Oh So Random!

Getting a classroom ready for a new year is something fierce! Don’t you agree?! Sometimes I feel like every step forward is ten steps backwards. Maybe that has something to do with the fact that the more I look at my classroom, the more I want to change! I hate that I love crafting so much…it gets me into BIG trouble with a little something called TIME! There is just never enough! :)

I don’t know how much I will be posting the next few days, so I wanted to share a few classroom updates!

First, as promised, here is a view of my classroom rules.


By the way…my feet are about 10 shades of neon! My poor friends at the nail salon have their work cut out for them! They will see me first thing Friday morning! :)

I loved how this turned out! My first thought was to frame them much like my positive thoughts wall, but it just wasn’t working! My room was become a little frame happy and it wasn’t growing on me! So, a clothesline was the next bright idea that I had. 



These rules are part of my newest unit Desire to Inspire! You can pick this up at my TPT shop!


Since my feet were already multicolored, I decided to add a little more splatter art to my room! This was a dirty {and I do mean DIR-TY} old lamp sitting around in my room. Poor thing needed some serious work! Nothing a little spray paint, ribbon, and a new lamp shade couldn’t fix! Are you having a total 80’s flashback yet?


Speaking of ribbon…I think I have a slight problem!


This is what I purchased…JUST TODAY! I am convinced a little ribbon can make anything look better!

And finally, while all of my splatter art was drying, I finally got a chance to try out my new Cameo! SO in love!


I made a few banners to hang on my content walls for math, science, and social studies! Loved how they turned out! I am telling you…you NEED a Cameo! It is so super easy to use and can cut any font that you have on your computer! Amazing!

Social Studies



I am pretty positive that my Cameo is not going to help this craft addiction that I’ve got going on!

One more day and I think I can have this room of mine finished! Can’t wait to share all of the fun that I have been having! Also, don’t forget to enter in my giveaway for the Easi-Speak below!

Hope you are having a great week!


  1. Can I just tell you how amazing I think you are?!? I love the splatter effect in your classroom!! Your banners came out fabulous too! A cameo is on my birthday list!! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. I love the neon splatter! It all looks great!!

  3. I love your lamp. That lampshade is too cute! Fun banners!
    The Hive

  4. I feel like you and I are on the same wavelength with our themes! HAHA I just got my CAMEO yesterday and I haven't have time to get it out of the box yet, but I will be playing around with it tomorrow! Your room looks awesome and I am so jealous you have been able to go to your room already! Hopefully we are still able to go in starting

    Ginger SnapsMonday!

  5. Wow, Hope. Your stuff is looking amazing. Your kiddos are going to love their room :) Thanks for sharing!

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  6. Your room looks fabulous. I just purchased your quote package and was printing them as I was reading this, too funny! I can relate to the ribbon craze, I have a paper craze happening right now! Good luck with the rest of your set up!

  7. SUPER CUTE and SERIOUSLY jealous of your Cameo. I love your lampshade. How fun! :)


  8. What a fun and unique theme!! I love those glitter letters you were able to cut using the Cameo. Lucky kiddos in your class this year :)

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  9. So creative! Now I need to get a Cameo so I don't have to stand at that Ellison machine for hours, lol.

  10. Super Cute Stuff :) I love the Cameo letters. You have done a fantastic job!

    Fun in Room 4B

  11. It looks incredible Hope!! Not that I am surprised at all! Your kids are going to flip when they see it :)

  12. Everything looks great so far! As I was starting in my room, it just felt like I was moving stuff from one place to another and then moving it again. Ugh. Bought your subway art yesterday and framed them. Can't wait to put them up today! :)

  13. love it! I too think ribbon adds to anything;)

    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers
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  14. Does anyone have any
    Tips on how to get fabric and ribbon on a door? I love how that looks with clothes pins and all!!

  15. Your banners look adorable!! Love the glitter paper!! (You should see my ribbon collection....and I sold about half of it! Regretting that decision now!)

  16. Love love love your banners! Thanks for sharing so many great ideas :)


    Stories from Room 114

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