Made it Monday

Today was a work day at school and I loved it!  Since the kids aren't back, I was technically still on vacation, right?  So one more totally off topic post, then I'll return to actually teaching stuff.

This is my first Made It Monday in a looooooong time.  A very long time.  Um, since August.  What can I say?  It's been a very busy school year.  I  made up for lost time over Christmas break, and it was heaven!  Thanks to Tara from 4th Grade Frolics for hosting this!

I went on a crazy organizational kick in my office.  One small room, one very disorganized space.  I'll let the pictures do the talking:

There was some good, some bad going on in our office.  So, I hit up my own personal paradise: The Container Store.  Here's a little eye candy for you:

Now there's a whole lot of new goodness in this room!

Yes.  I am now obsessed with the Pixlr Collage tool.  If you missed it, the tutorial is here.

And because I'm incredible nosy, I throw a bone to the rest of you Nosy Nellies.  My husband occupies the other side of this room.  His obsession with organization is not on the same continent as mine.  The only reason he has any storage is because I forced it upon him.  Imagine that.  And yes, my husband is forced to use a desk with a skirt.  That skirt hides a multitude of sins.  We built that table and she doesn't look so pretty under there.  Plus there's more of those Michaels craft cubes under there.  Only don't tell my husband they're craft cubes.

I solved a much need organizational issue for my brain, too.  I have lesson plans for school, a big family calendar at home, but my blog life was starting to get out of control.  Between my blog, designing blogs, and my digital paper stuff, it was too much to keep up with.  So, I solved my problem by making this little beauty:

11x17 inches of organizational gorgeousness.  I had it printed at Office Max, and it sits under my keyboard.  Organization + Pretty = Bliss.

You can go find out what everybody else was doing here:


  1. Organization makes me happy too! And thank goodness I don't live near a Containter Store. My bank account would have serious issues!

    I LOVE that planner that you had made! Great idea! I had no idea they could do that!

    Have I told you lately that I love our blog design? ;O)

    Collaboration Cuties

  2. OH MY!! I have never heard of the container store and that is probably a good thing! Heaven!! Your office looks amazing but your schedule and all the things you have accomplished make me tired just thinking about it. You are amazing!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  3. Wow! Awesome office. My husband and I are in the process of building our house (not contractors, us...) and my "office" is an old table in the laundry room, squeezed between the electrical box and the freezer, up against the wall that is still 2x4 framing with insulation stuck in it!! But, one day....


  4. Great job Megan! I am in the middle of organising my study, it is a whole room full of yuk! I managed to get an old filing cabinet so I can start storing more of my teaching resources but it is turning into a 2-3 day job, crazy. I am actually taking a break from it, but I did take a before shot and will be taking after shots as well. Wish me luck!
    Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

  5. Your office looks great! I got on an organization kick over winter break, but it is still a work in progress. Your photos have inspired me to keep on truck'n! Container store? Sounds dangerous!

  6. It looks great! If you could see our office, you would feel like a million bucks. It's a catch-all, and needs a full overhaul. You've inspired me!

  7. I am in love with your yellow desk... serious coveting happening! So glad you had some time to get a few projects tackled. Hubsters and I torn out our bathroom counter top and put in a new counter and sink... ahhh. It is so rewarding to get a project done. It makes me a little sad to have to be back to work.
    Kindergarten Kidlets

  8. Oh, I love the Container Store, too. It is kinda a good thing that the nearest one is over 100 miles away, or I'd be broke :(

    Your organization is amazing :)

  9. Love the new office! It looks amazing, we don't have a container store where I live, probably a good thing, otherwise I'd be in trouble. You must just love working there now:) Gorgeous yellow!