Monday, July 9, 2012

Made it Monday #3 (for me) AND a couple of FREEBIES

I  BIG (puffy heart) these Made it Mondays.  I have gotten such fabulous ideas from all of you.  Thanks so much!!!  Now if there were just more hours in a day to get all of them created.
I'm linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for another edition of Made it Monday.

First, I have been loving all of the teacher toolboxes I have seen lately.  Of course I wanted one for my classroom.  So I finally finished my toolbox.  It matches the color scheme and patterns of my classroom this year.  Take a peek.

  I found my toolbox from Amazon.  It was $13.77. Click on the picture below to be taken to the Amazon link on this toolbox.
  If you like the look of this  teacher toolbox, you can download the directions and the labels I created on my TPT store by clicking on the picture below.  This will make creating your own toolbox so easy.  All you will have to do is purchase your toolbox, spray paint it the color of your choice ( I chose black), and cut out and tape in the labels.

Click on the pic above to download the FREE labels

The second item I created it something I have been wanting/needing to do for awhile.  It's a Home planner binder complete with calendars, grocery list printables, and etc.     Life is SO busy especially with work, extra curricular activities for myself and my kids, and just having a large family that I thought in the end this will make my home life a little easier.  I wanted to create something in which I could easily plan out the week's meals, while noting on a calendar when we might have an evening activity or game, and a list to write groceries needed for the week.  I also created a monthly bill form. I even included a form with emergency #'s and family contact #'s.  Everything is in one place now.  So here's a peek at the " Our Home Planner/Organizer":
I am a big fan of Erin Bradley designs so I created all the papers using her papers and designs.  I LOVE the bright colors.  This organizer has its home in our kitchen.  I also put a pad of post its and a pen inside of the front pocket.  I purchased a clear plastic binder from the store along with inserts so that I could organize each section.

Our coupons now have a much better organized home at the back of this binder in a plastic pencil pocket.

Simply click on the picture below to download for FREE the Home Organizer and Planner Kit I created to put in my binder.

Don't forget to link up with Tara with your "Made It Monday".  I can't wait to look at all the new ideas!!


Andi said...

Your tool box turned out too cute!
I know you'll love looking at it as you use it.
Thanks for sharing,

Jennifer Tilton said...

I totally need a home binder-what a great idea!

Tara said...

Wow! Love how your toolbox turned out:) Your home planner looks amazing and that is too sweet of you to share it for free!!! Super nice!!! I have to laugh when I get to your posts because your Monday Made It numbers are always different....I guessing because you started later....well, I'm such a spaz, see the title of your post and for a fraction of a second I think....Oh shoot...did I number my linky wrong?! LOL! I'm losing it!!! Thanks for linking up:)

4th Grade Frolics

Mrs. E said...

Love how your toolbox came out! And really love you planning binder! Great idea!
The Sweet Life of Third Grade

4321teach said...

Your teacher toolbox turned out really cute.

PS I love your blog design. Ladybugs rock!

Brandi said...

Love the home organization binder! So necessary with all the stuff we have going on! Your toolbox came out great too!

Success in Second Grade

Katie said...

love your theme colors! new follower :)

A Teacher Without a Class said...

The tool box is awesome! I am your newest follower. I would love to have you come and visit my blog.

Corinna said...

YOur toolbox looks great! I like how you did the labels:) What a great idea for a home planner! Once school starts and soccer(I'm the team mom) life gets crazy!! But it's really hard to plan surf sessions, the waves don't always cooperate!

Surfin' Through Second

Anonymous said...

Cute toolbox! I need to jump in on this idea that's floating around! :

Amanda Madden said...

I made one of those toolboxes last year - love yours! Just found your blog through the linky and am your newest follower.

Teaching Maddeness
Come join my linky party!

Jill said...

Your tool box is lovely. I think the home binder is a great planning tool. Thanks for sharing.


Mrs. P said...

WOW! I love your teacher toolbox! I have seen these all over pinterest and figured the toolbox itself would be super pricey! Thanks for sharing the link to the one you purchased.. it's currently sitting in my shopping cart on Amazon! About how big is it? Like will it sit on top of a desk or table?

I'm your newest follower! I found your blog through Monday Made it!

That's So Second Grade

Lana said...

I love your toolbox! So cute. I made one a few weeks ago and think I'll really enjoy using it this year.

Heather said...

I absolutely LOVE your blog. I'm new to the internet and NOT tech savvy by any means! I was wondering if you could lead me in the right direction for making those cute little buttons (Grab my button) on the side of your blog.