Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Celebrate Your Mom with zulily


 

Celebrate Your Mom with zulily

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 Is your mom a hero, a great cook, an inspiration, your best friend... or something else equally as special? Every mom is one of a kind. zulily wants to hear about yours. This Mother's Day, zulily is celebrating moms by asking kids (big and small) to share photos answering the prompt “My Mom Is _____.” The photos will be displayed in a gallery for the world to view at http://www.zulily.com/mymomis.

To participate, visit the zulily #MyMomIs webpage, download zulily’s sign or create your own, snap a picture with the sign and share the photo via social media by tagging #MyMomIs or uploading the photo directly to the gallery.

And to learn more about zulily and shop for the hottest trends for moms of all ages and their kids go to http://www.zulily.com.



My mom is my rock!   What will you say about your mom? Leave a comment, then head over to zulily to upload your picture!


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Saturday, May 3, 2014

DIY Filing Cabinet Makeover

Guess what, y'all! I went and got crafty! I know! Who would have thought?

Well, my foray into craftiness was brought about by necessity. See, the teacher who was in my classroom before me left me 3 filing cabinets when he retired. Apparently his filing system included using a sharpie on the outside of the cabinets themselves.

Filing-cabinet-before
 
It took me a while to decide what I wanted to do with the cabinets, but I knew I wanted to do something. Whatever I did had to be fairly simple because I needed to work on it during the school day between classes and during lunch. I couldn't take the cabinets apart because they were already full, and there was no room in the classroom to conveniently store the contents while I worked on them. Also, it needed to be cheap. If I'm going to spend a lot of money in my classroom, it needs to be for something that will directly benefit my students -- books for example.

At first, I tried using decorative scrapbooking paper, but that tore too easily. Then I hit on the idea of colorful duct tape. I was able to do one drawer at a time without leaving a big mess for the kids to get into to. It was easy enough for uncrafty me to do and still looks good. Here are some pictures in progress and finished.







I used a variety of patterns of Duck brand duct tape plus a washi tape trim to make it look tidy and finished.

I'm really happy with the way it turned out. It adds quite a bit to the classroom. 

What projects have you done with the decorative duct tape?




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