Monday, April 30, 2012

Polka-Dotty Take Out

I mentioned last Friday that I found the new, greatest way to wrap gifts...
Polka-Dotty Take Out boxes
from World Market
 They come in solids and polka-dots for $0.99 each.
I bought coordinating tissue paper, ribbon and added sticker tags.

I used the sticker labels to close the boxes.

 It seems like these take out boxes would be perfect for 
party favors, gift boxes, dessert boxes, and lots more!!
 Orange might just be my new favorite color :)
 These lovely gifts were for our secretaries.
Here are my suggestions for great gifts for your secretaries:
1st set:
I love the variety in size, color and texture of this strand of beads.
 2nd set:
Great gold and black combo
 3rd set:
Love the coral, turquoise and sea shell in this set
 What lady wouldn't love this jewelry??
It was hard to remember that I wasn't shopping for myself on this trip.
World Market has a TON of great jewelry right now.

Mountainy Monday

 Love the view from our patio :)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Bunk Beds

Could someone plllllllllllleeeeease do this DIY project for me??
via hometone
I know my boys would love this
and let's be serious... this is adorable pet furniture!!

Doily Train

This doily train would be a lovely look for my table right now.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Printed Shorts

I'm keeping my eyes peeled for some great printed shorts this season.

LOVE these from jcrew

Have you found any shorts that you love this season?
Let me know!!
I'm always on the hunt for some.


via scoutandcatalogue
Wouldn't it be nice to have a lovely cameo like one of these??

Friday, April 27, 2012

Five Favorites

My favorite five things from this week were:

1. A student told me,
"Mrs. Jordan, You are the rarest rose in the garden!"

2. Hanging out with Oliver & Topher

3.  Made Mom's Homemade Mac & Cheese

4. Found the most perfect gift boxes
*check back in a few days for more details on these beauts

5. Flower pins & brooches have taken over!!

I'm linking up with Lauren to recap my week

Do It!!

Published Authors

My students got published!
For the ninth year in a row, I had my students publish their own book.
I use this company:

They send you a packet for free and the students do the writing.
We work for weeks writing, editing, revising and illustrating our work.
*The books are anywhere from $15 -$20 each 
so I realize that this may not be a doable project for all students.

I do a voting process to select the title & cover design
and each child has 2 pages - one to illustrate and one for their writing.
A PERFECT MIX was our title this year.
 I always write my own poems for the kids.
I don't read them to the parents at our party but the kids love that I wrote with them.
 *Kevin said he was sad that I didn't mention him in my poems...  wife fail :(

 I also had the kids work in groups to write a collaborative poem.

When the books arrive, we have a publishing party and invite parents to come in.
The kids recite their auto-biographical poems to a great audience.
The parents MELT over these sweet books!!
It is definitely a highlight of the year.
 This is my 9th year in a row to publish a book with my students!!