Monday, July 9, 2012

Marvelous Monday

I glad to be here again sharing some new projects for Tara's
  But first I am excited to announce the winner of last week's giveaway.

I got in touch Saturday and she selected the purple glitter just like mine.

Shar's personalized clipboard
just a reminder what the other side looks like.

My favorite new project this week came from this pin.

inspiration pin - original source lost :-(

Here is my version
I got the adorable little mailbox from Hobby Lobby for $4. I didn't do any directions because you pretty much cut scrapbook paper the proper size and glue it on. I used spray adhesive. I did throw some paint on the flag and brad as well as cut the letters from Vinyl with my cameo.

I also did a recreation of 3rd grade thoughts project from last week because I loved it.

my version
I made one for my classroom and one for my teaching partner. Stephanie has great directions on how to make them.

I did a couple of other quick projects last week inspired by previous Made It Mondays and other pins.  You can check them out at my Pintervention Party post from Friday.

Besides my school projects I also did two little fun ones for me and a friend.

These are some little glass tile necklaces. I made a sailboat for a friend's birthday that I race with as well as one for myself. I thought the fish would go cute with my classroom theme. I also made a flag but it seems to be MIA since 4th of July. 

 Earlier this summer while I was visiting my family in Connecticut my mother and I did a short stay at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York. This promo picture is obviously in the fall but it give you a good feel for the property. 
Mohonk Mountain House
While there we explored some of the grounds, took a house tour, attended a guest speaker, did some hiking and enjoyed the fabulous food (which is included in the price). We loved our stay and were browsing the gift shop for a memento. I got a kick out of all the little "summer houses" around the grounds (a few of the little shelters are pictured below) and I fell in love with a stone necklace with a silver summer house on it. I asked the price at it was over $200! Who knows what stone it was attached to but I didn't care it was just the general look that I liked. I couldn't believe/justify the price and decided if I bought a small charm I could probably recreate my own version. I also bought some simple earring which were very reasonable.

a view and some "summer houses" tucked all around - the top right was the view from our room

Here is my version ($5 for the charm and $4 for the stone necklace at Hobby Lobby). Definitely more in my price range :-)

Thanks for dropping by


  1. All of your crafts are awesome! That NO NAME hanger is genius. Great visual. As a parent, I would look through it every time I came in your room. Ha! I hope you find your 4th of July necklace!

  2. Your crafts are great. Love, Love, Love your No name hanger.

  3. Hi Heather! So cute! Love your mail box and no name holder! How sweet are you to make one for your team mate:) The jewelry is super cute too!! Thanks for linking up:)))

    4th Grade Frolics

  4. Oh my husband is from NY and Mohonk is one of the first places he took me to! It's a very special place for us! Love, love, love it there!! Beautiful! I love how your no name holder came out!! It's on my list to do!!
    The Sweet Life of Third Grade

    1. I'm so glad I could give you a little blast from the past. It is a fabulous spot.


  5. OH I HAVE to go get one of those mailboxes to put in my writing center!! What section of Hobby Lobby did you find it in?!
    Rowdy in Room 300

    1. It was in the paper mâché section. They have a couple of different sizes.

  6. Your projects turned out great! I am so glad you shared your mailbox because I plan on making one later this summer.

    Delighted in Second
    Hope you will join my $20 TPT gift certificate giveaway!

  7. Love the mailbox. It's another one for my to do list...which seems to keep growing thanks to this linky party!

    Success in Second Grade

  8. I am going to be so busy this week - I have found so many great ideas through the Monday Made It. I am a big fan of your mailbox and, with a Hobby Lobby right around the corner, I see one in my future! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Polka Dots and Teaching Tots

  9. I really like your mailbox! That is super super cute. :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  10. Love your No Name sign! I'm in the process of making one...Unfortunately we don't have a craft store here, so I have to wait until I go back to Wilmington to get the actual board. My letters are waiting for it though :)

    Fourth Grade Fanatics

    1. I wonder if you could find something at a hardware store. Do you have those around you?


  11. Those are all awesome. I'm so jealous of your vacation place! I'm in Phoenix, so that may be someplace I'm never able to see, so thanks for sharing!
    The Caffeinated Classroom

  12. I so love your No Name Sign! I am sure it saves you a lot of headaches!

    I'm your newest follower--I would love to have you come by and visit my blog!

  13. The more blogs I read from this linky party, the longer my To Do List in becoming. Everything looks great!

    Kelly @
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  14. Headed to your Pintervention Party post. I want to make one of those signs!!
    Newest follower

    One Class, One Sound

  15. Great projects!! Just found your blog through the linky and am your newest follower. :)

    Teaching Maddeness

  16. I just found you through Monday Made It. OH.MY.GOODNESS! Those clipboards are so cute. I love your mailbox too!

    1st Grade with Miss Snowden

  17. I love your creations. Thanks for sharing.


  18. That was brilliant to make your own necklace. Very thrifty! I love your crafts!

  19. Everything looks so great!!! Thanks for sharing!
    (OK, I definitely can't wait for that adorable clipboard to arrive:)

    Shar W

    1. I put it in the mail yesterday so you should see it soon.


  20. I totally need to make a mailbox and no name thing now! Love them.

    The Idea Backpack

  21. I love your no name sign... so adorable!
    Drop by anytime :)

    Creekside Teacher Tales

  22. Thanks for sharing!
    I am your newest follower! I am a new blogger and love connecting with other teachers!

    Fancy Free in Fourth

  23. Hi! I have an award for you! Stop by my blog to retrieve it!
    Third Grade All Stars

  24. I also have an award for you! Check out my blog for the details:

    Grade Three is the Place for Me

    I love your craftiness!

  25. Heather-
    Thanks for dropping by my blog yesterday! Hope you come back by and link up with some advice for new bloggers. Love the stuff you made--especially the clippy thing for papers with no name..I am definitely makign that!!!

    Tales from a 4th (and 5th) Grade Teacher