Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday Made It - Patio Decorating and iMovie

It's Monday.
I'm writing this while watching The Bachelorette.
Can't wait to read A Teeny Tiny Teacher's recap tomorrow.
Yes - I love Josh, too.

Summer Mondays are famous for The Bachelorette and, more importantly,
Monday Made It with Tara at Fourth Grade Frolics!
If you read this blog then you know that I moved into a new house in April.
I've been having fun finding bargains to decorate.
So technically this first one isn't a "made it" - it's more like an "arranged it".
This past week I was working on the patio.
My patio space is pretty big.  
I already had a table and chairs, and recently purchased a new umbrella at Target because the last one was broken in half during a terrible storm last summer.
The umbrella I picked is a rust color, so I have been looking for accessories to match that.
I found the chair and pillow at Kohl's on sale, and I had a 30% off coupon - yay!
I think I may buy 2 more pillows to add to the patio dining table chairs.
The lantern is from Bed, Bath and Beyond, and lights up really well.
I love my little Frog Garden Angel.

The next one is an actual "made it".
I created an EOY video on iMovie.
I have blogged about using iMovie before, and you can read that post here.
It is really easy to use once you dive in.
The music I used was "Good Times" from Carly Rae Jepson and Owl City.
The kids absolutely loved it, and every time we watched it warmed my heart to see the smiles on their faces.
I sent a link to the parents, and got many positive responses back.
You can view the video here.

Thanks, Tara, for hosting this great linky!


  1. I LOVE the movie that you made and think that it would be such a great way to end the school year. Thanks for the wonderful idea! I too have started watching the bachelorette... my is recorded to watch today while I'm feeding the baby! I'm so excited. Have a great week!
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

  2. LOVE the patio chair and you know I'm excited that you got a great deal. Every time I see an ad for patio furniture anywhere I immediately think of you! Lol! I'm still loving all the pics of your new home. Keep them coming!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. Love your patio décor:) I'm gonna have to check iMovie out....your the second person that has talked about it this week....I'm a little Thanks for linking up;)

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