Friday, July 11, 2014

Five for Friday 6-11-14


I am so thankful that today is Friday!  I wait every week for Friday to get here because that means I get the next two days with my hubby!  I miss him so much during the week!  

Just had to post this pic of my husband and I!  Love that man!

And now here are my 5 for Friday!

Last Saturday we began our kitchen makeover and we are pretty much finished!  It seemed like it took forever but I am really happy with the results.  We 'antiqued' our original cabinets.  They were a medium brown wood stain to begin with.  We had to wash the cabinets, sand them, paint them white (2 coats), antique them, and then paint them with polyurethane to protect them from wear and tear.  It was a long process, especially during the hottest week of the summer thus far, but we LOVE the outcome!

Here is a before and after pic of the cabinets themselves.

And here is a pic of what our entire kitchen looks like after the change!  No more ugly brown! (PLEASE ignore our counters!  Haven't had time to give them a proper clean or put all materials away!)  And we haven't yet put the faux drawer over the scalloping under the stove yet.

Despite how busy I was all week with the kitchen, I had time to make my most favorite TpT product yet!  2x1 digit Multiplication with Self-Checking QR Codes!  Great for a math center or to be used as a whole class SCOOT game!  Students love it because they get to work out the problem and then immediately scan the QR Code (directions included) to see if they got the answer correct!  It makes learning fun!  Check it out HERE!  And be sure to follow my TpT Store!

Today is my dad's 66th birthday!  I cannot wait to celebrate with him!  


Papa and Livi!
My dad with my sister and I!

I began organizing my Pinterest boards this week and this weekend (if I can find some spare time) I plan on creating my cover photos for my boards!  I've seen a few tutorials on it and I'm really excited to do it!!!  Follow my Pinterest HERE!!!

SCHOOL SUPPLIES!!!!  I went to Walmart this week and they are all 'schooled-out' already!  Tons of school supplies everywhere! I figured I needed to pick up a few supplies while they are still available because every year they end up running out of exactly what I need.  I didn't get any pics, but I have a huge bag of the supplies I bought somewhere in this house!  Go get yours before they're all gone!  

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Life As I Know It


  1. Your kitchen is so beautiful!!!! Enjoy your weekend!
    Grade 4 Buzz

  2. How have I not found you before? I thought I knew al the fifth and sixth grade blogs and bloggers!

    I LOVE the new look of your kitchen! I repainted mine last year and what a difference a new color and fresh paint made. I went from white cupboards and yellow walls to dark red walls and carmel colored cupboards. BIG difference! But it looks so warm and inviting now! Your new cupboards do the same and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the green!

    QR codes, oh yeah! Just getting into those on my own task cards. Can't wait to use them with my kiddos!

    Have a great weekend,

  3. Your cabinets turned out AWESOME! I'm loving the final picture. I thought about going to Walmart today, but it started I decided to wait until later! I hope there are still some goodies left!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  4. Thanks for stopping by my page. The picture of you and your hubby is adorable! I think I will be stopping by Wal-Mart soon as well, I have my eye on their neon notebooks!

    Having Class

  5. Your kitchen looks great! I need to reorganize and make covers for my Pinterest boards too.

    My Carolina Classroom


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