school office: before & after

for those of you that don’t know, we’re a part of a school that is part-time home school, part-time at school. our oldest is in kindergarten and attends school 2 days a week. along with tuition, each family has a requirement to fulfill hours for volunteering each trimester. not only does this help to keep costs down, but also helps parents to invest emotionally and physically into their child’s education.

the director of the school is a good friend of mine. she knew i needed more volunteer hours and had a fun job for me. the office was ok, but not super organized and welcoming. we met and decided on a slightly new layout and lots of fun details. late one night, my mom and a couple friends and i got together to put in a few hours to beautify the office.

there is still much, much more to be done, but its a fun improvement. and my hours are fulfilled for the trimester! yay!



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    plus we had so much fun! you’re very creative.

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    yeah–that was fun! and you forgot to mention that you got to play with that fun cricut machine. maybe that deserves an entire blog post.

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    Penny Malley says:

    Thanks for making the office such a welcoming place- you gals rock! Is my homeschool area next? Pleeease? I’ll give you all volunteer hours! :)

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    That’s awesome! I’ve just recently found your blog and enjoy it. Great redo of the office!

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    Cathi Hamen says:

    sooo great!!! good for them and u too!! do u keep an album of your work so you can look back on things?

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    oh cathi, you should know me better than that! the closest thing i have to an album is picasa on my computer.

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    I love your blog and site. Sooooo cute. All your ideas are amazing. So fun! Anyways I just wanted to know how you made the words for the bulletin board? I want to cut some lettering out of scrapbooking paper but am not sure how. Thanks.

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    elicia – i can’t believe i didn’t mention this in my post! i borrowed a friend’s cricut machine and it does all the work for you! i cut 2 sizes for some of them – one to be layered on top of the other, for stability and an outlined look.

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    Looks lovely and soothing! As opposed to clinical. Very nice!

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    What fun volunteer “work”. :) That is one of my all time favorite quotes by the way…

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