Sunday, June 30, 2013

Currently short and sweet

Happy Sunday, friends!  Yay...I am posting twice in one week...Wow!  Not only that...but I am hooking up with Farley for this month's Currently...a day early! 

It has been such a relaxing day today, and it is so pretty outside! I am torn between staying inside and stepping out into the beautiful sun. So I will try to make this post short and sweet since my last one was forever long....

I really wanted to share the new additions to my room ~ my babies LOL...

I am in LOVE with my new shelves! Whoo hoo.....

Yesterday, Joshua and I spent the afternoon at the school doing a little painting...

Here are the before pics...I have to send out a big THANK YOU to my wonderful step-dad that took the time to build these for me! He came out and took measurements and got to work. I LOVE them!


My handsome help for the day, Joshua. He was such a trooper to help me get these painted in one afternoon...

Almost done....a work in progress...

Joshua decided that he wanted to give a shot at graffiti....haha....he marked the back of my shelves. He later informed me that if I ever retire, he wants all of these shelves in his room, and he should get them since his name is on them...crazy kid...

Another look at the finished project....I cannot wait to fill these up! The shorter shelves under the SmartBoard will be for all of my mentor texts. The taller shelves will be for my growing nonfiction library. 

This is what the space looked like before...

This was my small nonfiction library

This is where I stored all of my mentor texts...

The only problem was the poor tubs were not strong enough to handle the weight of all those books, so I knew that there would be new shelves in my near future...darn LOL...

Like I said, I cannot wait to start getting everything organized and filling those shelves up with all of those books! Maybe ~ just maybe ~ my library won't be bursting at the seams for a while!

Here is the new shelf that is replacing the unfortunate accident we had at the end of the year.

This is how the larger library usually looks...

This is after our unfortunate
shelving mishap...:/
Oh well. Accidents happen and no one was hurt, so no least we have a replacement shelf ready to be filled!

I can't wait to get pics of all of the finished projects up! As beautiful as I think all the shelves are, I know they will look even better covered in all those books!

Here is another little project I have been working on. I saw this on Pinterest..(of course)...and I have been chomping at the bit to get my own. Well, looky here; I finally got my hands on a gum ball machine and filled it with cap erasers! I am anxious to see how this works out this coming school year.

I only one book recommendation for you...

It is one that I cannot wait to share with my new kiddos, and it is a perfect way to open that discussion about the LOVE of reading and writing. Not to mention that it is absolutely beautiful to look at!

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce is a true work of art that pulls at the heart of all readers that understand the power of the written word. It began as an Oscar winning animated short. It also has a great App out there, so be sure to check that out!

Well, I don't know how successful I was in my efforts of being short and sweet, but I enjoyed sharing! Don't forget to stop by Farley's!

Happy Reading!


  1. I love, love, love The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore! It instantly became one of my all time faves!


  2. Love the shelves!!! No morning work right?? Thanks for stopping by.
    I Dream of First Grade

  3. I love the shelves and the gum ball machine!

  4. I nominated your blog for the Leibster Award. It's an award to recognize new blogs. You can find out more in my blog post! Sorry I couldn't find your email.