Monday Made It {July 6th}

After a thrilling morning at the dentist, I am now happily sitting at a little coffee shop with Notes from the Portable and am ready to link up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It!

First, let’s start with something non-teaching related. Lots of people do the weekly baby bump picture in front of a chalkboard with how big the baby is. Well, I just couldn’t get on board with that. I did not want to remember how big my hips and butt have gotten along with my belly. So, I decided I would make a pregnancy journal. I started this early on, but then slowly forgot to update it. Well, I spent some time this week catching up.






You can see I still need to insert a few pictures. Currently, I have the ultrasound picture on our bulletin board in the kitchen, and I just don’t want to take them down yet. I plan on binding it all together when I am done.

My next mini craft is a little Welcome banner for my classroom door.

I am planning on making one for each season/holiday. But for now, you can get this one for FREE! Just LIKE my Facebook page and grab the Fan Freebie!

Update: A few weeks ago I posted about the popsicle sticks I covered with scrapbook paper. I expressed my worry about the scrapbook paper pealing, and Tina from Ms. Dudley’s Ranch suggested using washi tape! GENIUS!

So, I invested in some pretty washi tape and viola!

I even made a set of black (my room is black and bright colors). Before make 25, I had to test my silver sharpie to ensure that it would work on the black washi tape, and thankfully it did!
Now, on to plan some crafts to do this week. :)


  1. Love it all! I wish I had done something to remember my pregnancy. I disnt want photos either. With G I was eating too much to do anything and with Beni I was too angry to make anything cute. That poor kid didn't even get newborn pics!

  2. What a cute idea to do the journal. It's going to be adorable when you finish. I haven't bought washi tape before, but I always say I'm going to. Maybe I should start small and do some sticks also.
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. I love your pregnancy journal. What cute pages! Love how you incorporated some of the "Chalkboard" lettering.

  4. I love the idea of using the Washi tape for the name sticks. Washi tape is so great - there are so many things you can do with it!
    Are We There Yet?