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Have you missed me lately??  I have been hanging out a lot over at Sheena Creates, but I realized I have really missed it over here so I am back to blogging.  In December I reopened my shop and boy have I learned A LOT!!  I have finally found my niche and while I love it, I will always make other stuff too.  So I am finally back to work on sharing some of the other stuff I have been creating.

If you haven’t joined our Member Only area, make sure you sign up and join our site so you don’t miss out on any of our new freebies that will be coming out.  Right now I have been making a lot of SVG files and the ones I am not going to use over at Sheena Creates I have decided I am going to share them with y’all!!

We are almost done with the school year!!  It has been a trying year.  We have debated on going back to public school next year.  But after lots of prayer we have decided we are not going back to public school.  So I am going to continue sharing some homeschool post.  Along with some freebies for our members of some goodies I have created through out the school year for our classroom.

With our homeschooling debate we ended up doing away with our school room.  Maybe you saw that on Instagram??  Well, that room has been completely remodeled, so I have new room tour to show along with several new projects that have been made for that room.  Shhhh..you some of you may have seen a sneak peek of that room on Instagram.

That is just a little bit of what we have to come!!  Make sure you follow us on all our social media pages so that you can keep up with our sneak peeks and don’t miss any of our new updates!!

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Snow Themed Sensory Bin

Snow Themed Sensory Bin | Sheena Lynn Anderson

Ever since Bradley graduated from EI and started doing tot school and now preschool at home we have loved sensory bins.  In January we had a snow themed preschool so we had a snow themed sensory bin.  If you missed my post about preschool last month make sure to check it out here.

Snow Themed Sensory Bin | Sheena Lynn Anderson

I totally goofed in planning for this post and forgot to take pictures of this sensory bin when I put it together.  I took pictures of it when I took it apart to prepare for February’s sensory bin, but its jus not the same.  Sorry, I promise I will do better with the next one.

For this sensory bin I decided to use cotton balls to resemble “snow”.  I was just over the mess the rice makes and the cotton balls were really a good change.  In the sensory bin, I included some marbles that are blue, some bells that are blue, some snowflake shaped beads and some snowflake shaped clipboard.  Basically I went to Hobby Lobby and picked up everything I could find that reminded me of snow and since I was doing this after Christmas, I didn’t have a ton of luck.  Reminder for next year, prepare for January before Christmas because afterwards everything becomes spring stuff.

Snow Themed Sensory Bin | Sheena Lynn Anderson

Then instead of using measuring cups and spoons for Bradley play in the sensory bin, I used these tools I got from Amazon a few months back.  When I got them I wasn’t completely sure what I would use them for, but I knew they would be prefect for fine motor skills and they ended up being prefect for this sensory bin as well.

Snow Themed Sensory Bin | Sheena Lynn Anderson

Does your toddler play with sensory bins??  I’d love to see some that you have put together.  Share your link below so I can check them out.

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Valentine’s Decor

Valentine's Decor | Sheena Lynn Anderson

This year I kept my Valentine’s decor rather simple.  I have noticed that the more I decorate the more my children seem to think they are suppose to get for that holiday and I can trying to cut back on stuff and make it more about experiences.  So I didn’t do a ton of decorating for Valentine’s, but I still wanted to put out some of my Valentine’s decor.

Valentine's Decor | Sheena Lynn Anderson

I always decorate the huge opening in my entertainment center.  I am telling you one day I am going to get rid of this huge piece of furniture and find something that works better for us, but until then I will make it work.  Even since I made the letter marquee, I have used it in all my decorating in the this big opening.  But since it is red, it seems to really go with everything so far.  Then I used these mailboxes I made a few years back.  Actually I had to repair almost all of them and then Bradley ended up breaking one of them rather quickly, so they may not stay around for next year.  But I really like them so who knows.  Then I added my heart shaped dish with pink silk rose petals, two heart shaped candle holders and two pink candles.  It is really simple, but really cute.

Valentine's Decor | Sheena Lynn Anderson

Then by my door, I have this little table that I always decorate.  I hung up my “Countdown to kisses” above the table.  I didn’t like it hanging high above the table so I hung it lower and it covers the light switch, but it really hasn’t been an issue.  Then I added a picture from mine and Adam’s engagement pictures on the table along with some light up roses I picked up a few years ago at Dollar Tree.

