Monday, June 24, 2013

Made It Monday (June 24th)!

 I'm packing my bags and heading to the beach to meet up with my BFF from college. Yes, just the TWO of us for 3 WHOLE kids, no hubby, no worries! But, before I go I thought I'd link up for another Monday Made It with Tara @  4th Grade Frolics.  I managed not to screw up last week. Yay, me!  

I've spent some time "playing" around with new fonts & backgrounds.  Thanks to A Turn to Learn, I learned about this awesome website called Font Space. Love it!

This week I actually made something for school!  I don't know about your school, but EVERY year we have a new theme.  I know the kids like it, but I really wish we could rotate our favorite themes every 6 years.  This way there's a "new" theme for the kiddos K-5, but we actually get to reuse our stuff.  I'm a hoarder...I don't throw anything away!

So, this year's theme is Back to the Beach!  Thanks to Megan @
I Teach. What's your superpower? I used her fabulous background to help create a class poster.  Take a look...

Yes, I am aware that rays is not spelled correctly in my poster.  R.A.E are the initials to my school and we try to incorporate RAE into our theme each year.

If you're interested in this cute little summer pack, go visit Megan's TPT Store!  

Now, I must make a little confession on the next Made It...I actually completed this over Spring Break.  I wasn't actively blogging at the time, so it's new to you, right?  Anyway, we've been in our house for almost 4 years now and we hadn't painted the girls' room yet & they had been begging me to do it.  So, I spent the ENTIRE spring break working on their rooms (with a little help from my overhead projector that I borrowed from school).  Take a look...
This is my youngest daughter's room.  Her name is Audrey, so my inspiration was Audrey Hepburn.  The color is a Tiffany Blue (sadly, can't remember the exact name)  The Audrey Hepburn portrait was found at Garden Ridge Pottery for about $40 (including the frame...I think that was a steal!). The little table & lamp were also purchased at Garden Ridge.  The bedding was found on (which was a steal too...I think $35)  The pillows were found at Home Goods (love that store!). Eventually, I want to dress up my little Audrey like those pictures of Audrey Hepburn and frame her pictures around the room.

On the opposite wall, I stenciled 2 of these chandeliers and the vanity was my grandma's that I painted black (adding the cute little crystal knobs) The stool & cushion were from Ikea & the little white mirror came from Home Goods.

Now, my oldest daughter is ALL princess and my inspiration was from this...
I found this at Home Goods for about $40. Can you tell that I love that store?  I  put this over her bed!  Sorry, no pictures of the entire room.  I don't know why I didn't do that & right now it's too messy to post pictures!  So, this is what we did with her room...
Every princess lives in a castle, right!
Gotta have some trees & flowers!

We can't forget about the original princesses!  

Now, I wish I could say that the frame and two-toned coloring was my idea, but NO!  That was my husband's idea, he's the creative genius in the family!  He bought some molding at Home Depot and painted it...Viola! Also, I have to give a shout out to my awesome sister-in-law, she helped out A LOT!!!  Did I mention that she's an Interior Designer?  Yes, I have a Web Designer & Interior Designer in the family.  YAY, me!  There's so much more I'd love to do to the house, but after this, my husband said NO MORE projects for a LONG time.

If you are interested, I have the stencils (and more I didn't use) to all these pictures.  Just click here!  Happy Monday!

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  1. Love the class poster! Your daughters' bedrooms are adorable. I especially love the one with the Audrey Hepburn inspiration. Enjoy your beach time!


    1. Thanks so much! My "princess" actually liked Audrey's room better and her room took the least amount of effort. Geez, there's no pleasing them!

  2. Such cute bedrooms! You are very talented. Have a fantastic time on your getaway!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

    1. Thanks so much! I really can't take all the credit because my husband and sister-in-law helped out A LOT!

  3. I LOVE the Audrey room! I wouldn't mind having it! :)

    Miss R's Room

    1. I know, right! After doing her room, I thought about changing our master bedroom, but my husband would have killed me.

  4. Great seeing you again today! I'm so glad you started your blog now!!! :)

    My Life as a Third Grade Teacher

    1. It was great to see you too! This time I didn't feel like a party crasher.