Guess where I'm standing in this picture? I'm standing in my new classroom!!! That's right! I officially have a new job in a new district! I am now a 5th/6th grade intervention specialist in an inclusion setting at a school nearby! I was hired about three weeks into May, but I didn't want to announce … Continue reading Big news!!!
Practicing self-isolation to flatten the curve of COVID-19 is working out well for our farm; we're getting all sorts of things finished on our weekends and some in the evenings after working from home all day! While Ted worked all weekend on the new coop (here and here), I undertook a few small projects of … Continue reading Great-Grandma’s old table gets a new purpose
This is a little floral display I put together from Dollar Tree items. Everything is from Dollar Tree. It came to $11 total cost - 2 sprays of egg cattails (cut apart), 2 sprays of lilacs, 2 sprays of greenish flowers, 2 sprays yellow flowers, 1 metal bucket, 1 foam block, 1 bag moss (although … Continue reading Dollar Tree – spring floral display
I've started crafting a little here and there again, and I've realized something. Craft supplies are expensive! A new trend I've noticed is crafters buying supplies/repurposing items from Dollar Tree to keep costs down, and it works! I couldn't find any premade gnome gardens or fairy gardens online. I think due to their fragility that … Continue reading Dollar Tree – gnome garden
I love what I call my "kitchen days". Those are the times when I spend an entire day in the kitchen, cleaning and cooking/canning/freezing recipes, etc. My happy places are my kitchen, the barn, the local library, any beach by the ocean/sea, Christmas Eve/Morning (wherever the festivities take place), and Disneyworld. And today is a … Continue reading It’s a kitchen day today!
I finally got around to making my own tulip wreath using Dollar Tree materials this morning! I used 23 flower stems, 1 roll of ribbon (used the wrap method to hold the flowers on the frame), and 1 wire frame. I think I'm possibly going to add another set of stems in the top left … Continue reading Tulip wreath
I hate that I can't credit the person who originally took this photo, but it's been shared online so many times that I couldn't track the original poster down. I saw it when Tina over at The Rusted Barn shared it on her Facebook page. I think this is such a great gift idea though … Continue reading Dresser to a dollhouse
I am currently in the last semester of getting my masters in special education. That entails field experience which means I take my lunch hour once or twice a week to work with students at a local school (because while it's okay to get the degree from an online college, it's not okay to teach … Continue reading Gramma would have loved this
Sahara told Jake to sit down so she could teach him how to make glitter glue ornaments like Janeesa taught her when she was little. Sahara and Jake, making Christmas memories, 12/9/2017 They made glue shapes on parchment paper and added glitter designs to them. Once they dry, the kids will peel them off the … Continue reading Glitter glue ornaments
Last week, I grabbed the spray paint and headed outside to work on some yard furniture. Gramma Izzie gave me this little table and chairs set when she got a new set for her back patio, and I've had it for over a year and meant to paint it but just never got around to … Continue reading A little spray paint makes a big difference!