I needed more seating in my classroom around my small group table, so I saw where someone made stools out of 5 gallon paint buckets. I
for the kiddies
5 gallon bucket seating...do this instead of chairs for small group table, because 6 chairs don't all fit correctly. I want to make these!!!
For the Classroom
Cute little stools I made for my classroom by covering the tops of old spools my mom had tucked away in their barn. Very easy, cute, and inexpensive seating for your classroom. I think my 3 year olds are going to love these!
I saw something similar to this on pinterest and loved the idea. My students made the paper chains so it's a true classroom built tree.
I picked up yellow sand buckets from the dollar store. I had to switch out the shovels so they would match my pink & green theme. I decided this would be a perfect gift for several of our friends who have summer birthdays and needed boy & girl versions.
pinner says Football made by me, my mom, and my husband. This is my son's football we have in our yard. My husband cut the football out of wood. My mom painted it with outdoor paint, I cut out the vinyl letters with outdoor quality vinyl, clear coated it a few times, and then my husband attached it to a stake. So far, I've made one more, and currently working on two more.
My headboard. I saw a pin where they had made a headboard that was illuminated with fiber-optics, we had the horses and mountain piece laying around and so mounted it on plexi glass and added Christmas lights behind and shazzam!! a cool lighted headboard!
I saw a tasty picture of coconut pancakes on Pinterest yesterday. I knew they needed to be in my life! The recipe was from scratch however and I knew that making something from scratch in the AM did not need to be in my life. Plus the recipe called for things I didn’t have. So,...Read More
Rings and things
I knew someone like this. I always knew it deep down, but after I cut her out of my life, I realized she was most definitely doing to me what she had done to every single other person she had ever met. I'm so glad I've gotten to a point in my life where I know I'm worth more than to allow some people to rent space in my head.
Love this fun bench/reading nook made out of a old door! So simple! Now to figure out where I can add this in my house!
Oh my crumbs... I want a car like this where it's so small and compact that it squeezes into near impossible tight places..More like love it
I'm playing that game where the floor is made of lava, so I obviously can't get out of my bed or I'll die.
"I will listen more, speak less, and remember I want my kids to feel heard so that they will continue to talk. I will remember I only have 13 summers left with all 3 of them. I will remember it doesn't have to be perfect... If we're late, or it rains, or someone gets sunburned and we only make it to see two of the animal exhibits in the entire zoo, it's OK because what my littles will remember most is not where we went or even what we did, but how I made them feel...." - the list goes on, love it all
Give each student colored index cards/post-its for their work space. During independent work time or group work, the students use the cards. A teacher I used to work with put red cards on popsicle sticks at the student work centers & prompted them to hold it up when they needed help, rather than calling out. Her classroom was always so quiet!
Painting in a bag (my little one was about 9 months old here). This was a craft that we made for my mom. I put white paint on blue paper and stuck it all into a gallon sized storage bag. She just squished the paint around. I also like to put white paper in with blobs of different colored paints. . . she can see how they mix together to make other colors. Photo and original idea: Kristen Shawley
How I grow my tomatoes: in the hole, put in sea mineral salt or epsom salt (2 tablespoons), 1/4-1/2 cup fish emulsion, potassium vitamins, calcium vitamins and one whole, ripe banana. Pinch off the bottom 3-5 branches and bury the plant up past the nubs from where you took the branches off. I also bury gallon jugs next to each one with small holes cut into the bottom side facing the plant roots. This is what I use to water them so that I know how much each plants gets. (About 3 gallons each day)
Lace to love
So many ppl on garbage day throwing out old wood doors. I am on the look ou for a smaller old closet door for a back yard table. I have 2 wood saw horses I can use as legs, and enough spare paint left over from an old project to paint it. such a cute idea.
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" Whenever I go clothes shopping and I find myself not too happy with my reflection or discover the clothes I really like don’t fit, I get my camera out and take a few photos of myself in the mirror instead of letting any negative thoughts creep in.
I took this one yesterday after discovering a dress I fell in love with the moment I saw it didn’t fit me properly around the bust. I did a few silly poses, a few sexy poses and a few happy ones where I smiled as widely as I could and focused on all the things about me and about my body that I like. I came out of the fitting room feeling really positive about myself and how I look instead of brooding over the fact that the dress was too small for me.
I really recommend doing this when going clothes shopping - it it’s a great way to chase away any negative thoughts or disappointment if clothes don’t fit!"
They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor" But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s: Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . ...... . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!" Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs." There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence. The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold. In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat. Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous. Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust. Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake. England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer. And that's the truth....Now, whoever said History was boring
Marzano: "This is probably one of my favorite things for my classroom so far. It’s a little self-assessment flip chart. I have made one for each student and it will sit on the corner of their desk. It is small enough that it won’t be embarrassing for the student but it’s big enough that I can see at a glance who is having trouble with the topic and who is doing fine. I might not use it for every lesson, but I do think that if I get the kids into the habit of using the flip chart..."
