Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday Made-It: Revamped Teacher's Chair

Hey ya'll!
I'm excited to link up today with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made-It!

I've always envied the teachers with those cute teacher chairs in their circle-time area, but I just couldn't bring myself to spend a lot of money on one. After seeing some adorable chairs on instagram, I decided it was time to make my own. I posted a search for a chair in my local area facebook group and quickly came home with this chair for $35. Not bad!

 I then asked my friend, Freddy, if he could help me recover it, and we were ready to go! I headed to Hobby Lobby and found this fabric that I LOVE! (It's actually duck cloth, whatever that means.) I bought 4 yards and that was the perfect amount.

Here are some pics of the process. We did not take off the original fabric. We just covered it. (By we, I mostly mean Freddy.) We weren't able to remove the feet, so that complicated things. We used lots of pleating and folding to get a clean look.


And here's the finished product! I LOVE IT!!

Not an official "made-it," but since we rarely blog, I wanted to share that Ashley and I finally bundled our 1st grade math tubs!! You can find the bundle in my TPT store (Jana Guerra).
It's currently discounted as part of a #summerSALEbration that we are doing with some TPT friends. We have lots of sales and giveaways planned in the next few days, so search #summerSALEbration on instagram to check it out! (Do you follow us on instagram?? You should!)
That's it for now! head over to 4th Grade Frolics to check out the other Monday Made-Its! :)

Friday, July 1, 2016

Get Your Meet On

We did it!!! We officially hosted our FIRST teacher meet-up with Jordan from Hey Hey First Grade...and we're happy to say after all the hard work we'd TOTALLY do it again! We attended the Grapevine Get Your Teach On conference hosted by Deanna Jump & Hope King so we thought that would be the perfect place to meet some of our virtual teacher friends. We were hoping to have a small dinner with a few teacher bloggers who happened to be attending the conference, but as the RSVPs kept rolling in we realized we had a TEXAS sized meet up on our hands, including some extra special guests (see pics below). We're so grateful for everyone who stopped by and joined in our meet-up fun.
Thanks Hope (Elementary Shenanigans) for an AMAZING conference!
Many thanks to Cara (The First Grade Parade) & Abby (The Inspired Apple) for stopping by! It was so fun to meet you both!
So great meeting Chris (Famous in First) & Amy (Step Into 2nd Grade)!

A meet up isn't complete with a few giveaways and we had some GENEROUS donations! We have to say a HUGE thank you to all of our giveaway donors!
Thanks to ESGIGet Your Teach On, iPadpalooza, Teacher Created Resources, Teachers Pay Teachers, A Modern Teacher, Go Noodle, Renee Williams, Laura Beth Schneider, & LaRueChic Boutique.

Here are a few "behind the scenes" pics as we prepared for the conference days in advance the night before at roughly midnight.
We have the best friends EVER! Thanks for all of your help!
Such a fun night and we're so grateful for all of our virtual teacher friends who came together to #getyourmeeton!