Five for Friday- First Week!

  I know everyone is enjoying being out of school.

So this is week 1 of the Great Summer of 2014!
Let's start by linking up with Doodle Bugs for Five for Friday!

Thanks again for this weekly way to connect with our random sides! I do have one.....

Bucket List!
I joined a linky about Summer Bucket Lists that was really fun! I read a ton of those linked blogs and then decided I should actually do the things on my bucket list! You can see that linky {HERE}

So, one thing on my list was to go through my Pinterest boards and really do some things I have pinned! I tackled a crafty thing first!
First up was my big kitchen wall. It has been a work in progress for a year.....or so.

I have this cute little drawer that I found at Hobby Lobby that hangs on the wall, but it's inside was green...

Okay, green chevrons, but still I didn't like the color in my kitchen! So I went shopping for scrapbook paper to change the color....(my daughters suggestion)

I also found that little square thing to add to the wall.
After playing with the papers I settled on this:

I like it!
Still working on the whole still has problems...

It was birthday week at my house! My daughter and husband have birthdays in late May. Here's the funny thing I always do on my kid's birthdays!
I made the banners on their first birthdays and just change out the age at the bottom every year. Yes, that's a 26 on the bottom of the banner. In two months I will put up the son's banner with a 29 on it! Yikes!

Tiny Things!
By far the best gift I got my daughter for her birthday was a box of tiny things. I found the selection at World Market in Hoover and got the smallest whisk ever. Also, a container to carry salt and pepper in your lunch box and this:
That's a measuring cup for TABLESPOONS! I am about to pour 3 tbsp into the cookie batter. How cool is that!
Here's a photo of several of the tiny items. I placed a spoon in the picture so you can compare:

Yes, that is a teeny -tiny grater!

Blogging and updating TpT.....I know you noticed those little follow me icons I made this week. If you don't want to scroll to the top here they are: 
I know, right, too cute!
I found those cute little owls {HERE} and {HERE}.

Funnies of the Week! 
Here are the Laugh out loud pins of the week...warning you, you will laugh:

Friday Freebie !!

About two years ago I reached for the spelling homework sheet for my class and discovered I had forgotten to copy it. Well, needless to say we had no homework that afternoon because I couldn't get it copied two minutes before dismissal. Arggghhhh! I invented a generic spelling sheet, made 8 zillion copies and kept it in a bin to hand out the next time I forgot (which happens, just sayin')
Anyway, here's a free copy of that emergency spelling task! Just click on the picture!

Have a super weekend!


  1. Love the cute owls! I need to figure out how to make my own follow me buttons soon!
    Growing Little Learners

  2. It is easy! I need to do a tutorial! Maybe a blog post about that??


  3. Hi! I am an Alabama blogger too! I love all of your 5 things, especially the tiny measuring cup!
    Mrs. Spriggs’ Kindergarten Pond

  4. Hey Melissa from Alabama! I think you are a good bit south of me. We are in Decatur! Thanks for stopping by! (I added a photo of several of the tiny items- we think they are so funny!)

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  6. The tiny things collection from World Market is too cute! I'll definitely have to check that out; I'm glad you're enjoying your summer! :)
    <a href="”>Learnin' Books</a>

    1. But the tiny utensils are actually very handy! I love the measuring cup the best!

  7. That tray and the owl next too it are AWESOME! Love those two items together! The teeny-tiny items are so adorable. I would just want to hold them...without baking! haha
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  8. Hey Alison!
    The owl came from Hobby Lobby and I just went through the scrapbook paper looking for those colors! It worked perfectly! And I don't cook much either. I bought the tiny things for my children!



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