At an airport I overheard a father and daughter in their last moments together. They had announced her plane’s departure and standing near the door, he said to his daughter, “I love you, I wish you enough.”She said, “Daddy, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Daddy.” They kissed good-bye and she left.He walked over toward the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see he wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on his privacy, but he welcomed me in by asking, “Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?” “Yes, I have,” I replied. Saying that brought back memories I had of expressing my love and appreciation for all my Dad had done for me. Recognizing that his days were limited, I took the time to tell him face to face how much he meant to me. So I knew what this man was experiencing. “Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?” I asked. “I am old and she lives much too far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is, her next trip back will be for my funeral, ” he said. “When you were saying good-bye I heard you say, ‘I wish you enough.’ May I ask what that means?” He began to smile. “That’s a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone.” He paused for a moment and looking up as if trying to remember it in detail, he smiled even more. “When we said ‘I wish you enough,’ we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with enough good things to sustain them,” he continued and then turning toward me he shared the following as if he were reciting it from memory. “I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive. I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger. I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess. I wish enough “Hello’s” to get you through the final “Good-bye.” He then began to sob and walked away. Author Unknown
There is nothing more true than this statement! I know that if I never took the chance I did over a year ago, I would not be where I am today. I am so proud of that major step I took to better myself. Sure I doubted the whole challenge, but I felt like I had no other choice. My health was on a steady decline and I didn't even have enough energy to be there with my family. I was always tired and made excuse after excuse of why I had no time to take care of my health.
Love and the Like
I saw this box on Pinterest from Stampin' Up!, and I had to case it. It's so darn cute and could be used in a variety of ways; recipe box, card box, note box, etc. It was made with Afternoon Daydream Simply Scrappin Kit from Stampin' Up!, so it was easy to put together. For more ideas and inspiration, visit my blog: www.mylittlecraftblog.com
Lavash Flat Bread Pizza! Low Carb! Paired w/oven-baked Avocado "Fries" These were SO good! I also made a garlic aioli dipping sauce for the avocado! TO DIE FOR! Healthy Dinner idea! Check out my BLOG for healthy recipes and more!
College Apartment Living Room, Hi! Im a college student on a budget. Room mate just moved out and I decorated everything myself! We arent allowed to paint the walls so I was limited to my color scheme. Overall, Im very pleased and cant wait to relax here after class! :D This is my first space other than my bedroom that Ive decorated myself! (The art above sofa was inspired by HGTV, I saw Sabrina Soto do it on one of her shows!), Living Rooms Design
Favourite Places and Spaces
burp cloth tutorial - I made some of these for my neighbor and she requested more because they worked so well. They are cute and way quicker than the ones where you only have a strip of fabric down the middle of the cloth diaper with ribbons and such.
Contouring is so easy to do, yet so many girls don't do it. I rarely leave the house now with out bronzer on my nose and cheeks. Make sure to play around & see where your natural shadows lie. Normally bronzer goes in the hollow of your cheeks, around the nose, jaw line & hair line. Blush ONLY at the apples, and highlighter on brow bone, cupids bow, cheek bones, forehead, and nose.
To me this is so OBVIOUS. Once you love someone, you ALWAYS love them. Otherwise it wasn't LOVE to begin with. That doesn't diminish further relationships. It's simply an acknowledgement of where you've been that's made you who you are; part of being honest and secure. I didn't want to commit until I had qualms in the pit of my stomach, no little voices. And it was worth the wait.
I love the antique clawfoot tub in the upstairs bathroom of my grandparent's home I grew up in... The attic / converted bathroom it's in seems to have been built around it, because it's so small, there would be no way of getting it in, or out... Should my mother ever sell the house, it's pieces like this in it, I would want to reasure, if only for the memories...
A Pinner says: this is the BEST Weed Spray. I made 3 gallons for around $4.00 last year after seeing a pin. Worked better than Round Up killed the weeds/stray grass on first application. One gallon of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, 1/2 c table salt, 1 tsp Dawn. Mix and pour into a smaller spray bottle. - Click image to find more Other Pinterest pins
Outdoors and Gardening
Okay so I found this "toned butt and legs" workout online and did two rounds of it with my mom at the gym (and I tried out 8 pound and 5 pound dumbbells) . Now, I would consider myself a very fit individual but this routine KICKED MY BUTT!! I felt the burn everywhere and I know I will feel even more sore tomorrow! Anyway, I can tell from just one go at it that this routine will definitely do the trick if I stick to it. If you're brave give it a try! :D