Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Windowwwww Treatmentssss! (you have to say this in the voice from Despicable Me 2 when she goes "liiippstticcck tassseeerrr"

Ok, so I know I told you I'd blog about my apartment....but I haven't taken a ton of pictures yet...so stand by!  I will however, show you a little Pintrest gone right DIY I did last week. Ok, so at my apartment I have three windows I needed to decide what to do with...curtains, valances, THE CHOICES WERE ENDLESS!  And like I said before, my decision making skills decorating a home are not as sharp as decorating a classroom.

The one that really sent me over the edge was this bad ride pictured below.  Its a french door but only one of the frenches opens...I was stumped.  Even after looking at Pinterest for 4.6 hours.

Then...I found this post while clicking around. And I knew, I had found the answer.  Now off to Hobby Lobby! I literally only bought...

  • batting 
  • fabric
  • duct tape
  • foam poster board
After a not very long time of cutting, taping, wrapping, and stapling, I had my Pelmet (as I'm writing this, I just realized I've been calling them Peplum boxes all week...hehe) boxes for my three window areas!  I was not able to hang them with Command Strips as she does in her post, and was talked out of hot gluing them to my wall...so I ended up pulling up some of the fabric from the top, nailing them in, and then tucking the fabric back around. 

I'm kind of obsessed!  Now don't get me wrong, if you look REALLLLLY closely, you can totally tell they aren't custom made window treatments, but a. I don't have that many people come over and b. those who do read this blog and know they aren't custom made anyway.  Also, the french door treatment is still a work in progress, because sometimes when I go out on my patio it decides it would like to join and falls down.....I have my glue gun on standby :)


Friday, July 25, 2014

Blogging Block....

Hey girls hey!  It's been since Christmas....Christmas day to be exact, since I last blogged.  Obviously, I have commitment issues with this little bloggy blog of mine.  I think that partially it is due to the fact that when I started this blog teaching and creating and making and sharing was so new to me and it was EVERYTHING to me....as I'm about to start my 4th year of teaching, I realize yes, teaching rocks, yes, I love it....but I am more than just a teacher and I have more to say and share.  So, I am embarking on a more personal blog, which I'm hoping will help me keep this one more up to date with teaching!  I will let you know when I have it up and running!

So since December.....

  • I have moved out...yes you heard that right.  Living on my own!  Never thought that would happen, and the whole apartment thing will have a blog post of its own very soon...tour, funny stories, decorating tips (p.s. decorating an apartment is very different from a classroom....chevron borders would not work in a kitchen...)
  • I started playing guitar in December, and that hobby has taken up a lot of my free time!  I am teaching myself and playing some during worship services at my church.  

  • I have successfully finished my third year of teaching, which means on Aug. 22 I will be receiving my GOLDEN APPLE and will officially be a tenured teacher! (please insert angels singing HALLELUJAH) 

   You can buy these at Target...and I have a very funny story about this Mean Girls reference for a later post!                                

  • I have been spending a lot of time with family and friends (oh boy am I blessed!)

  • And slowly (much more slowly than in summers past) I have begun to start creating for this upcoming school year.  One of my big motivators is that this awesome lady's Princess A will be gracing me with her presence in my first grade classroom!!!!! 

I'm also knee deep in college...which doesn't deserve a picture, a funny remark, or even a bullet point.  That's how I feel about that one at the moment (please understand I'm very grateful for my opportunity to get my Master's....but It is a sunny Friday and I am writing a paper...actually that is a total lie...I'm procrastinating and writing a blog post.)

Enjoy your Friday friends!  And stay tuned...I'm going to attempt to get out of this blogging block I have been sucked into!!!


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