Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I have been absent again...here and there and everywhere else...

Let's catch up...

I am giving my classroom a new look this year. I have always had cutesy, country-primitive looking stuff decorating my classsroom. I was inspired earlier this summer while looking in the clearance aisles at Hobby Lobby. And, by clearance, I mean 80-90% off clearance!! I hit the jackpot! I found tons of great French inspired items and other black and white pieces that all kind of coordinate but are not too matchy-matchy. Anyway, I will take some pictures of the HL stuff as it is displayed in my room, but, for now I'll show the little makeover project that I did as well.

Started out wit this metal chair that I use to sit at my podium in my room...
Some spray paint and some cricut magic...

HOWEVER, I didn't go a very good job applying the fleur de lei and by the time I got to school it was not staying on very well. Then, another teacher saw it and said "Oh, are you a Saints fan?" Well, I have nothing against the New Orleans Saints, but I could not get the thought of that out of my head!! So, I changed it to a crown instead of the fleur de lei...will take a picture of it in my classroom...

Headed to the What Cheer Flea Market a few weeks ago. I did not have the nost productive day as I had to take the boys with me. It was hot and they lasted about an 1 hour before they started complaining. Some food, some pop, a few matchbox cars and a few other toys passified them for another 2 hours but I still did not get to see everything!
Here are a few purchases...
Some cute state pans ~ Missouri & Florida!

Great old lampshade...

Old lamp, too!!

Really intertesting piece...old cubby for parts or something?

Labeled: DRILL, F-20, SPRDR


RUNCK, RIVETS, KEYS

MISC, ALF
Not sure if I will keep it or not. I have absolutely no green anywhere in my house, although, I know that does not really matter....I have a feeling this little beauty might make a trip north in about 4 weeks!

Gotta love the bendy rulers!!

The best purchase of the day was these KISS dolls!! :) I bought them for my friend, Jody, who is a HUGE KISS fan. I just could not let them go! That is what I love about What Cheer ~ you just never know what you will find!

The best part of the last month...
Kid Rock & Bon Jovi at Soldier Field ~





The goodie bags I made for the other two concert-goers that I went with. Full of fun girly stuff from Claire's!!!


AND.... .38 Special at the Bremer County Fair



Summer is over. :( I start back to work on Thursday, the same day that the boys start school. My youngest is going to kindergarten :( He is soooooo excited about school!
just so bittersweet, I guess.






12 comments:

Prior said...

Cool concert! Love what you did to the stool. Can't wait to see the classroom. Lezlee

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Ok, I need that lampshade.

red.neck chic said...

DANG!!! I want to go to the concert!!! OH MY GOSH - you LUCKY you!!!

LOVE the new black stool - I can't wait to see your classroom!!!

Enjoy them now when they are excited about Kindergarten... I've got a 16 year old I'd like to leave in a field somewhere... just kidding... maybe...

;-D robelyn

thehillbillies said...

You were 7 miles from my house at the .38 Special concert and you didn't let me know! You could have crashed at my house, I was at What Cheer! Glad to see you found some goodies too...

Gretchen Seefried said...

What a fun classroom your kiddos will come back to! Hope the first day goes great-especially for your new kindergartner! Love the boys photo... bittersweet is right, my youngest just started is first day of middle school...

Gretchen Seefried said...

Your kiddos will be coming back to a cool classroom! Hope the first day goes well for all, especially your new kindergartner. Bittersweet is right; just dropped my youngest to his first day of middle school...

kacie said...

ooooh that stool is CUTE! and the lampshade...and lamp....and cubby thingy....send them all here please?!??! can't wait to see what other cute things you'll have in your classroom!

ahhhh that concert looks like it was super fun, so jealous! i love me some bon jovi! haha!

have a great weekend!! =)

Nicky said...

I'm in love with that chair! Never would of put the New Orleans Saints with it??? lol!

Nicky said...

I'm in love with that chair! Never would of put the New Orleans Saints with it??? lol!

Darcy said...

Kid Rock and Bon Jovi were AMAZING!! Did you go Friday or Saturday? I just couldn't stop looking around at all the people and the Chicago skyline. Definately made my summer! Are you still planning a Sept event? I promise I will get there one of these days!! - Darcy

Vern and Kay Fleshman said...

I have had a stool for a few weeks and just kept looking at it. Now, I gotta find my old spray paint and foof or junk it up!

1 Funky Woman said...

Loving the stool and all your goodies! The concert looks like it was a blast and I loved your goodie bags for your friends!

Be sure to stop by for a giveaway over at my blog, its a fun one!

Megan

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