WOW TO THE REST OF WINTER IN 2021
This year, I made my New Years resolution to relax more; to take some time for me to create what I really want...I started a coffee & crafting Sundays series on Eventbrite to allow others to join me! Some are paid classes & some are free!!! I have other events both crafting & organizing on different days, as well...I hope you'll join me, too. My goal is to help everyone live a less stressful, more enjoyable lifestyle.
Design & Decor
As I was looking around the yard the other day, I notice a lot of limbs scattered across the lawn. It got me thinking about some projects inspired by the Harry Potter series. This Deathly Hallows wreath is so easy to create & a pop of bright color in the middle of winter.
I love nature so much that I dream about it...lol! One day I was creating a design for my catio & I thought, "I need a statement piece." Inspired by the boho look of my eclectic style, I designed an abstract mobile constructed of a long wooden limb. My only problem was, I didn't have a limb. That night I dreamed of the perfect stick, & the next day, my daughter went out back to play in the park. The next thing I know, she's walking back with the exact stick I needed...that I dreamt about! Crazy!!! Sly as she can be though...I asked if could have it for my project & she said that she would barter with me, lol! So I got my perfect stick & she got an ice cream shake.
So, the next time your walking around the yard looking @ nature, dream of something for your home!
It's hard to keep up with school @ home for parents, kids, teachers & learning coaches! Nobody said it was easy, but nobody said it was this dang hard either...I have a class to help break down 3 aspects of schooling @ home, so that it can be less stressful & more enjoyable! This is not just about how to place items to improve the flow or how to make it pretty; it's about making a difference in the experience of learning/ teaching @ home.
I'm a professional organizer & certified teacher that has kids in online school. I've had 4 years of experience with being a learning coach for them. They have a few teachers that teach core subjects & I, as a learning coach, support them as any other parent does after their child comes home from brick & mortar school. The main difference for us is that I can help in the middle of the day, if they aren't on class connects with their teacher. Another difference is that our school is an actual online school, so they've already worked out a lot of the online schooling kinks before COVID & adjusted quickly to the influx of students. All of that said, it's still a lot to manage.
My next class is February 19th, but I'll have another class on Eventbrite this summer before school starts, in case you can't make the February class. I would love to share with you, live, how to manage schooling @ home, too.
I'll be talking about these 3 Aspects when schooling @ home:
1. Learning Environment w/in the Space
2. Organization & layout of the Space
3. Scheduling the Lessons & Activities
*Lesson Plan Structure
Schooling Multiple Students
Methods for Teaching Students with Learning Disorders
I hope to see you there!
Art is the book of love!
Edge Allen Poe may not be the 1st thing that pops in your mind when you say Valentines Day, but his love for his wife ran deep! This book of love opens into a star shape & showcases pictures of Edgar A. Poe & his wife along with quotes of love from his poems. I've always been kinda quirky!
Like most of the books & journals that I make, it all starts with recycling cardboard boxes! I cut 2 rectangles for the front & back covers. Next, I decided how many layers I wanted for the star shape. I chose to stay with 3 layers: a cardstock base layer, scrapbook paper background color layer, & the cardstock frame layer.
Let the Construction Begin...
Maybe Poe is a little Macabre for you...How about givin' up some LOVE for my gnomies! That's right, my gnomies...
This is the year I am offering more online events than ever...follow Personalized Designs on Eventbrite to get all the updates on upcoming events as soon as they're posted! Click here to go to our Eventbrite page.
Art is an awesome thing when you have the right pieces. Aesthetic art is just to look at, but applied art is functional & good looking!
Being organized is a life skill that starts with knowing how to be organized & how to maintain that organization. It's your life, let's take it back!