Nursery Help! Poll!

So, through talking to a friend I work with, I have a little nursery dillemia....HELP! 

At first, I thought I wanted to do the little boy's nursery in the brown, aqua, and orange color scheme....see here.... it all really centered around this thing....

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I love this hamper!!!   I found it on Pinterest and comes from this online store

But, after talking with Lexy, I may have changed my mind. 

Now, I'm thinking about a yellow, black and grey color scheme....centered around this....

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I know....funny....but the basic idea is the same....

Safari theme with elephants and other animals...like tigers....and whta I love about the 2nd scheme is that I could still do aqua and orange accents...just a few.  The 2nd idea seems so much manly to me...but I'm not sure.  It would go better with darker furniture which I like. 

HELP!  Vote on your favorite. 

Which color scheme do you like better for the nursery?
Aqua, Orange and Brown
Yellow, Black, and Grey
Create your own poll
Thanks! Sara


Pinterest School Projects - Part 1

This is summer I wanted to tackle some organization issues that I have in my classroom.  I'm going to be teaching 3 different classes (one new class that I'm in charge of writing curriculum for), plus I'm going to be gone on maternity leave for 6 weeks, plus I'm coaching basketball....yes, I'm a little stressed.  But, after fighting Molly for a nap today (she did finally go to sleep in my bed), I decided I would complete a couple of easy projects that were on my list. 


My students have an AWFUL time remembering to put their names on their homework papers...even tests.  So, this white bucket will be home to the solution....highlighters.  The buckets will sit on top of the turn-in drawers.  The students will be required to highlight their names.  If they don't, the papers get trashed.  For the past five years, I've kept a "no name" board...pain in my booty. 

Bucket: target Dollar Bin (99 cents actually)
Printable: Pinterest Blog (Yes, I understand it's a kindergarten thing but their is ZERO reason that freshman can't use the idea too)

I'm not really sure how this will work but I'm hoping to alleviate problems with pencil sharpening during class but using this system.  It's pretty self-explainitory.  Sharpened pencils goes in the red container, blue pencils goes in the blue container.  Containers are also from Target's summer collection and used to hold straws.  (the straws are now living in a kitchen drawer so Molly can play with them) :)

Printables: Pinterest blog

In all reality, I see myself making the blue container a Pen holder instead....I don't get the loaned writing utensils back a lot of the time.

Also on my list of things to do this summer:
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I'm always losing my remotes ( I have 4 to keep track of) and markers for my white board. I think I'll probably end up doing about 3 of these.  I haven't been able to find containers yet. 

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I love this idea. 

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Objective board..I'm envisioning something like this but obviously not this exact thing. 

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Teacher Binder - b/c I'm teaching three classes and I want to reorganize my classroom a little bit this year...(Hey, after five years, I think I should step back and evaluate), I'm going to try this and see how it works.  For the past five years, I've bought my own grade book/planner from the local teaching store.  This year, I'm going to try and crete my own.  We'll see.....it's going to require me to print a lot of things off, hole punch and then organize. 

Turn in drawers....currently I have trays, which are really fine but I like the look of the drawer better.  I'm going to buy two three-drawer containers.  One stack will be for my A day classes, and the other for my B day students (we are on block scheduling) Each class (I have 6 all together) will have their own drawer.  It will keep me on the ball of grading homework and keep everything a little bit more organized. 

A high school version of a "word wall"...we are going to key term quizzes and tests throughout the year in our freshman history classes.  You know, words that kids should understand, but that aren't taught a lot of the times in the lower grades...Ex: suffrage: definition is NOT "the act of making people suffer." but instead is "the right to vote"...think about that first definition when I say that the women's suffrage movement unit is something funny in my classroom a lot of times. So, I'm going to create a word wall and cover it with key terms and definitions. 

Add to this list, write a new class curriculum, review the other two classes, write 3 classes worth of sub plans, convert all my power points to Slide Rocket (so they can be on the "cloud),  re-do my class's website, etc, etc. etc.  Yea, once we get back from Disney World (we leave a week from tomorrow), my summer is OVER!

Oh well...but hey...teachers get three months off right? 

God Bless!



We are team.....

BLUE!!!! We found out Tuesday that we will welcome a baby boy into the Floyd family!!  We are super excited and cannot wait to meet Mr. Floyd...

Now the real plannig begins!!!

God Bless!



Home Tour: Bathrooms

Today's post is all about the home of the throne: the bathroom...We have 3 1/2 baths in our new home.  That's a lot of cleaning to do but it's actually ok.  Justin does a great job of maintaining them!  :)  (I don't do toilets)

This is our master bath.  It is right off of our bedroom so of course, that's nice.  This is our shower.  It was a selling point of the house.  It's a bit hard to get or keep clean but I'm pinning some ideas on pinterest on how to really clean the grout. 

It's got a nice seat and two sprayers.  The one of the right is more of a spa style one.  We don't use it very much but it's nice to have. 

One of the things that we gave up for the house is double sinks and you know, it's not a huge deal.  I haven't been spit on yet so I think we will make it with just one.

 I'm going to have the mirror in the master and the 1/2 baths framed like this one. 

This is Miss Molly's and baby #2's bathroom.  It's the bath at the very end of the hall (right outside the master bedroom door).  We didn't paint the walls, but I love the color and think I'm going to leave it.  

If this second baby is a boy, this bath is probably going to have to be a little more gender neutral come 10 years from now but hey, I'll deal with that when it comes. Love the mirror.  It came with the house and it totally fits in the bath.

