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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Buckets, Clipboard, & a Giveaway!

I am a day late. Hubby was off and then there was my Freakout moment.  Seventeen days and counting to pass the test.... I am not obsessing much over this. Can you tell??

Have ya'll figured out how much I am enjoying Made It Monday? I have been so motivated to get things done so I can post it on Monday. Thanks Tara! But I am finding myself with one small problem... Made It Mondays is giving me a great excuse to procrastinate on homework.

I am so excited to see what everyone did this week. My goal this week was to create buckets to hold my clipboards (still need to purchase) in. However, I ran out of time to do that. But I saw how other people have had their kids help soooo....

I wrangled up my youngest two sons.
I gave them the vinyl polka dots
and told them to go to town. 
Have fun.... 

I ran away to do homework as I have been busy lately. 
I did not supervise.

I forgot how creative little boys can be. Instead of polka dots I have faces, moon phases, targets, and I am told someone's bottom. Sigh.... this is NOT polka dots. I should have been more explicit in my instructions. I thought this was a simple task!

Do I leave it as it is? 
Do I redo it?

The boys know that while it is adorable
It is NOT what I had in mind. 

Their response....
Mama you have boys in your class too!
And we do NOT do polka dots. 

Can I sigh again?

I did not add the "Clipboards" label as I am not sure yet what to do. Note to self... little two banned from craft assisting. Big one is still my slave. Bwahahahaha! Only down side is he runs away and tells me I am on my own. 

I think I will wait until I get the clipboards and then decide what to do. What are your thoughts on this?

Speaking of clip boards.....

I saw all of the cute clipboards you were all making and decided "I can do that!" Then I remembered some of my less fond crafty moments and thought "yea right!" That will end up being an expensive disaster and I do not have a crafty daughter to help.

So... ETSY to the RESCUE! 
This part is now called ---> "She made it Monday" LOL!

She designs custom clip boards like this one: 

This is the one she designed for my classroom in black, white, and red with a little bling. She asked for my blog information and checked it out and decided this would be perfect for me! What do you think? 

It matches everything I have ever created... look it even has the stripes from my teacher/motivational board. Its got the damask from my teachers bag, the bling from my bling letters (I think ya'll remember my girly squeal over that find), and polka dots. 

So these are sideways... you will have to forgive me as I don't know how to make them go the right way. Can anyone tell me??
But guess what???
She is making you one too! Well... one lucky winner of this giveaway. The rest of you will just have to pop over to her store and purchase one.

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At June 19, 2012 at 9:56 AM , Blogger Marcia said...

How about mini clipboards? Love the black and white like you.
Learning in Bliss

At June 19, 2012 at 10:04 AM , Blogger Meredith Gilbert said...

Oh My, anything!!!

Sunshine, Sand and Scissors

At June 19, 2012 at 10:18 AM , Anonymous Lori said...

I like the idea of mini clipboards too, It would be cute to put on my desk or mini fridge.

At June 19, 2012 at 10:29 AM , Blogger Erika said...

Love your clipboard! I've tried making these and they don't turn out as nice. Hope I win.

At June 19, 2012 at 10:37 AM , Blogger Katie said...

I would leave the "polka dots." I think it's super cute and gives it character ;) haha. Plus, it's a funny story and I'm sure you boys would love to know their work is on display in your classroom!

I love the idea of mini clipboards. I checked out her story and they're amazing! I wish I could be that talented.


Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

At June 19, 2012 at 10:40 AM , Blogger Miss T said...

I agree with Katie, it gave it character :)

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At June 19, 2012 at 11:01 AM , Blogger Amy - The Resource(ful) Room said...

I love mini clipboards, and post it not holders! These are so cute!
The Resource(ful) Room

At June 19, 2012 at 11:13 AM , Blogger Courtney said...

I agree with Katie! You should totally leave it. Plus, it'll make for a good story to your students about why the bin looks the way it does. I'm sure they will appreciate it more than when it's all fancy and cute :P Plus, it'll make them giggle whenever they see it!
Teaching in Paradise

At June 19, 2012 at 11:29 AM , Blogger Ms.Smith said...

Hah! I love your boys' designs. I think you should leave them. =)

Ms. Smith
Adventures of Ms. Smith

At June 19, 2012 at 12:36 PM , Blogger Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

What about if she made some containers for pencils, pens, etc. That would be good to go along with her clipboards.

At June 19, 2012 at 1:08 PM , Blogger April Kreitzer Wolfe said...

I LOVE those clipboards. I think you should make some milk crate seats.


At June 19, 2012 at 1:24 PM , Blogger Tara said...

