Wednesday, June 13, 2012

End of the year and what nots...

It has been a while since I've blogged. I've been really busy with the end of the year and tearing my room apart only to pack everything up and then have to unpack it in August. (And I'm recently engaged and loaded with planning a wedding and managing the end of the year as a first year teacher.)

In the process of packing things up, I was able to clean things out and do a lot of throwing away. I somewhat have a problem when it comes to throwing things away.  Most teachers keep everything because they never know when they may need throw it away without a 2nd thought.

Yesterday was the last teacher workday and today is the FIRST OFFICIAL DAY OF SUMMER BREAK!  I woke up at 9:13 and im angry at myself because I complained all year long about wanting to sleep in. I just knew I was going to sleep until at least noon. But my mind had other plans.  Anyway, I woke up and immediately began planning for next year.
I've been really inspired by Brittany over at Sweet Seconds.  I happened to stumble upon her blog because it is the same name as mine. BUT SHE IS SOOOOO MUCH BETTER THAN THIS LIL OL BLOG OF MINE.  If you have time, check out her blog. She has lots of great ideas and everything is so cute.

This year I had a monkey theme but I kind of fell of bandwagon and stopped incorporating it into my decorations.  Over the summer I am revamping everything and turning my room into a Sweets Shop. Think cupcakes, lollipops, candy, ice cream, and anything sweet and sugary. I have lots of ideas running thru my head and can't wait to start on them.

My first project will be crate seats. I know you've probably seen them all over blog land. Its a hanging file crate turned into a seat. Can't wait to get started so I can show how they turn out. Another big project will be organizing my classroom library and labeling things.  This is where I hope that Brittany can help. She has lots of adorable labels that I'd like to use for my library.

Anywhooo....I've rambeled enough. Let the DIY projects begin!


  1. When you want to sleep late you can't and when you can sleep late you don't...BLAH! =)

    I am a new follower to your blog. You are off to a great start. I'll be happy to help if you ever need it!

    Thank you for being a part of my giveaway too! I would love for you to follow me back! =)

    Heather's Heart

  2. HI Ashlee!

    I just stumbled across your blog because it's the title of my blog. I followed a link saying Sweet Seconds and when I got there it wasn't my Sweet Seconds . . . That lead me to you. I'm flattered by the compliment you gave me in your post. I do think it is important to "brand" your blog so to speak because it is how you are known. Having the same title as my blog will get us confused by other bloggers and followers but if you are fine with that then it works for me :) I don't mean it harshly at all. I just remember when I started out I had the same blog design coincidentally as another second grade blogger and discovered it was causing confusion with other bloggers and followers and decided to change my "image" early on so no one would be further confused.

    I'm with Heather, if you need any help or when you reach any milestones and do a giveaway I would be more than happy to contribute! Love LOVE your engagement ring by the way :) How exciting!

    Sweet Seconds