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I am linking up with the one and only Cara Carroll of The First Grade Parade 
for her Favorite Pins Linky Party.

Before I ever got the guts to be a blogger I pinned....I pinned a lot! 
My pinning has slowed down a bit lately but pinterest sure is my go to spot whenever 
I need to get the creative juices flowing!

Here are some of my recent pins that I am loving.

This is absolutely amazing! I want my husband to build one yesterday. 

I am in love with this braid. I wish I had 6 more arms to make this happen. 
I can do a french braid in my hair, but it is not nearly this good! 
If I was ever really really rich (like Jennifer Aniston- I'm watching Friends right now) I would have someone do my hair everyday. I am not so much a hair do-er.

We have a small room in our house that was a baby nursery, but since I don't have any little babies anymore it is going to become my office. My two little gals share a room now.
 Did you hear that? It's the choir of angels singing that I have my own space to make my own mess in.
Here are some things that are inspiring me to get my rear in gear.

I am loving the use of these clipboards. I'd go with something a little more lady-like, but I love this concept. plus it's easy to change it it's not working for you.

 How cool is the idea of slipcovering a boring old office chair? In the tutorial the woman does it in my style too- no pattern and a lot of staples!

This is such a fun sign. Might help me keep my head focused and in the game!

I have been thinking about this repurposed crib forever. We still have a crib up that needs to come down. I think I would love to do this. I can't decide if I should keep a kids art desk in my office space or not. My thinking is no matter what they are going to follow me in there so it may be nice to have a space for them to keep busy. 

This has been an awesome inspiration for me. 
I'd like to do a little something like this in the office and also in my girls' room. 

Lastly, I'd like to sum up my summer as this so far...or maybe all year.

I am still almost a month and a half out from heading back to school. That's not to stay I haven't bought some things at Target and Walmart. But, I haven't done much physically to get stuff going. Just a lot of mental preparation! 
I just keep telling myself I need to get the office together to get work done- that's double layered procrastination. 
But I have looked at these two cute apples units I am going to dive into in the fall!
I have them in my overflowing cart on TPT!
These are from Around the Kampfire

This goodness is from Just Wild About Teaching

Also I imagine many of you are getting ready for the fall too!
I have put together a little something that is great for practicing those short vowel sounds that we need to smoosh into our kids heads. 
I am a huge fan of phonics and really teaching kids how words work and come together. 
In my school we are moving away from Reading St. so I created some phonics printables to serve as independent practice for my kiddos. 
You can also use them for morning work, homework, intervention or small group work. 
There is a lot of detailed coloring involved as well which is great for working those fine motor skills!
I'm even thinking of letting my class use skinny markers or colored pencils...oooo...exciting!
There are five printables for each vowel and also a bonus set of mixed practice work. 
Here's a preview. 

Leave a comment to get PHONICS PRINTABLES for free!!
I will pick a winner tonight!
Be sure to leave your email. 
I used random number generator- Congrats to J.R. for winning the Phonics Printables!


  1. I love all of your pins...especially the crib and laundry sign, lol! Your phonics pack looks awesome!!! Are you getting a new reading series? We use Reading Street at my school.

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  2. Love the crib repurposing idea! We bought the bed rails for our crib, so once the baby girl can be trusted to stay in bed, we will convert the crib the a double bed for the 4 year old, who's still in the toddler bed.... I'd love to win your phonics printable a pack! Looks like it would be great practice!
    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

  3. I am in love with the wall decorations! I downloaded the short a freebie...its great! I would love to win the whole packet!! :)
    bytheway- i love this post..favorite pins friday!

  4. I love your pins that you shared, but most of all I love the packet you made! I downloaded your freebie, and it is fabulous! I can't wait to use it! You are very talented!

    1. I didn't leave my email. eliabarn29@gmail.com

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  6. I giggled when I read about your pins. Especially the hair one. My hair is either straight or curly. I can do a french braid too, but typically don't style my hair.

    That's exciting that you'll have your own space! I have a room too, but it's taken me a while to figure out what I want in there. I'm hoping it gets done before I go back to school next month. Yikes!

    Your short vowel phonics pack looks great! It looks like it's loaded with goodies.

    Super Sparkly in Second

  7. Wow I just found summer projects for the hubby, love the cute swing/ fireplace, crib to desk, and the clipboard diy, I'm doing Kinder this year and would love to win this phonics packet!

  8. Those are some great pins. Your new pack looks great. I'd love to win!

  9. LOVE that pack. What a fabulous resource. Just stumbled across you on insta and I'm so glad!

  10. LOVE the fire pit! I will have to put that on my husband's "to do list" too! You are a girl after my own heart! FUNNY pins- laughed out loud! Phonics looks like another great one! Hope I win! Jen jennifer.steinacher@meeker.k12.co.us

  11. I love the fire pit pin. The hubs and I have been trying to figure out what to do in our yard and something like that would be so fun. I am in love with your short vowel pack! I hope I win.


  12. I am always looking for good phonics activities and homework. I would love to win your packet for my kindergartners!


  13. Your phonics pack looks great! As a special education teacher, this is something I spend A LOT of time working on with kids of all ages! I would love to win!

    Have a great weekend!! :)

  14. I would love to use your phonics pack with my 1st graders! This is my second year of teaching and I know your packet would be very useful to my students!


  15. I'm the same...I haven't started doing any real back to school stuff yet..just "mental planning" (aka telling myself Oh yeah, I should do that...eventually). I'm always on the look out for some new ways to do phonics stuff!

  16. I'm new to first grade, so I would love to add your phonics printables to my list of slowly growing resources:-) Also, I am going to repin that firepit/swing ASAP. I.love.it.

  17. I loved the laundry pin. That is me! I would also love the fire pit with the swings. I would love to win! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Your pack looks great! Love that yellow bed, too!!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  19. Your Phonics Printables would make great center ideas for my little firsties.
    Practice makes it better.


  20. Love the Phonics Printables! Exactly what I've been looking for!



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