Monday, April 21, 2014

My Tree Cutter

 
This splintered tree has been the view outside my kitchen window since last fall.  This is after the bent part has been cut off the stump that remains.  Below are some action shots of John taking the tree down.  It kept getting hung up in the surrounding trees, so he eventually had to pull it down with the truck and a strap. 
 




 
One down...10 to go.  lol
 
 
~peace and blessings~
Lisa

Easter 2014

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Here are some photos from our Easter weekend.  I am not feeling comfortable having my pictures
out there....just being honest...but trying to not be the mom that is never in the pictures either.  So here they are....thanks for stopping by!
 
~peace and blessings~
Lisa

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

 
I made the treats above for the teachers on our team.  Trying to spread some cheer and teach my students to be encouragers.  The printable is available here.
 
 
 
I made the above treats for our kids and my DH....just a little rainbow on a dreary St. Patrick's Day! That printable is available here.  You can check out my other St. Patrick's Day pins at http://www.pinterest.com/ldryzal/st-patrick-s-day/ or visit my classroom blog at
http://mrsdryzal.blogspot.com to see what's happening in our classroom!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
~peace and blessings~
Lisa

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Snow Day...AGAIN!








 
These are some photos from when I woke up around 7 am this morning.  We had gotten a lot of snow overnight, at least 4-6 inches. 
 


 
The pictures below were taken during the "thunder snow" event.
 

 
Thankful that we did not have to venture into this storm to get to school today!
 
 
Of course, hockey is still on for tonight!  Go Red Devils!
 
~peace and blessings~
Lisa

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Valentines 2014







On this snowy Sunday, Miss M and I made these for our classes.  We found the fabulous (and free!) printable at www.lilluna.com .  I used hot glue to attach the bubbles and flutes to the cards.  Each card is 2.5" in size.  Miss M chose to add flutes and I chose bubbles for my students.  I hope they are a hit!

~peace and blessings~
Lisa

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Winter Decor

 
 
I have been MIA from the blogging world.  Life, in general, has been rather hectic since October.  I have been up to a lot and should have been posting some of my projects and such, but just haven't been good about taking photos of everything.  Today, I finally got to decorate the foyer table for January.  It sat empty since last weekend when I took down the Christmas decorations.  The printable is from AKA Design and was free!  I had the snowflakes and buffalo snow from Christmas décor.  I bought the pinecones, which smell wonderfully of cinnamon, at Wal-Mart on clearance for 98 cents!  The frame was a Dollar Tree find too.  I had hoped for a white frame, but the black seems to work for me.  The vignette was made with mostly materials I had on hand and the branches came from the forest behind the house, so the total cost was 1.98.  Not too shabby!

Thanks for stopping by!

~peace and blessings~

Lisa

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Recognition

Receiving my plaque from Dr. Zahorchak and Mr. Lucas. 
 
Tonight the sixth grade teachers were honored with an Academic Growth Award for our work with the 2012-2013 sixth grade class in Reading.  As most of you know, I am no longer teaching at the middle school, but am very honored to be recognized for the achievement of our students. 


My award
 
 
My colleagues and I with the Superintendent, our Administrators and the GJSD School Board.
 
 
Thank you for stopping by!
 
Peace and Blessings,
Lisa