Valentine's Decor | Sheena Lynn Anderson

The next area I decorated has really been one of my favorite areas in our living room lately. Recently I moved this bookcase into the corner in our living room because I had no where else to put it and really needed the space for books and then I ended up hanging some pictures of the children beside it in frames they made for me years ago.

But for Valentine’s, I added a chair that is normally in our kitchen for when we have an extra person at the dinner table.  I put my heart shaped pillows in it with the kiss kiss bears in front of the pillows.  The kids always say something about me having all the kiss kiss bears.  I have had them since I was in high school when Hallmark use to give them out with the purchase of so many greeting cards.

Valentine's Decor | Sheena Lynn Anderson

Then on top of the bookcase, I put out my little sign with different Valentine’s words on them.  I don’t totally love that the colors don’t match my lamp, but when I moved the bookcase into the living room I wanted a lamp on top of it and that was what I had.

Valentine's Decor | Sheena Lynn Anderson

Did you decorate for Valentine’s??  I’d love to see what you did!!  Share your link below and I’ll check it out.

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Permission Page

Permission Page

My first design in my art journaling Bible was my permission page.  I hear a lot of people talking about “covering the words”, “drawing in your Bible” and other similar things just not being something they can do.  I’ll be honest before I started using my art journaling Bible I had similar thoughts about it as well.  But I realized something, I have been writing in my Bible for years.  I have been highlighting in my Bible since I was a child.  I have been taking notes in my Bible since I was a child.  But now my notes in my Bible are “pretty”.  I spend more thoughtful time thinking about what I am going to to write, how I am going to write it and what I am going to write about.  Now don’t get me wrong, I still have a journal that I take notes in when I am doing my Bible study.  But when I am doing my Bible study if God is telling me to illustrate my study then I do in my art journaling Bible.  But before I could do any of that I had to give myself a permission page.

Permission Page

My permission page was very freeing for my heart.  It was basically my way of getting my thoughts about my art journaling Bible on paper and out of just in my head as to what I would do in my art journaling Bible.  I wanted to remember why I am using an art journaling Bible in the first place, but I also wanted to remind myself “mistakes will happen” and I will mess up and that is ok.

Bible journaling is for spending time with God.  Its for growing in God’s word.  I enjoy Bible journaling because its chance for me to give my talents back to God.  Bible journaling isn’t just about drawing pretty pictures I wanted to be reminded of these things with my permission page.

I used the front cover and the first page for my permission page.  I decided to to cover the two pages with cardstock and to place washi tape down the center to make it look like one large page.  On the right side I used stickers to label it as my art journaling Bible.  Then on the left side I used stickers to label it as my permission page.  After that I used my sharpie pens to write reminders to myself about what my art journaling Bible is for.  I am not going to list all of them but you can see those in the pictures below.

If you are on the fence about art journaling in your Bible, I recommend you spend time with God in prayer about it.  God will lead you to do what he wants you to do as long as you ask him and listen to him.  Remember while some people do illustrate the whole page, you do not have to illustrate the whole page.  You illustrate what God draws you to illustrate.

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Prayer Journal

Prayer Journal

Do you tell people each day that you will pray for them and then when you sit down to pray, you can’t remember everyone and all their needs??  Yeah, that use to be my issue too.  Then I decided to start a prayer journal.  Actually while I’d love to take full credit for this idea I can’t.  My sweet sister in law gave me this idea about a year ago.

You see its that time of year that everywhere you go they have cute little pocket size calendars for really inexpensive.  While you are out and seeing all these cute calendars pick one up.  You don’t need anything fancy, just something with a few lines for each day.  I picked this one up at Target on their dollar aisle.  The size of it fits perfect in my purse or in the pouch that I keep in my purse with all my pens so its always with me and I always have a pen to use with it.

Prayer Journal

Since I am working on hand lettering, I did some hand lettering on the inside of the front cover.  I wrote “Prayer Journal by Sheena Anderson” then I hand lettered a verse “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself” Mark 12:31.  To me praying for your neighbor/friend/family/etc is showing them love as you love yourself.  So I thought this verse was very fitting.

