Thursday, August 27, 2015

Friday Favorites: The One With My Classroom, KEEP, and Some "Brynn Says"

Welcome Friday.  I love you.

It has been one crazy week at the Garner house; prepping for school, joining KEEP-Collective, and just day to day life has got me ready for a looooong nap!


Last night we had Open House at SNS and it was SO great!! I have 12 of the cutest, sweetest, silliest, smartest new Gigantic Giraffes and I cannot wait for this year! If you chose a number when I posted this... is a great time to start praying for you kiddie! We start school on Tuesday. 

I've spent the last few weeks of nap time like this...

...and group texting my 4s teacher friends.  I don't know how we get anything done! I sent them this pic and got the response of, "wait...where are you standing!?" Yea, I stood on the couch for this picture. #AnythingForTheBlog 

Here is a sneak peak into my classroom. 

My incredibly talented Aunt DeAnn cut this giraffe out of foam for me and I painted him.  I plan on changing the background and props with the seasons.  Hims cute! ;)

A majority of my classroom decorations were made/bought my 2nd year of teaching in public school, they've definitely been worth the money!

And notice the Sonic cup. You can find a large sweet tea in that spot pretty much every Tuesday and Thursday. 

On the polka dot papers are the scripture for the month, sight word, and letter of the week. 

While we were waiting for Open House to start Brynn wanted to play with the pointers.  She so kindly shared them with Evan and Beth.  And according to my husband, she threw a gigantic fit when he tried to take it away.  #oopsie

SNS is one of my FAVORITE places.  It has blessed my family in more ways than I can say.  My co-workers, kids, and the church staff make this such an encouraging and happy place to be! I had 6 of my old kids come visit me tonight and it made my heart so full!! 


Sunday night we had an Ice Cream party at church to kick off back to school and the start of One Groups.  Whoever decorated with balloons is now Brynn's FAVORITE! 

Brynn and her friend, Oliver. 

She had to have an orange "bah-loon!"

We LOVE our church.  We finally got involved in small groups last year and are so glad we did.  Our group is my FAVORITE and if you need one...join us!!


Monday we visited J at his office. 

Brynn went into "MINE!" mode.  She claimed the chair, water, computer, and a stress ball.  

We love you Daddy! 

Then we met Pops and Aunt Reagan at Red Robin for lunch. 

 Red Robin is a new FAVORITE. If you or your kids have food allergies...this is the place to go! They were so careful and considerate of Brynn.  We will be here often! Thanks to my friend Amy for the recommendation! #AllergyMomsUnite 

B woke up from her nap with the BEST hair. 



Tuesday we opened this ice cream play set from her friend, Elizabeth.  I've been spreading out opening up her birthday presents.  

It has a little bottle of raspberry sauce and chocolate sauce.  She calls the chocolate sauce, "Bar-B-Que Sauce." I mean...FAVORITE!


She was staring at the sun on the way home from church Wednesday.  Jonathan told her not to look right at it so she covered her eyes.


We turned B's car seat last week and it's her FAVORITE! She comments on everything and it's so interesting to see what she notices.  She LOVES windmills and can spot them from miles away. She often says, "Whats's that noise!?" when a truck or motorcycle goes by. We were at a stop sign and there were some really tall weeds next to it and she said, "mow the grass!" Ha! How does she even know that?


On Tuesday, I posted this...

I am still praying that I'm not in over my head with this! I know how annoying it can be to have your Facebook spammed with direct sales.  I promise I won't do that! 

I NEVER thought I would be doing something like this.  But I truly love the product, and the doors it could open for our family couldn't be ignored. I've felt God moving in me to step outside of my comfort zone and this was a huge step! 

If you'd like to shop, host an online party, or just browse you can through this link.  

I should get my kit in next week and am SOOOO excited! If you are local and want to see the product in person, we can make that happen!

Here are some of my FAVORITE KEEP looks right now!

Necklace Keepers! 
Rose gold. For sure! 


Bold stripes? FAVORITE! 


And I'll leave you with this...

Gilmore Girls. FAVORITE. 

Happy Friday my friends! 

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  1. Parker and every other kid that goes to SNS is SO blessed to have you and ladies like you loving a praying for them!! I seriously got choked up reading about your prayer numbers for your new giraffes. We love SNS so much and are so thankful for you to pointing us to it! Also....Sonic...yes! Cute Brynn...yes! Gilmore Girls...yes! And Keep soon as my booth is done sucking my pockets dry with new inventory I am SO getting a bracelet!! Cannot wait!

    1. Ok, so I never get to see you guys at SNS since I'm all the way at the end of the hall! You'll have to come visit. Also, I saw you guys walk in Thursday night and waved like a crazy person right as you turned to talk to someone...I'm pretty sure Bryan thought, "Yikes, that teacher is weird!" ha! And no worries, I will continue my roll as Parker's paparazzi this year. :)

  2. Excuse grammatical errors....I cannot type when I'm excited!