Well, since Kacie from Doodle Bugs is taking a well-deserved break from her fabulous Five For Friday linky . . . today we are linkin' up with Cara Carroll over at the First Grade Parade for . . . (drumroll please) . . . Favorite Pins Friday!!!
I mean . . . what greater idea could there be for us Pinterest junkies?? I'm sure my hubby will be so glad to see that in addition to pinning all day long on my phone, I can now check out all of the other great Pinterest items on all of my favorite blogs!! Tee-hee!!
Soooooo . . . here is my Little List of Pinterest Loves to share for this week:
First off, like any good kindergarten teacher who likes their chitlens to be GERM FREE . . . I immediately pinned these ready-to print bathroom reminders for my classroom next year (courtesy of Kindergarten Works). Because we all know those kinder kiddos still need reminders about flushing and washing, right??
Next up . . . a fun activity for creating a scaled model of the Solar System using toilet paper! So fun, right?? I can't wait to try this activity (courtesy of Beakers and Bumblebees) during my Space Unit next spring!
Hmmm . . .and maybe because I am a sucker for a good To-Do List (or maybe because I am realizing what a lazy bum I have become already this summer break!) I am loving this post-it using Goal List for The Week template from Cornflower Blue Studio. Just the thought of crossing off all of those little post-it notes gets me all excited. (I know, I am such a nerd!)
Here is one of my MOST favorite pins this week . . . a ginormous chalkboard for a kid's playroom . . . or for ANY room in your house for that matter! I have some unused wall space and I REALLLY want to make some sort of DIY chalkboard to hang and feature a different Bible verse each week. Hmmm . . . do you think I would actually need to have REAL TOOLS to make this bad boy? (And by "real tools" I mean anything more than a hot glue gun and some staples!) Anyhow, check this beauty out on The Macs!
Can I share with you all a deep, dark, shameful secret? Here it is: I am a wanna-be crafty/sewer chick. That's right. I even got a sewing machine for Christmas (which I was SOOOO excited about and which I thought would change my life forever!!) . . . and it is still sitting in the box. No joke.
Anyhow, I do have faith that SOMEDAY (like maybe in retirement?) I will actually open up that sewing machine and make some AMAZING things - like this camera strap made from a scarf, featured on The House That Lars Built.
And because I have little baby #2 on my mind these days . . . I thought this was such a sweet idea. You stamp your new baby's footprints into your Bible over a verse or passage you prayed over your baby before they were born. Like I said . . . not practical or anything, but SO sweet!! Check it out on All For Him!
And last but not least . . . one of my photo inspirations that I found on Pinterest this week. I love looking through Pinterest for unique photo ideas, perspectives, etc. and I stumbled across this cute-as-a-button shot. I LOVE that it's not posed or anything . . . just a "day in the life" type of shot. I want to try to be more intentional about capturing these types of moments throughout the day. Because let's face it . . . Baby Jack is slowly no longer becoming a baby and someday I will need to look back at his pudgy thighs in a diaper in a picture and just REMEMBER. So there you go - just a reminder to slow down and capture those small moments - photo courtesy of Help Me Grow. (Note: This links up to a potty-training article . . . I honestly just pinned this for the cute photo!!)
Well, I think that's all for this week's Favorite Pins Friday!
Hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July yesterday - we had a fun day of swimming, BBQ, birthday cake, family and friends!! Happy 4th from the Messner Family!