It was a pretty uneventful, relaxing week so let's see what I can think of.....
I went to Lakeshore and lucked out in the clearance section! I found this beginning sounds fishing game and it was marked down to $19.99 plus an additional 20% off. I was so excited! I have been wanting this game for about 4 years! I tried to make it once...epic fail. It was the floor display but I checked it throughly, counted all the pieces and then checked it again. Looked great to me so in my basket it went! Whoop! I scored AGAIN when I found foam letter dice. I recently purchased Growing Kinder's ABC Centers For the Frugal Teacher Combo Pack and some of the activities call for letter dice. I knew I had seen some at Lakeshore before but when I went they told me they were a clearance item only! I must have looked like a deflated balloon because Jeenie all but ran to the clearance to see if they had any left. And guess what!? They had TWO! I bought them both. Last ones and on sale! I almost felt like I should buy a lottery ticket on the way home....
I got to spend some girl time with Connie, my swim buddy. We went to lunch at Salata (one of my new favs - I didn't know salads had that many options/combos!) and then shopped in a couple little boutiques. I found a dress that I am in love with - I just think the back is so pretty! I didn't buy it but when I got home and showed Greg the picture he wants to see it in person. So who knows...maybe I'll end up buying it when we go back!
I finally went and bought all the supplies needed to create my "Clip Art" binder. I've discovered that when I am trying to create something in Powerpoint I spend forever trying to find what I'm looking for. I must open a million files before I find the one I'm looking for - ok...I exaggerate...It's probably more like 10. But it is still time consuming! I found myself wishing for a way I could quickly see the clip art and then it hit me - a clip art binder! My plan is too print a small version of each clip art file, label where I can find them on the computer (no use in a binder full of clip art if I can't remember where to find them when its time to upload) and put them in a sheet protector so they will last forever (I can always hope!). I am debating about how to do the binder sections though...by clip art artist, by what it is (paper, border, frames, clip art, etc), or both? I will keep thinking on it. If you have any suggestions I would love to hear them!! I have done 4 files so far so I can give you a quick preview of what I am doing. I promise to show more when I finish!
It rained a lot here this past week so that meant some extra cuddle time with my fur babies! We watched movies, caught up on some summer reading and played on the computer/kindle till the batteries died. It is a rare thing for Izzy (the black dog) to cuddle but she can't stand rain so I enjoyed my bonus snuggles. Miley (the weenie dog) is a champion 24/7 cuddler but she enjoyed sister joining us too.
I am so excited to use my newest addition: Hello Fonts by Jen Jones! I have been offering to type up just about anything to be able to use them! Here is my favorite creation so far! I love inspiration boards so I typed up what a teacher means to me. I printed it, cut it out, glued it onto a piece of scrapbook paper and then framed it (8 x 10 frame). This frame doesn't look as good as I thought it would so I am going to buy a new one when I go back to Hobby Lobby. I will bring the inspiration paper with me so I make sure I get the right one!
Click here for your free download.
Thanks for stopping by and reading about my week!