Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday Made It {Home, Labels & Freebie Style}

Where is this summer going?!?! EEK! I was just checking my summer project list and have a noticed I am a little a lot off track. But, I am completely okay with that. This week got a little wacky since I was in class all week and so when I got home all I wanted to do was hang out with this cutie!

So here are my Monday Made Its that I have linked back up with 4th Grade Frolics!

One of my personal goals this summer was to cook a new meal each week. I am happy to report, I did just that on Saturday night and it was delicious!! I bought a pork tenderloin because it was on sale. Let's face it, meat is expensive so I buy what is on sale for the week and make do. I googled a crock pot meal because seriously that is way easier then slaving over the stove all day. I found a fun cooking blog with a delicious recipe. I made a Balsamic Pork Tenderloin with roasted potatoes and a salad. This meal was so good it made it on the list. You know the list that says this was good enough that I would eat it again! Sadly, I did not take a picture but I am just not a food photographer so this picture will do it better justice! This picture is from Add a Pinch and you can grab the recipe while you are there!
Balsamic Pork Tenderloin Recipe | ©

My second Monday Made It was for that cute little boy's room. This was a Pinspired project! I was so proud of myself to make the stripes on the background and not just go buy digital paper. (My wallet  husband thanks me.) I have a deep respect for those of that can create digital papers and clip art because I just do not have the patience for that. So these stripes made me super excited. And thank goodness for KG Fonts! I made them as 8x10 prints and now I just have to go shopping to find the perfect frames for
these bad boys! :)

According to my calender my classroom library should be organized, labeled and ready for the first day of school. HAHA, yeah that has so not happened. I have sorted through all of my little readers and have those ready to go but I have not even attempted my thematic books for my classroom library.  
I am organizing my library in 4 parts this year. I will have a thematic books, topic books, 100 Book Challenge and have a leveled area (by number). This will be an area for my students to find books that are close to their level. It will hold those little tiny readers that are hard to place in a thematic area. My hope is that it will give my students a small selection of book baskets to choose a "just right" book. They will be able to get 3-5 leveled books, 3-5 100 BC books and 3-5 thematic books to place in their book baskets.  l love for them to have TONS of books in their book baskets for "read to self time." So these number labels are for my leveled library area.  I am in LOVE with the black glittery ribbon I am using to attach these labels! For all of my fabulous followers you can grab this set here for FREE..available in black & white backgrounds!

Make sure you hope over and check out all the other awesome Monday Made It Projects! 



  1. LOVE the signs you made for your little boy's room! Super cute! My husband has no idea how many clipart sets and digital papers I have on my computer! LOL!

    One Sharp Bunch

    1. It is so much better that what for our husband's to just not know. :) And thank you so much, I was very impressed with myself for making those signs!


  2. I LOVE the decorations for your son! They are adorable! I may have to try that myself for my son's room! You definitely NEED to go shopping! Ha! (I always tell my husband that)

    Now following you!


  3. I LOVE what you made for your son's room!! So cute!!

  4. Looks like you are getting everything organized! way to go:) Your son's room will be super cute--love it!
    Kayla in the Classroom

  5. That ribbon is awesome and those baskets are gorgeous.

    Aww the art for the boy's room is so cute :)

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

  6. Love those big lots bins. I picked up a few for this year!


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