Thursday, March 4, 2010

Dollar Store Desperate

In case you haven’t heard, I’ve been painting.  And painting.  Yet, I have nothing to show for it.  There’s only so much a working mom can get done between the hours of 4 and 10 at night.  I did stumble on this little doo-hicky at the dollar store yesterday.  Cute, no?

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Perhaps it’s the plastic wrapper that’s throwing you off.  Look what happens when you remove it!

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“Normal” picture frames don’t always work for me on my desk.  I like to rotate my pictures quite often, and it was becoming a pain to change them out.  I thought this would be nice to filter through my family pics. IMG_0545

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Hey.  How did this picture get in here?  Fine. I’m showing off.  A student bought me these because...well, I’m just that awesome.  Her words, I promise!!

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Wanna take a little tour of my “awesomeness area”?

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Ever wonder what was underneath your high school teachers’ desks?

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Would you like to know who won the fabulous giveaway to Timeless Treasures?

It’s Mott at The Courtyard Gate!  Lucky Duck!  Congratulations!

52 comments:

Mariesa M. said...

I love the corkboard in the frame idea! Sooo cute! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer Juniper said...

The cork in the frame is brilliant and thanks for showing us the secret life of a teacher.

Seeing the price tag on the shoe and the wrestling plaque you forgot to deliver endeared you to me :)

Miss Obara said...

ha ha. love the 'under the desk' picture. funny! I also love the picture frame...and the cork...and the flowers! you deserve them...you're a teacher! :)
thanks for taking the time to share!

Kim @ Frostmeblog.blogspot.com said...

omg! I am SO glad someone else still has price tags on the bottom of their heels too! lol

Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
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Andrea said...

I love seeing a little glimpse in to your life. I love the new picture frame.

It is nice to see all the little things that go undone in your life too.

I was just thinking about the ones in my life... like my garage.

That seems a more daunting task then just removing a price tag.

geegarland said...

Awwww....I've been a stay at home mom for 4 years now, but my other life? A junior high school teacher. Looking at these pictures totally made me miss it.

Jen said...

Ahhh....the picture frame is much cuter that way!

Nancy said...

That frame is too cool! Thanks for the great idea!

Nancy

Diva Kreszl said...

oh my you made me laugh, I'm going to tell my 16 year old son to start checking under his teachers' desks!

Kristen said...

I LOVE that you have a little lamp on your desk! How cute is that? I'm slightly disturbed that you still wear/own Birks. Those went out in the 90's you know. And...WHY, um...is there a beach towel in your desk drawer?

Ohh...the frame! That's fun too! Still in awe how fast Benjamin caught on to you! THAT was AWESOME!

jen said...

I laughed at the notepad. Have the same one. Gotta love Target!

Christine said...

The frame is awesome!!

The Little Red Shop said...

When I was in school, I think I was too busy watching the clock to wonder what was under my teachers' desks. : ) What a cute frame idea! I love that notepad too! For another look, you could stick one of the happy pad pages behind your photos in the frame!

: )

Julie M.

Jen said...

I did the same thing with a framed mirror that has hooks on the bottom to hold keys, etc. I love it! I use it as a small bulletin board to hold all the little love notes my husband and I randomly write to each other.

valerie said...

Love love love your desk area and also under that desk! Funny! and your bulletin board frame! So perfect...did you paint it and add the cork? Love that! Very cool too that you can change your picture at the push of a pin! Love your blog!

Barb said...

I always enjoy it when you share a glimpse of a day in the life of "Chris". Love the lamps around your room and adore Doug and Olivia's pic. Can I get one too? Believe it or not, I used to look under the teachers desks. Don't know what I thought I was going to see though???
Mom

Melanie said...

Great idea since you change out your pictures a lot.

a Knitting Junkie! said...

I LOVE what you did with the frame!

Ya know, kiddos are the best judge of character. ;o)

Thanks for sharing!
God Bless,
Anita

The Mrs. said...

I love the frame idea!! Gonna have to knock that one off! :) Thanks for showing us around...

Susan said...

Oh my goodness. I just spent, I don't know how long, going through your blog. I love it, so fabulous. I got so many ideas for "things to do" and things I wish I could do.
What subject do you teach? I miss high school. Best 4 years ever.

Lori said...

I love the frame! You've inspired me. I'm a Goodwill regular, but I'll have to also look at the dollar store from here on out in a whole new light.

Loving the birkenstocks. :)

Donna said...

