Sunday, April 21, 2013

Classroom Theme, BBQ season, and Yard Sales

This weekend definitely went wayyyy to quickly. The only good thing is, is that the weeks have been flying by as well. I cannot believe that there is only nine days until May! My countdown continues with only 41 school days left!

My husband, daughter and roommate went around to yard sales yesterday. We didn't find any great ones, but I blame it on my awful OCD about searching for them and wanting to go to certain ones. We should have just went to a few neighborhoods and left it at that. I wound up getting a good deal on Clue Jr, Guess Who, Monster Inc. Memory and a giant floor puzzle, all for just $4. I think my firsties next year will love them all. Hopefully next weekend will be more successful.

BBQ Season! Ahhh...I love it. It is getting warmer outside, everywhere you go you can smell the grill cooking up something delicious. We have been BBQin' the past few weekends and plan to do it every weekend until it is too cold to sit outside! I love soakin' up the sun, listening to music, hanging out with friends and family and mixin' up a new recipe. Here are two of my favorite side salad recipes:

Avocado Salad-
2 ripe avocados
1 can of corn (optional)
1 package of cherry tomatoes
mozzarella cheese (I like to get the fresh mozzarella balls that Harris Teeter has at their salad bar)
light Balsamic vinegar dressing (My favorite is Newman's Own)

(Borrowed picture from ValSoCal)
Simple Pasta Salad-
Tri-color rigatoni
black olives
summer sausage, hard salami or pepperoni
cheddar cheese (cut into cubes)
light Italian dressing (Kraft makes a good olive oil dressing that has a basil flavor, pretty good)

(Borrowed picture from Favorite Family Recipes)

Classroom THEME!!!! I decided to have an Under the Sea classroom theme for my new first grade class next year. Of course, I went right over to ScrappinDoodles and bought their Scuba Kids clipart collection and went to town. Many of my colleagues and friends seem to be fascinated by how quickly I put together my TpT products and the biggest tip I have is to re-use your original ideas and use them as templates for new ideas. I created my whole Under the Sea theme today!

In the bundle I have taken all my popular TpT items and transformed them into an Under the Sea theme including: Where Are We? Sign, Classroom Jobs, Digital Schedule Cards, Behavioral Chart, Calendar Months, Voice Levels, Hand Signals and Desk Name Tags. Click on the picture of each product to purchase them individually. Click on the bundle above to get all eight products for $15.00, that's $5.00 of savings!!!

And because I love freebies...the first five followers to comment on this post will get one of the items from the bundle for free!


  1. Hi Lindsay,
    Your unit is super cute and I can't wait to try that avocado salad! Looks delicious!! So happy to be your newest follower!

    Table Talk with C & C

    1. Let me know which product you would like from my new theme bundle and your email!


  2. Your under the sea theme is adorable! Thanks for visiting!

    1. Let me know which product you would like from my new theme bundle and your email!


  3. Lindsay I just found your blog and too am amazed at how fast you create such cute things. Thanks for all the great tips!

  4. Thinking ahead to a theme for next school year! Love your blog and all of your under the sea creations!

  5. I'm thinking about using an under the sea theme next year too! Your stuff is so cute!!

  6. Oh as a fellow Lindsie/Lindsay I am disappointed that I found you too late to get in on the freebie! I am thinking of making my new classroom an under the sea theme.
    Hope yours is going well!

  7. Just purchased the set!!! Can't wait to use it.... love the ocean theme!!