August 18, 2016

Meet The Teacher Turtle Playdoh Gift

So yesterday I shared with you all how I am going to be teaching preschool at a local church. Well I've been busy crafting up and getting all prepped with lesson plans and such. I knew being a teacher was a lot of work but just prepping for the school year is exhausting and it truly makes me appreciate teachers oh so much! 

Here is something I came up with for my students. Our class theme is turtles so I thought it would be cute to do a little gift involving turtles. I bought a huge pack of mini playdohs at Costco recently and decided to use the brown ones as turtle shells. They came out better than I expected!
I decided to list this in my Etsy Shop for any other teachers out there who want to use these. I do plan on  listing these on Teachers Pay Teachers as well but I haven't had a chance to figure all of that out yet so for now any other cute printables I come up with will be listed in my Etsy Shop.

August 17, 2016

Life Lately - Changes

Life has been busy. It seems I always say that but it's been especially true this Summer. A couple things happened that are both exciting and a bit stressful but overall VERY good. 

First off, the picture above is from our most recent trip to THE VALLEY which is basically the little border towns down in South Texas. We went to South Padre Island and visited family and friends. It was a good little trip but as always trips come to and end and leave you with piles and piles of laundry (and a few pounds heavier as well). Which is what I've been up to these past two days.

I've also been busy planning for and decorating my classroom. Yup I'm gonna be a teacher! I am so excited for this opportunity! I will be teaching preschool at a local church and Levi will be my student. This is something I prayed about. I wasn't planning on working/going to school until Levi turned FOUR and went off to public school but I prayed and the Lord answered. So in the next two weeks I will be a part time student at our local community college and a teacher at a church preschool. 

I am excited and thankful for the opportunity! I have always wanted to go back to school but didn't want to do it until all three of my kids were in school. I want to be an example for my children so although it might take me a while I want to graduate from college someday. 

So with school and work that means you won't see many posts from me around here. As if they weren't few already! I am kind of taking a break from the blog but of course I will still be on social media so you can keep up with me there. We have a couple home updates planned so when we begin on those I will be blogging about them. I will also be cutting down on design orders on Blessed Design Studio and only accepting orders from previous customers. I don't want to completely shut down because my previous customers have been SO GOOD to me and I am available if they need me. I might not be as available as I've been before but I will do my best. 

It's gonna be a challenge juggling home, work, and school but I am certainly not the first to do it and I'm sure I won't be the last so although I anticipate some stressful days I'm committed and putting my trust in God that he will help me along the way!