Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What day is it?

I have a  problem with being a teacher and summer break... I can never remember what day it is!  Is it Monday?   Wednesday?  Friday?  With no set routine and running around doing wedding errands I really lose track of the days!  I almost always forget about my favorite summer shows because I forget what day it is!  Ahhh... oh well.  Lazy crazy days of summer...

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Holy Crap... what a day... First, I heard that 70's icon/Charlie's Angel Farrah Fawcett passed away from cancer.  Then, just minutes ago, it was announced that Michael Jackson, King of Pop, has died suddenly.  The loss of these 2 relatively young icons of America is sure to sadden many. :(Farrah, Michael, Rest in Peace...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I've Been Busy...

With a tiny bit more than a month till the wedding and closing on the house this week (not to mention parties every weekend and squeezing in as much time at the beach as possible-rough life i know) I have A LOT to do. And, seeing as how my new favorite hobby is to "remodel" thrift store finds, it adds plenty to my "want to-do list" (while less fun things sit undone on the regular one). I am trying to balance the musts with the wants and now I am going to show some of my most recent thrift finds! I can't wait to decorate my house!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Stop, Collaborate and Listen...

On Friday night, Clayton and some friends of ours ventured out to the Tri City Rib Fest.  We headed out, walked around, ate some really expensive but really good ribs, and then headed over to the stage area to see none other than 90's icon Vanilla Ice.  We waited and waited and waited for this guy for well over an hour and a half, but it was all worth it because of this : 

Clayton was like a kid in wherever kids like to be where they can't stop smiling and giggling...  Ice sang (rapped??) "Ice, Ice Baby" and Clayton's personal favorite, "Go Ninja Go" from the Ninja Turtles movie, then hung around and took pictures with a few fans.  Luckily for Clayton he is really tall, and Ice took my camera and took this self-portrait of the two of them.  Clayton was thrilled to have proof he saw Vanilla Ice in person (even though it is about 15 years after it would have been "cool") and I am glad I got my camera back in 1 piece!  But, it really was a fun night and I'm glad we stuck it out and waited for the show.  It was totally worth it to see the look on Clayton's face the rest of the night! :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I Cried...

It happened. Yep, I cried.  I really am gonna miss those little devils angels. When Mrs. S___ started talking about how they were the last class to call me "Ms. S_______" I got a little teary-eyed. (It was the first time I have actually thought about not being Ms. S_______. And it will be really weird to answer to MRS. H____. ) And when 5 or 6 out of 20 kids started crying, I really got teary-eyed.  It is really special to know that those kids are gonna miss me enough to make them cry.  I hope that means I made some sort of a positive impact on their lives.  It is feelings like this that make all the paperwork and bureaucracy worth it.  But, summer is right around the corner, and I am sure there are plenty of reasons to be happy about that, too! 

Monday, June 8, 2009

Last Day...

Well, tomorrow is the last day of school.  I never thought I'd say this (after this year's class) but, it makes me a little sad.  I feel like this year has FLOWN by. I am gonna miss those little monkeys when they leave tomorrow.  I know how after the school year is over, the negatives and annoyances fade and I love seeing last year's kids (my 1st class) in the hall!  I guess it is a little more sad since I know I won't be seeing these little boys and girls in the hallway next year :( (And I can't believe my little 1st class is going to be in 2nd grade!)

On another note, after our teacher workdays are over, I HAVE to get back on the wedding train.  I jumped ship over to the HOUSE "boat" a while back and have begun to neglect the little tedious wedding tasks that have got to get done.  Hopefully, since there will be no school, I can do some of both! :)  Seeing as how I have made about 6 trips to Goodwill for awesome "remodeling" stuff, I need to get all my house projects finished, too!  

Friday, June 5, 2009

I'm off to Chapel Hill for a weekend of fun and UNC baseball.  Hopefully i will be able to squeeze some shopping for house stuff in too! I have so many crafts I want to do on my plate! And, only 1.5 days of school left! WHOOHOO! (The kids were awful today, so it is making it a little easier to be super excited about them leaving!)  Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009

Goodwill Party!

I am excited to participate in "the Goodwill" party hosted by Thrifty Decor Chick because her blog is the inspiration behind my awesome Goodwill transformations!  I actually posted about this here and here about 2 down, but in to make things easier, here are my Goodwill trash-to-treasures!

1 beat-up wooden bread box, two trays, lots of candle holders, small mirror, one lazy susan, one pedestal bowl, a gold bowl, and one brass lamp (that some how didn't make it into the picture). Cost? 30 bucks, plus some paint!

Beautiful black, silver, and blue accessories for our new house! And one "oil rubbed bronze" lamp! I love all my little treasures!

I also want to share my wine bottle vases.  I made these out of wine bottles. I didn't technically get them at Goodwill, but I'm sure you could do it with any vase you might find there.  All i did was prime and spray paint the bottles Carolina Blue. After they dried, i covered half the bottle with newspaper and taped a stripe on the bottles. I then spray painted them with the remaining oil-rubbed bronze spray paint.  After drying and removing the tape, I glue-dotted a ribbon to the dividing line for a finishing touch! I love them and can't wait to use them in our bedroom. Cost? um, free.  I used stuff I already had!
Thanks for looking!!!