Monday, June 17, 2013

Monday Made It {June 17, 2013}

I'm excited to be linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for her weekly Monday Made It linky party.  Holy cow, is this linky popular!  It's barely 10:00 AM here, and already over 40 bloggers have linked up.  I've got some heavy blog stalking to do today apparently!

So since last week was my first week of summer break, I spent most of the week sitting on the sofa or deck chair, catching up on my fun reading.  You know the kind...the reading you don't have time for during the school year because you know that once you start, you can't stop.  (Are you nodding your head in agreement??? :)

But I did manage to make it to Hobby Lobby to pick up some more fun things for my newly repainted office.  So my office is my Monday Made It project.  My husband (bless his heart!) finished painting on Thursday and the drop cloths weren't even picked up off the floor before I started moving back in.  He is worried that he will never see me now (especially since I came home with a new comfy desk chair from Office Max yesterday), but I assured him that he will still see me...the battery on my iPad has to charge sometime, right???

This is the BEFORE:

The walls are a boring beige.  Ho, hum....
And these are the AFTER:

The walls are a lovely shade of aqua and the ceiling is light blue. 
It's like being next to the ocean, not a corn field, I tell ya!

My new reading spot

Blog central
(That's my old chair...hurt my back so I got a new one.)

LOVE that bird cage wall thingy....great way to keep track of notes!

Flowers from the peony bush....It's important to surround yourself with beauty every day!

Hobby Lobby has the best finds!
I even included a place for my two pooches to rest while I work.
They are snoring away as I type this...... 
(My daughter claimed the big pillow (from Kohls) until I kicked her out. She was snoring louder than the dogs.)
I hope you will head on over to 4th Grade Frolics to find some more Monday Made It inspiration.  I'm headed there myself right now!  Please leave a comment when you visit to let the blogger know what you think.  Like Tara said, it just might make someone's day!  (I know it would mine!!  :)


  1. Your office looks great! I love the color! I'm so jealous of your peonies. They are my favorite flowers. Unfortunately, they don't grow where I live now.

    Teaching Is Sweet

  2. Thank you so much for commenting on my blog! I appreciate it so much! I just joined yours!

    I LOVE your new wall color! Super cute. My school is starting Math Expressions next year too. My teacher's manual looks like yours- still in the plastic! It will be interesting to start something new. I don't know much about that program. I brought it home, but like you said, probably won't be looked at until August!

    Happy Summer!

  3. So jealous of your space! :)

  4. Can I come hang out with you in your AWESOME office? I won't snore like the dogs...or at least I will try not to :) So jealous!

    Crofts' Classroom

  5. Beautiful! You have motivated me to get off my couch and get going on my office project. Still love the color, and what a nice roomy space!

  6. Oh my! What a lovely space! I am quite jealous... An office was going to be my summer project, until it turned out we needed another nursery instead! :-) one day I will get my space... One day ;)

  7. You're office is beautiful! I love the color you chose for your walls:) I would get lost in there all day if I lived there:)
    Thanks for linking up:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  8. What a great space! So calm and relaxing. I don't think I'd ever leave.

    Cute dogs and kid, too!


  9. I love Hobby Lobby, too! I have my husband a list of things to bring home today...haha (he works at one). I love your saying that it's important to surround yourself with beauty everyday. What a great reminder! I love your room transformation! What a relaxing room!

  10. I LOVE your office!! I'm a little jealous...I wish I had something like this at my house! I love the color too! My daughter's room is the same color & it looks fab! Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm super excited about this blogging thingy!

  11. Your new office is gorgeous! I love your wsll colour. I think your husband could be on to something, I'd never leave if that was my office.
    Thanks for stopping by to comment. I'm your newest follower.


  12. First of all, I am obsessed with your blog design! I love the colors!

    Secondly, I love the new paint job! I am not a beige neutral lover. I love bright colors and that blue is such a fun color! Love all the hobby lobby finds!

    The Polished Teacher

  13. I love the color of your office! I'm very jealous! My office is currently in the basement and no where as cute and bright as yours, but I've got my eye on my son's room (it should be empty in a couple of years)!

    Teaching Special Kids

  14. Hi! I found you through the Monday Made It linky party! I am also a 4th grade teacher and your newest follower! :) Ps. Your office looks AWESOME! I wish I had a place to escape to like that. It's perfect! :)

    Adventures in Room 204

  15. Love the paint color! WOW I wouldn't ever want to leave this space! That is a pretty big accomplishment for the first week of summer!
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

  16. I love your office! That is an amazing Monday Made It. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I too love finding new 4th grade blogs to read!

    A Place to Thrive

  17. That is one of the sweetest rooms I've ever seen! The wall decor and love love!
    Whimsy Workshop

  18. So jealous! I love your office space! It's incredible!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  19. Hi Jennifer,
    Love me some Hobby Lobby for sure. SO cute!!!
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  20. Love your office make over! Especially that wall color and cute chevron rug!


    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

  21. Your room looks better than the Home Depot commercial! Great color!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

  22. Beautiful! I have been watching a commercial for the last month, and every time it comes on I say, "I love that color!"--and that's the color you used! Love the pics of the pooches...

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  23. If my office looked as good as yours I would never leave...or I would enter it period. But alas we are stuck with beige 'cornfield' walls. I love your wall color and all of your decorations, it all came together so cute!

  24. Your newly decorated office space is gorgeous! I could feel the creative vibes coming right off the pictures! I am sooo envious as I sit here in my "office" also known as the dining room table! LOL. I'm a new follower and am looking forward to your future posts.
    On the Trail of Learning


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