Thursday, December 31, 2009

Welcome 01.01.10

Welcome 01.01.10!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Let me introduce you to the newest member of the family....Sadie Beth Bratton. We think she is around 4-5 months old. Kourtney was volunteering at the animal shelter and fell in LoVe with this pup. She is a Shepard mix and so amazing. Kourt has wanted a dog for YEARS. She wrote a 3 page essay why she wanted the dog, how she would take care of it, and a promise that it would be her dog and her responsibility! How could we not let her have a pup. So far so good!!!!!!!! The first week was loud, stressful, and irritating but now I kinda like her! What a sweetheart. She LOVES her momma!! Kourt can't leave her sight without Sadie whining and sweet!

Friday, November 27, 2009


What a great day! Spent it with my family and the movies with my best friend!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Random Memories

Halloween 2009. Daddy handing out candy as we drove to a friends house.

Zakaroo as Batman. He was so excited. I found this suit at a consignment even for $6.Batman found the Joker and the Riddler. (The joker is his sisses' fella and the riddler was a friend of the joker.)

Pumpkin carving at the president's House. Carved pumpkins all lit up.

Free Flu shots in our county. That was FuN!
Kourt's Senior Night for Volleyball. I still can't believe she is a senior!!!! WWwaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh
Beautiful Arkansas scenery!!!!! I love Fall!!!!!!!
My creative husband fixing dinner.
My "new" living room. Had the bug to rearrange.

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Remember this bedskirt back in June? I paid $1.50 for it. How many ways can I use this as fabric?? Well let's just see....
One....little blurry but can you see the fabric?

TWO....holding up a sign.
THREE.....ribbon to spice up a glass jar holding a plant.
FOUR....wrapped around a candle.
FIVE....a valance in my dining room.
SIX....hard to see but it accents the lamp shade.
SEVEN....EIGHT....NINE....TEN.....who knows. I have a lot left!!
I can't believe this was $1.50 bedskirt!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I am so ready for Fall!!!!!! and My First Metamorphisis Monday

I am so excited to join for their Metamorphosis Monday. I have a couple items that I have been working on. Last month I did a little thright shopping and found a couple goodies.
First, I found these old windows $4 each......
And I turned on into hold my daughters work schedule since I can never seem to keep up with it!

Second, I found this picture with gorgeous wood frame for .25.
A little spray paint, cut up place mat......
That's all I have, today, for MM. Hope you enjoyed the pics. I love using no money to make amazing decorations!!!

Now, for a little Fall decorating!!!!!!!!

I Spy book for Halloween in my kitchen..........

Another Halloween book in the kitchen.........

My kitchen window has "EEK" framed and 2 glass pumpkins with candles in them.....
Hutch decked out in fall colors..........

Kitchen table with my rooster, scale, and a pumpkin on top of a fall rug.....
Wooden ladder with fall blankets........
Candles and such in living room..........
Entertainment area............

Thank you for visiting. God bless!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Best Part of my Classroom

My favorite part of my classroom....

MY PICNIC TABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since my classroom is farm themed I HAD to have a picnic table. Do you know how hard it is to find one with movable benches?? Yep...HARD! But my loving, amazing, fab, dad let me have his!

This is the view as you enter my classroom door! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!
THANK YOU DAD!!!!!! You rock!!!!!!!! I think of you every time I sit on it with my kids, grade papers, or have a snack.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Classroom redo

I am a teacher and even though I spent many hours on my classroom you never know if the set up will work until you use it!
My desk area is a little different. I moved the organizer to the hutch.

The back area of my desk is different too. I moved the file cabinet and fridge since I was having problems getting into the fridge!! I accidentally left it open and it defrosted :-(. I also stacked the file system and added my CD player and CDs.

Moved my reading chair to the other side of the room and gave my storage area a little more room.

The first day I realized my teaching desk was not going to work. It was in fornt of the SMartBoard and I couldn't see the kids or the board as I taught. Now it is to the side and works out well!

Never really liked this area. Added a plant and so far it's ok! LOVE the toewl and kleenex holder but not too crazy about the plant.
Cubbies are no longer crooked but straight to add more storage room.
Desks have been rearranged. Now that I know their personalities (talkers, non-workers, and roaming eyes) I can place them better.
My reading chair (and nap chair on those days a kid is sick or ME! during my break).
My storage area. Look cluttered but up close it is very organized!
My desk...
Close up of the area behind my desk.
My desk. The tool box holds paper clips, notepads, and graderes. (No tools to beat the kids with.)
Area above the file cabinet. Love me some coffee!!! Notice the mug? "Today's Agenda Get Through It"!! So true! It was a gift from a student a couple years ago! Do they know their teacher?!?!?!?
Well there it is! Of course, knowing me it will change next week. ALWAYS thinking of better ways to function!