Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday Made It...Monday Meet Me...Eating, Drinking, Linking...Oh My!

It's Monday Made It time, it's Monday Made It time...
I'm kinda dancin' around doin' a conga line thing...except
I'm dancin' by myself...sigh.
Are you picturin' it?
Wish you were here to join in...Pismo Beach is
beautiful and I'm typin' this while the waves are crashin' below,
the seagulls are chirpin', the whales are squirtin' water in the air,
and the seals are barkin'.
So peaceful!
I'm linkin' up with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics for 
one of my most favorite linkys...Monday Made It!

 I love a good deal.  
It makes me feel like I've won an award when I find such a thing.
I found a pack of small 4 x 4 canvases at Tuesday Morning
for $8.99 this past week.  
There were 9 canvases in the pack, so 
that worked out to about a $1 a canvas.
I have one very thin strip of wall in my class that is bare-naked.
I need to put some clothes aka canvases, on that wall.
I decided that I would make the word
to hang on this space.
I painted each canvas black, then printed out
some letters usin' KG's "Love Ya Like a Sister" font.
I then used the letters as a guide to cut out scrapbook paper
letters.  After this step, I used Mod Podge to paint over each
letter on the canvas.  I used two coats.
I think they are really colorful and will
look great up on the wall.
You can tell me the truth if you don't think so.
I can take it.
It's hard to see them on the black canvas, but up close
they are very bright!
I even considered connectin' them to a ribbon, but I'll wait
until I get back to school to see what that will look like.

I had a bunch of fabric left over from my 
I wrote about a few Mondays
I bought some Marble Accents and magnets that were on 
sale to make D-I-Y Fabric Magnets.
This took a little bit of time, but was extremely easy.
I'm really good at easy projects.
I just popped on the finale of Game of Thrones that I had missed.
By the time the episode was finished, so was I with this craft.
Place some Mod Podge on the bottom of a flat marble/rock
and then place glue side onto fabric. 
Paint another layer on the bottom of the fabric and let it dry.
Cut along the edge of the marble/rock with scissors.
Hot glue some magnets on the bottom.

I bought a magnetic, black whiteboard at Michael's for 40% off with a coupon.
Since my mom was with me, I made her bust out her smartphone to 
also get a coupon to purchase a black tabletop easel.
I am usin' the board, easel, and fabric magnets for a display board of
pictures of my Nitty Rose.
On Wednesday, my parents' friends will host a memorial dinner
in honor of my lovin' grandmother and serve a great deal of her favorite foods.  
I wanted to share some special times that she had when she 
visited my parents in California each year. 
I also wrote on a piece of construction paper with some chalk and placed it in a frame.
This will be surrounded by pictures of Nitty enjoyin' food.
She LOVED hamburgers and hot dogs!

I'm also linkin' up with The Teaching Tribune for Monday Meet Me-Week 5

The more I fill out these random facts about myself, the more I realize how
incredibly weird I am.
It's a good thing some of y'all still love me anyways!

This is my friend Kelly from A View into My Classroom.
If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know that
I got to meet Kelly in REAL-LIFE on Saturday.
She came with her sweet husband and little girls to 
my hotel in Pismo Beach to swim while we chit-chatted with one another.
Before we knew it, two hours had passed.
Our conversation just flowed and it seemed like we had
been friends forever and ever!
I'm so glad we were both able to be at the same place, at the same time!
I will definitely be seein' Kelly again some day.
She can't get rid of me that easily!
I hope you go and show Kelly some love and follow her.
She's extremely creative and innovative!

Also, my friend Christy from 
has reached a huge milestone of 1,000 followers.
To celebrate, she is havin' a giveaway.

Christy also has her super fun linky 

I linked up my whole post that I wrote here 
for Saturday Snapshots because I ate A LOT of yummy
food last week.
I hope you will join Christy and check out her giveaway.

Happy Monday, friends!


  1. Hey friend! Thanks for linking up! Sorry about your grandmother but what a precious way to honor her memory! Love the servin some of her favorite foods! So neat! You have been vacay busy! Love your magnets and rockstar sign:) And I pictured the conga and you crack me up:) Thanks for linking up:))))))
    4th Grade Frolics

  2. Alison, so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I really loved the way that you made something special to have along to honor her. The sign turned out really great! Love your projects this week! Those magnets are adorable!
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

  3. Alison, I just love the way that you are celebrating your grandmother's life! It reminded me of my grandma and brought tears of joy to my eyes. It's also a reminder that nothing is more important in this lifetime than people and connections.
    Take care my friend, Amy

    1. So very, very true, Amy! Thank you. XO

  4. LOVE all of your crafts, they are awesome! You are not WEIRD, you are full of life and LOVE! I really loved your post today, you always make me smile! I am thankful to be living inside of your computer, and I am glad you are in mine :-) I know your celebration of Nitty's life is going to be amazing, may you all feel her smiling down upon you! xoxox

  5. Your rockstar canvases are great! I love the color on black background. The board with your Nitty's pictures is beautiful. It sounds like you have a beautiful memorial planned.
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

  6. awww what a sweet board. I want to know some of her favorite foods. I know ice cream is one right? Love the rockstar letters. Get home already so we can do some crafts.

