Saturday, June 29, 2013

I Always Wanted A Sock Monkey...

I don't remember if I wanted a sock monkey when I was a kid. I do know that I never had one. I guess as you get older you start getting nostalgic. Every time I see a sock monkey, I want to buy one, up till now I have managed to keep my urge in check. 

Well, as anyone who has read my blog much knows, I am moving back into a newly renovated classroom. The color scheme I used last year, really wasn't going to work with the colors in the "new" room (lime green , orange, yellow orange, and purple). I got online and looked at Mardel's borders and that's when I saw this.
Sock Monkey Border!!!! Isn't it adorable? There are a few extra colors, but I think it will work fine! I had remembered seeing some little sock monkeys somewhere. Delaney and I could not remember where we saw them, but my sister said she saw some at Target. Of course, I went straight there and came home with these little cuties.
I think I might have one hugging the can of sharpened pencils or something, I haven't quite decided yet. I could have them sit on the desk of whoever is in the bathroom, but who knows, I might just have them on a shelf so I can look at them! ;P

Here are a few other things I got. The purple and green "cans" I plan to use as table top trash cans. I got them at Dollar Tree. The ones I painted last year are chipping badly and I bought the paint that was supposed to be for plastic. I just hope these aren't too big. I think they will be OK. I bought some orange and green border to make a double border on the bulletin boards. I got the orange calculator at Hobby Lobby along with the green baskets that were 1/2 price.
Then to top it all off I won the Chalkboard Swagger Giveaway from 

Look what one of the choices guessed it! Sock Monkeys!!!
I think they will be perfect!

I have most of signs and decor printed out, I just haven't gotten them laminated. 

I am seriously considering biting the bullet and buying a new rug for my classroom. I found a website the sells them wholesale and doesn't charge shipping. Here is the one I am considering and no there are no sock monkeys on it. ; ) If you are needing a rug, you should check them out. They have lots of cute carpets and the prices can't be beat.
Animal Squares School Rug

Have a terrific weekend!

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  1. Oh my goodness! How cute!! I can't wait to see how it all comes together. I love that border!
    Fun in Room 4B

    1. Thanks Elizabeth, I totally fell in love with it the minute I saw it! :)

  2. Your classroom is going to be looking great no doubt. Your monkeys are cute!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

    1. Thanks Tammy, I love the monkeys too! When I first saw them, I almost bought one of the ones at Target just because I thought there were cute.

  3. You won!!! That is great!! I don't have the luck to win those giveaways. But that is okay. It is still fun to enter :)

    Curious Firsties

    1. I was really shocked when I won. I've won a few things, but it has always been in contests that didn't have very many entries, so this one was really cool!

  4. Thanks Barb! I was just thinking, here you are just now starting your summer and mine is already half gone. BOO! I hope yours goes slower than mine has. :)

  5. That looks like it is going to be an adorable theme! I used to have a Snoopy doll that I carried around everywhere when I was a little girl, so when I saw the Peanuts collection from Really Good Stuff I knew what my theme for this year would be.