Crafts and a lucky mistake

I'm not finished with them yet, but I wanted to show you my crafts that I've been working on.

Here is my Green Eggs and Ham tray :)
I bought a tray from Joann's and then painted it...and drew and painted the pictures on it too!! I'm so in love with it...Hubs says that my fork isn't very forky...lol. I told him, that's ok, becaus it's Dr. Seuss! Nothing is perfect in Seussville, right?!
I just need to modge podge some words on it still...

I totally got the idea from THIS website. It's all things Seuss! lol....No, it's not my website - ha!



I was going to use it with A, but it's pretty thin, and she's a brute, so I know it'd be destroyed in a day...lol. So I'm going to take it to work with me.

And this is my chair for work... I've had this since BEFORE Christmas/baby was born and it's taken me the whole mat. leave to "finish" it...mainly because I don't know exactly what I want, so it's not actually finished. lol. I am going to put some sayings on the back I think...But I also feel like there needs to be more paint added...what do you think?? I'm just so scared of painting it because what if I don't like it?! lol My other problem is that I don't want it to be too seussy, so it'll fit in with the rest of the year (though it IS a reading chair, so it does kind of fit)...but the colors still go with my love for pirates...and ladybugs..lol

Remember, this was the $10 garage sale find that was yucky green with a yellow cushion.



And I want to tell you of my trip to Office Depot the other day. 

I don't have the luxury of printing in color at school....shoot, our BW copies are being counted and rationed. lol...though it's no laughing matter - especially for the primary grades!

And I have an inkjet at home, so it's pointless for me to print in color at home.

So I go to OD to do my color printing.

Well, I had a whole bunch of things to print up, like 10 files, but I am frugal and only wanted  a few pages from each file. Some of them were like 80 pages long (like my Seuss centers)! No way would I print everything in all those files! Just the necessary pages that HAVE to be in color. :)

ANYway...they couldn't get the computers to send my files to the copiers. I was there for like 45 minutes! I was getting annoyed, B was getting hungry, and I was starting to get RUDE! lol

Finally, a manager came over and took my flashdrive and plugged it straight into the copier.

Thing was, they couldn't select pages to print, only entire documents....

So they printed EVERY. SINGLE. PAGE. in all 10 of those files!!! The manager just said to select all and print...in color...on cardstock! For the price I was going to pay....(and yes, I had it all written out and calculated already...because I'm OCD...wait - CDO! ha!)
(I got the CDO from Melanie, that is JUST PERFECT! lol...she's a new blog I just came across, so go check her out. she doesn't have a button for me to share though)

So THIS is what I came home with.....

That box was FILLED...lol. See the box on the left? That's what I've laminated so far...lol. I'm being choosy with what I'm laminating with my good lamination and what I want to laminate at work (our laminator at work is horrible!! Thin stuff that always scrunches or peels...boo!)

I'm not complaining - that's like 600 pages right there! lol (Do you see any of your stuff?!? lol) Wow. Lucky mistake...huh?

But I screwed myself.
I had a folder on my flashdrive that says "For Later"....they didn't print that stuff...DARN!
There's some BIG files in there too! lol


I have some yummy recipes to share with you this week!

One is a made-up recipe that I just invented for lunch...and the other is another sneaky recipe - with cookies! yum!

And hopefully, I'll be able to create another few things...I'm just waiting on some clip art :)

19 comments

Holly said...

Will you move to Michigan, be my friend, and make fun things for me? Please?!?!?!?!?!?!?! No worries, I would love you for YOU not for your craftiness...but that would be a perk!!!!!!

Love your tray - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!!!

Holly
Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

Jen R. @ The Teachers' Cauldron said...

yes! and we can go "jalking" (wasn't that the word - jog stalking?! lol)

Amber P. said...

You are too funny! I love the Seusstastic Tray!! I bet the rocking chair will turn out rockin'! Get it...rockin'...

Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

Erin Eberhart said...

Ok....I wanna put in an order for the Green Eggs and Ham Tray. lol You should totally sell those! It's stinking presh! I want oneeeeeeee.
Erin
Eberhart’s Explorers

Jennifer said...

Love your Green Eggs and Ham tray! It is too cute!! Your rocking chair looks great. I can't wait to see what else you do with it!

Jennifer
The First Grade Dream

Miss T said...

I LOVE the tray!

And hello, what a ton of stuff printed! Holy ink Batman! Lol.


Can't wait to see the recipe you make :)


Journey of a Substitute Teacher

Ms. Rachel said...

yeah, what Holly said!!!!


Rachel
Ms. Rachel’s Room

Runde's Room said...

ummmm ... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the tray!!! Even though I teach the older grades, we still dedicate a day to the good doctor, and I've encouraged (convinced) each of my girls to have a Dr. Seuss birthday party. I also LOVE the "lucky mistake" - wish one of those was in my future. I print so much off in colour that the hubby bought me a laser printer for Christmas last year ... and I'm STILL spending a fortune in ink / toner. I look at it as an occupational hazard.

Jen
Runde's Room

Ms. Chrissy B said...

That is the CUTEST tray I've ever seen.

Buzzing with Ms. B

Miss Squirrels said...

Sorry Holly, Jen can't move to Michigan- she is coming to TN!
We could make great stuff together (that sounded creepy,like Pepe Le Pew)~ and my 15 year old daughter LOVES to babysit- and , and, and...well I can't think of anything else...
Love it all
Staci
(P.S. Slow down Wonder Woman, you're making the rest of us look bad!!)
Staci

Going Nutty!

misssquirrels@yahoo.com

Kristin said...

Love the tray and the chair!!!
And tell Holly and Staci that you and me are supposed to be breakfast and coffee partners in the morning. Just saying. I will sit on the chair and we can have breakfast on the tray. How's that sound?
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Melanie Conger said...

LOVE the crafts!! The chair especially. Super cute! You are very talented. Thanks for the shout out! I'm super excited! I need to get a button asap! :-)

Melanie
First Grade Brain Sprinkles

Mrs. Cupcake said...

Love that chair! I want one! And the tray is awesome, too!
❤Teri

A Cupcake for the Teacher

Gladys said...

Love your chair...uber cute!

KRISTA said...

Loving the tray! It is so cute! Thanks for sharing! If you get a chance come check out my blog Giveaway for a $25 Erin Condren gift card.

Have a great week!

Krista
stellar-students

Traci said...

Your tray is cute. LOVE your rocking chair. I've been wanting one for years! I know exactly how I'll paint it if I ever get my hands on one.

Lucky, lucky, lucky girl on the copying.
LUCKY!
Dragonflies in First

Michelle Tsivgadellis said...

WOW girl, you are on a roll! I love he fork!! Very Seussish.

Michelle

Emily said...

Every time I print a big file I imagine the Lorax is cringing. =) We are having a paper debate at school...we tried to cut down but need to laminate more. Now we're limited on laminate! Ugh! "They" just don't understand!

Emily @ Second Grade Silliness 

Kimberley said...

I love it! We have a terrible laminator at school too and it always peels off.

Kimberley
First in Maine

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