Monday, October 4, 2010

A Sneak Peek

Hi there! No, I'm not officially back from my bloggy break, I'm just popping in for a quick post to share this little sneak peek with you...

~giggle-squeal! oh how I LOVE organizing!!~

I just unpacked all of these lovely jars last night and was beside myself with excitement over how pretty they looked all lined up waiting for me! :) This is how I store all of my loose items (manipulatives, counters, things for sorting and sensory tubs). I've been using glass jars and plastic containers to organize my materials for quite some time now and I've found them to be the BEST way to keep those little things contained. I will, of course, be writing a more in-depth post later about how I organize all of our school supplies.

I can't believe I've been away from this space for over a month! I've been soooo busy... unpacking and settling into our new home, creating our classroom and planning our first couple of weeks of school (we start next week! Yay!!), preparing themes for the weekly playgroup I volunteered to run, and taking care of my sweet husband who was injured and had to have surgery last week. All that on top of my usual housekeeper/cook/chauffeur/mommy role. Things are still a bit chaotic so it'll be a bit longer before I begin posting regularly again.

Hope you're all doing well! :)


~Thank you for your comments!~

26 comments:

about a girl said...

Glad everthing is going well(apart from your hubby's accident). Looking forward to your upcoming posts. *Hugs*

Pomegranate Queen said...

I am so glad you are back! I started following you while you were on a break. since then I have managed to totally catch up. I am looking forward to a good read from you. :)

Michelle said...

Hope you're enjoying "settling in". Your glass jars do look fun :-) I love all the colors in the different jars! Can't wait to read more posts from you soon.

Aleacia said...

I love using jars for organizing our stuff too! I'm planning on doing a thrift store excursion to look for old jars one day because I think the look of all the different jars would be so neat!

How do you wash your jars though? I've been experiencing lingering smells, I have a whole jar full of garlic smelling gems, lol!

Eva said...

wow looks great :) i've been storing mine in ziplocs but I like the idea of using jars then you can see everything! I hope you guys are doing well, and that your husband gets well soon. Take care!

Eva

Cara said...

I love the way all of your sensory bin materials look in those glass jars (and wow, do great minds think alike or what?). It's so good to have you (almost) back from your blogging break. Sounds like you've definitely been busy (and you forgot to mention "fending off hurricanes" from your list)! Wishing your husband a smooth recovery, and looking forward to your return to blogging!

Jessie said...

I love the jars. It just screams MATH, come play with me :) Have fun!

Mommy Moment said...

Thanks for the little update!
Can't wait to hear and see what's new! Of course you've been missed by many!

(hugs)
Jody

Theresa said...

thanks for your "teaser" post.. loved it!
So glad the move is going smoothly! Hope your hubby gets back on his feet soon, you are missed.. take care! :)

Jenafer said...

Yay for pictures to answer my question! This is a million times better than my idea, and a million times better than what I thought you meant! Thank you so much!

By the way, my fall sensory bin is put together and now I can't get my 3 year old to go to bed! :)

M/T.A. said...

Can't wait to see how things unfold. Miss your posts!

Nicole said...

Can't wait to see the new place. I hope you're enjoying the process of making it home. :)

Montessori Bee said...

Oh, how I wish I loved to organize. But I'm trying. I do have the same kind of line-up of little jars and I've been collecting Jif peanut-butter jars for a long time. They look cute, clear with red lids, and big enough for some bigger things like scissors and craft punches. I've missed your inspiring posts but you must be enjoying your time. Can't wait for a peek into the new space and new school time.

Sunshine Mama said...

I love using jars to organize my pantry, but I have not used them outside of the kitchen. I think I need to start organizing our art supplies this way too. It looks so "inviting"!

Glad your settling in good. Can't wait for more posts!

rainbowmummy said...

I HAVE MISSED YOU SO MUCH!!!!

The jars are so pretty!!!!!!

xxxxx

gina parker, PPRO said...

Stopped by to let you know you've been nominated for Most Creative Blogger in the Who's WHO in 1020 for 2011 blog event on www.parkerpronline.com - judging by those jars - I can see why. :)

Raising a Happy Child said...

Yay on return to blog world. I hope your husband is healing well - it sounds like you had a very hectic month.

Carine said...

Thanks for sharing! And so happy you will be back soon!
You're such an inspiration for me!

Lindsay said...

They look amazing!!! I love it!

Deb Chitwood said...

I hope your husband's surgery and recovery goes well. It's so nice to see your sneak peek - looks great! I always loved jars for storing all those many pieces for Montessori materials as well.

You're missed very much, Mari-Ann, and we'll all look forward to your return to the blogosphere!

http://LivingMontessoriNow.com

Abbie said...

They do look beautiful! Glad the unpacking is going well and good luck with getting back into the swing of fall school and craziness.

Nil Ay said...

I ma also glad that you are back. It will be nice to see your new activities and environment.

Karra said...

Loved this sneak peek! :)

Jen said...

OMG you are too adorable! Organizing sends me into a panic attack... please come over and help me (and my house)!!

seriously though, these jars ARE very pretty!

jo said...

You have been featured on the Montessori Goldmine
http://themontessorigoldmine.blogspot.com/2010/10/tuesday-round-up.html
looking forward to seeing the new classroom,
thanks
jo

JodiAnn said...

ooo! How I love your jars!!! Just beautiful to look at :) I've started doing the same thing for all our supplies!

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