Friday, July 29, 2011

Johnny, what can you make out of this?...This? Why I can make a hat or a brooch or a pterodactyl!

Yes, I am an Airplane fan.  And those lines kept running through my head as I read through this website.  Ikea Hackers

If you are not lucky enough to have an Ikea nearby, it's an amazing store with DIY furniture at low cost.  Their clean lines keep things modern and they have loads of ways to keep you organized.  It's actually a home store, but the best teachers can make anything work in the classroom, right?!  :)  This website takes it a step even further by showcasing how an Ikea purchase can be repurposed into something completely different.  A few that caught my eye:

{the STEM initiative is all about working with legos!}

{wouldn't it be great to create a separate section for a learning center that where you can still monitor your students?!  double bonus: keep supplies right in the cubbies for quick working.}

{for your reading corner}

If it's too overwhelming, begin at "Start Here" for some simpler projects.  Then muster up some creativity, grab a catalogue & let us know how you're making something better by using it wrong.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Summer is flying!

Hello blogging buddies!  I can not believe it's been an entire month since I've posted and I am having stalker withdrawal!  It's been a busy summer {not because I'm accomplishing anything on my summer to-do list, of course} but I'm feeling like it's already coming to an end.  I can't even believe it!  What has been keeping me away from you for so long??  A summary:

Bachelorette Weeknd in NYC
{it's hard to blog when you're living up the city life until 4 am!}

{my husband & I were in a two year long-distance relationship while we were dating and his roommate from denmark got married in france.  if you have to cross the ocean, you may as well stay a while!}

Becoming a Homeowner
{we got a great deal on a house in may and completely ripped out the kitchen.  it's finally just about finished and i've been spending my days packing, moving and trying to pick out paint colors...}

How have YOU been spending your summer vacation??  Any good projects you want to brag about?  I mean...share.  ;)
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