Prayer Journal

Then each day whenever I tell someone I will pray for them, I write their name and why I am praying for them.  When I get ready to pray I can read over what I have wrote down that day and for the past few days/week so I remember to pray for everyone.  Also then when I talk to them later on I can ask them about the situation and I can remember how long ago it was because while I will remember this was going on with this friend, I won’t remember the date or how long ago it was.  Even if it is an unspoken prayer request I still write down the person’s name because while I don’t know the situation God does and I do love my friends and want to remember to include them in my prayers.

Prayer Journal

If you decide to keep a prayer journal also I would love to hear how you keep up with your prayer request.

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Snow Themed Preschool

Snow Themed Preschool

Snow Themed Preschool

During the month of January, our theme of preschool is snow!!  I mean I know we live in Alabama and snow isn’t very often, but I thought just maybe we could pretend it is snowing in our preschool time each day.  Bradley was rather disappointed that it didn’t snow on Christmas so hopefully we will get lucky and he can see a little bit of snow in January while we are having snow themed preschool, but if not it will still be fun.

For my themed preschool I have several different categories that I look for activities for.  Those categories include:

  1. Song, Poem & Books
  2. Letters and Counting
  3. Shapes and Colors
  4. Sensory Play
  5. Fine Motor Skills
  6. Crafts
  7. Printables
  8. Field Trips
  9. Snacks

I don’t always have something for every category every month.  Actually this month I decided to not even bother with snacks.  I spent A-L-O-T of time making cute little snacks in October and November and most days they were kind of a waste.  So this month I didn’t even bother looking for cute ideas.

Usually I will write on a mini dry erase board each day as to what I have planned for the day.  Somedays, Bradley won’t have much interest and I won’t complete anything I have planned.  Other days he will be all about school and he will complete everything I have planned and want to do more.  So this month I decided instead of planning for each days I would only plan crafts and printables for  each day and I would make a poster of the other stuff that I have planned so I can easily look at the poster and know what else I have planned for us to do that month.  If you are interested in poster I made for this month you can download your copy of it here.

Also a good many of the items I printed came from a free packet at Totschooling.net.  Make sure you check out there page and join to download it here.

Song, Poem and Books

Songs, poems and books are usually the first thing I start looking for.  I will find cute printables on Pinterest that will have a poem or a song on them that go with the theme so that goes in this category.  Then I will search through books we already have on hand to see what we have before that goes along with our theme before I purchase any new ones.  But I usually end up purchasing at least one book.

This month I am using the following:

  • Snowflakes, Snowflakes, Falling Down – this was a cute song printable I found on Pinterest.
  • Snowy Day – We actually already had this book in our library (two copies of it even).
  • Snowflakes are Special – this was cute little book I found that I printed and stapled together to make into a fun book to read ((I have looked and looked for the link back to this and I can not find it anywhere, whoever made it also recommended Tiny Snowflake which was why I purchased that book.  If anyone knows who it was or has the link please send it my way so I can add it.  If it was you I am SO sorry!))
  • Tiny Snowflake – this is a book I actually ordered
  • Snowflakes in Shapes – this was another cute book I found that I printed and stapled together to make into a fun book to read
  • Olaf’s 1-2-3 – this was another book we had in our library already
  • The Laughing Snowman – this was a book in our library too.  This book has been around our house since Alyssa was a baby so it is not in the best shape but its still a favorite among the kids.
  • The Itsy Bitsy Snowman – this was a book I purchased in December and it still fit our theme so it stayed for January too.

Letters and Counting

Letters and counting are something that is very important for us at this age.  Bradley is spending a lot of time working on learning how to count and learning his letters.  I try to pick a few letters each month to go along with the theme.

This month I am using the following:

  • ABC Snowman Cards – usually I only have a few letters, but since I found these cute cards we actually have a card for every letter this month
  • Counting Mittens – I saw this idea on Pinterest but I couldn’t find a good printable to go along with it.  So I looked for a mitten clipart, printed out 10 mittens, cut them out, put a number on each one and them laminated them.  Then I give Bradley a pile of beads of some type to count out on each mitten to match the number.
  • Name Snowman – This was another idea I saw on Pinterest that I made for him.
  • Q-Tip Snowflakes – This is a printable that I like because it fits into several of our categories with one activity.

