Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday Favorites -- August 28

I am trying to improve my eating habits little by little.  I am searching this week for smoothies that incorporate spinach in them.  
I want to add more vegetables into my daily diet.  So here are some of the ideas I found this week on Pinterest.  

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This first smoothie has blueberries, spinach, bananas and strawberries, yogurt and milk.  

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This second smoothie is similar....spinach, banana, strawberries and milk.  

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This green smoothie is only a few ingredients as well.  Spinach, banana, chia seed, and milk.  

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Here is a great idea.....make spinach cubes....it will help make the smoothie process go faster. 

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 This is an amazing idea....put everything in a baggie and just add the coconut milk and yogurt!  This would save a lot of time.  



Sunday, August 23, 2015

Belated Friday Favorites -- August 21


This week I didn't get around to posting my Friday Favorites because I was watching my granddaughter for the first time over night.  Grandpa and I had a great time.  She was just perfect for us.  We took her for a walk and spent hours playing with her on the floor in the playroom. We had pancakes for breakfast at 6:00am on Saturday morning.  


One of the things in the playroom that caught my eye was four board books.  Of course I was thrilled my little sweetie was looking at books.  I love books and being a early childhood teacher it made my heart melt to watch her "read" her books.  I know she was just opening and closing the books....but she was looking.   These books were great.  They were easy for her to open and close and turn the pages.  The illustrations were simple and colorful.  She loved touching the raised pictures.  If you are looking for a gift for a new baby or shower gift I would highly recommend these books.


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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Teacher Gifts


It's time for school to begin.  
Each year I like to give my fellow teachers a gift to help brighten up the first day of school.  I think it is important to do something special for the people around you who support you each day.  I try to find things that I can make myself.  I feel it is more personal when you make the gifts yourself.  This year I made a useful gift......a pencil jar.
 As you can see I have lots of teacher friends that I like to send some joy to each year.  

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Craft Room Update




All summer long I have been looking at this messy shelf....
It is the first thing you see when you walk in the room and it is embarrassing.  Of course I have been working in all those binders and most of them are going back to school.  However I do have the a dilemma of where will I do my scrapbooks.  My desk is generally filled with school work.  So after reflecting I purchased this cabinet from Target.
What I like about this cabinet is that is has doors to hide some of my mess.  I am not sure how I am going to organize all my things.  However I decided to wait until I start working on scrapbooks and then I will organize it.  I even decided to work on my Hawaii scrapbook first.  


Friday, August 14, 2015

Friday Favorites -- August 14



This week I am focusing on bicycle art.  I hit a milestone on my bike....4,000 total miles.  I can not take credit for all the miles once in a while my boys borrow my bike when their bike is in the shop.  However most of those miles are mine.  I would like to add more bicycle art around the house.  Here are some inspiring ideas I found on Pinterest.

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I actually found this last one at Target tonight!  Really I am not joking.....it is now in my closet room.