Monday, May 9, 2016

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 19

The Good:
I ditched the traditional classroom with assigned seats a few weeks ago and am slowly transitioning to a "flexible seating" classroom. (blog post forthcoming!) Part of that involved offering many styles of seats: chairs, stools, pillows, etc. I had seen these milk crate seats on Pinterest and toyed with making them last summer, but knew now was the time. I am SO excited with how they turned out and can't wait for the kiddos to see them!

The Random:
No denying we had a pretty easy winter up here. Then spring started with snow and up and down temps. Now it's been cloudy and raining and cold for over a week. I don't like the heat, but I'm not down with my winter coat on May 5th!!

The Fun:
I haven't gotten a Stitch Fix in a year so it was time to spice up the spring wardrobe and get a fix! I kept 2 tops, could have kept another, but decided to send it back sine I wasn't in love with it. Yay for new clothes!


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25 thoughts on the matter:

Suza said... {Reply}

very nice, I like the chairs you made. A very good idea. Well done. Thank you for dhe link up!.
Have a great monday

Bekah said... {Reply}

I cannot WAIT to see the post on the seating! Those are adorable!!!! And as for the weather - I'm not so amused about it right now.

Dina Lettre said... {Reply}

A lot of the classrooms at Luke's school use balance balls. They love it!

Claudia W | ImagesByCW said... {Reply}

My week was pretty much spent with, duh, work, but also a lot of drawing and finally a quick stop at the arboretum. I so agree that winter coats in May are just wrong. I really like your milk crate seats, they look awesome.

Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

The seating is AWESOME!!! Great job!!!!

Chere Mama said... {Reply}

I LOVE those milk crate chairs! Looking forward to the post of your classroom. New clothes are the best!

Carol Blackburn said... {Reply}

I bet your new seats will be a big hit. Your classroom will light up with smiles and excitement.
My daughter uses StitchFix because she hates going shopping and really likes what she gets. I've thought of trying it but I am very picky and wonder if it would be worth a try.

Kathy McB said... {Reply}

I hope you share how you made those milk crate seats when you blog about the transition in your classroom! They are CUTE!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

Those milk crate seats are so cute! Can't wait for the post!! I need to try Stitch Fix. I always see cute stuff that bloggers get from there.

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

So cool about the chairs. I think Zachary would love that! And I'd love to see more of the clothes you got from Stitch Fix!

Nancy@A Rural Journal said... {Reply}

You did such a great job on the seats. I know the kids will love them!

Pride In Photos said... {Reply}

A winter coat on May 5th! Say it isn't so!! Good grief, what a trooper you are.

Jill Foley said... {Reply}

love the for winter coat in may...and yay for Stitch fix! I tried it once and was sorely disappointed (but I've heard that's common the first one or two times), but I had also discovered dressing your truth and decided i'd just stick to shopping for myself and my type. But I love that it works for so many of my friends : )

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said... {Reply}

I love the idea of using padded crates as student seats! Easy to move around and comfortable.

Spring finally arrived on the Front Range of Colorado and we are enjoying seeing everything finally turn green.

Linda Kay said... {Reply}

Great idea with the seats. My daughter uses Stitch Fix, and she has complete changed her appearance.

Lisa Kerner said... {Reply}

What fun seating. I bet you are a terrific teacher :-D Your kiddos are going to love the them.

Hope it warms up soon for you. We had an easy winter as well and have had a spring mixed with snow. Bummer.

Lisa @ Life Thur the Lens (

Anonymous said... {Reply}

I love your idea about the seating. I think my daughter would love that!

Anonymous said... {Reply}

Am sure your students will love the milk crates with all the different patterns! New clothes, you can't beat that! Enjoy your week!

Adrienne said... {Reply}

In LOVE with those stools!! As we all say as much as we can - your students are sure lucky to have you!!

Linda said... {Reply}

I heard of Stitch Fix before. Will look into it.

packmom said... {Reply}

Love the idea of flexible seating and maybe even standing? I have one kid that loves to stand while doing work. Were still wearing winter coats in May here in Calif too. Looking forward to a warmer and sunnier week. Hope you get one too.

Mitzi said... {Reply}

goodness....I love those stools! Wonderful idea!

abrianna said... {Reply}

I too need new clothes as nothing I have fits me properly. Spent two hours today just on swimsuits, and did find two, so success!

Ida said... {Reply}

What an interesting seating concept. I think the milk crates look great. Sorry to hear your spring has been a bit cold. New clothes are always fun. I just ordered a couple of new tops yesterday.

Anonymous said... {Reply}

You are such a creative teacher! Good for your kids! We're cooler than average again this weekend.