Last night I decided that I needed a change from my basic blogger layout. I looked in to custom layouts and decided that I definitely don't have the money for a custom anything right now. I found an adorable free design at Leelou Blogs, then spent hours customizing the font color, size, type, etc., etc. Then I woke up at 5am (thanks to my never-ending toothache) and decided I wanted a button. Again, I didn't have money to customize so I spent hours trying to figure out the html code to insert once I'd created it. I found a really cute free clip art owl so I have to shout out Mrs. Dixon at Teaching Special Thinkers because without her free clip art, my adorable button and header would not be possible! Then I decided that I loved it so much that it should be my header too. I'm pretty sure I put at least 12 of the last 24 hours in to these updates, and I'm happy to say that I am so in love with them. So happy that I even created a Facebook page for my blog! Geez...I'm kind of overachieving, aren't I?
Laundry, organizing, creating, reading...I've got tons and tons on my to-do list. So what am I doing? Blogging, of course!
One of my new teammates is extremely crafty. Because of her, I spent an hour in Jo-Ann Fabrics today selecting fabric to cover a bookshelf. Wow, I could spend DAYS in that store! The fabrics are awesome! I easily found about 50 fabrics that I wanted to make something out of. What do I want to make exactly? I think I should start with pillows. I'm pretty sure I made one in home economics in 6th grade and it turned out alright. Come to think of it, no, no it didn't turn out alright at all. I think I broke one of the sewing machines. By the time I left, I decided that I should learn to sew, thus meaning that I should get a sewing machine. Do you know how much sewing machines are? Holy moly! I think I'll put that one on my Christmas list.
Speaking of spending money, I am forever trying to figure out why I run out of money so fast in the summer time. I'm on 12 month pay so I make the same amount month after month but in July and August, my money goes so quickly! I am sure it has nothing to do with those Target Back to School sales that start in July or those Dollar Tree hauls. ;-)
What do I need? I am drawing a blank here! I want:
1. Really Good Stuff Privacy Shields: I bought a set of 12 last year and gave them to every other student. I'd like to have enough for each student to have one this year.
2. 15 Great Science Experiments for Elementary Classrooms: I am teaching science this year instead of social studies and it's my goal to do a weekly science experiment. Alison has the most awesome resources and this is at the top of my TpT wish list!
3. Scissors: 2 for $1 at the way too early Target Back to School Sale. I had 30 scissors at the beginning of last school year. I now have 10. Apparently there was a scissor monster in my room! Ah well, gotta restock while the sales are on!
Ok, time to get to work on that to-do list! The weekend is almost here!