  7. Such a sweet board for your Nitty. I love those pictures of her! The rockstar letters are fabulous and I can't believe you found room in your suitcase!?: Also, I made the same magnets...well..kind of! Great minds think alike, and apparently so do ours!
    Short and Sassy Teacher

  8. Okay, well, I will be singing that Conga song in my head the rest of the day...thanks for that! Also, I think the Mod-Podge people should offer teacher discounts. Seems every post I've read today involved good old MP!
    Teachers Are Terrific!

  9. What a great idea for a memorial for your Nitty! I absolutely love that idea (any idea with food really, but this one sounds so special). Also, I love your colorful Rockstar project!
    Tales of a Teacher

  10. You've been very busy on vacation!! Looks like you've been having tons of fun with your parents! :) However, I will have to agree with Miss Nelson... come home!!

    1. Only 10 more days until I come home! :)

  11. I love all your crafties! I also posted on Made It Monday with a canvas/modge podge craft... isn't modge podge one of the greatest things ever?!
    Can't wait to check out more of your blog! Come check out mine if you get a chance :)

  12. I'm sorry to hear about your Grandma. :( I also LOVE those fabric magnets that you made! Your blog looks awesome!!!
    Mixing it up in Middle

    1. Thank you so very much. The magnets were super easy. I would definitely make them again.

  13. I love all of your creations, so creative, and heartfelt. I think I need that rockstar sign!

    Primarily Speaking

  14. I love big books too but I especially love what you made for your Nitty! :)

    Mrs. Spangler in the Middle

  15. I want to find a Tuesday Morning STAT, I have no use for canvases but I love painting them. So yea...I should probably find a use first, but I am not thinking about that place until August. I do have to ask, how do you get all of your crafts back home? Do you ship them or bring an extra suitcase...I don't know why that is something I worrying about but its just stuck in my head.


  16. You are all over it girl! I LOVE the sweet college and memorial set up you have made for you Nitty. I am also loving your Rockstar creations! I get to go into my new classroom on Wednesday (same school just a science lab set up) so I am going to see what I could do that would be similar to your Rockstar. Your three things you are thankful for is great. I am not a green tea person, but I do love the interweb and big books!!

    Get Your Science on in Room 701

  17. You are def. keeping busy on your summer vacation, and you've made some really cool stuff---love it! Glad you're having a memorial for your grandmother, and what a nice idea to have all of her favorite foods to share with everyone. That's a sweet and thoughtful idea.

    Teaching Powered by Caffeine

  18. That rockstar sign is super awesome and a great deal!

    The memorial looks beautiful

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

    1. Thank you, Anisa! I appreciate that!

  19. Well if you aren't the crafting queen!! Crafting and Cooking...what happened to my napping friend! LOL! Summer is awesome and treating you well! I love the special things you created for your Nitty!
    A Tall Drink of Water

  20. That rockstars canvas is a really great idea. I think that memorial will be such a beautiful tribute!


  21. Loved reading all of your made-its! A wonderful idea to have a memorial dinner and share in the favorite foods of your Nitty. :0) I, too, am thankful for books--of all shapes and sizes (prices, too)! Bless amazonPrime!


  22. You had me rollin' with the I like big books...ha, ha! My husband teases that is his theme song for me...the real one not your I've got a bit of junk in the trunk if you know what I mean. So glad you have enjoyed the beach. Really love your rockstar letters, they are gonna look so great in your room. The memorial collage for Nitty is perfect.

    Luv My Kinders

  23. You doing a conga line by yourself. :) Made me giggle. I love the magnets. I have always admired those on pinterest, just never had the courage to make them myself. Maybe I can do that... Mod Podge doesn't love me... and I don't love it. I am more of a spray adhesive type of gal. Love your memorial for your Nitty. So precious.

    Cassie Lea
    Funky in Fourth

  24. Thanks for stopping by my post. I absolutely LOVE the idea of the memorial dinner for your Nitty. I would love to do this for my OPA (grandfather) who passed away 3 years ago July.
    This Old Art Room

    1. I know someone who does a dinner for their grandfather once a year to honor his memory. I think that's sweet.

  25. Your rock star letters and fabric magnets turned out great! I've never seen fabric magnets like that before, and I really like them. Your memorial board for your Nitty is absolutely perfect!

    Fit to be Fourth

  26. LOVE this ENTIRE post!!! I'm going to have to do a few things too:-) Love your pic! So cute!
    Love, Dianna
    Sassy, Savvy, Simple Teaching

    1. Thank you, Dianna! :) I love your blog name for sure. I just started following you!

  27. What a beautiful tribute to your Nitty! Love the pictures of her enjoying a good meal. Did you know teachers get an extra discount at Michael's? (15% on anything, I think.) Spend away!!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  28. I hope all goes well for your memorial dinner for your sweet Nitty. What a nice way to remember and honor her.

    I love the colors in your Rockstar Canvas - so cute!

    Enjoy your day-
    Learning in the Little Apple

  29. I am stealing a few minutes here at the end of the day to catch up on reading blogs.

    My girls still can't stop talking about "my new friend Alison" and their little Hello Kitty dolls. I'm so glad you guys chose to vacation in Pismo and it worked out that we could meet in person. It's amazing how blogging brings people together! =)


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