Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Classroom Decorating Day 1

Happy Tuesday, y'all! I went back to my classroom for the first time yesterday and worked a little bit. I didn't get a lot accomplished. I placed most of the furniture, but that was pretty much it. I'm getting rid of my teacher desk and another big table this year in an attempt to declutter! Anyways, here are the pics. I know it isn't much to look at, but it's fun to see the progress! Gotta start somewhere, right? 

Here's the view when I walked in. Those desks weigh a ton! It took forever just to get them all down and placed.

It's so easy to find decor for my black and white theme! These two rugs are from Wal Mart and TJ Maxx. This will be the reading area. 

I'm thinking 4 groups of 6 desks...I'm liking the way it looks, but I may change to 6 groups of 4 if there's enough room. See all that stuff stacked on the table??? That's tomorrows project!

Future small group area. Fun fact: I've never used a kidney shaped table, y'all! 

Future VIP Area. Don't know what this is? Read all about it here!

This blue table needs to find a new home. Mission Declutter has officially begun!

The teacher desk will also leave the room. I usually sit at my small group table anyways and I'm trying to make more room for the kids to read and work around the room instead of sitting in their desks all class period. 

Hopefully boards will start going up later this week and I can share some "cute" pics with y'all! :) :)

Be sure and check out my June Favs over on my Life+Style blog Southern Belle Inspired

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Life Lately

Hi peeps! Isn't summer wonderful! I thought I would stop by and share a few summer happenings with y'all. Normally, I'd already be back in my classroom, working away on a new design, but I just can't bring myself to! Plus, the floors are still being waxed, so technically I couldn't go back if I wanted to. I'm using that as my excuse! For now, I'm perfectly okay with staying home and enjoying life. Here's a little bit of what I've been up to.

In an attempt to not totally abandon all things school and teacher related I ordered these new PD reads. I'm already LOVING Word Nerds! What are your favorite professional development books? Comment below and let me know! I'm always on the lookout.

In addition to PD book, I'm also getting caught up on all the reading that I don't get to do during the school year.  Follow me on Good Reads!

I finally worked on the first TpT product in two months! You can check it out here :)

I also purchased this binding machine and I cannot get over how easy it is to use! I'll be sharing about this product soon! :)

I've gotten lazy on my skin care routine and in an effort to get better, I've decided to start posting more product reviews on my Life+Style blog Southern Belle Inspired. Check out all the products I used up last month and see which ones I loved and hated!

I also went on a little beauty run in Ulta and got these goodies!

And binge watching The Office on Netflix while waiting for the new season of Orange is the New Black! Anyone else love these two totally different shows?? 

That's my life lately! :)