This is where I store most of Molly's bows and things.  The smaller one is for ponytail holders and clips and the right one is for bigger bows and flowers. I actually came up with this idea all on my own...no pinterest needed. :)

Bathroom #3...The guest bath/newest...I'm making this one into the Razorback room.  I still need to get a flag for the shower curtain, a stoll cover and a couple of more decor items but I like how's it's come along since we moved in.  It's a smallish bathroom with very little vantity space (see below) but it's probably the most used bathroom b/c it's right off the den (with the tv)

The sink is a little more modern than we are but for something that I didn't pick out, it's okay. 

 Some razorback decor.  WOO PIG SOOIE!

This is the 1/2 bath and the least used of the baths.  It's in the laundry room, right off the garage so it acts as the "mudroom".  

I would love to redo this cabinet and we might some day...
Tomorrow is the last day of the tour and will play host to all the rooms that are left, the kitchen, dining and porch.  Hope you are enjoying your day!

God bless, Sara


Home Tour: Kid's bedrooms

Okay, I'm going to be frank with you today. Justin and I are (what seems like) very busy people. One of the reasons I wanted to do this "home tour" was to document everything that we wanted to do to the house. Yesterday I had grand plans of cleaning out my closet but things change and instead, I spent about 2 hours updating the "to-do" list. Oh, you wanna see it...well, ok then. Here it is in all it's glory.

 This is an important page....it has Molly's room and the baby's room on it. 

This is specifically the "summer" list.  I would like to get all this finished by the time I start back to school.

OK....so it's a long list.  Here's the sad thing.... that's the house list.  I have one that long or longer for school.  Summer is NOT 3 months long and teacher don't get 3 months off...just so we get that straight!

Alright...off to the rooms....so, we are busy...we are messy....I am not embarrased to show you what these other three rooms look like b/c it's us and maybe this will give me motivation to get some stuff done!  :)

Bedroom #2: future baby #2's room.  

We will be finding the sex next Tuesday, so this room is in limbo...but right now it's acting as the laundry "catch-all".  On my list to get finished today.  Can you believe that Monday you couldn't actually see the bedspread?  Yea, bad I know. 

Ta da!
This is Justin's childhood furniture.  The bed is NOT good...at all.  It's currently acting as a guest bed...when we have guests, we clean it off.... don't judge. This room is also the ironing room.  Justin and I were just talking the other day about when this baby comes, we won't be able to have it looking like this....ppsshhh...you'll see the future laundry "catch-all" in a second.
 This is the closet in the room.  It is the other closet we had redone.  It's currently housing all my off season stuff.... bye bye to that in a couple of months.  No plan for that though, I'm actually a little worried about that.

Bedroom #3: Molly's Room

Yea, it basically has the same look as the other house.  The walls were light blue already.  She will be getting a room upgrade this summer.  We will hopefully be converting her bed to a full bed soon. We need to buy the rails but then we will be moving the mattress from the guest bed to her room. 
 Molly's closet...last week I moved all her toys from the living room to her room.  Depsite what it looks like, you can get to her clothes and other stuff. 

There are things in her current room that will be staying....1. the light blue lamp is my grandma's lamp and is about 50 years old.  I love it and always have. 

When we get her bed rails, we will hopefully also be getting the hutch that goes with her dresser.  We're going to start potty training soon and will not be needing the changing mat. (it will get moved next door to the baby's room)

I love her name.  I worked so hard on it and am very proud.  I think the "M" might be able to stay in her new room so that's a small thing that makes me happy.

The small table in the corner will become her "bedside" table and the sign above her crib will stay in the room as well. 

This is actually that I call Bedroom #5 b/c it's the smallest of all the other rooms but it's the office.  It's a little too small to be a bedroom, (in my opinion) but it does have a HUGE closet.  This room and bedroom #4 (below) is at the opposite end house form the master or the other tow bedrooms.  This is part of the addition that they did in 2008 (or 6, I can't remember)
 This is the current state of our office.  It includes a desk, a tv stand with tv and a filing cabinet.

This is actually the exat place I'm sitting as I type.... but our current desk is one of those things I loath.  I would really like to get a desk like the one below the pic....

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The tv sits in the corner and adds some entertaiment, distraction when I am working on school stuff late at night. 

The closet is a mess but we were talking yesterday that we just need some shelves from Lowe's that we can just organize that crap on.  Nothing too fancy b/c it's the office clset but it could act as a storage closet for off season clothing boxes. 

There are things in the room that I love...these are a couple of my dad's old albums that I framed with record fromes from Michael's.  We've got boxes...I may raid them again and see if I can't get some more.  :)

This flag and the medals belong to Justin's granddad Austin Floyd.  He proudly served in World War II.  We are planning on making them a father's day gift for Justin's dad.  SSSSHHHHHH don't tell him.

And last but not least, another catch-all/limbo room Bedroom #4: my "craft" room/furture guest bedroom.

This bedroom sits right next to the office. It's currently nothing really.  BUT...my grand plan is to buy a queen size mattress for my childhood bed (which is white, like the furniture) and making this the guest bedroom. 

I also want to keep it my crafting room...not that I'm doing much crafting here lately.

 The bed will sit on the left wall.  The desk is currently housing most of our books.  I'd like to move those another bookshelf. 

Again, the closet is pretty spacey.  I would like to install some more hanging space (for off season clothes). 

 My wedding dress...:)

 The current state of my crafting supplies.  It's a project that I started but never finished....which completly drives me NUTS!!!....So much so, I may actually go work on it now....

 If you have any suggestions, besides clean it up....it is surely welcome!  There are a lot of grand plans but nothing has come to furision yet.  Hoepfully in another year, I can do this home tour again and show you how much it's changed!!!

Hope you are having a great day!

God Bless, Sara
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