Friday, August 2, 2013


I have become addicted to DIY projects.  I know I am not alone when I say Pinterest now takes up a good chunk of my free time (when I do have some).  Not only do I love Pinterest for school ideas but also the DIY projects and recipes.  My husband and I are usually pretty good and make a recipe off of Pinterest once a week or every other week.  I have also made some really cool DIY projects throughout our house.  In fact, most of my daughter's nursery was from ideas off of Pinterest!  Also, just to prove my addiction to Pinterest, my friends and I have a Facebook group where we plan get-togethers to make projects off of Pinterest and share DIY projects we do on our own...

I thought I would share my latest DIY project I did last week.  It took me all of 10 minutes with a little bit of help from my husband.

Here is the hair bow organizer I made for my daughter.  I got so sick of digging through a basket of hair bows to find the one I am looking for.  So, I made an organizer for her room.  I know I have seen variations of this on Pinterest but never really saw anything I liked so I just made it up as I went.

I took a white canvas and covered it with Chevron fabric (I LOVE chevron) and then I wrapped two different colors of pink ribbon around it.  I used a staple gun to put everything on, used my husband as an extra set of hands and...viola, I'm done!  I have it hanging next to her changing table and it has proven to be more useful than I ever thought it would be.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Wow it has been a while (and that is an understatement)...

So it has been a long, long time since I have blogged last and a lot has happened since the last time I have been on here.  Looking back, my last post was in November 2011, right when I found out I was having a baby.  Needless to say my life and my priorities have changed a little bit from that last post.

In July 2012, my husband and I welcomed a beautiful little girl into our family.  And 2 months before we had our daughter, I got a new job teaching in my hometown.  So in the last year, I have gotten a new job, had a baby, and completed my first year of teaching in my hometown.  My life has been more than wonderful and I count my blessings each day, I priorities have changed.

I have also decided to change this blog a little bit.  I would like to continue blogging about my life as a special education teacher but I am also going to include things about being a first time mom and our wonderful, crazy life.

Just to update people on my new position...I now teach in the same elementary school I attended with many of the same teachers I had, that is a bit of a learning curve!  I am a special education teacher and teach K-5 grade students with Emotional & Behavioral Disabilities and Autism.  I love my new job and it is everything I expected it to be plus more.  It is wonderful working less than 5 minutes from where I live, my previous drive was over 40 minutes.  This allows a lot more time to spend time with my daughter and husband and I am also able to get more work done at school without having to drive so much.

Now that I will be starting my second year at my new job I plan to get back on here more often.  I am currently sitting in a technology class about blogging so it seemed like a perfect time to start blogging again.  Please stop back soon...