Thursday, August 23, 2012


Well. It's almost complete! There are a few walls that are still bare, but overall the main renovation is complete!!!

I am super excited to have my own space just for tutoring. I should have done this years ago!!!!!! My students are LOVING the new space and so am I!!! Everything is super organized and I have plenty of room for everything.. Including my laptop! All of the furniture came from IKEA. The white board is just a shower board from Lowes ( $13.00). The boards usually last me about 3-4 years. Not bad, huh?

I almost tossed the TV entertainment system, but after some research ( on Pinterest. Lol), I decided to prime it and paint it. It turned out great. The only problem is that the paint is peeling in a few places. But, overall, I'm happy with it. I also decided to keep my table. It was pretty nasty so I just repainted the table-top red. I had some leftover paint from my kitchen table project.

The wall with letters was super fun. Almost all of the letters came from Hobby Lobby. This was my first project to use Mod-Podge. Yeah. I'm hooked on that now!

I'm thinking about using the big wall in the play area to make a wall with calendars- bulletin boards for each of the kids. Just a place where we can stay organized. I am learning that the key to raising four busy children is organization!!!! Otherwise, we run around like crazy people.

Enjoy the pics.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Trip to Virginia

We had such a great time visiting my dad in Virginia. We spent most of our time on his big ole boat! The kids thought it was really cool to sleep on a boat! The bottom had two bedrooms, a kitchen and a living room area. We spent the day taking long boat rides, fishing and swimming. The kids really loved it when paw paw took Them to the islands on the lake and went exploring. You see, Paw Paw is really just a big kid!!! We also got to meet Katies two little boys.. Victor and Vincent. I enjoyed catching up with my sisters. It was sad to leave but hopefully we will be back soon!