Saturday, November 30, 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

Pink Blush Maternity

The wonderful ladies at Pink Blush Maternity sent me this adorable sweater and I'm totally in love! It's so comfortable and is great for the holiday season. Pink Blush Maternity is one of my absolute favorite maternity stores! They have such trendy maternity clothes that look wonderful on an expecting mother. Go check out their site for some awesome pieces to add to your maternity wardrobe!

Oh, and don't forget about their black Friday sale today!  Free shipping, up to 60% off items, 15 items under $15, and tons more! While you're busy shopping for everyone else, get your pregnant self something special at Pink Blush Maternity !

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Throwback Thursday ~ Elf on the Shelf

I'm so sad I won't be in my class this year to participate in our classroom Elf on the Shelf. In honor of all the fun, this week's Throwback Thursday is from last year's Elf on the Shelf!

I just introduced "Elf on the Shelf" in my classroom today and the students loved it! It's such a fun way to get into the holiday spirit and is a great tool to use to enforce good behavior.

First, I read the story to the class.

Next, we voted on a name for our classroom elf. After many choices, the class voted on Bella!

Once our elf had a name, we decorated the door. After all, she needs a way to get in and out of the classroom!
Lastly, we did a craft activity. Students created their own elf and wrote about it!
I printed the craft activity from Teachers Pay Teachers using a variety of worksheets:
Both activities are free to download! 
Here are some mischievous activities that Bella participated in.

Bella read a lovely story to her friends.

Just hanging around the classroom.

Bella built a Jenga fort!
She was so tired and decided a tissue box was the best spot for her nap. 
 Just catching up on some Christmas shopping.
Snow angel fun!
An intense game of tic-tac-toe going on in class. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Katie's Closet

Dress: Old Navy
Shoes: Target
Necklace: Charming Charlie's 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Baby Taylor's Modern Nursery

 The nursery is done!! Now all we need is a baby! With my due date sneaking up on me, I finally was able to complete the finishing touches and get everything just perfect before Taylor arrives and the room is a complete disaster!
    I wanted to make the room simple and have a modern feel. I tried to keep it mostly gray, white, and pink with a few hints of yellow. I didn't want to clutter up the room with tons of wall decor and busy prints. I tried to make it a peaceful room that is inviting but also fun. Ok baby girl, just waiting on you.

Here is my original vision board:
A home decor collage from November 2013 
And here's the final product:

Wall Paint: Benjamin Moore Storm
Crib: Babyletto Mercer crib
Monogram: Etsy
Rug: Amazon
Curtains: Target
Rocker: Babies R Us
Table: Home Goods
Lamp: Target
Night light: Target
Dresser: Ikea
Crib sheet: Target
Changing Sheet: Target
Light fixture: Lowes
Ottoman: Target
Chevron Blanket: Homemade
Mirror: Kirklands
Check back soon to see Taylor's closet and how I organized all of her clothes and accessories  :) 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Chalkboard Tracker

The end is near!!!!! I'm ready to meet our little girl and be done with being pregnant! Any day now...hurry up! Hooray for month 9!
How far along? 36 weeks
Baby is the size of a: Honeydew and weighs 6 pounds!
Total weight gain: I don't want to know anymore. I don't need to raise my blood pressure at this point!
Maternity clothes? Yes yes yes, it's all about comfort right now.
Stretch marks? Not that I can see. There's probably some hiding under my belly somewhere.
Sleep: I'm really great at napping but can't manage to sleep through the night.
Exercise: I walk to the mailbox every day. Does that count?
Miss Anything: Just about everything. I miss feeling wonderful, not being so large and in charge, having energy and strength... The list goes on and on.
Movement: All day, every day! She's ready to rumble!
Food cravings: my cravings seem to have subsided this month. I'm not craving anything in particular.
Anything making you queasy or sick: The smell of maple syrup, many random food scents make me queasy.
Labor Signs: Not yet. Hopefully soon!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! I'm just so excited!
Looking forward to: Meeting our daughter in the next few weeks!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Katie's Closet

Tunic: H & M
Leggings: Macys
Sweater: Target
Boots: Tory Burch 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Rustic Holiday Decor

I'm totally loving the rustic holiday decor right now! Gold! Silver! Burlap! It's so cute and festive! Check out some of my favorite designs that I've discovered floating around the internet. This has me so excited to decorate!!

christmas gold bunting
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Marquee Words | Restoration Hardware
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Lovie love this script...
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Lekker Fris: DIY Christmas star #scandinavian #nature #rustic #diy #craft
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DIY Burlap + Lace Stockings - The Frugal Homemaker | The Frugal Homemaker
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Christmas decoration by ninakristine
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DIY Twine Christmas Trees
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Make these layered trees from felt and wooden balls.  Easy diy project.
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 chalkboard christmas tree
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 Rustic Christmas the handpainted signs on the wood and the burlap stockings.
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Why didnt I think if that ? Tie squares of tulle fabric along a string of Christmas lights. This would be beautiful on a tree or mantle
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Burlap Christmas Wreath Green burlap Wreath by JBJunkMarket, $45.00
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Zavara - Discover Design: Rustic Christmas decorating ideas
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Stick Christmas tree | Albero di Natale di legno
 Gold and white rustic Christmas 
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Have a Holly Jolly Christmas  Rustic Christmas  by LilyandVal, $29.00 
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 Elegant burlap and snowflake wreath, decorated with dollar store items
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