size does matter

Do you ever create a file, think it’s great, post it to TpT or TN, then actually print it? I do. A lot. I usually do not print something out until I need it. I’m a very last minute kind of girl. So I finally printed off my Sock Monkey word wall cards. I had two per page. They are like 4x6. I could handle it. I knew they were 4x6. I posted they were 4x6. But I really have no concept of size until I see it printed. Lesson learned. My whimsical supply labels were the same size. What was I thinking!? That they were so adorable you needed to see them from the room across the hallway I guess!

So anyway, I adjusted the sizes in the files. If you happen to already won these, go back and download again! Or use the big ‘uns! I kept my word wall letters big. I like them. I shrunk my supply labels. They didn’t fit on the front of the baskets!

and on the topic of size. I took a trip to Ikea today. It’s about an hour from me, and Mr. Lamb despises Ikea, so I do not go often. When I do, it’s for school. He won’t let me have Ikea at home…Here’s some of my goodies. You know I’d normally take a picture of my trunk for you, but the garage door is closed and I don’t feel like getting up. My legs hurt from Ikea. My arms hurt from trying to navigate their stupid buggies with the added weight of a 2nd grader, a 3 year old, and all this:

VIKA AMON Table top IKEA Pre-drilled leg holes for easy thisVIKA ADILS Leg IKEA Adjustable feet allow the table to stand level on uneven floors.equals this

VIKA GLASHOLM/VIKA ADILS Table IKEA A table top in tempered glass is stain resistant and easy to keep clean.
a new computer table. Plus I already have the matching pink chair

I, of course, in no way needed to pay for my own table, but who could resist!? $6 for the top, $3.50 for each leg!

LÖVA Bed canopy IKEA Can be mounted on the wall above a bed, an armchair etc. Filters the light, creates an atmosphere without blacking out.

a second leaf canopy. My other one was bent and sagged.

TORVA Rug, low pile IKEA Latex backing keeps the rug firmly in place.
this rug is replacing my old Ikea rug.

TORVA RAND Rug, flatwoven IKEA Its flat woven pattern is equally visible on both sides making it reversible. Easy to keep clean: machine washable.
and this one, too. Cause it matched.

IKEA soft toys and book
we did get broccoli man and the book, but not the others. Maybe another day.


a pretty pillow for my little seat
TOLSBY Frame for 2 pictures IKEA You can display one picture on each side as the frame has no back panel.
5 of these frames for all the “monthly focus” things we have at school. We have a lot. Thinking map, character trait, one of the 7 habits, and a comprehension strategy of the month. Best part…99 cents each!

and here’s one I really wanted, but I walked away like a good girl!

SOLMYRA Picture IKEA Motif created by Helen Musselwhite.

but perhaps I should have picked up this to hang above my desk! except that shadow on her hand looks like hair…ew

SOLMYRA Picture IKEA Motif created by Deborah Azzopardi.

I have one more workday before the kiddos show up. Bad news, I’m still fixing up my room. I do this every.year. One day I will leave stuff the way it is! More bad news, just found out we have to be at school by 7:15. I may not share this news with my parents. Good news, I love my room so far!


  1. I love your IKEA finds! I just went there last week and walked away from the owl picture, too.. sigh... Your new table is my favorite! I may need to go back to check that out!

    EduKate and Inspire

  2. Good work. Have a great school year!

  3. I wish I were closer to IKEA... our closest one is like 4 hours away... Boo!
    Love that computer desk though!

    First with Franklin

  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Ikea!! I have a leaf canopy too and my kiddos adore it! :)

    The Learning Tree


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