Saturday, September 20, 2014

New Classroom Tour!

As I mentioned in a previous post, I moved at the beginning of the summer and was fortunate enough to start at a new school this year!  Sorry they are late, but here are some pictures of my new classroom!

Students use their numbered magnet to sign in.

Friday, September 19, 2014

This Not That

I found this dress at Old Navy for $29.99.  It was cute, but I hate spending the full price.  I really only like to buy things that are on sale or discounted.  (I am a teacher! ;) )  I decided not to buy it in hopes of finding something similar for cheaper!

My next stop: Target clearance section!  I found this dress for $7.99!  It is very similar and all I had to do was add a belt to make it perfect!  That's what I call a good deal! 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

Ten Minute wreath!

I got the itch to make another wreath for the fall.  I found this beautiful deep plum burlap and decided to use a twig wreath this time rather than the wire.

I used this to make the bow.

Here is the twig wreath I started with.

I bought clip-on flowers which made the process so easy!

I clipped on all of the flowers in about two minutes!

After clipping on the flowers, I hot glued the bow on the opposite side to balance it out.  In all, this wreath only took ten minutes!  

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Classroom Window Decor

My new room has an entire wall of windows that needed some updating.  I decided to make a banner that would stretch across the windows adding some color to that wall.  My room consists of blues and greens (which I believe to be calming) so I bought scrapbook paper in blues and greens.  

I cut the triangles all out and then hole punched each corner.  I laid them all out so that I could alternate the patterns.  (Excuse my knee)

I began stringing them on one at a time.  I made sure to keep the ribbon behind the triangle by looping it down first and then up.

I used clear command hooks to hook it to the windows.  Ta-da! 

I'm Back!

Sorry it has been so long since I have made a post!   I completed my Reading Endorsement, moved to a new city, and got a new job!  I have been a busy gal!  With all of these changes come much fun though (especially since I love decorating and setting up a new classroom)!  I was lucky enough to be able to teach third grade at my new school so that made the transition a little easier!  I am not quite done getting my room together so pictures are on the way!  Keep following me as I post my classroom ideas, trendy and appropriate clothes for teachers, and fun diy projects!

- Rachael

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Peek into my Closet- May

Top- Target
Sweater- Old Navy
Pants- Target
Shoes- Payless
Necklace- Forever 21

Monday, May 5, 2014

Peek into my Closet- May

Top- Charlotte Russe
Sweater- Old Navy
Pants- Target
Necklace- Forever 21
Shoes- Charlotte Russe

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Teachers Pay Teachers

Hey teachers, I just started my own Teachers Pay Teachers account and would love for you to stop by!  It has a lot of the items that have been previously shared on my blog and that I use in my classroom.  I will continue to add things so continue to check in!

Here are a few things you can find:

Peek into my Closet- April

Top- Charlotte Russe
Pants- Target
Shoes- Payless
Necklace- Old Navy

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Peek into my Closet- April

Shirt- Target
Pants- Kohl's
Shoes- Famous Footwear

Peek into my Closet- April

Tank- Target
Sweater- Pac Sun
Pants- Kohl's
Scarf- Target

What's For Dinner? - Pinterest Inspired

I am never motivated to cook or have enough ingredients to produce something edible!  I found this genius idea on Pinterest that helps you determine what meals you will have for the upcoming week.  I first bought some fabric, ribbon, and a 12x12 cork board at JoAnn Fabrics.  I typed out all of the meals that I make and laminated them for durability.  

What is needed: 
cork board
hot glue/ staples
clothes pins
typed out list of meals 

I wrapped the fabric around the cork board and hot glued it on.

I hot glued the ribbon on, as well as a few small magnets so that it will stick to my fridge. 

Here is the finished product!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Peek into my Closet- March

I have a lot of weddings to go to this season and found a dress that is perfect for this in-between weather.

Dress: Amazon 
Tights: Target
Shoes: Shi