Sunday, April 1, 2012

Currently... And the weekend.

I've been seeing the monthly "Currently" posts around for a few months now and finally decided to do my own and link up!  Yes, another linky!  You know I'm getting obsessed!  

Head on over to Oh' Boy 3rd 4th Grade and check out the other posts for the month of April!

My weekend has been pretty chill so far...  I ended up leaving work early on Friday because I wasn't feeling well.  You know those times when you're sick, but not completely sick?  It was one of those times.  I probably wouldn't have left had my student teacher not been there and was doing most of the teaching anyway.  

Yesterday I was feeling pretty much fine, so after chillin' in the morning my roommate and I decided to check out a new shop that just opened.  It's a really cute place started by a bunch of girls around my age and a little bit older.  They each specialize in things like jewelry making, vintage decor, refinishing furniture, paper goods, fabric goods, etc.  It's sooooo freakin' cute there!  One of the girls I grew up with at church finds awesome vintage accessories and decor items and is selling them there, so it's super fun to support friends and other local girls.  It totally makes me want to get my own creative juices flowing a bit more!  

I was really good and stuck to my small budget and only bought two items...  A chicken wire frame thingy for hanging earrings (which my end up migrating to be a memo board with mini clothes pins eventually) and some super cute chalkboard stickers  (which I envision mounted on cute scrapbook paper and used as labels for my baskets).  

I came home and decided it was time to revamp the space above my vanity / desk / TV stand thing.  I'd been wanting to do this for a while now so I decided now was finally the time!  Here's the finished product:

Mirror - Target 
Giant Key - Target
Chicken Wire Frame Jewelry Holder - The Cottage Collective
Wooden Tray - Pottery Barn (small size)
Wall Frame - Target
Frame in Tray - Hobby Lobby

This is totally Pinterest-inspired!  It's nothing spectacular or that took tons of time to create, but I do really like this little update to the space.  I posted this to Facebook and got a bunch of comments from friends and family, so I guess others think it looks good too!  The only thing I really want now is a new flat-screen TV and not my big old bulky TV from college.  (This is one of those instances when need overrides want...  A TV keeps getting pushed lower and lower on the priority list!)

I promise I'll start posting more school and teaching related things soon.  I guess since I'm not actually doing as much teaching these days it hasn't been on my mind quite as much as other things!  I've got a few new posts brewing, though, so be looking for those soon!  


  1. I found you through the linky and I'm your newest follower!

    I love finding 3rd grade blogs :)

    Living A Wonderful Life

  2. I love what you have done with your space!! The pictures really make it!

    1. Thank you! For a spur of the moment redo I was pretty pleased with the way it turned out!

  3. Love the finished product! I want that key! So cute!
    Funky First Grade Fun

    1. Isn't that key awesome?!? I bought it the instant I saw it and I hardly EVER pay full price for anything! I don't think Target carries it anymore (I bought it in early fall), but World Market has some similar ones that are also really cool!

  4. Hi! Just stopping in to say hello, and that I'm your newest follower!! I'd love it if you came to visit me!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  5. Super cute redo! I am your newest follower. Come visit my blog sometime! :)
    Hello Mrs Sykes


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