Friday, July 18, 2014

5 for Friday!

Happy Friday!!!  During the school year, I do love Fridays.  We have a lot going on in school, and we always try to have some family movie night at home.  During the summer though, it doesn't feel all that much different than any other day of the week.  Sometimes I forget what day of the week it is - which isn't a bad problem to have at all!  If it weren't for my tutoring jobs, I'd go through the whole summer not knowing the date.

Today I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for 5 for Friday!

1.  New Rugs!

I have a weird aversion to buying rugs (and curtains) for my home.  I always love how they look at other people's homes, and my mother is ALWAYS telling me I need curtains and rugs, but I never can make myself buy them.  I don't know why it's so hard for me - everything is returnable and replaceable.  If I brought it home and hated it, I could always return it!  This week though, I decided that our kitchen floor needed a rug to break up all the hardwood.  I spent several days forcing myself to look at lots of stores, and yesterday I found this at Target.  

I loved it.  I think it's a perfect combination of my favorite decorating colors and it goes well with everything I already have in my kitchen.  I ended up getting 2 of them to help fill the space and I'm so glad I did!  (So is my son... I keep finding him lying down on the rugs pressing his face into the soft material.  Maybe that's a sign we need more carpets in our lives?)

2.  "Cheers"

My little guy learned how to "cheers" this week.  Actually he's been doing it for a couple weeks but this week he started saying "deers" when clinking his glass to ours.  It's so stinking cute... I find myself carrying around my water bottle all day so he can cheers me.  

3.  A Giveaway!

I'm joined up with My Carolina's Classroom for a giveaway!  If you want to find out more about what I contributed, head here.  While you're checking it out, be sure to follow my blog - and hers too!  There are a lot of amazing things included in the giveaway, including over $100 worth of TpT products AND a $25 Amazon gift card!

4. Big Brother!!

I've been so busy this week I haven't seen ANY of the episodes!  Luckily, I've also been to busy to keep up with my social media accounts (except for Instagram, so THANK YOU to anyone who watches for not sharing details!) so I have no idea what's been happening.  Once I've posted this blog, I'm hoping to turn it on!  I can clean and unpack while it's playing in the background... I hope!

5.  My New Office!

I don't have any pictures of this, but my husband has been busily trying to get our new office unpacked and organized.  We've never had an office before, and we're both SO excited about it!  The room isn't that big, but we managed to get a huge bookshelf (the UNdecorated one that I'll tell you all about this week on Monday Made It) in there along with our desk.  We're both huge readers, so our shelf is crammed full of books.  My husband was actually devastated that both shelves didn't fit in there... I was secretly glad so I could use the other one in the baby's room and jazz it up!  Anyway, our office will be great once it's done.  I'm excited to have a place to hang my diplomas and to keep all my TpT stuff out of our living room!  It used to take over my life like you can't believe... or actually I you can.  I've seen lots of office/living room pictures on Instagram that look JUST like mine!

Happy Friday everyone!
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  1. Sarah! I love that rug! I like rugs in my house, but I always change my mind because of the cost! Love it when I find a great one at a low price. Cheers!
    Teachers Are Terrific!

  2. The cheers story is too cute! You did a great job picking out the rug too :)

    Learnin' Books

  3. That's a great rug - well done for overcoming your aversion and getting one. I just got a great new one for my classroom which is perfect for covering a stain that just won't come out!
    Growing Little Learners