Monday Made It {July 7th}

What have you been up to lately?   I had high hopes in having a ton of projects ready to post this week.  But, what I realized this week is that this summer is going to be all about a different kind of "Made It" for me.

Most of my "Made Its" have been about "Making Connections", "Making Dates with Family and Friends", and "Making Memories".

Tara even used our meet up as one of her Made Its last week.  You can read what she said {here} and what I shared {here}.

I get so caught up on what I need to "get done" during the summer that I don't stop to spend time enjoying every minute.

So, this week.  That's what I did.  I realized that even if I only blog about one project, that that's OK.   Even if I don't blog at all, that's OK, too.

Life is too short.

So, this week (and all summer, really), I spent time making lots of memories.  And for me, that's enough.

With that being said, I did make one little project for my classroom next year.

As most of you already know, I'm changing positions next year.  I'll be moving from my 4th grade classroom to an ESOL position.  I'll be at two different schools working with English Language Learners and I couldn't be more excited.

I stopped by the classroom where I will spend 4 of my days (one day will be spent at another school), and I found these:

I knew that I needed them to be more organized...duh.  That's me.

So, I whipped out my Silhouette and created this:

I'm going to go sit on the sofa with my girl and sort letters.  Making memories...

Have a great week!


  1. Love this! What a great way to contain all your letters. Good luck with your new position!

  2. I like your letter organizer! I still haven't made anything, but like you I am changing schools and grade levels, so I spent the first part of the summer moving most of my stuff to my garage. I have been making some great memories and some new friends, like you said and when it boils down to it, that is what makes life sweet isn't it. Have a great day, I'm off to make some more memories with my daughter.
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  3. I have been reading blogs on my phone lately so I think I missed your blog makeover - but it is beautiful. Thanks for posting your letter organizer - I brought mine home to redo this summer and forgot about it - it is somewhere in the 50 boxes I brought home. Enjoy your summer and making memories : )

  4. I love your blog makeover! It's beautiful!!! Your letter box looks fabulous!
    Short and Sassy Teacher

  5. I love what you made--it is so organized and you!!! I couldn't agree with you more about spending your time in the ways you mentioned. It's so weird how on the same wavelength we are sometimes, but I have felt that way this summer too...I don't feel that same pressure to get stuff done (and I will try really hard not to get that way!). :)

  6. Good luck with your new position! I really need to invest in a Silhouette.


  7. The blog makeover is just FAB!!!!! Love everything about it:) Love your made its....ALLLLL of them....the memories one the most:) Cute idea for organizing those letters:) Thanks for linking up my friend:) HUGS!!!
    4th Grade Frolics

  8. Oh my goodness! I am in LOVE with your blog make-over. It's PRECIOUS! Good for you for making memories. That's more important than any teachery craft or blog post! Your readers will still be here when you have time to throw in a post! :)
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  9. Your blog is super cute! Love the makeover! I've been very much in the same place about making memories instead of worrying about a to-do list unless it's something I want to do. Summer is TOO short!
    Keep Calm and Hoot On

  10. Love the makeover! So classy and cute! The organization of the letters just makes my heart happy. Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your summer while it lasts. It is going SO fast!!

    Funky in Fourth

  11. Love this and LOVE your blog makeover!