Shapes and Colors

Bradley has pretty much mastered his colors, but we still continue to work on them and he is working on his shapes a lot these days too.

This month I am using the following:

  • Sorting by Color – This was a printable that I found and laminated.  I put all pieces that Bradley sorts in a snack size ziplock bag and stapled the corner of the bag to the corner of the page I had laminated.
  • Sorting by Shape – This was also a printable I found and laminated.  I don’t love this one as much as I do the color sorting game.  But it does still help him understand the different sizes.

Sensory Play

At Bradley’s age sensory play is still a big part of his learning.  Every month I try to find different things for him to play with that are similar from month to month and relate to our theme.

This month I am using the following:

  • Cotton Ball Bin – I will share more about this months sensory bin in detail later on.
  • Snowflake Homemade Slime – We made slime a few months back and Bradley and the girls really enjoyed making it so I thought it would be fun to do again.
  • Build a Snowman Playdoh Mat – This was not actually intended as a playdoh mat by Carisa but it works really well for us as a playdoh mat.  I just printed it and laminated.  Also Bradley loves to play with playdoh right now so that is a double win for me.

Crafts

All of my children love to make crafts and Bradley is no exception to that.  Besides one of the main things I keep from the older children in preschool was the crafts they made.

This month I have the following planned:

Printables

For Bradley to feel like he is actually doing “school” he must have paperwork like the big kids.  So every month I try to find some different printable packs to use.  I mean sure I could design my own but why do that when so many other wonderful ladies have already made great printable packs.  I use pick and choose only a few pages from the packs that I find since he is only 3 years old.

This month I have the following planned:

  • Word Tracing
  • Line Tracing
  • Shape Tracing
  • Cutting
  • Matching Snowflakes

All of these pages came from this printable packet.

Usually each month I will pick up some items to decorate with that are related to our theme.  This month I didn’t really see anything to go along with our theme (I think I waited to late to shop for stuff) so I just made do.  First I made a “snow storm in a bottle“.  Bradley absolutely loves it.  I am not going to tell you how I made it since Tonii does a great job explaining it, but one thing I did do differently was I glued the lid on the bottle.  I am so glad I did too because Bradley has carried it all over the house everyday.  The other thing I used was wooden blocks to spell “SNOW”.  We have a basket that all the wooden blocks are normally in and the ones I pulled out to use for decorating seem to keep disappearing back into the basket.  I guess Bradley says does listen to us when it comes to cleaning up.

Make sure you follow along on Instagram to see pictures from some of your snow themed preschool days!!

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Valentine’s Shirts

Valentine's Shirts

Right now one of my favorite crafts to make is shirts for my children made with heat transfer vinyl.  I actually have made both girls and my three year old each several shirts for Valentine’s with heat transfer vinyl.  I enjoy making them so much that I have decided I am going to sell them so I reopened my Etsy shop just for that.  So today I am sharing with you the Valentine’s shirts I have made for my children that are available in my Etsy shop as well.

Valentine's Shirts

First up I have the curly heart Valentine’s shirt.  This is a solid red long sleeve shirt with a white curly heart design with “Love” across the heart on the shirt.

Valentine's Shirts

Next is a Falling Heart Valentine’s shirt.  This is a sold red long sleeve shirt with five hearts on it that are getting larger as they go down the side of the shirt.

Valentine's Shirts

Next is a Heart Patch Skull Valentine’s shirt.  This is a solid white long sleeve shirt with a silver skull on it that has a red heart patch for an eye.  This shirt is perfect for that little boy in your life.

Valentine's Shirts

Next is a shirt that is rather dear to my heart.  It is a sign language “I Love You” Valentine’s shirt.  You see the last thing my grandmother ever told me before she passed away was “I love you” in sign language.  This shirt is a solid red long sleeve shirt with a white “I Love You” sign language design on the shirt.

Valentine's Shirts

Next I have the “Best Friend” heart shirts.  This is actually two separate shirts that are perfect for two little girls or Mommy and daughter.  This shirt is a solid pink shirt with a hot pink glitter design on the shirt.

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Last I have the customized chevron heart Valentine’s shirt.  This shirt is available in youth and adult.  The adult shirt is a solid black short sleeve shirt with a pink monogrammed heart design.  The youth shirt is a solid pink long sleeve shirt with a pink monogrammed heart design.

