Saturday, February 16, 2013

Dr. Seuss Project

Read Across America better known as Dr. Seuss Day will be here in about two weeks. At my school we are responsible sending up student work samples of "Seuss-y" stuff to plaster the front hallways by the entrance.

Last year the students made Dr. Seuss Characters. This year we did something different. I saw an "iPad" project from Delighted in Second and decided to make Seuss iPads. Best thing of all, the template was FREE!

Students had to create 9 Seuss Apps. Then they created an App Manual for each Seuss App. Basically the App Manual consisted of Book Overviews.


Do you do any special projects during Read Across America Week?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

I can't believe it's been a year since I got engaged... and now I'm married! Time sure flies when you're planning a wedding, LOL.

Last year I used my Cricut and made my students cards. This year I got lazy! I found some cute Valentine's Day Seuss Scrapbook Paper and just cut it to fit a blank card and then I printed out a Seuss quote put it on the inside of the card. Then I found these cute bubble gum tube favors from Sam's Club.

One of my resolutions was to show my colleagues that I appreciate them... you know, be a "bucket filler."

I found this wonderful cookie shop on Etsy, A Cookie Jar, unfortunately she just put her shop on vacation so you can't browse her items, but when she returns it's worth a look! She has mini cookies for all types of themes (Apples, Owls, Birthday, Butterflies, Frogs, Princess, Bowling, Pirates) and they are DELICIOUS too. Definitely worth the money. She books up fast though. You can take a peek at her feedback to see her work.

I ordered some pink and red owl mini cookies for Valentine's Day. Then I ordered some cute owl Valentine Cards from Tiny Prints. I used my Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge to make treat boxes. I can't wait to surprise my coworkers tomorrow!

Did you do anything special for your colleagues for Valentine's Day?

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Wedding Pictures

More pictures of my December 1st wedding...

My mother and I before the ceremony.
 The handsome groomsmen. My two nephews are in front along with my lil cousin the Ring Bearer, he stole the show!
 My Goddaughter and Cousin. I found a shop on Etsy, Songs from the Garden, and she did my bridal flowers, boutonnieres, flower girl basket and ring bearer pillow. I loved working with her and they turned out wonderful! 
My sister and I. She hated the orange dress, but oh well, it wasn't her wedding! I put a picture of my late father on my bouquet. I got that idea off of Pinterest!
The bridesmaids. My two Goddaughters are in the front on the left and my new niece is on the right.
 The entire bridal party. I always wanted to pair some "color" with gray for my wedding. I wanted pink but my husband to be wasn't thrilled with that, but orange is another favorite color of mine so we went with that and everyone loved it!
 One of my best friends got us an antique car for the wedding. It was a nice touch.

Gotta love Virginia weather... December 1st... 65 degrees!
 A parent at my school, Cakes by Gabrielle, made our wedding cake. It was carrot cake with vanilla and chocolate cupcakes. Very tasty!
 Our first dance. You can't tell here, but I had a fever and apparently bronchitis that wasn't diagnosed until winter break! Teachers... we just keep going and going and going.

Mustered up enough energy to smile one last time at the reception. I really just wanted to take some Nyquil and go to sleep. I also gotta give a shout out to my hair stylist and make up artist Karen Wilson. If you're familiar at all with black hair you know that many black women straighten their hair but two years ago I made the decision to wear my hair in it's natural state... kinky curly, and Karen makes look fabulous every time I see her!