Monday, July 2, 2012

Red, White and Blue Made It Monday

I spent all last week setting up my classroom.
I will post some pics next week, hopefully!
I am SO excited about it, but it isn't picture perfect yet.

I also (finally) had some time to participate in Made it Monday.  My first one!
(Grad school delayed my craftiness!)

Ok, so I totally HATE open shelves.
Those of you who are organized, probably love them, but I am a stacker, so they don't work for me.
So my first project was to make some curtains.
Before pic
After pic!
Another shelf before pic.
I use tension rods to keep them in place.
Ok, I know this is not a shelf.
I just think the sink area looks so plain!
Much prettier!

Then I decided to get started designing some new book bin labels. (Tara, great minds think alike!)
They aren't quite ready yet either. 
(Gee, I sound kind of like a slacker!  I should get off Pinterest and create a little more, I guess.)

My personal Made it is more like a Made It Grow, my flowers.  They have thrived inspire of 100 degree weather!  I am so excited about that.
I love finding plants each year that I have never tried to grow.  Here are a few of my treasured plants:
red chenille or fire tail
'Rock Star' astromeria
Portulaca or desert rose.  The only thing that is meant to grow in the heat!
Enjoy your week of creating! 



  1. The curtains above the sink are a great idea. I think I will have to borrow that one for my own classroom :)

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Polka Dots and Teaching Tots

  2. I love the curtain above the sink! Your flowers are beautiful.. I've finally just gotten into gardening and keeping pretty flowers. But, I went to visit family for 2 weeks and my boyfriend managed to kill them all. Oh well. At least it wasn't me this time!

    Reaching for the TOP!

  3. I love the polka dot curtains! Makes the room looks so homey.
    I am your newest follower! I just started my own blog and am excited to connect to other passionate educators.
    Fancy Free in Fourth

  4. I love your curtains... they are reminding me that I have to still make some for my son's room. =)

    I Love My Classroom

  5. Oh OH OH! Love the polka dots!!! So fun and they totally complete those areas:))) So cute!!! So glad you got to link up with my linky:) I am a gardening nut!!! It's my therapy!! Your flowers are beautiful!! Thanks for linking and hope you come back next week:))

    4th Grade Frolics

  6. I love your curtains they remind me of minnie mouse in a good way :) I would love to do something like that in my room I guess I need to get in my room and take some measurements!!!

  7. Those curtains look so great! I love your fabric choice-they look really good from a distance as well as close up!

  8. oooh I LOVE those polka dot curtains!! They DO really make it homey! I need to find some places in my room that NEED curtains lol! (I have absolutely no windows)
    Rowdy in Room 300

  9. LOVE love love the curtains! Looking forward to following your blog!


  10. I am planning on making some curtains too! I'm like you! I just can't keep it organized! haha! LOVE the polka dots!

    Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

  11. Your curtains turned out great! I love the color and the happy polka dots!

    Delighted in Second
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  12. The curtains are too cute! Love the polka dots! I have some summer projects and time is running out!
    The Bubblegum Tree