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Of course all colors on the shirt and designs can be changed to fit your needs as can the length of the sleeves.  Head on over to my shop and get your Valentine’s shirt ordered today.  Numbers are limited and time is running out to get your shirt in time for Valentine’s.  For a limited time use the coupon code “FREESHIPPING” and receive free shipping on your order!!

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Girls Room Tour

Girls Room Tour

I still have few things left I want to do in this room, but for the most part I am finished with the girls’ room so today I am going to share with you the girls room tour.

Girls Room Tour

Our girls room is set up for actually three girls even though I only have two girls.  My niece stays with us a good bit so I have a permanent place set up for her and when its bedtime she knows that is her bed.

Lets look at Taylor’s side of the room a little closer first.  Taylor’s room is decorated with dragonflies in Taylor’s favorite colors blue, green and black.  Her bed and dress were actually mine when I was a child.  I am planning to refinish them in the near future and replace the hardware on them making them more up to date.

This section of this room was previously Noah’s room.  It worked out perfect when we rearranged because the color of Noah’s undersea wall matched perfect with Taylor’s dragonflies, so I didn’t have to repaint the wall.  I did have to change the wall vinyl out through.  In the center of the wall is a metal dragonfly I found at Hobby Lobby.  Then around the dragonfly is silhouettes of more dragonflies.  I actually cut these dragonflies out myself with my silhouette.

Girls Room Tour

On the wall at the head of Taylor’s bed is the pegboard that you have seen previously from Noah’s room.  Now it is re-organized to hold all of Taylor’s jewelry.  The top shelf has her trophies, her pinewood derby car and a bowl with earrings.  Above her bed is a wooden “T” that I picked up at Hobby Lobby and wrote her name on with chalk markers.

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Above Taylor jewelry pegboard is her display frame I made her that you can see more about here.  Since she now has the jewelry pegboard we are only use the center part for hairbows, but the girls don’t wear hairbows anymore so really its just still there because it matches her room.

Lets move back to her bed for a few minutes.  Taylor’s bed is decorated with her dragonfly quilt that I made along with a pillow that I recovered to match her bed and another throw pillow that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  I promise to share more about her quilt soon.  I have actually finished her pillow sham too since I took these pictures.

Girls Room Tour

At the foot of Taylor’s bed is a 3×3 cube organizer.  I picked this one up at Target also along with the baskets that are in it.  Down the center of this organizer are Taylor’s chapter books and some of her crafting books.  In her baskets she has her baby doll stuff, her craft supplies, her electronics and other toys that she plays with.  Each box is organized with plastic boxes I ordered from Dollar Tree and labeled with chalk labels.

Girls Room Tour

The girls room is divided with a sheet we made as a wall.  You can read more about it here.  Along that wall is her dress.  It has her treasure box which holds all her stuff she needs to get ready in the mornings, a picture frame with floating glass I made of her and Alyssa a few years ago (Alyssa has a similar one too) and her piggy bank.

Next moving down that wall is Taylor’s zoo.  I thought I had shared a post all about the zoo but apparently I have forgotten.  I will try to do that soon.  Now that Alyssa and Taylor are sharing a room, Alyssa stores some of her stuffed animals in the zoo as well.

Girls Room Tour

At the opening in our dividing wall is Chassity’s bed.  Chassity loves Elsa, so I cheated with her bed and I picked up some Elsa bedding at Wal-Mart.

Girls Room Tour

Between the door and closet door is a small chest of drawers that has been around since I was a child.  It holds some clothes and stuff for Chassity.  My plan is to refinish it and replace the hardware on it as well.

Girls Room Tour

Now lets move on to Alyssa’s room.  Alyssa’s room is decorated with Paris and her favorite colors pink and black.

On the other side of the closet is Alyssa’s cube organizer.  Its just like the one in the school room except there is only one of it instead of two and I have it standing on the smaller side making it taller rather than wider.  It is below the girls’ TV so on top of it is the Xbox and Wii.  Then Alyssa has baskets in hers to organize some of her stuff and on the other shelves she has her books and Lego box.

Girls Room Tour

Next is Alyssa’s desk.  We actually purchased this desk on Craigslist a few years ago and I repainted it and customized the drawers to go along with Alyssa’s Paris themed room.  When the girls started sharing a room and Taylor lost her desk so the agreement was for Taylor to do her crafting at Alyssa’s desk as well so the girls share the desk even though its mostly holds Alyssa’s craft stuff.  On her desk are the two lamps I made a few years back with coffee filters.  The baskets on her desk are some cup holders I picked up at Dollar Tree and I customized them with the charms to match her room.   Above Alyssa’s desk is her artwork line.  She likes to hang up stuff her and her siblings make.  Also is her wooden chandelier I purchased from Etsy.

Girls Room Tour

Girls Room Tour

Next is Alyssa’s bed, which is decorated with her quilt that I made, a few throw pillows that I recovered and usually a few of her special stuffed animals.

Girls Room Tour

The artwork on her walls is a print I purchased on Etsy of the Eiffel Tower and a wooden Eiffel Tower I picked up at Hobby Lobby.

Girls Room Tour

Next to Alyssa’s bed is her jewelry box I made her when she was about 3 years old.  You can read more about it here.  Since that post I have added hooks to each side of it for her to hang her necklaces on.

Girls Room Tour

Then along the dividing wall on Alyssa’s side of the room is her dresser.  It has some cup holders I customized like on her desk, her lamp, her picture frame with the floating glass that is like Taylor’s and some of her nick nacks.

Girls Room Tour

That is it for the girls room!!  I’ll try to get some post put together about the stuff I have made in their room that I have forgotten to share about.  If you have any questions about anything in their room and where I got it, let me know and I’ll try my best to answer any questions.  Thanks for reading!!

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School Room Tour

School Room Tour

I mentioned in my school update post that we have a new school room.  I even showed you a collage picture of it on Instagram.  But now I am going to fill you in on the details with a school room tour with pictures of every angle!!

School Room Tour

During the summer when we were getting ready for school I was sitting in our sunroom {{aka my craft room, our dog room and previously our school room all in one}} and I was thinking about it and I realized just how much I hated our sunroom being such a multiple purpose room and I really wanted a room that was dedicate to nothing but school.  So I did some rearranging of the children’s bedrooms and we ended up with a dedicated school room.  I’ll show you their rooms later.  Just don’t hold me to how soon later that may be.  =)

I knew I wanted two things in our school room: (1) school desk so each child had their own space and; (2) bookshelf space.  Lots and lots of organized space because lets face it we have a lot of stuff we use everyday in our school room.

Thanks to craigslist (and my wonderful husband) I was able to get these awesome desk for our school room.  They are adjustable in height so they are great for my smallest to my tallest child.  But I actually have them adjusted more for the big kids and less so for Bradley.  But Bradley doesn’t actually sit at his desk, we only use it to hold his binder and pencil pouches.

I already had four chairs in our storage building that we didn’t use so we grabbed them out, cleaned them up and yes they are what still need some work done.  {{I am actually only using three of the four chairs in the school room, I needed the other in the kitchen.}}  I am planning to recover them and made pouches to hang on the back because the kids don’t have quiet enough room in their desk for all their stuff.

School Room Tour

I also needed a teacher desk.  This desk has been used in almost every room of our house and for many different purposes over the years.  It actually makes me really happy to still be using it because it was my great-grandmother’s desk many years ago so it has sentimental value to me.  I still need a better chair for it, but right now I am using butterfly chair from the sunroom in there and it is working out great.  Above my desk I have our calendar, clock and some different posters I have made.  Well, actually when I took the pictures I had taken down last years calendar and I had not purchased a calendar for this year yet.

School Room Tour

I found some school themed fabric at Hobby Lobby and made this simple valance for the window.

School Room Tour

When we rearranged the children’s bedrooms the fish tank had to come out of Noah’s room.  It was drained and moved into the school room with plans to use it later on for school, but right now it is just sitting and waiting.  That will probably be next school year.  ((Yes, I already have next school year planned!!))  You can see the fish tank in the collage picture above, I didn’t really think it was anything “pretty” to show today.

I love having a closet to store some of our supplies and stuff in.  But we won’t look inside it today.  =)  We really need a walk-in closet for our school room.  Maybe when we move!!

