Monday, July 18, 2016

Speech Room Tour 2015-2016

July 2016 || Summer is in full swing and I finally have the chance to post pics of my updated Superhero Speech Room from the recently past school year 2015-2016. I am very content with this setup as I put a lot of thought about how I really wanted to work in this space the beginning of the year that I probably won't change for the next school year. Check out my previous Superhero Speech Room here and see if you can spot the changes. The pictures were taken in the Fall so everything  was a bit "fresher," lol. I might refresh the door decor...we'll see :)

my Superhero themed door
Speech fabric banner by Dean Trout on Etsy.
I messaged her what my theme was
and she came up with the color scheme.
Superhero Name and Room # came from the digital file
I purchased from Speech Room Style via TpT.
I updated the lanterns by putting the masks on,
originally inspired by School Girl Style.
My dear friend Daniela sewed the chair covers.
The gray polka dot fabric I bought from
Walmart couple years ago.
The previous wardrobe cover didn't really go
with the room so I got a new blue and white
striped gift wrapping paper from Home Goods
and carefully "wrapped" my wardrobe making
sure the lines are somewhat aligned.
Thematic/seasonal lessons are in the blue
covered bins next to my extra penny folders
I've collected from all my Office Depot/Max trips.
~desk area~
Yes, I have "SLP" light up letters from
Heidi Swapp™ Marquee Love® Letter Kit
I hated all those unsightly binders that filled
this bookcase the past couple years so I purged
 and narrowed it down to 3 coordinating binders below.
The rest of the books and materials are in black milk crates I bought from Walmart.
my go to references
The table used to be up against that bulletin board.
The new set up allows me to sit more kids.
I wanted to make a functional, interactive board.
I saw Nicole Allison's Communication Tree Bulletin Board
and thought I can make these target words as the windows
on my city scape. Ideally, I wanted them on velcro so we
could use them during therapy. But my velcro is heavy duty
that the background paper would eventually get ripped
from constant pulling.

When I purged my unsightly binders from
the bookcase above, I decided to transfer the most
important contents on a more efficient filing
system instead using one of my desk drawers.
I used Thirty-One Double Duty Caddy
to hold essential supplies within an arm's reach
during therapy. This fabric print is probably retired.
I didn't like the cluttered things on my wall previously,
so just like the bookcase, I purged and decided to just
have these three folders up: Articulation and Phonology
screeners with my HAPP protocols
Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Nikki's Beach Graduation Debut

6.11.2016 || To be part of a young woman's celebration into the next chapter of her life is exciting. The debutante's crafty mom and their whole family has been busy the last few months getting ready for this party. It's an honor to help set up for this beach themed graduation and 18th birthday party.

More photos over at Catch My Party. Don't forget to click on the {heart} to like, enjoy!


fabric banner and HOORAY adhesive letters from Target's The Spot...
{that front area of Target where it used to be just a dollar for everything}
NIKKI letters the mom bought from a craft store
bottles crafted by Nikki's mom
I added a CONGRATS tag last minute
Tag also was from Target's The Spot
chocolate melts seashells made by my friend
Water bottle labels from Embellish via Catch My Party
glass nautical balls I got from a whale watching trip
couple years ago in Newport, CA
sand dollar cookies by Simply Sweet Treats by MaryAnn
beautiful cake by Freed's Bakery

chocolate covered pretzels were a big hit
my 2 year old kept going back for more
also by Simply Sweet Treats by Mary Ann 
more DIY by Nikki's mom
Thank You favors by Nikki's mom
Did you know it's cheaper to buy 100 chair covers than rent them?
gift box and 18 roses for Nikki
A friend of Nikki's family gave them 4 wood pallets.
They were able to sand and stain them
and assembled the 4 pallets on site.
We strung some Christmas lights from Ikea
on the back of the pallets and since we couldn't hang
paper lanterns on the ceiling,
I scattered them on the floor instead.
Nikki and her escort

Nikki's court


Congratulations and a Happy 18th Birthday!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Nautical Baby Shower

4.30.16 || Earlier today, we had a Nautical Baby Shower for Baby Z. Baby Z is due early June and we cannot wait to meet him. I've always liked a classic nautical theme and was very happy that Baby Z's mommy wanted a nautical shower when we started talking about her shower back in October. She loved this theme so much that all three of her showers were nautical in nature, but the cool thing is that each of her showers were still all very unique.

Don't forget to click on the {heart} to like this party over at Catch My Party!


ZACH letters and boat borrowed from Baby Z's mommy
cake made by my cousin-in-law Francis

diaper cake I made
got the nautical receiving blankets from Target
red anchor hook from Home Goods
Bath & Body PocketBac with Anchor Holder
found some free printables by googling nautical clipart
and also from Amanda Keyt
ship wheel from here
Nautical paper lanterns and garland from Party City
Thank You tags from Ian & Lola via Catch My Party


candy melts seashells made by Sheila
Filipino steamed rice cake (puto) by Jo
flag picks from Party City
anchor picks made by Sheila

275 goldfish crackers
blue Tolsby Ikea frame

circle tags from Ian & Lola via Catch My Party


solid blue plates and polka dot napkins from Walmart
cutlery, striped nautical plates and napkins from Party City
printable banner from Ian & Lola via Catch My Party
gift table, shadow box from Michaels
with googled Anchor clipart
my sister found the anchor bin from Home Goods

12" x 13" wooden sign from Party City for $1.99!
How can you not buy it, lol?!!
with Baby Z's mommy

Congratulations to the Gallo family!
Babies are a precious gif
We're all excited to see lil Mr. Re Gallo {the gift}!