Monday Made It & Monday Meet Up!

Hey everyone!

I had a full day today! I woke up early and was on the road by 6AM to go up to Ames, IA for the Iowa Reading Council Conference! WOO! The conference is acutally Tuesday and Wednesday, but I am the president for my local council, so we had leadership conference today! I learned about an awesome technology thing that I hope to share with all of you later this week once I get it mastered! It will amaze those that have mobile devices in your classroom! :)

So I'm linking up today with Tara @ 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It as well as The Teaching Tribune for Monday Meet Up!

So for the 1st Monday Made It of summer, I shared this wreath that I made for my front door.

I wanted to make sure I attached the decorations in an easy way, so that I could interchange the elements for  different.seasons/holidays. My boyfriend is OBSESSED with USA soccer and the world cup, so I decided to get a head start for 4th of July and support Team USA! {I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN!}
So I detached my summer-y decor. Super easy because I just used floral wire to stick it in the foam wreath. So I was left with a blank wreath.
Got my 4th of July/Patriotic supplies together and started creating...
And this is the result! :) I love it! I used floral wire again to attach, so it will be super easy to remove and put the summer-y decor back on after the 4th!

I finished my newest product!

I love crossword puzzles and have used a couple with my kiddos and they love it! This pack has a set of 5 that includes versions with and without word banks. You can click here to check it out in my store!
Here, you can download a free sample that gives you one of the puzzles! :)
I can't wait to go through all of the links to see everyone's craftiness!

I got really sick when I was 17 (2007), and was hospitalized for 16 days...double mycoplasma pneumonia. It was awful, and I'm actually lucky to be a live. I have scars on both sides from chest tubes. My entire left lung was filled with fluid, my right about 3/4. So on my left side, aligned with my scar, I have "What Doesn't Kill You Only Makes You STRONGER" tattooed. This was back in '09, shortly after I got it.

Gleaking is when you essentially spray spit from underneath your tongue. Yeah...its' kinda gross. My dad did all the time when I was little, and I tried for so long to do it, and finally did! I've read that it's genetic...but I'm not sure about that!

I'm an ex Army brat! My dad is now retired from serving 23 1/2 years in the U.S. Army. We moved quite a bit before my parents divorced when I was in 2nd grade. I was born in Germany and also lived in Kansas, Oklahoma, and a different part of Iowa before I moved to my now hometown of Burlington when I was 7.

I hope you're enjoying your summer!! :)
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  1. Love your wreath!! Such a great idea to make one and then change the decorations on it for the different times of year. I also love the meaning of behind your tattoo.... sometimes the hardest times help us the most!
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  2. OH MY GOSH!! I can gleak too!!!! I learned it when I was in 6th grade. I used to do it for fun in front of the mirror and cover it in saliva. GROSS!!! I love stupid human tricks. ; )

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  3. Love your tat! Your wreath is super cute:) Thanks for linking up;)
    4th Grade Frolics


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