I am super excited to share how I make Subway Wall Art. I must give a quick disclaimer before I begin. My husband is really not a fan of said wall art so every piece in the image above is at our little piece of heaven at Table Rock Lake. For some reason, he will let me do whatever I want there (smart man). As you can see from the pics, these signs are EVERYWHERE. Haha! What paint should I use? I have used several different methods for creating these little jewels. Leftover house paint, … [Read more...] about Subway Wall Art
It's not really a secret that I enjoy sales. Sure, I love the junk bargains the most, but hey, I like the new, shiny stuff, too! I have been married into a True Value family for almost 13 years now, and I just recently learned how to navigate all of the different types of sales, flyers and bargains. It can get a little confusing when they start rattling off those words "Bargains of the Month" and "Featured Items" and ... wait, what?! If my last name is on the building and I am confused, I bet … [Read more...] about Bargains, Flyers & Sales – Oh My!
With summer right around the corner, many teens will have time on their hands. If yours is like most, their face will be planted in their phone. As a technology teacher, part of my job is to educate students on appropriate uses of the internet and social media. To be able to do this effectively, I have to be somewhat knowledgeable about what teens are doing. Unfortunately, as our society becomes more connected digitally, it is, in turn becoming more disconnected socially. Many of these so … [Read more...] about 8 Mobile Apps Parents of Teens Should Know About
I cannot say it enough, I LOVE GOOGLE! Their suite of productivity tools for education is amazing. Every day I discover something new I can do to simplify routines and make my classroom run efficiently. One of the coolest things I have done this school year is, create a digital hall pass using a combination of a QR code and a Google form. Posted by the door in my classroom is the code that is linked to a Google form. Students use either the classroom iPad or their own device to scan the … [Read more...] about Create a Digital Hall Pass
I love antique lights! There were many in our house from the 70's that I tried to keep, the key word here is Tried. As usual, the boyfriend puts a kibosh on anything that I need to spend my time to redo, especially electrical … probably because it would require his assistance. And that my friends, is how you can get your husband to disappear to the shop (and not to fix my funky light I found at the junk store either!). When we remodeled our current house, I really wanted a big chandelier over … [Read more...] about Stop Lighting Aisle Confusion