Monday, June 16, 2014

Monday Made It

I am excited to say that for the second week in a row I am able to link up with Tara at Fourth Grade Frolics for her Monday Made It linky!  I have been super busy this week and have not been able to accomplish all the things I wanted to.  However, I was able to get some things done and have some fun in the process.

Now on to the Made Its:

I saw some really cute clothes pins that someone made into push pins on pinterest a while back.  I really wish I had pinned the link because now I cannot give credit to someone who had a great idea.  I have seen these in a couple of places so this is certainly not a new idea that I came up with.  I really wanted to make these to put in the hall at school to display student work.  We have these really yucky tack strips that we are able to staple in to.  The problem is that the staples do not stay very well and it takes forever (okay maybe not forever but it sure seems like it when you are in a hurry to mark something off your to-do list!) to staple the kids hard work in the hall for display.  I made these clothes pins so I can put them up in the hall and then quickly clip the kiddos work into them.  I am hoping this will help me display current work instead of putting something up and leaving it for WEEKS!

These were SUPER easy to make I was able to get them all done while watching catching up on some shows I have missed!  It really made for a relaxing afternoon.  Even more exciting was I found the washi tape on sale at Office Depot!  The whole project cost less than $8!  Woot!  Woot!


I am hoping these are real time savers here!  Maybe the kids can even hang their own work in the hall!

Made it 2 is more like "did it 2".  For Father's Day my family and I took my grandpa fishing.  This is something he has always loved and has not been able to do much recently so we got together and made it happen!  It was a super fun day, except no one caught a thing, not even a nibble!  The hubby and I decided to head to the mountains to one of our favorite fishing spots and BINGO!  I caught two beautiful rainbow trout about 18in. long, each.  I was super excited but I kind of have to keep it to myself because my hubby did not even get a bite and lost his line set up a couple of times!  Oops!  It was a great day and I was able to spend some quality time with my grandpa, that makes it a win in my book- fish or no fish!

My final Made It this week blog!  I worked hard on cleaning up and adding to my blog this week.  I was also able to work on the design just a bit.  This was all thanks to the wonderful tutorials I found from Megan at I teach, what's your superpower.  Thanks Megan!  

I was also able to add the "follow me on bloglovin'" link to my sidebar.  I just found Bloglovin and I am in love!  My blog stalking just became a whole lot easier! much to still learn!

Now head on over to Fourth Grade Frolics to see some other great ideas!

I hope you all had a great week and a very happy Father's Day!



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    1. Thanks so much! Not really sure what I am doing yet so any step in the right direction is great!

  2. I love that you spent time with your Grandpa! How very special. I just lost my last living grandparent, my Nitty. I am so blessed that I was able to spend so many wonderful years making memories with her. It's so very important. Your blog is cute! :)
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

    1. Thanks! I love him so very much and I know our time is limited as he is aging quickly. Any time I can spend with him is time well spent.

  3. I love your layout!!!!!!! You did an excellent job!!!!!!! What program did you use?? I don't even know if my background shows up half the time!! hahaaa. It depends on what computer I use. :) You did a really nice job---you should be proud!!!!!!
    Lori :)
    Mixing it Up in Middle!

    1. Thanks so much! I have spent HOURS working on making it work. I am not sure if I did it the correct way or not but it seems to work. I used powerpoint to make the header and then imported it to blogger. As far as the background of the page and all I just imported things into blogger. I am sure there are fancier programs out there but I would not have any idea what they are or how to use them. Good luck making yours work! I really did love the tutorials from Megan at I teach, What's your Superpower. You should check them out!

    2. I think that it looks amazing!!! Thank you for taking the time to comment back. :)
      Mixing it up in Middle

  4. You've been really busy. The new design looks great.

  5. Your blog looks awesome :)

    I did the clothespin thing, but didn't know about washi tape yet and had scrapbook paper and modpodge. oh joy. haha, but it was super easy to just switch out work. I put the kiddo's numbers on them, so I could reuse them as necessary :)

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings