Currently July

Hey hey!  It's almost July.  Besides the death of Google Reader, this also means it's time for Oh' Boy 4th Grades Currently Linky.

Okay major surviving summer with kids tip.  Maybe you can get some blogging/creating down while your kids are busy.  Right??  Last summer I read this post on Beneath My Heart (one of my most loved home blogs).  It rocked my world.
We only do it for an hour, and not everyday, but jeez Louise, I need some structure.  Otherwise, it's the first day of school, and you realize you never made your kid practice her math facts because there was always time later to do it.

p.s. Recognize her desk?

Totally copycatted it in my own office:
That's my husband's former desk.  It's now been cleared off for my own craft sewing area.  Woohoo!

Want to see what everybody else is up to?  Head on over to Oh' Boy Fourth Grade to check out the currently linky!


  1. Hi Megan!

    I need some Alex & Ani in my life, too! I just discovered their cute bracelets and I think I'm in need of one soon!
    I'm glad to have found your blog through Farley's Currently. We're in the top 10. Woohoo!

    First Grade Follies

  2. Hi Megan,

    I think we might have the exact opposite Currentlys. I'm a Texas gal who lives on the East Coast and can't wait to get back to Texas..and you're a Texas gal who can't wait to visit the East Coast!!
    I too found you via the Currently. Hope you have a safe trip!! Alex & Ani are my new favorites too...Maybe you and I could do a swap?

    The Tutu Teacher

  3. Happy July...almost.
    I read the post you linked to about giving the boys stations. I think I'm the one who needs the structure.

  4. Uh Oh, I didn't know what Alex and Ani was so I googled it and I am in trouble! SO CUTE :)

  5. I gave my sweet niece and Alex and Ani for her birthday and one of my besties is getting a fleur de lis bracelet for hers next week!

    Krazy Town

  6. Your blog already looks so good! I bet your new design will awesome! I bought your chalk frames last week and I love them!
    Flying into First Grade

  7. I had to Google Alex and Ani too, and oh my goodness am I glad I did! So awesome! I might be hooked!
    I am in need of a blog makeover too.... especially my header. But I don't know exactly what I want, or how to do it. I need to have the time to play and try some things. I'm jealous of everyone's super cute blogs! :)

    Thanks for the bloglovin giveaway! I linked up too, I'd love it if you'd check it out and enter! :)

    Mrs. Johnson's Little Prowlers

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  8. Relaxing is sooo nice.I don't have any children, but I love the ideas of stations. Sometimes I need structure to my summer days or else I will be forever on the computer.

    Darling Little Learners

  9. Hey Megan, I hope you have so much fun on your trip!! My only advice for your trip is to not pack last minute.. pack a little at a time and then you won't be stressing about it ;)
    Can't wait to see your new blog design, but actually, yours is one of my absolute favorites that are out there!!

    Laura Love to Teach

  10. Have a wonderful time on your trip! Cape Cod has always been on my list, I can't wait to see pictures :) I have blocked myself from Alex & Ani because I know it will be the end of me- the more I see their stuff, the weaker I get though ;) Happy July!

    3rd Grade Thoughts

  11. I've never heard of Alex and Ani, but am about to google it! This is why I love linky parties... I get to find new addictions. I'm jealous you are going to Cape Cod- I've only been there once and I LOVED it. I loved that the house we were in had an outside shower... that is nothing I have seen in California. Have fun and enjoy your week of doing nothing!

    Crayons and Whimsy

  12. I wish I could have a week of nothing!! That makes me jealous. I have been working my butt of on my TPT stuff. I probably should take a break, but I don't really have time for it when school starts so I feel like I don't want to waste any time now!! My family and I are heading to Mackinac Island though, so that should be some nice time away!

    My Journey to 5th Grade

  13. Cape Cod sounds wonderful! I am making the choice to not Google Alex and Ani, because from the comments above I realize that it would very BAD for me to do so:).

  14. I'm in Houston too! A sauna. Envious you will beat the heat in Cape Cod :-)
    I used to read the Babysitter's Club and Sweet Valley Twins. Later on, the Sweet Valley High series. Remember those? What is Alex and Ani???

  15. Wish I could have gotten to Houston! ;-) hope it was a blast!
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  16. I love Boston and the Cape. I would suggest the children's museum in Boston it's big and cool. As far as the cape I would suggest driving out to Provincetown and doing a whale watch. Have a great time

    room 4 imagination

  17. Hi Megan- Just wanted to thank you again for today. I had a great time, and I love seeing you again.

    My Life as a Third Grade Teacher

  18. Oh my!! Alex and Ani? I had to look it up and it is amazing!! Wow! Have a wonderful time on your trip:) I have never been to Boston but would love to go someday!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  19. Can I go with you? I love Cape Cod! eat lobster? :) I LOVE your blog design - but since you spend so much time on everyone else's ... it makes sense that you'd like to redo yours! :) I can't wait for my blog redo! :) Have a great lazy week!


  20. Just finished my new blog design thanks to your amazing tutorials! Please head over to my blog and check it out (I gave you a shout out!). Do you have any idea how to get rid of the shadow on my signature in my blog posts? I created the signature in pixlr, just like your video explained how to do.


    Teaching Snip-Its

  21. Thanks for the heads up on how to get 2 hours of sanity a day :)
    I gave you a shout out in my tips and tricks July Currently! Your Blog Baby Blog tutorials are life savers.
    Rock Stars At Work

  22. Just stopping by for July Currently. We've been busy this summer too, and those lazy days of nothing are wonderful! Happy 4th of July!

    Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox,