June 27, 2016

Monday Made It: June 27

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Since I will be moving grade levels and classrooms, I am doing a little classroom color update. Last year was all about red, black, and white, because the table tops in my classroom will all red. Well, my new classroom does not have red tables, so I decided to go the rainbow brights route. Conveniently enough, that works out pretty well for me and my friend, The Target Dollar Spot. On the other hand, I have a few things that need to be updated (luckily not too much-when you have red tables and red paper on your bulletin board, you don't really find yourself going crazy with the reds in other places). This Owl my mom and I made last year was one of those things. I simply bought a pack of paint markers from Michael's and went to town. I was even able to cover up one of the red stripes with orange. I think it turned out pretty cute! 


This terrarium, filled with plants from Home Depot, is my new favorite thing in my home! I love the way the plants, soil, and rocks add a rustic touch to our urban loft. I also love the little gnome that I impulse bought at Michael's when I was buying those paint markers from #1. 



Made It number 3 is something that has been on my to do list for a while. Lately, the hubby and I have been taking a big look at our budget, and FOOD is the one area that we could really work on. What can I say? We love to eat! I had heard that meal prep is a great way to save money and time, but I was always hesitant to try it because the recipes seemed bland and uninteresting to me. Well, once I got to really looking into it, I found that was not the case! Check out this great Pin. I chose the 10 Healthy Crockpot Freezer Meals recipes. 

Between shopping and prepping, this probably took about 2-2 1/2 hours. I think the shopping was the longest part, but it wasn't bad at all because the blogger provides the complete and organized shopping list. Anyways, we will be trying some of these out this week. They will last for 3 months in the freezer, though, so I plan on saving most of them for Back To School time. As far as $$ goes, I spent about $110. With that said, I ended up with some extra chicken and a bit of extra veggies as well. Some could probably do it cheaper, but for us, $11 per meal (which will yield leftovers for our family of 2) is a good deal on our road to food budge recovery ;) 

11 comments:

  1. Your terrarium is darling!! I love the owls, too. I enjoyed your blog post! Pam  Visit my blog at PJ Jots!

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  2. I like the updates that you made to your owl! I haven't ever used fabric markers, but they are definitely bright. I am glad to hear that food prepping was successful for you. I need to start doing something like this. I loathe cooking though....ahhh!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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    1. I wouldn't really count this as cooking-definitely try it out!

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  3. Love the owl! I really want to start meal prepping like that once I come back from my vacation.

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    1. Yes-I'm thinking even if this is all I do, it will be such a help when school starts back!

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  4. Love that terrarium!!! I have been eyeballing one at Hobby Lobby that is similar....might just have to grab one! Of course I love the succulents in it! Did you seen my birdbath overflowing with succulents...I'm addicted!!! That owl turned out adorable...I thought they were 2 different owls until I read that you painted the one on the left!!! Thanks for linking up:)

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    1. Thanks! And I saw your beautiful birdbath! So cool!

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  5. I love the owl! Your painting job is excellent as I thought they were two different owls. The terrarium is awesome! The gnome is the perfect finishing touch.

    Mary
    Elementary Engagement

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Gotta love a good gnome.

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  6. I have a very similar terrarium vase! I love the look... although my plants inside are fake, because let's face it- I'm not good at keeping plants alive. Wonderful work on creating such a cute terrarium!

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