Ohhhhh!!!! I wanna win one of those yummy clip boards:))) Soooo cute! Love the job the littles did on the tubs:) I'd leave it but then I am OCD so probably would change it.....hmmmm! Thanks for linking up:)) I think matching baskets to go with the clipboards are a must:)

4th Grade Frolics

At June 19, 2012 at 2:09 PM , Blogger Kaitlyn said...

I say to leave it! It'll make an interesting story.

:) Kaitlyn
Smiles and Sunshine

At June 19, 2012 at 2:58 PM , Blogger RealOCteachers said...

I agree with the above comments! You should leave it the way it is. I'm sure your students will love it!

The REAL Teachers of Orange County

At June 19, 2012 at 2:58 PM , Blogger RealOCteachers said...

I agree with the above comments! You should leave it the way it is. I'm sure your students will love it!

The REAL Teachers of Orange County

At June 19, 2012 at 3:11 PM , Blogger Aimee V. said...

I love her clipboards! She could make the dry erase frame with the scrapbook paper behind the glass.


At June 19, 2012 at 3:36 PM , Blogger Erin Franklin said...

Post-it Note holders- I have a slight obsession! haha
First with Franklin

At June 19, 2012 at 3:55 PM , Anonymous Fallon Jennings said...

Thank you all so much for the ideas!! If any of you are interested in the mini clipboards, please contact me at etsy or feel free to email me directly at I look forward to working with ya'll. Have a great day!!

At June 19, 2012 at 4:00 PM , Anonymous Fallon Jennings said...

Oh... If you owuld like a double chance to win a FREE clipboard, you can go to Outlaw Chic's Facebook page and like it. The contest ends tonight for the FB giveaway.

At June 19, 2012 at 4:25 PM , Blogger Monica said...

How about decorative cork boards or magnetic boards? I love the colors of your clipboards and blog :)

Treasures for Teaching

At June 19, 2012 at 4:49 PM , Blogger Mrs. Hoang said...


At June 19, 2012 at 5:02 PM , Blogger Miss Ice said...

Post-it note holders, fancy to do list frames, mini-clipboards!

It's all cute!

3rd Grade Sprinkles

At June 19, 2012 at 5:05 PM , Blogger Sarah Adams said...

Okay, so I totally relate to your statement about crafty disasters. I too would struggle with creating precious clipboard. (Too sticky!) And I LOVE the decorating your boys did. I think you should keep those buckets around the house to store things and make new ones for your classroom! The boys put too much thought into the buckets to take the stickers off to redo them!! :)

Miss A's Kindergarten

At June 19, 2012 at 5:26 PM , Blogger chalk talk speech therapy said...

Very cute...

At June 19, 2012 at 5:59 PM , Blogger Darleen Dufour said...

Thanks for linking up on my Freebie Linky Party! I just entered your giveaway and would love to see personalized name plates!!!
Third Grade Love

At June 19, 2012 at 6:33 PM , Blogger I'm Sara said...

I'd love to see cork board frames or mini clipboards like other people said! I think they are perfect for the little jobs that can be done around the classroom.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Miss V's Busy Bees

At June 20, 2012 at 5:30 AM , Blogger Mary said...

I like the idea of having a pencil/pen holder, maybe a letter holder or inbox to match the clipboard! I would leave the dots your sons put on- it might give you some comic relief during the year when you need it!

At June 20, 2012 at 7:28 AM , Blogger Confessions of a Teaching Junkie said...

I love the clipboards and am running over to Etsy to check out Fallons other goodies!

Are you coming to the AZ Bloggy Meet-Up next week? I hope so!

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At June 20, 2012 at 8:08 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the clipboard and the polka dots created by your kids. :) maybe the paper holder drawers..


At June 20, 2012 at 12:17 PM , Blogger Delighted said...

Love the idea of mini clipboards!

At June 22, 2012 at 5:06 AM , Blogger Micha said...

I also love the idea of mini clipboards

At June 22, 2012 at 7:34 AM , Blogger Jill said...

I would leave the tub. It might not be what you were thinking of but every time you see it you will smile and think of your precious boys.

Those clipboards are the bomb.


At June 22, 2012 at 7:52 PM , Blogger kimcollatos said...

I think that she should create a teacher planner :)

At June 22, 2012 at 11:03 PM , Blogger Jennie said...

I agree...why try the disaster when someone else can do it for you! LOL

At June 23, 2012 at 6:53 PM , Blogger PdogMom said...

I love the clip boards you have! I would love to see a small bulletin board near my desk with these designs!

At June 26, 2012 at 11:29 PM , Blogger Rory Fugerson said...

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At July 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM , Blogger Kelly said...

I love your tub! Crazy deco and all! LOL! I also live with a gaggle of boys so I totally get it!

Where did you get the bucket?

At July 3, 2012 at 6:36 PM , Blogger Rory Fugerson said...

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