Back to School Bulletin Board Fun!

I’ve told you before just how much I love bulletin board day at the little MDO I work at. LOVE. IT! I grew up helping my mom get her school ready for the first day (she was an administrative assistant) and some teachers would PAY me to do their bulletin boards for them! So now I’m just living the dream…

As we geared up for the Fall semester we did our best Pinterest-ing, went crazy with the scissors, and got our hallways and doors ready for a bunch of classy kiddos. Enjoy and PLEASE share!

Our School Has Class Name Board - Back to school bulletin baords | Rediscovering Yesterday

This is our big bulletin board in the hallway. We write the name of EVERY student in our program on this board. The older ones LOVE finding their names (and it keeps them quiet while waiting for the bathroom)

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Baby E’s Nursery

His Name

I guess now that six months have rolled by.  Now that we have made this little man a part of our forever.  Now that we’re beyond the days of infant reflux, begging for smiles, and long daytime naps.

I might as well share his nursery.

Keep in mind that themed baby nurseries with matching bedding, curtains, changing table, wall decals, bumpers, rug, artwork, lamps, etc… give me hives.  It looks awesome in your baby’s nursery!  But I don’t want it in mine.  So if you’re hunting ideas to anti-theme your baby’s room, you’ve come to the right place.  I want a room my boy can grow into. Continue reading

Kitchen Makeover: Preparation

I don’t know about you, but about 75% of my project planning happens in my head.

The other 25% is spent getting ideas or deciding on final touches… either at Lowe’s, on Pinterest, or who knows where.

So it makes sense that my husband (and others) might think I’m procrastinating… when in fact, I’ve been stewing over things in my head for days, or weeks, or even months.  Getting things placed just right.  Making decisions.  Eliminating options.

It’s true that most of my preparation for a project goes unseen.

Which I guess is why it’s SO exciting when the rubber hits the road and I get to start putting things down on paper, if you will. Continue reading

Kitchen Makeover: Inspiration

Change is inevitable.

Sometimes it comes in slow, gentle waves.  And other times it hits suddenly with the weight of a hurricane that blows through your life and leaves it forever transformed.

I’m not sure what I would call our move.  Unexpected.  Exciting.  Exhausting.  Expensive.

Whatever it was, I recall spending hours deep in thought.  Carefully mapping out my vision for our new home.  And yes… it was a home.  A four-bedroom, 1940’s-built house with one bathroom, no closets, and a kitchen that desperately needed some TLC if I was going to spend the next few years washing dishes in it…

By hand.

So, as with any renovation it began with a little inspiration.  Continue reading