Monday, June 15, 2015

Forgive me readers...for I have sinned...

Forgive me readers...for I have sinned...

It's been 8 months since my last post.

I could sit here and list all of my excuses...

I planned a weddin'.
I moved.
I got married.

I went on a honeymoon.
My grade level had 4 state tests.
I took up a new hobby of cross-stitchin'.
I read books that didn't start with "Once Upon a Time".
 I watched a lot of Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.
I cut open and broke my finger.
I was tired.

I could just ask you for forgiveness.
Forgive me?

I'm not goin' to make empty promises that I will be back full force
with bloggin' because I might be lyin' to both of us.
I will just have to take it one linky at a time.

I've missed you all though.
That should count for somethin'...right?

Lots of cool things happened in my classroom this past year.
You'll just have to take my word for it.

I thought the best way to ease myself back into bloggin' would be to 
link up with my friend Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for "Monday Made It".

Tara's post last week was an inspiration to me
because she made it a point
to state that it's okay to make stuff for home and not just school I did.
(Disclaimer:  Jerm, my awesomeness husband, did all the dirty work...
I just bossed him on what to do...
because I still have a broken finger...
he's the best!)

Jerm and I have been watchin' HGTV's "Flea Market Flip" on Netflix.
It gave us the idea to browse some antique and second hand/thrift stores to find
some treasures to "flip".

We got this table for free.

We found these two chairs at a shop for $20 a piece.
We talked the lady into givin' them to us for $40...
instead of her askin' price of $50.

We got this outdoor fabric at Jo-Ann Fabrics for 50% off.
The sweet lady accidentally cut into our yard so we got an additional 30% off.
This cost about $7.50

We sprayed them with Rust-Oleum's Gloss Seaside.  
Three cans of this cost about $12.

Total project cost less than $60.

I'd say our table and chairs flip was a success!

I can't wait to read what everyone else has made.  

Happy Monday, friends!


  1. First off, you're forgiven as long as you forgive me for also not blogging since November... HAHA! I love watching Flea Market Flip and I think y'all did a fabulous job! You should try and get on the show! Tell Lara to get down to Florida! Welcome back friend :o)

    Teaching with a Touch of Twang

  2. You're back!!!! I was wondering what fun life things you were up to since you've been MIA... sounds like you have been up to some amazing (and not so amazing things-aka tests). I'm OBSESSED with Flea Market Flip. I keep telling my husband when we move out of this apartment life and get into a house that I'm gonna go crazy at flea markets and such to try to replicate the beauties (well let's be honest, not everything people whip up on that show are my kind of beautiful) on that show! Yours turned out FABULOUS! Glad you are back- and congrats on all the fun and new changes! :)

  3. The real world comes first, but I am glad you're back. Your table & chairs look fabulous.
    Grade School Giggles

  4. Oh, I was soooo happy to see your pic on MMI!!! Glad you are back. Your sabbatical sounds awesome though! Hope to hear from you more!

    Hodges Herald

  5. Good to see you back! I was MIA for quite some time as well. Life...
    Your table and chairs look great! That is my favorite shade of blue.

    Fit to be Fourth

  6. You are totally forgiven! So glad to see you are back and doing well! Love your "new" table and chairs. They came out fabulous! Hugs my friend!

    Luv My Kinders

  7. Girlfriend, I have missed you! So glad you're (sort of) back! Hope your finger heals soon. Wish I had your magic touch with craft projects!!!


  8. I just saw that show a few weeks ago for the first time! Loved it and your flip....FAB!! Thanks for linking up in all your busyness.....Take care of that finger:)

  9. You looked so beautiful on your wedding day! You have been very very busy. I LOVE the colour of your chairs! I will talk to you so soon. Have a great week!
    Barton's Buzz

  10. I love that show! Glad to see you stop back in! :) great color choice.
    Simple Insights

  11. I've missed you girl! I have been wondering where you went to. Glad to see you're back!!

    I love the table and chairs!! They look super awesome.

    Learning to be awesome

  12. I love what you have done with it friend! I am glad to see you post too! Netflix is a teachers best friend in the least mine lol. Have a good week!

    Get Your Science on in Room 701

  13. Either I am posting this comment twice, or my google chrome hates me. Either way so happy to see you blogging again. And considering next week, fingers crossed, we will own a house and with only pennies to fill it your furniture flip has definitely sparked some inspiration!


  14. So glad to have you back....even just now and then. You have had a very full year!!! I fear that your pretty awesome table and chair flip may make you sit outside with a drink or book and not blog so I am not a fan : )

  15. Well I have been upset because I've missed you! But since you did a fabulous job on your table and chairs...I forgive you!!

    A Tall Drink of Water

  16. Your "flip" project looks great! I have a hard time seeing the "vision" of projects like that, though I'd love to give it a try!

    A Very Curious Class

    1. Watching Flea Market Flip has definitely made me see things in a different way. Now I just need more room at my house and a wallet full of cash. Lol!

  17. Hi Friend!!!!!
    I think we both had the same idea of comping back to this old blogging thing after a well deserved break! Those chairs are gorgeous and I can't wait to see what else you've been up to!
    Short and Sassy Teacher

  18. Sweet! I love your flip! My favorite thing to to is flip thrifty finds...seriously love it. It's amazing how you can turn something plain or ordinary or in some cases, downright ugly into a beautiful, one of a kind piece! Congratluations on the wedding! And, I hope the finger feels better soon...:)

  19. First, you have a great name, spelled correctly. :)

    Second - I recently moved to FL (Nov 2013) I started to blog again, and I was wanting to talk to some other FL bloggers, especially those somewhat close to me! I am in Pensacola!

    If you're ever wanting to have a Northern FL blogger meet up, that would be fun!

    -Alison :)

  20. Hey Stranger! Love, Love, Love your flipped table! I've only blogged twice this school year as well. Too many changes to keep up with at home and at school! Maybe we will motivate each other to rejoin the blogging world? Hugs!


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  22. So glad you are back! You and your hubby did a great job on your flip!

    Forever in Fifth Grade

  23. Welcome back, friend! I've missed reading your posts! You were a beautiful bride, and I hope marriage has been treating you well. Can't wait to catch up on what's going on in your life. Love the chairs!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

  24. Welcome back! I've been a huge blogging slacker, myself, so I'm happy to find out that I'm not the only one. You've had some GREAT excuses, though! Your wedding pic is beautiful...I hope married life is all that you hoped it would be!

    Shafer's Shenanigans

  25. Finally just getting a chance to read this! Super cute project. I would love to do something similar for our back patio. Now I'm going to start looking for great flea market finds!
    Nice to see you back :)
    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

  26. Super great to "see" you here! I'll forgive you as long as you forgive me for reading this almost a month after you posted it! :) My hubby and I are a teeny bit obsessed with Flea Market Flip and have been planning our own flips too. Hope they come out as well as yours!

    Mrs. Spangler in the Middle


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