Another piece of furniture that had to find a new home when we rearranged the children’s bedrooms was this bookcase from Taylor’s room.  Of course it fit perfect into our school room.  We have our TV hanging above it.  With our assignment dry erase board below the TV.  On the top of the bookcase we have our DVD player, label maker, pencil sharpener, diffuser and right now Noah’s art farm.  The top shelf has some of Bradley’s books on it.  The middle shelf hold two baskets that have changed out through out the school year.  But the baskets are things Bradley plays with.  Then the bottom shelf holds Bradley’s puzzles.  For the most part this is my preschool bookcase.  {{Sorry you can’t see the bottom shelf.}}

School Room Tour

Beside the bookcase is another piece of furniture that came with us to the new school room from the sunroom.  It is the pencil bookshelf I bought from Hobby Lobby.  I use this to display stuff for Bradley’s themed preschool.  I will have books for the current theme, props for the current them and sometimes decorations for the current theme.

School Room Tour

Going on around the room I have the pencil table and chairs set up for Bradley and Chassity.  Above the table I have a pocket hanger.  Each week I will have a song, poem, etc hanging on it related to that week.  Around it are the posters we use all year in preschool.  Also I have a dry erase board that hangs on this wall with the plans for that day/week on it.

School Room Tour

Next to the table and chairs is my stackable organizers I got from Target.  If you have been to my house you will know that I LOVE these things!!  Here I have two 4×2 stackable organizers stacked on top of each other.  I have baskets in some of the cubes but other cubes are open for books and other items.  This is where most of the stuff we use everyday is stored.  I have it organized by subject for the most part.  I found these cute labels for the cubes at Target also.  It makes life so much easier being able to know what is in the basket without having to pull it out.  We have some extra supplies, preschool and misc stuff on this unit also.  On top of it I have our globe, my laminator, my binding machine, our flag, our candy jar and our thermometer.

School Room Tour

Of course above the table and chairs and my stackable organizer I have our maps hanging.  Also we are working on learning cursive ((something public school didn’t teach them)) so along the top of the wall we are slowly adding the letters as we study them in cursive.  Obviously we didn’t start this at the beginning of the year.

School Room Tour

School Room Tour

Then on the wall at the front of the room is my dry erase board with all the posters I have made to help the children.  At the beginning of the year we only had a few posters, but as the school year as gone on we have learned more and more stuff that they need to be able to easily see and remember so I will make a poster or search online for something that fits our needs then I will laminate it and hang it on the wall.  Below our big dry erase board is a hook that holds two smaller dry erase boards.  We use these for different things.

I also have another one of their projects hanging on this wall.  In history they each made a Liberty Bell and I hung them up here.

School Room Tour

I hope you enjoyed checking out our school room!  If you have any questions about any items in our room let me know and I’d be glad to share more with you!!

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New Years Eve Fashion!!!

NYE Fashion

NYE Fashion

I am all about having custom outfits for my children for different events and New Years Eve is no exception.  Getting a good picture of both kids with Taylor’s American Girl Doll was a trick.  Bradley was all about being him silly self, as you can see.

NYE Fashion

Taylor is dressed in a handmade shirt and pants.  The shirt is one that will be offered in my shop for next year.  Her shirt is a solid back short sleeve shirt with gold glitter writing that says “tis the season to sparkle”.  One thing I love about her shirt is while its perfect for New Years Eve its also perfect for any other time of the year too.  Her pants are black minky dot with a ruffles.  The ruffles are black and gold cotton fabric I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  Also when we were at Hobby Lobby we found the cute headband that went perfect with her outfit.

NYE Fashion

Taylor’s American Girl is dressed in a handmade shirt and skirt.  The shirt is a white short sleeve shirt with black glitter writing that says “Sparkle”.  I thought it coordinated well and would be something she could use for her American Girl other than just New Years Eve.

NYE Fashion

NYE Fashion

NYE Fashion

Bradley is dressed in a handmade shirt and jeans.  The shirt is another one that will be offered in my shop for next year.  His shirt is a solid back short sleeve shirt with silver writing that says “If I fall asleep before midnight you can still kiss me”.  As much as everyone always tells him how cute he is, I thought it was just perfect for him.  Of course jeans are always my go to with my boys, even though Bradley would probably prefer some custom made pants, that just wasn’t happening for New Years Eve.

NYE Fashion

 

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