Friday, July 25, 2014

Five for Friday {Linky Party}

It's FRIDAY!!! I am super excited to be linking up with Doodle Bug Teaching for her weekly linky party, Five for Friday! This summer is going by so fast, but I am starting to get the "back-to-school" itch! :)






I have been working on a home office makeover and I am loving my new space! This week I reupholstered two old ottomans to help hide ugly wires and internet boxes. The colors and functionality of the ottomans are just what I need for this space. Super easy and very inexpensive DIY! 




I absolutely love summertime crafts (...I think most teachers do)! This week I finished a banner to go behind my desk at school (only $1.50 for the entire project) and I started on "back-to-school" teacher gifts. I love this adorable notepad idea from Aris from Sailing into Second!!



And...of course, many TPT updates for the new school year! This week I updated my Welcome Back Bundle and Articulation Word Search Bundle. 



I am working on making my games more functional during therapy sessions. I purchased a 1" hole punch from Hobby Lobby (40% off this week) and the target words fit perfectly in the discs. I am able to target up to 4 sounds during one therapy session! Super easy and I hope my students love it! 



Finally...WE HAVE COMPLETELY PAID OFF OUR STUDENT LOANS!!! We made our last payment this morning and we so super excited to be done! God continues to bless us in amazing ways and all of the glory goes to Him for making this possible! :) 

Hope y'all have an amazing weekend! 

10 comments:

  1. WOW, congrats on getting your student loans paid off! We are doing the Dave Ramsey plan and in general are just trying to be better stewards of the resources that God has given us! And I LOVE the wall in your home office! It looks amazing and those ottomans look great too!
    Wendy
    One Happy Teacher

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    1. Thank you so much Wendy! I hope you are able to "live and give like no one else!" (Dave)
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  2. Wow, love your office! I'm moving soon and I'm finally going to have a home office - so excited! Love your idea for connect four and I'm definitely wish listing your articulation word search packet!
    ~Scarlett
    Speech Is Sweet

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    1. Thank you so much Scarlett! I love your blog! :)

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  3. First of all, I LOVE the name of your blog! Second, it's also very adorable!

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  4. I'm loving your home office! And that's awesome that your student loans are paid! I'm just starting to take out loans for grad school this fall :( I’m gearing up for a big giveaway on my blog on August 11 - come stop by so you don’t miss it!!
    Sarah
    Beyond The Gradebook

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    1. Thank you so much! Good luck with grad school and I will definitely stop by for the giveaway! :)

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  5. Your home office looks great! I love all the stripes. I also love your summer craft, it reminds me to start on some projects I've got sitting around in my guest room, just waiting to be tackled :) Also, you've gotta love a craft that ends up being cute and a bargain!!!
    Emily
    Love and the Librarian

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    1. Thank you so much Emily! I absolutely love crafting and the summertime provides the perfect opportunity! :)

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