done and cram everything I can into every waking moment (when my 2 little ones are napping, occupied or sleeping).  While writing this post I'm literally bouncing back and forth between making baby food, blogging and texting with my brother-in-law about hooking up our built-in speakers.  I bite off way more than I can chew, but it seems to suit me :-)
Here we go:
Feels great to link up once again with
I made something for my classroom that I saw on a recent blog post.  
When I read it I laughed out loud, thought of my 5-year-old and then knew it would be cute on my desk.
Hee, hee, hee...
I also made something for our new home!  This marks the first thing I've made (that is not for my classroom) thanks to inspiration from Pinterest.  I had to convince my husband though, which was easy because we made a deal: he got to hang a painting his grandmother did (in a spot I wasn't a fan of) and I got to do whatever with our mudroom!
You can use a dry erase marker to write on these frames
(which have scrapbook paper on the inside).
Our daughter starts Kindergarten in 2 weeks and our son still goes to daycare, so I wanted to do something with this room to make sure we're all on the same page about our days.  The artwork was something we had and was perfect because we're like a "herd of elephants" trying to get out of the house on time in the morning!  I LOVE PINTEREST!

Finally, I didn't time dinner well tonight because the baked potatoes were almost done and I had just put the chicken in daughter and I made 'chocolate covered graham crackers' on a whim.  She is a bit obsessed with having them every time my husband takes her to a coffee place (and it seems like you can only find them at coffee places, WAY overpriced).  So we pulled out ingredients and I literally made up the super simple recipe.  I added peppermint extract to the chocolate just because we had it and it was delicious!  I stuck them in the freezer and they were ready in time for dessert :-)

This one is a 'person'.

My classroom has an Outer Space theme and I revamped our 'Classroom Rules' signs this past week and put them up in my classroom.  You can find them by clicking below
Now go over and check out all the other freebies at
I'm soooooooo excited and thankful to be doing my first blog collaboration!
I recently discovered Crystal's blog over at The Library Fox and am a fan of her cute clipart.  So we're doing a joint giveaway!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Spread the word!

Thanks for hanging in there for that whole post...that's what I get for not blogging this weekend (which was dedicated, somewhat, to catching up on a year's worth of scrapbooking for 2 kids, yikes!)


  1. Love the "bossy" picture. Someone gave me a sign that says the same thing a few years ago. I proudly display it. I also got a shirt this summer that says, "I'm bossy and I know it." Your mudroom looks great. I like how you have the different frames for the days instead of doing just one. With two little ones, I'm sure it's easy for those to fill up quickly.
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. Hi Alison, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment! Either you're a few time zones ahead of me (Alaska) or you're a night owl like me :-) Gonna go check out your blog now! ~Jaime

  3. Love the bossy picture. I also love how you organized your mudroom - it looks fantastic. What a great idea to keep your family organized and on the same page!

  4. Thanks for sharing your freebie.

  5. I am most excited in meeting the new batch of kids!

  6. I love, love, love that sign!!! That is hilarious! I can't wait to meet the families I will get to work with this year! Love school-I am a teacher dork! LOL

  7. I'm most looking forward to starting at a new school, in a new position, with a new batch of kids and staff!

    Mindful Rambles