Sometimes I miss being a teacher (but I never got flowers!) Just curious - who wrote the poster on your wall that says, "Thanks Chris"? Just wondering who calls you by your first name :-)

saerwin said...

So funny! I am also a high school teacher (math) -- and guess what is under my desk? Two pair of shoes! (and I probably have a price tag on one or both too!)
Your classroom is so nice -- much nicer than mine, but our school is quite old. Undergoing renovations soon.
Love your blog -- just discovered it recently. Thanks for posting all your wonderful ideas!

Chris said...

Donna, it was a poster from my entire 4th hour. They thought they were so cool that they knew my first name, so it was kind of an inside joke with them!

Heather said...

You truly are awesome! Still loving your blog! Thanks for the ideas and smiles! :)

Brooke said...

Thanks for sharing what was UNDER your desk because I have always wondered what was under my high school teachers desk. hehe... really your classroom looks so fun and inviting. You are awesome.

Joi said...

I love this! I'm a teacher too and that's what's under my desk as well!

~mott said...

OMGosh! I am so excited!!! I was winding down for the night and catching up on a few blogs when I got to the end of yours and saw that I was the winner! Yay! My first time to win on a blog! I can hardly wait to place my order. I'm loving those birdie earrings still! Thank you so much for generous giveaway!

Kristie said...

Ha! I had the exact same breakfast this morning! =)

Kim said...

Love this idea! Thank you for sharing!

Liz said...

That frame is adorable!!

Liz
Loving This Mom Stuff

Erika said...

That was just the cutest idea! I have got to start thinking more outside the box.

Powers Fam said...

That is the cutest idea for a picture frame! And love the lamp on your desk. Almost makes me want to hop back into teaching just so I can have a lamp in my desk. I kept pink Isotoner slippers under my desk and a pair of sneakers to wear out to the muddy marching band field. Wouldn't want to mess up my cute black dress shoes marching in the mud, right?

Jennifer said...

You crack me up! Love seeing other teacher's rooms. Let's see...underneath mine right now I have an umbrella, a phone charger, and a box of Lucky Charms, ha!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

OMG Chris that is so me! A pair of comfy shoes with a pair of cute shoes! Mine are usually slippers. Love the frame, I swear the $1 is the best sometimes! I finished the guestroom if you want to take a peak. Enjoy your weekend, hope you have a little time off from the sports
:) Kristin

Donnelly said...

The picture frame idea is awesome! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
Have an awesome weekend!

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

You definatly deserved the flowers, bc you are just plain awesome. And I typed awesome three times and spelled it wrong each time. Wow. I love that you have a lamp on your school desk.

Grace said...

I work in schools and I would have to say that is the prettiest desk I have ever seen. Way to go.

Ericka said...

I just love your blog and passed on an award to you tonight...check out my blog to see it!

Kristi said...

You are just so so funny! I love your blog!

Laura PARING DOWN said...

As a fellow teacher, I love it!!!

cara @ angelshoes said...

Your frame: Simple. Cheap. Pretty. Ingenious. Finally someone more creative than me. Sheesh.

Jennifer Jensen said...

I have two of those exact frames, except I got mine at the Deseret Industries (Utah, like Goodwill)!! I love them : )

pinkstilettos said...

Gosh, its amazing just what a little paint can do....I am loving the photo frame now!
Daisy~

Suzanne said...

I can't remember how I found you, but I have to say I really love your taste in decorating! I'll be coming back! :)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Can you ever go wrong with white paint?!

LoriLyn said...

I'm jealous of your tulips. How awesome!

Natalia Cardoza said...

Great idea - I'm eyeballing a couple frames on my own desk!

The flowers are just too sweet :)

Just say Julie said...

Love the cork board frame! I have a pair of fuzzy slippers under my desk. and a super fluffy bath mat :)

April said...

The exact same thing was under my HS Gov't teacher's desk. Plus two smelly feet. I actually fell in love with my husband making fun of that smell. Good times.

rebekah said...

omg how funny is this post! love the cork board frame!! good idea!

Gail Centeno said...

Just came across your blog. (A link from a link from a link. It's endless.) What's under your desk is hilarious. So cool that you're a "real" person and not afraid to show it. Your blog is fun and fresh. Wish I had time to blog, too. Oh the things I could write. Three kids, hubby, house, boutique...leaves me stretched thin. So much to do, so little time. I think you know the feeling. ;)

I appreciate your fun approach to life and unique design. Don't stop!

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