Monday, July 16, 2012

Made it Monday and a Wedding!

I know, I know. I have not posted anything in over a week, but I have a pretty darn good excuse! My baby sister got married on Saturday, so I was extremely busy helping her get ready for her big day. The weather wasn't so nice in the morning hours but as soon as we got dressed and made our way to the venue the sun popped out! It was amazing.

My sister looked absolutely beautiful and so did everyone in the wedding party!

Introducing the new Mr. & Mrs. Patton!

The Wedding Party!

Here is my speech I gave to my sister and her new husband. It was very well received by the guests and everyone was teary eyed, even my Dad. He had to leave the reception and get himself together in the car. Awwwww.

It's a little small but hopefully you can read it.

Ok, back to school business. I have some Made it Mondays that I have worked on. Here they are...

These are eyeball reading trackers for my littles. Instead of using the boring old finger, use these pointers to track reading for young readers.
 To make these, I bought pre-dyed jumbo craft sticks, wiggly eyes, and a tin can. This was seriously the easiest project I have completed all summer. Just hot glue the wiggly eyes to the craft sticks and BAM your done!

This next project is reading around the room pointers. This was also very simple and inexpensive. (I would say cheap, but my dear mother has taught me that it's more lady like to say inexpensive. haha)
To make these, I bought wooden rods and wooden character pieces at Hobby Lobby. The sticks came in a pack and the character pieces were $.67 a piece! What a steal!!

 I wish I could take the credit for these, but I believe the idea came from One Extra Degree. Thanks for sharing, Amanda!


  1. Made It Monday linky visit! I love how touching your wedding speech was, it made me think of similar moments I share with my little sister - and someday I will have to give a speech like this myself! I'm sure she loved every word of your speech even if they were her crazy childhood quirks. Frugal finds always make the best DIY classroom projects - the football pointer is my fav! :)

  2. Love your wedding speech! Congrats to your little sister.

    ✣ Miss Nelson✣
    Miss Nelson’s Blog

  3. Thanks for the kind words, forkin4th and Miss Nelson!

  4. I just found your blog & I'm a new follower! Congrats to your sister! I love your read around the room sticks. Hobby Lobby is great. We just got one in my area & I'm there about 4 days a week. :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  5. Congrats to your sister!! :) Your speech was so sweet. I just found your blog!

    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

  6. I just found your blog and am a new fan! What a thoughtful speech! I like your read around the room idea! Cute!


  7. I love your eyeball tracker, I need some of those. What a beatiful wedding.

    Thanks for sharing.

  8. Kelli, what a beautiful wedding! I just love your eyeball bucket! That picture cracks me up!! It looks like they are alive!! Your pointers are adorable too!! Thanks for linking up:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  9. Aren't they cute! For some reason they remind me of the one-eyed aliens from Toy Story! hehe