As an educator, I fully understand the stress that surrounds teachers preparing for their classrooms each year. Although most teachers are inherently creative and self-driven, teachers are also busy and overwhelmed. I clearly remember the day I prepared for my first teaching job. Pinterest was not around in the 90’s so I was not kin to using the internet as an idea generator. Instead, I would spend weeks drafting designs of my classroom decor in notebooks. Although I felt satisfied with the outcome, I later realized that I did not pay close attention to the research behind environmental design that worked best for children, nor did I attend to the world of interior design. Instead, I did what most teachers would do-think of an idea, hit up several stores for cheap deals, and find a way to put all the random purchases together to create a welcoming classroom. Fast forward a few years to my time in higher education and I quickly recognized that the same stressors consumed teachers today. Only now, stressors have multiplied with the expansion of ideas on the internet. Although Pinterest and other design sharing sites ignite the senses, these sites also create unrealistic expectations for many teachers and usually prompt teachers to overspend. In the moment of recognizing these barriers and acknowledging my love for design and education, CLASS ME UP was born.